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COMMUNITY CORNER - This winter participate, don’t hibernate

January 23, 2015 — It’s easy to slow down, hibernateand hide inside our warm homes all winter as temperatures drop below freezing. While going outside mightbe a challenge, let’s look for opportunities to stay active within our communities.I encourage you to get outinto your communities, meet your neighbors and spend time with one another. Getout, be active, have fun MORE

Legislation changes military laws for sexual assault

January 22, 2015 — WASHINGTON – The fiscalyear 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law last month,significantly changes the Uniform Code of Military Justice in cases pertaining torape and sexual assault. All of the UCMJ amendmentscontained in the NDAA pertain to investigating and prosecuting sexual assaultcrimes and victim care, said Lt. Col. John MORE
Changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial have been brought about by the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2015, which became effective Dec. 26, 2014, according to an expert in the Army's Office of the Judge Advocate General.

Stay safe, healthy this winter

January 22, 2015 — Although the winter seasondoes not come as a surprise, some people are always caught unaware andunprepared. However, if you prepare for this winter’s hazards, you will be morelikely to stay safe and healthy during the constant changing of our temperatures.Below are some winter safety tips that can help prevent accidents and injuries:TAKE THESE MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER – MLK Jr. holiday time to celebrate diversity, time to remain safe

January 20, 2015 — This year, the life of civilrights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is observed nationally Jan. 19 withthe annual theme “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off.” King’s birthday is Jan. 15,however, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill Nov. 2, 1983, declaring thethird Monday in January each year as a federal holiday to honor him. MORE

Army Covenant now Total Army Strong

January 13, 2015 — Editor’s note: KalynCurtis, a reporter with the 1st Inf. Div. Post, contributed to this story. What was once known as theArmy Family Covenant is now referred to as Total Army Strong – a rebranding ineffort to reaffirm senior Army leadership’s commitment to Soldiers, families andcivilians, and to build trust between the Army and its people. Rather MORE

‘Quarterhorse’ IDs top gun in TOW competition

January 13, 2015 — Pfc. Devon Moreno, unable toclear the smile from his face, described firing an anti-tank missile. “At first, when you fire it,it’s going to click,” the 20-year-old cavalry scout said. “Then, there’s abrief pause, and then it’s like, I guess, a volcano. It just erupts and justbangs, and then the vehicle shakes, and then it gets really hot. It gets MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Nuss, first sergeant, Troop A (left) and Sgt. 1st Class Jason King, assistant operations NCO (right), both with 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., take safe positions and observe as the gunner fires a tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided TOW anti-tank missile during a “top gun” competition Dec. 11 at Fort Riley.

Soldiers to be recognized by aviation association

January 13, 2015 — Representatives from the ArmyAviation Association of America are set to recognize two flight crews and acompany with the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division for theirefforts during a rescue operation in late 2013 in Afghanistan. Nine members of Company C,2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st CAB are setto MORE
Soldiers with Co. C., 2nd GSAB, 1st Avn. Regt., 1st CAB conduct rescue hoist training Jan. 16, 2014, at Kandahar Airfield, Kandahar, Afghanistan. The crews of Dustoff 66 and Dustoff 54 will be recognized by the Army Aviation Association of America Feb. 4 at Fort Rucker, Ala., as the Air and Sea Rescue of the Year award recipients for rescue and recovery operations Dec. 17, 2013, when a UH-60 Blackhawk was shot down in Zabul Province, Afghanistan.

Fatality-Free Day: More than just number

January 13, 2015 — Soldiers were recently awardedwith a day off for hitting the milestone of 222 days without a personally-ownedvehicle accident. “The factors in which a Soldiercan be involved in a POV accident are numerous,” said Dawn Douglas, safety andoccupational health specialist, Garrison Safety Office. “Weather, fatigue, not wearingseat belts, excessive speed, MORE

Temp employees now eligible for health care

January 13, 2015 — Temporary employees at FortRiley now have the option to enroll in health care. As of Nov. 14, 2014, the Officeof Personnel Management expanded opportunities for the Federal Employee HealthBenefits Plan, which also includes Federal Long- Term Insurance and Flexible SpendingAccounts. “Certain temporary federal employeeswill be eligible for employer MORE

Cervical cancer easily detectable

January 13, 2015 — Within the femalereproductive organs is the cervix. It is a thick, funnel-shaped organ at thelower end of the uterus. The cervix serves as the gateway between the vaginaand uterus. Stated another way, it separates the internal and external sexorgans. Like most organs of the body,the cervix is not immune to the risk of cancer. Cervical cancer MORE

IACH uses secure messaging for patient communication

January 13, 2015 — Patients at Irwin Army CommunityHospital medical homes, nutrition, obstetrician and gynecology, physicaltherapy and occupational therapy clinics have a new way to communicate withtheir providers through Army Medicine’s Secure Messaging System powered byRelayHealth. The new system brings membersof the health care team to patients, wherever they are, MORE

Carbon monoxide can be silent killer

January 13, 2015 — Team Riley, carbon monoxideis an odorless, tasteless, colorless and highly toxic gas that causes suddenillness and death. Carbon monoxide is found incombustion fumes, like those produced by automobiles, small gasoline engines, gasranges, kerosene or when wood or charcoal is burned. If appliances that burnfuel are maintained and used properly, the MORE

CSF2 reveals real goal attainment secret

January 13, 2015 — Goals, especially New Year’sresolutions are great to have: losing weight, stopping smoking, earning acollege degree, eating healthy, paying off credit cards and so on. Problem is, it’s one thing tohave a goal and another to complete it. A popular New Year’s resolutionis getting a gym membership to get in shape, said Arlene Bauer, a master MORE

Protect your identity online, review social network security settings

January 13, 2015 — Due to world events and inan effort to protect the force, special agents with the Army CriminalInvestigation Command’s Computer Crime Investigative Unit are recommendinganyone affiliated with the military, review their social media accounts and usethe best security settings. Social media platforms likeFacebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are powerful MORE

Fort Riley to offer nursing program

January 13, 2015 — Soldiers and militaryspouses have the opportunity to apply for Hutchinson Community College’snursing program at Fort Riley. A needs assessment wascompleted in June 2013 that identified one of the demands at Fort Riley was tooffer a nursing program that worked with military schedules, according to SheriBuono, education service specialist, Education MORE

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