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                        OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL
                                JACKSON BARRACKS
                          NEW ORLEANS, LA 70146-0330

LANG-PTO-T (700-47a)                                        10 March 2000

MEMORANDUM FOR See Distribution

SUBJECT:   Range Operation SOP

1. PURPOSE. To establish a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)
for the operation of weapons ranges for units of the Louisiana
Army National Guard.

2. DISCUSSION. This SOP is written in four phases. Phase 1
covers all actions required in the planning phase of the
operation. Phase 2 covers the draw, set-up and requirements of
running a range. Phase 3 covers the actual firing at the range,
tabulation of scores and evaluation of results. Phase 4 covers
planning and execution of make-up firing.

3. PHASE 1. Planning for successful range operations will begin
with a thorough evaluation of the unit’s mission and LAARNG
requirements for the weapons to be fired. The following steps
will be taken in order to successfully prepare for range

   a.    Analyze mission.      Mission analysis should include:

        (1)   Weapons to be fired.

        (2)   Personnel to fire.

        (3)   LAARNG Standards (Annex A).

        (4)   Date to fire.

   b.   Evaluate support requirements to include:

        (1)   Range requirements/availability (Annex F).

              (a)    Ml6Al/A2 25 meter alternate rifle course.
SUBJECT: Range Operation SOP

           (b)    Ml9llAl/.38 Cal/9MM/.22 Cal 25 meter alternate
pistol course.    MP's will fire the MP qualification course.

            (c)   M203 GL record fire range.

            (d)   M60 machine gun 10 meter and transition range

            (e)   M2HB.50 Cal hand machine gun familiarization

      (2)    Ammunition requirements.

      (3)    Transportation requirements.

      (4)    Billeting requirements.

      (5)    Ration requirements.

      (6)    Personnel support requirements.

    c. Write and issue operation order (OPORD) at least 90 days
prior to exercise. Units will furnish one copy of the OPORD to

    d. Conduct pre-marksmanship instruction (PMI) for a minimum
of four hours the MUTA prior to firing (Annex B). If assistance
is needed, trained marksmanship instructors are available and
may be coordinated thru LANG-PTO, MAJ Santos, ext 8373, Jackson
Barracks, New Orleans, LA.

    e. Ensure that personnel tasked to operate ranges are fully
trained and qualified, and are assigned the responsibility a
minimum of 120 days prior to unit firing. The OIC will be
provided a copy of this SOP for use in preparation of training.

    f. Ensure that personnel to fire are adequately trained on
Mechanical/Battlesight Zero and the four marksmanship
fundamentals (Aiming, Breathing, Trigger squeeze and Steady
position). Trainers will be given adequate advance notice and
time to prepare for training.
SUBJECT: Range Operation SOP

    g. Good shooters will be identified from last firing
results and assigned to first firing order. After firing, those
firers will be tasked to act as coaches and continue PMI for the
remainder of the unit.

4. PHASE 2. Phase 2 will begin with the advanced party
departure from home station to draw ranges and will conclude
with unit occupation of ranges. The use of IDT Support Funds,
as available, is encouraged. The following steps must be taken
prior to the unit occupation of the range:

   a.   Certified personnel will draw ranges from Range Control.

    b. Adequate targets will be drawn from range warehouse (1
per firer + 10%).

    c. Adequate target frames will be drawn from range
warehouse (1 per firing point + 20%).

    d. Ammunition Supply Point (ASP) will be established IAW
installation regulations.

   e.   Barricades required will be drawn from range warehouse.

    f. Range personnel will be familiar with ranges and courses
to be fired.

       (1) Soldiers armed with the Ml6Al/A2 will qualify using
the 25 meter alternate course, FM 23-9.

       (2) Soldiers armed with the Ml9llAl/.38 Cal/9MM/.22 Cal
will qualify on the 25 meter alternate course, Appendix B, FM
23-35, with the exception of the MP's. MP's will qualify in the
MP qualification course, Appendix B, FM 19-10.

       (3) M60 machine gun Category I gunners and assistant
gunners will fire both the 10 meter and transition range
courses. Category II gunners and assistant gunners will fire
only the 10 meter course, FM 23-67.

        (4)   M203 gunners will qualify using FM 23-31.
SUBJECT: Range Operation SOP

   g.   Adequate water supply will be made available on range.

   h.   Required fire fighting equipment will be on hand.

   i.   Communications with Range Control will be established.

    j. Public address system will be functional and back-up
bull horns will be on hand.

    k. Staples, stapler, pasters and paste will be on hand for

    1. Appropriate FMs, TMs and Table for weapons to be fired
will be available on ranges.

    m. Adequate cleaning equipment and appropriate lubricants
will be on hand.

   n.   Ear protection.

    o. Appropriate weapon maintenance equipment and personnel
will be on hand.

   p.   Brass deflectors for left handed firers.

   q.   Range flag will be posted on range.

    r. The following personnel will have been designated and
trained on the tasks they must perform:

        (1)   Range OIC.

        (2)   Range NCOIC.

        (3)   Safety Officer.

        (4)   Coaches (Minimum of 1 per 3 firers).

        (5)   Ammunition detail.

        (6)   Road Guards (if needed).
SUBJECT: Range Operation SOP

       (7)   Medic.

       (8)   Concurrent Training NCOIC.

5. PHASE 3. Phase 3 will begin upon the unit occupation of the
range and will conclude with final report of results of firing.
The following actions will be taken during this phase:

     a. All personnel will receive safety briefing from the
Range Safety Officer.

     b. First firing order will be composed of good firers that
have been identified earlier. Once that firing order has fired
those personnel will become coaches and PMI trainers for the
remainder of the unit.

    c. Overstrength personnel fire and Battlesight Zero are
recorded on scorecard and target.

    d. All personnel fire, to include Reps who have been to
basic training but not AIT, on the zero course. Rep's are not
required to qualify and will be excluded from qualification
percentage computations.

    e. All firers will obtain a valid zero prior to attempting
to qualify. If a soldier fails to zero, he/she will be removed
from the firing line and sent to the rear where remedial
marksmanship training is being conducted. The weaponeer can be
used for firers who fail to zero. The Engagement Skills Trainer
is also available for use at Camp Beauregard. Upon completion
of remedial marksmanship training, the soldier will return to
the range to obtain a valid zero and qualify.

    f. Firers will follow all safety regulations. Safety will
be the number one priority during range operations.

    g. All targets will be scored and those scores will be
reported accurately.

    h. Range OIC will maintain possession of all scorecards and
targets until completion of firing.
SUBJECT: Range Operation SOP

    i. Upon completion of firing, all scorecards and targets
will be turned over to the unit commander for evaluation. Unit
commander will evaluate results against LAARNG standards to
verify that standards have been met. If standards have not been
met, where possible, unit commander will re-fire all soldiers
who have failed to meet the standard.

    j. Unit commander will forward results of firing to arrive
LANG-PTO NLT close of business 10 working days after firing.

   k.   Range will be closed IAW installation policy.

    l. Ammunition Supply Point (ASP) will be closed IAW
installation policy and all ammunition, expended brass,
ammunition boxes, ammunition links, and crates will be accounted

    m. Hourly communications checks will be made with Range
Control during entire occupation of range.

    n. Unit commander will maintain targets and scorecards at
home station until the next firing.

6. PHASE 4. Phase 4 will be planned for during the initial
range operations planning phase and will be executed after the
completion of Phase 3. Ammunition and ranges will be forecasted
for all weapons to be fired by the unit, in order to ensure that
all ranges are available when needed. Phase 4 will require a
repeat of Phases 1, 2, and 3 for those personnel who have not
fired or who failed to qualify.

                                LANDRENEAU, MG
SUBJECT: Range Operation SOP

Annexes:   A   –   LAARNG Standards, LAARNG Range Operation SOP
           B   -   Preparatory Marksmanship Instruction
           C   –   M16A1/A2 25 Meter Alternate Course
           D   -   Concurrent Training
           E   -   Uniform
           F   -   Range Availability
           G   -   Equipment
           H   -   Range Recon and Preparation
           I   -   Range Operations Checklist

                             ANNEX A
                        LAARNG STANDARDS
                   LAARNG Range Operation SOP

1. Scope: To outline procedures and standards to be used by
units of the Louisiana Army National Guard for weapons
qualification and marksmanship training.

2. Discussion: The Louisiana National Guard will follow the
guidance for small arms weapons qualifications issued in DA PAM
350-38 (STRAC Document) and supplemented by appropriate Field

    a. The Louisiana National Guard consists of two of the four
different training readiness conditions (TRC) listed in
paragraph 5-1a, DA PAM 350-38.

       (1)   TRC B – National Guard Enhanced Brigades.

       (2)   TRC C – USAR and other National Guard units.

    b. Training programs for some weapon systems have been
divided into two categories as contained in paragraphs 5-1e(1) &
5-1e(2), DA PAM 350-38.

        (1) Category I (CAT I) – applies only to soldiers with
an 11B or 11M MOS assigned to an infantry rifle platoon or 19D
or 11B assigned to a scout platoon/long range surveillance
detachment (LRSD). Combat engineers assigned to heavy divisions
are included in this category for the M2HB MG only. This
category also applies to Military Police platoons. For the
Claymore mine, combat engineers are resourced as Category I.
Both individual and collective weapons training standards and
strategies have been developed for this category.

        (2) Category II (CAT II) – applies to all other
soldiers not identified as CAT I. Only individual training
standards and strategies have been developed for this category.
3.   M16A1/A2 Rifle/M4 Carbine:

     a.   Paragraphs 5-9a & 5-9b, DA PAM 350-38.
     b.   Table 5-5, Page 3, DA PAM 350-38.
     c.   Table 5-38, DA PAM 350-38.
     d.   Table 5-39, DA PAM 350-38.
     e.   Annex C, LAARNG Range Operation SOP.

4.   Pistols (M1911A1/M9/.38 Cal/.22 Cal):

     a.   Paragraphs 5-9g & 5-9h, DA PAM 350-38.
     b.   Table 5-5, Page 4, DA PAM 350-38.
     c.   Table 5-45, DA PAM 350-38.
     d.   Table 5-46, DA PAM 350-38.
     e.   Appendix B, FM 23-35 (Alternate Pistol
          Qualification Course).
     f.   Appendix B, FM 19-10, Military Police
          Firearms Qualification.
     g.   NBC Fire. NBC Fire will be conducted using the
          standard pistol target, firing 18 rounds wearing
          protective mask and gloves as a minimum. NBC fire
          will be scored on a GO/NO GO basis with a minimum
          of three bits being the standard.

5.   Machine Guns:

     a.   M60/M240B MMG/M249LMG:

          (1)   Paragraphs 5-8a & 5-8b, DA PAM 350-38.
          (2)   Table 5-5, page 1, DA PAM 350-38.
          (3)   Table 5-29, DA PAM 350-38.
          (4)   Table 5-30, DA PAM 350-38.
          (5)   FM 23-67.

     b.   M2HB.50 Caliber HMG:

          (1)   Paragraphs 5-8c & 5-8d, DA PAM 350-38.
          (2)   Table 5-5, page 2, DA PAM 350-38.
          (3)   Table 5-32, DA PAM 350-38.
          (4)   Table 5-33, DA PAM 350-38.
          (5)   Chapter 5, FM 23-65 (Marksmanship Training).
6.   M203 Grenade Launcher (GL):

     a.   Paragraphs 5-9e & 5-9f, DA PAM 350-38.
     b.   Table 5-5, pages 3 & 4, DA PAM 350-38.
     c.   Table 5-43, DA PAM 350-38.
     d.   Table 5-44, DA PAM 350-38.
     e.   Chapter 5, FM 23-31 (Marksmanship Training).

7.   References:

     a.   Chapter 5, Infantry Weapon System, DA PAM 350-38, STRAC
          Document, (
     b.   Appendix B, Alternate Pistol Qualification Course,
          FM 23-35, (
     c.   Appendix B, Military Police Firearms Qualifications,
          FM 19-10, (
     d.   FM 23-67.
     e.   Chapter 5, Marksmanship Training, FM 23-65,
     f.   Chapter 5, Marksmanship Training, FM 23-31,
                              ANNEX B
                    LAARNG Range Operation SOP

1. Scope. The following subjects will be included in the
conduct of PMI, both at home station and, as necessary on the

   a. Safety

   b. Mechanical/Battlesight Zero

   c. Sight alignment with training aids

   d. Four marksmanship fundamentals with training aids

   e. Firing positions

   f. Adjustment of sights

   g. Familiarization with course of fire/scoring

   h. Familiarization with targets/score cards

   i. Immediate action drills (Sports)

                 S--Slap up on magazine
                 P--Pull charging handle to the rear
                 O--Observe chamber
                 R--Release charging handle
                 T--Tap forward assist
                 S--Squeeze trigger

   j.   Assembly/Disassembly/Function check

   k.   Weapon maintenance

2. PMI will be conducted for a minimum of four hours,
preferably the MUTA prior to firing, and will also be conducted
as necessary on the range.
                              ANNEX C
                M16A1/A2 25 METER ALTERNATE COURSE
                    LAARNG Range Operation SOP

1. Scope. The 25 Meter Alternate Course will be used by all
units within the LAARNG to conduct M16A1/A2 qualification.
Soldiers and commanders will ensure that the weapon has been
zeroed to standard prior to firing.

2.   Organization.

   a. The alternate course may be conducted on any 25 meter,
1,000-inch or indoor range where service ammunition can be
fired. As range facilities differ, range equipment may vary for
each unit conducting training. Target frames may be built
locally or may be provided by the facility. Target tackers or
paste may be used to affix target sheets to target frames. The
25 Meter Alternate Course "C" target will be used.

   b. Each firer will use a new target and simply mark the hits
from the first table with an ink marker or pasters prior to
firing Table 2. Upon completion of firing, target will be
scored and attached to the scorecard. Scorecards and targets
will be maintained with the soldier’s training records until
next firing.

3. Conduct of Fire. Firers engage each scaled silhouette with
one round from the first magazine. They perform a rapid
magazine change and engage each scaled silhouette again with one
round from the second magazine. Fire commands are given by the
tower operator verbatim to conduct the alternate course. Fire
commands are as follows:

   a. Table 1: Foxhole/Prone supported position, 2 magazines
of 10 rounds each, time 120 seconds.

   b. Table 2: Prone unsupported position, 2 magazines of 10
rounds each, time 120 seconds.

   c. Alibis: Allow refire after each table.    Six seconds are
allowed for each valid alibi.
4.   Scoring.

    a. Accurately count hits and misses. A hit is any bullet
hole that is either completely within or which touches some part
of the scaled silhouette. If a bullet hole does not touch some
part of the scaled silhouette, it is counted as a miss. After
first firing table, mark target and fire the second table.
Count maximum of two hits per silhouette, per table.

     b.   Clearly fill in the scorecard.

    c. Attach target to Scorecard upon completion of firing
both tables.

    d. Total the score, sign and return the completed scorecard
and target to the range OIC.
                              ANNEX D
                        CONCURRENT TRAINING
                    LAARNG Range Operation SOP

1. Scope. This annex will cover the minimum subjects that will
be contained in concurrent training for range operations.

2. Concurrent Training on the weapon ranges will include, but
not be limited to, the following:

   a.   Marksmanship Fundamentals:

        (1)   Steady position
        (2)   Aim
        (3)   Breathing
        (4)   Trigger Squeeze

   b.   Loading and unloading using dummy rounds in magazine.

   c.   Immediate actions, clear and reduce stoppages.

   d.   Correct sight picture.

   e.   Correct positions.

        (1)   Prone supported.
        (2)   Foxhole.
        (3)   Prone unsupported.

   f.   Mechanical/Battlesight zero.

        (1)   Explain mechanical zero.
        (2)   Sight manipulation.
        (3)   Long range aperture.
        (4)   Zero target explanation and use.
        (5)   Qualifications target explanation.

   g.   Disassembly/Assembly

   h.   Cleaning and maintenance.
                                ANNEX E
                      LAARNG Range Operation SOP

1. The following is the minimum standards for uniform wear
during weapons qualifications:

   a.    Class C uniform.
   b.    Kevlar helmet (steel helmet optional), with chin strap,
         cover and band.
   c.    Ear plugs with carrier.
   d.    Load Bearing Equipment (LBE) to include:

         (1)   Belt Individual.
         (2)   Suspenders.
         (3)   Canteen with cover and cup.
         (4)   Ammo Pouch (2).
         (5)   First aid pouch, with bandage.

   *e.   Protective mask, with hood.
   *f.   Chemical protective gloves.
   *g.   Weapon.

2. The prescribed uniform will be worn by all personnel firing
on the range, as well as, all personnel visiting or operating
the range.

* needed only for NBC familiarization firing.
                              ANNEX F
                        RANGE AVAILABILITY
                    LAARNG Range Operation SOP

1. LAARNG armories located in the following towns have indoor

   a.   Jackson Barracks, New Orleans, LA.
   b.   Breaux Bridge, LA.
   c.   Houma, LA.
   d.   Monroe, LA.
   e.   Shreveport, LA.
   f.   Napoleonville, LA.
   g.   Clarks, LA.

2. The following installations have outdoor ranges available
for LAARNG usage.

   a.   Camp Beauregard, LA:

        (1)   Modified Record Fire Range (Automated)---------1
        (2)   M16A1/A2 25 Meter Alternate Course-------------1
        (3)   Alternate Pistol Qualification Course----------1
        (4)   MPMG 80 Meter Course---------------------------1
        (5)   M203 GL Course---------------------------------1

   b.   Camp Villere, LA:

        (1)   M16A1/A2 25 Meter Alternate Course-------------1
        (2)   Alternate Pistol Qualification Course----------1

   c.   Fort Polk, LA:

        (1)   M16A1/A2 Day Record Fire Course----------------2
        (2)   M16A1/A2 25 Meter Alternate Course-------------7
        (3)   M16A1/A2 Night Record Fire Course--------------1
        (4)   M60 MG 10 Meter Course-------------------------1
        (5)   M60 MG Transition Range Course-----------------1
        (6)   M203 GL Course---------------------------------1
        (7)   Alternate Pistol Course------------------------2
        (8)   MP Pistol Qualification Course-----------------1
   d.   Camp Shelby, MS:

        (1)   M16A1/A2 Day Record Fire Course----------------2
        (2)   M16A1/A2 25 Meter Alternate Course-------------5
        (3)   M60 MG 10 Meter Course-------------------------1
        (4)   M60 MG Transition Range Course-----------------1
        (5)   Alternate Pistol Qualification Course----------5
        (6)   M203 GL Course---------------------------------1

3. The LAARNG has a Facilities and Land Usage Agreement with
the Baton Rouge City Police Department located in East Baton
Rouge, LA. The Agreement provides LAARNG units in the Baton
Rouge Area access to the Baton Rouge City Police Department
range for M16A1/A2 and pistol qualification. The land usage
agreement is valid through 16 JULY 2003.

4. LAARNG unit commanders must request approval from LANG-PTO-T
prior to using ranges not located in this Annex.
                             ANNEX G
                   LAARNG Range Operation SOP

 The following equipment, as a minimum, will be on hand
                     on the range:

     a. Weapons, complete with firing pins and bolts.
     b. Magazines, minimum of 4 per firing point, where
     c. Bullhorns, 2 each, with batteries.
     d. Left hand brass deflectors, 5 each, where applicable.
     e. Dummy ammunition.
     f. Range safety paddles, minimum of 1 per 5 firing points.
     g. Fire extinguishers, minimum of 2, with one located at
 the ammunition point.
     h. Cleaning rods, minimum of 1 per 5 firing points.
     i. Weapons lubricant, minimum of 1 bottle per 5 firing
     j. Range SOP to include range fan diagram.
     k. Range flag.
     l. Dual means of communication to range control.
     m. 1 qualification target per firer + 10%.
     n. 1 zero target per firer + 10%.
     o. 1 score card per firer + 10%.
     p. 1 target frame per firing point + 20%.
     q. 1 nail per firer (to be used in sight adjustment).
     r. Water.
     s. Medics, to include evacuation plan.
     t. Ammunition.
     u. LAARNG Range Operation SOP.
     v. Stapler, staples, pasters and paste for targets.
     w. Shovels and rakes.
     x. Sand bags, mimimum of 3 per firing point, where
     y. Rifle holding device (TA-G-12A).
     z. Target box paddle (DVC-T-7-86).
    aa. M151A1 Aiming Card, minimum of 20.
    bb. FMs, TMs, and firing tables for all weapons/courses
 being fired.
    cc. Stop watch and whistle.
                                  ANNEX H
                       RANGE RECON AND PREPARATION
                        LAARNG Range Operation SOP

1. Range officer and all range personnel will be assigned and
notified 120 days prior to firing.

2. Range officer will recon range a minimum of 90 days prior to
firing to determine the following:

    a. Will targets and target frames be available for firing?
    b. What improvement needs to be made to the range prior to
    c. Has range firing date been coordinated with range
    d. Are water, latrines and electricity available on the
    e. When can range and range flag be drawn?
    f. Who will inspect range prior to closure?
    g. Are there any additional requirements of the
    h. Parking and bivouac areas?

3.   Transportation:

    a. Range officer will coordinate with unit commander to
determine if transportation requirements have been identified
and that request has been submitted at least 60 days prior to

    b. Range officer will make a route recon, verify convoy
requirements and prepare stripmaps.

4.   Ammunition request:

    a. Range officer will verify ammunition forecast is
accurate and ensure that adequate ammunition is requested for

    b. Ammunition NCO will draw ammunition and transport to
range prior to firing in order to ensure that ammunition is
broken down and loaded in magazines prior to unit arrival on
range. Ammunition NCO is also responsible for the security,
police and turn-in of all ammunition and residue.

                           ANNEX I
                 LAARNG Range Operation SOP
                    HOW TO USE THIS CHECKLIST

    This checklist consists        and ask if they have
of 8 sections, each covering       corrected each problem. If
a different topic relating to      so, change the answer to GO.
Range Operations.
                                       If any NO GO remains for
    Before using the               any reason, analyze the
checklist on the job, always       safety hazard it presents.
call higher headquarters           Then design and implement a
Safety Office to find out if       countermeasure for the
there are any recent changes       hazard. Afterwards, check
to the regulations or SOP.         that your countermeasures
    Then report to the person
who must answer the questions          Before Range Operations
in each section. Ask that          start, be sure that you have
person each question in            a workable countermeasure
order.                             implemented for each hazard
                                   presented by a NO GO answer.
    Record each “Yes” answer
by placing a check in the GO           Now glance over the
column. Record a “No” or           checklist to be sure you
“Don’t Know” by checking the       understand how to use it. If
NO GO column. Refer now to         you have any questions,
the ckecklist to find the GO       review these instructions.
and NO GO columns.
                                       SUGGESTED USAGE: This
    When you have asked all        checklist has been designed
the questions in a section,        for use with a gease pencil.
advise the person who              It is suggested that
answered with NO GO’s that         additional copies be made,
the problems exist and ask         and once the training is
him/her to correct them.           complete transcribe the
When you have completed the        information to a “hard copy”
entire checklist, look back        for your unit’s training
over the NO GO’s. Contact          files. Any problems
the people who reported them       encountered, along with their
                                   solutions, will be available
                                   for reference the next time
                                   range firing is conducted.
                    Range Operations Checklist

Note: This checklist is adopted from “ON TARGET”, the Unit Marksmanship Newsletter, Unit
Marksmanship Support Center, Nashville, Tennessee. The Unit Marksmanship Support Center
adopted their checklist from an article by Captain Eric E. Holderman in the Sep-Oct ’79 issue of
“Infantry” magazine.


1. Who will be firing on the range?

 No. of Personnel:


2. What weapons and courses will be used?


3. Where will the training be conducted?


4. When is the range scheduled for operation?

 Date:                  Opens:                    Closes:

1.   Has sufficient ammunition
     been requested for the
     number of personnel?            ___   ___   ______________

2.   Are the range facilities
     adequate for the type of
     training to be conducted?       ___   ___   _______________

3.   Has enough time been scheduled
     to complete the training?      ___    ___   _______________

4.   Have conflicts that surfaced
     been resolved?                  ___   ___   _______________


1.   Review TM’s and FM’s on the
     weapons to be fired.            ___   ___   _______________

2.   Talk with the armorers and
     other personnel experienced
     with the weapons to be fired.   ___   ___   _______________

3.   Review AR 385-63.               ___   ___   _______________

4.   Visit range control and read
     installation range
     instructions.                   ___   ___   _______________

5.   Reconnoiter the range
     (preferably while its in use). ___    ___   _______________

6.   Check ARTEP’s and SQT manuals
     to see if training tasks can be
     integrated into the range
     training plan.                  ___   ___   _______________


1.   OIC                             ___   ___   _______________

2.    Safety Officer                 ___   ___   _______________

3.    Assistant Safety Officer       ___   ___   _______________

4.    NCOIC                          ___   ___   _______________

5.    Ammunition NCO                 ___   ___   _______________

6.    Ammuntion Personnel
     (determined by type of range)   ___   ___   _______________

7. Target detail and target
   operators                         ___   ___   _______________

8.    Tower operator                 ___   ___   _______________

9.    Concurrent training
      instructors                    ___   ___   _______________

10. Assistant instructors            ___   ___   _______________

11. RTOs                             ___   ___   _______________

12. Guards (range requirements)      ___   ___   _______________

13. Medic(s)                         ___   ___   _______________

14. Air guard                        ___   ___   _______________

15. Armorer                          ___   ___   _______________

16. Truck driver (range personnel
    and equipment)                   ___   ___   _______________

17. Mechanic for vehicles            ___   ___   _______________

18. Have you overstaffed your
    range?                           ___   ___   _______________

1.    Range packet & clearance form   ___   ___   _______________

2.    Safety fan and diagram if
      applicable                      ___   ___   _______________

3.    Other safety equipment
      (aiming circle, compass)        ___   ___   _______________

4.    Appropriate publications
      pertaining to the training
      that will be conducted          ___   ___   _______________

5.    Lesson plans, status reports,
      and reporting folder            ___   ___   _______________

6.    Range flag and light
      (night firing)                  ___   ___   _______________

7.    Radios                          ___   ___   _______________

8.    Field telephones and wire       ___   ___   _______________

9.    292 antenna, if necessary       ___   ___   _______________

10. PA set with back-up bull horn     ___   ___   _______________

11. Concurrent training markers       ___   ___   _______________

12. Training aids for concurrent
    training stations                 ___   ___   _______________

13.    Sandbags                       ___   ___   _______________

14. Tentage (briefing tent,
    warm-up tent)                     ___   ___   _______________

15.    Space heaters, if needed       ___   ___   _______________

16. Colored helmets for control
    personnel                         ___   ___   _______________

17. Safety paddles and vehicle
    flag sets or lights               ___   ___   _______________
18. Ambulance or designated
    vehicle                         ___   ___   _______________

19. Ear plugs                       ___   ___   _______________

20. Water for drinking & cleaning   ___   ___   _______________

21.   Score cards                   ___   ___   _______________

22.   Master score sheet            ___   ___   _______________

23. Armorers’ tools and cleaning
    equipment for weapons           ___   ___   _______________

24. Brooms, shovels, and other
    cleaning supplies and equip     ___   ___   _______________

25. Tables and chairs, if needed    ___   ___   _______________

26. Target accessories              ___   ___   _______________

27. Fire extinguishers              ___   ___   _______________

28. Tarp, stakes, and rope, to
    cover the ammunition            ___   ___   _______________

29. Toilet paper                    ___   ___   _______________

30. Spare weapons and repair
    parts as needed                 ___   ___   _______________

31. Tow bar and slave cables
    for vehicles                    ___   ___   _______________

32. Fuel and oil for vehicles
    and target mechanisms           ___   ___   _______________

1.   Fill personnel spaces.          ___   ___   _______________

2.   Keep unit integrity.            ___   ___   _______________

3.   Utilize NCOs.                   ___   ___   _______________

4.   Effect coordination with
     supporting organizations:

     Ammunition                      ___   ___   _______________

     Transportation                  ___   ___   _______________

     Training Aids                   ___   ___   _______________

     Medics                          ___   ___   _______________

     Mess                            ___   ___   _______________

     Weapons                         ___   ___   _______________

     Other equipment                 ___   ___   _______________


1.   Write an overall lesson
     plan for the range.             ___   ___   _______________

2.   Organize a plan for firing:

     Determine range organization.   ___   ___   _______________

     Outline courses of fire
     to be used.                     ___   ___   _______________

     Have fire commands typed for
     use on range.                   ___   ___   _______________

     Set rotation of stations.       ___   ___   _______________
3.   Rehearse concurrent training
     instructors and assistants.    ___   ___   _______________

4.   Brief RTO on unique range
     control radio procedures.      ___   ___   _______________

5.   Brief and rehearse reporting
     NCO on range operation and
     all his duties.                ___   ___   _______________

6.   Collect and concentrate
     equipment for use on the
     range in one location.         ___   ___   _______________

7.   Obtain training aids.          ___   ___   _______________

8.   Pick up targets from range
     warehouse, if required.        ___   ___   _______________

9.   Report to range control for
     safety briefing (if required)
     and sign for any special items.___   ___   _______________

10. Publish LOI:

     Uniforms of range and
     firing personnel
     (helmets and earplugs).        ___   ___   _______________

     Mode of transportation,
     departure times and places.    ___   ___   _______________

     Methods of messing to be used. ___   ___   _______________

     Any special requirements
     being placed on units.         ___   ___   _______________


1.   Request permission to
     occupy the range.                ___   ___   _______________

2.   Establish good communications. ___     ___   _______________

3.   Have designated area prepared:

     Parking                          ___   ___   _______________

     Ammunition point                 ___   ___   _______________

     Medical station                  ___   ___   _______________

     Water point                      ___   ___   _______________

     Concurrent training              ___   ___   _______________

     Mess                             ___   ___   _______________

     Helipad                          ___   ___   _______________

     Armorer                          ___   ___   _______________

4.   Inspect range for
     operational condition.           ___   ___   _______________

5.   Raise flag when occupying or
     firing, according to the
     local SOP.                       ___   ___   ______________

6.   Check ammunition to insure
     it is correct type and
     quantity.                        ___   ___   _______________

7.   Insure that range personnel
     are in proper uniform and
     the equipment is in position.    ___   ___   _______________

8.    Receive firing units.           ___   ___   _______________
9.   Conduct safety checks on
     weapons.                       ___   ___   _______________

10. Check for clean, fully
    operational weapons.            ___   ___   _______________

11. Conduct safety briefing
    (to include administrative
    personnel on range).            ___   ___   _______________

12. Organize personnel into
    firing orders (keep unit
    integrity if possible).         ___   ___   _______________

13. Request permission to
    commence firing from
    range control.                  ___   ___   _______________


1.   Are communications to range
     control satisfactory?          ___   ___   _______________

2.   Commands from tower clear
     and concise?                   ___   ___   _______________

3.   Range areas policed?           ___   ___   _______________

4.   Ammunition accountability
     maintained?                    ___   ___   _______________

5.   Master score sheet updated?    ___   ___   _______________

6.   Personnel accountability
     maintained?                    ___   ___   _______________

7.   Vehicles parked in
     appropriate areas?             ___   ___   _______________

8.   Air guard on duty and alert?   ___   ___   _______________

9.   Personnel in proper uniform?   ___   ___   _______________

10. Ear plugs in use?               ___   ___   _______________
11. Troops responding properly
    to commands?                     ___   ___   _______________

12. On the spot corrections
    being made when troops
    use poor techniques or
    fail to hit the target?          ___   ___   _______________

13. Conservation of ammunition
    enforced?                        ___   ___   _______________

14. Weapons cleared before they
    are taken from the
    firing line?                     ___   ___   _______________

15. Personnel checked for brass
    or ammunition before
    they leave the range?            ___   ___   _______________

16. Anyone standing around not
    involved in training
    or support?                      ___   ___   _______________


1.   Close down range control
     according to the local SOP.     ___   ___   _______________

2.   Remove all equipment and
     ammunition from range.          ___   ___   _______________

3.   Police range.                   ___   ___   _______________

4.   Repaste and resurface targets
     as required by range
     instructions.                   ___   ___   _______________

5.   Perform other maintenance
     tasks as required by local
     SOP.                            ___   ___   _______________
6.   Request a range inspector
     from range control when
     ready to be cleared.           ___   ___   _______________

7.   Submit after action report
     to headquarters.               ___   ___   _______________

8.   Report any noted safety
     hazards to proper authorities. ___   ___   _______________