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Donating blood helps save lives

December 09, 2014 — A quarterly American RedCross blood drive took place Nov. 24 to 25 at Fort Riley. According to the AmericanRed Cross website, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. Although an estimated 33percent of Americans are capable of donating blood, less than 10 percentactually do. Keeping the blood supplystocked helps the Red Cross meet the MORE
Morgan Pace (left), phlebotomist, American Red Cross, preps 1st Lt. Lemuel Salcedo, 1st Bn., 28th Inf. Reg., to draw blood during Fort Riley’s quarterly blood drive Nov. 24 and 25 at Long Fitness Center.

1st Inf. Div., Junction City musicians team up for ‘Sounds of the Season’ holiday concert

December 09, 2014 — Members of the 1st InfantryDivision Band will join forces with performers of the Junction City Community Bandand a handful of other Soldier musicians to spread holiday cheer during theSounds of the Season concerts Dec. 12 to 14 at the C.L. Hoover Opera House,Junction City. The three concerts are free;however, tickets are required and can be MORE
Staff Sgt. Richard Ingle, 1st Inf. Div. Band, performs “Must Have Been Old Santa Claus” for more than 400 spectators in the first of two holiday shows Dec. 14, 2013, at the C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City. The 1st Inf. Div. Band and Junction City Community Band will perform “Sounds of the Season” Dec. 12 to 14 at the C.L. Hoover Opera House. The concerts are free; however, tickets are required.

Annual ceremony pays tribute to sacrifices of 62 Germans, 11 Italians

December 08, 2014 — German and Italian flags adornedmany gravestones Nov. 20 during the annual German and Italian Memorial Ceremonyat the Fort Riley Post Cemetery. Each year, the sacrificesand lives of 62 German and 11 Italian POWs are honored at Fort Riley, wherethey were laid to rest. German and Italian Soldiersserving at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, participated in MORE
German and Italian Soldiers stand next to wreaths ready to be placed in honor of their country’s POWs buried at Fort Riley during a Nov. 20 German and Italian Memorial Ceremony at the Fort Riley Post Cemetery.

‘Big Red One’ Soldiers undergo 10-day training course on state-of-the-art aerial reconnaissance system

December 08, 2014 — More than 20 Soldiers fromunits across Fort Riley and beyond completed 10 days of training between Nov.12 and 26 on the Raven, an unmanned aerial system that allows Soldiers in the fieldto view towns and terrain from the air before moving in themselves. Weighing about four poundswith a four-and-a-half-foot wingspan, the Raven is launched by hand MORE
Pvt. Jonathan Cousins, 2nd Bn., 70th Armor Regt., attaches the wing assembly to the main fuselage of a Raven UAS Nov. 18 at Fort Riley’s Training Area 75, while Spc. Sawyer Rowland, 116th MP Co., 97th MP Bn., kneels to assemble the wings of another Raven. The two were among 22 Soldiers who participated in 10 days of training on the system, which allows Soldiers to see danger or opportunity ahead before moving in themselves.

1st Sust. Bde. Soldiers take time to train on warrior tasks, drills

December 08, 2014 — Providing financial supportto Fort Riley Soldiers is a mission the “Dillingers” take seriously and workhard to accomplish, along with training and preparation for future missions. Soldiers with Company D, 230thFinancial Management Support Unit, 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1stSustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division took time out MORE
Soldiers with Co. D, 230th FMSU, 541st CSSB practice movement-to-contact drills during their sergeant’s time training event Nov. 13 at Fort Riley. The Soldiers’ mission at Fort Riley is to support the post’s Defense Military Pay Office.

IMCOM unveils campaign plan for 2025 and beyond

December 08, 2014 — SAN ANTONIO — The U.S. ArmyInstallation Management Command released “IMCOM 2025 and Beyond,” a newcampaign plan operationalizing the commanding general’s vision for theorganization. The plan provides a roadmapfor IMCOM’s future and serves as a change management document that focuses the command’scollective efforts, prioritizes resources and MORE

Two-day competition ID’s best candidates for 2015 Gainey Cup

December 08, 2014 — It was almost noon, but thecold, 30-degree weather at Fort Riley still didn’t deter Soldiers away fromcompeting to earn a spot on the 1st Infantry Division’s Best Squadron team. Thirty-two Soldiersassigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade CombatTeam, 1st Inf. Div. stood their ground, ready to participate in MORE
Lt. Col. Fred Dente, squadron commander, 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt. (left) addresses 32 Soldiers waiting to take on the challenge of the “Quarterhorse” Crucible Nov. 18 and 19 at Fort Riley. The Quarterhorse Crucible was a two-day skill validation to identify the best candidates to represent the squadron in the 1st Inf. Div.’s Best Squad competition and the 2015 Gainey Cup.

‘Pale Riders’ get fired up during JAAT training

December 08, 2014 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait –Twelve fire support team members with the 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment,1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division reunited with the 10thAir Support Operations Squadron during their Joint Air Attack Team training Oct.15 at the Udairi Range Complex, Camp Buehring. Sgt. 1st Class DavidThetford, squadron fire MORE
Soldiers with the 5th Bn., 3rd FA Regt., 17th FA Bde, 7th Inf. Div. fire rounds from a high-mobility artillery rocket system at simulated enemy targets during joint air attack training Oct. 15 at the Udairi Range Complex, Kuwait.

Post delegates discuss issues during AFAP

December 08, 2014 — Markers, modeling clay and pipecleaners adorned tables set up in semi-circles in various rooms of Riley’s ConferenceCenter Nov. 19 and 20 for the annual Army and Family Action Plan conference.  About 70 community members servedas delegates for the conference this year, and 14 volunteers helped facilitate theevent.  “The pipe cleaners andPlay-Doh MORE
Delegates listen and share thoughts with each other and facilitators in the workforce support group during the annual AFAP conference Nov. 18 at Riley’s Conference Center.

Fort Riley honors Native Americans

December 08, 2014 — A tribal universitycounselor was the guest speaker at the Nov. 19 Native American Heritage MonthObservance at Fort Riley.  Angelina Adams, counselor, HaskellIndian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas, talked about how Native Americans haveovercome adversity, allowing them to continue to celebrate their culture today.  Adams discussed the life MORE
Angelina Adams.

Recycling center shares best practices with others

December 08, 2014 — Trash and waste productswere the focus of a recent tour at Fort Riley. Members of the Solid WasteManagement Conference toured Fort Riley’s recycling facilities Nov. 19 to seethe program’s practices and exchange ideas. “A tour like this gives theparticipants a chance to ask the facility operators pretty detailed andspecific questions, such as where MORE
Leaders of the solid waste and recycling community in Kansas visit the Fort Riley Recycling Center Nov. 19 during a tour, which was part of the Kansas Solid Waste Management Conference.

Cadets learn about Army legal system from ‘BRO’ trial counsel

December 08, 2014 — MANHATTAN – Capt. StevenDray, trial counsel, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, taughta class on the Army legal system Nov. 13 to Kansas State University ROTCcadets.  The legal class focused on the UniformedCode of Military Justice and its importance in today’s Army.  On average, Army ROTC studentsat K-State receive about 24 MORE
Capt. Steven Dray, trial counsel, 4th IBCT, addresses K-State ROTC cadets during a class on the Army legal system Nov. 13 in Richard B. Myers Hall at the K-State campus, Manhattan.

OCSC donates to research center in fight against cancer

December 08, 2014 — The Our Community SpousesClub of Fort Riley presented a $1,013.27 check to the Johnson Cancer Research Centerat Kansas State University Nov. 20 at Riley’s Conference Center.  Lisa Hatt, treasurer, OCSC,said it was a pleasure handing over the check, but donating is what the club isall about.  “We raise money throughout theyear, and we basically give MORE
Marcia Loche, communications and outreach coordinator, Johnson Cancer Research Center, K-State, thanks the OCSC for a donation toward cancer research during a Nov. 20 luncheon at Riley’s Conference Center.

GALLOPING CAREER: Speaker talks about Commanche’s legacy

December 08, 2014 — Many may be familiar with Chief,the horse who is buried in the cavalry field by the Custer House. But there isanother popular horse that many may not be as familiar with – Comanche.  The Historical andArchaeological Society of Fort Riley hosted a historic chat Nov. 17, led by RobKornacki, a retired Army lieutenant, who was previously stationed at MORE
Retired 1st Lt. Rob Kornacki notes Comanche as one of the most interesting horses to ever aid in battle during a Nov. 17 Historical Chat series, hosted by HASFR.

Soldier finds home, community, calling through volunteering

December 08, 2014 — When the word “volunteer” issaid, some think of someone giving up their time in the service of others.  When Sgt. Chris Stivers said he hears theword, he thinks “home.” Stivers found volunteering was a way to connect withhis local community.  The flight operations specialistwith the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st MORE
Sgt. Chris Stivers, 2nd GSAB, 1st Avn. Regt., shows a young wrestler how to “shake” his opponent Nov. 20 at Wamego High School, Wamego, Kansas. Stivers has been volunteering with the wrestling program since arriving at Fort Riley in 2012.

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