ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT (ANAD): IN-DEPTH WELCOME CENTER
By Rachel Childs
IntroductionWelcome to Anniston Army Depot in Alabama. Anniston Army Depot, or ANAD, is a U.S. Army maintenance center and munitions storage site. The depot is known for its heavy combat vehicle, small arms weaponry, and locomotive expertise. The depot encompasses more than 25 square miles, with 3.5 million square feet of maintenance and production buildings and 6.8 million square feet of storage buildings. The depot's population includes approximately 3,800 employees. It is home to the Anniston Munitions Center and various other tenant agencies. For a full list of tenants at Anniston Army Depot, visit the installation's website. Continue reading for our in-depth guide on Anniston Army Depot so you can get to know your new installation and its surrounding community. 1. Where Is Anniston Army Depot? 2. Google Map View 3. Getting There–Anniston Army Depot Directions 4. Entering Anniston Army Depot and Post Amenities
- Check-in Procedures for Incoming Personnel
- Anniston Army Depot Visitor Center
- Anniston Army Depot DEERS Office
- Anniston Army Depot Gate Hours
- Anniston Army Depot Exchange
- Anniston Army Depot Post Office
- Anniston Army Depot Finance Office
- Anniston Army Depot Legal Office
- Anniston Army Depot Library
- Anniston Army Depot Hotels
Where Is Anniston Army Depot?
Main GateVictory Drive Eastaboga, AL 36260
Phone: 1 (256) 235-6820
Anniston Army Depot Map
Directions to Anniston Army DepotAnniston Army Depot is found in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in northeastern Alabama's Calhoun County. To the west of the installation is Birmingham, Alabama; to the east is Atlanta, Georgia. The closest major airports are Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, which is about 50 miles from the depot, and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is about 105 miles from the depot.
Driving Directions From Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
- Take Interstate 20 east/Interstate 59 north.
- From I-20 east, take Exit 173 to Country Road 5/Country Road 93/John N. Wills Avenue.
- Turn right onto U.S. Route 78 east.
- Keep left to continue onto Bynum Boulevard.
- Turn left onto Victory Drive. The main gate is on this road.
Driving Directions From Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
- Take Interstate 20 west for approximately 85 miles.
- Take Exit 179 (Munford/Coldwater).
- Continue on state Route 202.
- Turn left onto Bynum Boulevard.
- Turn right onto Victory Drive. The main gate is on this road.
Anniston Army Depot Transportation OfficeGetting ready for a PCS move and in need of some help? For more military moving contacts and information, visit the Military OneSource website. Military OneSource provides information, answers, and support to the greater military community, including information on local transportation offices and relocation services.
Entering Anniston Army Depot and Post AmenitiesIf you do not have a valid military ID, you may have to stop at the Badge Office to gain installation access. Click here for more information on entering Anniston Army Depot.
Check-in Procedures for Incoming PersonnelContact your assigned unit for in-processing procedures and requirements. Contact information for offices and services at Anniston Army Depot can be found on the depot's website. The depot's Army Community Service can provide additional information on relocation readiness, in-processing, newcomer's briefings, and PCS matters.
Anniston Army Depot Visitor CenterThe Badge Office issues temporary vehicle passes and can provide directions and information on the installation. For more information on installation access, visit the Anniston Army Depot website.
Badge OfficeBuilding 367 Anniston Army Depot, AL 36201
Phone: 1 (256) 235-6820
Anniston Army Depot DEERS and ID Card Office334 Victory Drive Bynum, AL 36253
Phone: 1 (256) 235-7633 For information on making an appointment, visit the RAPIDS ID Card Office Online website.
Anniston Army Depot Gate InformationThe main gate to Anniston Army Depot is found on Victory Drive. For more information on installation access and directions to the depot, visit the depot's website.
Anniston Army Depot CommissaryAnniston Army Depot does not have a commissary.
Anniston Army Depot ExchangeAnniston Army Depot does not have an exchange, but they do have an Express retail facility (see the following entry).
Anniston Army Depot ExpressBuilding 7, Frankford Avenue Bynum, AL 36253
Phone: 1 (256) 237-9159
Anniston Army Depot Express Hours
Monday through Friday- 0900 to 1700.
Anniston Army Depot Post OfficeThe closest post office to Anniston Army Depot is in Bynum. Visit the USPS website for other postal service locations.
Bynum Post Office2045 Bynum Blvd. Bynum, AL 36253
Phone: 1 (256) 236-6631
Bynum Post Office Hours
Monday through Friday- 0900 to 1300 and 1400 to 1600.
Saturday- 0830 to 1130.
Anniston Army Depot Finance OfficeIf you're looking for financial advice or assistance on money matters, the talented and professional counselors of Anniston Army Depot's Financial Readiness Program can help. You can find information on the Financial Readiness Program through the depot's Army Community Service.
Anniston Army Depot ACS7 Frankford Ave. Anniston, AL 36201
Phone: 1 (256) 235-7445
Anniston Army Depot ACS Hours
Monday through Thursday- 0700 to 1630.
Friday- 0700 to 1530.
Anniston Army Depot Legal Office7 Frankford Ave. Anniston, AL 36201
Phone: 1 (256) 235-6518
Anniston Army Depot Legal Office HoursVisit the legal office's website for more information on making an appointment for legal assistance.
Anniston Army Depot LibraryAnniston Army Depot does not have a physical library. However, service members and their family members can access Army MWR Libraries' online resources anywhere in the world. For more information, visit the Army MWR Libraries website.
Anniston Army Depot HotelsThere is no temporary lodging available at Anniston Army Depot. Temporary lodging is available at several hotels and motels in the local community. For a full list of military lodges and affiliated resorts in the area, visit the Department of Defense Lodging website and the IHG Army Hotels website.
Where Should I Live Near Anniston Army Depot?
Cities Near Anniston Army DepotAs there is no base housing on Anniston Army Depot, military family members live in nearby communities. The neighboring communities of Alexandria, Anniston, Eastaboga, Jacksonville, Munford, Oxford, Talladega, Weaver, and other area communities provide housing, employment, and other services for Anniston Army Depot military families.
Best Places To Live Near Anniston Army Depot
AnnistonThe city of Anniston is just west of Anniston Army Depot. The city has a population of approximately 21,300 people. Anniston is home to the Anniston Museum of Natural History, the Berman Museum, and Longleaf Botanical Gardens. The city's 20 parks, community centers, and golf courses provide additional opportunities for recreation and exploration.
OxfordSouth of the city of Anniston is the city of Oxford. This city is home to 21,200 people. The city has a number of attractions, including the Oxford Performing Arts Center, which hosts a variety of musical, theater, and dance performances. The city also maintains several parks, a civic center, and a senior center. The city's newest park, Choccolocco Park, features a sports complex, a 30-acre lake, a disc golf course, and a fully accessible Boundless Playground. The park is also part of the Alabama Indigenous Mound Trail.
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Anniston Army Depot SchoolsThere are many options for your child's education near Anniston Army Depot. Alabama offers traditional public schools as well as private schools. For younger children, there are a variety of local daycares and child care programs on and off the depot. Children who live near the depot may attend Oxford City Schools, Talladega County Schools, schools in the Anniston City School System or Calhoun County School District, or other area districts. There are no DoDEA schools on the installation. The Anniston Army Depot School Support Services website has more information on finding a school, home schooling in Alabama, special education resources, and the youth sponsorship program, which matches incoming students with a fellow student who can guide them in their new community.
Find more local school information here:The Best Anniston Army Depot Schools: Day Care – High School.
Anniston, Alabama, WeatherAnniston enjoys a temperate climate. In the summer, temperatures soar to the high 80s and low 90s, with average lows in the 60s and 70s. In the winter, average highs are in the 50s, with average lows in the 30s. Anniston doesn't get much snow, but does occasionally experience flurries. The city gets about 51 inches of rain annually. Alabamans should be prepared for tornadoes. For more information on weather preparedness in Alabama, visit the Ready Alabama website.
Things To Do Around Anniston Army DepotAnniston Army Depot and the surrounding region are home to many historical sites, museums, art galleries, theaters, great restaurants, and vibrant shopping districts. On the installation, there are also a number of recreational opportunities. The depot has a hobby shop, an entertainment center, a fitness center, and more. Outside the gates, with Atlanta and Birmingham nearby, there's no shortage of things to do. Get out and explore! Suggested reads: 17 of the Best Things To Do Near Anniston Army Depot and 17 of the Best Restaurants Near Anniston Army Depot
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ConclusionMoving to a new installation comes with challenges, but Anniston Army Depot is a great place to call home. Head to local hangouts, spend the day in nearby Atlanta, and discover other area gems to experience everything this region and installation have to offer you during your time here.
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