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Riley County and Fort Riley offices closed for Juneteenth holiday

Some government offices will be closed Friday due to Juneteenth being recognized as a federal holiday. On Thursday, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, establishing Jun 19 as a federal holiday Riley County Offices will be closed in observance of the holiday.  Since the 19th falls on a Saturday, the federal [...]

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By |2021-06-18T00:14:36-05:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Riley County and Fort Riley offices closed for Juneteenth holiday

Fort Riley commanding general announces recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Trooper Award

Fort Riley’s commanding general Thursday announced the recipient of the 1st Infantry Division’s most prestigious award for a private citizen. As part of the unit’s Victory Week social, Major General D.A. Sims awarded the 2021 Distinguished Trooper Award to Mary Sue Moore. As the recipient of the honor, Moore received an engraved Distinguished Trooper Coin, [...]

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By |2021-06-11T20:01:30-05:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley commanding general announces recipient of the 2021 Distinguished Trooper Award

Victory Week Leadership Panel Offers Advice for Future

Former and current commanders of Fort Riley joined a virtual panel to discuss leadership both in and out of the military. The event was hosted by the First Division Museum in Cantigny Park in Illinois. Current Commanding General D.A. Simms was asked what advice he would give to the future leaders. Simms says those three [...]

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By |2021-06-09T11:07:22-05:00June 9th, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Victory Week Leadership Panel Offers Advice for Future

Fort Riley commemorates Memorial Day with annual ceremony

Rain couldn’t put a damper on the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Memorial Day ceremony Monday. Leading the ceremony was Garrison Commander Col. Will McKannay McKannay also spoke about the Army’s continued response to challenges both foreign and domestic, noting 2020 as a prime example of the Big Red One’s response to the pandemic. [...]

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By |2021-05-31T17:50:50-05:00May 31st, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley commemorates Memorial Day with annual ceremony

Moran applauds $24.4 million grant for new elementary school at Fort Riley

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) is applauding a new $24.4 million Department of Justice grant that will help replace Jefferson Elementary on Fort Riley. “When we brag about Fort Riley to the Department of Defense, to the Army, when we seek new opportunities for, for example, we continue to advocate for an additional brigade at [...]

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By |2021-04-13T14:26:35-05:00April 13th, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Geary County, Local News|Comments Off on Moran applauds $24.4 million grant for new elementary school at Fort Riley

K-State and Fort Riley renew 12 year community partnership

Kansas State University renews its 12 year university to military community partnership with Fort Riley with a signing ceremony. Fort Riley Maj. Gen. D.A. Sims joined K-State President Richard Myers Wednesday to extend the ongoing partnership.  Myers says the partnership is too intertwined and too deep to list everything they do, but has value. “We’re [...]

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By |2021-04-08T10:12:29-05:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, K-State Activity, Local News|Comments Off on K-State and Fort Riley renew 12 year community partnership

Moran provides updates on defense appropriations, Fort Riley advocacy at Manhattan luncheon

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran spoke Wednesday at the Manhattan Military Relations Committee’s monthly luncheon. The senior senator from Kansas highlighted defense appropriations, federal legislation tied to military and the importance of continued advocacy for Fort Riley. Moran expressed optimism for Manhattan to receive federal funding through a new grant program his office added to the [...]

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By |2021-04-08T07:09:43-05:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Moran provides updates on defense appropriations, Fort Riley advocacy at Manhattan luncheon

Fort Riley announces free tax prep will continue through April 15

The Fort Riley Tax Assistance Center will continue operations through April 15, despite the federal extension of the tax filing deadline to May 17. Officials say limited staffing is the primary reason for not extending services. The center, part of the 1st Infantry Division’s Staff Judge Advocate office, provides free tax preparation assistance to soldiers, [...]

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By |2021-03-30T12:41:00-05:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley announces free tax prep will continue through April 15

Gov. Kelly signs proclamation for Big Red One Year of Honor

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly honored Fort Riley’s 1st Infantry Division Tuesday, signing a proclamation at the Statehouse. Commanding General Maj. Gen. D.A. Sims, says having the governor’s recognition from the capital rotunda was a big deal to promote its festivities. The First Infantry Division is in the midst of its Year of Honor, commemorating 37 soldiers [...]

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By |2021-03-24T07:22:21-05:00March 24th, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Gov. Kelly signs proclamation for Big Red One Year of Honor

Fort Riley Museum showcases renovations; on target for 2022 reopening

Fort Riley Museum Director Bob Smith allowed local media on Friday to tour the main museum building, which has been under renovation since spring 2018 and is planned for a spring or summer 2022 reopening. Museum officials took over control of the main building earlier this year after the body of the building underwent a [...]

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By |2021-03-21T15:39:22-05:00March 21st, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley Museum showcases renovations; on target for 2022 reopening
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