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Posted: March 9, 2018 10:12 a.m.
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MWR, Coastal Happenings Briefs

Claxton Rattlesnake weekend

Two day event that features the fourth annual Rattlesnake Run, a parade and festival, and a car show. Get more information at 


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 or call 912 767-2841.  Check out the details in the Frontline at: For up to date information and events on Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield follow our Facebook page at 


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.


Mighty Eighth offer Veterans venue

The Kilroy Coffee Klatch is honored to serve as a venue for our Veterans to gather. We invite all veterans to join in, meet other veterans from the area, share your stories, or share whatever is on your mind. We offer FREE admission to the Museum and complimentary coffee and doughnuts for attending veterans and their guests. The Kilroy Coffee Klatch will be held the first Tuesday of every month at 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Our ongoing presentation series, "Rare Birds" will feature the Museum's own N9MB Flying Wing, the prototype for the planned B-35 and YB-49 bombers and the great, great grandfather to the B-2 Stealth Bomber.  This informative presentation will start at 10:30am in the Museum Theater. Don't forget to browse the Museum's collection of aircraft afterwards. We hope this monthly meeting will provide an enjoyable and meaningful exchange of ideas for our Veterans.


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


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 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. 


Veterans Forum

Congressman Buddy Carter will host a Veterans Forum at Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus Athletic Complex, 11935 Abercorn Street in Savannah.   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. Times are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for the Expo and 11:45 a.m.  for the VA officials question and answer period. 


Miles For Meals 5k

Senior Citizens, Inc. hosts the eitgth annual Miles for Meals 5k Run/Walk Mar. 24, 8 a.m., beginning at Senior Citizens, Inc. On Bull Street. Participants are encouraged to bring their four-legged friends, kids in strollers, and dress as their favorite foods.  Race proceeds supports the Meals on Wheels program.  Discounts for groups of four or more, see or call 912 236-0363 for more details.


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. 


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.


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.


Okefenokee Wildlife Adventure

Explore the wonders of nature, with a chance to see hawks, alligators, bears and other wildlife during this Leisure Travel trip Saturday, April 21 to the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge at Waycross. The cost is $30 for adults, $20 for children ages 5-11, and $10 for children 4 and under. Depart 7:30 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. Cost covers transportation and admission, including a 90-minute boat ride through Suwannee Canal. Guests required to bring their own bagged lunch. For more information, call 912 767-2841 at Stewart or  315-3674 at Hunter.

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