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Yankees, USO bring holiday cheer to Soldiers in Baghdad

January 07, 2015 — BAGHDAD, Iraq – For deployedservice members, the holidays can be a time of loneliness. However, many peopleand organizations unite to prevent those who are deployed from feeling left outduring this time of the year. Christmas 2014 in Baghdad isan example of what can happen when many gather in a common goal, bringing theholidays to everyone. The 1st MORE
Priya Butler, director of operations, USO Southwest Asia (left) hands a set of headphones to a Soldier who won a drawing during a Christmas celebration Dec. 21 in Baghdad, Iraq. The 1st Inf. Div., U.S. Department of State, USO, New York Yankees and many other organizations gathered more than 7,000 gifts to show their support for service members deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

‘Durable’ Soldiers play role of Santa

January 07, 2015 — Soldiers with the 1stSustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division donned red and white hats, lightsand bells for a special session of physical fitness Dec. 12 at Fort Riley. The “Durable” brigade troopsmarched through the streets of Fort Riley and sang Army cadences on their way todonate toys to Operation Santa Claus for children in the community. MORE
Soldiers of the 1st Sust. Bde gather after donating toys to Operation Santa Claus on Dec. 12 at Fort Riley.

Soldiers build resiliency through sport

January 07, 2015 — It was a crisp Kansasmorning Dec. 15, overcast and quiet, as Soldiers with the 1st Squadron, 4thCavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division,began inspections of their hunting equipment prior to setting out for FortRiley’s Training Area 12. The Soldiers wereparticipating in a hunter mentorship program established in MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Richard Green, hunting mentor, 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., inspects Pfc. Jonathan Davis’ hunting license Dec. 15 at the entrance to a Fort Riley training area. Davis, cavalry scout, Troop B, 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., is one of the participants in the squadron’s hunting mentorship program.

‘Devil’ Soldiers earn combatives Level II certifications in Kuwait

January 07, 2015 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait –Seven 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1stInfantry Division Soldiers earned their Modern Army Combatives Level IITactical certification Nov. 30 at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation combativestent. The 80-hour coursereinforces and builds upon what students learned in the Level I course MORE
Pfc. Macolly Adams, information technology specialist, Co. B, 40th ESB (right) applies a rear-choke submission hold to Staff Sgt. Ladell Gilbert, supply noncommissioned officer, 518th TIN (left) during the Level II Combatives certification course Nov. 30 at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation tent Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The 80-hour course teaches Soldiers more advanced combatives techniques.

Fort Riley donates $231K, exceeds campaign goal

January 06, 2015 — An estimated 1,800 Fort Rileypersonnel donated $231,144 to Combined Federal Campaign qualified charities, exceedingthe goal of $225,000 by $6,144. “This is the first time in fouryears we have met or (exceeded) our goal,” said Dori Farrow, chief,Administration and Operations, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare andRecreation. CFC is a MORE

Save time, money by calling Nurse Advice Line

January 06, 2015 — When an urgent healthproblem arises, it is hard to know whether you should try to tough it out orseek medical care. Luckily, TRICARE beneficiaries can call the Nurse AdviceLine to get advice on their health care questions. Not all health problemsrequire a visit with a medical specialist but a Registered Nurse at the NAL canhelp you make the MORE

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning during winter

January 06, 2015 — WHAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE? Carbon monoxide, or CO, isan odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Because you cannot see it or smell it, itcan kill you before you are even aware of its presence. Carbon monoxide is oneof the leading causes of accidental poisoning deaths in America. WHAT ARE SOURCES OF CARBON MONOXIDE EMISSION? Carbon monoxide is aproduct of MORE

First Division Museum enhances digital archive

January 06, 2015 — A rich repository of WorldWar II-era records of the 1st Infantry Division concerning D-Day and otherhistoric battles are now becoming available for perusal by the general publicthrough a digital archive. The First Division Museumat Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois, has announced the completion of the firstphase of a massive digitization project MORE

Volunteer opportunities available at Red Cross

January 06, 2015 — With the start of the NewYear approaching, make volunteering in the Fort Riley community a New YearResolution. The Fort Riley American RedCross offers numerous opportunities to volunteer within its programs – be itMother’s Outreach, hospital volunteering, sitting on an advisory council,working on special projects or providing office assistance with MORE

Free tax assistance available Jan. 21

January 06, 2015 — The Fort Riley Tax Center willprovide free tax assistance services beginning Jan. 21. The Internal RevenueService will begin accepting tax returns Jan. 23. In an effort to relieve thestress of tax season, the Fort Riley Legal Assistance Office is working to setup the Fort Riley Tax Center. “The Fort Riley Tax Center willprepare 2012, 2013 and 2014 MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Fort Riley community ready to support efforts during upcoming year

December 31, 2014 — While everyone has theirown way of celebrating the New Year, most of us can agree it’s a time to start fresh.It’s a time to reflect on previous accomplishments and develop new goals. Regardless of what those goalsare, our Fort Riley team is here to support you. New Years is often a time manyof us make resolutions regarding health and fitness. We MORE

Wreaths Across America is tradition now

December 29, 2014 — It has been 22 years sinceMorrill Worcester, owner of Worcester Wreath Company, Harrington, Maine,discovered his company had a surplus of wreaths nearing the end of the holiday season.After an inquiry, Worcestorreceived approval to place the wreaths on gravesites at Arlington NationalCemetery during Christmas 1992. From such humblebeginnings, MORE
Fort Riley Garrison Commander Col. Andrew Cole lays a wreath for the U.S. Army Dec. 13 during the Wreaths Across America event at the Fort Riley Post Cemetery.

‘Big Red One’, community musicians spread holiday cheer

December 29, 2014 — JUNCTION CITY – The 1stInfantry Division and Junction City Community bands teamed up again this yearfor a holiday concert at the C.L. Hoover Opera House. The assembly of musiciansperformed the Sounds of the Season concert Dec. 12 to 14, featuring holidayfavorites and new takes on classic carols. “The 1st Inf. Div. Band hasa long legacy, a long MORE

Stay vigilant during holiday rush

December 29, 2014 — With the upcoming holidays,safety should always be the first thing on people’s minds, according to PatrickBurch, installation antiterrorism officer, Directorate of Plans, Training,Mobilization and Security. If someone wants to ensure theystay safe, Burch said, the first thing he recommends is they memorize a ruleabout suspicious behavior. “If it MORE

Holiday season in full swing with tree lighting

December 29, 2014 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait –Soldiers with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, alongwith other deployed service members and civilians, participated in the annualCamp Buehring Christmas Tree Lighting and Winter Carnival Dec. 3 at the Morale,Welfare and Recreation Oasis Stage Area, Camp Buerhring. Lt. Col. JenniferHicks-McGown, MORE
Mandar Pal, an MWR staff member (left) talks to Master Sgt. Timothy Oakley, support operation NCOIC, HHC, 1st ABCT (right) about the headset he won during the Christmas tree lighting and winter carnival Dec. 3 at MWR at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. The event was co-sponsored by Camp Buehring MWR and ASG-Kuwait to usher in the holiday season.

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