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Public gets glimpse of American Indian heritage, traditions

December 12, 2013 — The heritage and culture of the nation's native people was on display Nov. 20 at Riley's Conference Center, as the 1st Infantry Division Equal Opportunity Office hosted the Native American Indian Heritage Month Observance. In a lunchtime ceremony, the office organized a sampling of American Indian food and brought in guest speakers Polly Davis, a MORE
Guest speaker Polly Davis speaks to the audience about her experiences in the 1st Inf. Div. and at Fort Riley during the Nov. 20 Native American Indian Heritage Month Observance at Riley’s Conference Center.  Photo by: J. Parker Roberts, 1ST INF. DIV.

Post to celebrate American Indian heritage, traditions – Nov. 20

November 19, 2013 — STAFF REPORTTo celebrate the achievements of American Indians, Fort Riley will host a National American Indian Heritage Month observance Nov. 20 at Riley's Conference Center. The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature American Indian cuisine, as well as a presentation from guest speaker Polly Davis, former 1st Infantry Division MORE
Guest speaker Polly Davis, a former 1st Inf. Div. Soldier, who was stationed at Fort Riley and is now a student at Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kan., and her husband, Ryan Harjo, an American Indian storyteller and flute player, will speak Nov. 20 at Riley’s Conference Center.  COURTESY PHOTO.

Community celebrates Hispanic heritage

October 22, 2013 — The Fort Riley community celebrated Hispanic heritage with an observance Sept. 18 at Riley's Conference Center. The event featured relevant cultural information on display, music from the 1st Infantry Division band, a cultural food sampling and a guest speaker. Madai Rivera was the featured speaker during the event. Rivera is a first-generation MORE
Guest speaker Madai Rivera poses with Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, commanding general, 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley, after being presented with a certificate of appreciation for speaking at the Hispanic Heritage Observance Sept. 18 at Riley’s Conference Center.  Photo by: Jessica Healey, POST.

Community to observe Hispanic heritage – Sept. 18

September 06, 2013 — "Hispanics: Serving and Leading Our Nation with Pride and Honor" is the theme of this year's Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. Fort Riley will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an observance from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Sept. 18 at Riley's Conference Center, 446 Seitz Drive on Main Post. The event will feature a MORE
The Hispanic Heritage Month Observance will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at Riley’s Conference Center. A food sampling will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.  (poster courtesy of DEOMI – Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute)

Women’s suffrage topic at event

September 05, 2013 — Women's equality in the U.S. has come a long way, as evidenced by the words of Master Sgt. Denise Felton and others at the Women's Equality Day Observance Aug. 21 at Riley's Conference Center. Felton, food service operations sergeant, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, was the guest speaker at the event, hosted by the 1st Inf. MORE
Master Sgt. Denise Felton, 1st ABCT food service operations sergeant and guest speaker at the Women’s Equality Day observance Aug. 21 at Riley’s Conference Center, spoke to the crowd about important figures in the struggle for women’s suffrage and the continuing efforts made toward women’s equality worldwide.  Photo by: J. Parker Roberts, 1ST INF. DIV.

Fort Riley to honor women’s equality

August 15, 2013 — Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division will celebrate Women's Equality Day with a luncheon Aug. 21 at Riley's Conference Center. The event is scheduled to begin at 11:45 a.m. and will feature entertainment from the 1st Inf. Div. Band and food sampling provided by Riley's Conference Center. The guest speaker will be Master Sgt. Denise M. Felton, MORE
The Women’s Equality Month Observance will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21 at Riley’s Conference Center. A food sampling will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.  (poster courtesy of DEOMI – Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute)

Recognizing feats of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders

May 31, 2013 — The accomplishments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders were celebrated with an observance May 15 at Riley's Conference Center. The observance was hosted by the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Equal Opportunity Office. Nita Miller, secretary, Directorate of Logistics, was the guest speaker. Miller has called Fort Riley home since 1955 and MORE
Guest speaker Nita Miller, center, receives a certificate of appreciation from Garrison Commander Col. William Clark, right, as Miller’s husband, Dr. Ferrell Miller, left, looks on during the Asian American and Pacific Islanders Observance May 15 at Riley’s Conference Center.  Photo by: Calun Reece, POST.

May offers opportunity to honor achievements of Asian-Pacific Americans – May 15

May 09, 2013 — May is Asian-Pacific American heritage month and will be celebrated with an observance from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. May 15 at Riley's Conference Center. The observance, hosted by the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Equal Opportunity Office, will focus on the achievements Asian-Pacific Americans have made throughout history. Asian-Pacific MORE
Asian-Pacific American Heritage month observance 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. May 15 at Riley's Conference Center

K-State professor reflects on Holocaust, lessons learned

May 03, 2013 — The atrocities of the "state-sponsored, systematic persecution and annihilation of European Jewry by Nazi Germany" are things that must never be forgotten, no matter how many years pass, according to David Eshar, a Kansas State University professor who grew up in the heart of Jerusalem. Forgetting these hard learned lessons, he said, will open the MORE
Brig. Gen. Donald MacWillie, 1st Inf. Div. deputy commanding general for support, thanks David Eshar, assistant professor, K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, for sharing his story during the 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley Days of Remembrance Observance April 17 at Riley’s Conference Center.  Photo by: Mollie Miller, 1ST INF. DIV.

Observance to offer insight into effects of Holocaust – Apr. 17

April 15, 2013 — A Kansas State University professor who grew up in the heart of Jerusalem is scheduled to offer his insights into the long-term effects of the Holocaust during the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Holocaust Remembrance Day April 17. David Eshar, assistant professor, K-State's College of Veterinary Medicine, is scheduled to address members of MORE
David Eshar

Teacher shares own inspiration during event for Women’s History Month

April 05, 2013 — Women's history month can be a source of inspiration to all young ladies, said Hadassa Baker, mathematics and chemistry teacher, Apostolic Academy, Junction City. Fort Riley's Women's History Month Observance was March 13 at Riley's Conference Center. The 2013 theme was, "Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, MORE
Hadassa Baker, mathematics and chemistry teacher, Apostolic Academy, Junction City, speaks at the Women’s History Month Observance March 13 at Riley’ s Conference Center. Baker spoke about the accomplishments of women past and present.  Photo by: Calun Reece, POST.

African-Americans receive recognition for service

March 12, 2013 — Maj. Ivy J. Williams wanted people within the Army's ranks to understand African-Americans wish to be acknowledged for their contributions to society. "As we have shared in the hardships of this country, so do we desire to share in its success," he said. Williams, plans and operations chief of training, 1st Infantry Division, spoke Feb. 20 during MORE
Maj. Ivy J. Williams, plans and operations chief of training, 1st Inf. Div., speaks Feb. 20 during the African- American/Black History Month Observance.  Photo by: Amanda Kim Stairrett, 1ST INF. DIV.

Observance honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

February 08, 2013 — "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was, is, and perhaps always will be the beacon of hope for what is good in humanity," said Master Sgt. Mark Jordan, 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. Jordan was the guest speaker at an observance in tribute to the life of King Jan. 23 at Riley's Conference Center. MORE
Master Sgt. Mark Jordan, 101st BSB, speaks about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Jan. 23 Martin Luther King Jr. Observance at Riley’s Conference Center.

EO Contact Information

January 29, 2013 — EO Program Manager - 239-8079EO Advisor NCOIC - 239-3357EO Advisor - 239-8075/2928SHARP Program Manager - 239-8081SHARP SARC - 239-2277SHARP Victim Advocate - 239-3379 MORE

MLK Jr. event set for Jan. 23

January 16, 2013 — It is important to learn about people like Martin Luther King Jr., so history is not repeated, said Sgt. 1st Class George Vazquez, equal opportunity adviser, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. An honorary observance will commemorate the life and achievements of King from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Jan. 23 at Riley's Conference Center. MORE

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