ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL

Arsenal joins community in remembering 9/11 attacks, honoring the fallen

Story by Linda Lambiotte on 09/13/2018 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. As dawn approached, Quad Cities community members and Rock Island Arsenal military and civilian personnel gathered at Memorial Field Sept. 11 to honor those whose lives were lost during the terrorist attacks that took place 17 years ago. Approximately 300
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First Army hosts legal summit

Story by Warren Marlow on 08/21/2018 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. First Army brought its headquarters, brigade, and battalion legal team members together to better equip them to carry out their duties during the third annual First Army Legal Summit here Aug. 14-16. The approximately 35 attendees were staff judge advocates,
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First Army highlights training opportunities for Reserve Component

Story by Warren Marlow on 08/16/2018 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Crucial training opportunities for Army National Guard and Army Reserve units, and the assistance First Army can offer them, were highlighted during a Training Support and Synchronization Working Group (TSSWG), held here Aug. 14-16. Elliot Rogers, First Army deputy G3/G5/G7,
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Lt. Gen. Twitty relinquishes command of First Army

Story by Warren Marlow on 08/13/2018 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. First Army Soldiers, civilians, and family members said goodbye to the man who led them the last two years during a relinquishment of command ceremony here Aug. 9. Lt. Gen. Stephen Twitty, whose grandfathers served in First Army in a
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First Army summit strengthens sexual assault prevention program

Story by Warren Marlow on 08/13/2018 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- First Army demonstrated its commitment to the eradication of sexual assault and harassment during a summit here Aug. 7-9. Attending were Sexual Assault Response Coordinators and Victim Advocates from subordinate First Army units across the country. Topics included huma
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Veteran shares resiliency experiences with Rock Island Arsenal workforce

By April Scott, ASC Public Affairs ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Miyoko Hikiji, an Iraq War veteran, shared her personal experiences in combat with the workforce. This was part of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command's Wellness Division resiliency program held here at Heritage Hall, Aug. 7. Rock Island Arsenal civilians and
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AMC announces its Soldier and NCO of the year

Story by Samantha Hill on 07/16/2018 REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. Army Materiel Command named its top warrior at a luncheon here Friday, after nine of the organization's finest competed in the Best Warrior Competition at Camp Atterbury, Indiana July 9-11. Spc. Jonathan Vazquez of the Surface Deployment and Distribution Command i
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Army Materiel Command reaps big benefits from value engineering program

Story by Kari Hawkins on 07/13/2018 REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- In the world of Army value engineering, projects have a big impact on materiel readiness. Reliability, quality, safety, cost savings, performance, lowering weight, recycling, speed of delivery all are factors considered when engineers work to redesign more value into equipment
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RIA-JMTC, JMC display technical expertise during Navy secretary visit

Story by Linda Lambiotte on 07/12/2018 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Secretary of the Navy, Richard V. Spencer, toured the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center and viewed its unique abilities first-hand during a visit here June 28. Lisha Adams, executive deputy to the commanding general, Army Materiel
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Nine Soldiers will compete for AMC Best Warrior

Story by Samantha Hill on 06/29/2018 REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. Nine Soldiers from across the Army Materiel Command enterprise are getting ready to compete in this year's Best Warrior Competition at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, July 9-11. Soldiers are vying for the title of the command's top Soldier and noncommissioned officer. They
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Long range, short term

PEO Ammunition, ARDEC and the Army Rapid Capabilities Office come together at Picatinny Arsenal with near-term plans for improving long-range precision fires. by Capt. Steve Draheim and Maj. Paul Santamaria Of the Army's "big six" priorities driving its new modernization strategy, long-range precision fires is at the top of the
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