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Bliss promotes ammo amnesty

Bliss promotes ammo amnesty
Dieter Jester, Garrison Public Affairs Office
Fort Bliss
Monday, August 19, 2013 - 9:20pm

Fort Bliss officials have set aside Aug. 30 as “Ammunition Amnesty Day” in El Paso County.

In an effort to better control and account for small arms ammunition and explosives that have been found, misplaced or stolen, as well as to prevent injury or death from handling these items, the Directorate of Logistics, Ammunition Branch will conduct an Ammunition Amnesty Day for Fort Bliss and the El Paso community.

The objective is to encourage Soldiers and civilians to turn in contraband items without harassment or penalty from the government.

No criminal charges related to any hazardous materials reported and or collected will be filed against residents or Soldiers who participate in the program.

The collection will take place between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Texas Army National Guard Armory, 9100 Gateway North, Hondo Pass Ave. Directional signs will be posted in the vicinity of the turn-in on the day of the event.

Questions concerning the Fort Bliss Amnesty Program should be referred to the Ammunition Accountable Officer at 569-9528 or the Ammunition Surveillance Section at 569-9373 or 569-9384. 

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