Fort Riley, “Home of the Big Red One” (1st Infantry Division), is known for its excellent training, abundant recreational opportunities, rich history, and tremendous relations with surrounding communities.
Honor our fallen Soldiers and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. The run will include a 4 and 2 mile course around main post. No pre-registration required, and pets and strollers are permitted.
The event is free and open to the public. Civilians unaffiliated with the military must present a photo ID, such as a driver’s license, at the gate to gain access to Fort Riley.
Many attractions will be returning this year to the festival, and several new ones will be added to the roster.
One attraction — the Nuclear Meltdown — will be a new addition this year.
Returning attractions for this year:
•Historical and Archeological Society of Fort Riley’s apple pie sales
• Museum gift shop
• Vendor tent
• Expo Tent, showcasing resources available to and in the Fort Riley community
•High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle rides
•Tactical equipment displays
•Explosive Ordinance Disposal demonstrations
•Weapons firing - laser sensors pneumatic targets
•Adopt a Pet
•Military Working Dogs
•Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard demonstrations
•Children’s obstacle course
• Bounce houses
•Human sphere course
•Shuttle bus to and from the parking lot
• T-shirt sales
• Gaming tent
Entertainment will include live music from the Fort Riley Spouse Choir, a disc jockey and a variety of talent from children enrolled in Fort Riley’s School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited classes.
A variety of food will be available for purchase from various family readiness groups. Information booths from on-post organizations will also be available.
Additionally, attendees can get flu shots during the festival.
Irwin Army Community Hospital will have several tents set up, including the flu tent for flu vaccinations; a wellness tent, which will provide public health education; and an IACH replacement project tent with information about IACH’s new hospital.
Several historical attractions will be present, including Territorial Capital re-enactors, as well as re-enactors from the Civil War, World War I, World War II and Vietnam and Mountain Men. Antique military vehicles will be on display, as well as rope and candle-making demonstrations.
No pets or alcohol are allowed at the festival.
Parking is free, and the shuttle service will be available to transport attendees from the parking area to the festival grounds.
For new parents, diaper-changing and nursing stations will be available.
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Caterpillar Inc. is looking to hire qualified production and manufacturing workers during an employer day April 9. The event, which is focused toward soldiers transitioning from the service, takes place in building 210, room 118D. Available career areas include welding, machinist and electrical. Those attending should bring their resume and be prepared to meet the hiring manager.
Fort Riley, established in 1853, is one of the Army’s oldest and continuously garrisoned posts.
Our visit to the historic Main Post will consist of a guided tour of the U.S. Cavalry Museum, the 1st Infantry Division Museum, and historic Custer House, and a walking tour of the Main post. Robert Smith, the director of the Fort Riley Museum, will be your tour guide.
For information, call 877-404-5823.