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IACH uses secure messaging for patient communication

January 13, 2015 — Patients at Irwin Army CommunityHospital medical homes, nutrition, obstetrician and gynecology, physicaltherapy and occupational therapy clinics have a new way to communicate withtheir providers through Army Medicine’s Secure Messaging System powered byRelayHealth. The new system brings membersof the health care team to patients, wherever they are, MORE

Carbon monoxide can be silent killer

January 13, 2015 — Team Riley, carbon monoxideis an odorless, tasteless, colorless and highly toxic gas that causes suddenillness and death. Carbon monoxide is found incombustion fumes, like those produced by automobiles, small gasoline engines, gasranges, kerosene or when wood or charcoal is burned. If appliances that burnfuel are maintained and used properly, the MORE

CSF2 reveals real goal attainment secret

January 13, 2015 — Goals, especially New Year’sresolutions are great to have: losing weight, stopping smoking, earning acollege degree, eating healthy, paying off credit cards and so on. Problem is, it’s one thing tohave a goal and another to complete it. A popular New Year’s resolutionis getting a gym membership to get in shape, said Arlene Bauer, a master MORE

Protect your identity online, review social network security settings

January 13, 2015 — Due to world events and inan effort to protect the force, special agents with the Army CriminalInvestigation Command’s Computer Crime Investigative Unit are recommendinganyone affiliated with the military, review their social media accounts and usethe best security settings. Social media platforms likeFacebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are powerful MORE

Fort Riley to offer nursing program

January 13, 2015 — Soldiers and militaryspouses have the opportunity to apply for Hutchinson Community College’snursing program at Fort Riley. A needs assessment wascompleted in June 2013 that identified one of the demands at Fort Riley was tooffer a nursing program that worked with military schedules, according to SheriBuono, education service specialist, Education MORE

HASFR scholarships open to high school seniors in Geary, Riley counties

January 13, 2015 — The Historical andArchaeological Society of Fort Riley is offering scholarships to high schoolseniors who have a passion for history. Seniors who apply for thescholarship have the opportunity to receive scholarships in the amount of $1,000,$500 and $250. “We are thrilled to give backto our Fort Riley and surrounding communities,” said Julie Martin, MORE

WTB dives in to ‘Discover Scuba’

January 13, 2015 — Jeff Freeborn and hisbusiness partner, Tray Green, have no problems teaching scuba diving in Kansas.In fact, the largest problem is being nowhere near fresh water. In order tomake up for the lack of bodies of water in Kansas, Freeborn and Green use LongFitness Center pool to teach their diving lessons. Freeborn co-owns the companyFlatland Divers, MORE
Members of the first “Discover Scuba” class pose for a group photo. About five WTB Soldiers were involved in the December session of the class.

Slingin’ Ink tattoo competition set for Jan. 15

January 13, 2015 — For the second year, FortRiley’s Warrior Zone will offer tattoo enthusiasts the opportunity to show off theirbody art for a chance to win prizes during the Slingin’ Ink tattoo and artcompetition. Set for 6 to 9 p.m. Jan.15, this year’s Slingin’ Ink also offers a chance for artists to take part inthe fun. In addition to the tattoo contest, this MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Tax center can ease stress of season, prepare free returns

January 08, 2015 — Tax season. For some, thosetwo words can sound like fingernails on a chalkboard, especially if you knowyou will owe money to Uncle Sam. For others, it may bring a sigh of relief – atime to catch up on some bills, car maintenance, college tuition, save money,or maybe, even, purchase a new vehicle. However you feel about tax season, theFort Riley Tax MORE

Kansas senator visits ‘Big Red One’ troops in Kuwait, Baghdad

January 07, 2015 — Soon after Kansas Sen. PatRoberts was re-elected to his fourth term in November, the 1st InfantryDivision’s commanding general called him with a message. “I told him we were proudof him since he is a big supporter of the ‘Big Red One’ and we invited him tocome see his division make history in Iraq,” Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II said. Roberts, a former MORE
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, chairman, Senate Intelligence Committee, is greeted by Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, commanding general, 1st Inf. Div. and Combined Forces Land Component Command-Iraq (center), and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, senior NCO, 1st Inf. Div. and CFLCC-I.

Yankees, USO bring holiday cheer to Soldiers in Baghdad

January 07, 2015 — BAGHDAD, Iraq – For deployedservice members, the holidays can be a time of loneliness. However, many peopleand organizations unite to prevent those who are deployed from feeling left outduring this time of the year. Christmas 2014 in Baghdad isan example of what can happen when many gather in a common goal, bringing theholidays to everyone. The 1st MORE
Priya Butler, director of operations, USO Southwest Asia (left) hands a set of headphones to a Soldier who won a drawing during a Christmas celebration Dec. 21 in Baghdad, Iraq. The 1st Inf. Div., U.S. Department of State, USO, New York Yankees and many other organizations gathered more than 7,000 gifts to show their support for service members deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

‘Durable’ Soldiers play role of Santa

January 07, 2015 — Soldiers with the 1stSustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division donned red and white hats, lightsand bells for a special session of physical fitness Dec. 12 at Fort Riley. The “Durable” brigade troopsmarched through the streets of Fort Riley and sang Army cadences on their way todonate toys to Operation Santa Claus for children in the community. MORE
Soldiers of the 1st Sust. Bde gather after donating toys to Operation Santa Claus on Dec. 12 at Fort Riley.

Soldiers build resiliency through sport

January 07, 2015 — It was a crisp Kansasmorning Dec. 15, overcast and quiet, as Soldiers with the 1st Squadron, 4thCavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division,began inspections of their hunting equipment prior to setting out for FortRiley’s Training Area 12. The Soldiers wereparticipating in a hunter mentorship program established in MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Richard Green, hunting mentor, 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., inspects Pfc. Jonathan Davis’ hunting license Dec. 15 at the entrance to a Fort Riley training area. Davis, cavalry scout, Troop B, 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., is one of the participants in the squadron’s hunting mentorship program.

‘Devil’ Soldiers earn combatives Level II certifications in Kuwait

January 07, 2015 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait –Seven 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1stInfantry Division Soldiers earned their Modern Army Combatives Level IITactical certification Nov. 30 at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation combativestent. The 80-hour coursereinforces and builds upon what students learned in the Level I course MORE
Pfc. Macolly Adams, information technology specialist, Co. B, 40th ESB (right) applies a rear-choke submission hold to Staff Sgt. Ladell Gilbert, supply noncommissioned officer, 518th TIN (left) during the Level II Combatives certification course Nov. 30 at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation tent Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The 80-hour course teaches Soldiers more advanced combatives techniques.

Fort Riley donates $231K, exceeds campaign goal

January 06, 2015 — An estimated 1,800 Fort Rileypersonnel donated $231,144 to Combined Federal Campaign qualified charities, exceedingthe goal of $225,000 by $6,144. “This is the first time in fouryears we have met or (exceeded) our goal,” said Dori Farrow, chief,Administration and Operations, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare andRecreation. CFC is a MORE

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