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SAFETY CORNER - Daylight Saving Time — A good time to be safer

November 23, 2015 — Although Daylight Saving Time has only been used for about 100 years, the idea was conceived many years before. Ancient civilizations are known to have engaged in a practice similar to modern DST where they would adjust their daily schedules to the Sun’s schedule. American inventor and politician Benjamin Franklin wrote an essay called “An MORE

Yamaha awards grant of $10,400 to Fort Riley for improvement of off-road trails

November 23, 2015 — A partnership between the Fort Riley Safety Office and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation has yielded a Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative grant of $10,400 for the further improvement of trails on acreage at Fort Riley dedicated for use by off-road vehicles, the Fort Riley Safety Office announced. The grant was awarded as a MORE

Child, Youth and School Services accreditation assures quality care

November 23, 2015 — Child, Youth and School Services went through the accreditation process at their facilities for quality programming with the Council on Accreditation. The process ensures the staff is continually accountable for the safety and well-being of the children who use their facilities by evaluating things like practice standards, staff qualifications, MORE

K-State students learn from post lawyers

November 23, 2015 — Two Fort Riley Judge Advocate General representatives visited Kansas State University’s Law and Society class in Bluemont Hall Oct. 6 to teach about the differences between civilian and military prosecution in a courtroom. The all-freshman course is designed to teach students the effect of morality and laws and the way society works. Amy Bipes, a MORE

Douthit Range staff helps Soldiers meet recycling goals

November 23, 2015 — Recycling is second nature to the staff at the Douthit Gunnery Complex at Fort Riley. And so is giving back to the troops. Instead of hauling the recyclables to the Fort Riley Recycling Center, Fred Siebe, manager of the Douthit Gunnery Complex, said he thinks giving the recyclables directly to the troops at Fort Riley is more meaningful. “As long MORE
Fred Siebe, manager of the Douthit Gunnery Complex at Fort Riley, helps a Soldier from 299th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, collect and load recyclable items which will become funds for the unit through the Troop Incentive Program at Fort Riley.

Bubble guppies swimming class teaches skills, safety in water

November 23, 2015 — The colder temperatures outside don’t necessarily mean it’s time to pack away the bathing suits. The staff of Fort Riley Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation are still helping children learn swimming skills with their Bubble Guppies swimming class Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. at Eyster Pool. Classes started Oct. 3 and continued through Nov. 21. MORE
Jackie Bailey, wife of Spc. Xavier Bailey, who is transitioning out of the Army, swims around with her son Logan, 16 months, during the Bubble Guppies swimming class Oct. 10 at Eyster Pool. The swimming class is scheduled every Saturday from Oct. 3 to Nov. 21 at 9 a.m.

Firefighters visit the community, schools for Fire Prevention Week

November 23, 2015 — The Fort Riley Fire Department firefighters hosted many events last week for Fire Prevention Week, which is recognized nationally from Oct. 4 through 10. They visited Fort Riley Elementary School and Forsyth Community Center. Sparky the Dog also visited the Henry, Ogden and Trooper Gates during the week. During the visit to the community center, MORE
Justin Schmidt, fire inspector for the Fort Riley Fire Department, talks to 1st graders at Fort Riley Elementary Oct. 7 about fire safety in honor of Fire Prevention Week. The Fort Riley Fire Department prevention branch will visit all post elementary schools this month.

Event exposes, honors inner nerd

November 23, 2015 — Management and staff at Warrior Zone hosted the very first Warrior-con, a gaming and comic conference similar to the famous Comic-cons hosted around the country. The building filled as Soldiers, guests and vendors continued to walk through the door dressed as their favorite characters. “The event was sparked by the opportunity to partner with some MORE
Warrior-con included a cosplay contest, with these characters as the winners. Left to right, 4th place was Spc. Chris Sitler, 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division as Anime character Ken Kaneki from the series Tokyo Ghoul; 1st place was Lindsey Sturkie, spouse, as the female protagonist Aveline de Grandpre from Assassin’s Creed—Liberation; 2nd place was her husband, Pvt. Samuel Sturkie, 2nd General Support Aviation Brigade, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Inf. Div. as male protagonist Haytham E. Kenway from Assassin’s Creed Black Flag and 3rd place was Spc. Robert Safreno, 299th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd ABCT, 1st Inf. Div. as One of Batman’s Nemesis “Bane.”

Cub scouts light up for safe Halloween night activities

November 23, 2015 — As the countdown to Halloween gets under way and decorations are going up all over the post, excitement for trick-or-treating can only be expected. Although it’s an exciting time, it is important for kids to understand how to be safe during the holiday, and Cub Scout Pack 260 integrated a Halloween themed meeting at Seitz Elementary School, MORE
The Fort Riley cub scouts of Pack 260 participate in a quick game to get their Halloween safety meeting started at Seitz Elementary School Oct. 7.

Children hunt deer at youth event

November 23, 2015 — Fort Riley Outdoorsmen Group members hosted the annual Youth Deer Hunt over Columbus Day Weekend giving kids the opportunity to hunt for three days. While many kids are somewhat seasoned hunters, this was the first time for Zachary Hirschey, 11, son of Lt. Col. Greg Hirschey, 84th Ordnance Disposal, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. MORE
Zachary Hirschey, son of Lt. Col. Greg Hirschey, 84th Ordnance Disposal, 1ID Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, shot the first deer of the Youth Deer Hunt over Columbus Day Weekend. This was his first time hunting.

Fort Riley team brings home two wins from Whiteman Air Force Base

November 23, 2015 — The basketball season began for the Fort Riley team Oct. 10 during their first game against Whiteman Air Force Base. The team traveled to Whiteman AFB Saturday morning and brought home two wins against them. In the first game, the score was 83-79 and the score for the second game was 98-91. They also played Fort Sill, Oklahoma with final scores of MORE
Pfc. Chris Lockliln, 977th Military Police Company, 97th MP Battalion, goes for a layup during an Oct. 10 game against Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. Fort Riley won both games against Whiteman and lost two to Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

Fort Riley dance classes a hit among military families

November 23, 2015 — Whether your child prefers the traditional ballet, hip hop or likes to tumble like Olympic gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, instructors with the School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skill Unlimited offer a variety of classes for children and youth ages 2 to 18. The dance classes include ballet, tap and hip hop and some of those classes MORE
Instructor Victoria Woods helps student Marialena Guevara, daughter of Nadine and Staff Sgt. Jaime Guevara, 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, with her back walkovers during the combined dance and tumbling class.

Post football team to play McConnell

November 23, 2015 — Most of the players who received word they will be playing in the annual Fort Riley flag football game against McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, have been playing football in the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation intramural leagues for years. But all Soldiers who play flag football are welcome. For Spc. Michael Hollingsworth, MORE
A Fort Riley Soldier catches the ball during a post flag football tryout Oct. 6 at Sacco Softball Complex.

COMMUNITY CORNER – No matter what construct, Soldiers’ families help insure mission success

November 20, 2015 —      It isn’t just the Soldier who wins our battles it is the Sol­dier, with the support from the ones who make it possible for them to do what the Army asks of them, who makes for successful missions. Our families come in all sizes. They are either traditional or un­conventional. And they include close friends and neighbors. No matter the MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Native Americans serve with honor, distinction throughout history

November 18, 2015 — Throughout the Army’s and this country’s his­tory Native Americans have served honorably and with distinction not only in times of peace but in every war.  If you ask about Native Americans serving in the mili­tary, the answer might be that of the World War II Code Talk­ers or Marine Cpl. Ira Hayes raising the flag at Iwo Jima. Those are frequently MORE

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