Rock Island Arsenal

Active duty command teams learn reserve component processes

Story by MSG Anthony L Taylor on 10/27/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Army Total Force Policy continues to develop between the Army's active and reserve component forces working, and training together to execute their missions in a uniformed and seamless manner. First Army, an active duty command and the Army
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RIA-JMTC fights tin pest

Story by Kimberly Conrad on 10/19/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - Nearly one year ago Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center started a project to remove tin pest from more than nine million pounds of tin. Defense Logistics Agency Strategic Materials experienced a chemical transformation in their ti
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RIA-JMTC works to streamline acquisition process

Story by Debralee Best on 09/28/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. A continuous goal of Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, is to reduce or eliminate waste to improve performance. To do this, RIA-JMTC uses Lean Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma is a methodology relying
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RIA-JMTC refurbishes museum gun

Story by Debralee Best on 09/25/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center has a rich history of providing readiness solutions for the warfighter. In 1898 experimental work began to manufacture on one of these solutions. In the fall of 1902, work on a new
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Match, Move, and Maneuver

Story by Brigida Sanchez on 09/25/2017 These empty trailers are then filled with commodities by FEMA to support and sustain the lives of those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and now Maria. "Our main goal here is bringing in the empty trucks that have been dropping off their material for
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RIA-JMTC hosts warrant officers for advanced course

Story by Debralee Best on 08/24/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Four U.S. Army warrant officers graduated Warrant Officer Advanced Course Phase II from Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Aug. 21. The warrant officers spent two months at Fort Meade, Maryland, for their phase
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Children gather at RIA-JMTC for 9th annual Safety Poster Contest

Story by Debralee Best on 08/24/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Thirteen new posters hang in the hallways of Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC) following the ninth annual Safety Poster Contest. School-aged children from kindergarten to 5th grade, and relatives of RIA-JMTC employees, drew safety pictures applying
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RIA-JMTC observes Antiterrorism Awareness Month

A lone gunman in black enters an office building. He walks unsuspectedly between cubicles and office spaces, then suddenly pulls a shotgun out of his backpack and starts firing at the people closest to him. Employees panic, getting out of their chairs, wandering with confused and frightened looks on their
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RIA-JMTC internship prepares cadets as future Army leaders

Story by Debralee Best on 08/04/2017 Ten solid dots are attached to their camouflaged chests. Their young faces seem attentive and eager. They are not just college students, but future Army officers taking part in a unique experience many of their peers will not. Cadets from across the country applied
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OC/T develops readiness and his career goals through his Army service

Story by MSG Anthony L Taylor on 07/31/2017 FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. Observer coach/trainers, or OC/Ts, are Soldiers certified to observe training exercises, coach and train individuals and units, and provide input after exercises to further elevate unit readiness levels. Capt. Gustavo Madrigal, a native of Blythe, California, assigned to
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Stencil brands RIA-JMTC products

Story by Debralee Best on 07/26/2017 When shipping packages, companies ensure their names right on the side of the box. While Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center ships their products all over the world, they were missing that brand. Until now. Brad Barry, logistic operations director, RIA-JMTC, came
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