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Fort Riley community comes together to end domestic violence

October 13, 2017 —      “Domestic violence is preventable,” said Toiane Taylor, Family Advocacy Program manager during a proclamation signing observing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the Fort Riley Town Hall Oct. 3 at Riley’s Conference Center.      Recognized each October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month is about teaching the community about the MORE
Col. John D. Lawrence, front, Fort Riley garrison commander, and Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commander general, sign a proclamation declaring October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month during the Fort Riley Town Hall Oct. 3 at Riley’s Conference Center.

Time is running out before mandatory cuts take place

October 13, 2017 —      There is no more money. Garrison Department of the Army employees will adapt and change. That was the message sent by Col. John D. Lawrence, Fort Riley garrison commander, during the Address to the Workforce Oct. 4 at Riley’s Conference Center. It was the first of two addresses scheduled, with the second Oct. 5.      Much of that change will MORE
Col. John D. Lawrence, Fort Riley garrison commander, gestures to a slide while speaking to garrison employees during the Address to the Workforce Oct. 4, at Riley’s Conference Center. The presentation discussed coming changes to budgets and personnel within the garrison.

Masterminds of construction manage military facilities

October 13, 2017 —      Editor’s Note: This story is part two of a three part series on the Directorate of Public Works Master Planning Division.      The Army’s Military Construction program provides real property assets for Soldiers and their families to work, train and live.      Most aspects of MILCON are managed by the Directorate of Public Works Master Planning MORE
Alan Ingwersen, left, assistant master planner at Directorate of Public Works Master Planning Division, and BJ Watson, DPW planning division chief, analyze the fiscal year 2017 submission list for Military Construction projects at Public Works office Oct. 4. Each year, master planners of Fort Riley make a good case for the installation to receive funding and appropriations from congress to build new facilities.

Rooms at Riley’s Conference Center teach history of ‘Big Red One’

October 13, 2017 —       No longer will visitors search from room A or B when wandering Riley’s Conference Center. They’ll be looking for rooms named after one of five separate battles or wars the 1st Infantry Division participated in.      As part of the celebration for the “Big Red One’s” 100th birthday, the five rooms of Riley’s Conference Center were renamed MORE
Robert Smith, director of the Fort Riley Museums Division, presents five plaques, each with information about a different battle the 1st Infantry Division has participated in, during the Fort Riley Town Hall Oct. 3 at Riley’s Conference Center.

Open house shows leaders, survivors resources available

October 13, 2017 —      The 1st Infantry Division Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program held an open house Oct. 4 at their new resource center on the third floor of 7424 Apennines Drive, Fort Riley.       The 1st Inf. Div. SHARP program wanted to showcase the capabilities their new location provides.      “We now have plenty of space to make an MORE
Brig. Gen. Stephen Smith, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley deputy commanding general for support, speaks with Barbara Garber, 1st Inf. Div. Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program manager, about the goals of SHARP during the 1st Inf. Div. SHARP program’s open house at their new resource center Oct. 4 on the third floor at 7424 Apennines Drive, Fort Riley. The 1st Inf. Div. SHARP program wanted to emphasize their new capabilities with having a new location.

Garrison personnel, staff hold event on organization day

October 13, 2017 —      Fort Riley garrison person­nel held their quarterly Garri­son Awards Ceremony during the annual Garrison Organiza­tion Day Oct. 5 at the Custer Hill Bowling Center.     The Garrison Awards Ceremony recognized outstanding individuals who went above and beyond on any given task. Each individual is nominated by their department’s directorate.     MORE
Fort Riley garrison commander Col. John D. Lawrence, left, and Timothy Livsey, right, deputy garrison commander, pose with Elijah Jackson, Directorate of Public Works, during the Garrison Awards Ceremony Oct. 5 at Custer Hill Bowling Center. Jackson won the award for employee of the fiscal year 2017.

SAFETY CORNER - Walking is easy; falling is expensive

October 13, 2017 —      Slips, trips and falls. Walking seems like a simple enough task. We learn to walk when we are toddlers and continue to perfect the craft throughout the rest of our lives. Yet, according to the National Safety Council, over nine million slip, trip and fall accidents occur every year at a cost of $70 to $100 billion in lost production, medical, MORE

Conserving Fort Riley’s history, lands through 3 programs

October 13, 2017 —      Editor’s Note: This article is part one of a four-part series on the Directorate of Public Works – Environmental.      Archeological finds, prescribed burns, aerial sprays, contamination clean up and more are all pieces of what the staff and the Directorate of Public Works – Environmental do within the Conservation Branch.      There are three MORE

Rainy weather doesn’t dampen Garrison Organization Day

October 13, 2017 —      An internal organization day for Fort Riley garrison staff was held Oct. 5 at the Custer Hill Bowling Center. Volunteers of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and other organizations provided a meal and outdoor style games to garrison employees.      The event was a time to bring garrison employees together and MORE
Fort Riley garrison staff join in a game of GIANT Jenga at the internal garrison organization day Oct. 5 at the Custer Hill Bowling Center.

Post wide yard sale brings surrounding communities together

October 13, 2017 —      Pat Wolf, who lives in Milford, Kansas, popped open the trunk of her vehicle to put her yard sale find into the back of her car. And then she wiped a single tear away from her eye.      “I just lost my dog, I had it for 14 years, and coming out here to the yard sale (one of the family) had two labs here,” Wolf said. “And they were just so MORE
Lt. Col. Byung Min, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Riley, makes balloon swords for kids who come by while his wife Eunice entertains an interested customer during the post wide yard sale Oct. 7. The Mins said if traffic picks up and more kids come by, they would also bring out the cotton candy machine.

Fort Riley’s Soldiers join thousands for Army Ten-Miler in nation’s capital

October 13, 2017 — ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A team of 14 Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division represented the “Big Red One” and Fort Riley Oct. 8 in the annual Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C. About 35,000 athletes from around the world and throughout the armed forces participated in the race, which started from and ended at the Pentagon, headquarters of the Department MORE
Runners in the first wave of the Army Ten-Miler start the race at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., Oct. 8. A team of 14 runners from the 1st Infantry Division represented the “Big Red One” and Fort Riley at the race.

All Aboard for Abilene

October 13, 2017 —     The history of Abilene dates back to the pioneer cattle days when herds of longhorns were driven from Texas to Abilene, the western boundary of the first railroad through Kansas.       Abilene became a city in 1858 when Timothy F. Hersey and his family settled there.      Cattlemen noticed the city after a section of the Kansas Pacific Railroad MORE
The Abilene and Smokey Valley Railroad is run by volunteers who operate a 10-mile excursion train ride through the Smoky Hill River Valley. It features a 100-year-old wooden coach dining car and other vintage equipment.

Recycle Center helps Soldiers stay, save green

October 12, 2017 —      A new state-of-art sorting machine the Recycle Center at Camp Funston Sept. 2016.      The single-stream processing system can handle the many types of materials the center receives from across the installation.     The Recycle Center receives truckloads from the Corvias on-post military housing, various offices, motor pools across the MORE
The Recycle Center, building 1980 on Camp Funston, processed more than 3 million pounds of material during fiscal year 2017. During this time, the center made about $850,000. The center is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed for Resiliency Days off.

Division says goodbye to deputy commanding general, welcomes new deputy commanding officer

October 6, 2017 —       “My name is Bill Turner, and I am proud to have served as a ‘Big Red One’ Soldier in this great division,” said the retiring 1st Infantry Division deputy commanding general for support during a Victory with Honors ceremony Sept. 27 on the lawn of the division headquarters building on Fort Riley, Kansas.       Brig. Gen. Turner reflected on MORE
Brig. Gen. William A. Turner, deputy commanding general for support, 1st Infantry Division, speaks to guests and family member during a Victory with Honors ceremony Sept. 27 at the division headquarters. Turner retired from the Army after 31 years of service during the ceremony and three assignments with the 1st Inf. Div., including two combat deployments to Iraq while with the division.

‘Dagger’ brigade assumes lead role for Atlantic Resolve

October 6, 2017 — MARKET SQUARE, ZAGAN, Poland — The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division ,conducted a transfer of authority ceremony in Zagan, Poland, Sept. 29.      Command and responsibility of being the only armored brigade combat team in Europe transitioned from 3rd ABCT, 4th Inf. MORE
Soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, uncase unit colors in a rehearsal for the transfer of authority ceremony at Market Square, Zagan, Poland, Sept. 29. Command and responsibility of being the only armored brigade combat team in Europe transitions from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, to 2nd ABCT, 1st Inf. Div. The ceremony is the first of its type to occur in Poland. The 2nd ABCT is currently in Poland to support Atlantic Resolve, a U.S. endeavor to fulfill NATO commitments by rotating U.S.-based units throughout the European theater and training with NATO allies and partners.

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