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1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas

 

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Soldiers of Company F, Gunfighters, 1-1 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, were welcomed home to Fort Riley July 9 following a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Operation Resolute Support.

#DutyFirst, Soldiers!

For more photos from the ceremony, see https://www.flickr.com/photos/84130708@N02/sets/72157671075498028.

(Photos by Sgt. Patrick Jubrey, 1st CAB Public Affairs)

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Soldiers from 1-7 Field Artillery, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, were invited guests of the Kansas State University men's basketball team for a private instructional camp and a meet and greet on the K-State campus July 11. Family members received instruction from the K-State players and coaching staff. The children were then given team posters and the opportunity to collect autographs from the players.

Solders also played 3-on-3 on the men's practice court as the K-State players watched and cheered them in the Ice Family Basketball Center.

The relationship between the "First Lightning" regiment and the Wildcats men's basketball team is one of several partnerships that exist between Fort Riley, the "Big Red One" and the university. That 10-year partnership will be officially renewed during a signing event at K-State Aug. 29.

See more photos from the event at https://www.flickr.com/photos/firstinfantrydivision/albums/72157671101997658.

(Photos by Chad L. Simon, 1st Inf. Div. Public Affairs)

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As temperatures rise at Fort Riley and around the country, keep these safety tips in mind! #DutyFirst!

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U.S. Army senior leaders have approved a new strenuous fitness test designed to better prepare Soldiers for combat tasks, reduce injuries and lead to ample cost savings across the service. The six-event readiness assessment, called the Army Combat Fitness Test, is intended to replace the current three-event Army Physical Fitness Test, which has been around since 1980.

Congratulations to the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Corps on a century of service. #DutyFirst!

As the technical experts in the Army, warrant officers manage and maintain many of the Army’s combat systems, vehicles and networks.

Learn more at https://www.army.mil/article/208174.

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Stay safe when having fun in and around the water. #DutyFirst!

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The latest edition of The 1st Infantry Division Post is now available online and around the Fort Riley area. This week, learn about Soldiers from the 97th MP BN who won the Best Law Enforcement Team Competition; see how Junction City families are providing Soldiers with a home away from home; find out about the BODYPUMP train-the-trainers event coming to post; and more!

Soldiers with the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, marched yesterday in the 147th annual Wamego Independence Day Parade in Wamego, Kansas, representing Fort Riley and the "Big Red One." #DutyFirst!

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Maj. Gen. John S. Kolasheski, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Craig Bishop, senior noncommissioned officer of the "Big Red One," led division troops — including the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard and the 1st Infantry Division Band — in the #IndependenceDay parade today in Junction City, Kansas, part of the city's Sundown Salute celebration. The leaders also laid a wreath during a ceremony at Heritage Park's Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

"Over the years, America has called on its sons and daughters to defend freedom, to defend the ideas first penned in the deceleration," Kolasheski said during the ceremony. "Often these same sons and daughters pay the ultimate sacrifice in the service of others. We gather today to lay a wreath in remembrance of their gift to us."

See more photos from the parade and the ceremony at https://www.flickr.com/photos/firstinfantrydivision/albums/72157668791072047.

(Photos by Sgt. Berta Morales, 19th Public Affairs Detachment)

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From the "Big Red One" to you, have a happy #IndependenceDay!

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A final group of about 300 Soldiers with the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, returned to Fort Riley July 2 during a redeployment ceremony on Camp Funston.

"Dagger" brigade Soldiers have now completed their return home from a nine-month deployment to Europe in support of #AtlanticResolve.

#DutyFirst, "Daggers!"

See more photos from this ceremony at https://www.flickr.com/photos/firstinfantrydivision/albums/72157698633586605.

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From the "Big Red One" and Fort Riley to you and your family, have a safe and happy #IndependenceDay this week!

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Soldiers of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and @1s1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, conducted integrated ground and aerial medical training at Fort Riley in June during Gauntlet, a month-long training exercise.

(Video by Sgt. Elizabeth Jones, 19th Public Affairs Detachment)

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The latest edition of The 1st Infantry Division Post is now available! This week, read about the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and the culmination of the Gauntlet training exercise; find out how the Douthit Gunnery Complex on Fort Riley is testing a new system to support aerial gunnery for the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division; see the Warrior Transition Battalion's new archery and air rifle range; and more! #DutyFirst!

Command Sgt. Maj. Craig Bishop, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley senior noncommissioned officer, this morning led the quarterly Command Sergeant Major Leadership Development Program, which began with combat-focused physical training and continued with a two-hour discussion among senior NCOs from across the post about #BuildingReadiness in the "Big Red One."

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"Exercises like this give them a taste of what combat really is," said Lt. Col. Iven T. Sugai, commander of 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.

The "Devil" brigade completed Gauntlet, the month-long training event, with a live-fire exercise June 19 across the vast training areas of Fort Riley, Kansas. Thousands of Soldiers from across the brigade participated in Gauntlet and the culminating exercise, which saw M1A1 Abrams tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, M109A7 Paladins and Apache helicopters from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, move throughout the area, engaging practical targets and virtual enemies in a realistic scenario.

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More than 200 Soldiers with the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, were welcomed home to Fort Riley during a June 26 redeployment ceremony on Camp Funston.

"Dagger" brigade Soldiers will continue to return home throughout the coming weeks after a nine-month deployment to Europe in support of #AtlanticResolve.

See more photos from this ceremony at https://www.flickr.com/photos/firstinfantrydivision/albums/72157698418571275 and find out about upcoming ceremonies at http://www.riley.army.mil/About-Us/Ceremonies.

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The Soldiers from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, spent a few days familiarizing themselves with Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Enhanced Convention Weapons training.

They learned about immediate and detailed procedures concerning themselves and aircraft during the three days of training Fort Riley.

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In order to increase the skills, abilities and lethality of new Infantry Soldiers before they are sent to their first unit, the #USArmy will increase their initial training at US Army Fort Benning from 14 to 22 weeks.

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Bob Bradley, Brian Risban and Chad Williams stopped by Fort Riley June 25 to place a Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association challenge coin and quarters on a memorial stone for Spc. Chad Edmundson in Victory Park next to the 1st Infantry Division headquarters building.

Edmundson was killed in action May 27, 2009, by an improvised explosive device outside of Baghdad, Iraq. All four Soldiers were attached to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 112th Infantry, 56th Stryker Brigade, Pennsylvania Army Nation Guard, at the time as part of the 1st Inf. Div. during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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"It is pretty awesome," said Maj. James Wiltse, 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, Iron Rangers, executive officer. "I didn't ever think I would have an opportunity to do this unless it was in real combat or during a deployment."

The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley played host to an expansive floating bridge crossing at Milford Lake as part of training exercise Gauntlet June 18.

Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, drove more than 40 armored vehicles, including Bradley Fighting Vehicles and M1A2 Abrams tanks, over the nearly 2,000-foot span as part of their training.

A group of more than 200 Soldiers with the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, were welcomed home to Fort Riley during a June 21 redeployment ceremony on Camp Funston.

"Dagger" brigade Soldiers will continue to return home throughout the coming weeks after a nine-month deployment to Europe in support of #AtlanticResolve.

See more photos from this ceremony at https://www.flickr.com/photos/firstinfantrydivision/albums/72157692437560030 and find out about upcoming ceremonies at http://www.riley.army.mil/About-Us/Ceremonies.

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During Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month and all year, the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley encourage you to learn, connect and share. Please keep this list of resources on hand.

For more information, see https://www.army.mil/article/207488.

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