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Fort Riley, KS

Fort Riley, KS

Fort Riley, KS

PCS orders that have you moving to Fort Riley, KS?

Does life in the military have you and you’re family making a move to Fort Riley? If the answer is yes, then here’s a glimpse of what’s in store. Fort Riley, a.k.a. home of the Big Red One, is home to the 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army (the oldest division in Army history). Consider it an honor to be serving with such a dedicated team covered in American history. This installation is known for its excellent training, abundant recreational opportunities, and its surrounding communities.

Covering more than 100,600-acres, Fort Riley serves a daytime population of approximately 25,000. After moving to Fort Riley, you’ll see this military community provides services for all of your needs. On base, you’ll find facilities for swimming, bowling, bingo, and more. The base also houses 5 elementary schools and 1 middle school. Spouses can find job opportunities on base at the Irwin Army Community Hospital, DECA (Commissary), and the Armed Forces Bank, among others. Jobs available include human resources, budget analyst, social workers, nursing, therapists, etc.

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What does the surrounding area offer after moving to Fort Riley?

Not only does the installation’s community know how to meet your needs, but so does the surrounding area. When moving to Fort Riley, you’ll be just 8 miles from Manhattan, KS, referred to by locals as “The Little Apple.”  Residents of Manhattan are very aware of the positive impact Fort Riley has on their community, and they strive to work together to provide more jobs, education, and recreation to the community, including all of the soldiers and their families. Local businesses in the area are eager to help spouses and family members find job opportunities in the area.

Manhattan is a beautiful city at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River nestled into the stunning Flint Hills. Serving a local population of 52,281, the area has a lot to offer. Best known as the home of Kansas State University, the area maintains a college town atmosphere. It has been ranked as one of the top 10 places in America to retire young, as an “All-American City,” and as one of the best small communities for business and career. After moving to Fort Riley, you’ll want to use your free time to visit some of Manhattan’s larger points of interests:

  1. County Stampede Music Festival (largest music festival in Kansas)
  2. Aggieville (shopping, retail, and food district for college crown and also considered the hub of Manhattan nightlife)
  3. Colbert Hills Golf Course
  4. Sunset Zoo

Bottom-line on moving to Fort Riley

Fort Riley and its surroundings won’t disappoint you. You’ll be proud to serve with the nation’s oldest division as you better lead our country. While here you’ll receive top-rate training while enjoying one of America’s finest cities.

The service center for Fort Riley, KS is located in Kansas City, MO.

Information about Fort Riley, KS

Est. Population: Unknown
County: Geary
Latitude: 39.0667
Longitude: -96.8167
Zip Codes: 66442