Letterkenny Munitions Center

Installation Overview

LEMC occupies 16,000 of Letterkenny Army Depot’s 18,200 acres. Its facilities include 17 explosive operating buildings, 2.3 million square feet of explosive storage space, 902 igloos, 10 above ground magazines, 26 rail docks, 28 miles of railroad, 126 miles of paved road, and two containerization facilities/docks.

In Fiscal Year 2017, LEMC had an operating budget of $41.0 million with a payroll of $22.2 million. There are 232 Department of the Army Civilians and one Soldier.

  • • Ammo Supply Depot
  • • Demilitarization
  • • Center for Industrial Technical Excellence (CITE)
  •    for missile maintenance
  • • Tactical Missiles

Moving ammunition

Letterkenny Army Depot was established in 1941 as an ammunition and general supply storage depot. In 1961, its Directorate of Ammunition Operations began supporting Army air defense missiles and Air Force intercept missiles. The missile mission now encompasses Army, Air Force and Navy systems. In 1999, the Directorate of Ammunition Operations was renamed Letterkenny Munitions Center with command and control transferred to Crane Army Ammunition Activity. In 2016, the Secretary of the Army designated LEMC as the Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for surveillance, receipt, storage, issue, testing and repair for the Army Tactical Missile System and Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System missiles. LEMC is a training site for Reserve ammunition units.