Fort Riley Museum staying involved with the community

The Fort Riley Museum is being remodeled, but they are still hosting events and opening temporary exhibits. Dr. Bob Smith, Museum Complex Director, tells KMAN that on veterans day the museum will have an exhibit set up at the Dream Car museum in Manhattan. He talks more on the event. “It’s going to be what [...]

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By |2020-10-12T17:28:01-05:00October 12th, 2020|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley Museum staying involved with the community

Army requesting permission to collect water samples near Fort Riley airfield

Fort Riley says it is contacting properties owners near Marshall Army Airfield seeking permission to test drinking water quality in wells along those properties. The wells may have been impacted due to operations at the Army installation. Testing will look for concentrations of Perfluorooctanoic acid and Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid. They’re part of a larger group [...]

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By |2020-10-06T13:52:00-05:00October 6th, 2020|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Army requesting permission to collect water samples near Fort Riley airfield

Fort Riley investigating allegations of sexual assault made by soldier

Fort Riley officials are investigating allegations of sexual assault brought on by a female soldier. Officials at the U.S. Army installation said the woman accused someone of sexually assaulting them while assigned to Fort Riley. It is not naming the woman making the claims, out of privacy concerns. In a Facebook statement, Fort Riley said [...]

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By |2020-09-24T11:13:06-05:00September 24th, 2020|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley investigating allegations of sexual assault made by soldier

New commander on base

A new garrison commander has settled into his role at Fort Riley. Colonel McKannay, Garrison Commander at Fort Riley, took over the role in July. McKannay has been serving in the military for over 25 years, although never stationed at Fort Riley. McKannay tells KMAN that the Flint Hills area has brought back some memories. [...]

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By |2020-09-09T18:27:07-05:00September 9th, 2020|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on New commander on base

9/11 memorial events to take place

It has been 19 years since one of the most tragic days in American History, 9/11. Fort Riley is holding an event to remember those fallen during the tragedy. Colonel Will McKannay, Fort Riley Garrison Commander, says that the annual 9/11 memorial will still take place on Friday at 10 A.M. The event will stream [...]

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By |2020-09-09T18:19:21-05:00September 9th, 2020|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on 9/11 memorial events to take place

Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program announces members of 2020-21 class

The Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program has announced the members of its 2020-21 class offering. Among the members in this year’s class are Zach Bayless, City of Manhattan Parks and Recreation Supervisor for Arts and Humanities, Tara Claussen, Konza United Way CEO, Fanny Fang, Riley County Commission candidate and Asian Market owner and partner and [...]

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By |2020-08-29T09:01:52-05:00August 29th, 2020|Fort Riley, Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County|Comments Off on Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program announces members of 2020-21 class

Fort Riley man arrested for two counts of rape of a minor

A Fort Riley man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the rape of a 12-year-old earlier in August. The 19-year-old Jamichael Strahan was taken into custody by Riley County police around 6 p.m. August 25th. He is charged with two counts of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, aggravated indecent liberties with a child occurring in Riley [...]

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By |2020-08-25T20:13:29-05:00August 25th, 2020|Fort Riley, Local News, Riley County|Comments Off on Fort Riley man arrested for two counts of rape of a minor

Fort Riley welcomes new CG, says farewell to Kolasheski

With a blast from “Old Thunder,” a replica 1855 model 3-inch ordinance cannon, the ceremony had officially begun. Fort Riley’s transfer of authority played out a little different than usual amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the accelerated departure of the 1st Infantry Division’s commanding general. Lt. Gen. John Kolasheski was promoted to his three-star position [...]

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By |2020-08-14T19:20:53-05:00August 14th, 2020|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley welcomes new CG, says farewell to Kolasheski

Fort Riley’s Trooper Gate to close amid construction

Motorists at Fort Riley will need to adjust their routes. The base plans to close the Trooper gate temporarily as it begins on a construction project at the Trooper Access Control Point. It closes Friday at 7 p.m. and will remain so until the project wraps by the end of September. In its place, Fort [...]

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By |2020-08-06T06:25:02-05:00August 6th, 2020|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley’s Trooper Gate to close amid construction

Fort Riley seeing change of command in leadership

A command change officially took place over the weekend at Fort Riley. On Saturday, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Commanding General Maj. Gen John Kolasheski relinquished control of the installation. Brigadier Gen. Thomas O’Connor Jr. will serve as senior commander until Aug. 14 when Maj. Gen Douglas Sims assumes command of the Big Red [...]

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By |2020-08-03T06:10:44-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley seeing change of command in leadership
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