The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on September 15, 1971 · Page 56
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The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah · Page 56

Ogden, Utah
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Wednesday, September 15, 1971
Page 56
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Ogden Standard-Examiner, Wednesday, September 15, 1971 It was first named Ufali General Depot. That was In September 1911 when Col. William L. Mays was commander. This name came back to the depot at a later date. ^-In July 1942, the name of the depot was changed from Utah General Depot to Utah Quartermaster Depot as most of its functions centered around the quartermaster mission. Brigadier General Ralph Talbot Jr. was in command at that time. New missions including ordnance supply and the prisoner of war camp were activated which resulted in the name of the depot again being changed on May 23, 1943 to Utah Army Service Forces Depot. More missions, 5th Echelon 8epot Maintenance Shop; American Graves Registration Division and deactivation of prison-' er of war camp saw the name changed to Utah General Distribution Depot on April 15,1947, under the command of Col. Otho W. Humphries. In addition, they were assigned administration of Stockton General, Auburn General and Mira Loma Quartermaster sub-depots. CHANGED BACK Effective Jan. 1, Is48, Stockton, Auburn and Mira Loma were re-classified as Class II installations and this depot ^gain became Utah General De- ptft. It remained under this title . until April of 1962, when command of Gen. Omer S. Dews, the depot was transferred to Supply and Maintenance Command for operational support and with this came the new name of Utah Army Depot. Just two years later, due to reorganization of Department of Defense,. Washington, the depot was transferred to become a field activity of the Defense Supply Agency and for the first time was given a name with a city designation in accordance ^itli their system and Jan ; 1, 1904 the installation received the official title by which the depot is known today, Defense Depot Ogden. BILLS, ROUTING LiUJUi Between July 1, 19(0, andjdcpot workers and carrier June 30, 1971, Defense Depot {representatives in which Ogden shipped or received j shipping documents can bs 159,913 tons of freight. Handling that impressive tonnage meant for the depot's office the 119,530 inbound bills of lading representing 20,590 inbound and transportation processing of and outbound processed. DDO also boasts a new hard- topped arid lighted commercial truck-trailer pool enclosed by a security chain-link fence. This, and a set of truck scale;, can be found within the immediate OLD TIMERS from the original work force at Defense Depot Ogden include left to right, front: Charles Thompson, Leo Porter, and VernTrandfenr™row So± nS Ah' ? a f eU ?i W ^ lbury; Marion 6arlson ; Matthei KVS, ai' Fred Owen. Absent when the picture was taken were Verna Brown and A J Getting material ready for,and prepares shipping labels, shipment is the assignment of'Many small, high priority the shipping division at Defense [packages go next into mail pouches for shipping on air parcel post. Bulk material is received and Depot Ogden, and items are handled ranging electronic parts from tiny to large, cumbersome construction hems.;separated by destination H.Qrtn ifntvt Y*nmi!-MA~ tlltt . "' Each item requires differen priority handling, packing an transportation. Shipping division includes tw tranches, documentation anc operations. Documentation coordinate; the flow of all shipmen. documents, and operations physically segregates and load :he items for motor, rail o other carriers. Thousands of small packages are received daily on the mechanized line and are directed to the post office or throulh tho Caprocon. COMPLEX UNIT This highly complex sophisticated unit automatically weighs and cubes the container A Salute fo DEFENSE DEPOT OGDEN from We have been serving the Ogden area for 25 years. With ihe £•£*latest in women's fashions. Charm area and loaded directly onto a motor or rail carrier. Each load may be highly and ultimate destination. Packaging handled range from cardboard boxes to specially designed wood containers for overseas shipment. The shipping documentation branch provides efficient handling for routine shipping papers and for special documents which may be outbound trucks and 2,905 in or area ofjhejruck control point, outbound rail cars. ~ Specialist at DDO in making j | travel arrangements is Nina Clawson, who has handled 335 travel requests, including air, rail and bus service. CONTROL POINT The newest facility to be utilized by the transportation division is the truck control point, housed in Building 390. The building was turned over to the depot officiary on Jan. 7, and the truck control point started operations Jan. 12. Receipt and dispatch of commercial trucks has been considerably speeded up, and office space provided both for congro/ofofes DEFENSE DEPOT OGDEN on your 30th ANNIVERSARY • Thank You For Your Contribution to the OGDEN AREA • 309 V/. Twelfth St. Ogden 394-2634 •> O'"J I — "v-miivuivJ IrlllUl JllclV diversified, both as to contents needed to expedite materials. WE EXTEND OUR Congratulations TO DEFENSE DEPOT GGDEN ON YOUR 30th ANNIVERSARY Utah's oldest home owned fence company, specializing in fences for residential and industrial purposes. FREE ESTIMATES - FINANCING ARRANGED -ALL FITTINGS AND SUPPLIES. AMERICAN FENCE CO. OF OGDEN 999 Riverdale Rd. Phone 394-6651 QUALITY SEAL <•''** .„/„ r,#'M , WHEN IT COMES TO NATIONAL DEFENSE DEFENSE DEPOT OGDEN CARRIES THE LOAD WHITF1ELD TRANSPORTATION CORPORATION 414 West 500 South-SALT LAKE CITY rmnnn DEFENSE DEPOT We at Crane Supply Are glade to celebrate CRAN SUPPLY CO. 2023 WALL AVE. LftJUULfl

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