Irwin Army Community Hospital will host a health fair for military retirees April 26 from 9 a.m. to noon to provide on-site screening services and wellness information. Multiple clinical sections are designing services, exhibits or demonstrations exclusively for the retiree community.
Military children experience more goodbyes than most. Their lives are constantly changing as they move from place to place, always making new friends and new memories. Month of the Military Child serves as a reminder of what these young people do on a daily basis. To start the month, Child a…
The Military Affairs Council held its monthly breakfast Thursday morning, and U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Todd R. Wasmund was the featured speaker.
Junction City High School’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps honored Buffalo Soldiers during a Wreaths Across America ceremony Saturday.
As soldiers and community members gathered around the Global War on Terrorism monument Tuesday, they were thankful that no names had been added to it this year.
The last large group of soldiers from the 1st Armored Combat Brigade returned from South Korea in a redeployment ceremony Friday. There were about 150 soldiers welcomed home at the ceremony.
Though many veterans today receive a hearty welcome home when they return from combat zones overseas, may Vietnam veterans didn’t receive any such thing.
Airstreams Renewables, Inc., a California-based company that provides vocational training for careers in alternative energy and industrial sectors, will cut the ribbon on a new Fort Riley training facility Monday at 10 a.m.
The Officers of the First Division dinner takes place Junction City Saturday night — the first time in its 98-year history that it’s been held here, near the home of the 1st Infantry Division, instead of Washington, D.C or New York.
Victory Fest, usually celebrated in June during Victory Week, has been moved to Aug. 19 in honor of the 1st Infantry Division’s 100th birthday. It will take place at the Marshall Army Airfield and lasts all day.
Soldiers transitioning from the Army face a unique challenge. The shift from life in the military to life as a civilian can be rough — they’re two different lifestyles and it takes some adjustment.
The children of soldiers have their own battles to fight, and the community acknowledged this Sunday. Junction City Mayor Phyllis Fitzgerald and Manhattan Mayor Usha Reddi joined Fort Riley’s Garrison Commander Col. John Lawrence to sign a proclamation declaring April the Month of the Milita…
The Army-Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) staff on Fort Riley held a special event for Valentine’s Day called “Sending Love to Our Troops.”
Wounded veterans struggling after coming back from war is a too-common problem and one Fort Riley’s Warrior Transition Battalion fights daily.
Air Force SSG Pascual Gaud holds daughter Briar Gaud on the morning of her birth at Irwin Army Community Hospital. COL Mark MacDougall, Chief Nursing Officer, and IACH CSM Rebecca Booker present a gift basket to Sarah and Pascual Gaud for delivering the first baby in 2017 at the hospital. Pa…
Fort Riley, in conjunction with VFW Post 1281 (Herington) and the VFW Kansas Auxiliary, will host a Wreaths Across America ceremony at the post cemetery Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. Unless Fort Riley is operating in a minimal manning/limited services mode due to weather conditions, the ceremony will o…
FORT RILEY — There was something for everyone at the Christkindl market Dec. 3 at Riley’s Conference Center including more than 70 vendors, a hot chocolate bar, wagon rides by the Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard, cookie decorating, homemade crafts as well as photos with Santa.
FORT RILEY — The Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces Regional Leadership Team visited Fort Riley Nov. 29 and 30 to meet with soldiers, volunteers and American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces staff members.
FORT RILEY — Soldiers of the 97th Military Police Battalion ran in support of Operation Santa Claus Dec. 2 as they collected toys for Soldiers and families who are in need for the holiday season.
More than 125 soldiers from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, returned to Fort Riley this week. A redeployment ceremony took place at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 6 to allow friends, family and the local community to welcome the soldiers home. The redeployment allows U.S. forces in A…
HONOLULU (TNS) — He walked slowly, an entourage of help ensuring he didn't slip. People in the bar clapped as he moved past. Then Lauren Bruner gave up his cane and settled at a table against the wall where his picture had been hanging for years.
The 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division welcomed five distinguished veterans to come visit their area of operation and to attend the “Vanguard” reunion Dec. 1 at Fort Riley. The guests are veterans of various wars to include World War…
In what is becoming a holiday tradition in the Flint Hills region, the Junction City Community Band and the 1st Infantry Division Band are joining forces to present the annual holiday band concert.
FORT RILEY — About 125 soldiers from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, are set to redeploy to Fort Riley this week. A redeployment ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday to allow friends, family and the local community to welcome these soldiers home. The ceremony will…
FORT RILEY — The 1st Infantry Division Band will once again join forces with the Junction City Community Band for a free holiday concert Dec. 16 and 17 at the C.L. Hoover Opera House in Junction City.
The Flint Hills Regional Council took another step forward Wednesday in its attempt to update the Fort Riley Joint Land Use Study (JLUS), which was last completed in 2005.
Brig. Gen. Patrick D. Frank, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley acting senior commander and 1st Infantry Division soldiers participated in the Chicago Bears “Salute to Service” game Nov. 27 at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Soldiers joined other military branches participating in the runnin…
Fort Riley soldiers, spouses, civilians and retirees had the opportunity to learn, interview and apply for jobs as well as colleges and training institutions Nov. 17 at the Army Community Service Hiring and Education Fair.
FORT RILEY — Soldiers and civilians on post may be familiar with military vehicles and weapons, but to most of the members of the Flint Hills Regional Leadership Program who visited Fort Riley Nov. 17 and 18 it was new territory.
FORT RILEY — Four German and three Italian service members stationed at Fort Leavenworth traveled to Fort Riley Nov. 17 for the German and Italian Memorial Ceremony.
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and his wife Robba joined Fort Riley Brig. Gen. Patrick Frank, his wife and soldiers for a traditional Thanksgiving meal today. “It was an honor to share our Thanksgiving meal with Fort Riley servicemembers,” Moran said. “Especially during the holidays when m…
FORT RILEY — A meal bought for a stranger in a restaurant, a gift for a child in need, a phone call to an old friend or even exchanging a smile while walking by another can impact oneself and the recipient for days or years to come.
FORT RILEY — To celebrate the season and show appreciation for all members of the "Big Red One" family, the 1st Infantry Division is offering Thanksgiving meals Nov. 23-24 at Fort Riley. As well as serving first-class meals, food service Soldiers at two of the post's two dining facilities a…
CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea — One of the training qualifications field artillery soldiers can attain is to become a joint fires observer, which aims at qualifying field artillery soldiers to coordinate and integrate multiple assets from not only Army itself, but other branches of military.