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1- 63 Weekly News Update 18 July


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Highlights in the Weekly News Update are:

• 18July, 7:00 PM Star of Hope Presents: Reza, Illusionist

• 20 July PRICE BREAK Aloha Nights

• 20 July The 20th Annual Prairie Run

• 20 July Flint Hills Discover Center for Teens

• 21July is Family Bingo

• 21 July, 2013 Crossroads Flea Market

• 24-30 July USD475 Early School Enrollment Begins

• 25 July Kaw Valley Rodeo Military Family Night

• 25 July Junction City MAC (Military Affairs Council) Breakfast

• 26 July FROG Fort Riley Outdoorsman Group

• 27 July Family Fun Outdoor Recreation

• The Ft. Riley Bowling Alley weekly events

• Family Night is every Wednesday at Habañero

• 27 July -Operation Homefront Back To School Brigade Back Packs:

• Operation Homefront

• Fort Riley OCSC:

• Info from K-State...

• Rock Springs Summer Camps For Youth and Families In Kansas

• Family Readiness Group (FRG) On-Line Training:

• Flyers

• Tornado tips

• Map of all the counties in Kansas

• Useful websites

• Dragon store

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1- 63 Weekly News Update 18 July

  1. 1. 18 July 2013 1-63AR Weekly News Update: please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of 1-63 AR. You can always stay up to date with local events by going to 1st Infantry Division page at . Stay up to date with the FT Riley Post paper! > We are always up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1-63 AR FaceBook Page at ___________________________________________________________________ 20 July The 20th Annual Prairie Run 10-5-2: Registration is $12 Now through July 5 and $15 after. Same day registration is not available. The Prairie Run consists of three different races, a 10-mile, 5-mile and 2-mile race. Each race is open to all DOD Cardholders and the general public. Follow the link for more information and the registration form. PRICE BREAK! Aloha Nights, July 20th at Custer Hill Pool is now only $10 for single attendees, $25 per family. Come out and get you some pulled pork as well as take part in the games and music! July 20th, 6-9pm at Custer Hill Pool. Training scheduled for 6 a.m. to Midnight, July 11, has the potential to yield significant noise, with an increased potential due to high caliber artillery between 12 noon and 11:59 p.m. Training scheduled for July 12-14, and 19-21, has the potential to yield significant noise throughout all hours. Thursday, July 18, 7:00 PM Star of Hope Presents: Reza, Illusionist at the Stiefel Theatre! Don’t expect rabbits out of hats! Reza's current tour transports upwards of 15,000 lbs of lighting, sound, staging and some of the ...most incredible magic in existence today Advance Tickets: $20 adults | $15 students | Free children 5 and under | ($5 higher at the door - additional discounts available for groups) Purchase Advanced Tickets or call (866) 653-0321. You can also buy them directly at the Stiefel - cash or checks only made out to Star of Hope.. 20 July Flint Hills Discover Center for Teens 11-14 Years Old: Quest Club year round for 11-14 year old the chance to make a positive difference in the Flint Hills. The Quest Club will take to heart the conservation and preservation mission of the FHDC by challenging member to take action. Learn more by see flyer below and becoming a member today call for more information at 785-587-2726.
  2. 2. July 21 is Family Bingo, play bingo with the whole Family and win great merchandise. Doors open at 12:30, bingo starts at 2pm July 21, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pmCrossroads Flea Market Herington Community Building 810 North Broadway Street Herington, KS 67449 Crossroads has 67 booths 24-30 July USD475 Early School Enrollment Begins: See flyer below for dates and times. 25 July Kaw Valley Rodeo Military Family Night: 6th Annual Kaw Valley Rodeo located at Cico Park on Thursday Night, 25 July First Come, First Serve while supplies last for Picnic and tickets. Picnic starts at 5:30pm-7pm for the first 400 guest. Rodeo starts at 8pm. Must have military ID card to get tickets. Once the tickets are gone there is a special for military at $5 per ticket to purchase at the Rodeo booth. Military kids 13 and under are free with a canned food donation to the Flint Hills Bread Basket. For more details see flyer below or you can call 785-776-8829 and ask for Janet Nichols. 25 July Junction City MAC (Military Affairs Council) Breakfast: 7:30am at the Courtyard Marriott in Junction City 26 July FROG Fort Riley Outdoorsman Group: 9th Annual Banquet at Riley’s Conference Center, tickets are $40 for membership ticket (PF, QF, NWTF, or RMEF you choose) or if you are a current member of one of those organizations or spouse $15 and $10 for youth.
  3. 3. July 25 1-2:30pm Fort Riley Network - Fort Riley Network is a Command and Staff meeting for disseminating Family Readiness Group information; invited attendees share that information with their commands/sections. - Riley's Conference Center, Bldg. 446, Seitz Dr. . July 27 2012 Back to School Fashion Show at 1400 hours at the PX Mall by the Pharmacy. Preschool to College age 25- 29 July Riley County Fair for more information please go to the following link July 25 at 8:00pm until July 28 at 11:00pm Famous Kustomizers, Drag Race & Movie Stars, Coveted "777 Custom Crown Award & $1,000"for America' Top Kustom, KOTO (King Of The Oldies) - America' No. 1 DJ, Watch a car chopped at the Godzilla Garage by Bill Hines & Brad Masterson, $4,500 in Cash Awards, Elden Titus Model Kemp Spectacular, Hall of Fame Picks, Top-25 Picks, Pin Striping "Panel Jam & Auction" Angel Hair City (hangout for kool kats &kittens), Two stage's of live Rock & Roll, and Rock-a-Billy hot licks, 1/8 mile Drags on Fri. afternoon 4-9pm. Just a few of the reason's why It's recognized as "The World's Oldest & Most Established Traditional Kustom Car & Truck Event.“ . For more information on this event visit!/events/403356276436403/ July 31st - August 3rd, 2013 7:30 pm The Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo is held in Abilene, Kansas at the Eisenhower Park Fairgrounds (located 9 blocks west of 3rd & Buckeye) The Abilene, Kansas fairgrounds are home to the Wild Bill Hickok Rodeo, Central Kansas Free Fair, Demolition Derby, Western Heritage Festival, and many other events. For more information please visit the following website
  4. 4. . Join us for a day of exciting Family Fun at the Outdoor Recreation center at Outdoor Adventure Day, July 27 from 10am-3pm at Outdoor Rec. This will be a one-of-a-kind experience as we introduce Fort Riley Soldiers and Families to our new paintball course. You will be able to try out our artificial climbing wall, while the kids jump around in the inflatable bounce houses. Also, there just might be another chance to win TOBY KEITH tickets! Call (785) 239-2363 for more details! Wed – Wing Night - $10.95 All you can eat wings*, 1 hour of bowling and shoes. *restrictions apply, 10 wings at a time Thurs – Dollar Night: 6pm-Close - $1.00 games/$1.00 shoes Thurs – Dollar Night: 6pm-Close - $1.00 games/$1.00 shoes Fri – Quater Mania: 6pm-9pm - $5.00 per person cover includes shoes. Each game is $0.25. - Ghost Bowling: 9pm-Midnight -$9.00 per person includes shoes and unlimited bowling Outdoor Recreation Event The Ft. Riley Bowling Alley weekly events Family Night is every Wednesday at Habañero. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and a Family-friendly movie starts at 5 p.m. at the restaurant. Kids 12 & under eat for half off with a paying adult. For more information, call 785- 240-2782
  5. 5. 27 July -Operation Homefront Back To School Brigade Back Packs: Back to School Brigade Registration is coming up soon! Follow the link below to register your active duty Military school age (k-12) dependent child to receive school supplies at one of the official Operation Homefront Events Locations. Backpacks will be made available to children of deployed, wounded, and active duty service members in the ranks of E-1 though E-6. You must register at this website below for your backpack for your child in order to reserve a backpack: Operation Homefront – Is looking for a volunteer to help with pick up from the Dollar Tree Stores in Manhattan and Junction City for the school supplies needed for the Back to School Brigade Backpacks.. If you or you know someone that is interested please contact Paul Cupach as soon as possible, his contact number is Cell: 816-519-3473 or 1-800-849-6408. He can also be reached via email at Fort Riley OCSC: Do you have a business? Do you work for a business who would like to reach Fort Riley Spouses? Would you like to be a Vendor at the First OCSC Luncheon of the 2013/2014 year? August 15th is OCSC Shop till you Drop~Super Signup. We are now accepting Vendors for this big event. It is First come, First Vendor and we are excited to have as many different vendors’ as we can. Email for more information. Info from K-State... "We are looking for children ages 9 to 12 years who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, verbal and enjoy reading at or above grade level. Participants will be compensated $10 upon completion of a one-hour session at the K-State Speech and Hearing Center. If interested please contact Debra Burnett in Kansas State University's communication sciences and disorders program, at 785-532-0802 or
  6. 6. Rock Springs Summer Camps For Youth and Families In Kansas: @ 4-H Center off Hwy 77 See Flyer below: Camps are open to all branches of military service, members, active and reserve components. Additional information (including registration fees) will be sent to you after your registration is complete. Participants may attend both camps. Camps are organized by Kansas OMK, K-State Research and Extension, and the Institute for the Health and Security of Military Families! For more information and to register, please contact Jackie Cox (, or 785-532-1947. Camp 1: August 8-10,2013 OSD/OMK Youth Camp in Kansas Express Yourself! Camp for Military Youth on the Plains Ages:Youth 13-17 Number of Campers:40 Camp Format: Youth Residential Featured Activities: In addition to Swimming, Horseback riding and Canoeing, campers will express themselves through Art,Improv, Photography and Nature projects. “ExpressYourself” focuses on helping teens build communication and life skills to creatively express their experiences as members of military families, and build long-lasting friendships in the process. From Thursday to Saturday afternoon, campers will be involved in a fun mix of camp recreation activities, creative projects (e.g., photography, arts, improve, science) and team-building. Kansas State University camp counselors will lead campers through experiential learning projects that highlight sharing, processing, and applying resilience and communication skills. The camp culminates on Saturday, August 10 with the Express Yourself "showcase" when campers exhibit their camp projects, arts, improves and photography for parents, military and university partners. Camp 2: August 16-18, 2013 Purple on the Prairie: Military Family Camp Ages: Parents With Youth (K-12) Number of Campers:40 adults; 40 youth Featured Activities: In addition to Swimming, Horseback riding and Canoeing, families will strengthen their Communication and Resilience skills through Arts, Physical activity and Nature projects all set in the natural beauty of the prairie. The theme of the "Purple of the Prairie" camp is the Purple Prairie Clover which is a hardy, native wild flower that thrives on the prairie in times of drought, and heat due to its deep tap-root. The flower is representative of the “deep roots” that stabilize military families during times of transition and challenge. This three-day camp provides families with a relaxing setting, well-trained staff and engaging activities (e.g., yoga, arts, natural science projects, games) that give
  7. 7. Army Arts and Crafts Contest is an annual, juried competition of artwork for novice and accomplished artists. Entry submissions to the Region and Department of Army (DA) level will be digital jpg images of the work submitted in a web based program at: (Note: All patrons must have an AKO account and password in order to access the site). Blue Star Museums Offer FREE Admissions: Looking for something to do this summer? How about visiting one of the many museums which are part of the Blue Star Program. Active Duty get in FREE!! And can bring up to 5 Family members with them! Check out the list of KS and KCMO museums. Manhattan Public Library, located at 629 Poyntz Ave in Manhattan This year they are doing a DIG into reading summer program for the kids. You can keep track of your children's reading and they will earn prizes which include new books and gift certificates for ice cream. Go to for more info. Also from their website: Don't miss our Summer Reading Kick-Off party at the library on Saturday, June 1st, 10:00-12:00. Come out with library loot, and looking and talking like a pirate. "Aaaaargh!" When you arrive, get a treasure map to lead you around the library for games, knowledge and treasures. All ages can register for the free summer reading program to earn prizes all summer long. Kids can watch a pirate puppet show and/or create pirate disguises in the auditorium. Don't forget your library card (or sign up for one that day) so you can include a pile of books in your bag of treasures. Attached is a flyer of their summer events.
  8. 8. Family Readiness Group (FRG) On-Line Training: On-line Training: ACS has these class to offer online for FRG’s for volunteers if your unable to take them in a class room setting. See flyer below for available class at the ACS. FRG Leader’s Training: The online Family Readiness Group Leader’s training is located on the ARMY ONE SOURCE website at 018c-40c9-b51f-d6a1263c9889. This is a Department of the Army site and does not include Fort Riley specific information. The FRG Leader’s Handbook and other FRG materials may also be downloaded from t ARMY ONE SOURCE under the ACS Mobilization and Deployment Readiness section/Operation READY at: onandDeploymentReadiness/OperationREADY/default.aspx FRG Leader’s Funds Custodian Training and Test Training: Test: FRG Leader’s Key Caller Training and Test Training: Test:
  9. 9. Ready Army - < Ft. Riley New comers link Militaryone source Army one source Fort Riley Current News Updates: This information has recently been updated, and is now available. Use full websites 1-63 AR Facebook Page: HHC FRG facebook page Alpha Company facebook page Bravo Company facebook page Charlie Company facebook page Echo Company facebook page s
  10. 10. Websites Continued Finance Mypay: Thrift Savings Plan: News Outlets U.S. Army Homepage: U.S Department of Defense: Army Knowledge Online (AKO): DoD Community Relations: Track Santa: Military Family, Youth, and Children Military Children and Youth: USA4 Military Families: Employment Medical Care Dental Care: TRICARE: TRICARE Online: DEERS Enrollment Online: Education DoD Education Activity GI Bill: Services PX : US Postal Service: National weather Service:
  11. 11. The location of the Dragon Store is in the battalion HQ BLDG 7622 in the S-2. 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, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.