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Army satisfaction survey affords improved medical readiness

October 1, 2015 — If you receive a survey by mailafter your outpatient appointment at an Army medical facility, and have the urgeto throw it away — stop — you are throwing away an opportunity to improve medicalreadiness. The Army Provider Level SatisfactionSurvey gauges how well Irwin Army Community Hospital, Patient and Soldier CenteredMedical Homes are performing MORE
Capt. Tiffany Bujak, Team 5 Farrelly Health Clinic provider receives the Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey Provider of the Quarter award from Irwin Army Community Hospital Commander Col. Risa Ware for having the highest total satisfaction scores by a provider over the past 90 days. Returned APPLS surveys provide Soldiers and family members an opportunity to improve medical readiness.

SAFETY CORNER - Tips for hearing protection in the workplace

October 1, 2015 — Hearing empowers and enricheslives. Hearing enables socialization, work, interaction, communication andrelaxation. Good hearing helps keep one safe, warning of potential danger oralerting of someone else’s distress. Unfortunately, Soldiers, DAcivilians and contractors engage in daily activities that could harm one of thebody’s most valued MORE

Roadside inspections lead to safer roads at home, overseas

October 1, 2015 — Officials from the 1stInfantry Division’s transportation and maintenance office conducted a monthly roadsideinspection Aug. 21 at Four Corners on Fort Riley. The event, part of the RoadsideInspection Program, enhanced roadway safety for Soldiers by ensuring militaryvehicles were properly maintained and equipped before moving out to the MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Demetrious Hughey, aviation maintenance noncommissioned officer for the 1st Inf. Div. logistics office, goes over a roadside inspection checklist with Soldiers on their way to Fort Riley’s training areas Aug. 21 at Four Corners. Hughey was part of a team of inspectors on hand to make sure military vehicles on their way to Fort Riley’s ranges were properly documented and equipped. The 1st Inf. Div. conducts monthly inspections to encourage safe practices for military vehicle operators.

Air Force certifications earned at Fort Riley airfields

October 1, 2015 — Two C-130’s from the 302ndAirlift Wing, Air Force Reserve, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Coloradolanded at Savage Field, in the northwest part of Fort Riley, Sept. 2. This isthe first time a plane has landed on the landing strip since October when itwas validated by the Army. The joint training opportunityallowed the air crew to MORE
An airman from the 302nd Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado, directs the humvee as it leaves the C-130 that landed at Savage Field near Fort Riley’s Douthit Range, in the northwest part of Fort Riley, Sept. 2.

Fitness center to offer expectant moms weekly prenatal yoga class

October 1, 2015 — Jo Woods, fitness instructor at Whitside Fitness Center at FortRiley, is now offering a weekly prenatal yoga class. Overall, the class isslower and gentler than a regular yoga class. The class isscheduled for Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. Woods has beena certified yoga teacher for about two years, and she is one of many yoga instructorson post. MORE
Attendees of the prenatal yoga class listen as their instructor guides them through the class. Jo Woods, fitness instructor at Whitside Fitness Center at Fort Riley, is now offering a weekly prenatal yoga class at 9 a.m. Thursdays.

Schools, units prep for school-year partnerships

October 1, 2015 — OGDEN, Kan. — Area school administratorsand faculty members and unit representatives from the 1st Infantry Division andFort Riley attended a meet-and-greet session Sept. 2 at the Ogden CommunityCenter to discuss details for the upcoming school year’s Adopt-A-School programand hand off new partnership signs that will be posted at each school. The MORE
Capt. Jacob Sass, right, commander of Troop C, 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, speaks with Cindy Markley, principal of Chapman Elementary School, Sept. 2 during the Adopt-A-School Program Meet and Greet at the Ogden Community Center in Ogden, Kansas.

Grinston thanks community at luncheon

October 1, 2015 — MANHATTAN, Kan. — Cheersand applause erupted from the audience after Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston,1st Infantry Division senior noncommissioned officer opened with, “I am Sgt.Maj. Grinston and I am a ‘Big Red One’ Soldier,” Sept. 2 during the ManhattanArea Chamber of Commerce’s Military Relations Committee luncheon. The Manhattan MRC is MORE
Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, right, 1st Infantry Division senior noncommissioned officer, speaks to Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley commanding general, center, prior to speaking to an audience at the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Relations Committee luncheon Sept. 2 in Manhattan, Kansas. “Sometimes people say, ‘thank you, sergeant major, for your service,’ ” Grinston said. “I say thank you for letting me be a part of your community and looking out for my family.”

Four Fort Riley spouses receive Corvias Foundation grant

October 1, 2015 — The Corvias Foundation awardedfour spouses of Fort Riley Soldiers each a $5,000 grant toward their schooling.The Foundation gave out 20 educational grants to Army and Air Force spousesthis year. Grant recipient Alyssa Jackson,spouse of 1st Lt. Philip Jackson, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 1st Infantry Division, is pursuing MORE

Be prepared for emergencies

October 1, 2015 — Kansas weather can presenta variety of hazards. Depending on the season, one may encounter hazards suchas tornadoes, snow, ice and severe thunderstorms. Such weather can cause poweroutages and other destruction. Therefore, it is imperative that residents be preparedfor any scenario. When putting an emergency kittogether, the basics come to mind. MORE

Intramural flag football season begins at Long Fitness Center

October 1, 2015 — Spc. Richard Alonzo,Company A, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade CombatTeam, 1st Infantry Division, plays football for more than himself. He alsoplays football for his teammates. “It’s important to mebecause it brings guys together and builds morale,” Alonzo said. “I have beenplaying in this league for three years now and MORE
Spc. Christian Wright, Company A, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, dives for the ball during a Sept. 1 flag football game at Long Fitness Center. Wright’s team fell to Soldiers from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.

Post’s 6th Annual Dove Hunt is a family affair

October 1, 2015 — The Fort Riley Outdoorsmen Group’s6th Annual Dove Hunt Sept. 4 was a hit among hunters of all ages. Soldiers brought family andpets out to kick off the hunting season. Fort Riley’s annual hunt is modeledafter a similar successful hunt event at Fort Leavenworth. Melanie Kaldor, spouse ofMaj. Jacob Kaldor, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st MORE
Lt. Col. Clint Tracy, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and his family practice patience as they wait to catch sight of doves. Tracy brought his kids Jackson, 5, and Taylor, 7, out to enjoy their first ever bird hunt.

Clearing CIF without orders

September 25, 2015 — Soldiers clearing withoutorders are required to meet certain requirements.  The following are a few tips to help with thatprocess.     • Medical and chapter separations requirea Memorandum for Record from the Soldier’s command requesting authorization toclear without orders to be presented to the Transition Center.     • The memorandum must include MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER – Preparedness not just a month-long event

September 24, 2015 —  The end of Preparedness Monthdoes not mean the end of being prepared. Take action now. Teach your family, builda kit together and make a plan. It is difficult to preparefor every possible situation in an emergency. The hardest thing is totake the first step in getting a plan together. Will it be perfect? Probablynot, but it’s a start. Disasters MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER – Hispanic Heritage Month opportunity reflect on contributions

September 17, 2015 — A legacy of history, a presentof action and a future of success. Hispanic Heritage week was firstcelebrated in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson and was expanded byPresident Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting Sept. 15through Oct. 15. It is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions andculture of citizens of Latin MORE

Army Aviation Restructuring Initiative modernizes “Demon” brigade’s aircraft fleet

September 16, 2015 — The 1st Infantry Division’sCombat Aviation Brigade is undergoing aviation asset modernization as part ofthe Army’s Aviation Restructuring Initiative. The restructure will avoidabout $12 billion in costs and save more than $1 billion annually once implemented,according to information from the offices of the secretary of the Army and Armychief of MORE
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kerry Hall and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Patrick Reger, UH-60 Black Hawk pilots with Co. C, 2nd GSAB, 1st Avn. Regt., 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div., attend the new equipment training course to learn how to operate the modernized heads-up display controls of the UH-60M model Black Hawk helicopter Aug. 25 at Marshall Army Airfield, Fort Riley, Kansas. The classes are part of the 1st CAB’s aircraft and equipment modernization process. The new equipment training team course educates the aviators on the latest upgrades for the UH-60M model Black Hawk helicopter.

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