Junction City-Geary County is Home to Fort Riley, a Major Military Asset
Monday, March 02, 2020
Junction City-Geary County is home to Fort Riley which holds a prominent place in our nation’s ongoing global military efforts. The county’s Military Assets can be viewed in detail on our website. The 1st Infantry Division known as “The Big Red One”, is located at Fort Riley in Geary County. The expansive fort consists of a Division Headquarters and five brigade sized units.
The local and regional economic stability and vitality is partly owed to Fort Riley’s population and impact. The Fort provides a direct economic impact of $1.7 Billion and a combined indirect and direct economic impact of $3.8 Billion to the surrounding area. Retirees, veterans, spouses and transitioning service members of Fort Riley also contribute to the talented and thriving workforce of the county. Learn more about this important military asset by clicking here.