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Specialist Schmidt Honored in Newton Services

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Flags flew at half-staff across Kansas Wednesday. It was in honor of National Guard Specialist Ronald Schmidt, eulogized at services in Newton with hundreds of mourners in attendance.

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Fuel Wood Available on Fort Riley

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Fort Riley allows wood cutting to anyone who has purchased a permit. Cutting is allowed year round.

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Fort Riley Home Buying Seminar Scheduled

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Fort Riley Housing Services Office will host a seminar August 22 to help all active duty soldiers, retirees and community members learn about the ins and outs of buying a hoome.

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Army Soldier Show August 23 - 24

Posted: 08/13/2008 - Fort Riley announced the free 2008 Army Soldier Show will be held on the Kansas State University campus August 23- 24. The soldiers will showcase their musical and theatrical talents at this show for the 25th year.

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Report: Iraq Contracts Have Cost Billions

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Budge committee chairperson Kent Conrad says the use of military contractors in Iraq opens the door to corruption and abuse, and may increase the cost to taxpayers. A new report says military contracts in the Iraq theater add up to $85 billion.

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Boeing, Northrop Meeting DOD on $35B Tanker Deal

Posted: 08/12/2008 - Boeing officials are meeting with Pentagon officials in Ohio Tuesday to discuss the new draft request for proposals issued last week for a $35 tanker contract. Some analysts say the new guidelines favor the larger plane of Northrop Grumman.

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Sebelius Plans to Attend Kansas Soldier's Funeral

Posted: 08/11/2008 - As she has with previous Kansas National Guard members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius will attend the funeral for Spc. Ronald Schmidt. Services are set for Wednesday in Newton, Kansas.

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A New Commander for National Guard Soldiers

Updated: 04/28/2009 - Kansas National Guard soldiers have a new commander as of Sunday. A change of command ceremony was held on hte grounds of the Museum of the Kansas National Guard at Forbes Field.

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Soldiers Welcomed Home

Posted: 08/06/2008 - About 60 more soldiers are back in Kansas after spending 15 months in Kuwait. The 2nd Heavy Truck, 2nd Transportation Company was reunited with family and friends at Fort Riley Wednesday night.

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Fort Riley Soldiers Returning Home

Posted: 08/06/2008 - Ft. Riley expects 60 soldiers with its 2nd Heavy Truck Platoon, 2nd Transportation Company to return from Kuwait Wednesday night.

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Bidding Starts Anew for $35B Air Force Tanker Deal

Posted: 08/06/2008 - The Penatgon has issued a revised request for proposals for a new fleet of refueling tankers. It's expected to be a second round of bidding between Boeing and Northrop Grumman, which was initially awarded the contract.

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Fort Riley Marina Set to Open

Posted: 08/05/2008 - The grand opening for the Fort Riley Marina will be Saturday, Aug. 9 near Milford Lake.

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Fort Riley Officials Meeting with Community

Posted: 08/04/2008 - Fort Riley will hold meeting Tuesday to to talk about health care, education, housing and employment issues related to the Army's expansion of the post.

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Newton Guardsman Killed in Iraq

Posted: 08/03/2008 - A Kansas National Guardman is dead after the vehicle he was in overturned on Saturday. Spc. Ronald Andrew Schmidt was serving on patrol in Iraq.

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Bush Declares Progress in Iraq War

Posted: 07/31/2008 - President Bush says that a new degree of durability in Iraq could result in troop reductions later in the year, points to violence levels reaching their lowest ebb in three years

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Suspect in NC Soldier's Death was Baby's Father

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Family of 23-year old Spec. Megan Touma living at Fort Riley say they are heartened by the arrest of 27-year old Edgar Patino in her death. Authorities say Patino was the father of Touma's baby. She was 7-months pregnant when she was found dead in North Carolina last month.

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Fort Riley Retirees Honored in Ceremony

Posted: 07/30/2008 - Soldiers and civilians are honored each month on Fort Riley in a retirement ceremony. Wednesday, July 30, 26 retirees were honored.

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