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Separation and Divorce

September 18, 2014 — What Are My Options IfMy Spouse And I Are Not Getting Along?Your first option is to seek counseling. Counseling is provided onpost by the chaplains and at Social Services. To be seen at Social Services,either spouse can call 239-7291 to make an appointment. The military spouse canalso seek help at Community Mental Health Services (CMHS) located MORE

How to write a convincing FLIPL rebuttal

September 18, 2014 — Is Your Army Property Missing or Damaged?Is your TA-50 now TA-Missing? Did those NVGs yousigned for end up in a ditch down by the river? Did stale Folgers spill allover your laptop? This article discusses the various command reactions that mayoccur as a result of lost, damaged, or destroyed (also called “LDD”) Armyproperty. All Army property is MORE

Business Hours of Legal Assistance

September 18, 2014 — Monday - Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.Closed on Federal and Training Holidays.Same-day consultations Monday - Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Please arrive at 12:30 p.m. to schedule anappointment for that afternoon.  Same-dayappointments are first come, first served.We are located in the Left hallway, main level, 216 MORE

1st ID, 4th MEB bridge gap in exercise

September 16, 2014 — FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. –Soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division conducted a combined arms gap crossing exercisewith the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Inf. Div. Aug. 18 to 21 at FortLeonard Wood. The brigade’s 5th Engineer Battalion spearheaded the operation,which involved several units across the “Big Red One” joining to build a MORE
A bridging crew with the 50th MRBC, 5th Eng. Bn., wait as a CH-47 Chinook helicopter, flown by the 1st CAB, uses a sling-load method to lower a bridge bay during a combined arms gap-crossing exercise Aug. 20 at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

‘Dragons’ signal team wins WIN-T Challenge

September 16, 2014 — Soldiers from units acrossthe 1st Infantry Division competed in the first Danger Voice Warfighter InformationNetwork-Tactical Challenge Aug. 18 to 22 at the Fort Riley Mission TrainingComplex, and a 13-Soldier team with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team walkedaway with the title. The competition provided anoccasion for signal Soldiers from MORE
A soldier from 267th Signal Company, STB, 1st Sust. Bde., assembles cables to an antenna during the first Danger Voice WIN-T Challenge Aug. 21 at the MTC. The competition included a written exam and three exercises designed to test signal Soldiers and their capabilities.

267th Signal Company races for WIN-T title

September 16, 2014 — Soldiers with the 267thSignal Company, Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st InfantryDivision got an opportunity to battle head-to-head with the best whilesharpening their tactical and technical skills during the “Big Red One’s”Danger Voice Warfighter Information Network-Tactical competition Aug. 20 atFort Riley. “So far, we’ve MORE
Spc. Khyler Powell, multi-channel transmission systems operator-maintainer, 267th Sig. Co., 1st Sust. Bde., lays cable while competing in the 1st Inf. Div. Danger Voice WIN-T Challenge Aug. 20 at Fort Riley. Soldiers from 267th faced competition from 2nd HCBT, 4th IBCT, 75th Fires Bde. and elements of DHHB.

‘Quarterhorse’ troops train, qualify Table VI gunnery

September 16, 2014 — The thunderous boom is heardfrom a distance as a torrential rain of metal clips fall to the ground. Thepungent smell of gunpowder fills the air, and volleys of steel-jacketed projectileshead toward their targets with the promise of destruction. These are the familiarsights and sounds of artillery when training on a gunnery range. Soldiers assigned MORE
A M2A1 .50-caliber machine gun is fired at a target down range during the Table VI gunnery range Aug. 20 at Fort Riley. The gunnery is designed to evaluate crews on engaging moving and stationary targets using all-vehicle weapon systems while in the offensive or defensive postures.

WWII battalion keeps bonds of service alive at 1st Division Museum

September 16, 2014 — WHEATON, Ill. – They werepart of the Greatest Generation, American Soldiers called to fight the Nazithreat on European battlefields. Those members of the 745th Tank Battalion whosurvived World War II – from the assault on Normandy Beach on D-Day through theBattle of Mons, and, finally, occupying a defeated Germany – formed the 745thTank Battalion MORE
Paul Grupp, Allen “Bud” Spencer and George Hougas, three surviving members of the 745th Tank Bn., gathered for the battalion’s annual reunion Aug. 21 at the First Division Museum in Wheaton, Ill.

Antiterrorism - Secure yourself, stay vigilant on social media

September 15, 2014 — How can one stay safeonline? To keep social mediaprofiles safe, always assume adversaries are monitoring those social websites,said Pat Burch, installation antiterrorism officer, Directorate of Plans,Training, Mobilization and Security. Before posting anything, consider whatcould happen if the information became available to adversaries, including MORE

National Preparedness Month - Fort Riley honors observance with displays, National Day of Action

September 15, 2014 — President Barack Obama is urgingU.S. citizens to “honor the strength our people show in times of adversity bypreparing ourselves, our neighbors, our schools and our workplaces before disasterstrikes.” Fort Riley’s emergencymanagement staff and related agency officials will emphasize that message withplanned activities on-post throughout September – MORE

Culinary lab graduates 13 in advanced food preparation

September 15, 2014 — Soldiers with the 1stInfantry Division’s “Big Red One” Culinary Arts Team trained and graduated 13 Soldiersfrom their advanced culinary food preparation course Aug. 22 at Fort Riley. Food service professionals oftendeploy rapidly to areas all over the world with their assigned units. Due tothe loss of their skills, the Fort Riley Food Service Lab MORE
Sgt. Jeffrey Matthews, primary instructor, 1st Inf. Div. Culinary Arts Team and Fort Riley Food Service Lab, DHHB, 1st Inf. Div., left, helps Spc. Juan Campusano, 1st Sqdn., 6th Cav. Regt., 1st CAB, prepare food for plating during the Fort Riley Food Service Lab graduation Aug. 22 at Fort Riley. Fort Riley Food Service Lab instructors teach Soldiers advanced food preparation techniques to bring back to their DFACs and as part of the Soldier for Life program. The Soldier for Life program offers a wide variety of training to help Soldiers transfer from military life to civilian life.

Protestant Women of the Chapel strive to reflect love in coming year

September 15, 2014 — It was a scene from “Wizard of Oz” as Protestant Women of theChapel board members introduced themselves during the fall 2014 kick-off eventAug. 19 at Victory Chapel. The theme forthe 2014 to 2015 board year is, “Living a Life That Reflects Christ’s Love.” The Fort RileyPWOC meets for praise, worship, prayer, fellowship and Bible study from 8:45 MORE
Stacy Myers, president, PWOC, prepares a table of food for the evening PWOC kick-off event Aug. 19 at Victory Chapel. The event was offered in the morning and evening, and allowed for an opportunity for new members to join and introduce themselves. The upcoming Bible studies were introduced and the new board members introduced themselves with a “Wizard of Oz” skit during the morning session.

IHG marks five years with Army

September 15, 2014 — Celebration was in the airAug. 20 at Fort Riley Candlewood Suites as International Hotel Groupscelebrated its five-year partnership with the Army. Hotel guests and others inattendance were treated to a cookout of hamburgers and hot dogs. Cake and icecream with sundae toppings was also served. “What you’re experiencingat this hotel today is a true MORE
Paul Oltmanns, manager, IHG Army hotels, Fort Riley, prepares chicken on the grill during the IHG 5-year celebration Aug. 20 just outside of the Candlewoods Suites at Fort Riley.

Finding ally when coping with change

September 15, 2014 — “Change is inevitable,”according to Carolyn Tolliver-Lee, Family Advocacy Program, Army CommunityService. Tolliver-Lee will beconducting three 90-minute workshops in September with the purpose of helpingindividuals “Get Ready for Change” and manage stress that may come with change.The workshops are scheduledfrom 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 15, 22 and MORE

Federal Impact Aid depends on families doing survey forms

September 15, 2014 — Federal Impact Aid adds millionsof dollars to the annual funding of Unified School District 475 Geary County Schools,but only if the FIA survey forms are filled out and returned to the district. USD 475 students whose familiesare connected to Fort Riley should fill out a form for each child attendingschool in the district, said Janet Christian, the MORE

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