Victory Week luncheon held at Fort Riley celebrating the 1st Infantry Division

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FORT RILEY, Kan. (WIBW) - More than one hundred soldiers, and community members attended a luncheon held in celebration of the 1st Infantry Division’s Victory Week.

The Junction City-Geary County Military Affairs Council and the Manhattan Military Relations Committee hosted the luncheon at Fort Riley’s Riley Conference Center.

The speakers were two of the 1st Infantry Division Commanders who are deployed. This was done by video teleconference, which was moderated by Deputy Commanding General, Brigadier General Todd R. Wasmund.

Wednesday’s topic was how the 1st Division will continue to move forward with the upcoming change in command, as well as, thanking soldiers, families and community members for their continued support.

“It’s the 244th Army birthday! Every year Fort Riley has a big celebration, and athletic competitions, and we’re just really happy to be a part of that.” Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Military Community Liaison, Janet Nichols says.

“It’s a great time for the two communities to come together, and just show our support for the military and it’s just a time honored tradition that 1st I.D. has.” Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce, Military Affairs Council Director, Craig Bender says.

Victory Week continues Thursday with the Combined Regimental Lineage Ceremony, where soldiers and veterans will celebrate their units’ heritage.