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‘Black Lions’ pay respects to elders

November 15, 2013 — SALINA, Kan. – Four Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division visited residents of the Sterling House of Salina, an assisted-living facility, Nov. 11.During the Veterans Day visit, Soldiers and residents enjoyed hot drinks and snacks as they joked, laughed and talked about their MORE
1st Lt. Christopher Siok, 1st Bn., 28th Inf. Regt., 4th IBCT, 1st Inf. Div., speaks with a group of residents at the Sterling House of Salina, Kan., an assisted-living facility, during a visit by four Soldiers of Co. D. on Veterans Day. During the visit Soldiers and residents spoke about a many topics and joked and laughed with each other while enjoying cookies, brownies and hot drinks Nov. 11.

‘Dragon’ Soldiers put emphasis on safety during stand-down day

November 15, 2013 — During a safety stand-down day Nov. 7, conducted by the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat team, 1st Infantry Division, the Fort Riley Garrison Safety Office unveiled its newest training aid to infantrymen of Company A, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th IBCT – a personally owned vehicle rollover simulator. Along with the simulator, Soldiers with MORE
During 4th IBCT’s Nov. 7 safety stand-down day, Soldiers with Co A. 1st Bn., 28th Inf. Regt. are given a demonstration by the Garrison Safety Office using its newest training aid, a POV rollover simulator. The simulator demonstrates how a human body will be tossed around a vehicle when seat belts aren’t worn.

‘Big Red One’ medics earn EFMBs

November 12, 2013 — About 200 Soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division competed for the chance to earn the distinguished Expert Field Medical Badge during testing in late October by the 701st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div.In the days before the competition's Oct. 25 start, medical professionals from throughout the "Big Red MORE
Two medical field Soldiers transport a simulated casualty using a two-man-carry technique Oct. 28 during EFMB testing. Candidates from various units of the 1st Inf. Div. were on hand competing for the highly regarded badge. This was one of many tasks the medics had to correctly complete during the EFMB testing.

CGMCG honors ‘Black Lions’ Purple Heart recipients with ride

November 01, 2013 — "It feels like they care and haven't forgotten," said Cpl. Andrew Hawkins, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.Hawkins, a Purple Heart recipient, took part in the Oct. 22 Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard Purple Heart horseback ride for "Black Lions" Soldiers who were wounded during MORE
Purple Heart recipients with the 1st Bn., 28th Inf. Regt. take a ride Oct. 22 through Main Post with the CGMCG in their honor.

Soldier shares story of personal loss, triumph at Female Network

November 01, 2013 — During a Sept. 27 Fort Riley Female Network meeting, a guest speaker from the "Dragon" Brigade spoke about how she used friendships, professional colleagues and networking to cope with stress and personal loss.Maj. Tammy Fanniel, human resource officer, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, told the audience about her brother's MORE
During a Sept. 27 Fort Riley Female Network meeting, Maj. Tammy Fanniel, human resource officer, 4th IBCT, talks about how she leaned on her professional colleagues, friends and networking group to cope with stress and rebuild her life.

‘Quarterhorse’ unveils Vietnam-era History

October 29, 2013 — Soldiers with the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, also known as the "Quarterhorse" Squadron, unveiled an M113 Armored Cavalry Assault Vehicle during an Oct. 18 ceremony at the unit's headquarters."This vehicle is a tangible example of the proud history of your unit … It is indeed a MORE
Two Soldiers with the 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., dressed in Vietnam-era uniforms, stand in front of an M113 ACAV at an Oct. 18 ceremony to unveil the vehicle. The vehicle, which was originally used in the Vienam War, was restored by Soldiers within the squadron and will sit in front of the squadron’s headquarters. (Sgt. Scott Lamberson | 4th IBCT)

‘Diligent’ Soldiers perform in ‘Pirates of Penzance’

October 09, 2013 — MANHATTAN – Two Soldiers of the 701st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division are performing in "The Pirates of Penzance" with community members through Oct. 6 at the Manhattan Arts Center.Described in its program as frolic, fun and silly, the show is filled with toe-tapping and tantalizingly familiar MORE
Capt. Karl Kelson(right), physician’s assistant, 701st BSB, 4th IBCT, 1st Inv. Div., performs on set with other cast member during the dress rehearsal of Pirates of Penzance, Sept. 26 at the Manhattan Arts Center. Kelson plays the part of Samuel, the second pirate in command. Kelson.

Bassist using music to bridge Soldier, K-State relationship

October 01, 2013 — MANHATTAN – Playing music is not only a way to relax and unwind for 1st Lt. Kristoffer Nagy but a passion he's carried most of his life. Nagy, , executive officer, Company F, 701st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, had the opportunity to play his double bass with the Kansas State University MORE
First Lt. Kristoffer Nagy, top,
executive officer, Co. F., 701st
BSB, plays with the K-State
Orchestra Sept. 17 at McCain
Auditorium at the K-State
campus, Manhattan.

Volunteers come bearing gifts

September 23, 2013 — RILEY, Kan. – Gina Flikkie, owner, Oodles of Doodles, a quilt shop in Riley, organized a volunteer project to make a quilt for every Soldier in Company D, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, during the unit's recent deployment to eastern Afghanistan. The company hosted an assembly Sept. 6 MORE
Gina Flikkie, the mother of a former Soldier who deployed with Co. D, 1st Bn., 28th Inf. Regt., 4th IBCT, 1st Inf. Div., presents a quilt to a Soldier of Co. D. at an assembly held on Sept. 6. Flikkie owns a quilt shop in the local community, while the soldiers of the company were recently deployed; Flikkie organized a drive to have a quilt made for every Soldier in the Company. In total over 30 volunteers volunteered their time energy and skills to create 90 quilts, one for every Soldier in the company. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Scott Lamberson, 4th IBCT PAO.)

Soldiers conduct spur ride

September 23, 2013 — The 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division conducted a historical spur ride Sept. 5 and 6 at Fort Riley. The focus of the event was to certify Soldiers on skills to make them effective in combat and ensure they are ready for the next phase of training. "The spurs don't even really matter to me … MORE
Spc. Edwin Vargo, an infantryman assigned to Troop B, 1st Sqdn, 4th Cav. Regt., 4th IBCT, 1st Inf. Div., does sit-ups during the physical fitness test portion of the “Quarterhorse” Spur Ride on Sept. 5 at Fort RIley. The physical fitness portion of the spur ride is graded based on Army standards from 1946 – standards that vary from today’s Army Physical Fitness Test. Vargo was required to keep his legs flat on the ground while doing as many sit-ups possible. (Sgt Scott Lamberson, 4th IBCT)

‘Dragons’ train snipers for future mission

September 11, 2013 — Snipers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division received a monthlong block of instruction to increase their ability to effectively engage and destroy enemy targets. "This class is important because we, as snipers, are an asset to our units," said Sgt. 1st Class William Marley, scout platoon sergeant, Headquarters and MORE
FORT RILEY, Kan.—Sgt. William Jones, an infantryman of Company. A, 2nd Bn., 16th Inf. Regt. 4th IBCT, 1st Inf. Div., fires M110 Semi Automatic Sniper System at a target downrange on Aug. 16. Jones is one of more than 40 Soldiers of the “Dragon” Brigade that received a month long block of instruction to increase their ability to effectively engage and destroy enemy targets. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Scott Lamberson, 4th IBCT PAO)

‘Quarterhorse’ complete cavalry competition

September 11, 2013 — The 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, or "Quarterhorse," completed a grueling Cavalry Section competition Aug. 28 to 29. The competition was designed to determine which scout section in the squadron was the best. Also during the competition, individual troopers had the opportunity to earn MORE
FORT RILEY, Kans.— A cavalry scout section of A Troop, 1st Sqdn., 4th Cav. Regt., 4th IBCT, 1st Inf. Div., tactically road marches towards their first objective during the Cavalry Scout Competition held by the “Quarterhorse” Sqdn. on 29 Aug. The completion was designed to test Soldiers individual and collectively on tasks that are paramount to cavalry scouts. Troopers also had that the opportunity to earn their spurs during the challenge. When it was all said and done 106 troopers completed the challenge and 46 earned their spurs.  (U.S.) Army photo by Sgt. Scott Lamberson, 4th IBCT PAO)

‘Dragon’ Soldiers complete FIST training

September 11, 2013 — Forward observers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division completed training and were certified as individuals and teams, following a monthlong certification process that concluded Aug. 16.Some of the key areas Soldiers and teams were tested on, included radio communication, vehicle identification, vehicle preparation, MORE
FORT RILEY, Kan.— Sgt. Micheal Blye, a forward observer of HHC, 4th IBCT looks through a lightweight laser designator rangefinder as Spc. Jeff Hofer anotates grid coordinates on a terrain schetch on Aug 5. After one month of training all the forward observer teams in the 4th IBCT have been certified, showing they are proficient in their jobs. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Scott Lamberson, 4IBCT pao)

'Big Red One' Soldiers compete for 'expert' status

July 02, 2013 — Sixty infantrymen from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and three infantrymen from two other "Big Red One" brigades recently earned the right to wear the Expert Infantryman Badge and call themselves experts in their profession. "If you completed the EIB, congratulations," said Command Sgt. Maj. Wylie Hutchison, senior MORE
FORT RILEY, Kan.—1st Lt. Sean Fitzpatrick, a platoon leader of Company C, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, fires a simulates AT4 Rocket Launcher at an enemy position during Expert Infantry Badge testing held June 27, by the “Dragon” Brigade. Operating the AT4 correctly was just one of the more than 30 individual tasks infantrymen had to complete while taking part in the in the grueling testing. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Scott Lamberson, 4IBCT PAO)

Honorary Command Sgt. Maj. Attends Change of Command

May 14, 2013 — FORT RILEY, Kan. — Nine year old Ian Field, known as Honorary Command Sgt. Maj. Ian Field to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, was on hand for the "Black Lions" change of command ceremony May 8 at Cavalry Parade Field. Not only did Ian have the opportunity to attend the ceremony and MORE
FORT RILEY, Kan. — At a change of command ceremony held May 8, at Cavalry Parade Field, Ian Field stands with the incoming commander of the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Lt. Col. James Lander. As the two stood side by side, they saluted every formation as the Soldiers marched by for pass and review. The “Black Lions” and Ian formed a relationship about two years ago through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Since then the battalion has continued to help Ian achieve his dream of being a Soldier. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Scott Lamberson, 4IBCT PAO)

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