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Sustainers qualify on Army’s latest firepower

August 14, 2014 — Sixteen Soldiers withHeadquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, 1stSustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division familiarized themselves with theArmy’s latest firepower during the company’s M2HB .50 caliber machine gunweapons qualification range July 16 at Fort Riley. The company recently fieldedthe M2HB, which is equipped with MORE
First Sgt. Jere Holloway, senior NCO, HHC, STB, 1st Sust. Bde., center, fires a M2HB .50-caliber machine gun during a weapons qualification range, while Staff Sgt. Luis Rodriguez-Sanchez, left, and Sgt. 1st Class Elijah Davis, right, look on July 16 at Fort Riley. The range gave HHC Soldiers an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Army’s most advanced firepower in preparation for the company’s upcoming gun truck certification training.

Seat belts, car seats required at Fort Riley

August 14, 2014 — • Seemingly routine tripscan be deceptively dangerous. Most fatal crashes happen within 25 miles fromhome and at speeds of less than 40 mph. • Young men are most at risk.Among passenger vehicle occupants, men ages 18 to 34, who were killed in fatalcrashes, 65 percent were not buckled. • In a crash, everything inyour car can cause you harm – your MORE

IACH welcomes new commander

August 14, 2014 — Soldiers and civilians withIrwin Army Community Hospital officially welcomed Col. Risa Ware and bidfarewell to Col. Barry R. Pockrandt during a change of command ceremony July 16at Cavalry Parade Field. Brig. Gen. John M. Cho, commandinggeneral, Western Regional Medical Command, Joint Base Lewis-McChord,Washington, presided over the ceremony. In a MORE
Col. Risa Ware, left, receives unit colors from Brig. Gen. John M. Cho, commanding general, Western Regional MEDCOM, and becomes commander for IACH during a change of command ceremony July 16 at Cavalry Parade Field.

Army musician gives back while gaining experience with her passion

August 14, 2014 — In the Army, Soldiersbecome experts in their jobs. So it’s no surprise when experts join the Army tobecome even better at what they do. A new member of the 1stInfantry Division Band, Spc. Amanda DiClerico has been playing the trombonesince the age of 11. She serves to give back toher country while gaining invaluable experience at doing the thing MORE
Spc. Amanda DiClerico, 1st Inf. Div. Band, plays her tenor trombone July 10 in the band’s headquarters building. DiClerico has only been with the band for a few weeks, but she has been playing the instrument since she was 11. “I come from a very military-oriented town,” said the Virginia Beach, Va., native. “The Army, the Marines and the Navy have their school of music there, so I’ve studied with various military musicians throughout my life. I knew coming out of college that was something I’d like to do as well.”

Fort Riley honors, rewards hard-working employees

August 14, 2014 — Several teams and individualswere honored during a July 17 Installation Awards ceremony at Riley’sConference Center. “There’s always great workbeing done here,” said Garrison Commander Col. Andrew Cole. Individual awards includedthe June Employee of the Month and the Employee of the Quarter. Lt. Mckenney Tremble, watchcommander, Directorate of MORE
The garrison command team awards Matthew Allain, electronic technician, DPTMS, second from right, with a $1,000 check after being named Employee of the Quarter during an Installation Awards Ceremony July 17 at Riley’s Conference Center.

Recycling center shreds chances of identity theft

August 14, 2014 — Recycling may not be the firstthing that comes to mind when someone thinks of identity theft protection, butthe two subjects went hand in hand during National Military Consumer ProtectionDay July 16 at Fort Riley. National Military Consumer ProtectionDay highlights consumer protection and education issues for military consumers.In observance of the MORE
Janet Schaad, administrative support assistant, Fort Riley Recycling Center, DPW, prepares an information table about National Military Consumer Protection Day July 16 at Fort Riley.

EFMP kids enjoy the rodeo experience

August 14, 2014 — JUNCTION CITY – “Giddyup!” The horse command could beheard in abundance during the Exceptional Family Member Program’s Special NeedsRodeo July 16 at the Geary County 4-H fairgrounds. The 17th annual event – inpartnership with the Junction City Rodeo Association – provided a hands-on privaterodeo experience for EFMP children, ages 4 and older, and MORE
Garrison Commander Col. Andrew Cole, right, rocks Steven Dyson, 6, left, on a hand-powered mechanical bull during the Special Needs Rodeo July 19 at the Geary County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Camp Corral rounds up military kids

August 14, 2014 — JUNCTION CITY – Traveling fromstation to station, children chatted excitedly about horseback riding, archery,arts and crafts and other camp activities. Some splashed in the pool, whileothers launched homemade boats in a nearby stream. Some sifted through creekwater to find leeches and crawfish. It seemed like a typical day at camp. But this was MORE
From left, Randal Smith, 11, and Ridley Swadeo, 10, construct a boat out of bottles, twigs and duct tape during Camp Corral at the Rock Springs 4-H, Junction City. The weeklong camp is geared specifically for military children.

Learn to cope with stress

August 14, 2014 — Stress is a naturalresponse to an event or situation that places an unusual demand on one’sphysical, mental and emotional resources. Unchecked, stress canadversely affect a person physically, such as in the form of depression,anxiety, heart disease or chronic ulcers. “It’s very real,” saidLindsey Kassulke, nurse educator, Army Wellness Center, MORE
Lindsey Kassulke, nurse educator, AWC, teaches a class on Stress Management July 14 at the Victory Center. The free class is offered at 1 p.m. every other Monday and is a prerequisite for biofeedback sessions.

Fort Riley customers can expect better TV, web, phone services

August 14, 2014 — Vyve Broadband upgraded, investingin infrastructure and products in the hopes of providing more state-of-the-art andreliable services to Fort Riley. Vyve employees are offeringthese services to often underserved and rural areas, such as Fort Riley. “In a few months, ouroffered services will be at or exceeding those in Los Angeles or New York,”said MORE

‘Longknife’ leaders pay tribute to D-Day

August 14, 2014 — During the darkest part ofthe night before the most famed amphibious assault in history, armed only with knives,their training and their wits, two troopers with the 4th Cavalry Regiment swam100 meters from their small rubber boat onto one of the St. Marcouf Islands,just off of Utah Beach in Normandy, France. Cpl. Harvey Olson, Pvt.Thomas Killeran MORE
Sgt. Casey Jones, senior scout, Troop A, 5th Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., mounts his bicycle before the final leg of the squadron’s St. Marcouf PT event July 17 at Fort Riley.

COMMUNITY CORNER - Stay involved with kids as new school year nears

August 08, 2014 — It’s back to school for ourFort Riley students, and Aug. 12 is the big day. As summer winds down and our childrengear up for classes next week, let’s build a foundation that will help themenjoy a successful new school year. Remember that going back toschool can be quite exciting, as well as stressful for our military children.The absence of family MORE

Lightning Safety – When thunder roars, go indoors

August 07, 2014 — Lightning is a hazard thataccompanies most severe weather in the spring and summer. “Lightning is veryunpredictable, which increases the risk to individuals. Most lightning deathsand/or injuries occur during the summer months during the afternoon and earlyevening,” said Chris Hallenbeck, installation emergency manager, EmergencyManagement Office, MORE

OFF-ROAD SAFETY - USAG to receive grant for ATV training area

August 07, 2014 — Did you know Fort Riley hasmore than 235 acres in Training Area 10 approved for all-terrain vehicles anddirt bike recreations use? Besides ATV and dirt bike recreation use, a portion ofTA-10 also is certified by the All-Terrain Vehicle Safety Institute fortraining Soldiers and civilian employees who operate an ATB as required by thejob description. MORE

SAFETY NOTES - Promoting a safe workplace involves everyone

August 07, 2014 — Promoting a safe workplace environmentinvolves every level of the organization instilling a safety culture thatreduces accidents for workers and improves productivity. This is a win-win for any organization,but it is often easier said than done. This is why safety must be more than a priority;it must be an integral of the total team philosophy. We MORE

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