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‘Guardians’ host basewide team dance off in Kuwait

February 09, 2015 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Theall-female dance troupe FAB 5 won the Pick Your Groove and Move dance competitionJan. 10 at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation warrior tent at Camp Buehring. The competition wassponsored by the 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade CombatTeam, 1st Infantry Division. Spc. Angelina Sampson,human resources MORE
Spc. Francisco Perez, ammunition stock control and accounting specialist (left) and Pfc. Ronnie Cummings, ammunition specialist (right), both with Co. A, 101st BSB, perform a dance routine during the Pick Your Groove and Move dance competition Jan. 10 at the MWR warrior tent on Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

MP Soldier recognized third time for outstanding volunteer efforts

February 09, 2015 — Editor's Note: This article has been updated. The 1st Infantry Division Post staff regrets confusion with the Silver Star for Valor. Sgt. Myers was awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medalwith third silver service star. Sgt. Erica Myers, 73rdMilitary Police detachment, 97th MP Battalion, received a Military Outstanding Volunteer MORE
Sgt. Erica Myers, 97th MP Bn., center, receives her Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal with third silver service star for volunteering during the Volunteer of the Quarter Ceremony Jan. 27 at Riley’s Conference Center.

‘BRO’ Soldiers to vie for USA cross-country title

February 09, 2015 — Two Soldiers from the FortRiley running team will again put their skills to the test, this time at theUSA Cross Country Championships Feb. 7 in Boulder, Colorado. Pfc. Susan Tanui, DentalActivity, and Spc. Samuel Kosgei, a combat medic assigned to Headquarters andHeadquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry BrigadeCombat MORE
Pfc. Susan Tanui, Dental Activity (right), and Spc. Samuel Kosgei, combat medic, HHT, 1st Sqdrn., 4th Cav. Regt., 4th IBCT, will take part in the USA Cross Country Championships Feb. 7.

New fitness center opens its doors, offers new variety

February 09, 2015 — Whitside Fitness Center,which is located at 684 Huebner Drive, opened its doors Feb. 2. The opening of the newfitness center brings variety to help enrich the fitness experience of allSoldiers on Fort Riley. It features dual basketballcourts with a curtain that allows two games to be played at once and an indoor track.A runner can travel MORE
Spc. Brian Hoeh, Co. D, 1st CAB, 2nd GSAB, 1st Avn. Regt., recovers from hanging with one hand on the climbing wall at Whitside Fitness Center. The wall is 32-feet tall and features an autobelay system.

Community has chance to influence post’s future

February 07, 2015 — FORT RILEY, Kan. (Feb. 5, 2015) -- Army officials are inthe process of cutting troop numbers from 570,000 to 490,000 and becausepolicymakers in Washington have not eliminated sequestration, the organizationis facing even more severe changes. Those cuts could affect the 1st InfantryDivision and Fort Riley. This is the message Brig. Gen. Eric J. MORE
Brig. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, 1st Inf. Div. senior mission commander, left, speaks Jan. 16 to attendees of the 2015 Regional Leaders Retreat in Overland Park, Kansas, with Fort Riley Garrison Commander Col. Andrew Cole, right. The two encouraged members of the Flint Hills communities to attend the upcoming Fort Riley Community Listening Session Feb. 9 in Junction City.

Fort Riley to see changes at access control points

February 06, 2015 — Visitors to Fort Riley thenext two months will see changes at the access control points. The most notablechange will be for people who don’t have a Department of Defense-issuedidentification card. Those without a DOD ID card are still encouraged to visitthe installation, but should understand it will take slightly longer to gainaccess. “DOD is MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER – National Prayer Luncheon joins people of faith

February 06, 2015 — Chaplains andchaplain-led programs at Fort Riley provide an opportunity for Soldiers andfamily members to build spiritual resiliency and to strengthen their faiths. Italso provides an opportunity for all to come together as a community. Fort Riley’sReligious Office will host the annual National Prayer Luncheon at 11:30 a.m.Feb. 23 at Riley’s MORE

‘BRO’ Soldiers earn Expert Infantry Badges in Africa

February 06, 2015 — CAMP LEMONNIER, DJIBOUTI –Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, set out to completetesting designed to push their physical and mental limits and demonstrateproficiency in their skills. About 250 Soldiers puttheir skills to the test during Expert Infantry Badge testing Jan. 4 to 14 at CampLemonnier, Djibouti. “Soldiers must MORE
A Soldier with the 2nd Bn., 16th Inf. Regt. receives the EIB during a Jan. 14 ceremony in Arta, Djibouti. Forty-three 2nd Bn., 16th Inf. Regt. Soldiers successfully completed all testing components to earn the EIB.

Former ‘Proud American’ visits post

February 06, 2015 — Retired Col. Greg Gadsonsaid he will always be a Soldier. And, the troops of his former battalion, the2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, are special to him. Fieldartillery troops from across Fort Riley attended the annual St. Barbara’s BallJan. 15 in Junction City, which was hosted by leaders of the “Proud American”battalion. St. Barbara MORE
Retired Col. Greg Gadson, former commander, 2nd Bn., 32nd FA Regt., 4th IBCT, poses for a picture during Fort Riley’s St. Barbara’s Ball Jan. 15 in Junction City. Gadson was the guest speaker for the event.

Tax center opens doors to Soldiers, families

February 06, 2015 —  Fort Riley Tax Center representatives greetedtheir first customers Jan. 21 during the center’s ribbon-cutting ceremony onpost. “Opening seasonally isabout helping more people,” said Elizabeth Thurston, installation tax attorney,Legal Assistance Office, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. “It goes instages.” The center is located at Building 7034 MORE

‘Devils’ begin redeployment from Kuwait

February 06, 2015 — After a nine-monthdeployment that took Soldiers with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1stInfantry Division to Kuwait, Jordan and Iraq, members of the “Devil” brigade havebegun to redeploy to Fort Riley. About 50 Soldiers from the brigade werewelcomed home at the 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st ABCT,headquarters Jan. 21, the MORE
Spc. David Kettell, 101st BSB, celebrates with his family Jan. 21 at his brigade’s redeployment ceremony at the 1st Bn., 5th FA Regt., 1st ABCT headquarters on Fort Riley. Kettell was among about 50 “Devil” brigade Soldiers who marked the first group to redeploy from Kuwait, where they have been for nine months. The remaining 1st ABCT Soldiers, along with the brigade’s colors, will redeploy in the coming weeks.

Leaders encourage Soldiers to understand tattoo regulations before getting branded

February 06, 2015 — Remembrance. Pride. Honor. Thesecan be some motivators for getting tattoos. Although there may be avariety of reasons for getting permanent body art, all Soldiers are bound bythe same regulations that govern what constitutes acceptable tattoos in theArmy. “The best thing you can dois talk to your leadership before getting a tattoo or brand,” said MORE
1st Sgt. Aki Paylor won't have any trouble recalling the Warrior Ethos. "For me, the Warrior Ethos -- that's who I am." Since all of Paylor's tattoos were done a number of years ago, he's grandfathered in.

CAB Soldiers visit KC air traffic control center

February 06, 2015 — OLATHE, Kan. – Soldiers withthe 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st CombatAviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division visited the Kansas City Air RouteTraffic Control Center Jan. 22 in Olathe. “Gunfighter” battalion Soldierswere there to get a better understanding of what happens every time an aircrafttakes flight. The group MORE
Scott Hamblin, air traffic control specialist, gives an overview of what air traffic controllers monitor while aircraft are in flight to Soldiers with the 1st ARB, 1st Avn. Regt. during a Jan. 22 visit to the Kansas City Air Route Traffic Control Center, Olathe, Kan.

Loved ones key to helping transitioning Soldiers distress

February 06, 2015 — As Soldiers begin to come homefrom deployment, spouses and loved ones can help make their transition fromdeployment to home life easier. Indicators that loved ones shouldkeep an eye out for are signs of mental and emotional struggle. If the Soldier presentssigns, like withdrawal, isolation, emotional outbursts, putting affairs inorder or making MORE

Military Family Life counselors ease Soldiers back into home life

February 06, 2015 — As Soldiers slowly begin tocome home in the upcoming months, there are a number of programs at Fort Rileydesigned to help with reintegration. One is the Military Family LifeCounselor program. Military Family Lifecounselors, also known as MFLCs, assist military members and their familieswith issues that occur across the military lifestyle, with the MORE

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