FORT McCOY, WISCONSIN (September 10, 2019) — A military Retiree Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, October 5, 8:30AM-12:30PM, at Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois. Retirees from all branches of the armed forces and their family members/guests are eligible to attend to receive updated information about retiree entitlement-programs.

BETTENDORF, IOWA (September 10, 2019) — On September 12, approx 100 Veterans, including 2 WWII  and 13 Korean veterans, will travel to Washington DC to visit the monuments dedicated to their service and sacrifice. This is the 11th Honor Flight of the Quad Cities that area Hy-Vee stores have sponsored.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (September 3, 2019) — As part of the Rock Island Arsenal Chapter of the Association of the United States Army’s 20th Annual Military Charity Golf Tournament, a ceremonial signing of a Statement of Employer Support for National Guard and Reserve Soldiers will be held at 7PM, Thursday, September 12, at Glynn’s Creek Golf Course, 290th Street, Long Grove, Iowa.

IOWA FALLS, IOWA (August 8, 2019) — The Deb and Jeff Hansen Foundation has launched Project: Food and Fellowship, a grant program to aid Iowa-based family-readiness coordinators, child- and youth-program coordinators, and military-community volunteers in creating and hosting social gatherings for active duty, reservists, veterans, Gold Star families, and all military families.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (July 23, 2019) — The Rock Island Arsenal Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (RIA AUSA) will host its 20th Annual Military Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, September 13, 2019, at Glynn’s Creek Golf Course. It will feature celebrity golfer SMA Kenneth Preston, the 13th Sergeant Major of the Army and current Vice President for Noncommissioned Officer abd Soldier Programs at the Association of the United States Army in Arlington, Virginia.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 5, 2019) — The Rock Island Arsenal Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (RIA AUSA) will host a news conference featuring Hershel Woody Williams, Chief Warrant Officer, W-4, the last surviving United States Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient from WWII.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 31, 2019) — The Rock Island Arsenal Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (RIA AUSA) will host a news conference featuring Hershel Woody Williams, the last surviving United States Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient from WWII.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 8, 2019) — The Rock Island Arsenal Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (RIA AUSA) will host a Young Professionals event on Wednesday, May 29, 5:30–7:30 PM, at the Rock Island Arsenal Museum. Designed to build connections and leadership skills, 28 participants will engage in two activities:

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (May 8, 2019) — The Rock Island Arsenal Chapter of the Association of the United States Army (RIA AUSA) will host a signing event for new sculpture, the Freedom Medallion, released for the first time Memorial Day weekend. On Saturday, May 25th, at the Isabel Bloom Moline Studio, 1505 River Drive, 10AM–1PM, artist Donna Young will be on hand to sign sculptures purchased with all proceeds to benefit the local military community through Chapter support.

WASHINGTON DC (May 6, 2019) — Blue Star Families announces the launch of the 2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey, available online now at

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