Twelve Security Assistance Management Directorate (SAMD) employees attended capabilities training during a professional development visit to several Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) facilities in Oxford, Alabama Aug. 24, 2022.
The SAMD employees, who work for the U.S. Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), saw firsthand and learned about equipment that is a part of the foreign military sales cases they help facilitate in coordination with the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC). During the daylong visit, they toured the Combat System Assembly/Disassembly, Power Train Facility, Transmission Facility, Spiner Hanger, Hydraulics Facility, Artillery Facility, Turbine Engine Facility, Machine Shop Facility, Electronics Shop and the Test Track.
ANAD is the Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for tracked and wheeled ground combat vehicles (minus Bradley), towed and self-propelled artillery, assault bridging systems, individual and crew served small caliber weapons and locomotives, rail equipment and non-tactical generators. ADAD repairs and maintain vehicle systems such as the M1 Abrams tank, M88 Recovery Vehicle, Stryker, M113 M9 Ace Combat Earthmover and the Assault Breacher Vehicle. Major components of each vehicle are also overhauled and returned to stock.
For more information about USASAC and the U.S. Army’s foreign military sales mission, visit www.army.mil/usasac.