28 March 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update


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28 March 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 http://www.riley.army.mil/default.aspx or if you are having issues reading this you can click on this link to read the weekly news. http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=1bct. We are always up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1HBCT FaceBook Page at www.facebook.com/1HBCTDEVILBRIGADE?v=wall&ref-sgm

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28 March 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update

  1. 1. 28 March 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 http://www.riley.army.mil/default.aspx or if you are having issues reading this you can click on this link to read the weekly news. http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=1bct. We are always up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1HBCT FaceBook Page at www.facebook.com/1HBCTDEVILBRIGADE?v=wall&ref-sgmThe Fort Riley Network meeting is scheduled for April 5th at Rally Point from 10:30am -11:30am. OPEN TO EVERYONE!!! Bingo and lunch willbe available following the meeting. All Child Care RSVP’s need to be made to Stacie Dumas by Thursday, March 29th, her email isStacie.r.dumas.civ@mail.milVOLUNTEERS! Calling all FRG volunteers to update and/or complete their volunteer profiles and volunteer service records in VMIS. Thevolunteer program is subject to audit sometime this year and many, if not most, of the VSRs are not completely or accurately filled out. I will becontacting the volunteers who are not associated with the FRG volunteer program. POC is Vicky L. Martin, M.S., ACS Volunteer Coordinator,Army Community Services Bldg. 7264 Normandy Drive Fort Riley, KS 66442 Phone: 785-239-1376/9435 Fax: 785-239-5981 or emailvicky.l.martin.civ@mail.milFort Riley Current News Updates –CAUSE Therapy new location: This information has recently been updated, and is now available.CAUSE Therapy new location is Craig Fitness Center. http://www.riley.army.mil/documents/ResiliencyDocuments/120326100126.pdf ResiliencyCampus web page. http://www.riley.army.mil/resiliency/campus/default.aspx?nav=OurPostPicerne Military Housing will host its annual EGGstravaganza egg hunt from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 4 at the Rally Point Field. All on-post Familyhousing residents are invited to attend. Egg hunts for various age groups will take place, as well as face painting, games, inflatables, a petting zooand other activities. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No pets are permitted
  2. 2. The next USAG Resilience Days of f(4 day weekend) will be April 6 and 9.The Postwide Yardsale throughout Fort Riley will be May 19Fort Riley Child Development Centers Update: Child Care is available from 7 to 11 p.m. April 7 and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 10 and 24.Sixteen hours of free hourly care per month is available to children of deployed sponsors. Hourly care is located at Warren East CDC. For moreinformation, call 785-240-0822. Patrons may utilize an hourly rate to take advantage of weekday and Saturday child care if sponsor is notdeployedComedy Night will be April 7 at Rally Point. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.The show contains adult content. Attendees must be 18 years or older to enter. For more information, call 785-784-5434.Fort Riley Custer Hill Lanes Bowling Update - Easter Bowl - Apr. 7 This information has recently been updated, and is now available. An EasterBowl will be all day April 7, *and will include a coloring contest, “Family Fun” special and treats for children. For more information, call 785-239-4366.ACS Annex Closure: Some of you may have heard rumors about the ACS annex closing, this is the official word on the closure. You may alsoreceive this from your ACS Outreach Coordinator, but receiving it twice is better than never receiving it. Effective April 5, 2012, the ACS Annex -building 1020 Huebner Road will no longer be managed by ACS, therefore it will not be accessible for Family Readiness use. The building will bereassigned to the Fort Riley Fire Department. ACS is reworking all current reservations and will make contact with FRGs this week. All Fort RileyFRGs will have access to the Main ACS, Building 7264 and the Resiliency Learning Center, Building 7285. To reserve a space for your FRG needs,please contact your Family Readiness Support Assistant. Questions pertaining to the ACS Annex closure should be directed to your assigned ACSOutreach Coordinator.Admission: Admission is free! Programs and limited concessions (snack and drinks) available each day of competition Seating Bleachers availableon site. Personal chairs can also be brought on site but must be placed in the designated seating area. Parking Available on site for the generalpublic. Parking attendants will be on site for directions of cars on the property. Timbercreek Stables is located just 4 miles east of Manhattan,KS. It is just 15 minutes away from the main campus of Kansas State University and the Kansas State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The
  3. 3. Kansas State equestrian team has full sets of show jumps and practice jumps as well as a 20x40m PVC dressage arena that is used for varsitycompetitions. K-State is proud to have one of the most complete and professional dressage rings among varsity teams today. Restrooms areavailable for spectators. EMS will be on site at all events. All events are free to the public. Head east of Kansas State University on BluemontAvenue. Turn right onto Tuttle Creek Boulevard. Turn left onto Highway 24 and go about 3 miles. Turn left onto Green Valley Road. Turn rightonto Elk Creek Road. Timbercreek Stables is approximately 1/2 mile down on the right hand side. Physical address: 9000 Elk Creek Road.http://www.kstatesports.com/sports/w-equest/spec-rel/2012-big12-championship.html or for the schedulehttp://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ksu/sports/w-equest/auto_pdf/2011-12/misc_non_event/2012Big12ChampSchedule.pdf K-State Football : 2012 Football season tickets on-sale beginning March 5. Full pricing information available in the 2012 Football TicketCatalog. (http://issuu.com/k-statesports/docs/2012fbticketcatalog/1) Season ticket holders renewing tickets should click the SEASONRENEWALS button on the menu to the left. Single game tickets available online on June 6. Call 800-221-CATS for more details! Remember Food Safety When Decorating Easter Egg : Decorating Easter eggs is a tradition that can bring enjoyment, butdecorators need to remember food safety too. "The main concern when dealing with eggs is Salmonella," said Karen Blakeslee, coordinator ofthe food safety Rapid Response Center at Kansas State University. "The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports 40,000 cases ofSalmonella each year, and they estimate that up to 20 times that many go unreported." To decrease the risk of Salmonella, cook eggs properlyand keep hands clean so as to not cross-contaminate other foods. Make sure the eggs aren’t broken because cracked eggs could becontaminated. People who raise chickens should gather eggs at least once or more each day. Keep eggs refrigerated at all times. If having anEaster egg hunt, only allow eggs to be out of the refrigerator for two hours or less, or Blakeslee suggests a separate batch of eggs be preparedjust for the hunt. "By the time you take the eggs out of the refrigerator, they get hidden in a number of possibly contaminated areas, and thenkids handle them extensively. They probably should not be eaten," she said. "Another option is to use the plastic eggs for the Easter egg hunts,and fill the eggs with candy or money for a special treat." Blakeslee said there are many options available when decorating eggs. "There are anumber of other options for decorating eggs. Eggs can also be decorated with magic markers, paint, glitter, or even sequins," Blakeslee said.
  4. 4. "And if you are dyeing the eggs, wash them in a mild detergent solution before decorating to give a light oil coating to help color adhere moreevenly. But be sure to use a food-safe dye." Commercial egg decorating dyes are food-safe, as is food coloring added to a water-vinegar mix.Organic dyes are another option. Tea or coffee will provide a tan or brownish shade. Beet or cranberry juice will produce red dye. For green, usethe water from cooked spinach leaves, or for blue, use blueberry juice. The Easter egg tradition dates back centuries, possibly as far back asEgyptian times, according to Blakeslee. "To some, the Easter egg symbolized the rebirth of Christ; the shell symbolizes the tomb, and the chickborn from the egg represented Christ rising from the dead. To others, the egg symbolizes the rebirth of nature with the coming of Spring,"Blakeslee said. "The amount of decorations or the way the eggs were decorated depended on the beliefs of the people, but many of thedecorated eggs used to be given as gifts." One of the advantages of the Easter egg tradition is that the decorated eggs can be consumed. Hard-boiled eggs in the shell should be used within a week or within 2-3 days if the shell has been removed. Uncooked egg contents from hollowedeggs should be used within a day or two, Blakeslee said. For more information on Easter eggs, decorating tips and egg safety, visit K-State’s RapidResponse Center’s website at http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/extrapidresponse. K-State Research and Extension is a short name for the Kansas StateUniversity Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, a program designed to generate and distribute useful knowledgefor the well-being of Kansans. Supported by county, state, federal and private funds, the program has county Extension offices, experimentfields, area Extension offices and regional research centers statewide. Its headquarters is on the K-State campus, Manhattan.USDA Sets Guidelines For Hard-Boiled Eggs: The U.S. Department of Agriculture has published guidelines to encourage the safety of preparinghard-boiled, Easter eggs. The guidelines are as follows:1. Put eggs in a single layer in a saucepan and add enough tap water to come at least one inch above the eggs.2. Cover.3. Put on high heat until water boils.4. Turn off heat. If necessary, remove pan from burner to prevent further boiling.5. Let stand in the hot water 15 minutes for large eggs. Adjust the time up or down by approximately three minutes for each size larger orsmaller.6. Cool immediately and thoroughly in cold water.7. Decorate and refrigerate until ready for use.Check out these Easter Activities! Kansas State University Egg Madness" 2012 is scheduled for this Saturday, March 31, at 10:00 AM. It is sponsored by theUnion Program Council and will be at Bosco Student Plaza, outside the K-State Student Union. Children will be divided into age groups and thehunt will be on rain or shine! You can check the UPC calendar at http://www.k-state.edu/upc/Event_Calendar.html - check out all their events!
  5. 5. Don’t forget the EXPO is this weekend at Riley’s Conference Center.VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for these two upcoming events!Volunteers are needed from 0800-1600 which includes set up and tear down at the Great Expo this upcomingSaturday, if they can only do a few hours that will be accepted as well. The Great Escapes event will be heldat Riley’s this Saturday 31 March. We would want them to check in at the MWR table as volunteers. They will begiven a t-shirt to wear and assigned a work station. Below is the description of duties. The ten volunteers atGreat Escapes will be in charge of the following:  Greeter: 1 at all times! (0930-1500)  Vendor help: 4 (0900-1530) (Load-in, distribute water, lunches, stand-in while exhibitors use restrooms if needed, load-out, also clear trash, assist Rileys Staff, and help with demonstrations if needed)  Home Depot Helper: 1 (0930-1500) (Help children make Home Depot crafts)  Youth activities helpers: 4 (0900-1530) Help with inflatable’s, monster mural, fish tank, archery, atv course, mountain bike course, etc. Might be working an actual area, rotating, or just assisting the coordinator of the activity with any needs that arise.Needing 10 volunteers for Easter Egg Hunt at Rileys on 8 April from 10:00 am until approximately 4:00 PM:Volunteers would be needed to help set-up the hunt, watch inflatable’s, supervise the hunt and help with crowdcontrol. Anyone interested please call me at 239-4593.If you are interested in volunteering AT EITHER ONE of these events please contact Becky Willis at 239-4593
  6. 6. The Camp Corral group will be there taken registrations for the camp being held in July at Rock Springs at theGreat Expo (this is for WTB and Deployed units only) Please make sure your families are aware of this programwe currently only have 62 of 240 slots filled. See flyer!
  7. 7. Wrapping up Nutrition Month with serving sizes of Fruits and Veggies! See flyer.
  8. 8. Fort Riley will kick off April’s Month of the Military Child celebration with a pancake breakfast andproclamation signing event from 9 a.m. to noon March 31 at Forsyth East Child Development Center. For moreinformation, call 785-239-9885Check out all the great events at the Ft Riley Outdoor Rec: Skeet, Canoeing, and a lot of fun adeventures http://rileymwr.com/odr see flyer
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