12 July 2013 1-1 BSTB Weekly News Update: please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of
1-1 BSTB. 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 . Stay up to date with the FT Riley Post paper!
We are always up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1-1 BSTB
FaceBook Page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/1st-Special-Troops-Battalion-1st-Armor-
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 Commander's Community Corner articles http://www.riley.army.mil/DocumentList.aspx?lib=GC-
More Updates can be found here:
1HBCT Facebook page:
Want to be in the know this winter. Check out the Fort Riley MWR Winter
Guide and plan your winter activities!
Ready Army - http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ReadyArmy
Ready Army- Prepare yourself for winter driving - also see the Ft Riley website:
Use full websites
Thrift Savings Plan: http://www.tsp.gov
U.S. Army Homepage: http://www.army.mil
U.S Department of Defense: http://www.defense.gov
Army Knowledge Online (AKO): http://www.us.army.mil
DoD Community Relations: http://www.ourmilitary.mil
Track Santa: http://www.norad.mil
Military Family, Youth, and Children
Military Children and Youth: http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil
USA4 Military Families: http://www.usa4militaryfamilies.dod.mil/portal/page/mhf/USA4/HOMEPAGE_V3
Dental Care: http://www.tricare.mil/mybenefit/ProfileFilter.do?&puri=%2Fhome%2FDental
TRICARE Online: http://www.tricareonline.com
DEERS Enrollment Online: http://tricare.mil/mybenefit/home/overview/Eligibility/DEERS
DoD Education Activity http://www.dodea.edu/home
GI Bill: http://www.gibill.va.gov
PX : http://www.aafes.com
US Postal Service: http://www.usps.com
National weather Service: http://www.nws.noaa.gov
Save the Date for the 1-1 BSTB/HHC, 1ABCT Organizational Day Moon Lake on July 26 from 1000-1500 (10am-3pm) see flyer below for
13 July Comedy Night: Rally Point: Show starts at 8pm Advance tickets $10; at the Door $12. Open to the Public with open seating. this
show is ADULT CONTENT only! Funny Factory Comedy Presents…Ed Davis, Dominique Davis, Doug Cheatham and Luke Fabrizius. For
more information call 785-784-5733. See flyer below.
14 July Community Band Concert at CL Hoover Opera House 7pm Junction City
14 July Family 40 Frame Bowling: Custer Hill Bowling Lanes will be hosting a Family 40 Frame event. This is a all day event. Scores will be
collected and winners will be notified. $30 per Family, must have a child under 12 years old on the team. For more information contact the
bowling alley at 785-239-4366, See flyer below. Registration begins at 11am.
15 July ACS Take You Out the Ball Game: Outreach Program hosting JC Brigade FREE for the first 50 to call for tickets and food certificates
for Mondays game starting at 7pm. Call 785-239-9435, Sonya Brown-Lathan for more details. See flyer below.
19 July K-State Research & Extension Canning Tomatoes & Fruits & Pickles: FREE Classes for E1-E3 with Families. Learn how to can
tomatoes, Fruits and pickles. Call to register 785-239-9991-see flyer below.
20 July The 20th Annual Prairie Run 10-5-2: Registration is $12 Now through July 5 and $15 after. Same day registration is not available.
The Prairie Run consists of three different races, a 10-mile, 5-mile and 2-mile race. Each race is open to all DOD Cardholders and the
general public. Follow the link for more information and the registration form. http://ow.ly/lvdl8
20 July Aloha Nights at Custer Hill Pool: PRICE BREAK! Aloha Nights, July 20th at Custer Hill Pool is now only $10 for single attendees, $25
per family. Come out and get you some pulled pork as well as take part in the games and music! July 20th, 6-9pm at Custer Hill Pool.
20 July Flint Hills Discover Center for Teens 11-14 Years Old: Quest Club year round for 11-14 year old the chance to make a positive
difference in the Flint Hills. The Quest Club will take to heart the conservation and preservation mission of the FHDC by challenging
member to take action. Learn more by see flyer below and becoming a member today call for more information at 785-587-2726.
24-30 July USD475 Early School Enrollment Begins: See flyer below for dates and times.
25 July Kaw Valley Rodeo Military Family Night: 6th Annual Kaw Valley Rodeo located at Cico Park on Thursday Night, 25 July First
Come, First Serve while supplies last for Picnic and tickets. Picnic starts at 5:30pm-7pm for the first 400 guest. Rodeo starts at 8pm.
Must have military ID card to get tickets. Once the tickets are gone there is a special for military at $5 per ticket to purchase at the Rodeo
booth. Military kids 13 and under are free with a canned food donation to the Flint Hills Bread Basket. For more details see flyer below
or you can call 785-776-8829 and ask for Janet Nichols.
25 July Junction City MAC (Military Affairs Council) Breakfast: 7:30am at the Courtyard Marriott in Junction City
26 July FROG Fort Riley Outdoorsman Group: 9th Annual Banquet at Riley’s Conference Center, tickets are $40 for membership ticket (PF,
QF, NWTF, or RMEF you choose) or if you are a current member of one of those organizations or spouse $15 and $10 for youth.
27 July -Operation Homefront Back To School Brigade Back Packs: Back to School Brigade Registration is coming up soon! Follow the link
below to register your active duty Military school age (k-12) dependent child to receive school supplies at one of the official Operation
Homefront Events Locations. Backpacks will be made available to children of deployed, wounded, and active duty service members in the
ranks of E-1 though E-6. You must register at this website below for your backpack for your child in order to reserve a backpack:
Operation Homefront – Is looking for a volunteer to help with pick up from the Dollar Tree Stores in Manhattan and Junction City for the
school supplies needed for the Back to School Brigade Backpacks.. If you or you know someone that is interested please contact Paul
Cupach as soon as possible, his contact number is Cell: 816-519-3473 or 1-800-849-6408. He can also be reached via email at
Custer Hill Bowling Lanes: Every Friday Night Quarter Mania at the bowling Lanes 6pm-9pm a game. See flyer below.
Info from K-State... "We are looking for children ages 9 to 12 years who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, verbal and
enjoy reading at or above grade level. Participants will be compensated $10 upon completion of a one-hour session at the K-State Speech
and Hearing Center. If interested please contact Debra Burnett in Kansas State University's communication sciences and disorders
program, at 785-532-0802 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Fort Riley OCSC: Do you have a business? Do you work for a business who would like to reach Fort Riley Spouses? Would you like to be a Vendor at the
First OCSC Luncheon of the 2013/2014 year? August 15th is OCSC Shop till you Drop~Super Signup. We are now accepting Vendors for this big
event. It is First come, First Vendor and we are excited to have as many different vendors’ as we can. Email Programs@fortrileyocsc.com for more
Volunteers needed for Back to School Fashion Show: AAFES is in need of volunteers for a Back to School Fashion Show. If you are interested please
contact or visit the Exchange to sign up POC is Amaryllis Goburn Date will be July 27th and they are looking for ages: 3-20.
Family Readiness Group (FRG) On-Line Training:
On-line Training: ACS has these class to offer online for FRG’s for volunteers if your unable to take them in a class room setting. See flyer below for
available class at the ACS.
FRG Leader’s Training: The online Family Readiness Group Leader’s training is located on the ARMY ONE SOURCE website at
https://www.myarmyonesource.com/skins/aos2/display_ajax.aspx?ModuleID=a53b8c22-018c-40c9-b51f-d6a1263c9889. This is a Department of the
Army site and does not include Fort Riley specific information.
The FRG Leader’s Handbook and other FRG materials may also be downloaded from t ARMY ONE SOURCE under the ACS Mobilization and Deployment
Readiness section/Operation READY at:
FRG Leader’s Funds Custodian Training and Test
FRG Leader’s Key Caller Training and Test
Rock Springs Summer Camps For Youth and Families In Kansas: @ 4-H Center off Hwy 77 See Flyer below: Camps are open to all
branches of military service, members, active and reserve components. Additional information (including registration fees) will be sent to
you after your registration is complete. Participants may attend both camps.
Camps are organized by Kansas OMK, K-State Research and Extension, and the Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families!
For more information and to register, please contact Jackie Cox (email@example.com), or 785-532-1947.
Camp 1: August 8-10,2013
OSD/OMK Youth Camp in Kansas
Express Yourself! Camp for Military Youth on the Plains Ages:Youth 13-17 Number of Campers:40 Camp Format: Youth Residential
In addition to Swimming, Horseback riding and Canoeing, campers will express themselves through Art,Improv, Photography and Nature
projects. “ExpressYourself” focuses on helping teens build communication and life skills to creatively express their experiences as
members of military families, and build long-lasting friendships in the process. From Thursday to Saturday afternoon, campers will be
involved in a fun mix of camp recreation activities, creative projects (e.g., photography, arts, improve, science) and team-building. Kansas
State University camp counselors will lead campers through experiential learning projects that highlight sharing, processing, and applying
resilience and communication skills. The camp culminates on Saturday, August 10 with the Express Yourself "showcase" when campers
exhibit their camp projects, arts, improves and photography for parents, military and university partners.
Camp 2: August 16-18, 2013
Purple on the Prairie: Military Family Camp
Ages: Parents With Youth (K-12)
Number of Campers:40 adults; 40 youth
Featured Activities: In addition to Swimming, Horseback riding and Canoeing, families will strengthen their Communication and
Resilience skills through Arts, Physical activity and Nature projects all set in the natural beauty of the prairie. The theme of the "Purple of
the Prairie" camp is the Purple Prairie Clover which is a hardy, native wild flower that thrives on the prairie in times of drought, and heat
due to its deep tap-root. The flower is representative of the “deep roots” that stabilize military families during times of transition and
challenge. This three-day camp provides families with a relaxing setting, well-trained staff and engaging activities (e.g., yoga, arts, natural
science projects, games) that give family members time to have fun, get to know each other better and strengthen their family "tap-root".
Throughout the camp, Kansas State University camp counselors will facilitate youth and parent activities which culminate in the camp
'showcase' on Sunday afternoon where families demonstrate what they discovered about their family members and unit.
FROG Youth Trap & Skeet Camp 2013
Fort Riley Outdoorsmen Group will conduct its 2013 Youth Trap & Skeet Camp
in six small-group sessions in concert with the civilian employee furlough schedule.
Camp Session Schedule
Session 1 – 5 and 6 July (Fri+Sat)
Session 2 – 12 and 13 July (Fri+Sat)
Session 3 – 19 and 20 July (Fri+Sat)
Session 4 – 26 and 27 July (Fri+Sat)
Session 5 – 2 and 3 August (Fri+Sat)
Session 6 – 9 and 10 August (Fri+Sat)
0800 to 1100 daily
To reserve your session, contact
Ollie Hunter by e-mail or phone:
Eligibility and Sign Up Procedures
- Dependant youth of active military ages 12-16
- Each session limited to five students
- Youth may register for one of six sessions
- This camp is no cost to participants
- Registration begins Tuesday, 18 June
- Details available from POC or upon registration
Where the journey begins
Kim Rhode – 5-time Olympic medalist
U.S. National Champion – age 13
SPC Vincent Hancock – 2-time Olympic medalist
U.S. National Champion – age 16
Program of Instruction
- Safe gun handling
- Introduction to American trap
- Introduction to American skeet
- Theory of hitting aerial targets
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Tickets are $40 for membership ticket
(PF,QF,NWTF, or RMEF you choose) or if you
are a current member of one of those
organizations or spouse $15 and 10$ for
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does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views
and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government, and shall not be
used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.