31 July 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update


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31 July 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!

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31 July 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update

  1. 1. 31 July 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-sgmFort Riley Current News Updates: This information has recently been updated, and is now available.http://www.riley.army.mil/OurPost/CurrentNews.aspx In addition to the Current News page there are Garrison Commanders CommunityCorner articles http://www.riley.army.mil/DocumentList.aspx?lib=GC-CornerSign-up ends today! Fit 4 Life: Operation Afghanistan: To any and all who wish to participate in this year’s Fit 4 Life: Operation Afghanistan,please register at the fitness offices at King Field House by July 31st! Also, please bring the $15 registration fee (to cover the cost of a t-shirt). Ilook forward to seeing everyone compete for the top prize! Please let me know of you have any questions. POC: Justin Giger, Fitness SpecialistDFMWR (785) 240-2664 justin.m.giger.naf@mail.mil
  2. 2. JCHS Sports Orientation Meetings: Attention students/parents: There will be two (2) student-parent orientation meetings forthose interested in participating in a fall sport this year.  Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 @ 6:00 PM at Junction City High School. This meeting is for those interested in participating in Football.  Monday, August 6th, 2012 @ 7:00PM at Junction City High School. This meeting is for those interested in the following sports: Boys/Girls Cross Country, Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, and VolleyballFall sports offered at Junction City High School are: B/G Cross Country -- Football, Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, and Volleyball. Should you haveadditional questions, please call the athletic dept. office at 717-4214 or visit the athletic dept. websiteUSD 475 9-12 Virtual Program: There will be an informational meeting on the USD 475 9-12 Virtual Program at Junction City High School’sCareer Academy Campus in Settles Auditorium on August 2, 2012, at 7:00 PM. Junction City High School Parents and Students who would like tolearn more about USD 475’s Virtual Program are invited to attend this meeting. Representatives from USD 475 Central Office, Junction City HighSchool and Greenbush Virtual Partnership will be available to answer questionsThe Next NETWORK meeting will be held on AUGUST 10th at 10:30am, not on 2 August as previously scheduled. It will be back at Riley’sConference Center due to child care issues, if you need child care reservations NLT August 3rd at noon- please get to Stacie at Office: (785)240-1251 or Gov Cell: (785)307-9480 or via email: Stacie.r.dumas.civ@mail.milThe Master Blaster Paintball Tournament will be Aug. 4. Registration is $35 per person. All equipment and supplies are provided, or individualsmay use their own equipment. Participants must be 13 years or older to play. For more information, call 785-239-2363.Explore the Flint Hills through a collection of guided experiences that examine wildlife and cultural history. Footsteps in the Flint Hills isdesigned to educate youth ages 7 to 9 about the Flint Hills utilizing interactive teaching methods and hands-on learning activities. A series ofthree two-hour educational programs will take place each Saturday until Aug. 4. Participants will learn about the day’s topic, and they also willhave the opportunity to make new friends and form a better understanding of the wildlife in the Flint Hills. “The programs will be veryinteractive and will help the participants learn and have lots of fun while doing so,” said Lisa Stork, educator. Each event is $10 per child or $9 for
  3. 3. youth members and will give the children an opportunity to experience the Flint Hills in a new way. Upcoming class: Fire on the Prairie – 9 to 11a.m. Aug. 4. For more information or to register, call 785-587-2726.OCSC - Break out your poodle skirts, initial sweaters, and bobby socks for this 50s extravaganza. Meet new friends and visit with the ones youlost track of over the summer as you advance around the room. $500 in prizes will be awarded in a multitude of categories, and there will be aspecial prize for the best 50s inspired threads. More information about the luncheon can be found at:http://www.fortrileyocsc.com/events/shake-rattle-roll-bunko-2012Fort Riley Advisories Update - Traffic Report update: Aug. 13-27: Repair of the Grant Avenue access control point lanes and repair work at theHuebner Rd. & Custer Avenue intersection will require reduction to one lane periodically.* Work will commence after 9:00 a.m. daily to permituse of both lanes during peak hours. During the day there will be a lane reduction, however, 2 lane traffic will commence after 4:30 p.m. daily.Please observe the traffic control personnel and the construction warning signs for traffic flow purposes. Follow this link to view the TrafficReport - closures and delays including daily traffic slide. http://www.riley.army.mil/NewsViewer.aspx?id=5982Fort Riley Leisure Travel Services (LTS) / Travel and Tickets Update - Football tickets: Discounted sporting and event tickets are availablethrough the Leisure Travel Center located in Building 6918 on Custer Hill. Tickets available include: Kansas State University Football: Sept. 1 vs.Missouri State, Sept. 8 vs. Miami, Oct. 27 vs. Texas Tech, Nov. 3 vs. Oklahoma State and Dec. 1 vs. Texas. Kansas City Chiefs Football: Sept. 9 vs.Atlanta Falcons, Sept. 30 vs. San Diego Chargers, Oct. 7 vs. Baltimore Ravens, Oct. 28 vs. Oakland Raiders, Nov. 18 vs. Cincinnati Bengals, Nov. 25vs. Denver Broncos, Dec. 2 – Carolina Panthers and Dec. 23 vs. Indianapolis Colts For more information, call 785-239-5614
  4. 4. Financial Readiness Day: Aug 7, 9am-4pm – Riley’s Conference Center Don’t miss this opportunity for a free, private consultation onfinancial with a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselors. Workshops on a variety of financial topics will be giventhroughout the day. For more information, call 785-239-9435. See flyer below for more information.
  5. 5. Ft Riley to host National Night Out: In conjunction with the 2012 National Night Out, Fort Riley will have its own community police awarenessevent from 4 to 9 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Forsyth Neighborhood Center. The USO Fort Riley; Directorate of Emergency Services; Directorate of Familyand Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Picerne Military Housing; Army Substance Abuse Program and Unified School District 475 Geary CountySchools will work hand-in-hand to bring the free event to the Soldiers and Families of the installation. A special No Dough Dinner will take placesimultaneously. The USO Fort Riley will serve a free cookout style dinner and drinks from 5 to 7 p.m. Since 1984, the annual NNO has attemptedto increase awareness on topics such as police and firefighter programs, drug prevention, neighborhood watch programs and crime prevention.According to the national website, NNO is designed to: Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, Generate support for and participationin local anti-crime programs, Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, Send a message to criminals letting themknow that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. More than 37 million people attended NNO in 2012 in about 15,000 communitiesfrom all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military installations all over the world. Fort Riley is hoping to see between 500 and 800attendees this year, according to Maj. Tommy Kerr, chief of operations, DES. “Just like the national (NNO), we want to draw the community inand provide them an opportunity to meet the local police that are providing this day-to-day service … see the human dimension behind theuniform,” Kerr said, adding he hopes all attendees will walk away with a clear message on safety. Stephen Ragan, chief, FRPD, said he thinks theevent will play an important part in building partnerships within the Fort Riley community. “With the fire department and the police departmentbeing there, it strengthens the ties between the two and shows that we’re there with the community. (NNO) is a valuable tool, as far as lawenforcement goes, and strengthening the partnerships that we have with the community,” Ragan said. The following activities will be availablefor adults and children: D.A.R.E. static display, Bicycle registration, McGruff child identification system, Special reaction team static display,Game warden static display, Traffic patrol static display, Fire truck static display, Fire safety trailer, McGruff, DAREN, the D.A.R.E. Lion andSparky the Fire Dog, Military working dog demonstrations, iWATCH booth, Children’s inflatables, Drug and alcohol displays, Seat beltconvincer, Motorcycle simulator, and Safety-related items to give away. Pets are strictly prohibited at this event. To learn more about NNO,visit www.nationaltownwatch.org/nno By Pamela Redford, 1st Inf. Div. Post
  6. 6. Fort Riley College Class Schedule Updates: New College Class Schedules have been posted to the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley websiteEducation Services page. You will find them in the University & College Class Schedules document library linked here.http://www.riley.army.mil/DocumentList.aspx?lib=DHR.Educ.SchedulesA positive parenting class will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 8 at Child Youth and School Services Parent Central. The class is designed to helpparents get their message across to children by helping them learn to set limits, acknowledge feelings and by taking care of themselves. Formore information, call 785-239-9435.The Financial Resilience Education Enrichment program will host the following classes at Army Community Service: Investing boot camp – 2to 4 p.m. July 31; 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 29 and Planning for your child’s future – 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14; 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 12 For more information pleasecontact ACS at 239-9435.
  7. 7. Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure Back to School Blast in Salina, KS; Half Price Admission and $1.00 Hamburgersall weekend! Bring the whole Family for a weekend full of special activities before the kiddos head back to school! 10:00 to 2 pm FREE AlligatorActivity for kids at the Reptile Building. For more information check out their website at http://rollinghillswildlife.com/index.html One night only! Friday August 17, 2013 5:30 to 9:30 pm (expanded hours) Bring your lawnchairs and enjoy another blow out evening in the Zoo with great food, brew, and live music! All your favorite brews, wine coolers, and plenty ofwater and soda for designated drivers and those that don’t wish to imbibe. Due to the popularity of last year’s event, we’re prepping the
  8. 8. barkeeps and stocking up on vittles to make sure there’s plenty for everyone! As always, you must be 21. $20 Members / $25 Non-MembersIncludes food, tram ride, zoo admission, and entertainment. All beer and wine coolers just $3!Come join BOSS at the Custer Hill Pool August 25th from 8pm-Midnight for FREE SWIMMING, LIVE PROFESSIONAL DJing from DJ Ferenheit,FAMOUS DAVES CATERED BBQ, FLIPFABULOUS FLIPBOOKS, RED BULL GIRLS, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS CHEERLEADERS, GAMES, RAFFLES,GIVEAWAYS AND MUCH, MUCH, MORE!! See flyer!
  9. 9. Don’t forget the Devils Den Dining Facility Drive-thru is now reopen!!!! Hours of operation are breakfast 0730-0900 and lunch is 1130-1300-come thru and get yourself a delicious QUICK meal!!! Download the RileyMWR Android app for free! Just search for "rileymwr" in the Google Play market.https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rileymwr.rileymwr&hl=en If youve already downloaded, make sure you have the updatedversion released a couple of days ago!A geo-caching class will take place Aug. 18 at Outdoor Recreation. Registration is $5 per person. For more information, call 785-239-2363
  10. 10. Spouse Field Exercise; Thursday, September 20, 2012, 5:00pm – 9:00pm: Spouse Family Members come join us at Riley’s Conference Center,446 Seitz Drive to empower individuals to make the right choices in their personal lives and offer an encouraging outlet for relief and creativity intoday’s hectic, over-stressed military lifestyle. Inform Families on how to capitalize on DA and DOD services already provided for them. EmpowerFamilies, enrich their military life and show deep appreciation. Contact Information: Army Community Service, Deployment & Mobilization,7264 Normandy Drive, Custer Hill Fort Riley, Kansas 66442 785-239-9435 or usarmy.riley.imcom.mbx.acs@mail.mil 
  11. 11. One out of every five Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans suffers from Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Traumatic Stress, or major depression.For Vets needing help finding treatment, call the Lifeline for Vets™ - 888-777-4443. 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.
  12. 12. Brigade is selling T-shirts again… new design! See flyer!
  13. 13. ACS hosts Army Family Team Building classes: Family members new to military life or who want to know more about the opportunitiesavailable to them on post can participate in the Army Family Team Building...see attached flyer. Also attached is the flyer for the SeptemberResilient Spouse Academy- great class to take, The next sessions of the Resilient Spouse Academy, a weeklong training for military spouses thatteaches suicide intervention, responding to reports of abuse or neglect, Master Resilience Training and financial resilience, will take place: Sept.10 to 14. For more information or to register, call 785-239-9435!
  14. 14. 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. http://apps.mhf.dod.mil/mcfp/weekly 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.**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.