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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> ______________________________________________________________________________ 24 July 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. Devil Brigade Hat & T-shirt Fundraiser going on: Order Deadline for 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. Noise and Training Advisory for July 22-28 Training scheduled for July 23-24 has the potential to yield significant noise from 5 a.m to 11:30 p.m. Training scheduled for July 25 has the potential to yield significant noise throughout all hours. Training scheduled for July 26 has the potential to yield significant noise from 12:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. Training scheduled for July 27 has the potential to yield significant noise from 6 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. No training is scheduled for July 28. 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/. Check out the schedule online for each day of the events. 25-28 July Summer Sizzles Sidewalk Sale: Manhattan Town Center: The dog days of summer are here and Manhattan Town Center has hot savings in store for you during the annual Summer Sidewalk Sales, this Thursday-Sunday, July 25-28! 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
  4. 4. 26 July 1-1 BSTB/HHC, BDE Battalion Organizational Day @ Note Location change: Ft Riley Marina, North Side of Milford Lake at Wakefield. 1000-1500. All Soldiers and their Family members are invited. There will be a dessert contest so bake your favorite dessert for the judges! There will also be a pie in the face fundraising event for the Battalion future event turns the Ball. So bring some cash! Other items to bring chairs, blankets, sunscreen, water bottles, snacks, fishing gear (remember to have your fishing license if you plan on fishing). 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. 26 July Zoofari Tails @ Manhattan Public Library : Slither into reading with the Sunset Zoo and the Manhattan Public Library. On the fourth Friday of every month at 10 a.m., Sunset Zoo will bring to life an animal-themed children’s story. Storytimes include unique animal artifacts and book give-away from Claflin Books & Copies. Attend at least six Zoofari Tails throughout the year and receive a free children’s book; you’ll also have a chance to win a free Friends of Sunset Zoo family membership, given away in December. Registration is not required for this program. 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 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. 27 July Mercy Regional Health Center Baby Expo: Manhattan Town Center from 10am-2pm. Register to win a baby package! See Flyer below. 30 July USO No Dough Dinner: Dinner will be sponsored by the American Legion Riders Post #17 from Manhattan, KS! Join us at FT Riley Fire Station #1 at the corner of Normandy and First Division Rd (next to Custer Hill Golf Course & near the Ft Riley Post Office) for a BBQ with Burgers & Hot Dogs and fun things for the Family! From 5pm-6:30pm while supplies last! 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. 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.
  5. 5. 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 <http://www.wildbillhickokrodeo.com/> / <http://www.wildbillhickokrodeo.com/ 3 August Sunset Zoo: Cool off with a Water Safari at Sunset Zoo from Noon - 4:30pm, kids visit free all day (9:30am - 5:00pm). And don't forget your swimsuits...the Manhattan Fire Department will be hosing down guests throughout the afternoon! Other activities include live animal encounters, a Wee Ones Water area, the Corps of Engineers' Water Safety program & more! Promotional sponsorship provided by Manhattan Broadcasting's Z96.3, B104.7, KROCK 101.5 and KMAN 1350. FREE DataBase Management Systems (Microsoft Access) Course: available to all DoD ID Card (dependents included)- The 1ID C4 Skills Training Facility will conduct this training on 6-9 August. Location: 509 Huebner Rd, Ft Riley, KS Reporting time on first day of class is 8:50am. Failure to report on time may constitute loss of space. This is a 40 hour training –The Course will provide opportunities for students to extend their knowledge and provide hands on experience in creating various types: •Presents students the theories, information and training in the concepts of database management systems using microcomputer database software to apply and validate these concepts. •Provides students the Database design methodology. •Enables students to learn how to create a microcomputer DBMS and generate solutions to implement a business application. • Allows students create tables, input forms, sub-forms, switchboard forms, filters, select and action queries, reports and sub-reports, and macros. • Emphasizes how text and spreadsheet data is imported into the database, and database objects are shared with and exported to other programs. • Presents concepts on how to distribute data using a private internal intranet or the public Internet, and examines database security issues. Schedule available at http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=C4&nav=Svcs-Ed3. You will need to Submit FR Form 28 signed by unit approving authority to Military Schools account usarmy.riley.1-id.mbx.military-schools-and-troop-school@mail.mil POINT OF CONTACT: Stan Bonner, 785-240-4149 or stancil.s.bonner.civ@mail.mil.
  6. 6. 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. 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. School Enrollments In the Local Areas: 24-30 July USD475 Early School Enrollment Begins: Below you will find links to enrollment information specific to the elementary, middle and high schools. To the left, you will find additional links to information common to all USD 475 Geary County Schools. To find out which school your child will be attending click on the Infofinder link, type in your home address and the correct school will appear along with bus route information. For questions with enrollment call 785-717-4000 or visit our facebook page at facebook.com/usd475. 29 July USD 378 Riley County: enrollment will be on Monday, July 29, 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, July 30, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Riley County High School. New students enrolling should bring a certified Birth Certificate and Immunization records. 31 July USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden: Central Enrollment at Manhattan High School West Campus, 2100 Poyntz Ave. 7am-7pm. For all children-no matter what grade level at one central place. You can take care of enrollment fees, yearbook orders, parking permits, etc, all in one spot, For more information call Education Center at 785-587-2000. USD 473 Chapman Enrollment 31 July – 2 August 8-12 and 1-4pm USD 435 Abilene Enrollment dates and times listed below. New Families are encouraged to call our district office at 785-263-2630 or email for information, questions, or setup a time to visit with Dr. Denise Guy, Superintendent, or Chris Cooper, Asst Superintendent. Click here for current supply list, fees, and nurse info. Enrollment Dates and Times: All Elmentary (K-5) at Kennedy School, 1501 N Kuney August 7th: 7:30a.m. to 4:00 pm and 6:00pm to 8:00 pm August 8th: 3:00pm to 8:00pm Abilene Middle School, 500 NW 14th August 7th: 8:00am to 6:30p.m. August 8th: 12:00p.m. 6:30p.m. Abilene High School, 1300 N Cedar August 7th: 8:00a.m. to 6:30p.m. (last names A-E & L-S) August 8th: 12:00p.m. to 6:30p.m. (last names F-K & T-Z) New Student Enrollments for AHS August 12th and 13th: 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. (please call 785-263-1260 to schedule an appointment) St. Xavier Catholic School- Enrolling Now for 2013-14 School Year! Grades Pre-K through 12 Openings Call 238-2841 ext 204 for more information Registration July 31 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 2013-14 School Supply List
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Military OneSource Spouse Education & Career Opportunities (SECO) http://www.militaryonesource.mil/seco Do you want a career that you can carry with you the next time you PCS? Whether you are just starting your education, trying to advance in your career, or looking for that next great career opportunity, the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program can help you search for information on portable careers, get you started on your education, finalize that perfect resume, or assist you with your career planning. Use these resources, tools, and articles to help you get started! Fort Riley Education Services: Don’t Pay for the FAFSA Several websites offer help filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for a fee. These sites are not affiliated with or endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education. We urge you not to pay these sites for assistance that you can get for free elsewhere. The official FAFSA is at www.fafsa.gov, and you can get free help from: * the financial aid office at your college or the college(s) you’re thinking about attending; ... * the FAFSA’s online help at www.fafsa.gov; and * the Federal Student Aid Information Center * the Army Education Center can assist If you are asked for your credit card information while filling out the FAFSA online, you are not at the official government site. Remember, the FAFSA site address has .gov in it!
  10. 10. 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.
  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.

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