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Producing Army Readiness

Army Sustainment Command

New signs have been put up at the entrances to the Rock Island Arsenal. Earlier this month the old ones saying, "Home of Army Logistics" were replaced by "Rock Island Arsenal: Producing Army Readiness since 1862."

The signs were changed two months ago, and unveiled on Friday (10/19).

The senior commander at the Arsenal, Major General Duane Gamble says "As one of the first things people see as they enter or drive by the Rock Island Arsenal, we wanted to be sure everyone knows what we do on the island every day." And that the various organizations based on the island all have the same overall mission "produce Army readiness." 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.