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Fort Riley Army Base

1st Infantry Division, 97th Military Police Battalion, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Garrison
7264 Normandy Drive, Junction City, KS 66442

Fort Riley

Fort Riley is a United States Army installation located in the Flint Hills region of Kansas, between Junction City and Manhattan. It is one of the oldest and largest installations in the United States. Fort Riley has its own zip code and spans across 101,733 acres between the two counties of Riley and Geary.


Fort Riley is an Installation of Excellence working in close partnership with local, regional and state communities providing trained and ready forces to meet Joint Force requirements of current and future operations.   The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley build and maintain combat-ready forces and, on order, deploys these forces in an expeditionary manner to conduct Decisive Action as members of a Joint, Inter-organizational, and Multinational (JIM) team.

Arriving at Fort Riley

The closest airport to Fort Riley is Kansas City International airport, located 125 miles away from base.


Directions from Kansas City International Airport (KCI)

  • Exit the airport area toward Hwy. 435 south. Take Hwy. 435 south to I-70 west
  • I-70 west becomes the Kansas Turnpike. Take the Kansas Turnpike west (the Turnpike has a small fee)
  • Exit the Kansas Turnpike at Topeka and continue on I-70 west.
  • Take I-70 to exit 301 (Marshall Army Airfield exit) and stay on Henry Drive to Main Post

If you are arriving by air, you need to book through to Manhattan, KS or Kansas City, MO. You will need to make arrangements to use one of two ground shuttle services from KCI. Shuttle phone numbers: 1-800-826-8294 or 1-800-747-2524.


All in-processing Soldiers must sign into the installation through the Staff Duty desk located in BLDG 208 on Custer Avenue (Main Post). If a Soldier has a pre-approved PTDY for house hunting, the Soldier will visit the Housing Office (BLDG 217, day prior or start day of PTDY) stamp and complete PTDY prior to signing into the installation. PTDY will notmbe backed dated and could be counted as ordinary leave. When signing in, a Soldier needs a copy of their DA31 signed out by losing unit, three (3) copies of orders, and medical and dental records. The in-processing Staff Duty desk is manned 24/7. Soldiers needing PTDY for house hunting may be approved during in-processing at 1st Replacement Company. Ten days of PTDY are allowed, however, once housing is signed for by the Soldier, the Soldier must report back to 1st Replacement to complete in-processing.


In-processing Fort Riley will take 5 working days to complete. SFC and above will in-process on their own timeline through 1st Replacement. SSG’s and below will be placed in Platoons at 1st Replacement for in-processing.  Single Soldiers or geographical bachelors will be housed in 1st Replacement Barracks until they ship to their gaining unit. Soldiers will need full PT uniform and ACU (ACU or OCP ACUs) being the duty uniform.  For additional information, request an extension on the PCS leave form (must not exceed Orders Report Date), or for assistance, contact 1st Replacement Company at 785-239-2119.

Base Population

There are over 67,996 Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, military family members, civilians, DoD personnel, and retirees assigned to Fort Riley.