Armor & Mobility

AUG 2017

Military magazines in the United States and Canada, covering Armor and Mobility, focuses on tactical vehicles, C4ISR, Special Operations Forces, latest soldier equipment, shelters, and key DoD programs

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Courses are also available for mechanics, welding, CPR, first aid, hazardous waste operations and emergency response. Texas A&M University provides on-site courses for our depot employees in Leadership, Program Management and Logistics. Together, we are able to further the education of our current workforce as well as prepare people in our local communities desiring to work at our depot in the future. It is our desire to remain proactive in our training methods and continue to explore new opportunities in today's technology- driven world. A&M: How has Red River benefited from Public-Private Partnerships? COL Carrico: Our partnerships are a tremendous benefit for the depot, private industry and the Army as a whole. We use our partnering relationships to share technology and look for potential improvements to our current processes. We are able to benchmark our operations at the depot and share "best practices" with our industry partners. The relationships we've established enable us to evaluate all of our production processes and benefit from the achievements of our partners in private industry. It also allows private industry to learn from our skilled artisans. The talented men and women of Red River Army Depot maintain an amazing safety record with a lost time case rate of 0.45 and total case incident rate of 2.49 which are 85% and 62% below private industry rates respectively. Utilizing "best practices" paved the way for achieving another great milestone for the depot. In 2015, Red River was selected as an Occupational Safety and Health Administration Voluntary Protection Program Star Site. Red River was the first depot to achieve star site status within the Tank-automotive and Armaments Command. The Red River team is a winner of eight Shingo Medallions as well the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence and the prestigious Robert T. Mason award, A Red River Army Depot team member conducts welding work inside the hull of a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle. The depot is designated as the Secretary of the Army's Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Tactical Wheeled Vehicles. (Red River Army Depot) A Red River Army Depot team member completes final work on track shoes within the depot's Rubber Products Division. With over 50 years of proven experience in the rubberization of track and road wheels, Red River is listed on the QPL-11891 for track, road wheels and track pads. (Red River Army Depot) LEVERAGING PARTNERSHIPS ENHANCED PLATFORM SUSTAINMENT www.tacticaldefensemedia.com Armor & Mobility | August 2017 | 15

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