Tooele Army Depot
1729 S Main St, Tooele, UT 84074
Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) is a United States Army post in Tooele County, Utah. It serves as a storage site for war reserve and training ammunition.
The depot stores, issues, receives, renovates, modifies, maintains and demilitarizes conventional munitions. The depot also serves as the National Inventory Control Point for ammunition peculiar equipment, developing, fabricating, modifying, storing and distributing such equipment to all services and other customers worldwide. TEAD provides base support to Deseret Chemical Depot.
Tooele Army Depot originally opened in 1942 during the early phase of U.S. involvement in World War II. The workforce at the post is now primarily composed of civilians. A full colonel serves as the commander.
The mission of the Tooele Army Depot is expanded to include facilities for general storage and equipment testing. The capabilities of the base include explosive performance testing, robotics, logistical support, non-destructive testing, machining, fabrication, repair, laser cutting, Slurry Emulsion Manufacturing and demilitarization.
There are approximately 2,609 military personnel, contractors and civilians assigned to the Tooele Army Depot.
The mission of Tooele Army Depot is such that public access is limited. Anyone non-employee personal requesting access must contact to the Identification and Registration office at 435-833-2205.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Utah school, a child must be at least 5 years old by Sept. 2 of the school year. Check with the school for requirements.
In 2010, Utah, along with the majority of other states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. At present, national Common Core State Standards exist only for English language arts and mathematics, with science and social studies in development, though Utah has state standards across the full curriculum. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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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.
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.
Utah Department of Human Services 801-538-4171
Helps Utahns live safe, healthy and successful lives. It fulfills this mission by providing children, youth, families and adults care, services and treatment to thrive in their homes and communities.
The Utah Division of Child and Family Services 801-538-4100
Strives to create communities where children grow up safe from abuse, neglect and dependency, where adults are protected from domestic violence and where parents can be strengthened in their capacity to keep their family safe.
Toole City Animal Shelter 435-882-4607
Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.
Base Operator (315) 772-6556
Chaplain (315) 772-5591
Civilian Personnel Office (315) 772-1049
Dental Headquarters (315) 772-4440
EFMP Family Support (315) 772-5476
Family Advocacy Program (315) 772-6929
Family Child Care (315) 772-2250
Housing Services Office (315) 772-9397
ID/CAC Card Processing (315) 772-5149
Information and Referral (315) 772-6799
In-Processing (315) 772-0423
Legal Services and JAG (315) 772-5261
Medical Appointments (315) 772-4655
NAF Human Resources Officer (315) 772-5393
Suicide Prevention Hotline (315) 772-9018
Utah is semiarid, with low humidity and generous sunshine, and its temperate climate allows for outdoor recreation year-round.
July has an average high of 91 degrees and a low of 63; January’s top average is 36 degrees and its low is 22 and an average annual rainfall of 20 inches with the greatest amount in April with 1.97 inches.
Because the counties are next to the Great Salt Lake, they can be buffeted with deep lake-effect snow in winter. Cold westerly winds move across the lake’s warmer water and pick up water vapor, which freezes and falls as snow on the lands between the lake and the Wasatch Mountains to the east. Ogden gets, on average, just under 32 inches of snow a year; Farmington has more snowman potential with an average of 49 inches.
Compared to the state average of Utah the cost of living index in Tooele, UT is 95, which is 6% lower than the average in Utah and compared to the national average it is 5% lower.
Goods and services come in at 3% higher than the average in Utah and are 1% lower than compared to the nationwide average.
Tooele is located on the western slope of the Oquirrh Mountains in the Tooele Valley. It is located in Toole County
which is rich with heritage and tradition. Museums, monuments, and memorials cover the county. Pony Express Trail, Utah State Firefighters Museum, and Pioneer memorials are only a few. National Forest, Settlement Canyon, Middle Canyon, hiking, biking, camping, fishing.
Some of the popular destinations are Deseret Peak Complex which is nestled in the heart of the Tooele Valley and is full of family fun activities, Bonneville Salt Flats, one of the most unique natural features in Utah. Stretching over 30,000 acres, the Bonneville Salt Flats is a fragile resource administered by the Bureau of Land Management, and Sea Base (Scuba Diving)
Bonneville Seabase is your in-land source for warm water SCUBA diving and snorkeling -and hundreds of colorful tropical salt-water fish.