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‘Daggers’ case colors, on to Kuwait

November 16, 2015 — Col. Miles Brown, commander of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Orvis, the brigade’s senior noncommissioned officer, cased the “Dagger” brigade’s colors during a casing ceremony Sept. 28 at Custer Hill Parade Field on Fort Riley. The casing ceremony was the first step in the brigade’s MORE
Col. Miles Brown, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, commander, and Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley commanding general, inspect the formation of the ”Dagger” brigade during the 2nd ABCT casing ceremony Sept. 28 on Fort Riley. With the help of the Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard, the two rode on horseback signifying Fort Riley’s rich cavalry past.

‘Dragons’ history preserved

November 16, 2015 — When the 1st Infantry Division’s 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team inactivated in June, the Soldiers, weapons and vehicles assigned to the brigade found new homes. But what would become of the history and legacy of the “Dragon” brigade? That was the question asked by former 4th IBCT Soldier Capt. Jeremy L. Labrie. He, along with the remaining MORE
Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Buddy Wallace, former senior noncommissioned officer for the 1st Infantry Division and executive director of the Society of the 1st Infantry Division, holds the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., time capsule Sept. 25 at Fort Riley.

Community Recreation Division earns national recognition

November 10, 2015 — The Fort Riley Community Recreation Division of the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation has become the fourth Army agency to earn accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies and the National Recreation and Park Association. Scott Scherberger, chief of the Community Recreation Division MORE

Operation Air Max exercise focuses on mission readiness

November 10, 2015 — The 523rd Military Working Dog Detachment in coordination with the 977th Military Police Company conducted Operation Air Max a training event Sept. 28 at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility at Fort Riley for their Soldiers and military working dogs focusing on deployment readiness. “A lot of our Soldiers have never been deployed, and a MORE
Spc. Eric Jordan from the 523rd Military Working Dog Detachment and his dog, MWD Yoko, lead the MP squad during explosives or narcotics detection training at the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility at Fort Riley Sept. 28.

Patients save time with secure messaging service

November 10, 2015 — At no other time in the history of Army Medicine has communication between patient and provider been faster. Through the use of Army Medicine’s Secure Messaging Service, Army providers can now address patients with matters that don’t need a face-to-face consultation. Matilda Adusei and Lashon Graves, registered nurses with Medical Home 2 at Irwin MORE

SAFETY CORNER - The eyes have it: vision protection is a full-time job

November 10, 2015 — Vision is our primary means of experiencing the world around us. Without it, our quality of life is diminished and our capacity to earn a living can be severely impacted. The combined direct and indirect costs associated with an eye injury can be damaging to employers as well. Keeping our eyes safe at work should be a top priority for everyone. MORE

Army’s senior warrant officer discusses future with division Soldiers

November 10, 2015 — Warrant officers from across the 1st Infantry Division gathered for an open discussion about the future of the Warrant Officer Corps with Chief Warrant Officer 5 David Williams, the first Army staff senior warrant officer, Sept. 30 at Riley’s Conference Center. Williams was appointed as the ARSTAF SWO in March 2014 and provides the Army chief of MORE
Chief Warrant Officer 5 David Williams, the first Army staff senior warrant officer, conducted an open discussion about the future of the Warrant Officer Corps Sept. 30 at Riley’s Conference Center. Williams was appointed as the ARSTAF SWO in March 2014 and provides the Army chief of staff with expertise in all aspects of the warrant officer training and development. Key themes of Williams discussion were leader development and the history of the Warrant Officer Corps.

Financial counseling service can lessen guess work

November 10, 2015 — During the school year students are taught reading, writing and math. Soldier receive training to perform the job and learn how to manage a military career. Why not learn how to manage personal finances? Some basic guidance is taught through school and in military training venues; however, navigating today’s financial world is complex. Army MORE
Financial Planning Counselors with the Army Community Services, Military and Family Life Counseling Program seek opportunities to meet with Soldiers and provide a variety of no cost financial counseling services. The personal financial counselors currently assigned to the MFLC program are (left to right) Carol Buchli, John Willcockson and Eileen St. Pierre.

Criminal Investigation Command officials warn of Internet romance scams

November 10, 2015 — QUANTICO, Va. — “He loves me, he loves me not.” The phrase has been repeated by many looking for love. In today’s world of online dating and social media sites; however, the phrase may have changed from the plucking of petals to a stroke of the keys with, “he is real, he is not.” With millions of Americans turning to the Internet for love and MORE

Trailer owner’s death turns service project into ‘bittersweet’ affair

November 10, 2015 — Although Kenny Krupke never met the Fort Riley Soldiers who painted his house in Enterprise, Kansas, Jennifer Steede, manager of the Enterprise Trailer Park where it sits, said she knows he would have appreciated it. About 26 Soldiers from the Warrior Leaders Course of Fort Riley joined Steede and four students from Chapman High School in a MORE
Spc. Johnathan Fisher, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion 1st Infantry Division Artillery, paints the side of a trailer in the Enterprise, Kansas trailer park Sept. 19 as part of a community service project for the Warrior Leaders Course. About 26 Soldiers showed up to clean up the community, and spent more than 150 volunteering hours at the park.

Support group dishes out strategy for fresh start

November 10, 2015 — Any other dish thrown with such force would have shattered. Instead, the cereal bowl rolled and came to a rest. “Hey, I chipped it,” she said as she realized some damage was done, then she picked it up and threw it again and it shattered. This bowl was one of many shattered dishes that lay in the parking lot of Army Community Service at the end of MORE
Tricia Verschage, Fort Riley group leader and in-person group leader for Her War, Her Voice, holds a plate she broke for another member of the group who could not be at the meeting. The idea for the women at the meeting was that they write on a dish whatever they needed to let go of, then they would throw the dish on the ground.

Fort Riley Soldiers train for the Army Ten-Miler, World Games

November 10, 2015 — Placing second at last year’s Army Ten-Miler made believers from nonbelievers, the team’s coach said recently. The 1st Infantry Division Ten-Miler team, led by Lt. Col. Sean Ryan, had the best finish in the history of Fort Riley at the 2014 race in Washington, D.C. Four members of last year’s team — Ryan, formerly of Division Headquarters and MORE
Lt. Col. Sean Ryan, 1st Infantry Division Ten-Miler Team coach, talks with his runners Aug. 25 outside of 1st Inf. Div. headquarters after a team event. Twelve “Big Red One” and Fort Riley Soldiers are set to compete at the Oct. 11. Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C.

Lindsborg, Kansas, ‘Little Sweden’

November 10, 2015 — Lindsborg, Kansas, a small community off Interstate-135, is founded on a strong Swedish heritage and is known as “Little Sweden” or the “Borg.” Within little Sweden are a variety of attractions and events perfect for family visits or weekend getaways. The Birger Sandzen Memorial Art Gallery; Hemslojd, or the Dala Horse Factory; Coronado Heights and MORE
A Dalecarlian horse, or Dala horse, is a traditional carved, painted wooden horse statuette originating in the Swedish province Dalama. Horsemaking may have started as something to do during the long Swedish winter nights. It was once mostly used as a toy for children but has become a symbol of Sweden in general. Look close when visiting Lindsborg to find all 33 of the town’s Dala horses.

Soldier, noncommissioned Officer of Quarter announced

November 10, 2015 — Leaders in the 1st Infantry Division announced the best noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the Quarter Sept. 24 at Fort Riley’s Barlow Theater. The winners of the best squad competition were also announced and one Soldier was inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club. The guest speaker for the ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen H. Helton, MORE
Pfc. John Aldana (left), 267th Signal Company, Special Troops Battalion, 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, and Sgt. Jacob May, Troop B, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, stand on stage Sept. 24 at Barlow Theater. Aldana won Soldier of the Quarter and May won Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter for the 1st Inf. Div.

Soldier honored in ceremony

November 10, 2015 — The men and women of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley honored Spc. James Dominic Challender Sept. 24 in a memorial ceremony at Morris Hill Chapel. Challender, a wheeled vehicle mechanic with Company H, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., died Aug. 30. He was 23 years old. Challender was one of MORE
Spc. James Dominic Challender, Company H, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, was honored during a Sept. 24 memorial ceremony at Fort Riley’s Morris Hill Chapel. Challender, a wheeled vehicle mechanic, died Aug. 30.

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