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  • 1. Follow the Battalion Facebook pages below: 1HBCT Facebook page: The Official 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division Page!/1HBCTDevilBrigade 1-1 BSTB Facebook: 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Armor Battalion Combat Team: 4-4 CAV Facebook: The Official 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry!/pages/4th-Squadron-4th-Cavalry/144632792217854 1-16 IN Facebook: 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, Iron Rangers!/pages/1st-Battalion-16th-Infantry-Regiment-Iron-Rangers/375274396713 2-34 AR Facebook: 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor 101st BSB Facebook: 101st Brigade Support Battalion--Guardians!/pages/101st-Brigade-Support-Battalion-Guardians/167611785766 1-5FA Facebook: 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery 1EN Facebook: 1st Engineer Battalion!/pages/1st-Engineer-Battalion/213537042961 ______________________________________________________________________________ 7 May 2014 1ABCT Weekly Newsbreak: please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of 1ABCT. You can always stay up to date with local events by going to 1st Infantry Division page at or if you are having issues reading this you can click on this link to read the weekly news. 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST! The contents of this newsbreak are strictly for informational purposes and does not imply endorsement of any private or commercial organization by the 1st Armored Brigade Team, 1ID or the Department of the Army.
  • 2. 1st Infantry Division Page: Stay up to date with the Ft Riley Post paper: Finance Mypay: Thrift Savings Plan: News Outlets U.S. Army Homepage: U.S Department of Defense: Army Knowledge Online (AKO): DoD Community Relations: Track Santa: Military Family, Youth, and Children Military Children and Youth: USA4 Military Families: Employment Medical Care Dental Care: TRICARE: TRICARE Online: DEERS Enrollment Online: Education DoD Education Activity GI Bill: Services PX : US Postal Service: National weather Service: 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!
  • 3. 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST! 1-10 May Get ready for “FRAPPUCCINO HAPPY HOUR”. Between 3-5 pm order any size or flavor frappuccino blended beverage and get half off. 10 May FREE advanced screening of “Godzilla” at our own Barlow theater starting at 2pm. FREE tickets available at both Ft. Riley food courts 10 May Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Join us at Rally Point from 1-4pm for “ Makeovers & Mimosa's”. Free makeovers and Mimosa's will be available for purchase. This is an adult event only event. 10 May Geary County Historical Society & Museums: Truck Sale/ Flea Market 7am-1pm. 11 May Mother’s Day Brunch: Riley’s Conference Center 10am-2pm: Cost $14.95 Adults; $7.95 Children 5-11 yrs; Children under 4 FREE. Don't forget to make your Mother's Day Brunch reservations today! 785-784-1000. 11 May Sunset Zoo Mothers Day: mothers get FREE admission with paid child, Zoo hours 9:30am-5pm 12-15 May Master Resilience Training: Register at ACS 785-239-9435. This training is 4 days with training. See Flyer below for full details. 13 May 6-8pm “Her Voice Her War” BLDG 7264 Normandy Dr. Topic Painting: Where the Journey Matter Most”. To RSVP for this event and free childcare please contact 15,22&29 May “Laugh Your Way To a Better Marriage”. From 6-8pm at the ACS building 7264 Normandy Dr. To RSVP for this event contact ACS at 785-239-9435. Free onsite childcare available 15 May Homebuyer Education Seminar: 1pm-4pm @ Bldg 210 Custer Ave Room 118D on the first floor. The seminar will help you answer questions you have with purchasing a home. To Register call 785-239-3736. See flyer below. 16 May Story Hour at Ellis Heights Community Center 10:30-11:30am Ellis Heights Community Center.
  • 4. 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST! 16 &17 May Chapel’s Art of Marriage Conference: Friday May 16 begins at 5 pm with Family Dinner and then Conference session from 6-9pm. Saturday 17 May 9 am - Noon Conference Sessions. Location: Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan, childcare provided for 12 and younger on site. Must register by 11 May through your chapel pastor (CH Carrothers-Kapaun, CH Fry-Gospel, and CH Phillips-Main Post Chapel). 16 & 17 May Flour Power Family Fun Fest: Abilene, KS Fairgrounds: Community BBQ Dinner, BBQ Competition, Car Show, Family activities, Wiener Dog Races, Bingo Games and commercial Vendors. See flyer below for schedule for both days. Or visit their website at 16 May Warrior Zone Captain Morgan Patio Party: 7-10pm FREE Appetizers (while they last), CPT Morgan samples, DJ, Giveaways, Pool Tournament @ 7:30pm, Dance Contests and much more. 17 May Fun in the Sun Event: Ft Riley Marina from 10am-3pm; come out for FREE Food, play stations FREE canoe and kayak usage, FREE watercraft rides and much more. 17 May Run for the Fallen: Honor our fallen Soldiers and remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. 8am Registration begins, 9am National Anthem/remarks, 9:11am 4 mile race begins, 9:20am 2 mile race begins. Register by 1 May to receive your shirt in time for the run. Register at 17 May “Grocery Grab” 10:00am Walmart in Junction City. To purchase ticket for the drawing call 785-762-2632. 18 May Run for the Wall: 4pm Heritage park in Junction City. 19 May Red Cross Youth Volunteers Needed: Youth orientations will start on May 19th for the summer programs. Grimes Hall Bldg 510 @ 9am. Upcoming Blood Drives: 19 June & 20 June @ 10am-4pm. 22-26 May Memorial Day Carnival: Exchange parking lot-Check out the flyer below for times.
  • 5. 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST! 23 May Kansas City Schlitterbahn Waterparks: will celebrate American Hero Week Friday 23 May-Friday 30 May. All military, veterans, police, firefighters and EMTs are eligible for FREE admission to the park with valid ID and their immediate family members get in for 1/2 price! Plus, this is the perfect season to enjoy the park as they have recently become certified by Guinness as the home of the World's Tallest Waterslide: Verruckt! OPENING May 23rd! 24 May & 26 May Middle School & Teen Center: Please be aware the FT Riley Middle School & Teen Center will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. 27 May-6 Sept Custer Hill 101 Days of Bowling: Start off the summer fun with Bowling Kids 16 and under can enjoy of FREE Bowling over the summer. Everyday the first game is $1 (shoes are included) and the second game is FREE! Enter to win prizes at the end of summer party on September 6ht. Need to get your card stamped so you can enter to win. For more details call 785-239-4366 31 May Spring Valley Open House Event: 11am-2pm Historic site will be open with activities for all! Location K-18 & Spring Valley Rd. 2 June -8 Aug Middle School & Teen Center Summer Camps: Camps will be available weekly starting June 2nd: Survivor, Cooking around the World, Sports, Water Works, Space Camp and much more. See Flyer below for more details or call 785-239-9222. 7 June Ft Riley Library Ice Cream Social: 1-3pm Top your ice cream with what you like. They will have a slippy slide and water activities to kick off summer fun at the Library. 7 June Taste of the Ville: Sample all the foods from various restaurants in Aggieville! Tickets must be purchased for this event at Varney’s Bookstore 623 N. Manhattan Ave in Aggieville. See flyer below for all the restaurants participating. 7 June Wine in the Wild at Sunset Zoo: An evening to benefit Sunset Zoo. This year's event, presented by the family of Jeremiah & D.C. Hackerott, will feature great wine personally selected by Nespor's Wine & Spirits, fantastic food by Manhattan's Hy-Vee and live music from Muzizi. Dental Health Group's VIP reception will also highlight a unique celebration; the unveiling of Phase II of the John Woodard Memorial Gibbons Exhibit. SCHEDULE & TICKET PRICES: 5:30-7pm • VIP Reception • $80 Advance • $100 Day of Event, If Available 7-9pm • General Admission • $45 Advance • $55 Day of Event, If Available More information at
  • 6. 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST! 8 June Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families: Tickets available at Leisure Travel Services (limit 6 tickets per customer), Shows at 2pm, 4:30pm and 7 pm at Long Fitness Center. Go get your tickets starting 19 May. 21 June Ft Riley Library Movie Night: movie starts at 6:30pm they will be showing Turbo. FREE Popcorn. 13-18 July Rock Springs 4-H Center Camp: Registration Now OPEN! Free summer Camp available for 8 to 15 yr olds. To apply go to Children of KIA or Combat wounded parents will receive confirmation of acceptance within two weeks of applying. Other registrations will be confirmed mid-May as space allows. Family Child Care provides Needed: Fort Riley is looking for Family Child Care (FCC) Providers. Join out orientation every Thursday at 1:30pm at Building 6620. For more information, please call 785-239-9892 or 785-239-4313 Pool season is right around the corner! Get your lifeguard Training from the American Red Cross! For more information call, 785-239- 4854. Looking for a something to do on Tuesday nights? Starting on April 10th Custer Hill Golf Course is offering Tuesday Night League. Only $20 per week. For more information call, 785-784-6000. CYSS Needs Volunteers for Coaching Youth Sports: they are in dire need of Referee’s, Coach’s and Assistant Coach’s. This is a great opportunity for Soldiers to earn their MOVSM. Plus if you have High School Students who need their volunteer hours for High School graduation they may be able to assist coach’s. If you are interested contact Bldg 6620 to get your volunteer packet. Country Stampede is coming need Volunteers: if you volunteer for the event you’ll get admission to all four days, parking, reserved seating, commemorative T-shirt, Meals included. Contact Kim Wagenblast for more details at 785-223-1513 or
  • 7. 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST! OPSEC Video for your Teens on Social Media: This is a great video for all teens to watch about Operation Security (OPSEC). Children have access to all social media: cell phones, Facebook, Twitter, emails and much more. Check it out at: 25 June Fall/Apple Day’s Festival Lottery Booth Drawing: Open to all Battalion and above FRG groups! If your BN is interested in doing the fundraiser there is some information for you to know: When: June 25th Time: 1:30pm Where: Bldg 580 Division HQ’s Bldg, Room 110 Who: All BN and above FRG Groups Other information: · Need to have a Battalion Representative at the meeting (FRSA’s are not allow to make the decisions for the BN’s) · Will need to have at least 5/6 choices of wanting to sell (walking Taco’s, Hot dogs, Hamburgers, etc) · All BN/Co/TRP/BTRY Funds Custodians (primary & alternate) must be in place and on appt. orders · Informal Funds SOP and Funds Appt Orders updated and on file at DFMWR · All volunteers need to have food handlers card at all times while in the booth: can get training online at IACH website: • Go to quick link on right side of screen on homepage •Click on Food Handlers training •Complete training and take the test; once completed print out results •Take test results to Bldg 640 on 2nd Floor RM 202 •They will issue Food Handlers card; the card is good for one year of date given
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  • 26. 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST! ACS Outreach Program Family Readiness Group (FRG) On-Line Training: On-line Training: ACS has these class to offer online for FRG’s for volunteers if your unable to take them in a class room setting. See flyer below for available class at the ACS. FRG Leader’s Training: The online Family Readiness Group Leader’s training is located on the ARMY ONE SOURCE website at uleID=a53b8c22-018c-40c9-b51f-d6a1263c9889. This is a Department of the Army site and does not include Fort Riley specific information. The FRG Leader’s Handbook and other FRG materials may also be downloaded from t ARMY ONE SOURCE under the ACS Mobilization and Deployment Readiness section/Operation READY at: Programs/MobilizationandDeploymentReadiness/OperationREADY/defaul t.aspx Funds custodian online training link dsCustTng120608123904.pdf Funds custodian online test link dsCustQuiz120629132646.pdf Key caller training online CallerTng120629112550.pdf Key Caller test online link CallerQuiz120629113116.pdf