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Leader Interview: CW3 Jones & SFC Conaway, 10th SG
By | Oct. 6, 2023
MSG Half-Mast recently travelled back to Okinawa, Japan, where he met with CW3 Paul B. Jones, the Accountable Officer, 10th Support Group (SG) ammunition depot, and SFC Alexander Conaway, the ammo depot NCOIC. The three of...

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Cold Weather: Some Must-Read PS Articles to Prepare, Plan & Train
By | Nov. 15, 2022
Updated 15 Nov 2022: Warfighters, it’s time to gear up and prepare for the many challenges of cold weather, not to mention the hazards of winter driving. Read on info and links to cold weather articles...

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Ammunition: Cold Weather Affects Performance
By | Feb. 23, 2022
Soldiers, we told you how ammo performs when it’s hot, and now it’s time to tell you what happens when it’s cold. Keep reading to see how cold weather affects your ammo’s performance...

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Ammunition: How Heat Affects Ammo
By | June 10, 2021
Heat doesn’t affect all ammo the same way. Keep reading to find out more...

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Ammunition: DA Expert Explains Authorization Process
By | April 22, 2021
Dear Editor, as the munitions officer at HQDA, G-37/Training Ammunition (TRA), my team and I wanted to share some thoughts on your recent article “Ammunition: Don’t Waste it!” Keep reading to see how training ammunition...

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Ammunition: Don’t Waste it!
By | April 22, 2021
This has happened to most Soldiers: They arrive at the range and the ammo detail has loaded all the ammo into the magazines. They then zero their weapon and proceed to the qualification range. At the end of the day, the ammo...

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Ammunition: Report Malfunctions!
By | March 2, 2021
Soldiers, it doesn’t matter if you’re training in CONUS or OCONUS, firing small arms, using explosives or firing an M1 Abrams, ammo should work the first time, all of the time. The first thing to do after a round doesn’t fire...

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Small Arms: Ammunition Must be Clean and Dry
By | Oct. 29, 2020
Soldiers, word from the field is that some of you are reporting M16 and M4 bolt damage. The bolt locking lugs are cracking, breaking off, causing weapon stoppages, and creating a risk of injury and weapon damage...

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Small Arms: Bore, Ammo Dry for Firing
By | April 20, 2020
This Letter to the Editor initially appeared in PS 801 (Aug '19), p. 35. Dear Editor, PS has repeatedly emphasized the importance of running a cleaning or clearing rod through a weapon’s barrel before firing to make sure...

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M989A1 HEMAT Shock Absorber NSN
By | Jan. 29, 2020
Use NSN 2510-01-674-7408 to get a shock absorber for the 11-ton heavy expanded mobile ammunition trailer (HEMAT). This NSN replaces NSN 2510-01-289-8286 shown as Item 2 in Fig 22 of TM 9-2330-383-14&P (Dec 91, w/Ch 1, Jan...

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Ammunition: Caring for the New 9mm Round Prevents Accidents
By | Dec. 9, 2019
Dear Editor, Soldiers are now getting the new M17/ M18 modular handgun system, and with the handguns come new 9mm ammo. There are two new rounds: the M1152 ball and M1153 special purpose...

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Small Arms: Document Ammo Malfunctions
By | Dec. 4, 2019
Dear Editor, The Army tries to provide the best small arms and ammo for our Soldiers as possible. Our weapons can fire at very high rates, but no matter how hard we try to make the best ammo, it’s likely that Soldiers will...

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Ammo: Use New Dummy Rounds Only
By | Nov. 26, 2019
To prevent mix-ups in the field, three years ago, the Army fielded new small arms dummy rounds that are easily identified as dummy rounds. Units need to remember: these new rounds are the only dummy rounds authorized for...