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  • 23 Oct 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! http://www.1divpost.com/ <http://www.1divpost.com/> 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-1stArmor-Battalion-Combat-Team/496167963740283?skip_nax_wizard=true ______________________________________________________________________________ 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-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>
  • Use full websites Finance Mypay: http://www.dfas.mil Thrift Savings Plan: http://www.tsp.gov News Outlets 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 Employment http://www.usajobs.gov Medical Care Dental Care: http://www.tricare.mil/mybenefit/ProfileFilter.do?&puri=%2Fhome%2FDental TRICARE: http://www.tricare.mil TRICARE Online: http://www.tricareonline.com DEERS Enrollment Online: http://tricare.mil/mybenefit/home/overview/Eligibility/DEERS Education DoD Education Activity http://www.dodea.edu/home GI Bill: http://www.gibill.va.gov Services PX : http://www.aafes.com US Postal Service: http://www.usps.com National weather Service: http://www.nws.noaa.gov
  • ACS Family Readiness Training Schedule 2014: See below for upcoming 2014 schedule for all FRG Leaders, Funds Custodian, Key Caller and Care Team Training. Call the ACS at 785-239-9435 to schedule training. 15 October-30 November Army Digital Photography Contest: Open to Active Duty Soldiers and Family members, Retirees & DA Civilianssubmission dates Oct 15- Nov 30. Complete entry form and submit photos online by visiting http://appa.imcom.army.mil/apptracmain you can also visit your local Arts & Crafts on post or Community Recreation Office for more details. See flyer below. 23 & 24 October Ft Riley Prescription Drug Collection Day: Fort Riley will offer a prescription drug collection point from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24 at the Exchange, located at 2210 Trooper Drive. The Fort Riley Army Substance Abuse Program event is part of the larger National Drug Take Back Day. Old and unused prescription drugs may be disposed of at the collection point. Flushing these drugs down the toilet or throwing them away are both potential safety and health hazards. For more information, contact ASAP at 785-239-5075. Learn more: http://ow.ly/paedJ. 24 October Dance Against Domestic Violence: Zumba Class at King Field House the first 30 people are FREE! Time: 1800-1900 25 October Howl-O-Weenie Spooktacular: Old Abilene Town -6pm: come out in your Halloween costume and join in the fun. Events will include Pet costume contest, costume contest, hayrack rides, FREE hotdogs, Hot chocolate and much more. See flyer below. 25 October Aggieville Trick or Treat: Event begins at 3pm-5:30pm with the K-State Homecoming Parade at 5pm. 26 October Halloween Party Custer Hill Bowling Center: starting 5pm-9pm: $5 for Kids, $7.50 for Adults-Costume contest, Goodie Bags, Food Specials. See Flyer below. 26 October JC Junior Baseball Association: Father-Son mini Golf Tournament at Putt-A-Round Mini Gold Course 3302 Liberty Hall Rd. Cost $15 per father/Son $5/each additional child See flyer below for more details. 26 October Ft Riley Library Truck or Treat Event: on Custer Hill off Hood Drive, FREE! Decorate your vehicle, wear your favorite Halloween Costume and bring the entire Family to the Library! Passing out treats, giving away prizes!
  • 26 October C.L. Hoover Opera House Field of Dreams & FREE concert series The Best of Acoustic Junction: All seats are General Admission and are $2 for the movie. FREE popcorn-After the movie the FREE concert will follow! For more information call 785238-3906. 27 October Ghosts of Ft Riley Tours: 3pm-7pm Listen to the tales and hear witnesses accounts of ghosts stories on Main Post! This is a walking tour so wear some comfortable shoes. FREE event for the entire Family to enjoy! See flyer below. 28 October K-State Cheer Clinic: FREE open for children ages 4-12 yrs of Ft Riley Soldiers. Will be held on Monday, Oct 28th 5:30pm-7:30pm King Field House. To register email: druoff@ksu.edu Deadline Oct. 27th. See Flyer below. 28 October Dating and Violence Should Never Go Together for Teens: Middle School & Teen Center 4pm-5pm Bldg 5800 will be briefing to Teens presented by Family Advocacy program-Dating Tips for Teens, Self-Respect! Open to all military teens. See flyer below 29 October All Treats Day in Junction City: 5:15pm-7pm Trick or Treat downtown streets as merchants will be handing out candy. There will be a parade of costumes for the kids starting at 5:30pm. Games & candy at the Municipal Building 6pm-7pm. See Flyer below. 29 & 30 October Haunted Manhattan Trolley Tour: MHK Trolley for a guided tour of nearly 20 haunted sites in Manhattan. Cost $18 individual, $29/couple, $72/Family of 6, $175/group of 10-15. Fours are from 6pm-7:45 and 8:30-10:15pm Tours begin and end at Mr. K’s Café 3901 Vanesta Dr. Manhattan, KS call 785-539-8763 for more details. See flyer below. 31 October POST Trick or Treat Hours: 5:30pm-7:30pm throughout post residential areas (any Corvias Military Living housing area, including Corvias Community Centers) 31 October BOSS Truck or Treat: BOSS Soldiers are hosting a Trunk or Treat at the Fort Riley Commissary on Oct. 31st at 5:30pm. Bring your kiddos out for a great safe environment for them to trick or treat and to look at all the great tricked our trunks that our BOSS Soldiers are providing. All Candy will be provided by BOSS Soldiers.
  • 31 October, 1 November & 2 November Book’s paradise Annual Fall Book Sale: Dorothy Bramlage Library in Junction City, KansasBooks will be on sale in the Library starting on 31 Oct for members and on Nov1st for non members. See flyer below. 2 November 1 Person Scramble Championship Golf: All events are weather dependant! Registration begins 7:30am-shotgun start 9am, tournament concludes 1pm. For more details call 785-784-6000. See flyer below. 2 November Comedy Night: show begins at 8pm-Open to the public with open seating. Adult content! Advance tickets $10-Ticketst at the door $12. 1 November-11 November Veterans Day Events: Topeka Area Locals-See Flyer below 3 November Gary’s Pumpkin Bash: 10am-3pm Activities: Corn Cannon, Pumpkin Paintball, Pumpkin Gut Slide, Pumpkin Drop, Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, Carnival Games and much More. Tickets are $9.95 + tax . See flyer below. location 5991 17th St. Grantville, KS 66427 10 minutes from Topeka. 1 & 2 November Military Appreciation Weekend: Join MWR in the first GLO Run to be held at Fort Riley, Nov 1st at Riley's Conference Center. This 2 mile fun run is a one of a kind night time experience, that is about enjoying friends, family and music all while being decked out in your best neon outfits. Each participant will receive a free glow stick by donating one non perishable food item at sign in which begins at 6:30pm. See Flyer below. 6 November Manhattan Military Relations Committee Luncheon: Guest Speaker-Mike VanCampen, President Kansas Honor Flight @ Four Points by Sheraton 530 Richards Dr. Manhattan, KS-Cost $15 per person. RSVP to Janet Nichols by Nov1st at www.manhattanchamber.org or via phone at 785-776-8829. See flyer below. 9 November JC Ladies Reading Club Fall Festival: 9am-2pm on 224 N. Jefferson St, Junction City, KS 2013 Fall Festival ladies Reading Club Clubhouse: enjoy a cup of coffee and treat in the morning, stock your pantry with their signature pecan halves, enter the gift basket drawings for your chance to win, savor a homemade soup and sandwich lunch and much more. See flyer below.
  • 9 November Buttons N Bows Event: 33rd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair: Doors Open 8:30am to 4:30pm; Admission $2 makes you eligible for a quilt drawing. Arts & crafts in 3 buildings-220 & 306 S. Juliette Ave, Manhattan KS. See flyer below. 12 -16 November Turkey Bowl: Custer Hill Bowling Lanes 11am-5pm Bowl; Bowl 3 strikes in a row and win a FREE Turkey for Thanksgiving. $1.50 a game/$1.00 shoes-3rd strike must be verified by staff/one per household! See flyer below. 12 -16 November Turkey Bowl: Custer Hill Bowling Lanes 11am-5pm Bowl; Bowl 3 strikes in a row and win a FREE Turkey for Thanksgiving. $1.50 a game/$1.00 shoes-3rd strike must be verified by staff/one per household! See flyer below. 13 November Operation Santa Claus Ribbon Cutting Ceremony kicked off with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1300 in front of 261 Stuart Ave, Santa's Workshop. At the kickoff ceremony, attendees learned more about the Operation Santa Claus program and its impact on Military Families in need. The Association of the United States Army partners with Fort Riley to assist Families who may be facing financial difficulties this holiday season by providing toys and gift cards for children 2 to 16. Operation Santa Claus is Fort Riley's single holiday charity event. The gifts gathered from the collection points will be distributed to military families throughout the Central Flint Hills Region. Learn more about the program at www.facebook.com/Opsantafortrileyks. You can pick up a request form from your Unit’s 1SG . 14 November Education Fair 2013: 60 schools who will be in attendance and the numbers are growing. This fair will be a great opportunity for anyone who is seeking information direct from the schools' admission officers---high school juniors, transitioning service members, spouses, and active duty soldiers. See Flyer below. 15 November USO Coat Drive: Do you have a slightly used coat you can donate? USO is accepting donations now till November 15th. You can collect them via your FRG groups, Coffee groups or various clubs over the next few weeks and drop them off at Ft Riley USO 6918 Trooper Drive, Ft Riley, KS 66442 10am-5pm for more information contact Crystal Tinkey 785-240-5328. See flyer below. 15 November 4th Annual Wine Fest: Tickets are now on Sale!! 6-9pm at Riley's Conference Center. Come enjoy a variety of wines & hors d'oeuvres. This is a 21 and older event no children allowed. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, and can be purchased at Riley's Conference Center. For more information call, 785-784-1000. See Flyer below.
  • 16 November Dueling Piano's: at Rally Point! Tickets are on sale now at Rally Point and Leisure Travel Services. $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information call, 785-239-8990 17 November Tell Me A Story: Giraffes Can’t Dance: 2pm FREE limited space RSVP by emailing PtoP.Riley@militarychild.org Guest Reader will be MG Funk II, Location Skies Building 2420-H Street, Ft Riley. See Flyer below. 19 & 20 November Adult Army Family Action Plan Conference: on Nov 19 at Riley’s Conference Center from 8:30am – 2:30pm; on Nov 2020 at Riley’s Conference Center from 0900-1100am. Any questions or concerns please contact Becky Willis at (785) 239-4593. Army Family Action Plan (AFAP)-The AFAP is an Army-wide Program that allows all members of the Army, Retired Military, Family members and Civilian Employees to identify issues of concern that impact the well being of the entire Army Family. Through this process, issues requiring actions are prioritized, assigned to a lead agency for resolution, and an action plan is established to achieve desired change. “You” can make a difference and be a part of this conference. Let “YOUR VOICE BE HEARD.” They are looking for Delegates to help work the issues that are submitted, Volunteers to assist with the Conference and most of all issues…YOUR Issues. Munson Angus Farms/Black Horse Hitch: Open every weekend in October from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm to families and the general public. Costs include a horse-drawn carriage ride to the pumpkin patch so you can pick one small to medium pumpkin of your choice. There is also a corn maze to wander through. Afterwards, make a s'more at the bonfire and enjoy a beverage. Concessions are available No reservation is required Adults $8.00 each Children $6.00 each Optional Corn Maze $2.00 each Large pumpkins are available for purchase. 2013 KC Chiefs Tickets for Military $25 tickets available for the following games. Military personnel can purchase at that price. See the following for the games listed below: Contact Sam Dearth at 816-920-4813 or email sdearth@chiefs.nfl.com. When you talk or email him just let him know you are from Ft Riley and they will mail you your tickets usually a week out from the game. Contact Sam Dearth for more details on how to get your tickets. Sunday, Oct. 27 Cleveland Browns Noon Sunday, Nov. 24 San Diego Chargers Noon Sunday, Dec. 22 Indianapolis Colts Noon
  • The Kansas City Chiefs are offering discounted tickets to Fort Riley Soldiers and Airmen for their annual Military Appreciation Day Game. The Chiefs take on the San Diego Chargers on Nov. 24 at Arrowhead Stadium. The seats are located in Field Level - Touchdown Zone and Field Level - Red Zone. The tickets typically cost $94 and $80, but are available to Fort Riley Soldiers and Airmen for $25 each. Order tickets by contacting the seasonal sales representative at (816) 920-4831 or jrush@chiefs.nfl.com. 1-1 BSTB Relationship Skills Training Single Soldiers: 0900-1500, 31OCT2013, sign up by COB 25OCT13 0900-1500, 22NOV13, sign up by COB 15NOV13 Married Soldiers & their spouses: 0900-1500, 01NOV13, sign up by COB 25OCT13 0900-1500, 15NOV13, sign up by COB 08NOV13 0900-1500, 06DEC13, sign up by COB 29NOV13 0900-1500, 16JAN14 , sign up by COB 10JAN2014 POC: SGT Plukas, katie.j.plukas@us.army.mil ; 785-240-3855 CH (MAJ) Carrothers, donald.carrothers@us.army.mil ; 785-307-0514 Marriage Classes at Family Life Ministries Center Who: Topics: When: Where: POC: Couples preparing to get married or couples in the first few yeas of marriage. Marriage and marital expectations, couple communication skills, conflict resolution, and human sexuality. Last Friday of every month (next class is 27 SEP 2013) 0900-1500 Grimes Hall, BLDG 510 Family Life Ministries Center at (785) 239-3436 or SGT Plukas (785) 240-3855
  • Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, 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.
  • Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, 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.
  • Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, 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.
  • Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, 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.
  • Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, 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.
  • Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, 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.