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Fort Riley CFC campaign ends with nearly $215K in contributions

December 09, 2014 — About 2,000 Soldiers andfederal employees at Fort Riley contributed nearly $215,000 to various charitiesthrough this year’s Combined Federal Campaign. The campaign ran from Septemberthrough November, giving Soldiers and federal employees the opportunity to donateto a variety of charities directly from their paychecks. Allowing employees to give MORE

‘Durables’ select Soldier, NCO of Quarter

December 09, 2014 — Leaders of the 1stSustainment Brigade selected the “Durable” Soldier and Noncommissioned Officerof the Quarter Nov. 24 at Fort Riley. Spc. Justin Mills and Sgt. JohnOliver edged out their competitors during the three-day event. Mills, automated logisticalspecialist, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion,1st Sust. Bde., 1st MORE
Spc. Justin Mills

Students trade classroom for field training

December 09, 2014 — It is not uncommon forstudents at Kansas State University, Manhattan, to hear rumblings as 1stInfantry Division Soldiers execute live-fire exercises. It is rare for 24military public relations students and members of K-State’s Society ofProfessional Journalists to witness tanks firing, Bradley Fighting Vehicles barrelingdown the road and Soldiers MORE
Sgt. 1st Class, William R. Griffith, master gunner, 2nd ABCT, left, speaks to military public relations student Marin Willis, K-State, senior in mass communications, center. The students attended a combined arms live-fire exercise with the 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt. The exercise was a force-on-force engagement with tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles, while the students attended and acted as if they were media.

Army chief of staff visits ‘Devil’ brigade Soldiers in Kuwait

December 09, 2014 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait –Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited with Soldiers andleaders of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division Nov. 24at their headquarters at Camp Buehring. Odierno was accompanied by Lt. Gen.James L. Terry, U.S. Army Central commanding general. During his stay, his secondin the country MORE
Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, left, congratulates a Soldier with the 2nd Bn., 34th Armor Regt. after a Nov. 24 re-enlistment ceremony at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Odierno visited the “Devil” brigade to assess its readiness as a contingency reserve force in the Middle East.

‘Devils’ host Kuwait staff college visit at Camp Buehring

December 09, 2014 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait –Soldiers with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division hosted108 students from the Mubarak Al Abdullah Joint Command and Staff College Nov.6 at Camp Buehring. Students from 15 partner nationsattended the one-day partnership event. The purpose of the visit wasto introduce the students to the interworking of MORE
Warrant Officer Zachary Owens, intelligence officer, HHC, 1st ABCT, center, explains how the brigade uses movement to contact to re-establish contact with a simulated enemy on the battlefield to visiting students from the Mubarak Al Abdullah Joint Command and Staff College Kuwait Staff College Nov. 6 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. One hundred and eight students from 15 partner nations attended the one-day event hosted by the brigade.

Chaplain’s assistants: People are most valuable part of job

December 09, 2014 — It’s all about the people. That was the consensus of threechaplain’s assistants with Fort Riley’s Garrison Religious Services about theirjobs. “Dealing with people appealedto me the most,” said chaplain’s assistant Spc. Jaleta Paige, about herposition. “If you don’t like people, then this is the wrong job for you becauseyou’re going to have to deal MORE
Spc. Justin Brunges

MOA unites two post units

December 09, 2014 — Two Fort Riley unitsrecently signed a Memorandum of Agreement of support. On Oct. 24, Lt. Col.Alexander Murray, commander, 97th Military Police Battalion and Directorate ofEmergency Services, and Lt. Col. Dana Stowell, commander, Special TroopsBattalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, signed a Memorandumof Agreement, or MORE

SAFETY NOTES - Decorate, enjoy holidays safely

December 09, 2014 — “Chestnuts roasting on an openfire, Jack Frost nipping on your nose, yuletide carols being sung by a choir,and folks dressed up like Eskimos …” The winter holiday season shouldbe a joyous time of year. However, certain types of fires and injuries, associatedwith the holidays and holiday decorating are much more common during thisseason: Falls. MORE

Practice fire safety this season

December 09, 2014 — During the holiday season,keep fire safety in your mind. There are many fires annually that could havebeen prevented. Keep the following fire safety tips in mind during the holidayseason: • Make sure real Christmas treesstay watered, remove the tree right after Christmas or when it gets dry andkeep the tree at least three feet from any heat source MORE

American civilians to Soldiers for Life

December 09, 2014 — Every man and women who’sever worn the uniform of America’s Army is a Soldier for life and entitled tolifelong support and networks to be successful. The Soldier For Life program isthe Army’s agent responsible for ensuring our more than 50,000 Soldiers enteringthe Soldier Life Cycle each year; Start Strong, Serve Strong, Reintegrate Strongand MORE

CID warns of new carjacking scam, provides holiday safety tips

December 09, 2014 — QUANTICO, Va. – The U.S.Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning the greater Army community abouta new carjacking scam targeting unsuspecting holiday shoppers. Criminal InvestigationCommand, commonly referred to as CID, special agents were recently alertedthrough law enforcement channels about a new ploy, where criminals use the lureof free MORE

Donating blood helps save lives

December 09, 2014 — A quarterly American RedCross blood drive took place Nov. 24 to 25 at Fort Riley. According to the AmericanRed Cross website, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Although an estimated 33percent of Americans are capable of donating blood, less than 10 percentactually do. Keeping the blood supplystocked helps the Red Cross meet the MORE
Morgan Pace (left), phlebotomist, American Red Cross, preps 1st Lt. Lemuel Salcedo, 1st Bn., 28th Inf. Reg., to draw blood during Fort Riley’s quarterly blood drive Nov. 24 and 25 at Long Fitness Center.

1st Inf. Div., Junction City musicians team up for ‘Sounds of the Season’ holiday concert

December 09, 2014 — Members of the 1st InfantryDivision Band will join forces with performers of the Junction City Community Bandand a handful of other Soldier musicians to spread holiday cheer during theSounds of the Season concerts Dec. 12 to 14 at the C.L. Hoover Opera House,Junction City. The three concerts are free;however, tickets are required and can be MORE
Staff Sgt. Richard Ingle, 1st Inf. Div. Band, performs “Must Have Been Old Santa Claus” for more than 400 spectators in the first of two holiday shows Dec. 14, 2013, at the C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City. The 1st Inf. Div. Band and Junction City Community Band will perform “Sounds of the Season” Dec. 12 to 14 at the C.L. Hoover Opera House. The concerts are free; however, tickets are required.

Annual ceremony pays tribute to sacrifices of 62 Germans, 11 Italians

December 08, 2014 — German and Italian flags adornedmany gravestones Nov. 20 during the annual German and Italian Memorial Ceremonyat the Fort Riley Post Cemetery. Each year, the sacrificesand lives of 62 German and 11 Italian POWs are honored at Fort Riley, wherethey were laid to rest. German and Italian Soldiersserving at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, participated in MORE
German and Italian Soldiers stand next to wreaths ready to be placed in honor of their country’s POWs buried at Fort Riley during a Nov. 20 German and Italian Memorial Ceremony at the Fort Riley Post Cemetery.

‘Big Red One’ Soldiers undergo 10-day training course on state-of-the-art aerial reconnaissance system

December 08, 2014 — More than 20 Soldiers fromunits across Fort Riley and beyond completed 10 days of training between Nov.12 and 26 on the Raven, an unmanned aerial system that allows Soldiers in the fieldto view towns and terrain from the air before moving in themselves. Weighing about four poundswith a four-and-a-half-foot wingspan, the Raven is launched by hand MORE
Pvt. Jonathan Cousins, 2nd Bn., 70th Armor Regt., attaches the wing assembly to the main fuselage of a Raven UAS Nov. 18 at Fort Riley’s Training Area 75, while Spc. Sawyer Rowland, 116th MP Co., 97th MP Bn., kneels to assemble the wings of another Raven. The two were among 22 Soldiers who participated in 10 days of training on the system, which allows Soldiers to see danger or opportunity ahead before moving in themselves.

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