Alfred Budris conducts business in his office. The 404th AFSB held an integration ceremony to merge the Army Field Support Battalion-Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the Logistics Readiness Center-JBLM on May 17 Shown is an example of a new housing unit at Rock Island Arsenal. Post leadership assists family in ribbon cutting. Lt. Col. Crystal Hills relinquished command of the Army Field Support Battalion–Africa to Lt. Col. Michelle Agpalza during a change of command ceremony held at the Army Prepositioned Stock-2 warehouse at Leghorn Army Depot, June 1 To anyone reading this who's struggling with mental health issues, please hear and believe this: You are not alone. That's the message sent out at a training event that took place here May 17 at Heritage Hall. The event, titled 'Our Story of Survival,' was held to mark Mental Health Awareness Month Employees from Headquarters, U.S. Army Sustainment Command and other organizations based on Rock Island Arsenal gathered at the Lock and Dam Lounge here May 14 to celebrate the completion of the 'Fit Food Challenge' United States Army 243rd Birthday Ball Shown is a Grey Eagle drone used in a Pacific Pathways exercise Mark Struve conducts field trip briefing in Quarters 1 RIA personnel walk to show support April 26 RIA personnel walk to show support April 26 Two people light first candle at observance ceremony Under Secretary of the Army responds to media Under Secretary of the Army receives briefing ASC Organization
Lifelong career coming to end after 7 decades of Army service

Alfred Budris conducts business at his desk at the Logistics Readiness Center Okinawa, Japan office in May. Budris is ending his Army career after nearly 68 years all served in the Pacific theater. At 85, he retires as director, Logistics Readiness Center-Okinawa at Torii Station. (Courtesy photo) Click here for the full article.

AFSBn-Joint Base Lewis-McChord acquires Logistics Readiness Center

The 404th Army Field Support Brigade conducted a ceremony to mark the merging of two of its units – the Army Field Support Battalion-Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the Logistics Readiness Center-JBLM. Click here for the full article.

RIA unveils new housing for military personnel, families

VIDEO REPORT: Rock Island Arsenal unveiled its new housing for military personnel and their families in a ribbon cutting ceremony June 1. All told, there are 71 new housing units. All are slated to be completed by September’s end. Greg Wilson of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command Public Affairs Office files this report. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the video.

New era in housing begins at RIA as first family moves in

Arsenal leadership assist the first military family to move into one of the 71 new housing units at Rock Island Arsenal during a ribbon cutting ceremony held June 1. (From left) Col. Kenneth Tauke, commander, U.S. Army Garrison-RIA, Maj. Gen. Duane Gamble, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command and RIA senior mission commander; Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Johnson, command sergeant major, First U.S. Army; Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Rothwell, First U.S. Army, and his family; Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Ulloth, command sergeant major, ASC. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Army Field Support Battalion-Africa welcomes new commander

Lt. Col. Crystal Hills, outgoing commander, Army Field Support Battalion–Africa, passes the battalion colors to Col. Rodney H. Honeycutt, 405th AFSB commander, at a change of command ceremony June 1 at Leghorn Army Depot in Livorno, Italy. (Photo by Rabia Coombs, 405th Army Field Support Brigade) Click here for the full article.

Event stresses importance of teamwork in tackling mental health issues

Retired Master Sgt. Leroy Petry, a Medal of Honor recipient and wounded warrior, discusses his personal struggles with mental health and the work he does to assist fellow Soldiers, veterans and others during a Mental Health Awareness Observance May 17, Heritage Hall, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

'Fit Food Challenge' completed; healthier lifestyle changes continue

Employees from ASC G8 (Resource Management) and Matt Sannito, ASC's executive director for Support Operations, pose with the "Bragging Rights Award" presented to G8 for having the most participants in the Fit Food Challenge. The initiative wrapped up on May 14 with a ceremony honoring the 218 employees from ASC and other organizations on Rock Island Arsenal who completed the challenge, sponsored by ASC's Wellness Division. (Photo by Linda Lambiotte, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

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402nd AFSB Brigade Logistics Support Team supports Alaskan Stryker BCT in Pacific Pathways

Shown is a Grey Eagle drone at the Williamson Airfield located near Rockhampton, Australia, within the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area. The drone was used for reconnaissance during a Pacific Pathways exercise that was supported by a Brigade Logistics Support Team from the 402nd Army Field Support Brigade. (Photo by Maj. Phil Castillo, 402nd Army Field Support Brigade) Click here for the full article.

Rock Island Arsenal hosts Quad City school field trip

Mark Struve, student trainee, Historian Office, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, gives background information in the main floor entry in historic Quarters 1. Up until 2006, the building was the second largest living quarters in the federal government. Twenty students and faculty from Morning Star Academy, Bettendorf, Iowa, toured Rock Island Arsenal April 27. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

RIA workforce participate in lunch time walk to learn about SHARP

VIDEO REPORT: RIA workforce participate in a lunch time walk April 26 to learn more about SHARP and to support the National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Greg Wilson, ASC Public Affairs, files this video report. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the video.

RIA personnel walk to show support for sexual assault awareness, prevention

Rock Island Arsenal personnel participate in a special April 26 walk to show unity in support of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and to spread awareness of available resources and reporting channels. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Holocaust child survivor shares her story of death, life

Marguerite Mishkin, Holocaust child survivor, and Sgt. 1st Class Babatunde Akala, Equal Opportunity adviser, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, light the first candle in a lighting ceremony as part of the Rock Island Arsenal’s Holocaust Days of Remembrance Observance at Heritage Hall April 18. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

McCarthy finds readiness, modernization, reform at Rock Island Arsenal

VIDEO REPORT: Under Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy (center) addresses media during a news conference at Rock Island Arsenal April 13 as Gen. Gustave Perna, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, and Illinois U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, listen. McCarthy and several U.S. politicians toured RIA, receiving update briefings given by the major commands. Greg Wilson, ASC Public Affairs, has this video report. (Photo by Rhys Fullerlove, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the video.

Under Secretary of the Army, U.S. politicians receive tour, briefings at RIA

Under Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy (center) listens to Col. Kenneth Letcher, commanding officer of the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, as part of his tour to RIA April 13. Also shown are U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois (left) and Maj. Gen. Duane Gamble, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command. (Photo by Rhys Fullerlove, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

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