ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala. -- The Honorable Patrick Murphy, acting Secretary of the Army, toured Anniston Army Depot March 17.
During the visit, Murphy, who was accompanied by Gen. Dennis Via, Army Materiel Command's commanding general, saw the installation's Combat Vehicle Repair Facility, where disassembly and assembly processes for the Army's main battle tank, the M1 Abrams, as well as work on the Stryker and other combat vehicles take place.
"As you know, readiness is our number one priority - so when the President or a state governor calls upon our Army to fight and win or help out in an emergency - we are always ready and up for the task," said Murphy. "The folks at Anniston Army Depot and Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, along with the rest of our industrial base team, are ensuring we retain this critical capability and that our troops will never have a fair fight - they'll always have the technical and tactical advantage over our enemies."
Murphy also viewed General Dynamics Land Systems' Stryker facilities on the installation and some of the storage areas utilized by DLA Distribution Anniston, a tenant on the depot.