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The Depot: Yesterday and Today
In the early 1940s, the Corpus Christi Naval Air Station was developed to train Navy aviators to fly seaplanes and carrier- based aircraft for World War II. In addition, they operated an aircraft overhaul and repair facility until June 30, 1959.
have demonstrated a rise in unconventional warfare where commanders need maximum flexibility and effectiveness in troop and supply transportation and combat. This was most evident in the remote regions of Afghanistan where helicopters proved to be the only viable solution. CCAD was there every step of the way.
The U.S. Army Transportation Aeronautical Depot Maintenance Center (ARADMAC), Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, was established March 10, 1961, by Department of the Army General Order No.7 as a Class II activity
After the facility sat idle for
nearly two years, the Army took
possession of a 15 acre tract
of land outfitted with large
hangars and other buildings.
The Army Aeronautical Depot CCAD is now the industry MaintenanceCenter(ARADMAC)leader and preferred began operations on April 21, business solution of repair
1961 as a helicopter repair and maintenance for three engines andfourairframes.ThefirstHuey UH-1 helicopter was overhauled in 1962 and, by 1968 the facility was in full operation, providing repair and overhaul services to approximately 400 helicopters.
In 1974, ARADMAC was renamed to Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD), employing more than 3,200 civilian employees and serving the growing Army inventory of helicopters.
Since its inception, CCAD has been a vital element of the nation’s military. With each consecutive conflict, helicopters have been an increasing force multiplier and invaluable asset for military planners. Combat operations in the last three decades, beginning with Operations Desert Shield/ Storm, and most recently with the Global War on Terror (GWOT),
and overhaul for helicopters, engines and components
in Army Aviation. As the largest rotary wing repair facility in the world, the depot excels by delivering the highest quality product on time at the lowest possible cost. Although government-operated, the depot competes for programs from the private and government sectors. Cost-consciousness is embedded at the depot at all levels, with leaders, office professionals and artisans continuously finding ways to reduce cost while increasing production and maintaining superior quality of all products and services.
CCAD is a critical asset to the Army’s Organic Industrial Base (OIB). The depot has a unique set of capabilities in helicopter, and component support essential for all branches of Department of Defense (DOD), Department of
Homeland Security Customs and Border Patrol, and foreign nations.
Skilled depot artisans take aging aircraft and transform them into zero-time fully-modified flying machines packed with updated capabilities and cutting-edge technologies to handle anything on the battlefield. The Joint Warfighter not only depends on CCAD to get them to the fight, but also to get them home. That is why the depot is committed to excellence. Every aircraft and component that leaves CCAD meets or surpasses the rigorous standards of aviation safety and quality.
By ensuring customer satisfaction through these elements and by forecasting future needs, the depot postures itself for years of continued service to the Joint Warfighter and the American people.

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