Corpus Christi Army Depot
SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING
"Over the past nine years through two conflicts in two theaters, the operational Army at the tip of the spear has changed ever so dramatically. Each day, the Army continues to morph as new threats arise. We have to be as equally adept and equally flexible in our institutions and practices from personnel, to training, to development, to materiel assistance. And, we have to be able to structure it in a format that accommodates you, as officers and leaders, in order to help you reach your goals and realize your objectives as an officer, and as a profession."
- Secretary of the Army John McHugh, speaking to Army ROTC George C. Marshall Award winners at Lexington, Va.
McHugh speaks to top Army ROTC cadets
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
"I just have this fascination with Soldiers: their creed, their motto, their honor. That's what I like, the history of it, the bravado of it all. If I'm not able to do any of this because of medical reasons, I got to do it now and that's probably the best thing I could ever ask for. It gives me encouragement."
- Christopher McNally, a 16 years old battling osteosarcoma for a year, was enlisted at Fort Benning through a request granted by the nonprofit Make-a-Wish Foundation.
At 1-year anniversary of cancer diagnosis, teen gets dream visit to Fort Benning
INFORMATION YOU CAN USE
2010-2013: 60th Anniversary of the Korean War
Sexual Assault Prevention Awareness Month:
- Army's SHARP Program
Month of the Military Child: Operation Military Kids website
Celebrate Diversity Month:
- Asian Pacific Americans in the US Army
- African Americans in the US Army
- Hispanic Americans in the US Army
- Women in the US Army
WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS
- U.S. Army launches plan to make all military bases net zero
- The final veil: Army announes net zero "winners"
- JBLM's 20/20 vision
- Does the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program violate the Nuremberg Code?
- Combatting transnational criminal organizations
- A new way to serve our veterans
- Women in combat arms: The MilSpouse perspective
Corpus Christi Army Depot - 50 Years of Support to the Warfighter
What is it?
Celebrating its golden anniversary, April 21, 2011, Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) ensures aviation readiness through, overhaul, repair, modification, recapitalization, retrofit, testing and modernization of helicopters, engines and components for UH-60, CH-47, AH-64, and OH-58. The depot's mission is to return Army rotary wing aircraft and components to the fight with uncompromising quality, at the lowest possible cost, and in the shortest amount of time; to support the Army's accident investigation processes with subject matter expertise and reliable laboratory analysis anywhere in the world; when required, assess, evaluate, and repair forward deployed aircraft and components anywhere in the world, to include depot forward capabilities as required; and to support Active, Reserve and National Guard maintenance skill development with hands-on experience.
What has the Army done?
The Army Transportation Corps recognized a need to establish in-house capability for depot-level maintenance, repair and overhaul of Army aircraft. Beginning in 1961 with just 12 employees, the depot has grown to become the world's largest helicopter repair facility now employing more than 5,900 people, making up 12 percent of the local economy. From inception to the end of fiscal year (FY) 2010, CCAD has produced 167 fixed-wing aircraft, 14,315 helicopters, 97,243 engines and 1,886,503 components in support of the warfighter.
What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
As the Army moves forward in pursuit of new and enterprising technologies and as the scope of aviation assets expand the battlefront, CCAD is postured to meet the challenge for the aviation enterprise having addressed three key centers of gravity: (1) supporting ARFORGEN with efficient, cost-effective maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities-providing high-quality, efficient MRO turnaround to meet in-theater CAB demand for aircraft and components; (2) sustaining and developing core competencies to meet present MRO requirements and developing new competencies and skill sets determined by the aviation enterprise to answer future weapon system requirements; (3) ensuring life cycle readiness for aviation weapon systems implementing supply chain management processes and Enterprise Resource Planning to improve readiness, reduce cost and increase reliability across the weapon platforms and components.
Why is this important to the Army?
CCAD provides integral support to the Warfighter through organic depot capabilities designed to retain, at a minimum, a ready, controlled source of technical competence and resources to meet military requirements and ensure aviation readiness. Depot support for the entire aviation enterprise comes at a time when cost-effective measures are critical to giving the American Soldier back their combat power.
ABOUT THE ARMY
- Army to inactivate Accessions Command (The US Army)
- Army launches 'Net Zero' pilot program (The US Army)
- Sergeant major of the Army makes first visit to Fort Benning (The US Army)
- Combat helmet continues to evolve, step by step (The US Army)
- U.S. Army cutting nearly 500 jobs at Fort Knox (Business First)
- Army looking at UAV-Robot comms (Defense Tech)
- National Museum of the U.S. Army moves forward (InsideNova)
- U.S. military focuses on apps for war (Mobiledia)
- New York Army National Guard Soldiers fly high, see all via unmanned aircraft 17352 (The US Army)
- U.S. warns Pakistan on links to Taliban (Wall Street Journal)
- Pakistan rejects "negative propaganda" on militant ties (Reuters)
- U.S. still has options for drones if denied use of Pakistani bases (Washington Times)
- 17 killed, 1 detained during security operation in Kunar (The US Army)
- Iraq has doubled its electricity capacity (USA Today)
- Feeding may help brain injuries (Wall Street Journal)
- Deadline for stop-loss payments extended again (Military Times)
- Army, Navy add citizenship option to boot camp (Yahoo)
- Pentagon used faulty data to defend move of 6,400 defense workers, report says (Washington Post)
- Bill aims to honor Jewish chaplains (Army Times)
- Guardsmen to get longer hospital stays (The News Tribune)
- Methane gas conversion to be tested at Fort Benning landfill (The US Army)
- Boehner: U.S. withdrawal in Afghanistan should not be based on "political calculations" (CBS News)
- Mullen: Pakistan's ISI spy agency has 'militant links' (Andhra News)
- Opinion: Army chiefs issue sex guide for troops home from Afghanistan (The Guardian)
- Fears rising over Taliban infiltrating Afghan police, army (Indian Express)
- Russia to double its ballistic missiles production from 2013 (Sify)
- U.S. Army to issue Droid dev kit in July (The Register)
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