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COMMUNITY CORNER – Easy credit contains hidden dangers to finances

October 22, 2015 — It can be easy, convenientto use, but beware of the dangers. It may seem like a way to have lots of greatpresents or trips home during the holiday — just charge it on a credit card.But if you don’t use credit responsibly, you can get into debt quickly, ruinyour credit and possibly impact your career as a Soldier. When choosing a credit MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER – Winter weather is on the way, community should be prepared

October 16, 2015 — If someone asked whichKansas season has the most volatile weather, chances are most would say spring.They’d be right. Yet fall has weather surprises and drastic temperature changesthat can cause discomfort to danger.It isn’t uncommon for one dayto be warm and sunny and the next cold and windy. You send the children out ona beautiful afternoon to MORE

Ceremony honors those lost on 9/11

October 15, 2015 — Michael and MarcyMazzarella stood holding hands as they remembered their son who paid the ultimatesacrifice in the Global War on Terror following the terrorist attacks of Sept.11, 2001. Anthony Mazzarella’s name is forever etched in the Global War onTerrorism Memorial at Fort Riley, which has a granite pentagon shaped base andmarble twin towers MORE
Soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commemorated the 14-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon Sept. 11, 2001, in a ceremony at Fort Riley.

Division to bid farewell to top enlisted leader

October 15, 2015 — Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A.Grinston, 1st Infantry Division senior noncommissioned officer, was recentlyselected to serve as the top enlisted Soldier of I Corps at Joint BaseLewis-McChord, Washington. “I’m proud to offer my congratulationsto Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston as he continues to lead and prepareour Soldiers to fight and win,” MORE
Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, 1st Infantry Division senior noncommissioned officer, will next serve as the top enlisted Soldier of I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. Grinston has served as the Division’s Command Sgt. Maj. since Oct. 25, 2013.

Suicide Prevention Program managers host candlelight vigil

October 15, 2015 — Before a storm rolled in theevening of Sept. 10, the Suicide Prevention Program managers hosted acandlelight vigil to raise awareness about suicide victims, survivors andprevention at the Main Post Chapel. At the front of the chapel sat white combatboots, known as The Ghostly Formation, to represent the Soldiers who lost theirbattle with suicide. MORE
An arrangement of white combat boots known as “The Ghostly Formation” sits at the front of the Main Post Chapel during the Suicide Prevention Candlelight Vigil Sept. 10.

Soldier marks 30 years during exercise

October 15, 2015 — FORT McCOY, Wisc. — Leadersand Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 1st Infantry Division, took a few minutes during one of their battleupdate briefs to recognize one of their own for reaching 30 years of activeservice to the Army and the nation. “We want to take a few minutesto recognize one of our MORE
Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick Frankenberg, senior noncommissioned officer with 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, shares some of his experiences and wisdom with officers and noncommissioned officers Aug. 22 during the Combat Support Training Exercise 15-03 at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin. Frankenberg said the day was special because it marked not only his 30th year of active duty service in the military, but also because he got to share the milestone with Soldiers – watching them “do what they do.”

Why I Serve: It’s all in a name

October 15, 2015 — To most, John Quincy Adams isthe sixth president of the United States. But to one Soldier serving with the“Diehard” battalion, the late president is also family. Spc. John Quincy Adams V, acombat engineer with Company B, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 1st Infantry Division, said he and his family are, as his name MORE
Spc. John Quincy Adams V, a descendant of Presidents John and John Quincy Adams, the nation’s second and sixth president, respectively, is a combat engineer with Company B, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. In this photo Adams inspects the Buffalo Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle’s interior for any wear and tear during weekly routine preventive maintenance checks and services to ensure his assigned vehicle is mission ready Aug. 24 at Fort Riley. The 25-year-old native of Vassar, Michigan, has served in the Army for more than two years and said it is something he has always wanted to do.

SAFETY CORNER - Treat electricity with utmost respect

October 15, 2015 — According to statistics, 60people die every year by electrocutions from consumer products. The three leading killers aresmall appliances i.e. toaster ovens, power tools and lighting equipment. Thirtythousand non-fatal shock accidents occur each year, and 70 percent of childrelated electrical accidents occur at home when adult supervision is MORE

Soldiers urged to verify life insurance discrepancies

October 15, 2015 — It is important for allSoldiers to complete their annual Personnel Records Review and Finance RecordsReview. The records review allows Soldiers to make sure they are aware of notonly what is in their records, but also to ensure their pay entitlements are correctand current. Missing or out-of-date documents can cost Soldiers a promotion or losethem MORE

Exchange a test site for food manager training

October 15, 2015 — The Fort Riley Exchange hasbecome one of the three test sites for the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’sRestaurant Operations Management Academy. The academy, known as ROMA, has beenaround since the 1990s. Recently updated, the program is running test sites tosee how it works at different Army and Air Force installations. Robin Ayling, the MORE
Members of the Restaurant Operations Management Academy test program. From left: Program Execution Lead Mary LoRee, Opal McCarthy, Sabine Woods, Emily De La Cruz, Lafayette Marshall.

Custer Hill Swimming Pool’s annual Speedos and Fidos event a ball for owners, man’s best friends

October 15, 2015 — Kayla Willis, wife of Sgt.Gerald Willis, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade CombatTeam, 1st Infantry Division, threw a tennis ball into the pool and her dog,Duchess, immediately understood the game. Fetch. “That’s all she wants —swimming and tennis balls,” Willis said. “That makes her happy.” That made Speedos andFidos, an MORE
Kayla Willis, wife of Sgt. Gerald Willis, 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, collects the tennis ball from Duchess during a friendly game of fetch at Speedos and Fidos at Custer Hill Pool Sept. 13.

Local schools participate in 9/11 Freedom Walks

October 15, 2015 — Staff of Fort RileyElementary School along with parents and Soldiers hosted an assembly andFreedom Walk Sept. 11 for students to teach them the importance of 9/11. To kick off the assembly,Cub Scout Pack 260 acted as color guard and started the rest of the school inthe Pledge of Allegiance. “Sept. 11, 2001 was not agreat day for many people,” said MORE
Students of Fort Riley Elementary School participate in the Freedom Walk during the afternoon of Sept. 11.

Patriots Day Appreciation Lunch honors post Soldiers, families

October 15, 2015 — Staff and volunteers of USOFort Riley provided a luncheon Sept. 11 in appreciation of Soldiers and theirfamilies and their dedication to the country. Program Director Crystal Tinkeyhelped put the luncheon together. “It’s a way for us to lift thespirits of the troops and families, and I’m thankful to be one of the voicesthat can let them know how MORE
Crystal Tinkey, Program Director of the USO, helps serve Soldiers and their families pizza during the appreciation luncheon.

Corvias on verge of completing build

October 15, 2015 — Corvias Military Living constructioncrew members are close to the completion date of Sept. 30 for the final home inthe neighborhood of Warner Peterson. All that is left are finishing toucheslike the carpet and trim. In 1996 Congress passed theMilitary Housing Privatization Initiative, which authorized businesses likeCorvias to build and work on MORE
The final house scheduled for completion Sept. 30, 2015.

New Parent Support Program of Fort Riley fosters caring network

October 15, 2015 — The New Parent Support Programof Fort Riley has created a structure for new mothers and fathers to come togetherwith each other as well as professionals to learn about and adjust toparenthood. Spc. Deetra Louis, 172nd ChemicalCompany, 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade,1st Infantry Division, is a single mother who MORE
Home visitor and registered nurse Rafiah Meekins of the New Parent Support Program, right, joins Cpl. Benjamin and Ariel McCluskey as they color with their son, Connor, 2.

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