Lake City Army Ammunition Plant

Installation Overview
Aerial Image

LCAAP is housed on 3,935 acres with 375 buildings, 80 magazines, 25 warehouses, 14 igloos and storage capacity of 652,837 square feet.

Lake City has a government staff of 32 Department of the Army civilians and one Soldier to provide contract oversight. The government staff has a payroll budget of $2.9 million. Contractor statistics are considered proprietary and therefore are unavailable.

Capabilities
  • • Small arms cartridges
  • • Components such as percussion and electric primer
  • • Pyrotechnics
  • • Small caliber ammunition
  • • Demilitarization and disposal of Plant produced small caliber ammunition and explosives
  • • Performs reliability testing of small caliber ammunition
Ammunition

History

LCAAP was established in December 1940, with production beginning in 1941. It was the first of 12 small arms plants run by the Army.

History - Women Workers in the 1940sHistory - Official Ground Breaking
Support of National Troops

The 325th Field Hospital utilizes Lake City Army Ammunition Plant as a training Facility.

325th Field Hospital
17306 E. US 24 Hwy
Independence, Mo 64056
719-366-3976/4002

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