The Rock Island Arsenal is the only U.S. Army facility assembling tool sets, kits, and outfits to support equipment in the field. The Arsenal manufactures gun mounts, recoil mechanisms, artillery carriages, and other combat equipment. The Arsenal is comprised of 310 buildings housing 90 tenant organizations. The Army needs dependable base operations support for all utility services, emergency response, unscheduled services, building maintenance, production control, housing, and roads and grounds maintenance.
Any disruption in operations at this facility would delay or prevent the critical logistics and manufacturing being performed in support of the U.S. Military. The Rock Island Arsenal also provides housing for military personnel both on- and off-base as well as realty support for off-post housing.