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WTB dives in to ‘Discover Scuba’

January 13, 2015 — Jeff Freeborn and hisbusiness partner, Tray Green, have no problems teaching scuba diving in Kansas.In fact, the largest problem is being nowhere near fresh water. In order tomake up for the lack of bodies of water in Kansas, Freeborn and Green use LongFitness Center pool to teach their diving lessons. Freeborn co-owns the companyFlatland Divers, MORE
Members of the first “Discover Scuba” class pose for a group photo. About five WTB Soldiers were involved in the December session of the class.

Post athletes win medals at Warrior Games

November 13, 2014 — Eleven medals clung around thenecks of three Fort Riley athletes as they discussed their experience at theWarrior Games, which was Sept. 28 to Oct. 4 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. “It was definitely one ofthe coolest life experiences I’ve ever had, especially being a wounded warrior,”said Sgt. Scotty Hasting, Warrior Transition Battalion. The MORE
Warrior Games athletes and coaches from Fort Riley pose Oct. 16 inside their training area at Fort Riley with the medals they won from the recent Warrior and Invictus games.

Wounded warriors reel in healing at fishing tourney

July 30, 2014 — Several Soldiers from theWarrior Transition Battalion participated in a fishing tournament June 26 to 29in Sargent, Texas. The eighth annual SargentTournament of Heroes event was hosted by the non-profit corporation, Patriot andHeroes Outdoor Adventures. Once a year the fishingcommunity of Sargent, Texas, invites wounded warriors to fish and enjoy MORE
Staff Sgt. Todd Mattila, WTB, right, and Spc. Michael Pearce, WTB, left, enjoy the view as they are ferried out into inter-costal waters of Texas for their day of fishing. The two Fort Riley Soldiers participated in the Eighth Annual Sargent Tournament of Heroes fishing trip June 26 to 29 in Sargent, Texas.

WTB receives wheelchair donation

May 19, 2014 — Local and state representativesof two national service organizations recently donated a motorized wheelchairto the Fort Riley Warrior Transition Battalion. Representatives of the FoodIndustry Serving Heroes, or FISH, and the American Legion presented the gift ata small April 14 ceremony at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center. FISH is a MORE
Sally Sowell, far left, and Lt. Col. Eric Schmidt, commander, WTB, second from left, accept a motorized wheelchair on behalf of the WTB from leaders of FISH and the American Legion during a recent ceremony.