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Care teams aid families of fallen, injured Soldiers

December 29, 2015 — The injury or death of a Sol­dier is a tragedy and when it occurs volunteers at Fort Riley will have a network of support and assistance available to the family members im­pacted. Several official organizations are designated to assist families in­cluding the Chaplains Office.     The Soldier’s family is also given the option to receive support MORE
Sonya Brown, outreach program coordinator at Army Community Service, teaches the Care Team training at ACS Nov. 4.

Program helps Soldiers, families readjust after deployment

November 10, 2015 — When Soldiers return from a deployment the adjustment process can be a challenging time for them and their families. Soldiers and family members face different circumstances and stressors each time. Army Community Service has the Military and Family Life Counselor Program available to assist Soldiers and families with the adjustment. Additional MORE

Groups show talent on entertainment stage

November 10, 2015 — Fall Apple Day Festival Sept. 26 was an opportunity for a day of fun, entertainment and apple pie. There were plenty of choices available on the festival stage. Students from The School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited, a Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation program and the American Taekwondo MORE
Students of The School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills unlimited show off their martial arts skills with their Hapkido self-defense drills at the Fort Riley 2015 Fall Apple Day Festival Sept 26.

Autism conference provides learning experience

November 10, 2015 — Staff of the Exceptional Family Member Program hosted a Developmental Delays, Autism and Behavioral Learning Conference Sept. 3 at Riley’s Conference Center. The conference was open to anyone in the surrounding communities who lived or worked with someone with Autism or any behavioral or learning disabilities. Speakers included Rene Jamison, a MORE
Rene Jamison takes a moment to answer questions from parents in the audience during the small group time.

Hammer Time

November 10, 2015 — Staff Sgt. David Weideman, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, and his 3-year-old daughter, Elsie, glued and hammered together a toolbox at the Home Depot Activity Tent during the Fall Apple Day Festival Sept. 26. “This is the first time we ever did anything like that MORE
Staff Sgt. David Weidemann, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, and his 3-year-old daughter, Elsie, hammer together a toolbox at the Home Depot Activity Tent during the Fall Apple Day Festival Sept. 26.

Patriots Day Appreciation Lunch honors post Soldiers, families

October 15, 2015 — Staff and volunteers of USOFort Riley provided a luncheon Sept. 11 in appreciation of Soldiers and theirfamilies and their dedication to the country. Program Director Crystal Tinkeyhelped put the luncheon together. “It’s a way for us to lift thespirits of the troops and families, and I’m thankful to be one of the voicesthat can let them know how MORE
Crystal Tinkey, Program Director of the USO, helps serve Soldiers and their families pizza during the appreciation luncheon.

Ladies Night event draws crowd

September 2, 2015 — Angie Upton, wife of Lt.Col. Trent Upton, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored BrigadeCombat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and her mother, Lucy Lopez along with about30 other women gathered their painting supplies and prepared to begin paintingAug. 20 at Rally Point. “Get the brush wet first inyour water cup and then you’re going to MORE
Angie Upton, wife of Lt. Col. Trent Upton, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and her mother, Lucy Lopez, paint their canvas blue after receiving instruction from their teacher, Melissa Lesondak.

Military Family Life counselors ease Soldiers back into home life

February 6, 2015 — As Soldiers slowly begin tocome home in the upcoming months, there are a number of programs at Fort Rileydesigned to help with reintegration. One is the Military Family LifeCounselor program. Military Family Lifecounselors, also known as MFLCs, assist military members and their familieswith issues that occur across the military lifestyle, with the MORE

Families find voices at Her War, Her Voice

November 18, 2014 — A roomful of women, browsfurrowed in thought, took part in a quiet exorcism of sorts Oct. 21 at Army CommunityService. The venue was Her War, Her Voice– a national support group for family members that meets locally at Fort Rileyonce a month. Each month the group explores a different topic and the Octobertheme was “Ghosts in the Relationship.” MORE
Tricia Verschage, Fort Riley leader, Her War, Her Voice, uses props as she leads a discussion about ghosts in a relationship during a monthly meeting Oct. 21 at ACS.

Finding ally when coping with change

September 15, 2014 — “Change is inevitable,”according to Carolyn Tolliver-Lee, Family Advocacy Program, Army CommunityService. Tolliver-Lee will beconducting three 90-minute workshops in September with the purpose of helpingindividuals “Get Ready for Change” and manage stress that may come with change.The workshops are scheduledfrom 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 15, 22 and MORE

Spouses attend 4-day MRT session

September 15, 2014 — Several instructors covereda wide range of coping mechanisms during Master Resiliency Training Aug. 18 to21 at Army Community Service. Six Fort Riley spousesattended the training, which covered topics to help spouses increase theirability to manage personal and interpersonal situations. ACS provided someinstructors and others came from the MORE
Susan Goodman, Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center, standing, listens to Kia Jensen’s, third from the right, answer a question about using constructive responses in interpersonal relationships. Goodman was wrapping up one block of instruction Aug. 21 during the quarterly MRT provided to Fort Riley spouses at ACS.

USO’s No Dough dinner serves up lip smackin’ good food for families

July 1, 2014 — “The atmosphere, the fun,the food.” That’s why Brittany Walls,military spouse, said she loves coming to the USO Fort Riley’s No Doughdinners. “It’s like home foodwithout having to cook and clean,” she said, adding the smell of ribs cookingwas especially enticing during the Victory Week No Dough dinner June 10 at MoonLake. “The ribs were MORE
Callan Walls, 3, enjoys a slice of watermelon during a USO Fort Riley Victory Week No Dough dinner June 10 at Moon Lake. Corvias Military Living and Dillons helped to support the event.

ACS extends helping hand to families going through deployment

May 8, 2014 — Army Community Service isthe local family service center at Fort Riley. ACS provides programs andservices to assist Soldiers and family members in developing and maintaining skillsto meet the demands of being a Soldier or military family. The center is opento active duty Soldiers and families of all branches of service. Reserve componentsand their MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Fort Riley to recognize military spouses for contributions, sacrifices

April 28, 2014 — Militaryspouses are often said to have the “toughest job in the Army.” They may not wear our uniform – although some do, too – but they balance military life, family life and their own careers orinterests in order to supportthe service members they love.They are the heart andstrength of theArmyfamily. Thenation – and Fort Riley –will honor military MORE