About 3Rs Explosives Safety Education
Munitions are designed to be dangerous. Our nation's military have used and continue to use land and water across the United States for live-fire training or testing with munitions. As a result, munitions that are unexploded ordnance (UXO) may be present on both land and in the water. No matter what you call munitions — ammo, explosives, unexploded ordnance or UXO, duds, souvenirs — remember munitions are dangerous and can explode if you touch, move or disturb them. By visiting this website and following the 3Rs (Recognize, Retreat, Report) of Explosives Safety, you will help protect yourself, your battle buddies and family from the potential hazards associated with munitions
- Incident 1 In 2013, two civilians (peddlers or scrappers) illegally collecting metal on an operational range in Texas were seriously injured when a grenade exploded.
- Incident 2 In 2011, a crane operator in a scrap metal yard recognized there was a munition in the material he was processing. The operator immediately retreated from the area and reported what he saw to police.
- Recognize - when you may have encountered a munition and that munitions are dangerous.
- Retreat - do not approach, touch, move or disturb it, but carefully leave the area.
- Report - immediately notify your chain of command or local police.