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Nikki

Fürstenau, Germany

#1 Jan 3, 2010
My hubby will be going to school to change his MOS and then in Sept. we are going to be stationed in Fort Riley. I want to know what's it like there? Is it nice? I hear a lot of people say there isn't much to do there at all. I have a 21 month old girl and a baby boy due in May so I want know what's the housing like? how many rooms will we get? what are some fun things I can do with my family? Is there a site I can visit that has pictures of Fort Riley? We will be in on post housing. This is our first time move and I'm nervous. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Ralph

Hendersonville, TN

#2 Jan 11, 2010
That place is the armpitt of the army.
Its ok

Spring Hill, KS

#3 Jan 12, 2010
Don't listen to Ralph. He's an a**hole. Ft Riley is ok. You want big city life? Move to the big city. You want small town living? Junction City is ok for that.

The worst part of Junction City Fort Riley are all the people that complain that JC is not like Las Vegas or Chicago or Detroit or Los Angeles or... Duh???
Ralph

Hendersonville, TN

#4 Jan 12, 2010
I'm just being honest not an a==hole. Jc is a typical turd of a town that wouldn't be there if it wasn't for riley and consists of fast food joints and trailer parks. Manhattan is a half an hour drive of a town full of ignorant college kids and a crap shopping mall. Its OK just doesnt get out much.
Its ok

Spring Hill, KS

#5 Jan 13, 2010
Doesn't matter where you live there will always be a Ralph with nothing better to do than bad mouth the town. Smart people ignore the Ralphs. By the way Ralph, learn to spell.
Ralph

Hendersonville, TN

#6 Jan 13, 2010
I wouldent dare bad mouth the town I live in its a great place to live. People at Riley would rather be deployed than be stuck there...and what do people do when they have no defense or get owned on topix? They turn into the grammer police thats what. Have a great life in you corn field trailer park of a city you country bumpkin. Get out sometime.
Ralph

Hendersonville, TN

#7 Jan 13, 2010
See for yourself heres a video of the local area
amh

Manhattan, KS

#8 Jan 18, 2010
Well, it's no Ft Campbell, which would be my husband's best assignments ever. For my husband, Ft Riley is his 6th duty assignment. The base and command leave alot to be desired, though not the worst place he's been stationed at. But, thankfully we live in Manhattan. Schools are great here. Lots to do in Manhattan with young children and just 45 min drive from Topeka where there is great shopping. You probably won't get immediate on post housing as there is often a wait list. Often times living on post can be like living in the projects anyway. If you are lucky, you get great neighbors. If you Google Ft Riley, Junction City and Manhattan you will come up with plenty of pictures and info about the area. Good luck with that move.
The Covian

Belton, TX

#9 Jan 18, 2010
I like the deer hunting and farm girls are awesome.

“Cogito ergo sum”

Since: Mar 09

Manhattan

#10 Jan 22, 2010
hahahahahaha! Someone from Tennessee calling out Kansans for being rural! What are you gonna rag on us for missing teeth and dating our cousins too?
Ralph

Hendersonville, TN

#11 Jan 23, 2010
Chirocat wrote:
hahahahahaha! Someone from Tennessee calling out Kansans for being rural! What are you gonna rag on us for missing teeth and dating our cousins too?
I'm not from tn you clown just my isp. I live in a city/state that is an actually asset to America and not a trailer park infested hillbilly town. haha!

“Cogito ergo sum”

Since: Mar 09

Manhattan

#12 Jan 26, 2010
I bet and you are so proud of whetever assbackwards community could produce such an opinionated as#%le that you clearly told us where you are from. Oh wait, you didnt. Let me help, that is spelled Ima Jerkoff, TN.
Leaving

Burlington, KS

#13 Feb 10, 2010
Im a army wife been here Junction City( outside of post) for about year and half. I will be leaving to go back home, and found my stay here horrible. But then i grew up in a very large city. You have your basics here 1 grocery store, walmart, fast food, plenty night clubs and topless clubs. If you are looking for small town with high crime then i suggest Junction City. Manhattan would be your best bet, only few min. east of post. Good luck.
Its ok

Spring Hill, KS

#14 Feb 16, 2010
Leaving wrote:
Im a army wife been here Junction City( outside of post) for about year and half. I will be leaving to go back home, and found my stay here horrible. But then i grew up in a very large city. You have your basics here 1 grocery store, walmart, fast food, plenty night clubs and topless clubs. If you are looking for small town with high crime then i suggest Junction City. Manhattan would be your best bet, only few min. east of post. Good luck.
Why did you find your stay here horrible? High crime? What do you base that on?
Tab

United States

#15 Feb 17, 2010
Fort Riley and Manhattan are not too bad. I wouldn't live in Junction City just bc its not the nicest of towns and there isn't a lot to do there. There is always stuff to do around here, u just have to be willing to look for it. I've been here for a little over 3 years and at first I hated it bc the only thing anyone talked about doing was going out to the lake or getting drunk and that wasn't what I was in to. I'm originally from the Ft. Campbell area but I have moved all around the country, including DC, and out of every place I've been this clearly isn't half bad. At least if you want to take some college courses there is Kansas State right down the road. They are also building up a lot on post and in Manhattan so there will be more to look forward to. As for living on post, I hope you already have that lined up bc we had a 6 month waiting list and just ended up moving to Manhattan bc Junction City is run down, even though its closer to post we didn't feel comfortable living there with our newborn daughter.
Leaving

Dallas, TX

#16 Feb 18, 2010
Its ok wrote:
<quoted text>
Why did you find your stay here horrible? High crime? What do you base that on?
Well the fact that, two doors down neighbor had a group of youngmen breaking in through his back door while he was there, needles in my back yard and ally way, older couple across the street their car was broken into, car damage, and held up at gun point in front yard, next door neighbor (military) selling, using drugs,to much traffic flow every five min. drug activity across the street now, i was asked if i wanted to "buy" at the shell station on 6th st., people begging near dillions and payless shoes. I DID live north of 6th st. near Dillons. I could go on, but this is what i have experienced since i lived in JC for year and half.
Fast one

White City, KS

#17 Mar 21, 2010
I was stationed here twice and bought my first time here. I'm now retired and do alot of volenteer work in Manhatten use to on post but the chain of command was terrible so I stopped on post. We live about 30 miles away and when I was in Dessert Storm the people out hear helped out all the millitary dep. When car broke down she was loaned one without asking. The church had weekly get togethers plus free day care when you had appt at hosp or needed to shop for groc. Now I still live in this small town its changed a little but still better than most. If you like to do vol work Manhattan has alot of non profit org. Three times aweek I drive to Manhatten to do vol work and it has been rewarding the people will help you out if you need it. The reason I live in a smaller town in another county was the prices of holmes. But its worth the drive no crime. Make up you own mind about Ft Riley area dont listen to everyone else. If I did I would have gone some where else. Remeber you have to take the bad with the good and every place has good and bad so judge for your self.
Techno Beaver

Nashville, TN

#18 Apr 5, 2010
Fast one wrote:
I was stationed here twice and bought my first time here. I'm now retired and do alot of volenteer work in Manhatten use to on post but the chain of command was terrible so I stopped on post. We live about 30 miles away and when I was in Dessert Storm the people out hear helped out all the millitary dep. When car broke down she was loaned one without asking. The church had weekly get togethers plus free day care when you had appt at hosp or needed to shop for groc. Now I still live in this small town its changed a little but still better than most. If you like to do vol work Manhattan has alot of non profit org. Three times aweek I drive to Manhatten to do vol work and it has been rewarding the people will help you out if you need it. The reason I live in a smaller town in another county was the prices of holmes. But its worth the drive no crime. Make up you own mind about Ft Riley area dont listen to everyone else. If I did I would have gone some where else. Remeber you have to take the bad with the good and every place has good and bad so judge for your self.
Listen here JERKY!
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13 Further reading
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Midwest Born and Raised

Wichita, KS

#19 Apr 16, 2010
Born and raised in Midwest but retiring from Army next month and moving south. I don't like winters! You get out of the midwest what you put into. You have to drive a little further to get somewhere, you have to try and find new hobbies, and you have to try and enjoy nature/the outdoors. Get used to raising kids on your own half the time because the Army owns your spouse. Good reasons why Kansas is great is: It's a peaceful place without a lot of crime, most residents are patriotic and support the military, not a lot of racists like some of the more southeastern military states, and a lot of bible thumpers. These things I just mentioned make a great recipe for raising kids and having a better quality of life. I'm not a bible thumper but respect the values kansas folks have.
Concerned

Sun City Center, FL

#20 Apr 25, 2010
Thanks for your post.....we just got orders for Fort Riley and I have not heard anything good about it so I was getting a bit concerned. My children have always grown up in diverse communities so I was really concerned about rasing them in what I heard was a very racist community. Most of the websites I have seen were full of hate, so I was considering staying put and allowing my husband to go it alone for the first couple of months. Anything else you could share would be appreciated.

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