3 July 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update
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3 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......

3 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.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! ENJOY THE HOLIDAY AND CHECK OUT ALL THE LOCAL ACTIVITIES THAT ARE HAPPENING!

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  • 1. 3 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-sgm HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! ENJOY THE HOLIDAY AND CHECK OUT ALL THE LOCAL ACTIVITIES THAT ARE HAPPENING!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 Commanders CommunityCorner articles http://www.riley.army.mil/DocumentList.aspx?lib=GC-CornerFort Riley and the Central Flint Hills Region for Fort Riley: This information has recently been updated, and is now available.http://www.calabunga.com/public/2374Suicide Prevention programs available for Soldiers, Veterans: For those struggling with suicidal thoughts or for those who know someone whois struggling, help is available through several different sources. The Veterans Crisis Line and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline are twoservices that offer confidential support for those struggling with suicidal ideations. The Veterans Crisis Line, a service that connects veterans,active-duty, Reserve and National Guard service members with trained individuals, has several options to connect, including a hotline, onlinechat or text. Family and friends of military personnel can use these options as well to receive help for their loved ones. I’m really excited aboutthe text (option). I don’t want people to not call, but I want them to know it’s there,” said Amanda Dannar, suicide prevention programmanager, Army Substance Abuse Program, Directorate of Human Resources. “So, if people are having trouble saying it out loud and vocalizingwhatever their crisis is – be it suicide or something else – they can text.” Many of the trained responders also are veterans themselves, accordingto the Veterans Crisis Line website. There is a good chance a suicidal person will talk to a responder who knows where they are coming from,Dannar said. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline also offers options in connecting via a hotline and online chats, including a Facebook chat.This option, however, is only available for people who have been reported as posting suicidal content to Facebook, according to the NationalSuicide Prevention Lifeline website. Suicidal individuals need to connect with others to realize they are wanted and loved, said Chaplain (Maj.)
  • 2. Michael McDonald, Garrison Family Life chaplain, Religious Support Office. “Very often, (suicidal individuals) feel a traumatic disconnection fromlife and people,” McDonald said. “There’s a profound sense that the world would almost be a better place without them, and it’s simply not thecase at all.” Whether chatting online, texting or making the phone call, all responders are specially trained and experienced in assisting thosereaching out for help. The Veterans Crisis Line and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached by calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255). TheVeterans Crisis Line text feature can be utilized by texting 838255. For more information or online chat services, visit www.veteranscrisisline.netand www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org. By Calun Reece 1st Inf. Div. Post1 ID Safety Bulletin for the Independence Day holiday attached:
  • 3. Manhattan Town Center will be open 10 am-6 pm, Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Have a safe holiday! Visit www.manhattantowncenter.com forthe latest on mall events and merchant promotions!
  • 4. EFMP Rodeo Needs Volunteers: Event: EFMP is seeking volunteers to assist with the set up, sign – in Registration table, assist with childrenduring special needs rodeo events and tear down.What: Set Up: standing tents up, unloading equipment and materials. Registration Table: Sign in, Photo release, and assisting children with t-shirt and cowboy hat Rodeo event: if wish, assist with rodeo events. Tear down and loading equipment and materials.Where/When: Need Volunteers at the Junction City Rodeo arena, 1107 Spring Valley Road, Junction City, Kansas at 9:00am, 21 July 2012.Typically, we are finished by 12:30pm. POC is Laura McCauley @ 239-9435 and please me if planning to work this event, Vicky L. Martin, M.S.,ACS Volunteer Coordinator, ACS, Bldg. 7264 Normandy Drive Fort Riley, KS 66442 Phone: 785-239-1376/9435 and emailvicky.l.martin.civ@mail.milFirecracker One Pitch offers new take on softball: An upcoming softball tournament will speed up the game and offer participants a differentspin on the sport. The annual Firecracker One Pitch softball tournament is set for 8 a.m. July 7 at Sacco Softball Complex. Each at-bat will consistof one pitch. “You go out there with a full count with no courtesy fouls,” said Renee Saterlee, intramural coordinator, Directorate of Family andMorale, Welfare and Recreation. “You get one pitch and you either hit, walk or strikeout.” Saterlee said the tournament offers a uniqueopportunity to play softball differently. “It’s fast paced and it’s fun,” she said. “A lot of it has to do with pitching. It’s just a different twist to yournormal softball game. Normally, the games last about half an hour.” The tournament has been very popular in past years, Saterlee said. “Lastyear we had 24 teams, so I’m hoping to up that a little bit,” she said. The tournament format is double-elimination and members of the top threefinishing teams will be presented awards. Registration is due July 5. Active-duty teams have no registration fee, and Department of Defensecardholder teams will be charged $50 per team. For more information, call Saterlee at 785-239-2813 or visit www.rileymwr.com. By ParkerRome, 1st Inf. Div. PostMiddle School Teen Center (MST ) Summer Camp brochure attached.Ft 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=FamSvcsThe 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.
  • 5. 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 moreinformation or to schedule a ride call 877-551-6345 Brigade still has some extra glasses left over from the Brigade Dining- In and looking to recoup some money spent on them. Brigade is selling them for $2/glass! 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!
  • 6. Military Community and Family Policy Weekly: Welcome to the Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) WeeklyeNewsl etter 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.The Kansas City Chiefs have announced: The Kansas City Chiefs have announced this year that each 2012 season ticket purchase of two or moreseats will receive a FREE, fully customizable Nike Jersey. Season tickets are available for as low as $250 for all Men and Women of Fort Riley. Foradditional details on Chiefs tickets, call Matt Montgomery, Ticket Sales Representative at 816-920-4704 or via email atMMontgomery@Chiefs.nfl.com For further info contact Leisure Travel at 785-239-5614.**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.