Fort Riley Officials Meeting with Community

By: AP
By: AP

FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) _ Fort Riley and area community leaders will sit down this week to talk about health care, education, housing and employment in the region.

Tuesday's meeting is the latest in a series of discussions related to the Army's expansion of Fort Riley's activities.

Army officials have been working with local leaders to develop a strategy for meeting the needs of the additional soldiers and their families coming to Fort Riley. The post is scheduled to grow to more than 18,600 soldiers in the next few years. Additional civilian employees also will begin moving in.

Area communities have been responding by developing new housing units, expanding their schools and hospitals.

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