Chief Warrant Officer 4 Phillip Brashear, the son of the first black U.S. Navy master diver, served as the speaker for Rock Island Arsenal’s National African American History Month Observance, here, Feb. 14. Unit names painted on Rocks at NTC. Soldiers prepare their vehicles at Fort Irwin, California. Personnel ground guide a vehicle during exercise. For most of its history, Rock Island Arsenal was a center for the production, overhaul, repair, inspection, testing and management of small arms for the U.S. Army. Michael Hutchison, deputy to the commander, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, discussed civilian government service and his career experiences with Augustana College students at the Franklin W. Olin Center for Educational Technology, Jan. 17. Marking 34 years of military service, the U.S. Army Sustainment Command held a retirement ceremony in honor of Sgt. Maj. Jurgen Williams, Field Support Operations, ASC, at the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Clubhouse, here, Jan. 19. Maj. Lanelle Pickett Jr. replaced Capt. Michael Rear as the commandant for U.S. Army Sustainment Command’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company during a change of command ceremony in Heritage Hall, here, Jan. 12. APS 5 Suicide prevention is everyone’s business. Mentorship Program
Son of ‘Man of Honor’ speaks at African American History Month Observance

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Phillip Brashear, U.S. Army Reserve helicopter pilot and son of famous Navy master diver Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Brashear, serves as keynote speaker at the National African American History Month Observance in Heritage Hall at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Feb. 14. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

NTC conducts premier training thanks to Logistics Readiness Center-Irwin

VIDEO REPORT: Logistics Readiness Center-Irwin conducts the base operations logistics support critical to the Army’s success at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. LRC-Irwin supports combatant commanders leading Brigade Combat Teams through some of the Army’s toughest training. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

LRC-Irwin keeps National Training Center ready for premier training in Mojave Desert

Soldiers from a Brigade Combat Team, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, prepare their vehicles before going in the “box” at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. One of Logistics Readiness Center - Irwin’s main missions is to support the 10 scheduled rotations there. (Photo by Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Delivering combat readiness through operationalization

Master Sgt. Phillip Schafer, senior enlisted adviser, Army Field Support Battalion-Stewart, and Edgardo Maravilla, Tank-Automotive and Armaments Life Cycle Management Command, ground guide a Light Army Tactical Vehicle during Warfighter Exercise 17-01 at Fort Stewart, Georgia, last October. (Courtesy photo) Click here for the full article.

Small Arms are a big deal at RIA Museum

Julia Evans, a museum studies graduate student at the Quad Cities Campus of Western Illinois University, looks for a serial number inside of a revolver while conducting an inventory of the RIA Museum's small arms collection at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Dec. 12. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

ASC deputy speaks with college students about federal service opportunities

Michael Hutchison, deputy to the commander, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, discusses federal service opportunities with Augustana College students during a Lunch and Learn at the Franklin W. Olin Center for Educational Technology, Moline, Illinois, Jan. 17. (Photo courtesy of Augustana College) Click here for the full article.

Williams announces retirement after 34 years of service

Sgt. Maj. Jurgen Williams, Field Support Operations, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, and his wife Diana, laugh at a joke told during his retirement ceremony at the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Clubhouse, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Jan. 19. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

New commandant excited to lead Soldiers

Col. Doyle Lassitter, commander, Distribution Management Center, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, passes the unit guidon to Maj. Lanelle Pickett, incoming commandant, ASC Headquarters and Headquarters Company, during a change of command ceremony in Heritage Hall, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Jan. 12. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Prepositioned equipment site officially opens in Netherlands

From left, Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commanding general, U.S. Army Europe, Edelachtbare Heer J. Som, mayor of Eygelshoven, Netherlands, and Dutch Gen. Tom Middendorp, Chief Defense Staff, Royal Netherlands Army, cut the ribbon to officially open the Army Prepositioned Stock site at Eygelshoven Army Depot-BENELUX, Dec. 15. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jacob McDonald, 21st TSC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Local officials provide suicide prevention awareness information

VIDEO STORY: The following video provides expert information on suicide prevention awareness from on-post and off-post officials. If you’re feeling sad or depressed this holiday season, this video can help you or a loved one get the help they need to cope. Greg Wilson, ASC Public Affairs, produced this video in conjunction with the Rock Island Arsenal Community Health Promotion Council. Click here to view the video.

Mentorship Program graduation ceremony held at ASC Headquarters

A graduation ceremony was held for participants in U.S. Army Sustainment Command’s 2016 Mentorship Program, here, Dec. 14. This was the first group to graduate from the revamped Mentorship Program in several years. Click here for the full article.

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