Crane Army Moves Retrograde Ammo
Crane Army Ammunition Activity employees Terry Pearson (left) and Ross Nolley operate forklifts during the recent retrograde move of ammunition.

CRANE, Ind. - Crane Army Depot Operations is a playing a huge part in the receipt and storage of the retrograde munitions that resulted in a Memorandum of Agreement signed between the United States and the Government of the Republic of Korea concerning the transfer and retrograde of former War Reserve Stocks Allies Korea.

This agreement, signed Oct. 17, 2008, will result in an enhancement of the combined defense capabilities of the U.S. and ROK. More than 237K short tons of munitions will be transferred to ROK and the US will retrograde more than 249K short tons of munitions by 2024.

Crane received the first of the munitions in July 2009 and recently received 450 International Organization for Standardization containers loaded with WRSA-K munitions. Crane Army employees currently are unloading and storing munitions from these containers. To date Crane Army has received 638 ISO containers and 10,691 short tons of WRSA-K munitions. Various serviceable and unserviceable munitions are being received.

More than 400 more ISO containers are slated to be received at Crane in the coming months.

CAAA was established in Oct. 1977 and is a tenant of the Navy Region Midwest, Naval Support Activity Crane. The Army activity maintains ordnance professionals and infrastructure to receive, store, ship, produce, renovate and demilitarize conventional ammunition, missiles and related components.

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