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‘Officers of 1st Div.’ org. to host 95th dinner

April 17, 2014 — The Officers of the FirstDivision organization is hosting its 95th annual Officers Dinner April 26 inVirginia, as part of a weekend of activities for its members. The Officers of the FirstDivision are men and women who served with the 1st Infantry Division in combat ascommissioned officers or warrant officers during World War I, World War MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Easter activities abound at Fort Riley

April 11, 2014 — Fort Riley Soldiers and mostcivilians will celebrate a four-day weekend April 18 to 21 in celebration of severalspring holidays, including Passover and Easter. Four-day weekends, ortraining holidays, are a great time to get some rest and relaxation – to take abreak from the busy operational tempo associated with military life. As you do so,make MORE

Experts share their knowledge with potential homebuyers

April 08, 2014 — The Housing Services Officeat Fort Riley hosted its quarterly Home-Buying Seminar March 20. The event includedinformation from subject matter experts on aspects of the home-buying process. “It’s one thing to get wordof mouth from other Soldiers, but you need to talk to professionals becausesome people might leave out bits and pieces of information MORE

Fort Riley spouse receives ‘Army Spouse of Year,’ vies for ‘Military Spouse of Year’

April 04, 2014 — Reda Hicks, the 2014 Fort Riley Spouse of the Year and the2014 Armed Forces Insurance Army Spouse of the Year will now compete for the2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year.The competition’s winner will be announced in May. “I was thrilled to learn that I was Fort Riley Spouse of theYear. I knew several terrific women were MORE
Military spouse Reda Hicks poses for a recent photo. Hicks is the 2014 Fort Riley Spouse of the Year and 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Army Spouse of the Year.

VolunTeen program helps student prep for future

April 04, 2014 — Melissa Riley, 17, hasaspirations of becoming a veterinarian one day. The VolunTeen Program throughthe American Red Cross at Fort Riley is helping her achieve her goal, she said.Through the program, Riley hashad the opportunity to volunteer with the Fort Riley Veterinary Office for thepast three years. “Volunteering gives me thechance to get to see MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Protecting our kids from abuse always top priority

April 04, 2014 — Did you know that about onein every 100 children is abused? Did you know an average of nearly fivechildren die every day as a result of child abuse or neglect? These figures fromthe National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System are staggering, and the lastthing we want for our military children is for them to become just anotherstatistic. In my MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Fort Riley to celebrate military children during April

April 04, 2014 — How often have you heardthis statement, “The strength of our Army comes from the strength of ourfamilies?” If you have been in the Army for any amount of time, you have more thanlikely or will hear this statement often because it is the reality of today’sArmy. Soldiers cannot complete theirmissions without the support and understanding of their MORE

Flash floods can be dangerous threat, preparation important

April 04, 2014 — Editor’s note: This is the thirdarticle in a series of articles during March in observance of Severe Weather AwarenessMonth. Flooding and flash floodingare the most dangerous severe weather threats throughout most areas of the country,including Kansas, according to the National Weather Service. “In our regional area, we haveexperienced full MORE

Women build bodies, friendships at Fort Riley gym

April 01, 2014 — Angi Buckley eyed the pullup bar with steely determination. Her jaw set, her muscles taut, she pushed herself to do one final pull-up to finish her workout. “When you’re given things, they don’t mean anything. When you earn it and own it, it has value that no one can take away,” Buckley said. Buckley, a personal trainer, can be found strength MORE
Angi Buckley, personal trainer, performs a pull-up while weight training at King Field House. Buckley plans to compete in the Natural Southern States Classic women’s body building competition in April.

COMMUNITY CORNER - National monthlong observance celebrates women’s contributions

March 25, 2014 — Women have played asignificant role in the U.S., our armed forces and in our Army. Women havefought in every major conflict – from the Revolutionary War to conflicts inIraq and Afghanistan. In 1980, President JimmyCarter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8as national Women’s History Week. Six years later, it was MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Celebrate safely on St. Patrick’s Day

March 25, 2014 — Oh, the wearin’ o’ thegreen. Even if you’re not Irish, St. Patrick’s Day can be a fun day tocelebrate with friends and family, especially with the start of today’sfour-day weekend. Whether your plans include attendinga parade, festival, going to a friend’s house, celebrating at a local bar or hostinga party, I want to remind everyone to designate a MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Military Saves Week opportunity to plan financial goals, educate kids

March 25, 2014 — COMMUNITYCORNER - MilitarySaves Week opportunity to plan financial goals, educate kids          Col. Andrew Cole           GARRISON COMMANDERA penny saved is a penny earned.We have all heard this old adage before. The saying is most often creditedto Benjamin Franklin, although versions of the phrase can be dated back morethan 100 years before MORE

‘First Lightning’ trains Guinean Soldiers during Africa mission

March 25, 2014 — CONAKRY, Guinea – Thebeginning of 2014 was full of experiences for a group of artillerymen with the1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1stInfantry Division, as they took part in a bilateral training event as part ofthe brigade’s regional alignment mission in Africa. More than 30 Soldiers fromthe unit were tasked MORE
First Lt. John Fridlington, assistant operations officer, 1st Bn., 7th FA Regt., instructs Guinean Soldiers Feb. 24 at a range in the African nation.

COMMUNITY CORNER - African-Americans pave way in service

March 25, 2014 — The U.S. military is one ofthe most diverse organizations in the world, with service members from every race,background and ethnicity serving within its ranks. African- American enlistedtroops serving today make up more than 17 percent of the enlisted force acrossall branches of service – Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Additionally, according MORE

‘Durable’ Brigade takes over reins of material distro team

March 21, 2014 — Units needing to turn in excessequipment or request equipment shortages can now come to one place to supporttheir needs. The Fort Riley “Big RedOne” Material Redistribution Team has saved units more than $12 million in thepast two years by collecting excess property and issuing it to units withoutthe need to spend additional money. This month marks MORE
Spc. Corey Fisher, automated logistic specialist, 1st Support Maint. Co., 541st CSSB, picks a customer’s item at the BRO-MRT facility Feb. 24 at Fort Riley. Units utilizing the BRO-MRT are helping save the Army millions of dollars each year.

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