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    • 9 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-1st- Armor-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
    • Update: 18 & 19 November Adult Army Family Action Plan Conference: at Riley’s Conference Center from 8:30am – 2:30pm. Child care is available if registered prior to September 27, 2013. 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. 9, 16, 23 October ScreamFree Parenting: Are you a screamer? Or do you employ the “Silent Treatment”? Are you looking for way to better connect with your children? Well this is the class for you CYSS is offering this class for you on Wednesday’s October 9th, 16th, & 23rd Attendance at all classes is required for certificated. Bldg 6620 (CYSS parent Central) Register at 785-239-9435. Child care is available. 10 October Bellus Academy Military Open House: Special Events from 4pm-7pm: complimentary services: raffles & VIP Swag Bag, tour the academy, military scholarship opportunities. All Day Salon Specials-See Flyer below. 11 October Quarter Mania Event: Come one, Come All to the JC Quarter Mania event! At the Marriott in Junction City ! Doors Open to the public at 6:15, Auction starts 7:00. Vendor booths will be open till 9:30 pm. 18 vendors... 2 Rounds Win prizes for just quarters, Over $350 in raffle baskets given away, Door Prizes all evening, Free appetizers, Cash Bar, Many Great shopping deals from local vendors! Sign up at the door under the vendor who invited you! $5 for first paddle, $3 for each additional, OR 3 paddles for $10! NO Limit on paddles. Quarter bids range from 1-4 per item, per paddle. Total of 36 items up for grabs! PLUS raffle baskets awarded at the end of the night! Bring items from the list to donate to the J.C. Breakfast Optimist Club, then be given to I.C.A.R.E., who's mission is "To build positive relationships between youth and older adults.“ Bring in items and receive tickets or purchase tickets for the drawing of 3 raffle baskets each valued over $100! All proceeds and donations will be forwarded on to I.C.A.R.E. Supplies requested: Colored construction paper, Copy paper, Board games, Playing cards, Crayons, Glue Sticks, Pens/Pencils. Any questions regarding event please contact Janell Stanfield 785-761-1573
    • 12 & 26 October Manhattan Ghost Tours of Kansas: various locations: Home of the Campus Ghosts. Tour Cost will be $20 per person. Tours depart from Applebee's’ Parking lot 100 N. 5th St. Tour length time varies. For questions please call 785-851-0856 purchase tickets at www.ghosttoursofkansas.com. See flyer below. 12 October Pumpkin PaZoola at Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure: 9am-4pm Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure in Salina will have half price admission and FREE pumpkin for kids 12 and under with paid adult! Celebrate fall with pumpkin themed activities throughout the zoo. See flyer below. 12-13 October OMK Weekend Retreat Camp: Rock Spring 4H Center for Teen girls and Mothers: express yourself will be limited to 15 Family groups (30 campers). Mentor Operation Military Kids Weekend Contact Jackie Lynn Cox at Cox1@ksu.edu or 785-532-1947 for more details. See flyer below. 15 October Special Offer Elmo Makes Music : Leisure Travel Center has a special offer on Sesame Street Live ticket as the Kansas Expocnetre on October 18-20th! Order early for best seats. ORDER DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 15TH! 15 October till December 10 Community Emergency Response Team Training: Every Tuesday night, 6pm-9pm open to all Soldiers, DoD dependants, DA Civilians, and Government Contractors. FREE! Need to sign up Oct 10 by 12pm. See Flyer below. Call 785-240-0400 16-17 October Army Family Team Building Level 1/Series K: Are you a new spouse to the Army? Have you ever felt like the Army speaks a different language then you? Have you wondered where your Soldier fits into the Structure? Do you want to know more about how the community and the Army support Families? Here is the chance to learn all about it! Sign up today with ACS at 785-239-9435 to pre- register-FREE child care. See flyer below. 18-20 October FT Riley PWOC Fall Retreat at Rock Springs Retreat Center, Guest Speaker is author Denise Glenn. Suggested donation $40. Please e-mail rileypwoc@gmail.com for more information. We’ll be glad to send you a flyer and a registration form. Pre-registration is required. This retreat is open to all women in the Fort Riley community. 19 October Mega Bingo: Doors Open at 12pm at Rally Point Bingo starts at 2pm, Tickets $100 advance: $125 at Door. You could win a 2013 Chevy Spark! See flyer below.
    • 19 & 20 October Sunset Zoo Trick or Treat: Manhattan Sunset Zoo will welcome community members of all ages for their annual SPOOKtacular event-The Zoo's five candy trails will open from Noon to 4:30pm each day; guests are encouraged to wear costumes as they visit over 20 candy stations sponsored by local businesses and not-for-profit organizations. A Zoo-full of activities will occur all weekend long including a Pumpkin PlayZone inside the Nature Exploration Center located at the Zoo's entryway. The PlayZone will feature a straw bale maze, pumpkin-themed games and live animal encounters with the Zoo's education animal ambassadors. Additionally, family-friendly activity stations will be located Zoo-wide and Zoo Ambassador Programs featuring live animal encounters will occur in Chautauqua Amphitheater each afternoon. Live entertainment will also be found throughout the park including performances from the KSU Tap Dance Ensemble and Manhattan High School's Thespian Mime Troop. The SPOOKtacular carving skills of KSU's College of Architecture, Planning & Design students will once again be on display in the Zoo's pavilion. This is the fourth year for the Zoo to partner with the College, providing second year Interior Architecture & Product Design students practice with their rendering skills. SPOOKtacular guests can vote for their favorite jack-o-lantern art throughout the weekend. Special admission prices apply to SPOOKtacular: $5 per trick-or-treating child; two adults admitted free with each paid child's admission. A regular admission rate of $4 applies to any additional adults. Children two and under are free; Friends of Sunset Zoo members receive $1 off each trick-or-treating child's admission. See Flyer below. 20 October Autocross: 10am at Marshall Army Airfield-$30 for Drivers-No charge for guest! Space is limited-Pre-register at www.salinascca.org Driver training for novice drivers will be on Oct 19. Call 785-239-6398 for more details. See Flyer below. 21 October Dance Against Domestic Violence: Zumba Class at King Field House the first 30 people are FREE! Time: 1000-1100 21 October YMCA 1st & 2nd Grade Coed Basketball sign up Deadline: YMCA begun sign ups for 1st & 2nd grade for co-ed Basketball. Forms will be sent home from school with the kids. You can also pick them up at the YMCA front counter, or go online at www.junctioncityfamilyymca.com. The sign up deadline is 21 Oct by 7:30pm. Games will be played Saturday mornings beginning in November. Practice days and times are completely up to the volunteer coach. 3rd – 6th grade basketball will begin in January. If you have any questions contact Brett Stewart at 785-762-4780. 22 October Dance Against Domestic Violence: Zumba Class at King Field House the first 30 people are FREE! Time: 1800-1900
    • 22 October Fall Job Fair: Fort Riley will be hosting the annual “Fall Job Fair” from 2-6pm at Riley’s Conference Center in building 446, Seitz Drive. We are inviting employers from all over the country, state of Kansas, and the Central Flint Hills Region who have either current or future job openings. This recruiting event has historically been very well attended by military spouses and Family members, Soldiers about to exit the military, veterans and military retirees, members of National Guard and Reserve units, war wounded an disabled veterans. This event is open to the public and has considerable attendance from Kansas residents residing near Fort Riley. For more information on the Job Fair or to participate, please contact ACS Employment Readiness Program at 785-239-9435. 22 October Employee Job Fair: Volunteers needed: 8-12 volunteers to help make this event a success. Volunteers will be helping in a variety of areas to include: Helping with vendor set-up, Registration of attendees, helping run booths while vendors take lunch, and helping conduct exit surveys for future job fairs. This is a great opportunity to gain volunteer experience as well as earn more time for the MOVSM. If there is anyone interested in volunteering please contact Jane White at (785) 239-9435 . We are looking for the following volunteers for the following shifts: Shift- 1200-1530 volunteers needed 8 Shift- 1500- 1830 volunteers needed 5 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 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!
    • 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 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 BOSS Truck or Treat: will be held at the Ft Riley Commissary starting at 5:30pm BOSS Soldiers will be tricking out their trunks and handing out treats to the children. See Flyer below.
    • K-State's Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families, Office of Military Affairs, and the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Military Relations Committee in presenting: A Military Book Lecture With Author David Finkel, presenting "Thank You for Your Service." Thursday October 17th, 2013 at 4:00pm, K-State Alumni Center Main Ballroom. Parking is available in the KSU Parking Garage. See Flyer below Limited seating..for advanced (free) tickets contact: *Military Members and Families – Art DeGroat at degroata@k-state.edu *Community Members – Janet Nichols at janet@manhattan.org *K-State Faculty, Staff and Students – Kali Summers at kalijo@k-state.edu David Finkel's book "Thank You for Your Service" (released October 2013) will be available for purchase and signing at the event: *3:00-4:00pm -- Military and K-State patrons book signing session *4:00pm -- Lecture *5:00-6:00pm -- Community member book signing session and Patrons Reception (by invitation) UNIVERSITY OF MARY- AMERICA’S LEADERSHIP UNIVERISTY, At Ft Riley, Kansas ADJUNCT FACILITATORS: The University of Mary, Ft. Riley Center is dedicated to serving adult learners and providing educational opportunities in higher education. We are currently seeking business professionals to facilitate onsite graduate courses in the areas of Economics, Finance, Accounting and Human Resources. We are also seeking nursing professionals to facilitate onsite graduate courses in areas such as nursing leadership, evidence based practice, healthcare finance, health policy, research, and capstone service projects. Candidates should have a combination of professional and academic experience. Candidates must demonstrate a willingness to support the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary. To apply, send your letter of application, resume and academic credentials to: University of Mary, Attention: Candina Janicki, Fort Riley Location Coordinator, Building 217, Room 204 Custer Avenue, Fort Riley, KS. 66442; cmjanicki@umary.edu (785) 239-6792.
    • 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. 20 Houston Texans Noon 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. Fall Army Family Team Building Training Schedule: See flyer below for next scheduled classes
    • Military Family Appreciation BBQ Volunteer Opportunity on 1 & 2 Nov: The Military Family Appreciation BBQ for the Troops event is quickly approaching and we need help. Following is a brief run down of what is needed. I am asking that volunteers respond soonest if interested so we have some kind of idea how much help we can hope for. I understand things come up and may have to decline at last minute but if you THINK you can and want to help please let me know. 1 Nov from 1800-2100 help with the Glo Run. We need at least 12 to help mark the 2 mile route with glow stuff, man water station, man a detour blockade diverting traffic during the run, hand out glo sticks as participants arrive with canned food to donate, and much more. 2 Nov from 0800 until 1600 we need help all or any part of the day with directing parking, handing out give away items, setting the tables with table cloth and deco, serving fantastic BBQ prepared by 25 professional pit masters. We will have three serving lines going at the same time with 10 servers on each line, bussing tables as folks finish eating, changing garbage can liners and disposing of garbage in dumpsters, monitoring bounce houses and much more. We are expecting about 2000 people and truly need lots of help. We figure about 60 positions but realistically will need 2-3 times that to cover the entire day so gather a bunch of your friends and come join us for a lot of fun, good music and fantastic food-free!!! Another thought, request your units and neighbors also donate some can goods for the local shelters. 1 Nov. the Junction City, Ogden and Manhattan food pantries will be at the Glo Run collecting food for the holidays that many of our military Families will benefit from. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Becky Willis at 785-239-4539/9435.
    • 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: Couples preparing to get married or couples in the first few yeas of marriage. Topics: Marriage and marital expectations, couple communication skills, conflict resolution, and human sexuality. When: Last Friday of every month (next class is 27 SEP 2013) 0900-1500 Where: Grimes Hall, BLDG 510 POC: 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.