Comment: 7 marines killed at an "ammunition disposal site" in NV

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7 marines killed at an "ammunition disposal site" in NV

Why does the reading of this news stink? The number 2 billion comes to mind, as in 2 billions rounds of ammo. Were these guys made to get rid of all of their excess ammo to limit the total supply available? I hope not.
"The Hawthorne Army Depot stores and disposes of ammunition. The facility is made up of hundreds of buildings spread over more than 230 square miles."

"The site currently serves several purposes for the military, including storing ammunition and explosives and providing what the military calls an ideal training facility for special forces preparing for deployments to similar desert terrain in places like Afghanistan."

Map of site at link: