By Natasia KenoskyAugust 8, 2017
Chambersburg, PA -- In early August, Letterkenny Munitions Center (LEMC) hosted Lt. Gen. Aundre F. Piggee, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, Pentagon, Washington D.C. He met with Col. Heidi Hoyle, commander, Joint Munitions Command (JMC); Lt. Col. Jeffrey Ignatowski, commander of LEMC; and members of Ignatowski's team to discuss LEMC's value to the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense.
Ignatowski presented Piggee with an overview of LEMC operations supporting Army and Joint Forces readiness, with an emphasis on logistics operations, including shipping, receiving, storage, and surveillance of munitions. JMC and LEMC leadership discussed with Piggee LEMC's unique capabilities and ability to execute current and future requirements in logistics operations, missile maintenance, and demilitarization.
Afterwards, LEMC leaders provided Piggee with a tour of the missile maintenance facilities. The tour highlighted the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Family of Munitions facility where Piggee observed both the Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) and Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) munitions maintenance operations.
He also viewed LEMC's new state-of-the-art Semi-Automated Rocket Motor Inspection System capability, which allows real-time digital radiographic inspection of MLRS and GMLRS motors for re-use in Low Cost Reduced Range Practice Rocket (LCRRPR) production and maintenance activities. Piggee and LEMC leaders discussed the maintenance production capability and capacity for both the ATACMS and GMLRS, as well as for the LCRRPR.
"Operations LEMC executes on a daily basis are essential to protect our nation and secure our vital interests against determined, elusive, and capable enemies," stated Ignatowski. "It was an absolute honor to provide Piggee and some of his staff first-hand insight into our operations."
LEMC is located on Letterkenny Army Depot and is a Government-Owned, Government-Operated installation. LEMC conducts regional and global distribution of munitions, provides missile maintenance, and conducts demilitarization of munitions for the U.S. Army in support of Joint Forces and international partner nations.