Red River Army Depot

Red River was originally intended to be an ammunition storage depot, but as time went on it was quickly realized that it was needed for other purposes. Now, the depot’s maintenance mission includes the repair, rebuild, overhaul and conversion of tactical wheeled vehicles, as well as the Army’s light tracked combat vehicle fleet. The depot’s vast industrial complex has the capacity and capability to completely overhaul and re-manufacture combat systems and tactical vehicles. The depot was once again recommended to close based on the 2005 BRAC commission’s findings, but has stayed open to provide maintenance support for the army.

Location

100 James Carlow Drive
Red River Army Depot
Texarkana, TX 75507

Red River Army Depot is located in an area commonly known as the Four States Area. The Depot is situated in Northeast Texas, Bowie County, approximately 18 miles west of Texarkana, 170 miles east of Dallas and 150 miles west of Little Rock, AR. Texarkana is unique as it is divided into both Texas and Arkansas. The states of Oklahoma and Louisiana are within an hour’s drive and many RRAD employees commute from all four states. Texarkana is the largest city near RRAD; however there are numerous smaller communities near the Depot. Although the military population in the area is small, the support from the community is overwhelming.


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History

Originally, Red River was intended only as an ammunition storage depot. However, no sooner had the first trainloads of ammunition begun to arrive, than the demands of World War II caused top defense planners to take another look at the new installation. A good labor market, excellent transportation facilities, and the installation’s nearness to the great southwestern training areas and southern ports were reason enough to expand the depot mission to include general supply storage and tank repair facilities.


Mission

The depot’s vast industrial complex has the capacity and capability to completely overhaul and re-manufacture combat systems and tactical vehicles. The multi-function capability fully supports the ongoing joint transformation. The mission flexibility and responsiveness of the workforce, equipment and facilities provide the depot a competitive edge within the defense industry. Additionally, personnel supporting the combat and tactical vehicle missions possess a wide-range of core skills that are essential to supporting the war fighter. As evidenced in recent operations (Global War on Terrorism & Operation Iraqi Freedom) RRAD quickly shifted effort to meet changing combatant commander requirements both on the industrial complex and by deploying teams world wide to improve near term readiness and provide for the long term sustainment of our combat and tactical fleets. RRAD technical resources include the capability to design, fabricate, and manufacture a wide variety of items, from specialty parts to unique prototype weapon systems and vehicles.

RRAD FOCUS

“Our Best… Nothing Less”

Committed to Excellence

MISSION

Conduct ground combat, and tactical system sustainment maintenance operations, and related support services worldwide, for US and Allied forces and friendly nations in support of the Warfighter. Be an active and viable partner within our community and the Four States area.

QUALITY

Our Commitment To The
Combatant Commanders &
The Soldiers They Lead.
Continuous Improvement Of A
Quality Product Equals Battlefield
Success.

VISION

Be the Maintenance Depot of choice for our customers and partners through Army values, quality, cost, schedule, environmental, and safety record providing –
“Our Best Nothing Less for the Warfighter”.
TECHNOLOGY

Leverage Technology
In Support Of Our Members
Who Are Conducting Depot Operations
In Support Of The War Fighter

TAKE CARE OF OUR WORKFORCE

Create & Foster An Environment That
Assures Everyone Is Treated
With Dignity & Respect.
Conditions That Allow For Individual &
Team Improvement & Fulfillment
Recognize Excellence
Communicate: Up, Down and Sideways

UNION PARTNERSHIP

Mutual Trust & Respect
Open & Continuous Communications
Participative Planning &
Consultation

TEAMWORK

One Team – One Fight
To Be Loyal To The Depot
Means Loyalty To Each Other
What Can Each Of Us Do To Help
The Others Succeed

Directory

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