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Rock Island Arsenal

Rock Island Arsenal is located approximately 160 miles west of Chicago and 180 miles east of Des Moines, Iowa.

Rock Island Arsenal is the largest government owned weapons manufacturing facility in the western hemisphere, and remains active to this day. Rock Island not only is responsible for the manufacturing of ordinance but also provides logistical information and base support services for the United States armed forces.

The installation is currently home to more than 70 Department of Defense, federal and commercial tenant organizations, including the headquarters of three major worldwide Army organizations, four regional Army offices, we also host the Rock Island site of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, a National Cemetery run by the Department of Veterans Affairs, a Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center, and the Marine Safety Detachment, Quad Cities (Coast Guard).