Ordnance and Explosives Directorate
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Soldiers conduct a dismounted patrol at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin. Calif. The U.S. Army and Engineering Support Center, Huntsville’s Energy Division awarded a third-party contract in September that will improve energy independence and resiliency, as well as provide energy savings for Fort Irwin, home to the National Training Center, a remote major training area for the U.S. military located in the Mojave Desert in northern San Bernardino County, California.
An electric vehicle charges its battery at one of the seven solar-powered charging stations recently installed at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville awarded contracts and are providing technical oversight for nearly 500 of these stations at Army installations as part of the service's initiative to transition to a fully electric vehicle fleet by 2050. (Photo by Chris Putman)
A screenshot of the USACE Safety Trainer 360 shows the first-person perspective of a user navigating the simulated construction site. The virtual reality game, developed through a partnership between the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville and the Army Game Studio, was recently unveiled during a construction safety course led by the Center’s Safety Office. (Courtesy Photo)
Kyle Shireman, Huntsville Center safety manager and visionary behind the Center’s new USACE Safety Trainer 360, explains how to use the virtual reality construction safety game’s headset and controllers to Shane Henry, audit technician, during a Occupational Safety and Health Administration 10-Hour Training Course held at the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville. (Photo by Kristen Bergeson)
Steve Lamas, visual information specialist, and Ryan Strange, research physical scientist for the Unmanned Aircraft Systems program at Huntsville Center, use a UAS to provide aerial images of a simulated accident scene during the Safety Investigation Board training at the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville in December.
Joshua Lecroy, safety and occupational health specialist, and Kyle Shireman, safety manager, interview Dawn Douglas, aka "Billy," during a simulated accident investigation during the Safety Investigation Board course at the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville on Dec. 7, 2022. (Photo by Kristen Bergeson)

The U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center Huntsville’s Ordnance and Explosives Directorate is the execution arm for the environmental work executed at the Center.  The Directorate is organized into four divisions: Military Munitions Design Center, Chemical/Biological Weapons Material Design Center, Global Operations and Ballistic Missile Defense

Capabilities: Ordnance removal (conventional, chemical, radioactive); Ordnance investigations and environmental studies; Environmental remediation; Training and capacity building; Independent operation capability to include security, logistics, and life support; Ability to reach out to other U.S. Army Corps of Engineers capabilities and assets; Service contract capabilities and in-place contracts for world-wide use; USACE Ballistic Missile Defense Mandatory Center of Expertise (ER 1110-2-8163)

Objectives: Support National Security; Rapid Response expeditionary mindset supporting Department of Defense and US Government Agency operations worldwide with qualified and responsive munitions and environmental support; Independent operation capability includes security, logistics, and life support; Provide DOD, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and USACE with acquisitions, architect-engineering services to include sustained subject matter experts fully supporting and executing the dynamic missile defense mission; Provide facility guidance in support of MDA Facilities associated with Foreign Military Sales (FMS) cases

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