Army Birthday Ball. Maryland National Guard unit retrogrades aviation equipment. Youth Expo. McGruff the Crime Dog. Pinwheel Garden. 403rd Army Field Support Brigade personnel participate in Exercise Key Resolve 2015. RIA tour. RIA tour. Army Field Support Battalion-Hood tours Toyota plant. SFC Rosalio Garza signals a severe weather alert. Senior leaders gathered in Heritage Hall, April 8, to sign a proclamation affirming April “Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month”. Sgt. 1st Class Elsira L. Preston and Donald Hudson discuss SHARP Stand-Down Day. Maj. Christopher at BLST University training at Fort Hood, Texas,  March 13. Curtis Latta, briefs ASC JTL Tier II participants Brittany Hayes and Stephanie L. Wynn, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Feb. 19.
RIA celebrates the 240th Army Birthday

Maj. Gen. Kevin O’Connell, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Bryant, ASC, extends an invitation on behalf of the commands at Rock Island Arsenal to service members and the local community to the 240th Army Birthday Ball celebration. RSVP by May 18. Click here for the video.

1100th TASMG retrogrades aviation equipment worth $260 million

Soldiers from the 1100th Theater Aviation Support Maintenance Group, a Maryland National Guard unit from Edgewood, Maryland, retrograde aviation assets from Afghanistan while supporting ongoing aviation missions. (File photo) Click here for the full article.

RIA hosts Youth Summertime Activity Expo

Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Morale Welfare and Recreation directorate hosted the second annual Youth Summertime Activity Expo in the Rock Island Arsenal Physical Fitness Center, April 11. Hundreds filled the center for face-painting, interactive events, wildlife displays, virtual reality theater, bubbles, weight lifting, karate demonstrations, cheerleading and high flying gymnastics demonstrations, food and much more. (Photo by Dan Carlson, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

McGruff the Crime Dog visits RIA

Children play peek-a-boo with McGruff the Crime Dog during the Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation Ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, April 11. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command and Rock Island Arsenal senior commander, spoke at the dedication of the Pinwheel Garden and Proclamation Ceremony. Installation leaders who signed the proclamation included O'Connell; Command. Sgt. Maj. Anthony Bryant, ASC; Col. Elmer Speights Jr., U.S. Army Garrison-Rock Island Arsenal commander; and Command Sgt. Maj. Melissa Judkins, USAG-RIA. (Photo by Dan Carlson, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

RIA dedicates Pinwheel Garden

Maj. Gen. Kevin O'Connell, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command and Rock Island Arsenal senior commander, visits with a child at the dedication of the Pinwheel Garden and Proclamation Ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, April 11. The month of April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Installation leaders who signed the proclamation included O’Connell; Command. Sgt. Maj. Anthony Bryant, ASC; Col. Elmer Speights Jr., U.S. Army Garrison-Rock Island Arsenal commander; and Command Sgt. Maj. Melissa Judkins, USAG-RIA. (Photo by Dan Carlson, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

403rd AFSB supports Exercise Key Resolve 2015

Front row from left, 403rd Army Field Support Brigade personnel, Steven Risley, deputy to the commander, Col. Jordan Chroman, commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Dexter Speights, brigade senior enlisted adviser, participate in the 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command Battle Update Briefing during Exercise Key Resolve 2015 in the 403d AFSB, Brigade Operations Information Center. (Photo by KATUSA Sgt. Ju Sung-Yeo, 403rd AFSB) Click here for the full article.

Illinois senator makes big announcement at RIA

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin announces at the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center, April 7, that the Humvee ambulance project is funded for another two years. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Shannon Wright, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Illinois governor tours RIA

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner toured Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, April 8. The governor was in the Quad Cities as part of his “Illinois Turnaround Tour.” Click here for the full article.

AFSBn-Hood personnel tour Toyota Facility

From left: Maj. Marta Hiraldo, Maj. Michael Martin, Maj. Andre Winding, Maj. Andre Fields, Lt. Col. Tacildayus Andrews, Maj. Jeffrey Marsteller, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jonathan Doak, Chief Warrant Officer 5 William Scott, and Rommie Little, all from the Army Field Support Battalion-Hood, gather following a visit to the Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Texas facility, in San Antonio, Texas, March 31. The group toured the 2.2 million-square foot assembly factory as part of the battalion’s Leader Professional Development Program. In addition to observing the complete production of Toyota Tundra trucks, the group was briefed on the Lean Six Sigma applications, processes and systems used by Toyota and learned about the company’s “Just in Time” logistics ordering process which eliminates having to stock parts in a warehouse. (Photo by Alexander Gomez, Toyota) Click here for the full article.

ASC participates in post-wide severe weather exercise

Sgt. 1st Class Rosalio Garza, building-marshal warden, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, continues informing personnel via an alert message of severe weather during an installation-wide exercise April 7 at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. One purpose of the exercise was to obtain 100 percent accountability during such an incident. ASC’s Jon Micheal Connor files this video report. (Photo by Bonnie Seals, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the video.

RIA senior leaders sign proclamation reinforcing DoD’s top priority

Maj. Gen. Kevin O’Connell, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, signs a proclamation officially affirming April is “Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month” during a ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, April 8. (Photo by Justin Graff, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

407th Army Field Support Brigade conducts SHARP Stand-Down Day

Sgt. 1st Class Elsira L. Preston and Donald Hudson discuss the positive feedback they received following the 407th Army Field Support Brigade’s SHARP Stand-Down Day at Fort Hood, Texas, April 3. (Photo by Jeffery Kent, 407th AFSB) Click here for the full article.

407th AFSB conducts BLST University

Maj. Christopher Page, 1st Stryker Brigade, 1st Armored Division Brigade Logistics Support Team chief, Army Field Support Battalion-Bliss concentrates during BLST University training at Fort Hood, Texas, March 13. (Photo by Jeffery Kent, AFSB Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Seeking leadership skills, ASC employees journey to Kuwait

Curtis Latta, an Aviation and Missile Command logistics assistance representative, briefs Army Sustainment Command’s Journey to Leadership Tier II participants Brittany D. Hayes (left), an administrative support assistant in the ASC Logistics Directorate, and Stephanie L. Wynn, a financial management analyst in the ASC Resource Management Directorate, during a tour of Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Feb. 19. (Photo by Sgt. William Taylor, 402nd AFSB Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

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