The Media Relations Office is the liaison between civilian media and Fort Riley. Our goal is to increase public awareness and understanding of Fort Riley and its Soldiers, Family members and training missions. We answer media queries, keep the command group informed about media issues that affect the post and produce news releases and media advisories. MR also coordinates media interest for VIP, congressional visits and press conferences. Additionally, it helps Soldiers get information about their accomplishments into their hometown newspapers.
Fort Riley is a non-public news gathering forum and as such, all civilian media must have approval and an escort prior to entering Fort Riley. Media interested in covering Fort Riley activities should call the Media Relations Office at (785)239-2022/3358, to arrange for an escort at least 24 hours prior to your planned arrival.
The Media Relations Office also is available via e-mail.
For questions before or after normal duty hours, Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., please call the On-Call Public Affairs representative at (785)307-4510.
News Releases: One of the primary communication tools is the news release. They can range from full feature stories to tip sheets to announcements of upcoming events. Have a story idea? Call (785) 239-3358 or The Post newspaper at (785) 239-8854.
Press Conferences: For major announcements of interest to several media outlets, we may call a press conference. This puts all parties -- the newsmakers and reporters -- together in one place.
Media Opportunities: Fort Riley hosts many activities that may be of interest to area media. Announcements of such events are posted as news releases.
Radio Beepers: Audio of primary news releases can be done. Call (785) 239-3358.
Video News Releases: Television stations interested in video coverage of Fort Riley events should call 785-239-8850 or e-mail the Command Information Office for video footage.