Fort Riley celebrates Month of the Military Child


Capt. Lawson Bartlett holds his daughter on April 12, 2017, as he and over 300 fellow troops were welcomed back home on post at Fort Riley. (Staff photo by Brady Bauman)

April is Month of the Military Child and Fort Riley kicked off the month-long celebration with a parade March 30 and a proclamation signing April 3. Many family-friendly events are planned throughout the month at Fort Riley, including:

  • April 6, Midnight Sports from 8 to 10:30 p.m.; call 785-239-9222
  • April 7, Family Movie at Barlow Theater at 11 a.m.
  • April 8, Kids-fest at Riley’s Conference Center from noon to 3 p.m.
  • April 14, Family Pool Party at Eyster Pool from 5 to 8 p.m.
  • April 21, Family Bowling at Custer Hill Bowling Center from 11 a.m.
    to 2 p.m.
  • April 27-28, Operation Megaphone Lock-In from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.; call
  • April 28, Family Field Trip to Spin City from 9 a.m. to noon

For complete details about these events and many others, visit

Since 1986, the Department of Defense has recognized April as Month of the Military as a way to honor the commitment and sacrifice made by military children, who typically experience frequent moves and parents with busy training schedules and frequent deployments.


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