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Outdoor recreation ready to equip for Spring adventures

April 17, 2015 — Spring has sprung and there’sno better time to venture into the great outdoors. From paintball and sport shootingto Zorb Ball bubble soccer and boating, Outdoor Recreation has something for everyonethis season. Fort Riley’s Kids Fishing Dayis back. Bring the whole family out for some fishing fun April 25 from noon to4 p.m. at Moon Lake. Children MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Sexual assault prevention is everyone’s responsibility

April 17, 2015 — Times change. We have longsince left the era of looking the other way when a buddy makes a bad decision.We see it in our efforts to keep people from driving under the influence and wefocus on it a lot when it comes to sexual assault or sexual harassment. The idea that we all have aresponsibility in preventing these behaviors isn’t new. We’ve always MORE

‘Proud Americans’ transfer prized artillery ahead of unit inactivation

April 15, 2015 — The first thunderous soundof an M119A2 howitzer’s report rippled through the air back in 2007 when the“Proud Americans” battalion stood up its colors as a fully operating unit atFort Riley. Seven years later, Soldiersof the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry BrigadeCombat Team, 1st Infantry Division, prepared to transfer MORE
Spc. Anthony Garrett (left), and Pfc. Raymond Valdez, both assigned to Battery A, 2nd Bn., 32nd FA, 4th IBCT, 1st Inf. Div., exercise the recoil system of a M119A2 howitzer weapon system as part of the inspection criteria for Picatinny Arsenal at the battalion’s motor pool Feb. 24 at Fort Riley.

‘Devil’ brigade transfers mission to 4th Infantry Division

April 15, 2015 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Asthe “Devil”  brigade’s Soldiers preparedto head home after a successful nine-monthdeployment to Southwest Asia  andrelinquish their duties in the U.S. Army Central  area of operations, there was just one moremission  they had to accomplish beforereturning back to Fort  Riley – conductinga transfer of authority ceremony  MORE
Col. John Reynolds III and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Evans, 1st ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., command team, cases the brigade’s colors March 4 during their transfer of authority ceremony on Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

‘Big Red One’ loses two D-Day heroes

April 15, 2015 — FORT RILEY, Kansas – Soldiersof the 1st Infantry Division rendered final salutes last week to two “Big RedOne” heroes who bravely fought on the beaches of Normandy, France, more than 70years ago. Retired Command Sgt. Maj. William F. Ryan passed away Feb. 23 inMelbourne, Florida, at the age of 90. Retired Master Sgt. Homer P. Farleypassed away March MORE
Command Sgt. Maj. William Ryan passed away Feb. 23.  He was a decorated veteran of the D-Day Invasion and the 1st Inf. Div.

Fort Riley achieves new training milestone

April 15, 2015 — After working inpartnership with the Global Simulation Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, totest and improve the new Live, Virtual, Constructive – Integrating ArchitectureVersion 1.3 software, Fort Riley became the first installation within the Armyto conduct training using this new capability. LVC-IA enables efficient andeffective, individual and MORE

“LongKnife” achieves leadership excellence, earns Draper Award

April 15, 2015 — The 2014 Draper ArmorLeadership Award was presented to “Blackfoot” Troop, 5th Squadron, 4th CavalryRegiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, March 5 atFort Riley. Blackfoot Troop receivedthe award for being the top armor or cavalry unit in the 1st Infantry Divisionbetween October 2013 through September 2014. The Draper Armor MORE
Brig. Gen. Eric Wesley, 1st Inf. Div., and Fort Riley senior mission commander, presents the 2014 Draper Armor Leadership Award to the “Blackfoot” Troop, 5th Sqdn., 4th Cav Regt., 2nd ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., and its former commander, Capt. Jabari Jackson March 5.

‘Dagger’ captains search for solutions during symposium

April 15, 2015 — FORT RILEY, Kan. – The 2ndArmored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, held its first officer symposiumFeb. 24 to 25 at Riley’s Conference Center. Charged with the task of formulatingand discussing a problem and proposing an appropriate solution, captains acrossthe brigade focused on the following topic: “What is the biggest challengefacing MORE
Col. Miles Brown, 2nd ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., commander, lays out goals for the ”Dagger” brigade’s captain symposium Feb. 24 at Fort Riley’s conference center. “I want to hear what you have to say and how you want to say it,” Brown said.

‘Dragon’ brigade commander discusses mission

April 15, 2015 — MANHATTAN, Kan. – Incoordination with the Manhattan Military Relations Committee, Col. Peter Minalga,commander of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division,discussed March 4 the brigade’s regionally aligned force mission and how hisSoldiers performed a pivotal role in accomplishing the U.S. Army Africamission. Minalga spoke to a MORE
Col. Peter Minalga, commander of 4th IBCT, 1st Inf. Div., speaks to Manhattan Military Relations Committee luncheon attendees March 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan, Kan. The event allowed Minalga to highlight unique aspects of the brigade’s regionally aligned force mission.

Plan ahead: DUI is safety, legal risk

April 14, 2015 — Editor’s Note: This is partfive of a seven-part series about traffic enforcement and regulations at FortRiley. Many units often give safetybriefings before long weekends to advise Soldiers to exercise risk management byconsidering potential risks involved when making decisions, such as thedecision to drink and drive. Lt. Paul Davis, Fort Riley MORE

Knowledge key to tornado safety

April 14, 2015 — Editor’s note: This is the second in aseries of articles during March in observance of Severe Weather Awareness Month.As tornado seasonapproaches, it’s important to know how to be prepared should disaster strike. Kansas is part of a regionnicknamed “Tornado Alley” for a good reason, said Chris Hallenbeck, emergencymanagement specialist, Emergency MORE

Friends, family honor “Devil” brigade during redeployment ceremony

April 13, 2015 — More than 1,000 Soldiersfrom the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, were welcomedhome to Fort Riley the last week of February after a nine-month deployment toSouthwest Asia. “I’m honored to welcomehome these Soldiers from America’s [1st Inf. Div.],” Lt. Col. Jason Taliaferro,commander of the 1st Bde. Eng. Bn., said before MORE
Soldiers from the 1st ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., break through a banner Feb. 24 at the redeployment center on Fort Riley’s Camp Funston, officially kicking off a late-night redeployment ceremony for more than 300 members of the brigade.

Cooks battle in Connelly field kitchen competition

April 13, 2015 — Soldiers with 1stSustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, demonstrated their culinary fieldingprowess during a Phillip A. Connelly Awards Program evaluation Feb. 17 at FortRiley. Sgt. Maj. Robert Clark, 1stInf. Div. chief food operations management noncommissioned officer, evaluated thecooks for the field kitchen category. Connelly Awards field MORE
Pfc. Autumn Hilton, a cook with HHC, STB, 1st Sust. Bde., 1st Inf. Div., serves lunch during a 1st Inf. Div. Connelly Awards field kitchen evaluation Feb. 17 at Fort Riley.

‘Long Knife’ leaders teach reconnaissance

April 13, 2015 — Leaders with 5th Squadron, 4thCavalry Regiment, hosted an in-depth professional development session on thecavalry squadron’s capabilities and limitations for leaders of 2nd Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Feb. 11 at Fort Riley. The two-part session began inFort Riley’s Close Combat Tactical Trainer where the squadron’s MORE
Demonstrating the impact terrain has on reconnaissance, Maj. Doug Baker leads a map rehearsal at the close combat tactical trainer Feb. 11.

State Department recognizes Logistics Readiness Center

April 13, 2015 — The Logistics Readiness Centerof Fort Riley was recognized by the U.S. State Department for its passportprocesses for Fort Riley, while also being a “hub and spoke” for Fort Leavenworth’spassports. The Fort Riley LRC supports units of the 1st Infantry Division andother partners. Amy Holmes, Rachel Johnson,Laura Morris and Greg Paine of the LRC were MORE
(Left to right) Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Schmidt, Laura Morris, Rachel Johnson, Amy Holmes, Greg Paine, Logistics director Larry Githerman, and Deputy Garrison Commander Tim Livsey.

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