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  • 1. 30 Oct 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. We are always up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1ABCT FaceBook Page at www.facebook.com/1HBCTDEVILBRIGADE?v=wall&ref-sgm ______________________________________________________________________________ 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=GCCorner 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>
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 1ST ABCT, 1ID Daylight Saving Time (or summertime as it is called in many countries) is a way of getting more light out of the day by advancing clocks by one hour during the summer. During Daylight Saving Time, the sun appears to rise one hour later in the morning, when people are usually asleep anyway, and sets one hour later in the evening, seeming to stretch the day longer. Read more: http://www.love1011.com/articles/local-interest-413566/daylight-savings-time-9327571/#ixzz2j1wOpUAO Reser's Fine Foods Recalls Chicken, Ham and Beef Products Due Potential Listeria, Monocytogenes Contamination: The Fort Riley Commissary pulled the following items off the shelf due to possible contamination. If you purchased one of these items you may bring it to the commissary for a full refund. Reser's Fine Foods White Meat Chicken Salad: UPC Code 71117-19008 use by date 10/11/13 to 11/13/13 Reser's Fine Foods Potato Salad Original: UPC Code 71117-19000 with expiration date 11/26/13 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. 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.
  • 4. 1ST ABCT, 1ID 31 October JC Imaging: 404 Poyntz, Manhattan, KS - Don't forget to stop by our office this Thursday during All Treat's Day in downtown for complementary pictures of the kiddos in costume! Just bring a canned good or monetary offering for the Manhattan Emergency Shelter! Their pantry is a little low so lets see of we can stock it!!! — with Janelle Esau Corkill See Flyer Below 31 October Ft Riley Network: Riley’s Conference Center @ 1pm open to the public. 31 October Downtown Manhattan All Treats Day: 4pm to 6pm on Poyntz! 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 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. 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.
  • 5. 1ST ABCT, 1ID 3 November Salina Symphony Afternoon at the Movies: Stiefel Theatre Presents movies Schindlers’s List, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Lord of the Rings and more! Cost $ 25 Adults, $15 Students. See flyer below. 3 November C.L. Opera House Goldilocks & the Three Bears: 3pm It’s always fun when the Wichita Children’s Theater brings their timeless children's theater productions to the JC Opera House! Tickets: Adult - $12 / Military & Seniors (age 65+) – $10 / Students (age 18 & under) - $7 Click here to buy tickets 135 W 7th Street Junction City, KS (785) 238-3906. 4 November Irwin Army Community Hospital Drive-Thru Flu Clinic: Fort Riley's Department of Public Health will conduct a DriveThru Flu Clinic 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4 in the Riley's Conference Center parking lot. The event is open to TRICARE beneficiaries as well as Department of Defense card holders. 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. 8-11 November Veterans Day Appreciation Weekend Custer Hill Golf Course: 8am-5pm Cost $11 per person includes green fees and golf cart. 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.
  • 6. 1ST ABCT, 1ID 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 . 13 November USO No Dough Dinners: 5pm-6:30pm at Bldg 7856 Drum Street on Custer Hill DFAC. USO Fort Riley also is on Facebook at facebook.com/usoftriley. Click on "Events" to see the most up to date information for No Dough 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 16 November BOSS 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.
  • 7. 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. 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 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, Nov. 24 San Diego Chargers Noon Sunday, Dec. 22 Indianapolis Colts Noon
  • 8. 1ST ABCT, 1ID 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
  • 9. Family Readiness Group (FRG) On-Line Training: 1ST ABCT, 1ID 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: https://www.myarmyonesource.com/FamilyProgramsandServices/F amilyPrograms/MobilizationandDeploymentReadiness/OperationRE ADY/default.aspx FRG Funds Custodian Training and Test Training: http://riley.army.mil/documents/acs.dmDocuments/12060812390 4.pdf Test: http://riley.army.mil/documents/acs.dmDocuments/12062913264 6.pdf FRG Key Caller Training and Test Training: http://riley.army.mil/documents/acs.dmDocuments/12062911255 0.pdf Test: http://riley.army.mil/documents/acs.dmDocuments/12062911311 6.pdf
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