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Privately-owned firearms registration procedures to change Apr. 15

April 08, 2015 — The post’s privately-owned firearmsregistration procedure will officially change April 15. The process will besmoother and easier for all Soldiers, civilians and visitors who wish to accessthe post with a legal firearm. Soldiers, civilians and visitorswith privately-owned firearms will be able to permanently register them at the VisitorControl MORE

Fort Riley clarifies commercial vehicle access changes

April 08, 2015 — Changes to commercialvehicle access to Fort Riley have been enforced since Jan. 20. In order toprevent unnecessary delays, drivers of commercial vehicles should be aware ofthe installation access guidelines. A commercial vehicle is anyvehicle not used primarily for transporting passengers and carries merchandise,equipment or materials for business MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Fort Riley observes Easter holiday, encourages fun with friends, families

April 03, 2015 — As some families celebrate Easterthis weekend, I want you to know that Fort Riley has several activities plannedto celebrate with them. Everything from a Sunrise Easterservice to an event at the bowling alley is available to help you and yourfamilies build a memory over the holiday weekend. But not all of this Army familyobserves the Christian MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Fort Riley honors military children throughout April

March 27, 2015 — Approximately 2 million childrenhave parents currently serving in the military. Military children often endurefrequent relocations, re-integrations and deployments. They face unique challengesmost children their age usually do not experience and are often true examples ofwhat it means to remain resilient. Military children are importantand are MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Enjoy the weather, stay prepared

March 20, 2015 — Even as we’re getting readyto spend more time outdoors as temperatures become warmer in March, it’simportant to remember to keep ourselves and family members prepared for anyupcoming spring or summer severe weather. There’s always thepossibility of extreme weather conditions. Tornadoes, high winds, thunderstormsand floods often characterize our MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Remember helpful tips when making plans for St. Patrick’s Day

March 13, 2015 — Wearing the green of St.Patrick’s Day is one of the opening stanzas of spring, even if you’re notIrish. It can be a fun day tocelebrate with friends and family. It is not the occasion to endanger others orthreaten careers with over-consumption of alcohol then driving. Elsewhere in this issue isan update on the potential risks of drinking and MORE

‘Devil’ brigade medics earn Expert Field Medical Badge

March 10, 2015 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait –Eleven Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team receivedthe Expert Field Medical Badge Feb. 9. More than 100 combat medicsfrom various units throughout the U.S. Central Command area of operations participatedin the grueling two-week competition. Only 24 of those Soldiers earned theirbadges. The MORE
Capt. Shannon Rea, a dentist with Co. C, 101st BSB, 1st ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., runs the last 100 meters of her 12-mile road march to cross the finish line during the EFMB competition Feb. 9 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

Air traffic controllers achieve excellence award

March 10, 2015 — Recognizing their dailydedication to excellence on their most recent deployment, the Soldiers ofCompany F, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1stCombat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, were named the 2014 Air TrafficControl Unit of the Year by the Army Aviation Association of America. The 1st CAB’s colors MORE
Members of Co. F, 2nd GSAB, 1ST Avn. Regt., 1st CAB, pose Feb. 16 with the 2014 Air Traffic Control Unit of the Year Award, which they received Feb. 4 from the Army Aviation Association of America.

TOWN HALL MEETING - Garrison commander briefs team on changes, awards, opportunities

March 10, 2015 — Garrison Commander Col. AndrewCole Jr. and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Schmidt conducted a Town Hallmeeting Feb. 20 at Riley’s Conference Center. The agenda included areview of the new access control changes, Command Climate Survey, an update onthe Army Force Structure and listening session, as well as fiscal year 2015 to 2016workforce MORE
Fort Riley Garrison Commander Col. Andrew Cole Jr. briefs the workforce during a Town Hall Meeting Feb. 20 at Riley’s Conference Center.

Motorcycle safety courses available

March 10, 2015 — The motorcycle ridingseason officially begins March 1, and the Garrison Safety Office is offeringthree Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses for Soldiers to learn and improve theirsafety while riding motorcycles. Weather permitting, all courseswill take place in Building 7305. The report time for sign-in is no later than8:45 a.m., with class MORE

‘Pale Riders’ conduct convoy operation training

March 10, 2015 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Morethan 40 Soldiers from Troop D, 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st ArmoredBrigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, conducted tactical convoyoperations training Jan. 15 at Udairi Range Complex. The training allowed theunit’s noncommissioned officers an opportunity to effectively plan and arrangeconvoy movement MORE
Vehicles from 4th Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., 1st ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., conduct tactical operations training Jan. 15 at the Udairi Range Complex near Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The training event was designed to allow the unit’s noncommissioned officers an opportunity to effectively plan, arrange and execute convoy movement operations and increase their ability to react to unexpected obstacles.

IACH explains signs, symptoms of concussions

March 10, 2015 — Last week we defined mild traumaticbrain injury, or concussion. Now let’s talk about the causes and theaccompanying signs and symptoms. Concussions occur in deployedand non-deployed situations. Events associated with concussions include blast exposures,vehicle related accidents, sports injuries, falls, hard parachute landings and violentacts. The MORE

Laws set to protect against whistleblower reprisals

March 10, 2015 — It appears that people are notreporting wrongdoings due to the fear of being punished. For those who fearreprisal, the office of the Inspector General, or IG, provides assistance toindividuals who are aware of wrongdoings but unsure whether to report it ornot. Whistleblower reprisal is definedas taking or threatening an unfavorable personnel MORE

‘Big Red One’ Culinary Arts Team showcases skills

March 10, 2015 — Showcasing their skills to FortRiley and “Big Red One” leaders, members of the 1st Infantry Division’sCulinary Arts Team prepared a three-course lunch Feb. 20 at the post’s FoodService Lab. The meal, consisting of Cajunseafood gumbo, filet mignon with chasseur sauce and apple-infused breadpudding, is the same meal the team will make next month in MORE
Spc. Yin Jenkins, 2nd GSAB, 1st. Avn. Regt., 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div., prepares dessert Feb. 20 during “Big Red One” Culinary Arts Team’s final meal before competing in the 40th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event at Fort Lee, Virginia. Jenkins is among 13 1st Inf. Div. Soldiers comprising the team.

Fort Riley civilian gets coveted chance to learn in Presidential Leadership Scholars program

March 10, 2015 — A coalition of presidentialcenters for former presidents recently introduced the Presidential LeadershipScholars program and named 60 professionals from across the country toparticipate. Traci Scott, 1st InfantryDivision regional liaison officer, was selected from among 900 candidates toattend. As part of the class, Scottwill travel to presidential MORE
Traci Scott, 1st Inf. Div. regional liaison officer, meets with division representatives to plan an upcoming Kansas congressional staffer visit at Fort Riley. Scott was selected from among 900 candidates to participate in the Presidential Leadership Scholarship program which began Feb. 24.

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