Fort Riley Prepares Itself For Military Downsizing

Apr 11, 2014

Leaders at Fort Riley are getting ready outline what residents can expect at as the military downsizes.

Fort Riley Commanding General Lt. Gen. Paul Funk will outline a plan today that looks through the year 2020.

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.

Because of reassignment and attrition, actual losses on post are expected to be fewer than 2,000 soldiers.

However, Fort Riley may soon seem crowded, because nearly all remaining soldiers will be home from war deployments for the first time in a decade.