1st Infantry Division
Fort Riley is home to the 1st Infantry Division.
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Historic Fort Riley
Fort Riley was established in 1853 along the Santa Fe Trail to protect settlers and travelers as they moved westward.
Modern training facilities and ranges at Fort Riley ensure our warfighters are prepared to deploy around the globe in support of our nation's freedom.
Fort Riley features six physical fitness centers with top-of-the-line equipment and programs designed to offer what you need to stay in shape and be healthy.
Fort Riley delivers the full spectrum of the live, virtual, construct, and gaming integrated training environment to the Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division and partnered National Guard and Army Reserve units.
Irwin Army Community Hospital
Irwin Army Community Hospital opened in 2016, offering the Fort Riley community state of the art facilities.
The Flint Hills region offers residents a diverse array of activities. Explore the natural wonders of the Central Flint Hills and Milford Wetlands, visit cultural and historic sites, or try your hand at indoor and outdoor recreation activites both on and off post.
WHO WE ARE
Fort Riley is located in the Flint Hills Region of Kansas. We are home to Soldiers and families of the 1st Infantry Division known as "The Big Red One" which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017. There are approximately 15,000 active duty service members assigned to Fort Riley with more than 18,000 family members, 29,000 veterans and retirees and 5,600 civilian employees who live in the region and/or work at the post. The 1st Infantry Division as well as National Guard and Reserve units from several states use the modern training facilities at Fort Riley to gain skills necessary to defend our nation. Garrisons, also called an installation or post, are communities that provide many of the same types of services expected from any small town. Law enforcement, fire protection, sports & recreational facilities, religious activities, child & youth programs are just a small sample of the support and services we provide every day.
GOOD TO KNOW
FORT RILEY TAX CENTER OPEN JAN. 26 - APRIL 15
The tax center is available to provide free tax returns for active-duty service members, reservists on orders for more than 30 days, retirees and eligible family members.
Walk-in and drop off service is available - appointments are limited to complicated returns.
For more information CLICK HERE to visit the Tax Center page.
ALL ARMY TEAM MEMBERS
MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE RULES
THINK about the message being communicated and who could potentially view it
TYPE a communication that is consistent with Army values.
POST only those messages that demonstrate dignity and respect for self and others.
ARMY TENANT SATISFACTION SURVEY
COMPLETION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JAN 30
Army privatized, on-post residents can rate their satisfaction with services, property and the overall housing experience through the online survey. Feedback is used by the Army to help maintain a high quality of life for service members and their families.
"YOUR VOICE MATTERS" LISTENING SESSIONS
VIRTUAL - MS TEAMS FORT RILEY, KS
SOLDIERS AND DA CIVILIANS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND
Jan 26: 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Jan 27: 8:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
The MS Teams link is the same for each session. Click the link above at the session times to join.
In response to current events, Army Senior Leaders have embarked on Listening Sessions to better understand concerns across the Force on topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as dignity and respect.
Soldiers and Civilians have the opportunity to participate in the “Your Voice Matters” Listening Session to discuss the potential impacts of diversity, equity and inclusion as well as climate, command leadership trust, gender, ethnicity, race, and racial tension on the Army and its Soldiers and Civilians.
The intent of the Listening Sessions is to develop atmospherics and determine any local and/or Army-Wide diversity and inclusion policy requirements; demonstrate care and commitment to the well-being of our Military and Civilian personnel; provide an opportunity for personnel to engage with concerns or questions about issues that impact their personal and professional lives that may hinder or impede successful mission readiness; check the organizational pulse; share information on existing policies and programs, gather input on reactions and ideas for improvements; and reaffirm and/or develop plans to reinforce principles and practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion as well as dignity and respect.
Equity and Inclusion Mailbox
Virtual participants can use the mailbox link for comments or questions during the listening sessions. Additionally, feedback forms can be sent to this mailbox as well: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIGITAL GARRISON APP
The Digital Garrison mobile app helps Fort Riley Soldiers, Army families, retirees stay in the know, and now it can help them win a $100 Exchange gift card. For a chance to win, Fort Riley shoppers should download the free app, sign into their ShopMyExchange.com account via the app and then enter the sweepstakes online at ShopMyExchange.com/sweepstakes. Sweepstakes runs until Feb. 10 with a winner every week.
OPERATION VICTORY WELLNESS
The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley has kicked-off "Operation Victory Wellness." Victory Wellness is a comprehensive, enduring operation to make EVERY Soldier, Department of the Army civilian, and family member on Fort Riley more resilient and stronger across the five dimensions of strength: physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and family. This campaign will employ an ongoing series of training events and activities designed to strengthen individuals and units and build trust and cohesion amongst leaders, Soldiers, and families. Wellness events will be scheduled throughout each month and provided the same resources as other military operations.
The first campaign event is an interactive discussion session between Fort Riley leaders and company-level command teams. These leaders are best positioned to affect change at the small unit level. By hearing their concerns and challenges, senior leaders can better provide resources and training to increase the resilience of Soldiers and units. Discussion topics focus on the five dimensions of strength: physical, spiritual, emotional, family, and social.
Watch for upcoming events to include Victory Wellness Time, Victory Foundational Days, and Victory Wellness Action Week. Victory Wellness Time will occur twice a month, providing unit leaders a designated time to conduct training based on a menu of available resources. Victory Foundational Days will occur monthly and are reserved entirely for resilience-related training and activities. Victory Wellness Action Week sets aside an entire week for units to execute a comprehensive program to improve individual resilience and overall unit cohesion. The first Victory Wellness Action Week begins in December.
Additionally, every 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Soldier, from private to major general, will conduct a 30-minute Victory Wellness Check each year, a counseling session with a Military Family Life Counselor to enhance emotional wellness.
ANNOUNCEMENTSTrusted Traveler Suspended Until Further Notice
08 Jan 2021 11:14
To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Trusted Traveler Program is suspended beginning 5 a.m. Jan. 8 until further notice. All occupants aged 16+ in vehicles entering post will need to present identification.
The "Big Red One"
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Fort Riley News
Fort Riley Tax Center opens for 2020 tax season
Jan 27, 2021
The Fort Riley Tax Assistance Center, 7034 Bullard St., will officially open for business Jan. 26, depending on potential winter weather impacts and will remain open through April 15. The center, part of the 1st Infantry Division’s Staff Judge Advocate office, provides free tax preparation assistance to military members, including active duty, eligible family members, military reservists on orders for more than 30 days and military retirees. Due to COVID-19 mitigation efforts, the tax center will operate as a drop-off service with no appointments.Continue to full story
507 Holbrook Avenue Fort Riley Friday
Jan 27, 2021
Fort Riley Friday Jan 29, 2021 507 Holbrook Ave This #FortRileyFriday we continue our look at facilities constructed around the garrison headquarters, building 500. This area of post is historically known as the Hospital/Post Headquarters District. Quarters 507 Holbrook Avenue was built 1891, two years after the completion of the original north wing of building 500. It was designated as “Hospital Stewards Quarters” and was constructed with wood walls and floors, a stone foundation and a wood shingle roof. The residence was heated with wood burning stoves. According to #FortRiley Directorate of Public Works (DPW) maintenance records, by 1930 the home had been upgraded with steam heat fired by a gas burning stove and the wood shingles had been replaced with tin. The Army Corps of Engineers considers quarters 507 historically significant as an example of a wood-framed Folk Victorian house. While it is one of four Folk Victorian houses on post, the other three are of brick construction. Today, as it did when originally built, quarters 507 continues to serve as a single family home. Pictured: Quarters 507 in 1891 (top) and as it appears today (bottom.)Continue to full story
Publication - The 1st Infantry Division Post
Jan 22, 2021
This week's issue of the Fort Riley Post brings you news about how the 79th EOD Battalion helped secure a museum display; the official release of the Fort Riley Economic Impact Summary; a look at the garrison commander's virtual media round-table and more!Continue to full story