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 [...]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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