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Published on February 28, 2014

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27 February 2014 1ABCT Weekly Newsbreak: please pass along to Soldiers, Family and Friends of 1ABCT. 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 or if you are having issues 1ST ABCT, 1ID reading this you can click on this link to read the weekly news. http://www.riley.army.mil/UnitPage.aspx?unit=1bct. ______________________________________________________________________________ Follow the Battalion Facebook pages below: 1HBCT Facebook page: The Official 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division Page http://www.facebook.com/#!/1HBCTDevilBrigade 1-1 BSTB Facebook: 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Armor Battalion Combat Team: http://www.facebook.com/pages/1st-Special-Troops-Battalion-1st-Armor-Battalion-Combat-Team/496167963740283 4-4 CAV Facebook: The Official 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/4th-Squadron-4th-Cavalry/144632792217854 1-16 IN Facebook: 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, Iron Rangers https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/1st-Battalion-16th-Infantry-Regiment-Iron-Rangers/375274396713 2-34 AR Facebook: 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor https://www.facebook.com/2dCombinedArmsBattalion34thArmorFRG 101st BSB Facebook: 101st Brigade Support Battalion--Guardians https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/101st-Brigade-Support-Battalion-Guardians/167611785766 1-5FA Facebook: 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery https://www.facebook.com/#!/1stBattalion5thFieldArtillery 1EN Facebook: 1st Engineer Battalion https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/1st-Engineer-Battalion/213537042961 The contents of this newsbreak are strictly for informational purposes and does not imply endorsement of any private or commercial organization by the 1st Armored Brigade Team, 1ID or the Department of the Army. America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!

1st Infantry Division Page: http://www.riley.army.mil Stay up to date with the Ft Riley Post paper: http://www.1divpost.com/ http://www.1divpost.com/ 1ST ABCT, 1ID 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 America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!

1ST ABCT, 1ID ACS FRG Training: See schedule below Army Family Team Building: See Schedule below Army OneSource offers trainings on: See Schedule below for February - April 2014 Army OneSource training schedule. - Volunteer Management Information System (VMIS) - Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Issue Management System (IMS) - General Army OneSource - Virtual World Please take advantage of the available trainings. Remember, you must register for those you are interested in. 28 February-2 March K-State Fort Riley Community Night: Ft Riley Community Nights will be held during the K-State vs. Milwaukee Series. Discounted $3 tickets are available online when you use the promo code: FTRILEY. Order your tickets www.kstatesports.com/grouptickets. See flyer below for more details. 1 March Comedy Night Rally Point: Tickets can be bought at Rally Point are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Show is open to the Public. Open seating-Show starts at 8pm. ADULT CONTENT! See flyer below 1 March Safari Expo at Rolling Hills Zoo: 1-4pm Rolling Hills Zoo Conference Center Tuition is $10 per person. To register contact Anita Butler 785-827-9488 ext, 117 or email anita@rollinghillszoo.org. See flyer below for more details. 1-31 March Butterflies at Manhattan Town Center: Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 12-6pm-Cost $3; children 9 & under FREE. Experience the wonder of the butterfly life cycle. See flyer below. 1-31 March Golf Course Membership Drive: All during the month of March purchase your membership and make no payment until April. See all details in flyer below. America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!

1ST ABCT, 1ID 5 March-23 April Flag Football League: 14 players per Team; Registration Deadline Feb 27 open to all DOD Card Holders 18 Yrs and older. Cost $150 per Team. Call 785-239-2813/2148. See Flyer below for more details. 5 March Country Artist Craig Morgan: will be at Ft Riley Main Exchange 3pm-3:40pm and at the USO 4pm-4:30pm for a Meet and Greet session. Open to the public. YOUR CHANCE TO WIN! You want 'em? We've got 'em! Family and MWR has tickets to the show. They are giving away one ticket at each meet and greet session ...check out Ft Riley MWR Facebook page for more details https://www.facebook.com/?sk=h_chr# !/rileymwr! Morgan served in the Army for ten years as a member of the 101st and 82nd Airborne divisions. He served in the reserves for another nine years. Don't miss Craig Morgan live at the Wareham! The show starts at 7:30pm Wednesday, March 5. Buy tickets now at the Manhattan Hy-Vee, RB Outpost or www.thewareham.com. Tickets cost $27 or $25 with military ID. 6 March USO Meet 12-time Pro-Bowler from Kansas City Chiefs: Don't miss your chance to meet 12-time Pro-Bowler Will Shields when he visits the USO Fort Riley March 6 @ 12pm. Shields, a former offensive guard for The Kansas City Chiefs and All-American at the University of Nebraska, will be on hand to meet fans at noon at the USO. The event is free and open to the public. See flyer below 8 March Great Escape Expo: 10-3pm Marshall Army Airfield, Hanger 863 Ft Riley, KS. Open to the Public See which exciting tourist and travel destinations awaiting you. Over 50 Vendor, Out Door Demonstrations, Inflatable's, Food & beverages, Door Prizes. See Flyer below. 8 March Youth Job Fair: Fort Riley's Youth Job Fair is just around the corner. If you have a youth age 14-21, bring them out to visit all the organizations and business that will be there. If you are a business or organization that is looking for youth volunteers and/or employees, please check out the flyers below for the point of contact's information and give her a call. We would love to see EVERYONE there! See Flyer Below 11 March K-State Military Education & Family Initiatives Symposium: Riley’s Conference Center 9am-3:30pm Cost $15 RSVP by 4 March can make payment by phone by calling 785-784-1000 or RSVP http://ksumilitaryed-ops.wikispaces.com. See flyer below for more details 12 March USO No Dough Dinner: 5-6:30pm at Ft Riley Fire Department on check out their website for location: https://www.facebook.com/usofortriley#!/USOFtRiley and RSVP if your attending. You don’t need to RSVP but they would like to get a head count if possible. America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!

1ST ABCT, 1ID 15 March FT Riley Library Shamrock Party: 1-3pm Weather permitted-this is an outside event! Games, snack, crafts and prizes! See flyer below. 16 March Family Bingo: Rally Point Doors Open at 12:30pm and Bingo starts at 2pm Cost Children $5, Adult $ 10. 17-21 March Spring Fling Pool Party: Eyster Pool fun filled events for everyone during spring break! 1-4pm Cost: Day-Single $5; Week $15; Family Cost: Day-$10; Week $25. Protestant Programs 24 March – 24 April Intramural Company Soccer League: Open to Active Duty SoldiersService: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 18 March; Coaches Protestant Worship Only-Registration Deadline Sundays Meeting 25 Feb & 4 March at King Field House; 18 players per Team. See flyer below. School (K-12Deadline: March 18th Protestant Sunday Registration and Adult): 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Sundays 24 March Intramural Volleyball League: Open to Active Duty Soldiers Only-Registration Deadline 18(PWOC):Coach Meeting 25 Feb & 4 Protestant Women of the Chapel March; 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays March at King Field House; See flyer below for more details. Registration Deadline:and High School): 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays Youth (Middle March 18th AWANA (school age): 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays Victory Chapel, a new chapel at Fort Riley located off of Trooper Drive near the Forsyth community, was dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Feb. 13. Guest speaker Chap. (Brig. Gen.) Charles Ray Bailey, Army Deputy Chief of Chaplains, addressed attendees, which included members of the Fort Riley and 1st Infantry Division community. The facility boasts the following features:... Total of 22,500 square feet Victory Chapel will house the Fort Riley Catholic, Protestant and Jewish congregations and their women's auxiliaries, religious education and chapel youth programs. Services are slated to begin at the chapel March 9 as follows: Catholic Programs Catholic Mass: 9 to 10 a.m. Sundays Catholic Catechism: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays Catholic Women of the Chapel: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays Jewish Programs Jewish Sabbath Services: 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!

1ST ABCT, 1ID Do you know which websites to utilize when dealing with specific TRICARE services? It can get confusing sometimes, but we have cracked the code for you! TRICARE and TRICARE Online are two different websites. TRICARE (www.tricare.mil) is a public website that provides information about TRICARE's healthcare program serving Uniformed Service members, retirees, and their families worldwide. TRICARE Online is a secure web portal offering online appointments, prescription refills, and personal health information for eligible beneficiaries. www.tricareonline.com (TOL): Beneficiaries can book their appointments, download personal health information, and refill medications. #1 thing to remember: Book Appointments!!! (Check out the flyers for a more in depth TOL overview and instructions on how to access it) www.tricare.mil: Beneficiaries can enroll/purchase a TRICARE plan, change their PCM, view claims, authorizations, and referrals, find a provider, and manage their prescriptions. Public website that provides information about TRICARE’s healthcare program serving Uniformed Service members, retirees, and their families worldwide. TRICARE online is a secure web portal offering online appointments, prescription refills, and personal health information for eligible beneficiaries. www.tricareonline.com (TOL): Beneficiaries can book their appointments, download personal health information, and refill medications. #1 thing to remember: Book appointments!!! (check out the flyers for a more in depth TOL overview and instructions on how to access it) www.tricare.mil: Beneficiaries can enroll/purchase a TRICAREW plan, change their PCM, view claims, authorizations, and referrals, find a provider, and manage their prescriptions. America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!

1ST ABCT, 1ID National Military Family Association Scholarships for Military Spouses are open for applications NOW! http://www.militaryfamily.org/our-programs/military-spouse-scholarships/ Tax Websites: Armyonesource https://www.myarmyonesource.com/syn/article/id/1136390efeb15310VgnVCM1000004 80a000aRCRD Tax Slayer http://efile.taxslayer.com/filing-taxes-online?cid=cpc|yahoobing|brand|natio nal&s_kwcid=AL!4165!3!{creative}!e!{placement}!{network}!!taxslayer&ef_id=Ut AhBwAAAYri9sjV:20140123193713:s Military OneSource offers free tax services http://www.militaryonesource.mil/pfm?content_id=267428 America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!

ACS Outreach Program 1ST ABCT, 1ID 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?Mod uleID=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/Family Programs/MobilizationandDeploymentReadiness/OperationREADY/defaul t.aspx Funds custodian online training link http://www.riley.army.mil/Portals/0/Docs/Services/FamilyServices/Fun dsCustTng120608123904.pdf Funds custodian online test link http://www.riley.army.mil/Portals/0/Docs/Services/FamilyServices/Fun dsCustQuiz120629132646.pdf Key caller training online http://www.riley.army.mil/Portals/0/Docs/Services/FamilyServices/Key CallerTng120629112550.pdf Key Caller test online link http://www.riley.army.mil/Portals/0/Docs/Services/FamilyServices/Key CallerQuiz120629113116.pdf America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!

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1ST ABCT, 1ID Movie Night at Ft Riley Library- Mar 29th 6:30pm America’s First– DEVILS! DUTY FIRST!

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