With the presence of a major military installation right in our community, the Quad Cities has access to some of our nation's most treasured patriotic events and ceremonies.

On Friday, June 16 the Quad Cities community will host an Army Ball to celebrate the 242nd birthday of our nation's military, and the men and women who serve. Chamber members, business and community leaders are invited to spend the evening in pomp and circumstance paying tribute to the Army. The Quad Cities Chamber is a proud partner of this event.

The event rich in tradition includes a receiving line, traditional toasts to the Army and others, a traditional Army flag streamer ceremony, and a ceremony honoring missing and fallen Soldiers. The keynote speaker of this year’s Army Ball is Andy Hove, President and CEO of AM General. Andy Hove has over 25 years of experience in Defense and Aerospace Manufacturing organizations. He is also a former U.S. Army officer who served in a wide range of operational, command and staff assignments. 

The Rock Island Arsenal is an integral part of the Quad Cities' community and economy, and with events like the Army Ball, Change of Command ceremonies, and others, there are many ways to become engaged in and support the local defense community. Register to attend the Army Ball>>

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