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The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley wish the U.S. Army Reserve a happy 110th birthday! #DutyFirst!

Lear more at http://www.usar.army.mil/birthday110.

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Check out some highlights from the Central US Military Basketball League conference tournament going on this weekend at Wichita State University's Charles Koch Arena.

The top-seeded Fort Riley post basketball team picked up two key wins in its quest to capture a tournament championship and automatic bid to the national tournament in San Antonio, Texas.

Stay tuned for more game recaps and updates from Wichita as the tournament concludes today.

(Video by Jake Faber, 1st Inf. Div. Public Affairs)

'Big Red One' Basketball Tournament Update

Check out some highlights from the Central US Military Basketball League conference tournament going on this weekend at Wichita State University's Charles Koch Arena. The top-seeded Fort Riley post basketball team picked up two key wins in its quest to capture a tournament championship and automatic bid to the national tournament in San Antonio, Texas.Stay tuned for more game recaps and updates from Wichita as the tournament concludes today.(Video by Jake Faber, 1st Inf. Div. Public Affairs)

Posted by 1st Infantry Division on Sunday, April 22, 2018

Each year the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley join the nation in celebrating Earth Day on April 22. Though the holiday was originally designed to bring public awareness to environmental issues, the U.S. Army uses this day to highlight environmental successes and help people understand how sound environmental stewardship not only supports the quality of Soldier training, but also the quality of life of families that live on Army installations, Army Soldiers, civilians and contractors that work on Army installations, and neighboring communities.

Learn more about #EarthDay at https://aec.army.mil/index.php/earth-day.

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The latest edition of The 1st Infantry Division Post is now available! This week, learn about 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, electronic warfare Soldiers testing new equipment; find out how the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, is preparing for an upcoming exercise; discover Renaissance festivals in the areas near Fort Riley; and more! #DutyFirst!

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. Alcohol and substance abuse are preventable. Find out more about #AlcoholAwarenessMonth and services available for those in need at http://www.riley.army.mil/Services/Soldier-Services/Army-Substance-Abuse-Program.

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Three teams representing Fort Riley and the "Big Red One" have completed the 2018 Best Sapper Competition at U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood. #Congratulations to Team 23 — 1st Lt. Thomas Hoyt and Sgt. Gary Coggins, with the 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, who took second place overall! #DutyFirst! #BuildingReadiness

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Free tickets for active-duty Soldiers and their families are still available for The Kansas City Chiefs day three NFL draft party April 28 at Fort Riley. The event will feature family-friendly events like NFL Play 60, free pizza and photo opportunities with Chiefs ambassadors.

Tickets must be picked up in person at Leisure Travel Services in the Outdoor Adventure and Travel Center, 5202 Normandy Drive, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, call (785) 239-2807.

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"I was very honored to participate as a member of the 1st CAB team," said 1st Lt. McKenzie Hudgins from 3-1 Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. "It was very memorable experience to complete a competition that was much a testament of mental endurance as it was physical endurance."

Marching with 50-pound ruck sacks through sand and hills, an all-female team of five Soldiers from the 'Demon' brigade took part in the 26.2-mile Bataan Memorial Death March at U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, March 25.

Capt. Mark Gaudet, commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, Iron Rangers, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and 1st Lt. Deaven Miller, also with HHC, finished 8th out of 51 teams that competed last weekend in the 35th David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition at US Army Fort Benning.

The competition was filled with 18 events over three days, allowing the Soldiers very little sleep in addition the challenging physical requirements.

A second team consisting of Capt. Ryan Crayne and Capt. Everett Benson represented the “Big Red One” as well.

#DutyFirst, Soldiers! #Victory!

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“The weather was clear but rather sharp. The countryside was radiant with its green meadows and early flowers and one could not help thinking how different would be those other fields on which this unit was soon to be engaged.” — Gen. John J. Pershing

Listen to a reenactment of Pershing's address to the officers of the 1st Infantry Division, given 100 years ago today, prior to the Battle of Cantigny, the first American victory of #WorldWarI.

#DutyFirst! #100YearsofVictory

“The weather was clear but rather sharp. The countryside was radiant with its green meadows and early flowers and one could not help thinking how different would be those other fields on which this unit was soon to be engaged.” — General John J. Pershing#OnThisDay General John J. Pershing addressed the officers of the 1st Infantry Division prior to the Battle of Cantigny. Listen to a few of his words in the video below.

Posted by First Division Museum at Cantigny on Monday, April 16, 2018

The "Big Red One" and Fort Riley recognize and appreciate the commitment, contributions and sacrifices of our volunteers. #VolunteerAppreciationWeek #DutyFirst!

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The latest edition of The 1st Infantry Division Post is now available! This week, see 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, test and evaluate new robotics equipment Germany; learn about 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Soldiers conduct a mini #BestSapper competition; find out how #SAAPM is being honored at Fort Riley; and more!

There is no place for sexual harassment, sexual assault or retaliation in the U.S. Army. Each April, civilian and military communities observe Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month to raise awareness, prevent sexual violence and provide essential support to survivors.

Learn more about #SAAPM and the #SHARP program at http://www.preventsexualassault.army.mil.

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The Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System, a direct-fire missile used for neutralizing enemy targets, "allowed us to work faster and support the breach with our fires support,” said 1st Lt. Cody Rothschild, a fire support officer with 1-7 Field Artillery, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

The Fort Riley Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers will host a free barbecue at 11:30 a.m. April 11 at Building 7613. The event is open to all single Soldiers. For more information, call (785)239-2677. #BOSS

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Two sapper teams assigned to 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and one sapper team assigned to 41st Clearance Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, III Corps, ruck marched more than 19 miles in under 12 hours while competing in a variety of events during a miniature “best sapper” competition April 4 on Fort Riley. #BuildingReadiness

Today begins the 2018 Days of Remembrance. The United States Congress established the #DaysofRemembrance as the nation's annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims.

Fort Riley will host its Holocaust Remembrance Day observance at noon April 25 in Building 746 on Marshall Army Airfield. Learn more at http://www.riley.army.mil/About-Us/Calendar/ModuleID/634/ItemID/509/mctl/EventDetails.

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Irwin Army Community Hospital will hold a military retiree health fair on April 14. Check out the radio interview on KJCK to learn more.

"The sense of duty in our household was big. We always waved the flag at our house. Dad put it up every morning.” —Chief Warrant Officer 4 Samuel Kleinbeck

Our #WhyIServe series continues with a “Big Red One” aviator who took an unconventional path to the U.S. Army.

At age 29, Kleinbeck left a career as a high school teacher and football coach to serve his country after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Years later, he uses his love for teaching and passion for martial arts to help Soldiers learn to defend themselves through Fort Riley's combatives program.

(Video by Jake Faber, 1st Inf. Div. Public Affairs)

"Why I Serve" series continues with CW4 Samuel Kleinbeck

"The sense of duty in our household was big. We always waved the flag at our house. Dad put it up every morning.” —Chief Warrant Officer 4 Samuel KleinbeckOur #WhyIServe series continues with a “Big Red One” aviator who took an unconventional path to the U.S. Army.At age 29, Kleinbeck left a career as a high school teacher and football coach to serve his country after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. Years later, he uses his love for teaching and passion for martial arts to help Soldiers learn to defend themselves through Fort Riley's combatives program. (Video by Jake Faber, 1st Inf. Div. Public Affairs)

Posted by 1st Infantry Division on Thursday, April 5, 2018

The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley stand with the husbands and wives of all fallen service members and honor Gold Star Spouses Day.

The Gold Star is a symbol of loss dating back to World War I. In 1947, Congress approved the design, manufacture and distribution of the official Gold Star Lapel Button, a symbol worn by next of kin of service members of the armed forces who lost their lives in war and armed hostilities of the United States. Learn more at https://www.army.mil/standto/2017-04-05.

#GoldStarSpousesDay

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Soldiers with 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, train on assembling a poncho raft March 28 in preparation for the annual Best Sapper Competition at U.S. Army Fort Leonard Wood in April. #BuildingReadiness #BestSapper #DutyFirst!

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"We can flex the capabilities of the 'Dagger' brigade to any NATO nation," said 1st Lt. Nate Hinesley, a platoon leader with the 82 Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. "We demonstrated commitment to both to our allies and to potential adversaries that we can get to where we say we can get, and do what we say we can do when we get there."

After being given less than 48-hours notice, the "Blue Babe" Soldiers of the 82nd Brigade Engineer Battalion tested their unit's ability to operate, move and communicate by transporting their equipment and Soldiers more than 1,500 miles to conduct training operations in Estonia March 5-14.

#BuildingReadiness #DutyFirst!