By Ms. Joadail Stephenson (AMC)January 7, 2010
Depot employees assist Blue Grass Army Depot Commander Col. Joseph Tirone in displaying the official Army recognition Blue Grass Army Depot received recently for its conventional ammunition demilitarization efforts in Fiscal Year 2009. The Depot was awarded the recognition by the Army's Product Manager Demilitarization for generating $837,721.75, the highest resource recovery and recycling (R3) revenue per funds received. The Depot's demil recovery was accomplished through its Maintenance Demil Division and the recycling through its Qualified Recycling Program (QRP) managed by the installation's Morale, Welfare and Recreation Office. Forty percent of the recaptured funds can be used by the Depot for approved equipment, facilities or projects that support ongoing and future demilitarization efforts. The remaining 60 percent of the R3 funding is placed with other depots' recaptured money to be used for the good of the Army ammunition demil community on a case-by-case basis. The R3 program benefits the entire Army demil community by recouping funds that will be used to aid future demil projects by purchasing related demil equipment or helping to fund a high priority project.