4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Family Readiness Group

4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Family Readiness Group The Family Readiness Group (FRG) page exists to keep communication flowing between members of the FRG. It is a companion to the 4-17 Infantry Fan Page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/4-17-Infantry/135053619882063
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4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Family Readiness Group's cover photo
06/10/2014

4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Family Readiness Group's cover photo

1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division
06/04/2014

1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division

READY FIRST Soldiers and Families!

We want to remind you to join other Ready First Spouses (and kids) in kicking off a new program series that will get you recharged and re-energized. Experience 90-minutes of high-energy, low-stress activities, fun games, good exercise and motivating thoughts. The series theme is based on the "Survivor" TV show and kicks off at 8:30 am, Wednesday, June 4, 2014, and runs through July 30, except for July 2 and 9. Everyone will have a great time growing stronger together. Call and register today at 915-202-5172. Prizes for the first 30 registrants.

Buffalo Spouses and Friends, please come join us for the Ready First "Survivor Series"! It starts tomorrow. Hope you can...
06/04/2014

Buffalo Spouses and Friends, please come join us for the Ready First "Survivor Series"! It starts tomorrow. Hope you can make it!

Lots of anticipation about our Survivor Series for Spouses... but what's it about?

Week 1 includes a Tabata workout, a Survivor Challenge called the
"Blind Maze," and the highly motivating Sean Lewis as guest speaker. See you at Biggs Park this Wednesday at 8:30 AM!

Please join us Friday morning as we honor 10 Ready First Soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice during our deployment ...
05/30/2014

Please join us Friday morning as we honor 10 Ready First Soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice during our deployment to Afghanistan last year.

The ceremony will begin at 10:30 at the Field of Honor, right inside Cassidy Gate.

Please join us on Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. as we honor 10 Soldiers who deployed from Fort Bliss and made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom in Afghanistan. These ten Soldiers' names will be added to our memorial wall May 30th, at the Field of Honor on West Fort Bliss, and they join the other 77 names already permanently memorialized at the Field of Honor. Join us as we honor the service of these #Heroes and show our respect and commitment to their Families. #FieldofHonor #IronSoldiers

Names of Soldiers being added:

SPC Kevin Cardoza (1st BCT, 1st AD)
SPC Mitchell Daehling (1st BCT, 1st AD)
SPC William Gilbert (1st BCT, 1st AD)
1LT Brandon Landrum (1st BCT, 1st AD)
SPC Thomas Murach (1st BCT, 1st AD)
SSG Francis Phillips (1st BCT, 1st AD)
SPC Brandon Prescott (1st BCT, 1st AD)
SPC Kyle Stoeckli (1st BCT, 1st AD)
SSG Robert Thomas (1st BCT, 1st AD)
SPC Cody Towse (1st BCT, 1st AD)

Fort Bliss MWR
05/23/2014

Fort Bliss MWR

The Fort Bliss Community Pool and the Biggs Splash Park will open on Saturday! Monthly Pool passes will be available for sale starting tomorrow at 8:00am at both the Aquatics Training Center and Replica pool and at 10:00am on Saturday at the Community Pool. Please be advised that the snack bar will no longer be available at the Community Pool as in past years. However, we have installed vending machines and you are still allowed to bring coolers as long as there are no glass containers or alcohol.

Fort Bliss MWR
05/23/2014

Fort Bliss MWR

Do your kids love to read? Sign them up for the Paws to Read: Summer Reading Program at the Mickelsen Community Library. They will win prizes for tracking their reading throughout the summer.

Pre-registration is open from May 27 to June 17. The summer reading program lasts from June 10-July 20.

Mickelsen Community Library is located at 2E Sheridan Road. For more information, call 568-6156.

Dear Buffaloes! Come and join other Ready First Spouses in kicking off the Ready First Survivor Series on Wednesday, 4 J...
05/19/2014

Dear Buffaloes! Come and join other Ready First Spouses in kicking off the Ready First Survivor Series on Wednesday, 4 June from 0830-1000 at Biggs Park. Get some exercise, have fun, and listen to a few resiliency tips while playing games. Come with or without kids. Please see the flyer for more details! Free prizes for the first 30 Ready First Spouses to register.

READY FIRST Soldiers and Families!

Join other Ready First Spouses (and kids) in kicking off a new program series that will get you recharged and re-energized. Experience 90-minutes of high-energy, low-stress activities, fun games, good exercise and motivating thoughts. The series theme is based on the "Survivor" TV show and kicks off at 8:30 am, Wednesday, June 4, 2014, and runs through July 30, except for July 2 and 9. Everyone will have a great time growing stronger together. Call and register today at 915-202-5172. Prizes for the first 30 registrants.

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
05/17/2014

2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division

Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, prepare to conduct an air assault mission during Network Integration Evaluation 14.2 This is the first NIE that 4-17IN participates with the Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division.

Bliss CYS
05/14/2014

Bliss CYS

Weekend Openings Jun - Nov 2014.

Timeline Photos
05/11/2014

Timeline Photos

05/09/2014

Dear HHC Family Members,

Don't forget, the HHC FRG Picnic at Biggs Park (East Fort Bliss) is tomorrow Saturday 10 May at 11 a.m.

It will be low key, but still fun! Bring your own lunch and look for the 4-17 HHC sign. If you have time and like to bake, please feel free to bring some cookies or other treats to share.

Hope its a good reason to get out of the house and into the sun! Can't wait to see you!

Fort Bliss MWR
05/08/2014

Fort Bliss MWR

Wine Down Wednesday will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21 at the Pershing Pub. There is a $15 ticket fee which includes art supplies, wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, crafts, games and prizes. For tickets please stop by our ITR locations at Freedom Crossing or the Soldier Activity Center.

Fort Bliss MWR
05/08/2014

Fort Bliss MWR

Pamper yourself with Martini and a Manicure at 4:30 p.m. on May 9 at the Centennial.

For just $10, kick off the weekend in style as you receive a manicure and one choice from our menu of carefully crafted specialty martinis. Additional martini selections may be purchased, as well.

Martini and a Manicure is a great way to relax after a hard week’s work. All guests must be age 21 or older - no children are allowed.

The Centennial Banquet and Conference Center is located at Bldg. 11199 Sgt. E. Churchill St. on East Fort Bliss. For information, call (915) 744-1171.

Fort Bliss Family Homes
05/08/2014

Fort Bliss Family Homes

1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division
05/06/2014

1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division

READY FIRST Soldiers and Families attended the first ever Child Appreciation Ball at the Old Trading Post on Fort Bliss, May 2. Hundreds attended the event, which included a spaghetti dinner, a grog ceremony, dancing, photos and gifts for the children. (Photos by Staff Sgt. Kristen Duus, 1/1 AD PAO.)

1st Armored Division
05/05/2014

1st Armored Division

The Texas Department of Transportation has announced delays on I-10 this week and through the month of June. This will be inconvenient, but please be patient, follow all posted traffic and detour signs, and plan your travel to PT and work accordingly.

Beginning tonight, heed the following traffic delays:

1. April 30-May 2, 6am-7pm: the left westbound lane between Executive Overpass and Santa Fe Overpass will be closed
2. April 30, 7pm-6am: 3 eastbound lanes will be closed
3. May 1, 9pm-6am: 3 westbound lanes will be closed
4. Mothers Day, May 11-12, 12am-6am: All I-10 lanes across from UTEP - The University of Texas at El Paso will be closed
5. Daily through June 2014: only 1 lane in each direction will be open on Paisano Drive between W. San Antonio Ave. and Ruhlen Ct.

05/05/2014

The 24-hour Staff Duty phone number for 4-17 Infantry is 915-744-3143.

501st Brigade Support Battalion
05/01/2014

501st Brigade Support Battalion

501st Brigade Support Battalion
04/29/2014

501st Brigade Support Battalion

04/25/2014

Tickets for the Ready First Child Appreciation Ball are still available!

If you already bought your tickets, please e-mail a couple photos of your child (individual, family, or child with their Soldier) for a slideshow that will run throughout the evening.

Send your pics to our FRSA Paige Kahlbaugh at [email protected] by Tuesday, 29 April. Thanks!

Dear Buffaloes,Tickets ($10) for the Ready First Child Appreciation Ball will be available at Org Day today.
04/17/2014

Dear Buffaloes,

Tickets ($10) for the Ready First Child Appreciation Ball will be available at Org Day today.

Tickets are almost all sold out! Get yours today before they're gone!

04/17/2014

HAPPY 4-17 DAY!!!

Come out and celebrate at Org Day TODAY April 17th at
Skyline Optimist Youth Park, 5050 Yvette Avenue, El Paso

Soldiers will compete in sports from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Family Members and Friends are invited to cheer on the Buffaloes all day or to join them after school and work.

Family friendly games, food, and fun from 4 to 6 p.m.

*Don't forget to pack sunscreen, water, snacks, picnic blanket/chairs for yourselves and the children.

Hope you can make it!

Fort Bliss MWR
04/15/2014

Fort Bliss MWR

Don't miss the fun as Mickelsen Community Library celebrates the Month of the Military Child with a special Story Time party!

The fun starts at 10:30 a.m. on April 15. Age-appropriate activities include a crafts, stories, and refreshments. The event is geared toward children ages 6 and under.

Mickelsen Community Library is located at 2E Sheridan Road on West Fort Bliss. For more information, call (915) 568-6156.

GOOD LUCK 1LT Zachary Wise (4-17 IN, HHC) and 1LT Stephen Willson (4-17 IN, HHC) in the Best Ranger Competition at Fort ...
04/12/2014

GOOD LUCK 1LT Zachary Wise (4-17 IN, HHC) and 1LT Stephen Willson (4-17 IN, HHC) in the Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia! GO BUFFALOES!!!

04/08/2014

You're Invited!!!
What: 4-17 IN Organization Day
When: April 17th from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Skyline Optimist Youth Park, 5050 Yvette Avenue, El Paso
Soldiers will compete in sports from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Family Members and Friends are invited to hang out all day or come out from 4 to 6 p.m. to enjoy games, food, and fun!

4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Family Readiness Group's cover photo
04/08/2014

4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Family Readiness Group's cover photo

THANK YOU BUFFALO VOLUNTEERS (near and far) for all that you've done and do for the Soldiers and Families of 4-17 Infant...
04/08/2014

THANK YOU BUFFALO VOLUNTEERS (near and far) for all that you've done and do for the Soldiers and Families of 4-17 Infantry, Fort Bliss, and El Paso!!!

We love our Junior Buffaloes!
04/04/2014

We love our Junior Buffaloes!

Timeline Photos
04/04/2014

Timeline Photos

HOOAH!
04/04/2014

HOOAH!

Congratulations to Spc. Nicholas Alphenaar, a team leader with 3rd Platoon, B Company, 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, on winning the brigade Soldier of the quarter board.

Friendly Reminder: FREE In Gear Career Fort Bliss Chapter kickoff event on Sunday, 30 March at 4:30 pm at Carlos & Micke...
03/30/2014

Friendly Reminder: FREE In Gear Career Fort Bliss Chapter kickoff event on Sunday, 30 March at 4:30 pm at Carlos & Mickey's (1310 Magruder Street). It is geared towards all career minded Spouses! Even if they aren't stationed here or can't make the event, they can get info on this great initiative by going to www.ingearcareer.org or https://www.facebook.com/InGearCareer

By Spouses for Spouses.

03/01/2014

Dear Buffaloes,

It's not too late to receive your free one year membership to the El Paso Zoo. You have until the END of March to turn in your certificate at the Zoo. Single Soldiers and Married Soldiers who have returned from deployment this past year can receive a membership certificate. Please contact our Battalion Family Readiness Support Assistant Paige Kahlbaugh at [email protected] or your Company FRG Leader to obtain a membership packet while supplies last. Hope to see you at the Zoo!

The Brigade's new monthly magazine YANK is available through the following link where you can download, print, or just r...
02/26/2014

The Brigade's new monthly magazine YANK is available through the following link where you can download, print, or just read online.
www.issuu.com/readyfirst

Take a look to see what your Buffaloes have been up to along with the other Battalions!

It's here Ready First! The new monthly magazine has arrived.

1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division
02/26/2014

1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division

READY FIRST Spouses and Children, take a look at these great scholarship opportunities!

Congratulations SPC Alphenaar! The Buffaloes are proud of you!
02/04/2014

Congratulations SPC Alphenaar! The Buffaloes are proud of you!

Congratulations to Spc. Nicholas Alphenaar, a vehicle commander with 3rd plt, Baker Company, 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment on his receiving the distinguished honor graduate award at the recent Warrior Leaders Course graduation. He had the highest GPA out of 203 Soldiers who attended the 22 day class.

02/04/2014

HHC FRG Meeting Tonight (4 February) at 6 p.m.
ACS Building on Main Post*

HHC's very own Katie Goodin will be sharing at this monthly meeting! She is a Master Resiliency Trainer and will be sharing two tools, "Hunt the Good Stuff" and "Active Constructive Responding."

Additionally, Paige, our FRSA, will bring the free zoo membership packets to make it easy for you to fill them out and submit them. She will arrive as early as 5:30 p.m. to pass them out. If you cannot attend the meeting, you can email her at paige.[email protected] to get the packet.

Finally, come meet the new commander. CPT Forfa is moving to a new position and there will be a new company commander, CPT Miller.

Hope to see you there!

*The ACS building is near the Stayton Theater. From Cassidy, go south on Jeb Stuart making a slight left on Ricker Road. It is the building right past the theater. If you see to the Pizza Hut, you've too far.

01/29/2014

Friendly Reminder: The 1/1 AD Food Handlers Class is this Thursday 30 January from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m at 1/1 AD Headquarters (Building #20100 Eagle Way) in Rooms 4104/4105. Please RSVP to Paige Kahlbaugh at [email protected] if you're interested in attending. Thank you!

501st Brigade Support Battalion
01/29/2014

501st Brigade Support Battalion

FREE El Paso Zoo Memberships are available for our redeployed Soldiers and their Families. Stop by our Family Readiness ...
01/23/2014

FREE El Paso Zoo Memberships are available for our redeployed Soldiers and their Families. Stop by our Family Readiness Support Assistant's (Paige Kahlbaugh) office to receive your membership packet while supplies last. Paige's office is located in the 501st BSB Battalion HQ on the second floor of the 1st Brigade HQ Building (20100 Eagle Way, East Fort Bliss).

Timeline Photos
01/16/2014

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
01/16/2014

Timeline Photos

501st Brigade Support Battalion
01/16/2014

501st Brigade Support Battalion

Are you planning on helping your FRG with fundraisers involving food or do you need to update an expired Food Handlers Card?
If so then RSVP for our Food Handlers Class! Please RSVP for the class so we can make sure to have enough Food Handlers Cards at the end of the class available. Send your name, email, phone number, Company and Battalion info to [email protected].

01/16/2014

Thank you Buffalo Volunteers for all that you do to help the Families and Soldiers of 4-17!

To kick off the new year, we're looking for additional volunteers to help out as Key Callers, Care Team Members, and General Members/Volunteers.

If you have a little extra time and would like to share your talents with the Battalion, please e-mail your Family Readiness Group (FRG) Leader and see what volunteer opportunities are available in your Soldier's Company:

HHC FRG
[email protected]

Attack (A Co.) FRG
[email protected]

Baker (B Co.) FRG
[email protected]

Courage (C Co.) FRG
[email protected]

Thank you in advance for your interest. We appreciate your dedication to the Buffalo Family!

Timeline Photos
01/10/2014

Timeline Photos

Address

Fort Bliss (Biggs Airfield)
El Paso, TX
79906

General information

Welcome to the Official Facebook Fan page of the 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment's FAMILY READINESS GROUP, where you will find the most recent news stories, videos and photos pertaining to the FRG. Some information you should know about our organization: The Battalion Consist of 5 companies: HHC "Hurricane" FRG Leader: Meredith Willson - [email protected] FRG Co-Leader: Amanda Kruse *FB group page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/274774969227060/ Alpha Company "Attack" [email protected] *FB group page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/275696009136398/ Bravo Company "Baker" FRG Leader: Giselle Rooney - [email protected] FRG Co-Leader: Lindsay Hargraves *FB group page: http://www.facebook.com/groups/240785822640655/ Charlie Company "Courage" FRG Leader: Sallie House- [email protected] Forward Support Company "FSC" FRG Leader: Jennifer Stockert- [email protected] FRG Co-Leader: Brittany Basile Battalion Senior Advisors: Heidi Van Atta - [email protected] Michele Oldsen Battalion FRSA: Paige Kahlbaugh - [email protected] While this is an open forum, it's also a FAMILY FRIENDLY one, so please keep your comments and wall posts clean. In addition to keeping it family friendly, we ask that you follow our posting guidelines here. If you don't comply, your message will be removed: POSTING GUIDELINES: -We do not allow graphic, obscene, explicit or racial comments or submissions nor do we allow comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization. -We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. -We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity. -You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. Also, the appearance of external links on this site does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of the 4th Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army, or Department of Defense. In the event that you need to contact the FRG you can reach us by e-mail at [email protected] We hope you'll check here often for news and information, and drop us a note on our wall! BUFFALOES!

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(915) 744-3679

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