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  • Oklahoma ammo plant gets new commander


    Col. Sean M. Herron (right) passes the colors of McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., to Brig. Gen. Richard B. Dix (left), commanding general, Joint Munitions Command, relinquishing command of the ammunition production facility, June 21. Col. Joseph D. Blanding (center) assumed command of MCAAP. (U.S. Army photo by Jared West)

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  • Flashover training improves department’s capabilities, readiness


    Shift B of the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., Fire and Emergency Services team pose for a photograph with Col. Sean M. Herron (standing fourth from left), former MCAAP commander, following flashover training, May 18. Herron participated in the training and has been working toward Fire Fighter I Certification to better understand that dangers and capabilities of the MCAAP Fire and Emergency Services team. Herron relinquished command to Col. Joseph D. Blanding on June 21. (Photo by Paul Rogers)

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  • Ammo plant, partners dedicate new production line


    Explosives workers from McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Oklahoma, pose for a photograph following the B-Line West production facility ribbon cutting at the installation, May 13. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • Stinger maintenance work to increase service life, reliability


    Surrounded by the Stinger missile maintenance team at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., (left to right) Col. Charles Worshim, Col. Sean Herron and Col. Doug White, cut a ribbon at MCAAP symbolizing the kickoff of a Cruise Missile Defense Systems Project Office contract to extend the shelf- life on 1,426 missiles for the Army and 1168 for the Marine Corps. Work on the existing contract began earlier this month and is expected to run about two years. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • Armed Forces Day Luncheon


    Left to right, Jeff Wolf, Armed Forces Day committee member; Joseph Wortham, a MCAAP employee dressed as a WWI Soldier; Tina Yarolem, Armed Forces Day committee member; and Col. Sean M. Herron, commander, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, pose for a photograph after the Armed Forces Day Luncheon at MCAAP, May 4. Wortham wore the WWI uniform of Hilliard Conrad Ernest Wolf, his great grandfather. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • Army Chief of Staff visits McAlester ammo plant


    Monte Ivey, explosives worker, explains that asphalt lining process to Gen. Mark A. Milley, 39th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, during his visit to McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., May 8. The visit to MCAAP was Milley’s first and the first ever for any Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Chuck Burden)

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Armed Forces Day Luncheon Army Chief of Staff visits McAlester ammo plant

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.