Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) is the designated Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for combat vehicles (tracked and wheeled), artillery (self propelled and towed), bridging systems, and small caliber weapons (individual and crew served). ANAD performs depot level maintenance on vehicles ranging in size from the Stryker to the 70 ton M1 Abrams Tank and a variety of other types in between, like the M113 Family of Vehicles, the M88 Recovery Vehicle, and the M9 Armored Combat Engineering vehicle. Major components of each vehicle are also overhauled and returned to stock. ANAD personnel are deployed around the world in direct support of our nation’s war fighters providing fielding services and repairs in the field. Combat and battle damage repairs are currently being accomplished both at home and abroad.
Under partnership agreements, a wide range of vehicle conversions, upgrades, and new vehicle manufacturing are currently underway. Additionally, worldwide distribution of stocks and the maintenance and storage of conventional ammunition and missiles, as well as the storage of seven percent of the Nation’s chemical munitions stockpile (until the stockpile is demilitarized) are significant parts of the depot’s overall missions and capabilities. The Department of Defense’s only missile recycling center is located at Anniston.
Key tenant organizations on the depot include the Defense Distribution Depot Anniston Alabama (DDAA), the Anniston Defense Munitions Center (ADMC), the Anniston Chemical Activity (ANCA), and the Center of Military History Clearing House.