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22 February 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update


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22 February 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. And we are always up and posting new information on FaceBook!

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22 February 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update

  1. 1. 22 February 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update, please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of 1HBCT. You can always stay up to date withlocal events by going to 1st Infantry Division page at or if you are having issues reading this you can clickon this link to read the weekly news. And we are always up and posting new informationon FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1HBCT FaceBook Page at Military Appreciation Night: In support of those currently serving and those who have served. Military Appreciation Night....Feb 25,2012...9PM - 2AM....Hourly Giveaways, Finger Foods, and Plenty of Dancing!! Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW Post 8773) 1215 S. Washington St.Junction City, KS 66441. Please see flyer.
  2. 2. Tillman Military Scholarship: In 2002, Pat Tillman proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country. FollowingPats death in 2004, while serving with the U.S. Armys 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan, his family and friends established the Pat TillmanFoundation. The mission of the Pat Tillman Foundation is to invest in military veterans and their spouses through educational scholarships;building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. APPLY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 - FRIDAY, MARCH 16 (11:59:59 PM PDTend time). Each award amount is determined on a case by case basis and is intended to meet each applicants unique need. The exact amount will bebased on individual financial need and the strength of application in comparison to the overall pool. Scholarship funds may be used to coveracademic or living expenses excluding the following: investments, personal vacation travel, business expenses or personal entertainment. Allapplicants will receive an e-mail upon completion of their application. All applicants will hear about the status of their application by June 30,2012. NOTE: Children of military members are not eligible to apply for the Tillman Military Scholars program. Other scholarships are availableto military children, including from the Fisher House Foundation, No Greater Sacrifice, Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, and Marine CorpsScholarship Foundation and others. For more information go to: and active duty military servicemembers  Of both pre- and post-9/11 service  From all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, including service in the National Guard and ReservesSpouses of active or veteran servicemembers  Including surviving spousesServicemembers or spouses seeking assistance to pursue an undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree as a full-time student at a publicor private, 4-year U.S.-based accredited institution. The definition of full-time status varies by degree program and can be verified with thecolleges Registrar office. Distance learners and online degree seekers are eligible to apply, provided they are full-time students. CriteriaEducational and career ambitions Record of military service (or service as a spouse) / motivation for serving Record of personal achievementDemonstration of service to others in the community Desire to continue to serve others and make a positive impact on the communityCompelling, thoughtful, genuine and thorough essay question responses Leadership potentialTai Chi class offered every Tuesday at Noon at King Field House. Get all the benefits of exercise without the high impact. Perform slow,rhythmic, meditative movements designed to help you find peace. Its a great lunch time workout!Military Community and Family Policy Weekly: Welcome to the Military Community and Family Policy (MC&FP) Weekly eNewsletter, providingyou with access to the blog post of Robert L. Gordon III, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Military Community and Family Policy), the latestQuality of Life news and information from the Department of Defense, and dates for upcoming Guard and Reserve onsite sales. The link belowwill open up the MC&FP Weekly eNewsletter in your browser. If the link above does not work, please copy and paste the entire link into yourbrowser window. A PDF version of the newsletter is also available for download from the link above.
  3. 3. Your MC&FP Team! Military Community and Family Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense. Providing policy, tools, and resources to furtherenhance the quality of life of service members and their families.Army OneSource Family News - the monthly newsletter from Army Community Service (ACS) and, the Armys mostcomprehensive portal for Family members. Click here to read the latest newsletter. Casino Royale Basket Auction is a way for the Fort Riley Officer and Civilian Spouse Club (OCSC) to provide a fun venue while raisingmoney for worthy causes. Open to anyone to include military, civilians, and members of the local community. The will take place on theevening of March 2, 2012 at the Fort Riley Conference Center. I have tickets available for sale in the Brigade S-6 Office for $15 each whichincludes a meal and one drink. POC in Brigade is MAJ JOHN C. DRAKE 785-240-0815, CELL: 785-307-0107 See Flyer
  4. 4. Calling all 1HBCT Golfers! Custer Hill GolfCourse will host their first tournamentwhere your unit can actually win a hole for ayear and money for your unit fund. Thisevent is a free and lunch is provided. It willbe an 18 hole, 4 person scramble (3 Soldiersfrom each unit and 1 community memberthat we will assign). We are only taking 18teams so sign up your unit fast as it will beon a first come first serve basis. Based onteams overall score (in order from best orworst) they will get to pick what hole theywant to sponsor for the year. Withsponsorship the unit will get their unit nameand insignia on the t-markers and a bench atthat hole. If the unit wants to furthercustomize their hole they may within theparameters that are set by the coursemanager. Also 1-3rd place will receivemoney to their unit funds. Attached is aflyer with more information, ph # to CusterHill Golf Course is 785-784-6000.
  5. 5. Join us for the 2012 Arab Shrine Circus, February 24, 25, & 26 with five excitingperformances at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, KS! Friday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25, 1:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 2612:30 p.m. & 5:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale now. Click here for discount coupon. Redeem your $2off coupon at the Expocentre box office, Arab Shrine Temple, and all Ticketmaster outlets. The Water Coolers bring you a CLEAN musical comedy about the things we share around the water coolers of Americaevery day. They have military discounts and a special running for buy 3 tickets get the 4th ticket free. Come check them out at the C.L. HooverOpera House 135 W. Seventh Street Junction City, KS 66441 Friday, February 24, 2012 - 7:30 pm, website: or you can go to the box office at 135 W. Seventh Street in Junction City Mon-Fri 9:00 amto 5pm. You may also purchase by phone at 785-238-3906Burger King to close in March: Story by: Melony Gabbert , 1ST INF. DIV. POST. The Burger King on Custer Hill, across from the Mini-Mall, willclose its dining room March 30 for renovations, according to Maryann Bishop, general manager, Army and Air Force Exchange Service, Fort Riley.The drive-through will close in mid-May. Both the dining room and drive-through are scheduled to reopen in July. Renovations will includegutting the interior, Bishop said, and acquiring new equipment to better serve customers. With 60 percent of the establishments businesscoming from the drive through, there will be a larger area within the store to better accommodate drive-through traffic, she said. The imageupgrade also will include increasing the dining area by about 80 percent, eliminating the playground and adding landscaping and a new parkinglot.Students to celebrate savings in February:Story by: Melony Gabbert 1ST INF. DIV. POST; More than 1,100 students at Jefferson and Ware elementary schools will take part in MilitarySaves Week and sign a "Saver Pledge" Feb. 19 to 26, according to William Brooks, manager, Armed Forces Bank, Fort Riley. The bank will workwith local students as part of the 2012 Military Saves Campaign. To kickoff the campaign, Jo Ann Rooney, acting under secretary of defense,
  6. 6. signed a memorandum designating the week of Feb. 19 to 26 as Military Saves Week. The military community is invited to join federal, state andlocal resources, including military banks and credit unions to focus on financial readiness, reduce debt and save money. On Feb. 3, GarrisonCommander Col. William Clark will sign a "Military Saves Week proclamation, Brooks said. The Armed Forces Bank will host contests forstudents at the two elementary schools, as well as brainstorming activities and bank tours. Students at the schools will sign the Saver Pledge,which states: "I promise to help myself by saving money and using debt responsibly or not at all. I promise to help my Family, our friends and myneighbors by encouraging them to do the same." During the week, all Armed Forces Bank branches will deposit $10 into any new savingsaccounts. "One checking account can have up to five savings accounts attached to it, so someone could break the bank that week," Brooks said.The bank also will waive the minimum deposit requirement for 12 months for accounts opened during Military Saves Week. In addition toMilitary Saves Week, another program the bank offers – the Saving Cents program – is designed to make saving easy. The program allows allpurchases made on Visa debit or check cards to be rounded up to the nearest dollar with the rounded up amount transferred into up to fiveattached savings accounts. Members can elect to have amounts rounded up from $1 to as much as $5 per transaction.
  7. 7. JCHS presents Hairspray, the Musical. Come out and support the hardworking students on the 15, 16, and 17th of March at 7pm each night. HS is located at 900 North Eisenhower Drive JC KS 66441 USO Fort Riley No Dough Dinners in 2012 will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Building 7856 on Drum Street on Custer Hill. Some dinner locations may change. For information, call 785-240-5326 or email USO Fort Riley also is on FaceBook at Click on “Events” to see the most up to date information for No Dough Dinners. Dates for dinners are: Feb. 29, March 14 and 29, April 12 and 30, May 14 and 31, June 14 and 28, July 12 and 31, Aug. 14 and 30, Sept. 13 and 28, Oct. 12 and 30, Nov. 14, Dec. 13 YMCA Youth Soccer: We have begun sign-ups for 1st – 6th grade soccer. Games will be weekday evenings and some Saturday mornings, depending on the number of teams, beginning in April. Practices will be completely up to the volunteer coach. Forms will be sent home from school with the kids. Make sure to check their backpacks. You can also pick them up here at the YMCA front counter, I have attached one to this e-mail, and are also available online at The deadline is March 12th at 7:30pm. After that day there will be a $5 late fee. All participants must provide and wear shin guards. We are also taking registrations for Kindergarten Instructional Soccer held at the YMCA. The deadline for that is March 26th at 7:30pm. Those forms are here at the YMCA on the front counter and available online at The fee for this is $27. We need a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 participants for each session. When the class roster is filled, registration will be closed. This program is designed to develop the skills and fundamentals of soccer. The class dates for this program are: April 14th, April 21st, April 28th, & May 5th. SESSION TIME AGE 1 9:00am – 9:50am 4 years old 2 10:00am – 10:50 am 5 & 6 years oldIf you have any questions please feel free to contact me. **And remember, we are always looking for volunteer coaches. POC is Amber J.Moseng, Program Director @ Junction City Family YMCA 785-762-4780 or email: See flyer!
  8. 8. Great Escapes Expo: See which exciting tourists and travel destinations await you!Paintball Tournament: Mar 17, $20 per person (5 person teams). Celebrate St. Patty’s Day in a whole new way! Paint it up with your friendsand Family at Outdoor Recreation. All equipment and supplies are provided or utilize your own equipment. To sign up or for additionalinformation drop by the Outdoor Recreation Center or call 785-239-2363/2271.