In a change of command ceremony Friday morning, Col. Stephen Shrader assumed his new role as Garrison Commander of Fort Riley.
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.
Airstreams Renewables, Inc., a California-based company that provides vocational training for careers in alternative energy and industrial sectors, will cut the ribbon on a new Fort Riley training facility Monday at 10 a.m.
The Officers of the First Division dinner takes place Junction City Saturday night — the first time in its 98-year history that it’s been held here, near the home of the 1st Infantry Division, instead of Washington, D.C or New York.
Victory Fest, usually celebrated in June during Victory Week, has been moved to Aug. 19 in honor of the 1st Infantry Division’s 100th birthday. It will take place at the Marshall Army Airfield and lasts all day.
Soldiers transitioning from the Army face a unique challenge. The shift from life in the military to life as a civilian can be rough — they’re two different lifestyles and it takes some adjustment.