The Army and the Rock Island Arsenal are helping the Illinois National Guard prepare for summer training. This week on the island, soldiers from the guard loaded 200 vehicles onto railroad cars that will travel to Fort Polk in Louisiana.
The Rock Island Arsenal's U.S. Army Garrison has a new commander. Col. Stephen Marr begins his first full day on the job Thursday, after the Arsenal held a change-of-command ceremony Wednesday. WVIK's Benjamin Payne was there, and has this report:
More soldiers and their families can now live on Arsenal Island. Friday the Army celebrated the opening of 71 new single family homes and duplexes for soldiers from First Army and the Army Sustainment Command.
A major section of the historic Colonel Davenport House on Arsenal Island has been restored, making it available to the public for the first time in the home's 185-year history. Benjamin Payne reports: