The Media Relations Office is the liaison between civilian media and Fort Riley. Our goal is to increase public awareness and understanding of Fort Riley and its Soldiers, Family members and training missions. We answer media queries, keep the command group informed about media issues that affect the post and produce news releases and media advisories. MR also coordinates media interest for VIP, congressional visits and press conferences. Additionally, it helps Soldiers get information about their accomplishments into their hometown newspapers.
Fort Riley is a non-public news gathering forum and as such, all civilian media must have approval and an escort prior to entering Fort Riley. Media interested in covering Fort Riley activities should call the Media Relations Office at (785)239-3033 to arrange for an escort at least 24 hours prior to your planned arrival.
News Releases: One of the primary communication tools is the news release. They can range from full feature stories to tip sheets to announcements of upcoming events. Please email the media relations office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a news agency wishing to receive news releases.
Press Conferences: For major announcements of interest to several media outlets, we may call a press conference. This puts all parties -- the newsmakers and reporters -- together in one place.
Media Opportunities: Fort Riley hosts many activities that may be of interest to area media. Announcements of such events are posted as news releases. Media outlets interested in coverage of Fort Riley events should contact the media relations office to set up an excort onto post.