List of changes to Ft. Riley in “Campaign Plan 2020”:
-Open Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Center
– Approval of Kansas national Guard, 1st Infantry Division Joint Training Agreement. (allowing training area up to 136,656 acres increased for training.
-Army Listening Tour
-Fort Riley Hospital Opening
-Increased training and employment opportunities for health professionals
-Reorganize First Infantry Division
-Start privatization of Fort Riley Utilities
-Use buffer program to provide funding to purchase conservation easements.
MAJ. GEN. PAUL E. FUNK II SAYS, “this asset…this post..is their post..this is their army..this is your army..”
TO KEEP FORT RILEY THE BEST THERE’S A NEW GOAL FOR THE FUTURE: “CAMPAIGN PLAN 2020.”
THE PLAN HAS ALREADY BEEN IN ACTION.
IT KICKED OFF WEDNESDAY WITH THE OFFICIAL OPENING THIS SEXUAL ASSAULT RESPONSE AND PREVENTION CENTER.
OTHER ITEMS ON THE LIST: OPENING THE NEW FORT RILEY HOSPITAL IN 2015 INCREASING TRAINING AND ATTRACTING CIVILIAN NURSES AND DOCTORS TO WORK AT THE POST.
CAMPAIGN PLAN 2020 ALSO INCLUDES BUYING MORE LAND TO USE AS A CONSERVATION BUFFER FOR SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES.
BUT A SACRIFICE NEEDED IN THIS MOVE TOWARD THE FUTURE…IS THE CUTTING OF TROOPS.
“We will lose one brigade here but of that we will actually grow the other two brigades that allow us to get to 1,200 to 1,700 impact here at Fort Riley.”
SIX YEARS DOWN THE ROAD BUT THAT’S A GLIMPSE OF WHAT’S TO COME.