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Camp Navajo / Army Depot

I-40 Exit 185

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The former Navajo Army Depot was opened in 1942. It took 12,000 workers less than a year to build the $19,000,000.00 (1942 dollars) facility. which was the base for 2,000 staff. The depot officially opened at 8:18 AM on December 7, 1942, exactly one year after the attack on US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.

xIn the 1980s the facility was turned over to the AZ National Guard and the name was changed again to Camp Navajo. The monument sign at the entrance to the Camp still carries the original name and also the current name.

Photos: 2015



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