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  1. 1. 20 March 2013 1ABCT Weekly Newsletter: 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. We are always up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1ABCT FaceBook Page at www.facebook.com/1HBCTDEVILBRIGADE?v=wall&ref-sgm______________________________________________________________________________ Fort Riley Current News Updates: This information has recently been updated, and is now available. http://www.riley.army.mil/OurPost/CurrentNews.asp x In addition to the Current News page there are Garrison Commanders Community Corner articles http://www.riley.army.mil/DocumentList.aspx?lib=GC- Corner More Updates can be found here: 1HBCT Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/1HBCTDevilBrigade Want to be in the know this winter. Check out the Fort Riley MWR Winter Guide and plan your winter activities! http://rileymwr.com/main/?page_id=153338 Ready Army - http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ReadyArmy <http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ReadyArmy> Ready Army- Prepare yourself for winter driving - also see the Ft Riley website: http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ReadyArmy <http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ReadyArmy>
  2. 2. Use full websitesFinanceMypay: http://www.dfas.milThrift Savings Plan: http://www.tsp.govNews OutletsU.S. Army Homepage: http://www.army.milU.S Department of Defense: http://www.defense.govArmy Knowledge Online (AKO): http://www.us.army.milDoD Community Relations: http://www.ourmilitary.milTrack Santa: http://www.norad.milMilitary Family, Youth, and ChildrenMilitary Children and Youth: http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.milUSA4 Military Families: http://www.usa4militaryfamilies.dod.mil/portal/page/mhf/USA4/HOMEPAGE_V3Employmenthttp://www.usajobs.govMedical CareDental Care: http://www.tricare.mil/mybenefit/ProfileFilter.do?&puri=%2Fhome%2FDentalTRICARE: http://www.tricare.milTRICARE Online: http://www.tricareonline.comDEERS Enrollment Online: http://tricare.mil/mybenefit/home/overview/Eligibility/DEERSEducationDoD Education Activity http://www.dodea.edu/homeGI Bill: http://www.gibill.va.govServicesPX : http://www.aafes.comUS Postal Service: http://www.usps.comNational weather Service: http://www.nws.noaa.gov
  3. 3. Camp Wood Offers 1 Week Free for Military Children: Camp Wood YMCA in Elmdale, KS which is about 1 ½ hours away is offering up a1 Week Camp for Military children. This has been offered several times before in the past. There is only about 100 scholarships availablefor this summer. They will be doing the scholarships on a first come first serve. There is a non-refundable investment fee per camper of$25. See attached information below on how to complete the registration form and flyer. The sooner your complete the application thebetter this will fill up fast with all the military children from Ft Riley. So don’t wait too long if you would like your child to attend thiscamp.In light of the current suspension of Tuition Assistance (TA), service members may want to consider other Financial AssistanceOpportunities: FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) www.fafsa.ed.gov; Fastweb.com – the largest national scholarshipdatabase; MGIB or Post 9-11 (see your education counselor for details); Take advantage of CLEP/DSST exams which are free to AD; Checkwith your school for school-based scholarships and grants; Ft. Riley Education Website for a list of scholarships @http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=DHR.Educ&nav=Svcs-Ed1“22 March 10am Manhattan Town center Peter Cottontail is on his way! So, we are getting the magical spring garden ready for his arrivalon March 22!23 March 9:30am Easter egg hunt in Manhattan Kansas at the T Russell Reitz animal shelter. For more information see attached flyerbelow23 March Easter Egg hunt in Wamego: Gather up the kids and head on down to Wamego City Park to go hunting for these hidden eggs.With more than 3,000 eggs filled with candy, toys and prizes from local businesses, this is one hunt where everyone will walk away happy.The Saturday before Easter 10 am in City Park. For more information contact (785) 456-7849or visit their website www.WamegoChamber.com23 March Murder Mystery Dinner: Fort Riley is very excited to have the Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre coming to Rileys ConferenceCenter on March 23rd. Doors open at 6pm Show starts at 7:30pm $19 per person Tickets available until March 18th at Rileys ConferenceCenter and Leisure Travel Center Matrimony, Mystery, and Mayhem surround this happy-to-hystarical, high-wire interactive ComedyMystery Dinner Theatre Dont miss the chance to enjoy this great dinner and a show! Murder Mystery Theater Dinner Buffet Menu: Salad,Caesar Salad, Greek Salad, Main Course, Herb Roasted Pork Loin, Red Wine Braised Beef, Mediterranean Chicken, Sides, SautéedAsparagus with Balsamic Reduction, Roasted Root Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes with Leeks, Wild Rice, Dessert, Chef’s Choice23 March Teen Center Midnight Basketball: Open to both Teen members and non-members. Cost $1 for players and $2 for spectators.7:30pm-10:30pm Bldg 5800 Thomas Ave. More information call 785-239-9222.23 March Co-Parenting Class: ACS is offering a Co-Parenting class: My Child Too-Co-Parenting 4:30pm-6pm Bldg 7264 call forregistration Family Advocacy Program 785-239-9435. This class is offered FREE!
  4. 4. 23 March Ft Riley Outdoorsman Group (F.R.O.G.): they are hosting a FREE 3D Fun-Shoot starting at 4pm to 5:30pm at Ft Riley 3DArchery Course. Compete in 5 classes: open, Men’s and Women’s Hunter, Traditional and Youth. See Flyer below.24 March Wakefield Easter egg hunt 2-5 pm at the city park. For more information please see attached flyer below27 March Kimo Williams in a Purple Haze: BBQ starting at 6pm & Live Music at 7pm. Warrior Zone call for more information 785-240-661827 March K-State Research & Extension Family Gardening classes: Learn about seeds, plants and what to grow and how to grow yourgarden. Army Wellness Center 7285 Normandy Dr come to the loading dock door on March 6th, 13th & 27th Pre-Register by phone at785-239-9991 or email: ftriley@ksu.edu27 March K-State Research & Extension Family Gardening classes: Learn about seeds, plants and what to grow and how to grow yourgarden. Army Wellness Center 7285 Normandy Dr come to the loading dock door on March 6th, 13th & 27th Pre-Register by phone at785-239-9991 or email: ftriley@ksu.edu28 March USO “No Dough Dinner”: they will be having Black Forest Ham for Dinner! PLEASE RSVP as they are being requested forthis special dinner and place your RSVP in the comments section of their USO Ft Riley events on their facebook page if you plan onattending so they may place the food order accordingly! They want to make sure they have enough food for everyone. Go to Facebookand look for USO Fort Riley site and RSVP today.29 March Youth Career Fair: for youths 15-21 looking for employment! Starting time 2pm-4:30pm come visit with employers andvolunteer organizations. Great opportunity if your student needs to also get their volunteer hours for high school. ForsythNeighborhood Center. For more information call 785-239-9435 Employment Readiness Program.29 March Picerne Spring into Fun Event: Starting at 10am -12pm; Rally Point Field they will be having egg hunts by age groups, gamesface painting inflatables and an appearance from the Easter Bunny.30 March Summer Hire for Life Guards: Looking for a summer Job? Interested lifeguards, head guards and managers should visitwww.guardforlife.com or contact Courtney Prausa at cprausa@americanpool.com or 770-638-1655; Open House: March 30th startingat 9am at Forsyth Neighborhood Center.30 March Easter Bowl! 11am-until close at Custer Hill Bowling Center. Celebrate Easter with the whole family and enjoy $25.00/lane:includes 2 hours of bowling, 1 large 1-topping pizza, 2 pitchers of soda and shoes for up to 6 people. Register to win one of our GiantEaster Bunnies. All kids will receive a candy filled egg!! For more information call, 785-239-4366 or see attached flyer below.
  5. 5. 30 March Wamego Easter egg hunt 10 am in City Park. Gather up the kids and head on down to Wamego City Park to go hunting forthese hidden eggs. With more than 3,000 eggs filled with candy, toys and prizes from local businesses, this is one hunt where everyonewill walk away happy. For more information contact (785) 456-7849 or visit their website www.WamegoChamber.com flyer attachedbelow30 March Teen Open Mic/Talent Show: Teen center is offering some great fun with Open Mic/Talent show; Dress Rehearsal is March29th 5:30pm-9pm. Registration packets available at the Teen Center-everyone is welcome to attend. Call for more information 785-239-9222.31 March Easter Brunch & Activities: Easter is just right around the corner and Fort Riley has lots of things to do for all families!Easter Brunch at Rileys Conference Center-10am-2pm, Adults: $13.95 Children 5-11: $7.95 Children 4 & under eat free -RESERVATIONSARE REQUESTED -785-784-1000- will feature a variety of breakfast and lunch items including omelet and dessert stations.Easter Egg Hunt-1pm-Rileys Conference Center Lawn- Free admission, Hunts will be organized by age groups, Inflatables and childrensactivities available Watch for an appearance from the Easter Bunny!31 March Easter Sunrise Service: Outdoor Chapel: Starting at 7am Outdoor Chapel off 1st Division Road will host an Easter SunriseService. Guest Speaker: Chaplain (COL) Harry Rauch (Installation Chaplain).March – April Volunteer opportunities : See Flyer below.1 April through 26 April 2013: The Roads Maintenance Contractor will mill, patch and overlay Huebner Rd, from Custer Avenue toCaisson Hill Rd. Traffic will be reduced to one lane periodically on Huebner during this time. This could produce traffic delays during peaktraffic periods. Recommend the use of alternate routes during this time frame. Please observe the construction warning signs, pilot vehicleand Traffic Control personnel. http://www.riley.army.mil/NewsViewer.aspx?id=59821 April Storm Spotter Training: Monday, 1 April at 7pm location C.L. Hoover Opera House.1 & 2 April Eyster Pool: Eyster Pool will be closed to complete the final stages of an HVAC renovation. The closure will affect open swimand lap swim sessions scheduled for those days.Ft. Riley USO –Volunteer Opportunity at the Ft Riley USO and they need your help. For more information about becoming a volunteer atthe center or with any USO Fort Riley program, contact Tinkey at (785) 240-5328 or ctinkey@uso.org. The center is open Monday -Friday, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday; training holidays and holidays, noon to 6 p.m.
  6. 6. 06 April BN Spring Fling Event: 1-1 BSTB Spring Fling will be hosting a Spring Fling for all 1-1 BSTB and HHC, Brigade Soldiers andFamily members. Time: 1100-1300, Where: Bldg 7270 Bamford Street (BN Annex). Wear Weather appropriate outerwear, Bring Basketsfor egg hunt. There will be activities for the kids and Adults! We are asking if parents can donate a bag of candy (non-chocolateindividually wrap) and drop off with the BN FRSA in Bldg 7410 RM 129 by 3pm on April 3rd. We have 10000 plastic eggs needing to befilled. Food for each Soldier/Family member to provide:HHC, BDE: Drinks B Co: DrinksHHC, 1-1 BSTB: Hotdogs & Buns C Co: Desserts A Co: Chips9 May Deadline for Picerne Housing “Our Family for Families First Foundation”: applications are available now atwww.ourfamilyfoundations.org they offer educations grants for spouses of service members."I Know How It Feels" campaign. This new effort is designed to show Soldiers, Family members and Civilians throughout our formationthat they are not alone in their struggles, others who stand to their left and right have been in their shoes and know how they feel. Formore information on this topic please go to the following link http://www.riley.army.mil/NewsViewer.aspx?id=7029
  7. 7. BOSS Meeting Schedule: All meetings begin at 1500 hours at the Warrior Zone, the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month unlessstated otherwise. Please see schedule below for the next meeting date. * For more information on other events go tohttp://rileymwr.com/main then scroll down to the view calendar tab, click on it and then view the various events going on within eachweek. You will find dates, times and the locations with contact information. * For other events and news updates you can visithttp://www.manhattancvb.org/CurrentEvents.aspx?EID=4125 or http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=1bctFort Riley Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) Update: Check out what BOSS is doing on post and in the surrounding areas:UPCOMING EVENTS: March 16: St. Patrick’s Day Party (Custer Hill Bowling Center), April 13: Paintball Tournament (Outdoor Recreation),May 24- 27: Las Vegas Trip. ($450 per person). BOSS MEETINGS : Want more information about the events above? Or to learn aboutseveral other events going on? Come on down to the Warrior Zone every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month @ 3pm for the bi-monthlyBOSS meeting. Here you will stay up-to-date with the latest events and how to get your tickets reserved first. MEETING DATES: WarriorZone Conference Room, 3pm on Mar. 13 & 27, Apr. 10 & 24, May. 8 & 22 http://rileymwr.com/main/?page_id=9Sunset Zoo: 4th Friday of the month at 10:00 A.M. ZOOfari Tails is a collaborative story time with Sunset Zoo staff and childrens librariansfeaturing animal-themed stories-March 22: Baby Animals-April 26: Earth Day-May 24: DinosaursHave a little one? The Sunset Zoo has programs for 2-5 yrs old Wed & Sat mornings. Pre-registration required. Check out Learn With Ustab @ SunsetZoo.com or call 785.587.2737.MWR Special Events Volunteers needed for 31 March Easter Event: MWR needs volunteers who are willing to help them out. Can youplease help spread the word for their Easter Event that will take place on 31 March starting at 1100? Please see message from CaitéKendrick: you will need to contact her directly for more information. Her contact information is below and this is a great volunteeropportunity for high school students or Soldiers who would like to add hours towards the MOVSM. We are in the process of gearing up forthe Easter Egg Hunt and Activities on Easter Sunday, 31 MAR. This event has grown exponentially in the last few years and last year they hada crowd of more than 3,000 Soldiers and Families that joined us at Riley’s Conference Center. I am contacting you today because we are inneed of some help to make this year’s event a success. We need volunteers to help with the various youth activities at the event. Withstaffing challenges we just don’t have enough personnel to man all of the activities that we would like to provide for this event. We areasking that volunteers be on site from 1100-1500, although we will take any help we can get. We will supply all of the equipment andsupplies for the activities. Activities will include things like sidewalk chalk, bubbles, hula hoops, bean bag toss, basketball shoot andinflatables. Please let me know if anyone from your organization would be willing to help out. Volunteers can contact me directly.Caité Kendrick, Recreation Programmer, Special Events, CRD, DFMWR, 7867 Normandy Drive, Fort Riley, KS 66442785.239.8990 Fax 785.239.8333 or email: caitlin.a.kendrick@us.army.mil
  8. 8. With the growth of the Forsyth neighborhood, traffic has increased at the intersection of Rifle Range Road and Trooper Drive. To improvetraffic conditions, the intersection will be replaced with a new roundabout, and direct access to Venable Drive will be removed. Theconstruction project will run from April to November and will be completed in three phases. Phase One, which runs April to June, willinclude the removal of Venable Drive and the construction of a new two-lane bypass road that will allow traffic to continue around theconstruction of the roundabout. A majority of this bypass road will remain as the northbound Trooper Drive bypass of the roundabout. Byphasing the construction, the intent is to reduce or eliminate the impact to traffic during the construction of this project. See attached map
  9. 9. 1-1 BSTB & HHC, BDE will be hosting a Spring Fling with an Egg Hunt for the Battalion to start off Spring! WHEN: 6 April 2013 @ 11am WHERE: BLDG 7270 BAMFORD STREET (BN Annex-Custer Hill) Wear weather appropriate outerwear, Baskets for eggs.There will be activities for the kids: Egg Relay, Fishing Game, Egg Toss, Balloon Animals and much more! Even the Adults will have fun activities! Food: each Family Member/Company will provide as follow: HHC, BDE: Drinks HHC 1-1 BSTB: Hotdogs & Buns A Co: Chips B Co: Drinks C Co: Desserts Requesting each parent donate a bag of candy as we will be filling 1000 plastic eggs for an Easter egg hunt for those children attending. Please drop off your candy donation (Non-Chocolate individually wrap to the Battalion FRSA in Bldg 7410 Bamford Street Room 129 by 1500 (3pm) on April 3rd. RSVP to the BN FRSA, Helen Day at 785-240-4337 or helen.day@us.army.mil or Company Representative by 29 March with total number attending event!
  10. 10. Still need volunteers for March 23 rd Casting Call for the Murder Mystery Dinner:Casting Call for the Murder Myster Dinner Theater on March. 23rd at RileysConference Center 6pm.We are looking for volunteers to work as an “event production team” and be part ofour dinner theater show. No prior performance experience is required. Workshopparticipates will assume “role” in a Storyline while being guided through theimprovisational performance process. Youth may also be a part of theworkshop/cast provided they are under the direct supervision of a parent, guardianor authorized adult representative who must also agree to be a workshopparticipant. All Participants must agree to commit to the entire scheduled workshopweek. Rehearsals will be conducted at Riley’s Conference Center at 6:30pm on Mar18-20 and Mar 23 (prior to the show.) For instructions on how to apply, contactBrad Carlton at 785-239-6398 http://ow.ly//hGms9.Location: Riley’s Conference CenterDate/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 isrequired. Workshop participants will assume "roles" in a storyline while beingguided through the improvisational performance process. Youth may also be a partof the workshop/cast provided they are under the direct supervision of a parent,guardian or authorized adult representative who must also agree to be a workshopparticipant. All participants must agree to commit to the entire scheduled workshopweek. Rehearsals will be conducted at Riley’s Conference Center at 6:30 pm on Mar18-22 and 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 andRiley’s Conference Center starting on 15 Feb. Tickets are $19 and include awonderful buffet dinner and a hilarious performance. Open to all.
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