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Red River Army Depot, Texas
100 James Carlow Drive
Red River Army Depot
Texarkana, TX 75507
Phone (DSN) 312-829-2141
Fax (DSN) 312-829-4411
Red River Army Depot is located in an area commonly known as the Four States Area. The Depot is situated in Northeast Texas, Bowie County, approximately 18 miles west of Texarkana, TX/AR. It has over 15,000 acres of East Texas soil, fields, streams and lakes, thousands of buildings, hundreds of miles of roads and railroads. It is approximately 170 miles east of Dallas TX and 150 miles west of Little Rock, AR. Texarkana is unique as it is divided into both Texas and Arkansas. The states of Oklahoma and Louisiana are within an hour's drive and many RRAD employees commute from all four states. Texarkana is the largest city near RRAD; however there are numerous smaller communities near the Depot. Although the military population in the area is small, the support from the community is overwhelming. The cost of living in East Texas is moderate. The base operator's phone number is (903) 334-2141.
Originally, Red River was intended only as an ammunition storage depot. However, no sooner had the first trainloads of ammunition begun to arrive, than the demands of World War II caused top defense planners to take another look at the new installation. A good labor market, excellent transportation facilities, and the installation's nearness to the great southwestern training areas and southern ports were reason enough to expand the depot mission to include general supply storage and tank repair facilities. For more information, visit the Red River Army Depot homepage.
Conduct Ground Combat and tactical systems sustainment maintenance operations and related support services worldwide for US and Allied Forces and friendly nations in support of the Warfighter. The depot's vast industrial complex has the capacity and capability to repair, rebuild and overhaul combat systems and tactical vehicles. The Secretary of the Army has designated RRAD as a Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence (CITE) for Rubber Products, Bradley Fighting Vehicle System, Multiple Launch Rocket System, Small Emplacement Excavator and Tactical Wheeled Vehicles. Our Rubber Products Division is the only facility of its kind in the Department of Defense, providing sophisticated, state-of-the-art track shoe and road wheel manufacturing and rebuild. RRAD technical resources include the capability to design, fabricate and manufacture a wide variety of items, from specialty parts to unique prototype weapon systems and vehicles
For over seven decades, RRAD has proven that we have what it takes to support critical missions in direct support of the Warfighter. Most recently, RRAD is responsible for deploying members of our workforce to provide support ranging from depot maintenance to inventory management.
The depot is host to 16 tenant organizations, with the largest being the Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Depot.
The tides of time have brought many changes to this North East Texas depot but one thing has not changed. True to their Texas heritage, RRAD employees are as sincere as their motto, "Our Best - Nothing Less!" At RRAD we stand side-by-side with our Nation's Warfighters and are dedicated to "Building it as if our lives depend on it - theirs do!"
Red River Army Depot has over 4,500 employees which includes DOD civilians, tenants and contractors. Although RRAD has only a few assigned military members, there are approximately 8 attached through the Partnership for Fiscal Integrity (PFI) Program. We also offer support to area recruiters and AGR's.
Directions to Red River Army Depot (RRAD)
Red River Army Depot is located in Northeast Texas just off of Interstate 30, approximately 18 miles west of Texarkana,TX/AR; 150 miles west of Little Rock, AR, and 170 miles east of Dallas, TX.
Texarkana Regional Airport is currently serviced by American Eagle which flies to and from Dallas TX with only about three or four flights daily.
Driving from Texarkana, TX/AR
Take I-30 West to Exit 207 and go south to Hwy 82. Proceed through the red light and this is the Red River Army Depot Main Gate. Bldg 455A is the Badge Office and is located on your right after crossing the railroad tracks.
Driving from Dallas, Texas
Take I-30 East to Exit 207 and continue same as above from Texarkana.
Driving from Little Rock, Arkansas
Take I-30 West to Exit 207 continue same as above from Texarkana.
Red River Army Depot Access
Red River is a 'closed' post. In order for visitors to gain access to the post, they must report to Bldg 455A for a visitor's badge. Employees needing to register a vehicle will need to have a current driver's license, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration information/papers.