By Mr. Thomas Peske (AMC)September 6, 2007
Crane, Ind. - Crane Army Ammunition Activity hosted Army Materiel Command Deputy Commanding General (DCG), Lt. Gen. William E. Mortensen Aug 14-15, presenting a strong overview of the activity's operations and efforts toward continuous improvement.
During the visit, CAAA provided Mortensen and his visiting team with presentations highlighting current operations, future goals and its Lean/Six Sigma improvements. CAAA's Commander Col. Charles Kibben, Civilian Executive Assistant John Boling and Chief of Staff Norman Thomas also provided the visitors with a tour of the activity, allowing the CAAA employees a chance to showcase the activity's hard work and improvements.
The tour included the pyrotechnic facility, machine shop, medium caliber projectile production facility, containerization facility and ammunition surveillance workshop. The tour also highlighted the Ammunition Transportation and Tracking Control Center (ATTACC) and how the system is used to increase shipping and receiving productivity.
Mortensen was accompanied by James Dwyer, SES, HQAMC deputy G-3 for support operations; Col. Michael MacNEIL, executive officer to the DCG; and Col. Martin Langan, U.S. Army Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command liaison.
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.