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Country line dancing brings Rally Point to Kansas roots

July 21, 2015 — Samantha Kirkland, wife of Cpl.Marion Kirkland, 258th Signal Company, had her boots on and her mind focused asshe watched the country line dance instructor’s feet and tried to improve herown dance moves. Kirkland was one of thepeople at the country line dancing lessons at Rally Point July 9. Retired Sgt. 1st ClassChuck Newsom, supply technician for MORE
Retired Sgt. 1st Class Chuck Newsom, in front, supply technician for 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment at Fort Riley, offers country line dancing at Rally Point on Fort Riley. For more information about events at Rally Point, call 785-375-3260.

Outdoor volunteers offer education, sports skills

July 21, 2015 — The Fort Riley Outdoorsmen Groupis different than others on the installation. It is a group comprised ofSoldiers, civilians and retirees who have a passion for outdoor sports such asarchery, hunting, fishing as well as trap and skeet. The group was establishedin 2005 when members of several private organizations were once fulfilling the samejob MORE
Ollie Hunter, senior readiness manager for Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, left, helps Lilly Kelley, daughter of Sgt. Scott Kelley, Operations Company of Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, right, aim toward where double clay pigeons will be fired during the FROG Youth Trap and Skeet Camp June 19 and 20 at the Trap and Skeet Range.

Soldiers compete in fast-paced Firecracker Softball Tournament at Sacco Complex

July 21, 2015 — Staff Sgt. Sammy Gonzales, 526thQuartermaster Composite Supply Company, 541st Combat Sustainment SupportBattalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division and captain of theBlack Jack softball team, led the line of players from his turn to slap the handsof the Yard Bustas softball team, who beat the Black Jacks for the second time.With the MORE
Pvt. 1st Class James Kelley, Company B, 1st Combined Arms Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div. and member of the Yard Bustas softball team, swings and hits the softball during the Firecracker Softball Tournament July 11 at Sacco Softball Complex.

Manager aims for safety, positive business

July 21, 2015 — A young adult stood at the lineaiming a shotgun at the horizon, moving from left to right then left again,then he yelled, “pull.” When he heard that word, Mike Moore, manager of theFort Riley Trap and Skeet Range, pressed a button to release a clay pigeon. Theshooter aimed, shot and hit. Pieces of the annihilated clay pigeon fell to theground as MORE
Mike Moore, Trap and Skeet Manager at Fort Riley.

Explore Hutchinson

July 21, 2015 — A two-hour drive from FortRiley, is a town that transforms each June during the annual Comic Con and Smallvillefestival into a replica of the rural hometown of the DC Comics’ Superman character.But there is more to discover in Hutchinson, Kansas, and much of it is perfect fora family outing. Within the community aretwo Blue Star Museums, where MORE
Strataca underground salt museum, Hutchinson, KS.

COMMUNITY CORNER – Volunteering in your community, an investment that always pays off

July 16, 2015 —  There are a lot of things toget involved with around the Fort Riley community. There are classes, softball,golf, bowling and any number of outdoor pursuits worthy of the time we invest inthem. And investment is the key word.When we spend our time to chase that work-life balance, are we also building a balancein the giving forward or paying back MORE

‘Devil’ brigade changes hands, gets new leader

July 16, 2015 — Soldiers with the 1stArmored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, took part in a brigadechange of command ceremony June 26 at the post’s Cavalry Parade Field at FortRiley. More than 250 Soldiersstood in formation, along with a three-man firing detail for “Old Thunder,” a16-man cannon firing crew, the Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard, MORE
Brig. Gen. Eric Wesley, left, acting senior mission commander, 1st Inf. Div., pins the Legion of Merit medal on Col. John Reynolds III, outgoing commander of 1st ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., June 26 at Fort Riley.

‘Devil’ brigade takes part in command study

July 16, 2015 — “It’s about getting theright Soldier in the right job for the Army,” said Jack Myers, lead planner forSoldier 2020, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. This was the mantrarepeated throughout the week by Meyers and the rest of his teammates fromTRADOC during the Army Physical Demands Study held at Fort Riley June 22-26. “We’re studying MORE
Pfc. Ariana Saldana, a unit supply specialist with HHC, 1st Bn., 16th Inf. Regt., 1st ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., attempts to pull a simulated casualty from a mock-up of an M1 tank as Spc. Alexis Gonzalez, a medical laboratory specialist with Medical Laboratory Specialist with the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental, supervises during the Soldier 2020 Physical Demands Study June 23 at Fort Riley, Kansas. The simulated casualty could weigh from 50 to 210 pounds and Soldiers were evaluated on their ability to fully evacuate it from the mockup M1 tank.

‘Quarterhorse’ Soldier receives award for life-saving efforts

July 16, 2015 — A Soldier with the 1stSquadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st InfantryDivision, here received the Army Commendation Medal June 30 for saving achild’s life. “We are here to recognizeSgt. Aaron Duncan for being that one trooper out of 525 squadron members to dosomething great that was seen by the community,” said Lt. Col. MORE
Lt. Col. David Defelice Jr., commander, 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., 1st ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., shows Ricky Peterson how to pin the Army Commendation Medal on Sgt. Aaron Duncan, a healthcare specialist with, 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., 1st ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., June 30 in the squadron’s motor pool at Fort Riley. Duncan was credited with saving Peterson’s life during his baseball game June 19 in Junction City.

‘Dagger’ brigade medics undergo pre-deployment trauma training

July 16, 2015 — More than 190 medicalSoldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division,battled the grueling 100-degree Kansas heat to hone their lifesaving skillsJune 16 to 26 at Fort Riley in preparation for an upcoming deployment. “Brigade Combat Team TraumaTraining is a pre-deployment trauma training for medics,” said Capt. MORE
Spc. Jose Morales, a medic with 1st Bn., 7th FA Regt., 2nd ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., and his team transport a simulated casualty to an evacuation area during Brigade Combat Team Trauma Training June 19 at the Medical Simulations Training Center on Fort Riley.

Final formations a ‘thrill and privilege’ for departing commander

July 16, 2015 — Two weeks before herelinquished command of the 1st Infantry Division’s 1st Combat AviationBrigade, Col. Matthew R. Lewis took his final series of flights June 25 at FortRiley, Kansas, as an Army aviator. Lewis started the daybehind the controls of a CH-47 Chinook, then moved to the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior andAH-64 Apache before taking the controls of MORE
A formation of six aircraft from the 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div., take off June 25 from Marshall Army Airfield at Fort Riley, Kansas, as part of a final flight for Col. Matthew Lewis, then the brigade’s commander, who piloted the lead UH-60 Black Hawk alongside Chief Warrant Officer 4 Osbourne Ferguson. Lewis handed command of the “Demon” brigade to Col. John M. Cyrulik July 8 at Fort Riley. Lewis is set to serve as deputy commander of the Combat Readiness Center at Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Fort Riley upgrades improve air radar technology at airfield

July 16, 2015 — Fort Riley is undergoing atechnology upgrade to increase the stability of air radar used when maneuveringaircraft near the post. Troy Mattingly, Marshall ArmyAirfield manager, said the operating system being upgraded, is the base of two radarsystems on Fort Riley – the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System, orSTARS, and fixed base MORE

CYSS staff attend training meeting at Ohio State

July 16, 2015 — Two members of the Child,Youth and School Services staff were selected to be part of a training meetingat Ohio State University where officials discussed the implementation of newtraining software across all four branches of the military. It’s a project to take allof the Army’s training modules and turn them into an online classroom fortrainers, MORE

U.S. Army Medical Corps celebrates 98 years

July 16, 2015 — Fort Riley medical officersgathered to celebrate the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps’ 98th anniversarywith a tribute to its distinguished history June 30th at Irwin Army CommunityHospital. The MSC is comprised of adiverse range of professionals who provide the administration, planning,programming and budgeting of every Army Medical Department MORE
Fort Riley medical officers gathered to celebrate the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps’ 98th anniversary with a tribute to its distinguished history June 30th at Irwin Army Community Hospital.

HOUSEHOLD GOODS CLAIMS - Full replacement value compensation available

July 16, 2015 — Soldiers and Army civiliansare now eligible for Full Replacement Value, or FRV, protection on Defense Departmentfunded personal property shipments. This is a benefit in terms of the amount recoverablefor loss or damage sustained in a move. Example: Your 3-year oldflat screen television was destroyed in a move. Under the old rules, you wouldonly be MORE

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