Fort Riley

Community gathers to remember events of 9/11

A ceremony was held Wednesday evening at Manhattan’s Bishop Stadium to remember those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2011. The event was put on by the Flint Hills Volunteer Center, Senior Core and the Senior Core RSVP program to honor area first-responders. The Fort Riley 1st Infantry Division Band [...]

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By |2019-09-12T06:50:06-05:00September 12th, 2019|Fort Riley, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Community gathers to remember events of 9/11

Sen. Moran hosts Acting Army Secretary on tour of Fort Riley elementary school

FORT RILEY, Kan. — Seitz Elementary was the spotlight of a tour Thursday morning which included U.S. Senator Jerry Moran and Acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy. The Fort Riley school, which opened in 2012 houses roughly 700 students whose parents are active in the Army. It is part of the USD 475 Geary County School [...]

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By |2019-09-05T18:49:32-05:00September 5th, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Sen. Moran hosts Acting Army Secretary on tour of Fort Riley elementary school

Fort Riley to test emergency preparedness in Wednesday exercise

Fort Riley will be evaluating and synchronizing the installation’s emergency preparedness processes and procedures in a full-scale exercise Wednesday, July 24th. Officials advise community members to expect increased activity by emergency response vehicles on post as well as announcements via the “giant voice” loudspeaker. Due to the exercise, traffic may be re-routed due to some [...]

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By |2019-07-22T16:27:20-05:00July 22nd, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley to test emergency preparedness in Wednesday exercise

Seven-phase road project on Henry Drive at Fort Riley starts Monday, continues through March

Motorists around Fort Riley are advised to be cautious and possibly consider alternate routes due to planned construction to begin Monday, July 22. Starting the 22nd, traffic on Henry Drive will be reduced to one lane and controlled with a signal from the Kansas River bridge to the railroad bridge for pavement repair, with completion [...]

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By |2019-07-18T14:29:20-05:00July 18th, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Seven-phase road project on Henry Drive at Fort Riley starts Monday, continues through March

Former 1st Infantry soldier receives Congressional Medal of Honor

A former Fort Riley first division soldier received the Congressional Medal of Honor from the president on Tuesday. Former Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia received the medal of honor from President Donald Trump during a ceremony in Washington DC.  Bellavia served with the 1st Infantry Division in Iraq in 2004.  He is the first living [...]

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By |2019-06-25T16:40:35-05:00June 25th, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Former 1st Infantry soldier receives Congressional Medal of Honor

Former Fort Riley Division CSM to become Sergeant Major of Army

Former 1st Infantry Division leader Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston has been promoted the 16th Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army. Grinston becomes the third former Fort Riley official to be chosen in recent months for a top Army leadership position. Grinston will be the Army chief of staff’s personal adviser on enlisted force [...]

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By |2019-06-11T21:50:44-05:00June 11th, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Former Fort Riley Division CSM to become Sergeant Major of Army

Sen. Roberts honors fallen soldiers at Fort Riley Memorial Day ceremony

FORT RILEY – A Memorial Day ceremony honored fallen soldiers Monday at the Fort Riley post cemetery. The event was standing room only while Senator Pat Roberts addressed the crowd, sharing a family story of his father who served in the Marines. Roberts took time to address the sacrifices made by service men and women. [...]

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By |2019-05-28T07:57:27-05:00May 28th, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Sen. Roberts honors fallen soldiers at Fort Riley Memorial Day ceremony

KSU, Fort Riley to work together on archaeological surveys

Fort Riley and Kansas State University will partner up to survey long untouched land within the installation. The two organizations signed their first intergovernmental support agreement with one another May 13 in the K-State Alumni Center. Archaeology experts and students from the university will be able to work with the post’s cultural resources archaeologist, providing [...]

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By |2019-05-14T09:24:35-05:00May 14th, 2019|Fort Riley, K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on KSU, Fort Riley to work together on archaeological surveys

Soldiers assess prototype of V.R. training system for group, vehicle missions

With the help of technological advancements by commercial gaming companies, the military’s virtual reality training programs are getting realer than ever. U.S. Army soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division as well as visitors from the 4th Infantry Division and the U.S. Marines have been testing and assessing a prototype training system for realism and functionality [...]

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By |2019-04-26T19:24:02-05:00April 26th, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Soldiers assess prototype of V.R. training system for group, vehicle missions

Former Fort Riley Officer is Trump’s pick for Army Vice Chief of Staff

A former Big Red One Commanding Officer looks to be headed to a new position in the Army. Lt. General Joseph Martin has been nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. President Trump sent General Martin’s name to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Monday. [...]

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By |2019-04-11T07:49:38-05:00April 11th, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Former Fort Riley Officer is Trump’s pick for Army Vice Chief of Staff