The first two newly rebuilt Heavy Equipment Transport trucks equipped with C-kit belly-plate armor, or 'golden HETs,' arrived at Shuaiba Port in Kuwait, Sept. 11 As dawn approached, Quad Cities community members and Rock Island Arsenal Military and civilian personnel gathered at Memorial Field Sept. 11 to honor those whose lives were lost during the terrorist attacks that took place 17 years ago. Army Field Support Battalion - One of the few constant in logistical support in the past four decades at the Logistic Readiness Center Benelux is about to change. Brig. Gen. Jill K. Faris, Deputy Surgeon General of the Army National Guard, spoke on Women's Equality Day as part of an observance held here at Heritage Hall, Aug 23. CHRA's expansion is projected to bring approximately 160 new jobs to be filled at RIA through fiscal year 2019.
Army materiel enterprise, industrial base surge to rebuild 'golden HETs'

A newly rebuilt Heavy Equipment Transport truck equipped with C-kit belly-plate armor, or "golden HET," drives along a pier at Shuaiba Port, Kuwait, Sept. 11. The truck is part of a large-scale reset effort for more than 50 golden HETs slated to be restored at Red River Army Depot, led by the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, and the 401st Army Field Support Brigade. (U.S. Army photo by Justin Graff, 401st AFSB Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Arsenal joins community in remembering 9/11 attacks, honoring the fallen

CPT Darin Keith (fire) and Officer Rowe (police), place fire and police headgear on top of each pillar of the 9/11 Memorial during a remembrance ceremony held at Rock Island Arsenal, Sept. 11. (Photo by Linda Lambiotte, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

LRC - Benelux pillar gets ready to retire after 40 years of service

Christian Boisdenghien, chief, supply and services division, 405th AFSB Logistics Readiness Center - Benelux, is set to retire Sept. 30 after more than 40 years of highly decorated service to the U.S. Army. (Photo by U.S. Army) Click here for the full article.

Deputy Surgeon General speaks on Women’s Equality

Brig. Gen. Jill. K. Faris speaks with a group of women after her presentation on Women's Equality Day, Aug. 23, at Rock Island Arsenal Heritage hall. (Photo by April Scott, ASC Public Affairs.) (Photo Credit: April Scott) Click here for the full article.

Civilian Human Resource Agency brings 160 jobs to RIA

Rock Island Arsenal celebrated the new partnership between the Civilian Human Resources Agency and the Department of Defense Education Activity, which will bring 160 new jobs to RIA, July 24. Cutting the ribbon are from left: Robert Brady, associate director, Financial and Business Operations, DoDEA; Nancy Lane, director, North Central Region, CHRA; Claudia Shaw, comptroller, DoDEA; and Maj. Gen. Duane Gamble, commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command and RIA senior mission commander. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

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