ARMY - AR 385-63
|Publication Date:||30 January 2012|
Applicability. This regulation/order applies to the active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Re - serve, unless otherwise stated. It also applies to the following: the United States Military Academy; Department soft he Army and the Navy civilian employees and contractors; Reserve Officers' Training Corps students training on Army or Marine Corps controlled ranges; the Marine Corps Total Force; any person or organization using Army or Marine Corps controlled real estate or operational ranges; operational range training and target practice activities; military real estate areas that are being or have been used as bombing ranges; artillery impact areas or target areas; all areas designated for live fire weapos firing; recreational range s and rod and gun club ranges located on Army or Marine Corps real property controlled by the Army or the Marine Corps; personnel training outside the continental United States; and operational training conducted on test and evaluation ranges (it does not apply to testing and evaluation conducted on such ranges). This regulation / order is advisory for deploye d units engaged in combat operations. Army or Marine Corps commanders will apply the provisions of this regulation/order and/ or host nation agreements as appropriate. Local standard operating procedures and range policies will reinforce this regulation/ order. Contracts for work on Army/ Marine Corps ranges will comply with applicable provisions of this regulation/order. During contingency operations, chapters and policies contained in this regulation/order may be modified by the Director Army Staff/Commandant of the Marine Corps.
This publication prescribes Army and Marine Corps range safety policies and responsibilities for firing ammunitions, lasers, guided missiles, demolitions, explosives, rockets, and the delivery of bombs on Army and Marine Corps ranges and/or live-fire training facilities. It also provides guidance for range safety programs in support of range operations. For Army and Marine Corps users, DA Pam 385-63 prescribes range safety standards and procedures to be used in conjunction with this publication. When standards in DA Pam 385-63 conflict with standards of other military Services or Federal agencies, the standards providing the higher degree of protection apply. When training in other countries, applicable host nation agreements supersede this publication and Department of Defense directive (DODD) 4715.12.