Manhattan has been honored as part of the inaugural class of Great American Defense Communities by the Association of Defense Communities and the Defense Communities Caucus.
Manhattan is of course, the largest city in the region surrounding Fort Riley, a U.S. Army Post. The post is often referred to ask the “Home of the Big Red One”, the 1st Infantry Division.
The Department of Defense describes the Flint Hills Region of Manhattan and Junction City as “laid back”. The DoD refers to those who live in the local communities as “friendly and helpful.”
(Read more: KSNT News)