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U.S. Army Community Listening Session Planned For Today At Fort Riley

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FORT RILEY, Kan. (Feb. 5, 2015) — Army officials are in the process of cutting troop numbers from 570,000 to 490,000 and because policymakers in Washington have not eliminated sequestration, the organization is facing even more severe changes. Those cuts could affect the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley. This is the message Brig. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, 1st Infantry ...

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Three Area Army Reservists Killed in Helicopter Crash

Three Army reservists based in northeast Kansas are among the victims of a helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed 30 American troops, seven Afghan soldiers and an Afghan interpreter. 23-year-old Spc. Alexander Bennett, a flight engineer/door gunner from Overland Park, Kan., 31-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryan Nichols, a pilot from Kansas City, Missouri, and a third soldier from the ...

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Flooding Possible With Tuttle Creek Outflow Reduction

MANHATTAN, Kan.– The Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reducing releases from Tuttle Creek Lake due to high water levels and flooding conditions on the Missouri River. The reduction in release will be stepped down beginning Tuesday, June 7, and will go to a minimum release of 200 cubic feet per second (cfs) by Friday, June 10, ...

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The Salvation Army Assists Tornado Survivors in Reading, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, MO – The Salvation Army continues to provide support today to the town of Reading, Kansas, after a tornado damaged much of the community last night. A team of Salvation Army emergency disaster service workers based out of Emporia arrived in Reading at 1 am this morning to assist survivors and first responders. The team will continue to ...

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World War II Veteran Honored

Dale “Tinker” Robeson, a veteran of World War 2, received several medals for his service on Sunday at Cambridge Place in Marysville. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran and U.S. Army Reserve Brigadier General Charles Barr presented Robeson with the Purple Heart for shrapnel wounds, the Bronze Star for Combat, The shooting badge for excellent marksmanship and several other medals and a ...

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Military Retirees to Get Flu Shots at Fort Riley Retiree Appreciation Day

Military Retirees of all services may get their flu shots as well as basic health screenings at the annual Fort Riley Retiree Appreciation Day, Friday, 15 October.  Fort Riley services some 44,000 military retirees in the four-state area of Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota and a large contingent of these retirees look forward to this annual event at this ...

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Benefit for Troops in Beatrice this weekend

Citizens that Care, a nonprofit group in Beatrice, is holding a benefit for troops this weekend. The day time activities will take place at the Beatrice Eagles Club. Representatives from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines will be at the Eagles Club during the day on Saturday.  They are providing activities such as a rock climbing wall and basketball toss. ...

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Marysville Chamber of Commerce to host the 312th Army Band

The 312th United States Army Band was activated on October 1st, 1973 in Lawrence, Kansas, as part of the 89th Army Reserve Command, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. Although not officially a descendent, the band unofficially was reorganized from the 89th Division Band that deployed during the campaign to reoccupy France during World War II.  For a brief period in the ...

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Extension News: Babysitting Workshop Scheduled in Washington

River Valley Extension is sponsoring a “basics about babysitting” workshop on Tuesday, May 25 at the 1st National Bank meeting room in Washington.  The workshop is geared for youth 12 and older who would like to babysit. We will be using the 4-H/Army Child and Youth Services babysitting curriculum which will cover: *The responsibilities of babysitting; *Skills & techniques related ...

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