Our office is currently in the process of cataloging all documents, artifacts, and audio-visual material located in the History Office archives into a database. To date, over 22,000 items have been cataloged.
For more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
To search the collection please click ASC Historical Archives Database
The History Office also houses a library collection containing books on military history topics ranging from pre Civil War to Desert Storm. If you would like to borrow a book please stop down to our office
in the SW side of the Basement of 390.
To search the library Excel database please click ASC History Office Library
If you have historically important documents pertaining to ASC, ammunition, the industrial base or prepositioned stock please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
To check for a list of items that may be deemed historically significant, click here
Donate historically significant documents before they end up in a sea of boxes, in a dumpster, or trapped by overgrown brush! The middle photo is from a November 2004
document retrieval mission at Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant and Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant.
ASC Historical Inquiries
The history office is available to research and asnwer historical questions pertaining to the Army Sustainment Command.
We ask that you fill out this form with your request.
Once completed please attach the form to our office email.
RIA Historical Inquiries
For questions specifically about the Rock Island Arsenal please contact the Rock Island Arsenal Museum:
- 1 Rock Isnald Arsenal
- Rock Island, Illinois, 61299-500
- DSN 793-5021 or COMM 309-782-5021
- Fax 309-782-3598
Fort Armstrong, active from 1816-1838 was situated on the northwest corner of Rock Island, strategically placed to control both channels of the Mississippi River.
The fort was not surrounded by walls as most were in this time period. The Mississippi River and 25' to 30' high bluffs provided sufficient natural protection.
Also notable in the picture are the caves beneath the bluffs.
Oral History Program
The History Office conducts oral history interviews that include topics such as end of tour and end of career with military officers and civilian personnel.
Current plans will expand the program by reinstituting oral history interviews with division and directorate chiefs to show the changing mission and focus of the command.
Some of the latest interviews are linked below:
The History Office has conducted an extensive oral history project encompassing the roles of deployed and non-deployed personnel from this command. Approximately 190 people have been
interviewed on their duties and experiences in theater and home station in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF). Generally, experiences captured by the interviews
reveal living conditions, information about positions that directly supported OIF/OEF missions, and valuable perspectives of how the work completed by the command affects the soldiers in the field.
For more information please contact the History Office.
Ordnance Coprs Hall of Fame Inductees
One of our annual tasks is to research and write nominations on individuals who have significantly impacted the development of ordnance. We are open to suggestions on possible candidates.
If you’d like to recommend a person for nomination to the Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame, please send an e-mail with your suggestions to AMSAS-HI
For further information on the Ordnance Corps, please visit the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame
Click on "The Corps" at the top of their page, and then click on "Hall of Fame". Click on the pictures below to read nominations submitted by the Command Historian to the Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame.
These individuals provided significant contributions to the advancement of the US Army Ordnance Corps.
ASC Historical Studies
The Command Historian is available to speak at training sessions or meetings upon request. George Eaton has given several presentations throughout the command on various historical topics,
his experiences while deployed as the AMC LSE SWA Historian in support Operation Iraqi Freedom, and has provided a great overview briefing of the military structure and culture to current
and new civilian personnel.
If you would like to make arrangements for a speaker on a historical topic or would like to include history as part of your training, please request our assistance via