McAlester Army Ammunition Plant

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Joint Munitions Command (JMC)
Active 2003 - present
Country United States
Type Major Subordinate Command of the United States Army Materiel Command (AMC)
Role Operate a nationwide network of facilities where conventional ammunition is produced and stored.
Size Employs 20 military, over 5800 civilians and 8300 contractor personnel
Colors red, yellow, white, black, blue
Website www.jmc.army.mil
Commanders
Current
commander
Brigadier General Kristin French

McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP) is a weapons manufacturing facility in McAlester, Oklahoma. Its mission is to produce and renovate conventional ammunition and ammunition related components. The plant stores war reserve and training ammunition. McAlester performs manufacturing, industrial engineering and production product assurance. The plant also receives, demilitarizes and disposes of conventional ammunition components. The plant is government-owned and government-operated. It is located in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, southwest of the city of McAlester.

Capabilities[edit]

Capabilities of the center include: manufacturing; logistics support; demilitarization/disposal; training support; safety and environmental protection; research and development;and renovation.

History[edit]

MCAAP was established May 20, 1943 as the McAlester Naval Depot. It became part of the army’s Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition in 1977. It acquired Red River Munitions Center in 1999. MCAAP will be acquiring additional workload as a result of Base Realignment and Closure 2005. From Kansas Army Ammunition Plant, it will acquire the Sensor Fuzed Weapon and missile warhead production. From Red River Munitions Center, Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant, and Sierra Army Depot, it will acquire demilitarization, storage and maintenance functions.

Facilities[edit]

MCAAP is housed on 44,964 acres (181.96 km2) with 2,891 buildings, 2,426 igloos and storage capacity of 8,840,559 square feet (821,314.8 m2).

An article in the February 24, 2011 issue of the Army Times announced that a ceremony was to be held to mark the opening of a new $17-million dollar, 54,000-square-foot (5,000 m2) armed forces reserve center for reserve component units, replacing old reserve centers and national guard armories in various locations that have been or are being converted to community centers or municipal buildings.[1] According to the article, "The McAlester facility has offices, classrooms, workout facilities, kitchens and a 25,000-square-foot motor pool."

  • Information compiled from [2]

External links[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Government document "[3]".

Coordinates: 34°49′36″N 95°55′26″W / 34.82667°N 95.92389°W / 34.82667; -95.92389