In February, the Anniston Army Depot Small Arms Repair Facility ramped up production of 60mm mortar tubes for a foreign military sales mission.

"These employees displayed special initiative and skills in completing this mission in seven days. They worked extended hours thru the weekend and holiday. Their willingness to insure the reputation of Anniston Army Depot was unquestioned and the mission was accomplished on time resulting in the first shipment arriving at the destination the second week of March," said Warren Turner, process optimization manager for the depot's Weapons Division.

The small arms repairers are completely overhauling the mortar system.