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1 -63 27 February Weekly News Update

  1. 1. 27 February 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 February 20 - March 3, 2013. Scheduled training throughout the period has the potential for significant noise. This includes training scheduled in the evening and late night hours.Military Saves Campaign- The 2013 Military Saves Campaign will get underway during Military Saves Week, February25-March 2, 2013. As part of the larger nationwide America Saves Campaign, Military Saves will again be conducted incooperation with the Consumer Federation of America. As in prior years, the Military Saves Campaign is a year-long effortfor the DoD military community, and the military banks have traditionally played a key role in supporting the Campaign.The result of a successful Campaign is the enhanced financial readiness of military members and their families byreducing debt and fostering a saving culture. The 2013 Military Saves Campaign memo from General Martin E. Dempsey,USA, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Sergeant Major Bryan B. Battaglia, USMC, Senior Enlisted Advisor to theChairman, is on Facebook in the Feb album. The theme for this years campaign is "Start Small, Think Big." Sign up now toparticipate in Military Saves Week 2013. You can do this by clicking on the following link( to join the 2013 Campaign.Due to recent severe weather, the Home Buying Seminar scheduled for today has been moved to March 7th.Please see flyer belowEyster Pool is back to their regular hours affective immediately. For more information call, 785-239-94419 March Great Escape Expo- Riley’s Conference Center on March 9th 10am-3pm. Come out and see exciting tourist andtravel destinations. FREE open to the public. For more information call 785-239-8990.
  2. 2. Resilient Youth Academy (RYA) set for Friday, March 1 st 9am-3pm: Along with the normal struggles growing up, militarychildren also may go through many of the same stresses as their parents. The Resilient Youth Academy helps students learnabout coping with these stresses. The one-day RYA features subject matter experts working throughout Fort Riley givingclasses on specific resiliency skills. Topics cover bullying, peer pressure, suicide prevention, dating abuse, transitioning,employment and finance. For more information, call ArmyCommunity Service at 785-239-9435. Breakfast & Lunch provided!March 2nd Funny Factory Comedy Presents- Comdey Night!: Rally Point show starts at 8pm, tickets on sale at Rally Point:advance Tickets $10, Tickets at the door $12. Open Seating. For more information call 785-784-5733. Show is open to thepublic and contains Adult Content Featuring- Sean Hill, Cuzn Peels, Lamont HighMarch 4-8: The Outdoor Recreation Center will be relocating from building 9011 Rifle Range Road to building 1806Buffalo Soldier Road in Camp Funston.• The Outdoor Recreation Center will be closed for all regular business March 4th-March 8th reopening at the 1806Buffalo Soldier Road on March 11th.• March 11th Outdoor Recreation summer hours will begin. Hours of operation will be 7days a week 9am-5pm.Frequently ask Questions• What if my RV storage lot fee is due March 1st? All storage lots that are due on March 1st will have an extension untilMarch 15th without penalty or late fees.• What if I need to rent an item for the weekend of March 2nd or March 9th? We will be happy to schedule a pick-up ordrop off of equipment on March 4th or 8th you must schedule the rental prior to March 1st. No new rentals will bescheduled between March 4th and 8th.• Will I still be able to reach Outdoor Recreation by phone? You will not be able to reach Outdoor Recreation by phoneMarch 4th-8th starting March 11th you will be able to reach Outdoor Recreation using our current phone number.The staff of the Fort Riley Outdoor Recreation Center would like to thank you for your patience during the relocation. Ifyou have any additional questions please contact the Fort Riley Outdoor Recreation Center at 785-239-2363.Thank You ~Outdoor Recreation Staff~ See Map below for new location.
  3. 3. 1-31 March Custer Hill Golf Course Membership Drive: Custer Hill Golf Course is hosting their Membership Drive forthe month. Benefits include: Bag tag and membership in the Sunflower Golf Trail (while supplies last). For moreinformation call 785-784-6000. See Flyer below.2 March Funny Factory Comedy Presents- Comdey Night!: Rally Point show starts at 8pm, tickets on sale at Rally Point:advance Tickets $10, Tickets at the door $12. Open Seating. For more information call 785-784-5733. Show is open to thepublic and contains Adult Content Featuring- Sean Hill, Cuzn Peels, Lamont High6 March K-State Research & Extension Family Gardening classes: Learn about seeds, plants and what to grow and how togrow your garden. Army Wellness Center 7285 Normandy Dr come to the loading dock door on March 6th, 13th & 27thPre-Register by phone at 785-239-9991 or email: ftriley@ksu.edu9-10 March Central United States Military Basketball Conference: King Field House will be hosting the event on 9 Marstarting at 2pm and on 10 Mar starting at 8:30am. For more information call 785-239-281310 March Deadline for Space camp Registration; Parents of children grades 6-9, students can write and essay for thepossibility to win a FREE week at space camp. This is open to Military children. This is a great opportunity! Entries must bepostmarked by 10 March 2013 for this summers camp. March Our Community Spouses Club: Vera Bradley MHIP (membership has its privileges) Bingo at Riley’s ConferenceCenter cost $15. 11am-1pm. Non-members may purchase a card for $15. Additional cards are available for purchase $10per card. Reservations online at or email reservations@fortrileyocsc.com16 March Dueling Pianos: Rally Point doors open at 6:30pm $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets available at RallyPoint Bingo Center and Leisure Travel Center. For more information call 785-239-6398. If you need childcare please call785-240-0821 and children must be registered with CYSS.
  4. 4. March 23rd Casting Call for the Murder Mystery Dinner: Casting Call for the Murder Myster Dinner Theater on March.23rd at Rileys Conference Center 6pm.We are looking for volunteers to work as an “event production team” and be part of our dinner theater show. No priorperformance experience is required. Workshop participates will assume “role” in a Storyline while being guided throughthe improvisational performance process. Youth may also be a part of the workshop/cast provided they are under thedirect supervision of a parent, guardian or authorized adult representative who must also agree to be a workshopparticipant. All Participants must agree to commit to the entire scheduled workshop week. Rehearsals will be conductedat Riley’s Conference Center at 6:30pm on Mar 18-20 and Mar 23 (prior to the show.) For instructions on how to apply,contact Brad Carlton at 785-239-6398 Riley’s Conference CenterDate/Time: Sat, Mar 23. Doors open at 6pm. Performance starts at 7pm.Plot: A lovely couple is getting married. At their wedding rehearsal dinner, some clown is bent on bringing down the tenton this pair. What promises to be a double -ring ceremony turns into a three-ring-circus, as the couple discovers someoneis trying to eliminate the competition.Requirements: We are looking for volunteers to work as an “event production team” and be part of our dinner theatershow. No prior performance experience is required. Workshop participants will assume "roles" in a storyline while beingguided through the improvisational performance process. Youth may also be a part of the workshop/cast provided theyare under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian or authorized adult representative who must also agree to be aworkshop participant. All participants must agree to commit to the entire scheduled workshop week. Rehearsals will beconducted at Riley’s Conference Center at 6:30 pm on Mar 18-22 and Mar 23 (prior to the show).How to apply: Complete the attached form and return in person to Mr Brad Carlton at MWR Special Events, 7867Normandy Drive (Warrior Zone). If you cannot come to the Warrior Zone, send your application in advance by e-mailand we can make arrangements to interview you by phone.Application Deadline: NLT Mar 13MWR Contact: If you are interested or have questions, please call Brad Carlton, Work 785-239-6398, Cell 785-375-3085, e-mail Tickets to the performance are available at both Leisure and Travel Center and Riley’s Conference Center starting on15 Feb. Tickets are $19 and include a wonderful buffet dinner and a hilarious performance. Open to all .
  5. 5. K-State McCain AuditoriumTuesday, March 12, 2013 Performance Series: Mummenschanz. 7:30 p.m., McCain Auditorium. For 40 years the company has created a surreal and captivating universe of whimsy, wonder and ingenuity that delights both young and old. Mummenschanz revolutionized mime art a generation ago by blending dance, theater and puppetry, creating fantastical characters that spring to life. Ticket information or call 532-6428.Friday, March 15, 2013 Performance Series: The Celtic Tenors. 7:30 p.m., McCain Auditorium. The Celtic Tenors is the most successful classical crossover group ever to emerge from Ireland. The Celtic Tenors "reinvent the whole tenor idiom," according to Phil Coulter, the composer of "Remember Me." The group is pioneering a new style of cool never before seen on the classical stage and is breaking the traditional stuffy tenor mold. The unique voices, charm and wit of Daryl Simpson, James Nelson and Matthew Gilsenan combine an emotive journey with a thoroughly uplifting experience. Ticket information or call 532-6428.16 March Saint Patricks Bowling: $1.50 games and $1 shoe rental all night. Contest and prizes starting at 8pm.16 March BOSS St Patty’s Day Bowling: 10 lanes, unlimited bowling between 7pm-11pm shoe rental included. Doorprizes and raffles given out thought-out the night. More information call 785-239-2677.18-22 March Spring Break Bowling: $.50 Bowling and shoes rental for kids K-12. starting at 11am-5pm Food andBeverage specials offered all day for the kids.18-22 March Spring Fling at Eyster Pool: Family $10 single day or $25 for the entire week, $5 single person per day or $15for the week. Each day will celebrate a different theme. Activities from 1-4pm each day. For more information call 785-239-4854
  6. 6. Custer Hill Bowling Center has special weekly bowling specials. They include: Weekday Programming• Lunchtime: From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday to Friday, $1 games and $1 shoes. Also available is a $7 special, whichincludes one personal one-topping pizza, one fountain soda and two games of bowling with shoes.• Afternoons: From 1 to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, $1.50 games and $1 shoes.• After School Deal: From 3:30 to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, $5 a person, which includes two games, shoes and a snack.Evening Programming• Mondays – Children bowl free from 6 p.m. to close. Children get to bowl free all night with a paying adult. Threechildren per one adult, and shoes are included. Adults pay $2.75 per game and $2.50 for shoes. Games must correspondwith the same number of games bowled as children.• Tuesdays - Nifty Fifty Night: 6 p.m. to close, $.50 games and $.50 shoes. Hotdogs, popcorn and small sodas are $.50 each.• Wednesdays – Red Pin Night: 6 p.m. to close, $2 games and $2 shoes. Get a strike with the head red pin and win a couponfor a free game of bowling.• Fridays – Ghost Bowling: 6 p.m. to close, $9 per person, which includes shoes and bowling with ghost pins. Also availableare $1 fish sandwiches all day and night long.Weekend programming• Saturday afternoons, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., $1.50 games and $1 shoes• Saturday Night Extreme: 6 p.m. to midnight, $10 per person and $6 for children 12 and younger, which includes shoesand bowling. Also available are $10 one-topping pizzas and $3.50 pitchers of soda all night.• Sundays - Family Fun Day: All Day, $35 per lane, which includes two hours of bowling, one large two-topping pizza, twopitchers of soda and shoes for up to six people.ZOOfari Tails at the Manhattan Public Library!!!!4th Friday of the month at 10:00 A.M. ZOOfari Tails is a collaborative story time withSunset Zoo staff and childrens librarians featuring animal-themed stories•March 22: Baby Animals•April 26: Earth Day•May 24: Dinosaurs
  7. 7. About a month ago, Fort Riley and the Symphony in the Flint Hills announced the prairie post would be the site of theeighth annual Symphony in the Flint Hills event June 15 at historic Artillery Parade Field. Fort Riley is proudlycelebrating its 160th anniversary in 2013; the Symphony in the Flint Hills event provides an opportunity for off-postvisitors to celebrate with us. In 160 years, Fort Riley has grown from a frontier post to the premier division-levelinstallation in the Army. Once home to the U.S. Cavalry School and the famous "Buffalo Soldiers," Fort Riley is now hometo the 1st Infantry Division, the "Big Red One." At Fort Riley, we are excited to welcome the Kansas City Symphony toour installation, and we are happy to partner with the Symphony in the Flint Hills to further its mission of heighteningappreciation and knowledge of the tallgrass prairie, by providing opportunities to experience symphonic music andplace-based education in the Flint Hills. In addition to our scenic location, we are thrilled to offer visitors theopportunity to experience the historical heritage of Fort Riley. Among the educational opportunities that will beprovided at Fort Riley include visits to our Cavalry and 1st Inf. Div. museums, tours of the Custer House and FirstTerritorial Capitol of Kansas, and activities at Cavalry Parade Field. The concert and associated educational events willprovide a unique cultural opportunity for Fort Riley residents and our Kansas neighbors to experience the Flint Hillstogether in a historic setting.Symphony in the Flint Hills has set aside 500 advanced tickets for Fort Riley Soldiers and Families, and, if supplies last,Department of Defense ID cardholders. Advance ticket sales will run Feb. 25 to March 1 for Fort Riley Soldiers andFamilies only. Then, March 4 to 8, advance ticket sales will open to any DoD ID cardholders – Soldiers, Families, reservists,retirees and civilians. Ticket reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis.Advance tickets can be reserved through the Leisure Travel Center in Building 6918 on Custer Hill, which is located nearthe Exchange Mini-Mall. Tickets are $75 for adults and $43 for children. Those wanting to reserve tickets will be requiredto fill out a reservation form for a maximum of six tickets. Reservation forms can be picked up at Leisure Travel Center,requested via phone at 785-239-5614 or via email at also may be dropped off in person or sent in via email. Once tickets are reserved, it will be the responsibility ofthe individual making the request to complete the purchase of tickets by calling the Kansas City Symphony Box Office at816-471-0400 between March 11 to 15. If individuals fail to pay for tickets by March 15, the individual will forfeitticket reservations.For more information, call the Leisure Travel Center at 785-239-5614 or email
  8. 8. If you would like to keep yourself schooled in the Kansas weather every year, the National WeatherService in Topeka presents spotter talks which are open to the general public. Presentations are typically around 90 minutes long, andare given by a meteorologist from our office. Spotter training will focus on storm structure and accurate identification of importantcloud features associated with supercelland squall line thunderstorms. The upcoming classes in your area: February Junction City, KS 7:00pm CST 4H Senior Center 1025 S. Spring 25 (Geary County) Valley Road March 05 Manhattan, KS 7:00pm CST Pottorf Hall (CICO park) (Riley County) March 06 Herington, KS 7:00pm CST Herington Community Center 810 (Dickinson County) South Broadway March 27 Wamego, KS 7:00pm CDT Wamego Fire Department 514 Plum (Pottawatomie County) St. Wamego, KS 66547 March 28 Clay Center, KS 7:00pm CDT Baptist Church Meeting Hall corner of (Clay County) 5th and Dexter. Once you have taken the class you have the opportunity to become a storm spotter. For more information visit
  9. 9. Outdoor Recreation Relocation Map-will be relocation from building 9011 Rifle Range Rd to Building 1806 Buffalo Soldier Road in Camp Funston starting 4 Mar-8 Mar: reopening at 1806 Buffalo Soldier Rd on 11 Mar. For more information call 785-239-2363.Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service
  10. 10. You can register for kindermusik Through CYSS
  11. 11. Use full websitesFort Riley Community Partnership-< Army -< Riley New comers link 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: Company facebook page Comapany facebook page Company facebook page Company facebook page
  12. 12. 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:
  13. 13. The location of the Dragon Store is in the battalion HQ BLDG 7622 in the S-2.Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does notnecessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opinions ofauthors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising orproduct endorsement purposes.