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Uxo Training & Range Hazards Card 

 

Every individual working, visiting, or living on White Sands Missile Range will be required to have some type of UXO hazards training. Individuals who receive a UXO Range Hazards Card will be required to have this Card in their possession during the individual’s duty hours, while on White Sands Missile Range to include the extended cantonment area (see map). The extended cantonment area includes the main administrative areas and most of the popular running and hiking trails and recreational areas to include the Skeet Range, Motorcross Track, Golf Course, and Boy Scout Camp. Anyone traveling outside the extended cantonment area (on or off duty) must have the UXO Range Hazards Card or be escorted.

WHITE SANDS EMPLOYEES, TENANTS, AND CONTRACTORS

All White Sands employees, tenants, and contractors shall receive the following UXO hazards training. First, read and sign the Commander’s Range Hazards Orientation letter. Second, watch the approved Explosive Ordnance Detachment (EOD) UXO hazards videotape* or attend a briefing presented by EOD personnel. Third, acknowledge receipt of this instruction by completing the "Record of Organizational Training on Unexploded Ordnance Range Hazards." Once these steps have been accomplished, individuals will receive a UXO Range Hazards Card.

The head of each Range directorate, tenant activity, or sponsor is responsible for assuring that these three steps are accomplished before issuing UXO Range Hazards Cards. Contractors should coordinate with their White Sands sponsor for compliance with these requirements. All signed records and letters will be filed and maintained by the appropriate Range directorate, tenant activity, or sponsor and are subject to review.

WHITE SANDS VISITORS

VISITORS INSIDE THE EXTENDED CANTONMENT AREA

Visitors who are working inside the White Sands extended cantonment area are not required to receive formal training. Since they will remain within the extended cantonment area, these visitors will not be issued a UXO Range Hazards Card. These visitors, however, will be informed of the potential UXO hazards either by the person who sponsors them onto the Range (using the UXO Standardized Briefing** or the Commander’s Range Hazards Orientation letter) or through other means (such as signs located at strategic locations or information provided at the Range entrances).

VISITORS OUTSIDE THE EXTENDED CANTONMENT AREA

Visitors who are working outside the White Sands extended cantonment area must read and sign the Commander’s Range Hazards Orientation letter. Visitors must also watch the approved Explosive Ordnance Detachment (EOD) hazards videotape* or be briefed by EOD or be briefed by their sponsor using the Standardized UXO Briefing**. The sponsor may issue the UXO Range Hazards Card only after the visitor has either viewed the approved UXO hazards videotape* or been briefed by EOD personnel. Visitors who do not view the approved videotape or are not briefed by EOD personnel, will have to be escorted at all times by their sponsor (who will have a UXO Range Hazards Card in their possession). All signed letters will be filed and maintained by the appropriate Range directorate, tenant activity, or sponsor and are subject to review.

CASUAL VISITORS

Casual visitors entering White Sands Missile Range for recreational or other personal reasons and who remain within the confines of the extended cantonment area are not required to receive formal training. These visitors will, however, be informed of the potential UXO hazards either by the person who sponsors them onto the Range (using the UXO Standardized Briefing** or the Commander’s Range Hazards Orientation letter) or through other means (such as signs located at strategic locations or information provided at the Range entrances). Casual visitors are discouraged from leaving the confines of the extended cantonment area. However, if they do wish to leave this area, they must be escorted by someone with a valid UXO Range Hazards Card or they must receive the same training required above for the Visitors Outside the Extended Cantonment Area.

VISITORS SPONSORED BY OR COORDINATED THROUGH PUBLIC AFFAIRS AND/OR PROTOCOL

All visitors sponsored by or coordinated through the Public Affairs Office or the Protocol Office will be escorted. Public Affairs, Protocol, or the sponsor will be required to brief their visitors using the UXO Range Hazards Card, the Standardized UXO Briefing** or the UXO hazards videotape*, as appropriate. Only those visitors leaving the extended cantonment area will be required to read and sign the Commander’s Range Hazards Orientation letter. All signed letters will be filed and maintained by the Public Affairs Office or Protocol Office and are subject to review.

FAMILY MEMBERS LIVING AT WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE

To safeguard the welfare of our family members and their guests, all heads of households or sponsors living at White Sands shall educate their family members and guests on the hazards of UXO on the Range. The Garrison Commander’s Office is currently taking steps to assist each White Sands household in meeting this responsibility. The head of household/sponsor for each White Sands family will be contacted and briefed by their Housing Street Coordinator or a representative of the Housing Office using the Family Housing Commander’s Range Hazards Orientation letter. The head of household/sponsor will then be asked to sign the Family Housing Commander’s Range Hazards Orientation letter indicating that they understand these hazards and will ensure that all persons living in or visiting their household understand these hazards. The head of household/sponsor and their spouse will also be required to watch the UXO hazards videotape* (available from the Housing Street Coordinator/Housing Office). Additionally, the UXO hazards videotape* will be carried on the White Sands Public Information TV Channel (Channel 3) on a regular basis. After viewing the UXO hazards videotape, the head of household/sponsor and the spouse will be issued a UXO Range Hazards Card. The Housing Office will keep the signed Orientation letter and a copy of the letter will be left with the head of household/sponsor for their use. If family members/guests plan to travel on the Range outside of the White Sands extended cantonment area, they must be escorted by someone with a valid UXO Range Hazards Card.

OBTAINING THE TRAINING VIDEO, FORMS, AND UXO RANGE HAZARDS CARDS

Copies of the training videotape and the Record of Organizational Training on Unexploded Ordnance Range Hazards and Commander’s Range Hazards Orientation letter are available from each employee’s Range directorate, tenant activity, or sponsor. The UXO Range Hazards Cards are also available through your directorate, tenant activity, or sponsor. Individuals or activities who do not have a sponsor may obtain the videotape, forms, and UXO Range Hazards Cards from the Law Enforcement and Security Directorate, Bldg. 384, Badging Office, 678-5605.

EXCEPTIONS

Only the Commanding General, White Sands Missile Range, may grant exceptions to the above requirements.

Map: UXO Containment Area Boundries Map

UXO Containment Area Boundries Map (Click for Larger Map)

 
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