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  • Employee Christmas tradition creates lifetime of memories


    Santa and Mrs. Claus pose for pictures before presenting a large bag of gifts to a family during the children's Christmas party at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., Dec. 10. The employee tradition of hosting an annual Christmas party for underprivileged children from the area began on Dec. 22, 1951. (U.S. Army photo by Paul Rogers)

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  • Dix talks operations, ammo plant’s strategic importance


    Matthew Thomas (right) talks to Brig. Gen. Richard B. Dix about Stinger missile maintenance during his first visit to McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., as the commanding general of the Joint Munitions Command, Nov. 29.

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  • General extends thanks to Vietnam veterans


    Brig. Gen. Richard B. Dix, commanding general, Joint Munitions Command, presents a certificate from the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command and the Joint Munitions Command, to Kent Hackett, an employee in the U.S. Army Contracting Command-McAlester Office, in recognition of his service, valor and sacrifice as a Vietnam veteran during a ceremony at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Oklahoma, Nov. 28. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • Commander talks service to the nation, lauds WWII vets


    Col. Sean M. Herron, commander, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant in McAlester, Oklahoma, flanked by World War II veterans, talks to 80 VFW Post 1098 members and their family members during the Veterans Day Luncheon, Nov. 11. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • Boatrights claim top places in veterans' fun run/walk


    Bailey Marshall (center) sprints the final 100 yards past Sarah DeSadier (right) to the finish line during the Veterans 5K Fun Run/Walk at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Oklahoma, November 5. Marshall finished third in the girl’s 13 years and under category in 51 minutes and 38.72 seconds. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • Oklahoma senator, staffers visit ammo plant


    Col. Sean M. Herron (right), commander, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Oklahoma, talks to Luke Holland, legislative director for Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), about the demilitarization of an obsolete and unserviceable artillery round and the recycle and reuse of the casing to produce a cheaper training round for Army and Marine Corps units.

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Children Christmas Party Dix talks operations, ammo plant’s strategic importance

McAlester Army Ammunition Plant Awards



2014 - 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).

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.