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IACH uses secure messaging

September 03, 2014 — Patients at Irwin Army CommunityHospital medical homes and OB-GYN clinic have a new way to communicate withtheir providers through Army Medicine’s Secure Messaging System powered byRelayHealth. The new system brings healthcare teams to the beneficiaries, wherever they are, any time of day, allowingpatients to safely send a message to their doctor MORE

FOR YOUR HEALTH - Prevention best way to improve health

September 03, 2014 — The goal at Irwin Army CommunityHospital is to provide quality, compassionate care to patients and their lovedones. The best way to achieve superior health is through prevention and earlydetection. Chronic diseases, like heartdisease, cancer and diabetes, are responsible for seven of every 10 deaths amongAmericans each year and account for 75 MORE

Access Control to Fort Riley

August 22, 2014 — Fort Riley maintains eight access control points. Anyone entering Fort Riley, who appears to be over the age of 18, is required to show a valid DOD ID Card, state issued driver's license, identification card, or passport with a stamp. VisitorsVisitors who wish to enter Fort Riley simply need a valid state issued driver's license, state issued MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Take time to welcome Soldiers, families to Fort Riley, their new home

August 22, 2014 — Do you remember when you firstarrived to Fort Riley? So many new faces... overwhelming amounts ofinformation... and you probably even got lost somewhere on our massive 101,000 acresof land. Moving to a new locationcan be a challenging process. As our newcomers make Fort Riley their newdwelling place, take time to welcome and show them the ins and MORE

Post receives off-highway vehicle grant

August 22, 2014 — The Directorate of Family andMorale, Welfare and Recreation in partnership with the Garrison Safety Officereceived funds as part of the Yamaha Off-Highway Vehicle Grant Award in a July29 ceremony at Ware Parade Field. The funds will go toward buildingramps to help with the safe downloading of off-highway vehicles at the off-highwayvehicle site. “It MORE
Fort Riley officials and Yamaha Motorsports representatives pose for a picture with a check for more than $7,000 from Yamaha to Fort Riley during a July 29 ceremony at Ware Parade Field. The funds are part of a grant initiative through the company to help preserve trails for ATVs and will help to improve the off-high vehicle training site at Fort Riley.

Fall Apple Day Fest set for Sept. 13

August 22, 2014 — Fall Apple Day Festival map and schedule of events2014 festival will include returning attractions and a few new surprises    The smell of apple pie willfill the air once again during the annual Fall Apple Day Festival from 9 a.m.to 4 p.m. Sept. 13 at Artillery Parade Field. The festival is the largestannual festival at Fort Riley, averaging MORE

Vacation Bible School uses theme of ‘Weird Animals’ to reach kids

August 22, 2014 — Fort Riley’s ReligiousEducation Office hosted the annual Vacation Bible School July 28 to Aug. 1 atthe new Victory Chapel. Approximately 150 childrenand 80 volunteers participated in the weeklong event. “The opening of the new chapelallowed us to take an additional 35 to 40 kids into the program,” said Roxanne Martinez,director, Religious MORE
Children prepare to launch spinning tops at the Imagination Station during Vacation Bible School, which was July 28 to Aug. 1 at Fort Riley. The station gave children the opportunity to participate in experiments and bring home souvenirs that had to do with each day’s Bible theme.

‘Durable’ Soldiers blend in at parade

August 22, 2014 — ALMA, Kan. – “Durable”Soldiers participated and judged floats at Wabaunsee County’s annual 4-H paradeJuly 29 in Alma. This year’s theme was “Going Camo” in honor of service membersand their families. Every float was decoratedwith camouflage and foliage to pay tribute to the military. “We had six Soldiers (who)participated and had two military MORE
Children display signs of appreciation to family and friends of those who are serving or have served in the military during the Wabaunsee County 4-H parade July 29 in Alma.

‘Dagger’ volunteers leave mark

August 22, 2014 — For some Soldiers,volunteering to risk one’s life and limb in battle is not selfless enough asthey seek more opportunities to help those around them. Two Soldiers with the 2nd ArmoredBrigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division were among dozens of people recognizedduring the Volunteer of the Quarter ceremony July 29 at Riley’s ConferenceCenter. Sgt. MORE
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New pizza option available at AAFES

August 22, 2014 — Hunting for another pizza option?Search no more. Pizza has arrived at theArmy and Air Force Exchange Service’s Express Shoppette, located in Building6914 on Custer Hill. Hunt Brothers Pizza opened forbusiness July 9 in the facility and has been a hit with Soldiers, according toNenty Anjain, store manager, AAFES. Large 12-inch pizzas are $9.99with MORE
Dontay Sprague, store associate, AAFES, cleans the work area of the new Hunt Brother’s Pizza counter July 29 at the Express Shoppette on Custer Hill. The new pizza option is open 24 hours.

Ceremony honors Fort Riley volunteers

August 22, 2014 — About 100 members of theFort Riley community were honored for their volunteer service during a July 29Volunteer of the Quarter ceremony at Riley’s Conference Center. Many were Soldiers who receiveda Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal for dedicating hours to volunteerservice. Others were youth members ofthe community who assisted with MORE
Kerrie Wagers, military spouse, center, smiles after Brig. Christopher Ghika, 1st Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for readiness, right, presents the Dr. Mary E. Walker award for her volunteer service to the Army during a July 29 Volunteer of the Quarter ceremony at Riley’s Conference Center. Standing to the left of Wagers is Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Dallas, NCO, 4th IBCT.

FROG camp teaches gun safety, sports

August 22, 2014 — Clay pigeon after claypigeon shattered at the Fort Riley Skeet and Trap Range as a group of youth honedtheir skills with a shotgun. “It’s fun to watch somethingexplode into so many pieces,” said Levi Caves, 13. “Just make sure it doesn’tget cut in half.” “It’s a lot more satisfyingwhen it explodes into a batrillion pieces, instead of cutting it in MORE
From left, Ashley Belunta, 13, takes aim shooting skeet as Brayden Webb, 12, and Oliver Hunter, volunteer instructor, FROG Youth Trap and Skeet Camp, look on Aug. 2 at the Fort Riley Skeet and Trap Range. Youth learned the National Rifle Associations’ 10 commandments of gun safety and six shotgun fundamentals in addition to hands-on instruction during the two-day camp.

Invasion of moles, gophers create small battlefields

August 22, 2014 — Many lawns and mowed areasat Fort Riley are beginning to look like small battlefields. Small mounds ofbare soil seem to appear out of nowhere. Craters erupt as if a miniature Armyhas passed through the area, complete with mortar impacts and demolition zones.Raised tunnels appear overnight as if an advancing enemy is in the midst. What could cause MORE

‘Daggers’ get 1st shot at firing TOW missiles on post since 90s’

August 20, 2014 — Fifteen M2A3 BradleyFighting Vehicle crews were the first Fort Riley Soldiers in more than a decadeto fire live tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided anti-tank, or TOW,missiles during a July 22 training exercise at Fort Riley. Crews with the 1stBattalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st InfantryDivision, fired 26 MORE
An M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew fires a TOW anti-tank missile July 22 at Fort Riley’s training areas.

Transportation Corps selects ‘BRO’ captain as officer of year

August 20, 2014 — Capt. Erik Anthes wasselected as the Transportation Corps Active-Duty Officer of the Year for 2013. Anthes, who commanded CompanyE, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1stInfantry Division, was recognized July 25 during the corps’ annual TransportationBall in Virginia. “I am simply humbled toreceive this honor MORE
Capt. Erik Anthes was selected as the Transportation Corps Active-Duty Officer of the Year for 2013.

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