Welcome to Fort Riley - Home of the "Big Red One"
The Fort Riley mission is to provide the best in support for the Warfighters and their families. The garrison uses the IMCOM Service Culture Initiative to provide quality services in infrastructure, environmental and fiscal stewardship as well as other services to enhance the Warfighter's ability to accomplish the mission and to provide a quality living and working environment.
Fort Riley is a FORSCOM installation and the home of the Army's First and most storied Division — 1st Infantry Division — "The Big Red One", located in the in the Central Flint Hills region of northeastern Kansas. The post is one hour west of Topeka, the state capital and two and a half hours west of Kansas City. The region comprises Clay, Dickinson, Geary, Morris, Pottawatomie, Riley, Saline and Wabunsee counties with a variety of communities. The closest communities to Fort Riley are Junction City, Ogden and Manhattan. The area is primarily rural in character with an outstanding public school system and consortium of colleges and universities. For these reasons the area is considered a great place for raising children, as well as a place for military retirees and their families.
Fort Riley encompasses 101,733 acres with 91,597 dedicated to training areas that are key to Soldier readiness and serves a population of more than 67,000 including approximately 15,400 active duty members, 19,600 family members, 6,100 civilian employees as well as 26,000 retirees and veterans who live in the region and/or work at the post. In addition Fort Riley provides support and training for a significant number of National Guard and Reserve members from the region including Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa.