The installation is a top economic driver in franklin county. Additional records are listed on the county and state pages. The chapel service will be held on sunday, november 10, 2019, at 2. The series began as a youtube web series titled letterkenny problems, and it was commissioned as a television series by crave in march 2015. Letterkenny support 35th air defense artillery article. Longstreet at gettysburg, june 30 at 7 pm this is the first book length, critical analysis of lieutenant general james longstreets actions at the battle of gettysburg. There were no depots etchingmarking legs in 6062 period. This page primarily lists records kept at the city level. The depot is a top three employer in franklin county, pa. It is not an article about the town of letterkenny in ireland. Historic letterkenny chapel and franklin county veterans.
Letterkenny united states army reserve center stationed units. Letterkennys mission would be to reduce the surplus of forthcoming material and to store and ship ammunition, trucks, parts, and other. Stimson, issued the directive to acquire 21,000 acres in letterkenny township for an ordnance depot. Letterkenny is a canadian television sitcom created by jared keeso, developed and written primarily by keeso and jacob tierney, directed by tierney, and starring keeso alongside nathan dales, michelle mylett, and k. Letterkenny army depot 52nd military history detachment. In 1955, major item supply management agency misma, which provided control functions on a worldwide basis, became a tenant of letterkenny. This position is accountable to a position that is two or more levels below the first ses, flag, or general officer in the direct supervisory. Webber, a guard at the letterkenny army depot, was a fairly active union president from january 1984 to early october 1986.
Letterkennys mission would be to reduce the surplus of forthcoming war materiel and to store and ship ammunition, trucks, parts and other supplies. Letterkenny army depot celebrated its 75th anniversary monday morning with a ceremony that included revealing the contents of a time capsule filled with tokens of current depot artifacts. Originally 20,508 acres were acquired in 1942 for the construction of the letterkenny ordinance depot now letterkenny army depot. Letterkennys mission would be to reduce the surplus of forthcoming material and to store and ship ammunition, trucks. Memorandum of brac meeting with letterkenny army depot. In honor of holocaust days of remembrance, a 90yearold holocaust survivor and a concentration camp liberator visited letterkenny army depot on thursday, april 19 to share. Letterkenny army depot what came before the leg etch. Letterkenny army depot page 794 of 975 unt digital library. Memorandum of brac meeting with letterkenny army depot community july 19, 2005 one of 12,746 letters in the series.
Army aviation and missile command, commanding general, maj. Military trail of history 2016 booklet by franklin. Stimson, issued the directive to acquire 21,000 acres 85 km. Perry, will discuss the service units work at the depot, their pursuits in free time, and their construction of the chapel. Letterkenny genealogy in franklin county, pa usa 1,060,369 pennsylvania 62,615 franklin county 1,058 letterkenny 11.
Letterkenny solidified its place in the army as it became a part of the new u. Hotels near letterkenny army depot see military discounts. The reduction will affect about 15% of the depots total workforce of approximately 2,200 employees. It serves under the us army aviation and missile command as the center of industrial and technical excellence for air defense and tactical missile systems. Jul 19, 2005 memorandum of brac meeting with letterkenny army depot community july 19, 2005 one of 12,746 letters in the series. Letterkenny army depot 2171 carbaugh avenue, chambersburg, pa 17201 the directive to establish an ordinance depot in franklin county was issued by secretary of war, henry l. The ordnance depot was renamed letterkenny army depot in august 1962, and command and control of the depot fell under the u. Army depot system command, letterkenny s immediate higher headquarters. If i can find the time, i will add some of the history of the area before the government buyout of the land. The lecture called italian pows at letterkenny army depot 19441945. In honor of holocaust days of remembrance, a 90yearold holocaust survivor and a concentration camp liberator visited letterkenny army depot on. The letterkenny army depot covers some 1,800 acres of land. Letterkenny army depot is the premier professional organization in air, missile and space systems, dedicated to emerging technologies and best business practices that transform the ability of the army, our allies and business partners to provide military superiority.
My point in writing is to suggest adding our communitys memorial, if appropriate to do so. Letterkenny, located north of chambersburg, is one of franklin countys top employers. On december 19, 1996, the regional director of the washington, d. Letterkenny army depot is located in south central pennsylvania, southwest of harrisburg. Letterkenny is located near chambersburg, pennsylvania and comprises 17,500 acres.
Greencastle, pennsylvania, united states letterkenny oms 29. The global dsn operator service will no longer be available. The depot was affected in a similar way as the korean conflict in that. After you have viewed letterkenny army depot s website listing our products and capabilities and have identified that your company has capabilities that may satisfy letterkenny army depot s requirements, it is time to market your product or service. Letterkenny is comprised of over 2,800 army civilians, contractors and military personnel. A facility that has been pulsing at a one truck per day speed was recognized for its dedication. Presentation of italian pows at letterkenny army depot. Resources for employees, visitors, contractors and area information. The closest offpost hotels and motels are about 4 miles east of the main gate near i81, exit 20 in scotland. Letterkenny s mission would be to reduce the surplus of forthcoming war materiel and to store and ship ammunition, trucks, parts and other supplies. This information is for both onpost and offpost at letterkenny army depot, pa. In 1941, letterkenny was chosen to operate as an ordnance depot at the start of world war ii due to its proximity to washington d. Property history the land that now makes up the 18,486 acre parcel known as letterkenny army depot was once used primarily for cropland and pastureland.
On december 18, 1941, the secretary of war, henry l. Letterkenny celebrates 75th year public opinion online. Department of war to be one of twelve new ordnance depots. Its purpose is to provide military personnel the information necessary for their move to the area. The depot was rapidly constructed logistics centers being the foundation of operations and letterkenny army depot soon became one of the largest depots in the u. Letterkenny army depot army base in chambersburg, pa. Region of the federal labor relations authority authority pursuant to a charge filed on july 30, 1996 by the national federation of federal employees, local 1442 union issued a complaint and notice of hearing alleging that the letterkenny army depot, chambersburg, pennsylvania respondent violated. Army supply and maintenance command and changed its name from letterkenny ordnance depot to letterkenny army depot on august 1, 1962. In 1941, it was decided that the township of letterkenny would become the site of a new depot. Letterkenny became a permanent military installation on july 1, 1954.
First it was created to be an ammunition depot, but today it is the armys capabilities depot. It is the historic letterkenny chapel and franklin county veterans and 911 memorial park, 2171 carbaugh avenue, letterkenny army depot, chambersburg, pa 17201. Government jobs, employment in letterkenny army depot, pa. Photos on letterkenny army depot in chambersburg, pa. The mission would be to reduce the surplus of forthcoming material and to store and ship ammunition, trucks, parts, and. Apply to program analyst, developmental service worker, secretary and more. Contact dsn to include your organization in the directory, or to notify us of any changes. Letterkenny army depot originally letterkenny ordnance depot, the center of industrial and technical excellence cite for air defense and tactical missile systems, was established in 1942. Letterkenny army depot, also known as lead, is located in franklin county pennsylvania, just northwest of chambersburg. This is a website dedicated to our men and women serving at letterkenny army depot, pa.
A behind the scenes glimpse of letterkenny army depot. I have been told that letterkenny did not etch legs from 196062 and started etchings in 1963. Lead and missile defense agency modernization through partnership. Jul 17, 2017 letterkenny army depot is hosting a ceremony commemorating the depots 75th year of providing support to the dod. Letterkenny army depot is hosting a ceremony commemorating the depots 75th year of providing support to the dod. Letterkenny army depot, chambersburg, pennsylvania. Contis research on the pows capture and transport to the united states. Letterkenny army depot project gutenberg selfpublishing. The keynote speaker will be the 50th commander of letterkenny army depot, colonel gregory k.1307 106 719 751 1038 387 973 162 965 850 982 212 915 649 1552 381 1328 579 299 1450 242 974 1492 442 793 775 673 810 703 35 100 824 401 182 45 1009 1175 1115 1091 1106 1373 297 1209 175 826 934 1187 979