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onboard the aircraft unless it becomes necessary to employ deadly force, as authorized in AFI 31-117. (T-1). 1.6. Clearing Zone: The clearing zone is the space inside the “red lines” within the weapons handling area, immediately surrounding the clearing barrel. The clearing zone must have red lines on the floor for easy identification (ropes or cones may be used in a field environment). (T- 2). Only the clearing barrel attendant and the individual clearing their weapon are allowed within the clearing zone during loading/clearing operations. All other persons waiting to enter the clearing zone will form a line outside the clearing zone. Clearing zones are constructed as follows: 1.6.1. A red line identifying the clearing zone is at least 4-inches wide. The line can be painted, taped or incorporated into the floor tile pattern. 1.6.2. The line identifying the front of the clearing zone is at least 6 feet from the front of the clearing barrel. 1.6.3. The clearing zone is at least 6 feet wide (3 feet on either side of the clearing barrel’s centerline). If the clearing barrel is positioned against a wall, the clearing zone is extended to the wall and the wall must be constructed of material that will prevent all calibers and types of ammunition loaded/unloaded at the clearing barrel from penetrating the wall or the
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