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New ‘Demon’ leaders, spouses learn about services at on-post forum

September 08, 2014 — Command teams from acrossthe 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division gathered for a seniorleader forum about community partnerships, medical services and Fort Rileyprograms Aug. 7 at Riley’s Conference Center. “Since July, we’ve had an80-percent turnover rate of company command teams, operations and executiveofficers within the brigade,” MORE
Suzie Fritz, K-State volleyball coach, introduces herself as one of the 1st CAB’s community partners during the “Demon” brigade’s senior leader forum Aug. 7 at Fort Riley. Command teams from across the brigade gathered to learn about community partnerships, medical services and Fort Riley programs.

JAG offers 2014 election year guidance to Soldiers

September 08, 2014 — The Kansas primary electionended Aug. 5, but candidates who won will continue to campaign for votersupport in local, state and national elections now into November. “The Department of Defensewants all Soldiers to vote. That’s their right,” said Capt. Andrea Thueme, FortRiley Staff Judge Advocate’s office. However, Soldiers need to be aware MORE

‘Durable’ Soldiers quench thirst at Manhattan pool

September 08, 2014 — Soldiers with the 541stCombat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st InfantryDivision provided clean, purified water to thirsty patrons Aug. 9 during thecity’s 2014 Water Matters Day at the Manhattan City Pool. “It’s great to support theevent and bring awareness to the local community, and show them how Soldiersare able to get MORE
Staff Sgt. James Stanphill, senior food operations NCO, 541st CSSB, right, pours cold purified water at the Manhattan City Pool Aug. 9 during the city’s 2014 Water Matters Day.

AWC teaches value of sleep, provides helpful resources

September 08, 2014 — “A lot of people, theydon’t know where to start to get better sleep,” said Andrew Hudson. “This classcan benefit pretty much anybody that’s having any type of sleep issues.” Hudson, health educator, ArmyWellness Center, was referring to a Healthy Sleep Habits class offered everyother Monday at the Victory Center. The free, hour-long class coversthe MORE
Andrew Hudson, health educator, AWC, discusses the importance of sleep during a Healthy Sleep Habits class Aug. 4 at the Victory Center. The class, which includes tips on sleeping better, is offered at 1 p.m. every other Monday.

COMMUNITY CORNER - September is National Preparedness Month

September 05, 2014 — Over the last several days,we’ve experienced some severe thunderstorms and power outages throughout ourregion. Although the weather may not have been as disastrous as a tornado, pandemicoutbreak or even terrorism, it was a reminder to be prepared at all times. September is National PreparednessMonth. This month talk to your family about ways to MORE

‘Daggers’ hone in signal skills during training

September 05, 2014 — Signal Soldiers ensure abrigade combat team with units spread across the battlefield can quickly andsecurely maintain communications among themselves, the outside world and theirhigher headquarters. Some of the tools forkeeping the lines of communication open are the Joint Network Node and HighCapacity Line of Sight systems. Soldiers with the MORE
Spc. Calvin Harrison, HHB, 1st Bn., 7th FA Regt., prepares a JNN satellite for transportation during a training exercise July 24 at Fort Riley.

CGMCG horses receive more room to run, graze

September 05, 2014 — Drivers accessing FortRiley through the Ogden Access Control Point can now expect to see the post’s mostfamous residents. The Commanding General’s MountedColor Guard recently moved some of its horses to a new set of pastures onHuebner Road, near the Ogden ACP. It includes five paddocks, totaling more than42 acres. The area was chosen because of its MORE
CGMCG mounts Saber and Chico wait for a trooper to deliver grain to their new pasture July 30 near the Ogden ACP. The CGMCG worked with the 1st Inf. Div., Fort Riley and DPW officials to create a new set of pastures for the mounts.

Partnership garners Fort Riley, K-State ed award

September 05, 2014 — The Military ChildEducation Coalition recently announced the Kansas State Universitycollaboration between the university, the post and several area public schoolsystems garnered the 2014 Recognized Higher Education Partnership Award. Sandy Risberg and JaneFishback, instructors, K-State’s College of Education, accepted the awardduring the 2014 MCEC MORE
From left to right, Sandy Risberg, coordinator, Educate the Educators; Lt. Gen. David L. Goldfein, director, Joint Staff, Pentagon; Mary Keller, executive director, Military Child Education Coalition; and Jane Fishback, instructor, K-State College of Education, pose for a picture at the 2014 Recognized Higher Education Partnership awards July 29 during the 2014 MCEC National Training seminar in Washington, D.C.

Investigators warn about romance scams

September 05, 2014 — Special Agents from the U.S.Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, are once againwarning internet users worldwide about cyber criminals involved in an online crimethat CID has dubbed “the Romance Scam.” CID special agents continueto receive numerous reports from victims located around the world regardingvarious scams of persons MORE

Firefighters train on water shuttle operations at airfield

September 04, 2014 — To many firefighters,drafting is a basic skill, but it’s one that’s important to exercise, saidCapt. Jason Demars, Fort Riley Fire and Emergency Services, Directorate ofEmergency Services. That’s why recently,firefighters with Station No. 3 took to the hoses for pumper and water shuttletraining at Marshall Army Airfield. “These are some of thebasic MORE
Ramon Limon, firefighter, FES, celebrates as he dumps water from a tender during pumper and water shuttle training at Marshall Army Airfield. Personnel with Station No. 3 exercised this basic element of firefighting, which can be useful in rural areas or on ranges.

Fort Riley personnel, partners benefit from safety seminar

September 04, 2014 — How thick should a handrailbe? When is it a good idea to have a delayed opening on a fire door? How deepshould the tread on a flight of stairs be? The answers to these questions andmore were addressed during a National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, safetyseminar July 29 to Aug. 1 at Fort Riley. “What the folks here are being trainedin is to MORE
Milosh Puchovsky, professor of practice, Department of Fire Protection Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, instructs an NFPA 101 class July 29 at FES headquarters.

COMMUNITY CORNER - Enjoy the 4-day weekend, Labor Day holiday; remember to use risk management, stay safe

September 04, 2014 — Whether you’re heading outof town or planning to enjoy time at home with family and friends this LaborDay weekend, remember safety is a 24-hour operation. Labor Day weekend is theunofficial end of summer as it also marks the end of our 101 Critical Days ofSummer. Many of us choose to celebrateoutdoors with barbecues, traveling, water sports or MORE

DES reminds drivers to slow down with start of school

September 03, 2014 — With the school year startingAug. 12, drivers should be aware of school zone safety. The most important thing toremember is to slow down, pay attention and be patient, according to Lt.Michael McLain, civil liaison supervisor, and Lt. Paul Davis, trafficsupervisor, both with the Fort Riley Police Department, Directorate ofEmergency Services. “We MORE

Drop-off, pick-up procedures change at Seitz, FRMS

September 03, 2014 — As another school year starts,parents, faculty and students should be aware of several changes to drop-offand pickup procedures at the new Fort Riley Middle and Seitz Elementary schools.Temporary measures will alleviatecongestion by both schools as finishing touches are put on the FRMSconstruction and longer-term solutions are implemented at Seitz. MORE

Parents should discuss antiterrorism with children

September 03, 2014 — Antiterrorism may not seem likesomething parents need to talk to their children about, but anyone – evenchildren – can see something and say something to help avoid potentially dangeroussituations, according to Fort Riley’s installation antiterrorism officer. “Talk to your family about terrorismand potential terrorist acts,” said Patrick Burch, MORE

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