1- 63 24 July Weekly Update

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Highlights in the Weekly Update are:



• Aug. 2-4, Aug. 9-11 and Aug. 30-Sept. 1. Rock Springs family camp.

• July 27 10 am-2 pm! Baby Expo

• July 30,31 August 1 Kids cooking with mom or dad

• July 25 at 8:00pm July 28 at 11:00pm Famous Kustomizers

• July 26, 2Orangeleaf Giveback Event in Manhattan

• July 25-28 Dog Days of summer Manhattan Town Center

• July 27 Back to School Fashion Show

• 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July Spouse to Spouse Sponsorship Training

• August 15 10-1. Hearts Apart event is a “Pool Party Bash”

• August 3 Cool off with a Water Safari at Sunset Zoo

• Jul 27, 10-3pm Family Fun at the Outdoor Recreation Center

• July 31st - August 3rd, he Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo

• Area School enrollment dates

• Info from K-State

• Fort Riley OCSC

• Check out the upcoming AFTB classes

• FRG training

• Flyers

• Weather information

• Useful websites


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1- 63 24 July Weekly Update

  1. 1. 24 July 2013 1-63AR Weekly News Update: please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of 1-63 AR. 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 . Stay up to date with the FT Riley Post paper! http://www.1divpost.com/ http://www.1divpost.com/ > We are always up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1-63 AR FaceBook Page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Riley-KS/1-ID-2HBCT-1-63CAB/221149081082?ref=nf ___________________________________________________________________ Rock Springs 4-H Center We still have openings for our upcoming Family Camps - go to rocksprings.net and find out how the whole family can attend camp. Aug. 2-4, Aug. 9-11 and Aug. 30-Sept. 1 July 27 this Saturday,, 10 am-2 pm! Baby Expo Be sure to join us for the Mercy Regional Health Center Baby Expo See the attached flyer for more information. July 30, 31, Aug. 1 from 12:30 - 3pm. Kids' Cooking & Nutrition classes . All ages 5 years & up, space is limited. Lower enlisted Soldiers' kids get preference. It’s Free! For more information please see attached flyer. You can also email: ftriley@ksu.edu Noise and Training Advisory for July 22-28 Training scheduled for July 22 has the potential to yield significant noise throughout all hours. Training scheduled for July 23-24 has the potential to yield significant noise from 5 a.m to 11:30 p.m. Training scheduled for July 25 has the potential to yield significant noise throughout all hours. Training scheduled for July 26 has the potential to yield significant noise from 12:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. Training scheduled for July 27 has the potential to yield significant noise from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. No training is scheduled for July 28. OUTDOOR ADVENTURE DAY Jul 27, 10am-3pm; Free Join us for a day of exciting Family Fun at the Outdoor Recreation Center. This will be a one-of-a- kind experience as we introduce Fort Riley Soldiers and Families to our new paintball course. You will be able to try out our artificial climbing wall, while the kids jump around in the inflatable bounce houses. Pre-registration is required for all activities. For more information, or to register, call 785-239-2363.
  2. 2. . July 26, 2013, Orangeleaf Giveback Event. Eat at Orange Leaf on July 26 from 5-10pm and support the shelter's mission to protect the animals! Presented by the Manhattan ATA Martial Arts group, who will be performing demonstrations of their arts! July 25 at 8:00pm until July 28 at 11:00pm Famous Kustomizers, Drag Race & Movie Stars, Coveted "777 Custom Crown Award & $1,000"for America' Top Kustom, KOTO (King Of The Oldies) - America' No. 1 DJ, Watch a car chopped at the Godzilla Garage by Bill Hines & Brad Masterson, $4,500 in Cash Awards, Elden Titus Model Kemp Spectacular , Hall of Fame Picks, Top-25 Picks, Pin Striping "Panel Jam & Auction Angel Hair City (hangout for kool kats &kittens), Two stage's of live Rock & Roll, and Rock-a-Billy hot licks, 1/8 mile Drags on Fri. afternoon 4-9pm. Just a few of the reason's why It's recognized as "The World's Oldest & Most Established Traditional Kustom Car & Truck Event.“ . For more information on this event visit https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/403356276436403/ Manhattan Town Center July 25-28! The dog days of summer are here and Manhattan Town Center has hot savings in store for you during the annual Summer Sidewalk Sales. July 27 Back to School Fashion Show at 1400 hours at the PX Mall by the Pharmacy. Preschool to College age July 31st - August 3rd, 2013 7:30 pm The Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo is held in Abilene, Kansas at the Eisenhower Park Fairgrounds (located 9 blocks west of 3rd & Buckeye) The Abilene, Kansas fairgrounds are home to the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo, Central Kansas Free Fair, Demolition Derby, Western Heritage Festival, and many other events. For more information please visit the following website http://www.wildbillhickokrodeo.com/
  3. 3. 26 July Zoofari Tails @ Manhattan Public Library Slither into reading with the Sunset Zoo and the Manhattan Public Library. On the fourth Friday of every month at 10 a.m., Sunset Zoo will bring to life an animal-themed children’s story. Storytimes include unique animal artifacts and book give-away from Claflin Books & Copies. Attend at least six Zoofari Tails throughout the year and receive a free children’s book; you’ll also have a chance to win a free Friends of Sunset Zoo family membership, given away in December. Registration is not required for this program. 3 August Cool off with a Water Safari at Sunset Zoo Noon - 4:30pm, kids visit free all day (9:30am - 5:00pm). And don't forget your swimsuits...the Manhattan Fire Department will be hosing down guests throughout the afternoon! Other activities include live animal encounters, a Wee Ones Water area, the Corps of Engineers' Water Safety program & more! Promotional sponsorship provided by Manhattan Broadcasting's Z96.3, B104.7, KROCK 101.5 and KMAN 1350. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July Spouse to Spouse Sponsorship Training: RSVP for you chance to be a sponsor for the newly arrived spouse here at Ft Riley. You will get trained on what you need to know about Ft Riley, provide you with all the information Ft Riley and the surrounding area has to offer. All spouses regardless of rank or time are welcome to volunteer to serve in the crucial role, so this could be your way of helping the next spouse here feel comfortable at a new installation. Call today to reserve your spot in one of the upcoming training dates being offered in July. See flyer below. Hearts Apart August event is a “Pool Party Bash” 15 August 10-1pm at the Custer Hill Pool. If you would like to attend this event please RSVP No Later Than (NLT) 13 Aug. If you are needing childcare RSVP 1 August by calling 1-785-239-9435. For more information please see flyer below.
  4. 4. Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 Enrollment New to USD 383? Enroll your student(s) at Central Enrollment on Wednesday, July 31 from 7am - 7pm at Manhattan High School West Campus, 2100 Poyntz Ave. Please enter through the main/front doors of the high school. We will have special rooms set up for our new families to make the enrollment process as easy and smooth as possible. JC/ Ft. Riley USD 475 Enrollment Below you will find links to enrollment information specific to the elementary, middle and high schools. To the left, you will find additional links to information common to all USD 475 Geary County Schools. To find out which school your child will be attending click on the Infofinder link, type in your home address and the correct school will appear along with bus route information. For questions with enrollment call 785-717-4000 or visit our facebook page at facebook.com/usd475. USD 473 Chapman Enrollment 31 July – 2 August 8-12 and 1-4pm USD 378 District wide enrollment July 29, 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, July 30, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Riley County High School. The first day of school for students is Thursday, August 15. (Sophmore, Junior and Senior students will not attend until Friday, August 16). St. Xavier Catholic School- Enrolling Now for 2013-14 School Year! Grades Pre-K through 12 Openings Call 238-2841 ext 204 for more information Registration July 31 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 2013-14 School Supply List School Enrollment Dates
  5. 5. USD 435 Abilene Enrollment dates and times listed below. New Families are encouraged to call our district office at 785-263-2630 or email for information, questions, or setup a time to visit with Dr. Denise Guy, Superintendent, or Chris Cooper, Asst Superintendent. Click here for current supply list, fees, and nurse info. Enrollment Dates and Times: All Elmentary (K-5) at Kennedy School, 1501 N Kuney August 7th: 7:30a.m. to 4:00 pm and 6:00pm to 8:00 pm August 8th: 3:00pm to 8:00pm Abilene Middle School, 500 NW 14th August 7th: 8:00am to 6:30p.m. August 8th: 12:00p.m. 6:30p.m. Abilene High School, 1300 N Cedar August 7th: 8:00a.m. to 6:30p.m. (last names A-E & L-S) August 8th: 12:00p.m. to 6:30p.m. (last names F-K & T-Z) New Student Enrollments for AHS August 12th and 13th: 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. (please call 785-263-1260 to schedule an appointment) Enrollment dates continued
  6. 6. Looking for something to do with visiting family or friends? Board the Abilene Trolley for a historic tour of the city! Trolley runs Wednesday through Saturdays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Buy your tickets at the Union Pacific Depot Visitor Center. Tell them you saw this on Facebook and get a $1 discount! Info from K-State... "We are looking for children ages 9 to 12 years who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, verbal and enjoy reading at or above grade level. Participants will be compensated $10 upon completion of a one-hour session at the K-State Speech and Hearing Center. If interested please contact Debra Burnett in Kansas State University's communication sciences and disorders program, at 785-532-0802 or deburnet@k-state.edu Fort Riley OCSC: Do you have a business? Do you work for a business who would like to reach Fort Riley Spouses? Would you like to be a Vendor at the First OCSC Luncheon of the 2013/2014 year? August 15th is OCSC Shop till you Drop~Super Signup. We are now accepting Vendors for this big event. It is First come, First Vendor and we are excited to have as many different vendors’ as we can. Email Programs@fortrileyocsc.com for more information. Check out the upcoming AFTB classes for the month of August. These classes educated family members on the military way of life. Childcare is available with a 2 week RSVP. For more information see the flyer below.
  7. 7. . Wed – Wing Night - $10.95 All you can eat wings*, 1 hour of bowling and shoes. *restrictions apply, 10 wings at a time Thurs – Dollar Night: 6pm-Close - $1.00 games/$1.00 shoes Thurs – Dollar Night: 6pm-Close - $1.00 games/$1.00 shoes Fri – Quater Mania: 6pm-9pm - $5.00 per person cover includes shoes. Each game is $0.25. - Ghost Bowling: 9pm-Midnight -$9.00 per person includes shoes and unlimited bowling The Ft. Riley Bowling Alley weekly events Family Night is every Wednesday at Habañero. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and a Family-friendly movie starts at 5 p.m. at the restaurant. Kids 12 & under eat for half off with a paying adult. For more information, call 785- 240-2782
  8. 8. 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?ModuleID=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/FamilyPrograms/MobilizationandDeplo ymentReadiness/OperationREADY/default.aspx FRG Leader’s Funds Custodian Training and Test Training: http://riley.army.mil/documents/acs.dmDocuments/120608123904.pdf Test: http://riley.army.mil/documents/acs.dmDocuments/120629132646.pdf FRG Leader’s Key Caller Training and Test Training: http://riley.army.mil/documents/acs.dmDocuments/120629112550.pdf Test: http://riley.army.mil/documents/acs.dmDocuments/120629113116.pdf
  9. 9. Ready Army - http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ReadyArmy <http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ReadyArmy Ft. Riley New comers link http://www.riley.army.mil/newarrivals/spouses/default.aspx Militaryone source http://www.militaryonesource.mil/MOS/f?p=MOS:HOME:0:::: Army one source http://www.myarmyonesource.com/default.aspx Fort Riley Current News Updates: This information has recently been updated, and is now available. http://www.riley.army.mil/OurPost/CurrentNews.asp Use full websites 1-63 AR Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Riley-KS/1-ID-2HBCT-1-63CAB/221149081082?ref=nf HHC FRG facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hellhounds-1-63-FRG/137831946401856 Alpha Company facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/assasins.frg?fref=ts Bravo Company facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bounty-Hunters-1-63-Armor/192619844106486?fref=pb Charlie Company facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/1-63-CAB-Charlie-Co-FRG/253104324703?fref=t Echo Company facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Echo-Company-Eagles-1-63-AR-Battalion/414580375296127?fref=ts s
  10. 10. Websites Continued 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
  11. 11. The location of the Dragon Store is in the battalion HQ BLDG 7622 in the S-2. 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.

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