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SAFETY CORNER - Staying food safe during Thanksgiving

November 17, 2017 —     Team Riley, for many families nothing says “Thanksgiving” like “turkey.” This is why preparing the holiday bird correctly can avoid unnecessary discomfort or even worse, a trip to the emergency room. According to the Centers for Disease Control, food-handling errors and inadequate cooking are the most common problems that lead to MORE

Kids get pep in their step through K-State cheers

November 17, 2017 —      Young girls and boys attended the ninth annual Kansas State University cheer camp at Fort Riley’s King Field House Nov. 8.      The free, single-day cheer camp taught the participants cheers and cheerleading techniques, the participants performed a cheer for their parents at the end of the camp.      “It is a kids’ cheer camp we’ve been MORE
Youth cheerleaders from J-Force from Junction City, Kansas learn cheers from Kansas State University’s cheerleaders during K-State cheer champ at Fort Riley’s King Field House Nov. 8.

‘Hoops for Troops’ makes slam dunk at Fort Riley

November 17, 2017 —      The Oklahoma City Youth basketball program brought a “Hoops for Troops“ basketball Clinic to the Directorate of Family Morale Wellness and Recreation’s Custer Hill Youth Center Nov. 7.      The free event was open to 45 youth in the Fort Riley community to help them develop fundamental skills and build character values in a team environment. MORE
Adonnis Washington, son of Staff Sgt. Mario Flenoury, 1st Battalion, 5th Artillery Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, makes a two pointer free-throw during the Oklahoma City Youth basketball program, “Hoops for Troops” basketball Clinic at the Directorate of Family Morale Wellness and Recreation’s Custer Hill Youth Center Nov. 7.

Gobble up Thanksgiving meals

November 17, 2017 —      Don’t feel like cooking a feast or leaving town for Turkey Day? There is no reason to not be able to enjoy a turk-riffic Thanksgiving meal.      On Nov. 22, the day before Thanksgiving, Fort Riley Dining Facilities will have two traditional dinners. Devil’s Den DFAC at 7011 Siebert St. will serve a traditional Thanksgiving meal, which includes MORE
Soldiers load up on colorful candy at the “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” themed Thanksgiving meal Nov. 23 at the Cantigny dining facility on Fort Riley. To celebrate the season and show appreciation for all members of the “Big Red One” family, the 1st Infantry Division offered Thanksgiving meals Nov. 23 and 24 at Fort Riley.

Curator shares history of ‘Big Red One’

November 10, 2017 — MANHATTAN, Kan. — In a room full of brass, senior noncommissioned officers, military partners and liaisons and notable leaders in and surrounding the Fort Riley community, Robert Smith, director of the Fort Riley Museum Division, shared the history and traditions of the 1st Infantry Division in the form of a lesson, but he didn’t stop at that.     MORE
Robert Smith, director of the Fort Riley Museum Division, speaks to the crowd during the Military Relations Committee luncheon at Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan, Kansas, Nov. 1. His presentation was delivered in the form of a history lesson and he shared several little-known historical facts with the attendees.

Houses travel to Kickapoo Nation

November 10, 2017 —      Two more houses from Fort Riley found their way to the Kickapoo Nation and the Kickapoo Housing Authority Nov. 1, arriving on a cool, cloudy Kansas day.       The structures, transported by Ensor House Movers of Johnson, Nebraska, wound down less traveled roadways with workers removing signs ahead of the houses that could impede progress, then MORE
A house from the Warner-Peterson neighborhood at Fort Riley is delivered to the Kickapoo Nation near Topeka, Kansas, Nov. 1. This house was one of two houses recently delivered from Fort Riley to the Kickapoo tribe. The transfer of the homes is part of an ongoing project known as Operation Walking Shield.

Canines search for humans lost in wilds

November 10, 2017 —      The Kansas Search and Rescue Dog Association returned to Fort Riley for their bi-annual K-9 training Nov. 1 to 5.      The K-9s are trained every two years for wilderness live-find training and every three years on disasters, said Sheila Stern, KSARDA director. The dogs are training to recertify their international certifications.     The K-9s MORE
Taryn, a Labrador born in 2013 from Jenner’s Run and Kansas Search and Rescue Dog Association K-9, runs a wilderness live-find test to locate Ruth Hensleigh, KSARDA handler, Nov. 3 at Fort Riley. The organization brought K-9s to Fort Riley to recertify them in wilderness live-find training, Human Remains Detection and disaster.

Project to decontaminate groundwater

November 10, 2017 —       In order to prevent the contamination of groundwater and local water supply, the Directorate of Public Works linked up with the Army Corps of Engineers and various partners for a site visit Oct. 30 at Fort Riley.       Dave Jones, Installation Restoration Project project manager of DPW - Environmental Division, said the site visit was to MORE
Dave Jones, center, Installation Restoration Project manager of Directorate of Public Works - Environmental Division, holds a site map and discusses the well locations to the partners who visited the project site Oct. 30 at Fort Riley. The team is working on cleaning up contamination in groundwater.

Open house initiates start of Warrior Care Month

November 10, 2017 —      The Warrior Transition Battalion Soldier Family Assistance Center hosted an open house ceremony Nov. 3. The two Soldiers from the WTB in charge of the open house ceremony were 1st Lt. Temira Pollard and Staff Sgt. Octavius Young. The ceremony educates everyone on what services are available. Families and Soldiers from the Fort Riley community MORE
Kendra Seat, left, director of the Army Wellness Center at Fort Riley, assists a Soldier during the Warrior Transition Battalion open house ceremony on Nov. 3. The event served to educate Soldiers and families on services available and served as the start to Warrior Care Month.

Hiring, education fair comes to Fort Riley

November 10, 2017 —      The Annual Hiring and Education Fair is Nov. 16 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Ri­ley’s Conference Center.      The fair is a partnership between Education Services, Army Community Service and the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program at Fort Riley.      The hiring event is open to Soldiers, their families, Department of Defense ID MORE

Mission demands Soldiers are fit physically, mentally

November 10, 2017 —      A fighting force is made of individual Soldiers. To keep the force in tip-top shape, the Army invests in the physical and mental health of these individuals through medical readiness.      Medical readiness plays a significant role in the overall mission of the Army, giving units with the 1st Infantry Division the advantage over its enemies.   MORE
Soldiers have their Medical Protection Systems checked to make sure all annual requirements such as Dental, Vision, Periodic Health Assessment, have been met Oct. 17 at Fort Riley. The military requires Soldiers to receive regular examinations to help prevent sickness and health problems and keep Soldiers medically ready for deployments.

SAFETY CORNER - Responsible drinking during holidays

November 10, 2017 —      The holidays are upon us in full force. Lights, advertising and celebrations, fun and yes, stress.      Every holiday season, people have to deal with the amplified pressures and stress that the holidays place upon most of us. Whether we’re traveling to be with family and friends or doing our last-minute gift buying, most people feel under MORE

Dealing with vehicle repossessions for service members

November 10, 2017 —      Sometimes, even in spite of a Soldier’s best efforts, the repossession of a vehicle becomes a possibility. Repossession occurs when a person agrees to borrow money for an automobile according to terms and payment schedules expressed in a contract, then defaults because of an inability to pay according to the loan’s terms.      This article is MORE

Hiring fair aids in employment at Fort Riley

November 10, 2017 —      The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted a hiring fair with the assistance of Civilian Personnel Advisory Center to fill non-childcare positions Oct. 31 at Riley’s Conference Center.      The hiring event was aimed at filling positions for DFMWR facilities like the fitness centers, the Outdoor Adventure Park, Custer MORE

Water, air, more: Compliance protects Fort Riley’s environment

November 10, 2017 —        Editor’s Note: This story is part two of a four-part series on the Directorate of Public Works – Environmental Division.      Everyday supplies and chemicals that if not handled properly can be hazardous to the environment are used at Fort Riley. Within the Directorate of Public Works – Environmental Division is the Compliance Branch, which MORE
Barry Maples, environmental compliance inspector with the Directorate of Public Works - Environmental Division, holds a container with hazardous waste materials inside during a routine inspection Oct. 13 in the Women’s Health Clinic at Irwin Army Community Hospital.

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