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Rock Island Arsenal observes National African-American History Month

Story by SSG Ian Kummer on 02/21/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. The son of the U.S. Navy's first African-American master diver gave the keynote presentation at a National African-American History Month Observance here Feb. 14. Phillip Brashear, an Army helicopter pilot, reflected on the legacy of his father, the late
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Nurse beats odds, makes history as Iowa's first African-American female mayor

Story by Jon Connor on 02/08/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Illinois -- She was a lifelong nurse, not a politician. But, others thought she would make a great mayor of Clinton, Iowa. Clinton is a city in -- and the county seat of -- Clinton County. The population was 26,885 as
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Former Airman brings award-winning Basic Training' to San Antonio

Story by Stephen Warns on 01/23/2017 JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas Kahlil Ashanti, a former senior airman who served in the U.S. Air Force from 1992-96, has one message he hopes Airmen will heed. "You're more than your rank, and we've all had things or been through things that we're
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First Army hosts Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance

Story by SSG Ian Kummer on 01/19/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. First Army Headquarters hosted a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance here Jan. 18. Though millions of Americans fought for the Civil Rights Movement, King is recognized today as a key figure due to his passionate oratory and
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First Army Academy instructors set the standard

Story by SSG Ian Kummer on 01/19/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Since the 9/11 attacks in 2001, First Army has partnered with Army National Guard and Reserve units to train more than 1.2 million Soldiers mobilizing to support missions overseas and within the United States. First Army's partnership effort is
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AMC fully integrates Guard, Reserve in sustainment mission

Story by Ben Gonzales on 01/09/2017 REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- (Dec. 7, 2016) Completing the worldwide Army Materiel Command mission of providing readiness to the Army through sustainment takes a total-force effort. Delivering materiel, logistics and sustainment support, AMC ensures Soldiers around the globe have everything they need to be
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First Army hosts National American Indian Heritage Observance

Story by SSG Ian Kummer on 11/22/2016 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. First Army hosted a National American Indian Heritage Observance here Nov. 21. The observance featured a performance by Ronald Preston, a member of the San Carlos Apache Nation in Arizona, and a presentation by retired Army Maj. Jo Ann
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Honor Tour brings generations together

Story by SSG Ian Kummer on 11/04/2016 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Four generations of veterans and their families met for a time of reverence and celebration here Nov. 3. This ceremony was just one stop during the Quad Cities Honor Tour, which took 16 veterans of World War II and
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First Army Soldiers start ceremony with a bang

Story by SSG Ian Kummer on 10/31/2016 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- When you think of an Army ceremony, the first thing that may come to mind is the blast of the howitzers rendering honors. The deafening boom. The smoke. The smell of gunpowder. True to this Army tradition, a
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38th Quad City Honor Flight takes off

Story by SSG Ian Kummer on 10/31/2016 MOLINE, Ill. At first glance, this may have seemed like a typical morning at the airport. Passengers escaped the brisk Midwestern morning chill, lining up at check-in counters to begin their journeys. But, amidst this early morning bustle, a growing congregation of people
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New leaders with a new understanding

Story by SGT Aaron Berogan on 10/18/2016 ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.-- As leaders move into new roles it is important for them to understand the roles of their counterparts, especially if it is their first time working with a unique command like the 85th Support Command. The 85th Support Command hosted
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