12 June 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update


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12 June 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!

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12 June 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update

  1. 1. 12 June 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-CornerHope everyone is out enjoying Victory Week and all the activities that are going on all week! For more informationhttp://rileymwr.com/main/?p=47384K-18 Temporary Closure: On Tuesday/Wednesday, June 12-13, northbound and southbound K-18 at Walnut Street will be closed so that crewscan complete preparation work for the setting of the bridge deck form hangers for the Walnut Street Bridge over K-18. K-18 at Walnut Street willbe closed beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, and will reopen to all traffic at 5:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 13, weather permitting.Advance message boards will alert drivers on I-70 and on K-18 in Manhattan to the roadway closure. Drivers should expect delays during peaktravel times and should use alternate routes during the roadway closure. Updated traffic information for this K-18 project is available at:http://www.ksdot.org/topekaMetro/projectstudyNEKS.asp. Or view K-18 Project Traffic Map for May-July 2012.The next USAG Resilience Days Off will be Friday June 15 and Monday June 18.Who likes pulled pork? Well, we have decided that sounds yummy for the No Dough Dinner on the Armys Birthday and Flag Day. This NoDough Dinner is sponsored by our local AUSA chapter, so be sure to come out for some delicious food and good times! And, it will be one of thefew locations where you can register your 8-15-year-old for an opportunity to be a ball shagger at the MLB Home Run Derby! Hope to see youthere! USO DFAC Building 7856 Drum Street 5-6:30pm
  2. 2. 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!
  3. 3. JUNE IS PTSD AWARENESS MONTH: Update your Facebook status to join us in supporting resilience! Knowing the facts about PTSD or otherinvisible wounds can help warriors and families find support and successfully cope with psychological health concerns. Do you have a friend orloved one who would find Real Warriors Campaign resources useful? Help us share the message that reaching out for psychological health careis a sign of strength that benefits warriors, their families and the entire military community by posting a message on your Facebook page. Pleaseconsider updating your Facebook status with the following post today! When it comes to coping with PTSD, you dont have to go at it alone.WATCH how @Real Warriors Staff Sgt. Meg Krause sought care for invisible wounds and continues to successfully lead her unit:http://j.mp/WATCHKrauseHELP RAISE PTSD AWARENESS IN JUNE http://www.ptsd.va.gov/about/ptsd-awareness/ptsd_awareness_month.asp. This month, the U.S.Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is observing PTSD Awareness Month. Throughout themonth, the National Center for PTSD is providing tools and resources to raise awareness about PTSD and other invisible wounds, highlight theimportance of seeking care for psychological health concerns and promote resources available to support warriors and their families coping withPTSD. Learn how you can get involved by visiting http://www.ptsd.va.gov. For more information, subscribe to the PTSD Monthly Update athttp://www.ptsd.va.gov/about/subscribe.asp. The Real Warriors Campaign website provides tools, tips and resources to help you learn moreabout the signs and symptoms of PTSD and other psychological health concerns, as well as the care and support resources available to the entiremilitary community. Articles that you can read to learn more about PTSD signs, symptoms, care and benefits include:* Five Steps Veterans Can Take to Support PTSD Treatment (http://www.realwarriors.net/veterans/treatment/ptsdtreatment.php)*Accessing Benefits for PTSD is Easier Than Ever (http://www.realwarriors.net/veterans/treatment/ptsdcompensation.php)*Dispelling Myths About Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (http://www.realwarriors.net/active/treatment/ptsdmyths.php)*Understanding Posttraumatic Stress With PTSD Coach (http://www.realwarriors.net/active/treatment/ptsdcoach.php)June Events for Soldiers and Families… so much is offered! Check out all the events! See flyers. June is Dads Make a Difference Month.Events to celebrate dads include• Dad’s Tea Party – 10 a.m. to noon June 16 at Parent Central, Building 6620• Father’s Day Party – 1 to 3 p.m. June 16 at the Fort Riley Post Library• Father’s Day Brunch - @ Riley’s Conference Center will host a Father’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 17. Cost for adults is $13.95 andfor children, $7.95. Children under 4 eat free. Reservations are encouraged. For more information, call 785-784-1000• Dad’s Boot Camp – 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 25 at Irwin Army Community HospitalDevil’s Den is having a Special Birthday Meal, 13 June: Check out the flyer for the menu! YUMMY!!!
  4. 4. More Information: http://www.army.mil/birthday/Titan tickets for the June 15 Titan 23 fight at Marshall Army Airfield are now on sale at the Leisure Travel Center. Tickets are $10 forDepartment of Defense cardholders. DoD cardholders may bring one guest with them at the $10 ticket price and must have their ID with themon the night of the event. There is a 1 +1 rule – a Soldier and his wife, also a cardholder, can each purchase a $10 ticket, and they may eachpurchase an additional $10 ticket for each of their guests. The ID cardholder must accompany the guest through the gate on the night of thefight. If anyone wishes to bring more than one guest per ID cardholder, the additional guest tickets must be purchased at the general admissionticket price, which is $30. These also are available at LTC. All $10 tickets sales will end at 5 p.m. June 15. Tickets sold at the door will be $30general admission tickets.
  5. 5. K-State Football tickets are on sale now! 5 of 7 games have military discounts! Catch all the action this season at Bill SnyderFamily Stadium. Call 1.800.221.CATS to receive your special pricing. Games include: Missouri State, North Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State,and Texas.The Sesame Street Military experience will be at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. June 18 and at 6 p.m. June 19 at Long Fitness Center. Sesame Street istouring military bases this summer with some of their most well-known characters. The live-action performers will sing, dance and bring smilesto children of all ages. The event is open to Department of Defense cardholders. Admission is free, but you must have a ticket for the show.Tickets are available at the Leisure Travel Center. For more information, call 785-239-5614.
  6. 6. In accordance with Policy Letter #13 signed 22 May and DTO 12-129, on 22 June we will begin turning Motorcycle Operators away from theACPs that are not utilizing the proper PPE. Beginning next week, we will begin handing a flyer to all motorcycle riders entering the installationwho are not conforming to the new policy letter; we will also continue our public affairs campaign to inform Soldiers and the public about thenew policy. You can find the Policy Letter on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/1HBCTDEVILBRIGADE?v=wall&ref-sgm or on our Webpageat http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=1bctGovernors Day at the First Territorial Capitol: June 23, 2012 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Join us for a commemoration of the 150th anniversary ofKansas statehood and the start of the Civil War. Well also commemorate the arrival of Kansas Territorial Governor, Andrew Reeder, and the firstterritorial legislature at Pawnee in 1855. Historic re-enactors and encampments, Pioneer craft and skill demonstrations, Meeting of the "BogusLegislature", Period music performed by the Territorial Troubadours, Milford Nature Center display of birds of prey, Homemade pies andrefreshments, and at 1:00 PM the Territorial Legislatures lively and historic meetings will be re-enacted. There is no cost to participate and allhistory buffs, military friends and interested persons of all ages are invited and encouraged to attend. No Admission Fee. This event will be heldat the First Territorial Capitol, 693 Huebner Rd., Fort Riley, KS. For more information contact the Geary County Historical Society, 530 N. AdamsSt., Junction City, KS 66441 785.238.1666Country Stampede – Your 1HBCT Battalions these FREE tickets on hand now and don’t forget you may use your free Sunday tickets to upgradeto 4-day GA passes for $85.00 at the ITR office. For Families wishing to upgrade their free Sunday ticket to a 4-day GA ticket please go to the ITRoffice. By the USO here on Ft. Riley!ACT and SAT prep classes for juniors and seniors are available from 1 to 3 p.m. through Aug. 2 every Tuesday and Thursday at the MiddleSchool Teen Center. To participate, students must be members of the teen center located at Building 5800 on Custer Hill. Membership is free.
  7. 7. Classes are also available on finding grants and scholarships and writing scholarship applications. For more information, call 785-239-1648 oremail eric.r.childs.naf@mail.mil2012 Arts & Crafts Contest: The 2012 Arts and Craft Contest has begun and will run until June 30. In the annual juried competition,participants may enter work in categories including ceramics, drawings, wood, digital art, fibers and textiles, water base painting, glass, oil basepainting, metals and jewelry, and mixed media. For more information, visit https://apps.imcom.army.mil/apptrac Warrior Zone Patio BBQs: The Warrior Zone will host patio barbecues from 3 to 5 p.m. June 17, July 22 and Aug. 12. The barbecue will includefood, beverages and live entertainment.In emergency utility service situations, such as power outages, please contact the Fort Riley Public Works Service Desk at 785-239-0900 toreport the problem. You also may call your neighborhood office and the staff will report the outage for you. For your neighborhood office phonenumber, visit http://rileypicerne.com, click on “Residents” and “About Our Neighborhoods.” For tips on how to prepare and cope with a poweroutage, visit http://www.acsim.army.mil/readyarmy/Power_Outage_ Fact_Sheet.pdfHome Again, A ZERO TO THREE Publications from Military One Source: Military OneSource (MOS) has materials that you can order to supportSoldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines as they return from deployment. One of these publications, Home Again, is a board book made to beshared by a parent with a young child. Sharing Home Again may help a child think about and prepare for reunion, and may help a parentunderstand how a child may experience reunion. The book is sturdy and delightfully illustrated. It is published by ZERO TO THREE; a nationalnonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers. Service Providers may order HomeAgain through the MOS Service Provider catalog, without charge. To get more information about how to order Home Again or other MOSeducational and promotional materials, please feel free to contact me. Please feel free to share this information. POC: Bonnie Murdock, KansasMOS JFSAP Consultant 913-424-3038 or Bonnie.murdock@militaryonesource.comNoise and Training Advisory for June 7-17, 2012: The potential for occasional noise impact is forecast for June 7-17, from 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.http://www.riley.army.mil/NewsViewer.aspx?id=1785
  8. 8. USD 475 - Grief Counseling services are available to any student, staff member of USD 475 and to the Junction Citycommunity at Lincoln Elementary, the Freshman Success Academy and Junction City Middle School from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on Friday,Monday and Tuesday for those affected by the tragic deaths of the Bramledge Family last week.USAJOBS eases job hunting: Applying for jobs at Fort Riley has never been easier, according to assistant human resources officer Tina Lindsly,Civilian Personnel Advisory Center. All government jobs on post – appropriated and Nonappropriated-funded positions – are listed throughwww.usajobs.gov. Using the "What" and "Where" search tools, job seekers can find a position by job type or location with a few simple clicks ofa mouse. As of May 11, 32 listings were open at Fort Riley. That number fluctuates all the time as positions open and close in the system, Lindslysaid. Once the desired announcement has been spotted, one must sign in or create a new account to actually apply for the job. Lindslyrecommends checking USAJOBS at least every three days and making sure to read announcements in their entirety. Many people just gloss overthe job description and dont pay attention to key words and phrases they should use in their own resumes, or they neglect to upload requestedforms, Lindsly said. Answering all required information, using the verbiage in the announcement, and making sure to provide all requiredmaterials before the listing closes, she said, is crucial to meeting the minimum requirements and being rated eligible for consideration. BecauseUSAJOBS is a global website, jobs are not listed for as long as they were in the past, Lindsly said. There is now a bigger pool of applicants. "Wewant to make sure we get qualified applicants, but not so many that the manager cant handle the referral list," she said. Lindsly also suggestspaying close attention to the closing date and saving the announcement to "Saved Jobs" for easy access after log-in. A job will never beannounced for less than three business days, she said. After a listing closes, the system will pool all information and generate a referral listthrough USA Staffing, Lindsly said. Being rated eligible or in-eligible is never determined by the system, she said, it is based on the answers anapplicant fills out in the assessment questionnaires. From there, the referral list is sent directly to the selecting official for consideration. Anotherway to find a job at Fort Riley is to visit www.rileymwr.com and click on the "Employment" tab. From there, select "Fort Riley Jobs" or"Surrounding Area Jobs" to see a list of current vacancies. Under surrounding area jobs, the Employment Readiness Program regularly updates alist of jobs and job fair information. Through Army Community Service, the ERP "assists clients in overcoming the difficulties associated withfinding employment through education, training opportunities, job search assistance, career planning, resume review and developmentassistance," according to its website at www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ACS.employ. Job seekers who have experience with ERP aregenerally more confident and put more thought into their applications, Lindsly said. Outside of health care and fire and safety, the most hiringbeing done right now through CPAC is for NAF positions, she said. Lifeguards, food and beverage attendants, Child Youth and School Serviceprogram assistants and cooks are some of the NAF jobs currently listed through USAJOBS. See flyers for 2 upcoming Job Fairs.
  9. 9. Get home to Fort Riley safely with The Riley Ride: Pick up a $5 or $10 card at Leisure Travel Center on Custer Hill and use it to ride between FortRiley and Aggieville on Friday and Saturday nights. This service is open to all DoD ID cardholders. For more information, call 785-239-5614. FortRiley stops include bldg 7000F, bldg 7000G, bldg 7000A, bldg 7000C, bldg 7000D, bldg 7867 (Warrior Zone), bldg 210, WTB P-Lot, and bldg 694.Stay In Touch with Fort Riley: Thanks to funding provided by the Army Family Covenant, Fort Riley has launched a new e-mail notificationservice. Sign up to Stay In Touch with Fort Riley (service powered by GovDelivery), to get information about upcoming events or services on postand in surrounding communities. You can choose immediate e-mail delivery, daily or weekly digests, or even a personalized RSS feed. In additionto information about Fort Riley and 1st Infantry Division programs and activities, youll have the opportunity to sign up for information providedby other agencies, like DoD, VHA, TRICARE, FEMA, and many more! To register, visit www.riley.army.mil and complete the form linked on thehomepage. Review the slide show on the right for a look at each of the screens youll encounter as a user of this e-mail notification service.Update your subscriptions, modify your password or email address, or stop subscriptions at any time on your Subscriber Preferences Page. Youwill need to use your email address to log in. If you have questions or problems with the subscription service, please visithttps://service.govdelivery.com/service/help.html or contact support@govdelivery.com.
  10. 10. Largest FREE 4th of July Celebration in KANSAS – Junction City Sundown Salute Events for all to enjoy! Race Entry Form also attached!
  11. 11. KAW 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
  12. 12. Junction City Chamber of Commerce - The Chamber Crossroads of Leadership program will hold a book drive for children’s books. A collectionbox will be set up in the Chamber office for any books our members or the public would like to donate. Please stop by 701 N Jefferson with yourdonations to help this cause.The Junction City Chamber is looking for volunteers to join the Junction Function committee. If you are interested in joining the committee andmaking this year’s Junction Function a great success, please contact the Chamber office at (785) 762-2632, or E-mail nikki.davies@jcks.comMilitary 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.