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  • JMC Visit


    Terry Moore, non-destructive test leader supervisor at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., talks to Col. Michelle M. T. Letcher, commander of the Joint Munitions Command, about the X-ray process that random munitions undergo as part of the quality control process during a visit to the installation, Sept. 4. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • Hiring Process Improvements


    Kurtis Lund, center, hiring process project facilitator and Lean Six Sigma program manager at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., discusses the flowchart that project members (left to right), Morgan Turpin, Ronda Shirley, Angela Creekmore and Karon Sexton created to document the original 120-day hiring process at the munitions facility. After analyzing the process and talking with key leaders responsible for each step in the hiring flowchart, the team was able reduce hiring down to 65 days, which was a 46 percent reduction from the original time. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • Ammo plant streamlines renovation, receives Army award


    Sean Mason, an Industrial Operations Division employee at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., grinds rust from the inside of a 105mm artillery case in the first step of the renovation process that will prepare it to be renovated and returned as new to the munitions inventory. A 105mm cartridge case labor rate reduction Lean Six Sigma project at the ammo plant is expected to result in cost savings benefits of about $1,878,463 over seven years. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • WAFWA gives ammo plant conservation partner award


    Ryan Toby, chief of the Land Management Office at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., holds the Western Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies’ Federal Conservation Partner of the Year Award, flanked by Col. Joseph D. Blanding, MCAAP commander, and Curt Melcher, then WAFWA president and the director of the Oregon of Department of Fish and Wildlife, during the WAFWA Annual Conference in Portland, Ore., on July 16. MCAAP was nominated for the award by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. (Photo by Bob Swingle, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

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  • Air Force band salutes American composers, Army ammo plant


    Lt. Col. Eric Patterson, Ph.D., commander and conductor, directs the Air National Guard Band of the Southwest through an Armed Forces Medley, during its musical "Salute to the 75th Anniversary of McAlester Army Ammunition Plant" at the Grand Event Center in McAlester on June 30. Before the medley, he asked veterans of each of the services to stand to be recognized during the playing of their respective song. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • Admiral talks ammo plant history, life’s crossroads


    Rear Adm. (ret.) John Cotton, U.S. Navy Reserve, talks to the estimated 150 people who attended the Armed Forces Day Luncheon at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., on May 4. Cotton was the senior medical officer on what was then the U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot, McAlester, from 1969 to 1971. He was the keynote speaker who talked about the installation’s 75-year history and how it has intersected with his life at times. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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Air Force band salutes American composers, Army ammo plant

McAlester Army Ammunition Plant Awards



2018 - Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies' (WAFWA) Federal Conservation Partner of the Year (Nominated by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation), Portland, OR

2017 - U.S. Army Lean Six Sigma Excellence Award Program (LEAP) Process Improvement Project Team Excellence Award, Department of the Army, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

2017 – Gen. William G. T. Tuttle, Jr. USA (Ret.) Award for Business Acumen in Defense and Government from the Institute for Defense and Business, Chapel Hill, N.C.

2017 – Reader’s Choice Award as the Best Large Employer from the McAlester News-Capital.

2016 – External Support Team of the Year Award from the Armament Directorate, U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin AFB, Fla.

2016 – Support Team of the Year Award from the Direct Attack Division, Armament Directorate, Hill AFB, Utah.

2014 – Department of the Army Superior Unit Award for the period of 1 October 2011 to 30 September 2012 for exceptionally meritorious service in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation New Dawn (Iraq).

2013 – Environmental Award for Natural Resources Conservation on a Large Installation from U.S. Army Materiel Command.

2012 – External Support Team of the Year Award from the Armament Directorate, U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin AFB, Fla.

2012 – Reader’s Choice Award as the Best Large Employer from the McAlester News-Capital.

2011 – 16th Annual William J. Perry Award from the Precision Strike Association. The award is named for the former Secretary of Defense from 1994-1997.

2011 – Large Business of the Year Award from the McAlester Chamber of Commerce.