Fort Riley

Location
Fort Riley is nestled in both Geary and Riley counties located in northeastern Kansas, just west of the state capitol. The two primary local towns are Junction City and Manhattan. The base operator’s phone number is 785-239-3911 or DSN 312-856-1110.

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History

The early history of Fort Riley is closely tied to the movement of people and trade along the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails. This location, approved by the War Department in January 1853, offered an advantageous location from which to organize, train and equip troops in protecting the overland trails. On June 27, 1853, Camp Center became Fort Riley — named in honor of Maj. Gen. Bennett C. Riley who had led the first military escort along the Santa Fe Trail in 1829. The “fort” took shape around a broad plain that overlooked the Kansas River valley. Fort Riley is full of history that includes “Bleeding Kansas,” General Custer, the Buffalo Soldiers, World War I and II, the Korean Conflict, the Cold War, Vietnam, and the Gulf War. For more information visit the Fort Riley Homepage.

Mission

Fort Riley, as an Installation of Excellence, working in close partnership with local, regional and state communities provides trained and ready forces to meet Joint Force requirements across the full spectrum of current and future operations; transforms and manages unit readiness as directed by the Army Campaign Plan; executes unit re-stationing as directed by FORSCOM; executes garrison operations as directed by Installation Management Command, and conducts homeland defense operations and supports civil authorities.

Population Served

Fort Riley serves nearly 18,553 active duty Service members, over 24,678 Family members, over 3,389 retirees and over 8,337 civilian employees. These numbers do not include all the National Guard and Reserve members that come to train at Fort Riley.

Base Transportation

Our taxi service is operated by government contractor.  Hours of operation are Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  There are 5 mini vans that are operated by radio dispatch in all areas south of Vinton School Road. They have 20 minutes to respond to calls. Call 785-239-2636.

Military taxi is available for Active Duty and Civilian workforce personnel for official business operations within the installation, 785-239 2636.

There is no public transportation available on the installation. A POV (privately owned vehicle) is highly recommended as the most efficient and practical means of traveling on the installation.

Sponsorship

Fort Riley has a quick efficient way for soldiers to obtain a sponsor, or to just receive information if they prefer to not have a sponsor.  All the contact information you need is right there.

Temporary Quarters

If you are planning on staying in the lodging facility or one of the guest houses, Permanent Change of Station (PCS) families may make reservations once orders are received by calling 1-877-711-TEAM (8326) or calling 785-239-2830, DSN 312-856-2830. Ensure you have confirmed lodging reservations before traveling to the post.

Relocation Assistance

Soldiers, civilian employees, and their Families arriving for duty at Fort Riley will want to visit Army Community Service. Assistance is available on Custer Hill, 7264 Normandy Drive. Army Community Service offers a variety of services and activities to assist transitioning Families and hosts a monthly Newcomer Briefing every month, except on Federal Holidays. The Loan Closet provides short term temporary loans of household items to include kitchen ware, cots, car seats, card tables and chairs, and infant/toddler pack and play kits. The hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the telephone number is 785-239-9435, DSN 312-856-9435.

Critical Installation Information

  • The main entrance to Fort Riley is off of I-70, exit 301. There is a Welcome Center before you reach the gate that is open 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday – Friday (closed Federal Holiday’s and some training holidays; closed every other Friday; every other Friday closed at 4:30pm). The Welcome Center staff can help assist you with directions and the Vehicle Registration is in this building to help assist you with your stickers.
  • A Soldier that has a Family member with exceptional needs (medical, educational, gifted, etc.) needs to contact Fort Riley’s Army Community Service at 785-239-9435 and speak with the Exceptional Family Member Coordinator (prior to departure if possible).
  • Personal weapons are not authorized on this installation without prior registration.  Registration can be completed at the Vehicle Registration Office.
  • All in-processing Service members must sign in at the 1st Replacement Company (except for the following units: MEDDAC, DENTAC, CID, 3d/75th Brigade and mobilized reservists).
  • 1st Replacement Company is on Main Post and is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
  • ID Card Center/DEERS is located in Building 212.
  • Cell phone usage is not authorized while operating a motor vehicle on this installation.

Contact Information

Adult Education Centers
College: Fort Riley University
217 Custer Avenue
Main Post
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Phone 785-239-6481
Phone (DSN) 312-856-6481
Fax 785-239-3307
Fax (DSN) 312-856-3307

Barracks/Single Service Member Housing
1ST Replacement
208 Custer Avenue
Main Post
Fort Riley, KS 66442-1101
Phone 785-239-2119 / 785-239-8302 / 785-239-8332
Phone (DSN) 312-856-2119/8302/8332
Fax 785-240-1119
Fax (DSN) 312-520-1119

Beneficiary Counseling Assistance Coordinators
Irwin Army Community Hospital & Clinics
600 Caisson Hill Road
Whitside
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Phone 785-239-3627 / 785-239-7968 (BCAC)
Phone (DSN) 312-856-3627/7968 (BCAC)
Fax 785-239-7720
Fax (DSN) 312-856-7720

Child Development Centers
Child Development Center (CDC) #2
6981 Warren Road
Custer Hill
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Phone 785-240-2368
Phone (DSN) 312-856-2368
Fax 785-240-3030

Citizenship and Immigration Services
Army Community Service – Fort Riley
7264 Normandy Drive
Custer Hill
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Phone 785-239-9435
Phone (DSN) 312-856-9435
Fax 785-239-9548
Fax (DSN) 312-856-9548

Citizenship and Immigration Services
Legal Services – Fort Riley
200 Custer Avenue
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA), ATTN: Fort Riley Legal Assistance Office
Main Post, Patton Hall, Room 107
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Phone 785-239-3117 / 785-239-2217
Phone (DSN) 312-856-3117/2217
Fax 785-239-0576
Fax (DSN) 312-856-0576

Civilian Personnel Office
Employment – Southwest Civilian Personnel Operations Center (SWCPOC)
300 Marshall Avenue
Main Post
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Phone 785-239-3511 / 785-239-0072
Phone (DSN) 312-856-0072 /3511
Fax 785-239-2414
Fax (DSN) 312-856-2414

EFMP – Enrollment
Irwin Army Community Hospital & Clinics – EFMP Enrollment
600 Caisson Hill Road
Whitside
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Phone 785-239-7198 / 785-239-7968 (BCAC)
Phone (DSN) 312-856-7198/7968 (BCAC)
Fax 785-239-7721
Fax (DSN) 312-856-7721

Emergency Relief Services
Army Emergency Relief (AER)
7264 Normandy Drive
Custer Hill
Fort Riley, KS 66442-6421
Phone 785-239-9450 / 785-239-9435
Phone (DSN) 312-856-9450/9435
Fax 785-239-9480
Fax (DSN) 312-856-9480

Hospital/Medical Treatment Facility(s)
Irwin Army Community Hospital & Clinics
600 Caisson Hill Road
Whitside
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Phone 785-239-3627 / 785-239-7968 (BCAC)
Phone (DSN) 312-856-3627/7968 (BCAC)
Fax 785-239-7720
Fax (DSN) 312-856-7720

ID/CAC Card Processing
ID Card Center
212 Custer Avenue
Main Post
South Entrance to Basement
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Phone 785-239-3698 / 785-239-3654
Phone (DSN) 312-856-3654 /3698
Fax 785-239-3692
Fax (DSN) 312-856-3692

Information and Referral Services
Information and Referral
7264 Normandy Drive
Custer Hill
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Phone 785-239-9435
Phone (DSN) 312-856-9435
Fax 785-239-9548
Fax (DSN) 312-856-9548

Legal Services/JAG
Legal Services – Fort Riley
216 Custer Avenue
Office of the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA), ATTN: Fort Riley Legal Assistance Office
Clausen Hall, Main Level, Left Hallway
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Phone 785-239-3117- to schedule an appointment
Phone (DSN) 312-856-3117
Fax 785-239-0576
Fax (DSN) 312-856-0576

MWR (Morale Welfare and Recreation)
Morale, Welfare and Recreation
253 Stuart Avenue
Main Post
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Phone 785-239-2612 / 785-239-2544
Phone (DSN) 312-856-2612 /2544

Relocation Assistance Program
Relocation Readiness Program (RRP)
7264 Normandy Drive
Custer Hill
Fort Riley, KS 66442-6421
Phone 785-239-9435
Phone (DSN) 312-856-9435
Fax 785-239-9548
Fax (DSN) 312-856-9548

Retirement Services
Transition Point
212 Custer Avenue
Main Post
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Phone 785-239-3320 / 785-239-3667
Phone (DSN) 312-856-3320
Fax 785-239-8406
Fax (DSN) 312-856-8406

Spouse Education, Training and Careers
Employment – Employment Readiness Program
7264 Normandy Drive
Custer Hill
Fort Riley, KS 66442-6421
Phone 785-239-9435
Phone (DSN) 312-856-9435
Fax 785-239-9548
Fax (DSN) 312-856-9548

Transition Assistance Program
Transition Point
210 Custer Avenue
Main Post
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Phone 785-239-2278
Phone (DSN) 312-856-2278
Fax 785-239-2251

Victim Advocate Services
Family Advocacy Program (FAP)
7264 Normandy Drive
Custer Hill
Fort Riley, KS 66442-6421
Phone 785-239-9435
Phone (DSN) 312-856-9435
Fax 785-239-9548
Fax (DSN) 312-856-9548

Welcome/Visitors Center
Welcome/Visitors Center
885 Henry Drive
Marshal Air Field
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Phone 785-239-0302 / 785-239-0303
Phone (DSN) 312-856-0302 / 0303

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC & WIC-O)
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
7264 Normandy Drive
Custer Hill
Fort Riley, KS 66442
Phone 785-239-5730
Phone (DSN) 312-856-5730