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Initiative designed to ensure quality housing at Fort Riley

January 12, 2018 —       Editor’s note: This article is part three of a three-part series on the Directorate of Public Works – Housing Division.     When a service member and their family move into housing on post, they see the name Corvias as the private housing company, but in reality, Corvias is just one part. They are the partner of the Residential Communities MORE

Choosing organic over conventional meats and produce: When, why?

January 12, 2018 —      Going organic only matters if the consumer has a personal stance in their preference on the source of their food and food budget, according to Natalie Barta and Lisa Jones, dieticians at Nutrition Care Division at Fort Riley Irwin Army Community Hospital.      Whenever a patient comes in to see Jones and brings up the idea of swapping to MORE
The organic produce section is located at the right toward the entrance of Fort Riley Commissary. Organic produce mean the vegetables and fruits have been treated with no pesticides or chemicals.

Fort Riley Cub Scout Pack accepts first girl

January 12, 2018 —      Cub Scouts Fort Riley Pack 3660 welcomed their first girl Cub Scout, Kyra Hellstrom, 8, daughter of 1st Sgt. Jason Hellstrom, 82nd Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, to their pack.      In October 2017, Boy Scouts of America organization announced they will allow girls to join Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts MORE
Kyra Hellstrom, center, 8, daughter of 1st Sgt. Jason Hellstrom, 82nd Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, receives the certificate of acceptance to be an official member of Cub Scouts Fort Riley Pack 3660 Dec. 28 at the Historic Main Post community center. The certificate was presented by her new Bear Den Leader Amanda Hall, left, and Inga Klusa-Curit, right, Pack 3660 committee chair. Kyra will be the first girl cub scout at Fort Riley since Boy Scouts of America opened its doors to girls. She will have the opportunity to rise through the program and potentially earn the rank of Eagle Scout some day.

Fitness brings New Year’s goals ‘round at Whitside Fitness Center

January 12, 2018 —      Hundreds of people flowed in and out of Whitside Fitness Center the morning of Jan. 6 as fitness instructors hosted samples of their classes during the annual New Year’s Fitness Round Robin.      “This is for people to come in and get a sample of what we do at all of our classes,” said Ken Roynon, fitness coordinator at Whitside Fitness MORE
Participants work out to the beat of music in a MixxedFit class led by Carisa Huntwork, MixxedFit instructor, during New Year’s Fitness Round Robin Jan. 6 at Whitside Fitness Center. A majority of fitness classes offered by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation fitness centers were free for the morning to let people sample the workout and see if there was a fitness class right for them.

Cocktails, Canvases class offers artistic outlet for community

January 12, 2018 —      Nine people found their muse during Cocktails and Canvases Jan. 6 at Riley’s Conference Center.      The class, led by staff of the Arts and Crafts Center from the Directorate of Fam­ily and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, provided a can­vas, painting supplies and a drink while participants work their way to recreate a sample painting or make MORE
Cordesia Harper, lead food and beverage attendant at Riley’s Conference Center, cleans her brush before dipping it into new paint to work on her snowman during Cocktails and Canvases Jan. 6 at Riley’s Conference Center. The class provides participants with a canvas, painting supplies and a drink while they work their way through recreating a sample painting or making something of their own.

Fort Riley Pack 3660 learns about purpose, value of service dogs

January 12, 2018 —      Four Webelos of Fort Riley Cub Scout Pack 3660 earned their Aware and Care adventure pin after learning all about service dogs at the Scout Hut Nov. 30.      According to Cub, the Aware and Care pin is acquired after Webelo scouts learn firsthand how people live with disabilities that affect their sight, hearing, dexterity and MORE
Gina Brisby, left, service dog trainer at U-Good Dog, teaches four Webelo Cub Scouts from Pack 3660, all about service animals at the Fort Riley Scout Hut Nov. 30. The Cub Scouts earned their Aware and Care pin after learning about importance of service dogs.

Museums getting face-lift

January 12, 2018 — Dear friends of the Fort Riley Museums,      The year 2017 has been an amazing year for both the U.S. Cavalry and the 1st Infantry Division Museums. Besides continuing to be the most visited location on post by the general public, we continue to commemorate the centennial of the 1st Infantry Division and its formation for service in World War I.   MORE
Dr. Robert J. Smith
Supervisory Curator, Fort Riley Museum Complex

New Eyster Pool class making impact as new year gets underway

January 12, 2018 —      “Oh my gosh, I’m so tired,” a woman said while laughing. A few moments later, a loud splash echoed through the room as she slipped from her board and into the pool. She popped back up, grabbed hold of her board and clamored her way back onto it to try the pose her class was holding again.      She was one of six partici­pants in the BOGA Fit MORE
Tatiana Ferracioli Da Silva, BOGA Fit instructor and lifeguard, Fort Riley Aquatics Program, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, leads a BOGA Fit class Jan. 6 at Eyster Pool. BOGA Fit and BOGA Yoga are new fitness classes at Eyster Pool that combine yoga, Pilates and other workout styles for a fitness routine on the water.

Milford, Kansas

January 12, 2018 —      As a destination for campers, fishermen and boaters, the small Kansas town known as Milford is more than just the city of beautiful sunsets.      The town was founded in 1868 and since then, it recognizes both past and present history.      In the town’s city park, known as “Milford City Park: past, present and future,” there is a walking MORE
As the “City of Beautiful Sunsets,” Milford’s agricultural fields create a canvas for the reds, oranges and yellows to dance across once the sun sets. Natural landscape is seen around the town creating a border for those who live in it.

COMMUNITY CORNER – New year, new you: finding right resolutions

January 5, 2018 —      Love them or hate them, we make resolutions every day, not just for the new year.      Some popular ones each year include: shed a few pounds, ex­ercise regularly, save money, quit smoking or spend more time with fam­ily and friends. Many people ask, “Why bother?” since about half of most Ameri­cans struggle to keep their resolutions year in MORE
Fort Riley Garrison Commander

‘Defending’ Operation Santa Claus with toy run

January 5, 2018 —      Soldiers with the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, conducted a toy run in support of Operation Santa Claus Dec. 15 at Fort Riley.       It was a dark, frozen morning, but the “Defender” battalion warmed to the challenge as Command Sgt. Maj. Tresia Huell, from Syracuse, New York, addressed the Soldiers before the MORE

Irwin Army Community Hospital holds Relinquishment of Command ceremony

January 5, 2018 —    Soldiers, civilians and community leaders from the Central Flint Hills region of Kansas bid farewell to Col. John Melton during a Relinquishment of Command ceremony for the Irwin Army Community Hospital Dec. 15 at 1st Infantry Division Headquarters.       Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Tempel Jr., commanding general, Regional Health Command – Central, MORE
Col. John Melton, left, Irwin Army Community Hospital commander, returns the hospital colors to Maj. Gen. Thomas R. Tempel Jr., commanding general, Regional Health Command – Central, Dec. 15 to symbolize the relinquishment of his command. Melton has been the IACH commander since June 2016 and will become the commander of Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

On-post Cub Scout group accepting girls

January 5, 2018 —      In the wake of the October announcement by the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors to allow girls to participate in Cub Scout groups, the Fort Riley committee has echoed the announcement with one of their own.       According to local committee chair Inga Klusa-Curit, Pack 3660 will follow the national organization’s lead in 2018.      “I MORE

SAFETY CORNER - Workplace resolutions for the new year

January 5, 2018 —      Each new year is an opportunity to start fresh and make resolutions to change. Most resolutions tend to center around personal well-being, such as promising to spend more time at the gym to get fit and setting goals to achieve professionally.      However, very few take the time to ponder on how to improve health and safety while in the MORE

WINTER WEATHER - Staying prepared in freezing temperatures

January 5, 2018 —      Editor’s note: Facts and information found within this story were provided by an article from the Kansas National Guard Division of Emergency Management.       Winters are relatively new for me and my family. Before moving to Kansas, we lived in Texas. Thanks to tips from friends, neighbors and our own Fort Riley Garrison Safety office, I’ve MORE

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