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SAFETY CORNER - Staying safe at work during cold weather

January 29, 2018 —      Winter is upon us, but that doesn’t stop the work, especially for those who work outdoors and have to brave extreme cold temperatures. Although the work must be done, limiting personnel exposure to cold can go a long way toward preventing cold stress injuries and illnesses such as frostbite, hypothermia, trench foot and chilblains.       There MORE

‘Durable’ brigade hosts Martin Luther King Jr. observance

January 29, 2018 —      The 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade hosted an observance in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 17 at Barlow Theater.      The observance was a reflection on the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka and the civil rights movement leading up to the legacy of King. The observance started with a performance by the 1st Infantry MORE
Sgt. 1st Class Daralyn Williams-Saulsberry, right, 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade equal opportunity advisor, poses for a photo with guest speaker Joan Wilson, a park ranger at the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site in Topeka, Kansas, after the Martin Luther King Jr. observance Jan. 17 at Fort Riley. Wilson was presented a wooden “Big Red One” as a token of appreciation for being the guest speaker at the observance.

Military 101: Army Community Service course educates spouses on basics

January 29, 2018 —      Spouses and Soldiers alike came together for a Military 101 class — a course designed and taught by Jane Brookshire, Army Community Service program manager — Jan. 18 at ACS.       Every month ACS holds Military 101 on about the fourth Thursday. Military 101 is designed to strengthen the Army family with a team building course.       The class MORE

One-man shop takes photos for promotable Soldiers

January 29, 2018 —     It is just for Soldiers, said Peter Aiken, visual information specialist at Fort Riley’s Visual Information Support Center operated by the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security. The Visual Information Support Center provides photo services to Soldiers who need a Department of the Army photo and command team mugshots.     MORE
Peter Aiken, visual information specialist at Fort Riley’s Visual Information Support Center operated by the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security prepares the American flag used as a prop for command photos. Aiken is the sole employee who takes thousands of Department of the Army photos for promotable Soldiers and command photos for officers across the installation.

Eyster Pool officials to offer Wednesday ‘BRO’ Swim program

January 29, 2018 —      Active-duty Soldiers can swim laps, partake in a rock climbing wall and go down a slide at Eyster Pool 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday as part of the “BRO” Swim program.      “It’s (a) $3 entry fee for all active-duty (Soldiers) and (we) plan to continue it through the spring at the least when we the outdoor pool is open,” said Judy Gardner, water MORE
Eyster Pool offers Soldiers a cheap way to get out of the barracks every Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. for $3 with “BRO” Swim. The event is geared toward Soldiers, encouraging them to visit Eyster Pool to swim laps, slide into the pool and/or gain muscle on the rock climbing wall.


January 29, 2018 —      Museums do not always have to be hoity-toity. Fort Riley is in an area where there are many sorts of museums to appease various interests from cars and history to arts and entertainment.      For art aficionados and those interested in learning about the history of Kansas through art, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State MORE
Abilene is the home town of Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home is open to tours.

COMMUNITY CORNER – Celebrating country’s 34th state: Kansas Day 2018

January 26, 2018 —      So, are you smarter than a Kansas fifth-grader? Let’s take a little quiz. When was Kansas admitted into the union? Maybe you knew that one — Jan. 29 is Kansas Day and, in 1861, the territory was officially granted statehood.      There are many facts about Kansas that are significant in the history of the United States. For example, did you MORE
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Little Apple regional leaders gain better understanding of Fort Riley

January 25, 2018 —      About 25 leaders from businesses and organizations around Manhattan, Kansas, toured Fort Riley Jan. 12, to learn more about the facilities and training that goes on at Fort Riley.      This annual tour is held for neighboring communities to gather a better understanding of Fort Riley’s integrated training environment.      One of the stops MORE
Timothy Livsey, Fort Riley deputy garrison commander, briefs the regional leaders of businesses and organization from Manhattan, Kansas, during their tour on post Jan. 12. This annual tour is held for neighboring communities to gather a better understanding of Fort Riley’s Integrated Training environment.

K-State women basketball hosts military families

January 25, 2018 —      Children of 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Soldiers were treated to a free one-hour basketball clinic by the Kansas State University women’s basketball team at Bramlage Coliseum at K-State Jan. 13. The clinic was part of the team’s military appreciation day.      Families showing a military ID were also given discount tickets to attend MORE
Kansas State University’s Kaylee Page looks to make a pass during a victory over the Oklahoma State Cowgirls at Bramlage Coliseum Jan. 13. The K-State women’s team hosted a military appreciation day for families of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley. The KSU women’s basketball team wears the patch of the 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade on their uniforms as part of a partnership program between KSU and the 1st. Inf. Div.

Polish bonds continue as US Soldiers visit cadets, build strong relations

January 24, 2018 — ZAGAN, Poland — Soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division met Polish military cadets at a Polish school in Rzepin, Poland Jan. 15 in an effort to continue building upon Polish-U.S. relations.       U.S. Soldiers sat at tables throughout a room in the school and answered a wide variety of questions from cadets who MORE
Army Cpl. Kevin Freeman, right, a human resource specialist with Headquarters Company, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, views cell phone video shared by a high school cadet in Rzepin, Poland.

SAFETY CORNER - Operating chainsaws safely, correctly

January 24, 2018 —      While chainsaws are timesavers on farms, ranches and at home, chainsaw safety is vital if you want to avoid painful injuries.      According to ResearchGate, each year more than 3 million new chainsaws are sold in the U.S. The operation of the newer saws, combined with the millions of older chainsaws in circulation, results in more than 28,000 MORE

Fort Riley Tax Center to open Jan. 23

January 24, 2018 —      The Fort Riley Tax Center will have their grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for tax year 2017 Jan. 23 at 9 a.m.      The tax center is in Building 7034 at the corner of Normandy Drive and Bullard Street.     Each year, the grand opening is held to commemorate the start of filing taxes. The purpose of the event is for the facility to MORE

Teams test knowledge of 2000s during inaugural Trivia Night at Riley’s Conference Center

January 24, 2018 —      More than 20 people put their 2000 to 2017 music, movie, geography and ce­lebrity knowledge to the test dur­ing the first Trivia Night at Riley’s Conference Center Jan. 13.       Players divided themselves into teams or took their chances going solo in the contest.      “They are writing answers down on a notepad, they have a minute to answer MORE
Participants laugh as they discuss the possible answer to a question during the first Trivia Night Jan. 13 at Riley’s Conference Center. The trivia questions spanned from the years 2000 to 2017 and focused on topics like movies and celebrities with sprinkling of news and historical events in between. The trivia champions received a gift basket of 2000s-themed goods.

Family Night develops members of all ages spiritually, personally

January 24, 2018 —      Whether it’s a lesson, a prayer or a shoulder to lean on, the first Family Night of the schooling semester at Victory Chapel Jan. 10 had something for everyone — of all ages and life stages.      Family Night includes seven classes for adults, three classes for children and child­care for kids too young to be in classes. Topics include MORE
Spouses of deployed Soldiers gather and talk about their daily lives and experiences with one another during the Faith Deployed Again group Jan. 10 at Victory Chapel. Faith Deployed Again is one of several groups that meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Victory Chapel as part of Family Night, which will run through the end of May.

Visit from K-State women’s basketball team hit with post kids

January 24, 2018 —       Eleven athletes from Kan­sas State University Women’s Basketball visited students at Fort Riley Middle School Jan. 8.     The purpose for K-State’s visit was to connect with middle schoolers and inspire them to pursue their hopes and dreams, said Ebony Haliburton, director of student athlete development for K-State women’s basketball.     MORE
Kayla Goth, junior point guard for Kansas State University women’s basketball gives Fort Riley Middle School students several pointers on how to aim into the hoop Jan. 8. Eleven of the players from the K-State women’s basketball team came to FRMS to inspire the students to dream big.

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