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  1. Artifacts to be Removed from Rock Island Arsenal CollectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | WYMG-FM Springfield

    About 3,200 artifacts will be removed from the Rock Island Arsenal Museum's collection amid an upcoming reduction in staff. Roughly 25 percent of the museum's 13,000-piece collection will be moved to an Army warehouse in an effort to keep museum operations manageable.

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  2. Rock Island Arsenal Museum to reduce collection, operationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | The Hastings Tribune

    About 3,200 artifacts will be removed from the Rock Island Arsenal Museum's collection amid an upcoming reduction in staff.

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  3. Rock Island Arsenal childcare provider meeting a " Feb. 23Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 4 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    Caregivers are needed to look after children of parents who work on the Rock Island Arsenal. Providers must pass extensive background checks and complete Department of Army certification training.

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  4. John Robert Hurless, SeymourRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 12 | The Republic

    Mr. Hurless served in the United States Navy during World War II from September 1943 to May 1946. He retired from the Department of the Army, Rock Island Arsenal, after 22 years of service.

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  5. Moline alderman to deploy to Kuwait for work in ArmyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2015 | Daily Herald

    ... a civilian employee in the distribution management center for the U.S. Army Sustainment Command on the Rock Island Arsenal, and his deployment to Kuwait begins Nov. 29. Rodriguez has had two other deployments. He was sent as a civilian to ... 1 comment

  6. Moline alderman to serve in KuwaitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2015 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    ... he left the military, his dedication never stopped. He now works for the Army Sustainment Command on the Rock Island Arsenal. "Part of the allure of going to work for the ASC was being able to continue serving the Army, just not necessarily in a ...

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  7. Background checks set to begin at Rock Island ArsenalRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2015 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. Security changes begin soon at the Rock Island Arsenal. Starting Dec. 1, anyone who enters the island will have to undergo a background check. 1 comment

  8. Norman Ramsey, Spanish-American War and WWI veteran, honored at Topeka CemeteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2015 | The Capital-Journal

    ... Corps, tasked with supplying troops with weapons and ammunition. He commanded three arsenals, including Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois during World War II. Many of the speakers recalled Ramsey's heroism on July 11, 1926. A lightning strike at Lake ...

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  9. TN Valley Hero: John Wright, Huntsville native and soldier for 26 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2015 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    ... at Babson College in Mass. He earned an MBA there in material acquisition management and went to the Rock Island Arsenal in Ill. He then became the chief of the Ammunition Support Team, and he said that's when life got interesting. Wright said he ...

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  10. Contracts For October 29, 2015Read the original story

    Oct 29, 2015 | U.S. Department of Defense

    ... contract for organic engineering, production, and quality assurance technical services for the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Army Contracting Command, ...

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  11. Local veteran reflects on life after 9/11Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2015 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    ... towers..that was pretty visceral and hit me pretty hard," said Bowles. On 9/11 Boles was working at Rock Island Arsenal, responsible for all of the Army war reserves. He says nobody was expecting those weapons to be needed for something of this ...

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  12. M119 howitzer still plays critical role for ArmyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2015 | The United States Army

    More than two decades have passed since the first M119 howitzer rolled off the production line at Rock Island Arsenal - Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, or RIA-JMTC, yet it remains one of the Army's primary direct and indirect fire support assets. This lightweight, air-mobile, towed howitzer has been the workhorse for the Army's infantry brigade combat teams' direct support artillery battalions.

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  13. Rock Island Arsenal to commemorate 14th anniversary of 9/11 a " Sept. 11Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2015 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command will host two events on Rock Island Arsenal, a Memorial Walk and a Remembrance Ceremony, to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Both events will take place Friday, September 11, 2015.

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  14. 1903 Springfield Family Of Rifles - Part 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 19, 2015 | AmmoLand

    ... as well in larger numbers. Remington had received older manufacturing equipment and tooling from Rock Island Arsenal to build these rifles. Unlike earlier rifles, the Remington 1903's had many shortcuts in manufacturing to save time and money. Some ...

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  15. Senator Ernst tours the Rock Island ArsenalRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2015 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    ... roop reduction is a nationwide problem that affects our national defense capabilities. She also said the Rock Island Arsenal plays an important role in protecting our service men and women.

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  16. 1903 Springfield Rifle, A Brief History - Part 1 ~ VideosRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2015 | AmmoLand

    ... of ammunition. The 1903 Springfield rifle was produced both at Springfield Armory in Massachusetts and Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois. Teddy Roosevelt was not fond of this type of bayonet. In a 1905 letter to the Secretary of War the then President ...

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  17. Volunteers needed for Vietnam memorial tour on Rock Island ArsenalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    The U.S. Army Garrison-Rock Island Arsenal is looking for volunteers to support the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Fund's "The Wall That Heals" from July 29, 2015 through Aug. 3, 2015. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund requires volunteers to stand vigil at the event site 24-hours a day to provide short information briefs to visitors and to locate names of fallen warriors on the wall.

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  18. WWII tail gunner keeps promise to friend killed in combatRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    ... exposure to the cold water. He also lost hearing in his right ear. VanBlair was 21 and working at the Rock Island Arsenal making parts for weapons when he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force on Nov. 4, 1942. Between December 1942 and April 1944, he ...

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  19. Moline military brothers a " Fran Riley FeatureRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | KWQC-TV Davenport

    ... Bailey would be awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. That happened last year at a ceremony at the Rock Island Arsenal where Staff Sergeant Bailey received one of the highest military honors. If you are looking for a copy of a story or an entire ...

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  20. Saturday, June 13th, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | WOC-AM Davenport

    Rock Island Arsenal is hosting the 240th Army Birthday Ball celebration at the Waterfront Convention center in Bettendorf, Iowa, June 13. The event will include a streamer ceremony, toasts to the nation and other military tradition. The guest speaker is Sgt.

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