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FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Watervliet Arsenal, New York ~ 04 JUNE 2013
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe

Posted on 06/03/2013 6:00:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska

 
 

~The FReeper Canteen Presents~

Road Trip: Watervliet Arsenal, New York

Watervliet Arsenal, known as "America's Cannon Factory" is an Army owned and operated manufacturing facility located in New York, just outside Albany. Constructed in 1813, the Arsenal has played a vital role in America's defense throughout its long history producing large bore cannon and a wide variety of other products for military needs.

 The billion dollar Arsenal manufacturing complex is situated on a 42 acre site and spans 72 buildings with 1.2 million square feet of manufacturing space. It is also home to the Army's Benet Laboratories, whose mission includes the development of Arsenal products and technology.

As a component of the Army Armament, Munitions and Chemical Command, Watervliet's products include tank cannon, artillery cannon, battleship guns, marine drives, scissor bridges, and rocket motors. This 72-building arsenal encompasses over 1.2 million square feet of manufacturing space and employs almost 2,000 personnel.

WVA's capabilities allow it to employ the latest manufacturing technologies to support rapid design, development, and testing of new products. It has extensive capabilities in metalworking as well as specialized processes.

The Arsenal underwent a substantial modernization program called Project REARM - or Renovation of Armament Manufacturing - in the 1980s which included building new facilities, procuring new manufacturing equipment, and implementing a new training program. In addition, a computer-integrated manufacturing program was initiated which includes shop floor and above-the-shop-floor systems.

WVA is also home to the Army's Benet Laboratories, part of the Army Research, Development, and Engineering Center at Picatinny, NJ. Benet maintains the primary mission of development of advanced cannon. Benet performs scientific and engineering activities which range from basic research through design for producibility.

It is responsible for the research, design, and development of tank cannon, tank mounts, tank autoloaders, artillery cannon, mortars, recoilless rifles and tank turret items. It also provides engineering support for the production of these items. Benet's collocation with the production facilities at WVA provides an excellent opportunity for concurrent engineering and rapid prototyping.

Learn More About Watervliet Arsenal HERE!!

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1 posted on 06/03/2013 6:00:09 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Even Ordnance Workers deserve respect.
2 posted on 06/03/2013 6:02:49 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: laurenmarlowe; AZamericonnie
Thanks, lauren and Connie, for tonight's Road Trip: Watervliet Arsenal, New York!


3 posted on 06/03/2013 6:08:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe

Very cool road trip tonight! :)


4 posted on 06/03/2013 6:13:04 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos!)
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To: SandRat

Good evening, Sand...((HUGS))...hope you and Maddi had a wonderful day!

Yes, those ordnance workers DO deserve respect. d:o)


5 posted on 06/03/2013 6:13:05 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Good evening, Kathy...((HUGS))...I and Maddi had a good day. She was a little fuss bucket today.
6 posted on 06/03/2013 6:15:18 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Several years ago, I was visiting Fort Pickens State Park near Pensacola. In addition to the old fort there are several batteries constructed in the Spanish American War era.

I noticed one of them had a newly installed disappearing cannon. I guess I should say newly reinstalled as that is the gun originally there.

It was an interesting cannon which was only raised to where it would be vulnerable to fire right before it was fired. Recoil would then drive it back down where it was hidden. BTW it was a very large cannon.

I recall the name Watervliet Arsenal on it. I had no idea what that was at the time.


7 posted on 06/03/2013 6:15:22 PM PDT by yarddog (uit.)
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Please note: The author of tonight’s Road Trip is laurenmarlowe.

~ Road Trip: Watervliet Arsenal, New York ~

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8 posted on 06/03/2013 6:20:15 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Aint that stuff illegal in NY?

Yall should prolly send that stuff to Tx


9 posted on 06/03/2013 6:21:58 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: yarddog

Ft Pickens is a cool place.


10 posted on 06/03/2013 6:23:11 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


11 posted on 06/03/2013 6:25:58 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: mylife

Yes I could spend all day going through the fort and all those batteries. I think some of them were used in WWII tho I doubt Pensacola was ever threatened by anyone’s Navy.

Well now that I think about it, German Subs did patrol that area very heavily.


12 posted on 06/03/2013 6:28:19 PM PDT by yarddog (uit.)
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To: mylife

LOL! You make a good point, my. They should move. NY doesn’t want anything that goes boom.


13 posted on 06/03/2013 6:28:43 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: yarddog

Good evening, yarddog...thanks for the interesting addition. And now you know what/where Watervliet Arsenal is.


14 posted on 06/03/2013 6:31:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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15 posted on 06/03/2013 6:31:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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Thanks, Families, for your service to our country.

Thanks, unique, for the perfect woohoo.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


16 posted on 06/03/2013 6:32:48 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: yarddog

I have been in lots of those old bunkers, from Fla to Hi to Ponape.

Cool to explore.
Ones is Hi are are still used.


17 posted on 06/03/2013 6:32:53 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: SandRat
And in first....Sand grabs the gold!!


18 posted on 06/03/2013 6:34:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Well we wouldn’t want anyone getting hurt or bein skeered, so We’ll just collect that stuff up and be on our way.


19 posted on 06/03/2013 6:34:41 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: LUV W
And in second....Luv snags the silver!!


20 posted on 06/03/2013 6:36:28 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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