Feb 2012 1 ID Fort Riley Monthly Newsletter

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Please find attached this month’s 1ID and Fort Riley monthly news update. For your convenience it will be posted to the following link in the next few days: http://www.1id.army.mil/DocumentList.aspx?lib=1ID_FRG_Updates

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  1. 1. 1ID and For t Riley Monthly News Update New Website Valentine Specials February 3, 2012 TroopTree.com Send Video Offer Sweet Deals at Calendar of Messages To Soldiers Commissaries Events:  February 6 - Division KeepTree.com provides Candy treats for Valentine’s Day Training Holiday video messaging ser- scratch the surface of the variety of vices to people around items available at significant savings  February 7 - VOQ the world. Recently, in February for commissary custom- Ceremony 6:00pm the founders of the com- ers as well as health and beauty  February 9– 299 BSB pany decided to offer a products, which shouldn’t be over- Change of Com- similar service mand 10:00am looked by the men and women who www.TroopTree.com to members of the armed forces and their fami- want to look and feel their best  February 10 - 5-4 lies for free, as a way to say "thank you" for for their Valentine’s date. Through- CAV Change of their service and sacrifice. out February, DeCA’s industry will Command 10:00am host many in store promotions and  February 16 - 1-5 FA Service members or any member of their provide extra savings focused Change of Com- families can sign up for TroopTree. Once around Valentine’s Day. However, mand 10:00am they sign up, the site gives them the ability overseas stores may have substitute  February 17-20 - to record video messages directly from their events for certain promotional pro- President Day webcams to TroopTree servers, and they grams. Training Holiday can set delivery for immediately or for any date in the future. The best part is,  February 24 - TroopTree allows any member to save up to Customers are asked to check their Women’s Confer- 10 videos forever for free. local commissary for the following ence 8:00am super sales events or they may go  February 26 - Monthly to: www.commissaries.com Retirement Cere- mony 9:00am Army Ten Miler Registration Opens in May for October Race See pages 10 & 11 for more calendar updates. The annual Army Ten Miler will open priority registration on May 1. The requirement for priority registration is that you have either run the ATM 7 times or more OR you are a U.S. service member. Military MUST use a .mil email address to register. General registration will open May 15. There will be 20,000 registrations available on a first come, first serve basis. The cost of entry fee is $55. The Army Ten Miler is also having their annual t-shirt design contest, which will run from February 15th – May 14th. Visit http://www.armytenmiler.com/assets/2012% 20tshirt%20contest%20rules.pdf for rules and guidelines. You can also win a Free registration, how you ask? By posting your photo wearing at ATM shirt may get you a free entry into the 28th annual Army Ten-Miler. Check out the rules/ guidelines on the contests tab of the ATM Facebook page.1
  2. 2. New Spouse Employment Programs Unveiled at Career Fair Attended by AUSA Fam- ily Program Representa- tives and hosted by the Build Savings and Reduce Debt U.S. Chamber of Com- merce’s Hiring Our He- through Military Saves roes program, with more than 100 military-friendly employers on hand, this fair offered D.C. area Military Saves is a spouses an abundance of career opportunities, as social marketing well an opportunity campaign to per- to sharpen their resume and interview skills. The suade, motivate, chamber now has plans to host 100 veteran and and encourage spouse career fairs across the nation in a year, but military families to this was the first one solely dedicated to military save money every month, and to convince leaders and spouses. While the fair was geared for local organizations to be aggressive in promoting automatic spouses, several organizations unveiled new em- savings. The campaign is a growing network of organiza- ployment programs and products aimed at helping tions and individuals committed to helping and support- spouses worldwide to include the MilSpouse eMen- ing military members and their loved ones build personal tor leadership program, a joint effort by the chamber savings arsenals to provide for their immediate and long- and the nonprofit organization Academy- Women, term financial needs. which offers spouses opportunity to connect with experienced military spouses and military spouse- While it is an ongoing campaign, the entire military com- friendly employers worldwide. Furthermore, Blue munity comes together to focus on financial readiness Star Families unveiled a new product to help military during Military Saves Week. To kick-off the 2012 Military spouses translate volunteer experience, such as a Saves campaign, the Department of Defense has de- family readiness group leader, into resume fodder. signed February 19 – 26, 2012 as Military Saves week. To discover more about this military spouse job fair, please see: http://1.usa.gov/wpq5VO . (Courtesy of National Military Family Association) (Courtesy AUSA) Defense Department Launches Website For Military Children The Defense Department (DoD) launched a new website today for children ex- periencing the challenges of military deployments. The highly interactive website, http://www.MilitaryKidsConnect.org, was created by psychologists at DOD’s Na- tional Center for Telehealth and Technology. It helps children of deployed parents cope with the stress, changing responsibilities, and concern for the safety of their parents. The center, known as T2, developed the website with informative videos, educational tools, and engaging games and activities for three age groups: 6 to 8, 9 to 12 and 13 to 17. The site also features monitored online social network fo- rums for the groups to safely share their experiences with deployments. Mili- taryKidsConnect.org provides a safe and engaging way to help military youth with the day-to-day challenges of deployment, and may even help enhance family resilience and support for the deployed Service member. To get more information on the new website, please go to: http://1.usa.gov/xFL34d or http://bit.ly/wDYBtL . (Courtesy AUSA)2
  3. 3. New TRICARE Dental Contract Starts May 1 The TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) announced the new TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) contract for active duty family members, members of the Selected Reserve and Individual Ready Reserve and their eligible family members, and survivors will begin on May 1, 2012. TDP is only for those residing in CONUS. TDP will now be man- aged by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Inc. (MetLife) instead of United Concordia. United Concordia will still manage the Active Duty Dental Program. Beneficiaries need to know this new contract change will impact them in several ways. The cost of the TDP premi- ums will decrease. Single plans will now cost $10.30 instead of $12.69. Family plans will now cost $30.89 rather than $31.72. There will also be improvements to the benefit. These include:  New benefits:  Composite resin (white) fillings on posterior teeth  Dental accident with a $1,200 annual maximum  No cost shares for scaling and root planning for diabetics  Third cleaning during pregnancy  Enhanced benefits:  Increase annual maximum for $1,200 to $1,300  Increase of lifetime orthodontics maximum from $1,500 to $1,700 MetLife’s website is www.metlife.com/tricare. Their phone lines will open and begin taking enrollment on March 21. Beneficiaries that pay by credit cards or personal checks MUST Re-enroll with MetLife. Affected beneficiaries will receive letters from MetLife outlining the re-enrollment process. (Courtesy National Military Family Association) A New Tool for Protecting the Military Community Officials from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Department of Defense, and the Federal Trade Commission announced the development of a database to combat con- sumer financial frauds directed at service members, veterans, and their families. The Repeat Offenders Against Military (ROAM) Database will track completed enforcement actions against companies and individuals who repeatedly scam military personnel. One of the missions of the CFPB, specifically, of the Office of Service member Affairs – is to coordinate with other federal and state agencies to improve consumer protection for the military community. ROAM will do just that. With agencies across the country reporting scams in their neighborhoods, CFPB will be better equipped to investigate and stop frauds that cross state lines. Far-reaching frauds illustrate the clear need for this database. New York’s Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, discovered a company outside the Army post at Fort Drum, New York that was selling electronics to soldiers at wildly inflated prices and locking them into high-interest contracts. He later found that various related companies operated storefronts near other military installations in California, Tennessee, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, and overseas. If ROAM had been available, it might have prevented that scam from spreading and saved service members thousands of dollars. ROAM is the first database of its kind. Until now, there has been no central mechanism for officials to run a quick search for actions taken by various federal, state and local law enforcers against those who target the military. The Federal Trade Commission operates Military Sentinel, which is an invaluable database of consumer complaints from the military community, but it does not report on completed enforcement actions. ROAM will have information on formal actions against perpetrators of financial schemes targeting the military. Law enforcement officials across the country, including state Attorneys General, United States Attorneys, local officials, and Judge Advocates (JAGs), will be able to contribute to and search the database. Anyone can send information about formal actions to ROAMData- base@cfpb.gov. Law enforcement officials can send an email to CFPB to request access to the database. ROAM goes live in early February. (Courtesy National Military Family Association)3
  4. 4. Free Tax Filing Services for Military Families Military OneSource will once again offer free tax filing software to eligible service members and families through theH&R Block at Home® Basic service. The program provides free access to a customized version of the basic H&R Blockat Home® electronic tax filing product. This customized product allows for free federal filing and free state filing (up tothree states). In addition, free telephonic tax consultations are available to help with tax related issues. Please checkthe www.MilitaryOneSource.com website for the release date. Please wait for the service to launch before you accessyour H&R Block at Home® Basic account. This will prevent any applicable charges being applied to your account whenpreparing to file your return. The free offer is only valid through the Military OneSource website.For in person assistance, military installations offer Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) consultants to assist withfree tax advice, tax preparation, return filing, and much more. Locate the closest VITA site using the Armed Forces Le-gal Assistance Services Locator.Did you know that Military OneSource also provides free financial counseling? Twelve financial counseling sessions areavailable at no cost in-person or over the phone. Telephonic and in-person financial counselors provide education andcoaching in the areas of: money management and budgeting housing counseling (pre-purchase, foreclosure prevention, reverse mortgage) credit and “active duty alerts” debt management dealing with debt collectors maintaining security clearance financial related deployment issues Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) payday loans, title loans, and rent to own relocation financial issues referrals to appropriate military resources creating a realistic action planMilitary OneSource will provide you with a financial service team who are all Accredited Financial Counselors (AFC) andarrange for you to meet face-to-face with a financial consultant in your community in order for you to receive the in-person service at no cost.While preparing your 2011 taxes, take some time to review your 2012 budget. Military OneSource or your installationPersonal Financial Program Manager can help you set realistic financial goals PWOC Spring Retreat Scheduled for March 2nd & 3rd "Glorifying God with an Un-Offend-Able Heart" with guest Speaker: Victoria Robin- son and Praise & Worship Leader: Janice Whiteside on March 2-3, 2012 at Morris Hill Chapel.There is a suggested Donation of $25 (cash/check "CTOF")Friday night, 5:00pm -9:00pm, dinner will be served andSaturday, 9:00am-4:00pm, lunch will be served. There willbe limited childcare available for those families with soldierson deployment or TDY.Please contact Carissa Oliver to register by February 14,2012 at x_beblessed_x@yahoo.com4
  5. 5. Opening Day Set For Flint Hills Riley County Discovery Center Genealogical Society MANHATTAN, KS – The Riley County Genealogical Society has two up- The opening of Kan- coming programs that are of interest to people who sas’ next major tour- want to research their family history. The Genealogical ism attraction, the Flint Society programs are free and open to the public. Hills Discovery Center February Program:has been set for April 14, 2012. Planning is underway for pub- Sunday, February 19, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., Cheryllic festivities that underscore the importance of this much- Collins will speak on "Life 100 years ago: Manhattananticipated cultural institution in Manhattan’s downtown rede- and Riley County in 1912." Collins is currently Directorvelopment district. of the Riley County Historical Museum in Manhattan. She is a past President of the Kansas State Historical“This project is stunning evidence of what can be accom- Society and the Kansas Museums Association. Collinsplished when the public and private sectors collaboratively currently serves on the Kansas Council on Travel andwork together,” said Ron Fehr, city manager. “The Flint Hills Tourism. The program is at the Manhattan Public Li-Discovery Center is a key component to Manhattan’s success- brary Auditoriumful downtown redevelopment and the award of $50 million inSTAR bonds from the State of Kansas. We are proud to have March Program: Join them for a special presentationcreated this great place of both learning and fun. It will support on the 1940 census , Sunday, March 11, 2012all our efforts to preserve the Flint Hills and promote tourism 2 :00pm at the Manhattan Public Library Auditoriumwithin our state.” It’s coming soon! Discover what is in the 1940 Census! On April 2, 2012, the 1940 Census will celebrate itsA detailed schedule of events will be forthcoming. Opening 72nd birthday and become available to researchers forday will include a ribbon cutting, remarks by local and state the first time! Learn what questions were asked, whatdignitaries, and the public’s first look at the facility. Dedication is new since the 1930 Census, and what you need toof the adjoining Blue Earth Plaza also will take place April 14. know in order to successfully search for your ances- tors. Explore what your ancestors’ lives were like inConstruction of the 35,000-square-foot facility began in July 1940 by discovering this “new” record.2009 with a promise to inspire and educate visitors to theuniqueness and importance of the Flint Hills of Kansas and Their guide to this topic is Lori Cox-Paul, the Direc-the Osage Hills of Oklahoma, said Bob Workman, director of tor of Archival Operations for the National Ar-the Flint Hills Discovery Center. chives at Kansas City. At the Archives, Lori is re- sponsible for development and implementation of long“It’s fantastic to be planning our opening. Our visitors are the - and short-range plans of the archival program for thereason for this project, and on April 14 we will come alive as Central Plains Region. Lori also reaches out to theeveryone see and enjoys all that the Discovery Center has to community through talks like these to educate the pub-offer,” Workman said. Through dynamic interactive exhibits lic on the resources available at the Archives. Over thevisitors will have an opportunity to explore the science and course of her twenty-two year career, Lori has workedcultural history of the last stand of tallgrass prairie in North at museums both large and small. She has a B.A. inAmerica – one of the world’s most endangered eco-systems. English and History from Hastings College and anThe building is nearly complete and installation of exhibits is in M.A. in Historical Administration from Eastern Illinoisprogress. University. She is active in numerous professional or- ganizations.The $24.5 million project anchors the second phase of Man-hattan’s downtown redevelopment. Key players in the devel- For more information contact Judy Regehr, 785-485-opment of this project were the 2004 Attractions Committee 2158, jvregehr@yahoo.com or Lyn Gesch atthat created the concept and a Steering Committee of local geschm@hotmail.com.community leaders and a Technical Committee of contentspecialists. Their efforts were supported by a team of archi-tects, exhibit and audio/visual designers, and fabricators and Reference herein to any specific commercial prod-contractors. The Flint Hills Discovery Center contains perma- ucts, process, or service by trade name, trademark,nent and temporary exhibits, classrooms and meeting rooms, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily con-a store and beautiful outdoor terraces and landscaping. It will stitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, orbe open 363 days a year and serve as the visitor information favoring by the United States Government. The viewscenter for Manhattan and the surrounding Flint Hills region. and opinions of authors expressed herein do not nec-For more information, please visit essarily state or reflect those of the United Stateswww.flinthillsdiscovery.org and their Facebook page. Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.5
  6. 6. 2011-2012 Fort Riley Combined Scholarship Applications Now AvailableThe Fort Riley Combined Scholarship Boardwill award scholarships to qualified militaryfamily member applicants who wish to furthertheir education toward an undergraduate orvocational degree. Applicants must completeand sign the scholarship application formsthat are attached to the back of the newslet-ter.The application form and all required materialshould be mailed to the Fort Riley CombinedScholarship Board, P.O. Box 2082, Fort Ri-ley, KS, 66442. Applications must be re-ceived or postmarked no later than 20 March2012.All applications must be mailed and post-marked by deadline. If you have any ques-tions about this application or the scholar-ship, please call the FRCSB POC, SarahLeonard, at 785-236-0235 or email questionsto: fortrileyscholarship@gmail.com.A Recognition Ceremony will be held at theend of April to honor scholarship recipients.Sweet Dreams Picture PiIlowProject for Deploying Soldier FamiliesSweet Dreams Pic-ture PiIlow Project,makes and gives freeto the children ofthose members of thearmed forces who aredeployed a pillow with a picture of the de-ployed service members picture on it. Everychild in a family will get their own pillow. Theyhave been doing this for over three years.They have shipped a number of these pillowsto families at Ft. Riley. Their only require-ments are that the individual in the picture bein uniform and that he or she is or will shortlybe deployed for three months or more. Formore information visit their website atwww.pillowprojectusa.com .6
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  8. 8. OCSC 2012 Fund Disbursement ApplicationIt’s that time of year again! It is time to complete applications for funds disbursements in supportof deserving organizations/activities in our community. During the membership year, OCSCraises funds through events like our November Make It, Bake It, Fake It luncheon, Casino Royalebasket auction in March, and the opportunity drawings at each luncheon. To apply for the fundsthis year, individuals must complete the Application for Fund Disbursement and return the appli-cation via postal mail or email. Applications must be postmarked by February 24, 2012. Whileanyone may apply, special consideration is given to requests that benefit groups, have a lastingbenefit and are connected in some way to military personnel/families. Please note that we areunable to grant requests for funds in support of salaries, operating costs or FRGs.Applications can be found online at www.fortrileyocsc.com/community-assistance or on the back page of this newslet-ter. For more information please contact Sara Nauman at donations@fortrileyocsc.com . Running Technique K-State Collegiate Rodeo Scheduled for Clinic 17-19 FebruaryDo you want to learn to run The K-State Collegiate Rodeomore efficiently and with will be conducted 17-19FEB12less strain on your back at Weber Arena, Kansas Stateand knees? Do you need University. Tickets for all threeto run faster for your next days are available at Fort RileyAPFT or race? Are your Leisure and Travel (239-5614)lungs on fire when you run and at the door.uphill? Do your joints hurtwhen you run downhill? Limited complimentary tickets for the finals on 191300FEB12 will beThis 90 minute clinic will available at Fort Riley Leisure and Travel (239-5614) starting onteach you how to position your body and 01FEB12 for Soldiers, Families, and DoD Civilians.foot strike to maximize your momentum Schedule of Events:and reduce your injuries. The clinics will bescheduled a few times a month at King Friday, February 17th - 7:30pm - ToughField House and Long Gym. There are Enough to Wear Pink Nightonly 4-5 minutes of running during the Saturday, February 18th - 1:00pm - Kidsclinic for gait analysis so the clinic is fine Dayfor brand new runners. Clinics can also be Saturday, February 18th - 7:30 pm - No spe-scheduled for groups (unit PT, FRGs, etc) cial programs or eventsby contacting Angi. The clinic costs $15 Sunday, February 19th - 1:00 pm - Militaryper person and includes instructional Appreciation and Rodeo Finalshandouts. Please come dressed in runningclothes to start the clinic indoors and thenmove outside for the gait analysis and up-hill and downhill running section.The next three clinics are scheduled forThur. 9 Feb. from 12:00pm-1:30pm atLong Gym, Wed. 15 Feb. 11:30am -1:00pm at King Field House and Thur. 23 HASFR 2012 FundFeb. 11:30am -1:00pm at King Field Disbursement ApplicationHouse. If possible, please sign-up andpay in advance with Vincent Spencer HASFR is accepting grant applications for their 2012 Spring Disburse-(Fitness Coordinator) upstairs in the Func- ment. For applications you can email hasfrevents@hotmail.com ortional Fitness Area at King Field House. see back page of newsletter for an application. Deadline to apply is 29For questions, please contact Angi Buck- February, 2012.ley at angibuckley@yahoo.com .8
  9. 9. Ever wish you could compli- ment someone for doing a good job or wanted to make a com- plaint but didn’t know where to go? Click on the following link and leave your ICE Comment and it goes to the appropriate personnel to take care of your con- cern. http://ice.disa.mil/index.cfm?fa=site&site_id=17 FREE Child Care for F RG M e e t i n g s ! ! !Fort Riley Child & Youth Ser-vices now provides free child-care for Family ReadinessGroup Meetings. This is opento all units on Fort Riley. Con-tact your FRG leader or FamilyReadiness Support Assistant (FRSA) to make yourchildcare reservation once CYS registration hasbeen completed. CYS registration of your child orchildren is mandatory!Location of childcare will be determined by the ageof child/children; the sites of childcare are WarrenRoad Child Development Center, Bldg. 6950 and/orSchool Age Services, Bldg. 5810. Time of childcareoffered is from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Reservations forcare will be taken up to three days prior to sched-uled childcare opening!Future dates of childcare are as follows:February - 14th & 28thMarch - 13th &27thApril - 10th & 24thFor more information, please contact the CentralRegistration office at (785)239-9885 or stop byBldg. 6620 Normandy Dr.9
  10. 10. February 2012Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 3 4 - Manhattan MRC - 1-5 Uncasing -Comedy Night 8:00pm Luncheon 11:30am Ceremony 10:00am - FR Network Meet- ing 10:30am5 6 7 8 9 10 11Super Bowl Sunday - Division Training - VOQ Ceremony - 299th Change of - 5-4 CAV Change - Sweetheart Dinnerat Warrior Zone Holiday 6:00pm Command of Command Dance11:00am 10:00am 10:00am12 13 14 Valentines Day 15 16 17 18- Family Bingo - Valentine’s Day -Black History Month - 1-5 FA Change - USD 475 Staff2:00pm Family Bowl and Observance 11:45am of Command Development Day Wacky Tournament 10:00am (No School) 11am - A Night Out: Cus- toms and Courte- sies for Military Events 10:00am Master Resilience Training for Family Members Feb 13-16 9am- 3pm Division Training Holiday Feb 17-20 K-State Collegiate Rodeo 17-19 FEB19 20 President’s Day 21 22 23 24 25- Guess What Your - Women’s Confer-Mate Will Say ence 8:00am12:00pm- KSU Military Appre-ciation Day at theRodeo Division Training Holiday Feb 17-20KSU Rodeo FRSA Training 22-23 FEB 9am –3pm26 27 28 29 -Monthly Retirement Ceremony 9:00am - HASFR Disburs- ment Application Deadline10
  11. 11. March Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 Garrison RDO 3 - FR Network Meet- ing 10:30am - OSCS Casino Royale 6:00pm4 5 6 7 8 9 10 - Ft Riley Community - Manhattan MRC Forum 10:30am Luncheon 11:30am USD 475 Parent Teacher Conferences11 Daylight Savings 12 13 14 15 16 17 St Patrick’s DayTime Begins -1-16 IN Change of Command (T)18 19 20 21 22 23 Garrison RDO 24 - FR Scholarship - Women’s History - JC/GC Breakfast Application Deadline Observance 11:45am 7:30am Spring Break for USD 383/ 473/ 475 Division Training Holiday March 22-2525 26 27 28 29 30 31 -Monthly Retirement - Great Escapes Ceremony 9:00am Expo 10:00am11
  12. 12. Send your events, news, con-tact information, etc., to: On the Web!Stacie Dumas 1st Infantry Division & Fort Riley Homepage - www.riley.army.mil1st Inf. Div. FRSA Building580, Room 333 Fort Riley MWR - www.rileymwr.comAll information needs to be Army vFRG– www.armyfrg.orgreceived by February 26, 2012for the next monthly newslet- Fort Riley Religious Support - www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?ter.Phone: (785)240-1251 US Army Homepage- www.army.milFax: (785)239-0416 MyPay - https://mypay.dfas.milE-mail:stacie.r.dumas.civ@mail.mil Irwin Army Community Hospital - http://iach.amedd.army.mil orstacie.dumas@us.army.mil Ready Army - www.riley.army.mil/areainfo/readyarmy.aspx !!! Fort Riley MWR Twitter Page - http://twitter.com/rileyfmwrbear NEWS GOT 1ID Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/1stInfantryDivision Fort Riley Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/FortRiley 1ID Flickr Page - http://www.flickr.com/photos/firstinfantrydivision/ D i d Yo u K n o w ?  Supreme Court of the United U.S. President to visit China, States met for the first time, February 21, 1972. February 1, 1790.  Amendment 25 to the U.S. Con-  Amendment 24 to the U.S. Con- stitution, on presidential succes- stitution, banning poll tax, pro- sion, proclaimed, February 23, claimed, 1964. 1967.  The United States Senate rati-  Amendment 16 to the Constitu- fied the peace treaty ending the tion, authorizing the income tax, Spanish-American War, Febru- proclaimed, 1913. The old stories told are that the ground ary 6, 1899. hog comes out of its burrow on February  The last German troops surren- 2, to look for its shadow. If there is sun-  Amendment 20 to the United shine and he sees his shadow, then he dered in the Stalingrad pocket, States Constitution, moving In- goes back to sleep and there will be more completing the Soviet Unions auguration Day to January 20, winter time. If he doesnt, then the spring victory at Stalingrad, during time will begin. proclaimed, February 6, 1933. World War II, 1943.  Valentines Day. February 14.  Thomas A. Edison patented the  Philippine Rebellion against the phonograph, February 19, 1878. United States began, 1899.  Boy Scouts of America incorpo- rated, 1910.  Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr.,  College of William and Mary, became first American to orbit second oldest college in the  San Franciscos Golden Gate the earth, February 20, 1962. United States, chartered, 1693. International Exposition opened, 1939.  Richard M. Nixon became first12
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