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COMMUNITY CORNER - RILEY values: Respect and dignity, Integrity, Learning, Excellence, Yes to service

July 25, 2014 — Fort Riley is a great placeto live and work. Our RILEY values Respect and Dignity, Integrity, Learning,Excellence, and Yes to Service are the core values we live by on thisinstallation. Take a moment to reflect on these values, consider what they meanto you and how they apply to your lives today. RESPECT AND DIGNITY The Army’s greatest asset MORE

Minimize outdoor fire hazards during summer

July 25, 2014 — Fire safety isn’t just forthe home; and environmental fires don’t just happen in wilderness areas. Whileout and about, everyone has a responsibility to take steps to prevent fires. The following tips areimportant to practice fire safety: SMOKING Flicking a cigarette butt outof a car window can wreak havoc. Discarded cigarette butts accountfor a MORE

Fort Riley, Junction City celebrate freedom

July 24, 2014 — JUNCTION CITY – Holidays likeIndependence Day just mean a little more in a military community. Absolutely, retired Col.John Seitz said. Junction City is home to so many military families and itscitizens have experienced the deployments, redeployments, hardships andunfortunate losses of friends, he added. “And so, it’s veryimportant for a community MORE
Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard in the annual Sundown Salute parade in Junction City.

‘Durable’ training enhances unit’s efficiency to any combat operation

July 24, 2014 — A mission to move more thanfour million gallons of fuel and various other supplies to sustain the Army’swar fighters during an armed conflict is no easy feat. Vehicle breakdowns,insurgent attacks on convoys and millions of internally displaced civiliansclogging the supply routes were just some of the scenario-based obstacles the 1stSustainment MORE
Pfc. Jovaughn Stige, fuel handler, 24th Transportation Co., 541st CSSB, refuels the 1st Sust. Bde.’s Tactical Operation Center generators during a heavy rainstorm June 24, enabling the staff to conduct 24-hour operations for the Warfighter Exercise at Fort Riley.

‘BRO’ pilots new C4ISR field support structure

July 24, 2014 — Fort Riley’sself-sufficiency will increase as a result of a partnership between the 1stInfantry Division and the Command, Control, Communications, Computers,Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Center of Excellence. This partnership will teachthe skills needed by Soldiers in the field to maintain, troubleshoot and repairmission essential MORE

IACH helps patients function, manage chronic pain

July 24, 2014 — Fort Riley’s Irwin ArmyCommunity Hospital’s Pain Management Clinic offers two programs for patientssuffering from chronic pain: Pain School and the Functional RestorationProgram. Pain School is two-houreducational class where participants learn about the many aspects of chronicpain and how to better manage it through various coping mechanisms MORE

‘Bandido Charlie’ company veterans ensure legacy remains

July 24, 2014 — GARDEN GROVE, Calif. – “Oncea Bandido, always a Bandido” – that’s the motto of the Bandido CharlieAssociation, a group established by Company C, 1st Battalion, 16th InfantryRegiment veterans who served together in Vietnam and are determined to keep thespirit of their service and the service of those serving in the company todayalive. Several MORE

‘BRO’ vets gather for reunion in California

July 24, 2014 — GARDEN GROVE, Calif. –Every year they meet. Hundreds of men and women of different ages, fromdifferent places and with different occupations join together to remember andcelebrate the one thing they all have in common – the large, crimson “1” theywore on their shoulders while serving with the 1st Infantry Division. The Society of the FirstInfantry MORE
Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley commanding general, gives a speech during the Society of the First Infantry Division’s 96th Annual Reunion Banquet June 28 in Garden Grove, Calif. Funk thanked “Big Red One” veterans from World War II to the Global War on Terrorism for their selfless service to the nation.

New commander for ‘Dauntless’ brigade

July 22, 2014 — FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. –Col. Antonio “Andy” Munera took the reins of the 4th Maneuver EnhancementBrigade, 1st Infantry Division, June 25 at Gammon Field. Munera assumed command ofthe “Dauntless” brigade during a change of command ceremony that welcomed himand said farewell to Col. James F. Reckard III. “Just so there is no doubt,let me introduce MORE
Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, commanding general, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley; Col. Anthony “Andy” Munera; and Col. James F. Reckard III conduct an inspection of the troops June 25 during a change of command ceremony for the 4th MEB, 1st Inf. Div., at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Inspection of the troops allows the new leader to see his formation before taking command. Munera took command of the brigade from Reckard during the ceremony.

DENTAC hero rescues near-drowning girl, gets Soldier’s Medal

July 22, 2014 — Like many at Fort Riley, Capt.Derek Curtis, the post’s Dental Activity company commander, took his family toMilford Lake while on leave. That became a day his family would never forget. While at the lake, hewitnessed a group of male teenagers trying to convince two teenage girls toswim out to the deeper parts of the lake. One of the girls was fine MORE
Capt. Derek Curtis, Dental Activity company commander, is shown here with his family, after he being awarded the Soldier’s Medal June 24 at Fort Riley. Curtis received the medal after saving the life of a teenage girl in 2013 at Milford Lake.

EOD career, equipment excite STEM pupils

July 22, 2014 — Robots, rifles and explosivedevices were in the hands of children June 27 at Fort Riley under the carefulsupervision of Soldiers, teachers and administrators. Approximately 300 students,grades five through 12, enrolled in this year’s STEM Summer Institute visitedFort Riley on their last day of the program. Science, Technology,Engineering and MORE
STEM Summer Institute students observe an unmanned ground vehicle demonstration at the 84th EOD, 1st Sust. Bde., 1st Inf. Div. During their tour June 27 at Fort Riley, the students were introduced to EOD technicians, their equipment and the ways in which a career in EOD relates to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

Junction City musicians, ‘Big Red One’ Soldiers make music together

July 22, 2014 — JUNCTIONCITY, Kan. – Members of the Fort Riley and Junction City communities are oftenin harmony, but that was literally the case in June when members of the 1stInfantry Division Band joined the Junction City Community Band for a series offour free concerts at the historic C.L. Hoover Opera House in Junction City.  “I thinkit’s great,” said Chief MORE
Spc. Chris Cotten of the 1st Inf. Div. Band plays a euphonium solo June 29 during the Junction City Community Band’s concert at the C.L. Hoover Opera House in Junction City.  Cotton and a handful of other Soldiers from the “Big Red One’s” band joined members of the Junction City and surrounding communities to play in the all-volunteer organization.  June 29 was the band’s last concert of the season and featured music from a variety of films like “The Three Amigos,” “Brigadoon,” “Tommy Boy,” “Wizard of Oz,” and “Harry Potter.”

Family honored for volunteer service

July 22, 2014 — A military family washonored as the Volunteer Military Family of the Year at Fort Riley for 2013.They were officially recognized during the Volunteer of the Year Ceremony April7 at Riley’s Conference Center. The Daul family feels they arejust doing what they normally do everyday – nothing extraordinary. However, thevolunteer hours they have accrued MORE
Chaplain (Capt.) Kevin Daul, second from left, HHC,1st CAB, smiles as he receives the volunteer military family of the year award April 7 at Riley’s Conference Center.

Start mosquito protection methods now, says a Kansas State University veterinarian

July 22, 2014 — MANHATTAN — Start thinkingnow about protecting yourself and your horse from West Nile virus, says a KansasState University veterinarian. Beth Davis, professor and headof the equine medicine and surgery section at the College of VeterinaryMedicine's Veterinary Health Center, says there was an increase in Equine WestNile virus cases in 2013. Summer MORE

Agriculture Program cultivates community ties

July 22, 2014 — Fort Riley consists of morethan 100,000 acres. Approximately onethird of these are leased out to members ofthe local community to grow crops and hay. The Agriculture Program isrun by the environmental division, Directorate of Public Works. The program not only makesuse of land that would otherwise be left idle and brings benefit to localfarmers, MORE
A local farmer tends to some hay on leased land at Fort Riley through the Agriculture Program, which allows unused land to be leased out for use to grow hay and crops to benefit the local community and Fort Riley.

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