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  1. Dean M. Stout 193...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Great Bend Tribune

    ... with Pastor Bill Peterson presiding. Burial will follow in Hoisington Cemetery, with military honors conducted by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, with family to receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral ...

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  2. Healing is a big part of the Run for the Wall eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Stars and Stripes

    ... He served in the U.S. Army for 25 years and retired in 2008 with the rank of first sergeant while stationed at Fort Riley. He also served two tours in Iraq. "It's just my opportunity to give back to the community I've settled in and do something for ...

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  3. Over 3,000 soldiers returning to Fort RileyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 16 | KMAN-AM Manhattan

    Billie Jean Rodriguez hugs her husband April 12, 2017. More than 800 soldiers with the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade returned to Fort Riley after deployment in Afghanistan.

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  4. FHSU online graduates celebrate on campusRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 14 | Hays Daily News

    ... Virtual College route "so I could be home with family." After several duties overseas, Wilson was stationed at Fort Riley near Junction City and decided to make his home there after retiring from the army in 2009. Wilson, now 56, has been so ...

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  5. A Memorial Day tribute to Lt. Olinger of Ainsworth, the first from his community to fallRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 14 | The Washington Evening Journal

    ... 7 of the same year. Sgt. Olinger was then selected for the Officers Candidate School at The Cavalry School at Fort Riley, Kansas, in 1942, where he was awarded the rank of Second Lieutenant. Following his commission, he completed the Officers Motor ...

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  6. Barracks program aims to improve Soldier's quality of lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 10 | The United States Army

    Spc. Demko Tyler performs morning barracks cleanup on April 23, 2018, at Fort Riley, Kansas. Tyler is assigned to 1st Infantry Division, 1st Sustainment Brigade.

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  7. Ft. Sill holds ceremony honoring FIRES Center of Excellence Chief of StaffRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 8 | KSWO

    Fort Sill held a special ceremony on May 9 in honor of the FIRES Center of Excellence Chief of Staff, who is soon departing for Kansas. Colonel Todd Wasmund has been reassigned to the First Infantry Division at Fort Riley, and today the post honored him and his wife during a Retreat ceremony in front of McNair Hall.

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  8. The army goes green at Fort RileyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 9 | KMAN-AM Manhattan

    The Department of Defense, along with companies Corvias and Onyx, have completed the first phase of Fort Riley's Solar Program in an effort to reduce the army installation's dependency on conventional energy. This is the largest solar program in the state of Kansas, with 177 of the 1,260 home solar panels already installed.

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  9. Secretary of the U.S. Army sees 'professionalism' during Fort Riley visitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 8 | KMAN-AM Manhattan

    The Secretary of the U.S. Army, Dr. Mark T. Esper, visited and spoke with soldiers and spouses of the 1st Infantry Division as he toured Fort Riley Friday. The visit was Esper's first to the area since he was sworn in as the 23rd Secretary of the Army last November.

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  10. Home Away From Home helps homesick soldiersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 7 | KSNT-TV Topeka

    ... and needed a break from the stress of his job. "I really needed to get out of the barracks, get out of the Army, Fort Riley, like forget everything," he said. He got a text from former soldier Michael Devlin. Devlin's family hosts seven soldiers as ...

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  11. The Manhattan MercuryRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 7 | Manhattan Mercury

    ... I'm here." Nash, who is originally from Johnstown, Pennsylvania, ended up in the area when he was transferred to Fort Riley during his Army career. Once he and his late wife, Debbie, arrived in the area, he decided to never leave. "I had been to ...

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  12. Army secretary says reducing suicides a priorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 5 | Manhattan Mercury

    U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper said reducing suicides in the Army is a priority, and he and his staff are working to study and resolve problems leading to them. After spending the day at Fort Riley speaking with soldiers and their families, Esper spoke with The Mercury Friday afternoon.

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  13. Army secretary says reducing suicide rates a priorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 4 | Manhattan Mercury

    U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper said reducing suicide rates in the Army is a priority, and he and his staff are working to study and resolve issues that lead to soldier suicide. Esper spoke with area reporters Friday afternoon, after spending the day on Fort Riley visiting with soldiers and their families and touring parts of the base.

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  14. Wiggins: Fort community must promote itself to get new unitRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 27 | Manhattan Mercury

    Fort Riley must continue to promote its strengths to stay in contention for a new unit, retired Lt. Gen. Perry Wiggins said Thursday.

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  15. Jessie LaVern Larkin 1...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 23 | Great Bend Tribune

    ... April 26, 2018 at Pleasant View Cemetery, Claflin with Rev. Larry Schumacher officiating. Military Honors by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 8 to 10 a.m., Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons. Memorials can be made ...

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  16. War and murder in 1898Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2018 | Great Bend Tribune

    ... she refuses to comply to the demand". (Yes, headlines were pretty long back then.) Troops at Fort Leavenworth and Fort Riley were deployed south right away. When the orders arrived, at Leavenworth it was reported, "A hop was in progress at Pope ...

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  17. Relief to know Ft. Riley is addressing suicidesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2018 | Manhattan Mercury

    First, let's thank the people who put on a summit focused on suicide among members of the military Friday in Junction City. The office of Veterans Affairs of Eastern Kansas brought in the director and a star of a movie about Fort Riley soldiers - "Thank You For Your Service" - to discuss the issue.

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  18. 'I understand it now:' Dad, son serve together in 82nd AirborneRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2018 | The Gaston Gazette

    ... Army in 2013, he did not think Airborne School was in his plans. Instead, after training, he reported for duty at Fort Riley, Kansas. And Cpl. Cooke couldn't help but notice the "AA" patches he came across. The patch had a pull, even if Cpl. Cooke ...

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  19. "I understand it now:" Dad, son serve together in 82ndRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    ... Army in 2013, he did not think Airborne School was in his plans. Instead, after training, he reported for duty at Fort Riley, Kansas. And Cpl. Cooke couldn't help but notice the "AA" patches he came across. The patch had a pull, even if Cpl. Cooke ...

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  20. Program gives Fort Riley soldiers a home away from homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2018 | KSNT-TV Topeka

    The "Home Away From Home" program has only been around for a year, but more than 50 soldiers have been matched with 33 host families. "They become that family outside the gates of Fort Riley.

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