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Life skill training leadership seminar

October 29, 2015 — Better Opportunities forSingle Soldiers staff at Fort Riley sponsored a trip to the University of Kansasfor 48 Soldiers to participate in a Leadership Seminar Life Skills Trainingevent Sept. 3. Soldiers from the ranks ofprivate first class to sergeant were taught leadership skills similar to that whichbrigade leadership teams receive. Soldiers not MORE

Well-child visits promote thriving, resilient children

October 29, 2015 — A happy child may not necessarilyequal a healthy child. Playful and smiley children could be maskingdevelopmental conditions hard to detect by the average parent. “Well-child visits aredesigned to catch those conditions early and refer children for intervention orearly childhood special education,” said Dr. Eva Ewers, a pediatrician withIrwin Army MORE

Fort Riley hotel goes above and beyond for guests, environment

October 29, 2015 — Visitors to the IHG Army Hotels,Candlewood Suites on Fort Riley probably won’t realize what a difference thehotel is making in the environment. However, Paul Oltmanns, generalmanager of the hotel, says the planet and environment definitely realize thedifference. By January 2016, all IHG hotels,including IHG Army Hotels, must be in compliance with MORE

SAFETY CORNER - Common sense approach to safety is not so common

October 29, 2015 — The French philosopher Voltaire,famous for his extraordinary wit, made an observation, “Common sense is not socommon.” The concept of common sense is a long-standing term, based on humanexperience and people’s individual perceptions. Thus, common sense is differentfrom person to person — common sense is not common. A common sense approach tosafety MORE

Division, Kansas State renew and strengthen ties

October 29, 2015 — MANHATTAN, Kan. –The partnershipbetween the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley and Kansas State University gets stronger,more in depth every year, just one of the things that shows the resilience ofthe program, the university’s president said Sept. 17. Leaders from each organizationgathered at K-State’s alumni center to reaffirm the one-of-a-kind MORE
Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general, and Kirk Schulz, K-State president, sign a joint resolution between their organizations Sept. 17 on campus in Manhattan, Kansas. Leaders from each organization gathered at K-State’s Alumni Center to reaffirm the unique partnership forged by the “Big Red One,” Fort Riley and Big 12 school — a partnership that serves as models for other such institutions across the country.

DANGER 6 - Command Sgt. Maj. Grinston — a ‘Big Red One’ Soldier for life

October 29, 2015 — There are a number of wordsthat I can use to capture exactly who Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. ‘Tony’Grinston is — coach, leader and mentor come to mind first — but if you ask him,he prefers a simple phrase — the man says he’s just a “Big Red One” Soldier. He won’t talk about himself— most good leaders don’t like to — but since I’m the commanding MORE
Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 34th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, trained members of the Iraqi army at Besmaya Combat Training Center, the former site of Forward Operating Base Hammer in Besmaya, Iraq.

Bi-lateral training kicks up Savage field dust

October 28, 2015 — Two C-130s from the 29th WeaponsSquadron, Missouri Air Guard, St. Joseph, Missouri landed at Fort Riley’sforward landing strip near the Douthit Range Complex on Highway 77 Sept. 15. Air traffic controllersfrom Company F, 2nd General Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment,1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, conducted local MORE
Brig. Gen. John S. Kolasheski (standing left), deputy commanding general for maneuver, 1st Infantry Division, speaks with Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ruben R. Gutierrez, platoon leader, Company F, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, during his visit to the field site.

Red Cross effort puts emphasis on preparedness

October 28, 2015 — Ten years ago, 15-year-oldLeslie Jones evacuated her hometown of Slidell, Louisiana, located about 30 milesnortheast of New Orleans, when her family learned the news about the approachingHurricane Katrina. Her family packed up the car and left the area not knowingwhen they might return to their home. Jones brought her schoolbooks and her mother MORE
Patti Gubbels, regional trainer for the Pillowcase Project, teaches Fort Riley community Red Cross volunteers about coping skills the pillowcase project helps teach children. The Red Cross Pillowcase Project is a free, interactive preparedness program.

Sustainment Brigade, Manhattan High renew Adopt-A-School charter

October 28, 2015 — MANHATTAN, Kan. — Representativesfrom the 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade and Manhattan High Schoolsolidified their partnership during an Adopt- A-School charter signing Sept. 11at Lew Lane Field. More than 50 Soldiers from the “Durable” brigade came out tosupport the Indians in their football game against the Seaman Vikings. The 1st Inf. MORE
Lt. Col. Clint E. Tracy, 1st Sustainment Brigade, the 1st Infantry Division rear detachment commander (left), Greg Hoyt, Manhattan High School principal (center) and Robert Shannon, Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 superintendent, cut a cake using a saber Sept. 11 at Lew Lane Field during the charter-signing and cake cutting ceremony signifying their union at the Indians football game halftime.

Corvias invites group to help military spouses to build new network systems

October 28, 2015 — Corvias Military Livingstaff brought Army Wife Network facilitators to Fort Riley Sept. 17 and 18 fora conference called Field Exercise: Battle Buddies. The goal was for military spousesto learn how to adjust to being an Army wife and finding friends and newnetwork systems. The workshop was an eventwhere wives of the Fort Riley Soldiers came MORE
Tara Crooks, Cofounder of Army Wife Network, talks to the women at the conference about their Battle Buddies: Self-Discovery workshop.

Theme lunch begins Spouses Club year

October 28, 2015 — Members of the Fort Riley SpousesClub began the new club year with a “The Price Is Right” themed luncheon Sept.17 on tables covered with gold, red and glitter Price Is Right decorations includingmini prize wheels at Riley’s Conference Center. The club is a group for spouseswho share similar experiences to meet and develop friendships. “I just like MORE
Ladies at the luncheon playing “The Price Is Right” games and estimating the price of the fall decorations in the hands of Misty Waits, 2nd Vice President of the Spouses Club.

Post basketball team plays pre-season games against McConnell, Fort Carson

October 28, 2015 — The Fort Riley basketballteam played their pre-season games at King Field House Sept. 19. The Fort Rileyteam played teams from Fort Carson, Colorado, and McConnell Air Force Base,Kansas. In the first game, FortRiley defeated McConnell AFB 69-58. Head coach Darryl Dunbar was pleased withthat first team performance. “I think we did very well.We MORE
Pfc. Dontarrius Pugh, point guard for the Fort Riley basketball team and Soldier from 601st Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, attempts to make a lay-up during a Sept. 19 basketball game against McConnell Air Force Base at King Field House. Fort Riley won the game 69-58, and played them again Sept. 20.

Soldiers, family members take part in Co-ed softball tournament

October 28, 2015 — Members of the Fort Riley communitycame out to the Sacco Softball Complex Sept. 19 to participate in the Co-Ed Softballtournament as part of the Morale Welfare and Recreation intramurals. “The tournament went verywell,” said Renee Satterlee, intramural director. “We had eight teams which isup from previous years. And going against the post yard MORE
Team members of Yard Goats and the Punishers battle for home plate.

Lawrence Kansas – A mixture of fun and culture

October 28, 2015 — When most localpeople think of Lawrence, Kansas, the crimson and blue of the University ofKansas comes to mind. But there is so much more to Lawrence than nationaltitles and Final Four basketball championships. There is a mixture of cultureand fun for residents and visitors. Massachusettsstreet, or Mass street as the locals call it, has everything MORE
Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, Kansas.

Veterans, public invited to take part in Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony at Fort Riley

October 26, 2015 — Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., 1st InfantryDivision and Fort Riley commanding general, announced Oct. 26 the “Big Red One”is hosting a Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony at 11 a.m. Nov. 6 on MarshallArmy Airfield. Soldiers returning from deployments today are often metwith family, friends and fanfare, but that wasn’t always the case decades MORE

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