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Europe Region takes title in Best Warrior competition

June 01, 2015 — SAN ANTONIO -- A pair of Militarypolicemen from U.S. Army Garrison Benelux-Schinnen were named U.S. Army InstallationManagement Command Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year in the 2015IMCOM Best Warrior competition at Camp Bullis May 4 to 8. The competition included Sgt.Jaletta Paige, a chaplain assistant with Headquarters and MORE

Runners meet Custer’s Challenge, rain, mud

June 01, 2015 — About 230 peopleparticipated in Custer’s Challenge, a non-competitive collaborative effort withthe Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sports and fitnessdepartment that took four months to plan twelve obstacles that spanned threemiles dotted along a 5k course on Fort Riley’s famous Water Buffalo hill.  Some participants said MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER – Schools out, summer activities abound at your hometown Fort Riley

May 29, 2015 — School has let out and nowour kids have a lot more free time than we do. With that in mind, remember thatFort Riley provides a wide variety of things for youngsters to do this summerin a safe environment. Here are a few ideas: Four Corvias communityswimming pools are now open for the season. Pool hours are Monday throughSaturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER – Memorial Day a time to honor fallen, protect yourself and your family

May 28, 2015 — The calendar points us to aday of remembrance. So, May 25th we remember those who’ve died in service toour nation. Maybe you’ll get to pay your respects through a formal ceremony, a fewflowers on a headstone or through a moment of reflection about those who’vegone before you and paid the ultimate sacrifice. In some cases, the MemorialDay weekend MORE

Preventing drunk driving aim of program at Fort Riley

May 28, 2015 — The Drunk DrivingPrevention Program, a new program to prevent drinking and driving, provides afree ride home to those who have too much to drink and are pre-registered. The program is a volunteer-based,non-profit organization that got its start in Hawaii. Volunteers not only getthe Soldier home safely, but they drive their car home for free as long MORE

It’s the season on the roads: Look out for workers

May 28, 2015 — Warmer weather means thatroadwork season is in full effect which means more and more work zones are poppingup on our interstates, highways and streets. It’s also the time of year when morepeople are on the road traveling greater distances to the beach, mountains and othervacation spots. The Bureau of Labor Statisticsreports that there were 7 MORE

Workplace violence cannot be overlooked

May 28, 2015 — Fort Riley employs morethan 20,000 Soldiers, civilians and contractors. Each must complete online trainingabout violence in the workplace. The training helps raise awareness aboutworkplace violence and how it can happen to anyone. Workplace violence can bedefined as any violence that occurs in a workplace. It can range from off-the-cuffremarks made MORE

Tax center closes for season

May 28, 2015 — Eighty-two days. That isthe number of days the Fort Riley tax center was open for the tax season. Thecenter closed its doors April 16. The center prepared 2012, 2013and 2014 federal tax returns. State returns were completed as a courtesy whencompleting a federal return. Elizabeth Thurston, legal assistanceattorney and chief of the tax center, said MORE

Memorial Day Ceremony slated for May 25

May 22, 2015 — The annual 1st Infantry Division/Central Flint Hills Region Memorial Day ceremony is set to take place 11:40 a.m., Monday, May 25, at the Fort Riley Post Cemetery.Scheduled to speak is Garrison Commander Col. Andrew Cole, Jr. Also scheduled to perform is the 1st Infantry Division Band, which will play pre-ceremonial music as well as renditions of MORE

Venerable ‘Rangers’ case colors

May 14, 2015 — The 2nd Battalion, 16thInfantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, cased itscolors May 1 during an inactivation ceremony on Cavalry Parade Field at FortRiley. The 2nd Bn., 16th Inf.Regt., is being reorganized and assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rdInfantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia. The unit is the fourth inas MORE
Lt. Col. Eric J. Batchelor, commander (left), and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas F. Williams, senior noncommissioned officer (right), 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, furl and case their battalion colors during an inactivation ceremony May 1 at Fort Riley’s Cavalry Parade Field.

Safety, sequestration top Hammack agenda

May 14, 2015 — The Honorable KatherineHammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy andEnvironment, awarded the Director of Army Safety Risk Management Safety Awardto recipients from several directorates May 7 during her visit to Fort Riley. The awardees employed riskmanagement to reduce the command’s overall accident rate. They were MORE
The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment speaks to local media during her visit on May 7.

COMMUNITY CORNER – Become a sponsor of a Soldier. It matters

May 14, 2015 — We are in the peak militarypermanent change of station moving season. Do you remember when youfirst arrived to Fort Riley? Even if you’ve moved numerous times throughout yourcareer, it was still important to us that you felt welcomed to the Fort Rileyfamily and became familiar with your new area as well as resources available toyou on post. MORE

Division’s best to compete for Gainey Cup

May 13, 2015 — A cavalryman team from TroopA, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Team represented the1st Infantry Division at the 2015 Gainey Cup competition May 4 to 8 at FortBenning, Georgia. The Gainey Cup is a competitionnamed after retired Command Sgt. Maj. William “Joe” Gainey, the first senior enlistedadvisor to the chairman of the MORE
The 1st Inf. Div. 2015 Gainey Cup team, which is from Troop A, 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., 4th IBCT, is pictured in front of division headquarters Feb. 25 at Fort Riley. They competed May 4 to 8 at Fort Benning, Georgia, for the title of best cavalry squad in the Army. Pictured from left to right are Spc. Joeland Garcia, Sgt. Dawonta R. Henderson, Sgt. Juan F. Rocha, Sgt. Timothy M. Yanez, Spc. Christopher Omara and Staff Sgt. Brian J. Heather.

Veterans association dedicates Vietnam memorial

May 13, 2015 — Five decades ago the 1st InfantryDivision received orders to deploy to Vietnam, and while the Soldiers whoserved with the 16th Infantry Regiment during the conflict will never forgetit, the regiment’s association has ensured future generations will remember thosewho fought. The 16th Infantry Regiment Associationdedicated the 16th Infantry Vietnam MORE
Brig. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, 1st Inf. Div. senior mission commander, greets members of the 16th Infantry Regiment Association after the unveiling of the 16th Infantry Vietnam Monument May 1.

Fort Riley wins fifth U.S. Army deployment excellence award

May 13, 2015 — When it comes to teamexcellence, the combined efforts of Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Divisionhas translated occasional or first-time successes into habit. For the fifthtime in seven years, Fort Riley earned the Chief of Staff of the Army CombinedLogistics Excellence award. Fort Riley’s LogisticsReadiness Center was named No. 1 in the “All-Army MORE

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