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Soldiers strive to complete CDL course

July 15, 2015 — Staff Sgt. Ron Annis, amechanic in Headquarters Support Company, Division Headquarters andHeadquarters Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, leaned out the driver’s windowlooking down the truck trailer to see what his next move would be tosuccessfully parallel park the green and yellow ABF Inc. truck inside theorange cones.   “I’m not good at MORE
Staff Sgt. Ron Annis, a mechanic in Headquarters Support Company, Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, leans out the driver’s side door of the ABF truck he is attempting to parallel park.

Children with special needs to experience excitement of a rodeo

July 15, 2015 — The staff of the Junction CityRodeo Committee and Fort Riley’s Exceptional Family Member Program have planneda real, live rodeo for children with special needs.  The Special Needs Rodeo is scheduled for July 18 from 10 a.m. to 12 the 4-H Senior Citizen Center, 1107 Spring Valley Road, in Junction City.  “This event gives families MORE

Fort Riley residents eligible for free fair contests

July 15, 2015 — Fort Riley residents, whosew, bake, paint, do woodwork, photography, scrapbooking, jewelry making andany number of other creative arts are invited to enter their handiwork in theGeary County Free Fair.  The fair will run the week startingMonday, July 20 at the Geary County Fair Grounds, 1107 S. Spring Valley Road inJunction City.  Entries will be MORE

Home buying seminar offers help to military families

July 15, 2015 — Buying a home may be the mostimportant purchase of someone’s life and the most costly.  The Fort Riley Housing ServicesOffice staff offers free home buyer seminars monthly during permanent change ofstation season and quarterly throughout the rest of the year.  The next seminar isscheduled for July 28 in Building 210, room 118, on Custer Avenue at 1 MORE

Apply now for next Flint Hills Regional leadership program

July 15, 2015 — The members of the Flint HillsRegional Leadership Program connect potential leaders with those serving in themember’s community.  Formed in 1992, theFlint Hills Regional Leadership program provides the framework to encourage participantsand provide networking opportunities.  This program allows memberswho show interest in their region, in subject MORE

History, attractions in Hometown Fort Riley

July 15, 2015 — Fort Riley is an activemilitary installation.  The number of familyfriendly events, activities and sites on the post make it a hometown worthy ofany local destination.  Located in the Flint Hills,Fort Riley is home to three museums, a bowling alley, a golf course, a movietheater and many other family friendly attractions for little to no cost. MORE
At Huebner Road across from Whitside Fitness Center, sits the First Capitol of Kansas, an historical site.  It is open between April and October.  Hours of operation are Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.  For more information about this historic site, call 785-784-5535.

Exercise features first responders’ life-saving skills

July 14, 2015 — An ear piercing scream rangthrough the empty roads of Camp Funston startling role players and observersalike. The shriek came from a distraught female Soldier running toward a nearbymilitary police officer. She breathlessly told the MP, as she held her woundedshoulder, there had been an explosion in the Hell’s Kitchen Dining Facility andshe had MORE
Fire department professionals practice getting shooting victims to safety, triage and treatment in accordance to their simulated wounds.

National Guard unit trains on new tanks at Fort Riley

July 14, 2015 — Soldiers from the 2nd CombinedArms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment with the Kansas National Guardconducted a live-fire qualification operation at the Digital Multi-Purpose RangeComplex at Fort Riley June 26. This included a visit from Lieutenant Governor JeffColyer and the Adjutant General. “Fort Riley provides a uniqueset of ranges and MORE
Jeff Colyer, Lieutenant Governor of Kansas, is greeted by the command team from the 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment with the Kansas National Guard to view a live-fire qualification operation at the Digital Multi-Purpose Range Complex at Fort Riley June 26.

Logistics Readiness Center earns Deployment Excellence Award

July 14, 2015 — Maj. Gen. Kevin G. O’Connell,commanding general of the United States Army Sustainment Command, visited withthe staff of the Logistic Readiness Center at Fort Riley June 25 to congratulateand present staff with coins for earning the army-wide Deployment ExcellenceAward. “Congratulations – we are proudof you,” O’Connell told the staff before MORE
The staff of the Logistic Readiness Center earned the Army-wide the Deployment Excellence Award. From left to right, John Reardon, Phil Melton, Mitch Hogan, Scott Arcuri, Scot Bird, Matthew Holloway, Wayne Inman, Richard Jamerson, Benjamin Ward, Livia Gonzalez not shown was Brian Stanley, Cleveland Smith, and Randy Brooks.

Safety fair shows Soldiers the do’s and don’ts of off-duty safety

July 14, 2015 — The staff from the Fort RileyGarrison and 1st Infantry Division safety offices observed a safety stand-down dayand conducted a safety fair June 19 with the support of the Directorate of EmergencyServices. Twenty-six booths representing seventeen organizations showedSoldiers multiple safety topics. The exhibits gave Soldiers information on how MORE
A safety stand-down day was conducted June 19 with the support of the Directorate of Emergency Services.  Members of the Fort Riley Fire Department exercise their skills at a mock accident scene.

‘Durables’ conduct change of command, casing ceremony

July 13, 2015 — “I am Col. Law, and I am a ‘BigRed One’ Soldier.” Col. Robert A. Law III firstspoke those when he took command of the 1st Infantry Division SustainmentBrigade two years ago, and he recited them again to conclude his command June10. After numerous assignmentswith the 1st Inf. Div., Law, along with Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka N. O’Neal,relinquished MORE
Col. Robert A. Law III, outgoing commander of 1st Sust. Bde., 1st Inf. Div., and the ‘Durable’ brigade salutes while the national anthem is played during the change of command and responsibility ceremony June 10 at Fort Riley’s Cavalry Parade Field.

Fort Riley police department donates more than 100 pounds of game meat

July 13, 2015 — The Fort Riley Police Departmentrecently donated nearly 100 pounds of game meat after seizing it and multiplehunting items ranging from firearms and archery equipment to ratchet straps andbone saws. The meat was then donatedto the Geary County Fish and Game Association, which provides many opportunitiesfor the Fort Riley community. Adam Hastert, MORE

Enjoy the summer but beware of the sun

July 13, 2015 — Spring is here and temperaturesare rising. As you and your loved ones spend more time in the sun, be sure topractice sun safety and protect yourself from harmful ultraviolet, or UV, protection.The sun’s UV rays are an invisibleform of radiation that can pass through skin and damage skin cells. Although theycan cause skin damage during any season or MORE

IN HONOR OF D-DAY - Division Soldiers Participate in Commemorative Ceremonies

July 13, 2015 — I recently had the honor ofleading a delegation of 14 of our fine 1st Infantry Division Soldiers toNormandy, France, to participate in D-Day commemorative ceremonies. Werepresented the 1st Inf. Div. during nine ceremonies and events throughout thatweek. It was our group — along withapproximately 300 other Soldiers and members of the Navy and Air MORE
A delegation of 14 Big Red One Soldiers attended a recent wreath laying ceremony at the 1st Infantry Division Memorial on Omaha Beach.

The data breach: A step-by-step approach to protecting yourself

July 13, 2015 — A data breach at the Officeof Personnel Management, or OPM – and you’re a current or former federalemployee whose personal information may have been exposed. What should you do? Take a deep breath. Here arethe steps to take. FIRST STEPS • Check your credit report Look for accounts or charges you don’t recognize. Even ifthe MORE

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