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22 May 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update


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22 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.

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22 May 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update

  1. 1. 22 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 upcoming weekend is the Division 4 day for Memorial Day, enjoy yourselves.1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley Update - Fort Riley to honor fallen Soldiers – May 28: To honor those who have died serving the nation, aspecial ceremony will take place at 11:40 a.m. May 28 on Memorial Day at the Fort Riley Post Cemetery on Huebner Road. Brig. Gen. DonaldMacWillie, senior commander, Fort Riley, will give a speech and place a symbolic wreath at the base of the cemetery’s monument, assisted byFort Riley Command Sgt. Maj. Miguel Rivera. Boy Scout Troop No. 41 will support the 1st Infantry Division in advance by placing miniature flagson each grave. The 1st Inf. Div. Band will play “Amazing Grace” and “America the Beautiful.” All local veterans and veteran organizations areinvited to attend.Fun for all at the Carnival 24-28 May at the Exchange Parking lot with GREAT Savings inside the ExchangeCommissary Case Lot Sale 25th and 26th of MayPools on post open this weekend and also in the surrounding communities, some of the Splash Parks have already opened!Free movie showing on the 24th at Barlow Theater of Memorial Day. See flyer
  2. 2. B-DUBS (Buffalo Wild Wings) wants you to Salute the Troops: Show this Return the Favorcard anytime in May 2012 and participating locations will donate 10% of your total food purchase to the VFW Foundation’s Return the Favorcampaign to support troops and their families. Click on the link to get your card at Well Thank you in June.*When you donate, well wrap your wrist in a blazin yellow wristband. Wearit in May to donate again. Wear it in June and youll receive 10% OFF of your total food purchase at participating locations.
  3. 3. RALLY POINT: Who wants to win some cash?? What are you waiting for.....Join us for Bingo and you could be the one to win BIG!!Hours: Tue-Fri doors open at 530pm, early bird games at 630pm, regular session at 7pm. Saturday: doors open at 1230pm, early bird games at130pm, regular session at 2pm. TUESDAY JACKPOT NUMBERS: (in addition to our 11 regular games) $500 in 75 numbers or less. $9,400 in 57numbers or less ($200 consolation prize)ZERO TO THREE Books Available through Military OneSource: the following ZERO TO THREE publications are available for order through theMOS Service Provider catalogue. Service providers may order up to five copies. (Military members and their family members may also orderindividual copies. * I’m Here for You Now: This board book allows families to add their own pictures to make the story personal. The messages in this bookare important for children to hear from its caregivers and other important people in a child’s life during stressful times. *Over There, Daddy Version and Over There, Mommy Version: This board book, available in a Daddy version and a Mommy version, isfrom a child’s point of view and compares what a deployed father or mother may be doing while a child is at home. It is designed to providereassurance and comfort to a young child who is separated from a military parent because of deployment. This nurturing activity has the addedbenefit of keeping hearts and minds open to a successful reunion. Each book has an insert in the back for a photo of the deployed parent so thatthe child can see Mommy or Daddy while thinking about her or him. How to Order: To order materials from the MOS Service Provider catalog,you must be registered as a Service Provider on the MOS website. (You may wish to review, and if necessary, edit your website profile to ensurethat you are registered as a Service Provider.) To access the catalog, visit the Military OneSource website,, log in,and select “For Service Providers” from “Quick Links.” This will take you to the Service Provider page. Scroll to the very bottom of the page andclick on “Order Items” on the far right of the navigation bar. About ZERO TO THREE: ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization thatinforms, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers2012 MILITARY TEEN ADVENTURE CAMP FOR YOUTH WITH SPECIAL NEEDS: Dates: June 22-24, 2012; 3:00 PM Friday-11:30 AM Sunday.Register on-line at: Questions? Kirk Bloir at or 614.247.652Location: Camp Joy, Clarksville, Ohio -near Cincinnati Ages: 14-18, Spaces: 30 -for military youth of all branches, components, and status; upto 30 for parents/caregivers Registration deadline: 12 noon (EST), May 25, 2012 Come experience adventures tailored just for special needsteenagers – high ropes and zip line, archery, aquatic skills, canoeing, fossil hunting – and traditional camp activities, too! Camp Joy is accreditedby the American Camp Association and can meet most accessibility needs. Accessible features include: zero access entry swimming pool; indoorropes course with giant swing; indoor climbing wall; and high ropes course with a hydraulic zip line lift. Camp Joy staff can accommodate varyingmedical, physical, and emotional special needs teens, so they can attend on their own (in certain circumstances, a parent/caregiver must attendwith their teen to ensure all needs are met). Even if your special needs teen is independent, we encourage parents/caregivers to attend thecamp with their son or daughter. Thanks to special grant funding the registration fee is just $30 (includes camp T-shirt and photo). Register earlyto reserve your space! ~ Camp subject to cancelation if enrollment is insufficient; full registration fee refund will be given. Worried abouttransportation costs? Funding is available to help with transportation costs to get you to and from camp. Participants will be responsible for
  4. 4. traveling to and from camp, but can be reimbursed for travel expenses up to $350, depending on mode of transportation and distance traveled.A bus will also be picking campers up at, and returning them to, WPAFB (near Dayton).Fort Riley ACS is proud to announce the completion of the Mind Fitness 2-Go resource. Mind Fitness 2-Go provide Soldiers and Family memberswith a downloadable version of the Mind Fitness Guided Imagery programs. Custom made for Fort Riley, the Mind Fitness 2-Go can be used by
  5. 5. anyone who wishes to develop coping skills for everyday challenges, increase their sense of well-being and find alternative ways to relax andsleep. Download FREE Guided Imagery MP3 files at Flyer attached. JUNE 2012 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESEVENT: Victory CarnivalWho: DFMWR RecreationWhat: 3 – 4 volunteers for parking assistance, cleaning tables, working activities, trash detail, setup and tear down, other duties asassigned,When: Thursday, 7 June 1700-2100; Friday, 8 June from 1700-2100; Saturday, June 9 from 1200-2100; and Sunday, June 10 from1200 – 1700.Where: Rally Point FieldMiscellaneous: Jeans or appropriately long shorts, closed toed shoes. Recreation will provide shirtsThe POC for this position is: Catie’ Kendrick @ 785-239-8990 Email: Cc: vicky.l.martin.civ@mail.milEvent: 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: and Cc: vicky.l.martin.civ@mail.milEVENT: Daughtry ConcertWho: DFMWR RecreationWhat: Security, entry guard, backstage help, Green Room help, trash, parking food running, other duties as assigned.When: Sunday, 10 June, 1300-2400Where: Riley Conference Center Grass Field
  6. 6. Miscellaneous: Prefer ACU bottoms or Jeans and closed toed shoes. Recreation will provide shirtsThe POC for this position is: Catie’ Kendrick @ 785-239-8990 Email: Cc: vicky.l.martin.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/MWRWhat: MWR needs nine volunteers on each date and time to set up and/or tear down the event. This will involve heavy lifting,please wear appropriate 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: JULY 2012 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESEvent: Lt Dan Band ConcertWho: USO/MWRWhat: MWR needs volunteers to assist with parking and trash detail, other duties as assignedWhen: Saturday, July 28, gates open at 1800.Where: Riley Conference Center Grass area behind the buildingThe POC for this event is:
  7. 7. Anna Pearson @ 785-240-0479 Email: and Cc: AUGUST 2012 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESEvent: Fort Riley Vacation Bible SchoolWho: Religious Support Office (Chaplain’s Office)What: Opportunities to work with children age 5-10 with bible lessons, crafts, snacks, skits, songs, etc.When: August 6 – 10, 0900-1300, plus TBA prep and training prior to the event.Where: Morris Hill ChapelThe POC for this event is: Don Ericson @ 785-239-0979 Email: Cc: vicky.l.martin.civ@mail.milAs always, please contact the primary point of contact and CC: so I know the event is covered. I willpost more opportunities as they come up so be watching and PLEASE, log your hours on VMIS! With great appreciation for all thatyou do, VickyMMA Fan?? Get tickets to Titan Fight 23 on Friday, June 15 at Marshall Army Airfield for just $10 atLeisureTravelCenter. The price will go up to $30 at the door so make sure you get them now!Tickets are $10 for Department of Defense cardholders. DoD cardholders may bring one guest with them at the $10 ticket price and must havetheir ID with them on the night of the event. There is a “1 +1” rule – a Soldier and his wife, also a cardholder, can each purchase a $10 ticket, andthey may each purchase an additional $10 ticket for each of their guests.The ID cardholder must accompany the guest through the gate on the night of the fight. If anyone wishes to bring more than one guest per IDcardholder, the additional guest tickets must be purchased at the general admission ticket price, which is $30. These also are available at LTC. All$10 tickets sales will end at 5 p.m. June 15. Tickets sold at the door will be $30 general admission tickets See flyer.
  8. 8. Upcoming FREE Concerts on Ft Riley and K-State Campus:
  9. 9. The 2012 Sundown Salute in Junction City 3-7 July, please see attached! The complete schedule is not quite ready but once it is,we will attached it to the weekly news and our Facebook page!
  10. 10. 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. 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.Fort Riley Leisure Travel Services (LTS) / Travel and Tickets Update: This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Check out their website! They have updates on Country Stampede (see attachment), Military Dream WeddingGiveaway, Information on Branson, Six Flags, and Walt Disney. Going to Orlando this summer in May or June, check out the flyers on some
  11. 11. military discounts happening! Also, FREE Tickets for Sesame Street/USO show will be available 2 weeks prior to the event at Leisure TravelCenter,! You can reach them at 785-239-5614/4415.Country Stampede – Country Stampede is in need of Volunteers to work at the 4 day concert located at Tuttle Creek State Park June 21-24.Volunteers will receive, free admission all 4 days, free parking, and free reserved seating, free t-shirt, free lunch and dinner. Volunteers mustwork 5 hours a day all four days. For more information please contact Kim Wagenblast at 785-223-1513 or via email There will be a pre meeting at McCormick Park on Fort Riley, June 16th at 11:00amFREE Sunday Country Stampede Tickets are available thru your Battalions- check with your Soldier or with the BN FRSA’s to get your FREE one’stoday! Also you can upgrade for $85 for all 4 days and get discounted parking for $45.00 for 4 days! Once you have your free ticket to LeisureTravel for your upgrade!!!Garrison received a monetary award for the Army Community of Excellence and they are asking you the community to decide what to spend iton. The following link will take you to the survey for you to vote on which project you would like to see the money go to: make sure to go in and vote.
  12. 12. **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.