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K-State men’s basketball team, “First Lightning” continue partnership

October 22, 2014 — NCAA Division I basketballplayers teamed with 1st Infantry Division artillerymen Sept. 25 at Fort Rileyto get insight into the big booms keeping Manhattan residents up lately. Players and staff with theKansas State University Men’s Basketball Team visited Soldiers from theirpartner unit, the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd MORE
K-State Men’s Basketball Team player Javon Thomas, right, talks to a Paladin crewmember with the 1st Bn., 7th FA Regt., Sept. 25 at a Fort Riley range. Players from the men's basketball team visited Soldiers from the battalion, their partner unit, and helped them fire the Paladins' Howitzers.

Community memorializes World War II hero, longtime Junction City resident

October 22, 2014 — JUNCTION CITY – He was manythings to many people – a husband, father, thorn in the side of the Nazi army.Bill Stahl, who left Junction City to take part in the Battle of the Bulge andlater returned to his hometown to open a law practice, died Sept. 15 at ValleyView Senior Life, Junction City. He was 89. Stahl was memorializedSept. 22 at the First MORE
Junction City native Bill Stahl holds up a photo of himself during his Army years March 31. Stahl fought in the Battle of the Bulge where he and two-thirds of his battalion were captured by German forces.

‘Modern Family’ meets Army family

October 22, 2014 — CelebrityK-State graduate visits Fort Riley, 1st Inf. Div. Soldiers  Fort Riley Soldiers,families and civilian volunteers rubbed elbows with two-time Emmy Award winnerEric Stonestreet Sept. 19 on post. Known for playing thelarger-than-life Cameron Tucker on ABC’s “Modern Family,” Stonestreet is aKansas City, Kansas, native and graduate of Kansas MORE

USD 475 receives STEM grant from DOD Education Activity

October 08, 2014 — JUNCTION CITY – UnifiedSchool District 475 Geary County Schools is preparing to equip all third- to fifth-graderswith a laptop to enhance learning in and out of the classroom through a 2.5million Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, grant providedby the Department of Defense Education Activity funding. The Braiding STEM Early MORE

K-State volleyball honors partnership with 1st CAB

October 08, 2014 — MANHATTAN – The Kansas StateUniversity Volleyball Team celebrated Military Appreciation Night during itsmatch against the University of Southern Florida Sept. 6 at Bramlage Coliseum.The event was more than just a celebration; it was a recognition of the partnershipbetween the team and the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. “The MORE
Soldiers with the 1st CAB march onto the court to present the colors during the K-State Volleyball Team’s match Sept. 6 at Bramlage Coliseum, Manhattan.

Explore ‘Forces’ behind Manhattan, Fort Riley area

October 08, 2014 — MANHATTAN – The Flint HillsDiscovery Center explores the history of the Manhattan area through its FlintHills FORCES: The Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Kansas State Universityexhibit this fall. The exhibit is set to open at the Discovery Center Sept. 27and will remain available to visitors through Feb. 1, 2015. Flint Hills FORCES exploresthe MORE

9/11 proclamation signing marks ‘Diehards,’ CHES entering into partnership

October 06, 2014 — Soldiers with the 1stBrigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st InfantryDivision officially adopted Custer Hill Elementary School during a proclamationsigning Sept. 11 at CHES. “A proclamation is anagreement,” Melanie Laster, principal, CHES, explained to the children gatheredfor a special assembly to recognize the partnership MORE
Lt. Col. Jason Taliaferro, commander, 1st Bde. Eng. Bn., right, signs a proclamation marking the unit’s partnership with CHES as Principal Melanie Laster, left, looks on during a Sept. 11 assembly at the school.

Garrison commander shares updates with Manhattan community

September 30, 2014 — MANHATTAN – Garrison CommanderCol. Andrew Cole presented a Fort Riley Update during the Manhattan MilitaryRelations Committee luncheon Sept. 3 in Manhattan. Cole provided an overview ofthe installation, which included key points about Fort Riley, theinstallation’s economic impact in the community, the possibility of force reduction,the importance MORE
Garrison Commander Col. Andrew Cole, left, talks with John Armbrust, executive director, Governor’s Military Council, right, following an MRC luncheon Sept. 3 in Manhattan. Cole presented a Fort Riley Update, including an overview of the installation, the importance of local partnerships and Fort Riley’s posture for the future.

Exhibit to focus on Flint Hills development

September 30, 2014 — MANHATTAN – Fort Riley.Kansas State University. Manhattan. These three entities will be the subject ofFlint Hills FORCES II: Our Town, Our Fort, Our University, an exhibit at theFlint Hills Discovery Center from Sept. 27 to Feb. 1, 2015. “(It’s) a trilogy about theforces that built the Flint Hills area and contributed to (its) development.Fort MORE

Clay Center representatives visit troops

September 18, 2014 —  Vern Swanson, Kansas House of Representatives,and Ray Frigon, director, Country Place Living, LLC, an assisted living home inClay Center, visited Soldiers with the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4thInfantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division during their recent fieldexercise Aug. 26 at Fort Riley. The Kansas representativefor District MORE
Kansas Rep. Vern Swanson, District No. 64, right, speaks to Lt. Col. J. Frederick Dente, commander, 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., left, about the unit’s training during his visit to unit’s field site Aug. 26 at Fort Riley. Swanson visited the site on behalf of the Clay Center community to view the 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt.’s training and to meet with Soldiers.

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.

‘BRO’ Band members to rock JCLT production

September 15, 2014 — JUNCTION CITY – Five membersof the 1st Infantry Division Band will be playing when “Jesus Christ Superstar”takes the stage at the C.L. Hoover Opera House.Staff Sgt. Jason Ford and Spc.Harry Choin, Spc. Joel Dorsett, Spc. Dillon Johnson and Spc. Luis Alvarado willadd their musical talents to community musicians backing up the cast in therock opera MORE
From left to right, 1st Inf. Div. Band members Spc. Harry Choin, Spc. Luis Alvarado, Staff Sgt. Jason Ford and Spc. Dillon Johnson will play in the community band recruited for the upcoming JCLT’s production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Not pictured is Spc. Joel Dorsett, who will play trumpet.

Kansas City Chiefs host Soldiers at training camp

September 12, 2014 — ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – TheKansas City Chiefs welcomed Soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division to its lastday of training camp Aug. 14 at Missouri Western State University. For one “Big Red One”Soldier, it was the opportunity of a lifetime. “This is like a dream cometrue,” said Spc. Joshua Rubio, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4thInfantry Brigade MORE
Spc. Joshua Rubio, 1st Bn., 28th Inf. Regt., center, brings the team in for the last huddle of the Kansas City Chiefs 2014 training camp Aug. 14 at Western Missouri State University, St. Joseph, Mo. Rubio is a Kansas City, Kan., native and lifelong Chiefs fan.

British officer shares history of US, UK military cooperation

September 08, 2014 — MANHATTAN – Discussing the longhistory of cooperation between his home and host countries, Brig. Christopher Ghika,1st Infantry Division deputy commanding general for readiness, spoke Aug. 6 atthe Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Relations Committee luncheon.Ghika, an officer in theBritish Army serving with the “Big Red One” as part of MORE
Brig. Christopher Ghika, 1st Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for readiness, speaks to a crowd Aug. 6 at the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce’s MRC luncheon in Manhattan.

New ‘Demon’ leaders, spouses learn about services at on-post forum

September 08, 2014 — Command teams from acrossthe 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division gathered for a seniorleader forum about community partnerships, medical services and Fort Rileyprograms Aug. 7 at Riley’s Conference Center. “Since July, we’ve had an80-percent turnover rate of company command teams, operations and executiveofficers within the brigade,” MORE
Suzie Fritz, K-State volleyball coach, introduces herself as one of the 1st CAB’s community partners during the “Demon” brigade’s senior leader forum Aug. 7 at Fort Riley. Command teams from across the brigade gathered to learn about community partnerships, medical services and Fort Riley programs.

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