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Officials cut ribbon on new middle school

November 18, 2014 — Eight pairs of helpinghands and one giant pair of scissors officially ushered in a new era for FortRiley Middle School during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 24. With nearly double the classroomspace of the previous school, an abundance of natural lighting andstate-of-the-art technology, the new school represents a first-rate learning MORE
Officials from Fort Riley, USD 475, OEA and FRMS cut the ribbon on the new FRMS during a ceremony Oct. 23 at FRMS.

‘Dagger’ brigade deactivates STB, reactivates ‘Blue Babes’

November 18, 2014 — Eight years afterinactivating, the Army has called back one of its most decorated units that many1st Infantry Division Soldiers knew as the “Blue Babes.” In a ceremony Oct. 16 atCavalry Parade Field, Soldiers with the Special Troops Battalion, 2nd ArmoredBrigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division deactivated the STB and reactivatedas the 82nd MORE
Retired Maj. Edward “Doc” Molloy (left) presents Lt. Col. Alexander Bullock, commander, 82nd Eng. Bn. (right) with the French Croix de Guerre medal during the 82nd Eng. Bn.’s reactivation ceremony Oct. 16 at Cavalry Parade Field on Main Post.

‘Quarterhorse’ squadron helps ‘Daggers’ prepare for NTC

November 18, 2014 — Observer-controllers with the4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team used the knowledge they gained at the JointReadiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana, to assist companies fromanother Fort Riley brigade. The 1st Squadron, 4thCavalry Regiment, 4th IBCT, 1st Infantry Division provided observer-controller teamsto evaluate the 2nd Armored Brigade MORE
Observer-controllers with the1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt. watch Soldiers with the 5th Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., as they observe incoming artillery and adjust fire on target Oct. 22 at Fort Riley.

Congressman gets view of Army life

November 18, 2014 — A member of the HousePermanent Select Committee on Intelligence was at Fort Riley Oct. 22, visitingwith 1st Infantry Division Soldiers and getting a look at the post’s training facilitiesand family housing. Mike Pompeo represents Kansas’4th Congressional District, which is located in the south central part of thestate and includes Wichita. He MORE
Traci Scott, 1st Inf. Div. regional liaison officer (right) points out a photo of Joe Lewis and Jackie Robinson, sports legends who trained together at Fort Riley in the early 1940s, to Brig. Gen. Eric Wesley, 1st Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for support and senior mission commander (left); and Rep. Mike Pompeo of Kansas’ 4th Congressional District (third from left) Oct. 22 at the Forsyth Community Center.

Officials celebrate grand opening of medical arts facility

November 18, 2014 — Students, faculty, staffand officials from Hutchinson Community College, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Rileyand Fort Riley Education Services gathered to cut the ribbon and celebrate thegrand opening of a new Medical Arts Facility Oct. 23 on Custer Hill. “With the designation ofthis facility as the Medical Arts Building for Hutchinson Community MORE
Students, faculty, staff and officials from Hutchinson Community College, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Riley and Fort Riley Education Services cut the ribbon to celebrate the grand opening of a new Medical Arts Facility Oct. 23 on Custer Hill.

‘Durable’ Brigade Soldiers critical in sustainment command’s training

November 18, 2014 — FORT HOOD, Texas – Soldierswith the 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division traveled south tosupport the Army Resolve Support Mission Rehearsal Exercise 15 at the MissionTraining Complex Oct. 14 to 24 at Fort Hood. Units from Fort Campbell, Kentucky,and Fort Bragg, North Carolina, joined 31 1st Sust. Bde. Soldiers to assist theMission MORE
Sgt. John Herrera, motor transport operator, 24th Trans. Co., updates convoy operation reports during the Army Resolve Support Mission Rehearsal Exercise Oct. 14 to 24 at Fort Hood, Texas.

Fort Riley civilian chops inefficiency while undertaking Black Belt project

November 18, 2014 — Carol Fittro is constantlyon the hunt to find ways to make operations go more smoothly at Fort Riley.Like a martial artist, she wants to take down the bad guys. But instead ofusing her fists, Fittro uses Lean Six Sigma to combat waste, inefficiency, spendingand delays. Lean Six Sigma is amethodology used to identify and reduce inefficiencies in a MORE
Carol Fittro, Continuous Process Improvement program manager, PAIO, is working toward her Lean Six Sigma black belt certification. Once certified, she will be the installation’s only black belt.

Fort Riley recognizes efforts of retirees

November 18, 2014 — Retirees from across fourstates gathered to participate in Fort Riley’s annual Retiree Appreciation DayOct. 24 at Riley’s Conference Center. “It is a great privilege tocome here and speak to you this morning,” said Brig. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, 1stInfantry Division deputy commanding general for support and senior mission commander.“The ‘Big Red One’ MORE
Sgt. Tylor Peruchetti with 3-66 Armor, (right) shows retired Air Force Technical Sgt. John Parks, (left) how modern weapons and equipment in the Army operate Oct. 24 during the Retiree Appreciation Day event at Riley’s Conference Center.

Families find voices at Her War, Her Voice

November 18, 2014 — A roomful of women, browsfurrowed in thought, took part in a quiet exorcism of sorts Oct. 21 at Army CommunityService. The venue was Her War, Her Voice– a national support group for family members that meets locally at Fort Rileyonce a month. Each month the group explores a different topic and the Octobertheme was “Ghosts in the Relationship.” MORE
Tricia Verschage, Fort Riley leader, Her War, Her Voice, uses props as she leads a discussion about ghosts in a relationship during a monthly meeting Oct. 21 at ACS.

Witt shares vision for USD 475

November 18, 2014 — JUNCTION CITY – Community, collaboration,customer service – these are a few of the core values that shape Unified SchoolDistrict 475 Geary County Schools, according to Corbin Witt. Witt, who took over assuperintendent for USD 475 three months ago, shared his values and vision forthe district with community members during a Military Affairs Council MORE
Corbin Witt, USD 475 superintendent, shares his values and vision for the district with community members during a Military Affairs Council breakfast Oct. 23 in Junction City.

Tour offers glimpse of post’s ghosts

November 18, 2014 — The sound of chains and aglimpse of a woman in a flowing red dress moving across Artillery Parade Field wereamong some of the ghostly happenings Oct. 26 during the Historical andArchaeological Society of Fort Riley’s annual Ghost Tours. The tour took participants throughHistoric Main Post with stops along the way to hear some of the MORE
The lady in chains, a ghost legend of Fort Riley, walks across Artillery Parade Field Oct. 26 during HASFR’s Ghost Tours. She was one of many ghosts reenacted for the walking tour through historical main post.

Army EOD team takes on Wilderness Challenge

November 18, 2014 — MINDEN, W.Va. – U.S. ArmyExplosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers with the 84th EOD Battalion took on roads,rapids and mountains during Wilderness Challenge, a 53- mile endurance race. Capt. Alex Madden, Capt. TommyArtone, 1st Lt. Mike Woodmansee and U.S. Navy Lt. Darray Hartig joined forces tocome in second for the Army in the two-day challenge. The MORE
Capt. Alex Madden, Capt. Tommy Artone, 1st Lt. Mike Woodmansee and U.S. Navy Lt. Darray Hartig came in second for the Army in the two-day Wilderness Challenge, Oct. 11 in Minden, W.Va.

Public Notice - Army Seeks Public Input on Proposed Plan for Munitions Response Site

November 17, 2014 — PURPOSE:The Army, in consultation with the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and Kansas Department of Health andEnvironment (KDHE), announces the public comment period for the Proposed Plan forFTRI-001-R-02: SHSAR Impact Slope Munitions Response Site (MRS), known as “the MRS”, at Fort Riley, Kansas.   BACKGROUND:The Army used the MRS for MORE

Domestic Violence Awareness: information on protective orders

November 17, 2014 — Attorneys with the Kansas CoalitionAgainst Sexual and Domestic Violence discussed domestic violence and the ins andouts of protection orders as part of Fort Riley’s observance of DomesticViolence Awareness Month. “Domestic violence isn’tjust physical violence,” said Jennifer Ananda, legal assistance for victims’ projectattorney, Kansas Coalition MORE

Post to move forward with energy conservation

November 17, 2014 — October was designated asEnergy Action Month, which equals mission success month for the Army. The purpose is to show the closeties between mission success and energy sustainability and security. The Fort Riley Energy Officehas used Energy Action Month to emphasize what Soldiers, civilian employees andfamily members can do to help reduce energy MORE

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