U.S. Army – Ordnance Training Support Facility, Fort Lee Virginia The U.S. Army Ordnance Training Support Facility (TSF) is the first Training Support Facility of […]
The U.S. Army Ordnance Training Support Facility (TSF) is the first Training Support Facility of the U.S. Army and is part of the U.S. Army Museum Enterprise and the Center of Military History. The mission of the U.S. Army Ordnance TSF is to support Soldier training, education, leader development and to facilitate the preservation of historically significant artifacts and equipment from the colonial period to the present for research and development.
The TSF includes 120,214 square feet of classrooms, administrative areas, restrooms, arms storage vault and consolidated entry and reception area. The facility also includes climate controlled high-bay material storage and standard height materials storage areas to house artifacts for the Army Ordnance Division.
Special foundations were required to support the two 190 Ton guns Atomic Annie and Anzio Annie that are housed in this space. This facility houses collections from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Redstone Arsenal, Picatinny Arsenal, and Watervliet Arsenal. These collections were moved and consolidated as a result of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005 decisions.
The collection comprise obsolete, prototype, experimental, first production, and field modified foreign and American materiel that relate to the history of the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps and the evolution and development of American Military Ordnance materiel. Using this collection, the Ordnance TSF will introduce Soldiers to the history, heritage, and pride of the U.S. Army and Ordnance Corps, building on the Army Profession and highlighting the service’s traditions, heritage and values.
This project included site development, utility connections, lighting, paving, parking, walks, curbs and gutters, storm drainage, information systems, landscaping and signage. Heating and air conditioning are provided by a self-contained system.
The U.S. Army Ordnance TSF is not a replacement for a public accessible museum; the facility is a mission-essential training requirement that directly supports TRADOC’s core function of education and is exclusively for training Soldiers and supporting research and development. It is not open to the public.