After the welcome home party held by the Military Affairs Council in 2019 for returning soldiers, MAC Director Craig Bender wanted to hold something similar for military spouses.
With the passing of the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Riley guidon from Col. Stephen Shrader, USAG Fort Riley commander, to Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy V. Speichert, he assumed responsibility for the care, welfare and morale for the more than 60,000 people who live, work and use Fort Riley Feb. 13 d…
The Geary County Commission was asked in December, by the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce, to add a combined total of $28,000 to the budgets of the Economic Development Commission and the Military Affairs Council.
In 2020, about half of the Military Affairs Council’s monthly breakfasts will take place at Acorns Resort at 3710 Farnum Creek Rd. outside Milford.
The Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce has requested a combined total of $28,000 extra funding from Geary County for the Economic Development Commission and the Military Affairs Council.
The sound of motorcycles roaring up the hill mingled with noise from Fort Riley, creating a sound like a continuous rumble of thunder, as a procession of veterans rode their bikes to the funeral of one of their own.
OLATHE — Following a busy 2018 with several deployments and redeployments, Maj. Gen. John Kolasheski, commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, said it will slow down this year.
The Military Affairs Council met Thursday afternoon, during which time the subject of recent hostilities between the United States and Iran came up.
On Aug. 13, 2018 President Donald J. Trump signed the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 5515). Within the act granted access to military installations and some of the facilities inside the U.S. to veterans who didn’t already have access — if they met certain criteria.
Late Tuesday afternoon, at approximately 4:35 p.m. CST, the Iranian government launched a dozen rockets into Iraq, striking near Al-Asad Airbase and the town of Erbil.
Registration is now open for the Fort Riley Bow Slinger 3-D Archery Tournament, which will be hosted by Fort Riley and the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation on Aug. 24.
Kids attending the Geary County Historical Society’s Time Travel Camp continued their “trips” to the past Thursday morning at the museum, this time learning about World War I.
Fort Riley hosted a Combined Regimental Lineage event Thursday afternoon during Victory Week activities, which many soldiers and community members attended.
The Military Affairs Council hosted a Victory Week luncheon at Riley’s Conference Center at Fort Riley Wednesday afternoon. A buffet style lunch was provided to those in attendance.
Attendees from across Kansas gathered to enjoy and celebrate the art of aviation Saturday in Junction City for the 10th annual National Biplane Fly In at Freeman Field.
Those who have no affiliation with the military can often be confused about the meaning of Memorial Day. The purpose of Memorial Day is not to thank a veteran or active duty service member for their service, but to grieve the lives of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defending the fr…
Junction City community members helped celebrate the 31st annual Run for the Wall event as it made a stop in Junction City Sunday evening.
Members of the Army’s Synthetic Training Environment Cross Function Team (STE) provided soldiers with an opportunity to test prototype trainers and offer feedback during an assessment on Fort Riley Thursday.
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.
A Fort Riley soldier was preparing to take his family on vacation when events surrounding a shooting unfolded at a Junction City apartment complex he lived in last summer.
Fort Riley soldiers have been participating in some heavy tank training, which was capped off with a live-fire training exercise Tuesday.
Local spiritual leaders gathered Tuesday to show support for approximately 400 Fort Riley soldiers who will soon depart for the Middle East.
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.