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  • Wreaths Across America McAlester


    The Chickasaw Nation Honor Guard from Ada, Okla., presents the colors during the 5th Annual Wreaths Across America Day observance at the Oak Hill Cemetery in McAlester, Okla., Dec. 16. The honor guard is comprised of veterans. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • General touts organic industrial base, plant’s role in ammo


    Scott Harkey, an explosives operator supervisor, talks to Lt. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons (second from left), Director for Logistics, Joint Staff (J4), about how the obturator band and rotating band covers are installed onto the M1122 projectile during a visit to McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., Nov. 7. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • First responders test skills, train for unexpected


    Firefighters responded to the simulated scene of a vehicle ramming attack in the Camp PLEA area of McAlester Army Ammunition Plant on Nov. 29 in McAlester, Okla. A firefighter/paramedic checks on the condition of the role player as another firefighter works to identify the unknown hazardous material in the back of the truck and scattered around the scene. (U.S. Army photo by Jared West)

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  • Lions learn history of munitions production in ‘backyard’


    Brian Foris, chief of Business Development at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., talks to the Okmulgee Lions Club about the construction of the ammo plant during a luncheon meeting, Oct. 31. Construction began in August 1942 and was expected to take one year. The facility was commissioned as the U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot, McAlester, the following May. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • Clinic renovation ensures munitions workers' readiness


    Col. Joseph D. Blanding, commander, McAlester Army Ammunition, Dr. Gregory Rogers and Col. Enrique Ortiz, Jr., commander, Reynolds Army Health Clinic at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, cut the ribbon opening the newly-renovated occupational health clinic at the Army installation in southeast Oklahoma, Sept. 20, 2017. Between 200 and 250 patients receive medical care at the clinic each month. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • Army ammo plant receives award for business acumen


    Brian Lott (right) chief of staff for McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Oklahoma, is congratulated by Gen. (ret.) William G. T. Tuttle, Jr., after the installation, Col. Sean M. Herron (center), past commander, and Col. Joseph D. Blanding, current commander, receive an award named in honor of the general during the annual Institute for Defense and Business Executive Fellows Induction Ceremony in Washington, D.C., Sept. 6. Col. Blanding was unable to attend the ceremony. (Institute for Defense and Business photo)

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McAlester Army Ammunition Plant Awards



2017 – Gen. William G. T. Tuttle, Jr. USA (Ret.) Award for Business Acumen in Defense and Government from the Institute for Defense and Business, Chapel Hill, N.C.

2017 – Reader’s Choice Award as the Best Large Employer from the McAlester News-Capital.

2016 – External Support Team of the Year Award from the Armament Directorate, U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin AFB, Fla.

2016 – Support Team of the Year Award from the Direct Attack Division, Armament Directorate, Hill AFB, Utah.

2014 – Department of the 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).

2013 – Environmental Award for Natural Resources Conservation on a Large Installation from U.S. Army Materiel Command.

2012 – External Support Team of the Year Award from the Armament Directorate, U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin AFB, Fla.

2012 – Reader’s Choice Award as the Best Large Employer from the McAlester News-Capital.

2011 – 16th Annual William J. Perry Award from the Precision Strike Association. The award is named for the former Secretary of Defense from 1994-1997.

2011 – Large Business of the Year Award from the McAlester Chamber of Commerce.