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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Soldiers reunite with family and friends after eight months in Afghanistan during a redeployment ceremony Wednesday.

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The children of soldiers have their own battles to fight, and the community acknowledged this Sunday. Junction City Mayor Phyllis Fitzgerald and Manhattan Mayor Usha Reddi joined Fort Riley’s Garrison Commander Col. John Lawrence to sign a proclamation declaring April the Month of the Milita…

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Air Force SSG Pascual Gaud holds daughter Briar Gaud on the morning of her birth at Irwin Army Community Hospital. COL Mark MacDougall, Chief Nursing Officer, and IACH CSM Rebecca Booker present a gift basket to Sarah and Pascual Gaud for delivering the first baby in 2017 at the hospital. Pa…

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U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran paid a visit to Irwin Army Community Hospital (IACH) New Year’s Eve, where toured the facilities and met with officials.

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Fort Riley, in conjunction with VFW Post 1281 (Herington) and the VFW Kansas Auxiliary, will host a Wreaths Across America ceremony at the post cemetery Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. Unless Fort Riley is operating in a minimal manning/limited services mode due to weather conditions, the ceremony will o…

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FORT RILEY — Soldiers of the 97th Military Police Battalion ran in support of Operation Santa Claus Dec. 2 as they collected toys for Soldiers and families who are in need for the holiday season.

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More than 125 soldiers from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, returned to Fort Riley this week. A redeployment ceremony took place at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 6 to allow friends, family and the local community to welcome the soldiers home. The redeployment allows U.S. forces in A…

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HONOLULU (TNS) — He walked slowly, an entourage of help ensuring he didn't slip. People in the bar clapped as he moved past. Then Lauren Bruner gave up his cane and settled at a table against the wall where his picture had been hanging for years.

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The 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division welcomed five distinguished veterans to come visit their area of operation and to attend the “Vanguard” reunion Dec. 1 at Fort Riley. The guests are veterans of various wars to include World War…

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FORT RILEY — About 125 soldiers from the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, are set to redeploy to Fort Riley this week. A redeployment ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday to allow friends, family and the local community to welcome these soldiers home. The ceremony will…

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Brig. Gen. Patrick D. Frank, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley acting senior commander and 1st Infantry Division soldiers participated in the Chicago Bears “Salute to Service” game Nov. 27 at Soldier Field in Chicago. The Soldiers joined other military branches participating in the runnin…

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U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) and his wife Robba joined Fort Riley Brig. Gen. Patrick Frank, his wife and soldiers for a traditional Thanksgiving meal today. “It was an honor to share our Thanksgiving meal with Fort Riley servicemembers,” Moran said. “Especially during the holidays when m…

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FORT RILEY — A meal bought for a stranger in a restaurant, a gift for a child in need, a phone call to an old friend or even exchanging a smile while walking by another can impact oneself and the recipient for days or years to come.

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FORT RILEY — To celebrate the season and show appreciation for all members of the "Big Red One" family, the 1st Infantry Division is offering  Thanksgiving meals Nov. 23-24 at Fort Riley. As well as serving first-class meals, food service Soldiers at two of the post's two dining facilities a…

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CAMP CASEY, Republic of Korea — One of the training qualifications field artillery soldiers can attain is to become a joint fires observer, which aims at qualifying field artillery soldiers to coordinate and integrate multiple assets from not only Army itself, but other branches of military.

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With the help of staff from the Fort Riley Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division, students and researchers from Kansas State University and the Environmental Protection Agency successfully completed a Net Zero project aimed at creating a mobile station that could clean water of …

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BAGHDAD — The 1st Infantry Division assumed command of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command - Operation Inherent Resolve from the 101st Airborne Division during a Transfer of Authority ceremony Thursday at Forward Operating Base Union III in Iraq.

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FORT RILEY — From fitting historic uniforms to administrative details at the Fort Riley museums, Debbie Clark does it all. Clark, who has worked at the museum since 1997, belongs to a team of three who operate the Museum Division on post.

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CAMP HOVEY, Republic of Korea — Military deployments are often synonymous with spending long periods of time away from family. However, for two soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, deploying to the Republic of Korea meant catching up with some of their im…

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