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By DON AINES | October 29, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Department of the Army has told Letterkenny Army Depot to conduct a study to determine if it would make sense to privatize the job of blowing up thousands of tons of ammunition every year. "They destroy unsafe and unstable ammunition," depot spokesman Alan Loessy said of the 19-member Ammunition Demilitarization Division at the depot. That includes aging artillery shells, tactical missile warheads and components and other explosives that are technologically obsolete or have aged to the point where they can no longer be handled safely.
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November 14, 1996
11/14/96 By STEVEN T. DENNIS Staff Writer, Waynesboro WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The main consultant working on ideas for the reuse of Letterkenny Army Depot property to be turned over for private use said the depot was the most attractive base for private industry of 10 he's worked with, despite huge environmental and administrative obstacles. About 80 people showed up for a meeting outlining positives and negatives about the base, which is slated by the Pentagon for downsizing.
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March 25, 2007
McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. - JLG Industries Inc., a subsidiary of Oshkosh Truck Corp., was presented with an award from Letterkenny Army Depot. Col. Robert A. Swenson, Letterkenny Depot commander, presented the award to Peter Bonafede Jr., senior vice president of Manufacturing and Global Supply Chain. The award was given in appreciation to JLG for sharing lean-manufacturing practices and allowing Letterkenny personnel to visit JLG manufacturing facilities over the past three years.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | January 18, 2013
On Friday, Letterkenny Army Depot laid off the first dozen of what will be approximately 244 contracted workers through March. The layoffs will occur in a phased approach between January and March, a depot news release stated. “Over the past decade Letterkenny Army Depot has utilized a contractor workforce to help accomplish temporary workload surges to meet Department of Army mission requirements. These programs are short-term in duration and require resizing of the contract workforce to match the workload requirements,” according to a release.
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April 12, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - About 580 workers at the Letterkenny Army Depot will hang on to their jobs for at least another six months thanks to an extension of an Army contract, an aide to U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, said Friday. The current contract calls for upgrading 914 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzers, a tank-like vehicle that operates with a crew of six, said Letterkenny spokesman Alan Loessy. Under the extension, an additional 37 Paladins will be upgraded.
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May 1, 2001
Apprentices chosen for Letterkenny program By STACEY DANZUSO / Staff Writer, Chambersburg Photo: KEVIN G. GILBERT / staff photographer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Faced with military downsizing and an aging work force, the Letterkenny Army Depot has initiated an apprentice program to train new electronic mechanics. Letterkenny and Army Material Command began working on the program in December in an effort to establish a work force that can continue the technical work at the depot as current employees retire.
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October 3, 1997
By RICHARD F. BELISLE Staff Writer CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, R-Pa., announced Friday that $56 million has been included in fiscal 1998's defense budget to pay for refurbishing 36 additional Paladin howitzers at the Letterkenny Army Depot here. Col. Thomas W. Resau, commander of the 25,000-acre base, said Letterkenny officials were hoping for additional Paladin repair work. The 36 units will mean two months more work for 600 Letterkenny workers and about 100 employees of United Defense, the private subcontractor that does work on the turrets of the tank-like weapons, Resau said.
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March 7, 1998
Pennsylvania State Police are investigating burglaries Thursday at three homes - in the 3000, 2000 and 1000 blocks of Letterkenny Road in Franklin County. The homes were burglarized between 5:20 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The thieves entered the homes through either open doors, or by breaking into side and rear doors. They rifled desks, dressers, chests and file cabinets. Either cash or jewelry was taken from all three locations. Anyone with information on the burglaries is asked to contact the state police at (717)
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By JENNIFER FITCH | July 1, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter visited Franklin County, Pa., on Wednesday and praised Letterkenny Army Depot for positioning itself for the future, including its negotiations for new missile contracts. Depot Commander Col. Steven Shapiro said Letterkenny currently manufactures the delivery components of Patriot surface-to-air missiles, but not the missiles themselves. He said the depot is negotiating contracts that would allow it to manufacture or repair missiles.
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by DON AINES | July 2, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com Chambersburg, Pa. - The U.S. Army general in charge of the military's tactical missile maintenance program will recommend to the Department of Defense that all missile maintenance work be moved to Letterkenny Army Depot, according Congressman Bill Shuster. Shuster, R-Pa., said Thursday he recently met with Brig. Gen. James Pillsbury, commander of the Army Aviation and Missile Command, who told him he wants all armed forces missile maintenance moved to Letterkenny.
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