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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> ______________________________________________________________________________ 28 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. 28 August USO No Dough Dinner: will be serving homemade Harvest Beef Stew, rolls, fresh fruit & vegetables and dessert. Dinner is from 5:00-6:30 and is FREE to all Active Duty soldiers and their dependants.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(last one)! 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.
  4. 4. 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 6 September K-State Volleyball Ft Riley Night: K-State is hosting a Ft Riley Community Night on Sept 6th. Show your support to the Wildcats and help support to our military to university community partnership. Game is at 12pm See flyer below for discount tickets. 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 7 September Ft Riley Library Fall Festival: 1pm -3Pm Bldg 5306 on Hood Dr Behind the Post Office. Caramel apples with embellishments will be available and apple cider. A drawing will take place for a prize. CG’s Mounted Colored Guard will give a presentation about the history of the cavalry and will have horses available for children to pet. 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. 8 September Flint Hills Discovery Center Conservation Quest Exhibit: They offer Military discounts-315 South 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS ph 785-587-2726. See Flyer Below 9 September UFC Fighter Brian Stann @ the Main Exchange: 2013 UFC Fit Experience UFC Fighter Brain Stann Veteran & Silver Star Recipient will be at the Main Exchange from 3pm-7pm. See flyer below for details. 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. 11 September A Walk in My Shoes: Army Spouse and Kansas State University Instructor Sandy Risberg contributed to the documentary, A Walk In My Shoes: Military Life, that tells the story of military life from seven different perspectives. The show premieres on Wednesday, September 11th at 1:30pm at Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. The program for the premiere is an hour long and it is free to the public. Attached please find a flyer about the event and here is a link with a trailer from the documentary: http://www.coe.k- state.edu/about/military/militarylife.html
  5. 5. 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. 15 September Geary County Historical Museum: Fall Fair & Ice Cream Social Event, 10am- 530 N. Adams, Junction City, KS We will have Munson Angus Farm's homemade ice cream to be enjoyed with pies, cookies, cakes and brownies made by some of Junction City's best bakers! In the auditorium you can sit and enjoy your refreshments while listening to music. Venture outdoors for more musical entertainment, crafts, home grown produce, antiques, collectibles and flea market items available in booths on the museum grounds. 17 September Flint Hills Discovery Center Preschoolers in the Flint Hills (ages 4-5): They offer Military discounts-315 South 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS ph 785-587-2726. See Flyer Below 18 September Hispanic Heritage Month Observance: 1145am-1pm @ Riley’s Conference Center Bldg 446 Seitz Dr. Food sampling will be provided. This event is FREE and open to the public. 19 September Flint Hills Discovery Center Go See it Lecture Series: They offer Military discounts-315 South 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS ph 785-587-2726. See Flyer Below September 19th 11 - 1 pm Riley's Conference Center Luncheon Happy Birthday -OCSC Cupcake Wars ~ and it will be yummy, fun and always amazing. If you love to cook cupcakes then plan to come and share them... You can reserve now at via the website www.fortrileyocsc.com or... Reservations@fortrileyocsc.com. 21 September Flint Hills Discovery Center Through Artists “Eyes Exhibit Opens Footsteps in the Flint Hills (ages 6-8): They offer Military discounts-315 South 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS ph 785-587-2726. See Flyer Below 23 September 10-12noon upcoming OCSC Newcomers Welcome at Quarters One. Meet new friends and learn about Ft. Riley. For more information see attached flyer. 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
  6. 6. 28 September Flint Hills Discovery Center Plein Air Workshop with Zak Barnes: They offer Military discounts-315 South 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS ph 785-587-2726. See Flyer Below 29 September Flint Hills Discovery Center Family Day 2013 Art in the Flint Hills: FREE Admission All day activities 12pm-5pm, Clay Pottery, Scratch Board Art, Oil Pastel Drawing and Scavenger Hunt. Check out the flyer for other activities for other September events. 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 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. Welcome to the 2013 Kansas City Renaissance Festival! Come and be a part of this long-standing tradition by visiting the Festival grounds with your whole family - even bring your pet! August 31st - October 14th • Open Weekends and Labor Day 10am - 7pm Rain or Shine Open Columbus Day, October 14th • 10am - 5pm For more information please click on the following link http://www.kcrenfest.com/ tickets can be purchased at ITR. Melissa Etheridge will be LIVE at the Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts - Wednesday, September 4 at 8pm. Visit www.stiefeltheatre.org for more info!
  7. 7. 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 Mark your calendars!!! FALL APPLE DAY FESTIVAL is going to be October 5th from 9am-3pm at the Artillery Parade Field. We have so much great stuff for you this year we can't fit it all in one Facebook post!! We have the famous Apple Pies for sale, there is going to be a petting zoo, carnival rides, a mechanical bull. We also have Humvee rides, a blanks weapon firing range. Not to mention food and live music and historical reenactments. You have to bring the whole family for this HUGE event!! Parking will be at Riley's Conference Center with a Trolly to shuttle you to the parade field 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. The Hispanic Heritage Month Observance will be from 1145 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at Riley's Conference Center. A food sampling will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.