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Wellness Fair introduces healthy lifestyles to kids

May 01, 2015 — Students of Fort RileyMiddle School learned that wellness is more than just physical. The WellnessFair at Fort Riley Middle School April 16 introduced children to representativesfrom organizations promoting physical wellness, financial wellness and mental wellness.The event exposed them to healthy habits and healthy hobbies. Students sampled MORE
Ryan Westfall, 12, learns about the sugar content of soda versus the health benefits of drinking water during the Wellness Fair held at Fort Riley Middle School April 15.

Ready, Aim, Fire

May 01, 2015 — Five women, each with their own reasonfor attending the Homefront Trap and Skeet Camp April 11 and 12 at Fort Riley,learned about gun safety, operation and marksmanship. The Fort RileyOutdoorsman Group sponsored its first Homefront Trap and Skeet Camp for spousesof deployed Soldiers and Airmen in two small camps this month. The camp focusedon the MORE
Tiffany Kelsay takes aim at a skeet during a Homefront Trap and Skeet Camp instructional clinic for spouses of deployed Soldiers April 11 and 12. This clinic, taught by Ollie Hunter, covered weapon safety and the sport of trap and skeet shooting.

COMMUNITY CORNER - Teen family members make impact volunteering

May 01, 2015 — Baltimore. The city name elicitsscenes of young people getting violent, looting and destroying what peopleworked hard to build. It is heartbreaking for the residents and those here whocall the area home. Scenes like those on recentnews reports might make some think twice about the value of teen-aged people –not me. I can tell you our FortRiley MORE

Soldier chefs outstanding in Connelly Program phase two

May 01, 2015 — Just because Soldiers are outin the field doesn’t mean they can’t get a four-star meal. That’s what theSoldier chefs of the 701st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade CombatTeam, 1st Infantry Division, demonstrated March 30 as they participated in thesecond phase of the Philip A. Connelly Program. Evaluators from the Army’s IIICorps were MORE
Pfc. Dewayne McKenzie (left) and Spc. Aldon Caldona, both of 701st BSB, 4th IBCT, 1st Inf. Div., check on the progress of lunch March 30 in one of Fort Riley’s many training areas.

Soldiers enhance mission readiness with congressional staff audience

May 01, 2015 — Soldiers from the 1stArmored Brigade Combat Team executed a medical training exercise at the MissionTraining Complex April 8. Staff members from congressional offices were able towitness capabilities employed in the local training exercise. The exercise took place atthe Medical Simulations Training Center Situational Training Exercise Lane,which is MORE
Soldiers from the 1st ABCT participate in a medical training exercise at the Mission Training Complex April 8. Staff members from congressional offices witness capabilities employed in the local training exercise.

Transitioning Soldiers net great results from recent hiring fair

May 01, 2015 — The staff from the Soldier forLife Transition Assistance Program hosted an employer day featuring the AECOM technologycompany. The company provides integrated technical and management supportservices for a range of markets including transportation, construction,infrastructure and federal facilities. Employer days allowSoldiers to connect and MORE
Employer days such as the one hosted by the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program allow Soldiers to connect and network with employers who value military experience. The most recent one featured AECOM, a company that provides integrated technical and management support services for a range of markets including transportation, construction, infrastructure and federal facilities.

Safety Gram: safety focused spring cleaning

May 01, 2015 — Spring is coming and withit comes longer and warmer days. It is also a time when we seriously clean ourhomes. While this is a rewarding activity, it can also be a risky one. Falls,cuts, chemical burns and electrical shock are just some of the injuries whichcan occur. You can survive spring cleaningby following some simple safety tips. Plan your MORE

Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard puts on a show for students at SOAR assembly

May 01, 2015 — Soldiers with theCommanding General’s Mounted Color Guard visited Custer Hill Elementary SchoolApril 10 for a SOAR assembly. The assembly is a positive behavior reward forstudents. Since the elementaryschool’s mascot is an eagle, their slogan is SOAR, which is an acronym thathelps youngsters remember the traits each should exemplify. CUSTER HILL MORE
Staff Sgt. Kevin Lee (left) and Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider (right), both from the Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard, stand with one of the horses, Cyclone, at the SOAR assembly at Custer Hill Elementary School April10.

New first sergeant takes reins

May 01, 2015 — An official change ofresponsibility ceremony in which 1st Sgt. Jason D. Hasby assumed the duties ofHeadquarters and Headquarters Company first sergeant from 1st Sgt. Wayne M.Butterbrodt took place April 2. An 18-year Army veteran,Hasby’s assignments include Fort Knox, Kentucky, Fort Lewis, Washington, andnow, Fort Riley. Butterbrodt is scheduledfor MORE
1st Sgt. Jason D. Hasby

Fire team wins prevention branch award

May 01, 2015 — Some of Fort Riley’s FireDepartment staff was recognized as the Installation Management Command CentralRegion Fire Prevention Program of the Year. Two events were key in thesubmitted nomination package. Ivan May, Lead FireInspector, Directorate of Emergency Services, said the prevention branch wasthe recipient of the Michelle Brenner Lifetime MORE

Military relations committee welcomes ‘Devil’ brigade commander during luncheon

May 01, 2015 — MANHATTAN, Kan. – More than120 community and civic leaders from Junction City and Manhattan came out April1 to hear guest speaker Col. John Reynolds III, commander of the 1st Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 1st Infantry Division, speak during the Manhattan Area Chamber ofCommerce’s Military Relations Committee luncheon. Reynolds began by showingthe MORE
Col. John Reynolds III, commander, 1st ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., explains the various locations brigade Soldiers were assigned throughout the unit’s nine-month deployment to Southwest Asia April 1 during the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Relation Committee luncheon in Manhattan, Kansas.

April is reminder to stay prepared in case of disaster

May 01, 2015 — This April is America’sPrepareAthon! Month. Fort Riley has committed to participate in this nationallyrecognized event in order to increase preparedness throughout the installation.According to the Federal EmergencyManagement Agency’s 2012 National Survey, 46 percent of respondents believedthat a natural disaster would occur in their community; MORE

World Autism Awareness Day localizes at Fort Riley

May 01, 2015 — The eighth annual WorldAutism Awareness Day was April 2. Every year, members of Autism organizations aroundthe world celebrate the day with fundraising and awareness-raising events. At Fort Riley, ExceptionalFamily Member Program Systems Navigator, Kristina Garza, said she and others workedhard on their autism awareness campaign for the month of MORE

Whitside North CDC location to help reach more families on post

May 01, 2015 — The first parent checked theirchild into the new Whitside North Child Development Center at 7:30 on the morningof April 1. The new facility will provide hourly care for children ages 6 weeksto 5 years. Christian Bishop, the CDC director,said the new facility will satisfy a growing need for care at Fort Riley. Shesaid the main goal is to provide for MORE
Children play with plastic food toys at Whitside North Child Development Center April 1, which was the center’s first day of business.  The center has several play rooms and two outdoor play areas for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.

April raises sexual assault awareness

April 30, 2015 — April is sexual assault awarenessmonth, and the Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention staff at FortRiley is increasing efforts to educate the community. The SHARP program is aimedtoward eliminating sexual offenses within the Army through cultural change,prevention, intervention, investigation, accountability and advocacy/response.One of MORE

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