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  1. 1. 16 Oct 2013 1ABCT Weekly Newsbreak: 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 1ST ABCT, 1ID 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 Commander's Community Corner articles http://www.riley.army.mil/DocumentList.aspx?lib=GCCorner 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 1ST ABCT, 1ID
  3. 3. 1ST ABCT, 1ID ACS Family Readiness Training Schedule 2014: See below for upcoming 2014 schedule for all FRG Leaders, Funds Custodian, Key Caller and Care Team Training. Call the ACS at 785-239-9435 to schedule training. 17 October David Finkel @ K-State's Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families, Office of Military Affairs, and the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce Military Relations Committee in presenting: A Military Book Lecture With Author David Finkel, presenting "Thank You for Your Service." Thursday October 17th, 2013 at 4:00pm, K-State Alumni Center Main Ballroom. Parking is available in the KSU Parking Garage. See Flyer below Limited seating..for advanced (free) tickets contact: *Military Members and Families – Art DeGroat at degroata@k-state.edu *Community Members – Janet Nichols at janet@manhattan.org *K-State Faculty, Staff and Students – Kali Summers at kalijo@k-state.edu David Finkel's book "Thank You for Your Service" (released October 2013) will be available for purchase and signing at the event: *3:00-4:00pm -- Military and K-State patrons book signing session *4:00pm -- Lecture *5:00-6:00pm -- Community member book signing session and Patrons Reception (by invitation) 18-20 October FT Riley PWOC Fall Retreat at Rock Springs Retreat Center, Guest Speaker is author Denise Glenn. Suggested donation $40. Please e-mail rileypwoc@gmail.com for more information. We’ll be glad to send you a flyer and a registration form. Pre-registration is required. This retreat is open to all women in the Fort Riley community. 19 October Mega Bingo: Get your tickets TODAY!! Win a 2013 Chevy Spark! October 19th at Rally Point, doors open at Noon, Bingo begins at 2pm. Tickets are only $100 in advance and $125 at the door. Tickets are available at Rally Point, Warrior Zone, Leisure Travel, Riley's Conference Center, Custer Hill Golf Course & Bowling Center. Must be 16+ to play, open to DOD card holders and up to 5 guests. You could win a 2013 Chevy Spark! See flyer below. 19 October Hildebrand Farms Dairy: Harvest Festival this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The kids (and kid at heart) are going to love the hayrack rides, haybale play area, corn pit, craft corner and make-your-own butter station. We hope to see you Saturday!
  4. 4. 1ST ABCT, 1ID 19 & 20 October Sunset Zoo Trick or Treat: Manhattan Sunset Zoo will welcome community members of all ages for their annual SPOOKtacular event-The Zoo's five candy trails will open from Noon to 4:30pm each day; guests are encouraged to wear costumes as they visit over 20 candy stations sponsored by local businesses and not-for-profit organizations. A Zoo-full of activities will occur all weekend long including a Pumpkin PlayZone inside the Nature Exploration Center located at the Zoo's entryway. The PlayZone will feature a straw bale maze, pumpkin-themed games and live animal encounters with the Zoo's education animal ambassadors. Additionally, family-friendly activity stations will be located Zoo-wide and Zoo Ambassador Programs featuring live animal encounters will occur in Chautauqua Amphitheater each afternoon. Live entertainment will also be found throughout the park including performances from the KSU Tap Dance Ensemble and Manhattan High School's Thespian Mime Troop. The SPOOKtacular carving skills of KSU's College of Architecture, Planning & Design students will once again be on display in the Zoo's pavilion. This is the fourth year for the Zoo to partner with the College, providing second year Interior Architecture & Product Design students practice with their rendering skills. SPOOKtacular guests can vote for their favorite jack-o-lantern art throughout the weekend. Special admission prices apply to SPOOKtacular: $5 per trick-or-treating child; two adults admitted free with each paid child's admission. A regular admission rate of $4 applies to any additional adults. Children two and under are free; Friends of Sunset Zoo members receive $1 off each trick-or-treating child's admission. See Flyer below. 19 October Hilderbrand Farms Harvest Festival: FREE & open to the public 10am-3pm Family Fun: Fours of the Farm, Picnic lunch servedd 1130-1pm Live music, Milk sample, Hay rack rides and much more. See Flyer below 19 October Second Annual Night Flyer Shoot: We will shoot white targets with the occasional orange “prize clays” mixed in. This competition will consist of 4 rounds of Skeet. Price does not include ammo. Pre-registration is required, please call 785-239-2271 to reserve your spot. Deadline to register is 17 Oct COB. Shooting will begin at Dusk, approx time 6:50PM. Cost is $25 per Person 20 October Autocross: Autocross will be at Marshall Airfield at 10am! Drive your car in an adrenaline pounding solo competition hosted by the Salina Region Sports Car Club of America. You must pre-register at www.salinascca.org Registration fee is $30. For more infromation call, 785-239-6398 See Flyer below.
  5. 5. 1ST ABCT, 1ID 21 October Dance Against Domestic Violence: Zumba Class at King Field House the first 30 people are FREE! Time: 1000-1100 21 October YMCA 1st & 2nd Grade Coed Basketball sign up Deadline: YMCA begun sign ups for 1st & 2nd grade for co-ed Basketball. Forms will be sent home from school with the kids. You can also pick them up at the YMCA front counter, or go online at www.junctioncityfamilyymca.com. The sign up deadline is 21 Oct by 7:30pm. Games will be played Saturday mornings beginning in November. Practice days and times are completely up to the volunteer coach. 3rd – 6th grade basketball will begin in January. If you have any questions contact Brett Stewart at 785-762-4780. 22 October Dance Against Domestic Violence: Zumba Class at King Field House the first 30 people are FREE! Time: 1800-1900 22 October Fall Job Fair: Fort Riley will be hosting the annual “Fall Job Fair” from 2-6pm at Riley’s Conference Center in building 446, Seitz Drive. We are inviting employers from all over the country, state of Kansas, and the Central Flint Hills Region who have either current or future job openings. This recruiting event has historically been very well attended by military spouses and Family members, Soldiers about to exit the military, veterans and military retirees, members of National Guard and Reserve units, war wounded an disabled veterans. This event is open to the public and has considerable attendance from Kansas residents residing near Fort Riley. For more information on the Job Fair or to participate, please contact ACS Employment Readiness Program at 785-239-9435. 22 October Employee Job Fair: Volunteers needed: 8-12 volunteers to help make this event a success. Volunteers will be helping in a variety of areas to include: Helping with vendor set-up, Registration of attendees, helping run booths while vendors take lunch, and helping conduct exit surveys for future job fairs. This is a great opportunity to gain volunteer experience as well as earn more time for the MOVSM. If there is anyone interested in volunteering please contact Jane White at (785) 239-9435 . We are looking for the following volunteers for the following shifts: Shift- 1200-1530 volunteers needed 8 Shift- 1500- 1830 volunteers needed 5 23 & 24 October Ft Riley Prescription Drug Collection Day: Fort Riley to offer a Prescription Drug Collection Point from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 23 to 24 at the Main Exchange. Learn more: http://ow.ly/paedJ.
  6. 6. 1ST ABCT, 1ID 23 October ScreamFree Parenting: Are you a screamer? Or do you employ the “Silent Treatment”? Are you looking for way to better connect with your children? Well this is the class for you CYSS is offering this class for you on Wednesday’s October 9th, 16th, & 23rd Attendance at all classes is required for certificated. Bldg 6620 (CYSS parent Central) Register at 785-239-9435. Child care is available. 24 October Dance Against Domestic Violence: Zumba Class at King Field House the first 30 people are FREE! Time: 1800-1900 25 October Howl-O-Weenie Spooktacular: Old Abilene Town -6pm: come out in your Halloween costume and join in the fun. Events will include Pet costume contest, costume contest, hayrack rides, FREE hotdogs, Hot chocolate and much more. See flyer below. 25 October Aggieville Trick or Treat: Event begins at 3pm-5:30pm with the K-State Homecoming Parade at 5pm. 26 October Halloween Party Custer Hill Bowling Center: starting 5pm-9pm: $5 for Kids, $7.50 for Adults-Costume contest, Goodie Bags, Food Specials. See Flyer below. 26 October Ft Riley Library Truck or Treat Event: on Custer Hill off Hood Drive, FREE! Decorate your vehicle, wear your favorite Halloween Costume and bring the entire Family to the Library! Passing out treats, giving away prizes! 27 October Ghosts of Ft Riley Tours: 3pm-7pm Listen to the tales and hear witnesses accounts of ghosts stories on Main Post! This is a walking tour so wear some comfortable shoes. FREE event for the entire Family to enjoy! See flyer below. 28 October K-State Cheer Clinic: FREE open for children ages 4-12 yrs of Ft Riley Soldiers. Will be held on Monday, Oct 28th 5:30pm7:30pm King Field House. To register email: druoff@ksu.edu Deadline Oct. 27th. See Flyer below. 28 October Dating and Violence Should Never Go Together for Teens: Middle School & Teen Center 4pm-5pm Bldg 5800 will be briefing to Teens presented by Family Advocacy program-Dating Tips for Teens, Self-Respect! Open to all military teens. See flyer below 29 October All Treats Day in Junction City: 5:15pm-7pm Trick or Treat downtown streets as merchants will be handing out candy. There will be a parade of costumes for the kids starting at 5:30pm. Games & candy at the Municipal Building 6pm-7pm. See Flyer below.
  7. 7. 1ST ABCT, 1ID 29 & 30 October Haunted Manhattan Trolley Tour: MHK Trolley for a guided tour of nearly 20 haunted sites in Manhattan. Cost $18 individual, $29/couple, $72/Family of 6, $175/group of 10-15. Fours are from 6pm-7:45 and 8:30-10:15pm Tours begin and end at Mr. K’s Café 3901 Vanesta Dr. Manhattan, KS call 785-539-8763 for more details. See flyer below. 31 October BOSS Truck or Treat: BOSS Soldiers are hosting a Trunk or Treat at the Fort Riley Commissary on Oct. 31st at 5:30pm. Bring your kiddos out for a great safe environment for them to trick or treat and to look at all the great tricked our trunks that our BOSS Soldiers are providing. All Candy will be provided by BOSS Soldiers. 31 October, 1 November & 2 November Book’s paradise Annual Fall Book Sale: Dorothy Bramlage Library in Junction City, KansasBooks will be on sale in the Library starting on 31 Oct for members and on Nov1st for non members. See flyer below. 1 & 2 November Military Appreciation Weekend: Join MWR in the first GLO Run to be held at Fort Riley, Nov 1st at Riley's Conference Center. This 2 mile fun run is a one of a kind night time experience, that is about enjoying friends, family and music all while being decked out in your best neon outfits. Each participant will receive a free glow stick by donating one non perishable food item at sign in which begins at 6:30pm. See Flyer below. 12 -16 November Turkey Bowl: Custer Hill Bowling Lanes 11am-5pm Bowl; Bowl 3 strikes in a row and win a FREE Turkey for Thanksgiving. $1.50 a game/$1.00 shoes-3rd strike must be verified by staff/one per household! See flyer below. 14 November Education Fair 2013: 60 schools who will be in attendance and the numbers are growing. This fair will be a great opportunity for anyone who is seeking information direct from the schools' admission officers---high school juniors, transitioning service members, spouses, and active duty soldiers. See Flyer below. 15 November 4th Annual Wine Fest: Tickets are now on Sale!! 6-9pm at Riley's Conference Center. Come enjoy a variety of wines & hors d'oeuvres. This is a 21 and older event no children allowed. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, and can be purchased at Riley's Conference Center. For more information call, 785-784-1000. See Flyer below. 16 November Dueling Piano's: at Rally Point! Tickets are on sale now at Rally Point and Leisure Travel Services. $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For more information call, 785-239-8990
  8. 8. 1ST ABCT, 1ID 17 November Tell Me A Story: Giraffes Can’t Dance: 2pm FREE limited space RSVP by emailing PtoP.Riley@militarychild.org Guest Reader will be MG Funk II, Location Skies Building 2420-H Street, Ft Riley. See Flyer below. 18 & 19 November Adult Army Family Action Plan Conference: at Riley’s Conference Center from 8:30am – 2:30pm. Child care is available if registered prior to September 27, 2013. Any questions or concerns please contact Becky Willis at (785) 239-4593. Army Family Action Plan (AFAP)-The AFAP is an Army-wide Program that allows all members of the Army, Retired Military, Family members and Civilian Employees to identify issues of concern that impact the well being of the entire Army Family. Through this process, issues requiring actions are prioritized, assigned to a lead agency for resolution, and an action plan is established to achieve desired change. “You” can make a difference and be a part of this conference. Let “YOUR VOICE BE HEARD.” They are looking for Delegates to help work the issues that are submitted, Volunteers to assist with the Conference and most of all issues…YOUR Issues. Munson Angus Farms/Black Horse Hitch: Open every weekend in October from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm to families and the general public. Costs include a horse-drawn carriage ride to the pumpkin patch so you can pick one small to medium pumpkin of your choice. There is also a corn maze to wander through. Afterwards, make a s'more at the bonfire and enjoy a beverage. Concessions are available No reservation is required Adults $8.00 each Children $6.00 each Optional Corn Maze $2.00 each Large pumpkins are available for purchase. 2013 KC Chiefs Tickets for Military $25 tickets available for the following games. Military personnel can purchase at that price. See the following for the games listed below: Contact Sam Dearth at 816-920-4813 or email sdearth@chiefs.nfl.com. When you talk or email him just let him know you are from Ft Riley and they will mail you your tickets usually a week out from the game. Contact Sam Dearth for more details on how to get your tickets. Sunday, Oct. 20 Houston Texans Noon Sunday, Oct. 27 Cleveland Browns Noon Sunday, Nov. 24 San Diego Chargers Noon Sunday, Dec. 22 Indianapolis Colts Noon
  9. 9. 1ST ABCT, 1ID The Kansas City Chiefs are offering discounted tickets to Fort Riley Soldiers and Airmen for their annual Military Appreciation Day Game. The Chiefs take on the San Diego Chargers on Nov. 24 at Arrowhead Stadium. The seats are located in Field Level - Touchdown Zone and Field Level - Red Zone. The tickets typically cost $94 and $80, but are available to Fort Riley Soldiers and Airmen for $25 each. Order tickets by contacting the seasonal sales representative at (816) 920-4831 or jrush@chiefs.nfl.com. Fall Army Family Team Building Training Schedule: See flyer below for next scheduled classes Military Family Appreciation BBQ Volunteer Opportunity on 1 & 2 Nov: The Military Family Appreciation BBQ for the Troops event is quickly approaching and we need help. Following is a brief run down of what is needed. I am asking that volunteers respond soonest if interested so we have some kind of idea how much help we can hope for. I understand things come up and may have to decline at last minute but if you THINK you can and want to help please let me know. 1 Nov from 1800-2100 help with the Glo Run. We need at least 12 to help mark the 2 mile route with glow stuff, man water station, man a detour blockade diverting traffic during the run, hand out glo sticks as participants arrive with canned food to donate, and much more. 2 Nov from 0800 until 1600 we need help all or any part of the day with directing parking, handing out give away items, setting the tables with table cloth and deco, serving fantastic BBQ prepared by 25 professional pit masters. We will have three serving lines going at the same time with 10 servers on each line, bussing tables as folks finish eating, changing garbage can liners and disposing of garbage in dumpsters, monitoring bounce houses and much more. We are expecting about 2000 people and truly need lots of help. We figure about 60 positions but realistically will need 2-3 times that to cover the entire day so gather a bunch of your friends and come join us for a lot of fun, good music and fantastic food-free!!! Another thought, request your units and neighbors also donate some can goods for the local shelters. 1 Nov. the Junction City, Ogden and Manhattan food pantries will be at the Glo Run collecting food for the holidays that many of our military Families will benefit from. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Becky Willis at 785-239-4539/9435.
  10. 10. 1ST ABCT, 1ID 1-1 BSTB Relationship Skills Training Single Soldiers: 0900-1500, 31OCT2013, sign up by COB 25OCT13 0900-1500, 22NOV13, sign up by COB 15NOV13 Married Soldiers & their spouses: 0900-1500, 01NOV13, sign up by COB 25OCT13 0900-1500, 15NOV13, sign up by COB 08NOV13 0900-1500, 06DEC13, sign up by COB 29NOV13 0900-1500, 16JAN14 , sign up by COB 10JAN2014 POC: SGT Plukas, katie.j.plukas@us.army.mil ; 785-240-3855 CH (MAJ) Carrothers, donald.carrothers@us.army.mil ; 785-307-0514 Marriage Classes at Family Life Ministries Center Who: Topics: When: Where: POC: Couples preparing to get married or couples in the first few yeas of marriage. Marriage and marital expectations, couple communication skills, conflict resolution, and human sexuality. Last Friday of every month (next class is 27 SEP 2013) 0900-1500 Grimes Hall, BLDG 510 Family Life Ministries Center at (785) 239-3436 or SGT Plukas (785) 240-3855
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