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Chem Co. Soldier earns NCO of Year at Best Warrior Comp

August 20, 2014 — ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND,Md. – Soldiers with the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, ExplosivesCommand tested their mettle in the Best Warrior Competition July 21 to 25 atAberdeen Proving Ground. Staff Sgt. Hector Pena,48th Chemical Brigade; Staff Sgt. Keith Thomas, 52nd Explosive OrdnanceDisposal Group; Spc. Kyle Schultheis, 52nd EOD MORE
Staff Sgt. Hector Pena, 48th Chemical Bde., participates in a situational training lanes exercise during the 20th CBRNE Command Best Warrior Competition July 23 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

Kansas leaders learn about America’s Army at Fort Riley

August 20, 2014 — Business and community leadersfrom across Kansas seeking a better understanding of military life and currentoperations visited Fort Riley July 23 to 24. The 2014 Leadership Kansas class,which included 40 mayors, CEOs and other community voices, toured the historicpost, received updates from post and 1st Infantry Division leaders and witnessedthe MORE
Lee Beth Denver, real estate agent, Lawrence, Kan., left, takes aim on top of a camouflaged military vehicle July 24 at the MTC, while Spc. Troy Warren, HHC, 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt., right, describes the features of the weapon. Denver, along with 39 other members of the 2014 Leadership Kansas class, visited Fort Riley July 24 to 25 to tour the post, receive updates from 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley leaders, and witness the latest in warfighter training systems.

Soldiers compete for NCO, Soldier of Year

August 20, 2014 — Staff Sgt. David Nakasone andSgt. Evan Brady competed for the 2014 III Corps Soldier and NoncommissionedOfficer of the Year titles July 22 to 23 at Fort Hood, Texas. Nakasone, also a topcombatives competitor at Fort Riley, is assigned to the 84th Explosive OrdnanceBattalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. Brady is assigned tothe MORE
Staff Sgt. David Nakasone, 84th EOB, far right, listens to a land navigation brief July 23 with others competing for the III Corps Soldier and NCO of the Year titles at Fort Hood, Texas.

Community stays vigiliant with Army iWATCH program

August 20, 2014 — “See something, saysomething” is the slogan of the U.S. Army’s iWATCH program, and August –Antiterrorism Awareness Month – is the perfect for community members tofamiliarize themselves with the program, according to Fort Riley’s installationantiterrorism officer. In observance ofAntiterrorism Month, everyone should familiarize themselves with the MORE

‘Big Red One’ chefs refresh training at Food Service Lab

August 20, 2014 — Knife skills and newrecipes are now part of the standard toolkit for 15 “Big Red One” Soldiers whograduated from the Food Service Refresher Training. An end-of-course luncheonJuly 25 allowed the Soldiers to showcase their skills for 1st Infantry Divisionleaders, Soldiers and invited guests. The luncheon came on the lastday of the two-week training. MORE
Class leader Sgt. Troy Manfield, 1st Sust. Bde., salutes during the graduation ceremony for the latest Food Service Refresher Course July 25 at Fort Riley’s Food Service Lab.

Leaders work to get MAPET training to every post unit

August 20, 2014 — More than 20 Soldiersattended the Master Army Professional Ethics Trainer course July 24 at FortRiley. More than 50 Soldiers on the installation have graduated from the coursesince its inception. The Center for the Army Professionand Ethic at West Point developed the MAPET course. Graduates are awarded the A1Iskill identifier giving them the MORE
Chaplain (Capt.) Nahyoung Frick, 1st Bn., 7th FA Regt., watches Maj. Ivy Williams, 1st Inf. Div. MAPET instructor, as he teaches the class July 24 at Fort Riley.

Scout Riley 2014

August 19, 2014 — Scout Riley isscheduled from Sep. 12 – Sep. 14, 2014. Scout Riley will be conducted in conjunction with the Post’s annual Fall Apple Day Festival on Sep. 13.How to attend:Complete the entryform and return it to the Public Information Office before the requiredsubmission deadline date of September 5, 2014.Complete the Adult Hold Harmless Agreement, MORE

JAG Corps celebrates 239th birthday with on-post ceremony

August 18, 2014 — The Judge Advocate General Corpscelebrated its 239th birthday with a July 25 ceremony at the Office of theStaff Judge Advocate. Judge advocates haveprovided legal assistance to the Army and have stayed true to the motto,“Soldiers first, lawyers always,” since William Tudor, the first judgeadvocate, in 1775. “We are dual-professionals –members of MORE
Pvt. Allison Simmons, HHC, 1st CAB, left; Brig. Gen. Sean P. Swindell, 1st Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for maneuver, center; and Col. Craig Merutka, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley staff judge advocate, right, use a saber to cut a cake celebrating the 239th birthday of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps July 25 at Fort Riley.

Bargain Bin gives USAG chance to save money, exchange items

August 18, 2014 — Shuffling material and equipmentto save money isn’t a new concept in the Army, but Fort Riley’s U.S. Army Garrisonhas devised a way to maximize those savings. A little more than a month ago,the garrison’s Bargain Bin debuted on the post intranet’s SharePoint homepage. Italready is seeing some use, although the Plans, Analysis and Integration MORE

‘Punishers’ are instrumental to mission success in Romania

August 18, 2014 — MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIRBASE, Romania – For the last five months, the 165th Movement Control Team, 541stCombat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st InfantryDivision has executed deployment and redeployment transient operations to andfrom the U.S. Central and Africa Command’s area of operations through the air base’stransit MORE
Troops deploying to Afghanistan assist the 165th MCT building pallets to load on the next departing aircraft July 4 at the Transit Center Mihail Kogalniceanu, Romaina. The 165th MCT provided deployment and redeployment operational support to and from the U.S. Central and AFRICOM’s area of operations.

BOSS activities in need of volunteers

August 18, 2014 — Better Opportunities forSingle Soldiers has scheduled several volunteers for service opportunitiesplanned now through September, but more volunteers are always welcome. Volunteer activities set upby the BOSS give Soldiers the opportunity to record community service hoursthat translate into promotion points. A Soldier can earn 15 promotion points MORE

Fort Riley Scouts rough it over weeklong camp

August 18, 2014 — Troop 60 Scouts use trip to do service project, earn badges TIPTON, Kan. – A quiet clearingin a tree line at Ringneck Ranch came to life with the sounds of Fort Riley’sBoy Scout Troop 60 July 11 to 16. The boys spent the week enjoying a ruralcamping experience. The campout was attended byNate Werner, Donovan Eddings, Nate Kamper, Kyle Smith, Riley MORE
Fort Riley’s Boy Scout Troop 60 spent the week of July 11 to 16 enjoying a rural camping experience at Ringneck Ranch in Tipton, Kan. The camping trip was organized by Col. Robert Law, commander, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, and his wife, Sandy, a native of Tipton.

Combatives team continues winning streak

August 18, 2014 — Fighterstake gold at Sunflower State GamesTOPEKA – Members of theFort Riley Modern Army Combatives Institute continued their winning streak at theannual Sunflower State Games jiu-jitsu tournament July 26 in Topeka. First Infantry Division andFort Riley Soldiers teamed with competitors from the Combative Sports Center,Manhattan, to take home the MORE
Joe Wilk, Fort Riley Modern Army Combatives Institute instructor, takes a dominant position over his opponent during the Sunflower State Games July 26 in Topeka. Wilk defeated his opponent and moved on to become the overall jiu-jitsu champion in his weight class.

FROG celebrates 10th anniversary

August 18, 2014 — The Fort Riley Outdoorsmen Groupcelebrated its 10th anniversary with an annual fundraising banquet July 25 at Riley’sConference Center. The banquet, the only fundraisingevent hosted by FROG, was attended by more than 200 guests, including representativesfrom Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever, the National Wild Turkey Federation andthe Rocky Mountain MORE
FROG member Jim Champagne, left, presents Ed Augustine, right, with an award during FROG’s 10th annual banquet July 25 at Riley’s Conference Center.

COMMUNITY CORNER - Antiterrorism awareness: Secure yourself first

August 14, 2014 — It’s easy to becomecomplacent as we go through the mundane routine of our daily lives, both atwork and at home. However, as you might already know, complacency kills.Complacency causes us to carelessly dispose of trash containing personalidentifiable information, as well as leave our vehicles, computers and commonaccess cards unsecured. Although we MORE

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