requisitioning procedures for ashore activities,
inventory control, financial matters, and other topics.
The publication provides forms, formats, and codes,
and serves as a comprehensive reference for persons
involved in preparing or processing MILSTRIP
documents. Since NAVSUP P-437 is not distributed
afloat, afloat MILSTRIP/MILSTRAP operations are
incorporated into NAVSUP P-485.
MILSTRIP/MILSTRAP DESK GUIDE,
The NAVSUP P-409 was published as a handy
reference for personnel responsible for originating and
processing MILSTRIP/MILSTRAP documents, since
NAVSUP P-437 is a large, comprehensive, three-
This small booklet contains
common definitions, coding structures, and abbre-
viated code definitions used on a day-to-day basis.
Blank space is provided for entering commonly used
routing identifiers, funding codes, project codes, and
locally assigned codes.
AFLOAT SUPPLY PROCEDURES,
The Afloat Supply Procedures, NAVSUP P-485,
establishes policies for operating and managing afloat
supply departments and activities. It helps supply
personnel understand and perform their individual
tasks. Although this publication is designed primarily
for nonautomated supply procedures, a significant
amount of the information it contains also applies to
The procedures contained in this publication are
the minimum essential for acceptable supply
management and are mandatory unless specifically
stated as optional. The publication encompasses the
procedures outlined in the NAVSUP Manual, volumes
I, II, and V, and NAVSUP P-437 as they apply to afloat
situations. It covers organization and administration,
material identification, material procurement, material
receipt, custody and stowage, material expenditure
and shipment, inventory management, transportation,
and special material.
NAVY MEDICAL AND DENTAL MATERIAL
The Navy Medical and Dental Material Bulletin,
NAVMEDLOGCOM NOTICE 6700, is issued monthly
via the NAVMEDLOGCOM homepage, www-nmlc.
med.navy.mil, by the Commander, Naval Medical
It contains information of
importance and interest to medical supply departments,
such as changes in stock numbers, addition and deletions,
availability of excess equipment, and notification of
material unfit for use and disposal instruction. Revisions
to this publication should be read carefully for any
changes to your files or references.
APPROPRIATIONS AND OPERATING
how appropriations and operating budgets
An appropriation is referred to in the NAVCOMPT
Manual as . . . [an authorization] by an act of Congress
to incur obligations for specified purposes and to make
payments therefor out of the Treasury. The Navy uses
appropriations received to pay for the construction of
new ships, to fund the cost of operations and
maintenance for the existing fleet, and to pay for
training, personnel pay, and to operate shore
establishments that support the fleet.
TYPES OF APPROPRIATIONS
Three types of appropriations are used by the
Navy, depending upon the purpose for which the
appropriation is issued. Most appropriations are for
one fiscal year (FY). The FY runs from 01 October of a
year to 30 September of the following year.
federal government uses this time period for budgeting
normal operating costs of the armed services,
including the Navy. Other types of appropriations may
be granted without a time limitation or for a specific
time that may exceed 1 year.
Annual appropriations are provided for active
and reserve military personnel expenses, as well as
for operation and maintenance expenses.
appropriations become available for obligation and
expenditure at the beginning of the fiscal year
designated in the Appropriations Act.
may be incurred only during this designated fiscal
year; however, the obligated funds remain available
for the payment of such obligations for an additional 5
years. At the end of the additional 5-year period, fund