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  • 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.

  • ACC-RI personnel receive acquisition awards

    May 19, 2015

    Four acquisition professionals and one team from Army Contracting Command-Rock Island recently received recognition for awards presented by senior acquisition corps leaders.

  • 2 ASC Soldiers inducted into Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    May 18, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Kevin Hopson, provost sergeant, and Staff Sgt. Brandi Manuel, watercraft non-commissioned officer in charge, both assigned to U.S. Army Sustainment Command, were inducted into the Rock Island Arsenal Sgt. Audie Murphy Club during a ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, May 13.

  • ASC works with National Guard, Army Reserve to move equipment, munitions thousands of miles

    May 13, 2015

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command partnered with the Army National Guard Directorate uniting NG units from six states and elements of the U.S. Army Reserve and Active Army at Military Ocean Terminal -- Sunny Point (MOTSU) to offload equipment and munitions from the Army Motor Vessel, Lt. Col. John U.D. Page. The cargo was then distributed to six Joint Munitions Command (JMC) depots across the United States for storage and maintenance.

  • 405th AFSB command team visits ASLAC

    May 12, 2015

    Col. Todd Bertulis, 405th Army Field Support Brigade commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Stanley Richards, 405th AFSB, headquartered in Mannheim, Germany, toured the Army Strategic Logistics Activity -- Charleston in South Carolina, May 4.

  • Quad Cities community joins Rock Island Arsenal for prayer luncheon

    May 12, 2015

    Members of the Quad Cities religious community joined Arsenal Island chaplains for the fifth annual prayer luncheon here May 12. An estimated 200 people from the installation and the local community gathered in Heritage Hall for the event.

  • ASC's LOGCAP plays crucial role in fight against Ebola

    May 11, 2015

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command's LOGCAP proved its value again in West Africa. This time, the contract-oriented program wasn't supporting a war, but rather contributing to the halt of the largest Ebola epidemic in history.

  • First Army solidifies future structure at Commanders Conference

    May 4, 2015

    The way ahead for First Army in a time of transition was the focus of the First Army Commanders Conference held April 27-30 at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • MMA legend teaches ASC Soldiers advanced techniques

    May 4, 2015

    Soldiers from U.S. Army Sustainment Command were taught advanced fighting techniques from mixed martial arts champion and Quad Cities homegrown hero, Pat Miletich, at Rock Island Arsenal, April 30.

  • ASC Vietnam vet shares experience with high school students

    Apr 28, 2015

    Pleasant Valley High School students received a presentation about the Vietnam War from someone with firsthand experience, offering information and a perspective you won't find in the average history book.

  • Soldier Show pays tribute to "Soldier for Life"

    Apr 24, 2015

    The 2015 U.S. Army Soldier Show, "We Serve," pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang Valley, one of the bloodiest conflicts in the Vietnam War.

  • ASC CG addresses Davenport Rotary Club

    Apr 24, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command and Senior Mission Commander, Rock Island Arsenal, visited the Rotary Club of Davenport in Davenport, Iowa, pril 20, to speak about the commands on the island and answer questions.

  • Holocaust survivor discusses 'signposts on the road to Auschwitz' at RIA

    Apr 24, 2015

    Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, held a Holocaust observance April 21. The guest speaker was Irving Roth, director of the Holocaust Resource Center, Temple Judea of Manhasset, New York.

  • Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army will continue its annual observance of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month this May, giving leaders and Soldiers an extended opportunity to prepare for the riding season ahead.

  • RIA-JMTC Rewind: April 2015

    Apr 23, 2015

    On this edition of the RIA-JMTC Rewind: We check out some high level visitors, learn about some outstanding customer service that the PM Soldier Sensor and Lasers team is providing, and see what Colonel Luders discussed in his recent town halls.

  • ASC helps vets find jobs, further education

    Apr 17, 2015

    Rock Island Arsenal hosted an employment and education event in Heritage Hall at RIA, Illinois, April 15.

  • First Army working group coordinates future warfighting training

    Apr 16, 2015

    Ensuring commanders and Soldiers have training opportunities to hone their warfighting skills was the focus of a Training Support and Synchronization Working Group held this week in First Army headquarters.

  • Army Working Group Synchronizes Ammunition Management, Ordnance Leader Recognized

    Apr 15, 2015

    The Joint Munitions Command's Munitions Logistics Readiness Center hosted the semiannual Total Army Ammunition Authorization and Allocation Committee working group meeting in Davenport, Iowa, April 13-16.

  • RIA dedicates Pinwheel Garden

    Apr 13, 2015

    Rock Island Arsenal senior leaders signed a proclamation rededicating themselves and the community to preventing child abuse at a ceremony at RIA, Illinois, April 11.

  • McGruff the Crime Dog visits RIA

    Apr 13, 2015

    Rock Island Arsenal senior leaders signed a proclamation rededicating themselves and the community to the prevention of child abuse during a ceremony at the RIA, Illinois, April 11.

  • RIA hosts Youth Summertime Activity Expo

    Apr 13, 2015

    Rock Island Arsenal Morale Welfare and Recreation directorate hosted the second annual Youth Summertime Activity Expo in the Rock Island Arsenal Physical Fitness Center, April 11.

  • Illinois governor tours RIA

    Apr 10, 2015

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner toured Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, April 8. The governor was in the Quad Cities as part of his "Illinois Turnaround Tour."

  • Illinois senator makes big announcement

    Apr 10, 2015

    Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin announced at the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, April 7, the factory's Humvee ambulance project is funded for an additional two years.

  • Illinois governor tours RIA

    Apr 9, 2015

    Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner addressed members of the Quad Cities media during a press conference at the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, April 8.

  • RIA senior leaders sign proclamation reinforcing DoD's top priority

    Apr 9, 2015

  • Shreves is ultimate travelin' man

    Apr 8, 2015

    In the four years since he started working at Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, George Shreves has spent less time at his desk than he has at a variety of desks on the other side of the globe. Shreves, a contract specialist who began working at ACC-RI in February 2011, has spent approximately 33 of those 49 months in Southwest Asia, most recently as the Lead Administrative Contracting Officer in Kuwait supporting the Contingency Contracting Administrative Services mission.

  • Creating his own beat

    Apr 8, 2015

    When he isn't at work as a cost/price analyst at Army Contracting Command-Rock Island, Kent Loan's main interest is guitars. Whether he is playing, building, or donating them to local schools, he has a passion for the instrument.

  • Joint Munitions Command qualifies for Army Safety Excellence Streamer

    Apr 6, 2015

    As recognition for completing 12 consecutive months without experiencing a work-related accident, the Joint Munitions Command Headquarters began displaying the Army Safety Excellence Streamer in a ceremony, here, April 6.

  • New employees learn how Joint Munitions Command supports the Warfighter

    Apr 3, 2015

    As an effort to develop and educate new staff, the Human Resource Management office recently concluded a comprehensive 10-week new employee development program for 11 Headquarters, Joint Munitions Command employees.

  • First Army certifies new observer coach/trainers

    Apr 3, 2015

    First Army Soldiers go through four-day course.

  • Rock Island Arsenal hosts Good Friday service

    Apr 3, 2015

    Rock Island Arsenal's unit ministry team hosted a non-denominational Good Friday service at the Arsenal Club, April 3.

  • RIA graduates 11 Soldiers from Basic and Tactical combatives

    Apr 3, 2015

    Eleven Soldiers graduate from Rock Island Arsenal's Basic and Tactical Combatives Courses at RIA, Illinois, April 3.

  • RIA reinforces SHARP priority with 'Got your Back' training

    Apr 2, 2015

    Catharsis Productions conducted "Got your Back" training for Rock Island Arsenal personnel in Heritage Hall at RIA, Illinois, April 1.

  • RIA-JMTC Rewind: March 2015

    Apr 1, 2015

    We will check in on a mayors meeting, see what the materials science lab has been up to, and talk about an award won for the RIA-JMTC Rewind.

  • Joint Munitions Command donates excess chairs to other agencies

    Mar 30, 2015

    In an effort to recycle excess chairs, on March 24 and 25, Joint Munitions Command staff coordinated the donation of more than 650 chairs to other agencies outside of the federal government.

  • Joint Munitions Command staff meet to discuss ammo workload requirements

    Mar 27, 2015

    Joint Munitions Command staff, and its Department of Defense partners, met here at the JMC headquarters, March 24 - 25, to discuss projected ammunition workload requirements.

  • 252 years of combined service lauded during Rock Island Arsenal retirement ceremony

    Mar 26, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Illinois -- (March 26, 2015) Brig. Gen. Kristin French, commanding general, Joint Munitions Command, thanked seven Soldiers and three Army civilians for their service to the nation during a retirement and retreat ceremony held March 26 on Rock Island Arsenal.

  • Seeking leadership skills, ASC employees journey to Kuwait

    Mar 24, 2015

  • First Army officers tackle driver training

    Mar 20, 2015

    A First Army senior NCO who has logged more than 100,000 miles behind the wheel of military vehicles passed his knowledge onto some of First Army officers during driver training conducted March 17 on Rock Island Arsenal.

  • ASC holds town hall, CG addresses priorities/issues

    Mar 18, 2015

  • Conventional Munitions and Future Operations Focus of Congressman Barr Visit to BGAD

    Mar 13, 2015

    In less than a decade, chemical weapons storage and destruction at Blue Grass Army Depot (BGAD) will be history. Conventional munitions, the primary mission of the Depot for 73 years, was the topic of discussion of U.S. Rep. Andy Barr during yesterday's meeting and tour with BGAD Commander Colonel Lee Hudson at the installation.

  • RIA-JMTC achieves ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation for third straight year

    Mar 12, 2015

    The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center Materials Science Lab has just passed their accreditation audit for the third-year in a row, and this time passed with no non-conformances and no observations.

  • First Army hosts training conference for Army Guard leaders

    Mar 12, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas -- Time and money were the hot topics at the first Army National Guard 8 & 28 Commanders Conference hosted by First Army at Austin's Camp Mabry last weekend. The words popped up again and again as senior Guard leaders discussed how to make the most of limited quantities of both to provide the readiness training their units want and need. "Training readiness is not an option. If you've got the structure, you'd better get it trained and ready," said Lt. Gen. Michael Tucker, commanding general of First Army, the unit whose primary mission is the training of Army National Guard and Army Reserve units.

  • ASC commanding general awards outstanding achievement, government service

    Mar 11, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command took to the hallways at ASC headquarters and in building 350 to recognize ASC service members and employees at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, March 5.

  • Image test

    Mar 10, 2015

  • First Army commander discusses changes in mission, structure

    Mar 6, 2015

    First Army commanding general speakes to local newspaper.

  • ASC commanding general addresses local business executives

    Mar 6, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, addressed a large group of Quad Cities business executives during the annual Quad Cities Executive Club Breakfast at the iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois, Mar. 6.

  • Army Emergency Relief annual campaign kicks off at RIA

    Mar 5, 2015

    The Army Emergency Relief annual campaign kicked off this week at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. This year's campaign, themed "a Soldier's first choice," runs March 2 -- April 30.

  • Inclement Weather

    Feb 27, 2015

  • ASC historian facilitates discussion at veterans conference

    Feb 26, 2015

  • First black submarine commander discusses racial issues during career

    Feb 26, 2015