|Red River Army Depot|
|Active||1941 - present|
|Role||Repair depot for Army vehicles|
|Size||1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2)|
|Commanders||Colonel Doyle Lassitter|
The Red River Army Depot (RRAD) is an 18,000-acre (73 km2) facility located 18 miles (29 km) west of Texarkana, Texas in Bowie County. The facility has over 1,000,000 square feet (93,000 m2) of storage capacity. 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 (BRAC) commission. However, the depot remained open after the commission changed its mind. 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. The depot's mission includes repairing MRAPs and HUMVEEs. Letterkenny Army Depot took over some of RRAD's missile systems.
In February 2013 the depot began rounds of layoffs with target of 10% of the current workforce of 4000.
- ↑ "The Army Ammunition Management System". United States Army. December 1, 1982. p. 22. http://www.army.mil/usapa/epubs/pdf/p700_16.pdf. Retrieved March 15, 2010.
- ↑ "Red River Army Depot". GlobalSecurity.org. http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/red-river.htm. Retrieved March 15, 2010.
- ↑ "Red River Army Depot, Texas (Army Recommendation)". United States Army. http://www.hqda.army.mil/acsim/brac/StateInstallationBreakdown/TXRedRiverAD.pdf. Retrieved April 11, 2010.
- ↑ C. Todd Lopez (March 19, 2010). "More Dwell Time Coming in 2011, Army Vice Chief Says". The Military Family Network. http://www.emilitary.org/article.php?aid=15041. Retrieved April 11, 2010.
- ↑ Jim Hook. "Workers at Letterkenny Army Depot may finish their first patriot missile in May". Chambersburg, PA: Public Opinion. http://www.publicopiniononline.com/localnews/ci_14714552. Retrieved April 11, 2010.
- ↑ http://money.cnn.com/2013/02/26/news/economy/federal-worker-layoff/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
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