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scholarship presentation

Col. Elmer Speights, Jr., center presented Scholarships for Military Children scholarships to Chelsey Blake, left, and to Morgan Peasely, right, at the Rock Island Arsenal Commissary on June 25. The scholarships are awarded to military children via commissaries throughout the Department of Defense.

Rock Island Arsenal Turns 152

Happy 152nd Birthday Rock Island Arsenal! On this day, July 11, 1862, the 2nd Session of the 37th Congress passed an Act which established an arsenal at Rock Island, Ill. The Act was signed by President Abraham Lincoln.

Summer Day Camp and Olympics

Darrell Clay, director of Morale, Welfare and Recreation for Rock Island Arsenal (front), and Col. Elmer Speights Jr., RIA garrison commander, cook hot dogs for the School Age Center Summer Camp Olympics Day June 26. In addition to the custom-cooked meal, children from the School Age Center had the chance to compete in a number of games and activities.

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                                                      Garrison Commander

                                                      Garrison Commander

                                                      Col. Elmer Speights, Jr.

                                                       COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR

                                                      Command Sergeant Major

                                                      CSM Melissa Judkins

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