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US Department of Defense/Military HazMat Rules 2020 Edition

The various branches of the US Military are under direction from the US Department of Defense (DoD) for many daily operational procedures.  This includes the US Air Force and its “Preparing Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) for Military Air Shipments,” found in Air Force Manual 24-604, which is essentially duplicated under similar directives for other branches of the military including the US Army, Navy and Marine Corp.

This publication applies to DoD personnel (military, civilians and contractors) participating in the movement of HAZMAT for transport on board military aircraft and commercial aircraft operating under various DOT Special Permits (DOT-SP 7573 or DOT-SP 9232) within the Defense Transportation System (DTS).

While these regulations contain some unique directives, such as those for nuclear materials, their overall content mirrors the US domestic regulations for shippers and carriers found in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49 (49 CFR) – including the designations of nine different hazard classes (and the same various divisions within these) and the requirements for training “HAZMAT Employees” found in 49 CFR, Part 172.700 – 704.

You can see the full set of rules here.