McAlester Army Ammunition Plant
Joint Munitions Command
1 C Tree Road, ACS Building 31, McAlester, OK 74501
Fort Drum Army Base is a U.S. Army military reservation in Jefferson County, New York including parts of the towns of Antwerp, Leray, Philadelphia, and Wilna. The reservation also extends east into the town of Diana in Lewis County. Several villages in Jefferson County are on the border of Fort Drum: Antwerp, Black River, Carthage, Evans Mills, and Philadelphia. The nearest city is Watertown, New York, 13 miles to the southwest, which is the service and shopping destination for Fort Drum’s personnel. The Indian and Black rivers flow along part of the reservation boundary.
Capabilities of the center include: manufacturing, logistics support, demilitarization and disposal, training support, safety and environmental protection, research and development, and renovation. The facility produces a range of munitions from 20mm shells to the eleven-ton Massive Ordnance Air Blast(MOAB). As part of the facility’s logistical duties, it provides maintenance on all rail lines connected to the facility. The facility is in charge of demilitarization and disposal of bombs that it receives. The facility receives outdated or nonfunctional munitions and breaks them down, then reuses or destroys the components.
MCAAP is housed on 44,964 acres with 2,891 buildings, 2,426 igloos and storage capacity of 8,840,559 square feet. MCAAP provides many different services for those members of the Armed Forces stationed on the base, including a child care facility and a clinic.
There are approximately 1,968 civilian personnel, 31 military personnel, area veterans, Army Reserve and National Guard assigned to McAlester Army Ammunition Plant.
The closest airport is Tulsa International Airport located 98 miles from base.
Report to the Pass and Tag Office located at the front gate. Office hours Monday-Thursday 0530 -1600 closed on Fridays. Phone (918) 420-6375/7273. Please remember to have all of the necessary documentation needed to enter the installation (driver’s license, military ID, insurance verification for your auto and proof of vehicle registration). Contact the Housing Management Office at (918) 420-6480 if you are moving into housing.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Child Care Aware:
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
The Department of Human services is the largest state agency in Oklahoma. DHS provides a wide range of assistance programs to help Oklahomans in need including: food benefits (SNAP); temporary cash assistance (TANF); services for persons with developmental disabilities and persons who are aging; adult protective services; child welfare programs; child support services; and child care assistance, licensing and monitoring. DHS also handles applications and eligibility for Sooner Care, the state’s Medicaid program offering health care to families with low incomes.
Oklahoma Department of Health (800) 522-0203
Oklahoma Humane Society (405) 286-1229
The Central Oklahoma Humane Society will make the compassionate and respectful treatment of animals a prevalent community value and the well-being of animals a community priority.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol (405) 222-3165
Civilian Personnel Office (918) 420-7242
EFMP Family Support (918) 420-6529
Family Advocacy Program (918) 420-6529
Housing Services Office (918) 420-6480
ID/CAC Card Processing (918) 420-6375
Information and Referral (918) 420-6523
Legal Services and JAG (918) 420-6439
NAF Human Resources Officer (903) 334-2985
McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP) has limited number of housing units on the Installation. If there is excess military housing available, it is rented to DOD civilian employees under Fair Market Value Rates. For more information on housing, contact the Housing Manager at (918) 420-6480.
11 miles from Base
McAlester is a medium-sized town with many housing options.
In McAlester, the summers are hot and muggy; the winters are short, very cold, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 32°F to 94°F and is rarely below 18°F or above 101°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.3 months, from June 7 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 85°F. The hottest day of the year is July 26, with an average high of 94°F and low of 73°F. The cold season lasts for 2.9 months, from November 26 to February 24, with an average daily high temperature below 59°F. The coldest day of the year is January 7, with an average low of 32°F and high of 51°F.
The wetter season lasts 5.6 months, from March 29 to September 18, with a greater than 29% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 43% on June 2. The drier season lasts 6.4 months, from September 18 to March 29. The smallest chance of a wet day is 16% on January 16.
The overall cost of living in McAlester, OK is 7% lower than the Oklahoma average and 18% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of McAlester, OK, the city’s goods and services are 9% lower than the OK average and 11% lower than the U.S. average.
McAlester Army Ammunition Plant is located near the town of McAlester in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma. The area has several parks to enjoy, including Robbers Cave State Park, Chadick Park, Central Bark Dog Park, and McAlester Arboretum. The Arboretum features 25 acres of some of the most unique trees and plants in the country, including one of the largest collections of named cultivars of Oaks and Redbuds west of the Mississippi River. McAlester also has several sports facilities such as the Great Balls of Fire – Family Entertainment Center and Speedline Entertainment. There are also several shopping areas, restaurants, and movie theaters to enjoy.
Some points of interest include Krebs Heritage Museum, Cinema 69, Urban Wineworks, Fat Mary’s Lounge and Cabaret, and Whispering Meadows Vineyards & Winery.