HWAD is housed on 147,236 acres. It has 414 administrative and storage buildings,
and 2,094 magazines providing an explosive storage capacity of 7,685,000 square feet.
Hawthorne has a government staff of one Soldier and 29 Department of Army civilians
to provide contract oversight. The government staff has a payroll of $2.7 million.
Contractor statistics are considered proprietary and therefore are not available.
- Storage of conventional ammunition
- Desert training for military units
- Quality assurance
- Storage of DoD elemental mercury
- Ammunition renovation
- ISO container maintenance/repair
- Range scrap processing
The Naval Ammunition Depot Hawthorne was established in September 1930. It was
redesignated Hawthorne Army Ammunition Plant in 1977 when it transferred to Army
control as part of the Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition. In 1994, it
ended its production mission and became Hawthorne Army Depot.