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  • 1. Follow the Battalion Facebook pages below: 1HBCT Facebook page: The Official 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division Page http://www.facebook.com/#!/1HBCTDevilBrigade 1-1 BSTB Facebook: 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Armor Battalion Combat Team: http://www.facebook.com/pages/1st-Special-Troops-Battalion-1st-Armor-Battalion-Combat-Team/496167963740283 4-4 CAV Facebook: The Official 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/4th-Squadron-4th-Cavalry/144632792217854 1-16 IN Facebook: 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, Iron Rangers https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/1st-Battalion-16th-Infantry-Regiment-Iron-Rangers/375274396713 2-34 AR Facebook: 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor https://www.facebook.com/2dCombinedArmsBattalion34thArmorFRG 101st BSB Facebook: 101st Brigade Support Battalion--Guardians https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/101st-Brigade-Support-Battalion-Guardians/167611785766 1-5FA Facebook: 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery https://www.facebook.com/1stBattalion5thFieldArtillery?fref=ts 1EN Facebook: 1st Engineer Battalion https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/1st-Engineer-Battalion/213537042961 ______________________________________________________________________________ 10 April 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 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. 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: http://www.riley.army.mil Stay up to date with the Ft Riley Post paper: http://www.1divpost.com/ http://www.1divpost.com/ Finance Mypay: http://www.dfas.mil Thrift Savings Plan: http://www.tsp.gov News Outlets U.S. Army Homepage: http://www.army.mil U.S Department of Defense: http://www.defense.gov Army Knowledge Online (AKO): http://www.us.army.mil DoD Community Relations: http://www.ourmilitary.mil Track Santa: http://www.norad.mil Military Family, Youth, and Children Military Children and Youth: http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil USA4 Military Families: http://www.usa4militaryfamilies.dod.mil/portal/page/mhf/USA4/HOMEPAGE_V3 Employment http://www.usajobs.gov Medical Care Dental Care: http://www.tricare.mil/mybenefit/ProfileFilter.do?&puri=%2Fhome%2FDental TRICARE: http://www.tricare.mil TRICARE Online: http://www.tricareonline.com DEERS Enrollment Online: http://tricare.mil/mybenefit/home/overview/Eligibility/DEERS Education DoD Education Activity http://www.dodea.edu/home GI Bill: http://www.gibill.va.gov Services PX : http://www.aafes.com US Postal Service: http://www.usps.com National weather Service: http://www.nws.noaa.gov 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!
  • 3. 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST! Road Construction on Custer Hill: Be aware that the traffic situation on Custer Hill is about to change: Construction of two roundabouts on Custer Hill will start on 7 April 2014 and end in late October 2014. The two intersections involved are Estes Road at Kitty Drive and Estes Road at Apennines Drive. Be advised, traffic patterns will vary during the construction period. Now till 14 April Hero Appreciation Week: available to all Military Service members, Firefighters, Police and Paramedics-get a FREE $50 dinner card good at 18,000 restaurants across the country. Pick up yours today at Briggs Buick GMC Nissan in Manhattan or Briggs Dodge Kia Subaru in Topeka. Check out the flyer below. 11 April kids Night at the Zoo-Hey kids! Leave the parents behind and join Sunset Zoo for an evening of fun and food. This program is designed for school-age children without an adult. We'll enjoy dinner before we head out into the Zoo for games and animal encounters. A nocturnal hike will top off the night. Maximum of 24 kids per session, minimum of 10. Pre-registration required. Cost is $15 per session; FOSZ member receive $2 off. Program runs 6:00pm to 9:30pm on select Friday evenings. For more information call 785.587.2737 or e-mail sunsetzoo@cityofmhk.com 11-12 April Saline County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol & rescue Squad Rodeo: The Rodeo is at 7pm both nights. Each year our rodeo hosts over 5000 spectators from all around the country out to enjoy a great rodeo and show their support for our organization. In addition to these attendees of the rodeo we always make sure to support those companies who support our rodeo first when it comes time for us to make purchases both for personal and organizational use. We also use these programs throughout the year handing them out at the county fair, the mall and anywhere that we can further educate citizens about what we do. If you would like to be a sponsor, please contact the Saline County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol & Rescue Squad at 1020 W. North Street, Salina, KS 67401 or call them at 785-825-1161. All concessions are operated by us and all proceeds go to our organization. We are a non-profit organization and anyone can directly donate for a Tax Deduction. 12 April Easter Party FT Riley Library: 1-3pm; Follow the Easter Bunny to the post library for our annual Easter egg hunt! We will have a bunny hop, snacks and crafts. Don't forget to bring a basket to collect your goodies. 12 April EFMP and New Parent Support program present “Spring Fling”. A fun filled event with crafts, games and FUN. Please be sure to RSVP to this event no later than 9 April to 785-239-3435. See attached flier for more information.
  • 4. 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST! 12 April Eisenhower Marathon: The Race begins and ends at the Eisenhower Presidential Center. Runners who take part in the Eisenhower Marathon and Half Marathon will run through the territory south of Abilene that cattlemen followed when bringing their herds to Abilene on the Chisholm Trail in the 1800s. For more information please see the attached flier or visit the following website http://www.eisenhowermarathon.com/index.htm 12 April is the Abilene Easter Bunny train ride . Call the Abilene Parks & Recreation for reservations. 785-263-7266 12 April & 13 April Wamego’s Annual Tulip Festival: downtown Wamego with over 150 craft vendors, specialty food court and homemade ice cream, kid’s inflatable ply area and petting zoo. See flyer below for full details. 14 April Pizza Buffet: COMING to Custer Hill Bowling Center is excited to announce the opening of a lunch Pizza & Salad Buffet!! This amazing new buffet will be opening on Monday, April 14th and is only $6.99 for all you care to eat! The buffet will be open Monday - Friday from 11am-1pm at Bar 41 in the Custer Hill Bowling Center! 14 April Sunset Zoo Open online registration for Summer Activities: Monday online registration for all summer activities...not just summer camps...opens! The Zoo has early childhood classes all summer long. http://sunsetzoo.com/index.aspx?nid=120 15 April Her War Her Voice: 6pm-8pm at ACS Bldg 7264 Normandy Dr. RSVP for the meeting and childcare at fort.riley@herwarhervoice.com See flyer below. 15 April Safety Awareness Training for Care givers 8:30-4:30 at Riley’s Conference Center . If you plan on attending please contact mcneilmonique@icloud.com. Please see flyer for more information. 17 April Fort Riley Army Substance Abuse Program 1980’s Fun Run! Dress as your favorite 80s celebrity. Custer Hill golf course. Registration starts at 3pm race begins at 4 pm. Prizes Timex IRONMAN Road Trainer Watch for best time, men’s and women’s. Trophy presented to the unit with the most participants. 17 April OCSC Price is Right Event: RSVP for child care is full-Make your calendar for their Price is Right Event. Reservations - Our Community Spouse Club of Fort Riley www.fortrileyocsc.com/reservations See Flyer below.
  • 5. 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST! 18-19 April American Red Cross Lifeguard Training: lifeguard training available at Eyster Pool 4pm-9pm. Pre-test must b completed prior to the first day of class. Cost $200.00 includes certifications and course materials. Call 785-239-4854 for more details. See flyer below 19 April Eisenhower Egg roll located at the Eisenhower Presidential Library Museum in Abilene Kansas starting at 1pm. For more information contact Abilene Parks & Recreation Center at 785-263-7266 19 April Kids Fishing Day: Moon Lake 12pm-4pm on FT Riley. FREE admission; ages 15 and under (ages 16 and up are welcome to fish, but are required to have a Kansas Fishing License.) Registration will begin at 11:30am. Rods and reels will be provided for those who do not have them. For more information call 785-239-6211 or 785-239-2363. See flyer below. 19 April Sunset Zoo Manhattan: A party for the planet with a Zoo full of family-friendly activities! Celebrate Earth Day with the Zoo's animal residents at this family-friendly event. It's also the kick-off to another exciting special event season. Party for the Planet activities run from Noon to 4:30pm and include: A Rock Climbing Wall near the Prairie Dog Exhibit; Magic Shows in Chautauqua Amphitheater; Zoo Ambassadors Programs with Live; Animal Encounters in Chautauqua; Amphitheater; Kid's Craft Station & Face painting in the Nature Exploration Center; Conservation Stations featuring Beekeeping, Local Amphibians & Butterfly; Gardening; Regular Zoo admission applies: $4 adult, $2 children ages 3-12, 2 & under And Friends Of Sunset Zoo (FOSZ) FREE admission. Zoo open from 9:30am to 5:00pm; activities run from Noon to 4:30pm; Sunset Zoo 2333 Oak Street Manhattan, KS 66502 19 April Ft Riley Easter Egg Hunt:. Fort Riley Family and MWR will hold the annual Easter Egg Hunt on the grounds of Riley’s Conference Center. In addition to the egg hunt there will be free pictures with the Easter Bunny, Family activities, inflatable's, food vendors and more. Admission is free. The first hunt kicks off at 11am on the dot, so be sure to come out and grab some of the 15,000 eggs hidden across the grounds! Hunts will be organized by age groups to ensure all children succeed. 19 April Bingo at Rally Point: Doors open at 12pm and Bingo starts at 2pm. This year you have a chance to win over $7,500 in cash prizes and a grand prize of $3,000! Tickets are only $50 in advance and $75 at the door! For more information call 785-784-5434 19 April Eisenhower Egg Roll: located at the Eisenhower Presidential Library Museum in Abilene Kansas starting at 1p m. For more information contact Abilene Parks & Recreation Center at 785-263-7266.
  • 6. 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST! April Please join Valley View Senior Life and the Flint Hills JC Morning Rotary Club at our Annual Easter Carnival! There will be a Golden Egg Hunt at 1100am with 20,000 eggs to be found, Games and fun for all ages, Cotton Candy, Bounce House, Face Painters, Train Rides, and BBQ Hotdogs & Chips! Age brackets for the Easter Egg Hunt are 0-3 years old, 4-7 years old, and 8-11 years old. The location of this event is Valley View Senior Life 1417 W Ash St Junction City, KS. This event is a fundraiser to help raise funds for a Memorial recognizing our veterans from past wars. It would be located on the right side of the Kansas State Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Heritage Park and would mimic the Purple Heart Memorial located on the left side. All proceeds will be going towards this Memorial. http://www.junctioncity.org/calendar.aspx?EID=1151 19 April K-State Baseball: 7pm at K-State sport complex Tickets only $1 and $1 hot dogs while supplies last. See Flyer below. 20 April Easter Brunch: at Riley’s Conference Center 10am-2pm; Adults $13.95; children 47.95 and children 4 & under eat free. Contact 785-784-1000 for more details. 20 April Easter Bowling: Custer Hill Bowling Center: 12pm-6pm $30 lane special-2 hours of bowling with shoes for up to 6 people per lane. 1 large 2 topping pizza & 2 pitchers of soda. See flyer for details. 21-22 April American Red Cross Lifeguard Training: lifeguard training available at Eyster Pool 4pm-8pm. Pre-test must b completed prior to the first day of class. Cost $200.00 includes certifications and course materials. Call 785-239-4854 for more details. See flyer below. 23 April Hiring Heroes Career Fair: Getting out of the Army? Make sure you visit the Hiring Heroes Career Fair on Wednesday, April 23rd at Riley's Conference Center from 9am-2pm. There will be businesses, recruiters and federal agencies from all over to talk to you about employment opportunities. 24 April starts next years Kindergarten Round up: Check out the flyer below for details for each school in USD475 for dates and locations of when each school will be hosting the event. 24 April Meet & Greet Playtime New Parent Support Program: All military families with children birth to 3 yrs are welcome to attend. Ellis Heights Community Center will be hosting this event on 44647 Lee Street 10am-11am. Check out the flyer for next month location.
  • 7. 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST! 25-26 April Operation Megaphone Worldwide Lock-In (Ft Riley Youth Center): Operation Megaphone Worldwide Lock-In will be held at the Youth Center on April 25-26, 2014 from 2300-0700. Sign up today at the Youth Center! For more information, please call 785- 239-9222. See flyer below 25 April & 26 April Wildcat Under the Sea Kids Camp: REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 8pm Wednesday, April 16th : K-State Cheer is holding their annual Kids Camp - Wildcats Under the Sea - at the end of April. (Boys and Girls) Kids ages 4-7 will meet from 5:30pm- 8:15pm on Friday, April 25, and kids ages 8-12 will meet from 9am-11:15am on Saturday, April 26. They will learn cheers and dances from K-State Cheer and cheer during the first half of the spring game. To register, its only $40 and that includes a camp shirt, drawstring bag, and a beach ball - deadline is 8pm Wednesday, April 16. Kids don't need a ticket to attend the spring game, but parents/family members can purchase tickets through the K-State ticket office. For more information on this camp visit http://www.kstatesports.com/cheer/ 26 April Herington Car Show & Drag Race: over 200 cars lining Herington’s Downtown streets, vendors and drag races! 26 April Movie night at the Ft. Riley library 6:30pm Come see Despicable Me 2. popcorn and drinks provided. 27 April Family Bingo: doors open at 2pm and Bingo starts at 3pm at Rally Point. Cost: $5 for children; $10 for Adults. 28 April Milford Statewide Event: Do you fish Milford Lake? Do you have a Boat? Could you take one or two persons fishing as part of a statewide event at Milford Lake on April 28. If you answered yes, then call Joan Sutton at 800.229.7048 29 April Financial Aid Workshop: Bldg 217 room 202 at 1:30pm. Workshop is open to all who would like to learn about getting help paying for College 30 April FT Riley Middle School Annual Wellness Fair: 9am-3pm at the middle school to showcase activities that promote physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental and financial wellness. For more information call Joanie Hayden at 785-717-4523 see flyer below
  • 8. 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST! 30 April Taste of Home Cooking School Show: presented live at The Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan Conference Center in Manhattan, KS. During this interactive event, you'll watch top culinary expert, Jaime Dunn, demonstrate ten new recipes you can easily recreate in your home. Armed with new culinary tips and techniques, you'll be sure to impress your family and friends with these sophisticated yet surprisingly easy-to-make dishes. Not only will you leave the event with new recipe ideas, you'll also go home with a valuable gift bag. Our ever-popular gift bags include an assortment of products and coupons, including two Taste of Home magazines. And while you're there, remember to enter for a chance to win one of many exciting door prizes. Including a brand new stove courtesy of Sunny 102.5! General Admission tickets are just $12 and VIP tickets are $30. *VIP tickets include a soft cover Taste of Home Farm Fresh Favorites cookbook with over 300 recipes valued at $12.95 autographed by our culinary specialist! Limited number of VIP tickets are available and can only be purchased at Manhattan Christian Books & Gifts. General Admission Tickets available at Ray's Applemarket, Manhattan Town Center's Customer Service desk, Eventbrite.com, & both Manhattan Central National Bank locations. Taxes and surcharges may apply. Tickets go on sale Monday March 24th, 2014. For more information about the event and how to purchase tickets, visitTasteofHome.com OR Sunny1025.com. You can also find us on Facebook andTwitter. 3 May Ft Riley’s Post Wide Yard Sale: 0730 to 3pm Mark your calendars! Fort Riley will have its spring post-wide yard sale from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout the installation's housing areas. The public is invited to attend. Those attending from off post must have a valid driver's license and be able to show proof of vehicle insurance and registration. Visitors to Fort Riley may gain access to the post by going through the Henry, Trooper or Ogden gates. 3 May Junction City Annual Mud Bog: 1pm at 1111 Grant Ave. Junction City-check out vehicles from the size of all-terrain vehicles up to trucks with 44 inch tires. There will also children’s race and competition for children over 5 yrs. 2014 Fort Riley Run for the Fallen Saturday, May 17th, 8:00am @ Riley's Conference Center T-Shirts available at www.tinyurl.com/runforthefallen 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.
  • 9. 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST! Get the beach body you have always wanted! For only $150 you can work with a professional trainer, 3 days a week for 3 months! For more information call, 785-240-2664. 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. Kansas Safe Boaters Course -April 29th and May 3rd Cost: $5 per person- The Kansas Safe Boaters Card is required to rent or operate a motorized boat at the FT Riley Marina. This course will consist of two days, one in the classroom and the other on the water at the FT Riley marina on Milford Lake. The classroom section will be Tuesday, April 29th from 5:30-9:30am. The hands on water section will be Saturday May 3rd from 8am-12pm. Registration is limited so sign up early at http://ow.ly/uUK2o 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 kim@countrystampede.com
  • 10. 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 https://www.myarmyonesource.com/skins/aos2/display_ajax.aspx?Mod 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: https://www.myarmyonesource.com/FamilyProgramsandServices/Family Programs/MobilizationandDeploymentReadiness/OperationREADY/defaul t.aspx Funds custodian online training link http://www.riley.army.mil/Portals/0/Docs/Services/FamilyServices/Fun dsCustTng120608123904.pdf Funds custodian online test link http://www.riley.army.mil/Portals/0/Docs/Services/FamilyServices/Fun dsCustQuiz120629132646.pdf Key caller training online http://www.riley.army.mil/Portals/0/Docs/Services/FamilyServices/Key CallerTng120629112550.pdf Key Caller test online link http://www.riley.army.mil/Portals/0/Docs/Services/FamilyServices/Key CallerQuiz120629113116.pdf
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