News from the Army's oldest operating arsenal: The Watervliet Arsenal
By John B. Snyder, Watervliet ArsenalSeptember 1, 2016
WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- In this Army newsletter called The Salvo is a gathering of key stories and photos that capture some of the action at the Army's manufacturing center at Watervliet, N.Y., for the month of August. The Arsenal has been in continuous operation supporting our troops since the War of 1812, and it still loves to tell its story.
The cover story is about the impact that a New York Army Reserve unit can have on its home state by staying close to home for its annual training.
The Watervliet Arsenal is an Army-owned-and-operated manufacturing facility and is the oldest, continuously active arsenal in the United States having begun operations during the War of 1812. It celebrated its 200th anniversary on July 14, 2013. It is a subordinate command to TACOM LCMC and the Army Materiel Command.
Today's Arsenal is relied upon by U.S. and foreign militaries to produce the most advanced, high-tech, high-powered weaponry for cannon, howitzer, and mortar systems. This National Historic Registered Landmark had revenue in fiscal year 2015 that exceeded $138 million and provides an annual economic benefit to the local community in excess of $100 million.