About Crane Army Ammunition Activity

History of Crane Army Ammunition Activity (1977-Present)

The Crane Army Ammunition Activity (CAAA) was established October 1, 1977 as a result of the Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition concept. The activity is a tenant of the Navy Region Midwest, Naval Support Activity (NSA) Crane. Ind. Through support agreements, CAAA receives support services from the host activity; and from the Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane), a tenant of NSA Crane; and from NAVFAC MIDWEST, PUBLIC WORKS (PWD), Crane, a tenant of NSA Crane. CAAA occupies more than 51,000 acres of land and 4.8 million square feet in buildings on the Center. Storage capability is in excess of 650,000 tons of ammunition related stock with over 475,000 tons in actual storage, which makes it one of the largest ammunition depots in the Army.

Effective October 1, 1999, command and control of the Letterkenny Munitions Center (LEMC) was transferred to CAAA. It is aligned as a directorate in CAAA's organizational structure, although it is physically located at Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD), Chambersburg, Pa, as a tenant. CAAA Commander is also responsible for providing command guidance and assistance to Iowa and Milan Army Ammunition Plants.

CAAA maintains ordnance professionals and infrastructure to receive, store, ship, produce, renovate, and DEMIL conventional ammunition, missiles and related components to meet contingency requirements in support of the Warfighter.

The focus at CAAA is on safety, quality, teamwork and increased productivity and efficiency. Supporting the nation's defense - and wise use of resources - remains a top priority. CAAA's quality policy remains "only our best - for the world's best."