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Modernization to boost ammo plant's efficiency, capacity
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
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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)
Jeremy "Bubba" Harris, a MCAAP
explosives operator supervisor, shows Gen. Dennis L. Via (center), commanding
general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, and AMC Command Sgt. Maj. James Sims, the
155mm artillery round with the base cap off before the grenades inside are
pressed out of the projectile during the demilitarization process. (Photo by
William Poe (center), a lead security guard at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Oklahoma, observes the flag-folding by Cody Smith (left) and Kenneth White (right) during a retreat ceremony at the installation. Poe returned to his civilian position at MCAAP one week after being medically retired by the Army April 20, 2014 for the injuries he sustained from three separate IED explosions in Afghanistan, July 5, 2011. (Photo by Kevin Jackson, MCAAP Public Affairs)
McAlester Army Ammunition Awards
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.