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1ID and Fort Riley Weekly News Update

  1. 1. 1ID and Fort Riley Weekly News Update for December 9, 2011Hello, Please find attached the weekly news update for this week. For your convenience this will be posted for you to view in the next few daysat the following link: http://www.1id.army.mil/DocumentList.aspx?lib=1ID_FRG_Updates. Hope everyone has a wonderful and enjoyableweekend!Upcoming Events and information to pass along to our Soldiers and Families:Operation Santa Claus - Santas Workshop is now open at Building 261 on main Post. Toys available for children infant to age 18 are needed. OP Santa is in need of volunteers to help families shop, wrap gifts, etc. during business hours on the 12- 22 DEC. Those who would like to volunteer to gather toys or assist Santa in other missions can call Santa’s workshop at 785-239-6944. For more information and applications for the Families that want to receive these toys that are gathered please contact the Soldier’s unit CSM and 1SGs.LSEC Class Registration for Cycle 2 is Now Open- LSEC (Leader Skills Enhancement Training) College Daytime Courses. The LSEC program is open to the "Total Army Family". Family members, retirees, retirees family members, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard and DOD civilians and their family members. LSEC College schedules are seven cycles per year, each cycle is six weeks in length. Classes meet Monday to Friday for an hour and one half each class. There are traditional and hybrid classes offered. Traditional classes are in the classroom for 1 1/2 hours each class period with assignments completed on line or in the classroom. The Hybrid class meets for 45 to 60 minutes each class period with reading assignments and homework completed on line. Tuition and books are provide at no cost to the student. Students are able to complete an Associates degree and transfer credits to major universities. Attached is a listing of the next cycle classes that are available. For more information contact (785)784-6606.Network Meeting – The next Fort Riley Network Meeting will be held on January 6th at 10:30am. Reminder to please RSVP for child care by December 30th to stacie.dumas@us.army.mil . Meeting will be at Riley’s Conference Center on Main Post.Trees for Troops- Please see attached flyer for information on Trees for Troops.Holiday Services at the Installation Chapels – • Protestant Services 24 Dec 11-1900 hrs Combined Protestant Christmas Eve Service at Main Post Chapel • Catholic Services 24 Dec 11-1630 hrs Children’s Christmas Eve Mass and Play at Morris Hill Chapel 24 Dec 11-2230 hrs Pre-Midnight Mass at Morris Hill Chapel
  2. 2. 1ID and Fort Riley Weekly News Update for December 9, 2011Holiday Hours for the Commissary and Exchange – Commissary Holiday Store Hours Closed: Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day Closed Early: 24 DEC @ 4:00pm 31 DEC @ 7:00pm PX Holiday Store Hours Closed: Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day Closed Early: 24 DEC @ 6:00pm 31 DEC @ 6:00pmESC Events- a) Join the Enlisted Spouses Club for our annual Christmas cocktail party on December 14, 2011 6:30pm -8:30pm at the Junction City Armory 900 Airport Rd. Junction City, KS. There will be prizes, food, gift exchange, cocktails & fun! Please bring a wrapped “cocktail theme” gift ($10.00 maximum), if you would like to participate in the exchange and an appetizer. Free Childcare if your child(ren) are registered with the ASYMCA. If childcare is needed please provide names, and ages of child(ren) in your message! RSVP to escpresident@hotmail.com or visit our website at: http://fortrileyesc.web.officelive.com . b) Are you ready to roll? Well, come on out in your favorite pair of pajamas and join The Enlisted Spouses Club for Pajama Bunco night on January 18th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Forsyth Neighborhood Center. There will be prizes, great food, and great company. Please bring along your favorite appetizer. We will also be taking up a new book and pajama collection for the Pajama Program (http://pajamaprogram.org), a not-for-profit organization that provides new books and pajamas to children waiting to be adopted in Kansas. Free Childcare is available (if your children are registered with the ASYMCA) just provide name and ages when sending in your RSVP. Don’t forget to RSVP to escpresident@hotmail.com or via the website at http://fortrileyesc.web.officelive.com .OCSC – Upcoming Lunch dates and themes are as follows (all lunch times begin at 11:00am) : Holiday Traditions Dec. 15, 2011 Members ONLY Bingo Jan. 19, 2012 Go Red Gala Feb. 16, 2012 This year‘s luncheons will all be held at Riley‘s Conference Center unless otherwise noted. The cost is $15 per person . Reservations are accepted until noon on the Friday prior to the luncheon. Call Savina Ford, 503-891- 5269 (*Please state your name clearly and give a meal choice, if required, when leaving information on the answering machine.) Go on-line: www.fortrileyocsc.com and click the link. Email: Send an email to reservations@fortrileyocsc.com E-vite: Re-spond to the evite invitation and invite guests through this fo-rum. Facebook group event: show your attendance on the Face-book event page and invite others.
  3. 3. 1ID and Fort Riley Weekly News UpdateUSD 475 – for December 9, 2011 a) Stay in the Know and out of the Snow! With winter weather is here and its important that you are informed on any school closing and/or last start due to inclement winter weather. With our 475 text alerts you can be the first to know about an emergency school announcement by enrolling in our free text messaging service. Its simple, fast and ensures that you are always up to date with the latest information. If you are not yet enrolled, the process is simple. Follow this link http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=axjhxzdab&et=1108917985993&s=7124&e=0016K68T2JaLcM0nfGaWz- H5YT4qk4BemY0dxWUumeCBiLAbHOQzSkHuERwQTWY2h7GXu2IM2EmJnVOJAshbk5hskp78HxcUzQZKIMEgIsmou8N4bIopV1mO806JHAEjhTN r60bSUFmxj9ilbuADrDB6Q== and sign up today! b) SWISH! Attention all boys and girls ages 8-13, you can take part in a great event happening next Saturday, December 10th. The local Junction City Elks Lodge is sponsoring a Free Throw competition at the Freshman Success Academy from 3:00pm -5:00pm. Local winners have the opportunity to advance to District, State and even a National Competition. For more information contact Larry Githerman at 761-9988.Commissary- On December 15th the Commissary will hold a “One Day Only” Clothes Drive. See attached flyer for more information or contact the store secretary at (785) 239-6621.Skeet and Trap Range - Skeet & Trap hours of operation has changed. Their winter hours are now Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm or by appointment (weather permitting). This is effective Dec 21. Visit http://rileymwr.com/main/?page_id=104 for more info on Skeet & Trap.New year’s Eve Bowling Party - Dec 31, 8:00pm-2:00am at Custer Hill Bowling Center Cost includes a live DJ, bowling and shoes, party favors, 2 bottles of sparkling juice, door prize drawings, $10 one topping pizza, and a breakfast buffet at 12:30am. Bar will be open for the event. No admittance to the facility without a ticket. For more information, call 785-239-4366Make sure to check out all the flyers for any upcoming events that may not be listed…….FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING INFORMATION FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION TO THE WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE, PLEASE SUBMIT BY December 13,2011 FOR THE NEXT WEEKLY NEWS UPDATE. SUBMISSIONS NEED TO BE SENT TO stacie.dumas@us.army.mil .