8 Feb 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update


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8 February 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. And 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

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8 Feb 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update

  1. 1. 8 February 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 this linkto read the weekly news. http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=1bct. And we are always upand posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1HBCT FaceBook Page atwww.facebook.com/1HBCTDEVILBRIGADE?v=wall&ref-sgmThe iWATCH SAR (Suspicious Activity Report) online reporting form is updated and the link is now liveon the iWATCH page at www.riley.army.mil/NewsViewer.aspx?id=5116Fort Riley Youth Sports Update: This information has recently been updated, and is now available.http://rileymwr.com/main/?page_id=264 Tickets are $25($30 at the door). VIP $50/ Table of 10 is $500.00 you can purchase at Leisure Travel Center or online ticketexpress.com or any of the other locations listed on the flyer. These fighters are Soldiers, so come out and watch them put on a great show! Girl Scouts looking for Alumni for an 18 Feb Meeting- if interested please contact them at 785-776-1488. Also, on 14 Feb they are teaming with the USO to give away cookies during lunch, stop by and pick up a box! USO Dough Dinner is on 13 Feb now due to Valentine’s Day and also on 29 Feb. Stop by Building 7856 Drum Street, between 5- 6:30 for FREE dinner!
  2. 2. Sweet Heart Dinner & Dance: Fri/Sat, Feb 10/11. Celebrate Valentines Day withyour sweetheart. Get your tickets now because this will sell out!
  3. 3. Fort Riley Current News Update -Forsyth Express Information:The Forsyth Express store will bemoving from the trailer back into thebuilding starting this evening at 1900hours.The trailer will be closing this eveningand the pumps will be non-functionalfrom 1900-2300 hrs tonight 7 Feb.Unattended fueling will be availableFeb 8th and 9th, but there will be nosales in the store.The store will open again for businesson Feb 10th at 0500 hours
  4. 4. Kansas Academic Standards and Assessments Pamphlet for upcoming State tests:
  5. 5. MILITARY Scholarships AVAILABLE:American Patriot Freedom Scholarships (ends Mar.) www.homefrontamerica.org Since 2006,$100,000.00 in scholarships have been awarded to assist military dependent children in their pursuit ofexcellence. Awardees are selected based on essays submitted on topics chosen by the organization. Thescholarships may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, or room and board expenses.
  6. 6. Army Scholarship Foundation (ends May 1) www.armyscholarshipfoundation.org The Army ScholarshipFoundation is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to providing college scholarships forundergraduate study to deserving children of current and former members of the U.S. Army, and tospouses of currently serving soldiers.Go Vets Foundation (Jan 1 - May 31) http://www.govetsfoundation.org/scholarship.php "Launch YourDreams" Scholarship Competition ~ Everyone has a dream, something they really want to accomplish.The fact that youre here on our scholarship page means that you have one too. Reaching your goals andliving your dreams requires energy, focus, and determination. Our current scholarship contest isrunning from January 1st - May 31, 2012. This contest includes a total of 10 prizes valued at over$20,000.Our Family for Families First Foundation (ends Feb 16)http://ourfamilyforfamiliesfirst.org/ Our Familyfor Families First Foundation is committed to supporting military family members in the pursuit of highereducation and establishing a tradition of community service. The Foundation has awarded more than $3million in scholarships and grants to the children and spouses of military families since 2006 (more than200 students) and initiated more than 40 targeted outreach programs in towns and cities surroundingmilitary installations.Scholarships for Military Children Program (Dec. - Feb.)http://www.militaryscholar.org/sfmc/index.html Commissaries are an integral part of the quality of lifeoffered to service members and their families. The Scholarships for Military Children Program wascreated in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force andto celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. It is the intent of the programthat a scholarship funded through contributions be awarded annually for each commissary operated bythe Defense Commissary Agency worldwide. A minimum of one $1500 scholarship will be awarded atevery commissary location where qualified applications are received. More than one scholarship percommissary may be available based on response and funding. The scholarship provides for payment oftuition, books, lab fees and other related expenses.ThanksUSA (ends May) http://www.militaryscholar.org/sfmc/index.html ThanksUSA is a non-partisan,charitable effort to mobilize Americans of all ages to "thank" members of the United States armedforces. ThanksUSA provides college, technical & vocational school scholarships for their children andspouses. ThanksUSA offers two interconnected programs: The national treasure hunt and the militaryfamily scholarship program. The treasure hunt raises awareness, excitement and funds for thescholarship program in an educational, family-friendly way. And the scholarships are an invaluable wayto "thank" our troops with the gift of education.Troops Kids Education Fund - Support Our Troops www.supportourtroops.org The Troops KidsEducation Fund will grow to enhance the morale and welfare of troops by looking out for their kidsfutures while theyre deployed to look out for ours. Morally, should the deployed troops kids wait to gocollege while we who are they are protecting get our kids off to college on time?VFW Voice of Democracy (Nov. 1, 2011) http://www.vfw.org/Community/Voice-of-Democracy/ WIN$30,000! The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in apublic, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.Students should first draft their essay based on the 2011-2012 theme: "Is There Pride in Serving in OurMilitary?" Students should then record their reading of the draft to a CD. The recording should be noshorter than 3 minutes and no longer than 5 minutes (plus or minus 5 seconds). Entries begin at thePost level. Once the student has created their essay and completed burning the audio version to aCD, they should submit their typed version, CD and the Voice of Democracy entry form to their localparticipating VFW Post no later than November 1, 2011.*CORRECTED* 2011-2012 Fort Riley Combined Scholarship Board (FRCSB) Application: The 7 pageapplication can be downloaded on the Brigade Page at
  7. 7. http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=1bct or found on our FaceBook page. February is American Heart Month! Learn what the risk factors are for heart diseaseand how you can improve your heart health in this months healthy living tips: http://go.usa.gov/QasTake Care of Your Sweetheart’s Heart: Romantic, stress-reducing gift ideas By Terra Wellington
  8. 8. Spending time with family and friends may reduce stress. Increasing evidence points to a relationshipbetween heart health and stress, according to the American Heart Association. So why not go ahead andhelp your loved one relax, wind down, and take some “me” time—or rather, “us” time? Here are someeasy do-it-yourself ideas to give the gift of stress reduction. Buy a basket or bag and line with tissuepaper—try two layered colors for extra fun—and accent with a coordinating ribbon tied around thehandle or a flower tucked in between the goods.Dinner-for-two basketRegular nutritious meals assist in restoring energy, help the brain to function properly, and keep a bodyin good health—all beneficial to reduce stress and help the heart. Set the mood by presenting yourloved one with an invitation to a special homemade meal. Spend a leisurely evening together, leavingtime for conversation.  Sparkling juices—Try apple-cranberry or apple-grape  Tasty appetizer—Try cheese, crackers, and some olives  Two drink holders—Find either glass goblets or fancy plastic cups  Dark chocolate bar—Dress it up with wrapping paper and maybe tie with a ribbon  Special invitation—Hand write an invitation to your dinner for twoFun-and-family-night basket: Spending time with family and friends may reduce stress, provideemotional support, and help you forget about your worries. Fun choices for this basket might include:  Popcorn—Look for low-fat options  Nuts—Varieties such as almonds, hazelnuts, and pecans are a source of some heart-healthy oils  Hot cocoa—Try a low-calorie version  Mugs—Find the perfect cup for everyone  DVD movie—Pick a family favorite  A mini-scrapbook—Fill a small album with your favorite holiday photos  A card for the occasion—Hand write a special note Sleepy time-love-you basket: Since rest can lower stress levels, try some of the following tricks to help your honey wind down in the evening and fall asleep faster:  Body lotion—Try lavender, mint, or chamomile scents  Candle set—Find lavender, mint, or chamomile scents  Bath oils or salts—Find those labeled as relaxing, and avoid citrus scents, as they tend to energize rather than soothe  Herbal teas—Look for caffeine-free blends labeled as relaxing and comforting, such as those with chamomile  A card for the occasion—Include a special hand-written noteTerra Wellington is a wellness lifestyle television personality, writer, and actor. She loves shopping forfamily members on special occasions.
  9. 9. Go to the Ft Riley MWR Page and “like” them and enter to win 1 of 4 Keurig Coffee Brewing Systemshttp://www.facebook.com/rileymwr?sk=app_28134323652New Revised Tax Flyer!