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CSF2 offers transition assistance to community members

November 14, 2014 — Anticipating making achange? Transition seemscommonplace in the military and throughout life. Some might be grateful for alittle help and guidance through the challenges a transition presents. That help and guidance canbe found in the transition workshop training offered by Comprehensive Soldierand Family Fitness to Soldiers, family and community MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Operation Santa opportunity to give back

November 14, 2014 — Tis the season to give. OperationSanta Claus at Fort Riley has begun. As the holiday season approaches,the hustle and bustle of finding the perfect gift for a family member, preparingdinner for loved ones and the overall busyness of the season can sometimes consumeus. Often the true meaning of the holiday season – the season of giving – may getlost MORE

‘Blue Babes’ clearing paths month after activation

November 14, 2014 — With their activation less thana month behind them, Soldiers with the 82nd Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 1st Infantry Division have answered the brigade’s call – breachingsimulated mine fields and clearing wire obstacles. Whether using an Assault BreacherVehicle or doing things the old fashioned way – manually – Soldiers MORE
Pfc. Jade Young, combat engineer, Co. B, 82nd Eng. Bn., cuts through three layers of concertina wire during a combined arms breaching training Oct. 20 at Fort Riley.

Riley vs. McConnell in flag football Nov. 15

November 13, 2014 — Approximately 20 Soldiersfaced off against one another under stadium lights in a scrimmage flag footballgame on a Sunday evening in October. The Soldiers made up theFort Riley flag football team and are set to face the McConnell Air Force Base flagfootball team at 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Sacco Sports Complex on post. The scrimmage was just oneof MORE
Spc. Michael Hollingsworth, HHC, 1st CAB, catches the ball Oct. 26 during a Fort Riley flag football team practice at the Sacco sports complex. The annual Fort Riley vs. McConnell Air Force Base flag football face-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Sacco Sports Complex.

Conserve energy

November 13, 2014 — Energy conservation in the workplaceis one focus of Energy Action Month, which is observed every October. “Saving energy at theoffice helps with the bottom line. As expenses go up, costs to customers goup,” said Dan McCallister, public utilities specialist, Utilities-Energy Branch,Operations and Maintenance Division, Directorate of Public Works. MORE

ACS offers variety of resources for Soldiers

November 13, 2014 — Editor’snote:This article is part of a series detailing services available at Fort Riley formilitary families, which can be especially helpful during deployments. Army Community Serviceoffers a variety of programs and services designed to empower Soldiers andtheir families, and help them become stronger, more resilient and self-reliant.Programs are MORE

Lady Troopers continue proud tradition of offering support, goodwill to military families of Fort Riley

November 13, 2014 — “Come help yourself … Fill your plate … We don’t want you to gowithout … You’re going to wish you had two … Have more – plenty, plenty.” As a line ofSoldiers helped themselves to a smorgasbord of homemade baked treats andcandies, Patt Bruzina urged them to take more, one candy bar surely wouldn’t beenough. Soldiersuttered “thank you” after “thank MORE
Marcia Mortensen, volunteer, left, and Patt Bruzina, canteen chair, Lady Troopers, second from left, hand out homemade baked goods to deploying Soldiers with the 1st Inf. Div. Oct. 16 at Camp Funston. The Lady Troopers have provided treats for all deployments and redeployments at Fort Riley since 1991.

Mega Bingo pays out nearly $13K

November 13, 2014 — After the 48th ball wascalled during the final game of Mega Bingo, a tense chatter broke out asplayers anxiously watched the screen to see the next ball pulled. The winningcall could come at any moment, and it was still anyone’s game as attendees satat attention, daubers aloft, hoping to walk out of the packed hall with a $7,500jackpot. Those final MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Jacob, DHHB, 1st Inf. Div., left, and his wife Doreen, right, pose with their winning jackpot check during Mega Bingo Oct. 18 at Rally Point. More than $12,500 was awarded during the event.

Soldiers lend hand in community

November 13, 2014 — Mowing lawns, paintingfences and even moving an old jalopy – those are a few ways Fort Riley Soldierspitched in to help senior citizens in the area through the IntergenerationalClearinghouse And Resource Educational, or I.C.A.R.E., Center. The mission of I.C.A.R.E. isto build positive relationships between youth and older adults. The Soldiershave MORE
Soldiers help paint a fence during an I.C.A.R.E. volunteer event supporting seniors and disabled persons July 26 in Manhattan. The mission of I.C.A.R.E. is to build positive relationships between youth and older adults.

Kosgei garners 10th in Army Ten-Miler

November 13, 2014 — Finishing top 10 in anylarge event can be challenging. Finishing top 10 at the second-largest 10-milerun in the U.S. takes dedication. The annual Army Ten-Milerwas Oct. 12 in Washington, D.C., and the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment,4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division sent one Soldier to theevent to run as part of the MORE
Spc. Samuel Kosgei, bib number 15, center, runs at the front of the pack as the Army Ten-Miler begins Oct. 12 in Washington, D.C. More than 35,000 participants from all over the world ran the 30th Army Ten-Miler course, which started and ended at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

Post athletes win medals at Warrior Games

November 13, 2014 — Eleven medals clung around thenecks of three Fort Riley athletes as they discussed their experience at theWarrior Games, which was Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “It was definitely one ofthe coolest life experiences I’ve ever had, especially being a wounded warrior,”said Sgt. Scotty Hasting, Warrior Transition Battalion. The MORE
Warrior Games athletes and coaches from Fort Riley pose Oct. 16 inside their training area at Fort Riley with the medals they won from the recent Warrior and Invictus games.

New PT uniform hits post shelves

November 13, 2014 — The new Army PhysicalFitness Uniform, or APFU, went on sale Oct. 15 at Fort Riley’s MilitaryClothing Sales Store. The new APFU design wasdeveloped based on feedback from thousands of Soldiers, extensive technical testingand real-world assessments in various climates to evaluate the uniform’s form,fit and function. The most noticeabledifference is MORE

Winter hours to begin Nov. 2 at golf course

November 13, 2014 — As the weather becomescooler, winter hours will go into effect Nov. 2 at the Custer Hill Golf Course.New hours will be from 9a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday andholidays. “As long as there is nosnow on the ground and it’s above 40 degrees, we’ll stay open,” said DaveCrawley, manager, Custer Hill Golf MORE

‘Durables’ host K-State basketball team

November 13, 2014 — Soldiers with the 1stSustainment Brigade welcomed the Kansas State University Women’s BasketballTeam to Fort Riley Oct. 7, as part of an ongoing partnership between theuniversity and 1st Infantry Division units. Before sunrise the teamarrived ready to conduct physical training with the “Durable” Soldiers. Afterwarming up in typical Army fashion, MORE
Haley Taxada, guard, K-State Women’s Basketball Team, right, leads a litter-carry exercise with other team members during Army PT Oct. 7 at Fort Riley. The visit was a first for some players and staff, including K-State Women’s Basketball Team head coach Jeff Mittie.

COMMUNITY CORNER - On Nov. 11, let’s thank, honor veterans for selfless service

November 07, 2014 — Our nation is built uponthe achievements of veterans. This nation exists as a result of those of who havefought and died to protect our freedoms and rights from generation to generation.On Veterans Day we honorthose, past and present, who have answered their nation’s call to serve in itsdefense. We offer our gratitude to more than 22 million MORE

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