Answered by Admin: Fort Riley does have areas that can be visited by the public, including museums, historic sites, and monuments, but it is not an open post. Civilians need a valid photo ID, proof of insurance, and current vehicle registration to enter the post. All vehicles are subject to random search.
Answered by Admin: Both Fort Riley and Riley County are named for Major General Bennett C. Riley, commander of military escorts along the Santa Fe Trail, which passed through this part of Kansas. Later in his life Maj. Gen. Riley was a hero of the Mexican-American War.
Answered by Admin: Fort Riley was first built in 1853. It was used as a frontier fort through the Civil War. Later, it was one of the main training centers of World War I and World War II. We have more history on Fort Riley here.
I am currently deployed in Iraq and am stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas. When I return in March my wife will be going to school in another state. I was wondering if there is Geo bachelor housing at Ft. Riley? I know there is on other bases and wanted to know if Ft. Riley offered this as well.
This is a website dedicated to our men and women serving at Fort Riley, KS. Its purpose is to provide military personnel the information necessary for their move to the area. This information is for both on-post/base and off-post/base at Fort Riley, KS. This is not an official military website.