Ordnance Corps

Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG)

About

Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) was established near Chesapeake Bay in Harford County, Maryland in 1917 to provide a site where Army materiel could be tested. Around the same time, Edgewood Arsenal was established nearby to provide a site for the development, production, and testing of chemical warfare equipment. The two installations were officially joined as Aberdeen Proving Ground in 1971.

APG employs more than 21,000 civilian, military and contractors, making it the largest employer in Hartford County. It is home to 11 major commands and supports more than 70 tenants, 20 satellite and 17 private activities. The installation provides facilities to perform research, development, testing and evaluation of Army equipment. Facilities include laboratories for research investigations, state-of-the-art ranges, engineering test courses for wheeled and tracked vehicles and a wide variety of research. The installation also supports a wide variety of training, including mechanical maintenance, health promotion and preventive medicine, chemical and biological defense, and chemical casualty care, chemical demilitarization. APG also is host National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve operations and training.

Aberdeen Proving Ground covers more than 72,500 acres, more than half of which is water or wetlands. There are more than 6,800 acres of improved grounds, nearly 300 miles of road, and more than 567,000 square yards of airfield pavement.

APG’s facilities include more than 17 million square feet of building space in more than 2,000 buildings (including offices, administrative and training facilities, and warehouses, barracks and family housing). There are more than 40 miles of track, nearly 200 firing positions, 8 medical research laboratories, 10 chemical laboratories, 2 physics laboratories, 5 human engineering laboratories, a materials research laboratory as well as Phillips Army Airfield and Weide Army Aviation Support Facility.

Mission Statement: 
To provide the highest quality installation management, operation and support services in a timely manner through the full involvement and commitment of our people.
Home to
Primary Units: 
U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command (TECOM)
Aberdeen Test Center (ATC)
902nd Military Intelligence
U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA)
Chemical and Biological Defense Command (CBDCOM)
Schools: 
School of Military Packaging Technology
Nearest City: 
Aberdeen
State: 
MD
Country: 
US

Iowa Army Ammunition Plant

About

The Iowa Army Ammunition Plant has been manufacturing large-caliber ammunition for the US military off and on since 1941. The facility sits on over 19,000 acres and contains over 1 million square feet of storage capacity.

Mission Statement: 
The mission of IAAAP is to produce and deliver high quality Large Caliber munitions to US Joint Forces that instill confidence through material superiority in their ability to engage and destroy targets at will.
Home to
Primary Units: 
Joint Munitions Command (JMC)
Nearest City: 
Middletown
State: 
IA
Country: 
US

Rock Island Arsenal

About

Rock Island Arsenal was first established in 1862, although there was previously a fort (Fort Armstrong) on the site of the arsenal. Since the 1880's the arsenal has been actively manufacturing military equipment and ordnance.

Today Rock Island Arsenal manufactures artillery (including the M119 and M198), small arms, aircraft weapons sub-systems, and many other vital military components.

Mission Statement: 
Provide quality facilities and excellent base operations support and services to all installation tenants in the areas of law enforcement, crime prevention, security management, fire, safety, information management, facilities engineering, housing, maintenance of buildings and roads, and transportation. The Garrison maintains telecommunications facilities and common resources, as well as community amenities and necessary services for morale, welfare, and recreation. A high quality of living and working environment is maintained to ensure equal opportunity for all civilian employees, war fighters, and family members.
Home to
Primary Units: 
Army Materiel Command (AMC) Installations and Services Activity
Army Armament Research & Development Engineering Center
Army Acquisition Career Management Customer Field Support Office
Army Corps of Engineers, RI District
Army Corps of Engineers, Huntsville Liaison Office, The Ordnance and Explosive Engineering Section
Nearest City: 
Rock Island
State: 
IL
Country: 
US

Yakima Training Center

About

Originally 160,000 acres was leased by the Army from 1942-1946 for use primarily as an anti-aircraft artillery range, in 1951 the Army purchases 261,000 acres for a permanent training area capable of support large-scale training operations. In 1987 the training area was enlarged to its current size of about 327,000 acres, and is used for training exercises large and small by all branches of the military.

Mission Statement: 
Yakima Training Center supports tough, realistic, combined arms, joint, and coalition forces training for U.S. and allied military units in order to enhance unit readiness by maintaining maneuver areas and range complexes capable of meeting all of today’ s and all future training requirements. Supports mobilization and post mobilization training for Reserve Component forces.
Nearest City: 
Yakima
State: 
WA
Country: 
US

Fort Lewis

About

Officially known as Joint Base Lewis-McChord (combining the Army's Fort Lewis and the Air Force's McChord AFB) the original Army installation was founded in 1917. Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) tenant units for the US Army include the US Army I Corps, including numerous infantry, medical, engineer, and support personnel. JBLM contains more than 86,000 acres with more than 25,000 soliders and civilians working on base.

Home to
Primary Units: 
I CORPS
1ST BDE, 25TH INF DIV
3RD BDE, 2D INF DIV
1ST SPECIAL FORCES GROUP (AIRBORNE)
2D BN (RANGER) 75TH INF
Nearest City: 
Tacoma
State: 
WA
Country: 
US

Red River Army Depot

About

Established in 1941, Red River Army Depot sits on 18,000 acres, and contains over 1,000,000 square feet of storage capacity. It has been on the list for closing in both 1995 and 2005, but it remains open.

Home to
Primary Units: 
Defense Distribution Center
Nearest City: 
Texarkana
State: 
TX
Country: 
US

Dugway Proving Grounds

About

Dugway Proving Grounds is an 801,000-plus acre facility used to test and train a variety of men and materiel. In addition to being used as a maneuver area by the US Army Reserve and National Guard, it also used by the US Air Force as a test flight facility, as a secure and isolated location to test chemical and biological weapons, and to prepare US Special Forces for missions in the Middle East.

Home to
Primary Units: 
U.S. Army Test Command (TECOM)
Reginald Kendall Combined Chemical Test Facility (CCTF)
Melvin Bushnell Materiel Test Facility (MTF)
7th Signal Command
West Desert Technical Information Center (WDTIC)
Nearest City: 
Salt Lake City
State: 
UT
Country: 
US

Tooele Army Depot

About

Established in 1945, the installation was originally known as the Tooele Ordnance Depot, and was used to store ammunition and other war supplies. In 1988 it gained the mission to store general supplies in support of all soldiers, and it lost that mission in the 1993 Base Realignment and Closing Commission. Today is used for storage of war and training ammunition.

Mission Statement: 
To be DOD's western regoin conventional ammunition hub and the DOD ammunition peculair equipment center.
Home to
Primary Units: 
62nd Ordnance Company (EOD)
Deseret Chemical Depot (DCD)
Chemical Agent Munitions Disposal System (CAMDS)
Tooele Chemical Demilitarization Facility (TOCDF)
Program Manager for Chemical Demilitarization (PM Chem Demil)
Nearest City: 
Salt Lake City
State: 
UT
Country: 
US

Letterkenny Army Depot

About

Established in 1942, Letterkenny Army Depot was used to store and ship ammunition, parts, and supplies during World War II. During the war Letterkenny Depot moved more than 3 million tons of supplies and was one of the largest depots of its kind. After the war Letterkenny was used to either store or destroy much of the ammunition that returned from overseas, and in 1954 became a permanent Army depot.

Today Letterkenny Army Depot is used to maintain, modify, and store tactical missiles and ammunition, and is under the control of the US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AAMC).

Mission Statement: 
Deliver superior maintenance, manufacturing, logistics, life cycle support and service worldwide to the Joint Warfighter and our Allies.
Home to
Primary Units: 
Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Air Defense and Tactical Missile Systems
Communications and Electronics Command
Missile Command Liaison Office
Defense Contract Management Area Operations
U.S. Army Materiel Command Management Engineering Activity
Nearest City: 
Chambersburg
State: 
PA
Country: 
US

Watervliet Arsenal

About

Originally founded in 1813 to provide ammunition and other military items for the War of 1812, the Watervliet has been continually active since that time. Today the arsenal produces much of the artillery ammunition for the US Army, as well as gun tubes for tanks, artillery and mortars.

Mission Statement: 
Our Mission is to provide manufacturing, engineering, procurement, and product assurance for cannons, howitzers, mortars and associated material used by the U.S. Armed Forces.
Home to
Primary Units: 
U. S. Army's TACOM Life Cycle Management Command
Benet Laboratories
Nearest City: 
Watervliet
State: 
NY
Country: 
US
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