DPW takes Fort Riley's Org Day title for 2nd year
Members of Fort Riley's DPTMS' tug-of-war team battle members of Fort Riley's FES Sept. 1 during the fourth annual Garrison Organization Day at Moon Lake, Fort Riley, Kan. DPTMS placed second in this year's tug of war competition.

FORT RILEY, Kan. -- For the second year in a row, Directorate of Public Works employees brought home the overall trophy for the U.S. Army Garrison Organization Day at Fort Riley.

Department of the Army civilians working for the garrison participated in the fourth annual Org Day Sept. 1 at Moon Lake.

Org Day is a day of resilience for the civilian workforce so they can relax and have fun, said Rick Hearron, garrison safety manager and coordinator for the event.

"It's important for us to take some time off and relax," he said. "It's a good opportunity for the command to say thanks to the civilian workforce for everything they do in support of Soldiers and Families across Fort Riley."

The day included a barbecue and outdoor games, including bucket brigade, horseshoes, volleyball and tug of war.

Each of the 15 directorates had at least one team participate in each of the four events.

Smaller directorates were combined while some directorates had one team that participated in multiple events, Hearron said.

DPW took home first place in horseshoes, tug of war and bucket brigade and second place in volleyball. Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation won first place in volleyball.

Fort Riley's Network Enterprise Center took second place in horseshoes.

Second place in bucket brigade went to Directorate of Emergency Services and second place in tug of war went to Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.

Individual events and the overall trophy will be presented to the winners during the Civilian Awards Ceremony Sept. 29 at Riley's Conference Center.

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