Fort Riley http://kmuw.org en Budget Cuts Could Leave Many Unemployed At Fort Riley And Fort Leavenworth http://kmuw.org/post/budget-cuts-could-leave-many-unemployed-fort-riley-and-fort-leavenworth <p>The U.S. Army says budget cuts could mean the loss of thousands of soldiers and employees at Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth.</p><p>However, fort officials say the report released Thursday is a worst-case scenario and the reductions aren’t likely to be as severe as predicted.</p><p>The report said Fort Riley could lose 16,000 soldiers and civilian employees, with another 3,600 jobs related to the base also eliminated. The fort currently has about 20,000 soldiers and civilian employees.</p><p>The Army says Fort Leavenworth could lose half of its 5,000 employees.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:06:30 +0000 Associated Press 36624 at http://kmuw.org 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