With the Fourth of July coming up, millions of Americans are traveling for the holiday. AAA estimates that 47.9 million people and over 387 thousand Kansans will travel 50 miles or more July 4th weekend. AAA representative Jana Tidwell says they expected the record high gas prices to push travel numbers down this year. But [...]
Fort Riley and members of the community gathered at the Post Cemetery this Memorial Day to honor those who served and made the ultimate sacrifice. Held at the Post Cemetery, the ceremony paid tribute to all those who died protecting this country. Garrison Commander Colonel William McKannay spoke during the ceremony, highlighting the American flags [...]
A Fort Riley soldier has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Topeka for his alleged role in a romance scheme that netted approximately $150,000 in fraud claims from at least 25 individuals. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 24-year-old Innocent Ugwu, of Fort Riley, is charged with five counts of wire fraud, five counts [...]
Memorial Day services are planned across the area Monday. The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will conduct the annual ceremony at 11:40 a.m. Monday at the Post Cemetery at 193 Huebner Road. The observance honors the men and women who died while serving our country. Outgoing Fort Riley Garrison Commander Colonel Will McKannay will [...]
Fort Riley honored its outgoing commanding general with a change of command ceremony Wednesday. Departing Major General DA Sims has been serving in the role since August of 2020. He says when he first came here he didn’t think he would be as attached to the base and the community. “To leave that is kind [...]
Fort Riley has updated its mask policy, making the use of face coverings optional in all indoor spaces for fully vaccinated personnel. The update was announced Monday by Brigadier General Frank Stanco, acting senior commanding general of Fort Riley. Unvaccinated personnel are still required to wear masks indoors and in non-socially distanced outdoor settings, regardless [...]
Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division will be sending additional troops to Europe. An estimated 300 soldiers will be deployed soon as part of the additional seven thousand troops announced a few weeks ago by the Department of Defense. These Soldiers will join the Division’s forward deployed headquarters in Europe, which previously had about [...]
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Gov. Laura Kelly was in attendance Friday for a windy groundbreaking ceremony for the new USD 475 elementary school at Fort Riley. Kelly joined key figures involved in the new school’s planning in donning hard hats and digging in with shovels at the Leonard Avenue site that afternoon. The 81,000 square foot facility is being [...]
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History was made this week in the 1st Infantry Division as the US Army announced the promotion of the first female Deputy Commanding General (Support). The assignment of Brigadier General Niave Knell was announced Monday by the Chief of Staff of the Army. Brig. Gen. Knell currently serves at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri as Commandant [...]
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Fort Riley troops deployed to Europe are likely to be there for an extended period of time amid the Russian forces moving through Ukraine. According to military newspaper Stars and Stripes, the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and the 1st Infantry Division is deployed in Poland, Romania and Latvia on a mission to deter Russian [...]
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