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CSF2 offers team-building activities

November 17, 2014 — What is team building? According to Comprehensive Soldierand Family Fitness trainers, the definition of team building is making sure ateam is functioning and communicating well, while helping its members get toknow one another and create strong bonds. CSF2 helps teams accomplishthose goals through a variety of exercises and learned skills, said Joe MORE

CYSS offers aid to military families

November 17, 2014 — Editor’s note: This article is part of aseries detailing services available at Fort Riley for military families, whichcan be especially helpful during deployments. Child, Youth and School Servicesoffers a variety of programs to help military families stay resilient andmaintain a sense of normalcy, even during times of transition. And, familieswith MORE

CYSS needs volunteers to coach 2015 youth sports

November 17, 2014 — Child, Youth and School Servicesis looking for volunteers to coach youth sports beginning early 2015. “We can only place kids onteams where we have coaches,” said Michelle Durgin, CYSS coordinator. “The intentis that every kid that wants to play, we try to find a way to place them. That meansthat we’re dependent on volunteer coaches. All of our MORE

Teams hope to ‘ace’ volleyball

November 17, 2014 — “I got it!” That was the cry heard on thevolleyball court Oct. 20 as teams battled it out during the Community LifeVolleyball League’s second night of games at King Field House. Games are scheduled for Mondayand Wednesday evenings through Dec. 17. Spectators for the gamesare always welcome, said Renee Satterlee, intramural sports coordinator, MORE

MPs ‘take the ride’ during stun gun training

November 14, 2014 — A crackling buzz, a groanand a wince. “It was pain I had neverfelt before,” said Sgt. 1st Class Michael Hile, 116th Military Police Company, 97thMilitary Police Battalion. “My entire body tensed up. I couldn’t move, couldn’ttalk. I know I was yelling … but I couldn’t control anything at all.” Soldier after Soldier hitthe mat as members of the 97th MORE
Soldiers with the 97th MP Bn. trained with Launched Electrode Stun Devices Oct. 15 on Main Post Fort Riley. The device can incapacitate a subject in a safer manner than batons or pepper spray.

‘Durable’ Soldiers break bread with ‘BRO’ veterans

November 14, 2014 — MCFARLAND, Kan. – SeveralFort Riley Soldiers got the opportunity to connect with local veterans andshare “Big Red One” stories during an Oct. 3 trip to McFarland. Soldiers with the 1st SustainmentBrigade shared stories and a home-cooked, buffet-style meal with the veteransduring a senior potluck at the McFarland Senior Center. Capt. Matthew MORE
Alan Winkler, Vietnam veteran and president, McFarland Senior Center, and curator, Wabaunsee County Historical Society and Museum, left, listens to 1st Lt. Adriane Armour, community partnership officer, 1st Sust. Bde., right, and Capt. Matthew Aukeman, logistics officer, 1st Sust. Bde., second from right, as they explain the military vehicles on a poster the 1st Sust. Bde. uses on missions during a senior potluck Oct. 3 at the McFarland Senior Center, McFarland, Kan.

French marines train U.S. service members in desert survival

November 14, 2014 — CAMP LEMONNIER, Africa –More than 30 “Dragon” brigade Soldiers put their tactical skills to the testduring a 10-day survival combat course with their French marine counterparts. Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion,16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Divisionand several joint service members from Camp Lemonnier trained MORE
French and U.S. service members overcome an obstacle Sept. 25 at the 5th French Marines Desert Commando Course near Arta, Djibouti. The 10-day training strengthened relationships with French teammates and helped to ensure Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa members are continually ready to support military operations in East Africa to defeat violent extremist organizations.

Soldiers, local leaders attend AUSA meeting, expo

November 14, 2014 — WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former andcurrent 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Soldiers gathered with localcommunity members for the 2014 Association of the U.S. Army Annual Meeting andExposition Oct. 13 to 15. Aside from three days ofexhibits and forums, local participants also attended social events that helpedreacquaint old friends, including former MORE
Brig. Gen. Eric Wesley, 1st Inf. Div. senior mission commander, left, speaks with Army ROTC cadets from K-State about leadership Oct. 14 in Washington, D.C., during a social hosted by the Fort Riley-Central Kansas AUSA chapter. “Big Red One” and Fort Riley leaders, local community members and the cadets were in the nation’s capital for AUSA’s Annual Meeting and Exposition.

New Estes roundabouts open for traffic

November 14, 2014 — Two roundabouts on Estes Roadlocated at the intersections with Kitty Road and Apennines Drive opened to trafficSept. 24. “I drove through both of themthis morning, and it seemed like they were really easy to drive through,” said AlanIngwersen, assistant master planner, Master Planning Branch, Directorate ofPublic Works, who served as the project MORE
Two new roundabouts at Estes Road and the intersection of Kitty Road and Apennines Drive are open to traffic.

‘Big Red One’ awards two culinarians of the year

November 14, 2014 — The best chefs in the “Big RedOne” put their skills and training to the test Oct. 16 and 17 as they vied forthe title of 1st Infantry Division Culinarian of the Year. Seven Soldiers – threenoncommissioned officers and four enlisted Soldiers – took part in the two-daycompetition at Fort Riley’s Food Service Lab, which included a written test, MORE
Staff Sgt. Jeffery Matthews, 1st Inf. Div. Culinary Arts Team captain and instructor, left, works with Sgt. Michael Kobashigawa, 1st Bn., 63rd Armor Regt., right, Oct. 16 at Fort Riley’s Food service Lab. Kobashigawa was named the 1st Inf. Div. Culinarian of the Year.

‘Durable’ brigade extends helping hands to Topeka

November 14, 2014 — TOPEKA – City leaders fromTopeka and 1st Sustainment Brigade leaders met in the state capital Oct. 1 to strengthensupport between the two community partners. Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli,adjutant general of Kansas, met with Col. Robert A. Law III, commander, 1stSust. Bde., 1st Infantry Division, to discuss the expansion of the “Durable” MORE

IACH observes Pregnancy, Infant Loss Remembrance Day

November 14, 2014 — Families who haveexperienced miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death were given the opportunityto honor and mourn their loved ones during Pregnancy and Infant LossRemembrance Day events Oct. 15 at Irwin Army Community Hospital. The events included aprayer breakfast, memorial service, walk to remember, education and on-sitePerinatal MORE
Families participate in a memorial service during a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day event Oct. 15 at the IACH Chapel.

Safety office offers automated enrollment

November 14, 2014 — The Fort Riley Garrison SafetyOffice offers various safety classes for the Fort Riley community. In the past,enrollments were done by calling the safety office. Enrollments can now becompleted via the Fort Riley USAG, Safety Office home page. New course enrollment formsinclude the OSHA 10 Hour Safety Course, Hazard Communication Train-the- MORE

DES offers CPR, AED training

November 14, 2014 — Saving lives – that’s what FortRiley’s CPR and automated external defibrillator, or AED, training is allabout. “If you save that one life,that’s what makes this all worthwhile,” said Richard Watson, health and safetyofficer, Directorate of Emergency Services, who organizes the ongoing training.“You get the training, apply it to everyday life and MORE
Lt. Ryan Berney, FES, left, practices performing the Heimlich maneuver on an infant mannequin during a CPR and AED class Oct. 14 at Fort Riley. Regular classes are offered to DOD employees and contractors to help them learn how to save lives.

Hazardous waste collection event helps Fort Riley community recycle close to home

November 14, 2014 — Fort Riley hazardous wasterecycling went mobile Oct. 17 and 18. Collection points forhazardous waste were set up at the Colyer Forsyth and Warner Peterson communitycenters. “Essentially, this event isjust taking the Environmental Waste Management and Hazardous Materialprocessing centers and making them mobile,” said Rick Doll, MORE
Collection barrels sit ready for any hazardous waste Fort Riley community members drop off Oct. 18 during the Hazardous Waste Collection event at the Warner Peterson Community Center.

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