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2 May 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update

  1. 1. 2 May 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 or if you are having issues reading this you can click on this link to read the weekly news. We are always up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1HBCT FaceBook Page at Riley Current News Updates: This information has recently been updated, and is now available. In addition to the Current News page there are Garrison Commanders CommunityCorner articles Riley Traffic Information can be found on this site: Traffic Report - closures and delays.’T FORGET, this Friday- Network Meeting at Rally Point- Find out what’s happening on post, off post, meet new folks, network and enjoy!10 amFamily Readiness Group Room Reservations: If you are a Family Readiness Group Leader and are in need to reserve a free room for your FRGmeetings/events then Army Community Service is the place to go! All you need to do is:1. Call the ACS staff at 785-239-9000/9435 to see if the date/time being requested is available. Please, let the staff know the estimatedattendance so that they can make sure the room size is adequate for the meeting/event.2. You can also: a. Email your request to: b. Drop it off at ACS located at 7264 Normandy Drive, Custer Hill c. Fax it to: 785-239-9548 3. If child care will be needed, please contact CYSS at 785-239-4745 to coordinate the child care room.
  2. 2. 1ID Newcomers Welcome at Quarters 1: Please send the attached invitation out to all spouses who are new to the Division since October 1st.Guests will need to RSVP by May 4th, please no late RSVPs. You may RSVP to me (if you RSVP to me, then I will need to let Stacie Dumas knowby the due date) or they can RSVP directly to Stacie Dumas ( or (785)240-1251). When RSVPing you will need toprovide the following information: name, unit and date of arrival. Guests will be able to come and go anytime between 10am and noon.Please see the flyer attached.Don’t forget the Devils Den is now open and serving 3 meals a day! Monday-Friday BRK 0700-0830, Lunch 1130-1300, and Dinner 1700-1830Weekends Brunch 0930-1300 and Supper 1700-1830
  3. 3. MAY 2012 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES THRU ACS!Event: T.A.P.S Good Grief Camp for Children of Fallen SoldiersWho: Survivor Outreach Services (SOS)What: 15 - 20 good Soldiers (in ACU’s) who would like to spend a day with the child of a fallen Soldier. When: 0845 – 1615 on Saturday, May 5,2012Where: Riley Conference CenterMisc: Registration is required at and call 785-239-5979 / 239-1709 for registration assistance. (Please register on VMIS as well soFR can track your hours.) Free Lunch and dinner (if choose to attend the dinner), ACU’s required.The POC for this event is: Christina Gary @ 785-239-5979 Email: Christina.i.gary.civ@mail.milJUNE 2012 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESEvent: Dad’s Make a Difference Picnic Kick-OffWho: FAPWhat: 25 volunteers to set up and/or tear down the event, other duties as needed and appropriate.When: Saturday, June 9, time TBDWhere: TBDThe POC for this event is: Kariaga Pratt @ 785-239-1729 Email: Kariaga.k.pratt.civ@mail.milEvent: Dad and Me Tea PartyWho: FAP (Dad’s Make a Difference)What: 25 volunteers to set up and/or tear down the event, other duties as needed and appropriate.When: Saturday, June 16, time TBDWhere: TBDThe POC for this event is: Kariaga Pratt @ 785-239-1729 Email: Kariaga.k.pratt.civ@mail.milEvent: Sesame Street comes to Fort RileyWho: USO/MWR
  4. 4. What: MWR needs nine volunteers on each date and time to set up and/or tear down the event. This will involve heavy lifting, please wearappropriate footwear such as steel toed shoes/boots.When: Monday, June 18 at 0830, Tuesday, June 19 @ 1830.Where: Long Fitness Center, Building 8069 (Normandy) Custer HillThe POC for this event is: Anna Pearson @ 785-240-0479 Email: anna.m.pearson2.naf@mail.milEvent: Outdoor AdventureWho: FAP (Dad’s Make a Difference)What: 25 volunteers to set up and/or tear down the event, other duties as needed and appropriate.When: Saturday, June 23, time TBDWhere: TBDThe POC for this event is: Kariaga Pratt @ 785-239-1729 Email: Kariaga.k.pratt.civ@mail.milAs always, please contact the primary point of contact and CC: so I know the event is covered. With greatappreciation for all that you do, VickyFort Riley Middle School will be holding a FREE PHYSICAL CLINIC with Irwin Army Community Hospital on May 15th & 16th here at FRMS(4020 1st Division Rd.) Any 6TH, 7TH, OR 8TH grade students playing sports next school year will be allowed to make an appointment. Physicalswill be given in 15 minute increments in the South Gym and will be held from 8:00am to 11:30am on both days. Parents are REQUIRED TOACCOMPANY their student to their physical. Students will be called down to the gym once their appointment time is available. If you areinterested in setting up an appointment please call the Athletic Secretary at 785-717-4519 to save your 15min time slot. Please have studentsfirst and last name and sponsors last 4 of social ready when calling.Fort Riley Police Dept- Ever wondered what really goes on within the police department? Well now you will have an opportunity to find out.Sign up to take part in the Community Police Academy. Fort Rileys Directorate of Emergency Services and Fire and Emergency Services willbegin the six-week academy May 3 at the newly remodeled police station, Building 219 on Main Post. The academy will entail a tour of thefacility; identify the capabilities and mission of police department; (and provide) classroom and practical instruction on topics such as criminallaw, use of force, police and traffic accident investigations, vehicle operations and traffic enforcement, Special Reaction Team operations,unarmed self defense and weapons handling using our weapons simulation program. The target audience is any Fort Riley community member– Soldier, Family member or civilian – 18 years of age or older, who is interested in learning more about their police department. The academy
  5. 5. will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm every Thursday, from May 3 to June 21. The course will end with a ride along with members of the Fort RileyPolice Department. For more information, call CPT Mohlman at 785-239-3439 or Larry Erickson at 785-239-1809.Ammunition Amnesty Days 2012: In conjunction with Post Wide cleanup efforts and IAW DA PAM 710-2-1, Fort Riley DOL will conductAmmunition Amnesty Days, Thursday May 03 2012 from 0800-1500 and Thursday May 17 2012 from 0800-1500 at the Fort Riley AmmunitionSupply Point, Bldg 918. The ASP is located on Caisson Hill Road, 1.4 miles north of Irwin Army Community Hospital and/or approximately 200yards south of the intersection of Williston Point and Caisson Hill Roads. This program provides military and civilian personnel an avenue toanonymously return ammunition and explosives to government control. These items will be taken with no questions asked. Ammunition Residue- Fired brass, flare components, ammo cans, and other metal iron expended ammunition will be turned in to the ASP. Asphalt impregnatedcardboard tubes, cloth bandoleers, and fiber packing will be disposed of in refuse dumpsters. Wood crating material and inert woodammunition boxes may be disposed of at the C/D landfill. LIVE AMMUNITION WILL NOT BE DISPOSED OF AT THE C/D LANDFILL OR IN THEREFUSE DUMPSTERS. If in doubt, mark the munitions and call Range Support (239-4281/4200). For more information contact the InstallationQASAS office at 239-9543/4155 or 210-8852. Sesame Street Live at Topeka Performing Arts Center - Military Discount!!! Sesame Streetsupports military families. In honor of your sacrifice, present your Military I.D. at the box office to receive a $5 savings on each ticket purchased!Some restrictions apply. Its our way of saying "thank you"! Sesame Street Live - Elmos Super Heroes! Tuesday, May 15th at 7pm andWednesday, May 16th at 10:30am and 7pm Regular Price Tickets: $14, $20, $24, $32 (Gold Circle - no discounts), & $52 (Sunny Seats - nodiscounts). To purchase you can go online and purchase, to get your $5.00 off each ticket put in the pass code YELLOW, it will automatically takethe money off or you can go to Topeka and purchase there. For more information please go to www.tpactix.orgCamp Corral- Camp Corral still has openings for about 40 more kids. Make sure you reserve your child/children’s spot. Camp dates are July 15-20 and children must be between the ages of 8 and 15. To register please go to ** Camp Corral is also looking forvolunteers to work approximately 4 hours a day (can be morning/afternoons/evenings). They are also in need of teen volunteers to help withCabin Counselors (must be at least 16, this is a great opportunity for a junior looking to earn volunteer hours for graduation). For moreinformation, please contact Mike Spohn at 785-257-3221 or via email at
  6. 6. Fort Riley Army Career and Alumni Program Update - 4 upcoming events : This information has recently been updated, and is now available at*Federal Resume Seminar–May 18*CDL Trucking Employer Day – June 8*Career Expo – June 28*Small Business Seminar – June 29 Riley Outdoor Recreation Updates -* Fort Riley Skeet and Trap Range will host the Skeet and Trap Shooting League until May 16. For more information, call 785-239-2363*The Fort Riley Marina is now open till to Sept. 3. Operating hours are from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays and Mondays; and from 7 a.m. to sunset,Saturdays and Sundays. On-site boat and jet ski rentals will be ready to hit the lake. For more information, call 785-463-5253.* 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 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.CLEAN YOUR CLOSETS OUT!!! The Postwide Yard Sale will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 19 throughout Fort Riley.Fort Riley Aquatics is offering numerous lifeguard training courses this spring. The course cost is $200 and includes all course materials. Pleasecall 785-239-4854 to schedule a pretest. Pretest must be passed prior to first day of class. Class dates are: Session 3: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 4 to 6;4 to 8 p.m. – May 7 to 9 Session 4: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., May 12, 13, 19, 20.Fort Riley Custer Hill Lanes Bowling Update: This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Custer Hill Bowling Center willhost Cinco de Mayo Bowling May 5. For more information, call 785-239-4366.
  7. 7. Check out MWR Events for Families and Soldiers!
  8. 8. Calling all Race Fans! Heartland Park is excited to announce the inaugural SPEEDFEST 2012: Heartland Park Topeka is excited to announce theinaugural SPEEDFEST 2012 event to celebrate racing in Topeka E very summer the nitro returns to Topeka at Heartland Park for the NHRADollar General Summernationals. To kick off this year’s event, May 18-20, Heartland Park is offering a free, public fan fest in downtown Topekato celebrate racing in America’s heartland. The event is called SPEEDFEST 2012. This free event will block off 8th street in downtown Topekabetween Kansas Ave. and Quincy and will feature numerous race cars on display including NHRA Top Fuel cars, dirt track cars, motorcycles andmore. Fans will enjoy event activities including music, food, fan giveaways, and a kid’s zone, among others. The highlight of the day will givefans a chance to meet some of the fastest drivers in the world during an autograph session with some of the greatest of NHRA racing. “This willbe an exciting event to celebrate racing in Topeka,” said Joe Douthitt General Manager of Heartland Park Topeka. “SPEEDFEST is a great way tokick off the NHRA race weekend and give fans the opportunity to see a variety of race cars up close and get an autograph from NHRA stars. Weinvite all of Topeka and surrounding communities to come see what all of the excitement is all about. SPEEDFEST definitely has the potential tobecome an annual event in downtown Topeka. ” SPEEDFEST will take place on the Thursday (May 17) before the NHRA Dollar GeneralSummernationals at Heartland Park in downtown Topeka on 8th Street between Kansas Ave. and Quincy from 11 am to 8 pm. NHRA driverappearances begin at 5 pm. Key organizations participating in the planning of this event include Downtown Topeka, Inc., Coca-Cola, CumulusBroadcasting of Topeka, WIBW-TV and NHRA. Other corporate supporters of the event include Heartland Park Topeka’s Official Partners:O’Reilly Auto Parts,, Kansas Lottery, Kansas Army National Guard, Stormont-Vail HealthCare, Budweiser and CoreFirst Bank &Trust. To learn more about this event, visit
  9. 9. Heartland Park in Topeka Dollar General NHRASummernationals Tickets are on Sale for the 2012 Dollar GeneralNHRA Summernationals! This is the biggest event in the Topeka area. Dont miss the excitement!All Military are always FREE to any event atHeartland Park, show your military id at the event window and get your ticket! More information check out their website at
  10. 10. MOS Monthly Content Plan: Creating a Sense of Community: From the attached flyer, you can link to over 50 articles on the MOS website.Listed resources can help you find a job; begin an exercise program; support children’s mental health; and connect to community organizations.The plan is also a handy reminder of special days in May. Service providers may find this and other monthly content plans under the 2012Communication Calendar on the MOS website,
  11. 11. **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.