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Fort Riley soldiers killed in Iraq


Here are recent headlines about the military in Kansas:Fort Riley ¢ 1st Infantry Division[(49abcnews.com) Defense Department reports more Fort Riley deaths in Iraq:][1] Two soldiers who were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom died May 2 after their vehicle was struck by an IED. The men, who died in Baghdad, were assigned to the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley. 1st Lt. Ryan P. Jones, 23, of Massachusetts, and Spc. Astor A. Sunsin-Pineda, 20, of Long Beach, Calif., rest in peace.[(49abcnews.com) Afghan soldiers help train Americans for deployment:][2]It's was a little rainy, and a little muddy, but that's not stopping these soldiers from staging a real life drill. Here's the scenario: The troops have received word that a Taliban fighter is hiding in a mock Afghan village. We spoke to the Taliban man right before the drill began. "Today, actually I'm going to be setting a bomb and having it explode when the soldiers come in," explained Nawid Sarwar, who was playing the role of Taliban fighter. Fort Riley soldiers, with their Afghan partners, went through the village and into homes searching for the Taliban, and making sure the Afghan citizens they came across are not armed and do not pose any threat.Fort Leavenworth[(Fort Leavenworth Lamp) CGSC_students begin pilot health, fitness program:][3] The Army Physical Fitness Research Institute is conducting the pilot program with 100 members of the February class of Command and General Staff Officer Course students, including international students.Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 non-combat killer of Soldiers, Col. Thomas J. Williams, APFRI director, told students in March. The program's objective is to prevent health problems that contribute to cardiovascular disease before they become problems and provide overall health awareness. APFRI was established 24 years ago at the War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pa. Its mission, to provide comprehensive health and fitness assessment, and subsequent interventions to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease for War College students, continues today. In 2005, APFRI expanded the program by establishing an annex at Fort Bliss, Texas, that supports a health and assessment program for the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. The program in progress at Fort Leavenworth is a pilot. The results will help to determine if a permanent program will be set up with CGSC. [1]: http://www.49abcnews.com/news/2007/may/04/defense_department_reports_more_fort_riley_deaths_/ [2]: http://www.49abcnews.com/news/2007/may/03/afghan_soldiers_help_train_americans_deployment/ [3]: http://www.ftleavenworthlamp.com/articles/2007/05/03/news/news7.txt


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