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Fire department offers tips for spring cleaning

March 02, 2015 — Spring cleaning is an annual ritual for many people. It is an ideal time to check our homes and yards for dangerous materials and unsafe conditions and to spend the time to protect our families and our property. Fort Riley Fire and Emergency Services would like to offer the following safety tips when it comes to spring cleaning: • Check your house MORE

Ranger tabbed explosive ordnance disposal technician leads way

March 02, 2015 — An Army Explosive OrdnanceDisposal technician from Fort Riley earned his Ranger tab. Staff Sgt. David Nakasone,162nd EOD Company, graduated Jan. 23 from the Ranger School at Fort Benning,Georgia. The 61-day Ranger School,which only has a 50-percent graduation rate, takes places in three phases inGeorgia and Florida. Nakasone is part of the162nd EOD MORE
Staff Sgt. David Nakasone, a Ranger School graduate, 162nd EOD Company (left) competes in an Army Combatives tournament.

In the dark: using resiliency to find light

March 02, 2015 — When some people think of tragedyand loss, they might be inclined to compare it to darkness and misery. Oneyoung man has taken both and turned them into hope and a lifelong journey tohelp others. Jared Estes is amotivational speaker who talked to senior leadership and their spouses Feb. 2at the 1st Infantry Division Headquarters. “My hope with MORE
Jared Estes, a motivational speaker, talks to senior command leaders at 1st Infantry Division headquarters at Fort Riley Feb. 2. Estes was badly burned and lost his wife in 2005 when a drunk driver struck his vehicle. Estes now gives motivational speeches to teach about resiliency in his presentation, titled “Fire Back.”

Royals welcome Soldiers back home

March 02, 2015 — Army green blended with Royals blue Feb. 2 as the Kansas City Royals Caravan pulled into Fort Riley. Members of the Kansas City Royals got a taste of Army life as the team’s caravan, which annually travels to communities throughout the Midwest, toured the post. Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, Hall-of-Famer George Brett, Royals Hall-of-Fame pitcher MORE
Jill Iwin (left), director, USO Fort Riley, presents Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie (second from right) with a pair of custom “Big Red One” combat boots Feb. 2. Guthrie, accompanied by Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer George Brett (second from the left), Royals Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Leonard (center) and TV broadcaster Rex Hudler, toured the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment hangar.

COMMUNITY CORNER – Military Saves Week focuses on setting goals

February 26, 2015 — Military Saves Week ranFeb. 23 to 28. It was a time to focus on ways to set financial goals and stickto them. The annual campaign seeksto motivate, support and encourage military families to save money, reduce debtand build wealth, according to its website at The campaign is coordinatedby America Saves and the Consumer MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER – Fort Riley observes Black History Month

February 23, 2015 — February marks African-AmericanBlack History Month. The month-long observance provides the nation with the opportunityto honor African-Americans who have paved the way for others throughout history.Fort Riley celebrated BlackHistory Month and the contributions of African-Americans in the military duringa Feb. 18 observance. The U.S. military is one MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER – Valentine’s Day time to reaffirm love for family

February 23, 2015 — AnotherValentine’s Dayhas comearound, and I wish the best for you and those you love. Lifein the Army is tough anddemanding, and it is particularly so when it affects those you love. Thatis why Valentine’s Day canbe particularly important for ourSoldiers. It celebrates a deep, abidingconnection between ourselvesand those to whom we haveprofessed MORE

Post visitor's center open 24/7

February 13, 2015 — Visitors to Fort Riley willnotice changes when entering the post.The most prominent change willbe for those without a Department of Defense identification card.The Visitor Control Center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for those without DOD ID cards to begin registration fora visitor’s pass or badge.The Visitor Control Center islocated at MORE

FRPD conducting traffic survey

February 09, 2015 — Editor’s Note: This is partone of an eight-part series that will contain information about traffic enforcementand regulations at Fort Riley.  A new traffic survey isbeing conducted at Fort Riley, with a goal of determining the driving habits ofvehicle operators while driving on installation roadways, according to Lt. PaulDavis, traffic supervisor, MORE

‘Wolverines’ remember their fallen comrade at ceremony

February 09, 2015 — The 1st Infantry Divisionand Fort Riley communities paid tribute to a fallen Soldier with the 4thInfantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div. during a Jan. 29 memorial ceremonyat Morris Hill Chapel. Spc. Brian Carl Spenner,heavy-equipment operator, Company A, Special Troops Battalion, 4th IBCT, wasremembered by his fellow Soldiers as a caring, MORE
Spc. Brian C. Spenner

2 ‘Big Red One’ CAB battalions earn top Army awards

February 09, 2015 — The 1st Combat AviationBrigade, 1st Infantry Division has a reason to celebrate. Two battalions fromwithin the brigade were recognized as the best in the Army Aviation Corps. The 601st Aviation SupportBattalion, 1st CAB was announced as the Lt. Gen. Ellis D. Parker Award best combatservice support aviation unit and the 2nd General Support Aviation MORE
Lt. Col. Richard Martin, commander, 601st ASB, 1st Avn. Regt., 1st CAB, speaks to his Soldiers during a convoy training exercise Oct. 23 at Fort Riley. The “Guardian” battalion was announced as the Lt. Gen. Ellis D. Parker Award winner as the best combat service support battalion in Army aviation.

‘Dagger’ brigade honors distinguished leaders

February 09, 2015 — Leaders with the 2ndArmored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division hosted a recognition banquetfor Soldiers participating in the brigade’s first distinguished leader boardJan. 20 at the Cantigny Dining Facility. The winner of the board, StaffSgt. David Rodriguez, was presented with an Army Commendation Medal for hisperformance by Brig. Gen. MORE
The winner of 2nd ABCT’s first distinguished leader board, Staff Sgt. David Rodriguez, center, is presented his Brave, Responsible and On Point medallion from Brig. Gen. Eric Wesley, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley senior mission commander, left, during a Jan. 20 recognition banquet at Fort Riley. Rodriguez, an M1 armor crewman with the 1st Bn., 63rd Armor Regt., competed against Soldiers ranked from sergeant to major to win as the “Dagger” brigade’s most distinguished leader of the quarter.

From ‘Blue Spader’ to Avenger: Marvel hero Captain America served with the ‘Big Red One’

February 09, 2015 — One of the most popularsuperheroes to grace the pages of Marvel comics shares a common bond withreal-life heroes who have worn the “Big Red One” patch. Steve Rogers, known to fansworldwide as Captain America, served with the 1st Infantry Division’s 26thInfantry Regiment, also known as the “Blue Spaders,” during World War II, asshown in “Mythos: MORE

DOD NEWS - Joint chiefs urge transitioning service members to continue to serve their local communities

February 09, 2015 — Chairman of the Joint Chiefsof Staff Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey and the Joint Chiefs yesterday signed aletter that will go to all transitioning service members, urging them tocontinue serving the nation as civilians in their communities and in their newjobs. “We trust that you will acceptthis challenge and join ranks with the business leaders, MORE

‘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.

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