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Posted: March 1, 2018 10:08 a.m.
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MWR, Coastal Happenings Briefs

Safe ride - shuttle to Savannah

Active duty service members can now enjoy downtown Savannah without asking "should I be driving home?" Only $10 per person.  Picking up at various locations on Fort Stewart. Limited space. Purchase tickets at Leisure Travel or from the driver (exact change required). For pick-up and drop-off locations click the Safe Ride link on stewartmwr.com or call 912 767-2841.  Check out the details in the Frontline at: www.stewartfrontline.com/section/54/article/3550/. For up to date information and events on Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield follow our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/FortStewartHunterArmyAirfield. 

 

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 USAJobs.gov and search for Fort Stewart Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard). For more information, call 912 767-8326.

 

Shamrock Fun Run at Hunter

The Shamrock Fun Run, starting at 10 a.m. March 3 at the Corner of Stephen Douglas and Perimeter Road, is a non-competitive, family-friendly event. Free. Strollers welcome. Participants have the option of running a 5k or 1.5 miles. Refreshments at conclusion of the race. Prizes awarded for the best-dressed adult and best-dressed child. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. No early registration required. For more information, call 912 315-5078.

 

West Point Society Founder's Day

The West Point Society of Savannah Founder's Day banquet is March 3, at the Hyatt Regency on West Bay Street in Savannah.  Cocktails and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., with dinner starting at 7 p.m.  The guest speaker is Command Sgt. Maj.  Timothy Guden, the 19th command sergeant major of the United States Military Academy.  See the link below for registration details: https://www.westpointaog.org/WPSS-2018FD. 

 

Spring tee-ball, soccer sign-ups 

Registration is ongoing and continues through March 12 for tee-ball and soccer at Hunter. Co-ed tee-ball, for ages 4-5, costs $25 per player. Co-ed soccer, for ages 6 and older, costs $45 per player. Practice begins soon after registration closes and games begin in April. To register, or for more information, call Family Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Youth Sports at 912 315-5851 or 315-3659 or Parent Central Services at 912 315-5425.

 

Operation M.E. Day at Fort Stewart

If you are a spouse, particularly the spouse of a deployed Soldier, you’re invited to spend a few hours being catered to during Operation M.E. (Mission Essential) Day at  Fort Stewart, 1-4 p.m., March 11. Vendors will be waiting to serve you. The day is designed to give military spouses a chance to refresh, relax and recharge – have a little “Me” time. Cost is $5 for Marne Star Card Holders, $10 for general admission. Child programming available through Child & Youth Services. Advance/online registrants will receive a gift at the door. For more information, go to StewartMWR.com.

 

BOSS paintball at Holbrook Recreation

 Enjoy some paintball fun with BOSS at Holbrook Recreation Area from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 10. Course includes woods play and speed play. The cost is $10 per person, which includes equipment and snacks. Open to ages 18 and older, ranks E-1 and higher. Register at Stewart/Hunter Leisure Travel Office. For more information, call 912-767-9917.

 

Marne Trail Bass Tourney at Glisson

The first of five catch-and-release Marne Trail Bass Tournaments will be held at 6:30 a.m. March 17 at Glisson Pond on Fort Stewart. Cash prizes are $250 for first place (total weight, five-fish maximum per person) and $100 for the largest bass. Door prizes awarded after weigh-in at 11 a.m.  Fee is $20 during Early Bird registration, Feb. 22-28, for Active Duty Soldiers, Retirees and their Family Members and youth (15 years old and younger). Early sign-up is $30 for the civilian community. Fees increase by $5 after Feb. 28. Fee of $5 for boat entry. Register at Low Country Adventure Center, building 8325. For additional details, call 912 435-8205 or 435-8213. Other tournaments are scheduled April 21 at Metz Pond; May 19 at Pineview Lake; Sept. 22 at Glisson Pond and Oct. 13 at Metz Pond. Angler of the Year award of $400 will be awarded at the October event.

 

Special Olympics-volunteers needed 

The 2018 Spring Special Olympics will be held Friday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 20 at the Liberty County Recreation Department, 607 Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville. Volunteers are needed to serve as buddies, huggers and the cheering section. For more information or to sign up call 912 767-5058.

 

JWLS Award nominations open

The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity is now soliciting Military and Civilian nominees for the Joint Women's Leadership Symposium Award.  This Meritorious Service Award is presented to one military and one civilian leader who has made a positive impact through their involvement, leadership role and for his or her outstanding contributions in affecting policy, promoting the diversity of the Army and for integrating women into the Army.   Award to be presented at the 31st Annual Joint Women's Leadership Symposium on June 21-22, 2018, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA (see www.sealeader.org/jwls ).  Nominations must be submitted No later than March 9.  For more information on this award and/or the submission process, please contact Hatherlee Zeigler, Diversity Awards Program Manager, 912 767-1522/ hatherlee.l.zeigler.civ@mail.mil.

 

Adventure lock-in slated  

A free middle school and teen Adventure lock-in, is planned as part of Child and Youth Services Family Deployment Programs & Events, 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. March 16-17 at Hunter’s building 6054. The Stewart/Hunter Middle School & Teen Centers are getting together for a fun night of food, games, karaoke, contests, movies and more. A field trip to Tominac Fitness Center is also on the agenda for the night. The lock-in is open to CYS-registered 6th-12th graders. The event supports the Marne Star Families Program. For more information, call 912 767-4491 at Fort Stewart or 912 315-9795 at Hunter Army Airfield. 

 

Veterans forum with Buddy Carter

Congressman Buddy Carter will host a Veterans Forum at Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus Athletic Complex, 11935 Abercorn Street.  Note: Civil service employees who wish to attend during work hours must be covered by an excused absence, e.g., leave, comp time or credit hours. The timeline is 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for the Expo and 11:45 a.m.  for the VA officials question and answer session. 

 

U. S. Naval Academy Glee Club

The internationally-acclaimed U. S. Naval Academy Glee Club will appear in concert on Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Road on Skidaway Island in Savannah. This will be a free performance, no tickets required, doors open at 6:30 p.m. and a "free will" offering will be collected to help defray travel and lodging expenses for the Glee Club. The 100 member ensemble will present a variety of music, to include patriotic selections music from the Broadway stage, choir classics and a performance of the Duruflé Requiem, accompanied by the Naval Academy Chapel organist, Monte Maxwell.

 

Enjoy an excursion for adventure quest

Join Outdoor Recreation for the Urban Adventure Quest in Savannah starting at 10 a.m. March 10. Quest is part game, part city tour, an interactive adventure that will take you through historic downtown Savannah as you solve clues and complete 16 challenges. Begins at Franklin Square and ends at Wright Square. Quest covers two miles over a three-hour period. Four bonuses. Teams of six persons or less. Sign up at Low Country Adventure Center, building 8325, by March 8. Units and FRG teams welcome. Cost per team is $40. For more call 435-8205. 

 

International Women's Day

International Women's Day is celebrated to the theme of "Keeping It Real" 11:30 a.m. March 8 at Club Stewart.  The free event is hosted by the 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade and Women's Mentorship Network, and features a panel of distinguished female leaders. Join the conversation and come out to support female mentorship! 

 

AUSA holds Home Buying 101

The Association of the United States Army invites community members to a Home Buying 101 lunch and learn, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29 at Bryant Commons, 438 West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.  Reservations are being accepted through March 23, at 912 977-3242.  Military, spouses and guest are welcome free of charge.  For more information call 912 977-1077.

 

Education fair scheduled

Winn Army Community Hospital is holding its third annual education fair, noon to 4:30 p.m. April 13 in Winn's Patriot Auditorium. The educational fair is for our military community to enlighten perspective students on the various medical programs offered by institutions of higher learning in our surrounding area. Please come out and join us.

 


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