On its own, the Pentagon’s confirmation that three-fourths of the Army’s 1st Infantry Division will return to Fort Riley next year is great news for the state. The Big Red One has been missed during its decade in Germany, and Kansas can use the anticipated influx of 3,000 military and civilian jobs. The scheduled homecoming is even sweeter, though, in the context of the bitter fights going on in other states over planned base closings. This time, Kansas fared well.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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