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  1. 1. 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: <> ______________________________________________________________________________ 14 Aug 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 or if you are having issues reading this you can click on this link to read the weekly news. We are always up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1ABCT FaceBook Page at
  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. 15 August 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. 15 August Fort Riley OCSC:. Mark your calendar for the 1st Event of the New OCSC 2013-2014 event. You will be able to sign up as a New member or renew your yearly membership, mingle , shop, and win great prizes. If you are new to Fort Riley or just interested in the Spouses club here on post you can attend the luncheon (normal luncheon fee applies) and meet wonderful residents, spouses, and businesses of the surrounding areas ~August 15th 11 am - 1 pm @ Riley's Conference Center ~ contact***** Attached flyer for future OCSC events. 16 August Midnight Madness basketball tournament: sign up by Aug 14th at King Field House 5v5 Full Court $50 per team. Double Elimination-Max 8 teams. FREE for Active Duty Teams. Open to all DOD card holders. See below flyer. Call 785-239-2813/2148 16 August Back to School Dance: Youth Center Back to School Dance 8pm-10:30pm, cost $2.50 for members and $3.50 for non- members. For more information call 785-9222. see flyer below. 16 August Civilian Furlough Day Off! 17 August-FUNKY JUNK ROUNDUP 10:00am until 4:00pm at the Bicentennial Center in Salina, Kansas : FUNKY JUNK ROUNDUP is a one day shopping extravaganza featuring a unique blend of arts & crafts, vintage finds & inspiration, one of a kind handmade items, antique décor, rusty-chippy-shabby-reloved & refunked JUNK, bling, glam & jewels, boutiques and FABuLOUS JUNKTIQUES for your creative soul! Admission $3.00 (Under 12 FREE) for more information see attached flyer 17 August 2-4 pm Float Your Boat Cardboard Boat Races. Milford State Park-South Boat Ramp 3612 State Park Rd Milford, KS . Participants need to check in by noon 785-238-2885 Send an Email Admission is FREE. For more information see attached flyer. 17 August 40-Frame Adult Singles Bowling Tournament: For all you bowlers out there, Custer Hill Bowling Center is hosting a 40-Frame Adult Singles Tournament on August 17th. $20 per person, pre-register or register the day of. Payout depends on number of entries. All money goes back to the prize fund after lineage. For more information call, 785-239-4366 17 August Master BlasterPaintball Shootout : Are you a paintball fanatic? Well then you will want to check out Master Blaster at Outdoor Rec. Two teams enter only one team leaves! Registration begins at 0900 Play starts at 1000. Cost is $25 per person and includes all equipment, air, and paintballs. Must be 13 or older to participate. For additional information call, 785-239-2363. 18 August Family Bingo: Rally Point Doors open at 12:30pm Bingo Starts at 2pm Adults $10 & Children $5. See Flyer Below Call 785-784- 5434 for more information.
  4. 4. 20 Aug Making the most with your Grocery Dollar- -10-11 AM-ACS Room 102Call 239-9991 to register-Please see attached flyer for more information. 21 August Ft Riley American Red Cross Event: 11am-5pm @ WTB Clam Shell Bldg 675 Warrior Rd if you are donating on behalf of your company/unit please call the Red Cross office at 785-239-1887 to be a part of a competition. Make your appt at 785-239-7673 -Walk- ins register online at 21 August Women’s Equality Month Observance: Riley’s Conference Center from 1145am to 1pm, food sampling will be provided. The event is FREE and open to the public. See flyer below. 22 August Flag Football League Registration Deadline Ends: Flag Football League for Active Duty Teams 2013 registration ends on 22 Aug- season will run Sept 3rd-Nov 14th. Coaches meetings to be held at King Field house on Aug 6th and 13th at 2pm. For more information call 785-239-2813/2148. See flyer below. 22 August Junction City MAC Breakfast: Make your reservations for our next MAC Breakfast on Thursday, Aug 22nd at the Geary County Convention Center, Courtyard by Marriott. Guest Speaker is COL Jeffrey Broadwater, Commander of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team. The Breakfast will begin at 7:30am. Deadline to register for the breakfast will be Monday, August 19. Cost of the breakfast is $12 per person. To make a reservation, please either call the Chamber office at785-762-2632 or email See you all then! 22 August Ft Riley American Red Cross Event: 8am-2pm @ WTB Clam Shell Bldg 675 Warrior Rd if you are donating on behalf of your company/unit please call the Red Cross office at 785-239-1887 to be a part of a competition. Make your appt at 785-239-7673 -Walk- ins register online at 23-25 August 7:30 PM a production of Hoo Haw at The Columbian Theatre Wamego, KS Hoo Haw is a gut busting comedy performance that is sure to make you laugh. KORN county residents will perform their hysterical antics along with gospel and country songs. The Hoo Haw veterans will be returning to the stage for an evening that will leave you saying you’ve never laughed this hard in your life. Director Troy Hemphill, Drew and Christie Horton, Brad Voth, Mindy Theirolf, Krysten Day, Shelley Rickstrew and Mark Portell will be taking the stage hootin’ and hollerin! There will be classic and contemporary music featured by the band, Pott. County Posse that will have you tapping your feet all night, ya’ll! Join us for another hysterical episode of Hoo Haw! For more information please go to the following link: or call 785-456-2029 23 August Splash and Dash 2013 Early Register Fee: There is no same day registrations! To receive your T-shirt with you entry packet you must register before 23 Aug. All registrations after 23 Aug will be notified when their t-shirts are ready for pickup at King Field House. $40 per individual, $75 per Team of 3: walk in registrations will be accepted until 4pm on Sept 4th Mail In registrations need to be postmarked by Aug 29th. See below for registration forms. Visit website: for more details:
  5. 5. 23 August 6 :30-9pm.Enjoy hand-crafted samples of Manhattan's Tallgrass Brewing Co. at this annual fundraiser benefitting Sunset Zoo and its wildlife conservation efforts. Tickets are $30 in advance; $40 day of event, if available. Kick-back & relax in the wild of Sunset Zoo while enjoying: • samples of Tallgrass Brewing Co.'s cold brews & a special Firkin tapping • a home brewing demo from Tallgrass Brewers ... • food provided by Manhattan Hy-Vee & donut samples from Varsity Donuts • live music from Russell Sawyer • live animal encounters with Sunset Zoo's trained ambassadors Brew at the Zoo will take place along the African Forest Trail loop near the primate exhibit and inside the Nature Exploration Center at the Zoo's entryway. BATZ guests may enjoy self-guided tours of the rest of the Zoo until sunset. 24 August Movie Night @ Ft Riley Library: 6:30pm they will be showing Wreck it Ralph. Bring the kids and movie pals and enjoy an evening of fun! Popcorn and drinks will be provided. For more information call 785-239-5305 24 August Annual Fall Daylily Sale: Flint Hills Daylily Society will hold their annual fall daylily sale on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at the Farmers Market in Manhattan, 8am to noon. New location is in the northwest parking lot of the Manhattan Town Center Mall. We'll offer several hundred different bareroot daylilies, in many colors and flower types. Daylilies are the perfect summer perennial-- very colorful and easy-care. Come early for the best selection! Priced $5 and up. 24 August NFL Punt, Pass & Kick: Come on out to Colyer Manor Youth Sports Complex on Aug 24th 9am-Noon, for the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick! This event is FREE and open to boys and girls ages 6-15 years old. Don't miss your chance to PLAY 60 with the NFL! For more information call, 785-239-9223. 24 August BOSS Baseball Game KC Paintball Event: Open to single Soldiers Van departs at 9am from Warrior Zone returns at midnight, tickets available at Leisure Travel Center at 785-239-5614 and need to reservation by August 16! Cost: $45 (Does not include Meals). See flyer below. 26 August HASFR Ice Cream Social & Membership drive 6pm at the Custer House. For more information see attached flyer. 28 & 29 August Purple Power Play on Poyntz City Park: Join the K-State Wildcats beginning 6pm with a pep rally to kick off the 2013 Football season! This is a two day event, community-wide and spirit lifting great time. Fun for all! So get out your purple shirts and show off your Wildcat spirit! All fun activities will begin at 6pm at City Park. 28 August USO No Dough Dinner: No Dough Dinner at DFAC 7856 Drum Street -Hope to see you there! Stay tuned for more details at their facebook page!/USOFtRiley?hc_location=stream
  6. 6. 29 August Ft Riley Network: 1pm @ Riley’s Conference Center network for disseminating Family Readiness Group information to Soldiers and Family members. Open to all. If you need Child Care please RSVP with Stacie Dumas by 12pm on 22 August with child’s name, child's age, if they have allergies and parents cell phone number. Email information to 30 August Youth Sports & Fitness Activities Deadline Registration: Start Smart Soccer & Football, Registration ends August 30th. Soccer ages 3-4 $20 Football grades K-1st $20. Soccer, Flag Football, Volleyball & Cheerleading, registration ends by August 30th, grades K-12, $40 For more information call, 785-239-9885. 30 August-2 September: Division Training Holiday & Furlough Day off! Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts 30 August Don't miss Bret Michael's and his band LIVE at the Stiefel Theatre in Salina Friday, August 30 at 8pm. Known for his GREAT SHOWS, Bret Michaels is an American musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer and reality television personal...ity. He first gained fame as the lead vocalist of Poison. Great tickets still remain for this fun end-of-summer-show. Call 785-827-1998 for info or to buy tickets or go to ticketmaster. 11 September Patriots Day Career Fair: Patriots' Day Career Fair is Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the American Legion Post 45, 201 E. 4th Street, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. It is open to the public. For more information, please call the Junction City Workforce Center at 785-762-8870. See flyer below. 13 & 20 Sept Ft Riley Flag Football Team Tryouts: Looking for a team to get involved with, try out for the Fort Riley Flag Football Team. Tryouts are being held on Sept. 13 & 20th at 6pm at SACCO Softball Complex. Tryouts are open to active duty soldiers only and the team will be traveling to McConnell AFB in November to play. For more information call, 785-239-2813. 27 Sept 27 & 28 Jammin In JC Blues & BBQ: Jammin in JC Blues and BBQ Featival on Sept 27 and 28 at Heritage Park in Junction City, KS. This is has got to be the hottest Texas Blues line-up in Kansas, and its free to attend. Please check on the link to get more information IACH Updates: Flu Vaccines- Vaccines will be available at the Fall Festival and other venues, but the numbers maybe limited due to budget cuts. Other ways to get vaccines for family members-they can get vaccinated at other appointments (like a routine checkup, etc) so they do not need to make an appointment specifically for it.
  7. 7. Tricare UnitedHealth Military & Veterans Services Referrals Updates: is now doing referrals and are fully engaged (during the transition the local MTF was handling the referrals) If a Family member receives a referral, please wait to receive the referral letter in the mail before making the appointment. If you make the appointment before getting the letter, it may result in a medical bill that you are not expecting. *The letter has been reformatted and is much easier to read *Urgent issues can go to the referral office to get the letter printed *Routine referrals could take up to 5 days to get in the mail and then the mail delivery time is added to that *Providers are faxed a copy of the referral and may receive it before the patient *Referrals for issues that are not chronic are good for 180 days *Referrals for chronic issues are good for 365 days 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 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: DY/default.aspx FRG Leader’s Funds Custodian Training and Test Training: Test: FRG Leader’s Key Caller Training and Test Training: Test: 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.
  8. 8. Save the Date: Sears Heroes at Home Program Sign-Up and Link! This is a HEADS UP and includes the link, the date for registration and more info that will be helpful... including a link to donate if you wish. Register Donate 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. Furlough Days Reduced: It has been announced, due to a combination of congressional approvals and departmental budget management efforts, Mr. Hagel directing that furloughs for most DoD civilians be reduced from 11 days (88 hours) to six days (48 hours). The last 2 furloughs days for Ft Riley will be 16 and 30 August. NOTE: Commissary is back to NORMAL business hours! 17 November – February 8 Teen Hire Winter Term Application Deadline October 4, 2013: See Flyer Below for the Winter Term Hire for teen deadline application turn in by 4 October The session is from 17 Nov-8 Feb for ages 15-18 year olds. Youth looking to build valuable career and life skills can get a head start with HIRED!, a 12-week program that offers work experience at a variety of organizations at Fort Riley. For more information contact Sandy Johnson @ 785-240-3261 or email: HASFR Apple Pie Pre-sales are underway for another year. Apple Day will fall on Saturday October 5th this year, so start planning now. Pre-sales will be accepted this year from August 15 thru September 27th. Pre ordering your famous Libby Custer Apple Pie has been a tradition for many years to ensure you are able to reserve your delicious Apple Pie. Pre orders this year are $11.00 thru September 27, tax included. By pre-ordering your pie not only are you reserving your pie you will also not have to stand in line on Apple Day as we will have a separate table for you to pick up your pie if you had not already done so. Pies at apple day will be $13.00 frozen and $14.00 baked. Deadline for ordering is September 27. If ordering by mail, please mail order form and payment before the 24th. For additional information, or forms, email your request to HASFR- We will be making pies from September 29 thru October 4th. Information regarding details on location and volunteering opportunities will be put out soon on their facebook page. So be on the lookout for details. Facebook page site:!/fortrileyhistory?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser Are you ready for some football??? Limited tickets now available for KC Chiefs home games at the Leisure Travel Center, Bldg 6918 (co- located with Arts & Crafts and the USO). The Dallas Cowboys game is sold but tickets still left for the remainder of the season. Check out their schedule at or give us a call at 785-239-5614/4415 for further information. Kansas State University football game tickets are also available. Unfortunately tickets sold out for their first game & against UMASS. Prices vary.
  9. 9. Did you know Fort Riley can send you Severe Weather notification via email (work or personal) or text directly to your Cell Phone when it happens. Your battalion Family Readiness Support Assistant can assist you. Please provide the following information: User name First, Last name Zip code If you live on Ft. Riley Home phone ,cell, e-mail address Contact the Family Readiness Support Assistant (FRSA’s) at their office’s. Or you can visit the following Kiosk Locations e: Building 208 – 2nd floor Replacement Building 210 – across from check-in Building 212 – ID Card Section Building 7284 – ACS next to reception Building 229 – SRP reception hall
  10. 10. The Women’s Equality Month Observance Will Be from 1145 am to 1pm Aug 21 at Riley's Conference Center. A Food Sampling will be provided. The event is free and open to the public. (poster courtesy of DEOMI defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute)