CRANE, Ind. - Employees of Crane Army Ammunition Activity's demilitarization department recently received a certificate of appreciation from the Department of Homeland Security for help they provided last autumn in testing glass.

For the test, Crane Army was required to conduct a large blast against glass panels to test its effect. All of the testing material for collecting data was provided by the DHS. The testing was to help ensure security at the new Indianapolis airport.

In a letter to CAAA, the airport's Federal Security Director David Kane wrote, "By your support of this very important effort, I truly believe that you and your staff on the CAAA, Explosive Disposal Range have assisted us in our efforts to ensure safe travel to the general public through the new Indianapolis International Airport."

Crane Army Commander Col. Charles Kibben presented the certificates to the employees, as well as a special coin from DHS to Munitions Destroyer Supervisor Walt Waggoner for his help on the project

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.