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I enjoy looking for buried treasure and the rewards of finding the occasional piece of jewelry or old coins. But there is one type of souvenir that should be handled only by the experts. Old military munitions remain from the days of World War II, when much of our nation was undeveloped and used by the military for training, testing and demonstrations. Even though these munitions are old, they may still be dangerous. If you see something that you suspect may be munitions, please follow the “3Rs” of safety. please follow the 3Rs of explosives safety: Recognize when you may have encountered a munition, and that munitions are dangerous. Retreat: do not touch, move or disturb it, but carefully leave the area, noting the location. Report: the object to local law enforcement by calling 911. Your safety is far more important than any souvenir. This message brought to you by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


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This work, Munitions are Not Souvenirs- Explosives Safety, by Annie Chambers, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.11.2012

Date Posted:07.11.2012 3:04PM

Category:Package

Video ID:148912

VIRIN:120711-A-#####-703

Filename:DOD_100439295

Length:00:01:00

Location:JACKSONVILLE, FL, USGlobe

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  • Along with the “3Rs” of education – reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic – all of us need to be students of the “3Rs” of explosives safety – recognize, retreat and report.  Our nation’s history includes a time, during World War II, when our military forces used our wide open spaces for training, testing and demonstrations.  Some cleanup was done when these activities stopped, but some old military munitions remain and could still be dangerous. Although these munitions are generally buried, some may occasionally appear on the surface of the ground. If you should see something that you think may be munitions, please follow the 3Rs of explosives safety: Recognize when you may have encountered a munition, and that munitions are dangerous. Retreat: do not touch, move or disturb it, but carefully leave the area, noting the location. Report: the object to local law enforcement by calling 911. Following these simple steps will earn you an A+.

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