August 2012 1ID and Fort Riley Monthly News Update


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Please find attached this month’s 1ID and Fort Riley monthly news update*. For your convenience it will be posted to the following link in the next few days: Temperatures are high make sure you stay hydrated, check on neighbors/family/friends who may not have air conditioning and keep a close eye on young children, the elderly and your pets. Have a wonderful, safe weekend!

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August 2012 1ID and Fort Riley Monthly News Update

  1. 1. 1ID and For t Riley Monthly News Update Military & DoD Civilian Voters and Social Media August, 2012 Calendar of This year America will go to the polls to vote for US Representatives, Senators and Events: President of the United States. Did you know there are restrictions to what a Soldier August 7 - National or a DoD Civilian employee can say or do in regards to political participation? This is Night Out 4:00pm to include what you do or say on any of your social media sites. August 10 - Fort Riley Here are a few guidelines that may be helpful: Network Meeting 10:30am  The Hatch Act restricts partisan political activities of civilian DoD employees. DoD policy further restricts the partisan political activities of certain political appointees. August 15 - USD 475 Military Personnel: Have similar rules which are described in DoD Directive First Day of School 1344.10, Political Activities by Members of the Armed Forces. August 20 - USD 383  What is Political Activity - is an activity directed toward the success or failure of a First Day of School political party; a candidate for partisan political office (beginning with fundraising or declaration of candidacy); OR a partisan political group. What is Non-Partisan August 24 - 1-1BSTB Change of Command Activity -Any activity not associated with the success of a political party or candi- 10:00am date for partisan political office. August 29 - Monthly  All DoD Civilians May- Vote, Make a financial contribution to a campaign, Express Retirement Ceremony personal opinions about candidates and issues, Sign nominating petitions, Attend 10:00am political rallies and conventions, Participate in nonpartisan activities. August 29 - 1-26 IN  All DoD Civilians May NOT - Run for partisan office, Engage in political activity ON Change of Command DUTY or IN THE FEDERAL WORKPLACE (do not use DoD email account!), So- 10:00am (FKKY) licit, accept, or receive political contributions, Misuse official authority to affect an election. August 31- 3 Sept - Labor Day Weekend  An Active Duty (AD) member may become a “friend” of, or “like,” the Facebook page, or “follow” the Twitter account of a political party or partisan candidate, cam- paign, group, or cause. However, AD members will refrain from engaging in ac- tivities with respect to those entities’ social media accounts that would constitute See pages 10 & 11 for political activity. This would include, for example, suggesting that others “like,” more calendar updates. “friend,” or “follow” the political party, partisan political candidate, campaign, group, or cause, or forwarding an invitation or solicitation from said entities to oth- ers.  Active Duty service members MAY - Vote, Express personal opinions about politi- cal candidates and issues, but not as a representative of the U.S. military, Join a political club and attend partisan and nonpartisan political meetings, debates, con- ventions, or activities as a spectator, when not in uniform, Sign a petition to place a candidate’s name on an official election ballet, Make monetary contributions to a political campaign or party, Display a political bumper sticker on a personal vehi- cle, Write a letter to the editor or post a blog, stating a personal opinion (the opin- ion must specify that the state views are those of the individual and not of the De- partment and may not solicit votes for or against a partisan candidate), Participate in nonpartisan activities that are not specifically identified with a political party, such as a referendum question or a municipal ordinance on for example, tax or environmental issues.1 (Continued on Page 2)
  2. 2. Cont. From Page 1 Transition Program Becomes Mandatory for Service Members Beginning in late 2013, a mandatory five to seven day transition program will be replacing the voluntary three-day Transition Assistance Program (TAP). Seven military installations have begun pilot programs to test out the Transition Goals Planning Success, or Transition GPS. This program is designed to help ease the ten- sion for service members and their families as they are planning to separate or retire from the military. At the time of implementation of Transi- tion GPS in late 2013, an estimated 300,000 service members will have completed the pilot program. Transition GPS, is broken into three sessions:  Two days will be dedicated to core curricu- lum training, which consists of going over per- sonal finances, family adjustments, Department of Veterans Affairs benefits, and mentorship op- portunities.  Three days of the program will be spent on a Department of Labor employment workshop, involving resume writing, practice job interviews, job search practice, and how to use social me- dia.For more information on Social Media and the Military Voter visit thefollowing web link :  The last two days are optional. These two days consist of three focused tracks:roundup-social-media-and-military-voters  College-bound - financial aid, classroom adjustments TRICARE Pharmacy App Improved  Working - career technical training, certifica- According to Express Scripts, Inc., the mobile app for TRICARE tion information beneficiaries called Express Rx has been enhanced. The new features allow for greater convenience and access to TRI-  Entrepreneurs - small business startup in- CARE’s pharmacy benefit. With the Express Rx app, beneficiar- structions ies can: Transition GPS will include a pre-separation as-  Create an online account sessment, individual counseling for every ser-  Set up daily medication alerts to remind them to take their vice member, and development of a personal medication on time transition plan. As with TAP, family members are  Convert medications to TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery strongly encouraged to attend Transition GPS  Order home delivery refills with their service member.  Check order status This change from TAP was initiated by the diffi-  Look up drug information culties that some service members experience Direct beneficiaries to the closest retail pharmacy in the TRI- reintegrating into civilian life and the high veter- CARE network ans unemployment rate. In late 2011, Congress Express Rx app can be downloaded for free at the Apple App passed legislation calling for improvements and Store or the Android Market. Other users, including Blackberry making transition programs mandatory for all devices, can access the mobile-optimized service members.2 (Courtesy National Military Family Association) (Courtesy National Military Family Association)
  3. 3. Local Local Are you a volunteer or would you like to volunteer with your Soldier’s Unit’s FRG or just an organiza- tion on post? Check in with your local ACS or the Soldiers unit for Volunteer Opportunities. Then you will need to register in the Volunteer Manage- ment Information System VMIS, follow the above instructions to register!3
  4. 4. Out and About the Fort Riley Area Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufac- turer, 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, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement pur- poses.4
  5. 5. Out and About the Fort Riley Area Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manu- facturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opin- ions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product en- dorsement purposes.5
  6. 6. Out and About the Fort Riley Area Reference herein to any spe- cific commercial products, proc- ess, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorse- ment, recommendation, or fa- voring 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, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.6
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  8. 8. 97th MP Battalion will host a Food Handler Class The 97th MP Battalion will host a Food Handler course on Thursday, 23 August 12, in their battalion (bldg 8618 Sustainment Drive) classroom beginning at 1800 hrs. (6:00pm). If the class is taken online, they can bring their test score sheet (mustscore 90% or above) to this class and a Food Handler card willbe issued. Please contact Becky McDonnell at 785.239.8908or via email at , if you haveanyone interested in attending.The online website to take the test is: Running Technique Clinic FREE Child Care for F RG M e e t i n g s ! ! ! Do you want to learn to run more efficiently and with less strain on your back and knees? Do you need to run faster Fort Riley Child & Youth for your next APFT or race? Are your lungs Services now provides on fire when you run uphill? Do your joints free childcare for Family hurt when you run downhill? This 90 min- Readiness Group Meet- ute clinic will teach you how to position ings. This is open to all units on Fort Riley. Con- your body and foot strike to maximize your tact your FRG leader or momentum and reduce your injuries. The Family Readiness Sup- clinics will be scheduled a few times a port Assistant (FRSA) to make your childcare reser- month at King Field House and Long Gym. vation once CYS registration has been completed. There are only 4-5 minutes of running dur- CYS registration of your child or children is manda- ing the clinic for gait analysis so the clinic tory! is fine for brand new runners. Clinics can also be scheduled for groups (unit PT, FRGs, etc) by con- Location of childcare will be determined by the age of child/children; the sites of childcare are Warren Road tacting Angi. The clinic costs $15 per person and includes Child Development Center, Bldg. 6950 and/or School instructional handouts. Please come dressed in running Age Services, Bldg. 5810. Time of childcare offered clothes to start the clinic indoors and then move outside for is from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Reservations for care will the gait analysis and uphill and downhill running section. be taken up to three days prior to scheduled child- care opening! If possible, please sign-up and pay in advance with Vincent Spencer (Fitness Coordinator) upstairs in the Functional Future dates of childcare are as follows: Fitness Area at King Field House. The next class will be August - 14th & 28th September - 11th & 25th held on August 8th at 6:30am. For questions or upcoming April and May dates, please contact Angi Buckley at an- For more information, please contact the Central . Registration office at (785)239-9885 or stop by Bldg. 6620 Normandy Dr.Ever wish you could compliment someone for doing a good job or wantedto make a complaint but didn’t know where to go? Click on the followinglink and leave your ICE Comment and it goes to the appropriate personnelto take care of your concern.
  9. 9. 2012 National Night Out to be held at Forsyth Neighborhood In conjunction with the 2012 National Night Out, Fort Riley will have its own community police aware- ness event from 4:00pm to 9:00pm, August 7th at the For- syth Neighborhood Center. The USO Fort Riley; Directorate of Emergency Services; MWR; Picerne Military Housing; Army Substance Abuse Program and USD 475 GearyCounty Schools will work hand-in-hand to bring the free event to the Soldiersand Families of the installation. A special, additional "No Dough Dinner" will takeplace simultaneously. USO Fort Riley will serv... e a free cookout style dinnerand drinks from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.The following activities will be available for adults and children: D.A.R.E. static display Bicycle registration McGruff child identification system Special reaction team static display *** Prizes will be given out as  Game warden static display well. The event is free.    Traffic patrol static display Fire truck static display Note: Pets are strictly  Fire safety trailer McGruff, DAREN, the D.A.R.E. Lion and Sparky the Fire Dog  prohibited at this event.  Military working dog demonstrations iWATCH booth Children’s inflatables Drug and alcohol displays Seat belt convincer Motorcycle simulator Safety-related items to give away.9
  10. 10. AugustSun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 - Manhattan MRC Luncheon 11:30am Division Training Holiday August 3-6 Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo Abilene, KS August 1-45 6 7 8 9 10 11 National Night Our - Fort Riley Network 4:00pm Meeting 10:30am Division Training Holiday August 3-612 13 14 15 16 17 18 - USO “No Dough - USD 475(Geary Dinner” 5:00pm County) first day of school Quarterly Blood Drive 14-15 August19 20 21 22 23 24 25 - USD 383 - Women’s Equality - JC/GC MAC 1-1 BSTB Change of - 2nd Annual Sand (Manhattan) first day Day Observance Breakfast 7:30am Command 10:00am Volleyball Tournament of school 11:30am 9:00am26 Women’s Equality 27 28 29 30 1ID Safety 31Day - 1-26IN Change of Stand-down Day Command 10:00am (FKKY) - Fall 1ID BRO Motorcycle ride - Monthly Retirement 8:00am Ceremony 10:00am - Custer Hill Bowl- ing Center Re- opens (T) - USO “No Dough Division Training Holiday August 31 - Sept. 310
  11. 11. September Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 Division Training Holiday2 3 Labor Day 4 5 6 7 8 - Manhattan MRC - Ft Riley Network - Splash and Dash - Chapman Labor Day Luncheon 11:30am Meeting 10:30am Marathon 7:30am Parade 2:00pm Division Training Holiday AUG 31 - SEPT 39 10 11 12 13 14 15 - 9/11 Ceremony - Dr. Mary E, - Seitz Elementary 8:00am Walker Ceremony Dedication and 4:00pm Ground Breaking 10:00am - USO “No Dough Dinner” 5:00pm - Ft. Riley Middle School Ground Breaking Ceremony 11:00am16 17 18 19 20 21 National POW/ 22 - Hispanic Heritage MIA Day - Fall Apple day Observance 11:45am Festival 8:00am 14th Cavalry Association Annual Reunion 20– 22 September23 24 25 26 27 28 29 - FRG Senior Advisor - JC/GC MAC Council Meeting Breakfast 7:30am 9:00am - Post Retirement Ceremony 10:00am Jammin’ in JC Blues and BBQ Festival 28-29 September3011
  12. 12. Send your events, news, con- tact information, etc., to: On the Web! Stacie Dumas 1st Infantry Division & Fort Riley Homepage - 1st Inf. Div. FRSA Building 580, Room 333 Fort Riley MWR - All information needs to be Army vFRG– received by August 27, 2012 for the next monthly newslet- Fort Riley Religious Support - ter. Phone: (785)240-1251 US Army Homepage- Fax: (785)239-0416 MyPay - E-mail: Irwin Army Community Hospital - or Ready Army - !!! Fort Riley MWR Twitter Page - NEWS GOT 1ID Facebook Page - Fort Riley Facebook Page - 1ID Flickr Page - D i d Yo u K n o w ? Lincoln penny issued August 2,  Thomas Edison invented the pho-  More than 200,000 civil rights 1909. nograph, August 12, 1877. demonstrators staged a march on Washington, D.C., August 28, Christopher Columbus set sail  U.S. Social Security Act ap- 1963. from Palos, Spain, on his first proved, August 14, 1935. voyage across the Atlantic, Au-  National Night Out is observed  Indians massacred soldiers and gust 3, 1492. on the first Tuesday in August. settlers of Fort Dearborn, now Union forces won the Battle of Chicago, August 15, 1812.  The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is Mobile Bay in the Civil War, Au- an American motorcycle rally  August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley gust 5, 1864. held annually in Sturgis, South died. Dakota, usually the first full week An American bomber dropped  First local chapter of the American of August. the first atomic bomb used in National Red Cross founded by warfare, on Hiroshima, Japan, Clara Barton, August 22, 1881. August 6, 1945. The Japanese surrendered and the world was  Amendment 19, giving women in notified the next day ending the United States the right to vote, World Was II. proclaimed, August 26, 1920. Richard M. Nixon became the  Oil production began commer- first U.S. President ever to resign cially in the United States when from office, August 9, 1974 Edwin Laurentine Drake struck oil, August 27, 1859. Smithsonian Institution founded, British troops captured Washington, August 10, 1846. D.C., and burned the White House, August 24, 1814.12
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