Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) issued the following statement following the re-opening of the USO Rock Island facility on Rock Island Arsenal:
"It was an honor to be part of the re-opening of the USO Rock Island facility today.
"This new facility will not only serve active duty, guard and reserve military, and retired military and their families in the Quad-Cities area, but will also serve folks across western Illinois and eastern Iowa.
"It will also strengthen our entire region by serving as a center for meaningful collaboration between the area military communities, the Rock Island Arsenal and the surrounding community.
"As someone who comes from a family of those who have served in wartime and peacetime, and someone who considers it a point of pride to have former military members on my staff, I will never lose sight of the importance of supporting those who serve."