16 May 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update

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16 May 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update: please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of 1HBCT. You can always stay up to date with local events by going to 1st Infantry Division page at …

16 May 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update: please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of 1HBCT. 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.

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  • 1. 16 May 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update: please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of 1HBCT. 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. We are always up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1HBCT FaceBook Page at www.facebook.com/1HBCTDEVILBRIGADE?v=wall&ref-sgmFort Riley Current News Updates: This information has recently been updated, and is now available.http://www.riley.army.mil/OurPost/CurrentNews.aspx In addition to the Current News page there are Garrison Commanders CommunityCorner articles http://www.riley.army.mil/DocumentList.aspx?lib=GC-CornerThis Saturday is Armed Forces day and Military Spouse Appreciation Day- take a moment to thank a military spouse! Also, many businessesoffer free or discounted services to Military on that day- thank them for their support too!!!McCormick Park – Play structures have been re opened for use. MWR completed the fall material replacement.Last day of School for the following School Districts: USD 475 (Junction City, Grandview Plaza, Milford and Fort Riley) last day i. GRADES 6 - 12: FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012 (FULL DAY) ii. GRADES K - 5: MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012 (FULL DAY) USD 383 (Manhattan) last day for all students is Wednesday, May 23rd USD 473 (Chapman) last day for all students is Friday, May 18thAmmunition Amnesty Day 2012: In conjunction with Post Wide cleanup efforts and IAW DA PAM 710-2-1, Fort Riley DOL will conductAmmunition Amnesty Day, Thursday May 17 2012 from 0800-1500 at the Fort Riley Ammunition Supply Point, Bldg 918. The ASP is located onCaisson Hill Road, 1.4 miles north of Irwin Army Community Hospital and/or approximately 200 yards south of the intersection of Williston Pointand Caisson Hill Roads. This program provides military and civilian personnel an avenue to anonymously return ammunition and explosives to
  • 2. government control. These items will be taken with no questions asked. Ammunition Residue - Fired brass, flare components, ammo cans, andother metal iron expended ammunition will be turned in to the ASP. Asphalt impregnated cardboard tubes, cloth bandoleers, and fiber packingwill be disposed of in refuse dumpsters. Wood crating material and inert wood ammunition boxes may be disposed of at the C/D landfill. LIVEAMMUNITION WILL NOT BE DISPOSED OF AT THE C/D LANDFILL OR IN THE REFUSE DUMPSTERS. If in doubt, mark the munitions and call RangeSupport (239-4281/4200). For more information contact the Installation QASAS office at 239-9543/4155 or 210-8852.Post Wide Yard Sale - Fort Riley will host a Post Wide Yard Sale on Saturday, May 19th beginning at 7:30am – 12:00pm. So drag out everythingfrom the closet, the attic and the garage and sell, sell, sell!!!Looking for things to do this Month? International Championship Wrestling on 18 May at King’s field House (see flyer), Check out Abilene’sFlour Power Fun Fest also 18 and 19 May, BBQ Contest, BBQ meal, Car Show, Motorcycle Stunt Show, and much more, check out theirwebsite at www.caringforyou.org/flour
  • 3. The Kids Fun Run, register your kids at www.americaskidsrun.org , 19 May 2012! See flyer.Fun for all at the Carnival 24-28 May at the Exchange Parking lot with GREAT Savings inside the store, Free movie showing on the 24th atBarlow Theater of Memorial Day (see flyer) . Commissary Case Lot Sale 25th and 26 th of May….LOTS TO DO, get out and enjoy!!!Military One Source Webinar - Saving Money While Saving Energy: If learning how to spend wisely – and save money – on appliances andother energy products appeals to you, you are invited to sign up for a free webinar on the Military OneSource (MOS) website. Information aboutthe webinar follows, along with a link which you can CLICK to register. You may also register and find information about the webinar under theCommunity tab under Webinars at www.militaryonesource.mil. WEBINAR REGISTRATION LINK AND INFORMATION FOLLOWS: Saving MoneyWhile Saving Energy on Monday, May 21, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time; Saving Money While Saving Energy: Whether youre buying arefrigerator, thinking about ways to reduce your home heating and cooling bills, or trying to save money on gas, the Federal Trade Commission(FTC), the nations consumer protection agency, has important information that can save you money in every room of your home. Register now<https://workplaceoptions.webex.com/workplaceoptions/onstage/g.php?d=716812695&t=a>. About the presenter:Carol Kando-Pineda has served in a variety of positions with the Federal Trade Commission since 1990. She began as an attorney bringing falseadvertising cases. She then became Legislative Counsel where she served as a liaison between the Commission and Congress on a variety ofissues in the agencys jurisdiction. Currently, she is Counsel in the FTCs Division of Consumer and Business Education where she leads teams tocreate and distribute free resources --- print materials, websites, social media, interactive content, audio and video --- to help people spot, stop
  • 4. and avoid fraud, manage their money and make savvy decisions in the marketplace. She also builds outreach partnerships with largeorganizations. Ms. Kando-Pineda earned her A.B. from Harvard College and her J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law. Heartland Park in Topeka Dollar General NHRA Summernationals Tickets are on Sale for the 2012 Dollar General NHRA Summernationals! This is the biggest event in the Topeka area. Dont miss the excitement! All Military are always FREE to any event at Heartland Park, show your military id at the event window and get your ticket! More information check out their website at http://www.hpt.com/
  • 5. Join our friends at Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure in Salina, as they celebrate Armed Forces Day by offering FREE admission for military personneland their immediate families, this Saturday, May 19th! http://ow.ly/apteA. http://rollinghillswildlife.com/ Ft Riley OCSC (Officer Civilian Spouse Club) 2012 - 2013 Membership Eligibility For 2012 - 2013 membership year, the Fort Riley OCSC is maintaining three categories of membership. Please check below to see what category you fall under. Active Membership a. Spouses of active duly commissioned officers and warrant officers. b. Spouses of retired commissioned officers and warrant officers. c. Spouses of Reservist and National Guard Officers. d. Spouses of deceased commissioned officers and warrant officers who have not remarried. e. Spouses of government employed civilians GS-7 or above and equivalent NAF civilian employees. f. Spouses of retired government employed civilians GS-7 and above. Associate Membership a. Local Community members not eligible for Active Membership (ex Lady Troopers, Little Apple Brigade or other military supportive individuals). Transition Membership (This membership category is temporary for the 2012 - 2013 year) a. Spouses of active enlisted service members. b. Spouses of retired enlisted service members. c. Spouses of Reservist and National Guard enlisted service members. d. Spouses of deceased enlisted service members who have not remarried. For more information about the benefits of membership, please visit our website: http://www.fortrileyocsc.com/membership
  • 6. Don’t forget about the upcoming Safety Fair on Safety Stand down day! Check out the events for 24 May
  • 7. Army OneSource Family News - the monthly newsletter from Army Community Service (ACS) and Army OneSource, the Armys mostcomprehensive portal for Family members. Click on the link to read about what’s in this month’s issue:http://www.myarmyonesource.com/familynewsletter/2012/may/default.aspx#article7IN THIS MONTHS ISSUE:  For Special Forces, a Battle At Home  All About Mother’s Day  Memorial Day  Panetta, Dempsey Announce Initiatives to Stop Sexual Assault  Beware of Scam E-mails  Army Extends Smartcard Pilot  DoD Can Help Troops Get Civilian Credentials, Board Says  Troops Back From Deployment More At Risk of Car Accidents  The State of our Re-Unions  Army Takes a New PTSD Approach  Penske Truck Rental Teams With Support Military Spouses for Military Spouse Appreciation Day  Michelle Obama Visits Jacksonville NAS, Honors Sacrifices Made by Military Families  Jill Biden Thanks Military Families at Lee Hall Elementary  Living with Combat Stress  Need a Paying Job? 8 Ways Volunteering Can Help JUNE 2012 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESEVENT: Victory CarnivalWho: DFMWR RecreationWhat: 3 – 4 volunteers for parking assistance, cleaning tables, working activities, trash detail, setup and tear down, other duties asassigned,When: Thursday, 7 June 1700-2100; Friday, 8 June from 1700-2100; Saturday, June 9 from 1200-2100; and Sunday, June 10 from1200 – 1700.Where: Rally Point FieldMiscellaneous: Jeans or appropriately long shorts, closed toed shoes. Recreation will provide shirtsThe POC for this position is:
  • 8. Catie’ Kendrick @ 785-239-8990 Email: Caitlin.a.kendrick@us.army.mil Cc: vicky.l.martin.civ@mail.milEvent: Dad’s Make a Difference Picnic Kick-OffWho: FAPWhat: 25 volunteers to set up and/or tear down the event, other duties as needed and appropriate.When: Saturday, June 9, time TBDWhere: TBDThe POC for this event is: Kariaga Pratt @ 785-239-1729 Email: Kariaga.k.pratt.civ@mail.mil and Cc: vicky.l.martin.civ@mail.milEVENT: Daughtry ConcertWho: DFMWR RecreationWhat: Security, entry guard, backstage help, Green Room help, trash, parking food running, other duties as assigned.When: Sunday, 10 June, 1300-2400Where: Riley Conference Center Grass FieldMiscellaneous: Prefer ACU bottoms or Jeans and closed toed shoes. Recreation will provide shirtsThe POC for this position is: Catie’ Kendrick @ 785-239-8990 Email: Caitlin.a.kendrick@us.army.mil Cc: vicky.l.martin.civ@mail.milEvent: Dad and Me Tea PartyWho: FAP (Dad’s Make a Difference)What: 25 volunteers to set up and/or tear down the event, other duties as needed and appropriate.When: Saturday, June 16, time TBDWhere: TBDThe POC for this event is: Kariaga Pratt @ 785-239-1729 Email: Kariaga.k.pratt.civ@mail.mil
  • 9. Event: Sesame Street comes to Fort RileyWho: USO/MWRWhat: MWR needs nine volunteers on each date and time to set up and/or tear down the event. This will involve heavy lifting,please wear appropriate footwear such as steel toed shoes/boots.When: Monday, June 18 at 0830, Tuesday, June 19 @ 1830.Where: Long Fitness Center, Building 8069 (Normandy) Custer HillThe POC for this event is: Anna Pearson @ 785-240-0479 Email: anna.m.pearson2.naf@mail.mil JULY 2012 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESEvent: Lt Dan Band ConcertWho: USO/MWRWhat: MWR needs volunteers to assist with parking and trash detail, other duties as assignedWhen: Saturday, July 28, gates open at 1800.Where: Riley Conference Center Grass area behind the buildingThe POC for this event is: Anna Pearson @ 785-240-0479 Email: anna.m.pearson2.naf@mail.mil and Cc: vicky.l.martin.civ@mail.mil AUGUST 2012 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESEvent: Fort Riley Vacation Bible SchoolWho: Religious Support Office (Chaplain’s Office)What: Opportunities to work with children age 5-10 with bible lessons, crafts, snacks, skits, songs, etc.When: August 6 – 10, 0900-1300, plus TBA prep and training prior to the event.Where: Morris Hill ChapelThe POC for this event is: Don Ericson @ 785-239-0979 Email: Donald.e.ericson.civ@mail.mil Cc: vicky.l.martin.civ@mail.mil
  • 10. As always, please contact the primary point of contact and CC: vicky.l.martin.civ@mail.mil so I know the event is covered. I willpost more opportunities as they come up so be watching and PLEASE, log your hours on VMIS! With great appreciation for all thatyou do, VickyCamp Corral- Camp Corral still has openings kids. Make sure you reserve your child/children’s spot. Camp dates are July 15-20 and childrenmust be between the ages of 8 and 15. To register please go to www.campcorral.org ** Camp Corral is also looking for volunteers to workapproximately 4 hours a day (can be morning/afternoons/evenings). They are also in need of teen volunteers to help with Cabin Counselors(must be at least 16, this is a great opportunity for a junior looking to earn volunteer hours for graduation). For more information, pleasecontact Mike Spohn at 785-257-3221 or via email at mspohn@rocksprings.netMMA Fan?? Get tickets to Titan Fight 23 on Friday, June 15 http://rileymwr.com/main/?p=32540 at Marshall Army Airfield for just $10 atLeisure Travel Center. The price will go up to $30 at the door so make sure you get them now! See flyer.Upcoming FREE Concerts on Ft Riley and K-State Campus:
  • 11. Fort Riley Leisure Travel Services (LTS) / Travel and Tickets Update: This information has recently been updated, and is now available.http://rileymwr.com/itr/. Check out their website! They have updates on Country Stampede (see attachment), Military Dream WeddingGiveaway, Information on Branson, Six Flags, and Walt Disney. Going to Orlando this summer in May or June, check out the flyers on somemilitary discounts happening! Also, FREE Tickets for Sesame Street/USO show will be available 2 weeks prior to the event at Leisure TravelCenter,! You can reach them at 785-239-5614/4415.
  • 12. Country Stampede – Country Stampede is in need of Volunteers to work at the 4 day concert located at Tuttle Creek State Park June 21-24.Volunteers will receive, free admission all 4 days, free parking, and free reserved seating, free t-shirt, free lunch and dinner. Volunteers mustwork 5 hours a day all four days. For more information please contact Kim Wagenblast at 785-223-1513 or via email atkim@countrystampede.com. There will be a pre meeting at McCormick Park on Fort Riley, June 16th at 11:00amFlyer for the CDL Trucking Employer Day - June 21:
  • 13. Garrison received a monetary award for the Army Community of Excellence and they are asking you the community to decide what to spend iton. The following link will take you to the survey for you to vote on which project you would like to see the money go to:http://rileymwr.com/main/?p=17897 make sure to go in and vote.Run, Run, Run! Choose to run 10 miles, 5 miles, or 2 miles at the 10-5-2 Prairie Run http://rileymwr.com/main/?p=28015 on July 21, startingat King Field House. Sign up now
  • 14. Military families to get free national parks pass: NORFOLK, Va. - Active-duty military personnel and their dependents will soon be able to enterevery national park for free as part of an effort to thank service members and their families for the sacrifices they make, the Interior Departmentannounced Tuesday. An annual pass will be made available to members of the military free of charge beginning Saturday, which is Armed ForcesDay. The America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass ordinarily costs $80. It provides access to more than2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands. The initiative is being marked with a Tuesday ceremony at Colonial NationalHistorical Park in Yorktown, Va., the site of the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. The park is nestled in a region of Virginiathat plays host to all five branches of the military, including the worlds largest naval base. "I think when one goes into Virginia and you see allthe sites, the Yorktown battlefield and the whole history of the country, its important that those who have fought in the tradition of makingsure the nations democracy and freedom are protected also have access to these wonderful sites there," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in aconference call with reporters in advance of the announcement. The National Park Service estimates that giving away the passes to servicemembers and their families will result in a revenue loss between $2 million and $6 million. The passes allow the owner and passengers in a singleprivate vehicle access to sites that charge per vehicle. At sites where entrance fees are charged per-person, it covers the pass owner and threeadults age 16 and older. "We collect about $150 million in fees nationwide, so we dont think that this amount of decrease will be significant tothe overall operations of the service," said Jon Jarvis, director of the National Park Service. Military personnel can get the passes at any nationalpark or wildlife refuge that charges an entrance fee by showing their military ID. Each family member will also be able to obtain their own passeven if the service member is deployed or if they are traveling separately. The pass will be accepted at National Park Service, U.S. Fish andWildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Army Corps sites that charge entrance orstandard amenity fees. The free pass will be made available for activated members of the National Guard and Reserves, but not for militaryveterans or retirees. The effort compliments the Joining Forces initiative being spearheaded by first lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife ofVice President Joe Biden, to support military families. "Our nation owes a debt of gratitude to our servicemen and women who make greatsacrifices to protect our country and preserve our freedom," Jill Biden said. "In recognition of their service, we are so pleased to be putting out awelcome mat for our military families at Americas most beautiful and storied sites." Online: America the Beautiful National Parks and FederalRecreation Lands Annual Pass: http://store.usgs.gov/pass/index.htmlMilitary Community and Family Policy Weekly: Welcome to the Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) WeeklyeNewsletter providing you with access to the latest Quality of Life news and information from the Department of Defense and dates forupcoming Guard and Reserve onsite sales. The link below will open up the MC&FP Weekly eNewsletter in your browser. If the link above doesnot work, please copy and paste the entire link into your browser window. http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/mcfp/weekly A PDF version of thenewsletter is also available for download from the link above. Your MC&FP Team! Military Community and Family Policy Office of the Secretaryof Defense Providing policy, tools, and resources to further enhance the quality of life of service members and their families.**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,andshall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.