•  Juneteenth 2023

    Juneteenth 2023

    The Juneteenth National Independence Day officially became the eleventh federal holiday in 2021 and is the first new federal holiday since the recognition of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday in 1983. Juneteenth recognizes the end of slavery and extended to Black Americans the nation’s promise of freedom and liberty. The Army played a fundamental role in securing the freedoms of 250,000 Black slaves in Texas when Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced the end of slavery.
    • Effective Date: 6/19/2023
  •  June is a significant month for the 1st Infantry Division and the Army

    June is a significant month for the 1st Infantry Division and the Army

    Earlier this month our Division Command Team traveled to Normandy, France with a group of hand-selected noncommissioned officers for the 79th Anniversary of D-Day. While there, the group participated in numerous events, to include ceremonies at the 1st Infantry Division Memorial and the Charles Shay Indian Memorial. The Big Red One also celebrated its 106th birthday before holding ‘Victory Week’ and the 248th Army birthday celebration where the winning cake made by Catigny Warrior Restaurant was cut. Victory Week promotes a culture of victory by connecting the division’s historic past to the present and includes events and competitions for Soldiers and families of the 1st Infantry Division, Big Red One veterans, and distinguished members of the Flint Hills community. Congratulations to Dagger Brigade for winning the Commander’s Cup!
    • Effective Date: 6/16/2023
  •  2023 Victory Week Champions

    2023 Victory Week Champions

    Congratulations to Dagger Brigade for winning the Victory Week Commander's Cup!
    • Effective Date: 6/15/2023
  •  Army's 248th Birthday

    Army's 248th Birthday

    Today, the Army celebrates 248 years of defending our Nation since its establishment on June 14, 1775. Always a ready force, we honor the brave men and women who have answered the call to serve and make a difference by defending freedom at home and abroad. Duty First!
    • Effective Date: 6/14/2023
  •  Fort Riley's 2023 Army Heritage Month Celebration

    Fort Riley's 2023 Army Heritage Month Celebration

    Come celebrate Fort Riley's 2023 Army Heritage Month Celebration at Riley's Community Center! Join us as we acknowledge and celebrate the diversity of the soldiers, civilians, and families of our Fort Riley community. June 13th from 1100-1500 Enjoy ethnic food tastings, music, games, prizes, t-shirt decorating, art painting, and horses! We are celebrating Women's History * Black History * National Hispanic Heritage * Holocaust Remembrance * Pride Month * Women's Equality * Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage * Juneteenth * MLK * National American Indian Heritage
    • Effective Date: 6/13/2023
  •  True Grit: 16th SMA Visits Ft. Riley

    True Grit: 16th SMA Visits Ft. Riley

    As part of a leader professional development (LPD) program aligned with the 1st Infantry Division’s Year of the NCO campaign, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston stopped at Fort Riley on June 7, 2023, to discuss his drive to create a more lethal fighting force, challenges all Soldiers must forego while preparing for and experiencing combat, and the lessons learned from his time serving in the U.S. Army. . .
    • Effective Date: 6/13/2023
  •  1ID 106th Birthday

    1ID 106th Birthday

    Happy 106th birthday, 1st Infantry Division! The "Big Red One" was organized on June 8, 1917, for duty on the Western Front in World War I. They continue to stand strong and ready! Join us for a cake cutting at the Victory Hall Foyer at 1430.
    • Effective Date: 6/8/2023
  •  Softball Championship and CDR vs CSM Softball Game

    Softball Championship and CDR vs CSM Softball Game

    The 1st Infantry Division will conduct a Meet Your Army event on June 13, 2023 at Rathert Stadium in Junction City, KS for the SGT James W. Robinson Softball Championship and the Commander vs. Command Sergeant Major Softball Games. Admission is free and open to the public. The event will include military static displays, concessions, and much more. Come join us and support 1ID for an evening of fun!
    • Effective Date: 6/8/2023
  •  Soldier Referral Program Pop Up Banner

    Soldier Referral Program Pop Up Banner

    THE ARMY NEEDS YOUR HELP! Tell your army story and earn a promotion/promotion points and the army recruiting ribbon! • A valid referral is someone who enlists and ships to Basic Combat Training (BCT). • Soldiers E-1 to 0-10 can earn the Army Recruiting Ribbon when their referral ships to Basic Training. • Soldiers E-1 to E-3 can get promoted to the next rank in 60 days, when your referral ships to Basic Training. • Soldiers E-4 to E-5 can earn 10 promotion points towards the next rank. Refer a friend. If they enlist, you may qualify for advanced promotion. Scan the QR Code or click the link below for more information. Measures 33.5" x 85.25"
    • Effective Date: 6/8/2023
  •  V Corps' Ehlers Cup Competition

    V Corps' Ehlers Cup Competition

    Over the last month, rotational and permanent units across Europe have been conducting competitions in hopes of earning a spot to compete at the V Corps' Ehlers Cup. Walter Ehlers was a member of the 18th Infantry Regiment, 1ID who earned the Medal of Honor on 9 June 1944. The competition was a 3-day event testing Soldiers’ physical prowess, technical expertise, attention to detail, and general Soldier knowledge at a board. Today, SSG Chase Dixon and 1LT Trevor Hallock, both from 1-18 Infantry, 1ID won the V Corps Ehlers Cup Competition. SPC Williams, also from 1-18 IN finished second in the Soldiers’ competition. Congrats to our Big Red One Soldiers!
    • Effective Date: 6/5/2023
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