It's time again to prepare for the Annual Team White Sands Ammunition and Explosives Amnesty Day. This year the event will occur on Wednesday, 31 October 2018 from 10:30am-1:30pm. In accordance with DA PAM 385-64, DA Pam 700-16 and WSMR Policy Letter #29 ammunition amnesty is an anonymous process and may be used without fear of penalty or prosecution.
The collection point will be Gate 70-18A (A18), located on NM HWY 70; five miles east from the NM Hwy 213 (Owen Road) which is the turn-off exit to the White Sands Missile Range Las Cruces Gate and directly across the Small Missile Range (SMR) gate on HWY 70 (west bound). Quality Assurance Specialist Ammunition Surveillance (QASAS) will be accepting amnesty turn-in at this location. No question will be asked of the person turning in the A&E, nor will there be any record made of who turned in the amnesty.
The purpose of the Army's A&E Amnesty Program is to allow personnel to turn-in any A&E in their possession (found, forgotten, obtain under questionable conditions…), that they are not legally allowed to have. The amnesty process gets the material back into the proper supply channels. This does not apply to using organizations that have received an A&E issue, but have not utilized the proper supply process to complete a normal turn-in.
If you are not sure if the A&E item is safe for transport in a vehicle, please contact the following: On post please contact QASAS at (575) 678-7449. Off-post personnel should contact local law enforcement to handle this hazardous situation.
Who: Anyone (Anonymously)
What: Ammunition and Explosives Amnesty Day
Where: WSMR Gate A18 (Interstate 70, 5-miles from NM Hwy 213, turn-off for the Las Cruses Gate)
When: Wednesday, 31 October 2018 from 10:30am-1:30pm
How: Safely Providing the A&E item(s) to a WSMR QASAS Employee
Why: Keep WSMR and community SAFE and FREE of ammunition and explosives, not legally allowed in having, and can create a hazard to our community.
QASAS: (575) 678-7449
WSMR Explosives Safety Manager: (575) 678-5194
KEEP OUR COMMUNITY SAFE!