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The annual operation Santa Claus is underway at Fort Riley

Christmas may be about 5 weeks away but they’re getting into the holiday spirit in Fort Riley. Volunteers have begun taking donations of gifts or money to help make Christmas a little brighter for kids and their families by providing gifts for local children of active-duty service members during the holiday season. Here’s Sgt. First [...]

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By |2021-11-16T17:47:36-06:00November 16th, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on The annual operation Santa Claus is underway at Fort Riley

Riley County planning youth vaccine clinics, encourages flu awareness

With Pfizer eligibility expected to be expanded to youths ages 5 to 11 in November, Riley County health officials have plans for COVID-19 vaccination clinics in conjunction with area schools. Health Department Clinical Supervisor Aryn Price presented the information at the monthly intergovernmental luncheon between representatives of area municipalities, educational institutions, business associations and Fort [...]

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By |2021-10-25T16:30:10-05:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Fort Riley, Local News, Manhattan, Riley County|Tags: |Comments Off on Riley County planning youth vaccine clinics, encourages flu awareness

USO Program onboarding service dog to help soldiers, veterans

A new staff member will soon be coming on board to the USO Kansas Program and Center at Fort Riley. Executive Director Mark Claussen spoke Wednesday about Farley, a service dog trained to identify people who are anxious, depressed, or struggling with other mental health issues. USO has partnered with Kansas City based nonprofit Warriors’ [...]

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By |2021-09-29T15:05:16-05:00September 29th, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on USO Program onboarding service dog to help soldiers, veterans

Fort Riley to close Parker Gate for construction project

Fort Riley officials have announced a temporary closure of the Parker Access Control Point starting Friday. Construction is anticipated to be completed by the end of November. The gate, which will close at 7 p.m. Friday, is located on the west edge of Fort Riley, and is formerly known as the Estes Gate. Officials say [...]

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By |2021-09-02T13:43:30-05:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley to close Parker Gate for construction project

Big Red One, Fort Riley deploying 500 troops to support Afghan evacuees

The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will be deploying troops in support of Afghan evacuees. The Department of Defense recently approved a request for assistance from the State Department to provide temporary housing, sustainment, and support inside the United States for vulnerable Afghans from forts across the nation. Approximately 500 service members from the [...]

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By |2021-08-27T06:46:53-05:00August 27th, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Big Red One, Fort Riley deploying 500 troops to support Afghan evacuees

Retired Manhattan soldier to lead state Veterans Affairs Office

A retired Army veteran from Manhattan will head up the Kansas agency which oversees veterans affairs. Gov. Laura Kelly announced Friday Brigadier General (ret’d) William Turner as the new Director of the Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Office (KCVAO). Kelly, in a release, said General Turner has gained a wealth of experience in program management, [...]

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By |2021-08-06T22:25:19-05:00August 6th, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on Retired Manhattan soldier to lead state Veterans Affairs Office

Fort Riley soldiers may soon be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Active duty soldiers at Fort Riley may soon be mandated to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Gen. Perry Wiggins, who heads up Gov. Laura Kelly’s military council spoke about the potential mandate Thursday on KMAN’s In Focus. According to the New York Times, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has said previously he would not be comfortable with [...]

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By |2021-08-05T13:18:34-05:00August 5th, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Fort Riley soldiers may soon be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. Kelly issues new mask mandate

A mask mandate goes into effect Sunday morning at midnight for all state buildings as the Delta variant of coronavirus continues to drive new cases. Governor Laura Kelly announced the mandate while encouraging residents to get vaccinated Wednesday afternoon. Kelly kept the mandate strictly to state facilities, leaving counties, cities and school districts able to [...]

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By |2021-07-29T11:20:39-05:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: Clay County, COVID-19, Fort Riley, Geary County, Junction City, Local News, Manhattan, Pottawatomie County, Riley County, Wabaunsee County, Wamego|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Gov. Kelly issues new mask mandate

Ft Riley welcomes new senior leadership with Victory with Honors ceremony

Fort Riley welcomed new senior staff to the 1st Infantry Division on Friday with a Victory with Honors ceremony. 1st Infantry Division Commanding General D.A. Sims welcomed Colonel Geoffrey Norman and Colonel Paul Krattiger to their new positions. Norman took over as the Deputy Commanding Officer of the Big Red One and Krattiger, who has [...]

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By |2021-06-28T11:26:34-05:00June 28th, 2021|Categories: Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Ft Riley welcomes new senior leadership with Victory with Honors ceremony

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
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