Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant ordnance technicians achieved a milestone Feb. 15, when they reconfigured the final pallet of boxed 105mm projectiles.
“I am so proud of this team,” said Kim Jackson, plant manager, PCAPP. “They implemented improvements through the very end of the campaign to improve safe handling and efficiency.”
Sixteen percent of the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot stockpile is made up of projectiles and mortar rounds in their original packaging. To prepare these munitions for processing through the plant’s automated system, trained ordnance technicians carefully remove the projectiles from wooden boxes and fiberboard tubes. Once out of the tube, the projectiles are palletized and returned to storage to await destruction. The process is called baseline reconfiguration.
“Reconfiguration was performed on more than 28,000 boxed 105mm projectiles from the PCD stockpile,” said Greg Mohrman, site project manager, PCAPP. “This was the result of a successful partnership and joint operation with the depot.”
Beginning this spring, the Pueblo team will begin reconfiguring approximately 97,000 boxed 4.2-inch mortar rounds.