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 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.
There are over 67,996 Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, military family members, civilians, DoD personnel, and retirees assigned to 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.
TRICARE Information and News
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/.
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/.
FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Kansas school, a child must be at least 5 years old before or on August 31st of the school year. Check with the school for other requirements.
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit www.corestandards.org
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful.
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
Learn about the Military Tuition Assistance Program.
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
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When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
Kansas Department of Social Services (620) 241-3802
Kansas Department for Children and Families 1-833-765-2003
To protect children, promote healthy families and encourage personal responsibility.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (785)-296-1086
Promote, preserve and protect the health of all residents through disease surveillance, health education, direct services, and health policy development.
Riley County Humane Society (785) 776-8433
Riley County Police Department (785) 537-2112
Base Operator (785) 239-3911
Chaplain (785) 239-2830
Civilian Personnel Office (785) 239-3511
Dental Headquarters (785) 239-7226
EFMP Family Support (785) 239-9435
Family Advocacy Program (785) 239-9435
Family Child Care (785) 239-4313
Housing Services Office (785) 239-3525
ID/CAC Card Processing (785) 239-3654
Information and Referral (785) 239-9435
In-Processing (785) 239-2119
Legal Services and JAG (785) 239-3117
Medical Appointments (785) 239-3627
NAF Human Resources Officer (785) 239-6075
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
On-post family housing is privatized and managed by Corvias Military Living. There are six neighborhoods on post. Family Housing at Fort Riley is assigned by rank and bedroom qualification. Call (785) 717-2258 for more information.
6.8 miles from base
Greenhills is a large, family friendly subdivision located in Junction City. There are many housing options available in this neighborhood.
5.6 miles from base
Olivia Farms is a small, family friendly subdivision of condos located in Junction City.
In Fort Riley North, the summers are hot, humid, and wet and the winters are very cold, dry, and windy. It is partly cloudy year round, and over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 20°F to 92°F and is rarely below 4°F or above 102°F.
The hot season lasts for 3.4 months, from June 2 to September 15, with an average daily high temperature above 82°F. The hottest day of the year is July 20, with an average high of 92°F and low of 70°F. The cold season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 26 to February 26, with an average daily high temperature below 51°F. The coldest day of the year is January 6, with an average low of 20°F and high of 41°F.
The wetter season lasts 5.7 months, from April 6 to September 28, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 43% on June 8. The drier season lasts 6.3 months, from September 28 to April 6. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% on January 12.
Tornado season is from April through October, with typical peak season for tornadoes occurring during the months of April, May, and June. However, tornadoes can occur anytime of the year.
The average cost of living in Fort Riley, KS is 13% higher than the average of Kansas and 1% higher than our nation’s average. The cost of living index was formulated using prices of: goods and services (weighted 33%), housing prices (weighted 30%), groceries (weighted 13%), utilities (weighted 10%), transportation (weighted 9%), and health care (weighted 5%). Thus, goods/services, along with housing influences the majority of the cost of living index. The price of daily goods and services is a valuable and reliable number to be aware of when considering the general price of the city’s goods. In the case of Fort Riley, KS, the price of goods and services are equal to the average of Kansas as well as 5% lower than the nation’s average.
Fort Riley is near the city of Manhattan, Kansas. Manhattan is known as the Little Apple and has been recognized for its high quality of life. Kansas State University is located in Manhattan and serves over 22,000 students. Manhattan has many shopping areas, restaurants, museums, and parks.
Some points of interest include Flint Hills Discovery Center, Bluemont Scenic Overlook, Northview Pool, and Sunset Zoo.