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1 -63 24 Jan Weekly Update

  1. 1. 25 January 2013 1-63AR Weekly News Update: please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of 1-63 AR. You can always stay up to date with local events by going to 1st Infantry Division page at . Stay up to date with the FT Riley Post paper! > We are always up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1-63 AR FaceBook Page at ____________________________________________________________________________________________________Noise and Training Advisory for January 21-27, 2013.From 00:30 am to 11:30 p.m., on Jan. 21-27, scheduled training has the potential for significant noise.January 26 Racquetball tournament to be at Long Fitness Center An intermediate league and an advanced league will be offered. Each league will be divided into two age groups: 18 to 39 years, and 40 and up.Attendees must be 18 years or older to participate in the tournament. The cost is $10 for everyDepartment of Defense cardholder, but it is free for all active-duty Soldiers.Participants can register at King Field House. For more information, call 785-239-281328 January is the last day to reserve childcare for the Military Spouse 101 class. This class takesplace on 13-14 February 9-3pm at the ASC building 7264. For more information please see theflyer below. Hope to see you there!Active Duty W2s are now available. As a reminder, the Fort Riley Tax Center will be preparingreturns beginning today, but cannot efile returns until the IRS will accept them on January30th. After the 30th, the IRS is anticipating normal processing time for issuing refunds.
  2. 2. Tax Season is officially underway: 2013 Fort Riley Tax Center opens - 1/23/2013 - 4/15/2013. Need help with your taxes? *The FortRiley Tax Center provides free tax preparation assistance to Soldiers, Family members and retirees. The Fort Riley Tax Center will prepareall federal returns and most state returns electronically, and you can get your refund by direct deposit. Walk-ins are welcome, butappointments are encouraged. Building 7034 (Corner of Normandy and Bullard), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Saturday, 785-239-1040. Schedule for tax preparation: Mon-Fri 0900-1800, Sat 0900-1300; More Information: like ‘s the Harlem Globetrotter’s? HARLEM GLOBETROTTER FANS? The “You write the Rules” World Tour is in Kansas! They will be atthe Saline Bicentennial Center on 24 January for more information on this event and upcoming events there please check out their websiteat <> (Leisure Travel has discounted tickets for this show, please seeflyer) OR you can check them out at the Kansas Expo Center on 27 January for more information on this event check out http://ksexpo.comJanuary 24th & 29th Middle School Teen Center (MST) Upcoming Events and Workshops: 24 January 4-5:30pm Celebrate Belly laugh Day,29 January 6-7pm transition to College; 7-8pm Money matters. For more information please call them at 785-239-9885.January 24th Racquetball Tournament Deadline - Register by Jan 24th for the Jan 26th tournament at King Field House. Tournament startsat 10am. For more information stop by KFH or call 785-239-2813.January 26: The second annual Junction City Army JROTC Chili Feed and Bingo will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Freshman SuccessAcademy. *All proceeds from the event will go to support Junction City Army JROTC cadets. Cost is $5 per person.January 26: MOVIE NIGHT at the Ft Riley Library FREE event starts at 6:30pm, 26 Jan- Bring the kids and enjoy your evening of fun withpopcorn and drinks. For more information please call them at 785-239-5305January 26: Harry’s Unstock the Bar! - Jan. 26 8:30-11:30pm: It’s back! Over time we collect a little of this and a little of that with ourwine stock. Don’t ask what we are pouring, we don’t know. Just trust us that it will always be good! This tasting is meant to be more partythan informative and more fun than formal! Reservations are required and space is limited. Please call Harry’s at 785.537.1300 or emailto ian.hulon@harrysmanhattan.comJanuary 26: Kansas Women’s Basketball @ 7pm vs Oklahoma at Allen Field House in Lawrence. For more information please check theirwebsite at 26: Kansas Men’s Basketball @ 3pm vs Oklahoma at Allen Field House in Lawrence. For more information please check theirwebsite at
  3. 3. January 27 :3 p.m. Theatre Works USA presents Charlotte’s Web Junction City C.L. Hoover Opera House, 135 West 7th St. E.B. Whitesbeloved story of friendship, bravery and selfless love. Call 785-238-3906 for tickets or visit www.jcoperahouse.OrgJanuary 29: ” Chopper for Charity” from California on display in Junction City for Make-A Wish, the Motorcycle custom made by therenowned owner Paul Sr of the Orange County Choppers or the OCC. 29 January the motorcycle will be on display at the Courtyard byMarriot JC Geary County Convention Center. More information to follow on the event to follow but for The Daily Union news articleplease view this site: 30: K- State Men’s Basketball @ 8pm vs TEXAS at Bramledge. For more information please check their website at January 30th USO NO DOUGH DINNER: at the USO DFAC at Building 7856 from 5 to 6:30pm. For more information please contact 785-240-5326 or via email at and always can find information on their FB at Also,continue to check back for information on their Super Bowl Party!January 31st @ Warrior Zone: World of WarCraft Guild Play Jan 31st at the WZ! Join the WZHORDE guild! The last Thursday of everymonth! For more info plz contact them at 785-240-6618February 2nd: Comedy Night at Rally Point- on 2 Feb: drop off the kids at the CDC above and enjoy an evening of adult humor! Doorsopen at 7pm; show stars at 8pm. $10 in advance; $12 at the door; must be 18 or older to enter. For more information or to purchase ticketsplease call 785-784-5434February 3: Superbowl Party will be at the Warrior Zone. *A tailgate barbecue will be from 3 to 5 p.m., and a watch party will be from 5p.m. to close. Those planning to attend must be 18 years of age or older to enter. For more information, call 785-240-6618February 3rd Family Valentine Workshop: 1:30pm-3:30pm @ Beach Museum of Art at K-State See Flyer for details. There is a cost andmust be a member. Call 785-532-7718 for information.February 4th-8th **SIGN UP TODAY/ DEADLINE FOR FREE CHILDCARE ** the 1st Resilient Spouse Academy (RSA) for 2013 here andregistration deadline is looming. Resilience is the ability to grow and thrive in the face of challenges and bounce back from adversity.Resiliency programming at Fort Riley is the cornerstone in delivering Comprehensive Fitness to our Soldiers, their Families, Retirees andArmy Civilians. The Fort Riley Resiliency Campus seeks to increase resilience and enhance performance by developing and strengtheningthe five dimensions of strength Call ACS to reserve your spots. Deadline for Free Childcare for this event is 25 Jan. Call NOW at 785-239-9435!! It’s being held the week of Feb 4th – 8th.
  4. 4. February 4-7 & 11-14 American Red Cross Swim Lessons Feb 4-7 and 11-14 at Eyster Pool. $30 per child (6mos and up). For moreinformation please contact 785-239-4854February 4-7 & 11-14 American Red Cross Swim Lessons is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6th beginning at 11:30 at the Clarion Hoteltheir Guest Speaker will be Sandy Risberg, and she will enlighten and inform everyone, regarding educating military children and educatingeducators in the same vein. As always, cost of the luncheon for everyone is $15.00. Chamber members may register online and everyonemay register by emailing Alison Pulcher at .February 9th Beerfest: will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9 at Riley’s Conference Center. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Attendeesmust be 21 to enter. For more information, call 785-784-1000February 11th Trap Shooting Clinics will take place through Feb. 11. Learn the basics of the sport shooting by trying trap shooting. Rentalgun, ammunition, ear and eye protection are included in the fee. Dates and times are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, callthe Outdoor Recreation Center at 785-239-2363.February 12th National Prayer Luncheon – Feb. 12 National Prayer Luncheon, CH (MG) Donald Rutherford, Army Chief of Chaplains, 11:30a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Feb. 12 at Riley’s Conference Center. A suggested donation of $10 will be taken at the door. Seating is limited. Contact yourUnit Chaplain for tickets.<>February 14th & 15th Riley’s Conference Center will host the Sweetheart Dinner and Dance from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15. Bring yoursweetheart and celebrate Valentine’s Day with a night of gourmet food, good music and dancing. Each evening will include a cocktail hourwith hors d’ oeuvres, four-course meal and will culminate with music and dancing. For more information, call 785-784-1000February 16th Couples Zumba will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Feb. 16 at King Field House. Cost to participate is $2 per person or $4 per couple.Refreshments will be provided. Pre-registration is preferred. Child care will not be provided. For more information, call 785-239-3146February 14th Valentine’s Day bowling event will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14. Cost to participate is $20 and includes two hours of bowling,shoe rental, two small pizzas, fountain drinks and a heart/key necklace for each couple. Necklaces are limited to the first 50 couples. Ifchildren accompany a couple, they will receive $1 game and shoe rentals. For more information, call 785-239-4366.February 8th Totally 80s Valentine bash 6:00pm Great Plains Theatre in Abilene, Kansas. For more information please see attached flyerbelow
  5. 5. February 15th Family Climb Time: Feb 15, 2-4pm – FREE! Are you craving Family fun during these winter days? Outdoor Recreation andCraig Fitness Center are teaming up to offer you an exciting escape from your regular routine. Trained staff will belay while you, yourFamily, and your friends climb on the wall. Pre-registration is required. Please contact ODR @785-239-2363 for more information or toregister.The Defense Commissary Agency recently added more top name-brand websites to its Exclusive Savings page, which shows all of DeCAsindustry partners that are participating in this exclusive Web savings program. "Check out the Exclusive Savings page today for industryspecials," Burns added. "Whether youre looking for diapers for your little ones or healthy meal choices for your family, its all there!" Riley Custer Hill Golf Course Update - Golf Course Driving Range open 24/7: The Custer Hill Golf Course Driving Range is open24/7. After hours, an automatic ball dispenser, located on the back side of the club house, is available. The machine takes tokens or keys,which may be purchased during Pro Shop hours. The machine also takes $1 bills. One bucket of balls costs $2. For more information, call785-784-6000.Welcome to the Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) Weekly eNewsletter providing you with access to the latest Quality of Lifenews and information from the Department of Defense and dates for upcoming Guard and Reserve onsite sales. The link below will openup the MC&FP Weekly eNewsletter in your browser. If the link below does not work, please copy and paste the entire link into yourbrowser window. <> You can nowreceive the MC&FP Weekly content and news in an RSS feed! Learn more about Military OneSource RSS feeds, and sign up today for theWeekly RSS feed by selecting the URL below: <> YourMC&FP Team! Military Community and Family Policy Office of the Secretary of Defense Providing policy, tools, and resources to furtherenhance the quality of life of service members and their families
  6. 6. Calling all professional photographers who are Military Spouses: Send us your favorite photos of a military child (or several military kids)and we may choose one of your shots to be the cover photo for our magazines April "Month of the Military Child" issue. E-mailsubmissions to (Low-res submissions are fine as long as you can send us a very high-res copy if the photo ischosen for our cover.) Well include information showcasing you and your photography business in that issue.Do you have the Best BRO Love Story?Is your love story the stuff fairytales are made of? Tell us about it! Send us a photo of you with you rsignificant other, information aboutwhen and where you met and two or three sentences about what makes your love story the best in the 1st Infantry Division. The photoswill be posted to the Division Facebook page and fans will be asked to "like" their favorites. The photo with the most "likes" on Feb. 1will be declared the winner. The winning couple will be featured in an article that will appear in the Feb. 15 edition of Fort Rileys PostNewspaper. Please email your photo and information to no later than Jan. 27. The Best BRO Love Storycontest is open to current and former 1st Infantry Division Soldiers and their significant others.IACH Updates: All eligible beneficiaries can receive the influenza vaccine in their Medical Homes. The influenza vaccine will be offered toall patients during their regularly scheduled appointments. Beneficiaries also may come on a walk-in basis during open immunizationclinic hours, from 4 to 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday. Additionally, Custer Hill Health Clinic and IACH Primary Care clinics will havevaccination hours from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Farrelly Health Clinic will accept appointments for fluvaccinations – just call 785-239-3627, and they will accept walk-ins for flu vaccinations from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays.Beneficiaries also may receive the influenza vaccine from various Tricare-participating pharmacies in Junction City and Manhattan.Dillon’s in Junction City and Manhattan have both the mist and the injections available for people and children, ages 4 years and older. Noappointments are required at Dillon’s. Beneficiaries also may receive the influenza vaccine for ages six months and older at K-Stat, 785-565-0016, 930 Hayes Drive, Manhattan; Riley County Health Department, 785-776-4779, 2030 Tecumseh Road, Manhattan; and KonzaPrairie Health Care, 785-238-4711, 361 Grant Avenue, Junction City. Please contact for availability.OTC SELF CARE MEDICATIONS AT IACH: The sniffle and sneezing season is upon us! Did you know you dont have to head to thesupermarket to get your over-the-counter relief? Take the Self Care Class and earn a card. TRICARE beneficiaries can simply present theself care card at Irvin Army Community Hospital pharmacies to get over-the-counter cold and flu remedies, pain relievers and basic caremedications. You can also take the class online at<> and return a completed certificate for a cardor at the Pharmacies print out the Self Care Card ticket and present at time of visit to the pharmacies.
  7. 7. Kansas State Beach Museum - is offering a $10.00 membership for military families. The Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at KansasState University was opened in the fall of 1996. The Beach Museum of Art promotes the art of Kansas and the region, hosts specialexhibitions, and provides educational programming for K-12 students, University students, and the general public. The Beach Museum ofArt: Engaging the Senses, Cultivating Knowledge. Special Collections and Exhibits - The Beach Museum of Art collects art of Kansas andthe region. Special collection include over 1,000 works by Kansas artist John Steuart Curry, works by Regionalist painters, an extensivecollection of works by the Prairie Print Makers, and work by contemporary regional artists including Larry Schwarm, Shirley Smith, andRobert Sudlow. For more information on this please check their website out at Auditorium Performances for Jan and Feb 2013 are: • “A Chorus Line,” Jan 29, 2013. For anyone with a dream, the Broadwaymusical promises a singular sensation. • Sweet Honey in the Rock, Feb. 1, 2013. The stirring vocals of six women inspire love, justice, hopeand peace out of the rich textures of African-American traditions. • “DRUMLine Live,” Feb. 8, 2013. The performance is a show stoppingattraction that brings an explosive energy and athleticism to an eclectic mix of sounds. • McCain Student Showcase, 4 p.m., Feb. 10, 2013.Kansas State University students show off their talents in a celebration of inspiration and achievement. • “Shrek, The Musical,” Feb. 12,2013. Based on the popular DreamWorks film, the lovable green ogre joins more than a dozen fairy tale misfits from a land far, far away. •“Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett”, 3pm, Sunday Feb 17th. A conversation with Carol where the Audience asks the questions.“The Rambler,” Feb. 22, 2013. The Joe Goode Performance Group blurs the lines of modern dance into humorous and poignantstorytelling theater, dance and song. “Every artist and attraction in the series exceeds the highest standard of artistic excellence,” said ToddHolmberg, executive director, McCain Auditorium. “Patrons should expect to be challenged and inspired by the realm of wondrouspossibility shared by the artists they experience at McCain. Patrons should also expect to purchase tickets early as some shows will sellout.” Holmberg promises patrons an outstanding season that appeals to longtime ticket-holders and those who have never been to thetheater. The series features numerous entertaining headliners, fun attractions for the entire Family and several must-see Broadway touringshows, he said. Season and single tickets for the 2012-2013 performance series are on sale now. K-State students and youth age 18 andunder receive 50-percent off general admission ticket prices. Additional discounts are available for military members and K-State facultyand staff. Unless otherwise noted, 2012-2013 performance series events start at 7:30 p.m. and are in the McCain Auditorium. For moreinformation please go to their website at
  8. 8. Army Emergency Relief: Spouse Education Assistance Program: The 2013-2014 application for the Spouse Education Assistance Program isnow open. Please use this link to establish a password for our new online application system<> . Then click the "Scholarships" button to start your new application.You will now be able to save your application to finish later, upload your supporting documents, and check your application status online.All applications and documents must be submitted by 05/01/2013. Scholarship awards and amounts will be announced by 06/01/2013.If you are ineligible for the scholarship, you may hear from AER sooner. Go online to read full information on the Spouse EducationAssistance Program<> , including instructions and criteria.If you have any questions, please contact AER at <javascript:return> or 1-866-878-6378.NMFA MILITARY SPOUSE SCHOLARSHIP: The National Military Family Association is now accepting applications for its annual JoanneHolbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program. The Association recognizes the unique challenges todays military spouse’s facepursuing additional training or education. Scholarships of up to $1,000 are awarded to help ease the financial obstacles that accompanypursuing a higher education. Scholarships are awarded in eight categories: High School GED or English as a Second Language classes,Degree Seeking Candidates (Associates, Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate), Licensing Fee Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math Degree (toinclude certain, healthcare fields), Mental Health Career Fields, Spouses of Fallen Service Members, Spouses of Wounded Service Members,Vocational or Technical Certification. Applications will only be accepted online and must be submitted by midnight EST, January 31, 2013. Spousesof uniformed Service Members (active duty, National Guard and Reserve, retirees, and survivors) from any branch or rank are eligible toapply. The scholarship funds may be used to assist with tuition, fees, and school room and board. Apply now!Save the Date: Symphony in the Flint Hills is coming to Fort Riley on June 15 th: Tickets will go on sale March 23rd at 10am. If you arewanting to attend this big event they are urging everyone to be ready at 10am to purchase tickets as they will sell out very quickly. You canpurchase tickets online at: or call the box office at 816-471-0400. Tickets for this years Symphony inthe Flint Hills will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013. General admission tickets are $75 for adults and $43 for childrenunder 12.UFM Community Learning Center, Manhattan, has scholarships available for qualifying adult and youth dependents of the military.*Scholarships can be used toward UFM classes and covers 50 percent of the class fee. A variety of classes for all ages are offered everysemester. For more information about qualifying and applying, visit or call UFM Community Learning Center at 785-539-8763Fort Riley Combined Scholarship applications are on the Brigade Facebook and the Brigade Web page at Application submission deadline must be postmarked NLT 28FEB 2013
  9. 9. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarilyconstitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opinions of authors expressed hereindo not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
  10. 10. Use full websites Fort Riley Community Partnership- < Ready Army - < FRG 1ID Ft Riley Update Website: Ft. Riley New comers link Militaryone source one source Fort Riley Current News Updates: This information has recently been updated, and is now available. x In addition to the Current News page thereare Garrison Commanders Community Corner articles Riley Post directory AR Facebook Page:
  11. 11. Websites ContinuedFinanceMypay: http://www.dfas.milThrift Savings Plan: http://www.tsp.govNews OutletsU.S. Army Homepage: Department of Defense: http://www.defense.govArmy Knowledge Online (AKO): Community Relations: http://www.ourmilitary.milTrack Santa: http://www.norad.milMilitary Family, Youth, and ChildrenMilitary Children and Youth: http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.milUSA4 Military Families: CareDental Care: http://www.tricare.milTRICARE Online: http://www.tricareonline.comDEERS Enrollment Online: Education Activity Bill: : http://www.aafes.comUS Postal Service: http://www.usps.comNational weather Service:
  12. 12. The location of the Dragon Store is in the battalion HQ BLDG 7622 in the S-2.