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National Guard unit trains on new tanks at Fort Riley

July 14, 2015 — Soldiers from the 2nd CombinedArms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment with the Kansas National Guardconducted a live-fire qualification operation at the Digital Multi-Purpose RangeComplex at Fort Riley June 26. This included a visit from Lieutenant Governor JeffColyer and the Adjutant General. “Fort Riley provides a uniqueset of ranges and MORE
Jeff Colyer, Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, is greeted by the command team from the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment with the Kansas National Guard to view a live-fire qualification operation at the Digital Multi-Purpose Range Complex at Fort Riley June 26.

Logistics Readiness Center earns Deployment Excellence Award

July 14, 2015 — Maj. Gen. Kevin G. O’Connell,commanding general of the United States Army Sustainment Command, visited withthe staff of the Logistic Readiness Center at Fort Riley June 25 to congratulateand present staff with coins for earning the army-wide Deployment ExcellenceAward. “Congratulations – we are proudof you,” O’Connell told the staff before MORE
The staff of the Logistic Readiness Center earned the Army-wide the Deployment Excellence Award. From left to right, John Reardon, Phil Melton, Mitch Hogan, Scott Arcuri, Scot Bird, Matthew Holloway, Wayne Inman, Richard Jamerson, Benjamin Ward, Livia Gonzalez not shown was Brian Stanley, Cleveland Smith, and Randy Brooks.

Safety fair shows Soldiers the do’s and don’ts of off-duty safety

July 14, 2015 — The staff from the Fort RileyGarrison and 1st Infantry Division safety offices observed a safety stand-down dayand conducted a safety fair June 19 with the support of the Directorate of EmergencyServices. Twenty-six booths representing seventeen organizations showedSoldiers multiple safety topics. The exhibits gave Soldiers information on how MORE
A safety stand-down day was conducted June 19 with the support of the Directorate of Emergency Services.  Members of the Fort Riley Fire Department exercise their skills at a mock accident scene.

Commercial Phone Numbers for Personal Property and Passport

July 14, 2015 — Commercial (785) or DSN 856 Counselors (785) 239-6683, ext 116 Non-temp Storage (785) 239-6683, ext 107 Inbound Shipments (785) 239-6683, ext 104 Outbound Household Goods Shipments (785) 239-6683, ext 102 Outbound Unaccompanied Baggage Shipments (785) 239-6683, ext 103 Quality Control (785) 239-6683, ext 106 Passenger / Portcall (785) 239-3057 or MORE

Personal Property and Passenger Service Hours of Operation

July 14, 2015 — Hours of OperationPersonal Property & Passenger Services Work Center, 210 Custer Avenue Monday - Wednesday - Friday 0830 - 1600 hrs Tuesday and Thursday 0700 - 1600 hrs Closed Daily for Lunch 1200 - 1300 hrs MORE

Passport, Passenger Service Center provides updates on process changes

July 14, 2015 — The Passport and PassengerService Center has several changes to the way they conduct business. Anyone whoneeds an official or no-fee passport, along with any overseas permanent changeof station flights, will have to make an appointment prior to seeing the ScheduledAirline Travel Office. All Soldiers and family members goingoverseas must make an MORE

‘Durables’ conduct change of command, casing ceremony

July 13, 2015 — “I am Col. Law, and I am a ‘BigRed One’ Soldier.” Col. Robert A. Law III firstspoke those when he took command of the 1st Infantry Division SustainmentBrigade two years ago, and he recited them again to conclude his command June10. After numerous assignmentswith the 1st Inf. Div., Law, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka N. O’Neal,relinquished MORE
Col. Robert A. Law III, outgoing commander of 1st Sust. Bde., 1st Inf. Div., and the ‘Durable’ brigade salutes while the national anthem is played during the change of command and responsibility ceremony June 10 at Fort Riley’s Cavalry Parade Field.

Fort Riley police department donates more than 100 pounds of game meat

July 13, 2015 — The Fort Riley Police Departmentrecently donated nearly 100 pounds of game meat after seizing it and multiplehunting items ranging from firearms and archery equipment to ratchet straps andbone saws. The meat was then donatedto the Geary County Fish and Game Association, which provides many opportunitiesfor the Fort Riley community. Adam Hastert, MORE

Enjoy the summer but beware of the sun

July 13, 2015 — Spring is here and temperaturesare rising. As you and your loved ones spend more time in the sun, be sure topractice sun safety and protect yourself from harmful ultraviolet, or UV, protection.The sun’s UV rays are an invisibleform of radiation that can pass through skin and damage skin cells. Although theycan cause skin damage during any season or MORE

IN HONOR OF D-DAY - Division Soldiers Participate in Commemorative Ceremonies

July 13, 2015 — I recently had the honor ofleading a delegation of 14 of our fine 1st Infantry Division Soldiers toNormandy, France, to participate in D-Day commemorative ceremonies. Werepresented the 1st Inf. Div. during nine ceremonies and events throughout thatweek. It was our group — along withapproximately 300 other Soldiers and members of the Navy and Air MORE
A delegation of 14 Big Red One Soldiers attended a recent wreath laying ceremony at the 1st Infantry Division Memorial on Omaha Beach.

The data breach: A step-by-step approach to protecting yourself

July 13, 2015 — A data breach at the Officeof Personnel Management, or OPM – and you’re a current or former federalemployee whose personal information may have been exposed. What should you do? Take a deep breath. Here arethe steps to take. FIRST STEPS • Check your credit report Look for accounts or charges you don’t recognize. Even ifthe MORE

Sticking to the law: Public health program battles underage drinking

July 13, 2015 — Although it’s illegal to purchaseor provide alcohol to a minor, underage drinking remains a national public healthproblem. Communities like Manhattan and Fort Riley are no exception. Col. Paul Benne, Irwin ArmyCommunity Hospital’s Department of Public Health Chief, teamed up with MelissaRickel-Morrill of the Manhattan Area Risk Prevention Coalition MORE
Emily volunteers with her father Jesse Nicholas to affix stop-sign-shaped stickers to alcoholic beverages at the Exchange Shoppette off Normandy and Trooper Drive June 27. The informational campaign is part of the Manhattan Area Risk Prevention Coalition whose goal is to reduce the incidence of underage drinking. Nicholas is an epidemiological technician with the IACH Department of Public Health.

National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month observed

July 13, 2015 — June was recognizedfederally as National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness month. Kansasgovernor, Sam Brownback signed a proclamation also designed the month of June2015 as Post Traumatic Stress Awareness Month for the state of Kansas. With Fort Riley located nearthe center of the state, the federal and state proclamations are conducive MORE
Gov. Sam Brownback signed a proclamation June 18 proclaiming June “Post Traumatic Stress Awareness Month” in Kansas. The proclamation signing took place in the governor’s ceremonial office, in the Kansas Capitol.

Military vehicle restoration buffs see progress

July 13, 2015 — Fort Riley hosted severalattendees of the International Military Vehicle Preservation Association’sannual convention, which was held in Topeka this week. Robert J. Smith, Ph.D,director of the Cavalry Museum along with Lt. Josh Johnston organized thedaylong trip giving people from Canada, Ireland and all over the United States alook into today’s MORE
Joe Allison of Center Ridge, Arkansas was among the members of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association who visited Fort Riley June 26. Part of the tour included a look at vehicles in Fort Riley’s Cavalry Museum storage that are awaiting restoration.

Soldier stampedes into new career

July 13, 2015 — With his familysitting in the front row to the left of the stage, Spc. Nick Rucker picked uphis guitar, put the strap around his neck and began to sing. As the 2ndplace winner of the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s, 2015Kicker Country Stampede Songwriters Contest, Spc. Nick Rucker, Company B, 701stBrigade Support Battalion, 4th MORE
Spc. Nick Rucker’s tune has changed a little since his days in 2012 competing for the title of Sharana Idol with a Goo Goo Dolls cover tune in the Paktika Province of Afghanistan in this courtesy photo.

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