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  1. 1. 17 July 2013 1-1 BSTB Weekly News Update: please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of 1-1 BSTB. 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 1-1 BSTB FaceBook Page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/1st-Special-Troops-Battalion-1st-Armor- Battalion-Combat-Team/496167963740283?skip_nax_wizard=true 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 Commander's 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 websites 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
  3. 3. Save the Date for the 1-1 BSTB/HHC, 1ABCT Organizational Day Moon Lake on July 26 from 1000-1500 (10am-3pm) see flyer below for more details! Devil Brigade Hat & T-shirt Fundraiser going on: Order Deadline for Order 1: 23 July 2012 and Order 2: 6 Aug 2013. POC for placing the Order will be 1st BDE Executive Assistant SPC Emily Schilling at BLDG 7232 Normandy Dr, Fort Riley, KS 66442 Ph: 785-239-6826 or email: Emily.a.schilling3.mil@mail.mil payment cash, money order, check payable to 1HBCT BDE FRG payment is due when placing the order. Can mail orders out of Kansas please call SPC Schilling to place our order and provide your contact information. Please see order information for shipping cost. See flyer below for more details. 18 July Flint Hill Discovery Center: Ever wanted to learn where to camp in the Flint Hills? Find out this Thursday, 18 July from at the Flint Hills Discovery Center from7pm-8pm. FREE Lecture, FREE Refreshments. More information call 785-587-2726. 19 July K-State Research & Extension Canning Tomatoes & Fruits & Pickles: FREE Classes for E1-E3 with Families. Learn how to can tomatoes, Fruits and pickles. Call to register 785-239-9991-see flyer below. 20 July The 20th Annual Prairie Run 10-5-2: Registration is $12 Now through July 5 and $15 after. Same day registration is not available. The Prairie Run consists of three different races, a 10-mile, 5-mile and 2-mile race. Each race is open to all DOD Cardholders and the general public. Follow the link for more information and the registration form. http://ow.ly/lvdl8 20 July Aloha Nights at Custer Hill Pool: PRICE BREAK! Aloha Nights, July 20th at Custer Hill Pool is now only $10 for single attendees, $25 per family. Come out and get you some pulled pork as well as take part in the games and music! July 20th, 6-9pm at Custer Hill Pool. http://rileymwr.com/main/?p=1441263 20 July Flint Hills Discover Center for Teens 11-14 Years Old: Quest Club year round for 11-14 year old the chance to make a positive difference in the Flint Hills. The Quest Club will take to heart the conservation and preservation mission of the FHDC by challenging member to take action. Learn more by see flyer below and becoming a member today call for more information at 785-587-2726. 21 July Family Bingo, play bingo with the whole Family and win great merchandise. Doors open at 12:30, bingo starts at 2pm 21 July 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Crossroads Flea Market Herington Community Building 810 North Broadway Street Herington, KS 67449 Crossroads has 67 booths 24-30 July USD475 Early School Enrollment Begins: See flyer below for dates and times.
  4. 4. 23 July 1ABCT 2nd Quarter Volunteer Recognition Ceremony: All are invited to attend 1st Brigades Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on 23 July 2013, at 1800 (6pm) at 1-1 BSTB Battalion Conference Room Bldg 7410 Bamford Street (Custer Hill-across from Custer Hill Pool). Please join us in thanking all the volunteer nominees for their precious time and support. NO RSVP’s are needed! 25 July Fort Riley Network: Fort Riley Network is a Command & Staff meeting for disseminating Family Readiness Group Information; invited attendees share that information with their commands/sections @ Riley’s Conference Center, Bldg. 446, Seitz Dr. (Main Post) 25-29 July Riley County Fair for More information go to the following line http://www.rileycountyfair.com/events/ 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/ 25 July Kaw Valley Rodeo Military Family Night: 6th Annual Kaw Valley Rodeo located at Cico Park on Thursday Night, 25 July First Come, First Serve while supplies last for Picnic and tickets. Picnic starts at 5:30pm-7pm for the first 400 guest. Rodeo starts at 8pm. Must have military ID card to get tickets. Once the tickets are gone there is a special for military at $5 per ticket to purchase at the Rodeo booth. Military kids 13 and under are free with a canned food donation to the Flint Hills Bread Basket. For more details see flyer below or you can call 785-776-8829 and ask for Janet Nichols. 25 July Junction City MAC (Military Affairs Council) Breakfast: 7:30am at the Courtyard Marriott in Junction City 26 July FROG Fort Riley Outdoorsman Group: 9th Annual Banquet at Riley’s Conference Center, tickets are $40 for membership ticket (PF, QF, NWTF, or RMEF you choose) or if you are a current member of one of those organizations or spouse $15 and $10 for youth. 27 July Outdoor Adventure Day: Join Outdoor Recreation Center for exciting Family Fun at the Outdoor Center from 10am-3pm. 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. Also, there just might be another chance to win TOBY KEITH tickets! Call (785) 239-2363 for more details! http://ow.ly/mSmp 27 July -Operation Homefront Back To School Brigade Back Packs: at this time all the slot are filled for the Back to Brigade Back Packs for the Fort Riley area! There is a waiting list at this time. If you would like to be put on the list you’ll need to contact Paul Cupach at 816- 519-3473 or register at https://www.operationhomefront.net/ksmo/eventregistrationform.aspx?id=23934
  5. 5. Operation Homefront – Is looking for a volunteer to help with pick up from the Dollar Tree Stores in Manhattan and Junction City for the school supplies needed for the Back to School Brigade Backpacks.. If you or you know someone that is interested please contact Paul Cupach as soon as possible, his contact number is Cell: 816-519-3473 or 1-800-849-6408. He can also be reached via email at paul.cupach@operationhomefront.net. 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. Custer Hill Bowling Lanes: Every Friday Night Quarter Mania at the bowling Lanes 6pm-9pm a game. See flyer below. 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/ Custer Hill Bowling Lanes: Every Friday Night Quarter Mania at the bowling Lanes 6pm-9pm a game. See flyer below. 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 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 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. Volunteers needed for Back to School Fashion Show: AAFES is in need of volunteers for a Back to School Fashion Show. If you are interested 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. Thurs – Dollar Night: 6pm-Close - $1.00 games/$1.00 shoes Fri – Quarter 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
  6. 6. 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/MobilizationandDeploymentReadiness/OperationREA DY/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 Junction City Needs your Help with Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program is in need for adult volunteers ages 18 to 81 who care about children in the foster care system. Please see information below
  7. 7. Rock Springs Summer Camps For Youth and Families In Kansas: @ 4-H Center off Hwy 77 See Flyer below: Camps are open to all branches of military service, members, active and reserve components. Additional information (including registration fees) will be sent to you after your registration is complete. Participants may attend both camps. Camps are organized by Kansas OMK, K-State Research and Extension, and the Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families! For more information and to register, please contact Jackie Cox (cox1@ksu.edu), or 785-532-1947. Camp 1: August 8-10,2013 OSD/OMK Youth Camp in Kansas Express Yourself! Camp for Military Youth on the Plains Ages:Youth 13-17 Number of Campers:40 Camp Format: Youth Residential Featured Activities: In addition to Swimming, Horseback riding and Canoeing, campers will express themselves through Art,Improv, Photography and Nature projects. “ExpressYourself” focuses on helping teens build communication and life skills to creatively express their experiences as members of military families, and build long-lasting friendships in the process. From Thursday to Saturday afternoon, campers will be involved in a fun mix of camp recreation activities, creative projects (e.g., photography, arts, improve, science) and team-building. Kansas State University camp counselors will lead campers through experiential learning projects that highlight sharing, processing, and applying resilience and communication skills. The camp culminates on Saturday, August 10 with the Express Yourself "showcase" when campers exhibit their camp projects, arts, improves and photography for parents, military and university partners. Camp 2: August 16-18, 2013 Purple on the Prairie: Military Family Camp Ages: Parents With Youth (K-12) Number of Campers:40 adults; 40 youth Featured Activities: In addition to Swimming, Horseback riding and Canoeing, families will strengthen their Communication and Resilience skills through Arts, Physical activity and Nature projects all set in the natural beauty of the prairie. The theme of the "Purple of the Prairie" camp is the Purple Prairie Clover which is a hardy, native wild flower that thrives on the prairie in times of drought, and heat due to its deep tap-root. The flower is representative of the “deep roots” that stabilize military families during times of transition and challenge. This three-day camp provides families with a relaxing setting, well-trained staff and engaging activities (e.g., yoga, arts, natural science projects, games) that give family members time to have fun, get to know each other better and strengthen their family "tap-root". Throughout the camp, Kansas State University camp counselors will facilitate youth and parent activities which culminate in the camp 'showcase' on Sunday afternoon where families demonstrate what they discovered about their family members and unit.
  8. 8. WHO: All 1-1 BSTB / HHC, BDE Soldier & their Families When: 26 July 2013 Where: Moon Lake (North Side), Ft Riley, Kansas Time: 1000-1500 There will be a Dessert contest so bake your favorite Dessert for Judging! Fundraiser for the Battalion: Pie in the Face (so bring some cash) Activities: Ft Riley Fire Department: Fire Truck Other Items to Bring: Chairs/blankets Sunscreen Water Bottles Snacks Fishing Gear & License if you plan on fishing Grant Gate Moon Lake Trooper Gate McCormick Park N
  9. 9. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program 801 N. Washington, Suite C Junction City, KS 66441 Phone: (785) 762-3907 Ext: 1352 Fax: (785) 762-1794 Contact Tiffany Clark, Executive Director at: casa@8thjd.com The first CASA program was started in Seattle, WA in 1977. Currently, every state has one or more programs. The first Kansas CASA program was established in Wichita in 1981. The primary goal of CASA programs is to assist in securing permanency for children who are in the child welfare system because of alleged or confirmed abuse and/or neglect. The presiding judge in such a case may appoint a volunteer CASA who is responsible for advocating the best interests of the child and assisting the child in obtaining a permanent, safe, and homelike placement. Also, CASA volunteers can be appointed to work with children in the juvenile justice system and children involved in domestic relations cases. CASA programs are not-for-profit organizations governed by local Boards of Directors. Additionally, local programs must meet certain standards which are established by the Kansas Supreme Court. Programs are reviewed annually to insure compliance with the Supreme Court standards. Only programs meeting these standards are eligible to assign CASA volunteers to cases. What does a CASA volunteer do? The duties and responsibilities of a CASA volunteer are set out in Supreme Court Rule 110. A CASA volunteer should: •personally investigate and become acquainted with the facts, conditions, and circumstances affecting the welfare of the child for whom appointed, •visit the child as often as necessary to monitor the child's safety and observe whether the child's essential needs are being met, •attend court hearings pertaining to the child, •participate in staffings with professionals assigned to the child to discuss case status, •participate in the development of the written reintegration plan and/or modification of such plan, and •submit written reports to the court prior to scheduled court hearings involving the child. How do you qualify to be a CASA? A CASA volunteer must be at least 18 years of age. A potential volunteer must complete the following screening procedure: •complete a written application providing information which includes educational background, employment history, and personal experience with child abuse & neglect, •provide three written references from person unrelated to the applicant, •participate in a personal interview, •pass a records check through state child abuse registries and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and national criminal data bases, and •complete no less than 15 hours of specialized training. Individuals successfully passing the screening process are certified as CASA volunteers. Once certified, a volunteer is eligible to be assigned a case.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. Tickets are $40 for membership ticket (PF,QF,NWTF, or RMEF you choose) or if you are a current member of one of those organizations or spouse $15 and 10$ for youth! 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.
  12. 12. 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.