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COMMUNITY CORNER - Keep yourself, family prepared for the challenges of this year’s winter

December 04, 2014 — Winter Weather AwarenessDay was Dec. 1. We’ve already seen some snowfall and experienced below freezingtemperatures. Remember to stay prepared for potentially hazardous winterweather. Many of you commute to FortRiley from a distance. Consider giving yourself plenty of time to reach yourdestination each day. And, if you haven’t done so, it’s time to MORE

Chiefs recognize Soldiers at game

December 02, 2014 — KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Whileenduring below-zero temperatures, the Kansas City Chiefs and its fans honoredveterans and active-duty troops during the Salute to Service game Nov. 16 atArrowhead Stadium. Brig. Gen. Eric Wesley, 1stInfantry Division and Fort Riley senior mission commander, represented the “BigRed One,” Fort Riley and the Army as he pounded MORE
Chiefs recognize Soldiers at game.

‘Black Lions,’ IACH partner to test Fort Riley’s Ebola response

December 02, 2014 — The U.S. military, part of whichis deployed to help contain the Ebola outbreak in a small part of westernAfrica, has been proactive in the fight against the spread of the disease. The Department of Defense instituteda 21-day quarantine for all Soldiers deployed to areas affected by the virus,and several other protective measures were designed to MORE
Capt. Andrew R. Kennedy, senior physician assistant, 4th IBCT, speaks to a simulated Ebola patient Nov. 5 in the 1st Bn., 28th Inf. Regt.’s medical station.

‘Dauntless’ firefighters return from Romania

December 02, 2014 — FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. –The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade welcomed home its firefighters with the562nd Fire Fighting Detachment, with the recently inactivated 94th EngineerBattalion, that redeployed a few months sooner than planned in late October fromMihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania. “When we deployed, there werethree different Army MORE
Staff Sgt. Michael Pineda, NCOIC, 562nd FFD, carries a set of tools from a fire truck to be displayed in a post-deployment inventory layout and checks out how the rest of the items have been placed Nov. 7 at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Pineda and six Soldiers returned from an eight-month deployment to Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, where the detachment was responsible for responding to structural fires on the air base.

ON PATROL: Fort Riley police on lookout to keep community safe

December 02, 2014 — When working a shift, the lastthing Lt. Casey Sparks wants to hear is the “q” word – quiet. As soon as someone utters thatword, the phones start ringing, he said. Sparks, a watch commander withthe Fort Riley Police Department, knows this from experience, having been apolice officer for 21 years. As a watch commander, Sparksoversees all the MORE
Lt. Casey Sparks, watch commander, FRPD, answers a call on the radio during a ride-along Nov. 6 at Fort Riley.

Education Expo helps prep Soldiers for future

December 02, 2014 — A Soldier walked through rowsof informational booths Nov. 13 carrying several bags filled with flyers andbrochures during the Education Expo at Riley’s Conference Center. Sgt. Xavier Hawes said he wasn’tgathering information for his own future, instead, he was gathering informationfor his Soldiers, who couldn’t attend the expo because they were out MORE
Raymond Addarich, recruiter, White House Communications Agency (left) talks with a Soldier Nov. 13 during the Steps to Success Education Expo at Riley’s Conference Center.

‘Devil’ Brigade Soldiers attend wellness expo at Camp Buehring

December 02, 2014 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – The1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and the USO co-sponsoredthe Buehring Olympics and Wellness Expo Oct. 31 at Camp Buehring. The event,the first of its kind, featured eight sports tournaments, 11 medical awareness boothsand a social gathering that included a barbecue and a disc jockey. The event was MORE
Sgt. Doralene Griffin-Wiggins (left), patent administration NCO, 101st BSB (left) has her blood pressure and pulse taken by Spc. Brenna Lacaillade, combat medic, 4th Sqdn. 4th Cav. Regt. (right) during the Buehring Olympics and Wellness Expo Oct. 31 at Oasis MWR tent at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

Returned surveys can mean IACH upgrades

December 02, 2014 — If you receive a survey inthe mail days after your appointment at Irwin Army Community Hospital and havethe urge to throw it away, stop. The Army Provider LevelSatisfaction Survey, or APLSS, is a survey program administered by the Officeof the U.S. Army Surgeon General and is a used to gauge how IACH operates as anorganization in reference to MORE

Soldiers bolster spiritual resilience at prayer luncheon

December 02, 2014 — More than 100 Soldiers withthe 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division participated in theSpirit of Victory Prayer Luncheon Nov. 6 at the Cantigny Dining Facility. The Christian, faith-based eventfeatured chaplains leading prayers and music. Guest speaker for the luncheonwas Chap. (Lt. Col.) David Lockhart, Mission Command Training MORE
Chap. (Maj.) Tim Reynolds, brigade chaplain, 2nd ABCT (at the podium), sings Nov. 6 during the Spirit of Victory Prayer Luncheon at the Cantigny DFAC. More than 100 Soldiers with the 2nd ABCT participated in the luncheon, which featured music, prayer and a guest speaker.

‘Pacesetters’ support ‘Daggers’ during logistics exercise

December 02, 2014 — SALINA, Kan. – Three sustainmentbattalions worked together to supply the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1stInfantry Division with supplies and fuel during the “Big Red One’s” logisticsexercise Oct. 24 in Salina. The 541st CombatSustainment Support Battalion, 1st Sust. Bde.; 299th Brigade Support Battalion,2nd ABCT; and the 701st Brigade Support MORE
Soldiers with the 24th Trans. Co., 541st CSSB participate in a division logistics exercise Oct. 24 that highlighted the logistics capabilities of sustainment operations within the division at the Great Plains Joint Training Center, Salina, Kan.

Teen AFAP conference lets kids voice their issues

December 02, 2014 — A group of teens sat in asemicircle discussing issues they felt needed to be addressed in the Fort Rileycommunity Nov. 16 during the annual Teen Army Family and Action Plan at ArmyCommunity Services. The three issues selectedfor consideration were creating an indoor and outdoor teen area somewhere in lowerFort Riley, initiating a teen suicide MORE
A group of teens discusses issues impacting their community Nov. 15 during the annual teen AFAP conference at ACS.

‘Click Clack Moo,’ kids like to hear stories too

December 02, 2014 — “Is everybody ready to hearthe story?” Col. Ken Kamper, chief ofstaff for the 1st Infantry Division, asked a group of children this questionNov. 16 during the annual Tell Me a Story event at Fort Riley. The event is a result of apartnership between Fort Riley and Parent-to-Parent, an organization with the MilitaryChild Education Coalition. Kamper MORE
Col. Ken Kamper, 1st Inf. Div. chief of staff, reads “Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type” by Doreen Cronin Nov. 16 during the annual Tell Me a Story event at Fort Riley. The event is a result of a partnership between Fort Riley and Parent-to-Parent.

Scholarships for military children enters 15th year

December 02, 2014 — Applicationsfor ’15-16 school-year awards available Dec. 15    FORT LEE, Va. – As the Scholarshipsfor Military Children Program enters its 15th year, more than 8,000 students haveshared nearly $13 million in scholarships. Applications for the 2015 to 2016school-year awards are available Dec. 15 at commissaries worldwide or on theInternet at MORE

Arts and Crafts Center offers classes, services in matting, framing

December 02, 2014 — Janette Bowen leaned overtwo pieces of Walt Disney paraphernalia. Laying the items out, she showed themto Marilyn Paras for ideas. Bowen, who has been comingto the Arts and Crafts Center for years, was looking for input on how to bestframe the pieces. “It’s always been a greatfacility and the people have always been terrific,” she said. “They’ll MORE
Sgt. Adam Burgess, 774th EOD, 84th EOD prepares to matte his unit’s colors at the Arts and Crafts Center. The center offers classes and custom order services in matting and framing.

COMMUNITY CORNER - Commander wishes Army family, community safe Thanksgiving

November 25, 2014 — Regardless of our many culturalbackgrounds, Thanksgiving brings us together to reflect and share our gratitudefor the countless blessings we enjoy as Americans. We have a lot for which to bethankful. I encourage you to tell your families and coworkers how much youappreciate them. As service members,families, civilians and contractors at Fort Riley, MORE

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