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Ammo-63-DL U.S. Army Explosives Safety Familiarization (4E-F44/645-F28 (DL))

Ungraded knowledge checks are distributed throughout the content to provide students with immediate feedback about their level of understanding in each topic. Graded multiple choice questions are provided at the end of each course. 75% of these must be answered correctly to continue in the course. After three unsuccessful attempts on the same, individual assessment, the course will be marked as unsuccessful.

Description: This course is a certification course in accordance with AR 385-10/DA Pam 385-64. It was designed to provide a detailed overview of explosives safety practices for US Army personnel working in ammunition operations. This course covers four major topic areas regarding explosives safety: Characteristics of Propellant and Explosives introduces basic terminology associated with explosives, propellants, and ammunition items; Hazard Classification covers how hazard classes, divisions, and compatibility groups are used to enhance the safety of ammunition items during storage and transportation; Intro to Quantity Distance discusses the basic terms and principles of quantity distance, categories of QD protection, and regulatory guidance; Operational Safety covers general safety practices such as fire prevention measures, maintenance and demilitarization, facilities requirements, storage principles, standing operating procedures, and hazard analysis.

Audience: This course is intended for those fulfilling the requirements of AR 385-10/DA Pam 385-64, along with any other military, civilian and contractor personnel (at any grade level) who require the training in Army Explosives Safety practices.

Length: Approximately 16 hours (self-paced learning)

Special Information: This course is provided as a web-based course. Students must have web access, a CAC card, and an AKO account. Students must register through ATRRS for course credit. It is recommended that you have a high-speed Internet connection in order to view the course.

College Credit: Students who complete this course may be able to receive college-level credit as recommended by ACE. ACEs recommendations for college credit for this course include: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in chemistry of explosives. (5/14). ACE Course Number: USAM-0016. For more information on ACE and applying for college-level credit for this course, visit http://www.acenet.edu/acecredit.

Prerequisites: None.

Course Topics:

  1. Ammunition and Explosives
  2. Quantity Distance
  3. Operational Safety
  4. Storage Safety Requirements