PWTM: Anniston Army Depot, Alabama

One of the most challenging aspects of the military spouse life is preparing for an upcoming PCS or if you get the chance, potentially picking a new duty station. There is a lot of information out there, and it can be almost overwhelming.

We here at Army Wife Network want to take some of the guesswork out of the need-to-knows about duty stations around the globe. Hence, our POST WITH THE MOST SERIES. In this particular blog, we will be showcasing information related to Anniston Army Depot, AL.



Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) sits in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in northeast Alabama. ANAD is known as “The Tank Rebuild Center of the World,” as it is the only Army depot capable of performing maintenance on heavy and light-tracked combat vehicles.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Anniston Army Depot is home to the following units:
Anniston Munitions Center
Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives
Defense Contract Management Agency
Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Anniston
Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services
Army Contracting Command
Industrial Hygiene
US Army Center of Military History Clearing House

Surrounding Cities:

Anniston
Gadsden
Jacksonville
Tarsus
Bynum
Letchers
Forest Hills
Oxford
Coldwater
Eastaboga

Closest MAJOR City: Birmingham (about 1 hour away) and Atlanta, GA (about 90 minutes away)

Names of Area Colleges:

Jacksonville State University (Jacksonville)
Gadsden State Community College (Anniston)

Weather: Long, hot, and muggy summers with short, cold, and wet winters.

Time Zone: Central Standard Time

SPECIFIC POST INFORMATION

Post Website

Map of the Area

Historical Facts/Landmarks: Post History

HOUSING 

There is no on-post housing on Anniston Army Depot. You can find non-realtor housing assistance here.

Major realty/rental companies in the area:

ERA King Realty

Century 21

American Realty

SCHOOLS

School Liaison Officer

School District(s): Anniston City Schools

On-Post Schools: There are no on-post schools

Off-Post Schools:

ON-POST SERVICES

Child and Youth Services

Army Community Service

Anniston Army Depot Express

Library: There is no library on the installation, but Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County is available to those in the area.

MWR

Chaplain & Religious Services/Organizations: There is no chapel on Anniston Army Depot, but the Anniston community offers services for all denominations. Here is a list of religious services in the area from MilitaryAvenue.com.

OFF-POST INFORMATION

Health Care:

Best place for beauty services:

Nail Galaxy (Oxford)

Pink Nail Bar (Oxford)

Nail Perfection Inc. (Anniston)

Spa at McClellan Park (Anniston)

Annell’s Villa Salon (Anniston)

 Shopping/malls: Quintard Mall (Oxford), Gadsden Mall (Gadsden), and Burke’s Outlet (Gadsden and Pell City)

 RESTAURANTS

Anniston

Betty’s Bar-B-Q

House of Chen

Top O’ The River

Dad’s BBQ

• Effina’s

Ono Grill Japanese Steakhouse

Thai One On

Mata’s Greek Pizza of Anniston

Heroes: An American Grille

• Cheaha Brewing Company

Peerless Saloon & Grille

• Classic on Noble

Oxford

Garfrerick’s Cafe and Catering

Heflin

Damn Yankees Steak/Fish and Oyster Bar

MUST DO

Anniston

Anniston Museum of Natural History
Berman Museum of World History

Tyler Hill Historic Residential District

• White Oak Vineyards

• Centennial Memorial Park

Alexandria

Wright Dairy

SOCIAL MEDIA CONNECTIONS:

Army Wife Network does not promote or endorse these groups; however, we know they can be helpful in learning about various duty stations, so they are provided for your convenience.

Installation Facebook page: Anniston Army Depot

Buy/Sell/Trade Pages: Anniston/Gadsden Buy/Sell/Trade

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