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  1. 1. 9 Jan 2014 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 1ST ABCT, 1ID 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 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. 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 10 January Quarter Mania at Senior Center 4H on Spring Valley Rd: 1107 S. Spring Valley Rd in Junction City; What is Quarter Mania you ask? TLC has brought together many Home Based Businesses in one spot! These Businesses will bring to you items for auction all for one or a two quarter bid. How this works is you will be greeted as you enter the building, there you can purchase an auction paddle $5 for the first or $10 for 4 and then $3 for any additional paddle or paddles after that. Once inside help yourself to the food and shop until the auction starts. Once the auction starts find a seat. A consultant for the product being sold will come up front and talk a little about the item they have up for auction. At that point you are told if it’s a 1 quarter bid or more, and that’s when you can bid on it. If you are told it’s a 1 quarter bid then you may bid 1 quarter per paddle you have purchased. So 4 paddles you can bid up to 4 quarters on that item. Hold the paddles you are bidding with high in the air. Then a number that corresponds to the paddles will be drawn and the paddle that matches the drawn number is the winner of that auction item. We will go around the room once stopping at each consultant and auctioning off their item. Once all the way around the room we will take a short break. To refill plates, shop, or use the restroom. After break we do it all again. Oh! Did I mention door prizes! This is a lot of fun for everyone, so break open the piggy bank grab some friends and get down to the Senior Center to enjoy an evening in Junction City. An evening out with friends, winning prizes, and all for under $20 the whole night! WOW! 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. 13 January USO No Dough Dinner: will be at 251 Cameron Ave at the Culinary Arts Building next to the MWR Building on Main Post behind the Staff Judge Advocate office. Dinner time 5pm-6:30. America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!
  4. 4. 1ST ABCT, 1ID January IACH has a new Weight Control Program. For more information see attached flyer. 11 January Tech Tuesday Special class offered at Manhattan library. Get the latest ebooks on your kindle, Ipad or Android. For more information see attached flyer 11 January Patron Appreciation :11-3pm at the Fort Riley Post Library. See attached flyer for more information. 11 January Story Time Ft Riley Library: 1:30-2pm located at5306 Hood Dr. Ft. Riley KS Story Time is a free service of the Fort Riley Post Library. It is an opportunity for parents to introduce their children to reading in a fun way. Children will have an opportunity to do activities that promote development and learning. Snacks and drinks will be provided. 11 January Flick N- Float : 7-9pm. $10 per Family; $5 per person Hot dogs or pizza along with chips, juice and cookies will be served throughout the movie. Eyster Pool. For more information contact 785-239-9441 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 18 January 7pm Acoustic Junction Guitar Night. This is a FREE event in Junction City at the JC opera house. See attached flye rfor more information. 19 January Family Bingo: Rally Point Family Bingo Doors open at 1pm; Bingo stars at 2pm $5 per child and $10 per adult. For more information call 785-784-5434. January-March Youth bowling Every Saturday from 2-4pm. 21-23 January AFTB Training: Army Family Team Building Level II Stress Management: Personality Traits; Problem Solving; Intro to Leadership and more call the ACS at 239-9435 FREE child care available and must pre-register! See Flyer below. America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!
  5. 5. 1ST ABCT, 1ID 23 January Armory Career Fair: Looking for a job? Kansas National Guard is holding a Career Fair Open to the Public Check out flyer below. Location 721 Levee Dr, Manhattan, KS 1pm-6pm 29 January USO No Dough Dinner: will be at 251 Cameron Ave at the Culinary Arts Building next to the MWR Building on Main Post behind the Staff Judge Advocate office. Dinner time 5pm-6:30 8 February BROfest: all the things you love about Big Red One-Beer and Spirits, Cigars, the Great Outdoors, Hunting and much more all under one roof at Riley’s Conference Center 6pm-9pm must be 21 years or older to enter event. For more details call 785-784-1000. See flyer below. 8 February Flick N- Float: 7-9pm $10 per Family; $5 per person Hot dogs or pizza along with chips, juice and cookies will be served throughout the movie. Eyster Pool. For more information contact 785-239-9441 11 February Scream free Marriage. Pre registration required .Limited childcare available. 785-239-9435. See attached flyer for more information. 12 February 0900-1100. Scream free Parenting Registration is required. LimitedChildcare available. 785-239-9435. See attached flyer for more information 14 & 15 February Sweetheart Dinner & Dance: Get your tickets early they go quick! Tickets are only $50 per couple and can be purchased at Riley's Conference Center. For more information call, 785-784-1000 See attached flyer for more information 14 February Valentine's Day bowling 6- Midnight Ft. Riley bowling alley see attached flyer for more information. 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!
  6. 6. 1ST ABCT, 1ID 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. National Military Family Association Scholarships for Military Spouses are open for applications NOW! http://www.militaryfamily.org/our-programs/military-spouse-scholarships/ 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!
  7. 7. 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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  13. 13. What is QUARTER MANIA ? 1ST ABCT, 1ID TLC has done it again! One of the newest ways to bring Home Based Businesses to you! It’s called Quarter Mania! We are having one Friday Jan.10th at 7pm in Junction City at the Senior Center/ 4H Building,1107 S. Spring Valley Rd. What is a Quarter Mania? TLC has brought together many Home Based Businesses in one spot! These Businesses will bring to you items for auction all for one or a two quarter bid. How this works is you will be greeted as you enter the building, there you can purchase an auction paddle $5 for the first or $10 for 4 and then $3 for any additional paddle or paddles after that. Once inside help yourself to the food and shop until the auction starts. Once the auction starts find a seat. A consultant for the product being sold will come up front and talk a little about the item they have up for auction. At that point you are told if it’s a 1 quarter bid or more, and that’s when you can bid on it. If you are told it’s a 1 quarter bid then you may bid 1 quarter per paddle you have purchased. So 4 paddles you can bid up to 4 quarters on that item. Hold the paddles you are bidding with high in the air. Then a number that corresponds to the paddles will be drawn and the paddle that matches the drawn number is the winner of that auction item. We will go around the room once stopping at each consultant and auctioning off their item. Once all the way around the room we will take a short break. To refill plates, shop, or use the restroom. After break we do it all again. Oh! Did I mention door prizes! This is a lot of fun for everyone, so break open the piggy bank grab some friends and get down to the Senior Center to enjoy an evening in Junction City. An evening out with friends, winning prizes, and all for under $20 the whole night! WOW! 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. America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!
  14. 14. 1ST ABCT, 1ID 19 January 2014 Rally Point Bingo starts at 2pm Doors open at 12:30pm. Adults $10/Children $5 Bring the Family to play Bingo and win cool prizes. For more information call 785-7845434. America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!
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  31. 31. 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!

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