AUSA is a private, non-profit, educational Association of individual, business and organization members dedicated to supporting and maintaining a strong national defense with emphasis on the role of the United States Army.

AUSA supports the needs and interests of all components of the Total Army - Active Duty, Army Reserve, National Guard, Department of the Army civilians, retirees and family members.


AUSA's Rock Island Arsenal Chapter has partnered with Isabel Bloom to offer a new sculpture in support of our military family.

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What Is Our Mission?

Chapter Mission:

RIA AUSA, DoD's rock building readiness since 1862, supports its chapter region's Total Army family by educating and informing the public about the roles of America's Army, as well as supporting area military and veteran communities and their families.

Chapter Vision:

The RIA AUSA Chapter contributes to the larger AUSA voice by building and maintaining a robust membership base, promoting shared values and causes, and providing all-encompassing support, education and advocacy for our regional Total Army Family.

The Rock Island Arsenal – DoD’s Rock Since 1862

The Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) is an active US Army facility located on a 946-acre island in the Mississippi River. It is the nation’s largest government owned and operated arsenal. It serves as the headquarters for both Army Sustainment Command (ASC) and First Army, the oldest and longest established field army.

Another unique feature to RIA is the Joint Manufacturing & Technology Center (JMTC). With only three manufacturing arsenals in the Army this location serves as an important location to be the Army’s foundry. It is the DoD’s only fully integrated manufacturing facility as well.

Why Is Becoming an Individual or Corporate Member of RIA AUSA Chapter 5102 Important?

AUSA serves as the Army’s Professional Association and advocates on behalf of every person in the Total Army Family. We all need a voice and AUSA ensures that needs are heard. Most private citizens want to support Soldiers, veterans and their families but don’t know how. Individual membership is a great way to show your support and getting involved with our local Chapter in whatever way you have time for is always welcome. For those that are part of the Total Army Family, becoming a member of AUSA just makes sense. As your professional organization your membership demonstrates solidarity and commitment to all in the Total Army Family, including yourself. For corporate members, this is an excellent tax-deduction that supports our national defense. The Rock Island Arsenal Chapter #5102 was chartered in 1982 and continually demonstrates local community support through scholarships, donations and a variety of community events. Click here to join now.

Rock Island Arsenal Chapter Scholarship

AUSA’s Rock Island Arsenal Chapter Scholarship Program is a competitive scholarship program that awards merit based scholarships each year to chapter members who will be enrolled as part or full-time college students during the upcoming academic year. Funding for scholarships is provided through generous donations from community partners and chapter members.

The scholarship application for the 2020-2021 academic year is now available and applications will be accepted up until May 15, 2020. Click the Scholarship Application link below for additional information, eligibility requirements and application.

Questions can be directed to [email protected].


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PO Box 3276
Rock Island, IL 61201
United States

Chapter Posts

AUSA's Rock Island Arsenal Chapter has partnered with Isabel Bloom to offer a new sculpture in support of our military family.

Rock Island Arsenal Command Photo with General Twitty

Who Are the Quad-City Community Members Serving as Chapter Officers & Executive Board Members?

The Rock Island Arsenal Chapter Would Like to Thank Our Community Partners for Their Continued Support of the National Mission and Local Efforts.

The Chapter Footprint of the Rock Island Arsenal Chapter