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‘Durables’ provide recovery assets for supply airdrops at landing strip

November 19, 2014 — ‘Durables’ Soldiersrecently provided recovery assets for supply drops from two C-130 Herculesaircrafts during nighttime airdrop operations Oct. 28 and 29 at Fort Riley. The Soldiers with the 541stCombat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st InfantryDivision were supporting a Joint Airborne Air Transportability Trainingexercise MORE
Sgt. Jack Tussey (left) and Spc. Chelsea Rapp (right), both wheeled-vehicle mechanics, 1st Support Maint. Co., 541st CSSB, recover an airdropped skid of material using the crane of an HMETT Oct. 28 at Fort Riley.

Stakes run high as engineers compete to be best

November 19, 2014 — FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. –Bragging rights were on the table as the 5th Engineer Battalion, 4th ManeuverEnhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division conducted a Sapper Stakescompetition Oct. 21 to 22. Eleven squads from three companies participated inthe event. In the end, the 1stSquadron, 1st Platoon, 515th Engineer Company was the winner. Spc. Kevin MORE
A total of 11 squads from three companies competed in the 5th Eng. Bn.’s Sapper Stakes competition Oct. 21 to 22 at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Soldiers were required to create wire obstacles during the competition at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The 5th Eng. Bn. is part of the 4th MEB.

Archeologists protect Fort Riley’s past, preserve its future

November 19, 2014 — A few yards from the Demon DiningFacility, several meters below the surface, lies a much older kitchen than the onefeeding Soldiers today. Although the history of thepost stretches back to the mid- 1800s when Native American tribes traveledthese plains, the site pre-dates those tribes by almost 10,000 years. The site is one thatarcheologists with MORE
Archeologists dig at the Mandel site looking for artifacts. The site is near the Demon DFAC and is listed by archeologists at Fort Riley as one of the most significant sites on the installation.

‘Dragons’ test fires, maneuver integration

November 19, 2014 — Several battalions with the4th Infantry Combat Brigade Team, 1st Infantry Division took part in a firescontrol exercise Oct. 20 to 23 in Training Area 27 at Fort Riley. The purpose of the trainingwas to build confidence in company-level key leaders and increase their abilityto integrate indirect fire into their scheme of maneuvers. It also served MORE
Fires support officers and forward observers with the 4th IBCT halt to observe the field of fire while executing a fires coordination training lane Oct. 23 at Range 29. The 4th IBCT fires execution coordination cell conducted the multiple-day exercise as a culminating event for battalion- and squadron-level fires observers and fires support observers in order to demonstrate their knowledge and confidence in the fires process during maneuvers.

Soldiers try out for ‘Big Red One’ Culinary Arts Team

November 19, 2014 — Every 10 minutes, three platesfeaturing a carefully plated entrée emerged from the kitchen. Beef tenderloinin a garlic butter sauce, bacon-wrapped asparagus and pan-fried potatoes.Bacon-wrapped shrimp stuffed with mozzarella cheese in a mushroom sauce, friedrice and steamed vegetables. Mexican chicken with rice and carrots. Food service MORE
Spc. Carlos Montalvo sears bone-in chicken for his Mexican chicken dish during tryouts for the Culinary Arts Team Oct. 25 on Main Post. Once selected, the team will comprise 22 Soldiers to represent the 1st Inf. Div. in the 2015 Armed Services Culinary Arts Competition in Fort Lee, Virginia next year.

Pair earn Paralegal NCO, Soldier of Year

November 19, 2014 — Two Soldiers have earned thetitle of 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Paralegals of the Year. Staff Sgt. Joan Schneider, MedicalCommand, was named the Paralegal Noncommissioned Officer of the Year in a ceremonyOct. 30, while Spc. James Britt, 97th Military Police Battalion, 89th Military PoliceBrigade, was named the Paralegal Soldier of the MORE
Command Paralegal NCO Sgt. Maj. Noverlette Roberts, DHHB (left) presents Spc. James Britt, 97th MP Bn., 89th MP Bde. (right) with a “Big Red One” leadership coin Oct. 30 at the OSJA courtroom. Britt was named the Paralegal Soldier of the Year for the 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley following a day of physical tests, written exams and board appearances. Additionally, Staff Sgt. Joan Schneider, MEDCOM (not pictured) was named the Paralegal NCO of the Year.

‘Demon’ Brigade medics teach K-State cadets about battlefield medicine

November 19, 2014 — MANHATTAN – Cadets withKansas State University’s ROTC program got a first-hand look into the world ofbattlefield medicine Oct. 28, when medics with the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade,1st Infantry Division visited the K-State campus. The medics with Company C,2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment extended theirknowledge of MORE
Sgt. Jeffery Nolan, Co. C, 2nd GSAB, 1st Avn. Regt. (right) demonstrates a grip used to remove injured personnel from the battlefield Oct. 28 at the K-State campus, Manhattan. Medics from the “Dustoff” company provided their expertise to further the cadets training in life-saving procedures.

Lifestyle changes can prevent issues caused by diabetes

November 19, 2014 — November is the American DiabetesAssociation's American Diabetes Month. Programs are designed to focus the nation'sattention on issues surrounding diabetes and the many people who are impactedby the disease. Right now, about 30 millionchildren and adults in the U.S. are living with diabetes, and another 86million are pre-diabetic, having a blood MORE

Prevent foodborne illnesses

November 19, 2014 — Ben Franklin once said,"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," and that certainlyis true today as it was in Ben's time. The U.S. has one of thesafest food supply systems in the world, but that doesn't mean it is perfect. Most service members are a well-traveledgroup and have eaten in countries that have differing food safety MORE

Vets, staff receive recognition for going ‘above and beyond’

November 19, 2014 — Fort Riley VeterinaryServices was recognized with the 2014 “Above and Beyond” Award by U.S. ArmyPublic Health Command during an award ceremony Oct. 30 on Main Post. “It’s an incredible honor andI’m very proud that our Soldiers and civilians have been recognized for theiroutstanding work,” said Capt. Peter Sullivan, branch chief, Fort Riley MORE
1st Sgt. Danny Hailey, right, and Lt. Col. Michael Bonhage, second from right, both with Public Health Command District Fort Carson, present the Fort Riley Veterinary Services team with the U.S. Army Public Health Command 2014 “Above and Beyond” Award Oct. 30 on Main Post.

Facility offers low-cost wellness program for community pets

November 19, 2014 — From vaccinations andmicrochipping to spaying or neutering, Fort Riley Veterinary Services offers avariety of wellness services for pets. Department of Defense IDcardholders are eligible to use the facility, which usually charges less thanoff-post veterinarians, according to Capt. Peter Sullivan, branch chief, FortRiley Veterinary Services. Regular MORE
Fort Riley Veterinary Services is recognized with the 2014 "Above and Beyond" Award by U.S. Army Public Health Command during an award ceremony Oct. 30 on Main Post.

Safety office instructs Soldiers, families on defensive driving

November 19, 2014 — Fort Riley community memberscan save 10 percent on car insurance by taking a free, four-hour defensivedriving course. The Garrison Safety Office offersthe course monthly in Room 111, Building 407 Pershing Court on Main Post. “The class, technically, isscheduled for every fourth Thursday,” said Ronald Clasberry, deputy garrisonsafety manager, MORE
Walter Hill, safety specialist, Garrison Safety Office (center) speaks to Soldiers during a monthly defensive driving course Oct. 22 in Building 407 on Main Post. The class is offered for free each month to Fort Riley Soldiers, family members and civilian workers.

Performance training with CSF2 produces results for Soldiers

November 19, 2014 — Performance trainingoffered by Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness helped Soldiers improvetheir skills in the field, according to one commander. Capt. Anthony Dey,commander, Company B, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armored Regiment, 2nd ArmoredBrigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, arranged for performance trainingwith master MORE

BBQ for the Troops event kicks off Military Family Appreciation Month

November 19, 2014 — Children scampered over haybales. Families enjoyed wagon rides with the Commanding General’s Mounted ColorGuard. The 1st Infantry Division Band entertained attendees as they dined on afree barbecue lunch during BBQ for the Troops Nov. 2 at Riley’s Conference Center.The event, hosted by theDirectorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, MORE
Soldiers with 4th Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt. volunteer to serve lunch during BBQ for the Troops Nov. 2 at Riley’s Conference Center. The free event included a buffet lunch and activities for families to usher in Military Family Appreciation Month.

Volunteer of the Quarter Ceremony honors achievements of 85 volunteers

November 19, 2014 — Fort Riley honored 85 volunteersin a Volunteer of the Quarter Ceremony Oct. 28 at Riley’s Conference Center. Among the volunteers weremany Soldiers who received the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal fortheir volunteer efforts at Fort Riley. The first volunteer awardfor the evening was the Helping Hands awards, presented to the Junction MORE
Mary Post, military spouse, (right) shakes hands with Brig. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, the deputy commanding general for support and acting senior mission commander for the 1st Inf. Div., (left) Oct. 28 during a Volunteer of the Quarter Ceremony at Riley’s Conference Center. Post was honored for her volunteer efforts with Fort Riley USO.

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