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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)
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Emma Thomason, an explosives operator from the Industrial Operations
Division, Ammunition Operations Directorate, gets hands-on training with an
FIM-92E Stinger from Matthew Thomas, an electronic integration system
mechanic in the Precision Munitions Division, Ammunition Operations
Directorate at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla. (Photo by Kevin
Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French, commanding general, Joint Munitions Command,
Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., gets hands-on instruction for the railroad
spike-driving machine from Robert Heathcock and John Duke, employees in the
Railroad Maintenance Division, Public Works and Engineering Directorate at
McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Oct. 6. (Photo by David Scroggins)
Heath Eldridge and Brad Cochran (left to
right) monitor the transfer of explosives into the body of a BLU-109 C/B
penetrator bomb during first article acceptance testing on B-line at McAlester
Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., Oct. 1. The explosives are mixed in a 600-gallon
bowl and transferred into the bomb body that is secured below. (Photo by Kevin
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.