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March April 2013 1 ID Fort Riley Monthly News update


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March April 2013 1 ID Fort Riley Monthly News update

  1. 1. 1ID and For t Riley Monthly News Update Children are Effected by PCS Moves March/April 2013 Service members and their spouses who will travel to new duty stations this summer Calendar of might face the added concern of keeping life routine for their children, the director of Events: the Pentagon’s office of family policy and children and youth told American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel. Military children can go through six to nine 29 March– 2 April - Divi- household moves while they’re growing up, and even more in many cases, and par- sion Training Holiday ents must be sensitive to how the disruption affects them. 30 March– Milford Easter Extravaganza 2:00pm The “Military Youth on the Move” page on the Military OneSource website is geared toward helping children make military move transitions. Various videos are available 31 March - MWR Easter Egg Hunt 1:00pm start and will assist parents and children make the transitions. The site is interactive, and time focuses on three age groups: 6 to 8 years old, 9 to 12 years old, and 13 and above. A discussion board on the site also allows military kids to communicate with other mili- 2 April - 601st Change of tary kids, and the site is safe for children to use. Additionally, before children arrive at Command 1:00pm a new installation, youth sponsorship programs can match them up with children at the 3 April - 1-1 ARB new location. Having a sponsor encourages friendships prior to arriving at the new Change of Command installation, helping with the adjustments. 1:00pm 8 April - 3-1 AHB Change For more a complete story visit of Command 10:00am ID=119577 . (Courtesy of Military Community and Family Policy newsletter) 19 April - 1/4 CAV Change of Command 10:00am Army’s 29th Annual Army Ten Miler Registration 23 April - 1-28 IN Change of Command 1:00pm Opens May 1st 24 April - 1/6 CAV Change of Command 1:00pm The Armys 29th annual Army Ten-Miler will be conducted on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 8 a.m., at the Pentagon. Produced by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, the 25 April - BG MacWillie Retirement Ceremony Armys race is expected to attract over 35,000 military and civilian runners from 3:00pm around the world. Army Ten-Miler officials have confirmed that they will continue the two-phase registration process for the Army’s race that was introduced in 2011. 26 April - 2-32 FA Change of Command 10:00am Priority registration, presented by Navy Federal Credit Union, for all U.S. service mem- bers and runners who have participated in seven or more Army Ten-Miler races will 30 April - 4-1 BSTB Change of Command open on May 1. U.S. service members must use a ".mil" address to register, and a 1:00pm searchable database will be posted for seven-time or more Army Ten-Miler runners. Installations will be able to obtain pre-paid entries for their teams during both registra- tion sessions. Officials also confirmed that the runner field will increase to 35,000 run- ners, and 10,000 race entries will be reserved for the priority registration program. See pages 13 & 14 for The remaining two-thirds of the race entries will be available to the general public, on more calendar updates. a first-come, first-served basis beginning May 15. For those who miss registration in May, the Army Ten-Miler online transfer program will open June 1. (Courtesy of AUSA )1
  2. 2. E m o t i o n a l A b u s e : I t ’s a Effects of Child B i g g e r P r o b l e m T h a n YO U Abuse and Neglect Think All types of child abuseWhen people think of do-mestic abuse, they often and neglect leave lastingpicture battered women scars. Some of these scarswho have been physically might be physical, butassaulted. But not all abu- emotional scarring hassive relationships involve long lasting effectsviolence. Just becauseyou’re not battered and throughout life, damagingbruised doesn’t mean a child’s sense of self, abil-you’re not being abused. Many men and women suffer ity to have healthy relationships, and ability to func-from emotional abuse, which is no less destructive. Unfor- tion at home, at work and at school.tunately, emotional abuse is often minimized or over-looked—even by the person being abused. Some effects include:Understanding emotional abuse  Lack of trust and relationship difficulties. IfThe aim of emotional abuse is to chip away at your feel- you can’t trust your parents, who can you trust?ings of self-worth and independence. If you’re the victim of Abuse by a primary caregiver damages the most fun-emotional abuse, you may feel that there is no way out ofthe relationship or that without your abusive partner you damental relationship as a child—that you willhave nothing. safely, reliably get your physical and emotional needs met by the person who is responsible for yourEmotional abuse includes verbal abuse such as yelling, care. Without this base, it is very difficult to learn toname-calling, blaming, and shaming. Isolation, intimida- trust people or know who is trustworthy. This cantion, and controlling behavior also fall under emotionalabuse. Additionally, abusers who use emotional or psycho- lead to difficulty maintaining relationships due tological abuse often throw in threats of physical violence or fear of being controlled or abused. It can also lead toother repercussions if you don’t do what they want. unhealthy relationships because the adult doesn’tYou may think that physical abuse is far worse than emo- know what a good relationship is.tional abuse, since physical violence can send you to thehospital and leave you with scars. But, the scars of emo-tional abuse are very real, and they run deep. In fact, emo-  Core feelings of being “worthless” ortional abuse can be just as damaging as physical abuse— “damaged.” If you’ve been told over and over againsometimes even more so. as a child that you are stupid or no good, it is very difficult to overcome these core feelings. You mayEconomic or financial abuse: A subtle form of emo-tional abuse experience them as reality. Adults may not strive for more education, or settle for a job that may not payRemember, an abuser’s goal is to control you, and he or enough, because they don’t believe they can do it orshe will frequently use money to do so. Economic or finan- are worth more. Sexual abuse survivors, with thecial abuse includes: stigma and shame surrounding the abuse, often espe- Rigidly controlling your finances. cially struggle with a feeling of being damaged. Withholding money or credit cards. Making you account for every penny you spend.  Trouble regulating emotions. Abused children Withholding basic necessities (food, clothes, medica- cannot express emotions safely. As a result, the emo-tions, shelter). tions get stuffed down, coming out in unexpected Restricting you to an allowance. ways. Adult survivors of child abuse can struggle Preventing you from working or choosing your own with unexplained anxiety, depression, or anger. Theycareer. may turn to alcohol or drugs to numb out the painful Sabotaging your job (making you miss work, calling feelings.constantly). Stealing from you or taking your money. (Courtesy of (Courtesy of )2
  3. 3. The Cycle of Violence in Domestic AbuseDomestic abuse falls into a common pattern, or cycle of violence: Abuse – Your abusive partner lashes out with aggressive, belittling, or vio- lent behavior. The abuse is a power play designed to show you "who is boss." Guilt – After abusing you, your partner feels guilt, but not over what hes done. He’s more worried about the possibility of being caught and facing consequences for his abusive behavior. Excuses – Your abuser rationalizes what he or she has done. The person may come up with a string of excuses or blame you for the abusive behav- ior—anything to avoid taking responsibility. "Normal" behavior — The abuser does everything he can to regain control and keep the victim in the relationship. He may act as if nothing has hap- pened, or he may turn on the charm. This peaceful honeymoon phase may give the victim hope that the abuser has really changed this time. Fantasy and planning – Your abuser begins to fantasize about abusing you again. He spends a lot of time thinking about what you’ve done wrong and how hell make you pay. Then he makes a plan for turning the fantasy of abuse into reality. Set-up – Your abuser sets you up and puts his plan in motion, creating a situation where he can justify abusing you.Your abuser’s apologies and loving gestures in between the episodes of abuse can make it difficult to leave. He maymake you believe that you are the only person who can help him, that things will be different this time, and that he trulyloves you. However, the dangers of staying are very real. (Courtesy of ) Help for Abused Men: You’re Not Alone If youre a man in an abusive relationship, its important to know that youre not alone. It happens to men from all cultures and all walks of life. Figures suggest that as many as one in three victims of domestic violence are male. However, men are often reluctant to report abuse by women be- cause they feel embarrassed, or they fear they wont be believed, or worse, that police will assume that since theyre male they are the perpetrator of the violence and not the victim. An abusive wife or partner may hit, kick, bite, punch, spit, throw things, ordestroy your possessions. To make up for any difference in strength, she may attack you while youre asleep orotherwise catch you by surprise. She may also use a weapon, such as a gun or knife, or strike you with an ob-ject, abuse or threaten your children, or harm your pets. Of course, domestic abuse is not limited to violence.Your spouse or partner may also:  Verbally abuse you, belittle you, or humiliate you in front of friends, colleagues, or family, or on social media sites.  Be possessive, act jealous, or harass you with accusations of being unfaithful.  Take away your car keys or medications, try to control where you go and who you see.  Try to control how you spend money or deliberately default on joint financial obligations.  Make false allegations about you to your friends, employer, or the police, or find other ways to ma- nipulate and isolate you.  Threaten to leave you and prevent you from seeing your kids if you report the abuse.3 (Courtesy of )
  4. 4. 11 Facts About Cyber Bullying“Cyber bullying” is defined as a young person tormenting, threatening, harassing, orembarrassing another young person using the Internet or other technologies, like cellphones.The psychological and emotional outcomes of cyber bullying are similar to those ofreal-life bullying. The difference is, real-life bullying often ends when school ends. Forcyber bullying, there is no escape. And, it’s getting worse. Read on to get the facts.1. Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.2. 70% of students report seeing frequent bullying online.3. Over 80% of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most common me- dium for cyber bullying.4. 68% of teens agree that cyber bullying is a serious problem.5. 81% of young people think bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.6. 90% of teens who have seen social-media bullying say they have ignored it. 84% have seen others tell cyber bullies to stop.7. Only 1 in 10 victims will inform a parent or trusted adult of their abuse.8. Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying.9. About 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out 10 say it has hap- pened more than once.10. About 75% have visited a website bashing another student.11. Bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide. (Courtesy of )4
  5. 5. Out and About the Fort Riley AreaReference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessar-ily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opinions of authors expressedherein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement pur-poses.5
  6. 6. Out and About the Fort Riley Area Milfords Easter Extrava ganza Re s c h e d u l e d f o r t h i s S a t u r d a y ! Milfords Easter Extravaganza has been rescheduled for Saturday March 30, 2013 from 2-5 pm due to the weather. Please let me know if you are wanting to attend our Easter egg hunt, have pic- tures with Easter bunny, face painted,cookies and refreshments.""or 563-880-8505 withName, number of adults, children, and ages of children. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR RECREATIONAL PROGRAM, OR TO EXPRESS INTEREST IN COACHING OR VOLUNTEERING, CONTACT JIM POOLE @ 785-210-5621Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessar-ily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opinions of authors expressedherein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement pur-poses.6
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  10. 10. N o t i c e o f Av a i l a b i l i t y : Fo r t R i l e y D r i n k i n g W a t e r C o n s u m e r C o n f i d e n c e Re p o r t .Fort Riley is required by Federal regulations and the State of Kansas to publish public notice concerning the quality of itsdrinking water in an annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR). Notice of Availability: Fort Riley Drinking Water Con-sumer Confidence Report. The Environmental Division, Directorate of Public Works posted the annual Consumer Confi-dence Report (CCR) on the internet: Riley, like other public water suppliers, is required to providethis information based on Safe Drinking Water Act requirements.The CCR provides information on the type and name of the watersource; information on contaminants including a mandatory monitor-ing list; information on detected regulated and/or unregulated con-taminants; any violations associated with monitoring and reporting;and additional health information for immuno-compromised individu-als. Information about CCRs can be obtained from the EPA’s SafeDrinking Water Hotline (1-800-426-4791).10
  11. 11. FR EE C hi ld Car e for FRG Meetings!!!Fort Riley Child & Youth Services now provides free childcare for Family ReadinessGroup Meetings. This is open to all units on Fort Riley. Contact your FRG leader or Fam-ily Readiness Support Assistant (FRSA) to make your childcare reservation once CYSregistration has been completed. CYS registration of your child or children is mandatory!Location of childcare will be determined by the age of child/children; the sites of childcareare Warren Road Child Development Center, Bldg. 6950 and/or School Age Services,Bldg. 5810. Time of childcare offered is from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Reservations for care will be taken up to three daysprior to scheduled childcare opening!Future dates of childcare are as follows:April - 9 May– 14For more information, please contact the Central Registration office at (785)239-9885 or stop by Bldg. 6620 NormandyDr. Ever wish you could compliment someone for doing a good job or wanted to make a complaint but didn’t know where to go? Click on the following link and leave your ICE Comment and it goes to the appropriate personnel to take care of your concern.
  12. 12. OCSC Presents Casino Royale on April 13, 2013The Fort Riley OCSC presents Casino Royale! Whetheryour favorite 007 is Daniel Craig, Sean Connery, TimothyDalton, Roger Moore, or Pierce Brosnan, this annual eventis the place for you! Grab your favorite Bond girl and tryyour hand at craps, blackjack, or poker! Make a bid and tryto take home one of the coveted OCSC baskets from thebasket auction. At last years basket auction, the OCSCraised over $25,000 for disbursements to organizations such as the Fort Riley Combined Scholarship Fund! Dont missout on this amazing opportunity to support our community and have an amazing time!This OCSC event is open to the public. The prepay price of $20 per ticket gains you entrance to this world-class event,as well as, food and a drink ticket. Purchasing a ticket on the evening of the event will cost $25. Tickets will be on sale atthe OCSCs February and March luncheons. You may also contact to reserve ticketsor purchase them through this website.Casino Royale will begin with a walk on the red carpet, photo opportunities, and dinner. Items in the Live Auction*, SilentAuction and Opportunities are on display the whole evening. Doors will open at 6 pm. * OCSC is seeking any Fort Riley unit coffee group, Community Organization, or Local Businesses to provide“Baskets” for their auction. Your organization may theme your basket in any way that you choose. The only limit isyour imagination! If you visit their website ( ) they have a listand pictures of “baskets” that were provided for last year’s event. Tickets Are Still Available for this event, get them now cost goes up at the door. To RSVP for Tickets or for more information visit Riley’s Conference Center Waives Room Rental Fee’s for Unit Social EventsRiley’s Conference Center is now waiving all room rentalfees for unit social events that meet the following food andbeverage minimums: Lunch: a minimum of $9.95 per person Dinner: a minimum of $12.95 per personTo qualify, events must be booked after 1 February 2013and be considered a unit event by Riley’s ConferenceCenter Management. Such events would include balls,hail and farewells, change of commands, holiday parties,organizational days and dining in/out. Other events notlisted may qualify; however, final qualification will be de-termined by Riley’s Conference Center Management.Please call Riley’s Conference Center at 785-784-1000with any questions or to book you unit’s next event.12
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  15. 15. Send your events, news, con- tact information, etc., to: On the Web! Stacie Dumas 1st Infantry Division & Fort Riley Homepage - 1st Inf. Div. FRSA Building 580, Room 333 Fort Riley MWR - All information needs to be Army vFRG– received by April 22, 2013 for the next monthly newsletter. Fort Riley Religious Support - Phone: (785)240-1251 Fax: (785)239-0416 US Army Homepage- E-mail: MyPay - or Irwin Army Community Hospital - Ready Army - Fort Riley MWR Twitter Page - !!! N EWS GOT 1ID Facebook Page - Fort Riley Facebook Page - 1ID Flickr Page - D i d Yo u K n o w ? First federal U.S. mint estab-  The Revolutionary War in Amer- lished, April 2, 1792. ica began on April 19, 1775, when British soldiers and Ameri- First pony express service be- can revolutionaries clashed in gan, April 3, 1860. Massachusetts. Congress adopted the flag with  The Spanish-American War be- 13 stripes and with 1 star for gan, April 21, 1898. each state, April 4, 1818.  The first public showing of a mo- The United States declared war tion picture, in New York City, on Germany in World War I, April April 23, 1896. 6, 1917. John Wilkes Booth shot President  Library of Congress established, General Robert E. Lee surren- Abraham Lincoln, April 14, 1865. April 24, 1800. dered to General Ulysses S. Grant in the Civil War, April 9,  Washington inaugurated as the  Noah Webster copyrighted the first President of the United 1865. first edition of his dictionary, April States, April 30, 1789. Bataan Peninsula in the Philip- 14, 1828. pines fell to Japan, April 9, 1942.  The Vietnam War ended on April  The Revolutionary War declared 30, 1975, when South Vietnam United States patent system es- ended, April 15, 1783. surrendered. tablished, April 10, 1790.  Lieutenant Colonel James Doolit-  Television first publicly broad- The Civil War began at Fort tle led carrier-based planes in a cast, from the Empire State Sumter, April 12, 1861. raid on Tokyo, in World War II, Building, April 30, 1939. April 18, 1942.15
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