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AMC honors Oklahoman for natural resources conservation


Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French, commanding general, Joint Munitions Command, presents the Army Materiel Command's Natural Resources Conservation Award for an individual to Bill Starry during a visit to the McAlester Army Ammunition, Okla., in October, as Col. Joseph G. Dalessio, MCAAP commander, looks on. As the chief of the Land Management Office, Starry oversaw the MCAAP program that received the AMC Natural Resources Conservation Award for a large installation last year. (Photo by David Scroggins)

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Field artillery officers see another side of munitions

Mark Wallace, Raytheon Company value stream manager for the Excalibur, talks to students attending the field artillery office advanced course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, about the Excalibur precision-guided extended range artillery projectile during a tour of McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Nov. 4. The Excalibur is produced by Raytheon Company using MCAAP employees and is one of numerous public-private partnerships the plant has with defense contractors. (Army photo by Kevin Jackson, MCAAP Public Affairs)
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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 Jackson)
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Ammo plant drives home rail skill set with ride, tour

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)
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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.