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Military Relations
Regular Meetings
  • First Wednesday of each month except for January and July

The Military Relations Committee holds monthly lunch meetings on the first Wednesday of each month at different venues. These meetings are open to the public and we encourage you to attend!

For our luncheons, the social time is before lunch and the buffet or meal begins at 11:30 a.m. with the program following at noon. The cost of our luncheons for all attendees $15.

Please RSVP
RSVPs are due to Janet Nichols or via phone by calling 785-776-8829.

Steering Committee Members
  • Loren Pepperd - Chairman
  • Christine Benne
  • Diane Gaede
  • Dr. Mark Hatesohl
  • Dr. Curtis Hayden
  • Rich Jankovich

  • Briana Nelson Goff, PhD
  • Mike Shilling
  • Linda Weis
  • Dick Wertzberger
  • Fred Willich


Our mission is to plan, coordinate, and execute programming and activities that will strengthen the relationship between Manhattan and Fort Riley and bring about a heightened awareness of one community's importance to the other.

Our commitment is to support soldiers and their families by showcasing a military-inclusive community and encouraging our military service members to call Manhattan home. We hope to show active and retired military that the Greater Fort Riley Community is not just another duty station, but the place you never knew you couldn't live without!. 

Upcoming Dates and Speakers 2015
Month Details
July No Meeting
August 5 Program:  John Armbrust, Executive Director, Governor's Military Council
Location:  Hilton Garden Inn
September 2 Program: Jim Champagne, Business Director, Corvias Military Living, Fort Riley
Location: Four Points by Sheraton
October 7 Speaker: Lt Col Shawnn Martin and LTC Ryan Miedema, Professors of Air and Military Science, K-State ROTC
Location: Holiday Inn at the Campus
November 4 Speaker: Mack Teasely, former Deputy Director of the Eisenhower Library and Executive Director of the Eisenhower Foundation
Location: Hilton Garden Inn
December 2 Speaker: Jed Dunham, Author, 48 Fallen 48 Found
Location: Manhattan Country Club
January No Meeting

Janet Nichols