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27 June 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update


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27 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 or if you are having issues reading this you can click on this link to read the weekly news.

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27 June 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update

  1. 1. 27 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 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 Advisories Update - supervision of minors: Families are reminded they must follow the Fort Riley regulation in regards to leavingchildren unattended. Fort Riley Regulation 190-19 requires the following supervision of minors:- Children under the age of 10 years old may not be left unsupervised in Fort Riley housing without direct supervision.- An adult or certified babysitter over the age of 12 must supervise any children under the age of 10 in the home at all times.- Children between the ages of 10 and 11 can be left alone in the home for a maximum of two hours.- Children between the ages of 12 and 15 can be left alone for a maximum of four hours.- Children under the age of 10 years will not be left alone in a motor vehicle.- Children must have an adult or designated childcare provider with them all times while outside.- Children are not permitted to play in streets or traffic ways.If you witness unattended children, call Military Police at 785-239-MPMP (6767)Avoid heat-related injuries by taking proper precautions during summer: Across the nation, unusually high temperatures are plaguing ourtowns. We’ve already had our share of more than 90-degree days in Kansas. Therefore, I want to remind you, as you enjoy these warm summermonths, please keep in mind the role the temperature may play in your activities. Whether you are mowing the lawn, taking a motorcycle ridewith a buddy, playing a friendly game of softball, riding bikes with Family or out on the lake with friends, take proper precautions to avoid heat
  2. 2. injury. Hydration and good nutrition are two of the most important aspects of preventing heat injury. When in hot temperatures for prolongedperiods of time, the key is to stay cool – and keep your body temperature regulated. Staying cool may be as simple as making simple changes toyour fluid intake, activities and clothing during hot weather. To protect your health and safety when temperatures are extremely high,remember:• Pay attention to weather reports and adjust daily routines accordingly.• Schedule physically strenuous activities for cooler times.• Allow several days to adjust to hot environments.• Dress in light, loose, cotton clothing. Wide-brimmed hats help keep you cool as well.• When working outside, take periodic rest breaks in a cool area. • Drink plenty of noncarbonated fluids before, during and after physical activities. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which are diuretics – substancesthat increase water loss via the urine.• If you are taking medication, ask your doctor about its side effects.• Keep cool with fans, air conditioning and cool baths or showers.• Get plenty of sleep and eat light, nutritious and non-fatty meals.• Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle.• Rest in the shaded areas often and don’t forget your sun block.Many experts have said that the months between May and August are the most dangerous. More than half of all injuries occur during these fourmonths. Family barbecues, swimming, fishing, softball, hiking, boating and camping are just a few of the activities that fill perfect summer days.Let’s make sure we only leave these events with great memories – not sunburns and heat exhaustion. Have a safe and happy summer. If youwould like to comment on this article, or suggest a topic for a future Community Corner, email By Col. William Clark, Garrison CommanderThe Fort Riley Recycling Center, located in Building 1980 at Camp Funston, will host an open house from 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 28 inconjunction with the USO No Dough Dinner. In addition to a free meal for Soldiers and Family members the event will include a tourof the recycling center and activities likes an inflatable, a coloring contest, bowling, bean bag toss, and prizes and giveaways Sundown Salute set for July 3-7 in Junction City :JUNCTION CITY – The largest free Independence Day celebration in the state of Kansas is coming to Junction City July 3 to 7 at Heritage Park.
  3. 3. Kicking off with a Military Appreciation Day July 3, Sundown Salute will include a variety of Family fun, including carnival rides, vendors andcrafts, a parade, car show, a 10K run and a mud bogz driving experience. Nikki Davies, activities chair, Junction City Geary County Area Chamberof Commerce, said the planning experience has been quite a ride so far, and the event will offer plenty of activities for children to enjoy. Live entertainment is scheduled throughout the five-day event. The following bands will take the stage: July 3 • Landslide, the tribute to Fleetwood Mac • Double Vision, a tribute band to Foreigner • Think Floyd, a tribute to Pink Floyd July 4 • Hells Bells, the tribute to AC/DC • House of the Holy, a tribute to Led Zeppelin • Blackwater, a tribute to the Doobie Brothers July 5 • Mark Schultz, Christian singer/songwriter July 6 • Dead or Alive, a tribute to Bon Jovi • Silver Bullet, a tribute to Bob Seger • Edge of Forever, a tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd July 7 • Outlaw Junkies • Women of Rock, a tribute • Uncle Kracker“We’re hosting a lot of shows during the day – more local shows than last year,” Davies said. “We’re really excited about Uncle Kracker.”Novelty booths and performers, including a master pumpkin and watermelon carver, magic and yo-yo shows, and medieval swordplay and war-craft demonstrations also will be available. A fireworks extravaganza is scheduled for 10 p.m. July 4 in Heritage Park.For more information on Sundown Salute, visit By Pamela Redford, 1st Inf. Div. Post, COURTESY PHOTO:Uncle Kracker, pictured above, will perform at the Sundown Salute July 7 in Junction City.
  4. 4. Riley Golf Course: Garrison Commanders Summer Classic – July 5th! See flyer. New registration and start time, $25 per player. Check out the display at the JC Bank of America! And look at all those who have signed balls already! Remember, all you have to do is sign a ball and they will donate $1 to USO Fort Riley! Its free for you to sign!
  5. 5. EFMP Rodeo Needs Volunteers: Event: EFMP is seeking volunteers to assist with the set up, sign – in Registration table, assist with childrenduring special needs rodeo events and tear down.What: Set Up: standing tents up, unloading equipment and materials. Registration Table: Sign in, Photo release, and assisting children with t-shirt and cowboy hat Rodeo event: if wish, assist with rodeo events. Tear down and loading equipment and materials.Where/When: Need Volunteers at the Junction City Rodeo arena, 1107 Spring Valley Road, Junction City, Kansas at 9:00am, 21 July 2012.Typically, we are finished by 12:30pm. POC is Laura McCauley @ 239-9435 and please me if planning to work this event, Vicky L. Martin, M.S.,ACS Volunteer Coordinator, ACS, Bldg. 7264 Normandy Drive Fort Riley, KS 66442 Phone: 785-239-1376/9435 and emailvicky.l.martin.civ@mail.milFirecracker One Pitch offers new take on softball: An upcoming softball tournament will speed up the game and offer participants a differentspin on the sport. The annual Firecracker One Pitch softball tournament is set for 8 a.m. July 7 at Sacco Softball Complex. Each at-bat will consistof one pitch. “You go out there with a full count with no courtesy fouls,” said Renee Saterlee, intramural coordinator, Directorate of Family andMorale, Welfare and Recreation. “You get one pitch and you either hit, walk or strikeout.” Saterlee said the tournament offers a uniqueopportunity to play softball differently. “It’s fast paced and it’s fun,” she said. “A lot of it has to do with pitching. It’s just a different twist to yournormal softball game. Normally, the games last about half an hour.” The tournament has been very popular in past years, Saterlee said. “Lastyear we had 24 teams, so I’m hoping to up that a little bit,” she said. The tournament format is double-elimination and members of the top threefinishing teams will be presented awards. Registration is due July 5. Active-duty teams have no registration fee, and Department of Defensecardholder teams will be charged $50 per team. For more information, call Saterlee at 785-239-2813 or visit By ParkerRome, 1st Inf. Div. Post
  6. 6. 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: PFC Oudman at Brigade, CMD Sec. We will not mail these, not a fundraiser. Please bring exact change for the # of glasses you would like to purchase.Brigade is selling T-shirts again… new design! See flyer!
  7. 7. 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 at Burger King on Custer Hill is closed for renovations until Aug. 1.Resiliency Learning Center (RLC) - Closed July 2-6, 2012: The Resiliency Learning Center, 7285 Normandy Drive, will be closed during normalduty hours from Monday, July 2 through Friday, July 6. The facility will open back up on Monday, July 9th during normal facility hours. ArmyCommunity Service, 7264 Normandy drive, will be open all but on Wednesday, July 4th of the week for those that need to use a computer orclassroom/meeting space. If you have questions please call 785-239-9435.In 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 or on our Webpageat 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!Fort Riley Outdoor Recreation Update - 6 items:*A Family canoe trip will be from 3 to 5 p.m. July 14 through Outdoor Recreation. The cost per person is $15. For more information, call 785-239-2363*Registration for the July 21 10-5-2 Prairie Run is open. Entry fee is $12 until July 6 and includes a T-shirt. For more information or to register,visit or
  8. 8. *Outdoor Adventure Day will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28 and is free to participants. The one-of-a-kind experience will feature anintroduction to the new paintball course, an artificial climbing wall and bounce houses. For more information, call 785-239-2363* The Master Blaster Paintball Tournament will be Aug. 4. *Registration is $35 per person. All equipment and supplies are provided, orindividuals may use their own equipment. Participants must be 13 years or older to play. For more information, call 785-239-2363*A geo-caching class will take place Aug. 18 at Outdoor Recreation. Registration is $5 per person. For more information, call 785-239-2363*The Outdoor Recreation Center will host a Kansas Boater’s Safety Course Aug. 23 and 25. The course is required to rent or operate a motorizedboat at the Fort Riley Marina or through the Outdoor Recreation Center. For more information, call 785-239-2363Dinner and a Movie Night will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 26 at Riley’s Conference Center: The featured movie will be “We Bought a Zoo.”Adults are $7.95 and children are $3.95. For more information, call 785-784-1000Fort Riley Religious Ministries Update: Registration is currently under way for Vacation Bible School which will take place Aug. 6 to 10 at MorrisHill Chapel. For more information or to volunteer, call Roxanne Martinez at 785-240-1443 or Don Ericson at 785-239-0979. Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency will offer rides to and from Manhattan to the Fort Riley and Junction City areas. The cost is $2 one-way within a three-mile radius of Manhattan, Fort Riley and Junction City. Rides beyond the three-mile radius are $4 each way. For moreinformation or to schedule a ride call 877-551-6345
  9. 9. VETTIX.ORG: We have 500 tickets for 2012 Rock n Roll Dream Concert (Bonner Springs, KS) Jul 14th( that will be available shortly at under the Events section. 1. You MUST click onthe above link and request tickets using your Vet Tix account. 2. If there is a processing fee associated with this event you MUST pay it to securetckets, and if paid you will be receiving tickets. Dont be that person that just shows up with this email in hand thinking you got tickets.Sincerely, Veteran Tickets Foundation.
  10. 10. KAW VALLEY RODEO MILITARY FAMILY APPRECIATION NIGHT: (Thursday, July 26, 2012): For those wishing toreceive FREE tickets to the Kaw Valley 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 attend this 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, but look at this as an opportunity to thank the community and support those who support us. Please encourage this opportunity as much as you can! *** EVERYONE KNOWS: You MUST have a ticket PRIOR to attending the rodeo Thursday night. There are plenty ofopportunities to acquire tickets, but they MUST have oneBEFORE the event to be admitted to the free BBQ, as wellas the rodeo following.*** Also a reminder that once the free tickets are gone, children will still be admitted free with the donation of a canned food/non-perishable food item and military tickets will be available for only $5. ALL ATTENDEES MUST HAVE A TICKET- no exceptions. For more information please check out their website at or check them out onFacebook! Kaw-Valley-Rodeo/324572356706
  11. 11. 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. 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.The Kansas City Chiefs have announced: The Kansas City Chiefs have announced this year that each 2012 season ticket purchase of two or moreseats will receive a FREE, fully customizable Nike Jersey. Season tickets are available for as low as $250 for all Men and Women of Fort Riley. Foradditional details on Chiefs tickets, call Matt Montgomery, Ticket Sales Representative at 816-920-4704 or via email For further info contact Leisure Travel at 785-239-5614.**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.