1 ID and Fort Riley Weekly News Update 2 15-13

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  • 1. Check This Out!!! Irwin Army Community Hospital – Did you know the Optometry Clinic at Irwin ArmyCommunity Hospital currently offers appointments to active duty Family members, retireesand their eligible beneficiaries, along with the active duty population? Retirees and TRICARE Prime beneficiaries can be seen for eye care on an annual basis. TRICARE Standard beneficiaries can be seen as well but are eligible every two years. To schedule an appointment with the Optometry Clinic, please call 785-239-DOCS (785-239-3627)COMMISSARY- Scholarships for Military Children, With Feb. 22 deadline, there’s still time to apply! The Scholarships for Military Children Program awards $1,500 scholarships to students from military families. Eligibility requirements, application forms and other information about the scholarships can be found at www.militaryscholar.org . This year’s applicants must submit an essay and applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 22. The scholarship program is administered by Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to service members and their families. FORT RILEY COMBINED SCHOLARSHIP - Undergraduate college and vocational schoolscholarships are offered to Fort Riley affiliated seniors, current college/vocational students,and spouses of active, retired, or deceased military member(s). Applications can accessed online at www.riley.army.mil, local high school liaisons, and Junction City and Manhattan Military Affairs councils. Application submission deadline must be postmarked NLT 28FEB2013 Mail to: Fort Riley Combined Scholarship Board, P.O. Box 2082, Ft Riley, KS 66442 POC Jean Anderson, FRCSB Chairperson (785) 209-5470 or at fortrileyscholarship@gmail.com OCSC Monthly Luncheon (How does your garden grow?) Scheduled for 21 February at11:00 am – Riley’s Conference Center Are you tough enough to garden in Kansas? Whether youre interested in planting flowers around your home, becoming a vegetable farmer, or maintaining a container garden, expert horticulturalist Susan Schoneweis will answer all of your gardening related questions. Cost is $15 per person. RSVP to reservations@fortrileyocsc.com MWR Facebook Contest - Enter the Briggs Auto Lane Gift Card Giveaway! Briggs Auto Lane in Manhattan is teaming up with Fort Riley MWR to give away a travel gift card to a redeploying Soldier. One lucky Soldier will win: a $1,000 gift card for use at the Fort Riley Leisure Travel Office. Contest Instructions: Entry period: Feb 1, 8am – Feb 27,11:59pm Winners Announced on Ft Riley Fan Page: Feb. 28, approx. 10am Winner Presented Prize: At the MWR Administrative Building between March 4, 2013 and April 15, 2013 Check out MWR’s Facebook page to enter https://www.facebook.com/rileymwr/app_28134323652
  • 2. Fort Riley Network Meeting
  • 3. Military Saves Week February 25 thru March 2, 2013
  • 4. If you would like to keep yourself schooled in the Kansas weather every year, theNational Weather Service in Topeka presents spotter talks which are open to thegeneral public. Presentations are typically around 90 minutes long, and are given bya meteorologist from our office. Spotter training will focus on storm structure andaccurate identification of important cloud features associated with supercell andsquall line thunderstorms. The upcoming classes in your area:February 25 March 27Junction City, KS Wamego, KS(Geary County) (Pottawatomie County)7:00pm CST 7:00pm CDT4H Senior Center Wamego Fire Department1025 S. Spring Valley Road 514 Plum St. Wamego, KS 66547March 05 March 28Manhattan, KS Clay Center, KS(Riley County) (Clay County)7:00pm CST 7:00pm CDTPottorf Hall (CICO park) Baptist Church Meeting Hall corner of 5th and DexterMarch 06Herington, KS(Dickinson County)7:00pm CSTHerington Community Center810 South BroadwayOnce you have taken the class you have the opportunity to become astorm spotter. For more information visit http://www.crh.noaa.gov/top/?n=talks
  • 5. December 13th at 1:00pm, Riley’s Conference Center. Counseling and Education services will be closed at 10:30 a.m. because of the graduation ceremony. For more information, call 785-239-3649/6481. 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, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
  • 6. 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, orfavoring 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.
  • 7. 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, orfavoring 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.
  • 8. Casting Call Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Fort Riley, Kansas Location: Riley’s Conference Center Date/Time: Sat, Mar 23. Doors open at 6pm. Performance starts at 7pm.Plot: A lovely couple is getting married. At their wedding rehearsal dinner, someclown is bent on bringing down the tent on this pair. What promises to be a double -ring ceremony turns into a three-ring-circus, as the couple discovers someone istrying to eliminate the competition.Requirements: We are looking for volunteers to work as an “event production team”and be part of our dinner theater show. No prior performance experience is required.Workshop participants will assume "roles" in a storyline while being guided throughthe improvisational performance process. Youth may also be a part of theworkshop/cast provided they are under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian orauthorized adult representative who must also agree to be a workshop participant. Allparticipants must agree to commit to the entire scheduled workshop week.Rehearsals will be conducted at Riley’s Conference Center at 6:30 pm on Mar 18-22and Mar 23 (prior to the show).How to apply: Complete the attached form and return in person to Mr Brad Carltonat MWR Special Events, 7867 Normandy Drive (Warrior Zone). If you cannot cometo the Warrior Zone, send your application in advance by e-mail and we can makearrangements to interview you by phone. Application Deadline: NLT Mar 13MWR Contact: If you are interested or have questions, please call Brad Carlton,Work 785-239-6398, Cell 785-375-3085, e-mail brad.carlton@us.army.milNote: Tickets to the performance are available at both Leisure and Travel Center and Riley’s Conference Center starting on 15 Feb. Tickets are $19 and include a wonderful buffet dinner and a hilarious performance. Open to all. Application on next page
  • 9. Application Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Fort Riley, Kansas Name: ____________________________ E-mail Address: ______________________ Phone Number (Home or Cell or Work or all): _______________________________ Military, Spouse or Civilian (specify which) ______________________________ I am older than 18 (Yes or No) ____________________ If no: I will be under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or authorized adult representative who must also agree to be a workshop participant. Name of adult _______________________________ I understand that I will be required to attend all rehearsals which will be conducted at Riley’sConference Center at 6:30 pm on Mar 18-22 and Mar 23 (prior to the show). _______________________ Signature
  • 10. The JCJBA Baseball Academy is in session! Our indoor practicefacility gives our local baseball players the opportunity to hone and improve their baseball skills! Our academy sessions are lead by our competitive program coaches. We also may have guest clinicians ranging from our JCHS baseball coaches to college coaches and players. Past clinics have also featured a former Major League Baseball player and MLB hitting instructor! Sessions: High School Session: Sundays 2-4 pm Cost $50 for a 5 punch card Grades 5th - 8th: Mondays 6-8 pm Cost $50 for a 5 punch card Season pass paid in advance $90 Grades 2nd - 4th: Thursdays 6-7:20 pm Cost $35 for a 5 punch card Season pass paid in advance $60 *Grades 2nd-4th session is full* For questions regarding the Baseball Academy..... Contact Troy Sanner, Academy Director @ jcbaseballacademy@gmail.com or 785-213-0484
  • 11. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR RECREATIONALPROGRAM, OR TO EXPRESS INTEREST IN COACHING ORVOLUNTEERING, CONTACT JIM POOLE @ 785-210-5621