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18 Jan 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update, please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of 1HBCT. Welcome Home 2-34 AR and 4-4 CAV!!! Job well done! You can always stay up to date with local events ...

18 Jan 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update, please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of 1HBCT. Welcome Home 2-34 AR and 4-4 CAV!!! Job well done! 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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    • 18 Jan 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update, please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of1HBCT. Welcome Home 2-34 AR and 4-4 CAV!!! Job well done! You can always stay up to datewith local events by going to 1st Infantry Division page athttp://www.riley.army.mil/default.aspx or if you are having issues reading this you can click onthis link to read the weekly news. http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=1bct. And weare always up and posting new information on Facebook! Join us on the Official 1HBCTFaceBook Page at www.facebook.com/1HBCTDEVILBRIGADE?v=wall&ref-sgm
    • 101st Change of Command: 1HBCT would like to welcome LTC Waddick and his wife Maureen and their 4 children to the 101st BSB and Brigade. LTC Grubbs and Kim have moved to Brigade where he will be the Deputy Commander Officer or DCO, Brigade welcomes you also!News from Geary County Schools: The 475 – FLASH:  Important Campus Update; A great new update is on the way for Infinite Campus users! Starting on Monday January 9th, parents will now be able to submit changes to their contact information (such as address, phone and email) via online! No more extra trips down to the school needed. You can ensure that your information is always up to date and accurate in the Parent Portal and that you are receiving the many important updates and messages from your childs school. More info soon on this great new update!  The Hard Hat Recap: The start of a new year brings us even closer to a brand new elementary school for the Forsyth housing district at Ft. Riley. This state-of-the-art school (above), will feature some fantastic amenities! These include: a collaboration area for students to gather and learn together, a special arts and science room, a room for parent volunteers, and a specially constructed, FEMA certified gymnasium! On top of all of these great features the school will also be a LEED certifiable, green energy building! Pending board approval, the name of this fantastic facility will be the LTG, Richard J. Seitz Elementary School!  Special Recognition: USD 475 is pleased to announce that two of our schools, Sheridan and Fort Riley Elementary have received the 2011 Governors Achievement Award. Schools that receive this award are among the top schools in Kansas. To be eligible, schools must meet strict guidelines of academic excellence that include the following: Must receive the Standard of Excellence in both reading and math for 2011; Must meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in both reading and mathematics and in one additional category (school attendance) for 2011; Must test in the top 5% in both reading and math on the 2011 state assessments. Congratulations to these schools! An award from the Kansas Department of Education will be presented to both schools at the February 6, 2012 Board of Education Meeting.Fort Riley Current News Update: IACH Update: Starting Jan. 17 the referral management office and the appointment line at Irwin Army Community Hospital will close at 4:30 p.m. Please plan accordingly when calling the referral management or the appointment line USO Fort Riley No Dough Dinners in 2012 will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Building 7856 on Drum Street on Custer Hill. Some dinner locations may change. For information, call
    • 785-240-5326 or email usofortriley@uso.org. USO Fort Riley also is on FaceBook atwww.facebook.com/usofortriley Click on “Events” to see the most up to dateinformation for No Dough Dinners. Dates for dinners are: Jan. 31, Feb. 13 and 29, March14 and 29, April 12 and 30, May 14 and 31, June 14 and 28, July 12 and 31, Aug. 14 and30, Sept. 13 and 28, Oct. 12 and 30, Nov. 14, Dec. 13Picerne Military Housing will host a Family Game Night from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3 *at theForsyth Neighborhood Center. All on-post Family housing residents are invited toattend. The event will include board games and activities for children of all ages, snacksand prizes. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contactyour neighborhood officeThe Fort Riley Tax Center will open its door to customers Jan. 19 *in Building 7034 atthe corner of Normandy and Bullard Street to prepare 2009, 2010 and 2011 federal taxreturns. The tax center will also prepare state tax returns as a courtesy when completingyour federal return. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged.You can make an appointment either in person or by calling 785-239-1040.Appointments will be available Monday through Friday only. Saturdays are strictly walk-
    • in daysCorrection on Picerne Military Housing Permits: In the Dec. 23 1st Infantry Division Poston page 2, the story, “Army regulation requires post solicitors to obtain permit, statedthat Families in on-post housing are permitted to have yard sales. While Families arepermitted to do so, Picerne Military Housing, the contractor who manages on-posthousing, has certain regulations regarding yard sales. Private yard or garage sales inFamily housing areas are limited to the first Saturday of each month. Residents shouldrequest authorization for a different day by contacting their neighborhood office.Residents are responsible for getting instructions from the neighborhood office forlocations and methods of posting and removal of sale signs. The resale of home basedbusiness items at yard sales is prohibited.American Legion Post 207 in Ogden is open seven days a week. It is open from 4 p.m. to1:30 a.m. nightly. The Legion hosts bingo from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday nights, with weeklycash jackpots. All service members and their Families are invited to come find out aboutthe Legion’s programs and services to help meet the needs of all veterans.
    • Fort Riley Rileys Conference Center Update - Dinner and a Movie night - Jan. 26: Adinner and a movie night will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 at Riley’s Conference Center.*Adults are $7.95; children ages 4 to 10 at $3.95 and children under 4 are free. A buffetmeal will be provided along with the children’s movie. For more information, call 785-784-1000Fort Riley Calendar -Morale Welfare and Recreation Update - Flick-N-Float - Jan. 28:Flick-N-Float, a movie viewing at Eyster Pool, will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 28. *Cost ofattendance is $10 per Family or $5 per person. Hot dogs, chips, juice and cookies will beserved during the movie. Families are welcome to bring their own food. For moreinformation, call 785-239-9441Financial Peace University - The monthly news update has an incorrect number listed tocontact ACS to register. Please contact 785-239-9435 to register. They will offer aSaturday morning class, from 10:00am to noon, starting February 4th. There is no costto participants. The Financial Peace University kits are being funded by the Fort RileyACS. These kits would normally cost participants $93. The kits include all 13 lessons in adownloadable format, which you can download wherever you wish; the FPU Workbook;a copy of “Financial Peace Revisited”; Dave Ramsey’s envelope system; budgeting forms;and much more. Completion of this course also makes you a lifetime member of theDave Ramsey organization with access to everything on their website, including theMember Resource Center. Every single Soldier and every couple will receive a kit. Spaceis limited, so the sooner you book your class, the better.OCSC - It’s that time of year again! It is time to complete applications for fundsdisbursements in support of deserving organizations/activities in our community. Duringthe membership year, OCSC raises funds through events like our November Make It,Bake It, Fake It luncheon, Casino Royale basket auction in March, and the opportunitydrawings at each luncheon. To apply for the funds this year, individuals must completethe Application for Fund Disbursement and return the application via postal mail oremail. Applications must be postmarked by February 24, 2012. While anyone may apply,special consideration is given to requests that benefit groups, have a lasting benefit andare connected in some way to military personnel/families. Please note that we areunable to grant requests for funds in support of salaries, operating costs or FRGs.Applications can be found online at www.fortrileyocsc.com/community-assistance . Formore information please contact Sara Nauman at donations@fortrileyocsc.com
    • HASFR - HASFR is accepting grant applications for their 2012 Spring Disbursement. Emailhasfrevents@hotmail.com for an application or see attachment at the end of NewsUpdate *Deadline to apply is 29 February, 2012.Her War, Her Voice - We are breaking the silence. We hear your battle cry, your need tovoice your struggle and the beauty in your victory. Here, we celebrate you, support you,and commend you. This is a safe and anonymous support group with a grassrootsapproach. Upcoming date are February 21st. Group meets from 6:00pm –8:00pm. Formore information contact (785)239-9435.
    • Fort Riley ManSpouses - Local chapter of MANning the Homefront Group of malesignificant others of soldiers. Activities that have been done in the past include paintball,golf, driving range, and monthly gatherings at Kites in Junction City. The monthlygatherings are at Kites, usually the 1st Monday of every month from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.They meet in the back room or on the restaurant side. Upcoming events: Jan 26 Pokernight at the USO from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Prizes to be awarded at end. Food and drinksto be provided. RSVP appreciated for the poker night. Point Of Contacts are JeffreyCrippen (785) 307-4393 or Kayden Ten Eyck (503) 888-3518 K-State Women’s Basketball - K-State womens basketball team strives for a greatfamily environment and would like families to know about it. They offer great discountsand a lot of fun competitions. •Sat. 4 FEB we host Baylor. This is our Pack the House night. All tickets and select concessions are $1! They also have a great half-time act coming in that is centered around kids.
    • ARMYONESOURCE January Family News: This newsletter can be found here:https://www.myarmyonesource.com/2012FamilyNewsletter/Military Community and Family Policy Weekly: Welcome to the Military Community andFamily Policy (MC&FP) Weekly eNewsletter, providing you with access to the blog post ofRobert L. Gordon III, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Military Community and FamilyPolicy), the latest Quality of Life news and information from the Department of Defense, anddates for upcoming Guard and Reserve onsite sales. The link below will open up the MC&FPWeekly eNewsletter in your browser. If the link above does not work, please copy and paste theentire link into your browser window. http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/mcfp/weekly A PDF version ofthe newsletter is also available for download from the link above. > Your MC&FP Team!Military Community and Family Policy Office of the Secretary of Defense, Providing policy,tools, and resources to further enhance the quality of life of service members and their families.VOTING 30, 60, 90 DAY STATE PRIMARIES NOTICES: This posting lists Feb-Apr state primarydates for the 2012 Presidential Election.https://forums.army.mil/communitybrowser.aspx?id=1643115&lang=en-USJanuary 2012 Real Warriors Campaign:
    •  Reconnecting With Family : http://www.realwarriors.net/active/afterdeployment/familylife.php  Returning to Civilian Life: http://www.realwarriors.net/active/afterdeployment/combatskills.php  Finding Support Resources in Your Community: http://www.realwarriors.net/active/afterdeployment/communityresources.php when reaching out for support services for reintegration challenges, it is easiest to start in your own community. We have highlighted several resources and services that are available nationally and locally to help service members, veterans or family members with employment, housing, counseling, education assistance and much more.Fort Riley Leisure Travel Services (LTS) / Travel and Tickets Update: Leisure Travel Services(LTS) / Travel and Tickets for Fort Riley. This information has recently been updated, and is nowavailable. http://rileymwr.com/itr/Cause Massage: Helping America’s Military Wounded! Injured Soldiers and Family/Care Takers(Includes PTSD, TBI and other stress related conditions). Come get a Chair Massage or ReikiLocations: *Resiliency Learning Center (1st & 3rd Tuesday every month). *Time:* 5:00pm –
    • 8:00pm *Call 785-240-6257 or email usarmy.riley.imcom.mbx.acs@mail.mil to schedule yourtime!Fort Riley Custer Hill Lanes Bowling Update: This information has recently been updated, andis now available. http://rileymwr.com/main/?page_id=11
    • The Flint Hills Discovery Center, in Manhattan, is officially reserving April 14 as its opening day! They cant wait to have you come visit- bring the whole family and immerse yourself in everything the Flint Hills has to offer. http://flinthillsdiscovery.org/PLEASE SHARE FOR ANYONE AT FORT RILEY WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM THIS: BeginningMonday, January 9th there will be an indoor playgroup for children birth thru 5 y/o held at theNormandy Drive CDC Center (CYSS Central Registration Complex). When pulling into thecomplex there are 3 buildings, the building in which the playgroup will be taking place in is thefirst one on your right (Building B). The playgroup will be held Monday-Thursday from 0900-1100. The playgroup is an open play format with no specific structure but has an emphasis ongross motor skills (i.e. free play, building blocks, bicycles, etc). CYSS will provide a staff memberfor any assistance a parent or child may need. Parents MUST stay with their children and be indirect eye contact with them. Children MUST be registered with CYSS to participate. If yourchild is not registered with CYSS you can go into the main CYSS building and register themwithin about 20 minutes with CURRENT SHOT RECORDS. So grab your kids, call some friendsand make a play date. For any additional information you can contact CYSS for an officialresponse by calling 785-239-9885. For an UNOFFICIAL response you can email Wayne atTheArmyWifeDUDE@hotmail.com. If you have any suggestions on making this group better youcan attend the Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meetings on the third Thursday of each month at1630 held at the CYSS main registration building.The Military OneSource Free Tax Filing Service Is Here: April 17th is just around the corner!Let Military OneSource help you complete, save, and file your 2011 federal and up to threestate returns online free. The link below:http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/12038/Newsletters/MHF/265713.html will open upthe Military OneSource Special Announcement, "The Military OneSource Free Tax Filing ServiceIs Here" in your browser. If the link above does not work, please copy and paste the entire linkinto your browser window. Your Military OneSource Team!
    • Nourish Your Dry Winter Skin: Four simple solutions for keeping your skin soft and supple through the winter season. By Deborah Kotz Moisturize, moisturize, moisturizeA combination of frigid temperatures, low humidity, and indoor heating can leave yourskin as dry as the Sahara desert during the cold winter months. Cold-weather exposurecan contribute to the breakdown in collagen—the connective tissue that maintainsskins firmness—resulting in increased fine lines, cracked skin, and a dry, flakycomplexion. Your face and hands usually suffer the brunt of the cold, wind, and sunsince your body is covered up. Here’s how to protect them from winter ravages.
    •  Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize Moisturizer will fill in gaps and cracks, restoring elasticity and giving your skin a smooth, supple appearance. Although you don’t need to head to a fancy cosmetics counter, you might want to switch to a cream or an ointment instead of a lotion. These thicker products contain more oil and protect your skin longer than thinner lotions which contain more water. Check the ingredients list for helpful ingredients such as glycerin, petrolatum, lanolin, wheat germ oil, jojoba, mineral oil, or safflower seed oil. Don’t forget the sunscreen Remember, the winter sun can give you a sun burn— especially if you’re out on the bright ski slopes. Lather on a moisturizer with SPF 30. Unlike sunscreens, these creams usually wash off in water, but you probably won’t need the waterproof protection unless you go for a dip in an outdoor Jacuzzi. Wear gloves religiously: Your hands will thank you. If they’re still dry from the cold winter air, try this for a night: Apply a thin layer of a petroleum jelly like Vaseline to your hands, and wear thin cotton gloves to bed. (If your feet are dry, slather on the Vaseline and put on an old pair of socks.) Wash wisely: Water strips the oil from your skin, so wash sparingly during the winter months. o Use mild soap-free cleansers, which don’t dry your skin as much. o Wash your face only at night to remove makeup and grime. There’s no need for a morning cleansing. If you need that splash in the morning to wake up, put some lightweight moisturizer on damp hands and rinse off with warm water. o When you wash your face, use a warm water wash and a cool rinse. A cool rinse constricts the blood vessels and calms the skin to retain the moisturizer in your cleanser. o Get in and get out of the shower as quickly as possible. And apply moisturizer within three minutes of washing to seal in moisture.