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‘Durable’ brigade extends helping hands to Topeka

November 14, 2014 — TOPEKA – City leaders fromTopeka and 1st Sustainment Brigade leaders met in the state capital Oct. 1 to strengthensupport between the two community partners. Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli,adjutant general of Kansas, met with Col. Robert A. Law III, commander, 1stSust. Bde., 1st Infantry Division, to discuss the expansion of the “Durable” MORE

IACH observes Pregnancy, Infant Loss Remembrance Day

November 14, 2014 — Families who haveexperienced miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death were given the opportunityto honor and mourn their loved ones during Pregnancy and Infant LossRemembrance Day events Oct. 15 at Irwin Army Community Hospital. The events included aprayer breakfast, memorial service, walk to remember, education and on-sitePerinatal MORE
Families participate in a memorial service during a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day event Oct. 15 at the IACH Chapel.

Safety office offers automated enrollment

November 14, 2014 — The Fort Riley Garrison SafetyOffice offers various safety classes for the Fort Riley community. In the past,enrollments were done by calling the safety office. Enrollments can now becompleted via the Fort Riley USAG, Safety Office home page. New course enrollment formsinclude the OSHA 10 Hour Safety Course, Hazard Communication Train-the- MORE

DES offers CPR, AED training

November 14, 2014 — Saving lives – that’s what FortRiley’s CPR and automated external defibrillator, or AED, training is allabout. “If you save that one life,that’s what makes this all worthwhile,” said Richard Watson, health and safetyofficer, Directorate of Emergency Services, who organizes the ongoing training.“You get the training, apply it to everyday life and MORE
Lt. Ryan Berney, FES, left, practices performing the Heimlich maneuver on an infant mannequin during a CPR and AED class Oct. 14 at Fort Riley. Regular classes are offered to DOD employees and contractors to help them learn how to save lives.

Hazardous waste collection event helps Fort Riley community recycle close to home

November 14, 2014 — Fort Riley hazardous wasterecycling went mobile Oct. 17 and 18. Collection points forhazardous waste were set up at the Colyer Forsyth and Warner Peterson communitycenters. “Essentially, this event isjust taking the Environmental Waste Management and Hazardous Materialprocessing centers and making them mobile,” said Rick Doll, MORE
Collection barrels sit ready for any hazardous waste Fort Riley community members drop off Oct. 18 during the Hazardous Waste Collection event at the Warner Peterson Community Center.

CSF2 offers transition assistance to community members

November 14, 2014 — Anticipating making achange? Transition seemscommonplace in the military and throughout life. Some might be grateful for alittle help and guidance through the challenges a transition presents. That help and guidance canbe found in the transition workshop training offered by Comprehensive Soldierand Family Fitness to Soldiers, family and community MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Operation Santa opportunity to give back

November 14, 2014 — Tis the season to give. OperationSanta Claus at Fort Riley has begun. As the holiday season approaches,the hustle and bustle of finding the perfect gift for a family member, preparingdinner for loved ones and the overall busyness of the season can sometimes consumeus. Often the true meaning of the holiday season – the season of giving – may getlost MORE

‘Blue Babes’ clearing paths month after activation

November 14, 2014 — With their activation less thana month behind them, Soldiers with the 82nd Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 1st Infantry Division have answered the brigade’s call – breachingsimulated mine fields and clearing wire obstacles. Whether using an Assault BreacherVehicle or doing things the old fashioned way – manually – Soldiers MORE
Pfc. Jade Young, combat engineer, Co. B, 82nd Eng. Bn., cuts through three layers of concertina wire during a combined arms breaching training Oct. 20 at Fort Riley.

Riley vs. McConnell in flag football Nov. 15

November 13, 2014 — Approximately 20 Soldiersfaced off against one another under stadium lights in a scrimmage flag footballgame on a Sunday evening in October. The Soldiers made up theFort Riley flag football team and are set to face the McConnell Air Force Base flagfootball team at 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Sacco Sports Complex on post. The scrimmage was just oneof MORE
Spc. Michael Hollingsworth, HHC, 1st CAB, catches the ball Oct. 26 during a Fort Riley flag football team practice at the Sacco sports complex. The annual Fort Riley vs. McConnell Air Force Base flag football face-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Sacco Sports Complex.

Conserve energy

November 13, 2014 — Energy conservation in the workplaceis one focus of Energy Action Month, which is observed every October. “Saving energy at theoffice helps with the bottom line. As expenses go up, costs to customers goup,” said Dan McCallister, public utilities specialist, Utilities-Energy Branch,Operations and Maintenance Division, Directorate of Public Works. MORE

ACS offers variety of resources for Soldiers

November 13, 2014 — Editor’snote:This article is part of a series detailing services available at Fort Riley formilitary families, which can be especially helpful during deployments. Army Community Serviceoffers a variety of programs and services designed to empower Soldiers andtheir families, and help them become stronger, more resilient and self-reliant.Programs are MORE

Lady Troopers continue proud tradition of offering support, goodwill to military families of Fort Riley

November 13, 2014 — “Come help yourself … Fill your plate … We don’t want you to gowithout … You’re going to wish you had two … Have more – plenty, plenty.” As a line ofSoldiers helped themselves to a smorgasbord of homemade baked treats andcandies, Patt Bruzina urged them to take more, one candy bar surely wouldn’t beenough. Soldiersuttered “thank you” after “thank MORE
Marcia Mortensen, volunteer, left, and Patt Bruzina, canteen chair, Lady Troopers, second from left, hand out homemade baked goods to deploying Soldiers with the 1st Inf. Div. Oct. 16 at Camp Funston. The Lady Troopers have provided treats for all deployments and redeployments at Fort Riley since 1991.

Mega Bingo pays out nearly $13K

November 13, 2014 — After the 48th ball wascalled during the final game of Mega Bingo, a tense chatter broke out asplayers anxiously watched the screen to see the next ball pulled. The winningcall could come at any moment, and it was still anyone’s game as attendees satat attention, daubers aloft, hoping to walk out of the packed hall with a $7,500jackpot. Those final MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Jacob, DHHB, 1st Inf. Div., left, and his wife Doreen, right, pose with their winning jackpot check during Mega Bingo Oct. 18 at Rally Point. More than $12,500 was awarded during the event.

Soldiers lend hand in community

November 13, 2014 — Mowing lawns, paintingfences and even moving an old jalopy – those are a few ways Fort Riley Soldierspitched in to help senior citizens in the area through the IntergenerationalClearinghouse And Resource Educational, or I.C.A.R.E., Center. The mission of I.C.A.R.E. isto build positive relationships between youth and older adults. The Soldiershave MORE
Soldiers help paint a fence during an I.C.A.R.E. volunteer event supporting seniors and disabled persons July 26 in Manhattan. The mission of I.C.A.R.E. is to build positive relationships between youth and older adults.

Kosgei garners 10th in Army Ten-Miler

November 13, 2014 — Finishing top 10 in anylarge event can be challenging. Finishing top 10 at the second-largest 10-milerun in the U.S. takes dedication. The annual Army Ten-Milerwas Oct. 12 in Washington, D.C., and the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment,4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division sent one Soldier to theevent to run as part of the MORE
Spc. Samuel Kosgei, bib number 15, center, runs at the front of the pack as the Army Ten-Miler begins Oct. 12 in Washington, D.C. More than 35,000 participants from all over the world ran the 30th Army Ten-Miler course, which started and ended at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

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