Two Fort Riley soldiers killed in bomb attack
Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Riley ¢ 1st Infantry Division(Cleveland.com) U.S. deaths in Iraq: The latest identifications reported by the military: Army Pfc. Daniel A. Fuentes, 19, Levittown, N.Y., died Friday in Baghdad of wounds suffered when an explosive detonated near his vehicle; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. Army Pfc. Jay S. Cajimat, 20, Lahaina, Hawaii, died Friday in Baghdad of wounds suffered when a vehicle-borne explosive detonated near his unit; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan. (WTNH.com) Off to Afghanistan: A group of Connecticut soldiers is on its way to eventual duty in Afghanistan. 15 National Guard troops left for Fort Riley, Kansas, this morning from Windsor Locks, where they will undergo additional training before heading overseas. The team will train Afghani security forces on tasks such as reconstructing schools and other community projects. Fort Leavenworth(Congress Daily) Alarms over detainees fail to stir Fort Leavenworth: A community that could soon find itself at the center of a brewing partisan battle over the future of the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is unfazed by Democratic vows to close the facility and move the prisoners to the United States. Since last week, House Armed Services ranking member Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., has been sounding an alarm that Democrats want to “import dangerous terrorists into American communities” and asserting that Fort Leavenworth, Kan., tops a Democratic list of 17 “potential relocation points for terror suspects.” Although Democrats say they are still exploring the issue and have not committed to designating any alternative detention sites, the Army base is home to the military’s only domestic maximum-security prison, making it a likely relocation spot for some of the nearly 400 terrorist suspects at Guantanamo. Freshman Democratic Rep. Nancy Boyda said in a telephone interview from her district this week that the issue had not come up as she toured eastern Kansas during the first few days of the spring recess. Another local official said the area — which also has a state correctional facility and a maximum-security federal penitentiary — was accustomed to high-profile prisoners.