~The FReeper Canteen Presents~
Road Trip: Fort Riley, Kansas
Fort Riley is a United States Army installation located in Northeast Kansas, on the Kansas River, between Junction City and Manhattan. The Fort Riley Military Reservation covers 100,656 acres in Geary and Riley counties and includes two census-designated places: Fort Riley North and Fort Riley-Camp Whiteside. The fort has a daytime population of nearly 25,000.
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.
Throughout the year, Fort Riley provides assistance to the Army National Guard (ARNG) and United States Army Reserve. Fort Riley provides training assistance to more than 30,000 Reserve Component soldiers, including the Army National Guard, U.S. Army Reserves, Navy Reserves, Marine Reserves, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Air Guard, and individuals conducting individual training or attending schools. While at Fort Riley, they resided at this Complex, and use Tank Trails from Equipment Concentration Site #33 and Mobilization and Training Equipment Site (MATES).
Fort Riley is home to more than 10,000 soldiers. Population assigned-served 42,264; Active Duty Officer 1,117; Active Duty Enlisted 9,252; Family Members 12,020; Retirees 16,249 (Army 5,860 and Other Services 10,389); Civilian Work Force 3,626.
The Garrison Command is composed of dedicated Soldiers and civilian employees who play a critical role in supporting the Fort Riley mission. Their focus is to provide training, readiness, and deployability for three active component combat brigades and support for mobilization and deployment of active and reserve component units.
The Garrison Command also provides effective support services for the Soldiers and Family members. The quality of life is important at Fort Riley. The goal is to provide the best quality of life available in the Army. The Garrison Command is dedicated to making training at Fort Riley a rewarding and enjoyable experience.
Learn More About Fort Riley HERE!
In 1976, a group of cavalrymen met to assess the status of preservation initiatives relating to the history, equipment, literature, traditions, and heritage of the Cavalry. Their findings were not encouraging; many significant reminders of the past presented by artifacts, documents, and photographs of the Cavalry simply vanished or had been discarded, their value unrecognized.
To safeguard the legacy of the Cavalry and to halt the grievous losses diminishing the cultural substance of our countrys rich past, the US Cavalry Association was formed that year. From that small group of cavalrymen, the Association has grown to a diverse and unique organization, national in scope, striving to preserve the Cavalry heritage.
The US Cavalry Association is the proud sponsor of the U.S. Cavalry Museum, located at Fort Riley, Kansas. The U.S. Cavalry Museum is part of the Army Museum System and chronicles the colorful history of the American Mounted Horse Soldier from the Revolutionary War to 1950. The building that houses the Museum was once the headquarters used by General George Armstrong Custer.
Visit The U.S. Cavalry Museum HERE!
FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT~Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies military and the family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before.
Please remember: The Canteen is a place to honor and entertain our troops. The Canteen is family friendly. Let's have fun!
We pray for your continued strength, to be strong in the face of adversity.
We pray for your safety, that you will return to your families and friends soon.
We pray that your hope, courage, and dignity remain unbroken, so that you may show others the way.
God Bless You All ~ Today, Tomorrow and Always