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Paxico

November 24, 2017 —      Situated off U.S. Interstate 70 toward the city of Topeka sits Paxico a community that 213 people call home. Don’t be fooled by the population size, this town offers a variety of antiques and collectible shops, a winery, art classes and galleries, RV Park and campgrounds, annual festivals and more.      Stop by Paxico’s main street for a MORE
Step into the past and tour the many antiques shops in Paxico. The community was known as Strong Mill in 1879 when the Chicago, Kansas and Nebraska railway made its stop through the town. The railway was later dissolved and is now known as Union Pacific.

COMMUNITY CORNER – Slow down, relax, enjoy the holiday season

November 22, 2017 —      Thanksgiving has passed and Black Friday has arrived, which means we’re officially in the 2017 holiday season. Some people love this time of year as they rush around buying gifts, attending parties and keeping traditions alive, but others are anxious about finding the time to get everything done and still enjoy the festivities.      This year, MORE
Fort Riley Garrison Commander

COMMUNITY CORNER – Giving thanks to important things in life

November 17, 2017 —      As we prepare to gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving, let’s take some time to reflect and give thanks for all that has been good in our lives this year and for the abundance of freedoms we enjoy in our country.      Much of what we have to be thankful for during the holidays is due to the selfless service our military men and MORE
Fort Riley Garrison Commander

Locomotive makes first stop at Fort Riley to honor Soldiers

November 17, 2017 —      It was a cold, Kansas autumn morning when Lindsey Douglas, Union Pacific public affairs officer, took her place behind a podium to greet a crowd of people waiting to learn more about the locomotive behind her.      Douglas addressed the audience during the outdoor “Union Pacific Salute to the Military” event held near the First Territorial MORE
Locomotive No. 1943, The Spirit, makes its first stop at Fort Riley during Union Pacific Salute to the Military Nov. 6 near the First Territorial Capitol building. Col. John D. Lawrence, Fort Riley’s garrison commander, Fort Riley officials, U.S. government officials and Union Pacific employees were among the attendees of the event.

Installation Management Command director tours Fort Riley

November 17, 2017 —      Brenda Lee McCullough, director, Installation Management Command- Readiness, visited Fort Riley Nov. 6 to 9 as part of her bi-annual review of the installation.       During her time at the installation, she met with garrison and 1st Infantry Division leadership, toured facilities and spoke with the staff of those locations to develop an MORE
Brenda Lee McCullough, director, Installation Management Command-Readiness, pets a cat at the Fort Riley Stray Animal Facility Nov. 8.

Fort Riley works with tribes to preserve history

November 17, 2017 —      Editor’s Note: This story is part three of a four-part series on the Directorate of Public Works – Environmental Division.      Before Fort Riley was a post or even a camp, before homesteaders filled the area and began farming, there were the Native American tribes who called the Great Plains their home.      Today, personnel within the MORE
Representatives from Fort Riley and one of the 12 Native American tribes that works with the installation shake hands over an agreement solidifying the relationship between post and the tribe in April 2000.

Soldiers to receive hazardous waste training at no cost

November 17, 2017 —      Barton Community College will offer transitioning Fort Riley Soldiers a grant-funded two-week certificate program at no cost to participants. The Hazardous Waste Worker program gives Soldiers credentials to help them find work after their tenure in the Army ends.      The next course is set from Nov. 27 through Dec. 8 at 100 Continental Ave. MORE

Become weather prepared with Ready Army, Safety Office

November 17, 2017 —      “Whether you are a newcomer from New York, north western states or even coming from Florida, pay attention to what is being put out as first messaging in regard to the weather,” said Chris Hallenbeck, Fort Riley emergency manager for the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.      Hallenbeck works directly with Dawn MORE
The Army-issued severe weather kit is one of several examples the Ready Army program has to assist people with ideas of what they should include in their emergency kit.

RECYCLING CENTER - Missed recycling connections

November 17, 2017 —      Have you ever wondered if you missed a recycling connection? No need to scroll through Craigslist “Missed Connections” looking for the bottle you never recycled or the can that got away. This article will help you recognize those connections before they slip away.      There are many opportunities for recycling that are missed at home because MORE

Masterminds of property: Real Property Office keeper of Fort Riley assets, buildings

November 17, 2017 —        Editor’s Note: This story is part three of a three-part series on the Directorate of Public Works Master Planning Division.      “We are actually a branch out of (the) master planning division, like a hub in a spoked wheel,” said Paula Fultz, real property accountable officer Directorate of Public Works Real Property Office. “We are in the MORE

K-State community salutes ‘Big Red One’ during Fort Riley Day game in Manhattan

November 17, 2017 —      The Flint Hills and 1st Infantry Division communities came together in force Nov. 11 for Kansas State University’s annual Fort Riley Day football game at Bill Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas.       Soldiers from Fort Riley were on hand be­fore kickoff to talk with fans and show them the equipment and vehicles they use to accomplish MORE
Staff Sgt. John Hylander, 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, leads the Kansas State University football team onto the field at Bill Snyder Family Stadium Nov. 11 as part of Fort Riley Day at K-State. Hylander was selected to lead the team because he is the Noncommissioned Officer of the Year for 1st Inf. Div.

Portraits capture love, memories for service members, families

November 17, 2017 —      Photographers captured still frames of service members and their families during USO Fort Riley’s Portraits of Love, a free event held at Riley’s Con­ference Center Nov. 11.      Michelle Tramantano, Imagine Alliance program di­rector, said the event began nine years ago as a way to give back to Soldiers and their families. They never thought MORE
Randy Roach left, Wolfe’s Camera Shop photographer, takes a moment between photographs to talk to the Cole family during USO Fort Riley’s Portraits of Love held in Riley’s Conference Center on Nov. 11. The event was a way for service members and their families to get a free 15 minutes session with a professional photographer.

Armed Forces Merit Award goes to K-State football

November 17, 2017 — MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kan­sas State has been named the sixth recipient of the Armed Forces Merit Award, presented by the Football Writers Associa­tion of America. The partner­ship of the Kansas State football team with the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st In­fantry Division, also called the “Iron Rangers,” has created MORE

Middle school honors veterans

November 17, 2017 —       Students of Fort Riley Middle School honored vet­erans across the nation Nov. 9 during a Veterans Day As­sembly on the campus.      The assembly, hosted by students of the Advancement via Individual Determina­tion program, began with the color guard from the Junior ROTC at Junction City, Kan­sas, high school.       Students and parents of the MORE
Students of Fort Riley Middle School perform for an audience of their peers, faculty and parents during their Veterans Day assembly Nov. 9 at the school. The assembly, hosted by students of the Advancement via Individual Determination program, began with the color guard from the JROTC.

Teaming up with Polish Soldiers

November 17, 2017 — ZAGAN, Poland — Soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, played alongside Polish basketball players in an exhibition game in front of an audience of community members in Zary, Poland, Nov. 9 in an early celebration of Poland’s Independence Day Nov. 11.     “We have the American and the Polish players integrated on MORE
Two teams comprised of Soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team and Polish teammates vie for the ball during an exhibition basketball game at a gymnasium in Zary, Poland, Nov. 9, in celebration of Polish Independence Day. Both teams were a mix of Soldiers and members of a semi-professional Polish basketball team, which promoted greater cohesion.

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