uniform supply system for support units below the wholesale (depot) level. This
pamphlet in conjunction with elements of AR 40-61 establishes the procedures to
maintain an Installation Medical Supply Activity (IMSA) operated in a medical center
(MEDCEN) or medical department activity (MEDDAC) with an area supply mission.
2-36. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY CIRCULARS
Department of the Army circulars (DA CIR) contain information concerning one-
time actions or informational material of a temporary nature.
2-37. FIELD MANUALS
Field manuals (FM)contain instructional, informational, and reference material relative to
military training and operations (including supply). FM 8-35, Transportation of the Sick
and Wounded, is an example of a medical department field manual.
2-38. ARMY REGULATIONS
a. Army regulations (AR) are the basic administrative publication issued by the US
Army. They are permanent in duration, prescribe administrative procedures, outline
policies and responsibilities for the entire US Army, and provide uniformity. They are
numbered according to classification of subject matter and are arranged in series. Each
series pertains to a certain subject area. All regulations having a base number ranging
from 100 through 195 deal with general supply matters. Listed below is a partial list of
the 100 series:
AR 700 series deals with logistics in general.
AR 710 series--inventory management.
AR 715 series--procurement.
AR 725 series--requisition and issue of supplies and equipment.
AR 735 series--property accountability.
AR 740 series--storage and supply activities.
AR 750 series--maintenance of supplies and equipment.
AR 755 series---disposal of supplies and equipment.