Rock Island, IL 61201, USA



Soldiers from the 181st Infantry Brigade, First Army, render honors with M2A2 105 mm howitzers during a change of responsibility ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Ian M. Kummer) Rock Island Arsenal Garrison is an active U.S. Army facility on a 946-acre island in the Mississippi River,


Master Sgt. Rollie Brown, a clinical operations noncommissioned officer at First Army Headquarters, accompanies Vietnam veteran Eldon Miller to a ceremony for the Quad Cities Honor Tour at Rock Island Arsenal. The tour was hosted by the Honor Flight of the Quad Cities, a chapter of the Honor Flight Network,


Rock Island Arsenal’s Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center designed and created the new U.S. Army signs welcoming employees and visitors to the arsenal. The center is developing a process to cast similar products using the Army’s only foundry, located within the center. The casting process will reduce costs as more

Life on the Island

Rear Adm. Michael J. Browne, deputy chief engineer of Naval Sea Systems Command, tours Rock Island Arsenal with Col. Craig Cotter, commanding officer of the Joint Manufacturing Technology Center. (Photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Gary Ward) Rock Island Arsenal does not have single solider barracks or on-post housing for

Exploring the Local Area

A color guard assigned to Navy Operational Support Center Rock Island parades the colors during opening ceremonies at the 2011 Midwest League All-Star Game at Modern Woodmen Park during Quad Cities Navy Week 2011. Navy Weeks are designed to showcase the investment Americans have made in their Navy as a


408th Contracting Support Brigade welcomes new commander

Story by Leticia Hopkins on 06/19/2017 SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. The 408th Contracting Support Brigade welcomed a new commander after a change of command ceremony held at Shaw Air Force Base's Carolina Skies Club Thursday. Symbolically relinquishing her command, Col. Michelle Sanner, 408th CSB outgoing commander, passed the brigade'

From Vietnam to Afghanistan, more than a half century of service to our nation comes to an end

Story by John Snyder on 06/01/2017 WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. -- This week, the Arsenal bid a fond farewell to its longest serving employee, Robert "Bob" Pfeil, who after 51 years of continuous service to the Army retired. To put Bob's service into perspective, his military career began as an industrial

First Army hosts Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Observance

Story by SSG Ian Kummer on 05/30/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. First Army hosted the Rock Island Arsenal's Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Observance here May 25. The Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Observance is an annual event recognizing the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders throughout
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