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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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  • Creativity helps ammo plant fill urgent Navy order


    Micah Henson (from left to right), Lance Chitty, Col. Sean M. Herron, Joseph Johnson, Shannon Crow, Ericca Pate, Bill Tollett and Ron Dusenberry pose for a photograph after the commander of McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., presented his commander’s coin of excellence and an Army certificate of appreciation to Henson, Chitty, Johnson, Crow and Pate for their work to keep the production line open. Tollett is the MCAAP director of ammunition operations and Dusenberry is MCAAP’s project manager for the Navy gun program. Brandon Clement was unavailable when the photograph was taken. (U.S. Army photo by Raul Hernandez)

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  • 'Big Deuce' discovers origin of ammunition


    Chris Crouch (far right), general manager for Raytheon Company at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., talks to leaders from the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Field Artillery Regiment, Fort Sill, Okla., about the Excalibur precision-guided extended range artillery round during a visit to the Army base, Feb. 11. The Excalibur is integrated at the ammo plant as part of a public-private partnership with the defense contractor. (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.