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Fort Riley hunting season underway

October 22, 2014 — Several hunting seasons arenow open at Fort Riley and in Kansas. “Fort Riley is kind of ahidden little paradise, especially for the mid-west. Anybody who likes theoutdoors, whether it be fishing or hunting or just hiking, will find plenty todo here, and the scenery is beautiful,” said Shawn Stratton, supervisory fishand wildlife biologist, MORE

‘Dragon’ brigade color guard honors fallen in Belgium

October 22, 2014 — After a busy week of longdays and short nights, Soldiers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1stInfantry Division color guard returned to Fort Riley Sept. 20 afterparticipating in a series of events in Belgium. The events commemorated the70th anniversary of the liberation of Belgium from Adolf Hitler’s Third Reichduring World War II. Belgium MORE
Sgt. Samantha Tram and Sgt. Lucas Bass, 4th IBCT color guard, perform during a remembrance ceremony Sept. 16 at the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial in Liège, Belgium.

‘Modern Family’ meets Army family

October 22, 2014 — CelebrityK-State graduate visits Fort Riley, 1st Inf. Div. Soldiers  Fort Riley Soldiers,families and civilian volunteers rubbed elbows with two-time Emmy Award winnerEric Stonestreet Sept. 19 on post. Known for playing thelarger-than-life Cameron Tucker on ABC’s “Modern Family,” Stonestreet is aKansas City, Kansas, native and graduate of Kansas MORE

Fort Riley remembers ‘BRO’ Soldier killed in auto accident

October 22, 2014 — Even without looking, itwas obvious the hymn was missing something. The trumpets carried the melody outand over the crowd like they usually did, but the heartbeat of the brass quintetjust wasn’t there. So many times, thatheartbeat was powered by Staff Sgt. Joe Cunningham, a tuba player in the 1stInfantry Division Band who regularly performed with MORE
Coins adorn a memorial display during a ceremony for Staff Sgt. Joseph Cunningham Sept. 18 at Morris Hill Chapel.

Bikers practice fundamentals of safe riding

October 22, 2014 — Soldiers, civilians andfamily members from the 1st Infantry Division participated in a motorcyclementorship ride Sept. 19 at Fort Riley. The mentorship ride, or“BRO” Ride, allowed new and experienced riders to put fundamentals and safetyto practical use on a 98-mile journey down the roads of Kansas. The ride began at 1st Inf.Div. headquarters MORE
A group of ‘BRO’ riders leaves 1st Infantry Division Headquarters to begin a 98-mile trip to reinforce fundamentals of group riding procedures Sept. 19. Riders visited the Kansas Motorcycle Museum in Marquette, Kansas along the way and used gravel roads along the way to teach riders how to assess obstacles on the road.

FES tests various safety devices in new hospital

October 22, 2014 — A fire announcement soundedover a loudspeaker as an emergency light flashed in the hallway of the new hospitalunder construction at Fort Riley. That’s just what inspectorswanted to hear as teams from Fort Riley Fire and Emergency Services, the Corpsof Engineers and the construction contractor tested various safety devices in thefacility. “(We MORE

‘Sandhogs’ celebrate Air Force’s 67th birthday

October 22, 2014 — “I’m a ‘Big Red One’Airman,” aren’t words one hears often. But that’s exactly whatMaj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, commanding general, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley,told a group of Airmen with the 10th Air Support Operations Squadron, U.S. AirForce, gathered to celebrate the U.S. Air Force’s 67th birthday Sept. 18 atFort Riley. The 10th ASOS is a MORE
Retired Col. Roger Locher, guest speaker, standing right, shares his experience evading capture after being shot down in 1972 in North Vietnam during a birthday celebration honoring the heritage of the U.S. Air Force Sept. 18 at 10th ASOS headquarters.

Mobile Retention Team delivers training to Fort Riley

October 22, 2014 — One hundred and twelve 1stInfantry Division Soldiers successfully completed Total Army Retention trainingSept. 19 at Fort Riley. The weeklong training is arequirement to perform duties as a company re-enlistment noncommissioned officer.Re-enlistment NCOs runtheir units’ retention programs by advising and providing statistics to thecommander, MORE

Retiree day offers homecoming atmosphere

October 22, 2014 — Fort Riley RetireeAppreciation Day is scheduled for Oct. 24, and all military retirees arewelcome to attend for a fun time in a relaxed atmosphere. Retiree Appreciation Day isthe homecoming atmosphere in which military retirees of all services enjoyrenewing friendships with those who have served. Registration begins at 8 a.m.,and the event starts MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Developing good problem-solving skills key to survival, success

October 21, 2014 — You woke up this morning, gotready for work, jumped in your car, put the key in the ignition, and then, forsome strange reason, your car wouldn’t start. What did you do? Whether you recognized it ornot, you implemented some problem-solving skills. We use problem-solving skillson a daily basis at work and at home. There are four basic stepswhen it MORE

Post, local communities to offer Halloween festivities

October 21, 2014 — Halloween is just aroundthe corner. Fort Riley and thesurrounding communities provide many festive options for families. FORT RILEY A Halloween bowling partyis scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Custer Hill Bowling Center. Bowlingwill be unlimited during the party. Cost is $8 for adults and $6 for children.Shoe rental and complimentary MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Volunteers have major impact in community

October 21, 2014 — Volunteers are the heart ofmany organizations. Not only do they help meet manpower or economic demands,but their contributions ensure mission accomplishment and that quality of lifeneeds are fulfilled within their communities. There are over 2,500volunteers on Fort Riley. They are teachers, mentors, safety monitors; you nameit. Volunteers staff the MORE

‘Guardians’ get ‘bird’s eye’ view of regional assets

October 20, 2014 — SALINA, Kan. – In an effortto provide new training opportunities, promote growth with regional partnersand develop the ability to deploy at a moment’s notice, the 97th Military PoliceBattalion, 89th Military Police Brigade took to the skies Sept. 18 to conductreconnaissance of the Great Plains Joint Training Center. Several 97th MP Bn.officers and MORE
Officers and NCOs with the 97th MP Bn. fly in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter Sept. 18 to conduct ground and aerial reconnaissance of the Great Plains Joint Training Center, Salina.

‘Devil’ brigade Soldiers attend cutting-edge SHARP training

October 20, 2014 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait –U.S. Army Central and 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team sponsored a play called“Tape” Aug. 6 in both Kuwait and Qatar. The play was in support of the Army’sSexual Harassment/Assault Response Prevention Program. Written by film directorStephen Belber, the play was developed and produced by Outside the Wire, aproduction company MORE

Deputy garrison commander retires after 41-year career

October 08, 2014 — Linda Hoeffner, outgoingdeputy garrison commander, Fort Riley, waved a final good-bye Sept. 17 outsideGarrison Headquarters at Ware Parade Field. The horse-drawn carriage ofthe Commanding General’s Mounted Colored Guard pulled Hoeffner and her family membersaway after the deputy garrison’s retirement ceremony. During the ceremony,Hoeffner reflected MORE
Retired Deputy Garrison Commander Linda Hoeffner reflects on her career while making a speech during her Sept. 17 retirement ceremony on Ware Parade Field.

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