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  1. 1. 6 December 2012 1-63AR Weekly News Update: please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of 1-63 AR. You can always stay up to date with local events by going to 1st Infantry Division page at . Stay up to date with the FT Riley Post paper! > We are always up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1-63 AR FaceBook Page at Noise and Training Advisory for November 30 - December 14, 2012.Due to the increased need for training 1st ID Soldiers, training scheduled throughout the period from November 30 - December 14, 2012. will likely yield the potential for noise in surrounding areas. This potential will extend around the clock. Residents are advised that impactnoise is possible during all hours of the day and night.Road/Area Closures.Due to the live fire training 3-14 Dec a major portion of the Fort Riley training area will be off limits. Portions of the following roads will be closed with barriers: Old Highway 77, Old Highway 82 and 1st Division Road (from Vinton School Road north) in addition to maneuver areas A, B, D, E, H, K, L, M, O, P. Do not go around any barriers.Starting December 7th at the Outdoor Recreation Center.Distribution will be from 9am-5pm daily until all treesare gone. Open to Active Duty Soldiers and Family Members (one tree per household)Military ID will be required.7 Dec Stories with Santa McClellan Place Neighborhood Center, 6728 McClellan Loop 2 to 5 p.m. Enjoy holiday crafts,story times and photos with Santa.8 Dec. Santa Claus is coming to Irwin Army Community Hospital! IACH will host Breakfast with Santa, 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.,at the IACH Dining Facility. There will be crafts for the kids along with pictures with Santa Claus. Breakfast is $3.25 andincludes two eggs, one sausage or bacon, one pancake and milk. Parents can opt for coffee. For more information, call785-239-7494.8 Dec. Come take a picture with Santa underwater at the Scuba with Santa event starting at 10 a.m. at Eyster Pool. Cookiesand hot chocolate also will be served. The event is free to the public. For more information, call 785-239-9441.
  2. 2. 8 Dec Band of Brothers Monthly Men’s Bible Study-, 0800-0915 @ Kapaun Chapel. POC Don Ericson, DRE 239-0979 or Dec 8 Santa Paws Have you and your pets picture taken with Santa 11:00am-4pm Manhattan Senior Center 12 Leavenworth St. All donation benefit the Riley County humane Society. For more information please see attached flyer below. 8th & 9th Dec Manhattan Town Center is inviting military families for special holiday savings and giveaways during Operation Yellow Ribbon. Just bring a valid military ID to the Customer Service Center to receive a wristband and mall wide savings at participating merchants! Plus, register to win a $500 mall shopping spree and other great prizes!! On December 8th from 1-4 receive a FREE cookie and cup of cocoa from Mrs. Powells! Just show your wristband! *While supplies last. For more information please see attached flyer. below8 December Santa Train Ride. Train departs at 1:00 p.m. Location Abilene Smoky Valley Train Depot 200 S.E. 5th St,Abilene KS 67410Purchase your tickets early! Seats are limited. You must purchase your tickets for this train ride before December8. There will be NO tickets sold the day of the train ride! The Abilene Parks and Recreation is sponsoring a holiday trainride with the Abilene Smoky Valley Railroad Association. Santa always enjoys seeing old and new faces. The train ride isapproximately 45 minutes long. It travels from the historic Abilene Depot to one mile west of Enterprise and back. Thepassengers will ride in the enclosed heated car with Santa. Ms. Cheryl from the Abilene Childrens Library will also beaboard. Santa will be available to listen to your Christmas wish list and you may have your picture taken with him. Call(785) 263-7266 to purchase your tickets! 10 Dec Echo Company will be having a fundraise in the 1-63 Motor Pool from 1100-1300. We will be having pulled pork sandwiches, a choice of cole slaw or chips, and a drink for $5 or just a sandwich for $3. For more information see attached flyer below.
  3. 3. 9 Dec-Abilene Indoor Flea Market! Sterl Hall 619 N. Rogers Rd.on the fairgrounds at 619 North Rogers Abilene 9am to 2pm Admission is $1. Dec. 9, 2012. We will have everythingfrom good quality antiques, collectibles, memorabilia, antique toys, advertising items, primitives, and furniture itemsand everything in between.10 December – OCSC Lunch Bunch11:30am @ Harry’s Deli ManhattanJoin us for a Dutch treat lunch the 2nd Monday of every month. Well join up in the lobby of a local restaurant and beseated together. Its a wonderful chance to meet new friends and enjoy the company of other spouses and communitypartners. This month will be a special luncheon with the owner of Harry’s hosting us. While we will order on the deliside, we will be seated as a group in the main dining area at Harrys.This is open to members and guests.for upcoming events see attached flyerFor more information: for Manhattan- Now- December 13th: Toys for Manhattan accepts new and experienced toys and gifts fordistribution to underprivileged families as Christmas presents for their families. This year the shop is located at 8711 E Hwy 24 (the old Rambler’s Steakhouse). Anyone can drop off donations at the shop on Tuesday and Thursdayevenings through December 13 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. There are drop sites in the city for daytime hours as well: RileyCounty Police Dept, 1001 S Seth Child Road, McCullough Development, 210 N 4th Street, Manhattan Fire Dept, 2000Denison Ave, Orscheln Farm and Home Supply, 530 McCall Rd, O’Reilly Auto Parts, 700 Ft. Riley Blvd. All have convenientcurbside parking for drop off. The distribution season is Saturdays, December 3, 10, and 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and goesto those who otherwise may go without this Christmas season. You are providing a brighter holiday for less fortunate families in our community. POC ph: 785-313-2013 or email at<>
  4. 4. Manhattan Ice RinkThe ice rink in City Park opened for the 2012-2013 season on Monday, November 19, 2012. The cost is $3.00 perperson to skate and skate rental is available for $3.00 per person. Visitors who will not be skating do not need to payadmission.Key FOBs good for 10 admissions and/or skate rentals are $25.00 and will be available for purchase at the ManhattanParks and Recreation Office, 1101 Fremont, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday as the skatingseason approaches.The hours of operation will be 3:00-7:00 p.m. weekdays and 1:00-7:00 p.m. weekends. On the following dates the IceRink will open at 1:00 p.m. due to the schools not being in session: November 21, November 23, December 24,December 26-31, January 2-4, February 8, and February 14. FREE SKATE DAY on January 21 (Martin Luther King Jr.Day), 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. The Ice Rink will be closed on November 22, December 25, and January 1.Reservations will also be accepted for private gatherings. The reservation season is December 1-February 28. For moreinformation on reserving the ice rink, or hockey and skating lessons, contact the Manhattan Parks and Recreation Office,587-2757. See attached flyers below for more information
  5. 5. The Holiday Season at McCain Auditorium Leahy musical family - A Leahy Family Christmas is a "triple threat whirlwind of fiddle-driven music, dance and song" andthey come to McCain on December 5, at 7:30 pm. This group of musicians grew up playing music together on the familyfarm and mix Celtic melodies with traditional Christmas Carols.Beauty & Beast- Beauty and the Beast comes to the McCain Stage on December 11, at 7:30. Its the hugely s successfulBroadway musical based on the Academy Award-Winning animated film- dont miss it!Want to be in the know this winter. Check out the Fort Riley MWR Winter Guide and plan your winter activities! Riley USO Staying here during Block Leave/Holiday break? Well, we have 20 days of activities for the whole family!Check it out. The best thing - they are all FREE!!!!! See attached flyer below. Units, housing occupants and activities desiring cedar and pine boughs to decorate the interior and exterior of their buildings can pick up this material at the Directorate of Public Works parking lot on Dickman Avenue across from Building 364 on Main Post. Boughs are available on a first-come, first-serve basis from now until Dec. 23 or until supplies last. Extreme care should be taken in using these to avoid fire hazards. Frequent misting or sprinkling of boughs with water is recommended to prevent their drying out . All units, housing occupants and activities are reminded that cutting pine and cedar trees or branches anywhere on the installation is strictly prohibited. For more information, call 785-239-3908.
  6. 6. Dec. 11 and Dec 14The 1stInfantry Division Band to Host Yearly Holiday ConcertsDec. 11 at Manhattan’s City Hall Auditorium And Dec. 14 at Junction City’s C.L. Hoover Opera House.This year’s performances will feature the brass quintet, Gunpowder and Lead, and a 25- to 35-member concertband. The Junction City performance will feature 11 musicians from the Junction City Community Band.Each performance starts at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public.Now- Dec. 15: Manhattan Town Center: Holiday Music Festival - Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays during theHoliday Music Festival in the Picnic Place. Performance schedule is belowDecember 12Picerne Military Housing will host Stories with Santa for all on-post Family housing residents Dec. 7 *at the McClellanPlace Neighborhood Center. The event will feature holiday crafts, photos with Santa and story times at 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30p.m. There is no charge to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Parking is available at the neighborhoodcenter located at 6728 McClellan LoopFamily Night is every Wednesday at Habañero continues in December. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and a Family-friendlymovie will start at 5 p.m. at the restaurant. For more information, call 785-240-2782. During the month of December,Children 12 and younger eat for ½ prices with the purchase of an adult meal at HabañeroMWR is partnering with Fort Riley ASAP to host their Scavenger Hunt. For more information call the ASAP office at 240-6267or see the attached flyer belowUSO Fort Riley No Dough Dinners in 2012: USO Fort Riley No Dough Dinners will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 7856 DrumStreet on Custer Hill, unless location is otherwise noted, <>. Some dinner locations may change. For information, call 785-240-5326 or email<> . USO Fort Riley also is on Facebook at<> Click on "Events" to see the most up to date information for No Dough Dinners.Dinner Date’s in November and December due to the holiday’s are: 13 December. Please note that the USO will also beopen Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day from Noon to 6pm!
  7. 7. 12 Dec “WHAT DO YOU WANT TO KNOW”?? The 1st Infantry Division will host a Virtual Town Hall Dec. 12 and wewant to know what questions you need answered! The links are now active so anyone can begin submitting theirquestions/concerns to be addressed by BG MacWillie on Dec. 12. Check out the flier for information on how to submitquestions to be answered during the Town Hall event. Let YOUR voice be heard today! See attached flyer12 Dec Burrito Contest at Habañero at 6pm -?; Think you can eat a monster 3lb burrito in record time? Pre-register forthe eating contest one week prior to the event! For more information stop by their location on Normandy Drive (CusterHill) or call them at 785-240-2782.Now thru - December 22nd. Horse drawn carriage. Rides Manhattan> Enjoy the winter beauty of Aggieville from a horsedrawn carriage. Friday and Saturday, 4-7PM, Now thru - December 22nd. Where: Aggieville at Triangle Park on Fridayand Saturday nights ONLY! 4-7pm. Cost is $5/personNow – 13 March 2013 Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure- 6 miles west of Salina KS- ‘The Nature of the Dogs’- Aphotographic exhibit that seeks to capture the true nature of dogs- their beauty, character, and spirit. Open Daily 9am-5pm 785-827-9488 or Military Discount available.Mark your calendar for 8 and 22 January 6pm Barlow theater for The 1-63 Town Hall . LTC Wolter will give a brief onthe upcoming training at National Training Center (NTC). For more information see flyerArmy Family Team Building (AFTB) is a volunteer-supported Department of the Army (DA) training programdesigned to teach individuals and families how to be more independent within the military environment. AFTB alsosupports the total Army effort in helping those achieve their highest level of personal development.For more information the flyer is below is the AFTB 2nd Quarter classes.
  8. 8. NORAD Provides Website, Apps to Track SantaFrom a North American Aerospace Defense Command News ReleasePETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo., Dec. 3, 2012 - Children of all ages will be able to track Santa Claus on his annual journey, thanks to the North American Aerospace Defense Command.The "NORAD Tracks Santa" website at is up and running. The site features a holiday countdown, games and daily activities, video messages from students around the world and more, officials said,and it is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Chinese.Official apps also are available in the Windows Store, Apple Store, and Google Play so parents and children cancount down the days until Santas launch on their smartphones and tablets. Tracking opportunities also offeredon Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus. Santa followers just need to type "@noradsanta" into each searchngine to get started.Starting at midnight Mountain Standard Time on Dec. 24, website visitors can watch Santa make the preparations for his flight. Then, at 4 a.m. Mountain time, trackers worldwide can speak with a live phone operator to inquire as to Santas whereabouts by dialing the toll-free number 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or by sending an email to <blocked services on Fort Riley will be offering a variety of religious services throughout the holiday season. Main PostChapel will offer a Christmas service from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m•. Dec. 23. Advent Communal Penance service will be offered at 6 p.m.•Dec. 18 at Morris Hill Chapel. A Children’s Mass will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 24 at Morris Hill Chapel.• A Midnight Mass will be celebrated at 12 a.m. Dec. 25 at St. Mary’s Chapel.• Dec. 25 at Morris Hill Chapel Christmas Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m.• Dec. 25 at IACH Chapel. Liturgical service will be offered at 10 a.m. Dec. 25 at IACH Chapel.• Additionally, the Orthodox congregation will celebrate the Christmas Divine Liturgy at 10 p.m. Dec. 24 at St. MaryMagdalene Orthodox Church, Manhattan. Morris Hill Chapel Gospel Service and Kapaun Chapel ContemporaryService will not offer any special holiday services7285
  9. 9. Snow Creek, Inc in Weston MO (close to KC) will be opening soon for the winter! They offer military discounts on lift rentals and slope prices, etc. For more information on their prices and events please contact them by ph at 816- 640-2200, email them at , website and starting 13-24 December they will be having their 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Be sure to tell all your friends to “Like” them on Facebook for Giveaway notifications and chances to win every day! Facebook link: mi671Tm6y9b4llfMpgbn5nZgKmOJkmPYfPtgf-tG6kZJHJxzeMuiOhJsmCb_vEz1xuDec – Feb Outdoor Rec Frosty Contest . Each time it snows, take pictures of you and your friends making a snowmanfor the chance to win prizes from Outdoor Rec. One entry per snowfall is allowed. Submit your pictures to OutdoorRec on Rifle Range Road, for more information please contact 785-239-2363.**Just Added** Childcare on Ft Riley at Warren East for December: Dec 1, 7-11pm, Dec 4 & 18, 6-8pm, Dec 15,10am-4pm.. Be sure to make your reservations in advance at Warren East CDC. Saturday childcare includes lunch at1130. Patrons may either use their AFC hours or pay the hourly rate to take advantage of the care. For moreinformation please contact 785-239-0822Fort Riley’s Skeet and Trap Range is open from noon to 8 p.m. (As weather permits,) Wednesdays andThursdays, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. For more information on the range, call the OutdoorRecreation Center at 785-239-2363.Main Exchange Holiday Hours Commissary Holiday Closures Reminders•Open 24 Dec 0900-1800 Closed Christmas Day • Closed on Christmas Day; and New Year’s Day••31 Dec New Years Eve 0900-2100 • Early Closure on Christmas Eve (5:00 PM)•1 Jan New Years Day 1000-1800
  10. 10. Free Homework Helpfor Military Children <> for U.S. Military Families ( <blocked> ) provides free, personalized24/7 online academic support to military-connected children. This Department of Defense-funded program is provided at no cost to grades K-12 children inNational Guard, Reserve and Active Duty military families, regardless of the service member’s deployment status.Any eligible military-connected student can use to work online one-to-one with a livetutor at any time for help withhomework, studying, test prep, proofreading, essay writing and more—no appointment needed. More than 2,500 carefully screened, expert tutors are available to help students in all core K-12 subjects, including algebra, geometry,calculus, physics, earth science,world history and literature.The New MOS eNewsletter. The link below will take you directly to Each month, this newsletter covers topics ofinterest to both single service members and military families: Healthy Living, Family Life in the Military, Personal andFamily Readiness, Career and Education Spotlight, and Tools and Resources. By clicking on any one of those topicalpanels, you will be able to access the monthly article! Read all five articles or just one, the choice is yours, but all ofthe options are available within one easy to use format! you know you could receive the following vaccines at zero copayment at any participating retail network pharmacy? find a participating pharmacy visit:
  11. 11. Winter ActivitiesYouth Sports & Fitness: CYSS Outdoor Adventure- Snow Tubing at Westin, MO December 28, 2012•MST: CYSS - Bowling December 31, 2012•MST: CYSS- Skating January 5, 2013•YMCA: Junction City (1703 McFarland Rd) Gymnasium & Pool open for recreation•12th St Community Center: Junction City (1002 W 12th St.) Basketball Courts, Computer Lab, and Multipurpose Room.•Spin City: Junction City (915 S Washington St) Recreation Center and Skating Rink•Ice Skating: Manhattan, KS (City Park)•Bowling: Fort Riley (7485 Normandy Dr)•Swimming: Fort Riley (6940 Warren Rd)- Christmas Break Hours 1300-1600 Dec 22-Jan 6After school activity bus service. Beginning 7 January 2013 Ft. Riley Child Youth and School Services will provide afterschool activity bus services from the following locations Monday – Friday to the Fort Riley Middle School and Teenprogram located at 5800 Thomas Ave.Pick up times listed:1750 Freshman Academy1750 JC Middle School1800 JC High SchoolRegistration with CYSS is required as well as a transportation permission slip. All forms can beobtained in lieu of the winter bus service from Peterson Heights to the Fort Riley Middle School students may bedropped off at the bus stop at 5800 Thomas Ave to ride the bus to the Middle School.If you wish for your children to wait inside the Teen center for the bus and or have breakfast they will have to be enrolledin the morning care program. Call 239-9222 for pricing information.
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  14. 14. Use full websites Fort Riley Community Partnership- < Ready Army - < 1ID Ft Riley Update Website: Riley New comers link source one source Fort Riley Current News Updates: This information has recently been updated, and is nowavailable. x In addition to the CurrentNews page there are Garrison Commanders Community Corner articles Ft. Riley Post directory AR Facebook Page:
  15. 15. Websites ContinuedFinanceMypay: http://www.dfas.milThrift Savings Plan: http://www.tsp.govNews OutletsU.S. Army Homepage: Department of Defense: http://www.defense.govArmy Knowledge Online (AKO): Community Relations: http://www.ourmilitary.milTrack Santa: http://www.norad.milMilitary Family, Youth, and ChildrenMilitary Children and Youth: http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.milUSA4 Military Families: CareDental Care: http://www.tricare.milTRICARE Online: http://www.tricareonline.comDEERS Enrollment Online: Education Activity Bill: : http://www.aafes.comUS Postal Service: http://www.usps.comNational weather Service:
  16. 16. The location of the Dragon Store is in the battalion HQ BLDG 7622 in the S-2.
  17. 17. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service bytrade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarilyconstitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by theUnited States Government. The views and opinions of authors expressedherein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United StatesGovernment, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsementpurposes.