6 June 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update


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6 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 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.

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6 June 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update

  1. 1. 6 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 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-CornerThe 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley host the annual Victory Week at Fort Riley in order to honor current and former members of the 1stInfantry Division and affiliated units, commemorate the fallen warriors, induct nominated members of the 1st Inf. Div. DistinguishedMembers of the Regiment and celebrate the “Big Red One’s” lineage and history. For more information on events and activities duringVictory Week, visit www.rileymwr.com and www.riley.army.mil
  2. 2. Current News for Fort Riley: This information has recently been updated, and is now available:*Effective June 1, Penn Enterprise, which provides laundry and dry cleaning services, will relocate *from Building 229 to Building 8321.*Buffalo Soldier Drive between Huebner Road and 4th Street in Camp Funston will be closed to traffic for concrete pavement replacementfrom 9:00 a.m. on Jun. 13 thru 7:00 p.m. on Jun. 18. Please use “A” Street for entrance to or exit from Camp Funston during this time.*Asking for help when you need it is a sign of strength. Listening to a friend in need and getting them the help they need is a sign of strength.Suicide affects us all and prevention is an all-hands effort all the time. If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-TALK. Reach out.Talk. Listen. Help prevent suicide.*See something, say something. The iWATCH SAR online reporting form *can be found on the Fort Riley iWATCH page atwww.riley.army.mil/NewsViewer.aspx?id=5116*The next USAG Resilience Days Off will be Friday June 15 and Monday June 18.June Events for Soldiers and Families… so much is offered! Check out all the events! See flyers. June is Dads Make a Difference Month.Events to celebrate dads include, See flyers for more events!• 24/7 Dad Workshop – 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 11 and 12 at Army Community Service• Dad’s Tea Party – 10 a.m. to noon June 16 at Parent Central, Building 6620• Father’s Day Party – 1 to 3 p.m. June 16 at the Fort Riley Post Library• Father’s Day Brunch – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17 at Riley’s Conference Center, Due to space restrictions reservations are recommended, call785-784-1000• Dad’s Boot Camp – 6 to 7:30 p.m. June 25 at Irwin Army Community Hospital
  3. 3. Fort Riley Calendar -Morale Welfare and Recreation Update: This information has recently been updated, and is now available.http://www.calabunga.com/public/2386/06-01-2012Fort Riley Calendar - Fort Riley and the Central Flint Hills Region Update: This information has recently been updated, and is now available.http://www.calabunga.com/public/2374Fort Riley Custer Hill Golf Course Update: This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Custer Hill Golf Course will host thefollowing events during the month of June. For more information, call 785-784-6000.June 1 to 30 – PGA/American Express Ladies Month; June 2 – Member-Guest Tournament; June 3 – Ladies Clinic; June 4 to 8 – Get Golf ReadyJune 12 to 13 – Victory Week Golf Tournament ; June 16 – Mother and Daughter Golf Clinic; June 20 to 22 – Advanced Get Golf ReadyWelcome to Army OneSource Family News - the monthly newsletter from Army Community Service (ACS) and Army OneSource, the Armysmost comprehensive portal for Family members. http://www.myarmyonesource.com/familynewsletter/2012/june/default.aspx#article3IN THIS MONTHS ISSUE:  June 14th: The Birthday of the U.S. Army  Military Veterans: The “Got Your Six” Project  Key Psychiatric Doctor Rejects Name Change for PTSD  Surgeon Offers Hope to Afghan Amputees  Veteran’s Battle to Survive Carries Him to Hollywood  House Votes to Expand Foreclosure Protections  Army Service Ends; NFL Career Begins  Alcoholism Test for the Alcoholic Marriage  Chandler Breaks Biscuits with World Class Athlete Program Soldiers  Soldiers Shave Heads to Raise Money for Army Emergency Relief  Preparing for Summer Co-Parenting  Military Families to Get Free National Parks Pass  Post-Traumatic Stress Now a Leading Concern for Military Families  Progress in the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injuries  Effects of Sexual Addiction on Partners, Families, Children  Jillian Michaels: Put the Brakes on Emotional Eating  20 Best Smartphone Apps to Combat School Stress
  4. 4. Volunteer - Colbert Charity Classic - June 13-16, 2012: We NEED approximately 20-25 volunteers per day to assist us with a variety of positionsthroughout the event and below is a list of volunteer descriptions. For your help, we will give EACH volunteer a Colbert Charity Classic Hat andone FREE round of golf with a 12/31/12 expiration date. Therefore, we ask you forward this e-mail to other golfers or local residents in thecommunity who might be willing to help us. Please REPLY to the questions below if you would like to be a Colbert Charity Classic volunteer...- Which day or days? - Morning or Afternoon or All Day, - Preferred Volunteer Position(s), Volunteer Position Descriptions:Starters – An Adams Golf Pro Tour Series starter box will be positioned at each tee box (#1 & #10) for starting. Each starter box will be filled withscorecards, rules and hole-location sheets, tees, pencils and markers. Each starter is responsible for handing out scorecards and rules sheets toplayers, and making sure players tee off at their designated time.Shuttle Drivers – The golf course may have a few holes that need a volunteer(s) to help transport players from one hole to another hole. Thisposition will have access to a golf cart and help do this.Standard Drivers – These positions will follow the leaders of the tournament during rounds 3 and 4 – the last five (5) groups of the day. Onestandard driver will be assigned to one group of two (2) players, and will follow along for all 18 holes keeping an unofficial scorecard. A standardsign lists both players in the group and their overall score. This position is able to use a golf cart, or walk if they prefer.Scoring Checkpoints – This position will be responsible for taking down player scores and using the radio to call in scores to the AGPTS Tourtrailer.Scoring Tent – This position will be responsible for verifying each player’s scorecard when they finish their round. The volunteer(s) will need tocheck that two signatures are on the scorecard and add up the 18-hole score before each player leaves the scoring area.Hospitality – We will try to station different F&B options on the golf course for players during the tournament rounds. Typically, we havebottled water and/or Powerade stationed on the tee boxes of holes #1 and #10 (along with holes #5 and #14). We also have various fruit and/orcrackers on holes #1 and #10 ONLY. This position is responsible for making sure the stations are stocked and updated throughout the day.Divot Patrol – Volunteers that accept this position will be asked to go on the golf course at the end of the 1st and 2nd rounds to fill-in divots inthe fairways (landing areas).Spotters – The golf course may have a few holes that need a volunteer to spot golf balls off the tee box. This position will be responsible forwatching players tee off on a certain hole and help track their golf ball.Feel free to reply or call me with any questions and I hope to hear from you soon about your involvement! POCBernie Haney, Tournament Director KSUGCMRF 5200 Colbert Hills Dr. Manhattan, KS 66503 (785) 565-1719 (cell)(785) 776-1290 (fax)New pet policy effective June 1: Picerne Military Housing is a pet-friendly company and is sensitive to the relationships that exist between itsresidents and their pets, according to Alison Birney, community management director, Picerne Military Housing. While residents are expectedto take responsibility for the care of homes and yards, pet damages continue to be a challenge. In order to maintain the existing three pet limitand address this challenge, Picerne has revised its pet policy. Beginning June 1, all new leases will require a $75 refundable pet deposit and a $75non-refundable pet fee for each pet. Current residents are exempt from the policy change unless a new pet is obtained or is not currently on thelease. Deposits and fees must be paid in full before residents move into a home or before a new pet is brought home. “Picerne understands petsprovide a level of support, comfort and stability to Families and wants to be supportive of Families who have pets,” Birney said. “We worked
  5. 5. with our Army partner in determining a pet policy that is fair and reasonable.” Residents are responsible for any damages to their homes, andpet deposits help offset potential move-out charges caused by pets. Residents without pet damages at move out time will receive a depositrefund. Residents are allowed to own up to three approved pets in any combination. Dogs and cats are the only authorized pets in Familyhousing at Fort Riley. Unauthorized pets include ferrets, snakes, pot-bellied pigs, monkeys and other sylvatic animals. Fish, hamsters, birds, othercaged animals and service pets are exempt at this time. “Poop and Scoop” continues to be a requirement of all pet owners. If residents havequestions regarding the pet deposit and fee or pet policy, they are asked to contact their neighborhood office. By Sarah Chadwick, PicerneVictory Carnival is almost here! On June 7-10. Tobys Carnival will be at Rally Point Field. Wristbands will be for sale. Ride Fees: Children’s Rides: 1 Ticket Large Rides: 2 Tickets Carnival Ticket Price: Single:$1.50 10 Pack:$12.50 20 Pack:$21.50 Wristband Times ($15 for each day): Jun 7: 6-10pm Jun 8: 6-10pm Jun 9: 1-5pm & 6-10pm Jun 10: 1-5pmFurball Run III: June 9, 2012: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Join us for our 3rd annual Poker Run! All motorized vehicles welcome. Must ride/drive to winprizes. 1st/2nd Prize-Winners choice of $200 City Cycle Sales gift certificate or $200 Handys gas card. 3rd Prize-$150 gift certificate fromMunson Premium Angus Beef, 4th Prize-$100 Visa gift card, 5th Prize-$100 gift certificate from Jim Clark Auto Center, Worst Hand-$100 giftcertificate for Coachs Grill & Bar. Cant make the ride? Buy a hand and well draw the cards for you; eligible to win $75 Visa gift card. There will
  6. 6. also be a 50/50 money raffle ($2 per ticket or 3 for $5). This event will begin at City Cycle Sales, 1021 Golden Belt Blvd., Junction City at noon,last vehicle out by 1:00 p.m. Proceeds from this event will benefit Corgi Connection of Kansas, a Kansas licensed dog recue; helping homelessand displaced dogs find permanent loving homes. For more information contact Jeanette DeMars at 785.223.1305, email tojeanette@corgiconnection.com or visit www.corgiconnection.comFREE Acoustic Junction Guitar Night: June 9, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM Come join us for an evening of Acoustic Guitar entertainment. Come forawhile or spend the whole evening with us. Local and regional performers! We have added 4 new performers to our list of entertainers! Liquidrefreshments will be available. This event is "Free" and will be held at the C.L. Hoover Opera House, 135 W. 7th St., Junction City, KS. For moreinformation contact Bob Cervera at 785.238.8069FREE Daughtry Concert-Jun 10: Daughtry is coming to Ft Riley to play a free concert on Sunday, June 10 at Rileys Conference Center. To win 2VIP seats, 2 Meet-N-Greet passes, and a couch to take home: Enter our "Best Seat in the House”http://www.facebook.com/rileymwr/app_95936962634 " contest No coolers, no outside food or beverages, and no pets allowed. Bring yourown chairs to Riley Conference Center- see map and shuttle service to Riley’s. They are expecting anywhere from 5000-10000 people at thisevent, be prepared for long lines and parkage shortage if you plan to drive if not a long walk from where parked to get to concert.
  7. 7. Estes Gate to open June 11: With the completion of a $7.2-million congressionally-funded military construction project, Estes Gate will reopenat 5 a.m. June 11. The gate closed July 20, 2011, to undergo a series of upgrades to bring it into compliance with the Office of the ProvostMarshall’s criteria for Access Control Points. Instead of a single inbound traffic lane, Estes Gate will have four lanes of ID check stations. “This willallow greater throughput into the post. Before, there was one guard booth with one lane,” said Will Paskow, supervisor, access control,Directorate of Emergency Services. Paskow said the gate used to bring in about 3,000 people between 5 and 9 a.m. – typical physical traininghours.In addition to more efficient access from the west side of the post, Estes Gate also will have a new vehicle search area, Paskow said. “Weare now in a better position for force protection, allowing us to search passenger and commercial vehicles when needed,” he said. Paskow saidall parties involved with construction, the Army Corps of Engineers, Directorate of Public Works and a contractor out of Texas worked togetherin a cooperative fashion to make everything run smoothly. “(Construction) is not completed yet, but so far, everything looks how it’s supposedto look,” he said. The first week to 10 days of the new traffic pattern will require extra caution as drivers approach Estes ACP, Paskow said.“Please use patience and cooperate with the staff as we’re getting everybody through,” he said. Estes Gate will operate from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.,Monday to Friday, and will be closed on weekends and federal holidays. By Pamela Redford 1st Inf. Div. PostYoure invited to attend a FREE Webinar! Join us on June 13th for "Making Room for Fathers: How Mothers Facilitate Fatherhood" hosted byParentFurther.When: June 13th from 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDTPresenter: Rebecca S. Graham, Sr. Director of National Programming at National Fatherhood Initiative In this webinar you will:  Find out how mothers act as gatekeepers within family structures.  Discover how mothers can support or inhibit father involvement.  Learn about the benefits of father involvement for families.Register Today at http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=elitjecab&v=001wOJ9jnfVkvhPQOc-VyaacqZgWS9MDvXw_IbJl28CoLSM_CiU0FaVFEc5Dvoh4psBw2iy26PJwPJmRfs0kVt8LrDMHDWLU8ZQwbA2N-hQHk-rV-uDz_P4SpY0ALntHzDZAZltfoQf2eJp0z6IOkf2KAFLXdQ3jZir
  8. 8. The Army’s Birthday: 14 June 1775: When the American Revolution broke out, the rebellious colonies did not possess an army in the modernsense. Rather, the revolutionaries fielded an amateur force of colonial troops, cobbled together from various New England militia companies.They had no unified chain of command, and although Artemas Ward of Massachusetts exercised authority by informal agreement, officers fromother colonies were not obligated to obey his orders. The American volunteers were led, equipped, armed, paid for, and supported by thecolonies from which they were raised. In the spring of 1775, this “army” was about to confront British troops near Boston, Massachusetts. Therevolutionaries had to re-organize their forces quickly if they were to stand a chance against Britain’s seasoned professionals. Recognizing theneed to enlist the support of all of the American seaboard colonies, the Massachusetts Provincial Congress appealed to the Second ContinentalCongress in Philadelphia to assume authority for the New England army. Reportedly, at John Adams’ request, Congress voted to “adopt” theBoston troops on June 14, although there is no written record of this decision. Also on this day, Congress resolved to form a committee “to bringin a draft of rules and regulations for the government of the Army,” and voted $2,000,000 to support the forces around Boston, and those atNew York City. Moreover, Congress authorized the formation of ten companies of expert riflemen from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia,which were directed to march to Boston to support the New England militia. George Washington received his appointment as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army the next day, and formally took command at Boston on July 3, 1775. John R. Maass, Historian, US Army Center ofMilitary History
  9. 9. Titan tickets for the June 15 Titan 23 fight at Marshall Army Airfield are now on sale at the Leisure Travel Center. Tickets are $10 forDepartment of Defense cardholders. DoD cardholders may bring one guest with them at the $10 ticket price and must have their ID with themon 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, and they may eachpurchase an additional $10 ticket for each of their guests. The ID cardholder must accompany the guest through the gate on the night of thefight. If anyone wishes to bring more than one guest per ID cardholder, the additional guest tickets must be purchased at the general admissionticket 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 $30general admission tickets.The Sesame Street Military experience will be at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. June 18 and at 6 p.m. June 19 at Long Fitness Center. Sesame Street istouring military bases this summer with some of their most well-known characters. The live-action performers will sing, dance and bring smilesto children of all ages. The event is open to Department of Defense cardholders. Admission is free, but you must have a ticket for the show.Tickets are available at the Leisure Travel Center. For more information, call 785-239-5614In 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 www.facebook.com/1HBCTDEVILBRIGADE?v=wall&ref-sgm or on our Webpageat http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=1bct
  10. 10. Governors Day at the First Territorial Capitol: June 23, 2012 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Join us for a commemoration of the 150th anniversary ofKansas statehood and the start of the Civil War. Well also commemorate the arrival of Kansas Territorial Governor, Andrew Reeder, and the firstterritorial legislature at Pawnee in 1855. Historic re-enactors and encampments, Pioneer craft and skill demonstrations, Meeting of the "BogusLegislature", Period music performed by the Territorial Troubadours, Milford Nature Center display of birds of prey, Homemade pies andrefreshments, and at 1:00 PM the Territorial Legislatures lively and historic meetings will be re-enacted. There is no cost to participate and allhistory buffs, military friends and interested persons of all ages are invited and encouraged to attend. No Admission Fee. This event will be heldat the First Territorial Capitol, 693 Huebner Rd., Fort Riley, KS. For more information contact the Geary County Historical Society, 530 N. AdamsSt., Junction City, KS 66441 785.238.1666Country Stampede – Your 1HBCT Battalions these FREE tickets on hand now and don’t forget you may use your free Sunday tickets to upgradeto 4-day GA passes for $85.00 at the ITR office. For Families wishing to upgrade their free Sunday ticket to a 4-day GA ticket please go to the ITRoffice. By the USO here on Ft. Riley!
  11. 11. June is PTSD Awareness Month: The VAs National Center for PTSDencourages everyone to raise awareness throughout June in honor ofPTSD Awareness Monthhttp://www.ptsd.va.gov/about/ptsd-awareness/ptsd_awareness_month.asp Learn how to help anyone whohas been through trauma, including the men and women who haveserved. VAs National Center for PTSD invites you each week in June tocome to www.ptsd.va.gov Meet Veterans Who Have Been There,People with PTSD are your neighbors, coworkers, and family. Each weekin June, Veterans highlight a different topic to introduce you toimportant issues about PTSD and getting help. Visit www.ptsd.va.govweekly and share what you learn with someone you know: * Week 1: How I knew I had PTSD * Week 2: My family suffered * Week 3: Hear how treatment helped me * Week 4: My advice: Dont waitDiscover VA PTSD Resources: Be prepared to help if the need arises. SeeWhere to Get Help for PTSD[http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/where-to-get-help.aspHelp Us Raise PTSD Awareness: Stay Updated * Learn what you can doto raise PTSD awareness in Twelve Ways to Helphttp://www.ptsd.va.gov/about/ptsd-awareness/12_ways_to_help.asp. * Follow PTSD on Facebook [ https://www.facebook.com/VAPTSD ] orTwitter [http://twitter.com/#!/VA_PTSD_Info ].Post Information on PTSD: * Print and post a Raise PTSD AwarenessFlyerhttp://www.ptsd.va.gov/about/ptsd-awareness/RaisePTSDawareness.pdf * Handout PTSD materials: Materials for Printinghttp://www.ptsd.va.gov/about/print-materials/Materials_for_Printing.asp ] * Post a link to www.ptsd.va.gov or a PTSD Information Widget [http://www.ptsd.va.gov/about/logos_and_widgets/logos_and_widgets.asp ] on your site.We hope you will join us in this important effort to raise PTSDawareness! The Staff at the VAs National Center for PTSD NationalCenter for PTSD - Executive Division Visit our website:www.ptsd.va.gov
  12. 12. Brigade is selling T-shirts again… new design! See flyer!
  13. 13. Brigade has 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! Theywould make great gifts, even if that gift is for yourself!!!! POC: PFC Oudman atBrigade, CMD Sec. We will not mail these, not a fundraiser. Please bring exactchange for the # of glasses you would like to purchase.
  14. 14. Prevent Uninvited Guests From Ruining Your Picnic: Did you know that each year roughly one out of six Americans (or 48 million people) getssick, 128,000 Americans are hospitalized and 3,000 die from foodborne diseases? As picnic season begins, don’t let the uninvited guest of afoodborne illness ruin your outing! Enjoying a picnic during a beautiful summer day is a great way to socialize with friends and family, but don’tforget to remember these tips to make your day fun and safe. Wash your hands! Half of all food-borne illness can be eliminated by properhand-washing. It’s never too early to start teaching children how to wash their hands correctly, too. Hands should be washed in warm waterwith soap before cooking foods and after handling raw meat, seafood and poultry. Hands should be washed for 20 seconds, or the same time ittakes you to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice. And don’t forget to wash your cooking surfaces and replace your dishcloths and sponges on aregular basis. Keep raw meats and ready-to-eat foods separate. Be sure to place your raw meat on the bottom shelf in your refrigerator andbelow any ready-to-eat foods such as fruits and vegetables. Also, remember to use a clean serving dish and utensil for any cooked meats thatyou are serving to your family and friends. When dining outside, be sure to bring two coolers with you. Use one for raw meats and the ready-to-eat foods in the other. Cook to proper food temperatures. The only way to make sure you are cooking foods to their proper temperatures is byusing a meat thermometer. They are a very inexpensive way of making sure you save a trip to the emergency room! Cook ground meats to 160degrees; poultry to 165 degrees; steak/roasts to 145 degrees; pork to 145 degrees with fresh, raw ham to 160 degrees; and egg casseroles to160 degrees. Also, don’t forget to reheat any leftovers to 165 degrees before being served. Stay out of the “danger zone”! Food should not beleft out longer than two hours at one time. Your food should be kept below 40 degrees or above 140 degrees to prevent it from being in the“danger zone.” This is especially critical at picnics and pot-luck dinners when the time passes by fast and the snacks and dishes are nibbled onthroughout the day. Be sure to have coolers and ice on hand or a refrigerator nearby to keep the foods stored in. By remembering these fourtips, your picnic outing will be a safe and memorable one! Shades of Green Resort Special Endless Special is available on standard rooms only on a first come first serve basis. Valid for August 20th - September 30th, 2012. Discount will be taken from applicable room rate based on category. Subject to availability. Modifying reservation may result in change of room rate. Cannot be combined with any other offer. To reserve your reservation follow the below link and use one of the following codes and insert in the group code box (please do not use the military/civilian grade box) : SUMMER1 for category 1 guests $66.50 per night stay (E1-E5, Cadet) SUMMER2 for category 2 guests $86.10 per night stay (E6-E9,O1-O3,100% Disabled Veterans, Widows, Medal of Honor Recipients) SUMMER3 for category 3 guests $91.70 per night stay (O4-O6, CW4-CW6, O7-O10, Active Duty Foreign Military,DoD Active/Retired) http://www.shadesofgreen.org/endlesssummer.htm
  15. 15. Looking for an inexpensive outing withyour kids this summer? Carmike Cinemasin Manhattan has a weekly kids moviedeal! Stay cool with us this summer andenjoy our 2012 Summer Kid Series! Tenweeks of summer fun every Thursday foronly $2.$2 Movie Combo includes: drink, popcorn,and admission.June 7: Puss in BootsJune 14: Chicken RunJune 21: Over the EdgeJune 28: Kung Fu PandaJuly 5: Shark TaleJuly 12: How to Train Your DragonJuly 19: Madagascar 2July 26: Bee MovieAugust 2: Monsters vs AliensAugust 9: Megamind
  16. 16. Save the Date! KAW VALLEY RODEO MILITARY FAMILY APPRECIATION NIGHT: (Thursday, July 26, 2012): For those wishing toreceive 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 andevening), email and # of tickets. They also encourage as many as can to make a contribution to the Flint Hills Breadbasket- of course do notrequire a donation to attend, but look at this as an opportunity to thank the community and support those who support us. Please encouragethis opportunity as much as you can! *** EVERYONE KNOWS: You MUST have a ticket PRIOR to attending the rodeo Thursday night. There areplenty of opportunities to acquire tickets, but they MUST have one BEFORE the event to be admitted to the free BBQ, as well as the rodeofollowing.*** For more information please check out their website at http://kawvalleyrodeo.com/ or check them out on Facebook!http://www.facebook.com/pages/Manhattan-Kaw-Valley-Rodeo/324572356706Military 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.