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‘Wolverines’ remember their fallen comrade at ceremony

February 09, 2015 — The 1st Infantry Divisionand Fort Riley communities paid tribute to a fallen Soldier with the 4thInfantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div. during a Jan. 29 memorial ceremonyat Morris Hill Chapel. Spc. Brian Carl Spenner,heavy-equipment operator, Company A, Special Troops Battalion, 4th IBCT, wasremembered by his fellow Soldiers as a caring, MORE
Spc. Brian C. Spenner

2 ‘Big Red One’ CAB battalions earn top Army awards

February 09, 2015 — The 1st Combat AviationBrigade, 1st Infantry Division has a reason to celebrate. Two battalions fromwithin the brigade were recognized as the best in the Army Aviation Corps. The 601st Aviation SupportBattalion, 1st CAB was announced as the Lt. Gen. Ellis D. Parker Award best combatservice support aviation unit and the 2nd General Support Aviation MORE
Lt. Col. Richard Martin, commander, 601st ASB, 1st Avn. Regt., 1st CAB, speaks to his Soldiers during a convoy training exercise Oct. 23 at Fort Riley. The “Guardian” battalion was announced as the Lt. Gen. Ellis D. Parker Award winner as the best combat service support battalion in Army aviation.

‘Dagger’ brigade honors distinguished leaders

February 09, 2015 — Leaders with the 2ndArmored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division hosted a recognition banquetfor Soldiers participating in the brigade’s first distinguished leader boardJan. 20 at the Cantigny Dining Facility. The winner of the board, StaffSgt. David Rodriguez, was presented with an Army Commendation Medal for hisperformance by Brig. Gen. MORE
The winner of 2nd ABCT’s first distinguished leader board, Staff Sgt. David Rodriguez, center, is presented his Brave, Responsible and On Point medallion from Brig. Gen. Eric Wesley, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley senior mission commander, left, during a Jan. 20 recognition banquet at Fort Riley. Rodriguez, an M1 armor crewman with the 1st Bn., 63rd Armor Regt., competed against Soldiers ranked from sergeant to major to win as the “Dagger” brigade’s most distinguished leader of the quarter.

From ‘Blue Spader’ to Avenger: Marvel hero Captain America served with the ‘Big Red One’

February 09, 2015 — One of the most popularsuperheroes to grace the pages of Marvel comics shares a common bond withreal-life heroes who have worn the “Big Red One” patch. Steve Rogers, known to fansworldwide as Captain America, served with the 1st Infantry Division’s 26thInfantry Regiment, also known as the “Blue Spaders,” during World War II, asshown in “Mythos: MORE

DOD NEWS - Joint chiefs urge transitioning service members to continue to serve their local communities

February 09, 2015 — Chairman of the Joint Chiefsof Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and the Joint Chiefs yesterday signed aletter that will go to all transitioning service members, urging them tocontinue serving the nation as civilians in their communities and in their newjobs. “We trust that you will acceptthis challenge and join ranks with the business leaders, MORE

‘Guardians’ host basewide team dance off in Kuwait

February 09, 2015 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Theall-female dance troupe FAB 5 won the Pick Your Groove and Move dance competitionJan. 10 at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation warrior tent at Camp Buehring. The competition wassponsored by the 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade CombatTeam, 1st Infantry Division. Spc. Angelina Sampson,human resources MORE
Spc. Francisco Perez, ammunition stock control and accounting specialist (left) and Pfc. Ronnie Cummings, ammunition specialist (right), both with Co. A, 101st BSB, perform a dance routine during the Pick Your Groove and Move dance competition Jan. 10 at the MWR warrior tent on Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

MP Soldier recognized third time for outstanding volunteer efforts

February 09, 2015 — Editor's Note: This article has been updated. The 1st Infantry Division Post staff regrets confusion with the Silver Star for Valor. Sgt. Myers was awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medalwith third silver service star. Sgt. Erica Myers, 73rdMilitary Police detachment, 97th MP Battalion, received a Military Outstanding Volunteer MORE
Sgt. Erica Myers, 97th MP Bn., center, receives her Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal with third silver service star for volunteering during the Volunteer of the Quarter Ceremony Jan. 27 at Riley’s Conference Center.

‘BRO’ Soldiers to vie for USA cross-country title

February 09, 2015 — Two Soldiers from the FortRiley running team will again put their skills to the test, this time at theUSA Cross Country Championships Feb. 7 in Boulder, Colorado. Pfc. Susan Tanui, DentalActivity, and Spc. Samuel Kosgei, a combat medic assigned to Headquarters andHeadquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry BrigadeCombat MORE
Pfc. Susan Tanui, Dental Activity (right), and Spc. Samuel Kosgei, combat medic, HHT, 1st Sqdrn., 4th Cav. Regt., 4th IBCT, will take part in the USA Cross Country Championships Feb. 7.

New fitness center opens its doors, offers new variety

February 09, 2015 — Whitside Fitness Center,which is located at 684 Huebner Drive, opened its doors Feb. 2. The opening of the newfitness center brings variety to help enrich the fitness experience of allSoldiers on Fort Riley. It features dual basketballcourts with a curtain that allows two games to be played at once and an indoor track.A runner can travel MORE
Spc. Brian Hoeh, Co. D, 1st CAB, 2nd GSAB, 1st Avn. Regt., recovers from hanging with one hand on the climbing wall at Whitside Fitness Center. The wall is 32-feet tall and features an autobelay system.

Community has chance to influence post’s future

February 07, 2015 — FORT RILEY, Kan. (Feb. 5, 2015) -- Army officials are inthe process of cutting troop numbers from 570,000 to 490,000 and becausepolicymakers in Washington have not eliminated sequestration, the organizationis facing even more severe changes. Those cuts could affect the 1st InfantryDivision and Fort Riley. This is the message Brig. Gen. Eric J. MORE
Brig. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, 1st Inf. Div. senior mission commander, left, speaks Jan. 16 to attendees of the 2015 Regional Leaders Retreat in Overland Park, Kansas, with Fort Riley Garrison Commander Col. Andrew Cole, right. The two encouraged members of the Flint Hills communities to attend the upcoming Fort Riley Community Listening Session Feb. 9 in Junction City.

Fort Riley to see changes at access control points

February 06, 2015 — Visitors to Fort Riley thenext two months will see changes at the access control points. The most notablechange will be for people who don’t have a Department of Defense-issuedidentification card. Those without a DOD ID card are still encouraged to visitthe installation, but should understand it will take slightly longer to gainaccess. “DOD is MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER – National Prayer Luncheon joins people of faith

February 06, 2015 — Chaplains andchaplain-led programs at Fort Riley provide an opportunity for Soldiers andfamily members to build spiritual resiliency and to strengthen their faiths. Italso provides an opportunity for all to come together as a community. Fort Riley’sReligious Office will host the annual National Prayer Luncheon at 11:30 a.m.Feb. 23 at Riley’s MORE

‘BRO’ Soldiers earn Expert Infantry Badges in Africa

February 06, 2015 — CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI –Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, set out to completetesting designed to push their physical and mental limits and demonstrateproficiency in their skills. About 250 Soldiers puttheir skills to the test during Expert Infantry Badge testing Jan. 4 to 14 at CampLemonnier, Djibouti. “Soldiers must MORE
A Soldier with the 2nd Bn., 16th Inf. Regt. receives the EIB during a Jan. 14 ceremony in Arta, Djibouti. Forty-three 2nd Bn., 16th Inf. Regt. Soldiers successfully completed all testing components to earn the EIB.

Former ‘Proud American’ visits post

February 06, 2015 — Retired Col. Greg Gadsonsaid he will always be a Soldier. And, the troops of his former battalion, the2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, are special to him. Fieldartillery troops from across Fort Riley attended the annual St. Barbara’s BallJan. 15 in Junction City, which was hosted by leaders of the “Proud American”battalion. St. Barbara MORE
Retired Col. Greg Gadson, former commander, 2nd Bn., 32nd FA Regt., 4th IBCT, poses for a picture during Fort Riley’s St. Barbara’s Ball Jan. 15 in Junction City. Gadson was the guest speaker for the event.

Tax center opens doors to Soldiers, families

February 06, 2015 —  Fort Riley Tax Center representatives greetedtheir first customers Jan. 21 during the center’s ribbon-cutting ceremony onpost. “Opening seasonally isabout helping more people,” said Elizabeth Thurston, installation tax attorney,Legal Assistance Office, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. “It goes instages.” The center is located at Building 7034 MORE

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