Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) is a premier active joint ammunition storage site for the United States Army. The site is located in Tooele County, Tooele, Utah and covers roughly 24,000 acres.
Tooele is responsible for shipping, storing, receiving, inspecting, demilitarization, and maintaining training and war reserve conventional ammunition. Tooele’s Ammunition Equipment and Manufacturing Directorate (AEMD) designs and manufacturers ammunition peculiar equipment (APE) used in maintenance and demilitarization of munitions for all of the Department of Defense (DoD). Read more about Toole Army Depot below.
U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command (JMC)
Rock Island, Illinois 61299-6000
Tooele Army Depot
Tooele, Utah 84074-5000
TEAD was established in 1942 in an area with a historical tradition of Indian cultures. Early Desert Archaic Indians inhabited the Tooele Valley and probably some portions of the Depot some 11,000 years ago. The Goshute people, who currently inhabit reservations in the surrounding area, are descendants of the Numic-speaking culture.
Construction of the TEAD facilities was completed in 1943. Originally the north area was known as the Tooele Ordnance Depot, which functioned as a storage depot for World War II supplies, ammunition, and combat vehicles. In 1949, TEAD assumed command of the Deseret Chemical Depot until recently known as TEAD South Area. In 1962 the depot was redesignated the Tooele Army Depot. Since that time the depot has been assigned maintenance mission responsibilities for topographic equipment, troop support items, construction equipment, generators, and various types of tactical wheeled vehicles. Since 1964, TEAD assumed command and control of the non-tactical generator rail, equipment repair facility located at Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah.
BRAC 1988 recommended that TEAD take over the general supply storage mission from Pueblo Army Depot Activity, Colorado, and BRAC 1993 recommended TEAD eliminate its troop support, maintenance, storage, and distribution missions. The realignment of the maintenance and supply missions was completed in 1995.
Since the 1993 BRAC decision that the TEAD mission be reduced, the Army has completed the first (of its type) Transfer of Fee Title of the surplus property to the Redevelopment Agency of Tooele City (RDA). On January 19, 1999, the U.S. Army Material Command, Chief of Staff, Major General Normal E. Williams, presented a ceremonial deed commemorating the transfer of 1700 acres and 258 buildings to Tooele City. This process was completed three years earlier than programmed.
On September 28, 1999, another mark in Tooele Army Depot history took place. Once again the mission of the Defense Non-Tactical Generator and Rail Center (DGRC), command and control, transferred to another command – U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), Warren, Michigan.
On March 1, 2010, TEAD was designated as a Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Ammunition Peculiar Equipment by the Secretary of the Army. Certifications for ISO 9001:2008, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 were also received.
The depot currently is the DoD’s western region conventional ammunition hub for the storage, receipt, issue, maintenance, and demilitarization. Also DoD’s Ammunition Peculiar Equipment (APE) center for the design, manufacture, fielding and maintenance of all APE. In 2010 the depot was designated as a Center for Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for APE.
To be Department of Defense’s (DoD) western region conventional ammunition hub and the DOD ammunition peculiar equipment center. <p >
To support Warfighter readiness through superior receipt, storage, issue, demil and renovation of conventional ammunition and the design, manufacture, fielding and maintenance of ammunition peculiar equipment.
Tooele Army Depot (TEAD) is a premier active joint ammunition storage site. Tooele is responsible for shipping, storing, receiving, inspecting, demilitarization, and maintaining training and war reserve conventional ammunition. Tooele’s Ammunition Equipment and Manufacturing Directorate (AEMD) designs and manufacturers ammunition peculiar equipment (APE) used in maintenance and demilitarization of munitions for all of the Department of Defense (DoD).
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