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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.

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Employees’ Christmas contest
boosts creativity, morale

Judges Cheryl Osborne, Brian Lott and Col. Joseph G. Dalessio, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant commander, evaluate the Directorate of Resource Management door during the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation-sponsored Christmas door-decorating contest, at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., Dec. 9. DRM took first place and each of its three team members received a $50 Wal-Mart gift card. (Photo by Kevin Jackson)

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)

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)

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.