(c) Major repairs or fabrication of boxes, containers, and crates.
(d) Repair and renovation of ammunition.
(e) Replacing unserviceable cartridge cases, primers, propellant, base detonating fuzes, or tracer
units on artillery ammunition.
(f) Replacing unserviceable boosters, fuzes, primers and igniters on all conventional
(3) GS maintenance units are responsible for accomplishing that part of the maintenance mission that
is beyond the capability or capacity of the DS ammunition company.
d. Depot Level Maintenance
(1) All conventional ammunition depot level maintenance is performed by contract labor.
(2) Depot maintenance includes modification, explosive component replacement, and complete
renovation performed at a large, fixed depot complex.
PART B: SAFETY
1. The ammunition and explosive safety standards of DOD 6055.9-STD, TM 9-1300-206, and AMC-R
385-100, as applicable, must be followed.
2. All personnel engaged in operations involving explosives and/or other hazardous material will be trained
in safety, and will be thoroughly knowledgeable of the applicable standing operating procedures (SOPs).
They will be capable of recognizing hazardous situations and conditions. Thinking safety, working
safety, and attention to detail must become a habit when working with or near items that can create a
hazard due to their explosive, flammable, or toxic fillers.
3. Explosive Safety.
a. Ammunition and explosives are relatively safe to handle as long as due consideration is given to the
characteristics of each type of explosive involved, the method in which each is assembled, and the
nature of the operation being performed. Personnel must adhere to prescribed normal safety
precautions and to any specific precaution in the applicable publication for the item.
b. TM 9-1300-206 contains safety requirements covering the following topics and other topics
(1) Fire-fighting procedures and symbols.
(2) Handling and storage of ammunition.
(3) Operational precautions.
(4) Quantity-distance requirements.