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  1. 1. 19 Dec 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 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. 1ST ABCT, 1ID ______________________________________________________________________________ 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 America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!
  2. 2. Use full websites Finance Mypay: http://www.dfas.mil Thrift Savings Plan: http://www.tsp.gov 1ST ABCT, 1ID 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 America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!
  3. 3. Happy Holidays from 1ABCT 1ST ABCT, 1ID ACS Outreach Program: 2014 FRG Classes (FRG Leader Training, Key Caller Class, Funds Custodian Class, Care Team Training) Please NOTE: the Outreach Program will continue to provide FREE childcare for the 2014 FRG Classes. However, if a registered attendee cannot attend the Outreach class and fails to cancel their childcare arrangements with CYSS, ACS will not provide FREE childcare to the family for future classes. Additionally, ACS can no longer afford to make any exceptions for units requesting childcare during FRG meetings scheduled outside of the CYSS funded second Tuesday of the month. FRG’s are highly encouraged to schedule their meetings and trainings on the second Tuesday of the month to take advantage of the CYSS funded childcare offered between 1800-2000. For more information, please contact Becky Watson at 785-239-0251 or email rebecca.j.watson14.civ@mail.mil 18-27 December 10 Days of Holiday Fun: reminder the USO will be open during the Holidays and they have something going on throughout the holiday season. Check out the Flyer below. December Dorothy Bramlage Public Library Cap & Mitten Tree: The Cap and Mitten Tree will be on display in the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library, located at 230 West Seventh Street, through December. Donations in all sizes of new hats, scarves, gloves, mittens, and warm socks are encouraged. They can be bought or handmade - all are welcome! These donations will be distributed to families in our city. Please help by considering a gift of warmth this season. 22 December Colonial Classics Silver Screen Film Series: C.L. Hoover Opera House in Junction City presents Holiday Inn starting at 3pm Tickets for all seats $2. FREE popcorn during the movie Call 785-238-3906 to purchase tickets in advance or you can get them the day of the event. 4 January Comedy Night: Rally Point presents Funny Factory Comedy; Doors open 7pm; show starts 8pm. Open seating tickets $10 in advance; $12 at the door. Show contains adult content! Open to the public. 6 January X-Quest: Earn Prizes for working out! Log in your workout time at the gym’s front desk. Every hour spent working out you earn ½ mile. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place finishers. Entry Fee $14. For more information call 785-240-2664/239-2148. See flyer below. 6 January New U Program: session starts on 6 Jan-3 month health and fitness program. You’ll work with a certified trainer 3 days per week. Cost $150.00 maximum of 24 participants. For more information 785-240-2664/239-2148. See Flyer below America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!
  4. 4. 1ST ABCT, 1ID 6 January Fit 4 Life: Jan-June open to all Soldiers, Family members & DoD Civilians. This is a six month fitness program at King Field House. See Flyer below. 11 January Battle of the Butterball Bulge: Zumba, Spinning and more, all FREE. 9am-12pm. Call for more information 785-239-3146. See Flyer below. 11 January Battle for the Hill Bowling Tournament: register your team at the BOSS Office. 4 person Co-ED team: each team must have 1 member of the opposite sex and be from the same battalion. Cost $15 per person. Register by 8 Jan. See flyer below. 18 January K-State Men’s Basketball: K-State vs. West Virginia tickets start at $18.75 with a Wildcat 4 pack. Games starts at 12:30pm 18 January Pack the House: K-State Women’s Basketball: K-State vs. Iowa State Tickets $1 and select concessions also available for $1 game starts at 7pm 19 January Family Bingo: Rally Point Family Bingo Doors open at 1pm; Bingo stars at 2pm $5 per child and $10 per adult. Eyster Pool: taking registration for January American Red Cross Swim lessons. Cost is $40 per child sign up. Call 785-239-4854. America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!
  5. 5. 1ST ABCT, 1ID Main Exchange Holiday Hours: Commissary Holiday Hours: 24 Dec-Tuesday 25 Dec-Wednesday 26 Dec-Thursday 31 Dec-Tuesday 01 Jan-Wednesday 24 Dec-Tuesday 25 Dec-Wednesday 31 Dec-Tuesday 01 Jan-Wednesday 0700-1600 Closed Christmas Day 0900-2100 Regular Hours 1000-1800 1000-1800 New Year’s Day 0900-1700 Closed Christmas Day 0900-1800 Closed New Year’s Day 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. 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 Commissary Scholarships for Military Children- Opened on Dec 3, 2013. To get full details go to www.commissaries.com or www.militaryscholar.org. Deadline to submit is Feb 28, 2014-Keep in mind the scholarship needs to be in hand on this date: NOT POSTMARKED Date to the commissary. 2013 Tax Time: FT Riley Tax Office will be opening their office up soon after the New Year. Beginning on January 22, 2013 to April 16, 2013 Fort Riley Tax Office will be able to provide assistance to all FT Riley Soldiers, Family members, Retirees, and other eligible individuals in the Preparation and electronic filing of 2013 Federal and State Income Tax Returns. The location will be at Bldg 7034 on Custer Hill, Hours Will be Monday-Friday 0900-1800 and Saturdays 0900-1300, and closed on Federal Holidays. Bring with you Tax Forms (W2, 1098, etc) Social Security Cards (including family members), Photo ID’s, Power of Attorney (if necessary) and letter from Tricare saying you have health insurance. See Flyer below. America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!
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  7. 7. 1ST ABCT, 1ID Manhattan Town Center begins their gift with purchase promotion - just bring in $150 in mall receipts dated Dec 20-22 and receive a Lighted Holiday Canvas! Limit one per person, while supplies last. America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!
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  10. 10. ACS Outreach Program 1ST ABCT, 1ID 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?Modul eID=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: https://www.myarmyonesource.com/FamilyProgramsandServices/FamilyP rograms/MobilizationandDeploymentReadiness/OperationREADY/default.a spx FRG Funds Custodian Training and Test Training: http://riley.army.mil/documents/acs.dmDocuments/120608123904.pdf Test: http://riley.army.mil/documents/acs.dmDocuments/120629132646.pdf FRG Key Caller Training and Test Training: http://riley.army.mil/documents/acs.dmDocuments/120629112550.pdf Test: http://riley.army.mil/documents/acs.dmDocuments/120629113116.pdf America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!
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  30. 30. 1ST ABCT, 1ID An old mail article I like to put out each winter! Prepare your car with an onion? Say what? Snowy weather will be coming our way! Here are a few ways you can prepare your car (and yourself) for snow, ice and cold: -Car stuck in the snow? First, try to rock your car back and forth. If this doesn’t work, you need to look for traction for the back wheels. Car mats will do, or branches, dirt and sand from outside. If you have tried everything else, let some air out of both the back tires to provide better traction. Drive out slowly, and then stay slow until you reach the first gas station that has an air pump. If you are planning to drive in the snow, keep a rubber bathmat cut in half in your trunk, or roof shingles – either of these can help you to get your car out of the snow. -Lock Iced Over? If your locks are frozen, heat your key with a lighter before putting it in the lock. If you have a small straw, blow hot air into the lock. WD-40, alcohol and antifreeze will help to remove ice from your lock as well. -If the weather calls for snow, put cardboard over your windshield to keep it clean of snow and ice. Rubber mats or car mats work as well. If you have ice on your windshield, put salt or rubbing alcohol on it to melt the ice. To prevent ice from sticking on to your windshield, wipe a cut onion on the glass – it works wonders! America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!