Welcome to Fort Riley
Updated On: 1/3/2013 10:47:20 AM
Fort Riley is an award-winning premier Division-level training installation. Its mission is to provide the best in support for the Warfighters and their Families. The Garrison works to achieve this through well-being services, infrastructure, environmental and fiscal stewardship, and other services that enhance the 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 fullspectrum 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 has received 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 with an Honorable Mention.
Fort Riley is located 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 comprises 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 are considered great places for raising children, as well as a place for military retirees and their Families.
Big Red One/Fort Riley At a Glance
A Division that is trained and ready with rapid deployment capabilities; an installation that is adaptive and responsive
Home to five brigades
- A mix of Armor, Infantry, Aviation and Combat Support capabilities
- Oversight of units at Fort Knox, Fort Sill and Fort Leonard Wood
A modern force
- M1A2 System Enhancement Program (SEP) Tank
- Bradley Fighting Vehicle A3
- AH-64D Apache Block III
- MQ-1 Gray Eagle Unmanned Aviation System (pending fielding)
State-of-the-art simulation technology
New and modernized ranges and training facilities
A training platform for others
- 20,000-plus Reserve, National Guard and ROTC service members train annually
- Air Force uses Fort Riley airfield for training
Soldier and Family populations
- Approximately 18,000 Soldiers; 24,750 Family members; 7,800 civilian workers
Children in on- and off-post schools: 7,500
- The greater Fort Riley population: approximately 55,000, including Military, Family members, retirees, civilian employees and contractors
$1.6 Billion in military construction since 2005
- Brigade and Battalion headquarters, Company Operations facilities
- 6,000 barracks spaces meeting the Army’s “1+1” standard
- Soldier and Family Facilities
- 1,090 new homes constructed
- 1,071 homes renovated
- 1,027 homes remaining to be built to reach the
- 3,827 endstate
- Occupancy in 2014: 68 beds, two obstetrics operating rooms, seven oral surgery rooms
- New MRI, sleep lab and inpatient behavioral health capability
- Five of six are National Blue Ribbon or Governor’s Award of Excellence winners
- New Seitz Elementary School opened in September
Regional Partnerships to support training
Easy access to regional transportation hub
Quick Reference Information
Those Soldiers and Family members in need of Immediate Emergency Relief Assistance:
• Hand Carry Important Documents: Make sure you have all important papers and documents with you. Don’t pack them in your household goods.
• American Red Cross (ARC): The American Red Cross is available for emergency financial assistance, to verify a Family medical emergency or to deliver a birth notification. Contact toll free at (877) 272-7337 for 24-hour service and the Armed Forces Emergency Line.
• Army Emergency Relief (AER): For emergency financial assistance for Army personnel in times of unforeseen circumstances or emergencies that require immediate attention. During normal duty hours, contact AER at Fort Riley, (785) 239-9435. AER financial assistance for emergency travel is available during nonduty hours by calling the ARC tollfree at (877) 272-7337.
• For in-transit emergencies, contact Division and Fort Riley Operations Center, Replacement Company or United States Army Garrison, Bldg. 208, Main Post, (785) 239-2119. To reach the 1st Infantry Division Duty Officer/NCO, Bldg. 580, Custer Hill, call (785) 239-2222.
• Lending Closet: To obtain basic household necessities to get you through until your household goods have arrived. Assistance is available for Families who are affected by Permanent Change of Station (to or from Fort Riley) in the form of basic household items on loan for 45 days while awaiting your shipment, or before you have cleared the installation. Calling ahead for available times to check out or check in the items is highly encouraged. Current hours are 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Lending Closet is located at Army Community Service on Custer Hill, 7264 Normandy Drive. Additional contact information is (785) 239-9435, DSN 856-9435 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to use the Army Community Service Lending Closet you will be required to bring in your ID Card and a copy of military orders.