11 July 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update


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11 July 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update: please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of 1HBCT. 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 or if you are having issues reading this you can click on this link to read the weekly news. http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=1bct. We are always up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1HBCT FaceBook Page at www.facebook.com/1HBCTDEVILBRIGADE?v=wall&ref-sgm

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  1. 1. 11 July 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update: please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of 1HBCT. 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 or if you are having issues reading this you can click on this link to read the weekly news. http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=1bct. We are always up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1HBCT FaceBook Page at www.facebook.com/1HBCTDEVILBRIGADE?v=wall&ref-sgmFort Riley Current News Updates: This information has recently been updated, and is now available.http://www.riley.army.mil/OurPost/CurrentNews.aspx In addition to the Current News page there are Garrison Commanders CommunityCorner articles http://www.riley.army.mil/DocumentList.aspx?lib=GC-CornerNoise and Training Advisory for July 9-15, 2012: Training scheduled for 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., July 10-15, has the potential for noise in some of thesurrounding areas. These areas may include: Bala, Keats and Riley. A lesser chance for significant noise remains for the Manhattan area. Inaddition to the above, training scheduled for 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., July 11-12, has the potential for noise in the Fort Riley housing areas and JunctionCity. http://www.riley.army.mil/NewsViewer.aspx?id=1785Division jazz band to perform at festival: The Little Apple Jazz Festival will be grooving from 6 p.m. to 11p.m. July 14 at the Larry Norvell BandShell, City Park, Manhattan. The free event will have music groups and artists including Panorama, Watermelon Slim, Doug Talley, Kansas StateUniversity Jazz Combo and Fort Riley’s own 1st Infantry Division Jazz Band. The jazz band will be performing on the Directorate of Family andMorale, Welfare and Recreation stage at the City Park from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. “Although we’re a jazz group we get popular tunes that perhapsyou hear on the radio and we make it sound like instrumental jazz – like we’re going to be playing Radiohead. I’m not kidding,” said Staff Sgt.Andre Goncalves, musician and operations noncommissioned officer in charge, 1st Inf. Div. Band. “One of the tunes I think people are going toend up digging is “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash. We rearranged it in a different time signature; it’s pretty cool.” Goncalves and the jazz band tryto play a mixture of varieties to suit all musical tastes during performances, he said. “We love to play the traditional stuff. With that being said,audiences nowadays are very peculiar in what they (want to) hear because there are so many options. So, what we try to do is get a little bit ofeverything and offer jazz through the different diversity that they hear,” he said. This will be the first time 1st Inf. Div. Jazz Band will be
  2. 2. performing at the event. The band was unable to participate in previous years because they were deployed as a unit, Goncalves said. This time,however, only half of the band is deployed, and the jazz band will be able to perform at the festival. The band consists of four members andincludes a drummer, trumpet player, saxophone player and Gonclaves, who plays the bass and guitar simultaneously. “It’s fun; it’s really fun,” hesaid. Goncalves hopes to have a lot of support from Fort Riley at the event. “I would encourage everybody to come out and listen to a veryoriginal way to play jazz with tunes that they might actually know and might have heard on the radio,” Goncalves said. “We put some work intoit, and hopefully they’ll like it.” By Calun Reece 1st Inf. Div. PostFREE MILITARY SUICIDE PREVENTION PHONE APP: MilitaryFamily.com has developed a suicide prevention smart phone and Android versionfree application called OPERATION REACHOUT to address the problem of suicide among the military and veterans. The application can be foundat http://militaryfamily.com/downloads/apps/military-suicide-prevention-operation-reach-out or through the iTunes store. Designed by expertsin emotional resiliency the application has five features: 1. A help center where a single touch of the phone will call a friend, family member or helping professional including the National Suicide Hotline. 2. Video vignettes designed to help people who are depressed see that their problems are solvable and their feelings of desperation will pass. 3. Video vignettes for people concerned about someone who they believe is suicidal; telling them what they should and should not say. 4. Suggestions of activities that will help people reach out to someone else rather than suffer alone. 5. Internet resources including real stories from people who once thought about suicide, but went on to get help.The primary author of the app is psychologist Lawrence Shapiro, Ph.D. a well-know author and internationally respected expert on emotionalresiliency. When asked how the app works, Dr. Shapiro explains: "The app is designed to help people who are feeling desperate and aloneconnect with others. Having powerful resources in your pocket or purse is the surest way to help get help when they need it most. The mostimportant thing the app can do is to redirect a suicidal persons downward spiral of hopelessness and isolation. Help is available from manyplaces and we need to find as quickly and easily as possible."Fort Riley to Host Free Financial Readiness Day: Dozens of Financial Planners and Counselors Will Offer Free Advice on Budgeting, RetirementPlanning, Income Taxes, Investment Strategies, and More FORT RILEY, KANSAS – We’ve all heard that there’s no free lunch, but in thesechallenging economic times, Fort Riley service members and their families will be able to get free financial planning advice and guidance fromprofessional financial planners and counselors at the Fort Riley Financial Readiness Day. The event will be held on August 7 at Riley’s ConferenceCenter and will feature highly qualified Certified Financial Planner™ professionals and Accredited Financial Counselors volunteering their timeand expertise to work with service members one-on-one to address important financial issues. Financial planners and counselors will be set upat tables and will meet one-on-one with attendees to answer questions on getting out of debt, retirement planning, investment strategies,income taxes, insurance, mortgages and foreclosures, among many other topics. The advice will be offered on a “no strings attached” basis andvolunteers will not give out business cards or sell financial products or services. The event will also feature a series of classroom-style
  3. 3. educational workshops addressing key military personal finance topics, including: Budgeting 101, Credit and Debt Basics, Smart Investing, RealWorld Retirement Planning, and more. Fort Riley Financial Readiness Day is organized by Fort Riley in partnership with Certified FinancialPlanner Board of Standards®, Financial Planning Association®, Foundation for Financial Planning and Association for Financial Counseling andPlanning Education®. Kansas State University is an honorary partner for the event. The collaboration is a first-of-its kind effort involving amilitary installation and the financial planning community united in an effort to provide free financial education and programming to themilitary. TO PARTICIPATE: Fort Riley Financial Readiness Day is free and open to the military and their families. Members of the news mediaare invited to attend the event and interview the organizers. The event will be held on Tuesday, August 7 at Riley’s Conference Center at 446Seitz Drive in Fort Riley. Events will begin at 9:00 am and will run until 4:00 pm. Free registration for the Fort Riley Financial Readiness Day isavailable by calling Army Community Service (ACS) at 785-239-9435. Walk-ins are also welcome. POC: Briana S. Nelson Goff, Ph.D., LCMFTDirector, Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families Professor, School of Family Studies and Human Services 343K Justin Hall KansasState University Manhattan KS 66506, 785-532-1490, e-mail: bnelson@k-state.edu website: www.militaryfamilies.k-state.eduYellow Ribbon Social: Hello Everyone!!!!! I hope you had a fantastic 4th of July and that your time during this deployment is speeding by!! Aftera short summer hiatus- we are back!!!! Our next Yellow Ribbon Social is scheduled for July 19 at Chilis Grill & Bar here in Manhattan. 6pm-9pm. Iam really looking forward to seeing all of you!!! If you have friends whose spouses are away, bring em along! The more the merrier!! If you cantmake it- I have also attached our upcoming YRS event calendar. Hopefully we will see you soon at another great time!! Looking forward toseeing you on July 19th at Chilis!! As always, if I can help or be of support to you, please do not hesitate to ask!! POC: Alison R. Pulcher, MilitaryCommunity Liaison, Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce O: (785) 776-8829 ext. 252 C: (785)375-8170 or alison@manhattan.orgKAW VALLEY RODEO MILITARY FAMILY APPRECIATION NIGHT: (Thursday, July 26, 2012): For those wishing to receive FREE tickets to the KawValley Rodeo’s 5th Annual Military Family Appreciation Night and the FREE picnic prior to the event you must sign up! If you would like to attendthis event on Military Appreciation Night, please contact your BN FRSA’s with your Name, contact ph (day and evening), email and # of tickets.They also encourage as many as can to make a contribution to the Flint Hills Breadbasket- of course do not require a donation to attend, butlook at this as an opportunity to thank the community and support those who support us. Please encourage this opportunity as much as youcan! *** EVERYONE KNOWS: You MUST have a ticket PRIOR to attending the rodeo Thursday night. There are plenty of opportunities toacquire tickets, but they MUST have one BEFORE the event to be admitted to the free BBQ, as well as the rodeo following.*** Also areminder that once the free tickets are gone, children will still be admitted free with the donation of a canned food/non-perishable food itemand military tickets will be available for only $5. ALL ATTENDEES MUST HAVE A TICKET- no exceptions. For more information please check outtheir website at http://kawvalleyrodeo.com/ or check them out on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Manhattan-Kaw-Valley-Rodeo/324572356706
  4. 4. Upcoming Ft Riley Events with MWR: Download our FREE Android App!https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rileymwr.rileymwr&hl=en "Like" us on Facebook & show us at these events and receive aprize! http://www.facebook.com/rileymwrSoldier Show: http://rileymwr.com/main/?p=32546 July 13, 7pm, McCain Auditorium, FREE (tickets required). We will have a limited amount of
  5. 5. tickets available for pick up at Leisure Travel Center or McCain auditorium July 11-13. The remaining tickets will be at the door the night of theshow.Gary Sinise & the LT Dan Band Concert: Jul 28, 7pm - Rileys Conference Center, FREE More info here http://rileymwr.com/main/?p=32543 ]The 27th annual 10-5-2 Prairie Run is set for July 21: King Field House Info and registration here! http://rileymwr.com/main/?p=28015Youth Sports & Fitness: These activities are open to dependant of Active Duty, Retirees and DA Civilians. For more information contact YouthSports at 239-9223/9200. Mission and Vision Statement: The Fort Riley Youth Sports & Fitness Program is dedicated to being our patrons’ firstchoice by providing quality sports and fitness activities for children, ages 3-18. The Fort Riley Youth Sports & Fitness Program supports the CYSSmission by aggressively pursuing its vision for the future. The Fort Riley Youth Sports & Fitness Program strives to constantly improve anddevelop into one of the best programs in the Army. We provide our youth with an environment that is appropriate and consistent with basicgrowth and development characteristics of youth. The program emphasizes fun, maximum participation, rules knowledge, and physicalconditioning. The Fort Riley Youth Sports & Fitness Program firmly supports the “Win-Win” philosophy of play, established by the Department ofthe Army. YOUTH SPORTS & FITNESS: Registration is required for all S&F sports and trips. To register, sign up at Parent Central, 6620 NormandyDr., 785-239-9885. Outdoor Adventure Fishing: Register by Jul 31, grades 6-12, Register by Aug 7, grades 4-5. Orienteering: Register by Aug 24,grades 4-12, $20: Fall Soccer: Register by Aug 24, grades K-12, $40 Volleyball: Register by Aug 24, grades 3-12, $40. Flag Football: Register byAug 24, grades 2-12, $40. Cheerleading: Register by Aug 24, grades 1-12, $40. Start Smart Soccer: Register by Aug 31, ages 3-4, $20. Parents andtheir children will learn the basic skills and fundamentals of soccer during this six-week program. Start Smart Flag Football: Register by Aug 31,grades K-1, $20. Parents and their children will learn the basic skills and fundamentals of football during this six-week program.Indoor Soccer: Aug 10, 6-7pm, Register by Aug 8. Parent Central, 6620 Normandy Dr. Child must have a current sports physical form at time ofregistration. Child must have a health assessment at time of registration. For more information and to RSVP contact Fort Riley Youth Sports at239-9223/9200. Start Smart: Children and their parents interact together while learning sports skills to prepare for team sports. Start Smart isoffered for Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Flag Football, Golf and Skill Development. Individual Sports: Tennis, Racquetball, Billiards, Archery,Table Tennis, and Darts are among the many individual sports offered throughout the year. CYS Outreach: Youth Sports and Fitness providesoutreach activities for the Middle School – Teen Center (MS/T), School Age Services (SAS), Child Development Centers (CDC), and Family ChildCare providers (FCC). At the MS/T and SAS, Youth Sports and Fitness offers intramural sports, indoor and outdoor fitness activities, and healthpromotion clinics. Fun Fitness activities are provided for CDC and FCC providers. Special Events: Once a month Youth Sports and Fitness hostsFamily Fitness Night. Families, parents and youth, interact and participate in fun, fast paced fitness activities. Nutrition and Health Promotionclasses: on current health information, are offered at SAS, MST, and FCC, as well as Parent Education classes at Bldg 5800. Several special eventsare held throughout the year, including Junior Olympics, Neighborhood Nights, and other national competitions and sports tournaments.Outdoor Adventure: A once a month program offered to 3-12 graders. Outdoor Adventure includes trips and activities throughout the year suchas snow tubing, ice skating, canoeing, camping, and much more! For More Information: Sports registrations are processed by Parent Central
  6. 6. at building 6620, phone: 785-239-9885/4847/9478. Flyers with Information about registration dates and requirements are available throughParent Central, Fort Riley Schools, and MWR locations. All activities will be publicized.Ft Riley Funds Custodian Course is once again available online! Those wishing to complete the course online should first review the FundsCustodian slide deck and then complete the quiz. Once the completed quiz is emailed back to ACS, a certificate of completion will be emailedback to the client within 2-3 business days to the email address provided. Course can be accessed athttp://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ACS.dm&nav=FamSvcsThe Ft Riley Key caller class is also now on-line at the following link: http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ACS.dm&nav=FamSvcsthose wishing to complete the course online should first review the Funds Custodian slide deck and then complete the quiz. Once thecompleted quiz is emailed back to ACS, a certificate of completion will be emailed back to the client within 2-3 business days to the emailaddress provided.July 2012 Family Newsletter Welcome to Army OneSource Family News - the monthly newsletter from Army Community Service (ACS) andArmy OneSource (AOS), the Armys most comprehensive portal for Family members. IN THIS MONTHS ISSUE:http://www.myarmyonesource.com/familynewsletter/2012/july/default.aspx  Suicides Outpacing War Deaths for Troops  A Poignant Father’s Day at Vietnam Memorial  Jeremy Hilton: U.S. Military’s First Male Spouse of the Year  Army Widow Rides Final Challenge for Memorial Day  NFL, Military Partner on Concussions  Employee Flag Honors  At Fort Hood, a Welcome Home for Veterans of a War Long Past  Army to Review Mental Health Compensation  DOD Cracks Down on Off-Label Drug Use  Ceremonies Arise to Recognize Military-Bound Grads  App Pinpoints Arlington Graves  ‘Military Mom’ Jill Biden Can’t Forget Our Troops  Class Rallies around Autistic Student  Cybersecurity Experts are Needed to Meet Growing Demand  Military Franchises: Open for Business  After Service, Veterans go on to College
  7. 7. REAL WARRIORS CAMPAIGN E-MAIL UPDATE: To see the html version of this message, please visithttp://www.realwarriors.net/emailupdate/june12.html "Planning for Financial Health After Deployment"http://www.realwarriors.net/active/afterdeployment/financialresponsibilities.php Use these suggestions and resources to help you evaluateyour financial affairs since your income and monthly expenses will change now that youre home. Incorporating these tips and tools into yourmoney management will help give you financial peace of mind throughout the deployment cycle. Helping Toddlers to Preteens CommunicateAbout Changes; http://www.realwarriors.net/family/change/helpcommunicate.php Children will cope with changes such as a parentsdeployment, reunion or move to a new town differently. Resources located in this article can help you initiate conversations and help yourchildren to express and cope with feelings about changes and transitions. Expressing concerns as a family can help children feel more connectedand strengthen overall family resilience. REACHING OUT IS A SIGN OF STRENGTH: Update your Facebook status and spread the word. Knowingthe facts about invisible wounds can help warriors and families find support and successfully cope with psychological health concerns.Do you have a friend or loved one who would find the Real Warriors Campaign resources useful?SHARE (http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u=http://youtu.be/LbDI9_fCfk0) or paste the following message onto your Facebook page:Since reaching out for support for PTSD, USMC Sgt. Hopper has been promoted to Staff Sgt. Watch how asking for help worked for him and visitrealwarriors.net to learn more: http://youtu.be/LbDI9_fCfk0 . SEVEN TOOLS THAT REINFORCE PSYCHOLOGICAL STRENGTH:http://www.scribd.com/doc/38767254/7-Tools-That-Reinforce-Psychological-Strength-National-Guard-ReserveThe "7 Tools to Reinforce Psychological Strength" mini-brochure highlights free, confidential resources available to help members of the NationalGuard and reserve feel connected to the military community and manage the transition from civilian to warfighter and back. Resources cover avariety of topics, such as health, reintegration, employment, education, personal financial management and resilience. The featured tools andresources include: the DCoE Outreach Center, Real Warriors Live Chat, Real Warriors Campaign videos, message boards, resources for membersof the National Guard and reserve, transition support and resources available through the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program. Each of thehighlighted resources is free and confidential, and the mini-brochure can be downloaded or ordered online and shipped to you free-of-chargethrough our online shopping cart. Orders for bulk quantities are welcome.Dinner and a Movie Night will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 26 at Riley’s Conference Center: The featured movie will be “We Bought a Zoo.”Adults are $7.95 and children are $3.95. For more information, call 785-784-1000Fort Riley Religious Ministries Update: Registration is currently under way for Vacation Bible School which will take place Aug. 6 to 10 at MorrisHill Chapel. For more information or to volunteer, call Roxanne Martinez at 785-240-1443 or Don Ericson at 785-239-0979.http://www.riley.army.mil/NewsViewer.aspx?id=6385
  8. 8. The Inaugural WIBW-TV 13 Thunder in the Heartland set for August 23-25 at Heartland Park: The inaugural WIBW-TV 13 Thunder in theHeartland is a three-day championship drag racing event for NHRAs West Central Division - Division 5. The event will be held at Heartland ParkTopeka August 23-25. "WIBW-TV 13 has become an integral partner in the promotion of events we host at Heartland Park Topeka. Aside frombeing one of the leading CBS Stations in the nation, they truly understand the importance of providing relevant content delivered through anintegrated platform," said Heartland Parks General Manager Joe Douthitt. "Becoming the title sponsor for the inaugural WIBW-TV 13 Thunder inthe Heartland event is cutting edge for the sport and a major step in our ongoing partnership. Fans will be able to experience a full weekend ofactivities racing and summertime fun!" Besides great racing, there will be many other fun activities to enjoy with the entire family, like the kidszone, BBQ specials, fan contests, a car show and fireworks on Saturday and live music on Sunday. "Our 13 Weather Team constantly tracksthunder in the heartland. Now through this partnership, we are making some noise of our own by sponsoring the WIBW-TV 13 Thunder in theHeartland event," said Jim Ogle, General Manager of WIBW-TV/MyTV. "Our viewers and fans from all over the region are in for a great weekendof NHRA drag racing, car shows and family fun." This partnership with Heartland Park Topeka, NHRA and WIBW-TV 13 is unique; no other NHRADivision race in the country has a television station as the title sponsor. "It brings with it a terrific opportunity for the NHRA West CentralDivision," says Rob Park, Director of NHRA West Central Division. "This is a very exciting time for our racers, fans and sponsors." The event willbe Aug. 23-25. Thursday, Aug. 23 is a Test-n-Tune day with competition beginning on Friday, Aug.24 and Championship on Saturday, Aug. 25.Tickets can be purchased at www.hpt.com Tickets for Thursday are $10 for adults and children 12 and under are free. Tickets for Friday andSaturday are $15 for adults with children (ages 4-12) $5. A three-day pass is $25 for adults and $10 for children (ages 4-12). Military with aMilitary ID and Children three and under are free. A limited number of 2 for 1 coupon cards will be distributed through Topeka area businesses. A list of locations will be announced soon. Heartland Park Topeka is a unique, multi-faceted motorsports facility that offers an array of activitiesfor fans of all ages, tastes and backgrounds, from Saturday night dirt stock car racing to world-class, nationally prominent drag racing and roadcircuit events. It is the mission of owner Raymond Irwin and his team to "be a leader in the world of motorsports entertainment, and to build acommunity-based spirit throughout Topeka and the region." For tickets and more information on all Heartland Park Topeka activities, please goto www.HPT.com
  9. 9. The Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency will offer rides to and from Manhattan to the Fort Riley and Junction City areas. The cost is $2 one-way within a three-mile radius of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Junction City. Rides beyond the three-mile radius are $4 each way. For moreinformation or to schedule a ride call 877-551-6345ACS has about 300 FREE tickets to the Rock and Roll Dream Concert on July 14. Please offer these up to your clients. Tickets are available atthe Front desk. Rock N Roll Dream Concert - Tributes To: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, U2. Details: Brain Damage, Rattle and Hum- U2 Tribute BandCricket Wireless Amphitheater 633 North 130th Street, Bonner Springs, KS 66012, Sat, Jul 14, 2012 07:00 PM, Doors at 6:00 PM Show at 7:00PM * It is preferred that only those individuals truly planning to attend the concert accept a the ticket.
  10. 10. Brigade still has some extra glasses left over from the Brigade Dining- In and looking to recoup some money spent on them. Brigade is selling them for $2/glass! They would make great gifts, even if that gift is for you!!!! POC: PFC Oudman at Brigade, CMD Sec. We will not mail these, not a fundraiser. Please bring exact change for the # of glasses you would like to purchase.Brigade is selling T-shirts again… new design! See flyer!
  11. 11. Military Community and Family Policy Weekly: Welcome to the Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) WeeklyeNewsletter providing you with access to the latest Quality of Life news and information from the Department of Defense and dates forupcoming Guard and Reserve onsite sales. The link below will open up the MC&FP Weekly eNewsletter in your browser. If the link above doesnot work, please copy and paste the entire link into your browser window. http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/mcfp/weekly A PDF version of thenewsletter is also available for download from the link above. Your MC&FP Team! Military Community and Family Policy Office of the Secretaryof Defense Providing policy, tools, and resources to further enhance the quality of life of service members and their families.**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.