A construction project will temporarily close the Parker Access Control Point, formerly known as the Estes Gate. The construction project should be complete by the end of November.
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 at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin; Fort Bliss, Texas; Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey; and…
1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley hosted a Leadership Professional Development panel including everyone from an astronaut to a 1st grade school teacher. Five distinguished individuals from in and outside military ranks joined the 1st Infantry Division on Wednesday, Aug 18 to participate i…
1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, “Devil Brigade,” 1st Infantry Division (1ID) assumed command during a transfer of authority ceremony with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division (1CD) in Żagań, Poland, August 13.
The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will host this month’s Big Red One Year of Honor event Wednesday, Aug. 18. The day’s theme is “selfless service and commitment to community.”
1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will bid farewell to current 1st Sustainment Brigade commander Col. Brian Olson and welcome incoming commander Col. Ricardo Jones during a change of command ceremony August 6 at 11 a.m. The ceremony will take place on Fort Riley’s Cavalry Parade Field.
The Mark Sanders Award for Exceptional Service to Disabled Veterans is named in honor of Mark Sanders who, during his distinguished career with the California Employment Development Department and in leadership positions with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies, was untiring…
Soldiers with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division cased their unit’s colors once again July 26 as they prepare for a second deployment in support of Atlantic Resolve.
A full-scale exercise is scheduled for July 21 at Fort Riley. During the day, residents, employees and community members should be aware there may be an increase in emergency response vehicle activity and “Giant Voice” loudspeaker announcements. Tornado sirens will also be heard during the e…
The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will host the next Big Red One Year of Honor event Wednesday, July 21. The day’s theme is “Virtue.” Honoring two Medal of Honor recipients, the day’s events provide an opportunity to increase the ability of the division’s personnel to serve, lead and …
The Department of the Army has announced the upcoming 2021 rotation to Europe of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, which is stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas.
The Commander’s Cup was handed out as the culmination of Victory Week Friday Morning at the 1st Infantry Division Division Review at the Fort Riley Cavalry Parade Field.
During Thursday night’s 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley’s Victory Week social, Maj. Gen. D. A. Sims II announced Mary Sue Moore as the 2021 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Distinguished Trooper.
U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. James C. McConville, will be at Fort Riley Thursday to attend Victory Week events, conduct leader development sessions, and recognize deserving soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley.
This year, Victory Week honors the 30th Anniversary of Desert Shield and Storm, in which the 1st Infantry Division played a decisive role. Veterans of these operations are highly encouraged to participate in three events Thursday And Friday. Desert Shield and Storm veterans interested in att…
At 7 p.m. on June 8, the First Division Museum will host a virtual panel featuring past and present Big Red One commanders, including the current 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general, Maj. Gen. D.A. Sims. Panel members will share their thoughts on applying leadership in th…
Victory Week returns to the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley June 7 to 11. The annual celebration of the historic unit’s people and legacy was cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, Victory Week especially honors the 30th Anniversary of Desert Storm, in which the 1st …
Colonel Paul Krattiger, commander of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, will turn over command of the “Devil Brigade” to Colonel Brian McCarthy during a change of command ceremony June 4, at 11 a.m. at Fort Riley’s Cavalry Parade Field.
Brig. Gen Thomas W. O’Connor said goodbye to Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division where he has served as Deputy Commanding General for Support Thursday in a Victory with Honors ceremony Thursday.
Run for the Wall was canceled for the second year running due to COVID-19, but that didn’t stop a group of bikers from around the country from honoring Memorial Day with a ride across the nation.
Members of the Society of the 1st Infantry Division will lay a wreath on the 1st Division Monument in Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day.
TOPEKA – The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) will present a virtual Artist INC Express workshop for military servicemembers, veterans and their family/caregivers living in Kansas who want to explore career options in creative arts industries.
With April being the Month of the Military Child, Geary County Schools USD 475 wanted to truly show support and thank their military-affiliated students for the strength and sacrifices they make enduring the lifestyle in which they do.
1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley leaders, military spouses and supporters joined Gov. Laura Kelly April 21 for the signing of Kansas House Bill 2066. The legislation provides expedited license reciprocity, the recognition of professional occupational licenses gained in one state by anoth…
During the Military Affairs Council meeting late last week, Director Craig Bender talked about impending interviews for a new Junction City High School Principal. Bender said he had been asked to sit on the interview panel for the position.
Three soldiers, two dressed in World War II-era fatigues and one in Vietnam-era fatigues, stood facing a small crowd gathered at Fort Riley’s Victory Park on Tuesday morning. Each soldier represented a Medal of Honor recipient that was a member of the 1st Infantry Division. The 1st Infantry …
Fort Riley – Big Red One Soldiers continue to provide critical support to the whole-of-government COVID federal vaccination administration response. In late February, Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division deployed as part of a national effort to speed the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations. The…
Friday, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced that remains of Korean War Medal of Honor recipient, Army Chaplain (Capt.) Emil Joseph Kapaun, have been accounted for.
For 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, protecting the soldiers and preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses help to preserve combat readiness among the unit.
At the weekly Fort Riley virtual COVID-19 Town Hall update April 29 at Riley’s Community Center, representatives from the 1st Infantry Division, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Riley and Irwin Army Community Hospital, talked to audience members about conditions on the installation.
The Department of the Army has announced the next commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley.
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.