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  1. 1. 13 March 2013 1ABCT Weekly Newsletter: please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of 1ABCT. You can always stay up to date with local events by going to 1st Infantry Division page at http://www.riley.army.mil/default.aspx or if you are having issues reading this you can click on this link to read the weekly news. http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=1bct. We are always up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1ABCT FaceBook Page at www.facebook.com/1HBCTDEVILBRIGADE?v=wall&ref-sgm______________________________________________________________________________ Fort Riley Current News Updates: This information has recently been updated, and is now available. http://www.riley.army.mil/OurPost/CurrentNews.asp x In addition to the Current News page there are Garrison Commanders Community Corner articles http://www.riley.army.mil/DocumentList.aspx?lib=GC- Corner More Updates can be found here: 1HBCT Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/1HBCTDevilBrigade Want to be in the know this winter. Check out the Fort Riley MWR Winter Guide and plan your winter activities! http://rileymwr.com/main/?page_id=153338 Ready Army - http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ReadyArmy <http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ReadyArmy> Ready Army- Prepare yourself for winter driving - also see the Ft Riley website: http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ReadyArmy <http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ReadyArmy>
  2. 2. Use full websitesFinanceMypay: http://www.dfas.milThrift Savings Plan: http://www.tsp.govNews OutletsU.S. Army Homepage: http://www.army.milU.S Department of Defense: http://www.defense.govArmy Knowledge Online (AKO): http://www.us.army.milDoD Community Relations: http://www.ourmilitary.milTrack Santa: http://www.norad.milMilitary Family, Youth, and ChildrenMilitary Children and Youth: http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.milUSA4 Military Families: http://www.usa4militaryfamilies.dod.mil/portal/page/mhf/USA4/HOMEPAGE_V3Employmenthttp://www.usajobs.govMedical CareDental Care: http://www.tricare.mil/mybenefit/ProfileFilter.do?&puri=%2Fhome%2FDentalTRICARE: http://www.tricare.milTRICARE Online: http://www.tricareonline.comDEERS Enrollment Online: http://tricare.mil/mybenefit/home/overview/Eligibility/DEERSEducationDoD Education Activity http://www.dodea.edu/homeGI Bill: http://www.gibill.va.govServicesPX : http://www.aafes.comUS Postal Service: http://www.usps.comNational weather Service: http://www.nws.noaa.gov
  3. 3. CLOSURES and DELAYS:14 March through 29 March 2013: The Roads Maintenance Contractor will mill, patch, overlay and crack and joint seal the east andwest parking lots adjacent to 202 Custer Ave. (King Field House). Parking at this facility will be difficult, however at least one parkingarea will be open at all times. Please observe the construction warning signs, adhere to the parking lot closed signs and Traffic Controlpersonnel.http://www.riley.army.mil/NewsViewer.aspx?id=5982When was the last time you logged on to www.TRICAREonline.com?If its been more than 6 months ago, you may not be able to log on anymore with your old username and password. You are now requiredto have a DoD Self Service (DS) Logon.To access TRICARE Online (TOL) you will need to click on the "Register" link beside Need a DS Logon? Follow all the prompts and answerthe questions. When you are done registering you will then need to click on the "Need to upgrade your DS Logon" link.By upgrading your DS Logon, you will be able to access all of your personal health information like medications, risk assessments, labresults, and other medical records. Without upgrading the DS Logon you will ONLY be able to access the appointment center.7-26 March ID Cards - Defense Manpower Data Center, or DMDC, will be upgrading the RAPIDS Computer Systems to Windows 7March 26 to 28. As a result, two computers will be taken out of production at a time for the upgrade. This will result in somedegradation of service on those days. To make the transition process as smooth as possible, no appointments will be taken on those days,and DMDC officials are requesting only customers who absolutely need new ID Cards – lost, stolen or destroyed – will be seen on a case-by-case basis. For more information, call Gary Morris at 785-239-3698/365413March K-State Research & Extension Family Gardening classes: Learn about seeds, plants and what to grow and how to grow yourgarden. Army Wellness Center 7285 Normandy Dr come to the loading dock door on March 6th, 13th & 27th Pre-Register by phone at785-239-9991 or email: ftriley@ksu.edu14 March Our Community Spouses Club: Vera Bradley MHIP (membership has its privileges) Bingo at Riley’s Conference Center cost $15.11am-1pm. Non-members may purchase a card for $15. Additional cards are available for purchase $10 per card. Reservations onlineat http://www.fortrileyocsc.com/reservations or email reservations@fortrileyocsc.com14 March The Flint Hills Discovery Center will host another FREE admission evening on March 14 from 5 to 8 p.m.! And it gets better -the Short Film Series: Our People, Our Land, Our Images will be shown in the Immersive Experience Theater at 6 p.m. - last chance to seethese unique films before the exhibit closes March 14!14 March HASFR Wine & Cheese Membership Meet & Greet Event: on 14 March HASFR at 6pm will be having there general membershipevent. It will be held at BLDG 207 Custer Ave for balloted voting for the new HASFR executive board. There will be Wine & Cheese foryour tasting. At 7pm a private tour of the 1st Infantry Division Museum.
  4. 4. 15 March: The 1st Infantry Division uncasing ceremony will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Friday Mar. 15 in Victory Park, bldg 580.15 March K-State McCain Auditorium: The Celtic Tenors. 7:30 p.m., McCain Auditorium. The Celtic Tenors is the most successful classicalcrossover group ever to emerge from Ireland. The Celtic Tenors "reinvent the whole tenor idiom," according to Phil Coulter, the composer of"Remember Me." The group is pioneering a new style of cool never before seen on the classical stage and is breaking thetraditional stuffy tenor mold. The unique voices, charm and wit of Daryl Simpson, James Nelson and Matthew Gilsenan combine an emotivejourney with a thoroughly uplifting experience. Ticket information or call 532-642815 March MWR Summer Guide Photography Contest will begin on March 15th and will run for 2 weeks. The last day to turn in your phototo be entered in the contest will be March 29th. Remember we are looking for photographs reflecting Fort Riley in the Summer Time.16 March Dueling Pianos: Rally Point doors open at 6:30pm $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets available at Rally Point Bingo Centerand Leisure Travel Center. For more information call 785-239-6398. If you need childcare please call 785-240-0821 and children must beregistered with CYSS.16 March Saint Patricks Bowling: $1.50 games and $1 shoe rental all night. Contest and prizes starting at 8pm.16 March BOSS St Patty’s Day Bowling: 10 lanes, unlimited bowling between 7pm-11pm shoe rental included. Door prizes and raffles givenout thought-out the night. More information call 785-239-2677.16 March St. Patricks Day Road Race: Aggieville, Manhattan 35th Annual Road Race will be held on 16 March starting at 10am-Registrationpackets and pick up start on Monday, March 11th-15th at Manhattan Running Company, 3015 Anderson Ave., Manhattan. 10am-7pm eachday. Theme: Pot O” Gold, Blarney Breakfast- 7:30am @ Kites (Green eggs & ham!) 2 Mile Fun Walk/Run - 10am 10K Road Race -10:45am Price is $17/walker & $22/runner, Race Awards Ceremony, Triangle Park - 12:15pmRace registration: https://register.bazumedia.com/reg/form?eventID=2150 You may register in person at Ballards, 1218 Moro, Friday5:30-8pm & Saturday, 8-10am For more information see attached flyer below18-22 March Flint Hills Discovery Center: Discovery Day Camp (ages 7 to 11)- March 18 - March 22, 8:00am - 5:00pm Explore the FlintHills through hands-on activities related to the ecology, geology and history of the region over spring break. Kids can register for one or moresessions, and each session will highlight different aspects of the Flint Hills through varying activities. Come ready to be amazed by what’s inyour own backyard! Participants may be dropped off as early as 7:45 a.m. each day; lunch and snacks will be provided. Preregistration isrequired. Please call the Discovery Center or Manhattan Parks and Rec Department to register, 785-587-2726. Cost:All Day (8:00am -5:00pm) $27.00 for members / $30 for non-members. Half Day (8:00am - noon) $16.00. For more information visitwww.flinthillsdiscovery
  5. 5. 18 March “Produce Your Own Comic Book” class, which is open to youth ages 9 to 18. The three class sessions will be held from 2:00to 3:30 p.m. on March 18, 20 and 22 (MWF of Spring Break). Classes are held in the conference room at the Community Resource Center,203 N. Cedar, in Abilene. In this workshop, students will be given the foundation of pre-drawn background scenes to start their comic book.Several background options will be available to spark the students’ creativity and help them determine a theme and direction for their comicbook. The enrollment fee is $15 and includes the three class sessions and supplies. Enrollment forms are available at the Arts Council officeor by calling the office at 263-1884. The workshop is limited to 12 students, so enroll early! (Pre-enrollment required.)18-22 March Spring Break Bowling: $.50 Bowling and shoes rental for kids K-12. starting at 11am-5pm Food and Beverage specials offeredall day for the kids.18-22 March Spring Fling at Eyster Pool: Family $10 single day or $25 for the entire week, $5 single person per day or $15 for the week.Each day will celebrate a different theme. Activities from 1-4pm each day. For more information call 785-239-485418-22 March Teen Center Pet Club: March Volunteer Opportunities for Teens; Pet club members are needing volunteers to help with Ft RileyAnimal Shelter to feed, water, clean up after, brush, walk and play with the cats and dogs. For more information if you would like to helpcall 785-239-9222.22 March 10am Manhattan Town center Peter Cottontail is on his way! So, we are getting the magical spring garden ready for his arrival onMarch 22!23 March 9:30am Easter egg hunt in Manhattan Kansas at the T Russell Reitz animal shelter. For more information see attached flyer below23 March Easter Egg hunt in Wamego: Gather up the kids and head on down to Wamego City Park to go hunting for these hidden eggs. Withmore than 3,000 eggs filled with candy, toys and prizes from local businesses, this is one hunt where everyone will walk away happy. TheSaturday before Easter 10 am in City Park. For more information contact (785) 456-7849 or visit their website www.WamegoChamber.com23 March Murder Mystery Dinner: Fort Riley is very excited to have the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre coming to Rileys ConferenceCenter on March 23rd. Doors open at 6pm Show starts at 7:30pm $19 per person Tickets available until March 18th at Rileys ConferenceCenter and Leisure Travel Center Matrimony, Mystery, and Mayhem surround this happy-to-hystarical, high-wire interactive ComedyMystery Dinner Theatre Dont miss the chance to enjoy this great dinner and a show! Murder Mystery Theater Dinner Buffet Menu: Salad,Caesar Salad, Greek Salad, Main Course, Herb Roasted Pork Loin, Red Wine Braised Beef, Mediterranean Chicken, Sides, Sautéed Asparaguswith Balsamic Reduction, Roasted Root Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes with Leeks, Wild Rice, Dessert, Chef’s Choice23 March Teen Center Midnight Basketball: Open to both Teen members and non-members. Cost $1 for players and $2 for spectators.7:30pm-10:30pm Bldg 5800 Thomas Ave. More information call 785-239-9222.
  6. 6. 23 March Co-Parenting Class: ACS is offering a Co-Parenting class: My Child Too-Co-Parenting 4:30pm-6pm Bldg 7264 call forregistration Family Advocacy Program 785-239-9435. This class is offered FREE!24 March Wakefield Easter egg hunt 2-5 pm at the city park. For more information please see attached flyer below27 March Kimo Williams in a Purple Haze: BBQ starting at 6pm & Live Music at 7pm. Warrior Zone call for more information 785-240-661827 March K-State Research & Extension Family Gardening classes: Learn about seeds, plants and what to grow and how to grow yourgarden. Army Wellness Center 7285 Normandy Dr come to the loading dock door on March 6th, 13th & 27th Pre-Register by phone at785-239-9991 or email: ftriley@ksu.edu27 March K-State Research & Extension Family Gardening classes: Learn about seeds, plants and what to grow and how to grow yourgarden. Army Wellness Center 7285 Normandy Dr come to the loading dock door on March 6th, 13th & 27th Pre-Register by phone at785-239-9991 or email: ftriley@ksu.edu29 March Youth Career Fair: for youths 15-21 looking for employment! Starting time 2pm-4:30pm come visit with employers andvolunteer organizations. Great opportunity if your student needs to also get their volunteer hours for high school. ForsythNeighborhood Center. For more information call 785-239-9435 Employment Readiness Program.30 March Easter Bowl! 11am-until close at Custer Hill Bowling Center. Celebrate Easter with the whole family and enjoy $25.00/lane:includes 2 hours of bowling, 1 large 1-topping pizza, 2 pitchers of soda and shoes for up to 6 people. Register to win one of our GiantEaster Bunnies. All kids will receive a candy filled egg!! For more information call, 785-239-4366 or see attached flyer below.30 March Wamego Easter egg hunt 10 am in City Park. Gather up the kids and head on down to Wamego City Park to go hunting forthese hidden eggs. With more than 3,000 eggs filled with candy, toys and prizes from local businesses, this is one hunt where everyonewill walk away happy. For more information contact (785) 456-7849 or visit their website www.WamegoChamber.com flyer attachedbelow30 March Teen Open Mic/Talent Show: Teen center is offering some great fun with Open Mic/Talent show; Dress Rehearsal is March29th 5:30pm-9pm. Registration packets available at the Teen Center-everyone is welcome to attend. Call for more information 785-239-9222.
  7. 7. 31 March Easter Brunch & Activities: Easter Brunch Reservations are going fast! Call today to make your reservations 785-784-1000.Reservations are STRONGLY recommended . Adults $13.95 Children $7.95 & Children 4 & under eat freeMarch – April Volunteer opportunities : See Flyer below.1 April through 26 April 2013: The Roads Maintenance Contractor will mill, patch and overlay Huebner Rd, from Custer Avenue toCaisson Hill Rd. Traffic will be reduced to one lane periodically on Huebner during this time. This could produce traffic delays during peaktraffic periods. Recommend the use of alternate routes during this time frame. Please observe the construction warning signs, pilot vehicleand Traffic Control personnel. http://www.riley.army.mil/NewsViewer.aspx?id=59821 April Storm Spotter Training: Monday, 1 April at 7pm location C.L. Hoover Opera House.1 & 2 April Eyster Pool: Eyster Pool will be closed to complete the final stages of an HVAC renovation. The closure will affect open swimand lap swim sessions scheduled for those days.Ft. Riley USO –Volunteer Opportunity at the Ft Riley USO and they need your help. For more information about becoming a volunteer atthe center or with any USO Fort Riley program, contact Tinkey at (785) 240-5328 or ctinkey@uso.org. The center is open Monday -Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday; training holidays and holidays, noon to 6 p.m.06 April BN Spring Fling Event: 1-1 BSTB Spring Fling will be hosting a Spring Fling for all 1-1 BSTB and HHC, Brigade Soldiers andFamily members. Time: 1100-1300, Where: Bldg 7270 Bamford Street (BN Annex). Wear Weather appropriate outerwear, Bring Basketsfor egg hunt. There will be activities for the kids and Adults! We are asking if parents can donate a bag of candy (non-chocolateindividually wrap) and drop off with the BN FRSA in Bldg 7410 RM 129 by 3pm on April 3rd. We have 10000 plastic eggs needing to befilled. Food for each Soldier/Family member to provide:HHC, BDE: Drinks B Co: DrinksHHC, 1-1 BSTB: Hotdogs & Buns C Co: Desserts A Co: Chips"I Know How It Feels" campaign. This new effort is designed to show Soldiers, Family members and Civilians throughout our formationthat they are not alone in their struggles, others who stand to their left and right have been in their shoes and know how they feel. Formore information on this topic please go to the following link http://www.riley.army.mil/NewsViewer.aspx?id=7029
  8. 8. BOSS Meeting Schedule: All meetings begin at 1500 hours at the Warrior Zone, the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month unlessstated otherwise. Please see schedule below for the next meeting date. * For more information on other events go tohttp://rileymwr.com/main then scroll down to the view calendar tab, click on it and then view the various events going on within eachweek. You will find dates, times and the locations with contact information. * For other events and news updates you can visithttp://www.manhattancvb.org/CurrentEvents.aspx?EID=4125 or http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=1bctFort Riley Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) Update: Check out what BOSS is doing on post and in the surrounding areas:UPCOMING EVENTS: March 16: St. Patrick’s Day Party (Custer Hill Bowling Center), April 13: Paintball Tournament (Outdoor Recreation),May 24- 27: Las Vegas Trip. ($450 per person). BOSS MEETINGS : Want more information about the events above? Or to learn aboutseveral other events going on? Come on down to the Warrior Zone every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month @ 3pm for the bi-monthlyBOSS meeting. Here you will stay up-to-date with the latest events and how to get your tickets reserved first. MEETING DATES: WarriorZone Conference Room, 3pm on Mar. 13 & 27, Apr. 10 & 24, May. 8 & 22 http://rileymwr.com/main/?page_id=9Sunset Zoo: 4th Friday of the month at 10:00 A.M. ZOOfari Tails is a collaborative story time with Sunset Zoo staff and childrens librariansfeaturing animal-themed stories-March 22: Baby Animals-April 26: Earth Day-May 24: DinosaursHave a little one? The Sunset Zoo has programs for 2-5 yrs old Wed & Sat mornings. Pre-registration required. Check out Learn With Ustab @ SunsetZoo.com or call 785.587.2737.MWR Special Events Volunteers needed for 31 March Easter Event: MWR needs volunteers who are willing to help them out. Can youplease help spread the word for their Easter Event that will take place on 31 March starting at 1100? Please see message from CaitéKendrick: you will need to contact her directly for more information. Her contact information is below and this is a great volunteeropportunity for high school students or Soldiers who would like to add hours towards the MOVSM. We are in the process of gearing up forthe Easter Egg Hunt and Activities on Easter Sunday, 31 MAR. This event has grown exponentially in the last few years and last year they hada crowd of more than 3,000 Soldiers and Families that joined us at Riley’s Conference Center. I am contacting you today because we are inneed of some help to make this year’s event a success. We need volunteers to help with the various youth activities at the event. Withstaffing challenges we just don’t have enough personnel to man all of the activities that we would like to provide for this event. We areasking that volunteers be on site from 1100-1500, although we will take any help we can get. We will supply all of the equipment andsupplies for the activities. Activities will include things like sidewalk chalk, bubbles, hula hoops, bean bag toss, basketball shoot andinflatables. Please let me know if anyone from your organization would be willing to help out. Volunteers can contact me directly.Caité Kendrick, Recreation Programmer, Special Events, CRD, DFMWR, 7867 Normandy Drive, Fort Riley, KS 66442785.239.8990 Fax 785.239.8333 or email: caitlin.a.kendrick@us.army.mil
  9. 9. 1-1 BSTB & HHC, BDE will be hosting a Spring Fling with an Egg Hunt for the Battalion to start off Spring! WHEN: 6 April 2013 @ 11am WHERE: BLDG 7270 BAMFORD STREET (BN Annex-Custer Hill) Wear weather appropriate outerwear, Baskets for eggs.There will be activities for the kids: Egg Relay, Fishing Game, Egg Toss, Balloon Animals and much more! Even the Adults will have fun activities! Food: each Family Member/Company will provide as follow: HHC, BDE: Drinks HHC 1-1 BSTB: Hotdogs & Buns A Co: Chips B Co: Drinks C Co: Desserts Requesting each parent donate a bag of candy as we will be filling 1000 plastic eggs for an Easter egg hunt for those children attending. Please drop off your candy donation (Non-Chocolate individually wrap to the Battalion FRSA in Bldg 7410 Bamford Street Room 129 by 1500 (3pm) on April 3rd. RSVP to the BN FRSA, Helen Day at 785-240-4337 or helen.day@us.army.mil or Company Representative by 29 March with total number attending event!
  10. 10. Still need volunteers for March 23 rd Casting Call for the Murder Mystery Dinner:Casting Call for the Murder Myster Dinner Theater on March. 23rd at RileysConference Center 6pm.We are looking for volunteers to work as an “event production team” and be part ofour dinner theater show. No prior performance experience is required. Workshopparticipates will assume “role” in a Storyline while being guided through theimprovisational performance process. Youth may also be a part of theworkshop/cast provided they are under the direct supervision of a parent, guardianor authorized adult representative who must also agree to be a workshopparticipant. All Participants must agree to commit to the entire scheduled workshopweek. Rehearsals will be conducted at Riley’s Conference Center at 6:30pm on Mar18-20 and Mar 23 (prior to the show.) For instructions on how to apply, contactBrad Carlton at 785-239-6398 http://ow.ly//hGms9.Location: Riley’s Conference CenterDate/Time: Sat, Mar 23. Doors open at 6pm. Performance starts at 7pm.Plot: A lovely couple is getting married. At their wedding rehearsal dinner, someclown is bent on bringing down the tent on this pair. What promises to be a double-ring ceremony turns into a three-ring-circus, as the couple discovers someone istrying to eliminate the competition.Requirements: We are looking for volunteers to work as an “event production team”and be part of our dinner theater show. No prior performance experience isrequired. Workshop participants will assume "roles" in a storyline while beingguided through the improvisational performance process. Youth may also be a partof the workshop/cast provided they are under the direct supervision of a parent,guardian or authorized adult representative who must also agree to be a workshopparticipant. All participants must agree to commit to the entire scheduled workshopweek. Rehearsals will be conducted at Riley’s Conference Center at 6:30 pm on Mar18-22 and Mar 23 (prior to the show).How to apply: Complete the attached form and return in person to Mr Brad Carltonat MWR Special Events, 7867 Normandy Drive (Warrior Zone). If you cannot cometo the Warrior Zone, send your application in advance by e-mail and we can makearrangements to interview you by phone.Application Deadline: NLT Mar 13MWR Contact: If you are interested or have questions, please call Brad Carlton,Work 785-239-6398, Cell 785-375-3085, e-mail brad.carlton@us.army.milNote: Tickets to the performance are available at both Leisure and Travel Center andRiley’s Conference Center starting on 15 Feb. Tickets are $19 and include awonderful buffet dinner and a hilarious performance. Open to all.
  11. 11. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarilyconstitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opinions of authors expressed hereindo not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.