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Picture Placeholder: MICHAEL LIMA
09/22/2022 1:07 PM

Is a Web based application by the Army Software Factory, the blast radius is a Tactical Explosives Safety Risk Management tool designed to assist Army Ammunition Specialists with storing munitions.

The website:

Send an email if you want more information and POCs.
On global: CW3 Lima, Michael 

9/22/2022 1:07 PMNo
Picture Placeholder: ELLEN GILG
26/13/2022 6:54 PM

​Where do I find info on Explosive HAZARD / Chemical Sign requirement for outdoor open storage; size, visual placement  location, size, durability, same symbol upon approach and leaving (instead of 2 different HAZARD signs) and should they be reflective? I wasn't sure if 49 CFR 172.519 applies?

BRENT DUBOIS9/20/2022 1:07 PMNo
Picture Placeholder: PAUL INMAN
29/18/2022 2:37 AM

I have tried to download the DD 2297 from both APD and the DOD site with no luck (wants me to update adobe). Can someone provide me with a clean form. Paul​

BRENT DUBOIS9/20/2022 12:41 PMNo
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  • dau22230002296
39/7/2022 3:38 PM

​Does any agency or organization have a method (forumula or algorythm) for computing storage space requirements in magazines?  I've asked depot systems and USADACs and never got a clear answer. Mostly what I have received was "there is no standard, everyone does it differently" but no examples.  Mostly what my team here does is compute the SQFT for a variety of dodics, and then divide available space by the SQFT reguirements, then tweak it for various known pallet size and cube - cross-checking againstt compatibility and type, and compare with drawings of like items  - very slow methodical, tedious, drawn out. . 

Does anyone have a formula (ie. Short Ton to CF) etc for Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) purposes.

JOSHUA WUSTNER9/20/2022 11:05 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: MICHAEL LIMA
08/15/2022 10:06 AM

8/15/2022 10:06 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: JEFFREY HANNAN
23/24/2022 3:44 PM

​Quick Question, 

19-48-4116-38A Revision 4 Contains DODIC CA03/ NSN1315-01-417-8440 ( Which the Army is still Primary Inventory Control Activity on)   Revision 5 DELETED this DODIC/NSN.  I am proposing that this instruction publish a Revision 6 returning the CA03/ NSN 1315-01-417-8440 and also adding the CA03 / NSN 1315-01-659-8706.

OR... Please point me in the direction of the correct packaging instruction for a Cartidge , 120 Millimeter, M929.

Thank You!

JEFFREY HANNAN5/24/2022 4:09 PMNo
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  • dau0628400327
34/25/2022 5:40 PM

​TP-15 and the Reduced QD magazine guide describe the arcs for reduced QD magazines (like the CETASM and Advanced EOD ARMAG).  However, when I am siting these ARMAGS within the QD Arcs of a ASP, as an Exposed Site, do I calculate them as an AGM (K4.5 to ECM, for example)?  Or can I site them closer, like the HPM at K1.5?

Picture Placeholder: MICHAEL LIMA
05/2/2022 4:17 PM

​ALARACT 025/2022 


5/2/2022 4:17 PMNo
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  • dau22062000506
24/20/2022 3:21 PM

​My team and I are trying to find the AR/PAM/etc on a line by line filling of the DA Form 1687 for ASP/ASA. We have the new AIN about SIGNATURES. 

Can anyone provide and example External SOP from your operation? 

Thank you in advance.

dau08121001944/26/2022 7:37 AMNo
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  • dau22006000386
14/12/2022 12:36 PM

​Is there a regulation that describes how to properly fill out a 3020-R? I have gone through AR 710-2, DA PAM 710-2-1, DA PAM 700-2-2, as well as DA PAM 700-16. All i have been able to find is them saying that there needs to be one on any ammunition being stored for over 24 hours.

MICHAEL LIMA4/13/2022 11:33 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: ELLEN GILG
23/27/2022 4:21 PM

​During my previous assignments QASAS collected ammunition from base amnesty boxes and turned in at the ASP. Now that I'm a supervisor working at a Military Ocean Terminal how does the amnesty collection / program work?  Who is authorized to collect from base amnesty containers? What training / certification is required to collect ammunition from amnesty container?  Who can transport amnesty from collection points to base arms room for storage until turn in at supporting ASP?  What training / certification is required to transport from amnesty container to local arms room? During previous assignments at ASPs QASAS collected amnesty and turned in at local ASP.  Is an appointment memo required from base commander appointing amnesty collection personnel? A fellow QASAS said a HAZMAT endorsement on license is required in order for QASAS to transport from base amnesty box to local arms room (3 miles crossing a public roadway). Nearest ASP is one and a half hour drive, amnesty would be stored in local arms room until military police have a need to go to ASP other than amnesty turn in.  Examples of amnesty appointment memo / sop would be greatly appreciated. Thank you fellow SME.

ELLEN GILG3/28/2022 4:08 PMNo
13/27/2022 11:59 PM

​Hello All,

The DDR&E(AC) Systems Engineering Guidebook issued 15 Feb 22 contains a short discussion on the Insensitive Munitions Design Consideration in Section 5.10. That section references the "DoD Acquisition Manager's Handbook for Insensitive Munitions". I've done a Google search and a search on for this document and can't find it. If it is releaseable to the public, I'd like to publish a link to it in the DAU Systems Engineering Brainbook page on the Insensitive Munitions Design Consideration that I manage. Please help if you can.

Tom Coradeschi3/28/2022 9:54 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: TIMOTHY LEROY
13/17/2022 8:21 AM

​Is a DD Form 626 actually required for incoming and outgoing of inert loads, i.e.: bombfins, dummy rounds, etc....? 

DA Pam 385-64  para 20-7 says "Inbound motor vehicles loaded with explosives, ammunition, or other hazardous material will be inspected by a competent person at a designated inspection station" however it doesn't mention inert items but goes on saying the "Under no circumstances will a tractor or trailer be allowed into the ammunition area with a defect which could endanger the area or the load." Without going out to look at the vehicle which could be leaking fuel and have faulty wiring which is a defect, one would never know.

For outbound motor shipments of A&E, DA Pam 385-64  para 20-8a says "All motor vehicles which will be carrying DOT Class 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3 explosives must be inspected using a DD Form 626. Inert items definately does not fall in that category.

All motor carrier operator are required by DOD and DOT to do a pre-trip or post-trip maintenance inspection every day. Would that suffice in-lieu of a 626? I understand that Depot/ASP policies can always be more restrictive than what the regulations say.

Just curious. Thank you in advance.

MICHAEL LIMA3/17/2022 6:44 PMNo
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03/17/2022 4:50 PM

Black on Ammunition, Green on Forecasting: Ammunition Lessons Learned from a DIVARTY

By: MAJ Mikhail Jackson

3/17/2022 4:50 PMNo
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  • dau0520100335
23/3/2022 4:38 PM

​I am a former QASAS, now working for the Navy as an Explosives Safety Officer. I am trying to find a way where I can get access to the TM 43 series pubs. Alot of information in the TM's would benefit me in my current position, but seems I cannot get access to the Army TMs anymore. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Picture Placeholder: EDDY SMITH
23/7/2022 8:45 AM

​Does anyone know how long are copies of vehicle inspections (626)required be be kept on file, is it a year or 6 years and three months like most documents.? Thanks!

EDDY SMITH3/10/2022 10:28 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: LANCE MATTHEWS
03/8/2022 10:07 AM

​Reminder for available publications and site sources. 

Ammunition Reference Guide is a Knowledge Management MilWiki tool used by 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.
Suggestions for edits can be made using the discussion forum on the milBook site . Old versions of the Reference Guide are also available for historical purpose at that location

3/8/2022 10:07 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: ROBERT CHENARD
12/25/2022 3:52 PM

​Has anyone heard whether there will be guidance regarding using electric vehicles to transport ammunition/explosives?

I was asked that question recently and I have no idea; although I don't see why this would be a problem or create a hazard greater than a fuel driven vehicle...

MICHAEL LIMA3/1/2022 10:14 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: IMRAN MALIK
22/28/2022 11:21 AM

​Good morning, I am tying to find the releasing authority for the AMC Drawings 19-48 Series for a FMS NATO country. I work for Navy and since this is an Army drawing. Not much information regarding release authority on the drawing.

V/R, Imran Malik

IMRAN MALIK2/28/2022 2:56 PMNo
Picture Placeholder: MICHAEL PEZZULO
12/9/2022 4:54 PM

What is/are the standard(s) for the securing of AE loads for transport when on installation boundaries?

Specifically when in reference to contractor operated facilities?

Also, what are the options for deviation from these requirements?

-Using the following illustration:

Contractor operates a production line that receives AE material from storage and transports AE material back to storage.  Some of the AE is robust, as in artillery rounds, and some is more sensitive, as in propellant and bulk explosives.  Assuming that DoDM 4145.26 (DoD contractors safety manual for ammunition and explosives) is incorporated into their contract, are they required to block and brace these loads?


If the contractor does not currently block and brace loads, is a DD Form 2977 (Deliberate Risk Acceptance Worksheet) an acceptable manner for the installation commander to accept the associated risk?


If a DD Form 7632, (Deviation and Risk Acceptance Document) is pursued to address the deviation from the safety standard, is it reasonable to say that each AE item may generate a different risk profile?  In other words, the DARAD for the robust item could be an exemption, while the DARAD for the more sensitive AE items may only necessitate a short term waiver, as the correction may be relatively easy?


My chain of reasoning is this:

AR 385-10, 1-4, ll

ll. Commanders of installations and activities with an ammunition or explosives mission. Commanders of installations and activities with an ammunition or explosives mission will— (1) Establish an ESMP in compliance with this regulation and DA Pam 385–64.


DA PAM 385-64, 1-4, a

a. The words "shall," "will," and "must" are used to state mandatory requirements. Deviation from these provisions requires a DA Form 7632 per provisions of AR 385–10 and DA Pamphlet (DA Pam) 385–30.


DA PAM 385-30, 1-8, e

e. Risk assessments, with the exception of deviations from AE or chemical agent safety standards, will be documented using DD Form 2977 (Deliberate Risk Assessment Worksheet). Instructions for DD Form 2977 can be found in appendix B. DA Form 7632 is mandatory for deviations from AE or chemical agent safety standards. Instructions for DA Form 7632 can be found in appendix C.


DA PAM 385-64, 20-6 d

d. All ammunition or explosives loaded on vehicles will be secure and stable before movement. Additionally, ammunition or explosives will be blocked and braced in accordance with approved drawings.


DA PAM 385-64, 20-10 c

c. Ammunition will be blocked and braced or secured with suitable tie-down straps to prevent movement.


Since this is a deviation from AE Safety standards, a DARAD is correct.


Does the operating contractor have a requirement to comply?


Yes, IAW DoDM 4145.26 – DoD Contractor's Safety Manual for Ammunition and Explosives, C3.15

C3.15 Intraplant rail Transportation

                C.3.15.1 Written Procedures.  The contractor shall develop written procedures to ensure safe and efficient rail movement of AE. These procedures shall include, as a minimum, the following information:

                                C3.15.1.5 During transfer movements within establishments, full or partial loads of AE in rail cars shall be blocked and braced so they cannot shift position 

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