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17 July 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 ...

17 July 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.
Fort 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 Commander's Community Corner articles http://www.riley.army.mil/DocumentList.aspx?lib=GC-Corner
It’s Hot! Hot! Hot! Please stay hydrated if you are going to be outdoors! See story at the end of the email on more information on protecting yourself and others in the high heat.

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    • 17 July 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-Corner It’s Hot! Hot! Hot! Please stay hydrated if you are going to be outdoors! See story at the end of the email on more information on protecting yourself and others in the high heat.Go to http://rileymwr.com/main/?p=79956 for more information on Park and Recreation Month!
    • Closure of building 215: Leader Skills Enhancement Course and Workforce Development classes for July 16 have been moved to Building 217.The location of college evening classes are as follows: Upper Iowa University Motivation, Room 201, Building 217. Barton Community CollegeAstronomy, Room 209, Building 217. Barton Community College Speech, Room 7, Building 7604. Class locations for the rest of the week will bedetermined on a day-to-day basis. Signs will be posted on the door of Building 215, and individuals may call 785-239-6481 for updates on classlocations. Building 215 does not have power or air conditioning. The Directorate of Public Works has already begun clean up and repair work,but the timeline for completion is still undetermined.Fort Riley Child Development Centers Update: Hourly child care will be available is available on certain Saturdays. All hourly care is provided atWarren East Child Development Center. Sixteen hours of free hourly care per month is available to children of deployed service members. If theservice member is not deployed, hourly care is still available but an hourly rate. For more information, call 785-240-0822Oh! Oh, Baby It’s Your Day – a free assessment of a child’s hearing and vision – will be from 1:30 to 4:40 p.m. July 18 Child, Youth and SchoolsServices Parent Central, Building 6620 on Custer Hill.Parent Advisory Council, a chance for Fort Riley parents to offer ideas and input, will be from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. July 19 at Child, Youth andSchools Services Parent Central, Building 6620 on Custer HillThe Exceptional Family Member Program Special Needs Rodeo will be from 10 a.m. to noon July 21 at the Rock Springs 4-H Center. In theevent, children will be escorted by a real cowboy or cowgirl through a variety of rodeo events. For more information, call 785-239-9435Fort Riley Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) Update - BOSS BBQ July 21 and next meeting July 25:  Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers will host a barbecue July 21 at the Fort Riley Marina. Food, boat rides, games, prizes and more will be part of the event. For more information on BOSS events, call 785-239-BOSS (2677).  Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers will host its next bimonthly meeting at 3 p.m. July 25 at the Warrior Zone. For more information on BOSS events, call 785-239-BOSS (2677).KAW VALLEY RODEO MILITARY FAMILY APPRECIATION NIGHT: As a reminder, our 5th Annual Kaw Valley Rodeo Military Family AppreciationNight will be held on July 26th at Cico Park in Manhattan. Dick Edwards and McAllisters Deli are our Blue Ribbon sponsors with a number ofother generous donations coming from all over the community. Tickets through the Chamber, ITR and through Ft. Riley units are sold out- theonly remaining available tickets are attainable at Dick Edwards on Hwy 24 in Manhattan while supplies last! If you are interested in being avolunteer or sponsor for this event, please let me know asap! This is a fabulous event and we would love for you to be a part of it!! POC is Alisonat alison@manhattan.org
    • Upcoming Ft Riley Events with MWR: Download our FREE Android App!https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rileymwr.rileymwr&hl=en "Like" us on Facebook & show us at these events and receive aprize! http://www.facebook.com/rileymwrCommunity Life Coed Softball League registration is open until July 18. The season runs July 25 to Sept. 12. Registration is open to all active-dutySoldiers and Department of Defense ID cardholdersRegistration for the intramural flag football season is now open. The 2012 season is scheduled to run Sept. 10 to Nov. 6. “Last year went reallywell,” said Renee Satterlee, intramural coordinator, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Last year, I believe we had 28teams. We only played on one field. This season, if we get as many teams, they’ll possibly play on two fields.” Flag football is a popular sport atFort Riley, Satterlee said. “We just had a community life season, which was pretty much open to all (Department of Defense) cardholders, andthat turned out a lot more successful than we thought,” she said. “We were gearing for about six teams at the most, and we had about 14teams. Flag football team is very popular. I’ve already been getting calls for the upcoming season.” Competing in intramural sports is a good wayto build cohesion within units, Satterlee said. “Any intramural team builds company/unit morale, so there’s always that benefit and getting outand exercising keeps Soldiers busy,” she said. Teams must have at least seven players and are capped at 18 players. Only active-duty teams maycompete. Coaches meetings are set for 2 p.m. Aug. 7 and 14 at King Field House. Registration will close Aug. 18. For more information, call 785-239-2148 or visit www.rileymwr.com/sports and click keyword, “Intramurals.”Ft Riley Library will be hosting a movie night that will start at 6:30 p.m. July 21. Families can enjoy a viewing of “Toy Story 3.” Popcorn and drinkswill be provided.An Ironman Shoot will be at 11 a.m. July 21 at the Skeet and Trap Range. Registration ends July 19. For more information, call 785-239-2363The 27th annual 10-5-2 Prairie Run is set for July 21: King Field House Info and registration here! http://rileymwr.com/main/?p=28015 Entryfee is $15
    • Gary Sinise & the LT Dan Band Concert: Jul 28, 7pm - Rileys Conference Center, FREE More info here http://rileymwr.com/main/?p=32543 ]Outdoor Adventure Day will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28 and is free to participants. The one-of-a-kind experience will feature anintroduction to the new paintball course, an artificial climbing wall and bounce houses. For more information, call 785-239-2363The Master Blaster Paintball Tournament will be Aug. 4. Registration is $35 per person. All equipment and supplies are provided, or individualsmay use their own equipment. Participants must be 13 years or older to play. For more information, call 785-239-2363.A geo-caching class will take place Aug. 18 at Outdoor Recreation. Registration is $5 per person. For more information, call 785-239-2363Fort Riley Outdoor Recreation Update - 2 items on Fort Riley Marina:  The Fort Riley Marina is open with regular hours until Sept. 3. *Operating hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Mondays; and from 7 a.m. to sunset on Saturdays and Sundays. The marina’s late-season hours, in place Sept. 7 to Oct. 8 are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 785-463-5253  The Outdoor Recreation Center will host a Kansas Boater’s Safety Course Aug. 23 and 25. *The course is required to rent or operate a motorized boat at the Fort Riley Marina or through the Outdoor Recreation Center. For more information, call 785- 239-2363Ft Riley Funds Custodian Course is once again available online! Those wishing to complete the course online should first review the FundsCustodian slide deck and then complete the quiz. Once the completed quiz is emailed back to ACS, a certificate of completion will be emailedback to the client within 2-3 business days to the email address provided. Course can be accessed athttp://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ACS.dm&nav=FamSvcs
    • The Ft Riley Key caller class is also now on-line at the following link: http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ACS.dm&nav=FamSvcsthose wishing to complete the course online should first review the Funds Custodian slide deck and then complete the quiz. Once thecompleted quiz is emailed back to ACS, a certificate of completion will be emailed back to the client within 2-3 business days to the emailaddress provided. Dinner and a Movie Night will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 26 at Riley’s Conference Center: The featured movie will be “We Bought a Zoo.”Adults are $7.95 and children are $3.95. For more information, call 785-784-1000Fort Riley Religious Ministries Update: Registration is currently under way for Vacation Bible School which will take place Aug. 6 to 10 at MorrisHill Chapel. For more information or to volunteer, call Roxanne Martinez at 785-240-1443 or Don Ericson at 785-239-0979.http://www.riley.army.mil/NewsViewer.aspx?id=6385 The Chaplain’s is still in need of Volunteers for the Vacation Bible School scheduled forAugust 6-10.ATTN TRICARE ONLINE USERS: Starting August 1st, you will no longer be able to access your TRICARE online account with your MHS/iASusername and password. To continue to get your personal health data online, you must either use a registered DoD Common Access Card orregister for a DoD Self-Service Logon. This is also called a DS Logon. To register for your account, visit: www.dmdc.osd.mil/identitymanagement.You can also receive personal assistance in creating an account by by visiting your TRICARE Service Center at IACH Army Community Hospital orVA Regional Office.
    • The Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency will offer rides to and from Manhattan to the Fort Riley and Junction City areas. The cost is $2 one-way within a three-mile radius of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Junction City.Rides beyond the three-mile radius are $4 each way. For more information or toschedule a ride call 877-551-6345 Brigade still has some extra glasses leftFort Riley Army Career and Alumni Program Update: Career Exploration over from the Brigade Dining- In andSeminar at ACAP September 21st and October 10th, follow this link to view theflyer looking to recoup some money spent onhttp://www.riley.army.mil/documents/DHR.ACAPDocuments/120713142732. them. Brigade is selling them for $2/glass!pdf Link to ACAP page - They would make great gifts, even if thathttp://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=DHR.ACAP gift is for you!!!! POC: PFC Oudman at Brigade still has some extra glasses left Brigade, CMD Sec. We will not mail these, over from the Brigade Dining- In and not a fundraiser. Please bring exact looking to recoup some money spent on change for the # of glasses you would like them. Brigade is selling them for $2/glass! to purchase. They would make great gifts, even if that gift is for you!!!! POC: PFC Oudman at Brigade, CMD Sec. We will not mail these, not a fundraiser. Please bring exact change for the # of glasses you would like to purchase.
    • Brigade is selling T-shirts again… new design! See flyer!
    • USD 475: Check out the additional attachment for the upcoming enrollment dates for Fort Riley, Junction City, Grandview Plaza and Milfordschools
    • TAKE STEPS TO PROTECT AGAINST HIGH HEAT: Recent heat waves mean taking extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses and seriousinjuries. There are several ways to prepare for a heat wave, including staying informed and knowing heat terminology. A heat wave is anextended period of extreme heat, usually combined with excessive humidity, which includes an abnormal temperature of 10 degrees or higherfor a particular region and can last for several weeks or more. A heat index combines air temperature and relative humidity to express theapparent temperature or “how hot it actually feels.” Those facing a heat wave should ensure they have a fan or something to circulate air inextreme heat because many heat-related deaths are attributed to stagnant atmospheric conditions or poor air quality. The following are tips onwhat to do during a heat wave: • Slow down and do not do anything too strenuous. • Stay inside as much as possible. • If air conditioning is not available at home, stay on the lowest level of the home because heat tends to rise, or go to a public building with air conditioning. • For those staying at home without air conditioning, ensure there is a mechanism, like a fan, to circulate the air. • Drink lots of water even when not thirsty. • Avoid alcohol, caffeine and salt. • Wear loose, light-colored clothing. • Be aware a power outage or drought can result from a heat wave. Knowing and recognizing the signs of a heat wave are important to avoid serious damage to one’s health. Keep a lookout for the following heat emergencies: • Heat cramps – Muscle spasms and aches from heavy exertion in extreme heat. They are usually the first sign of heat-related complications. • Heat exhaustion – A form of mild shock that results from insufficient body fluids because of extreme heat and excessive exercising.The blood flow to the skin increases, decreasing blood flow to vital organs and raising the body temperature, increasing the risk of a heat stroke.* Heat or sun stroke – The body’s temperature control system stops working, causing body temperature to rise so high – 103 degrees Fahrenheitor more – that brain damage or death can occur. Symptoms of heat exhaustion include: • Often pale with cool, moist skin • Sweating profusely • Muscle cramps or pains • Feeling faint or dizzy • Headaches, weakness, thirst and nausea • Elevated core temperature – usually more than 100 degrees Fahrenheit – and increased pulse rate. Symptoms of heat stroke or sun stroke include: • Unconsciousness or markedly abnormal mental status, including dizziness, confusion, hallucinations or coma * Flushed, hot and dry skin, although it may be moist initially from previous sweating or from attempts to cool the person with water) • Slightly elevated blood pressure at first that drops later
    • • Hyperventilating • Core temperature of 105 degrees Fahrenheit or moreAnyone who experiences or observes any of the above conditions should seek medical attention immediately. All persons are encouraged tomaintain a basic level of preparedness for all potential hazards. It is encouraged to get an emergency supply kit, make a Family emergency planand be informed about what might happen. For additional information, visit Ready Army at www.ready.army.mil; American Red Cross atwww.redcross.org; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/pdf/heat_guide.pdf orwww.bt.cdc.gov/poweroutage/pdf/poweroutage.pdf ; or the Federal Emergency Management Agency atwww.fema.gov/hazard/heat/index.shtm By Calun Reece, 1st Inf. Div. PostMilitary 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 notnecessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opinions ofauthors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government,and shall not be used for advertising orproduct endorsement purposes.