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UPDATE: Body found in car at Fort Riley identified

October 7, 2015 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            RELEASE NO. 15-047October 7, 2015 UPDATE: Body found in car at Fort Riley identified A deceased woman found inside her car at Fort Riley,Kansas, Sept 22, has been positively identified by the Armed Forces MedicalExaminer as Jessica Echevarria, the 29-year-old wife of a Fort Riley Soldier. Echevarria's vehicle was MORE

Fort Riley volunteers host Youth Deer Hunt, scheduled Oct. 9-12

October 6, 2015 — The Fort Riley OutdoorsmenGroup is sponsoring a youth deer hunt Oct. 9 through 12. “It is a special seasononly for Fort Riley that is authorized by the Kansas Department of Wildlife andParks,” said Mark Dombrowski, lead of the hunt and chief of the SecurityBranch, Directorate of Emergency Services. “We do it every year to try to takeadvantage of a MORE
Weston Graves harvests an 11-point buck during Fort Riley Outdoorsmen Group’s annual Youth Deer Hunt Oct. 11, 2014 at Fort Riley.

Kansas Renaissance Festival

October 6, 2015 — Travel back in time andlegend as you partake in a Kansas City tradition that started in 1977. Pay heedto the exploits of jousting knights on thundering steeds, roam the villageshops for unique crafts, delight in comedy, music, magic and more on the 20stages of non-stop entertainment. Feast on delicious food and drinks fit for aking from the far MORE
A child visits with a fairy at the 2014 Kansas Renaissance Festival.

Preparedness month about being informed, building a kit, making a plan, getting involved

October 5, 2015 — September is NationalPreparedness Month. Themes of the month include Be Informed, Build A Kit, MakeA Plan, and Get Involved. Chris Hallenbeck, the FortRiley Emergency Manager for the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization andSecurity, said that one of the key points of being prepared is making an emergencyplan for yourself and family. He said MORE

Customer service ambassadors bring care to commissary

October 5, 2015 — Attentiveness and service issomething that Operations Officer Peter Howell takes seriously at the FortRiley Commissary. This is also a high priority for the corporate leaders ofDefense Commissary Agency. DeCA helped its campaign ofserving military members and their families by assigning Customer ServiceAmbassadors at each store. The Ambassadors are MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER – Domestic violence something you can stop before it starts

October 1, 2015 — Most individualsoccasionally lose their temper and have arguments with their spouse, or perhapsa child has pushed all the buttons and a parent is at the end of frustration.It happens, but does not need to become violent. For some violent anger isan established pattern that occurs routinely. It can be used by one person in arelationship to control MORE

‘Devil’ Brigade welcomes new noncommissioned leader

October 1, 2015 — The “Devil” Brigade bidfarewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Evans and welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. DaleSump Sept. 2 on Cavalry Parade Field at Fort Riley. Evans assumed duties as thesenior noncommissioned officer for 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1stInfantry Division, on Feb. 10, 2014. “I am extremely proud ofeach and every one of our Soldiers MORE
Command Sgt. Maj. Dale Sump, incoming senior noncommissioned officer for 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, participates in the brigade’s change of responsibility ceremony Sept. 2 on Fort Riley’s Cavalry Parade Field. Sump assumed responsibility as the brigade’s top enlisted Soldier from Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Evans during the event. Sump said he was humbled and honored to be selected to be part of such a distinguished unit.

‘Gunfighter’ mechanic receives award for maintenance excellence

October 1, 2015 — The Army relies on theBoeing AH-64 Apache Longbow for reconnaissance and direct combat, but it’s thehard work and dedication of mechanics like Staff Sgt. Zachery Kipp that keepthe rotors spinning on the twin-engine attack helicopter. Kipp’s impact on safety andmaintenance excellence as an AH- 64 attack helicopter repairer with Company D,1st Attack MORE
Staff Sgt. Zachery Kipp, Company D, 1st Attack Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, is an AH-64 attack helicopter repairer and helps to maintain the AH-64 Apache Longbow helicopters in his company. Kipp is the recipient of the 2015 Bob Wylie Award for Apache Maintenance Excellence. “He’s absolutely one of my hardest working NCOs,” said Capt. Michael Meyer, commander of Co. D, 1st ARB, 1st Avn. Regt.

Combat Aviation Brigade names Corps inductees

October 1, 2015 — The Noncommissioned OfficerCorps welcomed 28 new professionals to its ranks during the 1st Combat AviationBrigade, 1st Infantry Division’s induction ceremony Sept. 3 at Fort Riley. Command Sgt. Maj. MichaelA. Grinston, the 1st Inf. Div’s. top NCO, shared insight and personal stories fromhis 28 years of service and called attention to the importance MORE
Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen H. Helton, left, senior noncommissioned officer, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, presents Sgt. Sydne S. Tansiel, center, signals support specialist, HSC, 601st Aviation Support Battalion, 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div., with a copy of the Creed of the Noncommissioned Officer Sept. 3 at the brigade’s noncommissioned officer induction ceremony at 1st Inf. Div. headquarters at Fort Riley, Kansas. The newly inducted NCOs also received coins during the ceremony from Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, right, senior noncommissioned officer, 1st Inf. Div.

Permeable parking lot helps educate students at Seitz Elementary

October 1, 2015 — The EnvironmentalProtection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army and USD475 have partnered to find a way to help Seitz Elementary School solve aparking dilemma and be environmentally friendly while doing so. The solution was the constructionof a permeable parking lot, designed so rain water drains to a section ofpermeable MORE
Shown under construction at Seitz Elementary School is the trench in which containers and sensors will sit. The containers will receive excess water from the parking lot.

New training program available for Soldiers

October 1, 2015 — Fort Riley Soldiers willhave more training opportunities because of a new course that began Aug. 18 onCamp Funston. The four-week course, CloseAccess Target Reconnaissance Program, teaches technical reconnaissance,surveillance and information collecting, and is integrated with hands-on skillssuch as building battery packs and soldering electronics. MORE
James Fales (center), the field service representative for the Close Access Target Reconnaissance program on Fort Riley, instructs Spc. Adam Sonnek, a human intelligence collector assigned to 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, on soldering techniques during Close Access Target Reconnaissance Program training Aug. 18 on Camp Funston.

Army satisfaction survey affords improved medical readiness

October 1, 2015 — If you receive a survey by mailafter your outpatient appointment at an Army medical facility, and have the urgeto throw it away — stop — you are throwing away an opportunity to improve medicalreadiness. The Army Provider Level SatisfactionSurvey gauges how well Irwin Army Community Hospital, Patient and Soldier CenteredMedical Homes are performing MORE
Capt. Tiffany Bujak, Team 5 Farrelly Health Clinic provider receives the Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey Provider of the Quarter award from Irwin Army Community Hospital Commander Col. Risa Ware for having the highest total satisfaction scores by a provider over the past 90 days. Returned APPLS surveys provide Soldiers and family members an opportunity to improve medical readiness.

SAFETY CORNER - Tips for hearing protection in the workplace

October 1, 2015 — Hearing empowers and enricheslives. Hearing enables socialization, work, interaction, communication andrelaxation. Good hearing helps keep one safe, warning of potential danger oralerting of someone else’s distress. Unfortunately, Soldiers, DAcivilians and contractors engage in daily activities that could harm one of thebody’s most valued MORE

Roadside inspections lead to safer roads at home, overseas

October 1, 2015 — Officials from the 1stInfantry Division’s transportation and maintenance office conducted a monthly roadsideinspection Aug. 21 at Four Corners on Fort Riley. The event, part of the RoadsideInspection Program, enhanced roadway safety for Soldiers by ensuring militaryvehicles were properly maintained and equipped before moving out to the MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Demetrious Hughey, aviation maintenance noncommissioned officer for the 1st Inf. Div. logistics office, goes over a roadside inspection checklist with Soldiers on their way to Fort Riley’s training areas Aug. 21 at Four Corners. Hughey was part of a team of inspectors on hand to make sure military vehicles on their way to Fort Riley’s ranges were properly documented and equipped. The 1st Inf. Div. conducts monthly inspections to encourage safe practices for military vehicle operators.

Air Force certifications earned at Fort Riley airfields

October 1, 2015 — Two C-130’s from the 302ndAirlift Wing, Air Force Reserve, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Coloradolanded at Savage Field, in the northwest part of Fort Riley, Sept. 2. This isthe first time a plane has landed on the landing strip since October when itwas validated by the Army. The joint training opportunityallowed the air crew to MORE
An airman from the 302nd Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado, directs the humvee as it leaves the C-130 that landed at Savage Field near Fort Riley’s Douthit Range, in the northwest part of Fort Riley, Sept. 2.

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