21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Multiservice Procedures for Unexploded Ordnance Operations (FM 3-100.38) UXO, UXB, Unexploded Bombs (Value-Added Professional Format Series)
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, the Multiservice Procedures for Unexploded Ordnance Operations Field Manual (FM 3-100.38) describes the unexploded explosive ordnance (UXO) threat and provides guidelines to minimize the impact of UXO hazards. More
Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, the Multiservice Procedures for Unexploded Ordnance Operations Field Manual (FM 3-100.38) describes the unexploded explosive ordnance (UXO) threat and provides guidelines to minimize the impact of UXO hazards. It provides warfighting personnel at the operational and tactical levels with information to optimize UXO safety and increase efficiency, while reducing or eliminating losses of personnel and equipment to UXO hazards.
It covers identifying, marking, reporting, and tracking UXO hazards.
In the executive summary, it states:
"This manual describes the UXO threat to friendly forces and operations; provides guidelines for planning, reporting, tracking, and marking UXO hazards and training recommendations for the joint force; provides commanders several options for applying force protection measures against UXO hazards; delineates the roles of explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and engineer units with regard to UXO hazards; describes service-specific UXO missions and capabilities. Every military operation can produce UXO hazards. UXO pose a threat to operational mobility, personnel, equipment and facilities. Understanding the impact of UXO hazards and the procedures used to minimize their effects can maximize the efficiency of resources available during a joint operation. Establishing procedures and training the force to react to these hazards enhances joint force capabilities. This publication contains TTP (tactics, techniques, and procedures) to mitigate UXO hazards while conducting joint operations. This publication makes a critical distinction between land-based mines and other UXO hazards. Mines and minefields are, by definition, a category of UXO; distinction of the specific type of UXO is critical to determine which methods and forces to employ to mitigate the hazards of mines and other UXO. The breaching, reduction, or clearing of land-based mine hazards is primarily the responsibility of combat engineer units; the reduction or clearing of all other UXO hazards is primarily the responsibility of EOD units. Non-UXO trained military personnel should avoid, mark, and report UXO hazards using the methods prescribed by this publication. When possible, include UXO-trained personnel in any operation involving UXO. EOD technicians are the ordnance experts, however, EOD forces comprise less than one percent of the entire force. It is critical that EOD experts conduct detailed clearance of UXO hazards."
Chapters and contents include:
Organization - The chapters in this MTTP address UXO hazards, procedures for avoiding UXO hazards during joint operations, and unique service capabilities.
Chapter I (UXO Hazards)-Defines UXO hazards and describes the degree of risk for different operational categories (such as maneuver, air assault, aviation, amphibious, and air base operations).
Chapter II (Joint Force UXO Operations)-Describes the responsibilities for planning and executing a joint operation with UXO hazards.
Chapter III (Service Component Capabilities)-Outlines individual service missions, command and control (C2) structures, and specific capabilities of engineer and EOD forces of each service.
As a bonus, this reproduction includes FM-1, The Army Field Manual, a capstone manual containing the vision for the Army - sold separately for $5.99. FM 1 establishes the fundamental principles for employing Landpower. The most important of these are the Army's operational concept and the fundamentals that support it. They form the foundation for all Army doctrine. All Soldiers should understand and internalize them. FM 1 describes the American profession of arms, the Army's place in it, and what it means to be a professional Soldier.
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