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June 2012 1ID Fort Riley Monthly News Update


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June 2012 1ID Fort Riley Monthly News Update

  1. 1. 1ID and For t Riley Monthly News Update Blue Star Museums and National Parks June 1, 2012 Free to Military Calendar of Events: Museums across the country designated as "Blue June 4 - 1-63 AR Star Museums" will offer free admission to all active Change of Command duty military personnel and their families from present 10:00am through Labor Day (September 3). You can find the list of participating museums here: June 5 - 2/1ID Change of Command 10:00am Military members and their Families can visit more than 2,000 national parks, wild- life refuges, national forests, and other public lands around the nation, without pay- June 7 –15—Victory ing entry fees. Active-duty and activated Guard and Reserve service members can Week (check the back pick up the new military version of the "America the Beautiful National Parks and calendar for more information) Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass. The pass will be accepted at National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of June 10 - Daughtry Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. For- Concert at Riley’s est Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineer recrea- Conference Center tion sites that charge entrance or standard amenity 5:00pm fees. With the pass, those entry fees will be waived. June 15– 18 - Division For more information on the pass, please visit: http:// Training Holiday June 21-24 - Country Stampede (Sunday the 24th Military Ap- House Votes to Expand Foreclosure Protections preciation Day) June 25 - Monthly The House overwhelmingly passed an amendment recently that Retirement Ceremony would expand foreclosure protections for service members, their 10:00am families and disabled veterans. See pages 11 & 12 for The amendment extends existing protections in the Service mem- more calendar updates. bers Civil Relief Act to troops serving in support of contingency op- erations, surviving spouses of service members whose deaths are service-related, and veterans who are 100 percent disabled at the time of discharge because of ser- vice-connected injuries. For more on this story please visit : (Courtesy of Army OneSource) To All Our Big Red One Dad’s! Country Stampede, at Tuttle Creek Park, Manhattan, KS, Sunday “Military Appreciation Day” tickets are available at Leisure Travel or check with your units FRSA. Sun- day Tickets Can be upgraded at Leisure travel to a 4- day pass for $85.1
  2. 2. EFMP Respite Care Across the Services Nutrition Tip - Make Better Beverage Choices The daily routines of taking care of a family member with a severe disability can take a physical and emotional toll on the primary care- What you drink is as important as what you giver, especially for family members requiring around-the-clock care. eat. Many beverages contain added sugars Respite provides a short-term break from care giving activities allow- and offer little or no nutrients, while others ing parents and caregivers to do things such as rest, run errands, may provide nutrients but too much fat and spend personal time alone, or spend time with friends. A variety of too many calories. Here are some tips to help options are available for respite care services, however the availabil- you make better beverage choices: ity varies within the services.  Drink water: Drink water instead of sug- For more information on the various Service respite programs visit ary drinks when youre thirsty. Regular the May 2012 Issue of The Exceptional Advocate. The Exceptional soda, energy or sports drinks, and other Advocate is a monthly publication of The Department of Defense Of- sweet drinks usually contain a lot of fice of Community Support for Military Families with Special Needs. added sugar, which provides more calo- To subscribe go Military HOMEFRONT ( ries than needed. To maintain a healthy psgprod/f?p=AMS:SUBSCRIBE:0 ) and click “EFMP Newsletter”. weight, sip water or other drinks with few or no calories. (Courtesy National Military Family Association)  How much water is enough? Let your thirst be your guide. Water is an impor- tant nutrient for the body, but everyones needs are different. Most of us get enough water from the foods we eat and the beverages we drink. A healthy body can balance water needs throughout the day. Drink plenty of water if you are very active, live or work in hot conditions, or Military Family Participants for Penn State are an older adult. Research Needed  A thrifty option: Water is usually easy on the wallet. You can save money by Military Families! Dr. Jen- drinking water from the tap at home or nifer Sumner and Dr. Dan- when eating out. ielle Boisvert, Penn State Harrisburg professors, are  Manage your calories: Drink water with conducting research about and between your meals. Adults and chil- the experiences of military dren take in about 400 calories per day families and they want to hear from you. The research is titled as beverages; drinking water can help “Experiences of Military Families.” They know you face unique chal- you manage your calories. lenges as you manage everyday life and they are trying to learn more about these experiences.  Kid-friendly drink zone: Make water, low-fat or fat-free milk, or 100% juice an Participants need to be a member of the military or a non-service easy option in your home. Have ready-to- member, such as a partner or spouse of a service member and have go containers filled with water or healthy a child ages 6 through 18 living at home. The survey will take about drinks available in the refrigerator. Place 20 minutes to complete, responses are completely anonymous, and them in lunch boxes or backpacks for cannot be linked back to you in any way. If you are interested in easy access when kids are away from learning more about this study visit , . home. Depending on age, children can drink ½ to 1 cup, and adults can drink up Their study will look at the experiences of military families in relation to 1 cup of 100% fruit or vegetable juice* to their stress and social support. The findings will provide valuable each day. information that can be used by policy makers to develop and imple- ment recommended changes. The study will be kept confidential and *100% juice is part of the Fruit or Vegetable anonymous. Group. Juice should make up ½ or less of total recommended fruit or vegetable intake. (Courtesy Military Homefront) (Courtesy National Military Family Association)2
  3. 3. Social Media and Adults Should Check Their Suicide Prevention Immunization Status Just like childhood There are now resources in social me- immunization, adult dia to help you reduce the risk for suici- immunizations are dal behavior and to get help. Social an excellent way to media, such as chat rooms, blogs, video sites like YouTube, and social prevent many dis- networking sites such as Facebook, eases that can be Twitter, and Google+, have become harmful or even deadly. The Centers for Disease Con- important ways in which many people trol and Prevention (CDC) wants everyone to know communicate and share information that vaccines aren’t just for kids. about a variety of topics, including suicide. Social media can also be used to increase awareness and provide information on According to the CDC, things wear down as we get suicide prevention programs, crisis help lines, and other educa- older, such as our vaccinations. They want to remind tional resources such as Substance Abuse and Mental Health adults that some of the protection they received from Services Administration (SAMHSA) or the National Suicide Pre- vention Lifeline. The Department of Defense (DoD) is also using their childhood vaccines may have worn off or need an social media to address the problem of suicide. For example, adult vaccine. For example, beneficiaries that received the Facebook and Twitter accounts provide a chickenpox vaccination as a child may need to get education and prevention information tailored for the military another vaccine. Chickenpox and shingles are caused community . by the same virus, but shingles is more common among people over 60 years of age. If you’re over 60, (Courtesy of AUSA) you may need to get a shingles vaccination. Also, you might want the vaccination against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis – known as Tdap. The parts containing diphtheria and pertussis vaccine could help you from infecting others, such as your grandchildren. This is a Green Care for Troops good discussion to have with your Primary Care Man- ager (PCM). Military families with loved ones currently deployed in the armed forces are invited Beneficiaries can also request their PCM to run a to participate in Project EverGreens blood test called a vaccine titer. It will tell you what GreenCare for Troops program. Please vaccine antibodies are still present in your blood. After complete this registration form and sub- the results are received, you can sit down with your mit to Project EverGreen. All information PCM and decide what the best course of action is. It is asked of you is kept confidential with us important for TRICARE and TRICARE for Life eligible for record keeping purposes only. If a beneficiaries to remember that vaccines are consid- volunteer is found in your area, you are notified first and ered preventive services and are free. Beneficiaries given the contact information of the volunteer. may need to pay a co-payment for the doctor’s visit, but not for the vaccine. The volunteers help with lawn work for families. For more information, call Joy Westenberg at 888-611-2955. Volun- (Courtesy National Military Family Association) teers sign up at . Military families requesting help with lawn care register online at . 2012 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) Rates The overall average military Basic Allowance for Housing rates across the country increased over the last year. The 2 per- cent increase cannot be tied to any single factor. BAH rates are based on the combination of local costs for rent, utilities and renters insurance for various housing types. Any fluctuation of one or more of those factors in a given location will affect BAH rates for that location. To view the 2012 BAH rates, please see: (Courtesy of AUSA)3
  4. 4. 1ID FRG’s will be providing a wide selection of food items to purchase dur-ing the event. So Bring your lawn chair or blanket and come out for a great night of Music ! Care Team Training4IBCT will be offering a Care Team training on July12th from 6:00pm –8:00pm. You do not need to be amember of 4IBCT it is open to anyone interested. Ifyou are interested in attending, please contact LindaMays at 240-3526 or via email purpose of the Care Team is to offer short-termcare and support to families of deceased and seriouslywounded Soldiers until the family’s own support struc-ture is in place. It is important to note that the CareTeam will only be utilized at the request of the familyand should not be assumed to be needed in all trau-matic events4
  5. 5. Out and About the Fort Riley Area H e a r t l a n d Pa r k To p e k a Offers FREE Tickets Are you a race car junky or just want to get away for a new experience? Check out Heartland Park Topeka. Heartland Park Topeka provides top- notch entertainment for all types of rac- ing fans. Heartland Park Topeka is a multimillion-dollar com- plex including a quarter-mile drag strip with 23 luxury suites, a 2.5-mile championship road course and a 3/8-mile dirt oval track. The multipurpose facility hosts a wide variety of enter- taining events, including a NHRA Drag Racing National event featuring Top Fuel, Funny Cars and Pro Stocks. Heartland Park Topeka is dedicated to providing fans the best possible experience. You can experience all the excitement for FREE when you pre- sent your military ID at the ticket booth. Every event to include the NHRA Nationals are FREE to military members and de- pendant ID cardholders. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, proc- ess, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its en- dorsement, 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, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.5
  6. 6. U S O N o D o u g h D i n n e r a n d Fo r t R i l e y Re c y c l i n g O p e n H o u s e USO is hosting it’s regular No Dinner in conjunction with the Fort Riley Recycle Center Open House. Free dinner for all troops and families on June 28 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm. Event location will be at Bldg 1980 G Street on Camp Funston. Enjoy games for the kids, bouncy castle, tours of the recycle center will be given and lots of prizes to be given away. Some gifts that will be given away are 2- $50 gift certificates to the Commissary, 2 - $25 gift certificates to the Exchange and a Chill N Grill set. Contest information: children’s coloring contest—the top 2 win- ners will receive a $25 gift card to the Exchange, all contests will receive a small token for entering. Kids will color a picture relat- ing to recycling that will need to be submitted NLT June 22nd to one of the following locations: MWR (Bldg 253), USO, or the Recycle Center. Pictures will be displayed during open house and voted on by attendees. Winner’s will be notified the follow- ing day. Pictures that can be used for contest are at the back of the newsletter. VICTORY PARK CEREMONY6
  7. 7. Running Technique ClinicDo you want to learn to run more effi-ciently and with less strain on yourback and knees? Do you need to runfaster for your next APFT or race? Areyour lungs on fire when you run uphill?Do your joints hurt when you rundownhill? This 90 minute clinic willteach you how to position your bodyand foot strike to maximize your mo-mentum and reduce your injuries. Theclinics will be scheduled a few times a month at KingField House and Long Gym. There are only 4-5 minutesof running during the clinic for gait analysis so the clinicis fine for brand new runners. Clinics can also be sched-uled for groups (unit PT, FRGs, etc) by contacting Angi.The clinic costs $15 per person and includes instruc-tional handouts. Please come dressed in runningclothes to start the clinic indoors and then move outsidefor the gait analysis and uphill and downhill running sec-tion. If possible, please sign-up and pay in advance with Vin-cent Spencer (Fitness Coordinator) upstairs in the Func-tional Fitness Area at King Field House. For questionsor upcoming April and May dates, please contact AngiBuckley at .Ever wish you couldcompliment someonefor doing a good jobor wanted to make a Hands On Kansas to hostcomplaint but didn’t Furniture Amnesty Dayknow where to go? Click on the following link Every year on the last Fridayand leave your ICE Comment and it goes to of July ( July 27, 2012),the appropriate personnel to take care of your Hands On Kansas hosts aconcern. Furniture Amnesty Day. Fur- niture Amnesty Day is open to Manhattan, Fort Riley and other surrounding communities where people can drop-offfa=site&site_id=17 and pick-up used furniture. They are hoping that they might get some Soldiers with trucks who would like to volunteer their time to help pick-up and drop-off furniture. Great op- portunity to gain volunteer hours for the MOVSM. Furni- ture Amnesty Day is a huge event and provides furniture to hundreds of homes in need. Having Fort Riley soldiers apart of Furniture Amnesty Day is very important because it gives soldiers a chance to bond with community members and see their benefits first hand. Any soldiers or family members willing to participate, please contact HandsOn by email or by phone at (785)5320-3670. June 14, 20127
  8. 8. FREE Child Care for F RG M e e t i n g s ! ! ! Fort Riley Child & Youth Services now provides free childcare for Family Readiness Group Meet- ings. This is open to all units on Fort Riley. Contact your FRG leader or Family Readiness Sup- port Assistant (FRSA) to make your childcare reservation once CYS registration has been com- pleted. CYS registration of your child or children is mandatory! Location of childcare will be determined by the age of child/children; the sites of childcare areWarren Road Child Development Center, Bldg. 6950 and/or School Age Services, Bldg. 5810. Time of childcare of-fered is from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Reservations for care will be taken up to three days prior to scheduled childcareopening!Future dates of childcare are as follows:June - 12th & 26thJuly - 10th & 24thFor more information, please contact the Central Registration office at (785)239-9885 or stop by Bldg. 6620 NormandyDr. July 3– 7, 2012 at Heritage ParkSundown Salute Activities:Parade10 & 5 K Race1 Mile Fun RunCarnivalFireworksEntertainment on the Main Stage 2012:Uncle Kracker Hometown TourLandslide – Tribute to Fleetwood MacDouble Vision – Tribute to ForeignerThink Floyd – Tribute to Pink FloydHells Bells – Tribute to AC/DCHouses of the Holy – Tribute to Led ZepplinBlackwater – Tribute to The Doobie BrothersDead or Alive – Tribute to Bon JoviSilver Bullet – Tribute to Bob SegerEdge of Forever – Tribute to Lynyrd SkynyrdMark SchultzFor more information on Sundown Salute visit:
  9. 9. Financial Peace University Manhattan Military Relations Classes Scheduled Committee (MRC) June Luncheon Scheduled Get on the Road to Financial Peace with Dave Ram- The monthly Military Relations Lunch- sey’s Financial eon is on June 6th at the Clarion Hotel Peace University. in Manhattan at 11:00am. Please This is a 13 ses- make time in your schedule to come sion weekly class and hear a wonderful presentation. covering budget- Guest speaker is COL John Morgan ing, debt reduction, from the Combat Aviation Brigade. saving and other financial topics. Sessions start June 6th, this is an eve- To RSVP: call the Chamber of Commerce at 785-776- ning class from 6:00pm - 8:00pm located at the Resil- 8829 or register online under Upcoming Events at iency Center on Custer Hill or June 14th from 9:00am – under the MRC Luncheon. 11:00am at the SFAC located in the WTB Compound. For more information or to sign up for the classes, Alison Pulcher is the new Military Community Liaison so please call (785)239-5032. please feel free to register through her by contacting her through email:, or by calling (785) More classes begin in August. Great class for those 776-8829. whose Soldier’s are deployed!!! Military Spouses are Free, when attending this event.9
  10. 10. JuneSun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 - 1-7 FA Change of - Dads Make A Differ- Command 10:00am ence Picnic - Network Meeting - Wine in the Wild at 10:30am Sunset Zoo - National Bi-Plane Fly in Junction City at Freeman Airport - SCCA Racing3 4 5 6 7 8 1ID Birthday 9SCCA Racing Event 1-63 AR Change of - 3-13 FA Change of - Family Canoe Trip Command 10:00am - 2/1 ID Change of Command (Sill) - 100 BSB Change with Outdoor Rec Command 10:00am 9:00am of Command (Sill) 9:00am - 1001MP (CID) Deactivation Cere- - Dr. Mary E. mony 10:00am Walker Ceremony 4:00pm - Manhattan MRC Luncheon 11:30am Victory Carnival June 7-1010 11 12 13 14 Army’s Birthday 15 16- Daughtry Concert - Victory Run 6:30am - Remembrance Victory Park Cere- - Victory Cup Cere- - Titan Fighting - Dad & Me Tea Party 10:00am5:00pm Ceremony 5:00pm mony 9:00am mony 9:30am Championship 7:00pm - Eisenhower Wreath laying Ceremony 10:00am - Army and 1ID Birthday Celebra- tion 10:30am Division Training Holiday June 15-18 Victory Week Competition and Ceremonies June 11– 1417 Father’s Day 18 19 Juneteenth 20 First Day of Sum- 21 22 23 mer - Softball Tourna- - Softball Tournament- - Yellow Ribbon ment - Midnight Midnight Madness Social Special Edition Madness 6:00pm - 12:00am -6:00am " The Art of Love 12:00am Letters" (TBD) - Governor’s Day @ First Capital Building Division Training Holiday June 15-18 Country Stampede June 21-24 (Military App Day June 24)24 25 26 27 28 29 30 - Monthly Retirement - USO “No Dough - Commissary Ceremony 10:00am Dinner” and Recy- Farmers Market cling Open House 5:00pm10
  11. 11. July Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday1 2 3 4 Independence Day 5 6 7 - MLB All Star Fan- fest 8:30am Division Training Holiday Division Training Holiday July 6-88 9 10 11 12 13 14 - Fort Riley Net- - Little Apple Jazz work Meeting Festival 5:30pm 10:30am - 2012 Soldier Show @ McCain Audito- rium 6:00pm15 16 17 18 19 20 21 - 4 MEB Change of - MEDDAC Change - 10-5-2 Mile Prairie Command/Change of of Command Run Responsibility Cere- 10:00am mony 10:00am - Special Needs - FRG Lottery Meet- Rodeo at Geary ing for Fall Apple County Fairgrounds Day Festival 1:00pm22 23 24 25 26 27 28 - Volunteer of the - Monthly Retirement - Military Apprecia- - Riley Round Up Quarter Ceremony Ceremony 10:00am tion Night at Kaw 6:00pm Valley Rodeo - LT. Dan Band 8:00pm Concert Kaw Valley Rodeo 26 - 28 July29 30 3111
  12. 12. Send your events, news, con-tact information, etc., to: On the Web!Stacie Dumas 1st Infantry Division & Fort Riley Homepage - Inf. Div. FRSA Building580, Room 333 Fort Riley MWR - www.rileymwr.comAll information needs to be Army vFRG– www.armyfrg.orgreceived by June 25, 2012 forthe next monthly newsletter. Fort Riley Religious Support - (785)240-1251Fax: (785)239-0416 US Army Homepage- MyPay - or Irwin Army Community Hospital - Ready Army - !!! Fort Riley MWR Twitter Page - NEWS GOT 1ID Facebook Page - Fort Riley Facebook Page - 1ID Flickr Page - D i d Yo u K n o w ?  Secretary of State George C. political scandal, June 17, 1972. Marshall described the Marshall  United States declared war on Plan, June 5, 1947. Great Britain, June 18, 1812.  U.S. Senator Robert F. Ken-  The very first baseball game was nedy shot by an assassin June played on June 19,1845, across 5, 1968. Died the following day, the Hudson River in Hoboken, 1968. New York.  Benjamin Franklin discovered  Congress adopted the design for Continental Congress adopted the electricity on June 15, 1752. Flag of the United States, June 14, the Great Seal of the United  Charles Goodyear was granted States, June 20, 1782. 1777. a patent for rubber vulcaniza-  Allied forces captured Okinawa tion, June 15, 1844. during World War II, June 21,  The Korean War began on June  George Washington appointed 1945. 25, 1950 commander in chief of the Con-  The Pledge of Allegiance was  Federal Food and Drugs Act of tinental Army, June 15, 1775. recognized by Congress on June the United States became law,  Ford Motor Company founded, 22, 1942 June 30, 1906 June 16, 1903.  Sioux Indians massacred Little  Burglary of Democratic Party Bighorn, Montana, June 25, headquarters in Washington, 1876. D.C., touched off Watergate12
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