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‘Pale Riders’ go aerial with Raven

October 22, 2014 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait –Soldiers with the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade CombatTeam, 1st Infantry Division participated in unmanned aerial system operators trainingSept. 1 at Udairi Range, Kuwait. The Raven is a small, lightweightUAS resembling a model airplane that can be hand-launched and remotely controlledfrom the ground MORE
Spc. Christopher Bartholomew, reconnaissance scout, HHT, 4th Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., center, prepares to launch a small UAS, known as a Raven, Sept. 11 at Udairi Range, Kuwait.

‘Black Lions’ represent ‘Big Red One’ in Long Range competition

October 22, 2014 — FORT BENNING, Ga. – Three“Black Lions” shooters walked away with numerous Top 10 awards Sept. 8 to 11 atthe 2014 U.S. Army Long Range Championships at Fort Benning. The event washosted by the Army Marksmanship Unit. The Soldiers are all with Headquartersand Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry BrigadeCombat MORE
Sgt. Michael Ross, 1st Bn., 28th Inf. Regt., background right, identifies a target as Sgt. Zachary Spicer, HHC, 1st Bn., 28th Inf. Regt., foreground, shoots down a 1,000-meter target in the service class shooting event during the U.S. Army Long Range Championships, hosted by AMU, Sept. 8 to 11 at Fort Benning, Ga.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, screening important

October 22, 2014 — Irwin Army Community Hospitalencourages all retirees, Soldiers, spouses and dependents to make a yearlyphysical exam appointment. Women, 40 years and older, should receive a mammogramscreening yearly. Breast Cancer is the secondleading cause of cancer-related deaths in women. A woman’s chance of developingbreast cancer increases with age. The MORE

Month highlights actions to conserve energy

October 22, 2014 — The Federal Energy ManagementProgram has renamed Energy Awareness Month to Energy Action Month. The purpose ofthe Energy Action Month is to emphasize and highlight actions that can be takento conserve energy. The campaign is aDepartment of Energy and FEMP initiative. FEMP is calling on federal workers totake action and empower leadership, MORE

FES reminds residents smoke alarms save lives

October 22, 2014 — Working smoke alarms canmake a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’sFire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours EveryMonth.” Along with firefighters andsafety advocates nationwide, Fort Riley Fire and Emergency Services is joiningforces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection MORE

LRC moves tons of households during peak season

October 22, 2014 — Nearly every militaryservice member experiences a Permanent Change of Station at some point. At the heart of allmilitary moves is the Logistical Readiness Command. LRC is more instrumental toexecuting each military move than most Soldiers and families realize, accordingto Gregory Paine, chief of personal property, LRC. While even a life-longservice MORE

Navy JROTC cadets get taste of ‘Dagger’ style at Fort Riley

October 22, 2014 — Cadets with Willard High School’sNavy JROTC program experienced a taste of Army life and the M1A2 Abrams tank duringa Sept. 19 visit to Fort Riley’s Douthit Range Complex. “It’s good for them to getout here and get a better view of the Army before they join,” said Sgt. WilliamHobza, M1 tank gunner, 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored MORE
Cadets with Missouri’s Willard High School Navy JROTC line up at Fort Riley’s Douthit Range Complex for a view inside the turret of a M1A2 Abrams tank and to ask questions of Sgt. William Hobza, tank crewman, 1st Bn., 63rd Armor Regt., center, on the capabilities and the items inside Sept. 19 at the Douthit Range Complex. The 2nd ABCT hosted the cadets’ as a part of 1st Inf. Div.’s community engagement program with local and regional partners.

Getting help: Domestic violence awareness and support

October 22, 2014 — Domestic violence is aserious problem in both the Army and civilian worlds. It is an offense under theUniform Code of Military Justice and is illegal in all U.S. states andterritories. According to the Departmentof Defense, domestic violence includes assault, battery, threats to injure or kill,other acts of force or violence, or emotional MORE
Garrison Commander Col. Andrew Cole signs the 2014 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Proclamation Sept. 25 at Fort Riley.

Post recognizes contributions of Hispanics

October 22, 2014 — Hispanic heritage was onfull display Sept. 24 at Riley’s Conference Center. That’s where the 1stInfantry Division’s Equal Opportunity Office hosted the National HispanicHeritage Month Observance, featuring entertainment by the 1st Inf. Div. band, ahighlight of Hispanic countries and Hispanic food, provided by the conferencecenter. “Today we MORE
Lt. Col. Andy Sanchez, commander, 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt., speaks about the impact of Americans of Hispanic descent. Sanchez’s grandfather served in the Army and shaped his grandson’s own service.

Gold Star mother loves to talk about late son

October 22, 2014 — Sgt. 1st Class Forrest“Frosty” Robertson, Headquarters Troop, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rdInfantry Division, always made sure his Soldiers made it home. That’s what his mother,Dody Berg, said. “He always brought his boyshome,” she said. But on Robertson’s finaldeployment, he would not join his fellow Soldiers on the return flight back to MORE

Fort Riley hunting season underway

October 22, 2014 — Several hunting seasons arenow open at Fort Riley and in Kansas. “Fort Riley is kind of ahidden little paradise, especially for the mid-west. Anybody who likes theoutdoors, whether it be fishing or hunting or just hiking, will find plenty todo here, and the scenery is beautiful,” said Shawn Stratton, supervisory fishand wildlife biologist, MORE

‘Dragon’ brigade color guard honors fallen in Belgium

October 22, 2014 — After a busy week of longdays and short nights, Soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1stInfantry Division color guard returned to Fort Riley Sept. 20 afterparticipating in a series of events in Belgium. The events commemorated the70th anniversary of the liberation of Belgium from Adolf Hitler’s Third Reichduring World War II. Belgium MORE
Sgt. Samantha Tram and Sgt. Lucas Bass, 4th IBCT color guard, perform during a remembrance ceremony Sept. 16 at the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial in Liège, Belgium.

‘Modern Family’ meets Army family

October 22, 2014 — CelebrityK-State graduate visits Fort Riley, 1st Inf. Div. Soldiers  Fort Riley Soldiers,families and civilian volunteers rubbed elbows with two-time Emmy Award winnerEric Stonestreet Sept. 19 on post. Known for playing thelarger-than-life Cameron Tucker on ABC’s “Modern Family,” Stonestreet is aKansas City, Kansas, native and graduate of Kansas MORE

Fort Riley remembers ‘BRO’ Soldier killed in auto accident

October 22, 2014 — Even without looking, itwas obvious the hymn was missing something. The trumpets carried the melody outand over the crowd like they usually did, but the heartbeat of the brass quintetjust wasn’t there. So many times, thatheartbeat was powered by Staff Sgt. Joe Cunningham, a tuba player in the 1stInfantry Division Band who regularly performed with MORE
Coins adorn a memorial display during a ceremony for Staff Sgt. Joseph Cunningham Sept. 18 at Morris Hill Chapel.

Bikers practice fundamentals of safe riding

October 22, 2014 — Soldiers, civilians andfamily members from the 1st Infantry Division participated in a motorcyclementorship ride Sept. 19 at Fort Riley. The mentorship ride, or“BRO” Ride, allowed new and experienced riders to put fundamentals and safetyto practical use on a 98-mile journey down the roads of Kansas. The ride began at 1st Inf.Div. headquarters MORE
A group of ‘BRO’ riders leaves 1st Infantry Division Headquarters to begin a 98-mile trip to reinforce fundamentals of group riding procedures Sept. 19. Riders visited the Kansas Motorcycle Museum in Marquette, Kansas along the way and used gravel roads along the way to teach riders how to assess obstacles on the road.

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