First Sign of First Army at Rock Island Arsenal
The First Army emblem as seen at the main entrance of Bldg. 68, its future headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal.

ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Rock Island, Ill. -- The First Army emblem can now be seen at the main entrance of Bldg. 68, its future headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal.

"It's great to see the First Army Emblem proudly displayed here at RIA," said Lester Harvey, the First Army Liaison Officer to Rock Island Arsenal. "It validates all the hard work and preparation made collectively by my headquarters and the RIA Garrison staff."

The First Army Headquarters, located at Fort Gillem, Ga., is being transferred to Rock Island Arsenal in June, as directed by Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

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