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26 Jan 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update

  1. 1. 26 Jan 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update, please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of 1HBCT. You can always stay up todate with local events by going to 1st Infantry Division page at http://www.riley.army.mil/default.aspx or if you are having issuesreading this you can click on this link to read the weekly news. http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=1bct. And we arealways up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1HBCT FaceBook Page atwww.facebook.com/1HBCTDEVILBRIGADE?v=wall&ref-sgm
  2. 2. Beer Tasting Event being held at Riley Conference Center: Riley’s Conference Center will host a beer tasting event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 4.A limited number of $10 tickets are available. Participants must be 21 to participate. Tickets are available at Riley’s Conference Center and atArmy Air and Force Exchange Services locations.Go Mobile with Ft Riley MWR: http://rileymwr.com/main/
  3. 3. Fort Riley Current News Updates: The Fort Riley Tax Center is now open in Building 7034 at the corner of Normandy and Bullard Street to prepare 2009, 2010 and 2011 federal tax returns. The tax center will also prepare state tax returns as a courtesy when completing your federal return. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 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 days. Fort Riley Rileys Conference Center Update - Dinner and a Movie night - Jan. 26: A dinner 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 buffet meal will be provided along with the children’s movie. For more information, call 785-784-1000 Fort 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 of attendance is $10 per Family or $5 per person. Hot dogs, chips, juice and cookies will be served during the movie. Families are welcome to bring their own food. For more information, call 785-239-9441 A warrant officer recruiting team from the U.S. Army Recruiting Command will be at Fort Riley Feb. 7 to 8 to conduct briefings. Briefings will be at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Building 8388 on Armistead Street. For more information, call Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael A. Grinter at 502- 626-0458 or michael.grinter@usarec.army.mil. More information also can be found at www.usarec.army.mil/hq/warrant [ http://www.usarec.army.mil/hq/warrant ]. OCSC - It’s that time of year again! It is time to complete applications for funds disbursements in support of deserving organizations/activities in our community. During the 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 opportunity drawings at each luncheon. To apply for the funds this year, individuals must complete the Application for Fund Disbursement and return the application via postal mail or email. 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 and are connected in some way to military personnel/families. Please note that we are unable to grant requests for funds in support of salaries, operating costs or FRGs. Applications can be found online at www.fortrileyocsc.com/community-assistance. For more information please contact Sara Nauman at donations@fortrileyocsc.com .
  4. 4. HASFR - HASFR is accepting grant applications for their 2012 Spring Disbursement. Email hasfrevents@hotmail.com for an application or seeattachment at the end of News Update (Flyer above). Deadline to apply is 29 February, 2012. K-State Women’s Basketball - K-State womens basketball team strives for a great family environment and would like families to know about it.They offer great discounts and a lot of fun competitions. Sat. 4 FEB they host Baylor. This is their Pack the House night. All tickets and selectconcessions are $1! They also have a great half-time act coming in that is for the kids.
  5. 5. OCSC- For Your Eyes Only! The Fort Riley OCSC is hosting Casino Royale! Whether your favorite 007 is Daniel Craig, Sean Connery, TimothyDalton, Roger Moore or Pierce Brosnan, this annual event is the place to be on March 2. Spend your evening at our casino tables trying yourhand at black jack, poker or craps and then raise your bidding paddle high at the live auction. All the proceeds from the event go towards ourphilanthropic mission and are donated through our spring Community Assistance disbursements. Weve given $90,000 to the Fort Rileycommunity in the last six years and this is one of our major fundraisers. The cost is only $15 and includes dinner and a drink ticket. We are alsoaccepting basket donations, business sponsorships and silent auction items. You can get your tickets NOW and secure your seat at the tables.Make reservations at an OCSC event or by emailing reservations@fortrileyocsc.com. Visit our website www.fortrileyocsc.com/events/basket-auction for all the details.More updates can be found here: Current News - http://www.riley.army.mil/OurPost/CurrentNews.aspxFort Riley Community Partnership- http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=CommPartnerReady Army - http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ReadyArmy1ID and Fort Riley Weekly News Update: For your convenience this will be posted for you to view in the next few days at the followinglink: http://www.1id.army.mil/DocumentList.aspx?lib=1ID_FRG_Updates.Leisure Travel Services (LTS) / Travel and Tickets for Fort Riley: http://rileymwr.com/itr/
  6. 6. 2012 Women’s Conference: Sign up today!!! 200 spots available, FREE childcare if signed up early!
  7. 7. Also from Fort Riley Ride Shuttle: 2 ride punch card: $5.00 or 5 ride punch card: $10.00Fort Riley Custer Hill Golf Course Update: This information has recently been updated, and is now available; http://rileymwr.com/golf/ Formore information on the President’s Day Event go to the website.
  8. 8. Fitness Centers Re OpeningLeonard fitness center (Bldg 7632)Telephone # 239-5771 (Reopening 30 Jan)0500-2000 Mon-Fri1000-1700 Sat/Sun/HolCraig fitness center (Bldg 7024)Telephone # 239-5562 (Reopening 30 Jan)0500-2100 Mon-Fri1300-2000 Sat/Sun/Hol
  9. 9. Best Bro Love Story- the 1st Infantry Division Social Media team launched the "Best BRO Love Story" contest out on Facebook. The contest isasking division couples to submit a photo and a few sentences about their relationship to the Division Facebook page where the photos will bevoted on by the pages fans. The couple with the most "likes" on Jan. 30 will be declared the winner and will have a feature story written aboutthem which will appear in the Valentines Day edition of The Post. Attached, is a flier offering more specific information about the dates andrules of the contest.
  10. 10. Operation Special Delivery (or OSD), provides trained volunteer doulas for pregnant women whose husbands or partners have been severelyinjured or who have lost their lives due to the current war on terror, or who will be deployed, or unable to attend the birth due to militaryreasons. The doulas that are volunteering are doing so at a pro bono (free) rate, and are doing so by their own discretion. What is a doula? Adoula is specially trained to give informational, emotional, and physical support to women during childbirth. A doula does not perform medicaltasks, but is trained to provide uninterrupted support to a mother in labor and during birth. Why military moms? OSD believes that no oneshould go through childbirth without support, especially the women who are giving birth while their husbands or partners are making such agreat sacrifice for our country and our freedom. You can apply by completing and submitting the Application Form found atwww.operationspecialdelivery.com under "Apply". They cover all 50 states and service all U.S. Military Families including the Reserves andNational Guard. They are also looking for compassionate individuals who are willing to volunteer their time and services to become labordoulas. For more information, visit www.operationspecialdelivery.com. How to qualify: Your husband or partner is expected to be deployed atthe estimated time of your babys birth, or has been severely injured or has lost his life due to the current war on terrorism. You are unable toafford the cost of hiring a private doula. You would otherwise not have reliable and/or sufficient labor support.Citrus Fruits… Bursting with Healthy GoodnessDuring the cold winter months, oranges and other citrus fruits are a favorite fresh fruit for many people. Oranges, grapefruit and other citrusfruits are at their peak of flavor right now. There’s just something about fresh, juicy citrus that makes you feel energized!Heart Health: Potassium found in citrus fruits helps maintain healthy blood pressure. Folate may help keep homocysteine levels low, whichlowers heart attack risk. The soluble fiber in citrus helps lower cholesterol.Diabetes: The fiber in citrus, soluble fiber, helps with blood sugar control – important for management of diabetes.Healthy Weight: Citrus provides water and fiber, which help increase the feeling of fullness, thus helping to control appetite. And because citrushas a low glycemic load, blood sugars are more steady and appetite is better controlled.
  11. 11. Immune System: Citrus is an excellent source of vitamin C, important this time of year to maintain a healthy immune system.Cancer: Beneficial antioxidants found in citrus fruits are thought to protect against certain types of cancers.Citrus fruits are picked ripe and ready-to-eat. Choose firm fruit that are heavy for their size, as heavier fruit will have more juice. Oranges can bestored on the counter for 10 days to two weeks, or in the fridge for up to three weeks.Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) Weekly eNewsletter, providing you with access to the blog post of Robert L. Gordon III, DeputyAssistant Secretary of Defense (Military Community and Family Policy), the latest Quality of Life news and information from the Department ofDefense, and dates for upcoming Guard and Reserve onsite sales. The link below will open up the MC&FP Weekly eNewsletter in your browser.If the link above does not work, please copy and paste the entire link into your browser window. http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/mcfp/weekly A PDFversion of the newsletter is also available for download from the link above. You’re MC&FP Team! Military Community and Family Policy, Officeof the Secretary of Defense. Providing policy, tools, and resources to further enhance the quality of life of service members and their families.