DVIDS – News – Flyovers and Static Shows: Ok-State Honors Fort Riley, 1ID Troopers

By Sgt. Dahnyce Baucom, nineteenth Public Affairs Detachment

FORT RILEY, Kan. – Kansas State College’s annual Fort Riley Day kicked off Saturday, September 17, 2022, at Invoice Snyder Household Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas. This custom is a celebration of the long-standing partnership between the college and the army group.

The day was packed stuffed with occasions. The festivities started with tailgates within the stadium car parking zone and a showcase of static shows of army automobiles and weapons.

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Niave F. Knell, the first Infantry Division Deputy Commanding Basic-Help, and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Albert Serrano, the rear 1st Inf. Div. Command Sgt Maj., engaged with group members in entrance of interactive and static shows. These shows allowed the Fort Riley group to deliver their gear for the KSU group to see.

“Now we have an awesome partnership with [KSU],” mentioned Knell. “We actually admire the chance to return and benefit from the recreation and that they invited us right here, particularly the place we get to have shows, and get to simply present folks which can be coming to observe a soccer recreation that this can be a little piece of the Army in case they do not get to see that. If they do not get to return to Fort Riley, they will see. What do you do? What are Troopers like? How do I work together with them? We simply deliver a chunk of Fort Riley to Ok-State which is very nice.”

Throughout this 12 months’s army appreciation festivities, KSU offered one in all its fellow alumnus and Silver Star Medal Recipient, U.S. Army retired Sgt. Maj. Antonio Gonzalez with the medal of army excellence and a President Emeritus Myers coin.

Gonzalez performed soccer and graduated from Kansas State College in 1996 earlier than enlisting within the U.S. Army as a Special Forces Soldier.

“Thanks a lot to your service to our nation,” mentioned Chris Klieman, the KSU head soccer coach. “It’s so neat the partnership Ok-State has with Fort Riley, and our children actually admire it and our college appreciates it.”

Together with the static shows, the first Inf. Div. Band performed alongside the KSU Marching Band; Troopers stood side-by-side with college students; the Fight Aviation Brigade flew Apaches over the stadium; and all in attendance stood tall to salute the American flag.

To kickoff the KSU and Tulane College soccer recreation, Knell and Serrano ran with the ‘Wildcats’ out onto the sector. This annual occasion celebrated Ok-State’s connection to Fort Riley army base honoring Troopers serving at house and abroad.

“We’re clearly honored that Kansas State College is ready to have this unbelievable relationship with Fort Riley,” mentioned Richard Linton, the KSU President. “Thanks to your continued assist and we sit up for nice partnerships shifting ahead.”

Date Taken: 09.17.2022
Date Posted: 09.18.2022 14:57
Story ID: 429562
Location: US

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