Back to the mid-1800's, hundreds of captured confederate soldiers, crowded into a prisoner of war camp. And while it was no picnic, these prisoners found a way to show their creative side, even during the worst of times.
Did you know the Arsenal has a thrift shop?
Eric Aubrey has spent much of the last 10 years helping build military bases for the Afghanistan National Army. He says a lot has changed over the years.
After eight deployments, what does Eric Aubrey count as his scariest moment overseas? You might be surprised.
Eric Aubrey has spent most of his career outside the gates...way outside.
Currently based at the Rock Island Arsenal, Col. John Hannon is no stranger to the Midwest. But the military isn't his only passion in life.
They don't make 'em like that anymore, tiny weapons that pack a powerful punch. And while you can't buy them, you can check them out at the Rock Island Arsenal.
Dale Heiser has spent ten years serving his country. But an injury overseas forced him to come back to the states.
A virtual mountain of information, all behind the scenes. Enter museum volunteers, a group of people who donate their time to help make sure that these treasures are well preserved
They're not on the front lines. In fact, you may never see or hear anything about these 22 men and women, working hard on the Rock Island Arsenal. But without them, you would no doubt hear some stomachs growling on the island. At the new "Treat America Café" the choices are endless.