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‘Truckmasters’ host fourth annual reunion

August 07, 2014 — The 24th Transportation Company,541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st InfantryDivision hosted its fourth annual reunion July 19 at Moon Lake. More than 250 “Truckmaster”Soldiers, veterans and families welcomed guest speaker Brig. Gen. John P. Sullivan,U.S. Army Transportation Corps and School chief, to the event. MORE

Free nutrition assistance available

August 07, 2014 — Military beneficiariesinterested in nutrition and weight management have several options available tothem free of charge through Irwin Army Community Hospital’s Nutrition CareDivision. IACH will offer a bariatric seminar for military family members andretirees interested in learning more about bariatric surgery to assist withweight loss from 1 to 3 MORE

Post briefs environmental protection, enhancement efforts to visiting European student leaders

August 05, 2014 — Nineteen students from 13foreign countries and the United States learned about some post environmental stewardshipefforts during a visit to Fort Riley July 21. The students were part of aEuropean Student Leaders Summer Institute program being conducted for fiveweeks at Kansas State University. The program is sponsored jointly by the U.S.State MORE

Demon Diner Wins Philip A. Connelly Award

August 04, 2014 — “Big Red One” Soldiers are oftenrecognized for their skills, and the 1st Infantry Division’s Soldier chefs areno exception. Food service specialists fromthe 1st Combat Aviation Brigade’s “Demon Diner” dining facility demonstratedtheir skills in Phase II of the Philip A. Connelly evaluation, taking firstplace in the competition. “I am extremely MORE
Pfc. Ronald Ibale, 3rd AHB, 1st Avn. Regt., 1st CAB, sets out meal items July 7 at Demon DFAC on Fort Riley. The Demon DFAC won Phase II of the Philip A. Connelly evaluation and will go on to represent IMCOM West at the FORSCOM level of competition.

‘Devil’ brigade proudly hits ground running on Kuwait deployment

August 04, 2014 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait –More than 2,500 Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st InfantryDivision, arrived June 20 in Southwest Asia in support of Operation SpartanShield. In keeping with thebrigade’s fast-paced operations, arriving Soldiers were quickly in-processedand entered into the battle rhythm. Twenty-four hours afterarrival, MORE

U.S. Corps of Engineers keeps Fort Riley in good repair

August 04, 2014 — From historical renovationsto water line replacement and construction of the new hospital, the U.S. Corpsof Engineers at Fort Riley seems to does it all. “The corps is huge and doeseverything from civil works projects, emergency response to maintenance ofwaterways and inland waterways and reservoirs. We are the Army’s construction agent,so the MORE
U.S. Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, Fort Riley office, work on a construction site.

RESILIENCE SKILL OF THE MONTH - Activating event, thoughts, consequences

August 04, 2014 — Separating events from thoughtsand their consequences sounds very complex. The Activating Event, Thoughts andConsequences model is an approved Army resilience training skill. The purpose of this skill isto be able to identify your thoughts about an event and the consequences ofthose thoughts. Understanding that you have control over your thoughts MORE

Couples learn to be scream free in marriage

August 04, 2014 — What is a ScreamFreeMarriage? According to Hal Runkel,founder, ScreamFree Institute, a ScreamFree Marriage is about learning to fightfair without screaming, or acting out. Military couples at FortRiley discovered the meaning of having a ScreamFree Marriage during the first ofa three-part series class July 10 at Child, Youth and School Services. The MORE
Spc. James Clarke, 97th MP Bn., left, and his wife, Monica Clarke, right, share a smile during a ScreamFree Marriage class July 10 at CYSS Parent Central. The class is offered to Fort Riley couples every few months by Family Advocacy in three installments.

‘Devil’ brigade sponsors spouse resiliency skills weekend

August 04, 2014 — TOPEKA, Kan. – The 1st ArmoredBrigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, sponsored a three-day military skillsand resiliency retreat for spouses of deployed Soldiers June 27 to 29 at theCapitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Topeka, Kansas. Chap. (Maj.) Michael McDonald,1st ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., said the retreat was organized to provide MORE

SUICIDE INTERVENTION: Gatekeeper keeps light burning

August 04, 2014 — Sgt. Jeffrey Cusic, awheeled vehicle mechanic with the 1st Support Maintenance Company, 541st CombatSustainment Support Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, recentlyreceived a call no Soldier wants to hear. “I got a call from thisSoldier at 9 p.m. asking me to do him a favor – to call his wife and tell herthat he loves her and MORE
Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley commanding general, recognizes Sgt. Jeffrey Cusic, 1st SMC, 541st CSSB, July 8 at Fort Riley for his quick response in intervening with a potential suicide attempt and coming to the aid of a Soldier.

Electronic technician creates TSC operating system from ground up

August 04, 2014 — “Everything is done throughe-commerce now,” said Matthew Allain, electronic technician, Training SupportCenter, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. E-commerce meaning throughelectronic systems, he added. Allain built an electronic systemfor the TSC from the ground up. The project has been evolving for more than fouryears. He MORE
Matthew Allain, electronic technician, Training Support Center, Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, utilizes the TSC electronic system he built from the ground up.

Families enjoy summer vacation at Aloha Nights

August 04, 2014 — “Aloha!” Plastic lei in hand, a greeter welcomed attendees to AlohaNights July 12 at the Custer Hill Pool. Decked out intropical décor, such as totem poles and inflated flamingoes, the event had anisland vibe as golden oldies and surf music played in the background. “Aloha Nightsis our annual luau,” said Hedy Noveroske, swimming program manager, MORE
Glenna Taylor, military spouse, right, smiles as she goes through the buffet during Aloha Nights July 12 at Custer Hill Pool. The annual event included games, festive décor and more.

Resources abound for Relocation Readiness

August 04, 2014 — In the middle of permanentchange of station season, “relocation” seems to be a word all too familiar.Whether one is new to Fort Riley or getting ready to leave the familiar “BigRed One,” Fort Riley’s Army Community Service provides a variety of programsfor relocation readiness. “I don’t care if you’vemoved a million times. There is always something MORE
With welcome packets and various programs, the Fort Riley ACS is committed to serving those in a time of relocation.

ELECTRICAL SAFETY - Electricity demands proper respect

August 04, 2014 — Did you know according toCompliance and Safety, 60 people die every year by electrocutions from consumerproducts? The three leading killers are small appliances (i.e. toaster ovens),power tools and lighting equipment. Thirty thousand non-fatal shock accidentsoccur each year. 70 percent of child-related electrical accidents occur at homewhen adult MORE

Fort Riley dominates at MMA event

August 04, 2014 — Six fighters from the FortRiley Combatives Institute dominated bouts during the Victory FightingChampionship Fight Night July 12 at King Field House. Victory FightingChampionship is a midwest-based fighting organization that has hosted more than30 Mixed Martial Arts events, recently adding Junction City as a regular venue.VFC launched the careers MORE
Sgt. Justin Overton, DHHB, 1st Inf. Div., left, raises his hands in victory during the Victory Fighting Championship Fight Night July 12 at King Field House on Main Post. Overton defeated his opponent with a rear-naked choke early in the second round.

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