The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley kicked off the Big Red One Year of Family during an event hosted January 12.
The Army said year-long campaign focuses on bringing Families and Soldiers together to build strength and resilence, informing them about available resources on and around Fort Riley, and showing appreciation for their continued support.
The Big Red One Year of Family will provide a venue that enables its Families to be more resilient by aligning opportunities with the five dimensions of strength. It’s is broken down into signature events, events, and initiatives throughout the year for Soldiers and Families to take part in.
Signature events are impactful quarterly events to gather and celebrate the 1st Infantry Division’s diverse Families.
Events are short in duration, typically a single-day occurrence. They are planned and conducted at the battalion, brigade and division levels.
Initiatives are longer duration involving multiple events over several months focused on a specific dimension of strength. They are planned and accomplished at the division or brigade level.
Emotional Strength. Approaching life’s challenges in a positive, optimistic way by demonstrating self-control, stamina, and good character with your choices and actions.
Family Strength. Being part of a family unit that is safe, supportive, and loving and provides the resources needed for all members to live in a healthy and secure environment.
Physical Strength. Performing and excelling in physical activities that require aerobic fitness, endurance, strength, healthy body composition, and flexibility derived through exercise, nutrition, and training.