18 APRIL 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update


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18 APRIL 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update

  1. 1. 18 APRIL 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-Corner1-5 FA has Care Team Training open t o any that would like to attend. April 24th @ 1800, 1-5FA BN (7054 Normandy). Please RSVP volunteerswith Barbara Stanley, 785-239-9288 or babs.stanley@us.army.mil. What is care team training? Offer immediate short term support (comfort,meals, and childcare, transportation and home care assistance as needed), Trained family members who have volunteered to provide care andsupport to families, Usually consists of family members from the same battalion or Brigade as the affected Soldier and family, and Can alsoassist families of critically wounded Soldiers. If you are interested in being part of this elite group of Volunteers, please sign up!The Month of the Military Child Festival will be from noon to 3 p.m. April 22 at the Forsyth East Child Development Center. Several activities areplanned.
  2. 2. Ware Elementary Kindergarten Round-Up will be at 4 p.m. April 24 at the school, 6795 Thomas Ave. on Custer Hill. Children who are 5 years ofage or older by Aug. 31, 2012, should attend. For more information, call the school at 785-717-4600. See flyer farther down for all dates!Justin Lofton, NASCAR World Camping Truck Series Driver returns to 1st Brigade!!!! 1HBCT will be hosting a meet and greet with Justin Loftonand his team on April 19th from 8:30am -11:00am come out and get his autograph, ask questions about racing , etc. For more information, seeattached flyer.
  3. 3. Devils Den is reopening for dinner hours! Come check out the special meal they have planned for this day! Please see attached flyer; DEVILS DEN will serve special dinner meal MON 23 APR 12- steak and shrimp ISO re-opening for dinner hours. Dinner meal hours are 1700-1830. Please encourage all to come out and support. Building # 7011 as you enter Normandy Dr one way, on your left hand side.April Funds Custodian Class Added: Due the large number of people already registered for the May Funds Custodian Class, I have decided toadd an April Funds Custodian Class to the schedule. Here is the information: Event Name: Funds Custodian Class Date: Wednesday, April 25,2012, RSVP Date: April 18, Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Audience: Soldiers and Adult Family Members, FRG Volunteers Location: ACS-RLC, 7285Normandy Drive Purpose: This class provides instruction and guidance to appointed Funds Custodians as well as FRG Leaders and Commanders.
  4. 4. Free childcare available. Pre-Registration Required. POC: Army Community Service, Deployment & Mobilization 7264 Normandy Drive, CusterHill Fort Riley, Kansas 66442 POC: Heather Stewart, ACS Outreach Coordinator Army Community Service 7264 Normandy Drive Fort Riley, KS66442 P: 785.240.5449HASFR- VIP Tour of the Cavalry and Infantry Museums open to all HASFR Members Thursday, April 26th, at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments following,please RSVP to hasfrevents@hotmail.com.Fort Riley Outdoor Recreation Update - Fort Riley Marina info: The Fort Riley Marina will open from April 27 to Sept. 3. Operating hours arefrom 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Mondays; and from 7 a.m. to sunset on Saturdays and Sundays. On-site boat and jet ski rentals will be readyto hit the lake. For more information, call 785-463-5253.The U.S. Army’s Counterintelligence Special Agent Recruiting Team will be conducting an information briefing at 11 a.m. April 25 in Room 110,Building 580. For more information, contact Sgt. 1st Class Backlund at 520-533-5952 or email: monica.backlund.mil@mail.milFort Riley Rileys Conference Center Update - Administrative Professional Lunch Buffet - Apr. 25; The Administrative Professional Lunch Buffetwill be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25 at Riley’s Conference Center. The buffet costs $9.95 per person. For more information, call 785-784-1000.Fort Riley Custer Hill Golf Course Update - Open House Apr. 28: Custer Hill Golf Course will host an open house April 28. *For more information,call the golf course at 785-784-6000Fort Riley Outdoor Recreation Update - Six items of interest: 1) Kid’s Fishing Day will be from 8 a.m. to Noon April 21 at Moon Lake. Freeadmission will be provided for children ages 15 and under. Ages 16 and up are welcome to fish, but they are required to have a Kansas fishinglicense. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. Rods and reels are provided for those who do not have them. Bait, tackle, lunch and refreshmentsalso are provided. No experience is necessary. For more information, call the Fort Riley Conservation Office at 785-239-6211 or the Fort RileyOutdoor Recreation Center at 785-239-2363.2) A Family canoe trip will be April 22 beginning at the Outdoor Recreation Center. For more information, call 785-239-2363.3) Fort Riley Skeet and Trap Range will host the Skeet and Trap Shooting League until May 16. For more information, call 785-239-23634) Upcoming Outdoor Recreation Center activities include: April 26 and 28 – Kansas Safety Boater’s Course. For more information, call 785-239-2363.5) The Fort Riley Marina will open from April 27 to Sept. 3. Operating hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays and Mondays; and from 7 a.m. tosunset, Saturdays and Sundays. On-site boat and jet ski rentals will be ready to hit the lake. For more information, call 785-463-5253.
  5. 5. 6) Fort Riley has an automated check-in-out system, iSportsman. Staff members will be present to assist with registering in the new iSportsmansystem. Individuals wishing to register prior may do so at the Fort Riley iSportsman webpage at www.fortriley.isportsman.net. All personsrecreating in a training area at Fort Riley will use the iSportsman website while accessing Fort Riley. Activities include hunting, fishing, hiking,canoeing and kayaking, mushroom collecting, fuelwood cutting, biking, horseback riding and other activities. Check-in and Check-out may bedone with any personal device with Internet access or visit the iSportsman Kiosk located at 1st Division and Vinton School roads or visit theEnvironmental Division Office, Building 407, during normal business hours. Fort Riley iSportsman is the new standard and must be used by allpersons recreating in a training area at Fort Riley in accordance with FR 210-15. For more information, contact the Environmental Division at785-239-6211.Fort Riley Youth Sports Update: Upcoming Youth Sports, activities and events planned include:April 19 to 22 - Scholastic Book FairApril 21 – Late-night basketballApril 27 - T-Ball, softball and baseballApril 30 - Outdoor Adventure Konza Prairie HikeFor more information on any of these events, call 785-239-9885Time to start registering for AFTB level 2 classes!! Classes are May 8-10th, 9-3 each day and with early registration you will get FREE childcare ifneeded!! You can email us at ftrileyacsvol@gmail.com to get registered!!Manhattan MRC- Couple of events coming up, check them out. First, Just a quick notice, please remember to ‘Save the Date’ for their MayMilitary Relations Committee luncheon it is on Fort Riley this month! It is scheduled for May 2, from 11:30am – 1:00pm. Mayor Jim Sherow willbe here to address the Fort Riley community on Manhattan’s future and current plans. They hope to see everyone in attendance! Pleasecontact Alison Pulcher at (785) 776-8829 ext. 252 or via email at alison@manhattan.org to RSVP. They also have their Yellow Ribbon Socialsstarted again. Check them out. They have a FaceBook page http://www.facebook.com/ManhattanYRS if you would like to get more informationabout them.USD 475 - School is winding down and the last day for the students of the Geary County School District will be: GRADES 6 - 12: FRIDAY, MAY 18,2012 (FULL DAY) and GRADES K - 5: MONDAY, MAY 21, 2012 (FULL DAY).Yellow Ribbon Socials: April and May Yellow Ribbon Social Group event flyers from Manhattan Chamber of Commerce. Please push out to alldeployed spouses, as well as any units or spouses who are TDY, at FTX, NTC, JRTC, etc. If a spouse is away from home, you are invited!!!!
  6. 6. K- State Spring Game, Event Date: Saturday April 28, 2012 at 1:10pmFacility: Wagner Field Seating is general admission, $5.00 per ticket. Current KSU students get in free with their student ID. Parking lots open at 10:00 a.m.,and stadium gates open at 11:30 a.m. Parking will be free for the game. http://ev12.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventInfo?ticketCode=GS%3AKSU%3AFB11%3ASPRING%3A&linkID=kansuse&shopperContext=&pc=&caller=&appCode=&groupCode=FB&cgc=&hq_e=el&hq_m=290374&hq_l=1&hq_v=62f09e9eb0
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Read the Post paper online! http://www.1divpost.com/**Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement,recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government,andshall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.