Fort Riley Changing Access Control Point Hours In July


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Hours of operation at two of Fort Riley’s access control points will change in July.

  • Starting July 10 at 2 p.m., hours of the Grant Street gate will be 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed weekends and federal holidays.
  • Following July 8 operation, hours of 12th Street gate will be 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday only, closed weekends and federal holidays. The final Saturday of operation for the 12th Street gate is July 8.

The changes are necessary to maintain Soldiers’ readiness for future training and deployment requirements.

Four additional access control points – Estes, Henry, Ogden and Trooper – remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information about visiting Fort Riley, go to and click on the yellow “Accessing Fort Riley” tab on the right-hand side of the page.

Questions about visiting Fort Riley can be answered by the Directorate of Emergency Services security branch; call (785) 239-3138 or 239-2982.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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