posted on Mar, 5 2006 @ 05:42 PM
I was at Ft. Riley in the early 80's. There has never been anything secret or special about the base. Started as a Calvary fort in the 1800's during
the migration west and was the jump off point for the great indian wars. While stationed there the base was what was then called " A open post ".
Meaning anyone and everyone could come on the base and wander around. The majority of the base was training area for the 1st infantry division and
attached units. There was a ROTC camp on the south west portion of the base, Camp Funston i believe is what it was called. The southern stretch along
I-70 was the airfield. The main post had the Quadrangle which consisted of inprocessing, the main post office the detention center (for transfers to
Ft. Leavenworth military penal facility) and the psot commissary. Taking the road from the main post west towards Junction City took you past the
Buffalo herd, which was a 10 acre area fenced in for the keeping of the actual buffalo herd. The post commanders building was at the base of Custer
hill. Custer hill was the highest point of the post and housed all of the infantry, armor, and artillary units on post. The post clothing store was
along the road tha encircled the barracks area. This road was a 7.6 mile loop around the top of the hill. The post PX complex, NCO club and a small
enlisted club called the "Rusty helmet" were alos on the hill. Leaving the hill to the SW took you towards the parade grounds, camp funston, the
officers club and assorted other buildings. North and northwest portions of the base consisted of training areas, tank trails, artillary impact areas
and such. This ran to just 3 miles south of Lake Milford. As for anything secret and or special ever happening there!!! I heard the claims made by
Col. Corso (USAR. Ret.), do not think so!! Just some input!!!