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ASC Archives

The ASC Archives are housed in Building 390 and consist of thousands of documents that cover ASC, it's predecessors, and it's subordinate organizations. The History Office maintains both a digital and a textual library of reference or single print materials within this archive. Some examples of material in the archive include:
  • Annual Command Histories
  • Correspondence
  • Lineage Documentation
  • Oral Histories

RIA Archives

The RIA Archives are housed in Building 60 and consist of many documents, reports, manuals, and more that cover Rock Island Arsenal, it's tenant units (past and present), and its workforce. These documents are all textual and are reference copy or single print materials. This archive is equipped with a large book scanner, flatbed scanners, and off-network computers. Some examples of material in this archive include:
  • Photos
  • Project Books
  • Rock Island Arsenal Histories
  • Staff Directories
  • Technical Drawings and Reports


The History Office also houses a library collection containing books on military history topics ranging from pre Civil War to the Global War on Terror. We have duplicate copies of some books plus access to local and remote copies of CMH Publications. In addition, the History Office maintains a small rare book collection that includes many single or limited print publications. These are available to view on request. The libraries are split between both archives, but the main library is located in Building 390.

Submitting Documents

If you have historically important documents pertaining to ASC, ammunition, the industrial base or prepositioned stock please send us an e-mail.
Donate historically significant documents before they end up in a sea of boxes, in a dumpster, or trapped by overgrown brush!


Members of the ASC History Office team are available to speak at training sessions or meetings upon request. The Command Historian, as well as their subordinates have experience in giving presentations throughout the command on various historical topics.

Kevin Braafladt Command Historian World War Era, First Army History
Mark Struve Assistant Historian Cold War History, Artillery
Kaleb Bemis Archivist World War Era, Small Arms


If you would like to make arrangements for a speaker on a historical topic or would like to include history as part of your training, please request our assistance via this form.


The ASC History Office conducts a wide selection of additional operations in support of the Command, the Army, and the Local Area. This includes a variety of community outreach programs, command history, and response to public inquiry. A comprehensive list of these services follows:

  • Army Sustainment Command Annual History Executive Summaries
  • History Newsletters
  • Historical Inquiries (including ASC requests, Army requests, and Rock Island Arsenal local requests)
  • Oral History Program
  • Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame
  • Various Studies and Community Lectures (including lecture series presentations)
  • Installation and Battlefield Tours and Staff Rides

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