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Schools in Oklahoma Near McAlester Army Ammunition Plant

Located in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, southwest of the city of McAlester, McAlester Army Ammunition Plant is the Defense Department's largest explosive storage facility.

  • Size of base: 1,968 civilian personnel, 31 military personnel, area veterans, Army Reserve and National Guard
  • Average temperature: 40-83 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Geography: Plains, lakes, reservoirs

McAlester Army Ammunition Plant Education and Recreation

McAlester is a great place to further your education. Kiamichi Technology Center-McAlester and Dixon College are the local institutions of higher education. East Central University, Oral Roberts University, and Tulsa Community College are also located nearby, and any number of online colleges offer degree programs that McAlester Army Ammunition Plant employees can pursue.

During off-duty hours, you can reach major metropolitan areas like Tulsa (85 miles south) and Oklahoma City (120 miles southeast). Or hang out at Lake McAlester, with fishing, camping, picnicking, boat ramps, a playground, and 20 miles of shoreline. Other attractions include Arrowhead State Park, Arrowhead State Park Golf Course, Tannehill Museum, and Pioneer Coal Miner Memorial.

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