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COMMUNITY CORNER - Build memories not memorials

October 30, 2014 — Witches, ghosts, goblinsand zombies will haunt our neighborhoods between 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. this eveningon Fort Riley. Halloween is a time of fun andfright for many families who celebrate the holiday. For the safety of ourfamilies, we offer two hours of door-todoor trick-or-treating. There is also a Trunk or Treatevent hosted by the Better MORE

FINANCIAL RESOURCES - Programs available for Soldiers down range, families back home

October 30, 2014 — Editor’s note: This articleis part of a series detailing services available at Fort Riley for militaryfamilies which can be especially helpful during deployments. Want to pay off debt? Readyto set savings goals? Need emergency financial help? Army Community Service’sFinancial Readiness team can help. By providing educational workshops,individual MORE

Small changes at home can conserve energy

October 30, 2014 — October is Energy Action Monthby the U.S. Army. Every year, staff members ofthe Directorate of Public Works’ Energy Branch share ways community members canconserve energy at home. “Saving energy at home is aseasy as turning off a light switch,” said Dan McCallister, public utilitiesspecialist, Energy Branch, Engineering Division, DPW. Turning items MORE

Passport, Passenger Service Center provides updates on process changes

October 30, 2014 — The Passport and PassengerService Center has several changes to the way they conduct business. Anyone whoneeds an official or no-fee passport, along with any overseas permanent changeof station flights, will have to make an appointment prior to seeing the ScheduledAirline Travel Office. All Soldiers and family members goingoverseas must make an MORE

Museums open day after Thanksgiving

October 28, 2014 — The 1st Infantry Division and Cavalry museums will be open the day after Thanksgiving, Friday Nov. 28.They will also be open Saturday, Nov. 29.Related Items gives a link to the Museums page on the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley website.There you will find information on the museums, directions, walking and driving tour info. MORE

Football fans salute Soldiers at K-State

October 28, 2014 — MANHATTAN – Willie theWildcat traded his purple football jersey for an Army Combat Uniform Oct. 4during the Kansas State University Fort Riley Day football game. Soldiers and leaders with the1st Infantry Division witnessed the team’s 45-13 victory over Texas Tech. “Big Red One” troops supportedthe team on the field and off, being present for the MORE
:  Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, commanding general, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley, left; Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, senior NCO, 1st Inf. Div., center; and Command Sgt. Maj. Todd Nibarger, senior NCO, 1st Bn., 28th Inf. Regt., right, lead the K-State football team out of the tunnel Oct. 4 at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan.

Combat medics test life-saving skills in field

October 28, 2014 — KUWAIT NAVAL BASE, Kuwait –Combat medics with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 5thField Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st InfantryDivision participated in Table VIII, annual combat medic skills validation testing,Sept. 24 to 25 at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation beach. The testing is an annual MORE
Pfc. Joshua Elliott, combat medic, HHB, 1st Bn., 5th FA Regt., background, inserts a nasopharyngeal airway tube into the nose of Spc. Nathan Matson, combat medic, HHB, 1st Bn., 5th FA Regt., foreground, Sept. 24 at MWR Beach at Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, as part of the part of the Table VIII annual combat medic skills validation testing for all combat medics.

‘Big Red One’ names Soldier, NCO of quarter

October 28, 2014 — Two “Big Red One” Soldiers andone squadron walked away with top honors Oct. 2 at the Noncommissioned Officer andSoldier of the Quarter ceremony at Barlow Theater. Spc. Timothy Grace, Troop B,5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st InfantryDivision, and Sgt. Minnette Sandoval, Company C, 701st Brigade MORE
First Inf. Div. Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, left, and Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, commanding general, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley, right, stand with Spc. Timothy Grace, Troop B, 5th Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., second from left, and Sgt. Minnette Sandoval, Co. C, 701st BSB, second from right, Oct. 2 at Barlow Theater. Grace earned the title of Soldier of the Quarter at the ceremony, while Sandoval earned the designation of NCO of the Quarter.

1st Inf. Div. DISCOM Soldier recounts Vietnam experiences

October 28, 2014 — In 1965, the 1st InfantryDivision deployed to South Vietnam with its support command as a part of the VietnamWar buildup. William L. Seidel was among the troops involved in the initialsetup at what was to become Long Bien. He was among the first troops to arrivein Vietnam. The 74-year-old formertransportation officer and Milton, Pennsylvania, MORE
William L. Seidel, a Milton, Pa., native, mans the cockpit of the Army’s latest transportation assets, the HET, during a recent visit to the 541st CSSB motor pool. Seidel served as a transportation lieutenant during the Vietnam War with the 1st Inf. Div. Support Command.

Butternut squash soup, filet mignon, eggnog ice cream: Chefs turn up heat in refresher course

October 28, 2014 — Nine chefs from across the1st Infantry Division participated in the Food Service Refresher Training CourseSept. 22 to Oct. 3 at the Fort Riley Food Service Lab. The course concludedwith an End-of-Course Luncheon Oct. 3, which allowed the Soldiers to put theirskills to the test and present their work in front of officers, Soldiers andcivilians from MORE
Pvt. Javonte Rush-Stewart, 1st Bn., 28th Inf. Regt., pours butternut squash soup into a serving pitcher Oct. 3 at Fort Riley’s Food Service Lab.

NASCAR rolls out red carpet for Soldiers

October 28, 2014 — Soldiers with the 1stInfantry Division got the opportunity to make a few of their NASCAR dreams cometrue. “Big Red One” Soldiers were invited to take part in “Troops to theTrack.” The program is a way for NASCAR to say thank you to military members andgives those who serve a behindthe- scenes view of one of America’s most popularsports. “NASCAR MORE
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, left, stands alongside “Big Red One” Soldiers during the singing of the national anthem Oct. 5 at the Kansas Motor Speedway, Kansas City, Kan.

Deployed Soldiers jump at chance to donate

October 28, 2014 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – The1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division kicked off the CombinedFederal Campaign fundraising effort with a volleyball tournament Sept. 21 atthe Morale, Welfare and Recreation sand pit. The annual event gives Soldiersthe opportunity to choose between more than 2,700 charitable organizations towhich they can MORE
Sgt. Maj. Roosevelt Whetstone, operations senior NCO, 4th Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., right, spikes the ball over two defenders during a CFC volleyball tournament Sept. 21 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

MFLCs offer free counseling for military families

October 27, 2014 — Editor’s note: This article is part of aseries detailing services available at Fort Riley for military families, whichare helpful during deployments. Having trouble dealing withthe stress of deployment? Want to build resiliency? Need help withcommunication, anger management or relationship issues? The Military and FamilyLife Counselor, or MFLC, MORE

Single Soldiers lend helping hand with BOSS volunteer program

October 27, 2014 — MANHATTAN – Clattering, clankingand knocking sounded from a far corner of Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore inManhattan. Over and over, the sound of wood on wood rattled as three Soldiers withBetter Opportunities for Single Soldiers helped sort, organize and move trim duringa volunteer outing Oct. 2. “We rely heavily on our volunteers.They are the MORE
From left, Pvt. Cody Darnell, 526th Qm., 1st Sust. Bde. and Pvt. Scott Devins, 3rd Bn., 66th Armor Regt. help sort and stack trim during an Oct. 2 BOSS volunteer outing at Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore in Manhattan.

‘Black Lions’ compete in community run

October 27, 2014 — On Sept. 20, 20 Soldierswith the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade CombatTeam, 1st Infantry Division dug out their best running shoes, laced them up andput their feet to the road in a big way. After about three months ofpreparation, the “Black Lions” banded together to participate in the thirdannual Apple to Capital Relay, MORE
Soldiers with the 1st Bn., 28th Inf. Regt. take off running during the Apple to Capital Relay Sept. 20.

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