• Lt. Gen. Peter M. Vangjel, (left) Department of the Army Inspector General, gets an up close look at the new state-of-the-art Friction Stir Welding machine that is at Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center through a partnership with H.F. Webster.

    Friction Stir Welder

    Lt. Gen. Peter M. Vangjel, (left) Department of the Army Inspector General, gets an up close look at the new state-of-the-art Friction Stir Welding machine that is at Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center through a partnership...

  • Lt. Gen. Peter M. Vangjel, (left) Department of the Army Inspector General, views a panel that has been friction stir welded at the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center.

    Plate

    Lt. Gen. Peter M. Vangjel, (left) Department of the Army Inspector General, views a panel that has been friction stir welded at the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center.

  • Col. James O. Fly Jr., (right) commander Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, and Richard L. Nesbitt, (left) deputy commander RIA-JMTC, talk to Department of Army Inspector General Lt. Gen. Peter M. Vangjel (middle) about the process used to machine the Line of Communication Bridge Connector forging.

    Parts

    Col. James O. Fly Jr., (right) commander Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, and Richard L. Nesbitt, (left) deputy commander RIA-JMTC, talk to Department of Army Inspector General Lt. Gen. Peter M. Vangjel (middle) about the...

  • Lt. Gen. Peter M. Vangjel (left), Department of the Army Inspector General, is shown the value stream map of the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center by Col. James O. Fly, Jr., (right) commander RIA-JMTC.

    RIA-JMTC EVSA

    Lt. Gen. Peter M. Vangjel (left), Department of the Army Inspector General, is shown the value stream map of the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center by Col. James O. Fly, Jr., (right) commander RIA-JMTC.

The Department of Army Inspector General, Lt. Gen. Peter M. Vangjel, made a quick stop by the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center today during a visit to the installation. During his visit, he received an overview briefing from RIA-JMTC Commander, Col. James O. Fly, Jr., and a short tour.

"I love touring manufacturing facilities," said Vangjel following his tour. "Seeing people make things with their hands is invigorating to watch."

During his tour, he had a chance to see up close the new Friction Stir Welding machine that is at Rock Island through a partnership with H.F. Webster. The new state-of-the-art machine will be used in future military applications.

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