Rock Island Arsenal

Rodman Ave.
Bldg. 333
Rock Island, IL 61299
United States

Store Hours:

Sat 0830-1830 / Sun Closed
Mon-Fri 0700-1830


(309) 788-4940
DSN 793-6452.

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(309) 788-2547

Mon-Fri 0700-1830
Sat 0830-1830
Sun Closed
(309) 793-5340

Tue-Sat 0900-1800
Sun-Mon Closed

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Letter from the Manager

Douglas Everett
General Manager
Rock Island Exchange

On behalf of the entire Exchange staff, I want to welcome you and invite you to shop with us on your next visit to Rock Island Exchange.

Rock Island Arsenal is the largest weapons manufacturing arsenal in the free world. Its ordinance tradition as a center of technical excellence of weaponry and related equipment was forged throughout the Arsenal's 130-year history.

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Rock Island Arsenal is located on a 946-acre island, three miles long and approximately 3/4 of a mile wide, in the upper Mississippi River between Iowa and Illinois. During the Civil War, 13,000 Confederate Soldiers were incarcerated on the island. The Arsenal supported the Union during the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. It is a beautiful installation. Come visit and stop in the Exchange for a supply of film to take pictures of the sites. We can offer you a large assortment of retail items, snacks and military uniforms.


Your Exchange is committed to always having the lowest price. If you find any item we sell at a lower price somewhere else, show us the ad and we'll match it. If the difference is less than $10.00 you don't even need the ad, just tell us! Even if you have already bought the item, and within 15 days, find it advertised somewhere else for less; we'll match that price too!


Look for this signing throughout the store. This indicates where we guarantee that we beat the local competition price.

And as always shopping at your Exchange is Tax Free!

For Your Information

You may use the Military Star Card or any major credit card when shopping our retail facilities. If you don't have a Star Card you may apply for one while visiting your Exchange and receive 10% off your first days purchases.

Your Exchange operates on funds generated through the sales of merchandise and services, not on tax dollars. Profits and earnings go directly back to our customers through contributions to the Rock Island Installation Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fund. All Guardsmen, Reservists and their families are authorized full, unlimited privileges in all the Exchange facilities by simply showing their proper identification.

If you have any questions regarding the Exchange operations please feel free to use the Customer Comment Program located throughout the Exchange. You will receive a courteous and prompt reply. Better yet, ask to speak to a manager so the issue can be resolved on the spot. There is always one on duty in each facility. You can also contact me directly at 608-269-5585 or via email

Thank you,

Douglas Everett
General Manager
Rock Island Exchange