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Key callers important resource to military families

January 29, 2015 — A key caller class isscheduled for 10 a.m. Feb. 4 at Army Community Service. Key callers arevolunteer positions in a unit and are considered communication assets to otherSoldiers in the brigade. “Key callers are theinformation chain,” said Timmie Carter, Outreach Program coordinator, ACS,Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. MORE

Hagel: Fight to end sexual assault must be ‘personal’

January 29, 2015 — JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. –Efforts to eliminate the baneful issue of sexual assault “must be personal,”Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said recently in closing remarks at the Air ForceSexual Assault Prevention and Response Summit. Hagel said the militarycommunity is unique in its raised standards and the expectation that servicemembers will commit to MORE

RSA course teaches skills for suicide intervention, master resilience training

January 29, 2015 — The Resilient Spouse Academy isa four-day class military spouses and family members can sign up for to learnabout a variety of available resources. Fort Riley spouses learnedabout a variety of available resources during the Resilient Spouse Academy Jan.12 to 15 at Fort Riley. During the four-day course,spouses learned Master Resilience Training MORE
Spouses listen to an instructor while attending an ASIST class during the Resilient Spouse Academy Jan. 12 to 15 at Fort Riley. The four-day class taught MRT, ASIST and Domestic Violence Awareness training.

Library throws birthday bash for Winnie the Pooh

January 29, 2015 — The Fort Riley Post Library hosted a Winnie the Pooh party Jan. 17at the library. The event was a way for attendees to celebrate the birthday ofWinnie the Pooh. Familiescelebrated with a birthday cake, crafts, face painting, pin-the-tail on Eeyoreand snacks. ShawnelleDillard, mom and military spouse, said she brings her children to the libraryevery MORE

Complete program revamp coming for Rally Point

January 29, 2015 — For the last several years,Rally Point has been a facility that hosted bingo three nights per week withsome special events thrown in the mix, including Family Bingo, Cosmic Bingo andMega Bingo. “Basically, it was allbingo, all the time,” said Heather Wilburn, marketing director, Directorate ofFamily and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. “In recent MORE

‘Guardians,’ JCHS renew partnership

January 29, 2015 — Junction City High Schooland the 97th Military Police Battalion renewed their commitment to each otherduring an Adopt-a-School charter signing Jan. 13 at the high school. About 25 members of the97th MP Bn., along with Lt. Col. Alexander C. Murray, Command Sgt. Maj. KevinC. Rogers and JCHS Principal Melissa Sharp, participated in the charter MORE
JCHS Principal Melissa Sharp (left) and Lt. Col. Alexander C. Murray, 97th MP Bn. (Right), renew their institutions’ commitment to each other Jan. 13 at the school.

Program offers help for those with disabilities

January 29, 2015 — To a new Army family,acronyms may seem difficult to understand. For example, EFMP. What exactly doesthat mean, and, what does the program offer? EFMP, or the Exceptional FamilyMember Program, is designed to provide a comprehensive, coordinated, multi-agencyapproach for community support, housing, medical, educational, social supportand personal MORE

Slingin’ Ink event supports inked Soldiers

January 29, 2015 — Some people get tattoos toremember loved ones or quote Bible verses, but getting support for a tattoo isa different ballgame, according to Staff Sgt. James Holmes, Headquarters andHeadquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team,1st Infantry Division. Holmes was one of severalparticipants at the second annual MORE
Sgt. Amber Minear, BOSS president, and Chris Dumler, DFMWR graphic designer, admire James Holmes during the sleeve portion of the Slingin’ Ink Tattoo competition. This was the second annual tattoo competition at the Warrior Zone.

Fort Riley begins implementing changes to access measures Jan. 20

January 29, 2015 — Changes in Fort Rileyinstallation access measures will be underway beginning 2015. The installationwill be phasing these measures from January through March of 2015. The first phase forcommercial vehicles is scheduled to begin Jan. 20. Commercial access will bevia the 12th Street or Estes Commercial Vehicle Gates between the hours of 5 a.m.to 7 MORE

Military families get aid for school

January 27, 2015 — ALEXANDRIA, Va. – ArmyEmergency Relief has announced the opening of its scholarship applicationperiod. Applications will be accepted from Jan. 2 until May 1. AER supports both theSpouse Scholarship Program, as well as the Maj. Gen. James Ursano ScholarshipProgram for dependent children. Scholarship specifics and the applications areavailable on MORE

Soldier trades her computer for tank

January 27, 2015 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – A“Devil” brigade human resources specialist traded in her computer to become thesecond female Soldier in the Army to qualify as a loader on an M1A2 Abrams tankDec. 10 at the Udiari Range Complex. Cpl. Brittany Robbins,human resources specialist, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1stBattalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st MORE
Cpl. Brittany Robbins, human resources specialist, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, traded in her computer for the opportunity to qualify as a loader on an M1A2 Abrams tank.

‘Gray Eagle’ prepares for Operation Inherent Resolve

January 27, 2015 — More than 100 1st InfantryDivision Soldiers will be heading to southwest Asia to support operations againstthe Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Capt. Kent Monas and 1stSgt. Keiandra Lane, commander and senior noncommissioned officer, Company F,1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat AviationBrigade, 1st Inf., MORE
Capt. Kent Monas (left) and 1st Sgt. Keiandra Lane (right), commander and senior NCO, Company F, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, case the company’s colors during a ceremony Jan. 6 at Fort Riley. The company’s Soldiers are set to deploy to Kuwait in support of Operation Inherent Resolve against ISIL.

‘Big Red One’ names best Soldier, NCO, squad of quarter

January 26, 2015 — The 1st Infantry DivisionNoncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Quarter Competition winners wereannounced during a Jan. 8 ceremony at Fort Riley’s Barlow Theater. Sgt. Joshua Guertin, 1stAttack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade,was named NCO of the quarter and Pfc. Christopher Omara, 1st Squadron, MORE
The 1st Infantry Division Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Quarter Competition winners were announced to a full audience during a Jan. 8 ceremony at Fort Riley’s Barlow Theater.

Fort Riley, University of Kansas join forces to remove chemical from groundwater

January 26, 2015 — Before 2002, a dry cleaningfacility sat just south of Custer Road on Fort Riley. Because of an accidentalrelease of a chemical known as tetrachloroethylene, or PCE, the University of KansasCenter for Science and Research Support is collaborating with Kansas City Corpsof Engineers to study the area and eliminate the chemical. In 2006, a MORE
Members of the Directorate of Public Works inject 8,200 pounds of soybean oil into the groundwater during the first treatment of a sandbar near the Kansas River. The original injection took place in May 2006. The enhanced soybean oil increases the population of small organisms that feed on the chemical tetrachloroethylene. The University of Kansas Center for Science and Research Support is collaborating with the Kansas City Corps of Engineers to study the area and eliminate the chemical.

FOR YOUR HEALTH - What should I drink during winter workouts?

January 26, 2015 — Soon the snowflakes will beflying, but don’t use this as reason to slow down on your winter health plan.Winter is a great time to join a gym, try a new class or get into a new wintersport. Winter is also a time to prevent dehydration. It is important forwarrior athletes to remember their sweat rate does not change just because thetemperature drops. MORE

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