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Fort Riley places last beam on foundation of new school

April 13, 2015 — The new Fort RileyElementary School commemorated a major milestone in construction – placing thefinal beam on the new building – during a ceremony Feb. 26. The new school, locatedon Rifle Range Road, west of Seitz Elementary School, will house kindergarten studentsthrough fifth-grade in a 76,700-square-foot building. The total cost for the MORE
Members of the Fort Riley community and USD 475 sign the last beam in the structure of the new elementary school before it is raised into place Feb. 26.

Military Saves Week stresses year-round saving

April 13, 2015 — The last week in Februarywas designated by the Department of Defense as Military Saves Week. Thecampaign ran from Feb. 23 through 28. Locally, the Armed ForcesBank and Army Community Service worked to get information out to individualsabout MSW and ways to work toward saving money. MSW can be used as anopportunity to encourage service members to MORE
Gregory Lumb, principal at Morris Hill Elementary School signs the 2015 America Saves Week Proclamation Feb. 27.

785-240-WARN hotline established

April 11, 2015 — 785-240-WARN (240-9276) is a new HOTLINE/TIP LINE exclusively for reportingobserved suspicious behavior or activity. The phone number is monitored 24/7by staff in the Fort Riley Operations Center. This single local number, 785-240-WARN, provides a direct method for action when anyone observes suspicious activity or vehicles. Army leaders encourage MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER – Take time, tell your military kids they matter

April 09, 2015 — April is full of things to observe.We increase our awareness for several worthy causes like emergency preparedness,autism, sexual assault and child abuse prevention. I want to focus this week onjust one. The month of the military child. Throughout the month you’llsee many of our military kids featured in this newspaper and on our socialmedia sites. MORE

Military police remind drivers to follow parking regulations

April 09, 2015 — Editor’s Note: This is part four of a seven-part series about trafficenforcement and regulations at Fort Riley. Parking at Fort Riley isgenerally regulated by signage. Along with more commonsigns, such as handicap and no parking, the post also has designated parkingsigns that are most often not seen outside a military installation. Such signs MORE

Privately-owned firearms registration procedures to change April 15

April 08, 2015 — The post’s privately-owned firearmsregistration procedure will officially change April 15. The process will besmoother and easier for all Soldiers, civilians and visitors who wish to accessthe post with a legal firearm. Soldiers, civilians and visitorswith privately-owned firearms will be able to permanently register them at the VisitorControl MORE

Fort Riley clarifies commercial vehicle access changes

April 08, 2015 — Changes to commercialvehicle access to Fort Riley have been enforced since Jan. 20. In order toprevent unnecessary delays, drivers of commercial vehicles should be aware ofthe installation access guidelines. A commercial vehicle is anyvehicle not used primarily for transporting passengers and carries merchandise,equipment or materials for business MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Fort Riley observes Easter holiday, encourages fun with friends, families

April 03, 2015 — As some families celebrate Easterthis weekend, I want you to know that Fort Riley has several activities plannedto celebrate with them. Everything from a Sunrise Easterservice to an event at the bowling alley is available to help you and yourfamilies build a memory over the holiday weekend. But not all of this Army familyobserves the Christian MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Fort Riley honors military children throughout April

March 27, 2015 — Approximately 2 million childrenhave parents currently serving in the military. Military children often endurefrequent relocations, re-integrations and deployments. They face unique challengesmost children their age usually do not experience and are often true examples ofwhat it means to remain resilient. Military children are importantand are MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Enjoy the weather, stay prepared

March 20, 2015 — Even as we’re getting readyto spend more time outdoors as temperatures become warmer in March, it’simportant to remember to keep ourselves and family members prepared for anyupcoming spring or summer severe weather. There’s always thepossibility of extreme weather conditions. Tornadoes, high winds, thunderstormsand floods often characterize our MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Remember helpful tips when making plans for St. Patrick’s Day

March 13, 2015 — Wearing the green of St.Patrick’s Day is one of the opening stanzas of spring, even if you’re notIrish. It can be a fun day tocelebrate with friends and family. It is not the occasion to endanger others orthreaten careers with over-consumption of alcohol then driving. Elsewhere in this issue isan update on the potential risks of drinking and MORE

‘Devil’ brigade medics earn Expert Field Medical Badge

March 10, 2015 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait –Eleven Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division’s 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team receivedthe Expert Field Medical Badge Feb. 9. More than 100 combat medicsfrom various units throughout the U.S. Central Command area of operations participatedin the grueling two-week competition. Only 24 of those Soldiers earned theirbadges. The MORE
Capt. Shannon Rea, a dentist with Co. C, 101st BSB, 1st ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., runs the last 100 meters of her 12-mile road march to cross the finish line during the EFMB competition Feb. 9 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

Air traffic controllers achieve excellence award

March 10, 2015 — Recognizing their dailydedication to excellence on their most recent deployment, the Soldiers ofCompany F, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1stCombat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, were named the 2014 Air TrafficControl Unit of the Year by the Army Aviation Association of America. The 1st CAB’s colors MORE
Members of Co. F, 2nd GSAB, 1ST Avn. Regt., 1st CAB, pose Feb. 16 with the 2014 Air Traffic Control Unit of the Year Award, which they received Feb. 4 from the Army Aviation Association of America.

TOWN HALL MEETING - Garrison commander briefs team on changes, awards, opportunities

March 10, 2015 — Garrison Commander Col. AndrewCole Jr. and Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Schmidt conducted a Town Hallmeeting Feb. 20 at Riley’s Conference Center. The agenda included areview of the new access control changes, Command Climate Survey, an update onthe Army Force Structure and listening session, as well as fiscal year 2015 to 2016workforce MORE
Fort Riley Garrison Commander Col. Andrew Cole Jr. briefs the workforce during a Town Hall Meeting Feb. 20 at Riley’s Conference Center.

Motorcycle safety courses available

March 10, 2015 — The motorcycle ridingseason officially begins March 1, and the Garrison Safety Office is offeringthree Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses for Soldiers to learn and improve theirsafety while riding motorcycles. Weather permitting, all courseswill take place in Building 7305. The report time for sign-in is no later than8:45 a.m., with class MORE

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