TEST - 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

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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.



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. ​


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/.


To be enrolled in an Alabama school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st of the school year. Check with the school for other requirements.

In 2010, the majority of 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. For more information, visit http://www.corestandards.org/.

Calhoun County School District


If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.


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.


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.


Military Children and Teens Resource Guide

Helps families 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.

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.

Handles pet adoptions, pet licensing, lost and found animals, and more.

Base Operator (256) 235-7501


Civilian Personnel Office (256) 235-7860


Family Child Care (256) 235-7654


Housing Services Office (256) 235-7445


ID/CAC Card Processing (256) 235-7633


Legal Services and JAG (256) 235-6518


Medical Appointments (256) 235-7521


Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8255


There is currently no housing on base, but there are rentals in the surrounding area.

4.3 miles from base

Eastaboga is a quiet, rural town with many outdoor activities to enjoy and different housing options available.

10.3 miles from base

Lincoln is a medium-sized town that has many shops and housing for your needs.

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The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Anniston has a humid subtropical climate.

The warmest months are July and August with highs around 92 degrees. The coolest months are December and January with average lows of 34 degrees.

March has the highest average monthly rain fall.

The average cost of living in Anniston, AL is 5% lower than the average of Alabama and 15% lower than our nation’s average.

The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city’s goods. In the case of Anniston, AL, the price of goods and services are 4% lower than the average of Alabama as well as 8% lower than the nation’s average.

Anniston is located in Calhoun County which offers a wealth of cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities. The area provides Southern hospitality, and Southern food, in addition to a wide range of activities for the whole family.
Some of the sites you might enjoy are the Anniston Museum of Natural HIstory, the Berman Museum of World History and the Choccolocco Mountain Off-Road Vehicle Park.
There are also wildlife refuges, performing arts centers,  a superspeedway, shopping and dining in the local area.

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