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Anniston Army Depot

Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Anniston, Alabama, the Anniston Munitions Center (ANMC) and the Museum Support Center-Anniston
7 Frankford Ave Building 220,  Anniston, AL  36201

Anniston Army Depot

Anniston Army Depot is a major United States Army facility in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in northeast Alabama for the production and repair of tracked and wheeled ground combat vehicles, overhaul of Small Arms Weapon Systems and the storage of chemical weapons, a.k.a. the Anniston Chemical Activity.


The Department of the Army established the site in 1940, buying 10,640 acres in Calhoun County, where Anniston is the county seat. The site was originally a munitions storage facility, and, later, a disposal facility.


ANAD performs depot level maintenance on vehicle systems such as the M1 Abrams tank, M88 Recovery Vehicle, Stryker, M113 M9 Ace Combat Earthmover and the Assault Breacher Vehicle. ANAD personnel are deployed around the world in direct support of our nation’s warfighters providing fielding services and repairs in the field.


The Department of Defense’s only missile recycling center is located at Anniston and it will continue to be a vital component in our nations’s defense mission.


The installation has more than 15,000 acres of woodland; 3.5 million square feet of maintenance and production buildings; 419,029 square feet of administrative buildings; and 6.8 million square feet of storage buildings – with room to expand.  The area surrounding the base is diverse in natural resources and has many woodlands, lakes and streams.

Arriving at Anniston
ANAD is located between two major cities, Atlanta, GA, 90 miles to the east on Interstate 20 and Birmingham, AL, 60 miles west on Interstate 20. It is easily accessible by road, rail, air, and water. Nearby, there are two airports within an eight-mile radius.


All visitors requesting access to ANAD should go thru the Protocol Office (256) 235-6243 DSN 571-6243 or fax (256) 235-4473 DSN 571-4473.


You will find the in-procesing location at the Civilian Personnel Office in Building 7.  The Army Community Service (ACS) Relocation Office is located in Building 220 on Ayers Drive. Whether you are military or a Department of Defense civilian employee, you can request a welcome packet by contacting ACS at 256-235-7445 or DSN 571-7445. ​

Base Population
ANAD’s workforce includes Active Duty Officers, DoD Civilian Employees, Tenant Employees, Contract Employees, and NAF Employees. There are more than 6,700 government depot employees​.