Top Army Official to Stop in Leavenworth

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - Army Chief of Staff General George Casey will be in Leavenworth on Monday to sign a community covenant between the Army and local community leaders.

The Army has been signing these largely symbolic agreements to reinforce the partnership between the military, communities, soldiers and their families.

Last month, Army Secretary Pete Geren attended a similar event at Fort Riley, which included nearly 1,000 soldiers and their families.

Fort Leavenworth is the oldest continuously operated Army post west of the Mississippi River, founded in 1827.

It is home to the Combined Arms Center including the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and Center for Army Lessons Learned.

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