Fort Riley, Kansas



‘Devil’s Den’ open for business

By Capt. Jonathan T. Camire | 1ST ABCT PUBLIC AFFAIRS | August 23, 2017

     Following the return of the Soldiers from their recent rotation to South Korea, the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, celebrated the grand reopening of the Devil’s Den dining facility Aug. 7.

     Devil’s Den closed in September 2016 in preparation for brigade’s nine-month rotation to South Korea. Upon returning to Fort Riley, the Devil brigade dining facility personnel spent weeks preparing the dining facility, according to Warrant Officer Deandria Rogers, food service officer. Along with preparing the DFAC for operation, the DFAC personnel updated their menus, upgraded the cooking equipment and repainted the facility.

     “It felt good to see the Soldiers come in with so much excitement in their eyes,” Rogers said. “We have more plans and ideas for the dining facility. We want to make the facility more than a dining facility but an atmosphere where Soldiers can relax.”

     The Devil’s Den personnel are planning on incorporating additional fitness bars and more remodeling of the DFAC to include incorporating the brigade logo and photos of their recent rotation to South Korea.

     “The food was great,” said Pvt. Julio Angel Diaz Rivera, a tank driver with 3rd Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, 1st ABCT. “It is a very friendly environment and a lot of variety of food.”

     Rivera, at 19 years of age, was the youngest Soldier in the DFAC during the grand opening and participated with the cutting of a cake with Col. Charles Armstrong, commander of the 1st ABCT and Command Sgt. Maj. Mulivai Matau, 1st Bn., 16th Inf. Regt., 1st ABCT, senior noncommissioned officer.

      The Devil brigade dining facility will provide meals for an average of 1,200 Soldiers, families and civilians across the installation daily.


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