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9 May 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update


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9 May 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

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9 May 2012 1HBCT Weekly News Update

  1. 1. 9 May 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 Traffic Information can be found on this site: Traffic Report - closures and delays. Mother’s Day- Don’t forget about the Brunch at Riley’s Conference Center and at Custer Hill Bowling Alley for someMother’s Day Bowling! 2012 BIG 12 OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPSFriday, May 11 - Sunday, May 13 | Manhattan, Kan. | R.V. Christian Track Complex. For more information or to purchase your tickets please clickon the K-State website at Day Safety Message from BG MACWILLIE, see attached:
  2. 2. Brown Bag Concerts at Heritage Park: Grab your lunch and head to the park! Only two Concerts are left. Performances start at 12 PM and rununtil 1 PM. Pictured in photo are students from Sheridan Elementary. The final two performances are: May 9: JC Middle School & St. Xavier andMay 16: Morris Hill Elementary & St. XavierDon’t forget the Devils Den is now open and serving 3 meals a day! Monday-Friday BRK 0700- extended from 0830 to 0900 now, Lunch 1130-1300, and Dinner 1700-1830 Weekends Brunch 0930-1300 and Supper 1700-1830Fort Riley Blood Drive - May 15-16- Locally, you may give blood at the Fort Riley Blood Drive on Tuesday, May 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.and Wednesday, May 16th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the WTB Clam Shell – Building 675 Warrior Rd. Link to the full article: American Red Cross page on the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley website: Civilian Training and Leader Development Updates: To improve access to information and increase participation in Army Civilian trainingand leader development opportunities, the Army G-3/5/7 Civilian Training and Leader Development Division launched a one-stop websiteconsolidating information about career program, occupational and functional training, competitive professional development and leaderdevelopment opportunities, as well as application procedures and course registration links. Check it out at division has also established a Facebook page as an additional communication channel with Army Civilians and Leaders. Become a Fan todayat to stay up-to-date on course application deadlines, Civilian leader development tips andmore.Are you interested in owning your own business? Kauffman FastTrac helps entrepreneurs to start and grow companies. With generous fundingfrom Accenture, Kauffman FastTrac is offering classes to U.S. Military soldiers and veterans interested in starting their own companies. Thecourses, each a $700 value, are being offered at no charge to qualified applicants. The course, FastTrac® NewVenture™, helps aspiringentrepreneurs determine the viability of their business concepts and enables them to engineer a plan to successfully launch their companies.Each course runs for approximately 10 weeks (3 hours per week). Fort Riley may have the opportunity to bring this course to our area. Pleaserespond with your interest in taking this course. Class size will be limited to 20 participants. If you are interested in taking this course call ACAP at785-239-2278 to register. Learn more at
  3. 3. A Strong Community Starts with a Strong Community Network: Its that time again!! Registration for RSA is up and taking names!! Email to get registered early for FREE Childcare!!! The premier 5 day class currently only offered in Fort Riley KS is backstarting Jan 30th. Seats are limited so call and sign up today!!
  4. 4. Calling all Commander and 1SG Spouses! Have you ever thought about what kind of leader you are? Future or current Company Commandersand 1SG Spouses master the skills needed to take on the role of an informed, invovled, productive, and proactive member of the CommandTeam! Classes avaialbe in May, July and September- RSVP your spot today (flyer attached (above)).Looking for things to do this Month? May 11(Warrior Zone) and 12th (Rally Point) Action Figure Comedy Show and InternationalChampionship Wrestling on 18 May at King’s field House (see flyer), Check out Abilene’s Flour Power Fun Fest also 18 and 19 May, BBQContest, BBQ meal, Car Show, Motorcycle Stunt Show, and much more, check out their website at 19 May is the Post wide yard sale- get your stuff out and sell away and the Kids Fun Run, register your kid at !Fun for all at the Carnival 24-28 May at the Exchange Parking lot with GREAT Savings inside the store, Free movie showing on the 24th atBarlow Theater of Memorial Day (see flyer) . Commissary Case Lot Sale 25th and 26th of May….LOTS TO DO, get out and enjoy!!!
  5. 5. A lastball: We have begun sign-ups for Blastball. Blastball is an introductory game to t-ball. This program is available to children ages 4-6.A glove is not required. The deadline for sign-ups is May 21, 2012. Those forms are available here at the YMCA on the front counter and I haveattached a form here. The fee for this is $17. We need a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 20 participants for each session. When the classroster is filled, registration will be closed. This program is designed to develop the skills and fundamentals of baseball and softball. Class datesfor this program are: June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, and June 25th.Session Time Age1 6:00pm to 6:50pm 4 Years Old2 7:00pm to 7:50pm 5 & 6 Years OldIf you have any questions please feel free to contact me, Brett Stewart, Program Director Junction City Family YMCA at 785-762-4780
  6. 6. Fort Riley Leisure Travel Services (LTS) / Travel and Tickets Update: This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Check out their website! They have updates on Country Stampede (see attachment) , Military Dream WeddingGiveaway, Information on Branson, Six Flags, Walt Disney, Going to Orlando this summer in May or June, check out the flyers on some militarydiscounts happening! Also, FREE Tickets for Sesame Street/USO show will be available 2 weeks prior to the event at Leisure Travel Center, seeflyer attached also! You can also reach them at 785-239-5614/4415.
  7. 7. Civilian Career Expo - June 28
  8. 8. 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.**Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement,recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government,andshall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.