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25 APRIL 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update

  1. 1. 25 APRIL 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-CornerFt Riley Traffic Information can be found on this site: Traffic Report - closures and delays. http://www.riley.army.mil/NewsViewer.aspx?id=5982Flint Hills Regional Council announces the launch of its new, enhanced website http://www.riley.army.mil/NewsViewer.aspx?id=6218Don’t forget the Devils Den is now open and serving 3 meals a day! Monday-Friday BRK 0700-0830, Lunch 1130-1300, and Dinner 1700-1830Weekends Brunch 0930-1300 and Supper 1700-1830HASFR- VIP Tour of the Cavalry and Infantry Museums open to all HASFR Members Thursday, April 26th, at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments following,please RSVP to hasfrevents@hotmail.com.USO No Dough Dinner- The Fort Riley Fire Dept will be hosting the next USO No Dough Dinner on Monday 30 April at Fire Station 5 in Forsyth.Stop by for good food, games, safety messages, and conversation
  2. 2. USO - FRGs are welcome to host “Open House” meetings at the USO. These meetings are designed to provide a different venue for the FRGmeeting and introduce troops and families to the USO’s services and programs. An FRG can host one Open House meeting a quarter at the USO.FRGs of deploying units are welcome to host a deployment get-together at the USO prior or soon after their unit deploys. For both events, allwe ask is that the USO be allowed to provide a brief presentation on programs and services we offer for troops and families. The USO’s firemarshal capacity is 250; however, it is most comfortable at 100-150 because of its unique design. The USO will provide free sodas and Girl Scoutcookies to all the units who host events at the USO. If an event is during business hours, we ask that the FRG be understanding of the patronswho may be using the facility at that time and that if outside food is brought in, the patrons also be allowed to partake. Ask your FRSA’s forassistance on filling out the form for the USO.Fort Riley Army Career and Alumni Program Update: This information has recently been updated, and is now available.http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=DHR.ACAPFort Riley Custer Hill Golf Course Update - Open House Apr. 28: Custer Hill Golf Course will host an open house April 28. For more information,call the golf course at 785-784-6000In conjunction with Month of the Military Child, DFMWR will promote the theme “Child Abuse…It’s No Secret; Everyone Can Help”* toencourage Fort Riley to recognize the signs and report abuse and neglect. Additionally, the following Scream-Free Parenting classes will beavailable:• Professional Development – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., April 30 to May 1, Fort Riley Resiliency Campus, Building 7285 on Custer Hill. This class isfor leaders, professionals and facilitators.• Parent Education, 6 to 8 p.m. May 1 and from 9 to 11 a.m. May 2 at Child, Youth and School Services, Building 6620. This class is for militaryFamilies.These courses are designed to help start a revolution in the Family. Scream-Free Parenting is not just about lowering voices; it’s about learningto calm emotional reactions and learning to focus on one’s own behavior more than their child’s behavior for their benefit. Attendees also mustattend one parent education session to receive certificate. For more information, call 785-239-9435
  3. 3. Wing Night is back at the Custer Hill Bowling Alley! Tuesday: 6-10 pm… $0.40 a wing for more information http://rileymwr.com/bowling/Fort Riley Outdoor Recreation Updates - http://rileymwr.com/odr/
  4. 4. Fort Riley Skeet and Trap Range will host the Skeet and Trap Shooting League until May 16. For more information, call 785-239-2363Upcoming Outdoor Recreation Center activities include: April 26 and 28 – Kansas Safety Boater’s Course. For more information, call 785-239-2363.The Fort Riley Marina will open from April 27 to Sept. 3. Operating hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays and Mondays; and from 7 a.m. tosunset, Saturdays and Sundays. On-site boat and jet ski rentals will be ready to hit the lake. For more information, call 785-463-5253. Fort Riley has an automated check-in-out system, iSportsman. Staff members will be present to assist with registering in the new iSportsmansystem. Individuals wishing to register prior may do so at the Fort Riley iSportsman webpage at www.fortriley.isportsman.net. All personsrecreating in a training area at Fort Riley will use the iSportsman website while accessing Fort Riley. Activities include hunting, fishing, hiking,canoeing and kayaking, mushroom collecting, fuelwood cutting, biking, horseback riding and other activities. Check-in and Check-out may bedone with any personal device with Internet access or visit the iSportsman Kiosk located at 1st Division and Vinton School roads or visit theEnvironmental Division Office, Building 407, during normal business hours. Fort Riley iSportsman is the new standard and must be used by allpersons recreating in a training area at Fort Riley in accordance with FR 210-15. For more information, contact the Environmental Division at785-239-6211.Fort Riley Youth Sports Update: Upcoming Youth Sports, activities and events planned include:April 27 - T-Ball, softball and baseballApril 30 - Outdoor Adventure Konza Prairie HikeFor more information on any of these events, call 785-239-9885Time to start registering for AFTB level 2 classes!! Classes are May 8-10th, 9-3 each day and with early registration you will get FREE childcare ifneeded!! You can email us at ftrileyacsvol@gmail.com to get registered!!Manhattan MRC- Couple of events coming up, check them out. First, Just a quick notice, please remember to ‘Save the Date’ for their MayMilitary Relations Committee luncheon it is on Fort Riley this month! It is scheduled for May 2, from 11:30am – 1:00pm. Mayor Jim Sherow willbe here to address the Fort Riley community on Manhattan’s future and current plans. They hope to see everyone in attendance! Pleasecontact Alison Pulcher at (785) 776-8829 ext. 252 or via email at alison@manhattan.org to RSVP. They also have their Yellow Ribbon Socialsstarted again. Check them out. They have a FaceBook page http://www.facebook.com/ManhattanYRS if you would like to get more informationabout them.
  5. 5. USD 475 - School is winding down and the last day for the students of the Geary County School District will be: GRADES 6 - 12: FRIDAY, MAY 18,2012 (FULL DAY) and GRADES K - 5: MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012 (FULL DAY).Yellow Ribbon Socials: May Yellow Ribbon Social Group event flyers from Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. Please push out to all deployedspouses, as well as any units or spouses who are TDY, at FTX, NTC, JRTC, etc. If a spouse is away from home, you are invited!!!!
  6. 6. K- State Spring Game, Event Date: Saturday April 28, 2012 at 1:10pmFacility: Wagner Field Seating is general admission, $5.00 per ticket. Current KSU students get in free with their student ID. Parking lots open at 10:00a.m., and stadium gates open at 11:30 a.m. Parking will be free for the game. http://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3AKSU%3AFB11%3ASPRING%3A&linkID=kansuse&shopperContext=&pc=&caller=&appCode=&groupCode=FB&cgc=&hq_e=el&hq_m=290374&hq_l=1&hq_v=62f09e9eb0
  7. 7. Welcome to Army OneSource Family News - the monthly newsletter from Army Community Service (ACS) and ArmyOneSource.com, theArmys most comprehensive portal for Family members. Please click on the link to read what is in this month’s issue athttp://www.myarmyonesource.com/familynewsletter/2012/april/default.aspxIN THIS MONTHS ISSUE:  Obama Salutes Iraq War Vets at White House Dinner  IMCOM Commander visits Hawaii  SMA visits Third Army Soldiers  First Lady Mark’s 1-Year Point For Military Effort  Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Now Taking Complaints on Checking Accounts  Military Student Loan Forgiveness and Discharge Programs  ScreamFree Class Makes Difference in Reaction to Childrens Behavior  James Patterson Donates 200,000 Books to US Troops  Roadrageous  Fort Meade Students join First Lady at Mini-Olympics  Seventh-graders Become Soldiers for a Day  Army Aims to Grow More Resilience Trainers on its Own  National Alcohol Screening Day  Alternative Resources to TRICARE’s Assistance Program  Soldiers Qualify Team USA for Olympics in Greco-Roman wrestling  Smartphone Application Benefits Wounded Warriors  U.S. Army Soldier Show Kicks OffThe TRICARE Assistance Program, which offered behavioral health counseling, shut down in March due to lack of use. Soldiers or Familymembers looking for another source of confidential, anonymous online counseling can contact Military OneSource at 800-342-9657. The
  8. 8. program offers beneficiaries up to 12 sessions per concern at no cost. Patients who require further counseling will be referred to their medicalfacility.The Recycling Center has purchased a new recycling trailer for the convenience of the Soldiers and residents of Fort Riley. The new trailer willbe placed in front of the Main Post Exchange April 20. Anyone may drop off recycling items at any time in the trailer. For more information, call785-239-2094/2385ASAP is having a scavenger hunt. For clues and more details about the hunt, *go to www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=DHR.ASAP. Go tothe center of the page and click on “Scavenger HuntPicerne Military Housing will open a new bark park in the Forsyth Neighborhood at 4 p.m. May 1. Festivities will last until 6 p.m., and the parkwill remain open until dark. For more information on the bark park, please review the flier in the April neighborhood newsletter or visitwww.rileypicerne.com/bark-parkThe Warrior Zone will host a Billiards Tournament from 6 to 9 p.m. May 3. Prizes will be awarded to first-place winners. For more eventscheck out http://rileymwr.com/warriorzone/In honor of National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, King Field House will host a fitness expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5. Enjoy fourhours of back-to-back Spinning, Zumba, TRX, Bootcamp and Total Body X classes. For more information, call 785-239-3146 or visitwww.rileymwr.com/main/?p=4359 or see attached flyerFort Riley Aquatics is offering numerous lifeguard training courses this spring. The course cost is $200 and includes all course materials. Pleasecall 785-239-4854 to schedule a pretest. Pretest must be passed prior to first day of class. Class dates are: Session 3: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 4 to 6;4 to 8 p.m. – May 7 to 9 Session 4: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 12, 13, 19, 20.
  9. 9. Fort Riley Custer Hill Lanes Bowling Update: This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Custer Hill Bowling Center willhost Cinco de Mayo Bowling May 5. For more information, call 785-239-4366.
  10. 10. 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 does
  11. 11. not 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.
  12. 12. The Flint Hills Discovery Center, in Manhattan, is officially OPEN as of April 1! They cant wait to have you come visit- bring the whole family andimmerse yourself in everything the Flint Hills has to offer. http://flinthillsdiscovery.org/
  13. 13. Read the Post paper online! http://www.1divpost.com/**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.