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9 December 2019, Munitions and Explosives Safety Newsletter was posted at

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/Ammunition%20Multimedia.aspx


Share an Idea/Discussion about Fixed Fuzed 105mm C454

Artillery units have been removing pre-fuzed rounds and replacing them with a different model fuze. This practice is prohibited at unit level maintenance and could cause serious injuries.  https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Lists/Community Discussion/AllItems.aspx


ARTICLES

  • DID YOU CHANGE YOUR FAVORITES?
  • Question/Answer about Storage Compatibility Charts from AmmoHelp
  • Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command,Customer Advisory, 10 Oct 2019, CA-19-10-10/0072

  • Wanted! – SOPs



12/16/2019
  
News
DID YOU CHANGE YOUR FAVORITES?

The Munitions and Explosives Safety web address is

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Default.aspx


12/15/2019
  
News

​25 November 2019, Munitions and Explosives Safety Newsletter was posted at  https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/Ammunition%20Multimedia.aspx


ARTICLES

  • Question/Answer about Storage from AmmoHelp
  • Share an Idea/Discussion - Fixed Fuzed 105mm C454
  • MHP Access Request
  • Ammo-97-DL Munitions History Program (MHP) (4E-F64/645-F48 (DL))
12/9/2019
  
News

Share an Idea/Discussion - Fixed Fuzed 105mm C454

Artillery units have been removing pre-fuzed rounds and replacing them with a different model fuze. This practice is prohibited at unit level maintenance and could cause serious injuries. https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Lists/Community Discussion/AllItems.aspx


12/8/2019
  
News

18 November 2019, Munitions and Explosives Safety Newsletter was posted ahttps://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/Ammo%20CoP%20Newsletter.aspx


 ARTICLES

  • Automatic Returns List (ARL) FY2020
  • AIN 010-20, To Support the Fielding and Deployment Release (F&DR) of Close Combat Blank Family of Ammunition: DODICS AC51 & AC52 (Cartridge, 5.56MM, Blank, Close Combat XM1177/XM1178) and DODIC AC53 (Cartridge, 7.62MM, Blank, Close Combat, XM1179) For SOCOM Use Only
  • AIN 011-20, JMC Ammunition Condition Report (ACR) Updates in Munitions History Program (MHP)
  • Updated Publications
12/2/2019
  
Policy Update12/1/2019
  
Policy Update

AIN 010-20, To Support the Fielding and Deployment Release (F&DR) of Close Combat Blank Family of Ammunition: DODICS AC51 & AC52 (Cartridge, 5.56MM, Blank, Close Combat XM1177/XM1178) and DODIC AC53 (Cartridge, 7.62MM, Blank, Close Combat, XM1179) For SOCOM Use Only

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/Small Arms Ammunition.aspx

Contributed by Mr. Garcia


12/1/2019
  
Policy Update

AIN 011-20, JMC Ammunition Condition Report (ACR) Updates in Munitions History Program (MHP)

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/pages/topics/Munitions History Program MHP.aspx

Contributed by Mr. Garcia


12/1/2019
  
News

4 November 2019, Munitions and Explosives Safety Newsletter was posted at https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/Ammunition%20Multimedia.aspx


QUESTION

Question about Brass Deformer and Safety Site Plan (One Response)

Robert: My unit is looking at using a brass deformer IAW the DA PAM 385-64, Chapter 4, Safety Site Planning, (13) Establishes or designates locations for equipment (such as, brass deformers) used to process spent cartridge cases, range residue, and so forth.

Question: If the brass is already Certified and verified explosive free, as it would be going to DLA, why would the unit need a DDESB safety site plan?

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Lists/Community%20Discussion/AllItems.aspx


ARTICLES

  • Lightning Protection
  • Ammo 28 Course for Army Electrical Explosives Safety Certification
  • AIN 009-20, Incorrect Surface Danger Zone (SDZ) For Munition, Selectable Lightweight Attack- M4A1 (SLAM).

11/25/2019
  
Policy Update

AIN 009-20, Incorrect Surface Danger Zone (SDZ) For Munition, Selectable Lightweight Attack- M4A1 (SLAM).

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/Demolition.aspx

Contributed by Mr. Garcia


11/24/2019
  
News

28 October 2019, Munitions and Explosives Safety Newsletter was posted at https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/Ammunition%20Multimedia.aspx


QUESTION

  • Question about Brass Deformer and Safety Site Plan

    Robert: My unit is looking at using a brass deformer IAW the DA PAM 385-64, Chapter 4, Safety Site Planning, (13) Establishes or designates locations for equipment (such as, brass deformers) used to process spent cartridge cases, range residue, and so forth.

    Question: If the brass is already Certified and verified explosive free, as it would be going to DLA, why would the unit need a DDESB safety site plan?


  • https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Lists/Community%20Discussion/AllItems.aspx


ARTICLES
  • New: Ammo-12 Ammunition Storage (4E-F22/645-F9 (MC))
  • Do you have a copy of these popular Explosives Safety References?
  • UXOINFO.com
  • Toward understanding Fires on near-peer battlefield, article by Steven Yeadon in Fires
  • Approval of Omnitracs IVG Device for Department of Defense (DoD) Satellite Motor Surveillance (SNS) Shipments, 18 October 2019, CA-19-10-18/0074

11/18/2019
  
News

Approval of Omnitracs IVG Device for Department of Defense (DoD) Satellite Motor Surveillance (SNS) Shipments, 18 October 2019, CA-19-10-18/0074

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/Vessel.aspx

Contributed by Mr. Tibbetts


11/17/2019
  
News

21 October 2019, Munitions and Explosives Safety Newsletter was posted at https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/Ammunition%20Multimedia.aspx


QUESTIONS

  • Question about Brass Deformer and Safety Site Plan

    Robert: My unit is looking at using a brass deformer IAW the DA PAM 385-64, Chapter 4, Safety Site Planning, (13) Establishes or designates locations for equipment (such as, brass deformers) used to process spent cartridge cases, range residue, and so forth

    Question: If the brass is already Certified and verified explosive free, as it would be going to DLA, why would the unit need a DDESB safety site plan?


  • Question: How to address "Corner Clips" for Grandfathered Earth Covered Magazines – COAs (one response)

  • https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Lists/Community%20Discussion/AllItems.aspx


ARTICLES
  • DOT Chart 16, Hazardous Materials Markings, Labeling and Placarding Guide
  • AIN 008-20, To Support the Urgent Material Release (UMR) Of Close Combat Blank Family of Ammunition; CARTRIDGE, 5.56MM Blank: Close Combat, XM1177- (DODIC 1305-AC51), Cartridge, 5.56MM Blank: Close Combat, Linked, XM1178 - (DODIC 1305-AC52), Cartridge, 7.62MM Blank: Close Combat, Linked, XM1179 (DODIC 1305-AC53). SOCOM Use Only.
  • Every ounce matters: Army, Marines collaborate to develop lightweight ammo
  • 49 CFR Parts 450 thru 453 Container, General Cargo; MILVAN Container, with Mechanical Load Bracing System; MILVAN
11/11/2019
  
News

AIN 008-20, To Support the Urgent Material Release (UMR) Of Close Combat Blank Family of Ammunition; CARTRIDGE, 5.56MM Blank: Close Combat, XM1177- (DODIC 1305-AC51), Cartridge, 5.56MM Blank: Close Combat, Linked, XM1178 - (DODIC 1305-AC52), Cartridge, 7.62MM Blank: Close Combat, Linked, XM1179 (DODIC 1305-AC53). SOCOM Use Only.

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/Small Arms Ammunition.aspx

Contributed by Mr. Garcia


11/10/2019
  
News

14 October 2019, Munitions and Explosives Safety Newsletter was posted at: https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/Ammunition%20Multimedia.aspx


QUESTION

Question: How to address "Corner Clips" for Grandfathered Earth Covered Magazines – COAs (no response)

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Lists/Community%20Discussion/AllItems.aspx


ARTICLES

  • FY2020 U.S. Army Logistics & Explosives Safety Review Guide Revision 2.1
  • AIN 007-20, Residue Present in Chamber After Firing Newer Lots of M865 TPCSDS-T 120MM Ctg.
  • PS Magazine shifts to fully online information portal
  • M7 Spider Batteries
  • New/Updated Manuals




11/4/2019
  
Policy Update

AIN 007-20, Residue Present in Chamber After Firing Newer Lots of M865 TPCSDS-T 120MM Ctg.

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/Artillery.aspx

Contributed by Mr. Garcia


11/3/2019
  
Policy Update

FY2020 U.S. Army Logistics & Explosives Safety Review Guide Revision 2.1

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/pages/topics/Ammunition%20Logistics%20and%20Explosives%20Safety%20Program.aspx

Contributed by Mr. Wilson and Mr. Garcia.


11/3/2019
  
News

7 October 2019, Munitions and Explosives Safety Newsletter was posted at https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/Ammunition%20Multimedia.aspx


QUESTIONS/DISCUSSIONS


ARTICLES
  • Updated Drawings
  • AIN 002-20, Projectile, 155MM, Smoke, HC, M116A1
  • AIN 003-20, Muzzle Velocity Variation (MVV) For Specific Lots of Cartridge, 105MM, M1 (DODAC 1315-C445) That Contain Incorrectly-Loaded Charge, Propelling, 105MM, M67
  • AIN 004-20, Advisory / Restriction When Firing M777- Series Towed Howitzer with Charge, Propelling, 155MM: M232A1 (1320-DA13)
  • AIN 005-20, Updated Table 2 (Equipment Identification List Using Gage, Profile and Alignment) For All Small Arms Ammunition (SAA)in MHP Inspection Criteria
  • AIN 006-20 Use of CAL .50 Ammunition In The Gau-19 Automatic Gatling Gun

10/28/2019
  
Policy Update

Updated Drawings

See list on 7 October 2019, Munitions and Explosives Safety Newsletter

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/Ammunition%20Multimedia.aspx


10/27/2019
  
Policy Update

AIN 002-20, Projectile, 155MM, Smoke, HC, M116A1

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/155mm Howitzer.aspx

Contributed by Mr. Garcia


10/27/2019
  
Policy Update

AIN 003-20, Muzzle Velocity Variation (MVV) For Specific Lots of Cartridge, 105MM, M1 (DODAC 1315-C445) That Contain Incorrectly-Loaded Charge, Propelling, 105MM, M67

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/105mm Howitzer.aspx

Contributed by Mr. Garcia


10/27/2019
  
Policy Update

AIN 004-20, Advisory / Restriction When Firing M777- Series Towed Howitzer with Charge, Propelling, 155MM: M232A1 (1320-DA13)

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/155mm Howitzer.aspx

Contributed by Mr. Garcia


10/27/2019
  
Policy Update

AIN 005-20, Updated Table 2 (Equipment Identification List Using Gage, Profile and Alignment) For All Small Arms Ammunition (SAA)in MHP Inspection Criteria

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/Small Arms Ammunition.aspx

Contributed by Mr. Garcia


10/27/2019
  
News

AIN 006-20 Use of CAL .50 Ammunition In The Gau-19 Automatic Gatling Gun

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/50 Caliber Cartridges.aspx

Contributed by Mr. Garcia


10/27/2019
  
News

​30 September 2019, Munitions and Explosives Safety Newsletter was posted at https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/Ammunition%20Multimedia.aspx


QUESTIONS

  • Tray: Is there a regulation that states the Approver on DA Form 1687 cannot receive ammunition from the ASP? (no response)
  • Joshua: How to address "Corner Clips" for Grandfathered Earth Covered Magazines – COAs (no response)
  • Tray: Is there a regulation that states aircrafts cannot fly over ammunition? (one response)
  • Robert: Is it stated anywhere that the Bay NEW limits must match the NEW on the SOP? (2 responses)
  • questions are posted at https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Lists/Community%20Discussion/AllItems.aspx

ARTICLES
  • Improper Loading – 155mm Incident
  • Fire Extinguisher Classes

10/21/2019
  
News

​Improper Loading – 155mm Incident

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/pages/topics/Tactical Ammunition Operations.aspx

Contributed by Mr. Devevo


10/20/2019
  
News

Fire Extinguisher Classes

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/pages/topics/HAZMAT Transportation.aspx

Contributed by Mr. Devevo


10/20/2019
  
News

23 September 2019, Munitions and Explosives Safety Newsletter was posted at https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/Ammunition%20Multimedia.aspx


QUESTION/SHARE AN IDEA

  • Question about Explosive Safety (one response)

Tray: Is there a regulation that states aircrafts cannot fly over ammunition?

  • Question: How to address "Corner Clips" for Grandfathered Earth Covered Magazines - COAs

Joshua: Prior to 1967 the “front” sector of an Earth-Covered Magazines (ECM) was measured from the center of the headwall. Magazines were constructed based on this assumption.

Now, the front exposure arc originates inside the magazine, intersecting at the Headwall & sidewall (the arc is widened).  Now the canted magazines have a Side to Front exposure by a thin margin.

This increases the inter-magazine (IMD) distance required, increases the required K factor, thus requiring drastically reduced storage limits in some cases.

COAs:

  1. Reduce the limits based on the Front to Side exposure.
  2. Modify criteria (DESR, OP 5, etc.) to allow for a small Front to Side clip to be considered a Side to Side exposure.  How small is small?  Less than 5% of the sidewall sees the front exposure arc?  Modify ESS programming?
  3. Deviations on a case by case basis, using submittal notes in ESS.
  • Share an Idea: Ammunition Reference Guide
Brent: The newest version of the Ammunition Reference Guide is now available! https://www.milsuite.mil/wiki/Ammunition_References

It is now in an online version and easy to keep updated by you the Ammunition Community.

It is a powerful tool and a living knowledge bank where experts are encouraged to contribute their experience and update information as it happens. It allows users to integrate and interlink knowledge into topical-based articles and collaborate on issues up to and including UNCLASSIFIED/FOUO documentation.

Much thanks to QASAS Group 111 who completed the review and conversion of the guide and made this a reality! Suggestions for edits can be made using the discussion forum on the MilBook site - https://www.milsuite.mil/book/groups/ammunition-reference-guide. Old versions of the Reference Guide are also available for historical purpose at that location.

The Ammunition Reference Guide is located on the Munition and Explosives Safety CoP in  A&E Resources/Tools, Policies, and Explosives Safety.


ARTICLES

  • Port Links Listing, A Reference Guide

  • Amphibious & Beaching Operational Considerations for US Army MSV (L)

  • Port (SPOD) Explosives Safety Video






10/14/2019
  
News

Port Links Listing, A Reference Guide

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/pages/topics/HAZMAT Transportation.aspx

Contributed by Mr. Tibbetts.


10/13/2019
  
News

Amphibious & Beaching Operational Considerations for US Army MSV (L)

https://www.dau.edu/cop/ammo/Pages/Topics/Vessel.aspx

Contributed by Mr. Carr


10/13/2019
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