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Fort Riley is an award-winning, premier, division-level training installation. Its mission is to provide the best in support for warfighters and their families. The garrison works to achieve this through well-being services, infrastructure, environmental and fiscal stewardship, and other services that enhance warfighters’ ability to accomplish the mission and provide a quality living and working environment that is second to none.

On order, 1st Infantry Division deploys, conducts full-spectrum operations as part of a combined joint task force or designated force headquarters, transitions to follow-on operations, and on order redeploys.

Fort Riley Garrison earned the 2011 Army Communities of Excellence bronze medal. The post was selected from a field of 69 eligible, and was one of only six installations to be so honored. This marks the first time since 1998 Fort Riley has earned this distinction. In the ACOE award cycle for 2012, the Garrison was recognized as an honorable mention.


Fort Riley is in the Central Flint Hills Region of northeastern Kansas, one hour west of Topeka, the state capital, and two and a half hours west of Kansas City. The region is comprised of Clay, Dickinson, Geary, Morris, Pottawatomie, Riley, Saline and Wabaunsee counties, and boasts a variety of thriving communities, with the closest to Fort Riley being 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 Fort Riley area and Central Flint Hills Region is considered a great place for raising children, as well as a place for military retirees and their families.


There are approximately 19,400 active-duty service members assigned to Fort Riley, while more than 24,700 family members, nearly 20,000 retirees and more than 8,500 civilian employees live in the region or work at the post. These numbers do not include all the National Guard and Reserve members that come to train at Fort Riley.

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