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  1. 1. 27 February 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. Military Saves Campaign- The 2013 Military Saves Campaign will get underway during Military Saves Week, February 25-March 2,2013. As part of the larger nationwide America Saves Campaign, Military Saves will again be conducted in cooperation with theConsumer Federation of America. As in prior years, the Military Saves Campaign is a year-long effort for the DoD military community, andthe military banks have traditionally played a key role in supporting the Campaign. The result of a successful Campaign is the enhancedfinancial readiness of military members and their families by reducing debt and fostering a saving culture. The 2013 Military SavesCampaign memo from General Martin E. Dempsey, USA, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Sergeant Major Bryan B. Battaglia,USMC, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman, is on Facebook in the Feb album. The theme for this years campaign is "Start Small, ThinkBig." Sign up now to participate in Military Saves Week 2013. You can do this by clicking on the following link(http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MSW2013signup to join the 2013 Campaign.March 4-8: The Outdoor Recreation Center will be relocating from building 9011 Rifle Range Road to building 1806 Buffalo Soldier Roadin Camp Funston.• The Outdoor Recreation Center will be closed for all regular business March 4th-March 8th reopening at the 1806 Buffalo Soldier Roadon March 11th.• March 11th Outdoor Recreation summer hours will begin. Hours of operation will be 7days a week 9am-5pm.Frequently ask Questions• What if my RV storage lot fee is due March 1st? All storage lots that are due on March 1st will have an extension until March 15thwithout penalty or late fees.• What if I need to rent an item for the weekend of March 2nd or March 9th? We will be happy to schedule a pick-up or drop off ofequipment on March 4th or 8th you must schedule the rental prior to March 1st. No new rentals will be scheduled between March 4thand 8th.• Will I still be able to reach Outdoor Recreation by phone? You will not be able to reach Outdoor Recreation by phone March 4th-8thstarting March 11th you will be able to reach Outdoor Recreation using our current phone number.The staff of the Fort Riley Outdoor Recreation Center would like to thank you for your patience during the relocation. If you have anyadditional questions please contact the Fort Riley Outdoor Recreation Center at 785-239-2363.Thank You ~Outdoor Recreation Staff~ See Map below for new location.Resilient Youth Academy (RYA) set for Friday, March 1 st 9am-3pm: Along with the normal struggles growing up, military children alsomay go through many of the same stresses as their parents. The Resilient Youth Academy helps students learn about coping with thesestresses. The one-day RYA features subject matter experts working throughout Fort Riley giving classes on specific resiliency skills. Topicscover bullying, peer pressure, suicide prevention, dating abuse, transitioning, employment and finance. For more information, call ArmyCommunity Service at 785-239-9435. Breakfast & Lunch provided!
  4. 4. 1-31 March Custer Hill Golf Course Membership Drive: Custer Hill Golf Course is hosting their Membership Drive for the month.Benefits include: Bag tag and membership in the Sunflower Golf Trail (while supplies last). For more information call 785-784-6000.See Flyer below.28 February-29 September: 10,000 Rounds of Summer: (all-day) , Where: Custer Hill Golf Course . The Custer Hill Golf Course presents10,000 Rounds of Summer, with prizes to all of our customers for every 1,000 rounds of golf played in 2013. One lucky player willreceive a set of Golf Clubs (Driver, Woods, Irons, Wedges, Putter, Bag, and 2 DZ Golf Balls). We will announce when each 1,000 roundsoccurred, so that all of our customers can come in a celebrate with prizes. Prizes will be announced after each 1,000 rounds is achieved.Annual Pass holders will receive double the prize except when annotated for the promotion. For more information contact the Custer HillGolf Course at 785-784-6000.2 March Funny Factory Comedy Presents- Comdey Night!: Rally Point show starts at 8pm, tickets on sale at Rally Point: advance Tickets$10, Tickets at the door $12. Open Seating. For more information call 785-784-5733. Show is open to the public and contains AdultContent Featuring- Sean Hill, Cuzn Peels, Lamont High6 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.edu7 March 2013 Homebuyer Education Seminar 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Location: 210 Custer Ave Room 15 in the basement, Ft Riley, KS Thisseminar will help you to find answers to the important questions you may be asking as you contemplate purchasing a home9 March Great Escape Expo- Riley’s Conference Center on March 9th 10am-3pm. Come out and see exciting tourist and traveldestinations. FREE open to the public. For more information call 785-239-8990.9-10 March Central United States Military Basketball Conference: King Field House will be hosting the event on 9 Mar starting at 2pmand on 10 Mar starting at 8:30am. For more information call 785-239-281310 March Deadline for Space camp Registration; Parents of children grades 6-9, students can write and essay for the possibility to win aFREE week at space camp. This is open to Military children. This is a great opportunity! Entries must be postmarked by 10 March 2013for this summers camp. http://www.militarychild.org/blog/space-camp-scholarship-application-deadline-is-march-10th12 March K-State McCain Auditorium Performance Series: Mummenschanz. 7:30 p.m., McCain Auditorium. For 40 years the companyhas created a surreal and captivating universe of whimsy, wonder and ingenuity that delights both young and old. Mummenschanzrevolutionized mime art a generation ago by blending dance, theater and puppetry, creating fantastical characters that spring to life.Ticket information or call 532-6428.
  5. 5. 14 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.com15 March K-State McCain Auditorium: The Celtic Tenors. 7:30 p.m., McCain Auditorium. The Celtic Tenors is the most successfulclassical crossover group ever to emerge from Ireland. The Celtic Tenors "reinvent the whole tenor idiom," according to Phil Coulter, thecomposer 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 anemotive journey with a thoroughly uplifting experience. Ticket information or call 532-6428.16 March Dueling Pianos: Rally Point doors open at 6:30pm $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets available at Rally Point BingoCenter and Leisure Travel Center. For more information call 785-239-6398. If you need childcare please call 785-240-0821 andchildren must be registered 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 rafflesgiven out thought-out the night. More information call 785-239-2677.18-22 March Spring Break Bowling: $.50 Bowling and shoes rental for kids K-12. starting at 11am-5pm Food and Beverage specialsoffered all 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 785-239-4854BOSS 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 (OutdoorRecreation), May 24- 27: Las Vegas Trip. ($450 per person). BOSS MEETINGS : Want more information about the events above? Or tolearn about several other events going on? Come on down to the Warrior Zone every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month @ 3pm forthe bi-monthly BOSS meeting. Here you will stay up-to-date with the latest events and how to get your tickets reserved first. MEETINGDATES: Warrior Zone Conference Room, 3pm on Mar. 13 & 27, Apr. 10 & 24, May. 8 & 22 http://rileymwr.com/main/?page_id=9
  6. 6. Sunset Zoo: 4th Friday of the month at 10:00 A.M. ZOOfari Tails is a collaborative storytime with Sunset Zoo staff and childrens librarians featuring animal-themed stories-March 22: Baby Animals-April 26: Earth Day-May 24: DinosaursMarch 23rd 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 of our dinner theater show. No prior performanceexperience is required. Workshop participates will assume “role” in a Storyline while being guided through the improvisationalperformance process. Youth may also be a part of 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 workshop participant. All Participants must agree to commit tothe entire scheduled workshop week. Rehearsals will be conducted at Riley’s Conference Center at 6:30pm on Mar 18-20 and Mar 23(prior to the show.) For instructions on how to apply, contact Brad 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, some clown 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 is trying to eliminate thecompetition.Requirements: We are looking for volunteers to work as an “event production team” and be part of our dinner theater show. No priorperformance experience is required. Workshop participants will assume "roles" in a storyline while being guided through theimprovisational performance process. Youth may also be a part of the workshop/cast provided they are under the direct supervision of aparent, guardian or authorized adult representative who must also agree to be a workshop participant. All participants must agree tocommit to the entire scheduled workshop week. Rehearsals will be conducted at Riley’s Conference Center at 6:30 pm on Mar 18-22and Mar 23 (prior to the show).How to apply: Complete the attached form and return in person to Mr Brad Carlton at MWR Special Events, 7867 Normandy Drive(Warrior Zone). If you cannot come to the Warrior Zone, send your application in advance by e-mail and we can make arrangements tointerview 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-mailbrad.carlton@us.army.milNote: Tickets to the performance are available at both Leisure and Travel Center and Riley’s Conference Center starting on 15 Feb. Ticketsare $19 and include a wonderful buffet dinner and a hilarious performance. Open to all.
  7. 7. Save the Date: Symphony in the Flint Hills is coming to Fort Riley on June 15 th: Tickets will go on sale March 23rd at 10am. If you arewanting to attend this big event they are urging everyone to be ready at 10am to purchase tickets as they will sell out very quickly. You canpurchase tickets online at: www.symphonyintheflinthills.org or call the box office at 816-471-0400. Tickets for this years Symphony inthe Flint Hills will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013. General admission tickets are $75 for adults and $43 for childrenunder 12.Symphony in the Flint Hills Update: Fort Riley Leisure Travel Center will conduct 500 Advance Ticket Sales 25 FEB – 8 MAR. Soldiers andFamily members have priority to reserve tickets 25 FEB -01 MAR. All DOD cared holders can reserve Tickets 04-08 MAR. Tickets can bereserved in person at Bldg 6918 Trooper Drive-Leisure Travel Center M-F 10am-5pm or by filling out Form below and emailing it toleisuretravelcenter@rileymwr.com. Personnel can reserve up to six (6) tickets. Personnel that reserve tickets must call Kansas City BoxOffice 816-471-0400 11-15 MAR to pay for tickets. Any ticket reservations not purchased by COB 15MAR13 are forfeited. Ticketswindow closes after 500 tickets have been reserved from Fort Riley. For more information call Leisure Travel at 785-239-5614.Welcome to the Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) Weekly eNewsletter providing you with access to the latest Quality of Lifenews and information from the Department of Defense.The link below will open up the MC&FP Weekly eNewsletter in your browser. If the link below does not work, please copy and paste theentire link into your browser window.http://www.militaryonesource.mil/mcfp/weeklyFORT RILEY COMBINED SCHOLARSHIP - Undergraduate college and vocational school scholarships are offered to Fort Riley affiliatedseniors, current college/vocational students, and spouses of active, retired, or deceased military member(s). Applications can accessedonline at www.riley.army.mil, local high school liaisons, and Junction City and Manhattan Military Affairs councils. Application submissiondeadline must be postmarked NLT 28FEB 2013 Mail to: Fort Riley Combined Scholarship Board, P.O. Box 2082, Ft Riley, KS 66442 POC JeanAnderson, FRCSB Chairperson (785) 209-5470 or at fortrileyscholarship@gmail.comParents of children grades 6-9, students can write and essay for the possibility to win a FREE week at space camp. This is open to Militarychildren. This is a great opportunity! Entries must be postmarked by 10 March 2013 for this summers camp.http://www.militarychild.org/blog/space-camp-scholarship-application-deadline-is-march-10th
  8. 8. Custer Hill Bowling Center has special weekly bowling specials. They include:Weekday Programming• Lunchtime: From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday to Friday, $1 games and $1 shoes. Also available is a $7 special, which includes one personalone-topping pizza, one fountain soda and two games of bowling with shoes.• Afternoons: From 1 to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, $1.50 games and $1 shoes.• After School Deal: From 3:30 to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, $5 a person, which includes two games, shoes and a snack.Evening Programming• Mondays – Children bowl free from 6 p.m. to close. Children get to bowl free all night with a paying adult. Three children per oneadult, and shoes are included. Adults pay $2.75 per game and $2.50 for shoes. Games must correspond with the same number of gamesbowled as children.• Tuesdays - Nifty Fifty Night: 6 p.m. to close, $.50 games and $.50 shoes. Hotdogs, popcorn and small sodas are $.50 each.• Wednesdays – Red Pin Night: 6 p.m. to close, $2 games and $2 shoes. Get a strike with the head red pin and win a coupon for a freegame of bowling.• Fridays – Ghost Bowling: 6 p.m. to close, $9 per person, which includes shoes and bowling with ghost pins. Also available are $1 fishsandwiches all day and night long.Weekend programming• Saturday afternoons, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., $1.50 games and $1 shoes• Saturday Night Extreme: 6 p.m. to midnight, $10 per person and $6 for children 12 and younger, which includes shoes and bowling.Also available are $10 one-topping pizzas and $3.50 pitchers of soda all night.• Sundays - Family Fun Day: All Day, $35 per lane, which includes two hours of bowling, one large two-topping pizza, two pitchers ofsoda and shoes for up to six people.Tornado Season Training Storm Spotter: Greensburg, May 2007 and Chapman, June 2008 are two large tornado events in recent localhistory which had fatalities involved. Tornado season is rapidly approaching and it always helps to be prepared, especially if you havenever lived in a tornado prone area. Please see the information below regarding information for storm spotting and identifying thestructures that are indicators for tornados.If you would like to keep yourself schooled in the Kansas weather every year, the National Weather Service in Topeka presents spottertalks which are open to the general public. Presentations are typically around 90 minutes long, and are given by a meteorologist from ouroffice. Spotter training will focus on storm structure and accurate identification of important cloud features associated with supercell andsquall line thunderstorms. The upcoming classes in your area:March 05 Manhattan, KS (Riley County) 7:00pm CST Pottorf Hall (CICO park)March 06 Herington, KS (Dickinson County) 7:00pm CST Herington Community Center 810 South BroadwayMarch 27 Wamego, KS (Pottawatomie County) 7:00pm CDT Wamego Fire Department 514 Plum St. Wamego, KS 66547March 28 Clay Center, KS (Clay County) 7:00pm CDT Baptist Church Meeting Hall corner of 5th and Dexter.Once you have taken the class you have the opportunity to become a storm spotter.For more information visit http://www.crh.noaa.gov/top/?n=talks
  9. 9. Outdoor Recreation Relocation Map-will berelocation from building 9011 Rifle Range Rd to Building 1806 BuffaloSoldier Road in Camp Funston starting 4 Mar-8 Mar: reopening at1806 Buffalo Soldier Rd on 11 Mar. For more information call 785-239-2363.
  10. 10. 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.