Fort Riley

Military
2:06 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Budget Cuts Could Leave Many Unemployed At Fort Riley And Fort Leavenworth

The U.S. Army says budget cuts could mean the loss of thousands of soldiers and employees at Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth.

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.

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.

The Army says Fort Leavenworth could lose half of its 5,000 employees.

Military
10:27 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Fort Riley Prepares Itself For Military Downsizing

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.

Military
6:27 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Fort Riley To Lose An Infantry Brigade As Army Reduces Its Overall Strength

The Army says it will eliminate one infantry brigade at Fort Riley.

Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno says the 4th Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Infantry Division will be inactivated.

The move is part of the Army's plans to reduce its overall strength by 80,000 soldiers, down to 490,000.

The military had already planned the cuts before federal budget reductions were put in place in March.

Fort Riley is home to nearly 18,000 soldiers and three brigades of the 1st Infantry Division, as well as a combat aviation brigade.