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Former 1st Infantry soldier receives Congressional Medal of Honor

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 Fort Riley Division CSM to become Sergeant Major of Army

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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Sen. Roberts honors fallen soldiers at Fort Riley Memorial Day ceremony

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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By |2019-05-28T07:57:27-05:00May 28th, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Sen. Roberts honors fallen soldiers at Fort Riley Memorial Day ceremony

KSU, Fort Riley to work together on archaeological surveys

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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By |2019-05-14T09:24:35-05:00May 14th, 2019|Fort Riley, K-State Activity, Local News, Manhattan|Comments Off on KSU, Fort Riley to work together on archaeological surveys

Soldiers assess prototype of V.R. training system for group, vehicle missions

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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By |2019-04-26T19:24:02-05:00April 26th, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News, Top Story|Comments Off on Soldiers assess prototype of V.R. training system for group, vehicle missions

Former Fort Riley Officer is Trump’s pick for Army Vice Chief of Staff

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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By |2019-04-11T07:49:38-05:00April 11th, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Former Fort Riley Officer is Trump’s pick for Army Vice Chief of Staff

Huebner Scholarships available to Big Red One soldiers’ descendants

Children of current and former 1st Infantry Division soldiers could qualify for scholarships through the Society of the 1st Infantry Division. The $10,000 Huebner Scholarships, named after Lt. Gen. Clarence Huebner who commanded the division in WWII, are available to grandchildren and great-grandchildren of soldiers as well. Recipients will receive the funds in yearly installments [...]

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By |2019-04-03T13:52:36-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Huebner Scholarships available to Big Red One soldiers’ descendants

Ohio native earns 2nd highest Army honor for heroism in Big Red One

A retired Big Red One soldier earned the Distinguished Service Cross for the first time in 49 years for his actions during a 2008 Afghanistan deployment. Gahanna, Ohio-native Sgt. Robert received the honor in a ceremony at Fort Riley Thursday, March 28. The Distinguished Service Cross is the second highest Army award below the Medal [...]

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By |2019-03-29T20:52:49-05:00March 29th, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Ohio native earns 2nd highest Army honor for heroism in Big Red One

Former Fort Riley commanding general gets confirmed as four star general

FORT HOOD, Texas — The U.S. Senate on Friday confirmed Lt. General Paul E. Funk II for appointment to the rank of general. He’s assigned as commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. Funk, a former Fort Riley commanding general, has served as commanding general of III Corps [...]

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Former Big Red One Soldier to be awarded Distinguished Service Cross

FORT RILEY — A ceremony honoring a former First Infantry Division soldier will take place Thursday morning. Former Sgt. Robert “Mike” Debolt is receiving the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest valor decoration awarded for extreme gallantry and risk of life in actual combat with an armed enemy force. Debolt was assigned to 2nd Battalion, [...]

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By |2019-03-26T08:52:37-05:00March 26th, 2019|Fort Riley, Local News|Comments Off on Former Big Red One Soldier to be awarded Distinguished Service Cross