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United States Army
100 James Carlow Drive
Red River Army Depot
Texarkana, TX 75507-5000
Lower than the average for all major U.S. cities.
RRAD has survived several rounds of 'downsizing' but continues to be a major employer in the area. RRAD is operating under the Army Working Capital Fund and is constantly exploring more workloads during these peacetimes.
The Pandemic has resulted in teleworking where possible throughout depot. A return to normal operations is expected in the near future.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred. To dial an DSN access number from depot, dial 94 and then the DSN number from a depot phone..
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!" "Build it as if Your Life Depends upon it, Theirs does!" 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!"
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 theRed River Army Depot homepage.
RRAD has a rich history, stretching over 70 years and forecasts many more years of supporting the war fighter.
Area Population: The City of Texarkana is located both in Texas and Arkansas. The population for the entire city, including both states, is approximately around 135,000. The local Chamber of Commerce has a webpage that is very beneficial to newcomers.
Child Care: There is no child care program offered at Red River Army Depot; however, private and public day care centers in the cities and towns surrounding the Depot.
Schools: There are no DoD Schools on Red River Army Depot. There are four school districts within Texarkana; including Texarkana TX, Texarkana AR, Liberty-Eylau, and Pleasant Grove. Listed below are websites for each:
In addition, there are two towns within 1-5 miles of RRAD that have their own independent school systems:
Youth Services: There are no youth services available at Red River Army Depot.
Army Community Service: ACS: 903-334-4137; 903 334-3504
Housing: On-Post housing is not available at Red River Army Depot. The ACS office maintains a list of apartment complexes in surrounding communities. A list of local realtors can be obtained as requested. The availability of property for sale is abundant and varies in price range depending upon the area.
Employment: In Texarkana, the construction industry is booming. Job opportunities are good for skilled construction workers. Texarkana has two large medical treatment facilities and numerous clinics making it a good market for those in the medical field. Unemployment Rate 5.7%. Median Household Income $43,000.
Medical Services: U.S. Army Occupational Health Clinic; 903-334-1330. Provides treatment for active duty military and for occupational injuries of civilian employees. Family members wishing to use the military system will need to travel to Barksdale AFB, 90 miles South in Bossier City, Louisiana, or Little Rock Air Force Base, 150 miles east of Texarkana. Many military families prefer to use their TRICARE coverage in the private sector.
Special Installation Messages:
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (719) 567-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
The City of Texarkana is a twin city, ocated both in Texas and Arkansas. The population for the twin city, including both states, is approximately 135,000. The local Chamber of Commerce has a webpage that is very beneficial to newcomers.
TX has no state income tax; however AR does. There is a Border City Exemption that exempts those AR residents who live within 50 miles. AR does have a personal property tax and both states have sales taxes.
Red River Army Depot has over 2000 employees which include DOD civilians, tenants and contractors. Although RRAD has only one assigned military member, there is one attached through the Partnership for Fiscal Integrity (PFI) Program.
RRAD offer supports to area recruiters and AGR's.and area National Guard and Reserve units. Texarkana has an Army Recruiting Company which is likewise supported.
Waiting families, estimated at 45, also look to RRAD for support. Often these families are new to the military and are offered a "Welcome to the Army" briefing.
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, fields, piney woods, 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 daily. 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. In the absence of a base operator, ACS will stand by to answer your questions at 903 334-4137. Operational hours could be impacted by COVID 19 Pandemic.
Red River is a 'closed' post. In order for visitors to gain access to the post, they must report to Bldg 455A, the Visitor Control Center for a visitor's badge. If they already have a CAC, they will be required to register it with the Visitors' Center to gain access. Employees needing to register a vehicle will need to have a current driver's license, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration information/papers. Duty hours are M-T, 0530-1615 Hours of operation.
These hours could be impacted by COVID 19 Pandemic.
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 limited flights daily. Many, however, prefer to fly into Shreveport (LA) an hour away or Dallas, 3 1/2 hours away but they have more available flights.
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 Visitor Control Center and is located on your right after crossing the railroad tracks.
Driving from Dallas, TexasTake 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.
Highway construction is currently underway on I-30 in the Texarkana area.
There is a taxi service on the Depot for official government business only. A Taxi Service is available for official business at 903 334-2423.
Otherwise no transportation is available unless one has a POV.
No public transportation is available to the depot from outside the depot.
RRAD has no Base Operator; however, ACS can answer your questions at 903 334-4137. New Information System forthcoming.