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Patriot missile battalion trains at Fort Riley

October 6, 2017 —     The 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade, a Patriot air defense battalion from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, conducted an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise at Fort Riley during the final two weeks in September.      “It was the first time Fort Riley was able to support the training of an Air Defense MORE
Spc. Chase Ardoin and Pfc. William Taylor, both Patriot launching station enhanced operator-maintainers for Battery C, 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade out of Fort Sill, Oklahoma, monitor the activity of a missile launcher at Fort Riley range in preparation for the battalion’s Archer Vengeance exercise.

‘Dagger’ brigade Soldiers participate in Polish army graduation ceremony

October 6, 2017 —     The Polish 35th Air Defense Artillery Squadron Commander, Maj. Robert Pulikowski, invited the 299th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, to join a ceremony to mark their commitment to partnership in Skwierzyna. The 299th BSB arrived in Poland less than a month ago in support of Atlantic Resolve and MORE

Logistics Readiness Center to implement changes in permanent change of station process

October 6, 2017 —       For those who are moving for a permanent change of duty station after Jan. 2, 2018, the Logistics Readiness Center advises Soldiers to start the process as soon as possible upon receiving PCS orders due to changes in the transportation procedures.       The transportation office carries out all their customer service operations as a Personal MORE

Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation volunteers see wildlife of Fort Riley

October 6, 2017 —      With more than 300 elk scattered across the 101,000 acres Fort Riley holds, the Directorate of Public Works - Environmental Division receives help from partnerships to maintain the landscape.       One such group, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, toured Fort Riley Sept. 30 to see how their financial assistance is used.      According to MORE
Ali Lowry, daughter of Mitch Lowry, lead volunteer and state chair of the Kansas chapter of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, sits on her dad’s shoulders as she searches for elk on the rolling hills of Kansas Sept. 30 during a tour of Fort Riley.

SAFETY CORNER - Prepare your vehicle for winter driving

October 6, 2017 —      The winter months are hard on your vehicle. Although it is unseasonably warm, winter is coming. Cold temperatures can affect your vehicle’s operation, while dirt and road-salt residue can cause problems with its physical condition, snow and ice limit traction and potholes damage wheels and tires. There are some simple checks and maintenance MORE

Housing Services staff help Soldiers with off post housing needs

October 6, 2017 —      Staff at the Fort Riley Hous­ing Services Office work every day to help Soldiers get the best price possible for off post hous­ing. The mission of the HSO is to serve Soldiers in obtaining adequate, affordable housing that meets identified safety and health standards. Although there is a good inventory of great housing on post offered by MORE
Kelly Johnson from Woodway Apartments in Manhattan, Kansas, talks with Pfc. Brian Long during an IHG Social at the Candlewood Suites at Fort Riley.

Masterminds of space lay out, manage Fort Riley infrastructure

October 6, 2017 —      Editor’s Note: This story is part one of a three-part series on the Directorate of Public Works Master Planning Division.      If Fort Riley were a town, the garrison commander would be the mayor and Directorate of Public Works Master Planning Division would be the city planning office, said BJ Watson, DPW planning division chief, and Jeff MORE
Sgt. Bryan Nahas, left, and Spc. Ronald Church, both from 24th Transportation Company, 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, discuss utilization of space at the Directorate of Public Works Master Planning Division office Sept. 29. The division is responsible for managing all infrastructure and real estate on the installation.

Total Army Partnership Conference brings cross-collaboration for ‘Big Red One,’ National Guard Soldiers

October 6, 2017 —      Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division hosted the Midwest Total Army Partnership Conference for regional National Guard command teams Sept. 26 and Sept. 27. The conference’s mission was to facilitate partnerships and training opportunities in the greater Midwest region.     According to the Midwest TAP Pact, “the adjutant generals of MORE
Randall Curry, chief of the Mission Training Center, gave the tour of the MTC Sept. 27 to adjutant generals from around the Midwest. The group visited Fort Riley as part of the Total Army Partnership Conference Sept. 26 and 27.

Consumer discipline key to Fort Riley energy conservation

October 6, 2017 —       Editor’s Note: This story is part one of a three-part series about energy conservation.       When it comes to the conservation of energy and water resources at Fort Riley, the work is far from over. And if Fort Riley continues to meet or exceed established goals for both the near and long terms, disciplined use of energy and water by MORE
Energy Action Month – Energy Resilience Enables Army Readiness.

‘Dagger’ brigade executes first demonstration in Poland

October 6, 2017 — TRZEBIAN, Poland — Troopers from 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, engaged in a demonstration of readiness at Presidenski Range, Trzebian, Poland, Sept. 25.      The unit is in Poland to support Atlantic Resolve, a U.S. endeavor to fulfill NATO commitments by rotating US-based units MORE
Soldiers from the 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, engage targets with an Abrams Tank during the readiness demonstration, Presidenski Range, Trzebian, Poland, Sept. 25. The demonstration features the capabilities of Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles and Apache helicopters from the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade. The demonstration displays the ability to control the troop-size element as it moves onto the field and executes its live fire.

Sharing painful moments helps build, strengthen community of Gold Star families

October 6, 2017 —      Remembering the fallen brought emotions to Gold Star mothers and their families during a National Gold Star Mothers and Families Day event Sept. 30. The event brought together families under one roof as they remained unplugged to break bread and remember fallen Soldiers.      The National Gold Star Mothers and Families Day commemorates “the MORE
Ann Meuli, mother of Sgt. Joel Murry of 1st Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division watches Christina Gary, Survivor Outreach Services program manager assist with decorating a stone a during National Gold Star Mothers and Families Day event Sept. 30.

Students learn skills to save lives during everyday situations

October 6, 2017 —     Twelve infant mannequin were laying on tables before a group of students — Soldiers and civilians alike — in a si­lent room. The class instructed the infants were not breathing and were unresponsive. They needed CPR. People scanned the room, looking back and forth between the mannequin and one another before some­one took the plunge and be­gan MORE
Soldiers and civilians perform CPR on an infant mannequin during a free course taught by personnel of Fort Riley Fire and Emergency Services Sept. 26 at Fire Headquarters, 1020 Huebner Road.

Annual get-together becomes Volksfest, an event for all ages

October 6, 2017 —      Soldiers, families and cou­ples celebrated Fort Riley’s Oktoberfest with a new twist Sept. 29 at Riley’s Conference Center.      Named Volksfest this year, the annual celebration is tra­ditionally held at the Warrior Zone, but the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Better Op­portunities for Single Soldiers expanded MORE
Ashley Church, wife of Pfc. Antianna Church, Medical Department Activity, slips between two tables while wearing goggles that impair her vision on the drunken-waiter obstacle course during Volksfest Sept. 29 at Riley’s Conference Center.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH - Opening up to help those in need

October 6, 2017 —      I offer my personal story and hope it can help someone else. Maybe some aspect of my own strug­gle might prove beneficial, even if for only one Soldier, one person. So I offer the fol­lowing — my long story made short — in support of Suicide Prevention Month.  DEVELOPING ISSUES      I grew up in a dysfunc­tional home like many these days, in a MORE

CARE groups offer support needed by families of deceased

October 6, 2017 —      Fort Riley’s Army Com­munity Service provides Ca­sualty Response Teams to units that want to assist fami­lies when a Soldier or family member dies.       A CARE Team provides emotional support and optional assistance to family members of injured and fallen Soldiers, said Sonya Brown, ACS Outreach Program coordinator.       Members of a CARE MORE

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