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  • Army civilians train in the field to keep the Army strong

    Apr 22, 2016

    Army leaders say both civilians and Soldiers need training to keep the Army strong and ready. That is why the U.S. Army Sustainment Command sent civilian interns to learn about logistics on the ground.

  • Davenport intermediate school students learn about Rock Island Arsenal

    Apr 21, 2016

    On Wednesday, more than 20 students from Smart Intermediate School in Davenport, Iowa visited the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center to meet with Col. Don Wols, commander, RIA-JMTC to discuss military careers, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers and also receive a tour of the United States largest Arsenal

  • First Army hosts Adjutant General summit

    Apr 18, 2016

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - First Army held an Adjutant General summit April 12-13, with a goal of streamlining its human resources processes.

  • First Army conference focuses on strengthening Reserve Component readiness

    Apr 18, 2016

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - First Army held a conference intended to strengthen Reserve Component unit readiness here April 16-17. The Total Force Regional Support Group, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Chemical, Military Police, and Medical Commanders Conference provided an opportunity for dialogue between First Army and Reserve Component units to develop partnerships and to set conditions for the remainder of the fiscal year and beyond.

  • Arsenal hosts Spring / Summer Safety and Wellness Awareness Day

    Apr 15, 2016

    Rock Island Arsenal hosts first Spring / Summer Safety and Wellness Awareness Day

  • Training opportunities highlighted during Working Group

    Apr 8, 2016

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - The support and resources First Army offers Army National Guard and Reserve units was the focus of a Training Support and Synchronization Working Group (TSSWG), held at First Army headquarters here April 5-8. The working group's main task was to forecast Reserve Component training exercise opportunities in order to ensure commander teams can determine which ones will best serve their units.

  • Community leaders renew pledge to combat sexual violence

    Apr 5, 2016

    Leaders from Rock Island Arsenal and the surrounding Quad Cities signed a document proclaiming their continued commitment to ending sexual violence at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, April 1.

  • Quad-Cities remembers locals lost in Vietnam War

    Mar 29, 2016

    About 180 Quad-Cities area residents, local political leaders and military leadership attended the annual National Vietnam Veterans Day Commemorative Service in Heritage Hall, here, March 26.

  • First Army Commanding General Honors Vietnam Veterans

    Mar 29, 2016

    Lt. Gen. Tucker one of three guest speakers during Rock Island Arsenal ceremony

  • Academy commandant: 'We are adapting NCO development'

    Mar 24, 2016

    Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Defreese, commandant, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, discussed his top initiatives while serving as the keynote speaker for the U.S. Army Sustainment Command's senior-level Commanding General's Leadership Professional Development training event, here, March 17.

  • Bystander engagement key to addressing sexual assault

    Mar 24, 2016

    A total of about 180 Army personnel attended two separate "Got Your Back Training" sessions for preventing sexual violence in Heritage Hall, here, March 23. The training was a part of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program.

  • Command sergeant major calls for supporting women

    Mar 18, 2016

    Command Sgt. Maj. Myris C. Callwood, command sergeant major, Rock Island Garrison, spoke to about 130 Rock Island Arsenal personnel during the annual Women's History Month observance ceremony, here, March 15.

  • 406th AFSB employee receives annual LAR award

    Mar 17, 2016

    Like Soldiers, Army civilian logisticians have deployed and risked their lives in service to the nation. On June 3, 2005, a civilian logistician was killed during operations in Baghdad, Iraq. Eleven years later, another civilian received an award named in her honor.

  • First Army hosts Rock Island Arsenal Retirement and Retreat Ceremony

    Mar 14, 2016

    Quarterly retirement ceremony held at Heritage Hall.

  • Unique past helps Light soar to top

    Mar 11, 2016

    Melissa Light, a branch chief in the Reachback Contracting Division at Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, based at the Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, had a particularly unique upbringing that cultivated a robust worldview and work ethic that has served her well in her professional life. In November, she was named the Secretary of the Army Outstanding Contracting Officer of the Year.

  • Two Soldiers end distinguished careers in retirement ceremony

    Mar 11, 2016

    Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, honored two retiring Soldiers stationed at Rock Island Arsenal during RIA's second quarterly Award, Retreat and Retirement Ceremony, here, March 9.

  • DMC SGM receives lateral promotion, says farewell

    Mar 9, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. Brian Marone, Distribution Management Center, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, was laterally promoted to command sergeant major at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, March 7, during a ceremony that celebrated his achievement and also wished him farewell.

  • New G-1, G-8 take their places at ASC

    Mar 7, 2016

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command filled two major staff positions in January. Patty Perrigo is the new deputy chief of staff, G-1 (Human Resources), and Cheryl Vincent is the new deputy chief of staff, G-8 (Resource Management). The promotion ceremony was held at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Feb. 29.

  • List of secondary forms of ID expanded to access Army installations

    Mar 3, 2016

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- (March 3, 2016) In accordance with recent updates to Army Real ID Act Guidance on additional acceptable forms of Secondary Identification Documents, the following documents will be accepted in addition to a driver's license from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, and Washington State to obtain access to Rock Island Arsenal:

  • Nurse beats odds, makes history as Iowa's first African-American female mayor

    Feb 19, 2016

    She was a lifelong nurse, not a politician. But, others thought she would make a great mayor of Clinton, Iowa. And eventually she did.

  • U.S. Army Reserve Soldier inducted into Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe

    Feb 19, 2016

    Lt. Col. Jim Carmichael, a U.S. Army Reserve Officer, was officially inducted into the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe during a ceremony held, here, February 19.

  • U.S. Army Sustainment Command holds town hall meeting

    Feb 18, 2016

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command conducted a town hall at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Feb. 17 in Heritage Hall.

  • Soldiers served honorably despite racism, said historian

    Feb 18, 2016

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command Equal Opportunity Office hosted a potluck and historical lecture in honor of Black History Month in the Baylor Conference Room, here, Feb. 10.

  • SES to personnel: Be engaged, believe in the Army's 'Why'

    Feb 18, 2016

    About 350 senior and mid-level leaders from the U.S. Army Sustainment Command learned about how to build a more employee-engaged workforce during a Commanding General's Leadership Professional Development training event, here, Feb. 4.

  • Ammo Readiness Critical Topic

    Feb 18, 2016

    Approximately 90 key leaders from the Army's Ammunition Enterprise Triad met during the first week of February at Argonne National Laboratory to discuss the future of ammunition readiness. Brig. Gen. Stephen "Steve" E. Farmen, commander of the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command and the Joint Munitions Command explained that "readiness is the number one priority" for the Army and that all members of the Triad must work together to ensure warfighter readiness. As Farmen stated, meetings like this foster the ability to "achieve unity of effort without unity of command."

  • Army's personnel sergeant major briefs Rock Island Arsenal Soldiers

    Feb 17, 2016

    The Army's top enlisted Soldier in personnel came here to brief U.S. Army Sustainment Command Soldiers the morning of Feb. 17 in the Wheeler Conference Room, building 350.

  • Opening Doors

    Feb 16, 2016

    ASC and JMC, who together support "big Army" in a big way, used set-asides, a regional symposium with other commands and an industry week to award $916 million in work to small businesses in FY15. This article was originally published in the January - March issue of Army AL&T Magazine.

  • ARDEC engineers visit Davenport West High School

    Feb 16, 2016

    DAVENPORT, Iowa -- (Feb. 16, 2016) Three female engineers from Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center-Rock Island visited Davenport West High School on Feb. 16 to assist in teaching an all-girl class in Introduction to Engineering and Design. Each of the ARDEC engineers came well qualified and equipped with their own unique degree; Jessica Brauer, with a biomedical degree, Ryane Pappa, with a chemical and biomolecular degree, and Lynn Smith, with a mechanical degree.

  • ASC begins new Diversity and Inclusion Plan

    Feb 11, 2016

    Executive Order 13583 was signed in 2011 to encourage a coordinated government-wide effort to promote diversity and inclusion in the federal workforce. For many U.S. Army Sustainment Command personnel, the order is not just another policy initiative -- it is an opportunity.

  • Financial management is key to mission accomplishment

    Jan 27, 2016

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - First Army held a Sustainment and Financial Management Conference Jan. 20-22, with a focus that fiscal responsibility helps lead to mission success.

  • ASC names EEO Champion of the Year

    Jan 27, 2016

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command honored a member of its Senior Executive Service during a ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Jan. 26.

  • 2015 Illowa Bi-State Combined Federal Campaign finishes on a high note

    Jan 27, 2016

    At a Combined Federal Campaign award ceremony in January, federal, military and postal employees celebrated an exceptional season of giving. Employees from federal agencies encompassing 37 counties in the bi-state area celebrated contributions totaling $383,520 for the fall 2015 campaign period, the slogan of which was "You can change a life."

  • ASC swears in new assistant Inspector General

    Jan 26, 2016

    Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, swore in the newest member of ASC's Inspector General's office at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Jan. 26.

  • LOGCAP, ACC-RI completes Service Acquisition Workshop

    Jan 20, 2016

    The Logistics Civil Augmentation Program office and Army Contracting Command -- Rock Island participated in the Services Acquisition Workshop hosted by Defense Acquisition University Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Jan. 12-14.

  • First Army hosts MLK Jr. Day observance

    Jan 19, 2016

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- A woman who fought on the front lines of the civil rights movement shared her experiences with audience members during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance on Jan. 19 at Heritage Hall on Rock Island Arsenal. The First Army Equal Opportunity Office hosted the observance. During her remarks, Patti Miller talked about her memories of King, her work with him, and his legacy.

  • Intern boot camp educates new employees at ASC

    Jan 19, 2016

    Nineteen newly hired U.S. Army Sustainment Command interns and employees began an eight-week training program designed to familiarize them with how the Army and ASC operates at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Jan. 11-15.

  • Joint Munitions Command hosts conventional ammo program's budget review

    Jan 15, 2016

    The Joint Munitions Command headquarters hosted the Conventional Ammunition Program's Objective Memorandum budget review with Department of the Army senior leaders, here, January 12 - 14.

  • Rock Island Arsenal to use Real-ID standards for admission to installation

    Jan 14, 2016

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- (Jan. 14, 2016) As a result of Department of Defense guidance, effective Monday, Jan. 18, Rock Island Arsenal will no longer accept Illinois state driver's licenses or identification cards from states that issue licenses or identification cards that are not compliant with the Federal Real ID Act of 2005 as a primary means to obtain a pass to enter the Arsenal. However, those who are not in possession of an approved secondary document, listed below, may still enter Rock Island Arsenal, but only under escort of authorized personnel.

  • RIA'S senior leaders host community at historic Quarters 1

    Jan 13, 2016

    Rock Island Arsenal's senior leaders welcomed members of the surrounding Quad Cities community to ring in the new year during a celebration in Quarters 1 at RIA, Illinois, Jan. 9.

  • Reserve Detachment enchances Joint Munitions Command's global mission

    Jan 11, 2016

    With the addition of a U.S. Army Reserve Detachment, the Joint Munitions Command has enhanced the effectiveness of its global mission of providing ready, reliable and lethal ammunition to all military services throughout the Department of Defense.

  • LRC directors look for efficiencies at symposium

    Dec 22, 2015

    As the Army reduces funding, Logistics Readiness Center directors discussed ways to operate more efficiently at the second annual LRC Symposium at the Radisson Hotel, here, Dec. 15 -- 16.

  • New commandant takes charge of ASC HHC

    Dec 22, 2015

    Col. Doyle Lassitter, commander, Distribution Management Center, Army Sustainment Command, passed the command of ASC's Headquarters and Headquarters Company from Maj. Chandler Fisk to Capt. Michael Rear during a change of command ceremony in Heritage Hall, here, Dec. 21.

  • New deputy to the commander welcomed at ASC

    Dec 21, 2015

    Michael Hutchison, the new deputy to the commander, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, was welcomed and his predecessor, Scott Welker, was honored during a ceremony in Heritage Hall, here, Dec. 14.

  • RIA honors 5 new retirees

    Dec 17, 2015

    Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, lost 150 years of combined experience when two Soldiers and three civilians left federal service Dec. 16 to begin their transition into new lives.

  • Staff ride brings ASC senior leaders together

    Dec 15, 2015

    Senior leaders from U.S. Army Sustainment Command shared leadership lessons and bonded during a staff ride where they learned about the Black Hawk War of 1832 near Sparta, Wisconsin, Dec. 12-13.

  • RIA holds Christmas candlelight service

    Dec 14, 2015

    A Christmas candlelight service was held in the banquet room of the golf clubhouse Dec. 11. Commands from Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., participated in the service. The one-hour service included four scripture readings, a responsive reading, special music, and the Christmas message.

  • First Army Soldier appointed to command sergeant major

    Dec 11, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- A First Army senior noncommissioned officer received his lateral appointment to command sergeant major in a ceremony in First Army headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal, Dec. 7.

  • 2015 Illowa Bi-State Combined Federal Campaign heads into home stretch

    Dec 4, 2015

    Heading into the home stretch of the 2015 Illowa Bi-State Combined Federal Campaign, federal government employees have been donating generously to CFC charities to make a difference for people in the Quad City Area and beyond. They're taking to heart this year's CFC campaign slogan, "You can change a life."

  • First Army observes National Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 30, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Throughout the U.S. Army's 240-year history, Native Americans have served and contributed with distinction and honor in times of peace and war. Since 1994, the President of the United States has issued an annual proclamation designating November as National Native American Heritage Month. This year's theme is "Growing Native Leaders: Enhancing Our Seven Generations." Approximately 150 Soldiers and civilians gathered in Heritage Hall at Rock Island Arsenal for a National Native American Heritage Month observance hosted by First Army Nov. 24.

  • Navajo Nation president speaks at RIA

    Nov 25, 2015

    Russell Begaye, Navajo Nation president, spoke to an audience of about 220 people during the Native American Heritage Month observance in Heritage Hall, here, Nov. 24.

  • Town hall highlights CFC participation, procurement review results

    Nov 20, 2015

    The Combined Federal Campaign and results from a 2014 Procurement Management Review were the highlights from a Nov. 17 town hall, hosted by Melanie Johnson, executive director, Army Contracting Command-Rock Island.

  • SES duo meets with future leaders

    Nov 19, 2015

    Two members of the Senior Executive Service met with a group of 29 Soldiers and civilians enrolled in a nine-month long leadership course, here, Nov. 17.

  • First Army commander visits local VA centers

    Nov 18, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Michael Tucker meets with staff, veterans

  • ASC Soldier honored as Hawkeyes go 10-0

    Nov 17, 2015

    Standing at attention with his fellow alumni in front of 70,000 cheering Hawkeye fans, a local Soldier, an officer and a teacher reconnected with his roots.

  • CG re-enlists 4 ASC Soldiers during Mallards hockey game

    Nov 16, 2015

    Soldiers swore an oath to serve their nation in front of over 3,500 people during the Quad City Mallards' hockey game at the iWireless Center on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

  • First Army soldier pins on sergeant major rank

    Nov 16, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- A First Army Soldier has reached the pinnacle of the enlisted ranks. Sgt. Maj. Michael Miller was promoted from master sergeant during a ceremony on Nov. 13 in First Army headquarters here. Miller serves as the operations noncommissioned officer for First Army's Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, United States Army Reserve Support Command.

  • RIA Soldiers participate in 23 Veterans Day events

    Nov 12, 2015

    Soldiers from five different commands at Rock Island Arsenal participated in 23 Veterans Day events across western Illinois and eastern Iowa from Nov. 7-11.

  • ACC-RI employee's family defines military service

    Nov 10, 2015

    When reflecting upon her family's military roots that go back to the 18th century, she is filled with pride for her family's service during the past 200-plus years.

  • ACC-RI, ASC connect with industry partners

    Nov 10, 2015

    The Army Contracting Command-Rock Island and U.S. Army Sustainment Command held an Industry Week at the Radisson in Davenport, Iowa, Oct. 27-29.

  • We're heating with natural gas, steam this heating season

    Nov 6, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Illinois (Nov. 6, 2015) -- This heating season is the beginning of a transitional year for Rock Island Arsenal. The trusty 100 year old central heating plant and steam distribution system have put in their papers for partial retirement starting this year. We are very grateful for all the personnel of the central steam plant and all who have worked there to make it so reliable to keep us cozy and warm when it gets so cold outside. This will be the last heating season for the coal fired steam plant. In May 2016, the final puff of smoke going up the stacks, and the last steam generation going to the radiators will come to an end.

  • Force 2025 needs more team building, leader development

    Nov 5, 2015

    About 350 senior and mid-level leaders from the U.S. Army Sustainment Command learned about strategies the Army is taking to maximize personnel potential during the first Commanding General's Leadership Professional Development training event, here, Nov. 4.

  • ASC-ARE welcomes new commander

    Nov 4, 2015

    The Army Sustainment Command-Army Reserve Element welcomed a new commander during a ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Oct. 11.

  • First Army Commanding General encourages recruits through real world experiences

    Oct 30, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- When Iowa high school students had the undivided attention of Lt. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, First Army commanding general, they asked about his experiences to see how their life would be impacted by joining the Army. "What the general said was so positive and moving," said Kimberly Huerta, a senior at Easton Valley High School in Dubuque, Iowa. "It changed my outlook on the Army and life in general." Tucker sat down with local area high school recruits inside First Army headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal on October 20 to give real world answers and share his past experiences about joining the Army. Tucker joined the Army when the "Be all you can be" slogan was popular. And, that is what you should do, he says. "Take the opportunities and use them to the best of your ability so that you can be all you CAN be."

  • Life Planning: Protecting Parents, Friends and Yourself

    Oct 30, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Illinois (Oct. 30, 2015) -- Recently there has been an influx of clientele within the legal assistance office with questions and concerns regarding their duty and responsibility as executor (male) or executrix (female) of a family member's estate. Almost without question, most people do not have "legal" problems with their loved one's estate. Generally they have what we perceive as "logistical problems." That is where the lament starts "Where in the world are my loved one's important papers such as wills, powers of attorney, deeds, trusts, financial and personal records be hiding? With the advent of the encroaching calendar year looming, now would be as good a time as any prior to the heralding holiday season, to reflect on your life, career and family. When doing so, take into account your own legal needs in addition to your family and friends.

  • First Army commanding general visits Iowa Army Ammunition Plant

    Oct 26, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Tucker first visit to ammunition plant in southeast Iowa.

  • Staff ride educates ASC leaders on battle tactics

    Oct 23, 2015

    Members of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command senior leadership learned about the Upper Mississippi River Campaign of 1814 during a staff ride in the Quad Cities, Oct. 22.

  • 'Give something back,' ASC leader tells local youth

    Oct 22, 2015

    U.S. Army Sustainment Command's senior enlisted leader spoke to about 250 community members during the annual Big Brothers, Big Sisters "Big Impact" event at the iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois, Oct. 20.

  • First Army/RIA Army Ten-Miler teams place 1st, 29th in nation's capital

    Oct 20, 2015

    Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, sent two teams to compete in the Army Ten-Miler event at Washington, D.C., Oct. 10, bringing home first- and 29th-place finishes.

  • ASC colonel lauds Hispanic contribution at community ceremony

    Oct 16, 2015

    Col. James Baker, G-2 (Intelligence), U.S. Army Sustainment Command, spoke about the contributions of Hispanic Americans in U.S. military history at a community event in LeClaire Park, Davenport, Iowa, Oct. 15.

  • Illowa Bi-State CFC Kicks Off at Rock Island Arsenal

    Oct 13, 2015

    Federal employees kicked off the 2015 Combined Federal Campaign Oct. 7, here, to jumpstart a new year of giving to local, national and international charities and make a lasting difference in people's lives in the Quad Cities and beyond.

  • First Army hosts fall commanders conference

    Oct 9, 2015

    Three-day conference with First Army commanders

  • RIA-JMTC Rewind: September 2015

    Oct 9, 2015

    On this edition of the RIA-JMTC Rewind: We will celebrate the 500th ambulance coming off the shop floor, check in on the latest Machinist Apprentice class graduates, learn about the visit from the head of the Army National Guard, and see what is cooking at the CFC Chili Cook Off with this month's host Machinist, Jonathan Helms.

  • Speaker calls for action on domestic violence

    Oct 9, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Keynote speaker Russell Strand, chief of the Behavioral Sciences Education and Training Division, U.S. Army Military Police School, discussed the seriousness and the difficulty of addressing domestic violence during Rock Island Arsenal's Domestic Violence Awareness Month Symposium, Oct. 8.

  • Mexican entrepreneur, cancer survivor speaks at RIA

    Oct 8, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz, Mexican-born entrepreneur and the Make it Happen director at JJR Marketing, spoke about the value of American diversity as a part of Rock Island Arsenal's Hispanic American Heritage Observance in the island's Golf Clubhouse, Oct. 7.

  • RIA-JMTC contracting supports high-visibility programs during fiscal 2015

    Oct 6, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Colloquially known as "the factory" by employees of the Rock Island Arsenal and the surrounding Quad Cities area, the Rock Island Arsenal-Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center is frequently heralded as an integral part of the Army's organic industrial base.

  • Ammunition Hall of Fame - Accepting Nominations

    Oct 1, 2015

    The U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command is pleased to announce the beginning of its fifth year of the Ammunition Hall of Fame program, which honors individuals who have significantly impacted any facet of the Army's ammunition business. The Ammunition Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for candidates through November 30, 2015.

  • New ASC G-3/5/7 deputy chief of staff attains colonel rank

    Oct 1, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- A newly promoted colonel credits those who helped him on his way during his 21 years of service.

  • First Army hosts Western TAG Huddle

    Sep 30, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Helping Adjutants General (TAGs) succeed in their mission was the focus of the Forces Command Commander's Western TAG Huddle, hosted by First Army here on Sept. 28-29.

  • ASC leader connects with local students

    Sep 29, 2015

    DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Jim Coffman, director, G-4 (Logistics), U.S. Army Sustainment Command, spoke with 17 freshmen in the Advanced Via Individual Development (AVID) program at Davenport Central High School, Sept. 28.

  • Rock Island Arsenal honors Soldiers' service to their Nation

    Sep 25, 2015

    The U.S. Army's Joint Munitions Command hosted the fourth- quarter Retirement and Retreat Community Ceremony, to honor seven Soldiers' military service, here, September 24 at Heritage Hall.

  • RIA's Sgt. Audie Murphy Club inducts new member

    Sep 18, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Enlisted Soldiers have to be recommended for exemplifying the Army values before they can even test for membership in the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club. In September, Rock Island Arsenal's SAMC inducted their newest member.

  • New command teams, senior advisors to the Army National Guard, given First Army overview

    Sep 18, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - First Army welcomed its new commanders, command sergeants major, and Senior Advisors to the Army National Guard during an orientation held here Sept. 14-18 in First Army headquarters. Attendees were given an overview of First Army and equipped with the tools to carry out their duties.

  • ACC-RI Soldier takes second in combatives tournament

    Sep 16, 2015

    An Army Contracting Command-Rock Island Soldier excelled at the Battle for the Rock Combatives Tournament, held at the Rock Island Arsenal fitness center, Sept. 12.

  • 9/11 terrorist attacks, fallen remembered on 14th anniversary at RIA

    Sep 11, 2015

    Navigating by the dim light of dawn, approximately 200 people planted small American flags and walked 3.25 miles at Rock Island Arsenal in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Sept. 11.

  • M119 howitzer still plays critical role for Army

    Sep 9, 2015

    More than two decades have passed since the first M119 howitzer rolled off the production line at Rock Island Arsenal - Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, yet it remains one of the Army's primary direct and indirect fire support assets.

  • First Army hosts hail and farewell ceremony for deputy commanding generals

    Sep 4, 2015

  • ASC HHC gets a new First Sergeant

    Sep 4, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- 1st Sgt. Previn Parker, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, passed Headquarters and Headquarters Company first sergeant responsibilities to 1st Sgt. Matthew Lashley, noncommissioned officer in charge, Support Operations, here, Sept. 3.

  • ASC CG gives global update at town hall

    Sep 3, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, held a town hall meeting for ASC headquarters personnel in Heritage Hall, here, Sept. 1.

  • Schulz and Utzig honored with prestigious AMC Dellamonica Award

    Sep 2, 2015

    U.S. Army Materiel Command has selected Martin Utzig and Joseph Schulz, from Army Sustainment Command, for the Louis Dellamonica award for excellence achieved in 2014.

  • First Army welcomes U.S. Forces Command commanding general

    Sep 2, 2015

  • Munitions Chief co-hosts TA4C, shares vision

    Aug 28, 2015

    Senior leaders from Department of the Army Headquarters co-chaired a three-day Total Army Ammunition Authorization and Allocation Committee working group here, August 18-20.

  • First Army hosts information briefing to Congressional staffers

    Aug 28, 2015

  • Local QCA celeb speaks at RIA observance

    Aug 27, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- U.S. Army Sustainment Command's Equal Opportunity Office held an observance honoring Women's Equality Day for Rock Island Arsenal, here, Aug. 26.

  • Soldier's daughter joins him in serving the nation

    Aug 25, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- When Sgt. 1st Class Harold Robinson, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, was 18 and living in Guyana, South America, he joined the Guyana Defense Force Coast Guard where he protected people in fishing zones. This summer, Robinson's daughter, Pvt. Nikita Robinson, became an Army Reserve Soldier.

  • ASC holds retirement ceremony for Hannon

    Aug 24, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, presided over a retirement ceremony for Col. John Hannon, military deputy director, U.S. Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, at the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Clubhouse, Aug. 20.

  • ACC-RI's Maj. Feist receives Meritorious Service Medal

    Aug 24, 2015

    Maj. Marian Feist, a contract specialist assigned to the Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, was presented with the Meritorious Service Medal during a ceremony here, Aug. 13. Melanie Johnson, ACC-RI executive director, presided over the ceremony, while Maj. Drenna Thompson, rear detachment officer in charge, provided remarks prior to the presentation.

  • RIA Soldiers participate in first 'flightless' Honor Flight

    Aug 20, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Soldiers from U.S. Army Sustainment Command and First U.S. Army spent the day with World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans during the first flightless Honor Flight, here, Aug. 17.

  • RIA, Quad Cities honor Spirit of '45 in ceremony

    Aug 19, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Members of Rock Island Arsenal and the Quad Cities community celebrated, recognized and honored the "Spirit of '45" during a ceremony at Rock Island National Cemetery, Aug. 16.

  • CASA members hold regional conference in the Quad Cities

    Aug 14, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Fifteen Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army visited the Quad Cities and Rock Island Arsenal for the first Central Region Conference, August 11 - 12.

  • Nationwide Move 2015 exercise transports ammunition to Anniston Munitions Center

    Aug 14, 2015

    The U. S. Army Joint Munitions Command recently partnered with the U.S. Army Reserve 639th Transportation Company and the U.S. Army Reserve 850th Transportation Company, who are part of the 346th Transportation Battalion, in an exercise called Nationwide Move 2015, to move approximately 2,500 short tons of munitions from Blue Grass Army Depot to Anniston Munitions Center, during mid-July.