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Shells fly for good cause

November 19, 2014 — MERIDEN, Kan. – Fields nearMeridan set the environment for hunters and dogs to sharpen their skills andpossibly bring home dinner. But the group gathered at Muddy Creek WhitetailsOct. 26 didn’t just attend for the hunting experience. “We are taking five woundedveterans from Fort Riley and two Kansas National Guard wounded veteranspheasant hunting MORE
Sgt. Krystal Nelson, WTB, aims her weapon during a wounded warriors pheasant hunt Oct. 26 at Muddy Creek Whitetails near Meriden, Kan.

Ladies find power, peace on shotgun range

November 19, 2014 — In trap shooting, there’s amoment when pellets meet the pigeon, scattering pieces of clay on the range. “When that little claypigeon goes poof, you’re like ‘Yes!’” exclaimed Lisa Hatt. Hatt and fellow militaryspouse Jenifer Weaver started shooting trap about a year ago. Inspired by their sons whoattended a skeet and trap youth camp hosted by the MORE
Jenifer Weaver (right), military spouse, shoots at a clay pigeon during a ladies trap group as Mike Moore (left), manager, Skeet and Trap Range, looks on Oct. 31 at Fort Riley’s Skeet and Trap Range. Weaver and a group of female friends meet up to shoot as a way to relax and spend quality time together.

Presentation to focus on Native American Heritage Month

November 19, 2014 — Each November,Americans celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month. Fort Riley willcelebrate Native American Heritage Month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 19 atRiley’s Conference Center. This year’stheme is “Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever.” Americans cancelebrate not only the significant contributions of American MORE

‘Guardians’ hook it up in Kuwait

November 18, 2014 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait –More than 35 Soldiers with the 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 1st Infantry Division teamed with the 2nd Battalion, 147th GeneralSupport Aviation Battalion, 34th Combat Aviation Brigade to conduct sling-loadtraining Oct. 9 at Udari Airfield. The training familiarized Soldierswith the ground MORE
A Soldier with HHC, 101st BSB prepares to hook up a load to the bottom of a Black Hawk helicopter, while three other Soldiers attempt to release static electricity caused by the friction of the helicopter’s blades Oct. 9 at Udari Airfield, Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

Officials cut ribbon on new middle school

November 18, 2014 — Eight pairs of helpinghands and one giant pair of scissors officially ushered in a new era for FortRiley Middle School during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 24. With nearly double the classroomspace of the previous school, an abundance of natural lighting andstate-of-the-art technology, the new school represents a first-rate learning MORE
Officials from Fort Riley, USD 475, OEA and FRMS cut the ribbon on the new FRMS during a ceremony Oct. 23 at FRMS.

‘Dagger’ brigade deactivates STB, reactivates ‘Blue Babes’

November 18, 2014 — Eight years afterinactivating, the Army has called back one of its most decorated units that many1st Infantry Division Soldiers knew as the “Blue Babes.” In a ceremony Oct. 16 atCavalry Parade Field, Soldiers with the Special Troops Battalion, 2nd ArmoredBrigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division deactivated the STB and reactivatedas the 82nd MORE
Retired Maj. Edward “Doc” Molloy (left) presents Lt. Col. Alexander Bullock, commander, 82nd Eng. Bn. (right) with the French Croix de Guerre medal during the 82nd Eng. Bn.’s reactivation ceremony Oct. 16 at Cavalry Parade Field on Main Post.

‘Quarterhorse’ squadron helps ‘Daggers’ prepare for NTC

November 18, 2014 — Observer-controllers with the4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team used the knowledge they gained at the JointReadiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana, to assist companies fromanother Fort Riley brigade. The 1st Squadron, 4thCavalry Regiment, 4th IBCT, 1st Infantry Division provided observer-controller teamsto evaluate the 2nd Armored Brigade MORE
Observer-controllers with the1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt. watch Soldiers with the 5th Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., as they observe incoming artillery and adjust fire on target Oct. 22 at Fort Riley.

Congressman gets view of Army life

November 18, 2014 — A member of the HousePermanent Select Committee on Intelligence was at Fort Riley Oct. 22, visitingwith 1st Infantry Division Soldiers and getting a look at the post’s training facilitiesand family housing. Mike Pompeo represents Kansas’4th Congressional District, which is located in the south central part of thestate and includes Wichita. He MORE
Traci Scott, 1st Inf. Div. regional liaison officer (right) points out a photo of Joe Lewis and Jackie Robinson, sports legends who trained together at Fort Riley in the early 1940s, to Brig. Gen. Eric Wesley, 1st Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for support and senior mission commander (left); and Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas’ 4th Congressional District (third from left) Oct. 22 at the Forsyth Community Center.

Officials celebrate grand opening of medical arts facility

November 18, 2014 — Students, faculty, staffand officials from Hutchinson Community College, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Rileyand Fort Riley Education Services gathered to cut the ribbon and celebrate thegrand opening of a new Medical Arts Facility Oct. 23 on Custer Hill. “With the designation ofthis facility as the Medical Arts Building for Hutchinson Community MORE
Students, faculty, staff and officials from Hutchinson Community College, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Riley and Fort Riley Education Services cut the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of a new Medical Arts Facility Oct. 23 on Custer Hill.

‘Durable’ Brigade Soldiers critical in sustainment command’s training

November 18, 2014 — FORT HOOD, Texas – Soldierswith the 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division traveled south tosupport the Army Resolve Support Mission Rehearsal Exercise 15 at the MissionTraining Complex Oct. 14 to 24 at Fort Hood. Units from Fort Campbell, Kentucky,and Fort Bragg, North Carolina, joined 31 1st Sust. Bde. Soldiers to assist theMission MORE
Sgt. John Herrera, motor transport operator, 24th Trans. Co., updates convoy operation reports during the Army Resolve Support Mission Rehearsal Exercise Oct. 14 to 24 at Fort Hood, Texas.

Fort Riley civilian chops inefficiency while undertaking Black Belt project

November 18, 2014 — Carol Fittro is constantlyon the hunt to find ways to make operations go more smoothly at Fort Riley.Like a martial artist, she wants to take down the bad guys. But instead ofusing her fists, Fittro uses Lean Six Sigma to combat waste, inefficiency, spendingand delays. Lean Six Sigma is amethodology used to identify and reduce inefficiencies in a MORE
Carol Fittro, Continuous Process Improvement program manager, PAIO, is working toward her Lean Six Sigma black belt certification. Once certified, she will be the installation’s only black belt.

Fort Riley recognizes efforts of retirees

November 18, 2014 — Retirees from across fourstates gathered to participate in Fort Riley’s annual Retiree Appreciation DayOct. 24 at Riley’s Conference Center. “It is a great privilege tocome here and speak to you this morning,” said Brig. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, 1stInfantry Division deputy commanding general for support and senior mission commander.“The ‘Big Red One’ MORE
Sgt. Tylor Peruchetti with 3-66 Armor, (right) shows retired Air Force Technical Sgt. John Parks, (left) how modern weapons and equipment in the Army operate Oct. 24 during the Retiree Appreciation Day event at Riley’s Conference Center.

Families find voices at Her War, Her Voice

November 18, 2014 — A roomful of women, browsfurrowed in thought, took part in a quiet exorcism of sorts Oct. 21 at Army CommunityService. The venue was Her War, Her Voice– a national support group for family members that meets locally at Fort Rileyonce a month. Each month the group explores a different topic and the Octobertheme was “Ghosts in the Relationship.” MORE
Tricia Verschage, Fort Riley leader, Her War, Her Voice, uses props as she leads a discussion about ghosts in a relationship during a monthly meeting Oct. 21 at ACS.

Witt shares vision for USD 475

November 18, 2014 — JUNCTION CITY – Community, collaboration,customer service – these are a few of the core values that shape Unified SchoolDistrict 475 Geary County Schools, according to Corbin Witt. Witt, who took over assuperintendent for USD 475 three months ago, shared his values and vision forthe district with community members during a Military Affairs Council MORE
Corbin Witt, USD 475 superintendent, shares his values and vision for the district with community members during a Military Affairs Council breakfast Oct. 23 in Junction City.

Tour offers glimpse of post’s ghosts

November 18, 2014 — The sound of chains and aglimpse of a woman in a flowing red dress moving across Artillery Parade Field wereamong some of the ghostly happenings Oct. 26 during the Historical andArchaeological Society of Fort Riley’s annual Ghost Tours. The tour took participants throughHistoric Main Post with stops along the way to hear some of the MORE
The lady in chains, a ghost legend of Fort Riley, walks across Artillery Parade Field Oct. 26 during HASFR’s Ghost Tours. She was one of many ghosts reenacted for the walking tour through historical main post.

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