Red River Army Depot

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Red River Army Depot
Active1941 - present
CountryUnited States
RoleRepair depot for various combat and tactical wheeled vehicles
Size15,375 Acres - 8,000,000 Sq.Ft. of Facilities
COL Stephen M. York

The Red River Army Depot (RRAD) is an 15,375-acre (62.22 km2) facility located 18 miles (29 km) west of Texarkana, Texas, in Bowie County. RRAD was activated in 1941 to create an ammunition storage facility. However, due to the demands of World War II, the mission was expanded to include general supply storage and tank repair. The depot was supposed to be deactivated after the findings of the [[1995 Base Realignment and Closure Commission. However, the depot remained open after the commission changed its mind.[1] The depot was once again slated for closure upon recommendation from the 2005 BRAC commission, but has remained open to provide maintenance support for the army.[2] T

Today, a dedicated workforce of more than 3,500 people are engaged in work ranging from producing timber to remanufacturing the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle. The depot occupies 15,375 acres, houses more than 1,400 buildings and is host to 16 tenant organizations. Engaged in the mission to sustain the Warfighter’s combat power by providing ground combat and tactical systems sustainment maintenance operations. RRAD is part of the Organic Industrial Base that ensures members of our Joint Forces have what they need, whenever they need it. Over 8 million sq. ft. of floor space provide employees at Red River the capability to rebuild a large variety of vehicle systems and components for our Soldiers. The depot also continues to support Soldiers in the field with deployments to Southwest Asia to maintain various vehicle systems. RRAD is responsible for over 5,000 civilian deployments to Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq in direct support of the Soldiers in the field. Red River is the first Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) facility to achieve Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status. Achieving VPP shows our continued commitment to outstanding occupational safety and health. In addition, Red River was the first depot within the Army Material Command to achieve ISO 9001:2000 certification throughout all administrative and production processes. The depot also possesses a long-standing ISO 14001:2004 registration for Environmental Management Systems. Red River Army Depot not only supports the Army but also provides inter-service support to the Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy’s repair and overhaul programs. Team RRAD is fully committed to productivity, quality and cost effectiveness to ensure their place as vital partner within the Department of Defense.

CITE designation[edit]

Red River is the Army’s Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for Tactical Wheeled Vehicles including but not limited to each variant of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle; the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV); the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT); the Armored Security Vehicle (ASV); the 5-Ton Truck Family of Vehicles; the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV); the Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET); Palletized Load System (PLS) and the Rough Terrain Container Handler (RTCH). The depot is also CITE for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and also conducts rebuild work on the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) and the High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).


  1. ^ "Red River Army Depot". Retrieved March 15, 2010.
  2. ^ "Red River Army Depot, Texas (Army Recommendation)" (PDF). United States Army. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 23, 2011. Retrieved April 11, 2010.

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Coordinates: 33°25′52″N 94°19′08″W / 33.43111°N 94.31889°W / 33.43111; -94.31889