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  • Briefing "Spins Up" Civilian Aides to Secretary of the Army

    May 1, 2014

    CASAs visited several commands on the Rock Island Arsenal

  • ACC-RI employees have a muddy good time supporting local fire departments

    Apr 30, 2014

    Three Army Contracting Command-Rock Island Sustainment Division employees participated in the second annual Rescue Run, held in Aledo, Ill., on April 19.

  • CASAs visit Joint Munitions Command to strengthen Army objectives

    Apr 29, 2014

    Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army met with senior leaders from the Joint Munitions Command to strengthen the Army's objectives, roles and cooperation within the civilian community here, April 25.

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

    Apr 25, 2014

  • RIA run wraps up Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 25, 2014

  • Shoulder-to-shoulder First Army trains Ohio Guard engineers for major exercise

    Apr 24, 2014

    First Army observer coach/trainers and exercise/simulations staff travel to Columbus, Ohio in March 2014 to help prepare the Ohio Army National Guard's 16th Engineer Brigade to participate in a major simulations and Warfighter exercise with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division as the engineer support element.

  • "Gray Beards" reaffirm First Army's legacy

    Apr 24, 2014

    Retired generals helped shape First Army's legacy.

  • Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French addresses Davenport, Iowa Rotary Club

    Apr 22, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French, spoke at Davenport, Iowa Rotary on April 21. French spoke about her career, JMC's mission, and the vital relationship between Rock Island Arsenal and the Quad City community.

  • Army Working Group held at JMC to synchronize ammunition requirements

    Apr 18, 2014

    The Joint Munitions Command's Munitions Logistics Readiness Center hosted a semiannual Total Army Ammunition Authorization and Allocation Committee working group meeting here, April 14-17.

  • Army Sustainment Command graduates 5 Soldiers in Tactical Combatives Course

    Apr 15, 2014

    A graduation ceremony was held April 11 at the Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Physical Fitness Center to acknowledge the recent graduates. The two-week (80 hours) Tactical Combatives Course deals with "more striking, more of the advanced kicking, ground fighting, close quarters combat, clearing rooms and vehicular extraction," said Sgt. 1st Class David Stephenson, course instructor.

  • RIA Computers for Learning program helps schools, charities

    Apr 15, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, ILL -- (April 15, 2014) Students at a Davenport school will have better access to computers thanks to their school's participation in the Army's Computers for Learning program at Rock Island Arsenal. When Soldiers arrived at All Saints Catholic School with the donated computers they were met by students and staff. They lined the hallway, waving American flags and thanking the Soldiers for helping them.

  • Treat America, CK kiosks offer convenience to Arsenal food service customers

    Apr 15, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, ILL -- (April 15, 2014) It's one o'clock and the Treat America food service enterprise on the sixth floor of Bldg. 350 is winding down for the day. Camellia Austin, site manager for Treat America, is having a bit of a tough day. There are problems with Internet connectivity for the two touch-screen kiosks that allow customers to pay for their food, and one of the kiosks has a malfunctioning printer, so patrons can't retrieve their receipts.

  • WWII flier honored in RIA National Cemetery memorial service

    Apr 12, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND, ILL. -- (April 12, 2014) Lt. Louis Longman, of Clinton, Iowa -- "Looey" to his affectionate family -- went missing in a storm in a P-38J Lightning fighter plane in 1944 at age 26. His remains were returned to his family in a funeral April 12 at Rock Island National Cemetery. A flight of F-16s, from the North Dakota Air National Guard, flew over the funeral to commemorate the internment, which was given full military honors.

  • TACOM Life Cycle Management Commanding General bids farewell to RIA-JMTC employees

    Apr 11, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commanding general of the TACOM Life Cycle Management Command visited Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center on Thursday to bid farewell to the Arsenal employees before his change of command in June in Warren, Mich.

  • ASC CG addresses local business execs, government officials

    Apr 8, 2014

    The Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce hosted a breakfast for local business executives and government officials where Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general of U.S. Army Sustainment Command and senior mission commander of Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., spoke about the way ahead for RIA at an iWireless Center conference room in Moline, Ill., April 4.

  • Ceremony celebrates Crime Victim's Rights legislation

    Apr 8, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, ILL. -- (April 8, 2014) More than 40 people attended a ceremony celebrating the 30th anniversary of legislation creating crime victims' rights Monday at Rock Island Arsenal. The annual Quad Cities National Crime Victim's Rights Week ceremony took place in Arsenal Island's Heritage Hall. The event celebrated the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Victims of Crime Act signed by Ronald Reagan in 1984.

  • Arsenal Island hosts inaugural MWR youth expo, Child Abuse Prevention Month proclamation signed

    Apr 5, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, ILL. -- (April 5, 2014) Army Sustainment Command commander Maj. Gen. John Wharton, right, prepares to sign the Child Abuse Prevention month proclamation with Col. Elmer Speights Jr., Rock Island Arsenal Garrison commander, left and ASC Command Sgt Maj. James Spencer on Saturday, April 5. The proclamation was signed in conjunction with the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Youth Expo held Saturday at the RIA Fitness Center.

  • ASC command team hosts mayors from Quad Cities area

    Apr 4, 2014

    Maj. Gen. John Wharton, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command and senior mission commander of Rock Island Arsenal, hosted mayors from the Quad Cities area for a working lunch at RIA, Ill., April 2.

  • ASC touts capabilities, achievements to AMC leadership at roundtable

    Apr 2, 2014

  • 'Sex Signals' aims to eliminate sexual assault

    Apr 2, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- First Army ditched the PowerPoint and embraced the powerful. The unit hosted "Sex Signals," a dramatic, interactive play designed to combat sexual assault, in Rock Island Arsenal's Heritage Hall April 1.

  • Hon. Shyu and Gen. Via tour 402nd AFSB in Kuwait

    Apr 2, 2014

    The Hon. Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics & Technology) and Army acquisition executive, along with Gen. Dennis Via, commanding general, Army Materiel Command and AMC's Command Sgt. Major James Sims, visited the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade locations in Kuwait and Qatar March 16.

  • USAPHC water experts recommend well 'wellness' checks

    Apr 1, 2014

    The U.S. Army Public Health Command Water Resources Program helps preserve groundwater quality and protect Army communities from the adverse health effects of water pollution.

  • JASR held at Joint Munitions Command to strengthen partnerships

    Apr 1, 2014

    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, here, March 31.

  • JMC's Security Assistance provides rapid turnaround of Foreign Military Sales materiel

    Apr 1, 2014

    The Joint Munitions Command Security Assistance Management Directorate, Foreign Military Sales, recently completed an urgent request from the Government of Iraq to the Vice President of the United States.

  • AMC and ASA (ALT) senior leadership tours RIA-JMTC

    Apr 1, 2014

    On Tuesday, Lt. Gen. Patricia McQuistion, deputy commanding general, Army Materiel Command (AMC) and Mr. Gabe Camarillo, principal deputy assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA ALT) along with other leadership from AMC headquarters, TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), and The Army National Guard Bureau toured the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC). During the three hour tour and briefing, leaders discussed how to ensure RIA-JMTC remains relevant and ready to support the joint warfighter in an environment of decreasing budgets and workload. As the defense budget decreases from a drawdown of two conflicts, the Army�'s only vertically integrated metal manufacturer is looking for ways to ensure that the artisan skill sets remain ready to support the nation.

  • Point system, enhanced enforcement for Arsenal Island traffic

    Mar 31, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL -- (March 31, 2014) On Feb. 1, Col. Elmer Speights, Jr., Garrison Commander, approved Rock Island Arsenal Regulation 190-5, Rock Island Arsenal Traffic Regulation, to establish policies, rules, and procedures to ensure the safe and efficient movement of vehicles and personnel on Arsenal Island. The purpose of the changes are to promote a safe living and working environment at Arsenal Island and to bring Rock Island Arsenal in compliance with DoD and Army traffic management and enforcement regulations, which are commonly applied at military installations worldwide.

  • ASC women's observance focuses on fight against pay discrimination

    Mar 27, 2014

  • First Army partners with Guard, Reserve to train for today's requirements, tomorrow's contingencies

    Mar 27, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - The support and resources First Army can offer Army National Guard and Reserve units were the focus of a Training Support Synchronization Working Group (TSSWG), held at First Army headquarters March 19-20. The working group discussions will be further solidified at a conference to be held at Fort Bragg, N.C., next month.

  • Joint Munitions Command recognized by AUSA

    Mar 24, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Kristin French, JMC commanding general, and JMC Historian Keri Pleasant (right), accept an Association of the United States Army certificate of appreciation award 24 March from Jeff Carr (left), AUSA Rock Island Chapter President, to recognize past support from JMC. (U.S. Army photo by Tony Lopez, JMC Public Affairs)

  • Army civilians recognized for vital contributions to America's infrastructure, security, prosperity

    Mar 23, 2014

    The Army recognized three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civilians assigned to the New York District, North Atlantic Division, for assisting communities after devastating storms and leading vital civil works projects throughout 14 states in the Northeast, during a ceremony at the Pentagon, March 20, 2014.

  • Treat America offers new dining experience beginning in April

    Mar 21, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, ILL. -- (March 21, 2014) People dining at Rock Island Arsenal are in for some new treats -- Treat America, a new contractor is taking over food services at Arsenal facilities. Food operations in buildings 60, 212 and 350 will be closed on April 4 to allow for the transition to the new contractor. The cafeterias in buildings 212 and 350 will reopen for normal business on Monday, April 7. Whereas, the food court in Bldg. 60 will remain closed from April 7 through April 18, for remodeling, and will reopen April 21.

  • Soldier feeding, helping homeless goes viral on social media

    Mar 20, 2014

    Soldiers serve their country every day. But a photo posted March 3 on social media of an anonymous First Army Soldier giving pizza to the homeless highlighted this commitment at the community level.

  • Beaver Island Habitat Rehabilitation Project - Open House

    Mar 19, 2014

    Beaver Island - UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER RESTORATION -- ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (UMRR-EMP) HABITAT REHABILITATION AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECT (HREP) The Rock Island District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) intends to partner with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IA DNR) on a feasibility study identifying and investigating ecosystem restoration opportuinities within Pool 14. The proposed study is located between river mile 513.0-515.5 in the southern portion of Clinton County and includes Beaver Island, Beaver Slough, Grass Slough, and Lower Lake. An open house addressing the initiation of the Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study will be held March 26, 2014 between 6 and 8 pm at the Erickson Center, 1401 11th Ave N, Clinton, IA.

  • Arsenal breaks ground on 61 million dollar energy savings project

    Mar 19, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill - The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC) broke ground today on a $61-million infrastructure modernization project. The project will support critical infrastructure improvements at the industrial facility that will cut energy use by approximately 35 percent, and generate up to $5.3 million in annual energy and operational savings.

  • RIA first responders save lives on/off the island

    Mar 14, 2014

    Rock Island Arsenal's fire department sits across Rodman Avenue from the Army Sustainment Command headquarters and houses the men, women and equipment responsible for emergency first response on the island.

  • ASC-Army Reserve Element participates in annual Korean exercises with AFSBn-NEA

    Mar 12, 2014

    Six Soldiers from ASC's Army Reserve Element participated in the Key Resolve/Foal Eagle exercises with the 403rd AFSBn-NEA in the Republic of Korea. This was a first.

  • AFSBn-Hood Soldiers tour AAFES distribution center in Waco, Texas

    Mar 11, 2014

    Members of a Brigade Logistics Support Team that supports the Army Field Support Battalion-Hood, Fort Hood, Texas, got an eyeful on how another big, successful franchise like the Army & Air Force Exchange Service conducts its logistics.

  • First Army Soldier receives knighthood

    Mar 11, 2014

    A First Army senior noncommissioned officer and recipient of two Purple Hearts was recently knighted into an elite military organization. Sgt. 1st Class Scott D. Smith of San Antonio became a member of the Honorable Order of Saint George and received the Order's Silver Medallion in a ceremony Feb. 28 at the Rock Island Arsenal Clubhouse.

  • First Army addresses leader development, readiness at Commander's Conference

    Mar 11, 2014

    Restructuring the unit, developing leaders, and sustaining readiness for reserve component forces were the focus of the First Army Spring Commander's Conference held here March 5-7 in First Army headquarters.

  • ASC's reserve element welcomes new commander

    Mar 4, 2014

    Soldiers from Army Sustainment Command-Army Reserve Element said goodbye to their commander and welcomed a new leader during a change of command ceremony March 1 in Heritage Hall at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.

  • Arsenal Manufacturing Center receives high Army safety award

    Mar 4, 2014

    The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center was awarded the Director of Army Safety's Risk Management Award on Friday. The Army Safety Awards Program recognizes organizations and individuals for their overall contributions to their safety programs. Safety awards enhance Army operations and improve safety awareness through recognition and promotion of individual and organizational accident prevention measures and successes.

  • Flag flown for fallen hero

    Feb 28, 2014

    -- The various sounds of the airfield whirl with a sort of rhythmic chaos as Air Force flight crews keep everything in order preparing aircraft for flight. Yet, a closer look at one of these revered war birds reveals something unique in quiet but fitting contrast -- "Old Glory"

  • Apache Gunship from 1st Calvary Division conducts route recon near Bagram Air Field

    Feb 28, 2014

    Apache Gunship from 1st Calvary Division conducts route recon near Bagram Air Field

  • Rock Island Arsenal honors African American heritage

    Feb 27, 2014

    Rock Island Arsenal honored African American heritage during the Black History Month observance in Heritage Hall at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Feb. 26.

  • Johnson hosts first town hall as executive director

    Feb 26, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - Melanie Johnson, Army Contracting Command-Rock Island executive director, held her first town hall as the center's leader Feb. 12.

  • Joint Munitions Command Employee Inducted Into Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe

    Feb 26, 2014

    Group recognizes excellence in Ordnance field

  • ASC personnel learn CPR, AED operation

    Feb 26, 2014

    A combination of 16 U.S. Army Sustainment Command Soldiers and civilians learned some potentially lifesaving skills at the Fire Department at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Feb. 25.

  • Army researchers focus on partnerships

    Feb 25, 2014

    Army researchers, scientists and engineers are collaborating and sharing to leverage limited resources and discover leap-ahead technologies.

  • Rock Island Arsenal's Sgt. Audie Murphy Club reaches out to local children

    Feb 20, 2014

    Sgt. 1st Class Darrick Dupree, Army Sustainment Command, spent part of his Valentine's Day speaking to about 550 Wilson Elementary students in Davenport, Iowa, about being the best they can be, Feb. 14.

  • NCO is the backbone of local mentoring program

    Feb 19, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Driving around the neighborhood that borders the southwest shore of the Rock Island Arsenal, Staff Sgt. Elvon Dixon knowingly gazes out the window.

  • Soldier-led "Greening Course" is an adventure for Army Civilians

    Feb 18, 2014

    Twenty-five civilians from the U.S. Army Research Laboratory participated in what turned out to be "one of the best" greening courses the organization has planned and executed. The event took place at Aberdeen Proving Ground on Jan. 27--31.

  • Presidents' Day Holiday Safety Message

    Feb 14, 2014

    On 17 February 2014, we will recognize the federal holiday honoring President George Washington's Birthday. In recent years, the holiday evolved and is recognized as "Presidents' Day'', honoring Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, as well as other Presidents who have served our great Nation.

  • The Afghanistan-Pakistan Hands Program

    Feb 11, 2014

    Select financial managers are becoming experts in language and culture to help the United States transition out of Afghanistan.

  • ASC recognizes employees for hard work, long service, productivity

    Feb 10, 2014

    Once a quarter, the Army Sustainment Command recognizes its civilian and military employees for hard work and productivity. Twenty-four individuals were presented plaques and other tokens of appreciation at a ceremony in Heritage Hall at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Feb. 6.

  • Fort Knox division earns ACC award

    Feb 10, 2014

    Contracting members at Fort Knox, Ky., earned the Army Contracting Command Outstanding Mission Support Business Operations award Jan. 28 during a ceremony at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC unveils new National Guard ambulance

    Jan 30, 2014

    The Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center in Illinois, rolled out the newest Humvee ambulance, Tuesday.

  • Rock Island Arsenal learns about today's American Indians

    Nov 27, 2013

    There is no one type of American Indian. In fact, Native Americans, as they are sometimes called, are as different as the lands they live on. So said Dr. Scott Manning Stevens, who was the guest speaker at this year's "National American Indian Heritage Month" observance at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Nov. 26. This year's theme is "Guiding Our Destiny with Heritage and Traditions."

  • Weapons of mass destruction-civil support team trainers evaluate skills at Rock Island Arsenal

    Oct 22, 2013

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, ILL -- (Oct. 22, 2013) Imagine walking into a room and smelling rotting fruit, then your nose starts to run, you feel lightheaded and have difficulty breathing. If this was a fruit compost area, it may not be a concern, but if this was your office at work or a public building this could be a sign that you have been exposed to a chemical or biological agent.

  • Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC named a Center of Excellence for foundry operations

    Feb 19, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh designated Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center as a Center of Industrial and Technical Excellence for Foundry operations.

  • Army acquisition executive visits Rock Island Arsenal-JMTC

    Jul 10, 2012

    Heidi Shyu, acting assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, visited the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center at Rock Island, Ill., which is the only vertically integrated metal manufacturer in Department of Defense.

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