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Picture Placeholder: LANCE MATTHEWS
06/18/2020 9:04 AM

​ The Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook provides first responders with a go-to manual to help deal with hazmat transportation accidents during the critical first 30 minutes and is available at      

 Info relating to the release of the 2020 ERG  can be found at

6/18/2020 9:04 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: THEODORE MCHUGH
75/29/2020 1:56 PM

​Here in Hawaii we are working a jiont project with the Navy constructing new Magazines.  We were asked a question about a buildings requirements.  We answered using the requirements of DA PAM 385-64.  USACE came back and stated: ​​ "The vriteria laid out in DA Pam 385-64 is no longer valid.  SDW are not approved for new contsruction using the criteria of the DA Pam."  If we do not use the DA Pam, what do we use, and what will licenses and inspections be based on.......Thanx, Ted

Picture Placeholder: EDDY SMITH
24/24/2020 9:57 AM

​ When processing residue documents through SAAS that contain expended lunch tubes (CX01), are the expended tubes required to be brought to record or does the document simply gets cleared through document reconciliation? My questions arised from reading DA Pam 700-16 para 10-32 and from expended CAT I items guidance used prior to SCP 11. Thanks!

Picture Placeholder: THEODORE MCHUGH
312/12/2019 7:59 PM

​Current publications state we must put that indivuals have been screened IAW AR 190-11 in the 1687 remarks block.  Should we now put AR 190-13 due to ALARACT 062/2019?  What say you?

MICHAEL LIMA5/3/2020 6:15 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: CHRISTOPHER WOODS
14/28/2020 10:41 AM

​I am currently working on the requirements for the Army Safety Explosives Level 2 certificate. One of the required courses for this is the online AMMO-100 Explosive Safety Site Planning Process (DAC Course 4E-F25_431-F9 (DL)) course. To register for this course, I went to the DACTES website, which directed me to the ATRRS site. After registering, I was directed to the ALMS site. However, on ALMS, there is only a Letter of Instruction (LOI), the Exam, and a Survey. I can't seem to find the actual course content. Can anyone assist me with this? Thank you!

Tom Coradeschi4/29/2020 8:27 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: JR CAMARENA
12/4/2020 8:15 AM

We have a set of earth covered magazines with high humidity. 

I would like to hear about what systems others are using to mechanically dehumidify their ECMs.  Informartion on the systems that are set up on the outside of the bunker, with piping going through the barrel of the magazine, portable dehumifier units and other systems would be greatly appreciated.

ROBERT CHENARD2/18/2020 7:18 PMNo
Picture Placeholder: LANCE MATTHEWS
012/26/2019 12:24 AM

​Changes to AESIP Portal o/a Jan 6, 2020.

The AESIP Portal URL ( will no longer be directly accessible to AESIP Hub applicatons. Redirected link will be to the Army Enterprise Portal URL (

12/26/2019 12:24 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: ROBERT LINN
011/20/2019 10:09 AM

 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. 

DODIC C454 and C479 are the most common fuzed cartridges consumed in training.

TM 9-1300-251-20&P Lists remove and installation of a fuze that has been pre-fuzed to the projectile as a Depot level maintenance task. 

Maintenance Allocation Chart for Artillery Ammunition (pg B-17 of TM9-1300-251-20&P 

Group Number: 0304
Component/Assembly: b. Nose Fuze
Maintenance Function: Remove/Install
Maintenance Level: Depot

When the unit looks at the Chart, I am sure that they will comment that component/assembly
nose Fuze allows for removing and installing of the fuze at the operator or crew maintenance level but component/assembly
a nose Fuze does not apply to the pre-fuzed cartridges. 

C454, M60 Smoke WP rounds are fuzed at the time of manufacture. Units are not authorized to remove fuzes from prefuzed rounds    

There are two safety rationale for units not removing the fuzes from the pre-fuzed cartridges in the field:

        1. The fuzes are staked to prevent any movement of the fuze during transportation for safety purposes. If the round is unfuzed the cartridge is not safe to transport because the original fuze is not installed, and the cartridge is not being transported in the appropriate packaging configuration.

         2. Pre-fuzed rounds are torqued to the round more from the manufacture than when a soldier installs them in the field. Removal of a fuze in the field will require more torque causing damage to the fuze, and a possibility of booster breaking off in the fuze well of the round resulting in both the projectile and the fuze becoming unserviceable and an explosive hazard.

11/20/2019 10:09 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: ROBERT LINN
410/20/2019 1:51 PM

​My unit is looking at using a brass deformer 

IAW the DAP 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?

ROBERT LINN11/5/2019 9:25 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: TRAY BLAKLEY
29/23/2019 6:39 PM

​Is there a regualtion that states the Approver on DA Form 1687 can not receive ammunition from the ASP?

ROBERT LINN10/24/2019 9:14 PMNo
Picture Placeholder: JOSHUA WUSTNER
19/19/2019 11:31 AM


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.

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




  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.


What are your thoughts?

JULIE PORTER10/15/2019 9:54 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: ROBERT LINN
39/24/2019 10:53 AM

​All ammo operations require an SOP,  the NEW must be listed in the SOP. Is it stated anywhere that the Bay NEW limits must match the NEW on the SOP?

ELLEN MERWITZ9/25/2019 10:16 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: TRAY BLAKLEY
29/18/2019 4:00 PM

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

TRAY BLAKLEY9/23/2019 6:34 PMNo
Picture Placeholder: BRENT DUBOIS
09/18/2019 12:37 PM
The newest version of the Ammunition Reference Guide is now available!

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 - . Old versions of the Reference Guide are also available for historical purpose at that location.
9/18/2019 12:37 PMNo
Picture Placeholder: THEODORE MCHUGH
17/18/2019 4:59 PM

Not an ammunition technical question, but it is the operatiojns realm and some of you may have dealt with this before.  If AMC-R-350-4 calls for a Contracting Officer Representative to attend Ammo-65 (DOD Contractor's Explosives Safety Standards) and DAC farms this couse out to a civilian company, are there channels for AMC to pay the tuition, or refund the tution ($2000.00) to the local command.

It just seems odd to me the AMC would require a GS civilian to have a course not offered by DAC, it is hard enough for Commands to find the funds to support the TDY.   Thanx, Ted

Picture Placeholder: FREDERIC CURRIE
17/16/2019 12:19 PM

​I provide contractor support to AFLCMC. We are in the early stages of a new AF missile acquisition. My question is, How and to whom do we get the drawings to for the purposes of developing the 19-48? Can someone familiarize me with the process. I see the other legacy Air-to-Air missiles listed. Any info would be appreciated.

LAURA FIEFFER7/17/2019 7:58 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: MARK BUSH
06/20/2019 9:58 AM

​Several of my customers have asked about their OIP low marks in Ammo.  I dug this thing up from my 12 years as an Ammo Manager and Master Gunner.  I never failed an inspection with this. Hope this helps someone else out there.Ammo Cradle to Grave Documents._Page_1.jpg

6/20/2019 9:58 AMNo
Picture Placeholder: JANA WHITELAW
25/16/2019 2:41 PM

DA PAM 700-16, para. 12-15a, states DA Form 4949 is used on all ammo, missiles and explosive items along with applicable MFDRs.

​​Is a DA Form 4949 the only form required for expenditure of operational load items?  Or do I also need to complete a DA Form 5692-R when consuming items such as AT-4s and C-4, which are CIIC I, II for operational load purposes?

Additionally, appendix F, para. F-4c, states items in Table F-2 with a "T" will require additional documentation. 

So which forms do I need to complete when expending CIIC I and II items for operational load purposes?

JANA WHITELAW5/20/2019 2:27 PMNo
Picture Placeholder: KITTRELL POWELL
15/4/2019 5:30 PM

​Good afternoon,

Many times in my career I have faced a situation where unit's want to know what I have on hand for CL V. I will typically tell that individual that my asset status report is sensitive in nature and that I am not allowed to give that information out unless it is to give my commander situational awareness of what is available. I am aware that as an Accountable Officer, I am obligated to report my on hand to echelons above me as it relates to CL V.

Is there anywhere in writing where it states who I am allowed to give my asset status report to or is there anywhere that states that I do not have to give my asset status report to another individual or unit besides my commander? I would like to have a regulation to back me up because most will challenge myself or anyone in an AO position that decides not to reveal that information.

KENT MACE5/7/2019 12:12 PMNo
Picture Placeholder: ROBERT LINN
14/27/2019 1:09 PM

​IAW with AIN 014-19 

Recovery of the FRTR is not designed or intended to be recovered. Question is what happens when these rounds are fired into a temporary impact area.

Per DAP 385-63
Those portions of temporary and dedicated impact areas authorized for training or other authorized purposes will be surface cleared of UXO before access is permitted. 

The AIN states that  Expended the Full Rand Practice (FRP) cartridges will be considered to be UXO's.

So if a Mortar unit fires 50,  60mm FRTR will EOD have to blow each mortar (50) fired into the temporary impact area?

LELAN WILLIAMS5/3/2019 11:45 AMNo
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