Ft Bliss Announces Community Ammunition Amnesty Day

Officials set Friday, August 30, 2013, as "Ammunition Amnesty Day" in El Paso County.

FORT BLISS, TX - Fort Bliss officials have set aside Friday, August 30, 2013, 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 8a.m. and 3p.m. at the Texas Army National Guard Armory, at 9100 Gateway North at Hondo Pass. Directional signs will be posted in the vicinity of that location on the day of the event.

If you have any questions concerning the Fort Bliss Amnesty Program call the Ammunition Accountable Officer at 569-9528 or the Ammunition Surveillance Section (QASAS) at 569-9373 or 569-9384.

To report ammunition and explosives found on residential property within the city limits please contact the El Paso Police Department. For residents outside city limits, please contact the El Paso County Sheriff.

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