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Sheridan Elementary fifth-grade teacher earns Kansas 2015 Horizon Award

January 26, 2015 — JUNCTION CITY – Chrystiana Miller,fifth-grade teacher at Sheridan Elementary School, was selected to receive theKansas 2015 Horizon Award for distinguished educators who have completed one yearof teaching. Miller was notified of thehonor during a surprise phone call from Brad Neuenswander, Kansas Interim Commissionerof Education. The award is MORE
Chrystiana Miller, front row center, a fifth-grade teacher at Sheridan Elementary School, recently was selected as one of 32 teachers across the state to receive the Kansas 2015 Horizon Award for distinguished educators who have completed one year of teaching.

Fort Riley to celebrate MLK Jr. Observance

January 26, 2015 — During his lifetime, Dr. MartinLuther King Jr. encouraged all citizens to pursue the purpose and potential ofAmerica. He strived to realize the dream of equality and a nation that affordsfreedom and justice for all. Fort Riley will celebrate King’sduring the Martin Luther King Jr. Observance from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Jan.21 at Barlow Theater. MORE

Gym goers get chance to try classes

January 26, 2015 — With the holiday season inthe rearview mirror, Fort Riley physical fitness enthusiasts are hitting thegym. One event designed to get people more active was the Battle of theButterball Bulge Jan. 10 at King Field House. “You get to meet newpeople,” said Sgt. Natasha Elysme, Company E, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion,1st Aviation Regiment, 1st MORE
Erica Holloman, military spouse, prepares to throw the medicine ball as hard as she can to the floor during a circuit breaker class at the Battle of the Butterball Bulge Jan. 10 at King Field House. The event featured different classes that DOD cardholders could try for free.

New U begins in February

January 26, 2015 — The New U Program willbegin at King Field House in February. The group sessions will includenutritional guidance and various exercises. “Everything they do will bespecialized in terms of what they want to accomplish,” said Justin Giger,fitness specialist, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. The sessions will featurethe MORE

Futsal league begins 3rd year on post

January 26, 2015 — During its third season,the futsal league has become a growing trend in the Fort Riley area. Unlikeindoor soccer, futsal is not played off the walls, and there are extraprecautions that need to be taken to ensure nothing is broken. Warrant Officer 1 StevenHawley, Company B, 3rd Aviation Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment,1st Combat MORE
A Soldier with Co. G, 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt. tries to score during the first game of a futsal tournament Jan. 7 at Long Gym. Many of the players involved used to play futsal in Manhattan. This is the third year futsal has been offered at Fort Riley.

Forces exhibit closes Feb. 1 at discovery center

January 26, 2015 — MANHATTAN – The Flint HillsFORCES: The Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State University exhibitionwill close Feb. 1. The Flint Hills Discovery Center is offering $2 off theregular adult admission fee Jan. 31. Flint Hills FORCES exploresthe period between 1917 and 1963, when the three areas intertwined to become onecommunity encountering MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - This winter participate, don’t hibernate

January 23, 2015 — It’s easy to slow down, hibernateand hide inside our warm homes all winter as temperatures drop below freezing. While going outside mightbe a challenge, let’s look for opportunities to stay active within our communities.I encourage you to get outinto your communities, meet your neighbors and spend time with one another. Getout, be active, have fun MORE

Legislation changes military laws for sexual assault

January 22, 2015 — WASHINGTON – The fiscalyear 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law last month,significantly changes the Uniform Code of Military Justice in cases pertaining torape and sexual assault. All of the UCMJ amendmentscontained in the NDAA pertain to investigating and prosecuting sexual assaultcrimes and victim care, said Lt. Col. John MORE
Changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial have been brought about by the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2015, which became effective Dec. 26, 2014, according to an expert in the Army's Office of the Judge Advocate General.

Off-post Support

January 22, 2015 — Fort Riley offers a variety of personnel and equipment support. To request support, please submit a DD fm 2536 military support request form, or a DD fm 2535 for aviation support, and a cover letter. All requests may be sent to the Community Relations Office, 405 Pershing Ct, Fort Riley, KS 66442; via phone at (785)239-3358; fax at (785)239-2592; MORE
Cavalry Encampment

On-post Support

January 22, 2015 — We welcome you to enjoy Fort Riley's rich heritage depicted at various historic sites throughout the post. Many activities are open for tours at your leisure. Group tours for school-aged youngsters are available; please provide at least 45 days advanced notice to plan for you school's visit. Locations and activities available to tours are defined MORE
Custer House

Stay safe, healthy this winter

January 22, 2015 — Although the winter seasondoes not come as a surprise, some people are always caught unaware andunprepared. However, if you prepare for this winter’s hazards, you will be morelikely to stay safe and healthy during the constant changing of our temperatures.Below are some winter safety tips that can help prevent accidents and injuries:TAKE THESE MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER – MLK Jr. holiday time to celebrate diversity, time to remain safe

January 20, 2015 — This year, the life of civilrights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is observed nationally Jan. 19 withthe annual theme “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off.” King’s birthday is Jan. 15,however, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill Nov. 2, 1983, declaring thethird Monday in January each year as a federal holiday to honor him. MORE

Army Covenant now Total Army Strong

January 13, 2015 — Editor’s note: KalynCurtis, a reporter with the 1st Inf. Div. Post, contributed to this story. What was once known as theArmy Family Covenant is now referred to as Total Army Strong – a rebranding ineffort to reaffirm senior Army leadership’s commitment to Soldiers, families andcivilians, and to build trust between the Army and its people. Rather MORE

‘Quarterhorse’ IDs top gun in TOW competition

January 13, 2015 — Pfc. Devon Moreno, unable toclear the smile from his face, described firing an anti-tank missile. “At first, when you fire it,it’s going to click,” the 20-year-old cavalry scout said. “Then, there’s abrief pause, and then it’s like, I guess, a volcano. It just erupts and justbangs, and then the vehicle shakes, and then it gets really hot. It gets MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Nuss, first sergeant, Troop A (left) and Sgt. 1st Class Jason King, assistant operations NCO (right), both with 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., take safe positions and observe as the gunner fires a tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided TOW anti-tank missile during a “top gun” competition Dec. 11 at Fort Riley.

Soldiers to be recognized by aviation association

January 13, 2015 — Representatives from the ArmyAviation Association of America are set to recognize two flight crews and acompany with the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division for theirefforts during a rescue operation in late 2013 in Afghanistan. Nine members of Company C,2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st CAB are setto MORE
Soldiers with Co. C., 2nd GSAB, 1st Avn. Regt., 1st CAB conduct rescue hoist training Jan. 16, 2014, at Kandahar Airfield, Kandahar, Afghanistan. The crews of Dustoff 66 and Dustoff 54 will be recognized by the Army Aviation Association of America Feb. 4 at Fort Rucker, Ala., as the Air and Sea Rescue of the Year award recipients for rescue and recovery operations Dec. 17, 2013, when a UH-60 Blackhawk was shot down in Zabul Province, Afghanistan.

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