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Posted: January 19, 2018 10:09 a.m.
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Marne Tax Centers opens

 Tax season is almost here! The Marne Tax Centers at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will be open for service from Jan. 23 – April 17. Fort Stewart will open at 9:30 a.m. and Hunter Army Airfield will open at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 23. Tax Preparers will be available to assist Solders, Family Members, and Retirees from 10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, 1-6:15 p.m. on Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. on Friday. On Jan. 23, the Tax Centers will begin assistance on a walk-in basis. Please bring military IDs, social security cards, all statements of income (i.e., W-2 forms and 1099 forms), rental property documents, and mortgage interest statements, etc. The Marne Tax Centers will begin assisting with returns involving single rental properties, March 1.  For more information, please call the Fort Stewart Tax Center at 912 767-1040 or the Hunter Army Airfield Tax Center at 912 315-3675.


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Get in the know with the 'Rock Solid' newsletter.  The 'Rock Solid' newsletter is filled with events and services from Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Air Field Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. A lot of great incentives will also be sent to your inbox for you to enjoy the surrounding area. Totally free, never shared, always awesome!  Sign up today and start staying informed!


DECA Scholarship Program offered

The DECA-operated Scholarships for Military Children is now open for 2018.  Eligible applicants will be dependent unmarried children under age 23 of active duty military personnel, reserve/guard and retired military members, or survivors of a service member who died while on active duty or survivors of individuals who died while receiving retired pay from the military.  Applicants must be enrolled in the DEERS database.  For more information visit All applications must be submitted to your local commissary no later than Feb. 16.


Dive-in movie ‘Despicable Me 2’ 

Bring the whole Family, your float and relax by the pool at Tominac Fitness Center for our showing of “Despicable Me 2;” which starts at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 26. There’ is no charge. The film is rated PG. For more, call 912-315-5078.


Grip It And Rip It Junior golf clinic held 

A free Grip It and Rip It Junior Golf Clinic, taught by PGA Professional Tommie McArthur, will be held at 9 a.m. Jan. 27 at Hunter Golf Course. The monthly, one-hour sessions are tailored to introduce youth ages 5-15 to fundamentals of the game of a lifetime. Open to the public. For more information, call 912-315-9115. 


BOSS mystery trip slated

Take a day trip with BOSS to a mystery location at 11 a.m. Saturday. Return at approximately 8 p.m. The $10 per Soldier cost covers transportation and activity. Food and beverages are at the individual’s expense. Register at the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Leisure Travel. The event is open to single Soldiers, single parents, and geographical  bachelors. For more, call  767-4717.


BOSS skydiving trip slated

Be on board for the BOSS Skydiving trip to Sylvania, March 3. You'll make a 13,500-foot tandem jump. The cost is $150 per person, which includes transportation. Limited space. Register by Feb. 15 at Stewart/Hunter Leisure Travel. Great opportunity for Single Soldiers, Geo Bachelors and Single Parents. Must be 18 or older. For more information, call 912-767-9917. 


USO holds BOSS game night 

Bring your friends, relax and unwind during BOSS Game Night from 6:30-10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Fort Stewart USO. Free. Light refreshments. Multiple board games for the choosing. Great way for Single Soldiers, Single Parents and Geo Bachelors to let loose after a duty day. For more information, call 767-9917.


Watch Super Bowl 52 at Club Stewart

Watch Super Bowl 52, televised in high definition with digital sound, on the super-size 16-foot screen in the Grand Ballroom at Club Stewart on Feb. 4. No admission charge. Children welcome. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with a preferred seating drawing at 6 p.m. Kickoff scheduled for approximately 6:30 p.m. Prizes will be given away by drawing at half-time. Food and beverages available for purchase. For more information, call 912-767-4717.


Super Bowl Sunday - Bowl Day offered

Hey, sports fans, round up your friends for the big game and bring them over to Marne Lanes from 1-9 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4 for "Super Bowl Sunday Bowl Day." Your group can enjoy Super Bowl 52, two hours of bowling, pizza and soda for six people for $32.95, shoes included.  Watch all the NFL Super Bowl action while you rack up strikes and spares at Marne Lanes Sunday, Feb. 4. For more information, call 912-767-4866.


Learn to skate at Corkan

Learn to roller skate from 10 a.m. until noon Saturdays starting Jan. 20 at Corkan Fun Center, building 449. Participants get two hours of instruction for each of the 12 weeks and receive a pair of skates at the end of the program. The is cost $12 per week, and includes all equipment and instruction.  For more information, call 912 767-4273 or 912 767-4866.


Free teen babysitting courses offered  

Free, 16-hour Babysitting Certification Courses for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Child and Youth Services-registered teens ages 13-18 are being offered from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 27 at both Fort Stewart and Hunter. The course consists of two eight-hour classes and teaches basic skills necessary to safely care for children. Attendance at both sessions required for certification. Minimum of eight students required per class. The Fort Stewart classes are at the Youth Sports and Fitness Center, building 7338. The Hunter Army Airfield classes are located at Youth Services, building 6054. Upon completion, teens have the option of being registered on the Stewart-Hunter babysitting referral lists at Parent Central Services. Participants must pre-register at Parent Central Services. For more information, call 912-767-2312 at Fort Stewart) or 912 315-5425 at Hunter Army Airfield, or visit online at 


Laser quest held at Corkan 

Are you the best at Laser Tag? Prove it during the ongoing laser tag competition at Corkan Fun Center, building 449. Winner of the monthly high score competition will receive two free games or admission to any Corkan Recreation Area facility. Just let the staff know you want to compete. Cost is $6 per 10-minute game. For more information, call 912-767-4273.


Become a lifeguard

Now hiring lifeguards for the 2018 Summer Season. Twenty are needed at Fort Stewart and 11 at Hunter Army Airfield. Must be 16 years or older. No experience necessary. Accepted applicants will receive two weeks paid training at $10 per hour and will be certified by the American Red Cross. Apply online at and search for Fort Stewart Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard). For more information, call 912-767-8326.


Basketball, cheerleading sign-ups 

Enroll now at Parent Central Services, building 438, call  912 767-2312 to play youth co-ed basketball or be a cheerleader at Fort Stewart. For boys and girls ages 5-17. Registration closes when all slots are filled. Cost for cheer is $45. Cost for basketball is $45 for ages 7-17 and $25 for ages 5-6. Volunteer coaches needed for both basketball and cheer. For more information, call 912-767-1428.


GC Golf Scramble held at Stewart

The garrison commander's golf scramble will be played at noon Friday, Jan. 26 at Taylors Creek Golf Course. Cost of $30 for members, $35 for non-members covers greens fee, cart, range balls, lunch and prizes. Bring a team or join a team for some friendly, relaxed competition. Registration accepted until the day before the scramble. For more information, call 912-767-2370.


Controlled burning conducted

Fort Stewart's Forestry Branch is in the midst of a controlled burn season and will be conducting controlled burns at various locations on the Installation each week. Motorists and pedestrians are advised to use extra caution when traveling through areas that may be affected by smoke. For more information, please contact Amanda Price at 912-767-2010


'Walk To Korea' registation under way

Registration for the Stewart/Hunter "Walk to Korea" challenge, a program in support of Family Members of Soldiers deployed to that country and others around the world, is under way. Forms are available at The challenge begins Feb. 4. Participating teams of 2-4 persons will track their miles. All steps will count, whether during organized exercise or not. Teams will receive T-shirts once they pass the half way point (3,648 miles). The first team to make it to Korea (7,296 miles) will receive a prize. The event ends when the first team makes it to Korea. For nformation, call 912-767-3031.


Military Child Of The Year hosted

Operation Homefront is now accepting nominations for 2018 Military Child of the Year. The organization's annual awards recognize six outstanding young people ages 13 to 18. Each of them represent a branch of the armed forces for their scholarship, volunteerism, leadership, extracurricular involvement, and other criteria while facing the challenges of military Family life. Visit to learn more and nominate a child today. 


MWR Olympian Website available

The U.S. Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation has launched its official website for the U.S. Army Olympians, You’ll find all you need to know about the U.S. Army Olympians in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.


Valentine’s Day dinner offered 

Make Valentine’s Day a special day for yourself and that special someone at Thunder Run. Enjoy a four-course meal of salad bar, appetizer station, choice of entrée, sharable dessert and non-alcoholic beverage. Your special evening begins at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 14. The cost is $65 per couple ($33 per individual) and reservations close Feb. 10. No refunds after that date. Cash bar available. Walk-ins welcome at $40 per person. For more details, call 912 767-4717.

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