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K-State volleyball honors partnership with 1st CAB

October 08, 2014 — MANHATTAN – The Kansas StateUniversity Volleyball Team celebrated Military Appreciation Night during itsmatch against the University of Southern Florida Sept. 6 at Bramlage Coliseum.The event was more than just a celebration; it was a recognition of the partnershipbetween the team and the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. “The MORE
Soldiers with the 1st CAB march onto the court to present the colors during the K-State Volleyball Team’s match Sept. 6 at Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan.

Old Glory relay going through Fort Riley

October 08, 2014 — The Fort Riley chapter ofTeam Red, White and Blue will participate in the Old Glory Coast-to-Coast RelayOct. 14 to 16, from Kanopolis, Kansas, to Topeka. The run, which carries theU.S. flag from coast to coast, began Sept. 11 in San Francisco and will endNov. 11 in Bethesda, Maryland. Different chapters of TeamRWB are responsible for each portion MORE

Seminar teaches military spouses skills necessary in survival, self-defense situations

October 08, 2014 — “Distance equals survival.”That was a key point of the survival and self-defense class taught by Lt. TerryWalker, watch commander, Special Reaction Team, Directorate of Emergency Services.“If there’s distance, thenno harm can reach you because you can put something between you and an attackeror draw their attention away,” he said to a classroom of MORE

Explore ‘Forces’ behind Manhattan, Fort Riley area

October 08, 2014 — MANHATTAN – The Flint HillsDiscovery Center explores the history of the Manhattan area through its FlintHills FORCES: The Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State Universityexhibit this fall. The exhibit is set to open at the Discovery Center Sept. 27and will remain available to visitors through Feb. 1, 2015. Flint Hills FORCES exploresthe MORE

September wraps up National Preparedness month

October 06, 2014 — National Preparedness monthis observed each year during September. As the month winds down,Chris Hallenbeck, emergency management specialist, Directorate of Plans,Training, Mobilization and Security, encourages everyone to practicepreparedness throughout the year. “By using the three maintenants of the Ready Army program ‘Get a Kit, Make a Plan and MORE

Post honors Soldiers at Sept. 11 ceremony

October 06, 2014 — The crowd sat in silenceunder the cover of a grey sky as Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, commanding general,1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, recounted acts of bravery and the U.S.’unification following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. “I remain awestruck by theunified resolve that was born out of the ash and rubble of that day,” Funk saidduring a Sept. MORE
Soldiers stand with a wreath laid in honor of lives lost during 9/11 at a Commemoration Ceremony Sept. 11 at the GWOT monument on Main Post.

Fort Riley starts CFC; now to Oct. 24

October 06, 2014 — The 2014 Combined Federal Campaignat Fort Riley began Sept. 15 and will run through Oct. 24. Each fall, CFC offersfederal employees the opportunity to support a wide variety of local, nationaland international charitable organizations through monetary contributions. Although Fort Riley will nothave an event to commence the campaign, representatives MORE

‘Dragons’ participating in Belgium WWII commemoration

October 06, 2014 — Belgium, nestled betweenFrance, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, is known for its rich culture,delicious waffles, flawless diamonds and sweet chocolates. It is a foundingmember of the European Union and is home to the EU’s headquarters and the NorthAtlantic Treaty Organization. Soldiers with the 4thInfantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry MORE
Sgt. Lucas Bass, center, inspects Cpl. Jonathan McDown, left, and Pfc. Scott Fisher, right, as they practice drill and ceremony Sept. 11 at Fort Riley.

Candlelight vigil: Suicide has ripple effect on community

October 06, 2014 — “Suicide has a rippleeffect on families, units, readiness and emotional stability; it strikes hard,”said Capt. Justin Hill, Company E, 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1stAviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, who losta member of his unit to suicide in May 2014 after his battalion redeployed fromAfghanistan. Several MORE
A Soldier holds a glow stick during a moment of silence in remembrance of the lives of Fort Riley Soldiers who committed suicide in 2014. A Suicide Awareness Candlelight Vigil took place Sept. 10 at the Fort Riley Main Post Chapel.

‘Wardawgs’ celebrate Law Enforcement Week with bang

October 06, 2014 — “Wow.” That’s how Grace Epperson, policerecords, Directorate of Emergency Services, described the exhilaration ofshooting an M-249 machine gun for the first time. Epperson said it was the firsttime she had shot any type of gun. She admitted she was intimidated, but saidshe felt comfortable thanks to the help of Soldiers with the 300th MORE
From left, Sgt. T.J. Balkun, 300th MP Co., 97th MP Bn., explains the workings of an M-249 machine gun to Casey Sparks, FRPD; Frank Selvaggio, St. Louis; Grace Epperson, DES; and Larry Erickson, DES Sept. 11 at Fort Riley.

Battle analysis provides ‘Guardians’ professional development

October 06, 2014 — How did the death of Brig.Gen. Nathaniel Lyon affect the Battle of Wilson’s Creek in 1861? What was thesignificance of the creek itself as part of the terrain that shaped the battle?What role did the type of artillery play in the engagement? Those questions and morewere explored during a battle analysis by noncommissioned officers with the97th MORE
Staff Sgt. Edmourd Touchette, 300th MP Co., 97th MP Bn., walks through an analysis of the Battle of Wilson’s Creek during a professional development presentation Sept. 10 on Custer Hill. NCOs from across the battalion were assigned a historic battle to research, analyze and present their findings to 1st Inf. Div. leaders and subject matter experts from the community.

FOR YOUR HEALTH - Get jump on flu; don’t let flu jump on you

October 06, 2014 — Fort Riley Public Health andthe 1st Infantry Division invite you to get a jump on getting your fluvaccination this year. According to the Centers forDisease Control and Prevention, flu activity is low across the U.S. now, but itusually begins to increase in October and most commonly peaks between Januaryand March. It is imperative all of us at Fort MORE

SAFETY NOTES - Accident free – How to report an incident

October 06, 2014 — An accident or a mishap isan unforeseen and unplanned event or circumstance, often with lack of intentionor necessity. It usually implies a generally negative outcome that might havebeen avoided or prevented had circumstances leading up to the accident beenrecognized and acted upon, prior to its occurrence. Injury prevention refers toactivities MORE

‘Durables’ select Soldier, NCO of Year for brigade

October 06, 2014 — Sgt. Shane Meyers,ammunition stock control and accounting specialist, Headquarters and HeadquartersCompany, Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st InfantryDivision, and Spc. Brent Tegerdine, satellite communication systems operator-maintainer,267th Signal Company, STB, 1st Sust. Bde., 1st Inf. Div., were selected as the1st Sust. MORE
Sgt. Shane Meyers

‘Guardians,’ DES celebrate MP Corps 73rd birthday

October 06, 2014 — The Military Police Corps hasbeen assisting, protecting and defending for 73 years this September. In celebration of thecorps’ birthday, several activities, including golf, playing video games andbowling took place Sept. 10 across Fort Riley. The week culminated in amilitary ball for Soldiers with the 97th Military Police Battalion and MORE
Lt. Col. Kevin Comfort, commander, 97th MP Bn., demonstrates how to use a string for gimme putts prior to the start of a golf scramble celebrating the MP Corps’ 73rd birthday Sept. 10 at Custer Hill Golf Course. In celebration of the corps’ birthday, several activities including golfing, video gaming and bowling took place throughout the week across Fort Riley.

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