The Washington Times-Herald


October 4, 2013

Lt. Gen. McQuistion visits Crane Army Ammunition Activity

CRANE, Ind. — Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, made her first visit to Crane Army Ammunition Activity Sept. 26, in order to gain a better understanding of the Activity’s mission and capabilities.

Although McQuistion has familiarity with the depot system having previously commanded at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa., the visit to Crane Army allowed her to see

its mission of ammunition logistics and production.

“I am happy to come here and learn about what you do,” McQuistion said to Crane Army

Ammunition Activity leadership in a morning meeting.

She also encouraged the people at Crane to continue to educate the workforce at AMC on its mission and its needs so that they can provide better assistance. Crane Army is a subordinate command to the Joint Munitions Command which is subordinate to the Army Materiel Command.

McQuistion also said that the senior leadership of the Army understands the difficulty the

civilian workforce has endured in trying to execute its mission during the tighter financial times.

During the visit, Crane Army presented McQuistion with an overview of the activity’s operations and efforts toward improving its production effectiveness and efficiency. In its presentation, Crane Army highlighted current operations, future goals and its challenges in operating within the confines of greater fiscal restrictions.

“It is great to have our boss here as we showcase the incredible Army workforce at Crane Army Ammunition Activity,” Col. Joe Dixon, Commander of Crane Army Ammunition Activity, said. “The Army Materiel Command is the Department of Defense’s premier provider of materiel readiness, including technology, acquisition support, materiel development, logistics power projection, and sustainment. And we are an important part of that mission. Crane Army Ammunition Activity is a unique, precious asset to the nation as it provides conventional ammunition solutions to the Department of Defense.”

Text Only
  • SOFT - WT082114 - CounsilMug - NBS Picture time always a fun time It’s that time of year again, to have the family picture taken. My husband and I talk to both kids about smiling, sitting still and listening. Even though we had this discussion, I am beginning to think that maybe we were talking to ourselves. The n

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • troopers Two ND grads join state police ranks INDIANAPOLIS — The 46 newest members of the Indiana State Police recently received their patrol cars in Indianapolis, signifying the end of their initial training and the beginning of their careers in solo patrol. The 73rd Recruit Academy graduated o

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • zoeller Wednesday's Area Briefs Benefit for PowerHouseA benefit night for the PowerHouse will be held from 4 p.m. until close today at Impressed Coffee. A portion of the proceeds from all sales will be donated to help with future PowerHouse projects. Girl Scouts calloutAll girls gr

    August 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • Beasleys hold 86th annual reunion The 86th annual Beasley family reunion was held Aug. 10 at the Raglesville Community Center. Fifty-seven members of the family were present to enjoy the meal and fellowship.Mary Phillips asked the table blessing and after the meal a short business me

    August 20, 2014

  • Duke Energy warns area customers PLAINFIELD — As scammers continue to target the customers of utility service providers across the country, Duke Energy is reminding its customers not to fall victim to fraudulent activity.“Unfortunately, we continue to receive reports across our serv

    August 20, 2014

  • Health Dept. hopes to inform Daviess County residents about potential threats Over the past few weeks, the Daviess County Health Department has received several calls regarding diseases in Daviess County. Television and news reports of measles, Ebola and other diseases seem to be daily topics of discussion.Over the past five y

    August 20, 2014

  • Crane hosts college scholarship winners CRANE — Recently, a select group of Indiana’s best and brightest college students were honored at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division when the Southern Indiana Section of American Society of Naval Engineers, Blacks in Government, and the Ho

    August 19, 2014

  • GardenOfMonth.jpg Home selected by Flower and Garden Club The home of Albert Wichman at 2413 Glenwood Drive has been selected by the Washington Arts and Flowers Garden Club as the Spotlight Yard of the Month. When Wichman bought the house three years ago, it had a few shrubs and bushes, but now he has trans

    August 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • AldredKatie.jpg Aldred successfully defends her dissertation, earns PhD Katie Aldred, a 2005 graduate of Washington High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Evansville, received a PhD in biochemistry from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, in May.She successfully defended her dissertation titled “

    August 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bunch Bunch, Roberson celebrates engangement Bunch-RobersonJennifer Rose Bunch, daughter of Kent and Tina Bunch of Washington, and Joseph Alan Roberson, son of Roger and Lynn Ann Roberson of Wheatland and Bob and Lisa Rehwald of Vincennes, announce their engagement and upcoming wedding.The brid

    August 16, 2014 1 Photo