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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


First Army chaplain addresses Geneseo Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

Story by MSG Gail Braymen on 05/04/2017 GENESEO, Ill. "Prayer has given me strength, no matter what I've faced," Army Chap. (Lt. Col.) Brian Curry told attendees of the Geneseo Mayor's Prayer Breakfast held May 4 at the Geneseo Moose Lodge. During more than 20 years of military service, Curry

First Army hosts Holocaust Days of Remembrance Observance

Story by SSG Ian Kummer on 04/26/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. First Army hosted the Rock Island Arsenal's Holocaust Days of Remembrance Observance here April 25. The Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust is a nationally recognized eight-day period set aside for commemorations and educational programs to

Chief of Ordnance earns first star

FORT LEE, Va. (April 20, 2017) -- The chief of the Army Ordnance Corps was promoted to the rank of brigadier general during a ceremony April 13 at Mark Clark Hall on the grounds of The Citadel, a military college in Charleston, S.C. Brig. Gen. David Wilson returned to his
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