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  • Security adds new non-lethal tool to its defense


    Using inside defense, MCAAP police officer Keith Palmer deflects a blow thrown by Brittany Elliott by using his elbow during the training of Controlled F.O.R.C.E. techniques at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., March 15. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • AMC selects ammo plant firefighter as its best


    Shawn Johnson, the lead firefighter at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., pulls five-inch supply hose to connect to the water hydrant during training. Johnson was recently selected by the U.S. Army Materiel Command as its 2016 AMC Civilian Firefighter of the Year. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • Army National Guard delivers WRSA-K retrograde, boosts readiness


    Soldiers from the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s 1345th Transportation Company, 700th Brigade Support Battalion, from Mustang, Okla., watch as War Reserve Stockpile-Allies Korea retrograde munitions are offloaded by the Department of the Army Civilian workforce at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., Jan. 26. The 1345th Transportation Co. and the Missouri Army National Guard’s 1221st Transportation Co. drove more than 3,400 miles roundtrip to deliver 70 containers to MCAAP from Military Ocean Terminal Concord, Calif., as part of Operation Patriot Bandoleer. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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  • Employee Christmas tradition creates lifetime of memories


    Santa and Mrs. Claus pose for pictures before presenting a large bag of gifts to a family during the children's Christmas party at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., Dec. 10. The employee tradition of hosting an annual Christmas party for underprivileged children from the area began on Dec. 22, 1951. (U.S. Army photo by Paul Rogers)

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  • Dix talks operations, ammo plant’s strategic importance


    Matthew Thomas (right) talks to Brig. Gen. Richard B. Dix about Stinger missile maintenance during his first visit to McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Okla., as the commanding general of the Joint Munitions Command, Nov. 29.

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  • General extends thanks to Vietnam veterans


    Brig. Gen. Richard B. Dix, commanding general, Joint Munitions Command, presents a certificate from the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command and the Joint Munitions Command, to Kent Hackett, an employee in the U.S. Army Contracting Command-McAlester Office, in recognition of his service, valor and sacrifice as a Vietnam veteran during a ceremony at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, Oklahoma, Nov. 28. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Jackson)

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Children Christmas Party Dix talks operations, ammo plant’s strategic importance

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.