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Charity delivers home to McAlester Wounded Warrior

Army Col. (ret.) Robert Byrd, a Department of the Army Civilian at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., addresses the more than 200 people who attended the ceremony. He was one of seven speakers at the Homes for Our Troops ceremony where Quinton Picone was presented the ceremonial key to his house that is being built in McAlester. (Photo by Kevin Jackson)

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Ammo plant celebrates Month of the Military Child

Camdan Wood and Nicholas Dalessio (left to right) slide down one of the two inflatable bouncy houses set up inside the Lee V. Maxwell Center at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla. for the MWR-sponsored family fun night commemorating the Month of the Military Child. (Photo by Kevin Jackson)

Ammo plant reaches out to National
Guard, veterans to fill civilian
vacancies visit

Deanna Coxsey (center), a human resources specialist in the civilian personnel advisory center at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla. shows Air National Guardsman, Master Sgt. Marvin Winterlock, 137th Force Support Squadron, Will Rogers Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma City, a list of vacancies at MCAAP that were posted on the USAJOBS website that day. Winterlock is a retired public school teacher from Oklahoma City who is searching for full-time employment. Karon Sexton (left), a human resources assistant, helped Coxsey field inquiries from veterans and the general public who attended the hiring event. (Photo by Kevin Jackson)

Army's top safety officer makes first
organic industrial base

Michael Angeli (right), project engineer, explains the design and capabilities of the new Air Force bomb line at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., to Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Farnsworth (center), director of Army safety and commanding general of the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center at Fort Rucker, Ala., Command Sgt. Maj. Leeford Cain (second from left) and Capt. Glenn Ryman, during their visit, Feb. 12.

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.