Archive: Rock Island Arsenal

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  • 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.

  • Policy change for payment of non-temp storage costs for retirees, separatees in effect

    Aug 14, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- A policy change addressing how payments are made for non-temporary storage costs charged to Soldiers retiring or separating from service went into effect Dec. 1, 2014.

  • Deputy commanding general talks First Army mission with civilian aides

    Aug 12, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. ----Civilian aides to the Secretary of the Army were given an overview of the First Army mission during a briefing here Aug. 12.

  • Unique contracting approach brings big work to small business

    Aug 6, 2015

    An Army Contracting Command-Rock Island team recently executed a unique acquisition strategy to meet a continually growing need for contractors supporting the sustainment of the Logistics Modernization Program, a computer-based system which integrates daily business processes in one accessible location.

  • RIA personnel refresh their riding skills with motorcycle safety training

    Aug 3, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Ten Soldiers participated in an advanced motorcycle safety class in order to fulfill their mandatory Army Regulation 385-10 training requirements, here, July 30.

  • RIA-JMTC Rewind: July 15

    Jul 31, 2015

    On this edition of the RIA-JMTC Rewind: we check in on Arsenal employees installing a security fence upgrade at the White House, find out about a community outreach event with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, see how a couple high profile visits went, stop in on the Children's poster contest and check out a few other stories.

  • Wall that Heals strikes emotional chord in local community

    Jul 31, 2015

    Vietnam War veterans were honored here, July 30, during RIA's Vietnam War 50th anniversary celebration. As part of the celebration, the Wall That Heals, a half sized replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC, was brought to the arsenal.

  • Joint Munitions Command recognized for excellence with Army Superior Unit Award

    Jul 30, 2015

    The United States Army Joint Munitions Command was awarded for exceptional service with the Army's Superior Unit Award during an official ceremony, held at the Rock Island Arsenal, July 30.

  • Rock Island Arsenal hosts The Wall That Heals, 3-time Silver Star recipient speaks at ceremony

    Jul 30, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Illinois (July 30, 2015) -- More than 250 guests, visitors and Rock Island Arsenal employees gathered July 30 in a ceremony dedicating the opening of The Wall That Heals, on display at the Arsenal through Aug. 2. The display is part of a series of Arsenal events commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the War in Vietnam. The Wall That Heals is a 50-percent scale replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. Veterans attending the event received a certificate and a 50th anniversary button recognizing them for their service.

  • ASC commanding general honors 'Forgotten War'

    Jul 28, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. �-- Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, served as the guest speaker for a ceremony commemorating the 62nd anniversary of the Korean War armistice, here, July 27.

  • ASC CG hosts lieutenant governors' visit to RIA

    Jul 24, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Kevin G. O'Connell, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, hosts a visit with Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, and Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, at Rock Island Arsenal, July 22.

  • French retires after 29 years of distinguished service to our Nation

    Jul 10, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French, relinquished command of the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command and Joint Munitions Command after two years as the senior leader and retired during an official ceremony, held here, July 9, at Memorial Park.

  • RIA-JMTC Rewind: May - June 2015

    Jul 10, 2015

    On this edition of the RIA-JMTC Rewind: We learn who the new commander of the Arsenal is, check in on the employee CPR training, find out the results of a high level joint visit, and learn about an Arsenal exhibit at a community museum.

  • RIA Soldiers caddy for pros, Bill Murray at the John Deere Classic

    Jul 10, 2015

    Six Soldiers from the U.S. Army Sustainment Command and First Army, both headquartered at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, met actor Bill Murray and professional golfers from around the world at the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois, July 8.

  • Brig. Gen. Farmen assumes leadership of Joint Munitions Command

    Jul 9, 2015

    The Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command and Joint Munitions Command held their change of command ceremony, July 9, at Rock Island Arsenal Memorial Park.

  • First Army presents Purple Heart to Local Veteran

    Jul 9, 2015

    Air Force veteran was wounded during an artillery and rocket attack while in Vietnam on August 24, 1965 at Bien Hoa Air Force Base

  • Strengthening partnerships is goal of Joint Acquisition Sustainment Review

    Jul 8, 2015

    Senior leaders from the U.S. Army Materiel Command, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology and the Joint Munitions & Lethality Life Cycle Management Command met to strengthen the partnership between acquisition and the materiel enterprise at a Joint Acquisition Sustainment Review.

  • Gen. Via meets with Army civilian interns at Rock Island Arsenal

    Jul 7, 2015

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of U.S. Army Materiel Command, met july 8 with interns from several Rock Island Arsenal commands subordinate to AMC, to advise and encourage them as they begin their journey as federal employees.

  • ASC CG serves as 'Grand Marshal' in local parade

    Jul 7, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, served as Grand Marshal in this year's Fourth of July 2015 American Veterans Parade in East Moline, Illinois, July 4.

  • ASC Soldiers volunteer at Military Kids Camp

    Jul 2, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Bryant, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, and 16 others from the area volunteered for Military Day at Military Kids Camp (MKC), which was hosted and run by YMCA Camp Abe Lincoln, July 2.

  • First Army HHD welcomes new first sergeant

    Jul 1, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. ---- Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, First Army, welcomed their new first sergeant during a change of responsibility ceremony here on July 1. First Sgt. Joseph Wertz, a 16-year Army veteran, replaced 1st Sgt. Michael Bernard in the ceremony held in the foyer of First Army headquarters.

  • ASC leadership offers career guidance to local teens

    Jul 1, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, and other Rock Island Arsenal employees, met with teens and their mentors in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters (BBBS) program at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, June, 30.

  • Joint Munitions Command honors new Hall of Fame inductees, dedicates building

    Jun 26, 2015

    The Joint Munitions Command honored four individuals for their career contributions during the 2015 Ammunition Hall of Fame Ceremony, held at the Rock Island Arsenal, June 26.

  • First Army commander applauds retiring Rock Island Arsenal Soldiers, civilians

    Jun 26, 2015

    The retirees represented 450 combined years of service to the Army and the country.

  • Burial, memorial benefits for veterans, retirees

    Jun 26, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. (June 26, 2015) -- As a Legal Assistance Counsel I am often asked about burial and memorial benefits for veterans and retirees. This short article will give you a quick run-down on honorably discharged veterans and retirees' burial and memorial benefits.

  • ACC-RI NCO selected for promotion, training program

    Jun 25, 2015

    Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Butler, a contract specialist at Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, was selected for promotion to master sergeant.

  • ASC selects best warriors

    Jun 25, 2015

    Soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Sustainment Command put their Army skills to the test this week during ASC's 2015 Best Warrior Competition at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois.

  • RIA, Quad Cities celebrate Army's 240th birthday

    Jun 17, 2015

    Rock Island Arsenal's 2015 Army Birthday Ball hosted a variety of military, civilian and community leaders at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa, June 13.

  • Honored to fly

    Jun 17, 2015

    An Army Contracting Command-Rock Island employee recently volunteered to assist veterans as they visited various memorials in Washington, D.C., June 2.

  • ASC CG addresses funding shortfall, command climate in town hall

    Jun 15, 2015

  • Contracting battalion prepares to deploy to Southwest Asia

    Jun 12, 2015

    In advance of a deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of the Contingency Contracting Administration Services (CCAS) mission, the 920th Contracting Battalion held a color casing ceremony here, June 4.

  • Communication, feedback key topics at EAGLE BOA holder's meeting

    Jun 12, 2015

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command and the U.S. Army Contracting Command-Rock Island hosted representatives from 50 companies for a biannual Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise Basic Ordering Agreement holder meeting, June 2.

  • Lassitter takes command of DMC

    Jun 12, 2015

    Col. Doyle Lassitter took command of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command's Distribution Management Center during a change of command ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, June 10.

  • Joint Munitions Command leader appointed as Senior Executive Service member

    Jun 12, 2015

    A Joint Munitions Command leader, Rhonda L. VanDeCasteele, was appointed to the Senior Executive Service, during an official pinning ceremony held here, June 11. Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French, commanding general, United States Army Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command and Joint Munitions Command, served as the ceremony host. French presented VanDeCasteele with a Certificate of Appointment, awarded her an SES pin, administered an Oath of Office and helped her unfurl her new SES flag

  • RIA-JMTC Commander Farewell Video

    Jun 11, 2015

    Col. David J Luders, commander Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center reflects on his time in command. His Change of Command is June 25.

  • Arsenal of Innovation display opens at Putnam Museum

    Jun 10, 2015

    About 150 people gathered at the Putnam Museum in Davenport, Iowa, to open the "Arsenal of Innovation" display, June 6. Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, U.S. Army Sustainment Command and Rock Island Arsenal commanding general, provided opening remarks and participated in the ribbon cutting at a ceremony hosted by the museum.

  • Army leaders meet with industry pros, discuss industrial landscape

    Jun 9, 2015

    Top level Army leadership and commercial industry professionals came together to discuss the industrial landscape of the Army and the nation at the 8th Annual Midwest Small Business Government Contracting Symposium, hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association-Iowa/Illinois Chapter in Moline, June 3-4.

  • RIA to kick off health improvement initiative

    Jun 9, 2015

    Leadership from commands across the arsenal came together for the island's first Community Health Promotion Council (CHPC), at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, May 28.

  • Top recognition

    Jun 9, 2015

  • First Army senior NCO appointed to command sergeant major

    Jun 8, 2015

    A First Army senior noncommissioned officer received her appointment to command sergeant major in a ceremony on June 5 in First Army headquarters here. Command Sgt. Maj. Kanisha L. Lamothe, a native of Cassopolis, Mich., serves as the First Army Secretary of the General Staff sergeant major. Her next assignment will be as the senior enlisted Soldier for Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 25th Infantry Division, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

  • Factory commander reassigned to joint post

    Jun 4, 2015

    The Department of the Army has announced that Col. David J. Luders who currently serves as commanding officer of the U.S. Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC) has been selected as a faculty member at the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala.

  • Army leader opens business symposium

    Jun 4, 2015

    Gen. Dennis L. Via, commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command told more than 400 attendees that now is the time to become innovative partners in working with the government.

  • LRC reps discuss new SOPs at ASC headquarters

    Jun 2, 2015

    Logistic Readiness Center personnel are meeting at U.S. Army Sustainment Command headquartes at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, for three days to help develop standing operating procedures for the Army's 70-plus Logistics Readiness Centers.

  • First Army commander conducts town hall

    May 29, 2015

  • First Army Soldiers participate in local Memorial Day observances

    May 28, 2015

  • ASC top leaders visit 407th Army Field Support Brigade

    May 27, 2015

    Senior leaders from U.S. Army Sustainment Command visited the 407th Army Field Support Brigade during a trip to Fort Hood, Texas, May 17.

  • RIA Soldiers speak at Memorial Day area ceremonies

    May 27, 2015

    U.S. Army Sustainment Command Soldiers reached out across western Illinois and eastern Iowa during Memorial Day weekend to pay tribute to Service members who made the ultimate sacrifice. ASC Soldiers gave speeches, conducted presentations and participated in ceremonies and memorial services while representing the command and the Army.

  • ACC-RI contract specialist participates in advisory board

    May 26, 2015

    Brittany Cecil, an Army Contracting Command-Rock Island employee was recently selected to participate on an Army Acquisition Workforce Advisory Board.

  • Farewell ceremony held April 23

    May 21, 2015

    A farewell ceremony was held for four Soldiers departing Army Contracting Command-Rock Island here on April 23.

  • Senior Executive Service leader retires as JMC Deputy to the Commander

    May 21, 2015

    A Senior Executive Service leader, Patricia 'Trish' Huber, retired as the deputy to the commander, from the Joint Munitions Command Headquarters, during an official ceremony held at the Rock Island Arsenal, May 20.

  • Boutchyard to serve as first 51C drill sergeant

    May 19, 2015

    Staff Sgt. James Boutchyard, who most recently served as a contract specialist at Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, is taking on his new assignment as a drill sergeant at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.