Welcome to the Combat Vehicle Center of the Free World
Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in northeast Alabama, the depot is a U.S. Army maintenance center and munitions storage site occupying more than 25 square miles of land.
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, the depot offers scenic splendor as well as unlimited natural resources.
ANAD 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.
From its origin in 1941 as a storage depot, ANAD has transformed into a state-of-the-market maintenance facility and is most often recognized for its heavy combat vehicle, small arms weaponry and locomotive expertise. ANAD is the Department of Defense's Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for combat vehicles (minus Bradley), assault bridging, artillery, small caliber weapons and locomotives, rail equipment and non-tactical generators.
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.
We repair and maintain 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.
We have teammates deployed around the world in direct support of our nation’s warfighters providing service and repairs in the field. Combat and battle damage repairs are being accomplished 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 (DLA) Distribution, DLA Disposition Services, the Anniston Munitions Center (ANMC) and the U.S. Army Museum Support Center-Anniston.