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1 abct 28 mar 13 weekly newsbreak

  1. 1. 28 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. Camp Wood Offers 1 Week Free for Military Children: Camp Wood YMCA in Elmdale, KS which is about 1 ½ hours away is offering up a1 Week Camp for Military children. This has been offered several times before in the past. There is only about 100 scholarships availablefor this summer. They will be doing the scholarships on a first come first serve. There is a non-refundable investment fee per camper of$25. See attached information below on how to complete the registration form and flyer. The sooner your complete the application thebetter this will fill up fast with all the military children from Ft Riley. So don’t wait too long if you would like your child to attend thiscamp.Brigade T-shirt and Hat Fundraiser- You will have the opportunity to purchase your Brigade T-Shirt/Sweat Shorts and Brigade Hat;Brigade T-Shirts are on sale now and they will placing 2 separate orders: (1) April 11th and (2) May 2nd. Brigade Hat are on sale now andthey will be placing 2 separate orders: (1) April 11th and (2) May 2nd. Brigade T-Shirts/Sweat Shorts are running $15-$25 and BrigadeHat $21. If you don’t live in the Ft Riley area you can have them shipped (see flyer for cost). POC SPC Emily Oudman, BDE ExecutiveAssistant in the BDE Bldg 7232 Normandy Drive. Phone # 785-239-6826. See flyers below for more details.Our Community Spouses Club (OCSC): Still has tickets available for the Casino Royale Event on April 13th. This is there biggest fundraiserof the year to help with scholarships, activities and much more for the Fort Riley community. Please visit www.fortrileyocsc.com for moreinformation.29 March Picerne Spring into Fun Event: invites all on-post residents to its Spring into Fun event starting at 10am -12pm; Rally Point Fieldthey will be having egg hunts by age groups, games face painting inflatables and an appearance from the Easter Bunny. Also having apancake breakfast. For more information visit http://rileypicerne.com/residents/calendar or contact your community office29 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. Forsyth NeighborhoodCenter. 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 attachedbelow
  4. 4. 30 March Milfords Easter Extravaganza has been rescheduled for Saturday March 30, 2013 from 2-5 pm due to the weather. Please letme know if you are wanting to attend our Easter egg hunt, have pictures with Easter bunny, face painted, cookies and refreshments. Thankyou! I can be contacted at HYPERLINK "mailto:logan.rastetter@gmail.com"logan.rastetter@gmail.com or 563-880-8505 with Name, number of adults, children, and ages of children.30 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 785-239-9222.30 March Egg roll at Abilene Eisenhower Presidential Library Museum will be present it’s very first Easter egg roll from 1-4 pm. Thisevent is free and open to the public and will feature games, crafts,face painting , Easter egg hunt and MORE. The location for this event is200 S.E. 4th Street Abilene Kansas for more information go to the followinglinkhttp://www.abilenerc.com/newsdetail.asp?article_id=485&HL=News%3AEgg+hunt+Saturday+at+new+location30 March Salina’s Patriot Month kick off: Hosting Easter Egg Scramble, Pie Bomb Fundraiser, Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt, All theseactivities begin at 12pm at several locations within the Salina area. Make sure you bring your own basket for the egg hunts. See flyerbelow.30 March Dog fun run 10am Sacco Softball field. Please see attached flyer for more information31 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 free. Brunch: 10am-2pm, Egg Huntbegins at 1pm. The Easter Egg Hunt times: 1300: Under 2yrs old, Parents are allowed to accompany children for this age group only 1:20:2-3 1:40: 4-5 2:00: 6-8 2:20: 9+ *Eggs might include candy with chocolate and/or peanuts . For more information click:http://rileymwr.com/main/?p=55368431 March Easter Sunrise Service: there will be an Easter Sunrise Service at the Fort Riley Outdoor Chapel off 1st Division Road at 7am.March – April Volunteer opportunities : See Flyer below.April is the Month of the Military Child – See flyer for lots of activities.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=5982
  5. 5. 1 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.2 April & 3 April Rileys Food Truck: Looking for a new place to eat lunch? Introducing Riley’s Food Truck has set their first weekslocations: April 2nd- Custer Ave, April 3rd- Rileys Conference Center and April 4th at the Marshall Airfield. Food will be available from11-1pm! For more information call, 785-784-1000. Follow them on Twitter for all locations and updates @rileysfoodtruck.3 April Manhattan MRC Luncheon: Join the Manhattan MRC luncheon at Riley’s Conference Center, 11:30am-1pm. Guest SpeakerMayor Loren Pepperd. Cost: $15 for all attendees-RSVP by emailing Alison Pulcher at Alison@manhattan.org or call 785-776-8829.5 April Fort Riley Network Meeting: open to all who would like to attend. If you need child care you must RSVP by 28 March to StacieDumas at stacie.dumas@us.army.mil with Child’s Name, Childs Age, Parents Name & cell phone, and if they have special needs.6 April MOMC Pancake Breakfast: Forsyth East CDC 8am-11am06 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: Chips6 April Comedy Night: comedy night at Rally Point, Show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, tickets can bepurchased at Rally Point. For more information call 785-784-5733. Check out youtube videos of James Johann who will be headlining.13 April USO “No Dough Dinner” Will be held on Saturday, April 13th.9 April Bellus Academy Military Open House: Military discount card for services & products along with goody bags. See flyer below formore information.11 April the Marianna Kistler-Beach Museum of Art at K-State: hosting Military Spouse Night. Childcare and childrens programmingprovided. Join us for dessert, a tour of the Museum of Wonder exhibition, followed by an art workshop on creating memory books. Seeflyer below for more information.
  6. 6. The Sound of Music April 5-7, 12-14, and 19-21 at The Columbian Theatre! Starring an amazing local cast, and directed by HeatherBranham. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of awidowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of thestern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover the Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, whodemand the Captains immediate service in their navy. The familys narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of WorldWar II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. Tickets are on sale now atwww.Columbiantheatre.com or call (785)456-2029Vacation Bible School recruiting/training meeting Thursday, April 11 th, 1:30 p.m., at Morris Hill Chapel For more information, contactDon Ericson at 785-239-0979 or Roxanne Martinez or at 240-1443Fort Riley Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) Update: Check out what BOSS is doing on post and in the surrounding areas:UPCOMING EVENTS: April 13: Paintball Tournament (Outdoor Recreation), May 24- 27: Las Vegas Trip. ($450 per person). BOSSMEETINGS : Want more information about the events above? Or to learn about several other events going on? Come on down to theWarrior Zone every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month @ 3pm for the bi-monthly BOSS meeting. Here you will stay up-to-date with thelatest events and how to get your tickets reserved first. MEETING DATES: Warrior Zone Conference Room, 3pm on Mar. 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-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.
  7. 7. Check out all the information about Education Grants for Soldiers and Spouse below in the flyer section. In light of the current suspensionof Tuition Assistance (TA), service members may want to consider other Financial Assistance Opportunities: FAFSA (Free Application forFederal Student Aid) www.fafsa.ed.gov; Fastweb.com – the largest national scholarship database; MGIB or Post 9-11 (see your educationcounselor for details); Take advantage of CLEP/DSST exams which are free to AD; Check with your school for school-based scholarshipsand grants; Ft. Riley Education Website for a list of scholarships @ http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=DHR.Educ&nav=Svcs-Ed1MWR 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 upfor the Easter Egg Hunt and Activities on Easter Sunday, 31 MAR. This event has grown exponentially in the last few years and last yearthey had a crowd of more than 3,000 Soldiers and Families that joined us at Riley’s Conference Center. I am contacting you today becausewe are in need of some help to make this year’s event a success. We need volunteers to help with the various youth activities at the event.With staffing challenges we just don’t have enough personnel to man all of the activities that we would like to provide for this event. Weare asking that volunteers be on site from 1100-1500, although we will take any help we can get. We will supply all of the equipmentand supplies 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
  8. 8. 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!
  9. 9. 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.

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