Fort Riley soldiers deploying to Florida to support national COVID vaccination efforts

Fort Riley is deploying an additional task force to help support national COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Approximately 120 soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team are headed to Miami, Florida to support a state-run federally supported Community Vaccination Center. The soldiers deploying include medical personnel and support staff. Teams will be capable [...]

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By |2021-02-26T06:14:05-06:00February 26th, 2021|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley soldiers deploying to Florida to support national COVID vaccination efforts

Fort Riley training noise to remain a constant into summer

Training noise will remain a constant at Fort Riley, at least into the summer. Army officials have confirmed an uptick in gunnery training will continue as the 1st and 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Teams take to the field to hone live-fire skills. From now through June soldiers will train on weapons systems such as the [...]

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By |2021-02-23T06:55:17-06:00February 23rd, 2021|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley training noise to remain a constant into summer

Fort Riley honors Medal of Honor of recipients during Year of Honor

Fort Riley honored multiple Medal of Honor recipients with a street naming ceremony on Tuesday as part of their Big Red One Year of Honor. The ceremony started off with the unveiling of a street sign, named after SSG David Bellavia.  Bellavia is one of four recipients to honored during the ceremony and the only [...]

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By |2021-02-16T19:00:27-06:00February 16th, 2021|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley honors Medal of Honor of recipients during Year of Honor

Power in short supply, possible controlled outages ahead

Residents in Wamego and Clay Center are being asked to conserve energy during this extreme cold weather. Kansas Electric Cooperative reported Monday morning their Southwest Power Pool (PPP) was in a Level three energy emergency alert. This pool is used by Bluestem Electric for Wamego and Clay Center. Level 3 may mean implementing controlled outages [...]

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By |2021-02-15T13:06:11-06:00February 15th, 2021|Clay County, Fort Riley, Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, State News, Wabaunsee County, Wamego|Comments Off on Power in short supply, possible controlled outages ahead

Fort Riley vaccinates thousands of personnel

Fort Riley has already vaccinated thousands of those located on the base. Commanding General D.A. Sims says the fort has been fortunate enough to receive a number of vaccines from the Department of Defense.  The fort has been following similar phases of the vaccination process as the State of Kansas.  They started with their health [...]

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By |2021-02-11T14:15:06-06:00February 11th, 2021|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley vaccinates thousands of personnel

Hunters who trespassed on Fort Riley forced to pay thousands in restitution

Three men charged with violating federal hunting laws pleaded guilty recently to illegally hunting whitetail deer on Fort Riley where explosives are discharged during training exercises. U.S. Attorney for Kansas Stephen McAllister says Gregory Frikken, James Nunley and Michael J. Smith each admitted to trespassing on federal property and illegally harvesting trophy whitetail deer in [...]

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By |2021-02-09T14:56:07-06:00February 9th, 2021|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Hunters who trespassed on Fort Riley forced to pay thousands in restitution

3 men to pay fines for hunting violations at Fort Riley

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Three men avoided prison for hunting deer in areas of Fort Riley where explosives are discharged during training exercises, but they will each pay several thousand dollars in penalties. The men will also be banned from hunting for three years while they are on probation. The federal case involving several illegal [...]

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By |2021-02-08T16:02:16-06:00February 8th, 2021|Fort Riley, Local News, State News|Comments Off on 3 men to pay fines for hunting violations at Fort Riley

Fort Riley joins effort to combat extremism within the military

Fort Riley has begun a 60-day military stand down for violent extremism. The move is part of a Department of Defense-wide effort in response to the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol Building riot, which involved several active-duty military personnel. Perry Wiggins, Governor’s Military Council executive director, says the stand down gives military leaders a chance to [...]

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By |2021-02-04T15:53:43-06:00February 4th, 2021|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley joins effort to combat extremism within the military

Fort Riley economic impact to region estimated at $1.8 billion

One of the two leading economic pillars of the Manhattan area and Flint Hills Region is Fort Riley. The region’s largest employer remains among the top employers in Kansas as well, according to the latest Fort Riley annual Economic Impact Summary. In 2020, Fort Riley’s financial impact to the region rose to $1.8 billion, topping [...]

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By |2021-01-27T08:56:49-06:00January 27th, 2021|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley economic impact to region estimated at $1.8 billion

Irwin Army Community Hospital offering walk-in vaccine clinic for those 75 and older

Fort Riley’s Irwin Army Community Hospital is offering a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic today from 10:30 am. to 2 p.m. The clinic is open to beneficiaries 75 and older and will take place at the tension fabric structure (the clamshell) west of the hospital. Appointments can also be scheduled by calling 785-240-7265 by leaving your [...]

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By |2021-01-27T06:53:02-06:00January 27th, 2021|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Irwin Army Community Hospital offering walk-in vaccine clinic for those 75 and older
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