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  1. 1. 12 June 2013 1-1 BSTB Weekly News Update: please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friendsof 1-1 BSTB. You can always stay up to date with local events by going to 1st Infantry Divisionpage at . Stay up to date with the FT Riley Post paper! <>We are always up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1-1 BSTBFaceBook Page at Riley Current News Updates: This information has recently been updated, and is now available. x In addition to the Current News page there areGarrison Commanders Community Corner articles Updates can be found here:1HBCT Facebook page:!/1HBCTDevilBrigadeWant to be in the know this winter. Check out the Fort Riley MWR WinterGuide and plan your winter activities! Army -<>Ready Army- Prepare yourself for winter driving - also see the Ft Riley website:<>______________________________________________________________________________
  2. 2. Use full websitesFinanceMypay: http://www.dfas.milThrift Savings Plan: http://www.tsp.govNews OutletsU.S. Army Homepage: Department of Defense: http://www.defense.govArmy Knowledge Online (AKO): 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: CareDental Care: http://www.tricare.milTRICARE Online: http://www.tricareonline.comDEERS Enrollment Online: Education Activity Bill: : http://www.aafes.comUS Postal Service: http://www.usps.comNational weather Service:
  3. 3. Due to the Furlough the Network meetings are going to the last Thursday of the month. The next Network meeting will be on 27 June1pm at Riley’s Conference Center. If childcare is needed please contact Staci Dumas at These meetings areopen to the Public.13 June Devil’s Den Dining Facility: Check out the flyer below for the Army’s Birthday menu & pricing.14-15 June 2013 24th Annual Celebration - - City Park - Manhattan KS Juneteenth celebrates freedom and emphasizes the outstandingachievements and educational contributions of African Americans. It is a weekend marked with Gospel pride, a glorious parade, guestspeakers, and loads of entertainment, great food, sporting activities, and the coming together of all people. This time we reflect on thepast while celebrating the future. Self-pride, self-improvement and self-worth is what we want to share with the world. Cities all over thecountry celebrate this mark in history with people of all nationalities, religions and creeds joining together to acknowledge a time inhistory that we are not too proud of, but it has shape the way we think and live today. When you understand someone’s history whethergood, bad or indifferent, you can come to understand one’s struggle, accept their differences and embrace their contributions to society.14 June Junction City Family Fun Night: 4th annual Family Fun night The Family Fun Night will be at the Municipal Building on 7th andJefferson, Junction City, KS 6644114-15 June Father/Son K-State Basketball Session I (K-6): These camps are a great opportunity to interact with players and staff, as wellas improve your basketball fundamentals in our new basketball training facility. More information can be found at www.ksuhoops.com,a7s5,15,ao27,lb9k,nbz,1lrs&MLM_MID=476645&MLM_UNIQUEID=0761f12478> or by contacting the basketball office at 785-532-6531. See Flyer below15-16 June Father/Son K-State Basketball Session II (K-6): These camps are a great opportunity to interact with players and staff, as wellas improve your basketball fundamentals in our new basketball training facility. More information can be found at www.ksuhoops.com,a7s5,15,ao27,lb9k,nbz,1lrs&MLM_MID=476645&MLM_UNIQUEID=0761f12478> or by contacting the basketball office at 785-532-6531. See Flyer below15 June Historic Fort Riley MG & Mrs. Funk’s Home & the Territorial Capital Tour: Begin Symphony in the Flint Hills early by touringQuarters 4 and the First Territorial Capital of Kansas on June 15th from 1pm-5pm. You can also tour Cavalry Museum!16 June Fathers day Brunch from 11-2pm Treat your dad to a great Fathers Day at Rileys Conference Center! Make your reservationstoday! 785-784-1000
  4. 4. 17-20 JR Wildcat Day Camp K-State Basketball (K-2nd Grade) 9am-12pm: These camps are a great opportunity to interact with playersand staff, as well as improve your basketball fundamentals in our new basketball training facility. More information can be found atwww.ksuhoops.com,a7s5,15,ao27,lb9k,nbz,1lrs&MLM_MID=476645&MLM_UNIQUEID=0761f12478> or by contacting the basketball office at 785-532-6531. See Flyer below18 June Her War Her Voice: Improves the self-worth of military loved ones using authentic, creative, and rankles interaction to bringabout unity and integrity, and in doing so allows each person to be understood and accepted. Tuesday, June 18th 6pm-8pm Bldg 7264Normandy Dr ACS Main Bldg. Email to RSVP for meeting: See flyer below for more details.20 June Housing Services office Home Buyer Seminar: 1pm-4pm at 210 Custer Ave RM 15 in the basement come out and learn moreabout buying a home. Featuring: Home inspector, Real Estate Agent, Lender and much more! RSVP to HSO Office 785-239-3525. Seeflyer below.21 June Midnight Madness Softball Tournament: Sacco Softball Complex open to all DOD cardholders 18 years of age and older Max of16 teams21 & 22 June Junction City Little Theater Children’s Summer Theater Program: The Ugly Duckling 7:30pm @ C.L. Hoover Opera HouseGeneral Admission Tickers $7 Call 785-238-3906 or visit www.jclt.info22 June BOSS BBQ: 1ABCT Footprint: 1400-1800 FREE BBQ, Music provided, Bungee Run Competition, Volleyball Competition,Horseshoes Competition, Flag Football Competition and Gift Cards given to winners!22 June Car Show and Swap Meet McCormick park. Admission is FREE22 June Hilderbrand Farms Dairy: June is Dairy Month! 9am-We will have make your own ice cream station, free farm tours and ahaybale and corn play area for the kids.22 June in Lawrence, Kansas enjoy an Elvis Tribute Concert. They need your help with a 5K Walk & Run event to help end Polio! The first50 who register will receive a free ticket to the concert and will be recognized at the concert that night.24 June Corvias Breakfast on the Go: starting at 8am corvias employees will be at various intersections throughout all neighborhoodshanding out FREE breakfast to residents while supplies last.25 June K-State Cash in the Coupon: Coupon Classes offered for learning how to get started with coupons, find coupons, using themeffectively and organizing your coupons. Call 785-239-9991 to register for this class today.
  5. 5. 26 June Customer Appreciation Day at Envision Express Base Supply Store: Its that time of year again. Envision Express would like toextend a special invitation to you and your staff to attend thier annual Customer Appreciation Day/Vendor Show. It is going to be held atthe store on June 26th from 0900-1400. We will have about 15 Vendors on location and we will be cooking hamburgers and hotdogs. Itwill great time to check out the store and all that we offer.28 June Ft Riley Female Soldier Network: 3pm at the Warrior Zone, What is the Ft Riley Female Soldier Network? Provides all femaleSoldiers the opportunity for professional and personal growth through social networking and mentorship beyond their units. Activities:Recreational, Trips & Tours, Entertainment & Shows, Workshops and Volunteerism. See flyer below for more details.28 June Military Spouse Scholarship Home Depot Deadline: Military Spouses: Are you looking to further your education? Werepartnering with The Home Depot to give away a $10,000 scholarship to a military spouse! To enter, you have to write an essay (750-1250 words) answering the question: "How would earning a college degree positively impact your life?"Entries are due by 5pm June 28th, 2013. Make sure you submit your essay today (or ASAP)! Full Contest Details can be found & 29 June Junction City Little Theater Children’s Summer Theater Program: Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior Teen Show 7:30pm @C.L. Hoover Opera House General Admission Tickers $7 Call 785-238-3906 or visit www.jclt.info29 June BBQ Queens @ Commissary: 11am-2pm outside Ft Riley Commissary will be grilling up some fingerlings good food withpotatoes.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 FtRiley. You will get trained on what you need to know about Ft Riley, provide you with all the information Ft Riley and the surroundingarea 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 ofhelping the next spouse here feel comfortable at a new installation. Call today to reserve your spot in one of the upcoming training datesbeing offered in July. See flyer below.Blue Star Museums Offer FREE Admissions: Looking for something to do this summer? How about visiting one of the many museumswhich are part of the Blue Star Program. Active Duty get in FREE!! And can bring up to 5 Family members with them! Check out the listof KS and KCMO museums in this weeks Weekly Newsbreak below.C.L. Hoover Opera House Flyer-Check out various shows and times for some great entertainment.Army Arts and Crafts Contest is an annual, juried competition of artwork for novice and accomplished artists. Entry submissions to theRegion and Department of Army (DA) level will be digital jpg images of the work submitted in a web based program at: (Note: All patrons must have an AKO account and password in order to access the site).
  6. 6. Manhattan Public Library, located at 629 Poyntz Ave in Manhattan This year they are doing a DIG into reading summer program for thekids. You can keep track of your childrens reading and they will earn prizes which include new books and gift certificates for ice cream.Go to for more info. Also from their website: Dont miss our Summer Reading Kick-Off party at the library onSaturday, June 1st, 10:00-12:00. Come out with library loot, and looking and talking like a pirate. "Aaaaargh!" When you arrive, get atreasure map to lead you around the library for games, knowledge and treasures. All ages can register for the free summer readingprogram to earn prizes all summer long. Kids can watch a pirate puppet show and/or create pirate disguises in the auditorium. Dontforget your library card (or sign up for one that day) so you can include a pile of books in your bag of treasures.Attached is a flyer of their summer events.CHECK OUT K-State Research & Extension – Fort Riley Bldg 7264 Normandy Dr Room 106 Location Flyer for this summer. Kids Cookingwith Mom and/or Dad! Eating Well while Cooking & Spending Less…See Flyers Below. Contact 785-239-9991 to pre-register as there aresome restrictions on the flyers so please read before you register! You can also email: ftriley@ksu.eduVolunteers needed for Back to School Fashion Show: AAFES is in need of volunteers for a Back to School Fashion Show. If you areinterested please contact or visit the Exchange to sign up POC is Amaryllis Goburn Date will be July 27th and they are looking for ages: 3-20.Got an opinion? We want to hear from you!! Fort Riley Education Services (FRES) is interested in offering programs and services that bestmeet the needs of all our customers: Active Duty military, Family Members, Veterans, and Civilians. I...n order to make this happen, yourinput is needed to ensure the right programs and services are being offered here at Fort Riley. A short on-line needs assessment will beavailable from 3 June-30 June to capture your input.In order to introduce a new program, this survey must indicate enough interest to make the new program a success. Please take a fewminutes to complete the survey, and encourage your coworkers and adult family members to fill out a survey. Just click on the link belowand tell how FRES can better serve you. Thank you for your feedback. THE CUSTER HOUSE: Looking for a unique spot to host a Welcome? Want to bid Farewell in style? Thinking of throwing a BabyShower, Birthday Party or a Holiday party too!REMEMBER....The Custer House is open and available for rental all year round. Rental Fees are as follows$25 for HASFR members$50 for non-members plus a $50 deposit.(deposit will be returned if the space is left in good condition) Contact Tracy Powell for more information or to reserve the space.913-424-9231
  7. 7. Bellus Academy Beauty & Wellness Has monthly Workshop Series- See flyer below.Vacation Bible School registration is now open on post. VBS will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 24 to 28 for children ages 5 to 10. For moreinformation or to register, contact Roxanne Martinez at 785-240-1443 or A roadside emergency kit! Follow the link and fill out the survey for our Automotive Skills Center and be entered in a drawing to wina roadside emergency kit. Just in time for summer road trips and vacations! Still has tickets FREE Country Stampede Tickets for Sunday, June 30, 2013 performance: See the BN FRSA for your FREE tickets!The lineup is 2:30pm: CrossCountry4pm: Morgan Frazier6pm: Randy Houser8pm: Pistol Annies( Featuring Ashley Monroe, Miranda Lambert, and Angaleena Presley)If you would like these tickets please email With number you are requesting. As an FYI these tickets areMilitary Appreciation Tickets and a Military ID will have to be shown at the gate the day of the concert. Also you can upgrade for $85 forall 4 days and get discounted parking for $45 for 4 days at Leisure Travel at Bldg 6918 Trooper Drive with the ticket Contact LeisureTravel Center at 785-239-5614/4415. They are in need of Volunteer to work at the 4 day concert located at Tuttle Creek State Park June27-30. Volunteers will receive, Free admission all 4 days, Free Parking, and Free reserved seating, Free T-shirt, Free Lunch and Dinner.Volunteers must work 5 hours a day all four days. For more information please contact Kim Wagenblast at 785-223-1513 or via email There will be a pre meeting at 11am on 22 June at Tuttle Creek State Park Manhattan Festival Site.GREAT NEWS!! The Command Spouse Training Seminar is BACK! The goal is to hold this training quarterly and we arebeing asked to encourage our Company Commander and 1SG spouses to attend. The next one is going to be 11 July.Childcare is available and the RSVP date for that is COB 28 June to Becky Willis. Time and location for the training is ACS Building at7264 Normandy from 0900-1600.Command Leadership Spouse Seminar is designed to enhance the skills needed for the leadership roles these spouses frequently hold in theFRG. Lessons are taught by senior leadership spouses and community leaders.Keep your eyes on as we start to announce the 2013 Sesame Street /USO Experience for Military Families tourdates this week!VolunTEEN this summer and do something exciting! Join Us and become a volunteer! How?! It’s easy. Attend a Red Cross Orientation onJune 29 from 0900 – 1100. Learn about volunteer opportunities where you can earn valuable hours for college applications andexperience great career options. Call our office today to learn more. 785-239-1887. Parents are encouraged to attend with student. Formore information see flyer below.
  8. 8. ASYMCA Family Camps in Junction City -ASYMCA has Family Camps available for 8 families for 8 weekends at the Rock Springs 4-HCenter 1168 K-157 HWY Junction City, KS 66441. This is completely free to those families that qualify for the program ( Please contactNancy to verify if your family qualifies, priority to Wounded* Families). The only thing the families have to provided is to bring theirown bedding (linens, sleeping bag, blanket , pillow) towels, and personal toiletries. If children are eight and older they will be able toattend horse trail rides and need to bring appropriate closed toed shoes. Rock springs staff will lead all activities.Arrival time is after 1600 on the first day and departures 13:00 on the last day. All meals and activities are included I would suggesttaking snacks with you to have them for yourself and the kids in between meal times.7/2/13 to 7/4/13 Family Camp (8 Family rooms) all available7/23/13 to 7/25/13 Family Camp (8 Family rooms) all available8/7/13 to 8/9/13 Family Camp (8 Family rooms) 5 availableIf any of the qualifying soldiers are interested in this opportunity they can contact Nancy at 785-238-2972 or stop by the ASYMCAlocated at 111 E 16th Junction City, KS 66441•Wounded means at anytime during the past conflicts Iraq or Afghanistan soldier could have had physical injuries or mental they can bereleased back to full duty as long as at some point they were classified as wounded.Do you have what it takes to be a STRONG DAD? Well here is your chance to take the Challenge and win a prize. You and your child canhave fun doing this together. Register at or See the belows for details and go ahead and take thechallenge and have some fun.BOSS is a great opportunity to help out the tornado victims in Moore, OK. RocknRudy (SSG Ben Rudy) is coordinating dropoff points in the Junction City Wal-Mart for donations from 1 June through 8 June from 9am to 9pm. Manhattan drop off point will beStaples. Fort Riley location Main PX parking lot. Everyone can drop off at any one of these locations.On the 15th of June, They will be driving those items to Oklahoma. Follow this link for more information!’s Conference Center is currently offering COMPLIMENTARY ROOM RENTAL for all Military Social Functions with a food andbeverage minimum. Such events would include: Hail & Farewells, Change of Commands, Military Balls, FRG Functions, OrganizationalDays, Dining In and out. If you would like to schedule an event please feel free to contact Megan Rutledge at 785-784-1000 for moredetails.
  9. 9. Manhattan Library location: 629 Poyntz
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  11. 11. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does notnecessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opinions ofauthors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising orproduct endorsement purposes.