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COMMUNITY CORNER – Celebrating country’s 34th state: Kansas Day 2018

January 26, 2018 —      So, are you smarter than a Kansas fifth-grader? Let’s take a little quiz. When was Kansas admitted into the union? Maybe you knew that one — Jan. 29 is Kansas Day and, in 1861, the territory was officially granted statehood.      There are many facts about Kansas that are significant in the history of the United States. For example, did you MORE
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Little Apple regional leaders gain better understanding of Fort Riley

January 25, 2018 —      About 25 leaders from businesses and organizations around Manhattan, Kansas, toured Fort Riley Jan. 12, to learn more about the facilities and training that goes on at Fort Riley.      This annual tour is held for neighboring communities to gather a better understanding of Fort Riley’s integrated training environment.      One of the stops MORE
Timothy Livsey, Fort Riley deputy garrison commander, briefs the regional leaders of businesses and organization from Manhattan, Kansas, during their tour on post Jan. 12. This annual tour is held for neighboring communities to gather a better understanding of Fort Riley’s Integrated Training environment.

Soldiers demonstrate readiness during general’s recent visit

January 25, 2018 —      Brig. Gen. Douglas McBride, commander the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment, visited the Soldiers of 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, Dec. 1 to see the “Pacesetters” meeting their mission and supporting their clients.       A sustainment unit provides support needed to front-line troops. The MORE
Pfc. Tiara Allen, 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, shows Brig. Gen. Douglas McBride, commander, 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, how the automations system works at her station in the Supply Support Activity warehouse at Fort Riley. Dec. 13, 2017. McBride visited the SSA to learn how the 541st CSSB operates and supports its clients.

K-State women basketball hosts military families

January 25, 2018 —      Children of 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Soldiers were treated to a free one-hour basketball clinic by the Kansas State University women’s basketball team at Bramlage Coliseum at K-State Jan. 13. The clinic was part of the team’s military appreciation day.      Families showing a military ID were also given discount tickets to attend MORE
Kansas State University’s Kaylee Page looks to make a pass during a victory over the Oklahoma State Cowgirls at Bramlage Coliseum Jan. 13. The K-State women’s team hosted a military appreciation day for families of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley. The KSU women’s basketball team wears the patch of the 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade on their uniforms as part of a partnership program between KSU and the 1st. Inf. Div.

‘Big Red One’ to deploy as US Army Europe’s Atlantic Resolve division-level HQ

January 25, 2018 —      The 1st Infantry Division will replace the 4th Infantry Division in March as U.S. Army Europe’s division-level headquarters responsible for mission command of U.S. forces deployed in support of Atlantic Resolve.      Three years ago, in response to increased regional tensions, the 4th Inf. Div. formed the first Atlantic Resolve Mission Command MORE

Polish bonds continue as US Soldiers visit cadets, build strong relations

January 24, 2018 — ZAGAN, Poland — Soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division met Polish military cadets at a Polish school in Rzepin, Poland Jan. 15 in an effort to continue building upon Polish-U.S. relations.       U.S. Soldiers sat at tables throughout a room in the school and answered a wide variety of questions from cadets who MORE
Army Cpl. Kevin Freeman, right, a human resource specialist with Headquarters Company, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, views cell phone video shared by a high school cadet in Rzepin, Poland.

SAFETY CORNER - Operating chainsaws safely, correctly

January 24, 2018 —      While chainsaws are timesavers on farms, ranches and at home, chainsaw safety is vital if you want to avoid painful injuries.      According to ResearchGate, each year more than 3 million new chainsaws are sold in the U.S. The operation of the newer saws, combined with the millions of older chainsaws in circulation, results in more than 28,000 MORE

Soldiers conduct Javelin training in Poland

January 24, 2018 — ZAGAN, Poland – Soldiers with the 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, completed training on the Javelin weapon system in Swietoszow, Poland in support of Atlantic Resolve Jan. 11.      During the 40-hour block of training, the “Long Knife” Soldiers learned how to aim, maintain and effectively MORE
Pfc. Ian Padro, a Florida native and indirect fire infantryman with the 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, uses the Javelin Basic Skills Trainer during a training event in Swietoszow, Poland Jan. 11 in support of Atlantic Resolve. The Javelin is a man-portable, anti-tank missile designed to defeat tanks up to a range of 2,500 meters.

Soldiers adopt a school, mentor students, build relations

January 24, 2018 —      Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade participated in a community relations project, “Adopt-a-School,” at Mission Valley Unified School District 330 in Eskridge, Kansas, Nov. 28.     Adopt-a-School is a program where Soldiers provide support to schools by mentoring students, participating in school activities and aiding MORE
Staff Sgt. Timothy Muckle, chaplain assistant 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, teaches students how to render a proper hand salute during the adopt-a-school visit at Mission Valley Unified School District 330 in Eskridge, Kansas, Tuesday Nov. 28. The hand salute is one of the most common courtesies in the Army and the students wanted to learn how to properly render it.

Combined Federal Campaign Heartland region raises record funds

January 24, 2018 —      The Combined Federal Campaign for Fort Riley completed their year under the modernized system and the total funds collected was announced at Riley’s Town Hall Meeting Jan. 9.      Clint Strutt, Fort Riley Financial Readiness Program manager, presented two oversized checks to 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Commanding General Maj. Gen. MORE
Clint Strutt, Fort Riley Financial Readiness Program manager, presents two oversized checks to 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Commanding General Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin and 1st Inf. Div. Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Cornelison during Riley’s Town Hall Meeting Jan. 9. The checks were an outward indication of how federal employees within the Army family for the Heartland Region gave to local, regional, national and international charities.

Fort Riley Child care providers increase after hiring fair

January 24, 2018 —      As Fort Riley’s workforce numbers change seasonally, the Child and Youth Services staff grow alongside.      Child and Youth Services from the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Civilian Personnel Advisory Center worked together to speed up the hiring process of new child care providers with a hiring fair as more than MORE
Job seekers are brought to Child and Youth Services Parent Central, 6620 Normandy Drive, for the quick hiring process for direct care specialists Jan. 9. The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Civilian Personnel Advisory Center partnered together to offer on-site fingerprinting, background checks and in-person interviews to more than two dozen who attended the hiring event.

Fort Riley Tax Center to open Jan. 23

January 24, 2018 —      The Fort Riley Tax Center will have their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for tax year 2017 Jan. 23 at 9 a.m.      The tax center is in Building 7034 at the corner of Normandy Drive and Bullard Street.     Each year, the grand opening is held to commemorate the start of filing taxes. The purpose of the event is for the facility to MORE

New Meltdown, Spectre vulnerabilities can be fought on electronic devices

January 24, 2018 —      With the new year, news began to surface regarding two new kinds of threats to computers and other devices consumers use to conduct daily business.      They are called Meltdown and Spectre. Both are processor vulnerabilities discovered by security researchers at Google, as well as academic and private institutions last year, said Mark MORE
A new kind of cyber threat called Meltdown and Spectre is surfacing. The threat makes a device’s processor vulnerable and potentially available to malicious software.

Teams test knowledge of 2000s during inaugural Trivia Night at Riley’s Conference Center

January 24, 2018 —      More than 20 people put their 2000 to 2017 music, movie, geography and ce­lebrity knowledge to the test dur­ing the first Trivia Night at Riley’s Conference Center Jan. 13.       Players divided themselves into teams or took their chances going solo in the contest.      “They are writing answers down on a notepad, they have a minute to answer MORE
Participants laugh as they discuss the possible answer to a question during the first Trivia Night Jan. 13 at Riley’s Conference Center. The trivia questions spanned from the years 2000 to 2017 and focused on topics like movies and celebrities with sprinkling of news and historical events in between. The trivia champions received a gift basket of 2000s-themed goods.

Family Night develops members of all ages spiritually, personally

January 24, 2018 —      Whether it’s a lesson, a prayer or a shoulder to lean on, the first Family Night of the schooling semester at Victory Chapel Jan. 10 had something for everyone — of all ages and life stages.      Family Night includes seven classes for adults, three classes for children and child­care for kids too young to be in classes. Topics include MORE
Spouses of deployed Soldiers gather and talk about their daily lives and experiences with one another during the Faith Deployed Again group Jan. 10 at Victory Chapel. Faith Deployed Again is one of several groups that meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Victory Chapel as part of Family Night, which will run through the end of May.

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