Rock Island Arsenal

RIA Museum director retires from dream job

Story by Linda Lambiotte on 12/22/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Not everybody can say they were able to get a career out of their dream job. Kris Leinicke, director, Rock Island Arsenal Museum, actually got her chance. Leinicke is set to retire after serving for 34 years at the
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Equipping SFABs: A Rubik's Cube' of logistics

Story by Kevin Fleming on 12/21/2017 ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. Equipping the Army's newest Security Force Assistance Brigades involves detailed and challenging logistics across the Army that outsiders rarely see, according to officers at the U.S. Army Sustainment Command. The SFABs were established earlier in 2017 in an effort to
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Something wondrous to behold': A first-hand account of the Great American Eclipse of 2017

Story by Paul Levesque on 12/12/2017 I can't remember when I first became aware of the Great American Eclipse of 2017, but as soon as I did, I knew that I had to see it. First, a little background: I am a civilian public affairs specialist employed by the U.S.
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Fort McCoy ArtiFACT: Rock Island Arsenal military spur

Archaeology work has been ongoing at Fort McCoy for more than 30 years. One artifact found is a military spur that can be traced back to the installation's origins. An "R.I.A." military spur engraved with "R.I.A. 1903" and "48" was found on a past dig. The initials "R.I.A." stand for
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ARL, UChicago forge new partnerships in the Greater Chicago Area

Story by Joyce Conant on 11/15/2017 ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Nov. 14, 2017) The U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Chicago officially cut the ribbon for ARL Central at the University's Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Nov. 10. The vision of the lab is to broaden it
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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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