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New locksmith apps can pose risks, says DES security chief

September 12, 2014 — Several apps that hit the marketrecently can pose a serious risk to physical and personal security. Apps such as KeyMe, Keys Duplicatedand The Keysave were designed to help people who have problems with losing keysget replacements quickly. “The application has good intentions… The intention of the app is that you scan your own keys, keep it in MORE

LSEC open to unit seminars

September 12, 2014 — Leadership Enhancement Coursesare available on a daily basis at Fort Riley through Barton Community College. The classes are open to Soldiersand their dependents and are covered fully through a scholarship. For the convenience ofSoldiers and their unit’s leadership, LSEC classes are available for individualunits at a time and location most MORE
Soldiers with the 299th BSB listen during an LSEC seminar Aug. 12 at a classroom in Building 7604.

Kansas City Chiefs host Soldiers at training camp

September 12, 2014 — ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – TheKansas City Chiefs welcomed Soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division to its lastday of training camp Aug. 14 at Missouri Western State University. For one “Big Red One”Soldier, it was the opportunity of a lifetime. “This is like a dream cometrue,” said Spc. Joshua Rubio, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4thInfantry Brigade MORE
Spc. Joshua Rubio, 1st Bn., 28th Inf. Regt., center, brings the team in for the last huddle of the Kansas City Chiefs 2014 training camp Aug. 14 at Western Missouri State University, St. Joseph, Mo. Rubio is a Kansas City, Kan., native and lifelong Chiefs fan.

‘Dragon’ brigade Soldiers compete in Iron Dragon competition

September 12, 2014 — Seventy-six anxiousSoldiers stood ready to test their physical and mental endurance and earn theright to be called Iron Dragons Aug. 8 at Quarterhorse Field. The Iron Dragonqualification is a quarterly brigade-level event that encourages Soldiers topush themselves and each other to maintain a high level of fitness. Each Soldierhad to complete five MORE
Soldiers with the 4th IBCT race toward the finish line during the three-mile run portion of the Iron Dragon qualification Aug. 8 at Fort Riley.  The Iron Dragon, a brigade physical fitness challenge, began with 76 participants, but only 12 successfully completed all five portions of the event.

Post Education Services offer Allied Health Programs

September 12, 2014 — According to data from theU.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care is one of thefastest growing industries. The website,,states health care and social assistance sectors are projected to grow 2.6percent annually and add about 5 million jobs by 2022. There have been numerousrequests for health care and MORE

Green initiative cultivates at Seitz

September 12, 2014 — Scenario: School officials want toexpand parking capacity. Leaders at an Army installation want to improvetraffic flow by the school. The installation, along with professionals from theEnvironmental Protection Agency, also want to reduce water consumption.Curriculum for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, coursesare a MORE

Fort Riley goes green with Live Army Green program

September 12, 2014 — At Fort Riley, familyhousing residents living in new or renovated homes participate in the Live ArmyGreen conservation program, which provides monetary incentives to residents whoconserve energy. The Live Army Green programis mandated by the Department of Defense to reduce overall energy consumptionat military installations. Since partnering with MORE

DTS Reminder - claim unclaimed travel money!

September 09, 2014 — The 1stInfantry Division has about $450,000 in un-submitted travel vouchers. Soldierswho have traveled in the last 12 to 18 months are encouraged to claim their moneyusing two steps: 1. Go to www.defensetravel.osd.mil2. Log on with common access card Soldiers who need assistance are asked to contact their unit’s Defense TravelAdministrator. One out MORE

LEGALLY SPEAKING - Soldiers eligible for FRV comp on household goods

September 09, 2014 — Soldiers and Department ofthe Army civilians are now eligible for Full Replacement Value, or FRV, protectionon their Department of Defense-funded personal property shipments. This is abenefit in terms of the amount one can recover for loss or damage sustained in amove. Example: Your 3-year-old TVwas destroyed in a move. Under the old rules, you MORE

Prepared: Fort Riley exercises emergency response

September 08, 2014 — Each year, Fort Rileyconducts a full scale exercise featuring a different scenario designed to testthe installation’s emergency preparedness. “The safety of ourcommunity is our No. 1 priority. By conducting these large-scale exercises,Fort Riley is better prepared to respond to emergencies and ensure we remain onpoint for our community and our MORE
Firefighters lift a victim onto a litter terrain wheel to transport her for emergency medical treatment during a a full scale exercise Aug. 6 at Camp Funston. The annual exercise tests the installation’s emergency preparedness.

Deployed Soldiers save life, fix flaw in 911 call system

September 08, 2014 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait –Three “Devil” brigade Soldiers put their combat lifesaving skills to use whenthey provided medical care to an injured Soldier July 31. Spc. Patricia Naipaul,wheel-vehicle mechanic, Company B, 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st ArmoredBrigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, stopped by the room of Spc. SarahFields, also a MORE
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Robert Morris, personal recovery officer, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeff Burkholder, unmanned aerial vehicle operation officer, both with HHC, 1st ABCT, used their Combat Life Saving skills to help an ill Soldier July 31 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

‘Devil’ combat medics enhance skill set during first responder course

September 08, 2014 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Sgt.Justin Schmitz, combat medic, Company C, 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1stArmored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, put Soldiers through thepaces during the Devil First Responder course July 15 to 17. The Devil First Respondercourse was created in 2013 to enhance certified Combat life Savers’ skills andto MORE
Pfc. Samantha Gamache, radio and communication security repairer, 101st BSB, directs her squad to provide security while they evacuate a wounded Soldier in a simulated attack during the trauma lanes portion of the Devil First Responders course July 17 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The purpose of the trauma lanes was to reinforce Soldiers ability to provide immediate medical care.

Kansas approves Open Carry Law – no change to Fort Riley Firearms policy

September 08, 2014 — HB 2578, the new open carrygun law, went into effect July 1. This State of Kansas law allows owners insurrounding communities to openly carry a gun in a holster, in their hand or arifle on a sling in the public, legally. However, this does not apply at FortRiley. The law requiresmunicipalities that authorize carrying concealed to allow someone MORE

British officer shares history of US, UK military cooperation

September 08, 2014 — MANHATTAN – Discussing the longhistory of cooperation between his home and host countries, Brig. Christopher Ghika,1st Infantry Division deputy commanding general for readiness, spoke Aug. 6 atthe Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Relations Committee luncheon.Ghika, an officer in theBritish Army serving with the “Big Red One” as part of MORE
Brig. Christopher Ghika, 1st Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for readiness, speaks to a crowd Aug. 6 at the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce’s MRC luncheon in Manhattan.

New ‘Demon’ leaders, spouses learn about services at on-post forum

September 08, 2014 — Command teams from acrossthe 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division gathered for a seniorleader forum about community partnerships, medical services and Fort Rileyprograms Aug. 7 at Riley’s Conference Center. “Since July, we’ve had an80-percent turnover rate of company command teams, operations and executiveofficers within the brigade,” MORE
Suzie Fritz, K-State volleyball coach, introduces herself as one of the 1st CAB’s community partners during the “Demon” brigade’s senior leader forum Aug. 7 at Fort Riley. Command teams from across the brigade gathered to learn about community partnerships, medical services and Fort Riley programs.

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