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‘Dustoff’ Soldiers take part in lifesaving training event

October 06, 2014 — The sound of paintball gunsand life-like explosions could be seen and heard Aug. 28 at the MedicalSimulation Training Center, MSTC, as Soldiers with Company C, 2nd General SupportAviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1stInfantry Division took part in a realistic scenario-based training. The purpose of the MORE
Soldiers with the 2nd GSAB, 1st Avn. Regt. carry a dummy patient to a UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter Aug. 28 at the MSTC. The purpose of the exercise was to train Soldiers on caring for casualties from the time they are injured until the time they are taken off the battlefield.

Fall Apple Day Festival a success

October 06, 2014 — More than 10,000 peopleenjoyed family fun activities at the 2014 Fall Apple Day Festival Sept. 13 atArtillery Parade Field. Thousands of communitymembers spent their Saturday indulging in apple pie-eating contests, watching cavalrydemonstrations, learning from period re-enactors, firing at the laser range,touring military helicopters, riding MORE
From left, Staff Sgt. Lester Padilla, 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt., helps Abbie Deans, 8, climb aboard a Bradley Fighting Vehicle during FADF Sept. 13 at Artillery Parade Field.

HASFR volunteers, pie queens set apple-pie making record

October 06, 2014 — It was a record-settingthree days of apple pie making. With nearly 12,000 premiumGranny Smith apples, 950 pounds of sugar, 360 pounds of butter, 375 pounds offlour and 26 18-ounce cans of cinnamon, volunteers worked full shifts tocomplete 2,000 apple pies in time for Sept. 13’s Fall Apple Day Festival. The pies – made byvolunteers from several MORE
HASFR pie queen Jenna Bell, center, poses for a picture with siblings, Alyson Groves, right, and her brother, Gavin, left, during the Sept. 13 FADF.

Children conquer obstacle course

October 06, 2014 — “I’m a ‘Big Red One’Soldier!” Children could be heardsounding off as Big Red One Soldiers after completing the obstacle course Sept.13 during the Fall Apple Day Festival at Tuttle Creek Park. A hay bale mountain andtunnel, an under wire crawl and grenade tossing were all included in theobstacle course run by the Special Troops Battalion, 4th MORE
Children climb over a stack of hay bales while running through the obstacle course during the FADF Sept. 13 at Tuttle Creek Park. The obstacle course was set up and ran by Soldiers with the STB, 4th IBCT.

ATV course combines fun, safe wheelin’

October 06, 2014 — With her helmet on andready, Eliana Zamorano, 7, eagerly eyed the All-Terrain Vehicle coming towardher, awaiting her turn to jump on. She then completed theGarrison Safety Office’s ATV safety course Sept. 13 during the Fall Apple DayFestival at Tuttle Creek Park. The course allowed FADFparticipants who were at least 6 years old to operate an ATV MORE
Sophia Grinston, 12, rides an ATV through the ATV safety course during FADF Sept. 13 at Tuttle Creek Park. The course was coordinated by the Garrison Safety Office and taught riders the proper safety procedures while riding on an ATV.

Public has blast at EOD demo

October 06, 2014 — Corbin Olsen furrowed his brow and leaned in close to a console tomonitor the movements of a remote-controlled robot. “It was alittle bit hard to control it,” the 7-year-old said of the robot. “I keptthinking a down grip on the claw was really the up grip … I had to get used toit.” But he seemedimpressed. “I think it waspretty cool,” he said. MORE
Attendees watch as a TALON System robot is maneuvered during an EOD demonstration at FADF Sept. 13 at Artillery Parade Field.

CGMCG tactical demos wow crowds

October 06, 2014 — Hundreds of community membersapplauded the Commanding General’s Mounted Colored Guard as they performed threedemonstrations Sept. 13 during the 2014 Fall Apple Day Festival. The CGMCG performed tacticalcavalry demonstrations, shot targets with pistols and jousted with sabers whileon horseback as Sgt. Jose Pacheco, CGMCG, narrated. Cavalry-era MORE
A Soldier with the CGMCG shoots balloon targets during a tactical cavalry demonstration Sept. 13 during FADF at Artillery Parade Field.

MWD demonstrations treat, educate public

October 06, 2014 — Ears perked up and eyesbright, a military working dog was on alert as he watched a Soldier with themilitary police call out to a suspect to stay where she was. Instead, thesuspect turned and fled the scene. The dog leapt over a barrier in pursuit andlanded a bite on her arm, stopping the suspect in her tracks. The scenario was played outas part of MORE
MWD Santa emerges from an agility course tunnel as his handler, Sgt. Armando Zarate, 523rd MP Det., 97th MP Bn., looks on during a FADF MWD demonstration Sept. 13 at Artillery Parade Field.

9/11 proclamation signing marks ‘Diehards,’ CHES entering into partnership

October 06, 2014 — Soldiers with the 1stBrigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st InfantryDivision officially adopted Custer Hill Elementary School during a proclamationsigning Sept. 11 at CHES. “A proclamation is anagreement,” Melanie Laster, principal, CHES, explained to the children gatheredfor a special assembly to recognize the partnership MORE
Lt. Col. Jason Taliaferro, commander, 1st Bde. Eng. Bn., right, signs a proclamation marking the unit’s partnership with CHES as Principal Melanie Laster, left, looks on during a Sept. 11 assembly at the school.

Custer Hill, USD 475 schools commemorate 9/11 with Freedom Walks

October 06, 2014 — Custer Hill ElementarySchool was a sea of red, white and blue, as students wore patriotic colors foran annual Freedom Walk Sept. 11. Schools across Unified School District 475Geary County Schools participated in Freedom Walks to remember the tragedy of9/11, honor the fallen and celebrate the heroism of the first responders andthose who protect the MORE
Students and Soldiers participate in a Freedom Walk Sept. 11 at CHES. Schools across USD 475 participated in Freedom Walks to remember the tragedy of 9/11, honor the fallen and celebrate the heroism of the first responders and those who protect the freedom of the nation.

Deployed ‘Devil’ Soldiers display talents

October 06, 2014 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait –Spc. Jonathan Hunter, information technology specialist, 518th TacticalInstallation Networking Company, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 35thSignal Brigade, won the Buehring’s Got Talent competition Sept. 5 at the Oasis Morale,Welfare and Recreation stage area. The competition wascosponsored by the 101st Brigade Support MORE
Sgt. Mark Maldonado, small arms artillery repairer, 101st BSB, 1st ABCT, performed “If I Ever Fall in Love” by Shai during the Buehring’s Got Talent competition Sept. 5 at the Oasis Morale, Welfare and Recreation stage area at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

‘Pale Riders’ host resiliency building competition

October 06, 2014 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait –Soldiers and leaders with the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st ArmoredBrigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division competed in a unit resiliencycompetition to highlight Soldier improvements in physical fitness andcombat-focused tactical skills Aug. 14 at Camp Buehring. Capt. Jordan McElroy,squadron fire support officer, MORE
Capt. Matthew Strohman, Troop A, 4th Sqdn. 4th Cav. Regt., right, encourages his Soldiers during the medical evaluation and evacuation stage of the resiliency competition Aug. 14 at Camp Beuhring, Kuwait. The competition was designed to test Soldiers’ mental and physical toughness and tactical proficiency, while building squadron morale.

Mounted color guard Soldiers compete at Kansas State Fair

October 06, 2014 — HUTCHINSON, Kan. – With itsmost experienced muleskinners long departed, the Commanding General’s MountedColor Guard took a rookie team to this year’s Kansas State Fair and walked awaywith seven ribbons. Teams of CGMCG Soldiers competeyearly in the Draft Horse Competition with mules, Jane and Julie, and Percherondraft horses, Jenny and Joy. For a MORE
Sgt. Richard Davis and Sgt. Colin Steffa guide Jane and Julie through the arena Sept. 6 as Troopers Samantha Jordan and Nicole Torgerson guide Jenny and Joy as part of a special exhibition during the Kansas State Fair’s Draft Horse Competition in Hutchinson, Kan. The CGMCG sent six of its NCOs and troopers to compete at the fair.

COMMUNITY CORNER - Domestic violence has no place in our Army

October 03, 2014 — Domestic violence is anissue of concern widely recognized throughout our society, Department ofDefense and the Army. Domestic abuse is unacceptable within our American culture.Relationships should be safe, respectful and positive. In order to assist victims,as well as ourselves should we encounter domestic abuse, it is important torecognize the MORE

‘Big Red One’ Soldiers to deploy

September 30, 2014 — Division heads to Iraq to advise, assist,enable.The Department of Defense identifiedthe 1st Infantry Division as the headquarters unit to deploy as part of theupcoming transition of authority in Iraq. The deployment involves a divisionheadquarters element to support the combatant commander’s mission requirements.Approximately 500 Soldiers MORE

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