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Wesley Wright and Richard Kirkland, forward repair activity mechanics, both deployed from Anniston Army Depot, prepare to cut the cab off of a damaged Humvee at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The repurposed Humvee could then become part of a roll-over training device, teaching soldiers how to safely exit the vehicle. (Photo by Chuck Sprague, November 2007)

Over the past half century, Anniston Army Depot has transitioned from a forested depot to a high-density industrial complex while hosting a plethora of diverse and wide-ranging missions. Since its origin in 1942 as a storage depot, the depot has been transformed into a state-of-the-market maintenance facility, earning its highly esteemed reputation as “The tank rebuild center of the world.”

For a full timeline of Anniston Army Depot’s history, visit

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