MG Shapiro accepts unit colors from GEN Perna. SSG Oteroreyes checks weapons quality assurance. MG Shapiro receives unit colors from GEN Perna. Soldier performs turret inspection on Bradley. GEN Gus Perna prepares for ASC quarterly briefing. Lt. Col. Curtis Perkins asks about the landing craft. Mrs. Brittany Piper shared her story of the survivor’s perspective on sexual assault and rape to an audience of more than 250 RIA employees, family members, and Soldiers, July 31 in Heritage Hall here. When Soldiers receive orders for Rock Island Arsenal, many say they've never heard of it. But after spending a short time here, they come to realize what a huge impact RIA has on the U.S. Army and the nation's defense. During a visit here on July 18, the second-ranking officer in the U.S. Army saw for himself what many other Soldiers and high-ranking military and civilian leaders have seen before: RIA plays a vital role in delivering readiness to the front lines. Col. Anthony T. Walters receives the 402nd AFSB colors from U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Commanding General Maj. Gen. Duane A. Gamble, at the unit’s change of command ceremony at Fort Shafter, Hawaii, July 23.
VIDEO: ASC conducts change of command ceremony

Maj. Gen. Steven Shapiro, incoming commanding general, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, accepts the unit colors from Gen. Gus Perna, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, during a change of command ceremony Aug. 29 on Memorial Field, Rock Island Arsenal. Jon Micheal Connor, ASC Public Affairs, provides video highlights of the ceremony. CLOSED CAPTIONING AVAILABLE. (Photo by Galen Putnam, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Soldiers ensure weapons readiness at APS-5

Staff Sgt. Samuel Oteroreyes, weapons quality assurance, 401st Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait, checks the wear of an M2 .50-caliber machine gun bolt in the weapons maintenance facility of Army Prepositioned Stocks-5, Aug. 17, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, 401st AFSB Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Change of command ceremony marks change in leadership, highlights transition in mission

Maj. Gen. Steven Shapiro receives the unit colors from Gen. Gus Perna, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, during the Army Sustainment Command change of command ceremony held at Memorial Field, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, Aug. 29. Paul Levesque, ASC Public Affairs, provides this story. (Photo by Linda Lambiotte, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Vehicle quality assurance experts keep APS-5 ready to roll

Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Zakrzewski, maintenance quality assurance, 401st Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait, performs a turret inspection attached to an M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle following repairs Aug. 15 at Army Prepositioned Stocks-5, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, 401st AFSB Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Logistics program, prepositioned stocks top quarterly update at ASC

Gen. Gus Perna, commanding general, U.S. Army Materiel Command, and Mike Hutchison, deputy to the commander, U.S. Army Sustainment Command, wait for the ASC quarterly briefing to begin Aug. 14, at ASC Headquarters as part of Perna’s two-day visit to Rock Island Arsenal. (Photo by Linda Lambiotte, ASC Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

APS-5 turn-in process smooth sailing as Soldiers return from 9 months at sea

Lt. Col. Curtis Perkins (center), commander, 401st Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait, asks about the transportation capabilities of Army Landing Craft Molino Del Ray to Warrant Officer Max Janusz (left), vessel master, 97th Transportation Company, 7th Sustainment Brigade, Aug. 6, Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait. (Photo by Kevin Fleming, 401st AFSB Public Affairs) Click here for the full article.

Survivor Addresses Sexual Violence, Prevention

The Rock Island Arsenal SHARP team invited Brittany Piper, a leading national expert on sexual violence and prevention, and a healing and wellness coach, to speak at Heritage Hall July 31 and share her survivor’s perspective on sexual assault. The event was open to all RIA employees, family members, and Soldiers. About 250 personnel were present to hear Piper. Piper shared her story and encouraged others to share their stories to make an impact on stopping sexual violence through support and empathy toward others. “SHARP: Shaping a culture of trust. Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission.” Click here for the full article.

Rock Island Arsenal: A small installation with a huge, vital role in the nation's defense

Gen. James C. McConville (center), vice chief of staff of the Army, knocks on a prototype piece for the Heavy Equipment Transport Urban Survivability Kit during his tour of the Rock Island Arsenal - Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center on July 18.. McConville was joined on the tour by Gen. Gus Perna (left), commanding general of the U.S. Army Materiel Command, and Maj. Gen. Daniel G. Mitchell (right), commanding general of the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM). JMTC's Center of Excellence for Advanced and Additive Manufacturing supports the Army's overall modernization efforts. (Photo Credit: Mrs. Debralee Best, Rock Island Arsenal) Click here for the full article.

402nd AFSB farewells Brookie during a change of command ceremony

Col. Anthony T. Walters receives the 402nd AFSB colors from U.S. Army Sustainment Command, Commanding General Maj. Gen. Duane A. Gamble symbolizing taking command and control as the new commander of the 402nd AFSB July 23, during a change of command ceremony held on Palm Circle at Fort Shafter, Hawaii. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Wynnfred Hoke, 8th Theater Sustainment Command) Click here for the full article.

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