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Desert Shield, Storm Vets Invited to Fort Riley for Victory Week

Todd PittengerJune 8, 2021

Fort Riley is celebrating “Victory Week” all this week.  This year the event honors the 30th Anniversary of Desert Shield and Storm, in which the 1st Infantry Division played a decisive role.

According to the Army post, veterans of these operations are highly encouraged to participate in three events Thursday And Friday. Desert Shield and Storm veterans interested in attending events should contact [email protected].

On June 10 at 10:00 a.m., the division and installation will honor the 30th Anniversary of Desert Storm with a wreath laying ceremony in the Victory Park.

At 5:30 p.m., June 10, the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Commanding General, Maj. Gen. D.A. Sims, hosts a Victory Social. Cost of the social is $15. Desert Shield and Storm veterans interested in attending the social should email [email protected] by 5 p.m. Tuesday.

On June 11 at 9:00 a.m., the 1st Infantry Division will form ranks and conduct a pass and review to current and retired Big Red One senior leaders. Desert Shield and Storm veterans are encouraged to attend the review and be recognized. After the pass and review, the winners of the culminating Victory Week events will be awarded the Victory Cup.

Former Big Red One commander and Desert Storm veteran retired Lt. Gen. Thomas Rhame will attend and award the Victory Cup.

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