The Rock Island Arsenal celebrated the start of its $61 million infrastructure modernization project last week. The project will generate up to a $5.3 million annual energy and operational cost savings. Col. David J. Luders, commander of the RIA-JMTC shared the importance of the project, stating "We have been providing the best products and services to our armed forces for more than 150 years. This project lets us tackle our aging infrastructure head on, a difficult task in light of budget cutbacks, so we can operate as efficiently as possible and support mission readiness." Read more.