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Key callers important resource to military families

January 29, 2015 — A key caller class isscheduled for 10 a.m. Feb. 4 at Army Community Service. Key callers arevolunteer positions in a unit and are considered communication assets to otherSoldiers in the brigade. “Key callers are theinformation chain,” said Timmie Carter, Outreach Program coordinator, ACS,Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. MORE

COMMUNITY CORNER - This winter participate, don’t hibernate

January 23, 2015 — It’s easy to slow down, hibernateand hide inside our warm homes all winter as temperatures drop below freezing. While going outside mightbe a challenge, let’s look for opportunities to stay active within our communities.I encourage you to get outinto your communities, meet your neighbors and spend time with one another. Getout, be active, have fun MORE

‘Durable’ brigade extends helping hands to Topeka

November 14, 2014 — TOPEKA – City leaders fromTopeka and 1st Sustainment Brigade leaders met in the state capital Oct. 1 to strengthensupport between the two community partners. Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli,adjutant general of Kansas, met with Col. Robert A. Law III, commander, 1stSust. Bde., 1st Infantry Division, to discuss the expansion of the “Durable” MORE

COMMUNITY SERVICE - Volunteer service benefits all, especially volunteer

October 27, 2014 — I have a coffee cup that reads:“Volunteers are the heart of our community.” It was a gift for time I spentvolunteering at my husband’s last duty station. Several years later, it stillsits on my desk and brings a smile to my face. Volunteering is about morethan helping others to me, it’s also about reminding myself of who I am andthat I belong to a MORE

More than 700 helpers put together about 2,000 apple pies for apple fest

September 30, 2014 — “That’s 50 pies made!”shouted Kym Keil, co-pie queen, Historical and Archeological Society of FortRiley, during a volunteer pie-making shift Sept. 8 at the Culinary Arts DiningFacility. More than 700 volunteersare preparing, baking and will be selling the nearly 2,000 pies being made thisweek to support Fort Riley’s Fall Apple Day Festival Sept. 13 MORE
Rebekah McFarland, HASFR volunteer, peels and cores an apple in support of HASFR’s apple pie sales during a piemaking shift Sept. 8 at the Culinary Arts Lab.

BOSS activities in need of volunteers

August 18, 2014 — Better Opportunities forSingle Soldiers has scheduled several volunteers for service opportunitiesplanned now through September, but more volunteers are always welcome. Volunteer activities set upby the BOSS give Soldiers the opportunity to record community service hoursthat translate into promotion points. A Soldier can earn 15 promotion points MORE

Family honored for volunteer service

July 22, 2014 — A military family washonored as the Volunteer Military Family of the Year at Fort Riley for 2013.They were officially recognized during the Volunteer of the Year Ceremony April7 at Riley’s Conference Center. The Daul family feels they arejust doing what they normally do everyday – nothing extraordinary. However, thevolunteer hours they have accrued MORE
Chaplain (Capt.) Kevin Daul, second from left, HHC,1st CAB, smiles as he receives the volunteer military family of the year award April 7 at Riley’s Conference Center.

VolunTeen program helps student prep for future

April 04, 2014 — Melissa Riley, 17, hasaspirations of becoming a veterinarian one day. The VolunTeen Program throughthe American Red Cross at Fort Riley is helping her achieve her goal, she said.Through the program, Riley hashad the opportunity to volunteer with the Fort Riley Veterinary Office for thepast three years. “Volunteering gives me thechance to get to see MORE