Resource Links


On Monday, 2 March 2020, 0700–1700 CST (1300–2300 ZULU), all U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center websites and applications may experience a brief interruption in service due to scheduled maintenance.


The official source for ALL ammunition and explosives information is the Munitions and Explosives Safety Community of Practice at https://www.dau.mil/cop/ammo/Pages/Default.aspx.

Resource Links

  • Ammunition Community of Practice (COP)
    The purpose of this Community of Practice is to share knowledge throughout the ammunition enterprise. Military personnel, DOD civilians, supporting contractors, and other agencies can leverage expertise, share experiences, ask questions and participate in discussions.
  • Munitions History Program (MHP)
    MHP provides a one-stop shop for ammunition professionals. It is CAC enabled and access to certain areas has to be requested. Tabs across the top of the site allow the individual to access programs like AmmoHelp, the Explosives Safety Mishap Analysis Module (ESMAM), the Joint Hazard Classification System (JHCS), Interim and Final Hazard Classifications and other explosives safety resources. Ammunition Information Notices, Notices of Ammunition Reclassification, malfunction reporting, ammunition publications to include the Yellow Book are also part of the MHP system.
  • Defense Ammunition Center Training
    The Defense Ammunition Center (DAC) and US Army Technical Center for Explosives Safety (USATCES) provides worldwide support with technical expertise and training for munitions, explosives safety, and hazardous materials. USATCES is the Center for Excellence for Munitions and Explosives Safety. The Directorate for Training provides ammunition-related training for Department of Defense (DOD) military and civilian personnel through mobile training teams, regional training sites, and distance learning. Use this website for ALL ammunition and explosives training.
  • DOD Environment, Safety and Occupational Health network and Information Exchange
    Munitions are designed to be dangerous. Military personnel use our lands and waters across the United States for live-fire training and testing to defend our nation. As a result, ammo may be present on both land and in the water. No matter what you call it — ammo, explosives, UXO, duds or souvenirs — remember munitions are dangerous and can explode if approached, touched, moved or disturbed. By visiting this website, learning and following the 3Rs (Recognize, Retreat, Report) of Explosives Safety, you will help protect yourself, your family, friends and community from the potential dangers associated with the presence of munitions.