MAGAZINE STORAGE AREAS
Critical Task: 03.4010.01-0001
including types of facilities, operational regulations for magazine storage, and quantity-distance terms.
Terminal Learning Objective
Learn the requirements that must be met to store various explosives and ammunition
safely and properly.
You will have this subcourse booklet and will work without supervision.
You will be required to answer questions on the storage requirements and standards for
military ammunition and explosive according to TM 9-1300-206 and AR 385-64.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from TM 9-1300-206 and AR 385-64.
As an ammunition officer, you must have a thorough understanding of how a typical magazine storage
area (MSA) is laid out, to include the various types of Class V storage magazines and related
operational regulations for magazine stroage. One of the basic elements of the ammunition logistics
system is the life cycle management of ammunition. The storage of Class V materials at the retail level
is a part of this life cycle.
All ammunition stored by the active Army, the Army reserves, or the National Guard in the continental
United States (CONUS) and outside the continental United States (OCONUS) is stored within the MSA
MAGAZINE STORAGE OF EXPLOSIVES AND AMMUNITION
Magazine storage facilities include earth-covered magazines, above-ground magazines, and service
magazines and service buildings.
Earth-covered magazines provide the best and safest type of ammunition storage. They allow better
temperature control than other types of storage facilities, and are particularly desirable for the storage