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Army Emergency Relief Fund Campaign closes

June 4, 2015 — Driving past the PostExchange on Normandy drive, drivers may notice a sign with a red mark justabove the 60 percent line. This signifies how much the Army Emergency ReliefFund raised toward their goal of $225,000. The fundraiser ran from March1 to May 15 and so far raised approximately $135,844.89. Although the campaignis officially over, Clint MORE

Soldier wins regional Best Warrior Competition

June 4, 2015 — This year’s Best Warriorcompetitor credits confidence as a strength in the competition. The competition is a yearlyevent that challenges the Soldiers ability to navigate their way through obstaclesand apply their knowledge and training in events like weapons assembly.Climbing ropes, assembling weapons, and navigating through the woods are all apart MORE
Sgt. Jaleta Paige, chaplain assistant, Fort Riley Garrison, participates in the Best Warrior Competition which took place May 3 to 8 at Fort Hood, Texas. Paige also competed in the Installation Management Command competition in San Antonio, Texas.

‘Big Red One’ to celebrate Victory Week June 8-12

June 3, 2015 — FORT RILEY, Kansas – In celebration of the 98th birthday of the "Big Red One" and the 240th birthday of the Army itself, the 1st Infantry Division will host its annual Victory Week June 8-12. The public is invited to witness events of camaraderie and remembrance throughout the week. The Victory Celebration on June 6 will function as a prelude to MORE

Europe Region takes title in Best Warrior competition

June 1, 2015 — SAN ANTONIO -- A pair of Militarypolicemen from U.S. Army Garrison Benelux-Schinnen were named U.S. Army InstallationManagement Command Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year in the 2015IMCOM Best Warrior competition at Camp Bullis May 4 to 8. The competition included Sgt.Jaletta Paige, a chaplain assistant with Headquarters and MORE

Runners meet Custer’s Challenge, rain, mud

June 1, 2015 — About 230 peopleparticipated in Custer’s Challenge, a non-competitive collaborative effort withthe Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sports and fitnessdepartment that took four months to plan twelve obstacles that spanned threemiles dotted along a 5k course on Fort Riley’s famous Water Buffalo hill.  Some participants said MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER – Schools out, summer activities abound at your hometown Fort Riley

May 29, 2015 — School has let out and nowour kids have a lot more free time than we do. With that in mind, remember thatFort Riley provides a wide variety of things for youngsters to do this summerin a safe environment. Here are a few ideas: Four Corvias communityswimming pools are now open for the season. Pool hours are Monday throughSaturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER – Memorial Day a time to honor fallen, protect yourself and your family

May 28, 2015 — The calendar points us to aday of remembrance. So, May 25th we remember those who’ve died in service toour nation. Maybe you’ll get to pay your respects through a formal ceremony, a fewflowers on a headstone or through a moment of reflection about those who’vegone before you and paid the ultimate sacrifice. In some cases, the MemorialDay weekend MORE

Preventing drunk driving aim of program at Fort Riley

May 28, 2015 — The Drunk DrivingPrevention Program, a new program to prevent drinking and driving, provides afree ride home to those who have too much to drink and are pre-registered. The program is a volunteer-based,non-profit organization that got its start in Hawaii. Volunteers not only getthe Soldier home safely, but they drive their car home for free as long MORE

It’s the season on the roads: Look out for workers

May 28, 2015 — Warmer weather means thatroadwork season is in full effect which means more and more work zones are poppingup on our interstates, highways and streets. It’s also the time of year when morepeople are on the road traveling greater distances to the beach, mountains and othervacation spots. The Bureau of Labor Statisticsreports that there were 7 MORE

Workplace violence cannot be overlooked

May 28, 2015 — Fort Riley employs morethan 20,000 Soldiers, civilians and contractors. Each must complete online trainingabout violence in the workplace. The training helps raise awareness aboutworkplace violence and how it can happen to anyone. Workplace violence can bedefined as any violence that occurs in a workplace. It can range from off-the-cuffremarks made MORE

Tax center closes for season

May 28, 2015 — Eighty-two days. That isthe number of days the Fort Riley tax center was open for the tax season. Thecenter closed its doors April 16. The center prepared 2012, 2013and 2014 federal tax returns. State returns were completed as a courtesy whencompleting a federal return. Elizabeth Thurston, legal assistanceattorney and chief of the tax center, said MORE

Memorial Day Ceremony slated for May 25

May 22, 2015 — The annual 1st Infantry Division/Central Flint Hills Region Memorial Day ceremony is set to take place 11:40 a.m., Monday, May 25, at the Fort Riley Post Cemetery.Scheduled to speak is Garrison Commander Col. Andrew Cole, Jr. Also scheduled to perform is the 1st Infantry Division Band, which will play pre-ceremonial music as well as renditions of MORE

Venerable ‘Rangers’ case colors

May 14, 2015 — The 2nd Battalion, 16thInfantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, cased itscolors May 1 during an inactivation ceremony on Cavalry Parade Field at FortRiley. The 2nd Bn., 16th Inf.Regt., is being reorganized and assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rdInfantry Division, Fort Benning, Georgia. The unit is the fourth inas MORE
Lt. Col. Eric J. Batchelor, commander (left), and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas F. Williams, senior noncommissioned officer (right), 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, furl and case their battalion colors during an inactivation ceremony May 1 at Fort Riley’s Cavalry Parade Field.

Safety, sequestration top Hammack agenda

May 14, 2015 — The Honorable KatherineHammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy andEnvironment, awarded the Director of Army Safety Risk Management Safety Awardto recipients from several directorates May 7 during her visit to Fort Riley. The awardees employed riskmanagement to reduce the command’s overall accident rate. They were MORE
The Honorable Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment speaks to local media during her visit on May 7.

COMMUNITY CORNER – Become a sponsor of a Soldier. It matters

May 14, 2015 — We are in the peak militarypermanent change of station moving season. Do you remember when youfirst arrived to Fort Riley? Even if you’ve moved numerous times throughout yourcareer, it was still important to us that you felt welcomed to the Fort Rileyfamily and became familiar with your new area as well as resources available toyou on post. MORE

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