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    • Crane Army Produces Decoy Flares for Joint Aircraft

      Crane Army Produces Decoy Flares for Joint Aircraft

      Photo by Hayley Smith   |   Crane Army Ammunition Activity   |   03.15.2018

      A Crane Army Ammunition Activity employee prepares aircraft decoy flares for transport and storage. These flares generate infrared (IR) signatures that divert enemy missiles away from U.S. military aircraft. Crane Army Ammunition Activity provides conventional munitions support for U.S. Army and Joint Force readiness, including production, demilitarization, transportation and storage....
      Hometown: Crane, IN

    • Crane Army Rocks Cluster Bomb Demilitarization

      Crane Army Rocks Cluster Bomb Demilitarization

      Photo by Hayley Smith   |   Crane Army Ammunition Activity   |   03.13.2018

      Crane Army Ammunition Activity employees dismantle Rockeye Cluster Bomb Units. Each Rockeye contains hundreds of bomblets, and operators remove all nonexplosive material by hand for separate, more environmentally-friendly disposal before the explosive payload is demilitarized. Crane Army Ammunition Activity provides conventional munitions support for U.S. Army and Joint Force readiness,......
      Hometown: Crane, IN

    • Crane Army Breaks Down White Phosphorus Demilitarization

      Crane Army Breaks Down White Phosphorus Demilitarization

      Photo by Hayley Smith   |   Crane Army Ammunition Activity   |   02.22.2018

      Crane Army Ammunition Activity employees disassemble 76 mm white phosphorus cartridge cases and projectiles. Non-explosive metal components are shipped to a local recycling company while the dangerous white phosphorus material is converted to the much safer phosphoric acid. CAAA engineers are vital to demilitarization- they design machinery and tools and maximize operational efficiency,......
      Hometown: Crane, IN

    • Crane Army Preps White Phosphorus Rounds for Closed Demilitarization

      Crane Army Preps White Phosphorus Rounds for Closed Demilitarization

      Photo by Capt. Amy Crane   |   Crane Army Ammunition Activity   |   02.15.2018

      Crane Army Ammunition Activity employees unthread base fuzes from 105 mm white phosphorus projectiles with a machine designed and built by CAAA engineers. All material except the white phosphorus must be removed from the round before chemically converting the white phosphorus to phosphoric acid. Crane Army Ammunition Activity provides conventional munitions support for U.S. Army and Joint......
      Hometown: Crane, IN

    • Crane Army Commander Commends the Workforce

      Crane Army Commander Commends the Workforce

      Photo by Hayley Smith   |   Crane Army Ammunition Activity   |   02.07.2018

      Col. Michael Garlington, commander of Crane Army Ammunition Activity, thanks CAAA employees for all their hard work and extra hours during the recent outload increase to ensure Warfighters are supplied with the munitions they need. Workers load 2000 lb. bombs and 30 mm rounds for transport. Crane Army Ammunition Activity provides conventional munitions support for U.S. Army and Joint Force......
      Hometown: Crane, IN

    • Crane Army’s Support for the U.S. Air Force is Explosive

      Crane Army’s Support for the U.S. Air Force is Explosive

      Photo by Hayley Smith   |   Crane Army Ammunition Activity   |   02.06.2018

      Crane Army Ammunition Activity employees remove 2000 lb. bombs from storage, load them and prepare them for transport to support the U.S. Air Force. Crane Army Ammunition Activity provides conventional munitions support for U.S. Army and Joint Force readiness, including production, demilitarization, transportation and storage....
      Hometown: Crane, IN

    • From Artillery to Agriculture: Crane Army Breaks Down White Phosphorus into Fertilizer Components

      From Artillery to Agriculture: Crane Army Breaks Down White Phosphorus into Fertilizer Components

      Photo by Hayley Smith   |   Crane Army Ammunition Activity   |   02.05.2018

      Crane Army Ammunition Activity employees remove explosives from retired 105 mm white phosphorus rounds. The nut holding each explosive burster in place is drilled out of the round, allowing the burster to be destroyed separately from the white phosphorus material. The white phosphorus is then chemically converted to phosphoric acid via an environmentally-friendly process here at Crane Army......
      Hometown: Crane, IN

    • Crane Army Trains are the Stars of the Railroad

      Crane Army Trains are the Stars of the Railroad

      Photo by Hayley Smith   |   Crane Army Ammunition Activity   |   02.01.2018

      Rail workers were sworn in as Crane Army Ammunition Activity employees last October, forty years after the U.S. Army took over conventional munitions at Crane. This week, Crane Army trains received the U.S. Army star. Crane Army Ammunition Activity provides conventional munitions support for U.S. Army and Joint Force readiness, including production, demilitarization, transportation and storage....
      Hometown: Crane, IN