TOOELE, Utah — The Tooele Army Depot is spending the week demilitarizing ammunition created around the same time the Utah post was opened in 1942.
Team members demilitarized over a million rounds of .50 caliber ammunition, with some of the lots dating back to World War II. The ammo was produced for U.S. troops fighting in Europe and the Pacific.
Originally manufactured in 1944, the ammo was first stored at the Ogden Arsenal after the war before being moved to the army depot.
The Toeele Army Depot stores ammunition as well as demilitarizes munitions.