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Band of BROs rocks out for K-State students on first day of classes

September 18, 2014 — MANHATTAN – For students atKansas State University, the first day of the 2014 fall semester was filledwith textbooks, notes and – thanks to the “Big Red One” – music. Playing hits from today andyesterday, the rock ensemble of the 1st Infantry Division Band entertainedstudents during the lunch hour Aug. 25 in the Bosco Student Plaza, located MORE
Cpl. Solomon DeBose, DHHB, 1st Inf. Div., sings with the Band of BROs, the 1st Inf. Div. Band’s rock ensemble, Aug. 25 in the Bosco Student Plaza, located just outside the K-State Student Union at K-State’s Manhattan campus.

Ronald McDonald House of northeast Kansas names Whites Family of the Year

September 18, 2014 — JUNCTION CITY – A 13-month-oldbaby boy happily crawls across the floor sporting a pair of aqua blue glassesat his home in Junction City. One year ago, the same babyboy spent eight weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at a hospital inTopeka. Jonathan White, now a happyhealthy baby, was born at 29 weeks gestation to Mandy and Bobby White. Bobby MORE
The White family poses for a picture with Ronald McDonald during a fundraising event in which the family was named the Ronald McDonald House of North East Kansas family of the year Aug. 23 in Topeka.

Soldiers ‘stars’ on, off stage

September 18, 2014 — JUNCTION CITY – Sgt. JohnPortela was in Korea when he learned about the spring auditions for “Jesus ChristSuperstar” in Junction City. He wanted to audition, but wouldn’t be reassignedto Fort Riley in time. He was anxious to get back onstage, he said, but had put his theatrical desires on hold. Meanwhile, the Junction CityLittle Theater postponed MORE
Sgt. John Portela, HHC, 2nd ABCT, center, sings about the growing rabble of people during a rehearsal for the upcoming JCLT production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the C.L. Hoover Opera House, Junction City.

Konza Prairie to have Visitors’ Day Sept. 27

September 18, 2014 — Konza Prairie Biological Stationis an 8,600-acre native tallgrass prairie preserve owned by the NatureConservancy and Kansas State University, and operated as a field researchstation by the K-State Division of Biology. Konza Prairie is dedicated toa three-fold mission of long-term ecological research, education and prairieconservation. Visitors’ MORE

3 from Fort Riley heading to Warrior, Invictus games

September 18, 2014 — “I’m ready.” Those were the wordsuttered by both competitors from Fort Riley about the upcoming national WarriorGames competition – Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 in Colorado Springs, Colorado – and theinternational Invictus Games competition – Sept. 10 to 14 in London. Sgt. Erin Stewart and Sgt.Scott Hasting, both with the Warrior Transition Battalion, will MORE
From left to right, Sgt. Scott Hasting, WTB, retired Staff Sgt. Jesse White, and Sgt. Erin Stewart, WTB, pose for a picture Aug. 28 next to the indoor pool at Long Fitness Center that they use for training. Hasting and Stewart will be competing in the upcoming Warrior Games in Colorado, with White as their coach. Additionally, White and Stewart will be competing in the upcoming Invictus Games in London.

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

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