Radford Army Ammunition Plant
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114 Peppers Ferry Road, Radford, Virginia
Radford Army Ammunition Plant (RFAAP) is a government-owned, contractor-operated facility located in Montgomery and Pulaski Counties in southwest Virginia. The plant is approximately 30 miles from Roanoke, Virginia. It consists of two separate facilities; the Radford manufacturing unit and the New River Storage unit. The main plant is the Radford manufacturing unit spans across 4,080 acres and is located between the towns of Radford and Blacksburg. The New River Storage Unit spans across 2,821 acres and is located near the town of Dublin, approximately 12 miles from the main plant.
The primary mission of the Redford Army Ammunition Plant is to provide and store energetics, munitions and propellants for the United States Army. The plant produces munitions and propellants for individual soldiers weapons system, tank, field artillery, air defense, missile and Navy weapons systems.
The Radford Army Ammunition Plant and New River Storage Unit together consist of 1,038 buildings with a total storage capacity of 657,003 square feet. The facility has 214 reinforced igloos for storage of live munitions and their components.
Radford Army Ammunition Plant has a government staff made up of Department of Army civilians and Soldiers and the remaining staff is made up of contract employees.
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On-base housing is available at Radford Army Ammunition Plant. Staff Village offers 20 housing units to military members from all services. Residents include recruiters, ROTC, the installation commander, and service members.
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Radford is a medium-sized city in Virginia with many housing options.
19 miles from Base
Blacksburg is a medium-sized city in Virginia with many housing options.
In Radford, the summers are warm and humid, the winters are very cold, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 27°F to 85°F and is rarely below 13°F or above 92°F.
The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from April 14 to August 27, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 44% on July 15. The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from August 27 to April 14. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on October 30.
The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 26 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 85°F and low of 65°F. The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 30 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 27°F and high of 44°F.
The overall cost of living in Radford, VA is 12% lower than the Virginia average and 5% 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 Radford, VA, the city’s goods and services are 1% higher than the Virginia average and 1% higher than the U.S. average.
Radford is a small town in Montgomery County, Virginia. It is home to Radford University with a student population of approximately 3,800. Radford has four parks: Bisset Park, Wildwood Park, Riverview Park, and Sunset Park. The area also has two movie theaters, the Glencoe Museum, and a farmer’s market. Bisset Park is the largest of the four parks, located on the New River, and Wildwood Park is a wildlife and plant reserve for the city. Clayor Lake is a popular destination for boating, fishing, swimming and camping.
Some other points of interest include Green Heron Art Center, Lane Stadium, Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech, Huckleberry Trail, Whitebarrel Winery, and Christiansburg Aquatic Center.