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New pizza option available at AAFES

August 22, 2014 — Hunting for another pizza option?Search no more. Pizza has arrived at theArmy and Air Force Exchange Service’s Express Shoppette, located in Building6914 on Custer Hill. Hunt Brothers Pizza opened forbusiness July 9 in the facility and has been a hit with Soldiers, according toNenty Anjain, store manager, AAFES. Large 12-inch pizzas are $9.99with MORE
Dontay Sprague, store associate, AAFES, cleans the work area of the new Hunt Brother’s Pizza counter July 29 at the Express Shoppette on Custer Hill. The new pizza option is open 24 hours.

Ceremony honors Fort Riley volunteers

August 22, 2014 — About 100 members of theFort Riley community were honored for their volunteer service during a July 29Volunteer of the Quarter ceremony at Riley’s Conference Center. Many were Soldiers who receiveda Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal for dedicating hours to volunteerservice. Others were youth members ofthe community who assisted with MORE
Kerrie Wagers, military spouse, center, smiles after Brig. Christopher Ghika, 1st Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for readiness, right, presents the Dr. Mary E. Walker award for her volunteer service to the Army during a July 29 Volunteer of the Quarter ceremony at Riley’s Conference Center. Standing to the left of Wagers is Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Dallas, NCO, 4th IBCT.

FROG camp teaches gun safety, sports

August 22, 2014 — Clay pigeon after claypigeon shattered at the Fort Riley Skeet and Trap Range as a group of youth honedtheir skills with a shotgun. “It’s fun to watch somethingexplode into so many pieces,” said Levi Caves, 13. “Just make sure it doesn’tget cut in half.” “It’s a lot more satisfyingwhen it explodes into a batrillion pieces, instead of cutting it in MORE
From left, Ashley Belunta, 13, takes aim shooting skeet as Brayden Webb, 12, and Oliver Hunter, volunteer instructor, FROG Youth Trap and Skeet Camp, look on Aug. 2 at the Fort Riley Skeet and Trap Range. Youth learned the National Rifle Associations’ 10 commandments of gun safety and six shotgun fundamentals in addition to hands-on instruction during the two-day camp.

Invasion of moles, gophers create small battlefields

August 22, 2014 — Many lawns and mowed areasat Fort Riley are beginning to look like small battlefields. Small mounds ofbare soil seem to appear out of nowhere. Craters erupt as if a miniature Armyhas passed through the area, complete with mortar impacts and demolition zones.Raised tunnels appear overnight as if an advancing enemy is in the midst. What could cause MORE

‘Daggers’ get 1st shot at firing TOW missiles on post since 90s’

August 20, 2014 — Fifteen M2A3 BradleyFighting Vehicle crews were the first Fort Riley Soldiers in more than a decadeto fire live tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided anti-tank, or TOW,missiles during a July 22 training exercise at Fort Riley. Crews with the 1stBattalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st InfantryDivision, fired 26 MORE
An M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle crew fires a TOW anti-tank missile July 22 at Fort Riley’s training areas.

Transportation Corps selects ‘BRO’ captain as officer of year

August 20, 2014 — Capt. Erik Anthes wasselected as the Transportation Corps Active-Duty Officer of the Year for 2013. Anthes, who commanded CompanyE, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1stInfantry Division, was recognized July 25 during the corps’ annual TransportationBall in Virginia. “I am simply humbled toreceive this honor MORE
Capt. Erik Anthes was selected as the Transportation Corps Active-Duty Officer of the Year for 2013.

Chem Co. Soldier earns NCO of Year at Best Warrior Comp

August 20, 2014 — ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND,Md. – Soldiers with the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, ExplosivesCommand tested their mettle in the Best Warrior Competition July 21 to 25 atAberdeen Proving Ground. Staff Sgt. Hector Pena,48th Chemical Brigade; Staff Sgt. Keith Thomas, 52nd Explosive OrdnanceDisposal Group; Spc. Kyle Schultheis, 52nd EOD MORE
Staff Sgt. Hector Pena, 48th Chemical Bde., participates in a situational training lanes exercise during the 20th CBRNE Command Best Warrior Competition July 23 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

Kansas leaders learn about America’s Army at Fort Riley

August 20, 2014 — Business and community leadersfrom across Kansas seeking a better understanding of military life and currentoperations visited Fort Riley July 23 to 24. The 2014 Leadership Kansas class,which included 40 mayors, CEOs and other community voices, toured the historicpost, received updates from post and 1st Infantry Division leaders and witnessedthe MORE
Lee Beth Denver, real estate agent, Lawrence, Kan., left, takes aim on top of a camouflaged military vehicle July 24 at the MTC, while Spc. Troy Warren, HHC, 1st Bn., 18th Inf. Regt., right, describes the features of the weapon. Denver, along with 39 other members of the 2014 Leadership Kansas class, visited Fort Riley July 24 to 25 to tour the post, receive updates from 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley leaders, and witness the latest in warfighter training systems.

Soldiers compete for NCO, Soldier of Year

August 20, 2014 — Staff Sgt. David Nakasone andSgt. Evan Brady competed for the 2014 III Corps Soldier and NoncommissionedOfficer of the Year titles July 22 to 23 at Fort Hood, Texas. Nakasone, also a topcombatives competitor at Fort Riley, is assigned to the 84th Explosive OrdnanceBattalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. Brady is assigned tothe MORE
Staff Sgt. David Nakasone, 84th EOB, far right, listens to a land navigation brief July 23 with others competing for the III Corps Soldier and NCO of the Year titles at Fort Hood, Texas.

Community stays vigiliant with Army iWATCH program

August 20, 2014 — “See something, saysomething” is the slogan of the U.S. Army’s iWATCH program, and August –Antiterrorism Awareness Month – is the perfect for community members tofamiliarize themselves with the program, according to Fort Riley’s installationantiterrorism officer. In observance ofAntiterrorism Month, everyone should familiarize themselves with the MORE

‘Big Red One’ chefs refresh training at Food Service Lab

August 20, 2014 — Knife skills and newrecipes are now part of the standard toolkit for 15 “Big Red One” Soldiers whograduated from the Food Service Refresher Training. An end-of-course luncheonJuly 25 allowed the Soldiers to showcase their skills for 1st Infantry Divisionleaders, Soldiers and invited guests. The luncheon came on the lastday of the two-week training. MORE
Class leader Sgt. Troy Manfield, 1st Sust. Bde., salutes during the graduation ceremony for the latest Food Service Refresher Course July 25 at Fort Riley’s Food Service Lab.

Leaders work to get MAPET training to every post unit

August 20, 2014 — More than 20 Soldiersattended the Master Army Professional Ethics Trainer course July 24 at FortRiley. More than 50 Soldiers on the installation have graduated from the coursesince its inception. The Center for the Army Professionand Ethic at West Point developed the MAPET course. Graduates are awarded the A1Iskill identifier giving them the MORE
Chaplain (Capt.) Nahyoung Frick, 1st Bn., 7th FA Regt., watches Maj. Ivy Williams, 1st Inf. Div. MAPET instructor, as he teaches the class July 24 at Fort Riley.

Scout Riley 2014

August 19, 2014 — Scout Riley isscheduled from Sep. 12 – Sep. 14, 2014. Scout Riley will be conducted in conjunction with the Post’s annual Fall Apple Day Festival on Sep. 13.How to attend:Complete the entryform and return it to the Public Information Office before the requiredsubmission deadline date of September 5, 2014.Complete the Adult Hold Harmless Agreement, MORE

JAG Corps celebrates 239th birthday with on-post ceremony

August 18, 2014 — The Judge Advocate General Corpscelebrated its 239th birthday with a July 25 ceremony at the Office of theStaff Judge Advocate. Judge advocates haveprovided legal assistance to the Army and have stayed true to the motto,“Soldiers first, lawyers always,” since William Tudor, the first judgeadvocate, in 1775. “We are dual-professionals –members of MORE
Pvt. Allison Simmons, HHC, 1st CAB, left; Brig. Gen. Sean P. Swindell, 1st Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for maneuver, center; and Col. Craig Merutka, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley staff judge advocate, right, use a saber to cut a cake celebrating the 239th birthday of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps July 25 at Fort Riley.

Bargain Bin gives USAG chance to save money, exchange items

August 18, 2014 — Shuffling material and equipmentto save money isn’t a new concept in the Army, but Fort Riley’s U.S. Army Garrisonhas devised a way to maximize those savings. A little more than a month ago,the garrison’s Bargain Bin debuted on the post intranet’s SharePoint homepage. Italready is seeing some use, although the Plans, Analysis and Integration MORE

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