• Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, and his wife, Etie, listen to the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band play music on the lawn of Quarters One at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 21. (Photo by Dawn Marie Barnett, ASC Public Affairs)

    Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general...

    Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, and his wife, Etie, listen to the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band play music on the lawn of Quarters One at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Aug. 21. (Photo by Dawn Marie...

  • After participating in the U.S. Army Sustainment Command's change of command ceremony, the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band performs on the lawn of Quarters One for an audience from Rock Island Arsenal and the surrounding communities, Aug. 21. (Photo by Dawn Marie Barnett, ASC Public Affairs)

    After participating in the U.S. Army...

    After participating in the U.S. Army Sustainment Command's change of command ceremony, the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band performs on the lawn of Quarters One for an audience from Rock Island Arsenal and the surrounding communities, Aug. 21. (Photo by...

  • George Eaton, command historian for U.S. Army Sustainment Command, gives a presentation on the lawn of Quarters One about Rock Island Arsenal's role in the Vietnam War during the intermission of a concert performed by the U.S. Materiel Command Band at RIA, Ill., Aug. 21. (Photo by Dawn Marie Barnett, ASC Public Affairs)

    George Eaton, command historian for U.S. Army...

    George Eaton, command historian for U.S. Army Sustainment Command, gives a presentation on the lawn of Quarters One about Rock Island Arsenal's role in the Vietnam War during the intermission of a concert performed by the U.S. Materiel Command Band at...

  • Community members gather on the lawn of Quarters One at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., as they listen the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band perform in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Aug. 21. (Photo by Dawn Marie Barnett, ASC Public Affairs)

    Community members gather on the lawn of...

    Community members gather on the lawn of Quarters One at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., as they listen the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band perform in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Aug. 21. (Photo by Dawn Marie Barnett, ASC Public Affairs)

  • Community members gather on the lawn of Quarters One at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., as they listen to the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band perform in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Aug. 21. (Photo by Dawn Marie Barnett, ASC Public Affairs)

    Community members gather on the lawn of...

    Community members gather on the lawn of Quarters One at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., as they listen to the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band perform in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, Aug. 21. (Photo by Dawn Marie Barnett, ASC Public...

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The Army Materiel Command Band from Redstone Arsenal, Ala., drew a crowd of more than 300 Quad Cities area residents and arsenal personnel to a concert on the lawn of Historic Quarters One here Aug. 21.

Adverse weather threatened the evening show, but early sprinkles gave way to calm skies as the band went on to entertain the crowd with Dixie and brass band tunes.

The band was at RIA to participate in the Army Sustainment Command's change of command ceremony earlier in the day in which Maj. Gen. John Wharton relinquished command to Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell.

George Eaton, ASC command historian, spoke about the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War during intermission.

The event marked O'Connell's first public appearance as ASC's new commanding general.

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