Tooele Army Depot, Utah
Tooele Army Depot is a storage site for war reserve and training ammunition. The depot stores, issues, receives, renovates, modifies, maintains and demilitarizes conventional munitions. The depot also serves as the National Inventory Control Point for ammunition peculiar equipment, developing, fabricating, modifying, storing and distributing such equipment to all services and other customers worldwide. TEAD provides base support to Deseret Chemical Depot.
TEAD is located in an area rooted to American Indian history and culture. Early Desert Archaic Indians inhabited the Tooele Valley and portions of the North Area 11,000 years ago. The Late Desert Archaics, the Fremont culture and the Numic-speaking culture followed. The Goshute people, who currently inhabit reservations in the area, are descendants of Numic-speaking peoples.
Tooele Army Depot, part of the U.S. Army Depot System Command (DESCOM), is an important ammunition and commodity, storage and supply facility. The depot is located near the town of Tooele, Utah (35 miles southwest of Salt Lake City) on 24,732 acres of land. The installation has 1,459 buildings, mostly ammunition storage igloos or supply warehouses. The majority of these buildings were constructed during either World War II or the Korean War.
The Tooele Sooth Area, situated on 19,364 acres of land, was originally constructed during World War U and is currently the most important chemical storage depot in the United States. It now has 246 buildings. The Rail Shops Division is located at Hill Air Force Base in Ogden, Utah. The facility, which is operated by Tooele Army Depot, consists of a World War I1 railroad maintenance shop and ten other minor structures.