Doing so creates confusion and safety hazards. It is the responsibility of all officers and NCOs to ensure that
vehicles are moved out of the holding area in a short period of time.
The Vehicle Assembly Area
The vehicle assembly area is yet another large area that must be annotated on your layout plan. This area is used
to form a convoy of loaded and serviced using-unit vehicles or corps trailers prior to departing the area. It should
be large enough to hold approximately 50 vehicles. The same requirements for vehicle spacing, IBD, and PTR
distances that apply to the vehicle holding area apply to this area. When space is limited, experience has shown
that the vehicle assembly area and the vehicle holding area may be combined into one location. If this method is
used, the combined area may be placed on either side of the road leading into the facility.
The Demolition Area
Since one of your missions is to accomplish the routine destruction of munitions, you must identify a demolition
area. This area is used by ammunition personnel to perform the routine destruction of unserviceable ammunition
identified during field returns or during surveillance inspections. It must be located at least 700 meters from all
ammunition storage locations, administrative areas, and other work areas. A minimum of 700 meters from all
external targets is also required.
The Captured Enemy Ammunition Area
The next area to select is the area that will be used to store and segregate captured enemy ammunition. It must be
at least 700 meters from all other functional areas in the ASP and from all external targets.
Captured ammunition is stored using the same field storage categories and QD requirements as for US
ammunition. The QD requirements are given in TM 9-1300-206, Table 4-4. Enemy ammunition, whether
thought to be serviceable or unserviceable, must not be stored with regular ammunition stocks. Captured
ammunition must be inspected as soon as possible after receipt to determine its condition, type, and caliber.
Inspectors should be on the lookout for any special characteristics that may be of interest to technical intelligence
personnel. Such items must be reported quickly through intelligence channels. Hazardous enemy ammunition
must be segregated and disposed of.
The Segregation Area
You will have to select a segregation area. This area is used for the segregation and classification of ammunition
receipts or unit turn-ins. Mixed lots on a pallet are an example of items that must be segregated. This area is also
used to inspect and reseal boxes of ammunition that have been opened by using units. It should be centrally
located relative to the storage sections. Compatibility should be maintained while assets are in the area.
Ammunition should not be allowed to accumulate in the area, but should be removed to the proper storage
location upon completion of the inspection. Unserviceable ammunition must be stored a minimum of 700 meters
from serviceable ammunition.