construction. The normal wire ties are considered
sufficient to provide electrical connection between the
sections of reinforced steel that are in contact with each
MAGAZINE AND MAGAZINE
Magazine areas are protected by nonclimbable
fences. All the entrances are locked unless guards are
posted. Post a sign at all the entrances to restricted areas.
The sign indicates that every vehicle must stop, that each
person must present proper credentials to the guard, and
that all articles prohibited within the area must be given
to the guard. The exact wording of the signs are left to
the discretion of the commanding officer. However, the
word explosive doesnt appear on the sign, and the sign
isnt attached to the magazines.
Special precautions are taken to guard or patrol the
areas that not protected by suitable fencing. Magazine
and explosives areas where ammunition, explosives,
and other items of high-security classification are stored
must be adequately guarded at all times.
Dont let unauthorized personnel enter or remain in
any magazine or explosives area. Personnel involved in
ammunition handling operations are authorized in
magazines or buildings that contain explosives only as
required, and they must enter and leave explosives areas
at designated points.
Additional information on the requirements for
posting, fencing, unguarded facilities and vehicles,
emergency events, and security alarm systems is found
in Department of the Navy Physical Security Instruction
for Sensitive Conventional Arms, Ammunitions and
Explosives (AA&E), OPNAVINST 5530.13.
The commanding officer, or duly authorized
representative, requires regular and frequent magazine
inspections. These inspections include ready-service
lockers, ready-service magazines, and magazine areas.
Magazine inspections are conducted to make sure the
following conditions are met:
Ensure magazine repairs are made, if needed.
Ensure that safety regulations, particularly those
that involve cleanliness and elimination of fire
hazards, are observed.
Ensure that magazine contents are not
deteriorating into an unsafe condition, and they
are stored in an orderly, compatible, and
The magazine area inspections are designed to
make sure the following actions are being maintained
Firebreaks are being maintained.
Fire protection equipment, when required, is
available and serviceable.
Roads are good and in usable condition.
Fences are secure.
REVIEW NUMBER 2 ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS Q1. THROUGH Q6.
An advanced base is a temporary base that is in or near a forward area outside
the zone of the interior Its primary mission is to support a wartime operation.
NAVSEA OP 5, Volume 3, governs ammunition storage at advanced bases.
At least two storage areas for each type of ammunition is needed at an advanced
base to prevent loss of a particular type of ammunition if there were a fire or
The disposal area at an advanced base should be a minimum of 800 yards from
ammunition storage sites and inhabited areas ?
A prefabricated magazine at an advanced base is an earth-covered, arch-type
At an advanced base, ammunition in Category A poses a fire hazard.