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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.
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New process to save Army money, yield cheaper rounds
Yates Funburg operates the automated inert fill station, which dispenses
high-density cement to the required level in the 155 mm M1122 high explosive
(HE) training munition being manufactured at McAlester Army Ammunition
Ammo plant’s public-private partnership revenue
continues to increase
Tina Hamilton, an explosives production worker in the Ammunition Operations Directorate at
McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., works on the BLU-108 “smart” submunition. It is
intended to defeat soft and heavy armored targets on land or at sea. The BLU-108 is assembled
by MCAAP employees as part of a public-private partnership contract that the Army has with Textron Defense Systems. (Photo by Kevin Jackson)
Native son helps McAlester observe nationwide service
Army Col. (ret.) Robert K. Byrd, a McAlester native and MCAAP employee, addresses
the audience at the first-ever Wreaths Across America service at the Oak Hill Cemetery,
Dec. 11. There event hosted by the Kilihoti Chapter of the Daughters of the American
Revolution pays homage to the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, Merchant
Marines, POW/MIAs and their family members for their selfless sacrifices. The ceremony
coincided with the national service at Arlington National Cemetery.
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.