Army Signs Covenant with Fort Riley Communities

By: AP
By: AP

FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) _ For more than 150 years, Fort Riley has had a relationship with its neighbors.

On Wednesday, led by Army Secretary Pete Geren, a covenant was signed between the military and officials from surrounding communities, pledging to work to support soldiers and their families.

Fort Riley was founded as Camp Center in 1853 to protect trade routes west. Today, it is home to more than 15,000 soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division and their families.

Geren said the covenant is a way to thank the communities for their support of the Army during a time of war.

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