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A welder in the Anniston Army Depot Combat Vehicle Repair Facility removes the track from an M1 Abrams tank. (Photo by Megan Gully, August 2013)


Anniston Army Depot is a U.S. Army maintenance center and munitions storage site. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in northeast Alabama, Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) occupies over 25 square miles of land in the southeastern United States. 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. ANAD has been transformed into a state-of-the-market maintenance facility, earning its highly-esteemed reputation as "The Tank Rebuild Center of the World."

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.

Possibly the nation's most diversified defense resource - Anniston Army Depot offers scenic splendor as well as unlimited natural resources.

It is easily accessible by road, rail, air, and water. Nearby, there are two airports within an eight-mile radius. Within only five miles of our southern boundary, Interstate 20 serves as a major east-west artery, providing easy access to Birmingham, AL and Atlanta, GA. Immediate access to a main rail line is also available within the boundaries of our depot. The closest major seaports are the Port of Mobile and the Port of Savannah, operated by the Alabama State Port Authority and Georgia Ports Authority, respectively.

Interesting facts:

  • Approximately 3,800 Total Employees
  • 2,600 Depot Employees
  • $559 M Operating Budget
  • $245 M Depot Payroll
  • $2.2 B Plant Replacement Value
  • 2,393 Buildings/Structures
  • 430 Miles of Roadway
  • 102 Miles of Fencing
  • 37 Miles of Railroad

Broadly diversified skills are deep-rooted at Anniston and our success is attributable to the teaming of our highly skilled workforce with a strong management support structure. Working in an ergonomically effective environment, our team is capable, willing and ready to accomplish any tasking, no matter how seemingly impossible it may be.

Anniston Army Depot's capabilities are limited only by the imagination. Our workforce, armed with state-of-the-art equipment and technology, is committed to giving consideration to all business initiatives that will enhance and improve support to our troops and allies.

ANAD will continue to play a vital role in our nation's defense mission. The pride of its people in job professionalism and productivity is the cornerstone on which the depot continues to build.



Anniston Army Depot is the designated Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for tracked and wheeled ground combat vehicles (minus Bradley), towed and self-propelled artillery, assault bridging systems, individual and crew served small caliber weapons and locomotives, rail equipment and non-tactical generators. 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. Major components of each vehicle are also overhauled and returned to stock. ANAD personnel are deployed around the world in direct support of our nation’s warfighters providing fielding services and repairs in the field. Combat and battle damage repairs are being accomplished both at home and abroad. Under partnership agreements, a wide range of vehicle conversions, upgrades and new vehicle manufacturing are currently underway. Additionally, worldwide distribution of stocks and the maintenance and storage of conventional ammunition and missiles are significant parts of the depot’s overall missions and capabilities. The Department of Defense’s only missile recycling center is located at Anniston. Key tenant organizations on the depot include Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Anniston, Alabama, the Anniston Munitions Center (ANMC) and the Museum Support Center-Anniston.

ANAD's workforce includes Active Duty Officers, DoD Civilian Employees, Tenant Employees, Contract Employees, and NAF Employees. Key tenant organizations on the depot include Anniston Munitions Center (ANMC), Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC), Dear Clinic, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), DLA Disposition Services, Directorate of Contracting, Industrial Hygiene, Test Measurement Diagnostic Equipment and US Army Center of Military History.


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