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Performances keep Fall Apple Day attendees entertained

September 29, 2017 —      Fall Apple Day festival brought laughter, smiles and entertainment to those who attended Sept. 23. During the festival, visitors were entertained by several events held on the main stage.      Events ranged from multiple pie eating contests, a performance by Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited, Modern Army MORE
Contestants vigorously dive face first into a slice of the Historical and Archaeological Society of Fort Riley’s Apple Pie during the Fall Apple Day festival Sept. 23. Those in attendance were entertained throughout the day by various main stage events.

Biologists hook crowds with fishy education

September 29, 2017 —      “It’s a catfish, it’s a catfish,” a second grader yelled while pointing at a fish inside a mobile aquarium at Artillery Parade Field Sept. 22.      The mobile aquarium is a converted vehicle trailer from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. It came to Fort Riley Sept. 22 and 23 to educate second grade students of Fort Riley MORE
Second grade students of Seitz Elementary School look at fish inside the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s mobile Aquarium during a field trip Sept. 22 at Artillery Parade Field. The mobile aquarium can only go to multi-day events, so Directorate of Public Works - Environmental Division worked with Unified School District 475 to teach second grade students at Fort Riley about native Kansas fish. The following day, the mobile aquarium was used to educate kids and adults alike for Fall Apple Day Sept. 23.

Military working dogs continue to fascinate

September 29, 2017 —      The Military Working Dog demonstrations at the Fall Apple Day festival was a popular one and that suited the personnel of the 523rd Military Working Dog Detachment, 73rd Military Police Detachment, 97th Military Police Battalion just fine. It gave them a chance to communicate the true mission of the detachment.      “A lot of times the MWDs MORE
Pvt. Ronald Vilchez, a military dog handler for the 523rd Military Working Dog Detachment, helps demonstrate aggression behavior when dogs are subduing a suspect at the Fall Apple Day festival Sept. 23.

Apple-tite for pies: More than $12k raised from sales of apple pies

September 29, 2017 —       The Historical and Archaeological Society of Fort Riley raised more than $12,000 from apple pies sales during the Fall Apple Day fes­tival Sept. 23.      Co-Pie Queen Pamela Quichocho, wife of Command Sgt. Maj. Roque Quichocho, senior noncommissioned officer of the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, said the profits will be MORE
Volunteers peel, core and slice pounds of Granny Smith apples during one of the Historical and Archaeological Society of Fort Riley apple pie making shifts at the Culinary Lab Sept. 19. This one of the few stations in the apple pie making process.

Free all-terrain vehicle rides promote safety to children

September 29, 2017 —      Children beelined to pick out their motor gear at the all-terrain vehicle station in Tuttle Park during Fall Apple Day Festival Sept. 23.      But before anyone can get close to an ATV, volunteer Soldiers would inspect the interested riders to see if their outfit was safe for riding.      “Before they can ride, (volunteers) will look at the MORE
Ricky Cayanan, son of 1st Sgt. Rolando Cayanan, Company F, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, receives instructions from a volunteer at the all-terrain vehicle course during Fall Apple Day Festival Sept. 23.

Fort Riley history comes to life

September 29, 2017 —     Dressed in 1800s American pioneer costume, Bob White sits in front of his canvas tent and watches his wife Melody White weave a dreamcatcher in the southwest corner of the Artillery Parade Field Sept. 23 during Fall Apple Day. This is Bob’s 17th year participating in Fort Riley’s Fall Apple Day as a period reenactor.       The couple have been MORE
Period re-enactors chat under the limited shade during the 2017 Fall Apple Day festival Sept. 23. Participants in the area re-enact the characters they portray and interact with festival goers to educate them on the history of Fort Riley.

Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard emphasize history, tradition

September 29, 2017 —      From the still standing limestone buildings of the 1800s to tall monuments and everything in between, preserving history is part of everyday life at Fort Riley. Another part of that preservation is the Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard.     Fall Apple Day festival Sept. 23 at Artillery Parade Field featured three demonstrations by the MORE
Members of the Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard complete a group jump during a demonstration at Fall Apple Day Sept. 23.

Martial arts demonstrates child, teen development at Fall Apple Day

September 29, 2017 —      Fall Apple Day Sept. 23 brought multiple performance to the stage to entertain attendees. Among the list of entertainers from Fort Riley’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation was the Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited.       The SKIESUnlimited program is designed to provide possibilities MORE
Cory Bobbitt, son of Warrant Officer Jarrel Jones, a Fort Riley Soldier, soars over his teammates and instructor during the escape and evasive technique showcase at the Fall Apple Day festival Sept. 23.

COMMAND TEAM CORNER - Message to Fort Riley community on value of life

September 29, 2017 —      “Big Red One” Soldiers, family members and the Fort Riley community,       I write you today regarding a very important topic to me — the value of life.    Suicide ideation and behavior is a struggle that we must confront and fight head-on together. Losing even one Soldier to suicide is unacceptable.      I believe that the only way to win MORE
Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin

‘Big Red One’ observes Hispanic Heritage Month

September 29, 2017 —      The halls of Riley’s Conference Center filled with the sounds of “Maria Maria” as the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, hosted a luncheon to observe Hispanic Heritage Month on Fort Riley, Sept. 20.      The event featured music from the 1st Inf. Div. Band’s jazz combo, as well as keynote speaker Carlos Gomez, president MORE
Carlos Gomez, president and CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City, smiles after receiving a wooden Big Red One as a gift for being the keynote speaker during a Hispanic Heritage Month observance at Riley’s Conference Center on Fort Riley Sept. 20.

Retiree Appreciation Day set for Oct. 20 at Fort Riley

September 29, 2017 —      Military retirees in the Fort Riley community will have the opportunity to be entertained and informed about the famed U.S. Navy Blue Angels precision flight demonstration team when former Blue Angels pilot Steve Lambert addresses the lunch crowd during Retiree Appreciation Day at Riley’s Conference Center, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER – Garrison to celebrate efforts with Org Day

September 28, 2017 —       As we bring this month to a close, there have been so many activities throughout the summer — and a lengthy list of accom­plishments, especially through August and September. Let me take this opportunity to say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you to the garrison staff for your efforts and support to our Soldiers and families of Fort MORE
Fort Riley Garrison Commander

Preparations for this year’s Fall Apple Day fest near completion

September 22, 2017 —      From apple pies to military rides and strengthening family ties, the free an­nual Fall Apple Day festival is Sept. 23 at Artillery Parade Field from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.       Fall Apple Day is open to the public and includes a variety of activities, dem­onstrations and displays for visi­tors to enjoy.      “Fall Apple Day is a commu­nity driven MORE
Children gather to paint and decorate apples at the USO Fort Riley apple painting booth Sept. 10, 2016 at Fall Apple Day. In place of pumpkin carving, USO staff and volunteers said they thought apple painting would fit the theme of Fall Apple Day better this year.

Fort Riley continues Fall Apple Day fest tradition

September 22, 2017 — MANHATTAN, Kan. — Some girls dream of donning a jeweled crown and a sash. For Pamela Quichocho and Maggy Gray, that dream came true this year. Crowned Pie Queens, the role is ceremonial and the duties include being the apple pie coordinators for Fort Riley’s annual Fall Apple Day festival.      Available to the public, Fort Riley opens the gates of MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER – Fort Riley site of annual Fall Apple Day festival

September 22, 2017 —      It’s time for the largest annual family-friendly festival on historic Main Post at Fort Riley — Fall Apple Day festival, which will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23. In addition to having fun, this is an opportunity for Fort Riley to share the Army’s story with the public.      Some of this year’s attractions include demonstrations by the MORE
Fort Riley Garrison Commander

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