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1 -63 Weekly 31 Jan Update


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Highlights in the update are:

• National prayer luncheon canceled

• February 2nd: Comedy Night at Rally Point

• February 3: Superbowl Party

• February 3rd Family Valentine Workshop:

• February 4th-8th **DEADLINE FOR FREE CHILDCARE ** the 1st Resilient Spouse Academy (RSA

• February 4-7 & 11-14 American Red Cross Swim Lessons

• February 6th Manhattan MRC Luncheon

• February 9th Beerfest:

• February 8-10 Monster Jam" trucks

• February 9th CYSS Midnight BASKETBALL

• February 9th11am K-State

• February 12 6-8pm Scream Free Marriage

• February 14th & 15th Sweet heart dance

• February 16th Couples Zumba

• February 14th Valentine’s Day bowling

• February 8th Totally 80s Valentine bash

• February 15th Family Climb Time:

• February 19-21 AFTB


• "Marriage for Keeps“

• ZOOfari Tails at the Manhattan Public Library!!!!

• Sunset Zoo

• Calling all professional photographers who are Military Spouses:

• Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre is coming to Fort Riley!

• Tax Season is officially underway:

• McCain Auditorium Performances for Feb 2013

• Yellow Ribbon Group.

• Scholarship opportunities

• Needing to plan your "Spring Break" get-a-way.

• Mark your calendars! Butterflies! returns to Manhattan Town Center

• February luncheon Our Community Spouse Club

• Flyers

• Useful websites

• Dragon Store

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1 -63 Weekly 31 Jan Update

  1. 1. 31 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 ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ The National Prayer Luncheon previously scheduled for Feb. 12 has been CANCELED.February 2nd: Comedy Night at Rally Point- on 2 Feb: drop off the kids at the CDC above and enjoy an evening ofadult humor! Doors open 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 tickets please 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 watchparty will be from 5 p.m. to close. Those planning to attend must be 18 years of age or older to enter. For moreinformation, 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 and must 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) for2013 here and registration deadline is looming. Resilience is the ability to grow and thrive in the face of challengesand bounce back from adversity. Resiliency programming at Fort Riley is the cornerstone in delivering ComprehensiveFitness to our Soldiers, their Families, Retirees and Army Civilians. The Fort Riley Resiliency Campus seeks to increaseresilience and enhance performance by developing and strengthening the five dimensions of strength Call ACS toreserve your spots. Deadline for Free Childcare for this event is 25 Jan. Call NOW at 785-239-9435!! It’s being heldthe week of Feb 4th – 8th.
  2. 2. 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 6th Manhattan MRC Luncheon beginning at 11:30 at the Clarion Hotel their Guest Speaker will be Sandy Risberg, and she willenlighten and inform everyone, regarding educating military children and educating educators in the same vein. As always, cost of theluncheon for everyone is $15.00. Chamber members may register online and everyone may register by emailing Alison Pulcher .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 8-10 Monster Jam" is coming to the KC Sprint Center,. Tickets are $24 Lower Level and $18.00 Upper Level. Children ages 2-12are $13.00. Order deadline is Jan 31 at the Leisure Travel Center, Bldg 6918. Give us a call at 785-239-5614 for further info on this and otherGreat Travel DealsFebruary 9th CYSS Midnight BASKETBALL !! The event is from 7:30-10:30pm. This event is open to members and guest.The cost is $1.00 for players and $2.00 for spectators. Concessions/snacks are served throughout the event and are FREE! Call 239-9222 formore information.9 February 11am take advantage of this opportunity from our K-State partner. please see attached flyerFebruary 12 6-8pm Scream Free Marriage Join us for this life changing marriage event!Tuesday @ CYSS building 6620 please see attached flyer for more information 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.
  3. 3. February 8th Totally 80s Valentine bash 6:00pm Great Plains Theatre in Abilene, Kansas. For more informationplease see attached flyer .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.February 19-21 Army Family Team Building (AFTB) learn more about the Army and yourself. Childcare available if you register 2 weeks prior to the class beginning. For more information see the attached the flyer "Marriage for Keeps“ is designed by the folks at PREP and it teaches couples techniques to improve communication andconflict resolution skills while strengthening overall Family and work interpersonal dynamics. It facilitates thecreation of friendships and extension of healthy communication skills from the home into the community. WHO: 10 military couples (Chaplain referred couples have priority!!!) WHAT: A series of four classes offered through partnership between ACSFamily Advocacy Program and Manhattan Catholic Charities. Participantsreceive meals and prizes such as monetary gift cards. WHEN: March 7,14,28 and April 4 - 5:30PM-8:30PM WHERE: ACS BLDG 7264 Please note: if couples need childcare they must get their RSVP in by 21 FEB13 (this is free childcare). ******* If you would like more information on********** "Marriage for Keeps“ The Point Of Contact to attend this class is CH(MAJ) Michael McDonald Garrison Family Life Chaplain Bldg. 510, Grimes Hall Fort Riley, KS 66442 Office: (785) 239-3436 Cell: (785) 250-4840
  4. 4. February 9 [7:30 pm] COLONIAL CLASSIC FILM: SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLETimeless coast-to-coast romantic comedy starring Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan, inspired by “An Affair to Remember”Junction City Opera house . For more information see attached flyer .ZOOfari Tails at the Manhattan Public Library!!!!4th Friday of the month at 10:00 A.M. ZOOfari Tails is a collaborative story time with Sunset Zoo staff and childrenslibrarians featuring animal-themed storiesFebruary 22: Animals in Love•March 22: Baby Animals•April 26: Earth Day•May 24: DinosaursSunset ZooBring a Date to the Zoo Month! Friday, February 1- February 28Enjoy Buy One Get One admission all February! Buy one adult admission, get one free. Its a perfect time to bring a date tothe Zoo!!Calling all professional photographers who are Military Spouses: Send us your favorite photos of a military child (orseveral military kids) and we may choose one of your shots to be the cover photo for our magazines April "Month ofthe Military Child" issue. E-mail submissions to (Low-res submissions are fine as long as youcan send us a very high-res copy if the photo is chosen for our cover.) Well include information showcasing you andyour photography business in that issue.Check out the Fitness Classes Calendar, and join one of the classes Mystery Dinner Theatre is coming to Fort Riley! March 23rd at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale, Feb. 15th, tickets are$19 per person and can be purchased at Rileys Conference Center and Leisure travel Feb.15-March 18th. For moreinformation call 785-239-6398
  5. 5. Tax Season is officially underway: 2013 Fort Riley Tax Center opens - 1/23/2013 - 4/15/2013. Need help with your taxes? *The Fort Riley Tax Center provides free tax preparation assistance to Soldiers, Family members and retirees. The Fort Riley Tax Center will prepare all federal returns and most state returns electronically, and you can get your refund by direct deposit. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Building 7034 (Corner of Normandy and Bullard), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, 785-239-1040. Schedule for tax preparation: Mon-Fri 0900-1800, Sat 0900-1300; More Information: Auditorium Performances for Feb 2013 are: • Sweet Honey in the Rock, Feb. 1, 2013. The stirring vocals of six women inspirelove, justice, hope and peace out of the rich textures of African-American traditions. • “DRUMLine Live,” Feb. 8, 2013. The performance isa show stopping attraction that brings an explosive energy and athleticism to an eclectic mix of sounds. • McCain Student Showcase, 4p.m., Feb. 10, 2013. Kansas State University students show off their talents in a celebration of inspiration and achievement. • “Shrek, TheMusical,” Feb. 12, 2013. Based on the popular DreamWorks film, the lovable green ogre joins more than a dozen fairy tale misfits from aland far, far away. • “Laughter and Reflection with Carol Burnett”, 3pm, Sunday Feb 17th. A conversation with Carol where the Audienceasks the questions. “The Rambler,” Feb. 22, 2013. The Joe Goode Performance Group blurs the lines of modern dance into humorous andpoignant storytelling theater, dance and song. “Every artist and attraction in the series exceeds the highest standard of artistic excellence,”said Todd Holmberg, executive director, McCain Auditorium. “Patrons should expect to be challenged and inspired by the realm ofwondrous possibility shared by the artists they experience at McCain. Patrons should also expect to purchase tickets early as some showswill sell out.” Holmberg promises patrons an outstanding season that appeals to longtime ticket-holders and those who have never been tothe theater. The series features numerous entertaining headliners, fun attractions for the entire Family and several must-see Broadwaytouring shows, he said. Season and single tickets for the 2012-2013 performance series are on sale now. K-State students and youth age 18and under receive 50-percent off general admission ticket prices. Additional discounts are available for military members and K-Statefaculty and staff. Unless otherwise noted, 2012-2013 performance series events start at 7:30 p.m. and are in the McCain Auditorium. Formore information please go to their website at Ribbon Group. We meet twice monthly unless otherwise noted on our schedule. Usually the First and ThirdTuesday of the month from 6-9 pm at a different Manhattan area restaurant or venue. The cost of the meal and drinksare on you, but we do free appetizers which are either provided by the restaurant or the MMRC.The first time you attend you get a special Little Apple pin. The fifth time you attend you earn the much coveted YellowRibbon 1 ID pin (shown in our profile pic). For more information please see attached flyer or visit their facebook page
  6. 6. 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 12.2013
  7. 7. UFM Community Learning Center, Manhattan, has scholarships available for qualifying adult and youth dependents ofthe military. *Scholarships can be used toward UFM classes and covers 50 percent of the class fee. A variety of classesfor all ages are offered every semester. For more information about qualifying and applying, visit orcall UFM Community Learning Center at 785-539-8763Fort Riley Combined Scholarship applications are attached to this e-mail .Application submission deadline must bepostmarked NLT 28FEBNeeding to plan your "Spring Break" get-a-way. Take advantage of the Universal Orlandos FREE 3-Day Park to Parkticket for active duty or Retired service member with valid military photo ID. Discounted tickets are available for familymembers for only $135.00 (purchase a 2-day Park to Park ticket and get the 3rd day free). Leisure Travel Center, Bldg6918 can assist you with hotel accommodations and other discounted attraction tickets in the area. Give us a call at 785-239-5614 for more info on this and other Great Travel Deals!!!Mark your calendars! Butterflies! returns to Manhattan Town Center February 9-March 3! Interact with over 150butterflies while you learn about the wonder of the butterfly lifecycle! For more information see the flyer belowFebruary luncheon Our Community Spouse Club OCSC of Ft. Riley presents :How Does Your Garden Grow21 February11-1pm Riley’s Conference centerCost $15.00 To make reservations online at http;//
  8. 8. Please visit their website for more information
  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. You can register for kindermusik Through CYSS
  11. 11. 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:
  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.