Anniston Army Depot http://apr.org en Army Scrapping 4 US Chemical Weapons Incinerators http://apr.org/post/army-scrapping-4-us-chemical-weapons-incinerators <p></p><p>The Pentagon spent $10.2 billion over three decades burning chemical weapons stored in four states. Now, with those chemicals up in smoke and communities freed of a threat, the Army's in the middle of another, $1.3 billion project: Demolishing the incinerators that destroyed the toxic materials.</p><p>In Alabama, Oregon, Utah and Arkansas, crews are tearing apart multibillion-dollar incinerators or working to draw the curtain on a drama that began in the Cold War, when the United States and the former Soviet Union stockpiled millions of pounds of chemical weapons.</p> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 01:45:42 +0000 The Associated Press 41730 at http://apr.org Army Scrapping 4 US Chemical Weapons Incinerators Defense Contractor Announces Anniston Layoffs http://apr.org/post/defense-contractor-announces-anniston-layoffs <p>A defense contractor has notified 139 of its roughly 400 employees at its Anniston Army Depot site that they will be laid off in March and April.</p><div><p>The Anniston Star reports (<a href="http://bit.ly/11zd3uu">http://bit.ly/11zd3uu</a> ) that General Dynamics Land Systems will employ fewer workers after April due to declining military orders for combat vehicles. The company builds and repairs combat vehicles.</p><p>Peter Keating, spokesman for General Dynamics Land Systems, said the layoffs were necessary due to a lack of work at the facility.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:11:04 +0000 The Associated Press 23289 at http://apr.org Defense Contractor Announces Anniston Layoffs