Arsenal Island

US Army Garrison

The Army Garrison on Arsenal Island has a new leader. This week, Colonel Todd Allison became commander, succeeding Colonel Stephen Marr. 

New Commander for ASC

Jun 24, 2020

The Army Sustainment Command, based on Arsenal Island, has a new leader. Wednesday during a change of command ceremony, Major General Daniel Mitchell became commanding general, replacing Major General Steven Shapiro.

National Cemetery

Even though the annual Memorial Day ceremony will not be held, the National Cemetery on Arsenal Island will be open this weekend. It will be open for visitors from 8 am until 8 pm Saturday through Monday. 

Although no formal ceremony will be held Friday, First Army, based on Arsenal Island, will celebrate an important anniversary - for itself and for the nation. It's V-E Day, the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, and First Army played a key role in that victory.

Arsenal Limits Access

Mar 26, 2020

Access to the Rock Island Arsenal is restricted and most employees are now working from home because of the pandemic. At the direction of the Army, only what's considered "mission essential functions" are continuing with only those who are considered "mission essential personnel."

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On Arsenal Island tomorrow morning, hundreds of people will honor those who died on September 11th, 2001.

Rhys Fullerlove, Public Affairs Director for the Army Sustainment Command, says the first event will be the 9/11 Remembrance Walk early in the morning.

Money is now available for a major renovation project on Arsenal Island. Thursday Illinois US Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, announced 52 million dollars has been set aside to renovate the headquarters of the Army Sustainment Command.

Korean War Ceremony

Jul 26, 2019
Korean War Memorial

The National Cemetery on Arsenal Island will host a wreath laying ceremony on Saturday. The Korean War Veterans Association of the Quad Cities will commemorate the 66th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice.


A Moline man has been honored by the Army for his work for the Army Sustainment Command. Last week in Washington, Michael Hutchison received the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive.

First Army

First Army will welcome a new leader on Monday. During an Assumption of Command Ceremony, Lieutenant General Thomas James will become the 39th commanding general.