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1 //UNCLASSIFIED// West Point Safety Office x3717 Community Awareness Information For Parents and Teachers West Point UXO Safety Program

2 //UNCLASSIFIED// West Point Safety Office x3717 What is UXO? UXO stands for UneXploded Ordnance. Ordnance is what we call ammunition, such as: Bullets, bombs, duds, grenades, blasting caps, shells and fuses Unexploded ordnance is: Ammunition that was fired but didn’t explode Ammunition that could explode New or old...Shiny or rusty…clean or dirty All of it is dangerous! And more...

3 //UNCLASSIFIED// West Point Safety Office x3717 Some UXO are hard to identify UXO comes in many shapes, sizes, and types. –Flares, simulators, and blasting caps look harmless, but they are all dangerous. –Don’t be fooled by the word “simulator.” –Size and age don’t matter. Small items can injure or kill. Old war souvenirs can be dangerous

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8 //UNCLASSIFIED// West Point Safety Office x3717 Keep yourself and your children safe! Teach your children what to do if they encounter UXO: Recognize it. Retreat Report it.

9 //UNCLASSIFIED// West Point Safety Office x3717 Recognize It UXO may not look like a bullet or bomb. UXO may look harmless, but they are all dangerous! UXO may be shiny or rusty. UXO may be clean or dirty. Even though UXO hasn’t been moved for years, or you’ve moved it dozens of times, it may still explode. Leave it alone!

10 //UNCLASSIFIED// West Point Safety Office x3717 Retreat Leave the area the same way you entered the area. Don’t touch UXO. Stay away.

11 //UNCLASSIFIED// West Point Safety Office x3717 Report It Report UXO to West Point Military Police at (845) Trained explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) personnel will dispose of the item. If someone is injured by UXO, call 911 immediately!

12 //UNCLASSIFIED// West Point Safety Office x3717 Be Safe! Remember UXO can kill. Leave it alone. Get away from it. Report it to Military Police immediately (845) Keep your children and yourself safe. –Remember the 3 R’s: Recognize, Retreat, Report!


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