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COMMUNITY CORNER – Celebrating country’s 34th state: Kansas Day 2018

January 26, 2018 —      So, are you smarter than a Kansas fifth-grader? Let’s take a little quiz. When was Kansas admitted into the union? Maybe you knew that one — Jan. 29 is Kansas Day and, in 1861, the territory was officially granted statehood.      There are many facts about Kansas that are significant in the history of the United States. For example, did you MORE
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COMMUNITY CORNER – Don’t let weather freeze your plans

January 19, 2018 —      We weathered the great freeze-out and snowstorm last week and I couldn’t be more proud of everyone’s response, especially with the ongoing 1st Infantry Division training and heading into a four-day holiday weekend.      If you’ve been at Fort Riley for any amount of time, you’ve seen Kansas weather change quickly from day to day. Even though MORE
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COMMUNITY CORNER – MLK Jr.’s legacy continues to grow

January 16, 2018 —      Activist and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. started a nonviolent movement for social justice and equality in the 1950s that had a significant im­pact on history. Sixty years later, we still celebrate his life and works in order to continue focusing inward and measur­ing our actions, thoughts and attitudes about equality.      King MORE
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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
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COMMUNITY CORNER – Offering a heartfelt ‘thank you’ for a job well-done

December 22, 2017 —       It’s the end of the year, a time when we reflect on our accomplishments and look forward to the possi­bilities in the New Year. As a team — Garrison, 1st Infantry Division and the Flint Hills Region — we have accom­plished much, despite some of the ob­stacles thrown our way. I’m proud and amazed at the amount, and quality, of work we’ve MORE
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COMMUNITY CORNER – Make personal goals to be financially, physically, emotionally fit

December 7, 2017 —      Colder weather and winter stressors have returned, but if we make a plan to deal with them now and double-down on our priorities, it’s sure to be a happy holiday season. The goal is to be financially, physically and emotionally fit.     For exercise, seek op­portunities to increase your activity level in the things you do every day. For MORE
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COMMUNITY CORNER – Remember to keep Army family safe from drunk, drugged driving

December 1, 2017 —      December brings an increase in social events, which often includes beverages containing alcohol, so it’s a perfect time to remember that this month is also National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.      As we all know, drinking and drug use impairs judge­ment, delays reaction time and too often results in deadly car accidents.     MORE
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COMMUNITY CORNER – Slow down, relax, enjoy the holiday season

November 22, 2017 —      Thanksgiving has passed and Black Friday has arrived, which means we’re officially in the 2017 holiday season. Some people love this time of year as they rush around buying gifts, attending parties and keeping traditions alive, but others are anxious about finding the time to get everything done and still enjoy the festivities.      This year, MORE
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COMMUNITY CORNER – Giving thanks to important things in life

November 17, 2017 —      As we prepare to gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving, let’s take some time to reflect and give thanks for all that has been good in our lives this year and for the abundance of freedoms we enjoy in our country.      Much of what we have to be thankful for during the holidays is due to the selfless service our military men and MORE
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COMMUNITY CORNER – Veterans Day: Tribute 79 years in making

November 9, 2017 —      On this Veterans Day, on behalf of a grateful nation, I say thank you to every veteran from every service throughout America’s history. Today, we honor those who have served among us as examples of citizens who put the interests of the country above their own — a foundation of freedom we should all cherish.      Veterans Day started in 1938, MORE
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COMMUNITY CORNER – Honoring legacy of Native Americans

November 7, 2017 —      “Standing Together” is the theme for this year’s National Na­tive American Heritage Month, which runs until Nov. 30. I can think of no better way to describe the camaraderie between all backgrounds in our United States Army — we all stand together with a shared vision, mission and goals. Native Americans have provided crucial service to our MORE
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COMMUNITY CORNER – Safe Halloween depends on teamwork

October 27, 2017 —      We’re just a few days away from Fort Ri­ley being inundated with little ghosts and goblins roaming our neighborhood streets looking for treats. There will also be parties, pumpkin patches, haunted houses and more throughout the Flint Hills Region for Halloween. It’s the beginning of the fall season and a time to play it safe no matter how we MORE
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COMMUNITY CORNER – Energy conservation is a key to resilience

October 20, 2017 —      This year’s Energy Action Month theme is “Energy Resilience Enables Army Readiness,” because energy is key to everything the Army does. Fort Riley is a leader in this area — we are stewards of maintaining secure and reliable access to energy, water and land resources vital for the Army to perform its mission and support global operations.     MORE
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COMMUNITY CORNER – Ending cycle of domestic violence

October 13, 2017 —      Domestic violence can have devastat­ing consequences — everyone loses in abusive and neglectful households. Sometimes the cycle descends through the generations, from parents to children. Sometimes it’s a result of more stress than a family can handle alone. But the cycle can be broken and the pat­tern of life can change.      October is MORE
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COMMUNITY CORNER – Garrison to celebrate efforts with Org Day

September 28, 2017 —       As we bring this month to a close, there have been so many activities throughout the summer — and a lengthy list of accom­plishments, especially through August and September. Let me take this opportunity to say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you to the garrison staff for your efforts and support to our Soldiers and families of Fort MORE
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