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Tale of three bottles at Fort Riley

April 16, 2018 — Once upon a time there were three plastic soda bottles sitting next to each other in a cooler at a Fort Riley Army and Air Force Exchange Service Express store. They were passing time by talking about life. The first one, who introduced himself as Red said he wanted to grow up to be something. He was tired of just sitting on the shelf holding 16 MORE

Fort Riley Dental Activity History

March 15, 2018 — Unit HistoryThe Fort Riley Dental Activity (DENTAC) traces its origins to 1917, the year the first Dental Officers were assigned to Fort Riley. Between the World Wars, one Dental Officer at a small dental clinic served a small post population. However, with the mobilization of World War II, dental clinics were established at Camps Forsyth, Funston, MORE

‘Demon’ brigade stands ready to deliver fuel

February 2, 2018 — Several units from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, worked together to conduct a unique and important training on Marshall Army Airfield Jan. 23 to 27. Soldiers from the 601st Aviation Support Battalion, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Brigade, 1st CAB, teamed up to conduct fuel transportation delivery to MORE
1st CAB Swing Load, Sweet Chariot

Garrison personnel recognized for accomplishments at awards ceremony

January 29, 2018 —      As the first quarter of fiscal year 2018 comes to a close, 11 individuals and six Fort Riley garrison organizations were recognized for their achievements during the Garrison Awards Ceremony Jan. 19 at Summerall Hall, building 500.      Benita Edwards, Employment Readiness Program manager with Army Community Service, swept the most awards MORE
Fort Riley Garrison Commander Col. John D Lawrence, left, and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. James L. Collins, right, clap for Benita Edwards, Employment Readiness Program manager with Army Community Service, during the Garrison Awards Ceremony Jan. 19 at Summerall Hall. She received awards recognizing her as Employee of the Month and Garrison Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of fiscal year 2018.

Col. Theodore Brown takes command of Fort Riley Medical Activity

January 29, 2018 —      Members of Irwin Army Community Hospital, 1st Infantry Division and the Central Flint Hills region welcomed Col. Theodore Brown during an assumption of command ceremony Jan. 18 at King Field House.      Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Tempel Jr., commanding general, Regional Health Command – Central, presided over the ceremony.      In a traditional act MORE
Col. Theodore Brown, left, receives the hospital colors from Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Tempel, Jr. commanding general of Regional Health Command-Central, to symbolize the assumption of command.

Soldiers build bridges with Polish students during cultural exchange

January 29, 2018 — ZAGAN, Poland — Soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, met with elementary school students in Nowa Sol, Poland, Jan. 17 as part of an effort to build upon Polish-U.S. relations.      Throughout the day, a group of six Soldiers broke into discussion groups, talked about their experiences as service members, MORE
Cpl. Kevin Johnson, right, a Virginia native and a human resource specialist assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, shows photos from his hometown to a group of students at an elementary school in Nowa Sol, Poland Jan. 17. The purpose of the visit was to give the students the opportunity to learn more about the U.S. military and its involvement in Atlantic Resolve.

Public Works tackle highest amount of extreme weather damages in a decade

January 29, 2018 —       Fort Riley’s Operations and Maintenance Division, part of the Directorate of Public Works, experienced a surge in Priority 1 damages caused by severe winter weather.      The rise in damages began during New Year’s Day when Kansas experienced extreme weather, said Sandy Walker, chief of OM, DPW.      “We started observing damages after the MORE
Mark Sekulich, left, helps Bryan Finnegan, plumbers with Operations and Maintenance Division - Directorate of Public Works, check damages left behind by a burst pipe in one of the buildings on Custer Hill Jan. 19. Public Works estimated the total of damages this winter season so far to have reached $1 million.

Five Boy Scouts help discover crime scene

January 29, 2018 —      Five Boy Scouts from Troop 41 in Junction City, Kansas, were at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, Nov. 4, 2017 for a merit badge class when they discovered a crime scene under a walking bridge during their break.      Jett Harter, 13, son of retired Sgt. 1st Class Robert Harter, said they came across numerous identity cards, wallets MORE
From the left: Jett Harter, son of retired Sgt. 1st Class Robert Harter; Bryson Fisher, son of retired Staff Sgt. Baldwin Fisher; Scoutmaster Pete Paras; Jakob Black, son of Chris Black; and George McVay, son of Command Sgt. Maj. William McVay, Fort Riley Warrior Transition Battalion senior noncommissioned officer; were part of the group who helped discover a stash of stolen items in the woods at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, Nov. 4, 2017. Also part of the scouting group who led the investigation but not pictured is Lane Campbell.

Know some risks, dangers of unauthorized family child care

January 29, 2018 —      Editor’s Note: This story is part one of a two-part series on family child care on post.      Unauthorized child care is when an unlicensed individual provides more than 10 hours per week of care for another family’s child or children on a regular basis, according to Cheryl Greathouse, Child and Youth Services coordinator.      “They need to MORE

SAFETY CORNER - Staying safe at work during cold weather

January 29, 2018 —      Winter is upon us, but that doesn’t stop the work, especially for those who work outdoors and have to brave extreme cold temperatures. Although the work must be done, limiting personnel exposure to cold can go a long way toward preventing cold stress injuries and illnesses such as frostbite, hypothermia, trench foot and chilblains.       There MORE

‘Durable’ brigade hosts Martin Luther King Jr. observance

January 29, 2018 —      The 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade hosted an observance in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 17 at Barlow Theater.      The observance was a reflection on the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka and the civil rights movement leading up to the legacy of King. The observance started with a performance by the 1st Infantry MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Daralyn Williams-Saulsberry, right, 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade equal opportunity advisor, poses for a photo with guest speaker Joan Wilson, a park ranger at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas, after the Martin Luther King Jr. observance Jan. 17 at Fort Riley. Wilson was presented a wooden “Big Red One” as a token of appreciation for being the guest speaker at the observance.

Military 101: Army Community Service course educates spouses on basics

January 29, 2018 —      Spouses and Soldiers alike came together for a Military 101 class — a course designed and taught by Jane Brookshire, Army Community Service program manager — Jan. 18 at ACS.       Every month ACS holds Military 101 on about the fourth Thursday. Military 101 is designed to strengthen the Army family with a team building course.       The class MORE

One-man shop takes photos for promotable Soldiers

January 29, 2018 —     It is just for Soldiers, said Peter Aiken, visual information specialist at Fort Riley’s Visual Information Support Center operated by the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. The Visual Information Support Center provides photo services to Soldiers who need a Department of the Army photo and command team mugshots.     MORE
Peter Aiken, visual information specialist at Fort Riley’s Visual Information Support Center operated by the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security prepares the American flag used as a prop for command photos. Aiken is the sole employee who takes thousands of Department of the Army photos for promotable Soldiers and command photos for officers across the installation.

Eyster Pool officials to offer Wednesday ‘BRO’ Swim program

January 29, 2018 —      Active-duty Soldiers can swim laps, partake in a rock climbing wall and go down a slide at Eyster Pool 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday as part of the “BRO” Swim program.      “It’s (a) $3 entry fee for all active-duty (Soldiers) and (we) plan to continue it through the spring at the least when we the outdoor pool is open,” said Judy Gardner, water MORE
Eyster Pool offers Soldiers a cheap way to get out of the barracks every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. for $3 with “BRO” Swim. The event is geared toward Soldiers, encouraging them to visit Eyster Pool to swim laps, slide into the pool and/or gain muscle on the rock climbing wall.


January 29, 2018 —      Museums do not always have to be hoity-toity. Fort Riley is in an area where there are many sorts of museums to appease various interests from cars and history to arts and entertainment.      For art aficionados and those interested in learning about the history of Kansas through art, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State MORE
Abilene is the home town of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home is open to tours.

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