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1st Inf. Div. Soldiers, civilians gather to honor a century of black history, culture

March 10, 2015 — Black history is American history,said Sgt. Maj. Terrence Scarborough with the 1st Infantry Division’s transportationoffice Feb. 18 at the African-American/ Black History Month Observance. “Throughout America’s history,African-American Soldiers have proudly answered the call to duty, to include servingwith great valor and distinction in today’s MORE
Sgt. Maj. Terrence Scarborough, 1st Infantry Division transportation office, speaks Feb. 18 to the crowd gathered at Fort Riley’s Morris Hill Chapel for the 2015 African-American/Black History Month Observance. “It is an honor and an esteemed pleasure to be your guest speaker for this year’s observance,” Scarborough said before detailing the accomplishments of African-American Soldiers and units in the armed forces.

Fort Riley celebrates MLK Jr. Day with pride

February 6, 2015 — Guest speaker and pastorJames Boyer, Manhattan, recalled great leaders, like Mohandas Gandhi and Cesar Chavezduring a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life Jan. 21 at BarlowTheater. “Overall, I thought hisspeech was very inspiring,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ray Daniels, Special TroopsBattalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry MORE
James Boyer, Pastor

‘Devil’ Brigade honors legacy of MLK Jr.

February 6, 2015 — CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Soldiersfrom 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and Morale,Welfare and Recreation co-sponsored a Martin Luther King Jr. day observanceJan.19. More than 300 Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines and civilians bravedthe frigid weather to participate in the first half marathon in honor of thecivil rights MORE
Staff Sgt. Charmaine Tudela-Griswood, CBRN NCO, 1st BEB, 1st ABCT, 1st Inf. Div., participates in the Martin Luther King Jr. half marathon Jan. 19 at Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

Fort Riley honors Native Americans

December 8, 2014 — A tribal universitycounselor was the guest speaker at the Nov. 19 Native American Heritage MonthObservance at Fort Riley.  Angelina Adams, counselor, HaskellIndian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas, talked about how Native Americans haveovercome adversity, allowing them to continue to celebrate their culture today.  Adams discussed the life MORE
Angelina Adams.

Presentation to focus on Native American Heritage Month

November 19, 2014 — Each November,Americans celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month. Fort Riley willcelebrate Native American Heritage Month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 19 atRiley’s Conference Center. This year’stheme is “Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever.” Americans cancelebrate not only the significant contributions of American MORE

Women’s Equality Day chance to reflect

September 18, 2014 — Seventy-two years hadpassed from the time of the first major women’s rights conference inmetropolitan New York to the passage of the 19th amendment in 1920, said ErikaSmith, licensed clinical marriage and family therapist and guest speaker duringthe Women’s Equality Day Observance Aug. 26 at Riley’s Conference Center. “ Women’s Equality Dayprovides MORE
Erika Smith

COMMUNITY CORNER - Month of May honors Asian-Pacific Islanders’ contributions to society

May 22, 2014 — May is Asian-Pacific AmericanHeritage Month, a month dedicated to celebrate Asians and Pacific Islanders inthe U.S. It was chosen asAsian-Pacific American Heritage Month to commemorate the immigration of thefirst Japanese to the U.S. on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of thecompletion of the transcontinental railroad by a majority of MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - National monthlong observance celebrates women’s contributions

March 25, 2014 — Women have played asignificant role in the U.S., our armed forces and in our Army. Women havefought in every major conflict – from the Revolutionary War to conflicts inIraq and Afghanistan. In 1980, President JimmyCarter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8as national Women’s History Week. Six years later, it was MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - African-Americans pave way in service

March 25, 2014 — The U.S. military is one ofthe most diverse organizations in the world, with service members from every race,background and ethnicity serving within its ranks. African- American enlistedtroops serving today make up more than 17 percent of the enlisted force acrossall branches of service – Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Additionally, according MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - Leader, civil rights activist was glimmer of hope for freedom for all

March 19, 2014 — A pillar of the community. Acivil rights activist. A leader. A glimmer of hope for a nation that somedayfreedom would be granted for all, regardless of race, creed or origin. Martin Luther King Jr.embodied all of these things, and, for that, King became part of our historyand our legacy. On Jan. 16, President BarackObama proclaimed Jan. 20, 2014, MORE