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‘Quarterhorse’ IDs top gun in TOW competition

January 13, 2015 — Pfc. Devon Moreno, unable toclear the smile from his face, described firing an anti-tank missile. “At first, when you fire it,it’s going to click,” the 20-year-old cavalry scout said. “Then, there’s abrief pause, and then it’s like, I guess, a volcano. It just erupts and justbangs, and then the vehicle shakes, and then it gets really hot. It gets MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Nuss, first sergeant, Troop A (left) and Sgt. 1st Class Jason King, assistant operations NCO (right), both with 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., take safe positions and observe as the gunner fires a tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided TOW anti-tank missile during a “top gun” competition Dec. 11 at Fort Riley.

Soldiers to be recognized by aviation association

January 13, 2015 — Representatives from the ArmyAviation Association of America are set to recognize two flight crews and acompany with the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division for theirefforts during a rescue operation in late 2013 in Afghanistan. Nine members of Company C,2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st CAB are setto MORE
Soldiers with Co. C., 2nd GSAB, 1st Avn. Regt., 1st CAB conduct rescue hoist training Jan. 16, 2014, at Kandahar Airfield, Kandahar, Afghanistan. The crews of Dustoff 66 and Dustoff 54 will be recognized by the Army Aviation Association of America Feb. 4 at Fort Rucker, Ala., as the Air and Sea Rescue of the Year award recipients for rescue and recovery operations Dec. 17, 2013, when a UH-60 Blackhawk was shot down in Zabul Province, Afghanistan.

Fatality-Free Day: More than just number

January 13, 2015 — Soldiers were recently awardedwith a day off for hitting the milestone of 222 days without a personally-ownedvehicle accident. “The factors in which a Soldiercan be involved in a POV accident are numerous,” said Dawn Douglas, safety andoccupational health specialist, Garrison Safety Office. “Weather, fatigue, not wearingseat belts, excessive speed, MORE

Temp employees now eligible for health care

January 13, 2015 — Temporary employees at FortRiley now have the option to enroll in health care. As of Nov. 14, 2014, the Officeof Personnel Management expanded opportunities for the Federal Employee HealthBenefits Plan, which also includes Federal Long- Term Insurance and Flexible SpendingAccounts. “Certain temporary federal employeeswill be eligible for employer MORE

Cervical cancer easily detectable

January 13, 2015 — Within the femalereproductive organs is the cervix. It is a thick, funnel-shaped organ at thelower end of the uterus. The cervix serves as the gateway between the vaginaand uterus. Stated another way, it separates the internal and external sexorgans. Like most organs of the body,the cervix is not immune to the risk of cancer. Cervical cancer MORE

IACH uses secure messaging for patient communication

January 13, 2015 — Patients at Irwin Army CommunityHospital medical homes, nutrition, obstetrician and gynecology, physicaltherapy and occupational therapy clinics have a new way to communicate withtheir providers through Army Medicine’s Secure Messaging System powered byRelayHealth. The new system brings membersof the health care team to patients, wherever they are, MORE

Carbon monoxide can be silent killer

January 13, 2015 — Team Riley, carbon monoxideis an odorless, tasteless, colorless and highly toxic gas that causes suddenillness and death. Carbon monoxide is found incombustion fumes, like those produced by automobiles, small gasoline engines, gasranges, kerosene or when wood or charcoal is burned. If appliances that burnfuel are maintained and used properly, the MORE

CSF2 reveals real goal attainment secret

January 13, 2015 — Goals, especially New Year’sresolutions are great to have: losing weight, stopping smoking, earning acollege degree, eating healthy, paying off credit cards and so on. Problem is, it’s one thing tohave a goal and another to complete it. A popular New Year’s resolutionis getting a gym membership to get in shape, said Arlene Bauer, a master MORE

Protect your identity online, review social network security settings

January 13, 2015 — Due to world events and inan effort to protect the force, special agents with the Army CriminalInvestigation Command’s Computer Crime Investigative Unit are recommendinganyone affiliated with the military, review their social media accounts and usethe best security settings. Social media platforms likeFacebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are powerful MORE

Fort Riley to offer nursing program

January 13, 2015 — Soldiers and militaryspouses have the opportunity to apply for Hutchinson Community College’snursing program at Fort Riley. A needs assessment wascompleted in June 2013 that identified one of the demands at Fort Riley was tooffer a nursing program that worked with military schedules, according to SheriBuono, education service specialist, Education MORE

HASFR scholarships open to high school seniors in Geary, Riley counties

January 13, 2015 — The Historical andArchaeological Society of Fort Riley is offering scholarships to high schoolseniors who have a passion for history. Seniors who apply for thescholarship have the opportunity to receive scholarships in the amount of $1,000,$500 and $250. “We are thrilled to give backto our Fort Riley and surrounding communities,” said Julie Martin, MORE

WTB dives in to ‘Discover Scuba’

January 13, 2015 — Jeff Freeborn and hisbusiness partner, Tray Green, have no problems teaching scuba diving in Kansas.In fact, the largest problem is being nowhere near fresh water. In order tomake up for the lack of bodies of water in Kansas, Freeborn and Green use LongFitness Center pool to teach their diving lessons. Freeborn co-owns the companyFlatland Divers, MORE
Members of the first “Discover Scuba” class pose for a group photo. About five WTB Soldiers were involved in the December session of the class.

Slingin’ Ink tattoo competition set for Jan. 15

January 13, 2015 — For the second year, FortRiley’s Warrior Zone will offer tattoo enthusiasts the opportunity to show off theirbody art for a chance to win prizes during the Slingin’ Ink tattoo and artcompetition. Set for 6 to 9 p.m. Jan.15, this year’s Slingin’ Ink also offers a chance for artists to take part inthe fun. In addition to the tattoo contest, this MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Tax center can ease stress of season, prepare free returns

January 08, 2015 — Tax season. For some, thosetwo words can sound like fingernails on a chalkboard, especially if you knowyou will owe money to Uncle Sam. For others, it may bring a sigh of relief – atime to catch up on some bills, car maintenance, college tuition, save money,or maybe, even, purchase a new vehicle. However you feel about tax season, theFort Riley Tax MORE

Kansas senator visits ‘Big Red One’ troops in Kuwait, Baghdad

January 07, 2015 — Soon after Kansas Sen. PatRoberts was re-elected to his fourth term in November, the 1st InfantryDivision’s commanding general called him with a message. “I told him we were proudof him since he is a big supporter of the ‘Big Red One’ and we invited him tocome see his division make history in Iraq,” Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II said. Roberts, a former MORE
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, chairman, Senate Intelligence Committee, is greeted by Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, commanding general, 1st Inf. Div. and Combined Forces Land Component Command-Iraq (center), and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, senior NCO, 1st Inf. Div. and CFLCC-I.

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