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100th Anniversary

Rooms at Riley’s Conference Center teach history of ‘Big Red One’

October 13, 2017 —       No longer will visitors search from room A or B when wandering Riley’s Conference Center. They’ll be looking for rooms named after one of five separate battles or wars the 1st Infantry Division participated in.      As part of the celebration for the “Big Red One’s” 100th birthday, the five rooms of Riley’s Conference Center were renamed MORE
Robert Smith, director of the Fort Riley Museums Division, presents five plaques, each with information about a different battle the 1st Infantry Division has participated in, during the Fort Riley Town Hall Oct. 3 at Riley’s Conference Center.

‘Big Red One’ first division in the Army to celebrate 100 years of service

June 21, 2017 —      Celebrating a day a century in the making, the 1st Infantry Division took time June 8 — the 100th anniversary of the “Big Red One” — to recognize and remember the past 100 years with a division run and a Victory with Honors ceremony at Fort Riley.      The commemoration began at 6:30 a.m. with a 4-mile division run around the historic post’s MORE
Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard during a Victory with Honors ceremony celebrating the 100th anniversary of the division.

‘Big Red One’ celebrates 100 years while deployed

June 21, 2017 — BAGHDAD — Service members with the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve celebrated the 1st Infantry Division’s 100-year anniversary with a cake-cutting ceremony June 8.      The “Big Red One” commemorated a century of history during the ceremony.      “Since June 8, 1917, to today, the contributions, dedication MORE
Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin, commanding general, the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command – Operation Inherent Resolve, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Cornelison, senior enlisted leader, CJFLCC-OIR, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley, use a ceremonial saber to cut the cake during the 1st Inf. Div.’s 100-year anniversary ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq, June 8. The “Big Red One” commemorates a century of history during the ceremony.

COMMAND TEAM CORNER - Celebrating a century of victory for ‘Big Red One’

June 2, 2017 —      Soldiers, families and friends of the 1st Infantry Division,      Every June 8 is a special date here at the 1st Infantry Division, but this year it will mark a truly one-of-a-kind milestone. That’s because on June 8, the “Big Red One” will mark 100 years of selfless service to this nation.      What a celebration we have planned. We are going MORE
Brigadier General Patrick D. Frank, Deputy Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division

‘Big Red One’ Soldiers commemorate history of World War I

April 14, 2017 — KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 1st Infantry Division Band and the Commanding Gen­eral’s Mounted Color Guard took part in a ceremony April 6 commemorating the United States’ entry into World War I at the National World War I Museum and Memorial.      “We’re very proud to host this event here today,” said Sylvester “Sly” James Jr., may­or of Kansas City, MORE
Members of the 1st Infantry Division’s Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard, dressed in World War I “doughboy” uniforms, provided support to America’s national ceremony commemorating the centennial of the United States entry into World War I April 6 at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri.

Desert Storm veterans revisit ‘berm breach’ at Fort Riley

March 9, 2017 —      “Big Red One” Soldiers and veterans from Desert Storm met for reveille and then ran through a simulated berm on Custer Hill during the 26th Anniversary of the Breaching of the Berm event Feb. 24 at Fort Riley.      Often referred to as the first Persian Gulf War, Operation Desert Storm began as a response to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait in August MORE
Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division Soldiers run through a simulated berm set up along Normandy Drive Feb. 24. The berm consisted of concertina wire and replica signs from the 1991 “breaching of the berm” during Operation Desert Storm.

Big Repainted One – Refurbished patches popping up across Fort Riley

January 6, 2017 —      As the Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division prepares to celebrate its 100th anniver­sary, drivers on Fort Riley may have noticed what appear to be new “Big Red One” con­crete patches at several round­abouts throughout the post. Though the three patches look new, in actuality they are older than most of the Soldiers on Fort Riley.      The MORE
“Big Red One” concrete patches can be seen at several roundabouts on post.