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ANTI-TERRORISM AWARENESS MONTH MESSAGE - Keys to fighting terrorism: vigilance, planning for the worst

September 2, 2015 — WASHINGTON — Terroristshave struck military targets in the United States, as well as overseas, and itis likely such attacks will continue. Terrorism experts caution to plan for theworst. Besides the 2006 Fort Hood,Texas, shooting and the 2009 Little Rock, Arkansas, recruiting office shooting,five service members were recently killed as a result of MORE
Maj. Scott Wayne, an officer with the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, speaks at an “Active Shooter” seminar at the Pentagon Aug. 20.

Make children part of security effort

September 2, 2015 — Talking to your familyabout anti-terrorism and defensive measures can be important conversation. Pat Burch, anti-terrorism officerat Fort Riley, said speaking to children about anti-terrorism can be a sensitivesubject. Children can help prevent terrorism just as much as adults, he said,acknowledging no one is immune to threats is the first step in MORE

Why I Serve: tragedies put Soldier on path of service

September 2, 2015 — After witnessing one of hisbest friends being killed in a drive-by shooting by a local Chicago street gangon the campus of his former high school, Pfc. Dylan Cadle’s life changeddramatically. The event pushed him into a life of service. Cadle, an armor crewmanwith Company D, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade CombatTeam, 1st MORE
Pfc. Dylan Cadle, an armor crewman with Co. D, 2nd Bn. 34th Armor Regt., 1st ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., nears the end of a four-mile march during the Soldier 2020 Physical Demands Study on June 26 near Marshall Army Airfield on Fort Riley. Cadle’s family immigrated to the United States from Belize in 1990.

Use-or-lose leave deadline fast approaching

September 2, 2015 — The use-or-lose leave deadlineis approaching, and officials from the 1st Infantry Division’s personnel officewant to remind Soldiers if their leave balances exceed 60 days on Sept. 30, theexcess days for most will be lost. Effective Oct. 1, servicemembers will no longer be permitted to carry up to 75 days of ordinary leavedays into the next fiscal MORE

Opportunities available with Army Funded Legal Education Program

September 2, 2015 — The Office of The Judge AdvocateGeneral is accepting applications for the Army’s Funded Legal EducationProgram. The application deadline is Nov. 1. Commissioned officers between theranks of second lieutenant and captain, with between two and six years ofactive federal service, as of Sept. 1, 2016, are encouraged to apply. Under this program, the MORE

NATIONAL PREPAREDNESS MONTH - Being prepared includes taking precautions

September 2, 2015 — September is National PreparednessMonth. The theme this year of “Don’t Wait. Communicate,” is designed to sparkthinking about and taking precautions against local hazards. Chris Hallenbeck, the FortRiley Emergency Manager for the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilizationand Security, said he wants to use this month as an opportunity to remind MORE

Car seats important to a child’s well-being

September 2, 2015 — Choosing the right child orinfant car seat and getting it installed correctly is important. “We do see parents andcaregivers that come in either for an appointment or through a check lane that thinkthey have a seat installed correctly when it’s not,” said Richard Watson, FortRiley Fire Department Assistant Chief, Health and Safety. “Our job is to MORE
Richard Watson, Fort Riley Fire Department Assistant Chief, Health and Safety, recently performs a car seat installation.

Program with Riley County officers mitigates issues with Soldiers in Aggieville

September 2, 2015 — As 1st Lt. Ed Bullard, 1stSquadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st InfantryDivision, fastened his courtesy patrol brassard to his left arm, the two RileyCounty Police Department officers had to respond to an incident, they ran out thedoor and the night began. Courtesy patrol is anassigned duty for Soldiers at Fort Riley who MORE
Tanner Monroe, police officer with Riley County Police Department, leads the assigned courtesy patrol officers during duty Friday, Aug. 21. Courtesy patrol is an assigned duty that helps mitigate Soldiers behavior in Aggieville.

Ladies Night event draws crowd

September 2, 2015 — Angie Upton, wife of Lt.Col. Trent Upton, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and her mother, Lucy Lopez along with about30 other women gathered their painting supplies and prepared to begin paintingAug. 20 at Rally Point. “Get the brush wet first inyour water cup and then you’re going to MORE
Angie Upton, wife of Lt. Col. Trent Upton, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and her mother, Lucy Lopez, paint their canvas blue after receiving instruction from their teacher, Melissa Lesondak.

Cub Scouts end summer with campout by Moon Lake

September 1, 2015 — The boys of Cub Scout Pack660 got to wind down their summer events with the annual campout at Moon Lake.During the campout cub scouts, den leaders and parents got together to teachthe boys about hiking, fishing and other outdoor skills. “The campout offersreal life experience for the boys and teaches them about camaraderie andteamwork,” said den MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Patrick Sullivan, Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Infantry Division helps Webelos members raise the flag to kick off the Cub Scout Pack 660 camping event.

Kayaking, fishing event on tap – Sept. 19

September 1, 2015 — The Kansas Chapter of Heroeson the Water is hosting a kayaking and fishing event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday,Sept. 19, at Tuttle Creek State Park River Pond area, 5800 River Pond Road, Manhattan,KS 66502. This event is free toVeterans of all military branches and their families. Everything needed to enjoy aday of kayaking and fishing will be MORE

Fort Riley spouses host club membership drive

September 1, 2015 — Members of the Fort Riley SpousesClub held a membership drive Aug. 20 at Riley’s Conference Center. The club’s mission is “To bringtogether members of kindred interest in order that they may be afforded greateropportunities for charitable works, social ability, participation in suchactivities as projects that the FRSC may promote or sponsor and to MORE

Big Red One, Fort Riley Soldiers treated as VIPs at Chiefs training camp

September 1, 2015 — ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – For Spc.Forrest Krenke, a lifelong Kansas City Chiefs fan and native Kansan – a visitto the team’s training camp was a blast. Krenke, a trooper with theCommanding General’s Mounted Color Guard, was one of 10 Soldiers selected fromthe 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Aug. 19 to travel to Missouri WesternState University to MORE
Spc. Forrest Krenke, Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard, dives for the simulated end zone after getting past Jason Avant, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver, Aug. 19 after the team’s last practice of 2015 Training Camp. Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard and 97th Military Police Battalion, got to meet Chiefs players and coaches during the Military Appreciation Day event. Head coach Andy Reid recognized the branches in attendance and presented a representative from each with a game ball.

Soldiers celebrate Warrior Zone’s 4th anniversary

September 1, 2015 — The staff and customers celebratedthe fourth anniversary of the Warrior Zone Aug. 23. Indoor and outdoortournaments specifically for the occasion were available for Soldiers participation.These included flag football, pool, poker and computer games. Business Manager Catie Kendrickstarted working at Warrior Zone when it opened in 2011, and has seen MORE
A 1st Infantry Division Soldier takes part in an intense game of flag football for tournament Aug. 23 at the Warrior Zone for the 4th & Goal Anniversary Party. The event ran for 12 hours and included multiple tournaments like pool, poker and computer games.

Division, Fort Riley honors fallen combat engineer

August 28, 2015 — The 1st Infantry Divisionand Fort Riley honored Sgt. 1st Class John William Alton Aug. 20 in a memorial ceremonyat Morris Hill Chapel. Alton, Operations Company, Division Headquarters andHeadquarters Battalion, 1st Inf. Div., died Aug. 2 in Clay Center of naturalcauses. Alton, a combat engineerwith almost 25 years of service, served two tours in MORE

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