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Staff Sgt. Zachery Kipp, Company D, 1st Attack Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, is recognized Aug. 25 during an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game at Chase Field in Phoenix. Kipp was in Arizona to receive the 2015 Bob Wylie Award for Apache Maintenance Excellence at the Boeing Production Facility in Mesa, on Aug. 26. The award recognizes Soldiers for excellence in contributing to an Apache unit’s maintenance mission, demonstrating respect for his or her fellow Soldiers and making a positive impact to the people they work with and for, according to information from the Apache program manager’s office.
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Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen H. Helton, left, senior noncommissioned officer, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, presents Sgt. Sydne S. Tansiel, center, signals support specialist, HSC, 601st Aviation Support Battalion, 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div., with a copy of the Creed of the Noncommissioned Officer Sept. 3 at the brigade’s noncommissioned officer induction ceremony at 1st Inf. Div. headquarters at Fort Riley, Kansas. The newly inducted NCOs also received coins during the ceremony from Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, right, senior noncommissioned officer, 1st Inf. Div.
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Staff Sgt. Zachery Kipp, Company D, 1st Attack Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, is an AH-64 attack helicopter repairer and helps to maintain the AH-64 Apache Longbow helicopters in his company. Kipp is the recipient of the 2015 Bob Wylie Award for Apache Maintenance Excellence. “He’s absolutely one of my hardest working NCOs,” said Capt. Michael Meyer, commander of Co. D, 1st ARB, 1st Avn. Regt.
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Soldiers with the 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, are in Washington state to conduct medevac training with Soldiers from the 17th Field Artillery Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, and civilian agencies assigned to Task Force First Round.  The task force was formed around the Joint Base Lewis-McChord-based 17th FA Bde. to combat what is being called the Tower Fire – about 95 large wildfires more than 1 million acres in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, California, Nevada and Colorado, according to information from U.S. Northern Command.
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Soldiers with the 2nd GSAB, 1st Avn. Regt., 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div., are in Washington state to conduct medevac training with Soldiers from the 17th Field Artillery Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, and civilian agencies assigned to Task Force First Round.  Soldiers with the 2nd GSAB are based on the Kalispel Tribe of Indians Reservation, Washington.
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Col. Andrew Gainey and Command Sgt. Maj. Freddie Barbary, command team, 17th Field Artillery Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, visit Soldiers of the 2nd GSAB, 1st Avn. Regt., 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div.  The “Big Red One” Soldiers are providing around-the-clock medevac training and support to civilian and military agencies fighting the massive wildfire in northeastern Washington state.  “The 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley are once again on point for our nation,” said Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., commanding general of the 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley.  “Fort Riley’s central location in Kansas is key to the ‘Big Red One’s’ ability to provide ready Soldiers to support operations on either coast or around the world.  Our brave and responsible Big Red One Soldiers are proud to support this interagency effort – they can and will accomplish any mission set in front of them.”  On Aug. 17, the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho, mobilized active-duty Soldiers to serve as firefighters to assist with wildfire suppression efforts, according to information from NORTHCOM.  This is the first time since 2006 the NIFC has called upon active-duty Soldiers to assist in firefighting efforts.
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Members of the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, watch as Pvt. Terry Cannon, AH-64 Apache crew chief, Company C, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div., and Spc. Daulton Wallace, UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter mechanic, Company D, 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st CAB, are presented with coins by Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., the 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley commanding general, Aug. 31 at Marshall Army Airfield, Fort Riley, Kansas. The two were recognized for their outstanding performance during their battalions’ July rotation to the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana. Grigsby and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, far left, 1st Inf. Div. senior noncommissioned officer, visited the 1st CAB as part of the general’s in-brief and familiarization to the brigade. Also during the division command team’s visit, Grigsby and Grinston recognized Co. C, 1st ARB, 1st Avn. Regt., with the Sober Armies Bravely Expedite Readiness award. SABER is a program designed to enhance the spirit of competition and award units that are in strict compliance – no drug- or alcohol-related incidents – with the Army Substance Abuse Program.
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Spc. Christian Wright, Company A, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, dives for the ball during a Sept. 1 flag football game at Long Fitness Center. Wright’s team fell to Soldiers from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.
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Spc. Christian Wright, Company A, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, catches the ball near the end zone during the first half of a Sept. 1 flag football game at Long Fitness Center. There is a total of 20 teams in this league.
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The 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division team prepares to head down the field with the goal of a touchdown during a Sept. 1 flag football game at Long Fitness Center. The team was defeated by Soldiers from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.
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Chief Warrant Officer 3 Kerry Hall and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Patrick Reger, UH-60 Black Hawk pilots with Co. C, 2nd GSAB, 1st Avn. Regt., 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div., attend the new equipment training course to learn how to operate the modernized heads-up display controls of the UH-60M model Black Hawk helicopter Aug. 25 at Marshall Army Airfield, Fort Riley, Kansas. The classes are part of the 1st CAB’s aircraft and equipment modernization process. The new equipment training team course educates the aviators on the latest upgrades for the UH-60M model Black Hawk helicopter.
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Eric Turner, senior instructor, UH-60M Black Hawk new equipment training team, points at Marshall Army Airfield on a touch screen teaching monitor as he walks the 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div., pilots through a class on the many new system features of the aircraft during class Aug. 25 at Marshall Army Airfield, Fort Riley, Kansas. The new equipment training team course educates the aviators on the latest upgrades for the UH-60M model Black Hawk helicopter.
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Soldiers assigned to 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division are contributing to the national effort to combat wildfires in northeastern Washington State. Their mission is to provide around-the-clock medevac support to civilian and military agencies engaged in fighting wildfires.
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Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Schmidt, Fort Riley garrison senior noncommissioned officer, got an overview of the air traffic controller training program from retired Sgt. Maj. Ralph Millard, air traffic control chief, Aug. 25 at Marshall Army Air Field, Fort Riley, Kansas. The air traffic control training program benefits Soldiers who choose to pursue a future career in civilian air traffic control.
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Assigned courtesy patrol officers stand and wait while the Riley County police officer walks through the bars in Aggieville. Courtesy patrol is an assigned duty that helps mitigate Soldiers behavior in Aggieville.
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Assigned courtesy patrol officers stand and wait while the Riley County police officer walks through the bars in Aggieville. Courtesy patrol is an assigned duty that helps mitigate Soldiers behavior in Aggieville.
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