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3 april 2012 1 hbct weekly news update


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3 april 2012 1 hbct weekly news update

  1. 1. 3 APRIL 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 of the Devils Monthly 1HBCT Newsletter is now available to be read 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 MINUTE: Window Safety: Each year in the United States, falls from windows account for an estimated 5,000 injuries, in some casesdeath. Blank Children’s Hospital wants to remind anyone who watches infants and small children to be on guard for the potential of this oftenoverlooked hazard. Anne Garinger, Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator, Blank Children’s Hospital says, “Don’t depend on screens to preventfalls. In 80% of window fall cases, a screen was in place. Keeping beds and furniture away from windows can prevent a child from climbing up tothe window and falling out.”To ensure your child’s safety install a window safety device that complies with ASTM standards. Only open windowschildren can’t reach or are secured with a compliant safety device. Garinger says, “Teach your children to play a safe distance from windows, forexample two giant steps. Lock all unopened windows and never leave young children unattended near open windows.” Park Playground: Please ensure your Families are aware that playground structures at McCormick will be off limits due toreplacement of fall material. The project will start 9 April and is expected to be completed in approximately 5 weeks. The rest of the park will beopen as well as full usage of Wyman and Moon Lake. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Outdoor Recreation at 785-239-2364.
  2. 2. Fort Riley Rileys Conference Center Update - Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt - Apr. 8: An Easter Brunch will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8 atRiley’s Conference Center. *Cost is $13.95 for adults; $7.95 for children ages 4 to 10; and children under 4 eat free. Bring the Family and enjoy aspread of breakfast and lunch items. For more information, call 785-784-1000. An Easter Egg Hunt will be April 8 at Riley’s Conference Center.Activities start at noon. There will be inflatable’s, children’s activities and egg hunts. Hunts will be organized by age groups to ensure all childrenget some of the more than 15,000 eggs. Watch for an appearance from the Easter Bunny. For more information, call 785-239-6398Fort Riley Calendar -Morale Welfare and Recreation Updates below or on’s Network will be at 10:30 a.m. April 5 at Rally Point. Come find out first-hand about activities at Fort Riley.A Month of the Military Child Party for Kids will be from 1 to 4 p.m. April 6 *at School Age Services on Custer Hill.A Library Egg Hunt will be from 1 to 3 p.m. April 7 at the Fort Riley Post Library.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 isavailable to children of deployed sponsors. Hourly care is located at Warren East CDC. For more information, call 785-240-0822. Patrons mayutilize an hourly rate to take advantage of weekday and Saturday child care if sponsor is not deployed.Comedy 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 785-784-5434Family Bingo will be April 15 at Rally Point. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., and bingo starts at 2 p.m. The event is open to all ages. Play 10 games ofbingo and win great merchandise. For more information, call 785-784-5434.EMAIL SCAM: Beware of a new SCAM that is on the streets and affecting Service members. As you can see from the attachment they havecopied the DFAS logo as well as the Department of Defense logo on the paper so it makes it appear its coming from DFAS. However please notethat the attached form is NOT an approved DFAS form. This is a scam intended to get money and personal information.ITS MOVING SEASON: Ah, the beauty of spring and the sight of moving trucks. Moving is a large part of the military lifestyle and can be excitingand stressful at the same time. The National Military Family Association has a Moving section on our website which highlights moving allowancesand entitlements and provides general information on what to expect. Remember, since no two moves are the same (i.e. moving overseas,moving with children, or making your final move) and benefits can change, youll want to check with your transportation office to ensure youhave the latest information. Our Top Five Moving Resources: DoD Household Goods Portal: (the place to schedule your move)Plan My Move: (checklists, calendars, and contact information to help you move door-to-door)
  3. 3. MilitaryINSTALLATIONS: (an overview of installations with contact information and hours of operation)Automated Housing Referral Network: (the official Department of Defense sponsored website lists available rentals on and offthe installation) Military OneSource: (includes a Relocation Assistance Program and relocation counselors availableto help you research any moving related questions)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.We are pleased to be sending you the latest MOS eNewsletter! The link below will take you directly to the newApril 2012 Military OneSource eNewsletter: MOS eNewsletter. Each month, this newsletter covers topics of interest to both single servicemembers and military families: Healthy Living, Family Life in the Military, Personal and Family Readiness, Career and Education Spotlight, andTools and Resources. By clicking on any one of those topical panels, you will be able to access the monthly article! Read all five articles or justone, the choice is yours, but all of the options are available within one easy to use format!
  4. 4. USD 475 Parent Teacher Conferences April 5: Attention Parents/Guardians of JCHS students: On Thursday, April 5, 2012,from 4:00-7:15 pm, Junction City High School will be holding Parent/Teacher Conferences. Freshman Success Academy teachers will be locatedin their classrooms at the FSA, 300 W. 9th Street. Career Academy teachers will be located in Shenk Gymnasium at the Main Campus. Should youhave questions regarding Parent/Teacher Conferences, please call your students academy office. ***Friday, April 6 and Monday, April 9....noschool for students.Easter Egg Hunt : Next Sunday, April 8th, children are invited to North Park in Junction City for a free Easter Egg Hunt, courtesy of Aracia Lodge#91 and VFW Post 8773. The fun begins at 3 PM, with free food, games and prizes! Is Almost Here: Help ensure your little one is ready to make that big next step by attending one of our early child-hood, kindergarten transition sessions. Sessions begin on Tuesday, April 17th and will provide parents and students with information onall requirements needed to start school in August. Children will also be able to meet their teachers and become more familiar with their futureschool environment. See picture attached to find times to attend for your specific school for USD 475.
  5. 5. Army OneSource March Family Newsletter: please go directly to the web version at: a lot of great information here!WIC - Sharing the Month of April Tips and Recipe: WIC has updated their document section with information on how to keep kids hydrated. If you are looking for a new recipe there is now a Real StrawberryMilk drink posted Home Page for Fort Riley is: Riley s Update - National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day - Apr. 27; Fort Riley will observe National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from4 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 27 *at the Main Post Exchange. Those who wish to safely dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs may do so atthis time. Americans nationwide who participated in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Oct. 29,2011 turned in more than 377,086 pounds of unwanted or expired medications for safe and proper disposal at the 5,327 take-back sites thatwere available in all 50 states and U.S. territories. For more information, call 785-240-6223Hiring Heroes Career Fair - Apr. 17 and USA Staffing briefings; The next Hiring Heroes Career Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 17 *atRiley’s Conference Center. For more information, call 785-239-8363. In response to a memorandum on hiring reform issued by President BarackObama in May 2010, *the Department of Army is replacing their current application system – Resumix – with USA Staffing*. Army vacancyannouncements will continue to be posted on both and on [ ]. FortRiley will transition from Resumix to web-based software owned by the Office of Personnel Management to fill internal and external vacancies.DA deployed USA Staffing during fiscal year 2011 and will continue through FY2012. Fort Riley is tentatively scheduled to deploy in May 2012.The vision of the Army Civilian Human Resource community is to provide a single point of entry for all recruitment and hiring activities. USAStaffing will expedite the process for applicants, HR professionals and selecting officials through an efficient web-based interface. It automatesthe recruitment and hiring process, including developing position-based assessments, creating and posting vacancy announcements, collectingand reviewing application materials, rating and ranking candidates, issuing referrals, making selections and notifying applicants of their statusthroughout the recruitment process. The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center will be conducting USA Staffing briefings to explain the differencesbetween Resumix and USA Staffing, how to move your resume into the new system and describe the new application process, the assessmentquestionnaire and other documents required. The USA Staffing briefings are open to the current DA civilian workforce. There will be no chargeto leave to attend a session if prior supervisory approval is granted. Briefings will be conducted April 24, 25, 26, 30 and May 1 at the CPAC,Building 319 Marshall Ave., Fort Riley. Sessions will be at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day. Call CPAC at 785-239-6004 to reserve your spot in a class.Briefings for service members, military spouses and Family members are available every Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Employment ReadinessProgram, Building 7285 Normandy Drive. Seating is limited, so call 785-239-9435 to reserve a seat in their class. For more information, pleasecontact CPAC at 785-239-6004.
  6. 6. **Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarilyconstitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein donot necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government,and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.