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Depot Maintenance: Executed Workload and Maintenance Operations at DOD Depots

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Technical Report

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U.S. Government Accountability Office Washington United States

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The Department of Defense DOD uses its maintenance capabilities to maintain, overhaul, and repair its military weapon systems such as aircraft and ships and equipment such as generators and radars.1 To maintain these systems and equipment in order to meet national security goals, DOD uses a combination of military depotspublic-sector facilities that are government-owned and government-operatedand private-sector contractors.2 Depots have a key role in sustaining complex weapon systems and equipment both in peacetime and during mobilization, contingency, or other emergency. The military services operate 17 primary government-owned facilitiessuch as Anniston Army Depot at Anniston, Alabama Air Forces Air Logistic Complex at Ogden, Utah Norfolk Naval Shipyard at Portsmouth, Virginia and Marine Depot Maintenance Command at Albany, Georgiathat perform depot-level maintenance on a wide range of vehicles and other military assets, including helicopters, combat vehicles, ships, aircraft, engines, and software.3

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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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