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  • 14 Nov 2013 1ABCT Weekly Newsbreak: 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 1ST ABCT, 1ID 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. ______________________________________________________________________________ Follow the Battalion Facebook pages below: 1HBCT Facebook page: The Official 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division Page http://www.facebook.com/#!/1HBCTDevilBrigade 1-1 BSTB Facebook: 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Armor Battalion Combat Team: http://www.facebook.com/pages/1st-Special-Troops-Battalion-1st-Armor-Battalion-Combat-Team/496167963740283 4-4 CAV Facebook: The Official 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/4th-Squadron-4th-Cavalry/144632792217854 1-16 IN Facebook: 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, Iron Rangers https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/1st-Battalion-16th-Infantry-Regiment-Iron-Rangers/375274396713 2-34 AR Facebook: 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor https://www.facebook.com/2dCombinedArmsBattalion34thArmorFRG 101st BSB Facebook: 101st Brigade Support Battalion--Guardians https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/101st-Brigade-Support-Battalion-Guardians/167611785766 1-5FA Facebook: 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery https://www.facebook.com/#!/1stBattalion5thFieldArtillery 1EN Facebook: 1st Engineer Battalion https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/1st-Engineer-Battalion/213537042961
  • 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 1ST ABCT, 1ID
  • 1ST ABCT, 1ID 1ABCT T-Shirt, Hat & Blanket Fundraiser: Now till order Deadlines: November 15, November 27 & December 13! Place your order with BDE POC SPC Emily Schilling 1st Brigade Executive Assistant Bldg 7232 Normand Dr, Phone 785-239-6826. Email: emil.a.schilling3.mil@mail.mil See flyer below for full details. Now till December 24 Balloon Pop Custer Hill Golf Course: 8am-5pm come in and pop a balloon for savings! Must purchase $40 @ the Pro Shop worth of merchandise to pick a balloon to pop. See Flyer below. 15 November Youth Sports & Fitness Winter Deadline: Winter Sports are open now till the deadline of 15 November! Practice will begin 2-20 December 2013-NO practice during winter break! Practice will resume on 6 January 2014. For more information call 785-2399223. See flyer below. 15 November Middle School Teen Center: Wild West Dance 8pm-10:30pm Cost $2.50 for members, $3.50 for non members. 5800 Thomas Ave. See flyer below. For information call 785-239-9222 15 November USO Coat Drive: Do you have a slightly used coat you can donate? USO is accepting donations now till November 15 th. 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 16 November BOSS KC Paintball: 9am Midnight BOSS is going back to Jaegers for a day of paintball and laser tag! Food and games will be Dave and Busters afterwards. $40 per person (includes transportation) Sign up in the BOSS office at the Warrior Zone. For more information 785-239-2677 or 913-905-9589 See flyer below.
  • 1ST ABCT, 1ID 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 November FRG Funds management 101 Training: for all Funds Custodian, FRG Leaders, Commanders, Senior Advisors and FRSA to attend! 1000-1200 @ Victory Center Bldg 7285 Normandy Drive you will need to register by email at usarmy.rileyimcom.mbx.acs@mail.mil or call 785-239-9435 and child care will be available with pre-registration by 12 November. POC Sonya Brown. 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. 21 November CYSS “Meet the Coach Night” for winter Sports: Bldg 6620 from 1730-1830 (5:30 pm-6:30pm)-See Flyer below. 23 November Ft Riley Library Thanksgiving Craft Party: Come out to the Library and enjoy tasty snacks, crafts and take home activities! 1pm-3pm for more information please cal 785-239-9582 23 November Turkey-Tow-Miler: Riley’s Conference Center 9am-Registration Begins/10am-2 Mile Fun Run Starts; open to Soldiers, Family members, and DoD card Holders. Participants will be entered in a drawing to win a FREE Turkeys & Apple Pies. See flyer below. 23 November King Midas & The Muflers: C.L. Hoover Opera House Tickets $20 Adult, $18 Military/Seniors (65+), $15 Students (under 18). Purchase tickets at www.jcoperahouse.org. See Flyer below. 25 November Ft Riley Blood Drive: 1000-1600 at Bldg 580. To make an appointment 1-800-733-2767 #2 or www.redcrossblood.org
  • 1ST ABCT, 1ID 26 November Ft Riley Blood Drive: 1000-1600 at Long Gym. To make an appointment 1-800-733-2767 #2 or www.redcrossblood.org 26 November Thanksgiving Meal Served at Dining Facilities on Post: Meal Prices $7.60 (non-meal card holders, all officers/Enlisted members receiving allowance for substance & their Family members/DA Civilians & guests/Visitors); $6.45 (discounted rate for dependents of E4 and below). See flyer below. 27 November Ft Riley Blood Drive: 0800-1300 at Long Gym. To make an appointment 1-800-733-2767 #2 or www.redcrossblood.org 28 November BOSS Turkey Ganza: Warrior Zone 1500-2200 Video Games Tournaments, Pool Tournaments and Poker Tournament-Prizes given out to all 1st place winners. For more information 785-239-2677/913-905-9589 29 November Downtown Manhattan: Inaugural Lighting of the Blue Earth Plaza: 7pm Tallest Holiday Trees in Kansas surrounded by lights & music. Light show will run every evening through December. See Flyer below. 29 November Junction City Holiday parade: Parade will start at 5:30pm down 6th Street. After the parade tree lighting at Heritage Park and you can visit with Santa Claus. 1 December Festival of Trees: Festival of Trees week will kick off with a Ladies Holiday Preview and Fashion Show on December 1st at 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Ladies will be the first to preview the magnificent trees and enjoy an afternoon of holiday shopping from local vendors followed by a fashion show highlighting the holiday looks from casual to gala attire. Tickets: $10. Tickets can be purchased at Manhattan Convention & Visitors Bureau 501 Poyntz Ave, Manhattan, KS 66502 ph: 785-776-8829 3 December Metlife Dental: Metlife Dental, will be at the Mini-Mall on Custer Hill from 1000-1300. This is a great opportunity to speak with a representative face to face. 4 December Victory Welcome/Fort Riley Network: NOTE Date and Time change! The breakdown for the Victory Welcome & Ft Riley Network: Victory Welcome will begin from 1245-1320 (12:45pm-1:20pm) for all new Soldiers and Family members who have arrived after 21 Oct or if they didn’t attend the Victory Welcome on 31 Oct. There will be booths from various community agencies on and off post. This is a great way to get some resources if you need them.
  • 1ST ABCT, 1ID 4 December Ft Riley Network will begin at 1330-1415 (1:30pm-2:12pm) for new Soldiers, BDE/BN leadership, FRSA’s, FRG LDRs. The Network will be closed off from the Victory Welcome booths to prevent excess noise from last meeting on 31 Oct. If you need child care for the network you’ll need to RSVP with Stacie Dumas by 1200, 22 November 2013. You can contact her at 785240-1251. Or email her your information to Stacie.r.dumas.civ@mail.mil with child’s name, parent name, Cell # and if the child has any special needs. 5 December Ft Riley Tree Lighting Ceremony: will be at Ware Parade field on Main Post Bldg 500 Huebner Rd. Time will be at 5:30pm 6 December Bethlehem Revisited: Event takes place in Keats, Kansas 6:30pm-9pm. Come and join in the unique event that gives you a chance to walk though history. It will be a 45 minute outdoor guided walking tour allows you to witness the dracatic and heart moving events that led up to and followed the First Christmas! Tickets will be available Nov 18th thru Becky Willis @ ACS 785-239-4593. Tickets will also be available Nov 22nd at Varney’s Book Store, Staples and The Manhattan Running Company. They are timed tickets meaning that a person has to know the day and time they want to attend. You must have a ticket for this event. 7 December Historic Tour of Homes: Advanced tickets $10 purchase at The Calvary Gift Shop, Gatherings on the Prairie ( Junction City), or online at www.fortrileytourofhoms@gmail.com. If you purchase your tickets on Dec 7th-$12 at the Custer House. See flyer below. 7 December Christkindl Market: 10am-4pm @ Riley’s Conference Center; 50+ vendors showcasing handmade gifts, German Food & Gluhwein, Children's Choir performances, Free digital photo with Santa, Live Reindeer and Mule Wagon rides. See Flyer below. 7 December Comedy Night: Starring Vegas Style Show! Adult content….Rally Point Show starts 8pm. Advance Tickets $10: Tickets $12 at the door. Open seating. See Flyer below. 7 December Christmas Magic-Abilene, KS: FREE Event downtown Abilene starts at 2pm there will be a parade. Santa, Music Goodies, Games and much more. See Flyer below.
  • 1ST ABCT, 1ID 7 December Bethlehem Revisited: Event takes place in Keats, Kansas 5pm-9pm. Come and join in the unique event that gives you a chance to walk though history. It will be a 45 minute outdoor guided walking tour allows you to witness the dracatic and heart moving events that led up to and followed the First Christmas! Tickets will be available Nov 18th thru Becky Willis @ ACS 785-239-4593. Tickets will also be available Nov 22nd at Varney’s Book Store, Staples and The Manhattan Running Company. They are timed tickets meaning that a person has to know the day and time they want to attend. You must have a ticket for this event. 8 December Bethlehem Revisited: Event takes place in Keats, Kansas 5pm-9pm. Come and join in the unique event that gives you a chance to walk though history. It will be a 45 minute outdoor guided walking tour allows you to witness the dramatic and heart moving events that led up to and followed the First Christmas! Tickets will be available Nov 18th thru Becky Willis @ ACS 785-239-4593. Tickets will also be available Nov 22nd at Varney’s Book Store, Staples and The Manhattan Running Company. They are timed tickets meaning that a person has to know the day and time they want to attend. You must have a ticket for this event. 13 December Santa’s Helpers Workshop: Junction City Parks and recreation Department:1pm-3pm Children can go on a shopping spree for parents, grandparents, siblings and friends. Children will choose a gift item that isn’t complete until after they add some creativity to it: They will complete their projects and get it wrapped for FREE before going home. Items are priced ranged from $2 to $5. Fun activity for the children to create a gift for their parent, grandparent or siblings. Call 785-238-7529 to reserve your child’s space. See flyer below. 14 December 1st Infantry Division Band Holiday Concert: 2 shows: 3pm & 7pm at C.L. Hoover Opera House FREE concert and celebrate the Holiday Season. Tickets Must be reserved in advance 785-239-3906 or www.jcoperahouse.org. 15 December Bowling with Santa: Custer Hill Bowling Center 12pm-6pm $30 Family special: includes: 2 hours of bowling, 1 large 2topping pizza, 2 pitchers of soda and shoes for up to 6 people. See Flyer below.
  • 1ST ABCT, 1ID USO is completely functioning through volunteer work. There are only 2 paid positions in all of KS. USO is always open. You will find it all over the world and any military family or single soldier is always welcome. The USO is a non profit charity. 98% of the money goes back to the soldier. Every $ donated gives back a value of $ 1.50 Like them on facebook register to volunteer at usovolunteer.org The USO is always open. Some of the things they do: serve breakfast and lunch on a workday. Lunch on weekends. twice a month no dough dinners new soldier welcome kits, homecoming kits after deployment, united through reading (taping for deploying soldiers) operation warm start (breakfast for family members prior to memorial services) and very many special events. The USO is always open! Everything is always free and it can be the soldiers/families home away from home. Operation HomeFront Holiday Toy Events: this event is for Families in need to receive toys for the Holidays. It’s open to Soldiers (E1-E6) and their Families that have registered (ONLY one time please). You can registered through Operation Homefront FB page https://www.facebook.com/OHKansasMissouri to participate in the event. Registration will open soon keep checking back on their facebook page! Once all the registration slots are full, a waiting list will be created. You will be notified the location of this event for pick up via email. Operation North Pole Volunteers Needed: This event is on Saturday, Dec 14th 1000-1900: Sponsored by Red Cross, USO and ACS for the children of deployed, wounded, and fallen soldiers. Help is needed in different ways. The event coordinators are looking for donations of homemade cookies, but they need 200 dozen (yep…two thousand, four hundred cookies!). So if you are looking for an idea for something that you can do as a coffee group, an FRG event, scout meeting or family night, baking cookies is always a good time and donating a dozen or so of your tasty treats to this event will be greatly appreciated. They also need volunteers as elves and facilitators of activities. Games will be offered for the children to play. Point of Contact is Katie Parvey at katie.parvey@redcross.org or 785-239-1887 for more details. See Flyer below. Operation Santa Claus: collecting new toys (no stuffed animals) or money donations. Gifts will be provided to the families of our community in need. See Flyer below for locations on and off post for drop off boxes. You will find collection boxes all over the post. Help Soldiers and Family members in need by providing gifts for children during the Holiday season. They are accepting new, unwrapped toys in $15 to $25 price range for children ages birth to 18. To sign up the program the Soldiers will need to contact their Chair of Command to complete the application.
  • 1ST ABCT, 1ID Trees for Troops: Annual Trees for Troops will soon be distributing fresh cut Christmas Trees starting in early Dec. FREE to Active Duty military with ID card. Waiting to get a date and time for delivery. Once I get the information I’ll post in the weekly newsbreak. Keep your eyes on the weekly newsbreak for more details. Corvias Foundation-Scholarship & Grant applications are now available starting Nov 1st. Ten 4-year scholarships will be awarded ($50,000 scholarships). Visit their website at: http://corviasfoundation.org/ and apply! Applications must be submitted by February 13, 2014 11:59 EST. •Applications do NOT have to live in Corvias Military housing to be eligible. Open to graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA at time of application. •$12,500 per year for four years •Scholars must attend a four-year institution Elks Most valuable Student Scholarship: applications are available online at www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm. For High School Senior can apply. Applications must be received at JC Elks Lodge by 5pm on Dec 7 th. See flyer below. Prairie Land Food: see Flyer below for November Specials and other great meal packs they offer. Now-10 January 2014 JC Elks Lodge Americanism Essay Contest: Essay Theme: “What Does Veterans Day Mean to Me?” you can pick up rules and guidelines and coversheet at 723 S. Washington, Junction City, KS See Flyer below for details. Flint Hill Breadbasket: Emergency Food Pantry provides residents of Manhattan with food assistance, when there is no food in the home and no means to purchase any. Monday-Friday 1pm-3:30pm Located at 905 Yuma St, Manhattan, KS 66502 785-537-0730. If you have any questions or comments, please drop by, call, or e-mail <http://breadbasket.manhattanks.org/email.shtm> us. We will be more than happy to help! Food Bank Hours-for Donation drop-off and volunteers Monday-Friday 8am-12pm; 1pm-4pm.
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