Ammunition storage point

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Also called a distribution point, an ammunition storage point is a place which ammunition and possibly replaceable weapons parts, obtained in shipping containers from rear ammunition supply units by the direct support component of a tactical/operational military unit, are broken down for distribution to subordinate units. Distribution points usually carry no stocks; items drawn are issued completely as soon as possible.

A special ammunition storage point refers to a distribution point for nuclear weapons; in the past, it included chemical weapons and biological weapons. "Ammunition dump" is an imprecise informal term that may refer to short- or long-term storage.

In the U.S. Army, these are operated primarily by soldiers of the Ordnance Corps. For the British military, the Royal Army Ordnance Corps always had this responsibility, but its scope was widened to include a wide range of general logistics functions.