Civilian Workers on Arsenal Island Manage Ammo for 3-Month Training
Thanks to hundreds of employees on Arsenal Island, US forces had all the mortar rounds, bullets, rockets, and bombs they needed for a huge training exercise.
JoEtta Fisher is the civilian deputy to the commander at the Joint Munitions Command. It employs around 700 people on the island and more than 5,000 worldwide. She says the exercise called, DEFENDER-Europe 21, began in March. It involved 28,000 participants from 27 nations over three months.
The command handles logistics for munitions across all branches of the military. And Fisher says the ammunition for this exercise came from five Army depots and plants under its authority.
Now that DEFENDER-Europe 21 is over, the Joint Munitions Command is re-stocking all the ammo used in the exercise.