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  1. 1. 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> ______________________________________________________________________________ 21 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 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
  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. Training scheduled August 23 has the potential to yield significant noise during the following hours: midnight to 6 a.m., 9 a.m.- 11 p.m. Training scheduled from 4 a.m. to midnight, August 24-25, has the potential to yield significant noise. 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 junctioncitychamber@junctioncitychamber.org. 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 www.redcrossblood.org/centralplains 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: www.columbiantheatre.com 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: http://rileymwr.com/main/?page_id=1848429
  4. 4. 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 Sunset Zoo Wildcat 9:30 AM - September 1, 5:00 PM @ Sunset Zoo Wildcat Week in Manhattan KSU faculty, staff & students receive half price admission this entire week. Kick off the start of another WILDCAT football season with a visit to see Manhattan’s real WILD cats! 26 August HASFR Ice Cream Social & Membership drive 6pm at the Custer House. For more information see attached flyer. 27th August at 9 am Join the Fort Riley PWOC as we kick-off a new year of worship, and Bible study at Morris Hill Chapel on. Come sign up for a Bible study and stay for food and fellowship. Watch care (infant-homeschoolers) provided. See you there! Information on Bible studies will be made available next week so that you can be praying about which Bible study will be the right fit for you! An evening class Tuesday pm: 6:30-8:30 .If you have any questions send and e-mail to rileypwoc@gmail.com
  5. 5. 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 https://www.facebook.com/#!/USOFtRiley?hc_location=stream 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 The Fort Riley Commissary is collecting non-perishable food items for the "Feds Feed Families Food Drive". Those wishing to help can drop off any items in the silver box located in front of the Customer Service Desk until Wednesday, August 28th. 28 August Cub Scouts Round up Calling all boys in 1st - 5th grade that attend Seitz, Custer Hill or Ft. Riley Elementary. Cub Scout Pack 260 is holding a scout round up at Ft. Riley Elementary School on Wednesday, August 28 at 6:30 pm . For more information please see attached flyer. 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 stacie.r.dumas.civ@mail.mil 29 August Hearts Apart Hole in One Golf Fundamentals. Learn the fundamentals of golf free of charge. Childcare offered if you register NLT 29 August by calling 785-239-9435 or e-mail usarmy.riley/imcom.mbx.acs@mail.mil . Registration for this event is a must. This program is offered to families of deployed soldier 30 days prior to a deployment and 90 days after. For more information please see attached flyer 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.
  6. 6. 1 September Konza Reptile Expo: 10am-6pm Four Points by Sheraton Hotel (formerly Clarion Hotel) 530 Richards Dr, Manhattan, KS General Admission $8, Military/Student $7. See Flyer below 7 September Splash –N-Dash 2013 Event Information: The sprint triathlon will include a 500M serpentine swim at Custer Hill Pool,14.2- mile bike ride circling Fort Riley, and a 4.3-mile run at Custer Hill Golf Course. Awards presentation will follow at Custer Hill Pool. The race is open to everyone 18 years of age and older! Please note-To receive you t-shirt with your entry packet you must register before the 23rd of August. All registrations after 23 August will be notified when their t-shirts are ready for pick up at KFH. T-shirts must be picked up at King Field House. $40 per individual – (T-shirt included) 75 per team of 3 – 1 swimmer, 1 biker, 1 runner (T-shirts included) No same day registration! “Walk In” registrations will be accepted until 4:00pm on Sep 4, 2013. “Mail In” registrations need to be postmarked by August 29, 2013 For more information please visit the following link http://rileymwr.com/main/?page_id=1848429 8 September Speedos & Fidos: 11am-2pm @ Custer Hill pool bring your dog out & enjoy a nice swim with your pooch and others at the pool. Must show proof of rabies vaccinations, & local Registration. For more information call 785-239-5860. 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 September Pay Day Scramble Golf: Check in starts 11am: Lunch 1130-1pm, Shotgun starts 1pm. Cost $25 per player Mulligans 4 for $10 includes drinks and raffle. For more information call 785-784-6000. See Flyer 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. 14 September Enterprise Fall Festival: Enterprise City Park, Enterprise, KS. Parade @ 10am, events being at 11am-11pm. See flyer below. 27 Sept 27 & 28 Jammin In JC Blues & BBQ: Jammin in JC Blues and BBQ Festival 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 http://www.jammininjc.com
  7. 7. Red Cross Messages made easy . You no longer have to hunt for your local Red Cross Chapter. For more information please visit the website below. http://spousebuzz.com/blog/2011/06/red-cross-messages-made-easy.html The next Leader Skills Enhancement Courses (LSEC)offered on post by Barton Community College. The next cycle to enroll will open in the middle of August. LSEC classes meet from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. to noon, noon to 1:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday except for holidays. Classes are located in three locations on Fort Riley: 215 Custer Ave., 7604 Parker St., and 7656 Graves St. To enroll in the LSEC program, students need to visit the Education Center at 217 Custer Ave. in order to speak with a counselor. The courses are offered through a scholarship program at Barton for active-duty military, Department of Defense employees and their dependents. There is no cost of tuition through the scholarship program, and books are provided to the student for the duration of the course and then returned at its completion. For more information visit http://riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=DHR.Educ Scholarship opportunity with the University of Mary. The University of Mary offers MBAs and MSN degrees. Please see attached flyer for more information. 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 http://www.sears.com/shc/s/dap_10153_12605_DAP_Heroes+at+Home Donate https://48498.thankyou4caring.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=298 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: sandra.e.johnson1.naf@mail.mil 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 www.kcchiefs.com 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.
  8. 8. School and Sports Physicals! This year IACH will have limited ability to accommodate school and sports physicals due to furlough and budget constraints. We are doing all we can to accommodate all requests, but these hints may help! 1) School Physicals are only required once, upon entry to the Kansas School System. -If you use school physicals as a yearly physical for your healthy child, you may consider waiting until the school year has started so those that need a physical in order to start school can get in. -if you need a school physical and cannot get in here at IACH, school physicals are a TRICARE covered benefit and can be done at any facility that accepts TRICARE. Be advised some of these facilities may involve co-pay. 2) Sports Physicals are only needed if your child or teen will be participating in sports with your school district or with Child Youth Services. -Sports physicals are NOT a TRICARE-covered benefit but can be obtained for a minimal fee in the local community. ------------------------ The following are just some options available through agencies in the community: Konza Prairie Community Health Clinic 361 Grant Ave, Junction City 238-4711 - Sports physicals - $20 - School physical - will bill TRICARE - Must bring forms and shot records Geary County Health Department 1212 W Ash, Junction City 762-5788 - All physicals - $20. They do not bill insurance. They must pay cash or debit card - Immunizations that need to be done will be sent back to IACH, appointments can be made for immunizations at 239-DOCS. Junction City Youth Clinic 1038 W. 6th, Junction City 762-5022 - All physicals - $20. They do not bill insurance. They must pay cash or debit card - Immunizations that need to be done will be sent back to IACH, appointments can be made for immunizations at 239-DOCS. Riley County Health Department 2030 Tecumseh Rd, Manhattan, KS 776-4779 - Will do preschool, daycare and new into the school district - bills TRICARE - No sports physicals Clay Center Health Department 632-3193 - Will do preschool, daycare and new into the school district - bills TRICARE - No sports physicals Dickinson County Health Department (Abilene and Herington) - Will do preschool, daycare and bills TRICARE - No sports physicals
  9. 9. 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 applepiepresale@hotmail.com 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: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/fortrileyhistory?fref=pb&hc_location=profile_browser Stop by Outdoor Recreation to reserve your spot in the last Boater's Safety class of the year. The class is Thursday, Aug 22nd & Saturday, Aug 24th. You must attend both days. The classroom section will be Thursday from 5:30-9:30pm in Bldg 1806 Camp Funston. The hands- on watercraft operation section will be Saturday from 8:30-3:30pm at the Ft Riley Marina. Cost is $5 per person. 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. 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
  10. 10. 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