About Fort Riley, KS
Fort Riley is a United States Army Installation in Kansas. Located on the Kansas River, it is composed of Camp Funston, Camp Forsyth, Camp Whiteside and Custer Hill. It is known as home of the First Infantry Division, or "Big Red One."
For Riley was established in 1853 to oversee trade and westward immigration on the Oregon and Santa Fe Trails. The installation is known for its Buffalo Soldiers cavalry and housed the United States Cavalry School, where military personnel were trained in tactics for World War I and World War II.
Currently, Fort Riley is home to Garrison Command, which bolster's Fort Riley's mission with training, support for family and environmental stewardship. Fort Riley operates the First Infantry Division, which produces and maintains combat-ready forces for deployment. Soldier and family populations exceed 18,000 soldiers, 24,000 family members and over 7,000 civilian workers for a total population of 53,000.