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Fort Leavenworth to open new command education facility

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Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Leavenworth[(Army Times) Fancy new officer ed center to open in August:][1] A new academic facility touted as the crown jewel of Army officer education will open here at the Command and General Staff College in August. Called the Lewis and Clark Center, the 96-classroom school along the banks of the Missouri River will replace Bell Hall, the deteriorating 1950s facility that has become cheaper to replace than upgrade. The school will be dedicated Aug. 13, just days before students in Class 2008-01 of the Intermediate Level Education course begin 10 months of resident studies. Ground-breaking for the new building was in July 2004, the anniversary of the nearby passage of Capts. Merriwether Lewis, William Clark and the Corps of Discovery on their expedition to the Pacific coast in 1804.Fort Riley ¢ 1st Infantry Division[(Kansas State Collegian) Fort Riley soldier found dead:][2] Spc. Henry D. Picard, 22, was found dead March 1 on the north side of Milford Lake Dam, according to a press release. The release said Picard, Orland Park, Ill., was assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 97th Military Police Battalion. He entered the army in April 2004 and arrived at Fort Riley in October of the same year, when he later was deployed to Iraq. Deb Skidmore, media relations officer for Fort Riley, said no new information is being released at this time. [1]: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2007/03/ATcollege070305/ [2]: http://media.www.kstatecollegian.com/media/storage/paper1022/news/2007/03/06/News/Fort-Riley.Soldier.Found.Dead-2759779.shtml

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