Fort Riley, Kansas



Off-post Support

By | January 22, 2015

Fort Riley offers a variety of personnel and equipment support. To request support, please submit a DD fm 2536 military support request form, or a DD fm 2535 for aviation support, and a cover letter.

All requests may be sent to the Community Relations Office, 405 Pershing Ct, Fort Riley, KS 66442; via phone at (785)239-3358; fax at (785)239-2592; or via e-mail.

PLEASE NOTE: The Fort Riley 30-day community request for support policy will be enforced. Community requests for support that are submitted inside of the 30-day window will be declined.

Requests should be submitted between 60 and 120 days prior to the event. Due to world affairs, Fort Riley's community support requests are extremely limited. We appreciate your understanding.


Aerial Requests

Aerial demonstrations and flyovers, to include helicopter static displays at civilian air shows and local events, are suspended except for rare exceptions due to budgetary considerations.


Fort Riley Speakers

Speakers are available for ceremonies, community events and local meetings to discuss Fort Riley's past, present and future. Speakers can range from military officials to civilian subject matter experts.

To request a speaker, please fill out a DD fm 2536 military support request form and include a cover letter explaining the nature of the event and target audience to the Community Relations Office, 405 Pershing Ct, Fort Riley, KS 66442; fax at 785-239-2592; or via e-mail..


1st Infantry Division Band

The Big Red One's Band mission is to represent the 1st Infantry Division for military ceremonies and the communities that support Fort Riley and Division Soldiers. Capable of performing a variety of music, the ensemble frequently entertains audiences with light overtures, marches, show tunes and big band music of the 40s and 50s.

All requests must pertain to public relations and/or support of a military unit or function. Requests will be screened for relevance and legality and are not automatically approved.


Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard

The Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard provides a link to Fort Riley's historic past. Troopers and horses of this unit are outfitted in the uniforms, accoutrements and equipment of the Civil War period. The mounted unit is available by submitting a DD fm 2536 military request support form and a cover letter.

Parade support

The unit can provide a mounted color guard during parades, carrying your choice of the American flag, Kansas state flag, U.S. Army flag, and Division flag on horseback. The unit's mules and wagon are also available for parades.

Color Guard Demonstration

The mounted demonstration is an exhibition of skill and precision required of a cavalry horse Soldier. It includes various drills and shows using the cavalry saber, .45 caliber revolver and the Springfield carbine. Demonstrations take approximately 15 minutes and include an opportunity to meet the Soldiers and horses.

Cavalry Encampment

Soldiers of the Mounted Color Guard can set up encampments at community events to showcase the history of westward expansion in the United States. Encampments include the chuck wagon and mules, tents, weapons, cooking utensils and other items that demonstrate living conditions of that time period.


Color Guards

A Color Guard is a group of Soldiers who carry selected flags in ceremonies and parades. The color guard can wear a variety of uniforms to include Civil War period uniforms, Class A dress uniforms and the current Army Combat Uniforms.

The Soldiers can carry the American flag, Kansas state flag, U.S. Army flag and the Division flag. To request a color guard, please submit a formal request.

When requesting a Color Guard, please specify which uniforms you would like the Soldiers to wear and which flags you would like them to carry.


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