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Fort Riley touts the role personnel in USD 475 play in helping military families

August 25, 2015 — Staff members at USD 475 ofGeary County are ready for the 2015-16 school year. On Aug. 12, Fort RileyGarrison Commander Col. Andrew Cole Jr. addressed the USD 475 General Sessionfor school district board members, teachers, and staff. The 8 a.m. session washeld at Junction City High School’s Shenk Gymnasium. Hugh Davis, USD 475Executive Director of MORE

Area Art Season

August 25, 2015 — As the triple-digit heatindex gives way to cooler temperatures, the fine arts season in Kansas is setto begin, during which you can attend musical and theatrical performances that appealto a wide variety of art patrons. This week’s Travel and Funin Kansas page is dedicated to helping you find the cultural events you andyour family may enjoy. You MORE

Castle Rock – Kansas Badlands

August 20, 2015 — Located about two hourswest of Hays, Kansas, the countryside gets wilder south of Interstate Highway70 between Quinter and Collyer. For a little off-roading experience travel the40-mile Castle Rock scenic drive. The dirt roads are rough and when it rainsthey become muddy and rough. Portions of the track have ruts that are 18 inchesdeep. It requires MORE
Castle Rock is a formation left behind from a time when Kansas was covered by ocean waters.

Area superintendent wins award

August 12, 2015 — Corbin Witt, superintendentof Geary County Schools, Unified School District 475, is this year’s recipientof the prestigious Dan and Cheryl Yunk Excellence in Educational AdministrationAward. The award recognizes Dr.Witt, as well as the Yunks, who were both exemplary teachers and administratorsthroughout their careers in the Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 MORE
Corbin Witt, superintendent of Geary County Schools, Unified School District 475, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Dan and Cheryl Yunk Excellence in Educational Administration Award.

CYSS youth finish baseball, softball seasons

August 12, 2015 — Are you ready for somebaseball? How about softball? The Fort Riley Cubsbaseball team and the girls Outrageous Donuts softball team sure were. Theyplaced second and third in their respective brackets in postseason play inmid-July. The two teams were productsof the Child, Youth & School Services athletic programs. The Cubs, comprised of youngsters11 MORE
The Outrageous Donuts team took third place in the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Pluto League postseason tournament. Players included Ciara Alvarado, Jada Anderson, Mallory Baldwin, Megan Bowman, Heaven Devenport, Madison Garrison, McKenzie Garrison, Paige Korman, Veronika Lorentsen, Mia Mackinnon, Roslyn Vaughn, Hannah Bourland, Kortney Shuler, Ally Sears, Amaya Saunders and Gianna Magallanes.

Wichita, “Air Capital of the World”

July 29, 2015 — Head south down rural route 77 to start your trip toWichita, the largest city in Kansas and the “Air Capital of the World.” It’s aone-time cattle town on the Arkansas River where the spirit of the Old Westlives on, but it is now a booming city with something for everyone. Historic records reveal it was likely a trading center andmeeting place for MORE
Entrance to Old Town Marketplace, Wichita, KS.

COMMUNITY CORNER – Volunteering in your community, an investment that always pays off

July 16, 2015 —  There are a lot of things toget involved with around the Fort Riley community. There are classes, softball,golf, bowling and any number of outdoor pursuits worthy of the time we invest inthem. And investment is the key word.When we spend our time to chase that work-life balance, are we also building a balancein the giving forward or paying back MORE

Member of Kansas Board of Regents visits Fort Riley

July 8, 2015 — Rita Johnson, seniordirector of workforce innovation for the Kansas Board of Regents, the governingboard over Kansas’ 32 public higher education institutions, visited with the staffat Fort Riley’s Military Schools Training Division of the Directorate of Plans,Training, Mobilization and Security June 4. The purpose of Johnson’s visitwas to see the MORE
Bill Raymann, chief of the training division for DPTMS briefs Rita Johnson of the Kansas Board of Regents.

Youth Trap, Skeet Camp fires fun, safety

July 8, 2015 — Gavhen Kelley, son of Sgt. ScottKelley, Operations Company, Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion,1st Inf. Div., faced the grass hill in position with a rifle securely placed inhis shoulder as he shouted “pull” for a clay pigeon to be fired into the air atthe fifth annual Fort Riley Outdoorsmen Group Youth Trap and Skeet Camp June 19and MORE
Ollie Hunter, senior readiness manager for Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, left, helps Lilly Kelley, daughter of Sgt. Scott Kelley, Operations Company of Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, right, aim toward where double clay pigeons will be fired during the Fort Riley Outdoorsmen Group Youth Trap and Skeet Camp June 19 and 20 at the Trap and Skeet Range.

Fort Riley’s Hometown, Junction City – Geary County

July 8, 2015 — The Junction City-Geary Countycommunity is proud to be known as Fort Riley’s Hometown. It’s hard to beat whenit comes to hospitality, historical resonance and outdoor activities. Outdoorsmen and women can fishat Milford Lake, known as the fishing capital of Kansas. Also available atMilford Lake are opportunities for camping, off-road recreation, MORE
Sundown Salute lasts from July 1 to 4 and is an extravaganza of national pride and military pageantry.

Annual wreath-laying ceremony coincides with Army’s 240th birthday

June 26, 2015 — ABILENE, Kansas — Leadefromthe 1st Infantry Division’s 1st Combat Aviation Brigade honored Dwight D.Eisenhower, former General of the Army and 34th President of the United States,during a wreath-laying ceremony June 14 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library,Museum and Boyhood Home. Eisenhower was born Oct.14, 1890, in Denison, Texas. His family MORE
Chaplain (Capt.) Matthew L. Whitehead, 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div., provides the invocation at the burial site of President Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 14 in Abilene, Kansas. Whitehead was one of a handful of 1st Inf. Div. Soldiers who participated in the annual wreath-laying ceremony at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home.

Three Distinguished Troopers named at Victory Dinner

June 26, 2015 — Senior leaders and spouses gatheredat Riley’s Conference Center June 11 for the annual Victory Dinner, part ofVictory Week. Retired Gen. Carter Ham, who served as commander of the 1stInfantry Division from 2006 to 2007, including its return to Fort Riley, wasthe guest speaker. Also honored at the event werethree members of the local community, who MORE
Three individuals were named Distinguished Troopers during the Victory Week 2015 Victory Dinner June 11. Flanked in this photo by Command Sgt. Maj. Maurice Jackson, left, and Brig. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, right, is Brianna Goff.  Each were recognized for contributions and support to the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley and its Soldiers.

No Dough Dinner helps launch Victory Week 2015

June 26, 2015 — The USO Fort Riley’s NoDough Dinner goals are to give Soldiers and families time to enjoy the food andvolunteer opportunities. “It means I feelimportant,” said Dustin Finn, 10 year old son of Spc. Jeffrey Finn, 1stCombined Arms Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, “I’ve always wanted a job and tovolunteer somewhere. It’s taught me to have MORE
Volunteers with the Fort Riley USO hand out ribs to the families participating in the USO No Dough Dinner on June 8 at Moon Lake. The USO Fort Riley staff and volunteers expected to serve 1,500 people.

In Abilene - they still like Ike

June 26, 2015 — Selected by the SmithsonianInstitute as one of the nations’ 20 best small towns, Abilene, Kansas, is richin history, arts, museums and turn-of-the-century homes. Less than 30 milesfrom the gates of Fort Riley, the town is a short trip with enough to see tooccupy several days of sight-seeing. Abilene started as a stagecoach stop in 1857 but it MORE
The Abilene and Smoky Valley Railroad has both a steam and a diesel engine. Passengers taking this 10-mile excursion trip should be at the station Saturdays from May to October at either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Special steam rides and dinner train excursions are also available.

Buffer zones complement training, ranchers, environment

June 22, 2015 — Note: The following articlewas published in the May 29, 2015 edition of the 1st Infantry Division Post. Itis reprinted here with additional clarifying content. Army training has evolved. Butwhile much can be accomplished using virtual training technologies, trainingisn’t complete until Soldiers and equipment are tested on training ranges. That MORE

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