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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 ______________________________________________________________________________ 19 June 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! 20 June Midnight Youth Basketball: Ft Riley Middle School Teen Center Cost $1 for players and $2 for spectators. 8pm -10:30pm. 20 June Hip Hop classes offered at the Warrior Zone with instructor Ryan Leonard. This is an adult class. For more information see attached flyer. 20 June & 21 June F.R.O.G. Youth Trap & Skeet Camp 2014: Ft Riley Outdoorsmen Group will be conducting its 2014 Youth Trap & Skeet Camp in six small-group sessions. Dependant youth of active military ages 12-16, each sessions limited to five students, Youth may register for one session, This camp is FREE to participants, Registration is now OPEN. Contact Ollie Hunter at 785-239-2032/913- 775-2760/785-320-6731 or by email at oliver.h.hunter@us.army.mil Check out the June fitness calendar. A new class Fusion class has started 6-7 pm King Field House. $2.00 per class 21 June Dads Tea Party: For the dads still in the area for Dads make a difference Month CYSS Parent Central Bldg 6620 Normandy Dr call 785-239-9435 to register; story time, crafts, music and much more. 20-21 June Washunga Days Council Grove: All day events starting at 7 am check out the flyer below. 21 June Gospel Fest Performances Manhattan City Park: Parade – begins Downtown at Manhattan Town Center, 3rd & Poyntz at 10:00 •Certificate Appreciation Ceremony • Jaleesa Ridley -National Anthem • Reading of the Proclamation: Mayor John Matta • Guest Speaker: Dr. Zelia Wiley (Assistant Dean and Director of the Diversity Programs and College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension (KRSE) at Kansas State University) • College Scholarship Awardees: Gabriela Armendariz, Zachary Cooper, Leroy James Burke III • Children’s Activities (Train Rides, Wizard & Bouncy Castle) and MUCH MORE 21 June Salina Juneteenth Celebration Activities: 8am-10am all u can eat Pancake Feed, 10am-Salina Juneteenth Parade, 11am City- wide Celebration plus much more check out the flyer below.
  • 4. 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST! 21 June Ft Riley Library Movie Night: movie starts at 6:30pm they will be showing Turbo. FREE Popcorn 21 June FT Riley Annual Car Show: 9am-3:30pm McCormick Park FREE Admission open to the public, if you would like to have your car in the car show pre-registration $15; Day of Event $20. For more details call 785-239-97 64 24 June Financial Aid Workshop: 1:30pm at Bldg 217 RM 202 If you would like help paying for college and get great information to assist you with financial aid this is the place to be. 27 June & 28 June F.R.O.G. Youth Trap & Skeet Camp 2014: Ft Riley Outdoorsmen Group will be conducting its 2014 Youth Trap & Skeet Camp in six small-group sessions. Dependant youth of active military ages 12-16, each sessions limited to five students, Youth may register for one session, This camp is FREE to participants, Registration is now OPEN. Contact Ollie Hunter at 785-239-2032/913- 775-2760/785-320-6731 or by email at oliver.h.hunter@us.army.mil 26,27,28,29 June Country Stampede. For FREE Tickets for Military Appreciation Day Sunday, June 29th please see the brigade staff duty. For more information on this event visit their website at http://countrystampede.com/ 27 June Cosmic Bingo @ Rally Point: Must be 18+ only for this event. Glow in the dark Bingo Fun! Doors open at 6pm and bingo starts at 7pm. $25 but in includes bingo package and glow novelties. Dancing, Fun games and Great prizes. More details call 785-784-5434. 27-29 June 1ABCT Spouse Strong Bonds Retreat for Spouse’s of Deployed Soldiers: Spouse’s of 1ABCT there will be a Strong Bonds Retreat of Deployed Soldiers scheduled for 27-29 June 2014 in Topeka at Capital Plaza Hotel. You will need to Register by Monday, 23 June 2014 with your Rear-Detachment Commanders. There are only 20 slots available so make sure you check with your rear detachment commanders to see how many each Battalion has for the slots available. 28 June Join us for this years annual Meatloaf Cook-Off & Festival! This day-long downtown family fun festival includes a meatloaf & pie bake-off contests plus many activities and attractions. Located in Paxico Kansas. For more information http://paxicomerchants.com/carshow.htm
  • 5. 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST! 28 June Hildebrand Farms June Dairy Month : We hope you'll join us for our annual June Dairy Month Celebration Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. We'll have free farm tours, make-your-own ice cream station, hay bale play area and corn pit for the kids, milking demonstrations and of course free product samples. Come and enjoy a day on the farm! 29 June 1,2,3,4 July Sundown Salute Junction City. 29 June is a community church service. 1,2,3,4 July Come celebrate the annual largest FREE Independence Day celebration in Kansas. Features Carnival, Vendors, National Recording Artist, Local and Regional Music, Crafters, Car Show, and Fireworks on the 4th. COORS FREEDOM RUN on the 4th. 10 K run, cash prizes. For more information on this event http://sundownsalute.org/#/bands-and-events/ 2-5 July Junction City Sundown Salute flyer attached. 4 July Wamego Independence Day Celebration Events: Check out schedule of events on flyer below. 14-18 July Trip to Africa this summer without leaving the country Event: 4th & 5th Graders: Junction City Arts Council offering a two week art camp focusing on African tribal masks. Children will be encouraged to come up with their own African mask stories and designs. Classes will be held at the C.L. Hoover Opera House. 1-3pm Cost: $50 Limit 10. Call 785-762-2581 See flyer below 19 July Prairie 10-5-2 Run . This run consists of three different races, a 10-mile race, a 5-mile race and a 2-mile race. All races are open to the Fort Riley military community and the general public. For more information on this event see the attached flyer or call 785- 239-3945. 21-25 July Teen Power Camp Ft Riley Training Center: CYSS is offering a Teen Camp to Military children in or entering high school in the next year. The camp consists of 5 day resilience and performance enhancement curriculum to increase awareness, knowledge and appreciation of how the mind influences performance as future leaders in school, sports or otherwise. 9am-4pm @ Victory Center Bldg 7285 Normandy Dr. RSVP by calling 785-240-3261. See Flyer below. 21-25 July Trip to Africa this summer without leaving the country Event: 4th & 5th Graders: Junction City Arts Council offering a two week art camp focusing on African tribal masks. Children will be encouraged to come up with their own African mask stories and designs. Classes will be held at the C.L. Hoover Opera House. 1-3pm Cost: $50 Limit 10. Call 785-762-2581 See flyer below
  • 6. 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST! 2014 Yellow Ribbon Social Schedule: Is your spouse deployed, TDY or on rotation to NTC or JRTC? If you answered yes to either one of these they you are able to attend the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Yellow Ribbon Social Group for spouses. They meet monthly at various locations in the Manhattan community. Join them for great food, make some new friends and build a support team filled with folds who know what you are going through. The events are all “Dutch-Style” meaning you spend as much or as little as you would like per your outing. They DO NOT ALLOW Children at these events. So spouse if you can get a sitting for a few hours on these nights it’s a great way to get out and have some great fun. See Flyer below for scheduled events for the rest of the 2014 calendar. You will contact Janet Nichols at 785-776-8829 or janet@manhattan.org for RSVP for the events. Summer Events in Manhattan: upcoming Yellow Ribbon Social’s for June 17 @ McAlister’s Deli Military Family Appreciation Night at the Kaw Valley Rodeo-Thursday 24 July at Cico Park; 5:30pm FREE Pre-rodeo tickets to 1,500 Soldiers and Families. Arts in the Park 23 May-15 August at 8pm. FREE at Manhattan City Park Norvell Band Shell. Wildflower Walk on the Konza Prairie: 1 June 6pm-9pm- check out the Manhattan Military Relations flyer below. Irwin Army Community Hospital Website: Updated Food Handlers Training Link: With Fall/Apple Days Festival Fundraiser Event coming up and any fundraiser food booths: FRG volunteers will need to have their food handlers card’s for every volunteer on them at all times. You will need to complete your training at the following website from Irwin Army Community Hospital: http://iach.amedd.army.mil/sections/NCD/Online_FH_Training.pdf . •Take the training •Register with Quiz Star or Returning Quiz Star •Login •Take quiz •Print answers •Take results to Bldg 610 2nd Floor Behind the Hospital to Public Health •You will receive your Food Handlers card which will be good for 1 yr of date issued TriWest Healthcare Alliance News: If you are Traveling This Summer please see flyer below about information leaving your Medical Region you have to have prior permission to be treated? This is not just for Dependants, Soldiers are now required to recive prior approval before being seen for medical treatment. PLEASE read the flyer below.
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  • 37. 1ST ABCT, 1ID America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST! Tornadoes Season is here: It’s time to MAKE A PLAN- They can strike any time and quickly! See the flyer below for Quick facts you should know and how to prepare!
  • 38. 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