19 June 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update


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19 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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19 June 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update

  1. 1. 19 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-CornerThe 2012 Country Stampede takes place June 21, 22, 23, and 24: The Big 94.5 Country Stampede Presented by Verizon Wireless is a four daycamping and music festival featuring four days of first class entertainment. The 2012 event will feature performances by Toby Keith, Zac BrownBand, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry and many more! With the big event just over a week away, officials from The Big 94.5 Country StampedePresented by Verizon Wireless have put together this list of five things that will help you have the time of your life. For more information pleasecheck out their site at http://countrystampede.com/1. Take Care of Yourself: Since this is an outdoor event, some simple precautions must be taken to ensure a safe and happy weekend, but in theexcitement of the event these things can be easy to overlook. Drink plenty of water. Bottled water is available at all of our pop and beer standsand free potable water is available at the water buffalos located around the festival grounds. Also, dont forget your sunscreen! You will bespending a lot of time under the sun. Applying sunscreen will prevent you from becoming one of those poor unfortunate lobster people that wesee walking around every year!2. Pack Smart: The old saying that, "if you dont like the weather in Kansas, just stick around" is very true. While we expect that the weather willbe warm and sunny its a good idea to pack for everything from cooler temperatures to rain just in case.3. Come Early: Coming early in the day has a lot of advantages. Arriving before the big evening rush ensures you a better parking spot, gettinginto the parking lot faster, and if going general admission it allows you to get a closer place to set up your lawn chair. Coming early also allowsyou time to experience all the cool activities and vendor exhibits at Stampede, not to mention all the great entertainment you would otherwisemiss out on. Gates open at 4pm on Thursday and 1pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Parking lots open at 8am.4. Familiarize Your Self with Our Policies: Check out countrystampede.com and read our Tips, FAQ, and Camping Rules & Regulations before you
  2. 2. come. There is a lot of great information on there about what you can and cannot bring to the festival, and other important festival policies.5. Have Fun and Be Safe: Our aim is to put on a show that will leave you with unforgettably great memories. We need your help to make surethat happens, and following these tips and our rules and regulations is the best way help us accomplish that goal.Get your FREE Country Stampede Sunday tickets – Your 1HBCT Battalions these FREE tickets on hand now and don’t forget you may use yourfree Sunday tickets to upgrade to 4-day GA passes for $85.00 at the Leisure Travel office. For Families wishing to upgrade their free Sunday ticketto a 4-day GA ticket please go to the Leisure Travel Office. By the USO here on Ft. Riley!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=FamSvcs Noise Complaints and Noise/Training Advisory: Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division appreciate the enormous sacrifices made by ourneighbors as we train for the defense of our country. Among those sacrifices is the occasional disruption of daily life by the sometimes intrusivenoise caused by on-post training. The 1st Infantry Division and the other units that call Fort Riley and the Central Flint Hills Region home, trainhard to be ready at a moments notice to answer our nations call. Sometimes this fast-paced training results in loud artillery, low-flying aircraft,weapons or demolition noise. We at Fort Riley pledge to do our best to keep our neighbors informed about when and where those disruptionsare likely to occur. Please contact the Community Relations Office with all concerns regarding noise, vibration, excessive dust, low-flying aircraftand/or maneuver damage from the Fort Riley area, by calling (785)239-2022, or by email. Noise and Training Advisory for June 14-24, 2012:Weapon systems in use for training from 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. during each day of this period have the potential for occasional noise impact.Road/Area Closures: None.
  3. 3. 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: PFCOudman at Brigade, CMD Sec. We will notmail these, not a fundraiser. Please bring exact change for the # of glasses you would like to purchase.
  4. 4. Brigade is selling T-shirts again… new design! See flyer!
  5. 5. 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 Boot Camp – 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 25 at Irwin Army Community HospitalIn 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 785.238.1666Rileys Conference Center Upcoming event: July 26 - Dinner & a Movie, 6:30-8pm, Adults: $7.95 | Children: 4-10: $3.95 | Children under 4:FREE. We will feature a new release children’s movie and a child friendly buffet meal.Fort Riley Advisories Update - Noise and Training Advisory for June 14-24: This information has recently been updated, and is now available.Weapon systems in use for training from 7 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. during each day of this period have the potential for occasional noise impact.http://www.riley.army.mil/NewsViewer.aspx?id=1785 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. Also available are Men’s and Women’s basketball tickets… same number to get great tickets!
  6. 6. Largest FREE 4th of July Celebration in KANSAS – Junction City Sundown Salute Events for all to enjoy! For complete list of events please checkout their website at http://www.sundownsalute.org/home.html or just check the last couple of weekly news updates! tRiley Golf Course: Garrison Commanders Summer Classic - July , sign up today!
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. Military Community and Family Policy Weekly: Welcome to the Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) WeeklyeNewsl etter 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.