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Building blocks shaping public affairs team

January 24, 2017 —      “Put the green triangle on top of the square with the hypotenuse facing to the right.”      Huh?      It was a Friday afternoon and nine of us from the Fort Riley Garrison Public Affairs Office were engaged in team building activities facilitated by members of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness staff in the Victory Center here on MORE

Safety, rescue missions rewarded at monthly Garrison Awards Ceremony

December 23, 2016 —      Employees from director­ates across the garrison were recognized for their hard work, team efforts and accom­plishments Dec. 15 during the Garrison Awards Ceremony at garrison headquarters, 500 Huebner Road.      “It’s important to recognize all the hard work that every­body has been doing every day, so this is the venue that we do it in,” MORE
Lt. Andrew Avantagiato, left, from the Fort Riley Fire Department, poses with his award alongside Fort Riley Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. James Collins, right, as he accepts an award Dec. 15 during the Garrison Awards Ceremony at garrison headquarters. Avantagiato was selected as garrison employee of the month for November because of his hardwork and dedication in developing two major programs — the Hazardous Materials Response and Hand-Held Radio Program — in addition to his regular duties.

Resilience training team at Fort Riley aims to create stronger community

December 23, 2016 —      “It’s about strengthening the Soldier and our community,” said Mike Ballard, Training Center manager. “It’s about building a stronger Army.”      The Fort Riley Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center, a part of the Victory Center at 7285 Normandy Drive, has six master resilience trainers-performance experts who train and MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Hannah Nunley, left, formerly in the 97th Military Police Battalion, instructs Soldiers of the 97th MP Bn. in resilience and enhanced performance training Nov. 30. Nunley is a master resilience trainer trained by performance experts from the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center teaching Soldiers about the 14 different skills they can use to improve their focus and perform at their best.

Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program improves performance in workplace, at home

January 26, 2016 —      The staff of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program work diligently in the Victory Center to help Soldiers, family members and civilian staff of Fort Riley better themselves and their teams with skills for resilience through workshops, curriculum and one-on-one sessions.      While many Soldiers use their services regularly, they MORE
Ashley Rencher, third from left, a Master Resilience Trainer of the Performance Expert of Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program, provided in-depth team-building exercises to the staff of the 1st Infantry Division Post newspaper Nov. 19 to help refine skills and help people perform better at work or in their personal life. “A lot of these things that we teach are what people do already, but a lot of people don’t know that they can build on these skills,” said Ashley. “A lot of what we do is putting a name to a practice that you’re already doing and enhancing that.”

Son of downed Cold War U-2 pilot shares story with ‘Big Red One’ Soldiers

December 14, 2015 — FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. — When he was 12, Francis Gary Powers Jr. found out who his fa­ther was — or at least, who the world thought his father was. Francis Gary Powers’ death in a helicopter crash in 1977 called the nation’s attention back to 1960, when the pilot — then working for the Central Intel­ligence Agency — and his U-2 reconnaissance MORE
Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general, shakes the hands with Francis Gary Powers Jr., who shared the story of his father’s death in a helicopter crash Oct. 20 at Fort Leavenworth.

Hunting for resiliency: Fort Riley Soldiers, outdoorsmen join during weekend event

December 8, 2015 — FALL RIVER, Kan. — Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, along with more than 35 hunters and sponsors, gathered Oct. 16 to 18 to raise awareness for veteran resiliency during the sixth annual Kansas Salutes the Troops at the Flint Oaks Lodge. The three-day affair featured a trap tournament, banquet-style dinners and a European MORE
Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr. (right), 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general, readies his shotgun in preparation before pheasants are released Oct. 17 during a European Pheasant Shoot at the Flint Oaks Lodge in Fall River, Kansas. The hunt was the one of two shooting events Soldiers and civilians participated in during the sixth annual Kansas Salutes the Troops event, which focused on Soldier and veteran resiliency.

‘Devil’ providers recharge during caregiver event

August 28, 2015 — Chaplains, religiousaffairs specialists and medical providers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team,1st Infantry Division, took time out of their schedules to participate in thebrigade’s Care for the Caregiver event Aug. 14 at the Whitside Fitness Center. Attendees spent the morningparticipating in activities like climbing the fitness center’s MORE
Chaplain (Maj.) Michael McDonald, spiritual leader, 1st ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., climbs into a giant bubble as he prepares to play bubble soccer Aug. 14 at the Whitside Fitness Center on Fort Riley, Kansas. Chaplains, religious affairs specialists and medical providers took time out of their schedules to participate in the brigade’s Care for the Caregiver event.

Fort Riley takes lead on resilience training

August 25, 2015 — Fort Riley and the 1stInfantry Division now have a greater advantage against adversity aftergraduating 19 Soldiers from a Master Resilience Training – Facilitator courseat the Victory Center July 31. The course trains Soldiersto become level-two master resilience trainers and teaches them the skillsnecessary to facilitate the level-one course in MORE
Erin Towner, master resilience trainer and performance expert, teaches a class of level two MRT students July 30 at the Fort Riley Victory Center. Towner said the skills taught in the MRT course help students identify patterns in thinking that they can then use to combat adversity.

COMMUNITY CORNER – Resiliency — build it in ourselves, our families

August 21, 2015 — The things we can count onin life are difficulties and challenges. Do you know how to cope when life getsdifficult? The resiliency program provides training and self-development tools,so that Soldiers, family members and Army civilians are better able to copewith adversity, perform better in stressful situations, and thrive in life. Itteaches MORE

Training increases spouse resiliency

June 16, 2015 — The concept of spouseresiliency is part of the Army system of values. Families are behind Soldiersday-in and day-out supporting their mission. Leaders at Fort Riley ensureresources are made available to those family members. Army Community Servicestaff and volunteers offer several kinds of resiliency training events such asthe Spouse Resiliency MORE
Kathleen Witcher, military spouse, (left) and Molly Schuckman, teacher at Freshman Success Academy in Junction City, Kansas (right), react to the teacher’s comments during Resiliency Spouse Training May 28 at Army Community Service. The training is one of the many programs offered to military families and the community.

USO offers yoga for beginners

June 16, 2015 — It didn’t take a whole lotof convincing to get Staff Sgt. Corey Jackson on a yoga mat. His wife,Stephanie, took advantage of a free class offered by USO Fort Riley and instructorBeth Funk. “I liked it so much, Isigned up for the second,” Stephanie said May 7. She convinced Corey, whohas a minor back injury, to attend with her and “he ended up doing MORE
Staff Sgt. Corey Jackson, a former Fort Riley Soldier and now mechanic with the U.S. Army Reserve’s 450th Movement Control Battalion out of Manhattan, Kansas, takes part in a relaxation exercise after a yoga session May 7 at USO Fort Riley. Jackson and his wife Stephanie both practiced yoga as part of the USO’s Flow: A Yoga Experience, three weeks of free classes for beginners.

Leadership expert, author speaks with 1st Inf. Div. Soldiers

June 11, 2015 — Author and leadershipexpert Simon Sinek visited Fort Riley May 7 where he experienced a variety ofdaily training activities for Soldiers and spoke to a group of 1st InfantryDivision troops about his leadership philosophy. “Trust and cooperation areabsolutely essential, not only for our survival, but for our ability tothrive,” Sinek told the group MORE
Author and leadership expert Simon Sinek speaks to an audience of Soldiers during his visit to Fort Riley.

4th MEB Soldiers hear message of resilience

May 12, 2015 — FORT LEONARD WOOD, Missouri– The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade welcomed inspirational speaker JaredEstes April 24, to tell Soldiers his story of resilience and overcomingtragedy. “There are two messages forthe troops that Jared carries,” said Col. Andy Munera, commander, 4th MEB, 1stInfantry Division. “One is resilience and the second is the MORE
Leading the pack of 4th MEB, 1st Inf. Div., troops during a unit run to open Dauntless Week, Jared Estes, front right, and Col. Andy Munera, commander, 4th MEB, are joined by the brigade staff April 24 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Estes helped the “Dauntless” brigade begin its annual Dauntless Week to share his story of resilience and overcoming tragedy with the troops of 4th MEB.

Army takes new approach to grow resilient Soldiers

May 12, 2015 — About two dozen singleSoldiers here traveled to Bandera, Texas, in mid-March to hone theirleadership, mentoring and resiliency skills. But this wasn’t amilitary-directed training exercise, it was a voluntary trip led by the BetterOpportunity for Single Soldiers, or BOSS, program. The group saddled up Fridaynight for a weekend at the Rancho Cortez MORE
Spc. Bradley Hall races through a tire obstacle as part of fitness training at the Rancho Cortez “Cowboy Fitness Ranch” in Bandera, Texas, March 14. Hall was one of about two dozen Soldiers who volunteered for a new Life Skills Training Event through the Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers, or BOSS, program at Fort Riley, Kansas. The program offers single Soldiers a chance to learn life skills like leadership, mentoring and resiliency.

ArmyFit website gets several new features

March 10, 2015 — WASHINGTON – ArmyFit celebratedits first birthday recently, with the addition of several new features to itswebsite. The site, at armyfit., is designed to help improve quality oflife for Soldiers, families and Army civilians. New features include emailnotifications and a fitness-tracker interface. But first, a quick overview of thesite for MORE

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