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New U begins in February

January 26, 2015 — The New U Program willbegin at King Field House in February. The group sessions will includenutritional guidance and various exercises. “Everything they do will bespecialized in terms of what they want to accomplish,” said Justin Giger,fitness specialist, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. The sessions will featurethe MORE

Futsal league begins 3rd year on post

January 26, 2015 — During its third season,the futsal league has become a growing trend in the Fort Riley area. Unlikeindoor soccer, futsal is not played off the walls, and there are extraprecautions that need to be taken to ensure nothing is broken. Warrant Officer 1 StevenHawley, Company B, 3rd Aviation Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment,1st Combat MORE
A Soldier with Co. G, 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt. tries to score during the first game of a futsal tournament Jan. 7 at Long Gym. Many of the players involved used to play futsal in Manhattan. This is the third year futsal has been offered at Fort Riley.

Forces exhibit closes Feb. 1 at discovery center

January 26, 2015 — MANHATTAN – The Flint HillsFORCES: The Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State University exhibitionwill close Feb. 1. The Flint Hills Discovery Center is offering $2 off theregular adult admission fee Jan. 31. Flint Hills FORCES exploresthe period between 1917 and 1963, when the three areas intertwined to become onecommunity encountering MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - This winter participate, don’t hibernate

January 23, 2015 — It’s easy to slow down, hibernateand hide inside our warm homes all winter as temperatures drop below freezing. While going outside mightbe a challenge, let’s look for opportunities to stay active within our communities.I encourage you to get outinto your communities, meet your neighbors and spend time with one another. Getout, be active, have fun MORE

Legislation changes military laws for sexual assault

January 22, 2015 — WASHINGTON – The fiscalyear 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law last month,significantly changes the Uniform Code of Military Justice in cases pertaining torape and sexual assault. All of the UCMJ amendmentscontained in the NDAA pertain to investigating and prosecuting sexual assaultcrimes and victim care, said Lt. Col. John MORE
Changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial have been brought about by the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2015, which became effective Dec. 26, 2014, according to an expert in the Army's Office of the Judge Advocate General.

Off-post Support

January 22, 2015 — Fort Riley offers a variety of personnel and equipment support. To request support, please submit a DD fm 2536 military support request form, or a DD fm 2535 for aviation support, and a cover letter. All requests may be sent to the Community Relations Office, 405 Pershing Ct, Fort Riley, KS 66442; via phone at (785)239-3358; fax at (785)239-2592; MORE
Cavalry Encampment

On-post Support

January 22, 2015 — We welcome you to enjoy Fort Riley's rich heritage depicted at various historic sites throughout the post. Many activities are open for tours at your leisure. Group tours for school-aged youngsters are available; please provide at least 45 days advanced notice to plan for you school's visit. Locations and activities available to tours are defined MORE
Custer House

Stay safe, healthy this winter

January 22, 2015 — Although the winter seasondoes not come as a surprise, some people are always caught unaware andunprepared. However, if you prepare for this winter’s hazards, you will be morelikely to stay safe and healthy during the constant changing of our temperatures.Below are some winter safety tips that can help prevent accidents and injuries:TAKE THESE MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER – MLK Jr. holiday time to celebrate diversity, time to remain safe

January 20, 2015 — This year, the life of civilrights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is observed nationally Jan. 19 withthe annual theme “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off.” King’s birthday is Jan. 15,however, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill Nov. 2, 1983, declaring thethird Monday in January each year as a federal holiday to honor him. MORE

Army Covenant now Total Army Strong

January 13, 2015 — Editor’s note: KalynCurtis, a reporter with the 1st Inf. Div. Post, contributed to this story. What was once known as theArmy Family Covenant is now referred to as Total Army Strong – a rebranding ineffort to reaffirm senior Army leadership’s commitment to Soldiers, families andcivilians, and to build trust between the Army and its people. Rather MORE

‘Quarterhorse’ IDs top gun in TOW competition

January 13, 2015 — Pfc. Devon Moreno, unable toclear the smile from his face, described firing an anti-tank missile. “At first, when you fire it,it’s going to click,” the 20-year-old cavalry scout said. “Then, there’s abrief pause, and then it’s like, I guess, a volcano. It just erupts and justbangs, and then the vehicle shakes, and then it gets really hot. It gets MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Nuss, first sergeant, Troop A (left) and Sgt. 1st Class Jason King, assistant operations NCO (right), both with 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., take safe positions and observe as the gunner fires a tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided TOW anti-tank missile during a “top gun” competition Dec. 11 at Fort Riley.

Soldiers to be recognized by aviation association

January 13, 2015 — Representatives from the ArmyAviation Association of America are set to recognize two flight crews and acompany with the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division for theirefforts during a rescue operation in late 2013 in Afghanistan. Nine members of Company C,2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st CAB are setto MORE
Soldiers with Co. C., 2nd GSAB, 1st Avn. Regt., 1st CAB conduct rescue hoist training Jan. 16, 2014, at Kandahar Airfield, Kandahar, Afghanistan. The crews of Dustoff 66 and Dustoff 54 will be recognized by the Army Aviation Association of America Feb. 4 at Fort Rucker, Ala., as the Air and Sea Rescue of the Year award recipients for rescue and recovery operations Dec. 17, 2013, when a UH-60 Blackhawk was shot down in Zabul Province, Afghanistan.

Fatality-Free Day: More than just number

January 13, 2015 — Soldiers were recently awardedwith a day off for hitting the milestone of 222 days without a personally-ownedvehicle accident. “The factors in which a Soldiercan be involved in a POV accident are numerous,” said Dawn Douglas, safety andoccupational health specialist, Garrison Safety Office. “Weather, fatigue, not wearingseat belts, excessive speed, MORE

Temp employees now eligible for health care

January 13, 2015 — Temporary employees at FortRiley now have the option to enroll in health care. As of Nov. 14, 2014, the Officeof Personnel Management expanded opportunities for the Federal Employee HealthBenefits Plan, which also includes Federal Long- Term Insurance and Flexible SpendingAccounts. “Certain temporary federal employeeswill be eligible for employer MORE

Cervical cancer easily detectable

January 13, 2015 — Within the femalereproductive organs is the cervix. It is a thick, funnel-shaped organ at thelower end of the uterus. The cervix serves as the gateway between the vaginaand uterus. Stated another way, it separates the internal and external sexorgans. Like most organs of the body,the cervix is not immune to the risk of cancer. Cervical cancer MORE

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