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Red River Army Depot

Red River Army Depot
Active 1941 - present
Country United States
Role Repair depot for Army vehicles
Size 16,000 Acres - 8,000,000 Sq.Ft. of Facilities
Website https://www.redriver.army.mil/
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Brandon Grubbs

The Red River Army Depot (RRAD) is an 15,835-acre (64.08 km2) facility located 18 miles (29 km) west of Texarkana, Texas in Bowie County. The facility has over 3,000,000 square feet (280,000 m2) of storage capacity.[1] RRAD was activated in 1941 to create an ammunition storage facility. The depot was supposed to be deactivated after the findings of the 1995 Base Realignment and Closure Commission. However, the depot remained open after the commission changed its mind.[2] The depot was once again slated for closure upon recommendation from the 2005 BRAC commission, but has remained open to provide maintenance support for the army.[3] The depot's primary mission is the maintenance and repair of all Tactical Wheeled Vehicles, which includes repairing MRAPs and HUMVEEs.[4] Letterkenny Army Depot took over some of RRAD's missile systems.[5]

CITE Designation

Red River is recognized by the Department of Defense as the Center for Industrial Technical Excellence (CITE) for the maintenance and repair of the Army's Tactical Wheeled Vehicle fleet.

References

  1. ^ "The Army Ammunition Management System". United States Army. December 1, 1982. p. 22. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Red River Army Depot". GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Red River Army Depot, Texas (Army Recommendation)". United States Army. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ C. Todd Lopez (March 19, 2010). "More Dwell Time Coming in 2011, Army Vice Chief Says". The Military Family Network. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 
  5. ^ Jim Hook. "Workers at Letterkenny Army Depot may finish their first patriot missile in May". Chambersburg, PA: Public Opinion. Retrieved April 11, 2010. 

External links

  • Red River Army Depot official website

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