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‘Iron Rangers’ show appreciation for Douthit staff

January 26, 2016 — The command team of the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, presented staff of the Douthit Gunnery Complex at Fort Riley with two certificates of appreciation Nov. 25. “We fight and die as a team,” said Lt. Col. Trent Upton, battalion commander. “We appreciate all those long nights you all MORE

Fort Riley teams vie for supremacy the day before Thanksgiving

January 26, 2016 —      There is one thing that Thanksgiving means besides the feast.      Football.      And there was no shortage of that on Fort Riley Nov. 25. As everyone readied themselves for the holiday, Soldier-athletes met on the gridiron for camaraderie and good-spirited competition.      The highlight of the day was the Turkey Bowl final, held in the MORE
Spc. Jeffery Buggs (left) and Spc. Mason Riney, both from the 977th Military Police Company, 97th Military Police Battalion, hold the PIG Bowl trophy after the team defeated the 300th Military Police Company, 20–14, in the tournament final.

Kansas Motorcycle Museum

January 26, 2016 —       Do you know the meaning of Knucklehead, Panhead, Flathead and Shovelhead? Are you a biker at heart? Then consider a visit to the Kansas Motorcycle Museum in Marquette, Kansas, population 537. There have been thousands of visitors from coast to coast as well as foreign countries stopping in the small town to see the display of vintage bikes. MORE
Kansas Motorcycle Museum in Marquette, Kansas, just 8 miles west of Lindsborg, on Highway K-4 in the Smoky Valley of south central Kansas. It is a 15-minute drive west of Interstate 135.

COMMUNITY CORNER - Persistence, patience will help your self-improvement plan

January 25, 2016 —         The first round of the Performance Triad is about to begin. How are you keeping yourself on track with your new year self-improvement plan?     You can make excuses for why you can’t improve or you can make it a priority to improve. No matter where you are starting from, you can improve on your weight, fitness or health. Even if you didn’t MORE

Commentary: 2016 Fort Riley Tax Center is open, providing free preparation.

January 20, 2016 — A grand opening for the Fort Riley Tax Center was held Jan. 20.As we start the new year and look forward to new beginnings, the furthest thing from our minds is taxes.However, the Fort Riley legal assistance office has set up the Fort Riley Tax Center. A lot of work and planning that goes into running a successful tax center. We have designated and MORE
Fort Riley and 1st Infantry Division leaders joined first clients of the Fort Riley Tax Center in a ribbon cutting / grand opening ceremony on Jan. 20 and enjoyed this cake.

Learn more at http://www.riley.army.mil/Units/Staff/StaffJudgeAdvocate/TaxCenter.aspx

COMMUNITY CORNER - King’s vision of equality a benefit to everyone

January 14, 2016 —           Equality isn’t limited to a single factor like race, sex or age. Equality is the bedrock of professionalism between coworkers and is what we build our relationships on with the communities outside our gates. Protecting relation­ships by being equally profes­sional with every member of our Fort Riley team and the community partners who MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - New Year’s resolution: taking care of you

January 14, 2016 —           Did you make New Year resolutions? I did. A new year provides a time to look forward to upcoming challenges and opportunities.      Many of us make resolutions. Many of us have a difficult time keeping them.      The best way to ensure success is to plan. Your Army is pretty good in that respect, and for my resolution I’m taking advantage MORE

‘Devil’ brigade scouts aim to improve vehicle gunnery skills at Fort Riley

January 13, 2016 —  The “Black Knights” of 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, hosted cavalry scouts in unstabilized gunnery training exercises from Nov. 7 to 20 at Fort Riley. Soldiers mounted their M2 .50-caliber machine guns and Mk 19 grenade launchers to their Humvees and qualified on Range 18, said 1st Lt. MORE
Pvt. Trayvon Walker, left, and Cpl. Shane Sandy, both cavalry scouts with 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, perform preventative maintenance and clean their M2 .50-caliber machine gun Nov. 19 at Range 18 on Fort Riley. The 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st ABCT, hosted cavalry scouts of the 1st Bn., 16th Inf. Regt., and 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st ABCT, for an unstabilized gunnery training exercise.

German, Italian prisoners honored at ceremony

January 13, 2016 —      The German and Italian Memorial Ceremony was held at the Post Cemetery Nov. 19 to honor the 62 German and 11 Italian soldiers who died as prisoners of war at Fort Riley during World War II.      Col. Carsten Treder, one of the Fort Leavenworth German delegation members, addressed the audience at the annual ceremony with the thought of what MORE
German and Italian delegation members laid the wreath during speeches at the ceremony Nov. 19 at the Fort Riley Post Cemetery.

Observance honors American Indians

January 13, 2016 —     To recognize and honor America’s native people, Sol­diers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, hosted the National American Indian Heritage Month observance Nov. 18 at Riley’s Conference Center.     The Fort Riley event in­cluded a meal prepared by conference center staff, musi­cal tributes by the 1st Infan­try MORE
Russell Bradley served as the guest speaker for the National American Indian Heritage Month observance Nov. 18 at Riley’s Conference Center. Bradley is a Vietnam-era Army veteran and treasurer of the Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas. “If you live in Indian country, there’s always a need, there’s always things that need to be done,” he said. “We need to do a lot of things for our people.”

Fort Riley firefighters respond to call, deliver baby within minutes

January 13, 2016 —      Amanda Mills, wife of Sgt. Franklen Mills, Dental Activity, had said she always wanted to do a home birth, but she didn’t expect it to happen like this.      On Sept. 11 at 9 a.m. firefighters Keenen O’Rourke, Cody Sims and Joshua Boze were having a typical day on the job when a call came in saying a woman on post was going into labor at her MORE

Fort Riley staff gives back to community with food drive

January 13, 2016 — About 500 unopened, non-perishable food items sat on the table at the Open Door Community House in Junction City, Kansas, as the staff there began unpacking boxes. Fort Riley’s Douthit Gunnery Complex employees hosted a food drive from the beginning of October to the middle of November. Fred Siebe, manager of the complex, and members of his team MORE
Left to right: Bob Beattie, industrial maintenance technician at the Douthit Gunnery Complex, Fred Siebe, manager of the Douthit Gunnery Complex, and Flora Lewis, executive director for the Open Door Community House in Junction City, stand with food donations from the Fort Riley staff’s food drive from the beginning of October to Nov. 16.

Safety checkpoint offers chance to check car seats, safety equipment

January 13, 2016 —      Chief Warrant Officer 3 Luis Frayre, Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, visited the Fort Riley personally owned vehicle safety checkpoint Nov. 20 at Riley’s Conference Center.     He wanted to make sure the car seat was installed correctly while his almost 3-year-old son continued to use it as he grew. MORE
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Luis Frayre, Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, and Rich Watson, Fort Riley Fire Department Assistant Chief, Health and Safety, look at the condition of Frayre’s car seat at the Fort Riley personally owned vehicle safety checkpoint Nov. 20 at Riley’s Conference Center. “Everyone has a vested interest in the safe operation of their vehicles, making sure the safety equipment works properly on the vehicle and people are using their safety equipment properly,” said Lt. Davis, traffic supervisor from the Fort Riley Police Department. “It’s all about safety today.”

Taking the Leap – Tobacco Free Living

January 13, 2016 — About five months ago the last smoking shack on the Ir­win Army Community Hospi­tal campus closed – for good. Although the ban on smok­ing in federal government buildings has been in force since 1997, Army Medicine is now taking the next step. As of June 2015, IACH and its outlying clinics, the Dental Activity and Veterinary Services have banned MORE

Voting assistance office available to Soldiers

January 13, 2016 — The Voting Assistance office of Fort Riley is available to Soldiers and their family members who need information on registering to vote and voting. “We have programs that are here to help,” said Kevin Walker, Installation Voting Assistance officer. The Uniform and Overseas Citizen Absentee Voting Act of 1986 was put into place to help Soldiers MORE

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