Happy 106th Birthday to the "First Lady of Ordnance"
On November 21, 2013, LTC Luta McGrath, the first female inductee into the Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame turned 106 years old! Affectionately known as the 'First Lady of Ordnance', LTC McGrath joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) on February 1, 1943 and retired in 1961. She began her service at the Red River Army Depot in Texas and went to Europe following the end of WWII and participated in the Berlin Airlift. She was inducted into the Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame in 1985.
View her bio by clicking her name on the Hall of Fame Inductees by Year, 1985 section.
New Ordnance officers embark upon their leadership roles
FORT LEE, Va. – The Ordnance School hosted a ceremony for 34 second lieutenants that completed their 16-week journey to become Ordnance officers Nov. 20, in Ball Auditorium on the Ordnance Campus. ... read more
Supporting the community
PETERSBURG, Va. - 1st. Lt. Nicholas Jancaitis, Foxtrot Company executive officer, 16th Ordnance Battalion, 59th Ordnance Brigade, joined Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, first lady Maureen McDonnell and City of Petersburg officials in opening the new Freedom Support Center for Veterans Nov. 12. Jancaitis, along with a group of Ordnance Soldiers, helped in the renovation of the center as part of the Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee's Community Connect program. The building will be home to many agencies serving the needs of veterans to include the Virginia Employment Commission Military Affairs Unit, Veterans Administration and Virginia Supportive Housing.
This page last updated: December 5, 2013