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  • Army, Air Force partners talk bomb demand, capacity


    Jerry Lovell, area supervisor in the Industrial Operations Division, talks to Air Force Brig. Gen. Shaun Morris, Program Executive Office for Weapons at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., about general purpose bomb preparation during a visit to McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., June 13. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • Future collaboration efforts key to recent ammo plant visit


    Chris Whorton (right), supervisor of the 155 mm demilitarization facility, shows visitors the tube to which the mini-grenades are transferred from the 155 mm artillery round before they are taken to the range for destruction. McAlester Mayor John Brown (left), City Manager Pete Stasiak (second from left) and Chris Whybrew, chief development officer, McAlester Regional Health Center, visited the Army installation to learn about its mission, June 9. (Photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • Army official talks ammo plant history, importance


    Brian Lott, chief of staff at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., tells members of the Pittsburg County Genealogical and Historical Society about the transfer of the then U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot, McAlester, to the Army under the Single Manager for Conventional Munitions on Oct. 1, 1977. Lott addressed 15 members of the PCGHS following their regularly monthly meeting, May 2. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • Training provides ‘last piece’ of munitions puzzle


    Paula Luman, explosives operator leader in the 105-mm demilitarization facility at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., explains how tracers are packed in the ammunition box during an April 19 visit to the installation by students from the Warrant Officer Advanced Course Ammunition Technician Course. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • Commander talks terrorism, geo-politics, encourages critical thinking


    Col. Sean M. Herron, commander, McAlester Army Ammunition, and guest speaker for the Julian J. Rothbaum Distinguished Lecture Series at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, Okla., talks to students, staff and the general public about “Terrorism, Geo-Politics and National Security.” (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • Hometown sailor returns generosity with visit


    Children from School-Age Services at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., pose with Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Vieau as they hold the welcome banner they hastily prepared for his short-notice visit, March 17. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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Army official talks ammo plant history, importance Training provides ‘last piece’ of munitions puzzle

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.