Fort Riley Recognized

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Army has recognized Fort Riley's efforts to improve the quality of life for soldiers and families.

During the 2008 Association of the United States Army annual meeting, the Army presented Fort Riley with the ``Quality of Life Partnership Award.'' The honor recognizes Fort Riley's efforts to reach out to the surrounding communities to address housing, education, health care, employment and recreation issues.

To build this relationship, Fort Riley began monthly partnership meetings with local school, government and business leaders.

Attendance at the meetings have doubled since February.

More than 15,000 soldiers are assigned to Fort Riley, home of the 1st Infantry Division.