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Fort Riley customers can expect better TV, web, phone services

August 14, 2014 — Vyve Broadband upgraded, investingin infrastructure and products in the hopes of providing more state-of-the-art andreliable services to Fort Riley. Vyve employees are offeringthese services to often underserved and rural areas, such as Fort Riley. “In a few months, ouroffered services will be at or exceeding those in Los Angeles or New York,”said MORE

‘Longknife’ leaders pay tribute to D-Day

August 14, 2014 — During the darkest part ofthe night before the most famed amphibious assault in history, armed only with knives,their training and their wits, two troopers with the 4th Cavalry Regiment swam100 meters from their small rubber boat onto one of the St. Marcouf Islands,just off of Utah Beach in Normandy, France. Cpl. Harvey Olson, Pvt.Thomas Killeran MORE
Sgt. Casey Jones, senior scout, Troop A, 5th Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., mounts his bicycle before the final leg of the squadron’s St. Marcouf PT event July 17 at Fort Riley.

COMMUNITY CORNER - Stay involved with kids as new school year nears

August 08, 2014 — It’s back to school for ourFort Riley students, and Aug. 12 is the big day. As summer winds down and our childrengear up for classes next week, let’s build a foundation that will help themenjoy a successful new school year. Remember that going back toschool can be quite exciting, as well as stressful for our military children.The absence of family MORE

Lightning Safety – When thunder roars, go indoors

August 07, 2014 — Lightning is a hazard thataccompanies most severe weather in the spring and summer. “Lightning is veryunpredictable, which increases the risk to individuals. Most lightning deathsand/or injuries occur during the summer months during the afternoon and earlyevening,” said Chris Hallenbeck, installation emergency manager, EmergencyManagement Office, MORE

OFF-ROAD SAFETY - USAG to receive grant for ATV training area

August 07, 2014 — Did you know Fort Riley hasmore than 235 acres in Training Area 10 approved for all-terrain vehicles anddirt bike recreations use? Besides ATV and dirt bike recreation use, a portion ofTA-10 also is certified by the All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute fortraining Soldiers and civilian employees who operate an ATB as required by thejob description. MORE

SAFETY NOTES - Promoting a safe workplace involves everyone

August 07, 2014 — Promoting a safe workplace environmentinvolves every level of the organization instilling a safety culture thatreduces accidents for workers and improves productivity. This is a win-win for any organization,but it is often easier said than done. This is why safety must be more than a priority;it must be an integral of the total team philosophy. We MORE

‘Truckmasters’ host fourth annual reunion

August 07, 2014 — The 24th Transportation Company,541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st InfantryDivision hosted its fourth annual reunion July 19 at Moon Lake. More than 250 “Truckmaster”Soldiers, veterans and families welcomed guest speaker Brig. Gen. John P. Sullivan,U.S. Army Transportation Corps and School chief, to the event. MORE

Free nutrition assistance available

August 07, 2014 — Military beneficiariesinterested in nutrition and weight management have several options available tothem free of charge through Irwin Army Community Hospital’s Nutrition CareDivision. IACH will offer a bariatric seminar for military family members andretirees interested in learning more about bariatric surgery to assist withweight loss from 1 to 3 MORE

Post briefs environmental protection, enhancement efforts to visiting European student leaders

August 05, 2014 — Nineteen students from 13foreign countries and the United States learned about some post environmental stewardshipefforts during a visit to Fort Riley July 21. The students were part of aEuropean Student Leaders Summer Institute program being conducted for fiveweeks at Kansas State University. The program is sponsored jointly by the U.S.State MORE

Demon Diner Wins Philip A. Connelly Award

August 04, 2014 — “Big Red One” Soldiers are oftenrecognized for their skills, and the 1st Infantry Division’s Soldier chefs areno exception. Food service specialists fromthe 1st Combat Aviation Brigade’s “Demon Diner” dining facility demonstratedtheir skills in Phase II of the Philip A. Connelly evaluation, taking firstplace in the competition. “I am extremely MORE
Pfc. Ronald Ibale, 3rd AHB, 1st Avn. Regt., 1st CAB, sets out meal items July 7 at Demon DFAC on Fort Riley. The Demon DFAC won Phase II of the Philip A. Connelly evaluation and will go on to represent IMCOM West at the FORSCOM level of competition.

‘Devil’ brigade proudly hits ground running on Kuwait deployment

August 04, 2014 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait –More than 2,500 Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st InfantryDivision, arrived June 20 in Southwest Asia in support of Operation SpartanShield. In keeping with thebrigade’s fast-paced operations, arriving Soldiers were quickly in-processedand entered into the battle rhythm. Twenty-four hours afterarrival, MORE

U.S. Corps of Engineers keeps Fort Riley in good repair

August 04, 2014 — From historical renovationsto water line replacement and construction of the new hospital, the U.S. Corpsof Engineers at Fort Riley seems to does it all. “The corps is huge and doeseverything from civil works projects, emergency response to maintenance ofwaterways and inland waterways and reservoirs. We are the Army’s construction agent,so the MORE
U.S. Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, Fort Riley office, work on a construction site.

RESILIENCE SKILL OF THE MONTH - Activating event, thoughts, consequences

August 04, 2014 — Separating events from thoughtsand their consequences sounds very complex. The Activating Event, Thoughts andConsequences model is an approved Army resilience training skill. The purpose of this skill isto be able to identify your thoughts about an event and the consequences ofthose thoughts. Understanding that you have control over your thoughts MORE

Couples learn to be scream free in marriage

August 04, 2014 — What is a ScreamFreeMarriage? According to Hal Runkel,founder, ScreamFree Institute, a ScreamFree Marriage is about learning to fightfair without screaming, or acting out. Military couples at FortRiley discovered the meaning of having a ScreamFree Marriage during the first ofa three-part series class July 10 at Child, Youth and School Services. The MORE
Spc. James Clarke, 97th MP Bn., left, and his wife, Monica Clarke, right, share a smile during a ScreamFree Marriage class July 10 at CYSS Parent Central. The class is offered to Fort Riley couples every few months by Family Advocacy in three installments.

‘Devil’ brigade sponsors spouse resiliency skills weekend

August 04, 2014 — TOPEKA, Kan. – The 1st ArmoredBrigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, sponsored a three-day military skillsand resiliency retreat for spouses of deployed Soldiers June 27 to 29 at theCapitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Topeka, Kansas. Chap. (Maj.) Michael McDonald,1st ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., said the retreat was organized to provide MORE

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