McAlester Army Ammunition Plant

Updated: August 25, 2023
McAlester Army Ammunition Plant
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    Located in McAlester, Oklahoma, the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant (MCAAP) is a pivotal weapon manufacturing facility for the Department of Defense. As a part of the US Army Joint Munitions Command, MCAAP produces and renovates ammunition and components, playing a vital role in national defense.

    Base Operator:

    1 C Tree Road
    McAlester, OK 74501-9002

    What Kind of Base is McAlester Army Ammunition Plant?

    Established in 1943, MCAAP’s functions encompass producing conventional ammunition, storing war reserve and training ammunition, and demilitarizing outdated munitions. Once known as McAlester Naval Depot, the plant has undergone significant transformations, integrating operations from other bases due to the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission.

    McAlester Army Ammunition Plant Housing

    MCAAP does not offer any housing on the installation. If you need any assistance finding housing in the nearby area, call the Housing Office at 918-420-6480.

    What is the BAH for McAlester Army Ammunition Plant?

    The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) at MCAAP varies depending on rank, years of service and dependency status. Visit the Oklahoma state BAH page or see the chart below for more information.


    Military Housing Area: ZZ550

    Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
    E01 $1,170 $903
    E02 $1,170 $903
    E03 $1,170 $903
    E04 $1,170 $903
    E05 $1,263 $1,008
    E06 $1,527 $1,140
    E07 $1,590 $1,194
    E08 $1,659 $1,323
    E09 $1,758 $1,389
    W01 $1,542 $1,158
    W02 $1,620 $1,320
    W03 $1,707 $1,398
    W04 $1,785 $1,536
    W05 $1,878 $1,602
    O01E $1,599 $1,257
    O02E $1,692 $1,377
    O03E $1,794 $1,515
    O01 $1,302 $1,071
    O02 $1,524 $1,236
    O03 $1,704 $1,428
    O04 $1,905 $1,584
    O05 $2,049 $1,626
    O06 $2,067 $1,689
    O07 $2,079 $1,710

    For more information, look at BAH rates by state or calculate your exact BAH rate.

    Mcalester Army Ammunition Plant Surrounding Area

    MCAAP is roughly a two-hour drive from Oklahoma City, and about an hour and a half drive from Tulsa. Some nearby attractions include the Oklahoma State Penitentiary Museum and the Aldridge Hotel.


    The Occupational Clinic at McAlester Army Ammunition Plant offers outpatient medical services for active duty personnel and first-aid treatment plus occupational health services for civilian staff. It operates under the guidance of Reynolds Army Health Clinic in Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma. For details, call 918-420-6495.


    The MCAAP offers childcare through a Child Development Centers (CDCs). It offers full day, part day and school year care to children as young as infants, to school-aged children.

    The installation also offers middle school and teen-specific care options during the school year.


    The McAlester Army Ammunition Plant doesn’t have an on-site school. All local public schools belong to Pittsburg County. If you live in MCAAP housing, you’re in the Savanna School District, and transportation to Savanna’s school is available. However, suppose you choose other schools in the McAlester area while living on the installation. In that case, transportation is only provided if your child is part of the Child and Youth Services (CYS) program.

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