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Schools in Illinois Near Rock Island Arsenal

Rock Island Arsenal Garrison is our nation's largest government-owned and operated arsenal. Located in an area known as the "Quad Cities," once a booming riverboat community, Rock Island Arsenal is between Davenport, Iowa, and Rock Island, Illinois.

Fast facts about Rock Island Arsenal:

  • Size of base: 334 military, 6,965 civilians
  • Average temperature: 13-85 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Geography: Located on the Mississippi River

Rock Island Arsenal Education and Recreation

It's easy to further your education at Rock Island Arsenal. The Rock Island Arsenal Education Center services all active duty enlisted personnel, offering 146 degree and certification programs from 29 different educational institutions. Web-based courses allow soldiers to study at times that are most convenient for them.

During off-duty hours, servicemembers have plenty of programs and activities to recharge, including a fitness center, auto skills courses, outdoor recreation rentals, golf, a museum, vacation club, barber shop, thrift shop, and food court. Rock Island Arsenal's proximity to Davenport offers points of interest like the Davenport Public Library, the Davenport Skybridge, Figge Art Museum, River Music Experience, Putnam Museum and IMAX Theater, and Modern Woodmen Park.

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