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Posted: January 11, 2018 8:12 a.m.
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MWR, Coastal Happenings Briefs

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Bring one for the chipper

Recycle your live Christmas tree. Collection dates extend through tomorrow, Jan. 12 at the Fort Stewart and Hunter PX parking lots. Remove all lights, ornaments and stands before drop off.  For more information call 912-767-6573/8880.

 

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 https://www.commissaries.com/our-agency/newsroom/news-releases/scholarships-military-children-opens-dec-15. All applications must be submitted to your local commissary no later than Feb. 16, 2018.

 

BOSS mystery trip slated

Take a day trip with BOSS to a mystery location at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. 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 information, call 912 767-4717.

 

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.

 

Stress Management Class offered

As a member of the USAG Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield workforce, civilian employees are invited to attend a 'Finding Balance for Civilians:  Strategies for Managing Stress' workshop. The Employee Assistance Program and the Army Wellness Center will host the class Jan.  25 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Army Wellness Center, 808 Worcester Avenue, Building 201A, Fort Stewart.  To reserve your seat, please contact Lisa Pokorny at 912-767-5672/lisa.m.pokorny.civ@mail.mil.

 

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 StewartHunterMWR.com. 

 

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 USAJobs.gov 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.

 

Transition Summit held

Connect directly with Human Resource experts and hiring managers Jan. 23-24 starting at 8 a.m. each day, at Club Stewart. The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, working with USO and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield offers the opportunity for participants to attend, Jan. 23, industry specific employment briefs, attend a resume and digital networking workshop.  On Jan. 24, join a morning of interactive discussion with local and national employers during a career fair.  Need a resume, visit resumeengine.org.  For more information about the sumit or other Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Programs, contact the Fort Stewart Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance program center at 912 767-2381. 

 

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 StewartMWR.com. 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 additional information, call 912-767-3031.

 

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.

 

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 http://www.militarychildoftheyear.org/ to learn more and nominate a child today. 

 

OCS Reunion scheduled

2018 US Army Officer Candidate School Alumni Association Reunion: The reunion will be conducted March 25-29, in Columbus, Ga. The OCS continues to serve as a principal venue for officer accessions for the Army. Graduates include more than 40 Medal of Honor recipients.   Mini-class reunions are also being encouraged. There will be a hospitality room with OCS memorabilia and book signings by noted authors like Ralph Peters and other OCS graduates. The reunion will include a Hall of Fame induction ceremony, reception, and formal dinner including the presentation of the Patterson Award. There is an optional tour to the Little Whitehouse/Warm Springs. There will also be demonstrations and briefings at Fort Benning highlighting developments related to the OCS program. The reunion will include lunch and other interactions with current OCS candidates. The reunion will be conducted at the Columbus Marriott Hotel, 800 Front Avenue, Columbus, Ga. 31901. 1-706-324-1800. The association represents all Army officers commissioned through any Officer Candidate School, regardless of previous locations or branch affiliation. Please refer to the OCS web site at https://www.ocsalumni.org for registration, itinerary, and other important information or contact Nancy Ionoff, (813) 917-4309.

 

PULSE Art, Technology Festival, Jan. 17-21

Start 2018 with an exciting mix of art, science, technology, and fun as the PULSE Art + Technology Festival returns to the Jepson Center for its 12th year! One of Telfair's signature programs, PULSE highlights innovative, technology-based art in exciting exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and performances. Programs include lectures by PULSE artists, evening screenings, workshops, and performances. Sponsored by the City of Savannah's Department of Cultural Affairs and Infinity Inc. Media sponsor: Connect Savannah.All PULSE events are free to students with valid student IDs and Chatham County residents with proof of residency, except for the opening night lecture and performance, which is free to museum members, $8 admission for non-members. Without a valid student or Chatham County ID, regular museum admission is required for entrance.

 

PULSE free Family day, steam team expo

Telfair's most popular Family Day includes opportunities to experience all of the 2018 PULSE exhibitions and experiment with technology teaching tools. This year's PULSE Free Family Day and STEAM Expo will feature hands-on tech projects for all ages, creative tech demos from local schools and colleges, and live performances.Admission is free, and is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aactivities are from 1-4 p.m.  Jan. 20 at the Jepson Center in Savannah. 

 

Daughters of the Dust film screening

Julie Dash's dreamy, visually-striking film, the first wide-release feature by a female African American director, tells the story of the Peazant family who are in the process of leaving their home on the Sea Islands for the mainland in 1902. Filmed near Savannah at Hunting Island, SC, the film was among the first to depict the complexity of Gullah-Geechee culture. (1991, 152 minutes) Co-sponsored by Telfair's Friends of African American Arts. 6 p.m. Jan. 25, the event film will be shown at the Jepson Center in Savannah.  Admission is free.



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