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COMMUNITY CORNER - Developing good problem-solving skills key to survival, success

October 21, 2014 — You woke up this morning, gotready for work, jumped in your car, put the key in the ignition, and then, forsome strange reason, your car wouldn’t start. What did you do? Whether you recognized it ornot, you implemented some problem-solving skills. We use problem-solving skillson a daily basis at work and at home. There are four basic stepswhen it MORE

Post, local communities to offer Halloween festivities

October 21, 2014 — Halloween is just aroundthe corner. Fort Riley and thesurrounding communities provide many festive options for families. FORT RILEY A Halloween bowling partyis scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Custer Hill Bowling Center. Bowlingwill be unlimited during the party. Cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children.Shoe rental and complimentary MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Volunteers have major impact in community

October 21, 2014 — Volunteers are the heart ofmany organizations. Not only do they help meet manpower or economic demands,but their contributions ensure mission accomplishment and that quality of lifeneeds are fulfilled within their communities. There are over 2,500volunteers on Fort Riley. They are teachers, mentors, safety monitors; you nameit. Volunteers staff the MORE

‘Guardians’ get ‘bird’s eye’ view of regional assets

October 20, 2014 — SALINA, Kan. – In an effortto provide new training opportunities, promote growth with regional partnersand develop the ability to deploy at a moment’s notice, the 97th Military PoliceBattalion, 89th Military Police Brigade took to the skies Sept. 18 to conductreconnaissance of the Great Plains Joint Training Center. Several 97th MP Bn.officers and MORE
Officers and NCOs with the 97th MP Bn. fly in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter Sept. 18 to conduct ground and aerial reconnaissance of the Great Plains Joint Training Center, Salina.

‘Devil’ brigade Soldiers attend cutting-edge SHARP training

October 20, 2014 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait –U.S. Army Central and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team sponsored a play called“Tape” Aug. 6 in both Kuwait and Qatar. The play was in support of the Army’sSexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention Program. Written by film directorStephen Belber, the play was developed and produced by Outside the Wire, aproduction company MORE

Deputy garrison commander retires after 41-year career

October 08, 2014 — Linda Hoeffner, outgoingdeputy garrison commander, Fort Riley, waved a final good-bye Sept. 17 outsideGarrison Headquarters at Ware Parade Field. The horse-drawn carriage ofthe Commanding General’s Mounted Colored Guard pulled Hoeffner and her family membersaway after the deputy garrison’s retirement ceremony. During the ceremony,Hoeffner reflected MORE
Retired Deputy Garrison Commander Linda Hoeffner reflects on her career while making a speech during her Sept. 17 retirement ceremony on Ware Parade Field.

1st Infantry Division welcomes new members of command group

October 08, 2014 — The 1st Infantry Divisionwelcomed four new senior leaders during a Victory with Honors ceremony Sept. 19at division headquarters. Brig. Gen. Michael E.Kurilla, deputy commanding general for maneuver; Brig. Gen. Eric J. Wesley,deputy commanding general for support; Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Graves, deputycommanding general for development; and Col. MORE
Brig. Gen. Michael E. Kurilla, deputy commanding general for maneuver.  The 1st Inf. Div. welcomed the four new senior leaders during a Victory with Honors ceremony Sept. 19 at division headquarters.

Enhance resiliency by avoiding thinking traps

October 08, 2014 — Here at Fort Riley, we continuallystrive to create a culture of performance excellence and enhanced resiliencefor all Soldiers, family members and Army civilians. Together we’re focusing ona skill or concept each month that contributes to our resilience. Theresilience skill of this month is Avoiding Thinking Traps. We can enhance our resilienceby MORE

‘Daggers’ Soldiers get point: Two companies earn SABER recognition from commanding general

October 08, 2014 — Two companies with the 2ndArmored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division have earned designations forroutinely making good decisions and taking personal responsibility seriously. Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, commandinggeneral, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley, presented Company B, 5th Squadron, 4thCavalry Regiment, and Company C, 299th Brigade MORE
Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, commanding general, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley, and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, the division’s top NCO, add the SABER streamer to the flag of Co. B, 5th Sqdn, 4th Cav. Regt., Sept. 16 at Fort Riley.

Taking watch: MPs prepare for watch command

October 08, 2014 — A group of military policeSoldiers got schooled in the principles and intricacies of leading a patrolshift during a watch commander course Sept. 15 to 19 at Fort Riley. “(The course’s) overallgoal is to prepare the watch commanders to lead a patrol shift while on duty,”said Capt. Kurt Mohlman, training officer, Fort Riley Police MORE
Soldiers with the 97th MP Bn. attend a watch commander course Sept. 15 to 19 at Fort Riley.

Community remembers POWs, MIAs

October 08, 2014 — JUNCTION CITY – A crowd satin silence to honor past and present POWs and MIAs during a Sept. 19 ceremonyat Heritage Park. During the ceremony a new POW/MIAand WIA/KIA monument was unveiled. The monument is the resultof several community members and organizations working together. Col. Matthew Lewis, brigadecommander, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, MORE
Members of the Junction City VFW Post No. 8773 present the colors during a POW/ MIA ceremony Sept. 19 in Heritage Park, Junction City.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month set for October

October 08, 2014 — October is Domestic ViolenceAwareness Month. The Army’s theme for this year’s observance is “Relationshipsshould be safe, respectful and positive.” Fort Riley and thesurrounding communities will host a variety of events to educate the populationabout domestic violence and highlight available resources. “There are a lot of peopleout there who don’t MORE

Post set to ‘sweep up’ for fall cleanup

October 08, 2014 — Leaves will be falling soonaround Fort Riley, and the annual fall cleanup will begin Oct. 1 and continuethrough Nov. 14. The cleanup includes unitsand directorates who work on the installation. “The purpose is to improvethe appearance of the installation,” said Master Sgt. Douglas Neal, Division Headquartersand Headquarter Battalion, 1st Infantry MORE

Corvias streamlines wait list process for on-post housing

October 08, 2014 — Corvias Military Living,Fort Riley’s family housing partner, introduced an upgraded wait list managementsystem for housing assignments Sept. 15. The new system puts all familiesin a priority level dependent upon individual situations. Many families on thewait list prior to Sept. 15 were grandfathered to similar priority levels. “Families currently MORE

USD 475 receives STEM grant from DOD Education Activity

October 08, 2014 — JUNCTION CITY – UnifiedSchool District 475 Geary County Schools is preparing to equip all third- to fifth-graderswith a laptop to enhance learning in and out of the classroom through a 2.5million Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, grant providedby the Department of Defense Education Activity funding. The Braiding STEM Early MORE

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