In August 1962 the facility was renamed Anniston Army Depot, and the next year it began the storage and maintenance of chemical munitions. It became one of the largest chemical weapons storage facilities in the United States, holding 7 percent of the nation’s stockpiles until it began their disposal in August 2003.
In the 1970s the depot began overhauling the M551 Sheridan light tank and outfitting the M48 and M60 Pattons with the latest upgrades. In 1978 it began working on the maintenance of the new, next-generation, modern tank, the M1 Abrams. In the 1980s it began the maintenance of land-combat missiles.
In 2006 General Dynamics began assembling Strykers, light armored fighting vehicles, at the depot. In 2008 ANAD began the production of the Assault Breacher Vehicle (ABV) for the Marine Corps and later the Army. The ABV is an overhauled Abrams tank equipped with a plow and a modified turret that is manufactured on-site.
In 2009 ANAD started a new Stryker Reset mission to repair and upgrade old and damaged Strykers. The program reached its 2,000th Stryker in 2015. In 2011, the demilitarization of the depot’s chemical weapons stockpile was completed. In 2012 the Small Arms Repair Facility was opened, greatly increasing efficiency by locating all parts of small arms maintenance in one building.
Today, ANAD continues to be the designated site for combat vehicle maintenance. It is known as the “Tank Rebuild Center of the World” and is the only US depot with the ability to maintain heavy-tracked combat vehicles. The depot also houses the only missile recycling center and is entirely responsible for the maintenance of the Army’s small arms inventory.