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1 -63 Weekly News Update 21 March

  1. 1. 21 March 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 http://www.riley.army.mil/default.aspx . Stay up to date with the FT Riley Post paper! http://www.1divpost.com/ http://www.1divpost.com/ > We are always up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1-63 AR FaceBook Page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Riley-KS/1-ID-2HBCT-1-63CAB/221149081082?ref=nf ___________________________________________________________________14 March through 29 March 2013: The Roads Maintenance Contractor will mill, patch, overlay and crack and joint sealthe east and westparking lots adjacent to 202 Custer Ave. (King Field House). Parking at this facility will be difficult, however at least oneparking area willbe open at all times. Please observe the construction warning signs, adhere to the parking lot closed signs and TrafficControl personnel..7-26 March ID Cards - Defense Manpower Data Center, or DMDC, will be upgrading the RAPIDS Computer Systems toWindows 7 March 26 to 28. As a result, two computers will be taken out of production at a time for the upgrade. Thiswill result in some degradation of service on those days. To make the transition process as smooth as possible, noappointments will be taken on those days, and DMDC officials are requesting only customers who absolutely need newID Cards – lost, stolen or destroyed – will be seen on a case-by-case basis. For more information, call Gary Morris at785-239-3698/3654 Please CYSS would like to invite you to our March Parent Advisory Board (PAB) meeting on March 21st at 4:30pm. For your convenience we have made our PAB meetings web-based and interactive. Please use the following link to , access the March PAB meeting: https://connect.dco.dod.mil/marpab. Please login with your first and last name. We look forward to your attendance Rivendell Bookstore in Abilene will hold its first ever children’s event, Saturday, March 23, 1-3 p.m. Help them celebrate spring with a Story time Eggs-travaganza! Stories include “The Night Before Easter” by Natasha Wing and “Skippyjon Jones: Up, Up, and Away!” by Judy Schachner. Story time begins at 1:30. After story time, stick around for craft time and let the kids decorate cute bunny and chick masks. And don’t forget to pick out a prize from their spring goodie basket filled with coupons, prizes and other treats!
  2. 2. 18-22 March Spring Break Bowling: $.50 Bowling and shoes rental for kids K-12. starting at11am-5pm Food and Beverage 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 singleperson per day or $15 for the week. Each day will celebrate a different theme. Activities from 1-4pm eachday. For more information call 785-239-4854. For more information see attached flyer below22 March 10am Manhattan Town center Peter Cottontail is on his way! So, we are getting the magicalspring garden ready for his arrival on March 22!23 March 9:30am Easter egg hunt in Manhattan Kansas at the T Russell Reitz animal shelter. For moreinformation see attached flyer below24 March Wakefield Easter egg hunt 2-5 pm at the city park. For more informationplease see attached flyer below13 and 27 March K-State Research & Extension Family Gardening classes: Learn aboutseeds, plants and what to grow and how to grow your garden. Army Wellness Center7285 Normandy Dr come to the loading dock door on March 6th, 13th & 27th Pre-Registerby phone at 785-239-9991 or email: ftriley@ksu.edu for more information see attachedflyer
  3. 3. March 23rd Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre is right around the corner! at Rileys Conference Center, doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7:30pm, tickets are $19 per person and can be purchased at Rileys Conference Center andLeisure Travel. For more information call, 785-239-639827 March Live Blues & BBQ! Kimo Williams Band in a Purple Haze is playing at Warrior Zone . BBQ starts at 6pm &live music starts at 7pm. For more information call, 785-240-6618.For more information se attached flyer below.30 March Abilene Eisenhower Presidential Library Museum will be present it’s very firstEaster egg roll from 1-4 pm. This event is free and open to the public and will feature games,crafts,face painting , Easter egg hunt and MORE. The location for this event is 200 S.E. 4th Street Abilene KansasMarch 30th Easter Bowl! 11am-until close at Custer Hill Bowling Center. Celebrate Easter with the whole family and enjoy$25.00/lane: includes 2 hours of bowling, 1 large 1-topping pizza, 2 pitchers of soda and shoes for up to 6 people.Register to win one of our Giant Easter Bunnies. All kids will receive a candy filled egg!! For more information call, 785-239-4366 or see attached flyer below.30 March Wamego Easter egg hunt 10 am in City Park. Gather up the kids and head on down to Wamego City Parkto go hunting for these hidden eggs. With more than 3,000 eggs filled with candy, toys and prizes from localbusinesses, this is one hunt where everyone will walk away happy.For more information contact (785) 456-7849 or visit their website www.WamegoChamber.com flyer attached belowIn light of the current suspension of Tuition Assistance (TA), service members may want to consider other FinancialAssistance Opportunities: FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) www.fafsa.ed.gov; Fastweb.com – the largestnational scholarship database; MGIB or Post 9-11 (see your education counselor for details); Take advantage ofCLEP/DSST exams which are free to AD; Check with your school for school-based scholarships and grants; Ft. RileyEducation Website for a list of scholarships @ http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=DHR.Educ&nav=Svcs-Ed1"
  4. 4. Youth Career Fair!! March 29th 2-4:30pm Forsyth Neighborhood Center. Ages 15-21 come visit with employers andvolunteer organizations to gain the experience you need! For more information contact 785-239-9435With the growth of the Forsyth neighborhood, traffic has increased at the intersection of Rifle Range Road and TrooperDrive. To improve traffic conditions, the intersection will be replaced with a new roundabout, and direct access to VenableDrive will be removed. The construction project will run from April to November and will be completed in three phases.Phase One, which runs April to June, will include the removal of Venable Drive and the construction of a new two-lanebypass road that will allow traffic to continue around the construction of the roundabout. A majority of this bypass roadwill remain as the northbound Trooper Drive bypass of the roundabout. By phasing the construction, the intent is toreduce or eliminate the impact to traffic during the construction of this project.See attached map28 March USO No Dough Dinner We will be serving Black Forest Ham for this dinner! Please RSVPin the comments section to let us know how many will be attending so we may place our food orderaccordingly! Click on the following link No Dough Dinner to make an RSVP.I Know How It Feels" campaign. This new effort is designed to show Soldiers, Family members and Civiliansthroughout our formation that they are not alone in their struggles, others who stand to their left and righthave been in their shoes and know how they feel. For more information on this topic please go to thefollowing link http://www.riley.army.mil/NewsViewer.aspx?id=7029Storm spotter training 1 April 7pm C.L. Hoover Opera House 135 W 7th St. Junction City.Please see attached flyer for more information.Have a little one? The Sunset Zoo has programs for 2-5 yrs old Wed & Sat mornings. Pre-registrationrequired. Check out Learn With Us tab @ SunsetZoo.com or call 785.587.2737.Bravo Company 1-63 is having a candle fundraiser. Please feel free to visit the following link tosupport the fundraiser www.jsnellcents.com click "specialty candles" for more information please seeattached flyer.
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. You can register for kindermusik Through CYSS
  8. 8. Use full websitesReady Army - http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ReadyArmy<http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ReadyArmyFt. Riley New comers link http://www.riley.army.mil/newarrivals/spouses/default.aspxMilitaryone source http://www.militaryonesource.mil/MOS/f?p=MOS:HOME:0::::Army one source http://www.myarmyonesource.com/default.aspxFort Riley Current News Updates: This information has recently been updated, and is now available.http://www.riley.army.mil/OurPost/CurrentNews.asp1-63 AR Facebook Page:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Riley-KS/1-ID-2HBCT-1-63CAB/221149081082?ref=nfFt. Riley Post directory http://www.dodhousingnetwork.com/army/fort-riley/base-directory.php?i=27Alpha Company facebook pagehttp://www.facebook.com/pages/assasins.frg?fref=tsBravo Comapany facebook pagehttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Bounty-Hunters-1-63-Armor/192619844106486?fref=pbCharlie Company facebook pagehttp://www.facebook.com/pages/1-63-CAB-Charlie-Co-FRG/253104324703?fref=tEcho Company facebook pagehttp://www.facebook.com/pages/Echo-Company-Eagles-1-63-AR-Battalion/414580375296127?fref=ts
  9. 9. Websites ContinuedFinanceMypay: http://www.dfas.milThrift Savings Plan: http://www.tsp.govNews OutletsU.S. Army Homepage: http://www.army.milU.S Department of Defense: http://www.defense.govArmy Knowledge Online (AKO): http://www.us.army.milDoD 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: http://www.usa4militaryfamilies.dod.mil/portal/page/mhf/USA4/HOMEPAGE_V3Employmenthttp://www.usajobs.govMedical CareDental Care: http://www.tricare.mil/mybenefit/ProfileFilter.do?&puri=%2Fhome%2FDentalTRICARE: http://www.tricare.milTRICARE Online: http://www.tricareonline.comDEERS Enrollment Online: http://tricare.mil/mybenefit/home/overview/Eligibility/DEERSEducationDoD Education Activity http://www.dodea.edu/homeGI Bill: http://www.gibill.va.govServicesPX : http://www.aafes.comUS Postal Service: http://www.usps.comNational weather Service: http://www.nws.noaa.gov
  10. 10. 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.