(1) In locations where lightning storms occur with an average frequency of less than five per
year, lightning protection systems may be omitted from certain specific structures when
specifically designated as exceptions.
(2) In cases of existing igloo-type magazines without lightning protection, where damage from
lightning would not handicap activities essential to the Department of Defense, protective
systems need not be erected when specifically exempted by the MACOM, providing metallic
ventilators, doors, and reinforcing steel are electrically bonded together and grounded. All
future igloo and corbetta type magazines constructed after the publication of TM 9-1300-
206, Change 10, shall be externally protected.
(1) Lightning protection systems will be visually inspected every seven months.
(2) Lightning protection systems will be tested for continuity every fourteen months.
(3) A record of results from continuity/grounding test will be maintained at the installation. The
record will include:
(a) Building number, contents and/or use.
(b) Date of inspection.
(c) Identification of part of system.
(e) Remarks (mechanical condition, nature of soil, etc.).
(f) Corrective action taken.
PART C - STORAGE OF AMMUNITION
1. Parts A and B provided you with some knowledge of ammunition storage structures and safety.
Here, we will discuss the storage of certain types of munitions to familiarize you with some of the
hazards involved. As a storage officer, you must ensure that ammunition is stored correctly and
that safety precautions are enforced. You must brief your personnel on a continuing basis.
Communication is the key to a successful storage operation.
2. The storage (warehousing) of ammunition is the art of using available space, personnel, and
equipment to ensure efficient receipt, storage, and issue of ammunition with minimum handling.
Our primary emphasis will be in the area of storage or rewarehousing. New storage problems arise
constantly and may require changes to storage plans.
3. Storage of Specific Types of Ammunition and Explosives.
a. Improved Conventional Munitions (ICM). ICMs may be armed and sensitive to initiation if the
cargo is ejected from its container or carrier. All ICM high explosive cartridges and projectiles