1 63 weekly news update 26 sept.

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Highlights in the Weekly News Update are:



• Join your fellow 1-63 friends with Apple Pie Making opportunity

• 26 September ACS Outreach Program-Safety –Survival & Self-Defense Classes Registration Deadline

• 27 September Walk the Red Carpet Middle/Teen Center

• 27 Sept 27 & 28 Jammin In JC Blues & BBQ

• 27-28 September Aggiefest: 8th Annual Multi-Genre Live music & Arts Festival

• 27 & 28 September 40th Anniversary Pumpkin Patch

• 28 September Flint Hills Discovery Center Plain Air Workshop with Zak Barnes:

• 28 September Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Teen Conference

• 28-29-September OZTOBERFEST

• 28 September BOSS Oktoberfest

• 28 September USO No Dough Dinner

• 28 September Touch-A-Truck-Dorothy Bramlage Public Library

• 28 September Smoky Hill Museum Street Fair

• 5 October Homefront Celebration

• 5th October 8pm Comedy Night

• 6 Oct Briggs 22nd Annual Jeep Jamboree

• 28 September Smoky Hill Museum Street Fair

• 8-9 October Adult Army Family Action Plan Conference-Let your voice be heard

• 15 October Special Offer Elmo Makes Music

• 3 October 2013 at 4:00pm "A National Perspective on the Transitioning and Reintegration of Our Military and Families.“

• 19 October Mega bingo Mega Bingo!!!

• 22 October Fall Job Fair

• 28 October Dating and Violence Should Never Go Together for Teens:

• 24 October 8pm Gabriel Iglesias Stiefel <https: /> Theatre for the Performing Arts <https: /> Salina Kansas

• 17 November – February 8 Teen Hire Winter Term Application Deadline October 4, 2013

• Volunteer Opportunity for Fall Carnival Oct 3-6 & Oct 10-13 and NOV 1- Military Family Appreciation BBQ

• Online FRG classes

• Weather information to include a map od all the counties in Kansas

• Useful websites

• Dragon Store items for sale




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1 63 weekly news update 26 sept.

  1. 1. 26 September 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 http://www.riley.army.mil/default.aspx . Stay up to date with the FT Riley Post paper! http://www.1divpost.com/ http://www.1divpost.com/ > We are always up and posting new information on FaceBook! Join us on the Official 1-63 AR FaceBook Page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Riley-KS/1-ID-2HBCT-1-63CAB/221149081082?ref=nf ___________________________________________________________________ “ 26 September ACS Outreach Program-Safety –Survival & Self-Defense Classes Registration Deadline: this class is on 10 Oct 6pm-8pm a class to learn strategies to counteract assaults and prepare to take an active role in personal safety through awareness. Prevention , risk reduction and avoidance. Conducted by the FT Riley Police Department. RSVP by 26 Sept, FREE Child Care available Registration with CYSS required! Call 785-239-9435 or Email: usarmy.riley.imcom.mbx.acs@mail.mil to register. See flyer below. 27 September Walk the Red Carpet Middle/Teen Center: Dancing with the Stars Event 8pm-10:30pm at the Ft Riley Middle School & Teen Center. Cost $2.50 for members, $3.50 for non members. 5800 Thomas Ave, Ft Riley, Kansas 66442 for more details 785-922-9222 See flyer below. 27 Sept 27 & 28 Jammin In JC Blues & BBQ: Jammin in JC Blues and BBQ Festival on Sept 27 and 28 at Heritage Park in Junction City, KS. This is has got to be the hottest Texas Blues line-up in Kansas, and its free to attend. Please check on the link to get more information http://www.jammininjc.com Please join us to : Apple Pie Making Thursday, Oct 3rd, 0900-1130 at the Combat Aviation Brigade DFAC We have 10 slots reserved (although if we show up with more than 10 volunteers, I think they will happily let us all participate) to assist the Historical and Archeological Society of Fort Riley (HASFR) in their apple pie making efforts for Fall Fest. If you would like to join us, please RSVP to your FRG leader by September 27th. Additional information (what to wear, where to meet, etc.) will be emailed out the last week of September, so please make sure your FRG leader knows to include you if you'd like to help!
  2. 2. 27-28 September Aggiefest: 8th Annual Multi-Genre Live music & Arts Festival: will have 60+ bands at 8+venues. For more information , visit www.aggievill.org. See Flyer below 27 & 28 September 40th Anniversary Pumpkin Patch: Arts & Crafts Fair-CiCo Park Manhattan Admission FREE! Sept 27- 10am-8pm-Sept 28-10am-4pm presented by Mercy Regional Health Center Auxiliary! See Flyer Below . 28 September Flint Hills Discovery Center Plain Air Workshop with Zak Barnes: They offer Military discounts-315 South 3rd Street, Manhattan, KS ph 785-587-2726. See Flyer Below 28 September Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Teen Conference: at the Middle School Teen Center from 9:00am – 3:00pm- Speak out: you’ve got a voice! Ft Riley and the Army want to hear your concerns and hear from you! See flyer below. 28-29-September OZTOBERFEST: Downtown- Wamego, KS on 28 Sept (Sat) 9am-6pm & 29 Sept (Sun) 10am-4pm check out Wamego with live entertainment, food, craft vendors, and much more. See Flyer below. 28 September BOSS Oktoberfest: Warrior Zone Patio 5pm-8pm join BOSS to bring you a Bavarian Feast. Enjoy German Style Beer, foods such as Schnitzel, Schweinebraten, Apple Strudel, Lebkuchen and More. See Flyer Below. 28 September USO No Dough Dinner: FREE Dinner up to 300 Soldiers and Family members at Bldg 7856 Drum Street, Ft Riley (Custer Hill) 5pm-6:30pm sponsored by the American Legion Riders post 370. See flyer below 28 September Touch-A-Truck-Dorothy Bramlage Public Library: will be held next Saturday, 9/28, from 10:00 to Noon in the parking lot at Goody's Plaza (next to Walmart on East Chestnut Street.) This annual event gives kids the opportunity for an up-close look at a variety of working vehicles including those for fire, police, public works, public utilities, construction, etc. In most cases the kids can actually get in the vehicles, sit in the drivers seat, honk the horn, etc. It's a good time and they really enjoy it. See flyer below. 28 September Smoky Hill Museum Street Fair: Located at 211 West Iron Ave, Salina, KS 10am-4pm Enjoy a day in Salina- food vendors, 10am Parade on Santa Fe From Elm to Masonic Temple, Outdoor Activities, Indoor Activities, visit website http://www.smokyhillmuseum.org/ for more details. See flyer below for listing of events.
  3. 3. 5th October 8pm Comedy Night at Rally Point! Featuring the Ladies of Comedy! Don't miss this hilarious show! Tickets are on sale now and are only $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Show contains adult content. Tickets can be purchased at Rally Point, for more information call, 785-784-5733. 6 Oct Briggs 22nd Annual Jeep Jamboree: See flyer below for more details. 28 September Smoky Hill Museum Street Fair: Located at 211 West Iron Ave, Salina, KS 10am-4pm Enjoy a day in Salina-food vendors, 10am Parade on Santa Fe From Elm to Masonic Temple, Outdoor Activities, Indoor Activities, visit website http://www.smokyhillmuseum.org/ for more details. See flyer below for listing of events. American Red Cross Here are some simple ways to get prepared during National Preparedness Month! Share your favorite tips on your own page, or share which steps you've taken to be Red Cross Ready! For more information on how you and your family can be prepared for a variety of disasters, go to: http://www.redcross.org/prepare — National Preparedness Month (9 photos) 8-9 October Adult Army Family Action Plan Conference: at Riley’s Conference Center from 8:30am – 2:30pm. Child care is available if registered prior to September 27, 2013. Any questions or concerns please contact Becky Willis at (785) 239- 4593. Army Family Action Plan (AFAP)-The AFAP is an Army-wide Program that allows all members of the Army, Retired Military, Family members and Civilian Employees to identify issues of concern that impact the well being of the entire Army Family. Through this process, issues requiring actions are prioritized, assigned to a lead agency for resolution, and an action plan is established to achieve desired change. “You” can make a difference and be a part of this conference. Let “YOUR VOICE BE HEARD.” They are looking for Delegates to help work the issues that are submitted, Volunteers to assist with the Conference and most of all issues…YOUR Issues. See Flyer Below. 15 October Special Offer Elmo Makes Music : Leisure Travel Center has a special offer on Sesame Street Live ticket as the Kansas Expocenter on October 18-20th! Order early for best seats. ORDER DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 15TH! 5 October Homefront Celebration: Register for Operation Homefront Celebration in Manhattan, Kansas-a special night out just for military spouses. Guest speaker Michele Cuthrel, auther of “Behind the Blue Star Banner” 6pm-9pm. See flyer for details and pre-register is required for this event at http://www.operationhomefron.net/ksmo/default.aspx. Dress for event: Cocktail attire.
  4. 4. 3 October 2013 at 4:00pm, Gen(Ret) Richard B. Myers, Former Chairman, Join Chiefs of STaff, and K-State Almnus, presenting "A National Perspective on the Transitioning and Reintegration of Our Military and Families.“ K-State Union Little Theater. Parking is available at the KSU Parking Garage. Gen Myers' 2010 book "Eyes on the Horizon" will be available for purchase and signing at the event. For more information please see attached flyer. 19 October Mega bingo Mega Bingo!!! Get your tickets TODAY!! Win a 2013 Chevy Spark! October 19th at Rally Point, doors open at Noon, Bingo begins at 2pm. Tickets are only $100 in advance and $125 at the door. Tickets are available at Rally Point, Warrior Zone, Leisure Travel, Riley's Conference Center, Custer Hill Golf Course & Bowling Center. Must be 16+ to play, open to DOD card holders and up to 5 guests. 22 October Fall Job Fair: Fort Riley will be hosting the annual “Fall Job Fair” from 2-6pm at Riley’s Conference Center in building 446, Seitz Drive. We are inviting employers from all over the country, state of Kansas, and the Central Flint Hills Region who have either current or future job openings. This recruiting event has historically been very well attended by military spouses and Family members, Soldiers about to exit the military, veterans and military retirees, members of National Guard and Reserve units, war wounded an disabled veterans. This event is open to the public and has considerable attendance from Kansas residents residing near Fort Riley. For more information on the Job Fair or to participate, please contact ACS Employment Readiness Program at 785-239-9435. 28 October Dating and Violence Should Never Go Together for Teens: Middle School & Teen Center 4pm-5pm Bldg 5800 will be briefing to Teens presented by Family Advocacy program-Dating Tips for Teens, Self-Respect! Open to all military teens. See flyer below 24 October 8pm Gabriel Iglesias Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts Salina Gabriel Iglesias has been described as a witty, electrifying and talented performer, who has the ability to consistently deliver a uniquely hilarious comedy experience. His high-octane show is a sure-fire hit: a mixture of storytelling, parodies, characters and sound effects that bring all his personal experiences to life. Gabriel’s unique and animated comedy style has made him popular among fans of all ages. $55, $65 Get Tickets click o n this link. .
  5. 5. Volunteer Opportunity for Fall Carnival Oct 3-6 & Oct 10-13: Sign up to help MWR. Location is Rally Point Field, Forsyth Area. Looking for volunteers during 2 shifts. Please contact Brad Carlton at 785-239-6398 or brad.carlton@us.army.mil. This is a great opportunity for Soldiers to work towards their MOVSM. See flyer and more detailed information below. Other Volunteer Opportunities: 5 Oct - Fall Fest - MWR Special Events 3-6 Oct and 10-13 Oct - Fall Carnival - MWR Special Events Attached flyer Entire Month of Oct - Zombie Toxin – BOSS-See Flyer below 1-2 Nov - BBQ 4 Troops - from 0800 until 1600 we need help all or any part of the day with directing parking, handing out give away items, setting the tables with table cloth and deco, serving fantastic BBQ prepared by 25 professional pit masters. We will have three serving lines going at the same time with 10 servers on each line, bussing tables as folks finish eating, changing garbage can liners and disposing of garbage in dumpsters, monitoring bounce houses and much more. We are expecting about 2000 people and truly need lots of help. POC Becky Willis 239-4593 29 Nov - Holiday Tree Lighting - MWR Special Events 7 Dec - Christkindl - MWR Special Events POC: Brad Carlton, DFMWR Recreation Programmer785-239-6398 / cell 375-3085 17 November – February 8 Teen Hire Winter Term Application Deadline October 4, 2013: See Flyer Below for the Winter Term Hire for teen deadline application turn in by 4 October The session is from 17 Nov-8 Feb for ages 15-18 year olds. Youth looking to build valuable career and life skills can get a head start with HIRED!, a 12-week program that offers work experience at a variety of organizations at Fort Riley. For more information contact Sandy Johnson @ 785-240-3261 or email: sandra.e.johnson1.naf@mail.mil
  6. 6. 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 https://www.myarmyonesource.com/skins/aos2/display_ajax.aspx?ModuleID=a53b8c22-018c-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: https://www.myarmyonesource.com/FamilyProgramsandServices/FamilyPrograms/MobilizationandDeploymentReadines s/OperationREADY/default.aspx FRG Funds Custodian Training and Test Training: http://riley.army.mil/documents/acs.dmDocuments/120608123904.pdf Test: http://riley.army.mil/documents/acs.dmDocuments/120629132646.pdf FRG Key Caller Training and Test Training: http://riley.army.mil/documents/acs.dmDocuments/120629112550.pdf Test: http://riley.army.mil/documents/acs.dmDocuments/120629113116.pdf .
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Ready Army - http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ReadyArmy <http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=ReadyArmy Ft. Riley New comers link http://www.riley.army.mil/newarrivals/spouses/default.aspx Militaryone source http://www.militaryonesource.mil/MOS/f?p=MOS:HOME:0:::: Army one source http://www.myarmyonesource.com/default.aspx Fort Riley Current News Updates: This information has recently been updated, and is now available. http://www.riley.army.mil/OurPost/CurrentNews.asp Use full websites 1-63 AR Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Riley-KS/1-ID-2HBCT-1-63CAB/221149081082?ref=nf HHC FRG facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hellhounds-1-63-FRG/137831946401856 Alpha Company facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/assasins.frg?fref=ts Bravo Company facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bounty-Hunters-1-63-Armor/192619844106486?fref=pb Charlie Company facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/1-63-CAB-Charlie-Co-FRG/253104324703?fref=t Echo Company facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Echo-Company-Eagles-1-63-AR-Battalion/414580375296127?fref=ts s
  9. 9. Websites Continued Finance Mypay: http://www.dfas.mil Thrift Savings Plan: http://www.tsp.gov News Outlets U.S. Army Homepage: http://www.army.mil U.S Department of Defense: http://www.defense.gov Army Knowledge Online (AKO): http://www.us.army.mil DoD Community Relations: http://www.ourmilitary.mil Track Santa: http://www.norad.mil Military Family, Youth, and Children Military Children and Youth: http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil USA4 Military Families: http://www.usa4militaryfamilies.dod.mil/portal/page/mhf/USA4/HOMEPAGE_V3 Employment http://www.usajobs.gov Medical Care Dental Care: http://www.tricare.mil/mybenefit/ProfileFilter.do?&puri=%2Fhome%2FDental TRICARE: http://www.tricare.mil TRICARE Online: http://www.tricareonline.com DEERS Enrollment Online: http://tricare.mil/mybenefit/home/overview/Eligibility/DEERS Education DoD Education Activity http://www.dodea.edu/home GI Bill: http://www.gibill.va.gov Services PX : http://www.aafes.com US Postal Service: http://www.usps.com National weather Service: http://www.nws.noaa.gov Red Cross Messages made easy . You no longer have to hunt for your local Red Cross Chapter. For more information please visit the website below. http://spousebuzz.com/blog/2011/06/red-cross-messages-made-easy.html
  10. 10. 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.

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