Did You Know: Week of Oct. 10, 2016

US Soldiers that have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan often report that they make a point to look for RRAD (Red River Army Depot) stickers on equipment because they know that means the equipment is certain to be completely operational and ultimately save their lives. The RRAD places a sticker on every vehicle and piece of equipment that they service. Marshall McKellar, Director of Business Management at the Red River Army Depot reports that RRAD has a very good reputation among its customers for making quality products and he  says they frequently receive words of appreciation from soldiers that have been deployed thanking the RRAD for their quality products.    

The RRAD is an 15,835-acre facility located 18 miles west of Texarkana, Texas in Bowie County. The facility has over 3,000,000 square feet of storage capacity. The RRAD was originally established as an ammunition facility: however, due to the demands of World War II, the mission was expanded to include general supply storage and tank repair. Today, a dedicated workforce of more than 4,500 people are engaged in work ranging from producing timber to remanufacturing the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle. The depot occupies 18,703 acres and is host to ten tenant organizations. RRAD has risen to the challenge of every United States military conflict since 1941.


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