In The News...
Stinger upgrade to increase service life
Emma Thomason, an explosives operator from the Industrial Operations
Division, Ammunition Operations Directorate, gets hands-on training with an
FIM-92E Stinger from Matthew Thomas, an electronic integration system
mechanic in the Precision Munitions Division, Ammunition Operations
Directorate at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla. (Photo by Kevin
Click Here for the full story.
Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French, commanding general, Joint Munitions Command,
Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., gets hands-on instruction for the railroad
spike-driving machine from Robert Heathcock and John Duke, employees in the
Railroad Maintenance Division, Public Works and Engineering Directorate at
McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Oct. 6. (Photo by David Scroggins)
Heath Eldridge and Brad Cochran (left to
right) monitor the transfer of explosives into the body of a BLU-109 C/B
penetrator bomb during first article acceptance testing on B-line at McAlester
Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., Oct. 1. The explosives are mixed in a 600-gallon
bowl and transferred into the bomb body that is secured below. (Photo by Kevin
Treaver Price, a MCAAP chemist, demonstrates a new mixer technology for Col.
Darren Cochran, senior materiel leader, Direct Attack Division, Armament
Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Eglin AFB, Fla.,
during his visit to the plant, Sept. 23. The new mixer technology is used in
the production of penetrator bombs. (Photo by David Scroggins)
McAlester Army Ammunition Plant Awards
2014 - Headquarters Army Materiel Command Natural Resources Conservation Individual Award to William R. Starry.
2014 - United States Army Safety Guardian Award presented to Wayland W. Brown Jr., Engineering Support Division, Directorate of Engineering and Public Works, for rescuing three coworkers from a burning structure in May 2013.
2013 – Headquarters Army Materiel Command Environmental Award for Natural Resources Conservation on a Large Installation.
2012 – U.S. Air Force Annual Armament Directorate External/Support Team Award for work on the BLU-129 bomb.
2012 – McAlester News-Capital Reader’s Choice Award as the Best Large Employer.
2011 – Precision Strike Association 16th Annual William J. Perry Award for work on the massive ordnance penetrator. The award is named for the former Secretary of Defense from 1994-1997.
2011 – The McAlester Chamber of Commerce awarded MCAAP its Large Business of the Year Award.