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DTS Reminder - claim unclaimed travel money!

September 09, 2014 — The 1stInfantry Division has about $450,000 in un-submitted travel vouchers. Soldierswho have traveled in the last 12 to 18 months are encouraged to claim their moneyusing two steps: 1. Go to www.defensetravel.osd.mil2. Log on with common access card Soldiers who need assistance are asked to contact their unit’s Defense TravelAdministrator. One out MORE

LEGALLY SPEAKING - Soldiers eligible for FRV comp on household goods

September 09, 2014 — Soldiers and Department ofthe Army civilians are now eligible for Full Replacement Value, or FRV, protectionon their Department of Defense-funded personal property shipments. This is abenefit in terms of the amount one can recover for loss or damage sustained in amove. Example: Your 3-year-old TVwas destroyed in a move. Under the old rules, you MORE

Prepared: Fort Riley exercises emergency response

September 08, 2014 — Each year, Fort Rileyconducts a full scale exercise featuring a different scenario designed to testthe installation’s emergency preparedness. “The safety of ourcommunity is our No. 1 priority. By conducting these large-scale exercises,Fort Riley is better prepared to respond to emergencies and ensure we remain onpoint for our community and our MORE
Firefighters lift a victim onto a litter terrain wheel to transport her for emergency medical treatment during a a full scale exercise Aug. 6 at Camp Funston. The annual exercise tests the installation’s emergency preparedness.

Deployed Soldiers save life, fix flaw in 911 call system

September 08, 2014 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait –Three “Devil” brigade Soldiers put their combat lifesaving skills to use whenthey provided medical care to an injured Soldier July 31. Spc. Patricia Naipaul,wheel-vehicle mechanic, Company B, 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st ArmoredBrigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, stopped by the room of Spc. SarahFields, also a MORE
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Robert Morris, personal recovery officer, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeff Burkholder, unmanned aerial vehicle operation officer, both with HHC, 1st ABCT, used their Combat Life Saving skills to help an ill Soldier July 31 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

‘Devil’ combat medics enhance skill set during first responder course

September 08, 2014 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Sgt.Justin Schmitz, combat medic, Company C, 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1stArmored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, put Soldiers through thepaces during the Devil First Responder course July 15 to 17. The Devil First Respondercourse was created in 2013 to enhance certified Combat life Savers’ skills andto MORE
Pfc. Samantha Gamache, radio and communication security repairer, 101st BSB, directs her squad to provide security while they evacuate a wounded Soldier in a simulated attack during the trauma lanes portion of the Devil First Responders course July 17 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The purpose of the trauma lanes was to reinforce Soldiers ability to provide immediate medical care.

Kansas approves Open Carry Law – no change to Fort Riley Firearms policy

September 08, 2014 — HB 2578, the new open carrygun law, went into effect July 1. This State of Kansas law allows owners insurrounding communities to openly carry a gun in a holster, in their hand or arifle on a sling in the public, legally. However, this does not apply at FortRiley. The law requiresmunicipalities that authorize carrying concealed to allow someone MORE

British officer shares history of US, UK military cooperation

September 08, 2014 — MANHATTAN – Discussing the longhistory of cooperation between his home and host countries, Brig. Christopher Ghika,1st Infantry Division deputy commanding general for readiness, spoke Aug. 6 atthe Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Relations Committee luncheon.Ghika, an officer in theBritish Army serving with the “Big Red One” as part of MORE
Brig. Christopher Ghika, 1st Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for readiness, speaks to a crowd Aug. 6 at the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce’s MRC luncheon in Manhattan.

New ‘Demon’ leaders, spouses learn about services at on-post forum

September 08, 2014 — Command teams from acrossthe 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division gathered for a seniorleader forum about community partnerships, medical services and Fort Rileyprograms Aug. 7 at Riley’s Conference Center. “Since July, we’ve had an80-percent turnover rate of company command teams, operations and executiveofficers within the brigade,” MORE
Suzie Fritz, K-State volleyball coach, introduces herself as one of the 1st CAB’s community partners during the “Demon” brigade’s senior leader forum Aug. 7 at Fort Riley. Command teams from across the brigade gathered to learn about community partnerships, medical services and Fort Riley programs.

JAG offers 2014 election year guidance to Soldiers

September 08, 2014 — The Kansas primary electionended Aug. 5, but candidates who won will continue to campaign for votersupport in local, state and national elections now into November. “The Department of Defensewants all Soldiers to vote. That’s their right,” said Capt. Andrea Thueme, FortRiley Staff Judge Advocate’s office. However, Soldiers need to be aware MORE

‘Durable’ Soldiers quench thirst at Manhattan pool

September 08, 2014 — Soldiers with the 541stCombat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st InfantryDivision provided clean, purified water to thirsty patrons Aug. 9 during thecity’s 2014 Water Matters Day at the Manhattan City Pool. “It’s great to support theevent and bring awareness to the local community, and show them how Soldiersare able to get MORE
Staff Sgt. James Stanphill, senior food operations NCO, 541st CSSB, right, pours cold purified water at the Manhattan City Pool Aug. 9 during the city’s 2014 Water Matters Day.

AWC teaches value of sleep, provides helpful resources

September 08, 2014 — “A lot of people, theydon’t know where to start to get better sleep,” said Andrew Hudson. “This classcan benefit pretty much anybody that’s having any type of sleep issues.” Hudson, health educator, ArmyWellness Center, was referring to a Healthy Sleep Habits class offered everyother Monday at the Victory Center. The free, hour-long class coversthe MORE
Andrew Hudson, health educator, AWC, discusses the importance of sleep during a Healthy Sleep Habits class Aug. 4 at the Victory Center. The class, which includes tips on sleeping better, is offered at 1 p.m. every other Monday.

COMMUNITY CORNER - September is National Preparedness Month

September 05, 2014 — Over the last several days,we’ve experienced some severe thunderstorms and power outages throughout ourregion. Although the weather may not have been as disastrous as a tornado, pandemicoutbreak or even terrorism, it was a reminder to be prepared at all times. September is National PreparednessMonth. This month talk to your family about ways to MORE

‘Daggers’ hone in signal skills during training

September 05, 2014 — Signal Soldiers ensure abrigade combat team with units spread across the battlefield can quickly andsecurely maintain communications among themselves, the outside world and theirhigher headquarters. Some of the tools forkeeping the lines of communication open are the Joint Network Node and HighCapacity Line of Sight systems. Soldiers with the MORE
Spc. Calvin Harrison, HHB, 1st Bn., 7th FA Regt., prepares a JNN satellite for transportation during a training exercise July 24 at Fort Riley.

CGMCG horses receive more room to run, graze

September 05, 2014 — Drivers accessing FortRiley through the Ogden Access Control Point can now expect to see the post’s mostfamous residents. The Commanding General’s MountedColor Guard recently moved some of its horses to a new set of pastures onHuebner Road, near the Ogden ACP. It includes five paddocks, totaling more than42 acres. The area was chosen because of its MORE
CGMCG mounts Saber and Chico wait for a trooper to deliver grain to their new pasture July 30 near the Ogden ACP. The CGMCG worked with the 1st Inf. Div., Fort Riley and DPW officials to create a new set of pastures for the mounts.

Partnership garners Fort Riley, K-State ed award

September 05, 2014 — The Military ChildEducation Coalition recently announced the Kansas State Universitycollaboration between the university, the post and several area public schoolsystems garnered the 2014 Recognized Higher Education Partnership Award. Sandy Risberg and JaneFishback, instructors, K-State’s College of Education, accepted the awardduring the 2014 MCEC MORE
From left to right, Sandy Risberg, coordinator, Educate the Educators; Lt. Gen. David L. Goldfein, director, Joint Staff, Pentagon; Mary Keller, executive director, Military Child Education Coalition; and Jane Fishback, instructor, K-State College of Education, pose for a picture at the 2014 Recognized Higher Education Partnership awards July 29 during the 2014 MCEC National Training seminar in Washington, D.C.

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