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Preventing drunk driving aim of program at Fort Riley

May 28, 2015 — The Drunk DrivingPrevention Program, a new program to prevent drinking and driving, provides afree ride home to those who have too much to drink and are pre-registered. The program is a volunteer-based,non-profit organization that got its start in Hawaii. Volunteers not only getthe Soldier home safely, but they drive their car home for free as long MORE

Volunteer of year knows no limits

May 01, 2015 — Eight hundred. That’s howmany hours Staff Sgt. Odum Smith and his family volunteered since September. Thateffort earned Smith, of 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored BrigadeCombat team, 1st Infantry Division, the volunteer of the year award in aceremony April 14. The award included a $300Army and Air Force Exchange Service gift card and MORE
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR - Staff Sergeant Smith, 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat team, 1st Infantry Division, and his family have volunteered 800 hours across the state since September. Smith was presented with the volunteer of the year award in a ceremony April 14.

Boy Scouts make additions, upgrades to Fort Riley dog park

May 01, 2015 — Because of members of FortRiley’s Boy Scouts of America, Troop 60, the dogs on post will have more tolook forward to at the dog park. The Fort Riley Directorateof Public Works does provide water to the park, but the rest of the park ismaintained by the community of users and volunteers like the Scouts of Troop60, said Matthew Forristal, volunteer MORE
Troop members and volunteers of Fort Riley’s Boy Scouts of America Troop 60 assemble a fence post that will separate dogs lighter than 25 pounds from larger dogs at the Fort Riley dog park.

COMMUNITY CORNER - Teen family members make impact volunteering

May 01, 2015 — Baltimore. The city name elicitsscenes of young people getting violent, looting and destroying what peopleworked hard to build. It is heartbreaking for the residents and those here whocall the area home. Scenes like those on recentnews reports might make some think twice about the value of teen-aged people –not me. I can tell you our FortRiley MORE

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