The Internal Road Network
Your layout plan must address the ASP's internal road network. The road network should require only limited
improvements and maintenance. You must drive over your selected roads, checking the low spots and steep
inclines to ensure that they will be passable during changing weather conditions. The roads must be able to carry
S&P vehicles weighing at least 12 tons. The road network must allow one-way traffic within the storage area and
the individual storage sections. A one-way traffic pattern in the ASP will help in the control of customer-unit
vehicles and corps transportation vehicles. If possible, the roads should be wide enough for one vehicle to pass
another one that is stopped awaiting loading. You may also want to annotate on your map the locations of
directional signs to be placed by the advance party when the move starts.
Entrances and Exits
You must determine the primary and emergency entrances and exits to and from the ASP. The primary entrance
and exit should lead to and from the MSR. You must ensure that the emergency exit is blocked and used only in
an emergency. The primary exit should be located close to the vehicle assembly area, the control office, and the
inert salvage area.
The ASP Office
Plan for the ASP office to be located near the primary entrance to the storage area. This office controls all
internal facility functions and maintains stock control and accountability. The activities of the ASP office will
include the following.
Processing all receipt and unit turn-in documents.
Processing all shipment and issue documents.
Selecting ammunition by lot and location for issue.
Performing all stock control and accounting functions (both manual and automated).
The Vehicle Holding Area
After the internal road network and the locations of entrances, exits, and the ASP office have been identified, you
should determine the location of the vehicle holding area. This area is used for the initial inspection of corps and
using-unit vehicles and their ammunition loads. It should be located near the primary entrance and the ASP
office. At an ASP, this area should be large enough to park up to 50 tractor-trailers. It would be even larger at a
CSA or a TSA. According to TM 9-1300-206, this area must be at least the inhabited building distance (IBD) and
the public traffic route (PTR) distance from all targets outside the ASP. Remember that vehicles loaded with
Ammunition are considered unbarricaded, above-ground magazines for quantity-distance (QD) purposes. No
internal distances apply, as this should be a transit area only.
Applying the QD standards given in TM 9-1300-206, the optimum safe distance to outside targets is 700 meters.
Past experience has shown that vehicles should be spaced about 50 feet apart to reduce the chance of a detonation
or a fire spreading from one vehicle to another. This area is not the same as a transportation unit's staging area,
and vehicles, whether loaded or unloaded, should not be allowed to remain in the area for extended periods of