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  1. 1. 26 June 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 . 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 BSTB FaceBook Page at Battalion-Combat-Team/496167963740283?skip_nax_wizard=true Fort Riley Current News Updates: This information has recently been updated, and is now available. x In addition to the Current News page there are Garrison Commander's Community Corner articles Corner More Updates can be found here: 1HBCT Facebook page:!/1HBCTDevilBrigade Want to be in the know this winter. Check out the Fort Riley MWR Winter Guide and plan your winter activities! Ready Army - <> Ready Army- Prepare yourself for winter driving - also see the Ft Riley website: <> ______________________________________________________________________________
  2. 2. Use full websites Finance Mypay: Thrift Savings Plan: News Outlets U.S. Army Homepage: U.S Department of Defense: Army Knowledge Online (AKO): DoD Community Relations: Track Santa: Military Family, Youth, and Children Military Children and Youth: USA4 Military Families: Employment Medical Care Dental Care: TRICARE: TRICARE Online: DEERS Enrollment Online: Education DoD Education Activity GI Bill: Services PX : US Postal Service: National weather Service:
  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! 26 June Dorothy Bramlage Public Library: Meditation & You 7pm-9pm 238 W. 8th Street Junction City- While meditation comes in a variety of different forms, they all involve one thing, a heightened sense of awareness. Attend this monthly class and discover engaging meditation exercises that can be used to increase this sense of awareness and strengthen your connection to body, mind, and spirit. Instructor: Palma Holden has been actively part of meditation groups since 1998 and has been leading meditation sessions for the last five years. She offers intuitive consulting and guidance by phone and in Manhattan. $5 suggested donation. 27 June Mid Summers Night Dream: Abilene Kansas starting at 4pm-There is sure to be a flurry of activity at this third annual community-wide event. The Abilene Downtown Association arranges this community wide event in historic downtown Abilene. Food, music, prizes and a variety of activities for all ages. A Fairy Princess and Elf contest for children will add to the excitement. Also, the City band will have an evening concert. For more information please see attached flyer below. 28 June Ft Riley Female Network: 3pm at the Warrior Zone, What is the Ft Riley Female Network? Provides all female Soldiers and civilians 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? We're partnering 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 at: 28 & 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 29 June BBQ Queens @ Commissary: 11am-2pm outside Ft Riley Commissary will be grilling up some fingerlings good food with potatoes. 1 July Pay Day Scramble Custer Hill Golf Course: Do you like to Golf will this is the perfect time to get in some golfing at a great price! Check in starts at 11am shotgun starts 1pm. Cost $25 per player; format is 4-person scramble cost includes Greens Fees, Golf Cart, Range, prize Fund, and meal. Food will be served before play begins. Limit 25 teams. See flyer below. For more details 785-784-6000 1 July X-Quest Entry: Registration starts 1 July-Earn Prizes for working out-$15 entry FEE. Log in your workout time at Kings Field House gym’s front desk every hour spent working out you earn 124 yards (limit 1 hour per day). Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places-See flyer below for more details. Call 785-240-2664/2148 for more information.
  4. 4. 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. 3-6 July Sundown Salute: Events begin on 3 July starting at 5pm at Heritage Park and will last till July 6th fill with events, Carnival, concerts, and much more. See flyer below To see all the events visit the Sundown Salute at!/page_home 4 July Abilene Rocket Run: 5K-2 Mile Walk-1 Mile Fun Run Abilene Kansas, Register starts at 6am. Other events going on throughout the day: 3 on 3 Basketball, Tennis, Mud Volleyball, Pedal Power Tractor Pull, Dodgeball, Water Balloon Toss and much more. See flyer below 4 July Wamego Fireworks Show: Organized Activities begin at 9am, Car & Tractor show, Ice Cream Socials, dunk tank, 1st ID Band much more. Carnival with Ottaway Amusements rides 30 June – 4 July. Independence Day Parade 6pm, Fireworks show at 10pm. See flyer below. 5,6,12,13,19,20,26,27-July & 2,3,9,19-Aug Ft Riley Outdoorsmen Group FROG youth Trap & Skeet Camp 2013: Check out the camp session schedule for this summers Youth Trap & Skeet Camp 2013-to reserve your session contact Ollie hunter by email at or by phone: 785-239-2032/785-775-2760/785-320-6731. See flyer below for full details. 8 July RSVP for 2013 Junction City Special Needs Rodeo Deadline: 2013 Junction City Special Needs Rodeo Children need to be 4 years and older to participate. This is open to all military children who are involved with EFMP and surrounding communities who have a child with special needs. Each child will be escorted one-on-one to each event by a real cowboy or cowgirl! RSVP by July 8, 2013! 9 July Bellus Academy Beauty: Summer Glow Skin Care-Learn how to care for your sun kissed skin during the summer months. I have a limited number of discounted cards. Contact the BN FRSA if you would like one. The card offers 20% off all services and 10% off all retail. The discount cards are good till Dec 2013. Contact me at either one of these numbers 785-240-4337 or 785-239-8633. 10 July Paws on the Patio: Purple Swirl hosting the event for dog lovers; take your dog on a fro-yo date! They will have peanut butter frozen yogurt for your pet from 5pm-10pm. 10% proceeds will go to benefit the local homeless dogs with Four Paws Rescue of Kansas. See flyer below for more details. 12 July Garrison Commanders Classic: Cuter Hill Golf Course hosting a Garrison Commanders Spring Classic 11am-5pm will feature proximity prizes, dinner, and lots of fun golfing. Cost $50 per person, with mulligan's available (3 for $10). Mulligan’s will double as Door prizes for the end of the event. Shotgun start begins at 1pm for more details contact the Pro Shop at 785-784-6000.
  5. 5. 12 July K-State Research & Extension Food Preservation Classes: FREE classes Jams, & Jellies & other Preserves for E1-E3 with Families to teach you how to prepare Jams and Jellies for your Family. Call today to register at 785-239-9991-see flyer below. 13 July Comedy Night: Rally Point: Show starts at 8pm Advance tickets $10; at the Door $12. Open to the Public with open seating. this show is ADULT CONTENT only! Funny Factory Comedy Presents…Ed Davis, Dominique Davis, Doug Cheatham and Luke Fabrizius. For more information call 785-784-5733. See flyer below. 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. 20 July Aloha Nights at Custer Hill Pool: 6pm-9pm Games, Pig Roast and music for the Soldiers and Families. Cost $25/Family or $15/person. See flyer below. 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 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 the Region 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). 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 more information or to register, contact Roxanne Martinez at 785-240-1443 or GREAT NEWS!! The Command Spouse Training Seminar is BACK! The goal is to hold this training quarterly and we are being 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 at 7264 Normandy from 0900-1600. Command Leadership Spouse Seminar is designed to enhance the skills needed for the leadership roles these spouses frequently hold in the FRG. Lessons are taught by senior leadership spouses and community leaders.
  6. 6. 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 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. ASYMCA Family Camps in Junction City -ASYMCA has Family Camps available for 8 families for 8 weekends at the Rock Springs 4-H Center 1168 K-157 HWY Junction City, KS 66441. This is completely free to those families that qualify for the program ( Please contact Nancy to verify if your family qualifies, priority to Wounded* Families). The only thing the families have to provided is to bring their own bedding (linens, sleeping bag, blanket , pillow) towels, and personal toiletries. If children are eight and older they will be able to attend 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 suggest taking 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 available 7/23/13 to 7/25/13 Family Camp (8 Family rooms) all available 8/7/13 to 8/9/13 Family Camp (8 Family rooms) 5 available If any of the qualifying soldiers are interested in this opportunity they can contact Nancy at 785-238-2972 or stop by the ASYMCA located 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 be released 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 can have fun doing this together. Register at or See the belows for details and go ahead and take the challenge and have some fun. Manhattan City Park Pool now has a twilight Swim rate: $1 per person from 6-8pm. Children under 2 years are FREE at all time.
  7. 7. The Leisure Travel Center has a wealth of information for one day or weekend trips. For more information contact Leisure Travel at 785-239 5614/4415 or visit them at 6918 Trooper Drive on Custer Hill next to Burger King. Junction City: •C.L. Opera House: Live Performances, Programming for Children, and Arts Education •Admission varies with the different performances and class •Website: Phone: 785-238-3103 ext 330 •Hours: varies with the different performances and class •Milford Lake: Fishing Capital of Kansas (Located to the west of Junction City, the largest lake in Kansas offers great fishing, sightseeing, sandy beaches for swimming, open water for boating, off-road trails for ATV’s and Motorcycles and plenty of camping, RV and cabin sites.) Milford Nature Center: Free Admission Website: Phone: 785-238-5323 Hours: Monday- Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturday- Sunday 1 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. •Milford Wildlife Area: Phone: 785-461-5402 •Milford State Park: Phone: 785-238-1945 •Fort Riley Marina: Located on Milford Lake: 7112 82 Hwy Apt K, Milford, KS Rental Prices vary. To rent a boat at the marina, customers will be required to complete the Kansas State Boaters Safety Course available in person or online. For information about the course, visit Hours: Friday & Monday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at 785-239-2363 •Spin City:, 785-762-7746 •City Pool:, 785-238-7529 •JC Art Gallery:, 785-238-7529 •Rolling Meadows Golf Course:, 785-238-4303 Manhattan: •Flint Hills Discovery Center •Admission with Military ID: 2-17 years $4, Adults $7 •Website: Phone: 785-587-2726 •Hours: Mon.-Thursday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun. Noon- 5 p.m.
  8. 8. •Manhattan Water Parks Pools (Cico, City, and Northview) Admission prices vary between daily rates and punch cards Website: Phone: 785-587-2757 Hours: City: 1-8 p.m., Cico: 1-6 p.m., and Northview 1-7 p.m. •Sunset Zoo:, Phone: 785-587-2737 •Arts in the Park:, 785-587-2757 •Kaw Valley Rodeo and Riley County Fair:, 785-537-6350 •Purple Power Play on Poyntz:, 785-776-8829 (Aug 28-29 in City Park) Abilene (Approximately 20 minutes from Fort Riley): •Great Plains Theatre: 785-263-4574 •Several Different Antique Shops Salina: (Approximately 1 hr from Fort Riley) •Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure: •Admission with Military ID: 13 years and older $10.63, 3-12 years old $5.10 •Website: Phone: 785-827-9488 •Hours: Daily 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. •Kenwood Cove Waterpark: •Admission: Children 3-17 $3.50, Adults $5.50 •Website: Phone: 785-826-7430 •Hours: Monday- Saturday 12:30-7 p.m., Sunday 12:30- 6 p.m. Hutchinson (Approximately 2.5 hours from Fort Riley): •Dillon Nature Center: Celebrate the Wonders of Nature Admission: Free Website: Phone: 620-663-7411 Hours: M-F: 8 a.m.-sunset, Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday & Holidays: 1-5 p.m. •Kansas Underground Salt Museum: 650’ Down Under the Kansas Prairie Admission: Active Duty $12.75, Adults $14.35, and Children (ages 4-12) $9.05 Website: Phone: 866-755-3450 Hours: Tues-Sat: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. (Last tour each day at 4 p.m.) •Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center: Capture Your Moment in Space Admission: All-day Mission Pass, Military and Children $16 plus tax Website: Phone: 800-397-0330 Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-7p.m., Sunday Noon-6 p.m.
  9. 9. •Hedrick Exotic Animal farm:, 888-489-8039 •Hutchinson Zoo:, 620-694-2693, Free •Kansas Kids Museum:, 620-669-5156 •Salt City Splash Aquatic Center:, 620-662-7705 •Kansas State Fair (Sept 6-15):, 800-362-FAIR Wichita (Approximately 2 hours from Fort Riley): •Exploration Place: Kansas’ Premier Science and Discovery Center (featuring Stars War Exhibit) •Admission: 12 years and older $9.50, 3-11 years old $6 •Website: Phone: 316-660-0600 •Hours: Monday- Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday Noon- 5 p.m. •All- Star Adventures: Family Fun for All Ages Admission: Tickets and token fees vary Website: Phone: 316-682-3700 Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.- 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10-midnight •Kansas Aviation Museum:, 316-683-9242 •Sedgwick County Zoo:, 316-660-9453 •Museum of World Treasures:, 316-263-1311 •Botanica, The Wichita Gardens:, 316-264-0448 •Old Cowtown Museum:, 316-219-1871 •Mid-American All-Indian Center:, 316-350-3340 •The Kansas African American Museum:, 316-262-7651 •Coleman Factory Outlet and Museum:, 316-264-0836 •The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame:, 316-262-2038 •Wichita Entertainment: Hays: (Approximately 2.5 hrs from Fort Riley) •Blue Sky Miniature Horse Farm:, 785-625-6725 •Fairview Farms Alpacas:, 785-628-6352 •Sternberg Museum of Natural History: See dinosaur dioramas, fossils, prehistoric animals, sea monsters and giant fish that inhabited Kansas over 70- 80 million years ago. •Admission: 13 years and older $8, 4-12 years old $5 Website: Phone: 785-628-4286 Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m. The content of this information are strictly for informational purposes and does not imply endorsement of any private or commercial organization by 1ABCT, 1ID or the Department of the Army. Information including hours and admission prices may change without notice.
  10. 10. FROG Youth Trap & Skeet Camp 2013 Mission Fort Riley Outdoorsmen Group will conduct its 2013 Youth Trap & Skeet Camp in six small-group sessions in concert with the civilian employee furlough schedule. Camp Session Schedule Session 1 – 5 and 6 July (Fri+Sat) Session 2 – 12 and 13 July (Fri+Sat) Session 3 – 19 and 20 July (Fri+Sat) Session 4 – 26 and 27 July (Fri+Sat) Session 5 – 2 and 3 August (Fri+Sat) Session 6 – 9 and 10 August (Fri+Sat) 0800 to 1100 daily Registration To reserve your session, contact Ollie Hunter by e-mail or phone: 785-239-2032 785-775-2760 785-320-6731 Eligibility and Sign Up Procedures - Dependant youth of active military ages 12-16 - Each session limited to five students - Youth may register for one of six sessions - This camp is no cost to participants - Registration begins Tuesday, 18 June - Details available from POC or upon registration V5-041110JUIN13 Where the journey begins Kim Rhode – 5-time Olympic medalist U.S. National Champion – age 13 SPC Vincent Hancock – 2-time Olympic medalist U.S. National Champion – age 16 Program of Instruction - Safe gun handling - Introduction to American trap - Introduction to American skeet - Theory of hitting aerial targets
  11. 11. 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. 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.
  13. 13. 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.
  14. 14. 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.