AR 350-19 The Army Sustainable Range Program

AR 385-10 The Army Safety Program

AR 385-63 Range Safety

FLW REG 190-11 Arms, Ammunition, and Equipment

FLW REG 210-14 Installation Ranges and Training Areas

FLW REG 385-10 Safety Program

FLW REG 700-2 Ammunition

FM 3-21.8 The Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad

FM 3-22.68 Crew-Served Machine Guns


DD FORM 2977

Key Personnel

15-Soldier, able-bodied, set-up detail

One of the Battalion's Top Three

One of the Company's Top Three

OIC (E-7 or above; with valid RSO Card)

RSO (E-6 or above; with valid RSO Card)

MSO (E-6 or above)

ARSO(s) walking the course (E-5 or above; one per PLT)

ARTY throwers (performed by ARSO(s)?)

Emergency Action NCO

Weapon Guard

Ammo Supervisor

Ammo Guard


15-Soldier, able-bodied, recovery detail

Range Preparation

Two week coordination through Range Ops

72 hour coordination through Range Ops

Risk Assessment signed and maintained on-site

Key Personnel received range safety brief from CTC Cadre

Range opened

Red range flag is hoisted

Night firing red light is functioning

Wet bulb set up and monitored hourly

Weather conditions monitored hourly and coordinated through Range Ops

IMCOM radios issued and COMM check performed between Key Personnel, CTC Cadre, and Range Ops

Wire obstacles inspected during daylight hours for sufficient clearance allowing Soldiers to crawl under

Safety/risk reduction, wildlife hazards, site orientation, Emergency Action procedures, and inclement weather procedures briefed

Water Points identified; adequate water supply provided (15 5gal water cans sustained at 50%)

Previous cold/heat casualties or allergies identified by the appropriately colored bead

Doctrinal instruction provided/enforced to Soldiers on proper employment/technique

Pneumatic machine-gun and mortar simulators are functioning properly

PCCs conducted and verified by Unit Cadre
Cold/Heat casualty prevention measures

During Live Fire

M240Bs in both towers inspected for serviceability and mounted on assigned MK 64 mounts, specific to each gun tower

Only A151 OHF 7.62mm ammunition is used

Range NCOIC (CTC) verbally and visually clears down-range, verified by the OIC and RSO

Test fire performed; all rounds on target verified by the OIC and RSO

Soldiers remain at least one arm's-length away from burning obstacles

All Soldiers are positioned forward of the MSO and remain in the low crawl, high crawl, or back crawl positions at all times

All blank firing is confined to Phase Line Alpha and Phase Line Breach, unless previously coordinated with the Range NCOIC (CTC); Soldiers' weapons are placed on safe during movement

Freeze in place conditions and procedures briefed and implemented as necesseary

Duds/UXOs are immediately reported to Range Ops


Brass call and police call conducted

Shakedowns performed

All grenade spoons, pull rings, and fragments turned in to ALS

AAR conducted

Number of Soldiers trained
Number of duds/UXOs reported

Range closed

Final remarks (e.g. CCIRs)

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.