19 March 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update


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19 March 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update

  1. 1. 19 March 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update: please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of1HBCT. You can always stay up to date with 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 on thislink to read the weekly news. http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=1bct. We are alwaysup and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1HBCT FaceBook Page atwww.facebook.com/1HBCTDEVILBRIGADE?v=wall&ref-sgm. If you are off this week enjoy yourSpring Break time!!! Cash In With Coupons 29 March – Thursday, RSVP by 27 March 10-11:30am, ACS, BLDG 7264 Normandy Drive Learn how to use coupons more effectively. What to look for when using coupons.
  2. 2. Safety Day Food Booth Lottery Meeting- The Garrison and Division Safety offices are teaming up to hold a Safety Day event on May 24th from8:30am – 3:00pm. They have offered a fundraising opportunity again to 4 FRGs. We will hold an FRG Food Booth Lottery on March 27th at1:00pm in the Division HQ’s (Bldg 580) Room 110. Please come prepared to tell us what you would like to sell. POC for meeting is Stacie Dumas(785) 240-1251.Fort Riley Advisories Update - Traffic Delay: East bound traffic will be moved to the newly constructed lane on the south side of Huebner on*Mar. 19*, as work continues towards the completion of the roundabout that will service the new hospital. This could produce traffic congestionand delays. Please observe the construction warning signs, detour signs and traffic control personnel and devices.Fort Riley Calendar - 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Update:A Women’s History Observance will be from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. March 21 at Riley’s Conference Center. The speaker for the event is Lt. ColRobyn Deatherage, the 1st Sustainment Brigade support, plans and operations officer. The theme for the observance is Women’s Education andWomen’s Empowerment. Deatherage will discuss prominent women in the nation’s history and how those women have influenced andimpacted her professional and personal life.The Environmental Division, Directorate of Public Works’ Installation Restoration Program will hold a public meeting of the RestorationAdvisory Board *from 7 to 8:30 p.m. March 26 at Building 407 in Room 111. The RAB meeting provides the public the opportunity to participatein the restoration process and to make community views known to Fort Riley, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Kansas Departmentof Health and Environment. The latest developments in restoration activities will be discussed. Special presentations will be made about themunitions cleanup at the Republican River, the remediation at the Abandoned Gasoline Line site and the cleanup at the POL sites. For moreinformation, call 785-239-3515/3194.Fort Riley Calendar -Morale Welfare and Recreation Update: Great Escapes Expo, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at Riley’s ConferenceCenter, 446 Seitz Drive. Capture your outdoor adventure today. See what exciting tourist and travel destinations await you. Great food, a housefull of vendors, demonstrations, competitions and more. This event is fun for the entire Family. Cost: Free. Call 785-239-6398 for moreinformation or visit http://rileymwr.com.Fort Riley will kick off April’s Month of the Military Child celebration with a pancake breakfast and proclamation signing event from 9 a.m. tonoon March 31 at the Forsyth East Child Development Center. For more information, call 785-239-9885.
  3. 3. Fort Riley Aquatics is offering numerous lifeguard training courses this spring. The course cost is $200 andincludes all course materials. Please call 785-239-4854 to schedule a pretest. Pretest must be passed prior to first day of class. Class dates are:Session 1: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 17 to 20. Session 2: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 6 to 7. Session 3: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 4 to 6; 4 to 8 p.m., May 7 to9. Session 4: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 12, 13, 19, 20. See flyer.For More information for MWR updates please check out their website: http://www.riley.army.mil/NewsViewer.aspx?id=5982ESC- The Enlisted Spouses Club is hosting a Mardi Gras Wine and Cheese event on Friday, March 24th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm at the JunctionCity National Guard Armory 900 Airport Rd. We will have live music, a homemade mask contest, prizes, wine and cheese. We will be collectingtravel size toiletries for the Open Door Shelter If you would like to enter your creation into the contest, please bring a $5 entry fee which will begiven to charity. Free childcare is available. Children must be registered with the ASYMCA in Junction City. For more information on the club andevents check us out on Facebook under Fort Riley Enlisted Spouses Club. Please RSVP for childcare as soon as possible toescpresident@hotmail.com or via the website at http://fortrileyesc.web.officelive.comKansas State Parks Open House- March 31st is Kansas State Parks Open House, so head out to Milford, Tuttle Creek or any of the other areaState Parks. Come enjoy Tuttle Creek State Park March 31 and you do not have to purchase a vehicle permit to enter the park. Camping feesapply. In addition, the park office will be open from 10:00am to 6:00pm to buy annual state park permits at off-season rates. Rates go to on-season the next day April 1. A cabin will be open during the day for viewing. Park staff will be at the archery range to have kids and adults shootarchery. Each state park with rental cabins will offer a drawing for: purchase one night rental and receive one night free. One winner per parkand the reservation must be used by December 31, 2012. The free night rental must be used at the park where the drawing was held. The
  4. 4. drawing will take place at the end of the day and the winner will be notified by phone. Elk City, Meade and Prairie Spirit dont have cabins, butthere will still be a cabin drawing...it will be for any cabin they want in the state.New opportunities on VMIS: If you have not searched VMIS lately, please go online to see what we have new. We are working very hard toupdate this database with new jobs, better job descriptions, and new organizations. Anyone who is interested in working the Hiring Heroes Jobfair April 16 for set up and/or April 17 for the event, please apply under ACS Special Projects Assistant and contact me at 785-239-1376. Withgreat appreciation for all that you do, Vicky. vicky.l.martin.civ@mail.milMarch 16, 2012 Military 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. Your MC&FP Team! Military Community and Family Policy Office of the Secretary ofDefense Providing policy, tools, and resources to further enhance the quality of life of service members and their families.OPERATION PURPLE FAMILY RETREATS: Applications Now Accepted for Military Family Retreats! The National Military Family Association ispleased to announce that the application period is now open for Spring 2012 Operation PurpleR Family Retreats. Operation Purple FamilyRetreats are free, four-day retreats held in National Parks around the country, and offer families the chance to reconnect after their servicemembers deployment. Outdoor activities, combined with structured activities that highlight areas of strength and resilience in the family,promote family growth. Apply now http://support.militaryfamily.org/site/R?i=68z6k1vALBfkiz-G8nDjJg. Specific dates and locations foradditional 2012 retreats will be announced soon. Click here http://support.militaryfamily.org/site/R?i=F3efvspRh_uH78P3aLmCFw to apply foran Operation Purple Family Retreat. Family Retreats are free thanks to the Sierra Club and the Sierra Club Foundation.TRICARE EXTENDS AUTISM DEMONSTRATION: TRICARE Management Activity has extended the Enhanced Access to AutismServices Demonstration (ASD) through March 2014. This demonstration program allows eligible beneficiaries to receive applied behavioralanalysis (ABA) intervention services from board certified behavior analysts and Paraprofessionals under their supervision. The demonstration ispart of the Extended Care Health Option (ECHO), which provides approved non-medical services to active duty family members with qualifyingconditions. ABA is a method of behavioral conditioning to teach and reinforce desired behavior while eliminating undesired behaviors. Thistechnique has been found to help teach children with autism spectrum disorders new skills, and improve their communication abilities. In a 2010TRICARE Health Program Analysis and Evaluation Division survey, parents with children participating in the demonstration expressed overallsatisfaction with the quality of ABA services they received. Learn more about ECHO at www.tricare.mil/ECHO and the TRICARE Autism ServicesDemonstration at www.tricare.mil/autismdemo.
  5. 5. Fort Riley Religious Ministries Update - Easter Sunrise Service: Celebrate Easter at a sunrise service with the Fort Riley unit ministry teams. Theservice will be at 6:45 a.m. April 8 at Morris Hill Chapel. Chap. (Col.) Edwin Ahl, Garrison Chaplain, will be the guest speaker. Other services arelisted below, see flyer .
  6. 6. Here are more upcoming Races to check into, go to this link for more information; http://www.letsgorun.com/March 31 — Ten Ten, 10 Mile and 10K, Milford State Park, Milford (Kan.), 9 a.m. Online Registration is here http://www.active.com/10k-race/milford-ks/ten-ten-milford-state-park-10-mile-10k-trail-race-2012?int=29-12 Hosted by the Manhattan Running CompanyMarch 31 — 2nd Annual Hill 2 Hill 5K Race, Hilltop Community Center, Herington (Kan.), 10 a.m. Information linkhttp://www.active.com/running/herington-ks/2nd-annual-hill-2-hill-5k-race-2012 | Online Registration link:http://www.active.com/register/index.cfm?CHECKSSO=0&EVENT_ID=2002673April 14 — Amy Schutter Memorial/Benefit Run 10K and 5K, hosted by Moms Running For Others, Wamego (Kan.), 8 a.m. Online Registrationhttp://www.active.com/running/wamego-ks/amy-schutter-memorial-benefit-run-2012 NEW THIS YEAR: 1 Mile Kids Race at 9:30 a.m.ALSO…Plan to run the Poyntz Avenue Mile this year on Friday, June 15!! Link http://www.poyntzavenuemile.com/ FSBJC Easter Celebration, Egg Hunt, and Lunch (Community is invited!!) Sunday April 8 2012. 900 to 1pm at the JunctionCity Middle School USD 475 700 Wildcat Lane, Junction City, KS 66441-23999 More information please go to the church link at www.fsbcjc.orgor call 785-762-4404
  7. 7. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply itsendorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those ofthe United States Government ,and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.