$12 million demilitarization facility to open early spring at MCAAP
January 9, 2012
By Mark Hughes
MCALESTER, Okla.-- The McAlester Centralized Demilitarization Division, which is part of the Defense Logistics Agency, is preparing to open their new facility at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP) by spring of 2012. The 19-acre facility will be capable of demilitarizing excess surplus property like tanks, combat vehicles and supplemental armor among other items.
The new facility is a result of a discretionary relocation by DLA under BRAC 2005. The original site was at Lone Star Army Ammunition Plant located in Texarkana, Texas. The McAlester location will be a regional demilitarization facility covering 12 states and disposing material for all services.
Full time employees include 22 from McAlester Army Ammunition Plant and 17 from the Defense Logistics Agency.
The McAlester facility costs approximately $12 million and is a certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building. LEED is an internationally-recognized green building certification system that provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
McAlester Army Ammunition Plant is the Department of Defense's premier bomb and warhead loading facility and is one of 15 installations that belong to the Joint Munitions Command.