Fort Riley http://kmuw.org en Fort Riley Prepares Itself For Military Downsizing http://kmuw.org/post/fort-riley-prepares-itself-military-downsizing <p>Leaders at Fort Riley are getting ready outline what residents can expect at as the military downsizes.</p><p>Fort Riley Commanding General Lt. Gen. Paul Funk will outline a plan today that looks through the year 2020.</p><p>Nearly 18,000 soldiers are currently assigned to the northeast Kansas army post. The Army has announced plans to eliminate one of the 1st Infantry Division’s brigades.</p><p>Because of reassignment and attrition, actual losses on post are expected to be fewer than 2,000 soldiers.</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:27:02 +0000 Associated Press 32874 at http://kmuw.org Fort Riley To Lose An Infantry Brigade As Army Reduces Its Overall Strength http://kmuw.org/post/fort-riley-lose-infantry-brigade-army-reduces-its-overall-strength <p>The Army says it will eliminate one infantry brigade at Fort Riley.<br><br>Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno says the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division will be inactivated.<br><br>The move is part of the Army's plans to reduce its overall strength by 80,000 soldiers, down to 490,000.<br><br>The military had already planned the cuts before federal budget reductions were put in place in March.<br><br>Fort Riley is home to nearly 18,000 soldiers and three brigades of the 1st Infantry Division, as well as a combat aviation brigade.<br> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:27:20 +0000 Associated Press 19462 at http://kmuw.org