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  1. 1. 19 June 2013 1-1 BSTB Weekly News Update: please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friendsof 1-1 BSTB. You can always stay up to date with local events by going to 1st Infantry Divisionpage 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 1-1 BSTBFaceBook Page at Riley Current News Updates: This information has recently been updated, and is now available. x In addition to the Current News page there areGarrison Commanders Community Corner articles Updates can be found here:1HBCT Facebook page:!/1HBCTDevilBrigadeWant to be in the know this winter. Check out the Fort Riley MWR WinterGuide and plan your winter activities! Army -<>Ready Army- Prepare yourself for winter driving - also see the Ft Riley website:<>______________________________________________________________________________
  2. 2. Use full websitesFinanceMypay: http://www.dfas.milThrift Savings Plan: http://www.tsp.govNews OutletsU.S. Army Homepage: Department of Defense: http://www.defense.govArmy Knowledge Online (AKO): Community Relations: http://www.ourmilitary.milTrack Santa: http://www.norad.milMilitary Family, Youth, and ChildrenMilitary Children and Youth: http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.milUSA4 Military Families: CareDental Care: http://www.tricare.milTRICARE Online: http://www.tricareonline.comDEERS Enrollment Online: Education Activity Bill: : http://www.aafes.comUS Postal Service: http://www.usps.comNational weather Service:
  3. 3. 20 June Housing Services office Home Buyer Seminar: 1pm-4pm at 210 Custer Ave RM 15 in the basement come out and learn moreabout buying a home. Featuring: Home inspector, Real Estate Agent, Lender and much more! RSVP to HSO Office 785-239-3525. Seeflyer below.21 June Midnight Madness Softball Tournament: Sacco Softball Complex open to all DOD cardholders 18 years of age and older Max of16 teams21 & 22 June Junction City Little Theater Children’s Summer Theater Program: The Ugly Duckling 7:30pm @ C.L. Hoover Opera HouseGeneral Admission Tickers $7 Call 785-238-3906 or visit www.jclt.info22 June BOSS BBQ: 1ABCT Footprint: 1400-1800 FREE BBQ, Music provided, Bungee Run Competition, Volleyball Competition,Horseshoes Competition, Flag Football Competition and Gift Cards given to winners!22 June Car Show and Swap Meet McCormick park. Admission is FREE22 June Hilderbrand Farms Dairy: June is Dairy Month! 9am-We will have make your own ice cream station, free farm tours and ahaybale and corn play area for the kids.22 June in Lawrence, Kansas enjoy an Elvis Tribute Concert. They need your help with a 5K Walk & Run event to help end Polio! The first50 who register will receive a free ticket to the concert and will be recognized at the concert that night.22 June Salina Juneteenth Celebrates: African American freedom while encouraging self-development and respect for all cultures.Juneteenth is taking on a more national and even global perspective. The future of Juneteenth looks bright as the number of cities andstates come on board and form local committees and organizations to coordinate the activities. This national day of pride is growing.2013 SALINA JUNETEENTH ACTIVITIES (SPONSORED BY THE SALINA JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION COMMITTEE). Free Pancake Feed @ 8:00 am (Sponsored by the Salina NAACP). North Salina Walking Tour (Leave the Carver Center @ 10:30 am). Food Vendors - 1:00 - 6:00 pm. Entertainment: Gospel Music, Poetry, Story Telling, Praise Dance. Free Hotdogs & Drinks: Noon to 2pm. Cake Walk (100 Cakes!). Adult Games (Dominoes, Tonk, Spades). Childrens Games (Double Dutch, Red Light Green Light, Face Painting). . Street Dance 6:30-8:30 pm
  4. 4. 22 June Ft Riley Outdoorsmen Group: 3D Tournament at FT Riley 3D Archery Course Starting at 8am to 12:30pm, cook out starts at11am. Entry Fee $10. All Skill levels are welcome to come out and participate for the event. Open to all Men, Women Hunter,Traditional and Youth. Score Cards are available from 8am to 12:30pm. Cards must be turned in by 2pm. See Flyer below.22 June National Festival of Breads: Saturday at Hilton Garden Inn, Manhattan KS-Event begins at 8am open to the public! There will beBaking Demonstrations, Youth Category, and much more! Check out this website for the full schedule See flyer below.23 June Family 40 Frame Bowling: Custer Hill Bowling Lanes will be hosting a Family 40 Frame event. This is a all day event. Scores willbe collected and winners will be notified. $30 per Family, must have a child under 12 years old on the team. For more informationcontact the bowling alley at 785-239-4366, See flyer below. Registration begins at 11am.24 June Corvias Breakfast on the Go: starting at 8am corvias employees will be at various intersections throughout all neighborhoodshanding out FREE breakfast to residents while supplies last.24 June Dorothy Bramlage Public Library: Japanese for Binners 7pm-9pm 238 W. 8th Street Junction City- Need a competitive edgebefore taking a Japanese class? Planning a trip to Japan? Want to know what those funny sound-effect symbols in the background of yourManga say? This class will help you! Learn the phonetic Japanese alphabets; ask for the train station with confidence, and one-up yourfellow Japanese language classmates by introducing yourself to the teacher before they know how to say hajimemashite. Instructor: KimScaler is a former Japanese language student, holder of a minor in Japanese, and member of the Japanese National Honor Society CollegeChapter. She is not, however, Japanese. No registration required25 June K-State Cash in the Coupon: Coupon Classes offered for learning how to get started with coupons, find coupons, using themeffectively and organizing your coupons. Call 785-239-9991 to register for this class today.26 June Dorothy Bramlage Public Library: Meditation & You 7pm-9pm 238 W. 8th Street Junction City- While meditation comes in avariety of different forms, they all involve one thing, a heightened sense of awareness. Attend this monthly class and discover engagingmeditation exercises that can be used to increase this sense of awareness and strengthen your connection to body, mind,and spirit. Instructor: Palma Holden has been actively part of meditation groups since 1998 and has been leading meditation sessions forthe last five years. She offers intuitive consulting and guidance by phone and in Manhattan. $5 suggested donation.27 June Mid Summers Night Dream: Abilene Kansas starting at 4pm-There is sure to be a flurry of activity at this third annualcommunity-wide event. The Abilene Downtown Association arranges this community wide event in historic downtown Abilene. Food,music, prizes and a variety of activities for all ages. A Fairy Princess and Elf contest for children will add to the excitement. Also, the Cityband will have an evening concert. For more information please see attached flyer below.
  5. 5. 26 June Customer Appreciation Day at Envision Express Base Supply Store: Its that time of year again. Envision Express would like toextend a special invitation to you and your staff to attend thier annual Customer Appreciation Day/Vendor Show. It is going to be held atthe store on June 26th from 0900-1400. We will have about 15 Vendors on location and we will be cooking hamburgers and hotdogs. Itwill great time to check out the store and all that we offer.28 June Ft Riley Female Network: 3pm at the Warrior Zone, What is the Ft Riley Female Soldier and Civilians Network? Provides all femaleSoldiers and Civilians the opportunity for professional and personal growth through social networking and mentorship beyond their units.Activities: Recreational, Trips & Tours, Entertainment & Shows, Workshops and Volunteerism. See flyer below for more details.28 June Military Spouse Scholarship Home Depot Deadline: Military Spouses: Are you looking to further your education? Werepartnering with The Home Depot to give away a $10,000 scholarship to a military spouse! To enter, you have to write an essay (750-1250words) answering the question: "How would earning a college degree positively impact your life?"Entries are due by 5pm June 28th, 2013. Make sure you submit your essay today (or ASAP)! Full Contest Details can be found & 29 June Junction City Little Theater Children’s Summer Theater Program: Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior Teen Show 7:30pm @C.L. Hoover Opera House General Admission Tickers $7 Call 785-238-3906 or visit www.jclt.info29 June BBQ Queens @ Commissary: 11am-2pm outside Ft Riley Commissary will be grilling up some fingerlings good food with potatoes.1, 8, 15, 22, 29 July Spouse to Spouse Sponsorship Training: RSVP for you chance to be a sponsor for the newly arrived spouse here at FtRiley. You will get trained on what you need to know about Ft Riley, provide you with all the information Ft Riley and the surrounding areahas to offer. All spouses regardless of rank or time are welcome to volunteer to serve in the crucial role, so this could be your way ofhelping the next spouse here feel comfortable at a new installation. Call today to reserve your spot in one of the upcoming training datesbeing offered in July. See flyer below.3-6 July Sundown Salute: Events begin on 3 July starting at 5pm at Heritage Park and will last till July 6th fill with events, Carnival,concerts, and much more. To see all the events visit the Sundown Salute at!/page_home5,6,12,13,19,20,26,27-July & 2,3,9,19-Aug Ft Riley Outdoorsmen Group FROG youth Trap & Skeet Camp 2013: Check out the campsession schedule for this summers Youth Trap & Skeet Camp 2013-to reserve your session contact Ollie hunter by email or by phone: 785-239-2032/785-775-2760/785-320-6731. See flyer below for full details.8 July RSVP for 2013 Junction City Special Needs Rodeo Deadline: 2013 Junction City Special Needs Rodeo Children need to be 4 years andolder to participate. This is open to all military children who are involved with EFMP and surrounding communities who have a child withspecial needs. Each child will be escorted one-on-one to each event by a real cowboy or cowgirl! RSVP by July 8, 2013!
  6. 6. 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 thegeneral public. Follow the link for more information and the registration form. Hoover Opera House Flyer-Check out various shows and times for some great entertainment.Army Arts and Crafts Contest is an annual, juried competition of artwork for novice and accomplished artists. Entry submissions to theRegion 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).Vacation Bible School registration is now open on post. VBS will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 24 to 28 for children ages 5 to 10. For moreinformation or to register, contact Roxanne Martinez at 785-240-1443 or NEWS!! The Command Spouse Training Seminar is BACK! The goal is to hold this training quarterly and we arebeing asked to encourage our Company Commander and 1SG spouses to attend. The next one is going to be 11 July.Childcare is available and the RSVP date for that is COB 28 June to Becky Willis. Time and location for the training is ACS Building at7264 Normandy from 0900-1600.Command Leadership Spouse Seminar is designed to enhance the skills needed for the leadership roles these spouses frequently hold in theFRG. Lessons are taught by senior leadership spouses and community leaders.Keep your eyes on as we start to announce the 2013 Sesame Street /USO Experience for Military Families tourdates this week!VolunTEEN this summer and do something exciting! Join Us and become a volunteer! How?! It’s easy. Attend a Red Cross Orientation onJune 29 from 0900 – 1100. Learn about volunteer opportunities where you can earn valuable hours for college applications andexperience great career options. Call our office today to learn more. 785-239-1887. Parents are encouraged to attend with student. Formore information see flyer below.Fort Riley Education Services (FRES) is interested in offering programs and services that best meet the needs of all our customers: ActiveDuty military, Family Members, Veterans, and Civilians. In order to make this happen, your input is needed to ensure the right programsand services are being offered here at Fort Riley. A short on-line needs assessment will be available from 3 June-30 June to capture yourinput. In order to introduce a new program, this survey must indicate enough interest to make the new program a success. Please take afew minutes to complete the survey, and encourage your coworkers and adult family members to fill out a survey. Just click on the linkbelow and tell how FRES can better serve you. Thank you for your feedback. POC: Marian Moore:239-6481.
  7. 7. 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 aVendor at the First OCSC Luncheon of the 2013/2014 year? August 15th is OCSC Shop till you Drop~Super Signup. We are nowaccepting Vendors for this big event. It is First come, First Vendor and we are excited to have as many different vendors’ as we can. for more information.Volunteers needed for Back to School Fashion Show: AAFES is in need of volunteers for a Back to School Fashion Show. If you areinterested please contact or visit the Exchange to sign up POC is Amaryllis Goburn Date will be July 27th and they are looking for ages: 3-20.ASYMCA Family Camps in Junction City -ASYMCA has Family Camps available for 8 families for 8 weekends at the Rock Springs 4-HCenter 1168 K-157 HWY Junction City, KS 66441. This is completely free to those families that qualify for the program ( Please contactNancy to verify if your family qualifies, priority to Wounded* Families). The only thing the families have to provided is to bring theirown bedding (linens, sleeping bag, blanket , pillow) towels, and personal toiletries. If children are eight and older they will be able toattend horse trail rides and need to bring appropriate closed toed shoes. Rock springs staff will lead all activities.Arrival time is after 1600 on the first day and departures 13:00 on the last day. All meals and activities are included I would suggesttaking snacks with you to have them for yourself and the kids in between meal times.7/2/13 to 7/4/13 Family Camp (8 Family rooms) all available7/23/13 to 7/25/13 Family Camp (8 Family rooms) all available8/7/13 to 8/9/13 Family Camp (8 Family rooms) 5 availableIf any of the qualifying soldiers are interested in this opportunity they can contact Nancy at 785-238-2972 or stop by the ASYMCAlocated at 111 E 16th Junction City, KS 66441•Wounded means at anytime during the past conflicts Iraq or Afghanistan soldier could have had physical injuries or mental they can bereleased back to full duty as long as at some point they were classified as wounded.Do you have what it takes to be a STRONG DAD? Well here is your chance to take the Challenge and win a prize. You and your child canhave fun doing this together. Register at or See the belows for details and go ahead and take thechallenge and have some fun.Riley’s Conference Center is currently offering COMPLIMENTARY ROOM RENTAL for all Military Social Functions with a food andbeverage minimum. Such events would include: Hail & Farewells, Change of Commands, Military Balls, FRG Functions, OrganizationalDays, Dining In and out. If you would like to schedule an event please feel free to contact Megan Rutledge at 785-784-1000 for moredetails.
  8. 8. IACH & Pharmacy Affected by Sequestration Furlough: The Hospital pharmacy will be affected by the sequestration (furlough) and will b closed on Fridays(and on Monday) starting July 19th and running through Sept 27th. See flyer belowUnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans Extension Letters: If you are a beneficiary who has a referral to a Network provider/facilityand you did not receive an extension letter from UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans, please be sure you schedule an appointment with your PrimaryCare Manager to have a new referral submitted for that care, as all referrals are scheduled to expire on June 18, 2013. If you received an extension letter,your new letter will indicate when your referral will expire and you will not need to have a new referral submitted until you are closer to that expirationdate. If you have questions, please contact the Referral Management Office at 785.239.8591The Leisure Travel Center has a wealth of information for one day or weekend trips. For more information contact Leisure Travel at 785-239 5614/4415or visit them at 6918 Trooper Drive on Custer Hill next to Burger King.Junction City:•C.L. Opera House: Live Performances, Programming for Children, and Arts Education•Admission varies with the different performances and class•Website: Phone: 785-238-3103 ext 330•Hours: varies with the different performances and class•Milford Lake: Fishing Capital of Kansas (Located to the west of Junction City, the largest lake in Kansas offers great fishing, sightseeing, sandy beaches forswimming, open water for boating, off-road trails for ATV’s and Motorcycles and plenty of camping, RV and cabin sites.)Milford Nature Center:Free AdmissionWebsite: Phone: 785-238-5323Hours: Monday- Friday 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturday- Sunday 1 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.•Milford Wildlife Area: Phone: 785-461-5402•Milford State Park: Phone: 785-238-1945•Fort Riley Marina:Located on Milford Lake: 7112 82 Hwy Apt K, Milford, KSRental Prices vary. To rent a boat at the marina, customers will be required to complete the Kansas State Boaters Safety Course available inperson or online. For information about the course, visitHours: Friday & Monday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at 785-239-2363•Spin City:, 785-762-7746•City Pool:, 785-238-7529•JC Art Gallery:, 785-238-7529•Rolling Meadows Golf Course:, 785-238-4303Manhattan:•Flint Hills Discovery Center•Admission with Military ID: 2-17 years $4, Adults $7•Website: Phone: 785-587-2726•Hours: Mon.-Thursday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sun. Noon- 5 p.m.
  9. 9. •Manhattan Water ParksPools (Cico, City, and Northview)Admission prices vary between daily rates and punch cardsWebsite: Phone: 785-587-2757Hours: City: 1-8 p.m., Cico: 1-6 p.m., and Northview 1-7 p.m.•Sunset Zoo:, Phone: 785-587-2737•Arts in the Park:, 785-587-2757•Kaw Valley Rodeo and Riley County Fair:, 785-537-6350•Purple Power Play on Poyntz:, 785-776-8829 (Aug 28-29 in City Park)Abilene (Approximately 20 minutes from Fort Riley):•Great Plains Theatre: 785-263-4574•Several Different Antique ShopsSalina: (Approximately 1 hr from Fort Riley)•Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure:•Admission with Military ID: 13 years and older $10.63, 3-12 years old $5.10•Website: Phone: 785-827-9488•Hours: Daily 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.•Kenwood Cove Waterpark:•Admission: Children 3-17 $3.50, Adults $5.50•Website: Phone: 785-826-7430•Hours: Monday- Saturday 12:30-7 p.m., Sunday 12:30- 6 p.m.Hutchinson (Approximately 2.5 hours from Fort Riley):•Dillon Nature Center: Celebrate the Wonders of NatureAdmission: FreeWebsite: Phone: 620-663-7411Hours: M-F: 8 a.m.-sunset, Saturday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday & Holidays: 1-5 p.m.•Kansas Underground Salt Museum: 650’ Down Under the Kansas PrairieAdmission: Active Duty $12.75, Adults $14.35, and Children (ages 4-12) $9.05Website: Phone: 866-755-3450Hours: Tues-Sat: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. (Last tour each day at 4 p.m.)•Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center: Capture Your Moment in SpaceAdmission: All-day Mission Pass, Military and Children $16 plus taxWebsite: Phone: 800-397-0330Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday-Saturday 9 a.m.-7p.m., Sunday Noon-6 p.m.
  10. 10. •Hedrick Exotic Animal farm:, 888-489-8039•Hutchinson Zoo:, 620-694-2693, Free•Kansas Kids Museum:, 620-669-5156•Salt City Splash Aquatic Center:, 620-662-7705•Kansas State Fair (Sept 6-15):, 800-362-FAIRWichita (Approximately 2 hours from Fort Riley):•Exploration Place: Kansas’ Premier Science and Discovery Center (featuring Stars War Exhibit)•Admission: 12 years and older $9.50, 3-11 years old $6•Website: Phone: 316-660-0600•Hours: Monday- Saturday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sunday Noon- 5 p.m.•All- Star Adventures: Family Fun for All AgesAdmission: Tickets and token fees varyWebsite: Phone: 316-682-3700Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.- 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10-midnight•Kansas Aviation Museum:, 316-683-9242•Sedgwick County Zoo:, 316-660-9453•Museum of World Treasures:, 316-263-1311•Botanica, The Wichita Gardens:, 316-264-0448•Old Cowtown Museum:, 316-219-1871•Mid-American All-Indian Center:, 316-350-3340•The Kansas African American Museum:, 316-262-7651•Coleman Factory Outlet and Museum:, 316-264-0836•The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame:, 316-262-2038•Wichita Entertainment: www.360wichita.comHays: (Approximately 2.5 hrs from Fort Riley)•Blue Sky Miniature Horse Farm:, 785-625-6725•Fairview Farms Alpacas:, 785-628-6352•Sternberg Museum of Natural History: See dinosaur dioramas, fossils, prehistoric animals, sea monsters and giant fish that inhabited Kansas over 70-80 million years ago.•Admission: 13 years and older $8, 4-12 years old $5Website: Phone: 785-628-4286Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday 1-6 p.m.The content of this information are strictly for informational purposes and does not imply endorsement of any private or commercial organization by1ABCT, 1ID or the Department of the Army. Information including hours and admission prices may change without notice.
  11. 11. FROG Youth Trap & Skeet Camp 2013MissionFort Riley Outdoorsmen Group will conduct its 2013 Youth Trap & Skeet Campin six small-group sessions in concert with the civilian employee furlough schedule.Camp Session ScheduleSession 1 – 5 and 6 July (Fri+Sat)Session 2 – 12 and 13 July (Fri+Sat)Session 3 – 19 and 20 July (Fri+Sat)Session 4 – 26 and 27 July (Fri+Sat)Session 5 – 2 and 3 August (Fri+Sat)Session 6 – 9 and 10 August (Fri+Sat)0800 to 1100 dailyRegistrationTo reserve your session, contactOllie Hunter by e-mail or and Sign Up Procedures- Dependant youth of active military ages 12-16- Each session limited to five students- Youth may register for one of six sessions- This camp is no cost to participants- Registration begins Tuesday, 18 June- Details available from POC or upon registrationV5-041110JUIN13Where the journey beginsKim Rhode – 5-time Olympic medalistU.S. National Champion – age 13SPC Vincent Hancock – 2-time Olympic medalistU.S. National Champion – age 16Program of Instruction- Safe gun handling- Introduction to American trap- Introduction to American skeet- Theory of hitting aerial targets
  12. 12. Tickets are $40 for membership ticket(PF,QF,NWTF, or RMEF you choose) or if youare a current member of one of thoseorganizations or spouse $15 and 10$ foryouth!