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SAFETY NOTES - February is Heart Disease Awareness Month

February 06, 2015 — Team Riley, as you prepareto celebrate Valentine’s Day with loved ones, this is a good time to thinkabout the physical condition of your heart. What is the connection betweena healthy diet and Occupational Safety and Health? Worker longevity isincreased when employees make healthy food and snack choices. Employee moraleis boosted, absenteeism is MORE

Soldiers can still have voices heard in off-year elections

February 06, 2015 — WASHINGTON – Earlier thismonth, Soldiers Army-wide were provided electronic or paper Federal Post CardApplications, or FPCAs. Filling out and returning theFPCA is especially important if Soldiers and spouses have changed dutystations, said Rachel Gilman, Army voting action officer, Soldiers ProgramBranch, Adjutant General Directorate, Human MORE
The U.S. Army Golden Knights urge Soldiers to make their voices heard by voting.

Breakfast brings civilians, Soldiers together

February 06, 2015 — Col. Risa D. Ware,Commander of Irwin Army Community Hospital at Fort Riley, was guest speakerbefore nearly 200 civilians and Soldiers at a combined breakfast hosted by theJunction City Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council and Manhattan AreaChamber of Commerce Military Relations Committee on Jan. 22 at Riley’sConvention Center. Ware’s MORE
Col. Risa D. Ware, commander, IACH, speaks to about 200 community members about the new replacement hospital and what changes have been made.

Fort Riley celebrates MLK Jr. Day with pride

February 06, 2015 — Guest speaker and pastorJames Boyer, Manhattan, recalled great leaders, like Mohandas Gandhi and Cesar Chavezduring a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life Jan. 21 at BarlowTheater. “Overall, I thought hisspeech was very inspiring,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ray Daniels, Special TroopsBattalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry MORE
James Boyer, Pastor

Olaf’s Winter Bash leaves Eyster Pool frozen

February 06, 2015 — It was Ashley Cole and herfamily’s first event at Fort Riley after moving here in November. Ashley andher two children, Cohen and Carson, used marshmallows, popsicle sticks andpretzels during the “Do you want to build a snowman?” activity at Olaf’s WinterBash Jan. 24 at Eyster Pool. “I heard Fort Riley does alot of family stuff and wanted to take MORE
From left to right, siblings Jeremiah Howard, Kierra Couch and Kendra Walker build snowmen during the family event Olaf’s Winter Bash at Eyster Pool. The event was Jan. 24 and included Sven’s Snacks and pool time.

‘Pale Riders’ scout for smiles at hospital

February 06, 2015 — TOPEKA – Soldiers with the1st Infantry Division strive to make a difference throughout the world and intheir home communities. One of the ways they try tomake a difference is through volunteering, which is exactly what three Soldierswith the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team,1st Inf. Div. did recently during a Dec. MORE
Staff Sgt. Odum Smith, 4th Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., displays various items Soldiers from his unit brought with them during a Dec. 22 visit to Stormont-Vail Healthcare, Topeka, as part of the “Pale Riders’” Scouting for Smiles program. Smith and three of his fellow Soldiers visited the hospital and spent time getting to know Billy, a Leukemia patient there for his final scheduled treatment.

‘Devil’ Brigade honors legacy of MLK Jr.

February 06, 2015 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Soldiersfrom 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and Morale,Welfare and Recreation co-sponsored a Martin Luther King Jr. day observanceJan.19. More than 300 Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines and civilians bravedthe frigid weather to participate in the first half marathon in honor of thecivil rights MORE
Staff Sgt. Charmaine Tudela-Griswood, CBRN NCO, 1st BEB, 1st ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., participates in the Martin Luther King Jr. half marathon Jan. 19 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

Soldier teaches water skills to Troop 41

February 06, 2015 — A Fort Riley Soldiervoluntarily trained 15 Boy Scouts of Troop 41 on the principles of water safetyJan. 17 at Eyster Pool. Staff Sgt. David Winter,supply sergeant, 172nd Chemical Company, 110th Chemical Battalion, 48thChemical Brigade, said this was a great opportunity to give back to thecommunity and spend time with his son, Zachary, who is a Boy MORE
Staff Sgt. David Winter, supply sergeant, 172nd Chemical Co., 110th Chemical Bn., 48th Chemical Bde.,
instructs members of Boy Scout Troop 41 on water survival skills Jan. 17 at Eyster Pool.

COMMUNITY CORNER – Shape our Army, community’s future by sharing your stories

January 29, 2015 — Do you know how your jobfits into the big picture of the Army and Fort Riley? Can you tell your storyso families or those within your community understand what you do? Telling yourstory helps people understand why our Army is an essential component here atFort Riley. Today, I encourage you to shareyour Army story. What we do at Fort Riley is very MORE

Kansas governor honors Fort Riley service members

January 29, 2015 — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownbackrecognized Brig. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, acting senior mission commander, 1stInfantry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Maurice Jackson, acting 1st Inf. Div.senior noncommissioned officer, Jan. 15 during the 2015 State of the Stateaddress at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka. The two leaders were attendingas special guests of MORE
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback recognized Brig. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, acting senior mission commander, 1st Infantry Division, and Command Sgt. Maj. Maurice Jackson, acting 1st Inf. Div. senior noncommissioned officer, Jan. 15 during the 2015 State of the State address at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka. The two leaders were attending as special guests of the governor.

‘Pale Rider’ medics test life-saving skills, endurance in Kuwait

January 29, 2015 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Medicswith the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team,1st Infantry Division proved that skills, endurance and knowledge pay off Dec.5 during the “Pale Rider” Best Medic Competition. Sgt. Aaron Duncan,emergency care noncommissioned officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, competedagainst 20 MORE
Sgt. Aaron Duncan, emergency care NCO, HHT, 4th Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., moves a patient while under simulated fire during the unit’s Best Medic competition Dec. 5 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. Duncan received the Army Commendation Medal for winning the competition.

Culinary Arts Team pits student chefs against one another ahead of military-wide competition

January 29, 2015 — The 1st Infantry Division’sCulinary Arts Team is already hard at work preparing for the military’s largestfood-service competition in March. Five student-apprenticemembers of the team faced off Jan. 15 in the Fort Riley Food Service Lab to determinewhich Soldier chef will represent the team in the Student Culinarian of theYear competition at the MORE
Pfc. Ronald Ibale (left), 3rd AHB, 1st Avn. Regt., 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div., cooks a crispy bacon stuffing while Pfc. Amber Tomlin, 97th MP Bn., stirs her dish Jan. 15 at Fort Riley’s Food Service Lab. The two, both members of the division’s Culinary Arts Team, were among five student chefs facing off to determine who would represent the team in the student Culinarian of the Year competition at the annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event March 1 to 13 at Fort Lee, Virginia.

Fort Riley ahead of game with out-processing

January 29, 2015 — A new out-processingprogram is being mandated at all military installations. For Fort Riley, thisprocedure has been in place for the past year and no changes are necessary inthe upcoming months. In May 2010, the online systemknown as the Installation Standard Model program, or ISM, was initiated. ISM isan online program in which administrators can MORE

Military working dog handler gets Bronze Star

January 29, 2015 — FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Amilitary police working dog handler was awarded the Bronze Star during a Jan. 5ceremony at Fort Leonard Wood. Staff Sgt. ScottArmantrout, 252nd/180th Military Police Detachment, 92nd Military PoliceBattalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, waspresented the award by Col. Andy Munera, 4th MEB MORE
Staff Sgt. Scott Armantrout, military working dog handler, 252nd/180th MP Detachment, is awarded the Bronze Star by Col. Antonio Munera, commander, 4th MEB, at a ceremony Jan. 5 at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

Camp Funston coordinates demanding training schedule

January 29, 2015 — During fiscal year 2014,about 22,000 Soldiers from 31 different states in the U.S. were trained at FortRiley. This is in addition to those who are assigned here. On average, FortRiley trains between 16,000 and 19,000 Soldiers every year as a RegionalCollective Training Capability installation. “Units come here fordifferent reasons,” said Dave MORE

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