(8). Segregation Area. This is a temporary area for segregating hazardous ammunition and mixed lots. It
is also used to inspect unit returns when they cannot be inspected upon receipt. Unserviceable
ammunition is stored by item, lot and field storage category at a minimum distance of 700 meters
from the nearest stack of serviceable ammunition.
(9). Inert Salvage Area. Nonexplosive ammunition salvage material is stored in this area. It should be
located conveniently to the vehicle holding area to permit unloading of returned salvage materials.
(10). Surveillance Maintenance Area. This area is used for ammunition inspection, classification, and
maintenance operations. Maintenance functions will be limited to packaging and preservation
operations, such as cleaning, repainting (minor), remarking, and repacking. Sub-areas are provided
for storage of working amounts of lumber, paint, and preservatives.
(11). Ammunition Sling-Out Area. It should be located near the ASP, with a minimum distance of 550
meters from storage areas and inhabited areas. The landing pad should be at least 25 meters square
and constructed of concrete or asphalt base overlaid with perforated steel plating, PSP/M8A1 matting.
The surface must support the weight of stock and materials handling equipment (MHE).
Consideration must also be given to security requirements. Helicopters approaching and departing
the sling-out area must not pass over any part of the ASP.
TYPES OF STORAGE SYSTEMS
d. Now let's look at the types of storage systems that you may see in a combat zone. There are four types of
storage systems that can be used to store ammunition in the field. They are as follows: area storage,
roadside storage, combination storage, and the modular storage system.
(1). Let's first look at the area storage system. This system allows efficient use of the total available area.
It requires a large amount of road construction and location improvement. When using the area
storage system, the area is divided into three sections. This is done to allow one section to conduct
issue/shipping operations, another area to conduct receiving operations, and the third to conduct
inventory/rewarehousing operations (see Figure 1). ASP operations are rotated to a different area
each day. The area is further subdivided into field storage units (FSUs), and then into stacks. Stacks
are arranged in checkerboard fashion, and spaced according to quantity-distance requirements, using
the gross weight of the round including packaging material. See Figure 2.
Figure 2. Area storage