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basic load ammunition holding area

Definition/Scope: (DAP 385-64) Basic load ammunition holding areas, BLAHA, are storage areas that certain units can keep their basic load of ammunition in readiness within the immediate vicinity of their barracks (in armored vehicles, trucks, trailers, structures, or on pads). They are comprised of one or more licensed storage sites and involve acceptance of greater risks to personnel, facilities, and equipment than other types of ammunition storage areas. Prepositioned war reserves are not allowed to be mixed with basic load ammunition.

Used For:

ammunition supply point



Broader Terms:

corps storage area
Quick Reaction Force
Quick Response Force
theater storage area

Narrower Terms:

ammunition basic load

Related Terms:

ammunition supply point
ammunition transfer point
Authorized Basic Load
Sustainment Brigade

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