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Victory Week begins today at Fort Riley

1st Infantry Division Public Affairs

By A Contributor

The 1st Infantry Division’s annual weeklong celebration known as “Victory Week” starts today.

The week serves as an opportunity for the Big Red One family to gather and remember the division’s history of service and celebrate the 1st Infantry Division and Army birthdays.

The celebration begins this afternoon with the Victory Carnival, which will run through June 10 at Rally Point.

The band Daughtry will perform a free concert on June 10.

Sporting events kick off Monday with a division-wide run.

This year’s competitions include events like paintball, billiards, sand volleyball, combatives, weight lifting, and softball. For a full schedule of events visit

In addition to sporting events and entertainment, Victory Week also honors the sacrifice made by Big Red One soldiers. Forty-three new bricks will be unveiled in Victory Park during a ceremony Wednesday morning in front of division headquarters.

Each brick represents one soldier who made the ultimate sacrifice in the past year.

The week winds down June 14 with a cake cutting ceremony in a dual-birthday celebration. This year marks the 95th birthday for the Big Red One and 237th for the U.S. Army.

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