Reps. Westerman and Ratcliffe Advocate for Red River Army Depot

July 27, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Reps. Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) and John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) advocated this week for the Red River Army Depot’s (RRAD) ongoing importance in support of our nation’s warfighters. 

The lawmakers pushed General Gustave F. Perna, Army Materiel Command (AMC), to provide an update on whether RRAD will be chosen to service the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV) as the Depot Source of Repair (DSOR).

In a letter to General Perna, they said they supported RRAD’s selection for the DSOR because it offers the technical expertise, dedicated personnel, industry relationships, and facility readiness required to successfully service the AMPV.

“The men and women of the Red River Army Depot have the skill, dedication, and professionalism which make the depot the ideal location for servicing the AMPV. I look forward to a swift decision that will keep the citizens of the Texarkana region serving our armed forces for years to come,” Westerman said.

“For more than 75 years, the dedicated men and women at the Depot have remained committed to providing the very best military equipment to our nation’s warfighters. Their history of award-winning excellence makes me confident the Depot is the very best choice to service the AMPV, and I look forward to a swift decision on this matter,” Ratcliffe said.

Click here to view the full letter sent to General Perna in support of RRAD, which included Reps. Mike Johnson (R-La.) and Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) as cosigners.