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Ammo management civilians finish pilot program

Civilians who attended the training pilot program in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook for ammunition management wage-system employees pose for a class photograph on the last day at Kiamichi Technology Center in McAlester, Okla., May 11. The students invested 30 hours of their personal time by attending class three hours a week after work beginning March 2. (Photo by John Johnston)

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Marine talks heroism at Armed Forces Day luncheon

U.S. Marine Corps Col. Tray J. Ardese, guest speaker and Krebs, Okla., native, talks to the crowd gathered for the Armed Forces Day Luncheon at the McAlester Country Club in McAlester, Okla., May 1. Ardese currently serves as the commander of Marine Aircraft Group 41 at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base in Texas. (Courtesy photo by Kevin Jackson)

Commander talks mission, jobs to community

Col. Joseph G. Dalessio, commander of McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., talks to the estimated 150 people who gathered at Kiamichi Technology Center in McAlester, Okla., April 22. The City of McAlester organized the event for the commander to talk to the community about the plant's mission and job opportunities. MCAAP is the largest employer in Pittsburg County and the second largest employer in southeastern Oklahoma. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

Charity delivers home to McAlester Wounded Warrior

Army Col. (ret.) Robert Byrd, a Department of the Army Civilian at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., addresses the more than 200 people who attended the ceremony. He was one of seven speakers at the Homes for Our Troops ceremony where Quinton Picone was presented the ceremonial key to his house that is being built in McAlester. (Photo by Kevin Jackson)

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.