Fort Riley

Fort Riley testing new artillery system, increased noise expected

Residents of Fort Riley and the surrounding communities have been hearing increased noise the past few weeks, due to multiple training exercises and initial operational testing and evaluation of the Army’s latest artillery system – the M109A7 Paladin 155mm self-propelled Howitzer, according to the army post. Training noise will continue at Fort Riley through late [...]

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By | 2018-02-12T13:28:05-06:00 February 12th, 2018|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Fort Riley testing new artillery system, increased noise expected

‘Dagger’ brigade soldier found dead in Germany

POZNAN, Poland — A Fort Riley soldier died Sunday while deployed to the Joint Multinational Readiness Center near Hohenfels, Germany, according to a press release from the army post Wednesday. First Sgt. Nicholas S. Amsberry, 34, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, was found near the train station in Parsberg, Germany. The discovery [...]

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By | 2018-02-07T12:57:43-06:00 February 7th, 2018|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on ‘Dagger’ brigade soldier found dead in Germany

Fort Riley homes to receive solar panels

In support of the Department of Defense Privatized Housing Solar Challenge initiative, homes at Fort Riley will receive solar panels as part of a Corvias portfolio-wide initiative to install solar power at partner military installations across the US at no cost to the military, according to a press release from the army post Wednesday. This [...]

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By | 2018-01-31T12:58:08-06:00 January 31st, 2018|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Fort Riley homes to receive solar panels

Authorities: Fort Riley soldier takes own life Sunday

A Fort Riley soldier shot himself in his car Sunday shortly after contact was made with authorities, according to a media release from the Geary County Sherrif’s Office Monday morning. Dakota Blake Noah, 21, of Fort Riley, is the deceased. Authorities say family has been notified. In an email to KMAN, Fort Riley confirmed a [...]

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By | 2018-01-22T12:20:54-06:00 January 22nd, 2018|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Authorities: Fort Riley soldier takes own life Sunday

Fort Riley in government shutdown protocol

Many activities and personnel at Fort Riley are impacted by the current government shutdown; however, all employees not on leave must report for work Monday, Jan. 22 to conduct an orderly shutdown, according to information sent from Fort Riley. No matter how long the shutdown lasts, “life, health and safety” and mission-critical services will continue [...]

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By | 2018-01-21T11:33:18-06:00 January 21st, 2018|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Fort Riley in government shutdown protocol

‘Devil’ brigade soldier dies in Junction City

A 1st Infantry Division soldier was found dead in an off-post residence in Junction City Monday, according to a press release from Fort Riley sent Wednesday. Spc. Hunter Schmidtke, an infantryman with Company B, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., was found unresponsive in an off-post home and [...]

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By | 2018-01-17T10:42:16-06:00 January 17th, 2018|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on ‘Devil’ brigade soldier dies in Junction City

Fort Riley museums to close temporarily for major renovation

The Fort Riley museum complex, which includes the U.S. Cavalry and 1st Infantry Division museums, will close for a renovation beginning Monday, Jan. 15. During the closure, Fort Riley will establish a temporary museum located at 247 Cameron Ave. That facility is scheduled to open by the end of March. The Fort Riley Museum Gift [...]

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By | 2018-01-10T12:46:46-06:00 January 10th, 2018|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley museums to close temporarily for major renovation

‘Devil’ brigade soldier dies in Junction City

A 1st Infantry Division soldier was found dead in his residence in Junction City on Saturday, according to a press release from Fort Riley Tuesday. Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Johnson, an artillery mechanic with Battery F, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., was found unresponsive in his [...]

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By | 2017-12-19T10:25:43-06:00 December 19th, 2017|Fort Riley, Geary County, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on ‘Devil’ brigade soldier dies in Junction City

RCPD activity report

Riley County Police are investigating a number of sex-related crimes from this past weekend. RCPD Officers filed a report for aggravated kidnapping, rape, aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated burglary on Friday in Ogden. Officers listed a 38 year old female as the victim and an unknown male as the suspect. Due to the nature of [...]

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By | 2017-12-18T11:24:07-06:00 December 18th, 2017|Fort Riley, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on RCPD activity report

State court affirms Riley County Court judgment

The Kansas Court of Appeals has affirmed a Riley County District Court judgment in a nearly six year old murder case. Former Fort Riley soldier Daniel Parker had appealed, claiming his trial attorney’s representation had been deficient because the attorney didn’t fully investigate the victim more and failed to keep Parker adequately informed before trial. [...]

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By | 2017-12-08T13:21:52-06:00 December 8th, 2017|Fort Riley, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County, Top Story|Comments Off on State court affirms Riley County Court judgment