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Posted: March 29, 2018 8:37 a.m.
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Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Briefs

Safe Ride Shuttle available 

For a worry-free night out in Savannah on payday weekends - check out Safe Ride! Service Members can enjoy downtown without asking “should I be driving home?” Only $10 per person (Active Duty Soldiers only). Picking up at various locations on Fort Stewart, limited space. Tickets can be purchased 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.

 

Super Saver Program

Are you interested in winning $500? If so, this program is for you! Take a look around. Is there something you see that is wasting money? Is it a problem we can solve locally? If you are a Garrison civilian employee and submit the best idea for saving the Garrison money, you will win $500. Submit your idea on the Super Saver Nomination Form available on the Team Stewart web page under Garrison Resource Management Office (bottom of page is nomination form). Nominations are boarded with the Garrison of the Quarter Award submissions. Submit ideas to usarmy.stewart.usag.list.dhr-workforce@mail.mil.

 

Online food handlers class 

Anyone interested in taking the food handlers course now has the ability to do it online.  Certification is good for one year.  Register online at eventbrite.com, or log on to www.winn.amedd.army.mil. Click on the Healthcare Services tab, click Preventive Medicine and Wellness, then Environmental Health. The Basic Food Handlers Course study material and quiz are at the bottom of the screen.

 

Army food truck is here

The Culinary Outpost is a Soldier-run, Soldier-focused food truck that is making its way around Fort Stewart. We are open in multiple locations from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook at @ftstewfoodtruck for daily locations and specials!

 

FLEP opportunity

Interested in a career as a judge advocate?  Officers in the grade of O-1 through O-3 with two to six years of active duty service are encouraged to apply for the 2018 Funded Legal Education Program selection board.  Applications must be received at the Judge Advocate General Corps  Personnel, Plans, and Training Office  and at Human Resource Center no earlier than Aug. 1 and by Nov. 1. Applicants should schedule interviews with Nancy Seaton, nancy.e.seaton.civ@mail.mil for Septermber.  The selection board convenes Dec. 3-4. The results will be posted in January 2019 at www.jagcnet.army.mil. Please see the following Milper message for further details at https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/18-081.

 

ChristFit Bible study offered

ChristFit is a community weekly Bible study held at  Fort Stewart Main Post Chapel and includes fellowship, sharing a meal and growing in God together. Tuesday evenings through April 17, ChristFit allows a family to attend different Bible Study sessions including children and teen programs. Each Tuesday there will be a family meal at 5:30 p.m. and Bible study at 6:30-7:45 p.m. Soldiers and their Families, single Soldiers, DOD civilians and military retirees are all welcome. For more information or to register on-line, go to "Christfit Fort Stewart" on Facebook. You can also contact Bill Agnew at 912 767-9789 or william.f.agnew4.civ@mail.mil.

 

Bible study offered

Wednesdays at noon at the Marne Chapel.  This year the focus is, "The Bible and Current Events." Each week we will take a look at the news of the week and how God's word can bring understanding and perspective to what's happening and how we can apply it to our lives.  Military personnel, civilian employees, contractors, retirees and Family Members are welcome to attend. Bring your own bag lunch. Study materials will be provided. For more information, contact Bill Agnew at 912 767-9789 or william.f.agnew4.civ@mail.mil

 

Annual Work Plan Available

The garrison commander approved the fiscal year 2018 annual work plan, published on the Direcotrate of Public Works SharePoint site.  Log into the link at https://sps13.stewart.army.mil/imcom/dpw/home; then select GC Approved DPW FY18 Annual Work Plan. Updates will be made as changes occur.

 

Control burns

Fort Stewart's Forestry Branch is in the midst of 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.  Up to date burn notices are posted to the Fort Stewart Hunter Army Airfield Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FortStewartHunterArmyAirfield. 

 

Special Olympics volunteers needed

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

 

Garrison commander's golf scramble

The garrison commander's golf scramble will be played at noon, Friday, 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.

 

Kids bowl free at bowling centers

Sign up at KidsBowlFree.com for the Kids Bowl Free program at Marne Bowling Center, building 402, and Stewart Bowling Center, building 450. Each registered child ages 0-15 can bowl two free games a day Monday-Friday (not available on holidays). Shoe rental is $2.50. No charge to register online for free games. Program runs from April-September. Family passes, at discount prices are available so parents can bowl with their children. For more information, call Marne Center at 912 767-4866 or Stewart Center at 912 767-4273. 

 

Community functional fitness challenge

Soldiers, Family Members, Army Civilians and the surrounding community are invited to compete in the Fort Stewart Community Functional Fitness Challenge scheduled May 12 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Caro Fitness Center, building 708. The cost is $15 for Active Duty Soldiers and $30 for all others. Registration under way at the Fort Stewart MWR WEBTRAC at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac103/wbwsc/stewartrectrac.wsc/wbsplash.html?wbp=1 Contestants in 10 age categories will complete three high intensity, constantly varied, functional movement workouts to determine if they are the fittest in their category. For more information, call 912 767-4763.

 

Take the Frontline Readership Survey

Do you read the Frontline Newspaper? Or do you get your post news from another source? We want to know. Take the readership survey and let us know how to best serve you. It's anonymous and takes only a few minutes to complete. Go to the link and share your thoughts at https://www.quicktapsurvey.com/survey/49f328015517ef6dffbb5b3f3e9a9cab.  The link is also found on the Fort Stewart Facebook site. 

 

State of the garrison slated 

The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield combined State of the Garrison briefing will be held April 18, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Club Stewart.  The SOTG is the Garrison Commander’s bi-annual event to share information with the workforce.   Topics include: Our Current Environment, IMCOM garrison commander and senior commander’s priorities and challenges to "getting there," along with accomplishments, workforce awards and recognition, and our way ahead.  The SOTG is open to all DA Civilians, contractors and tenant organizations personnel assigned to Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield. For U.S. Army Garrison employees the SOTG is your official place of duty.

 

Red Cross partners with Applebee’s

On Thursday, March 29 Applebee’s Restaurant supports the American Red Cross’ mission by donating, with a Red Cross voucher, 15% of your Applebee’s meal bill to the American Red Cross. The event hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Applebee’s, 1492 East Oglethorpe Highway in Flemington. Servers and Carside-to-Go specialists will be eager to take your vouchers and apply your support to the American Red Cross. If you have any question please contact us at 912 767-2197 or FortStewart@redcross.org. 

 

Youth volunteers are available

The American Red Cross Summer Youth Program is here! Another summer is approaching and the Red Cross Youth Volunteers are available to support your activity.The American Red Cross Summer Youth program runs June 11 through July 27. Our volunteers will be working 15 to 40 hours a week, based on supervisor need.  To request one or more Youth volunteers please fill out the needs assessment below and email it to FortStewart@redcross.org. The deadline for requesting youth volunteers is May 18. If you have any question please contact us at 912 767-2197 or FortStewart@redcross.org. 

 

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 the surrounding area. Please come out and join us.

 

Facebook Townhall scheduled

Facebook Town Hall on our Facebook pages from 1 to 2 p.m. April 11. Threads go live for you to post questions ahead of time at 1 p.m. April 8 at Fort Stewart Hunter Army Airfield and on Hunter Army Airfield.  See the garrison commander's invitation at www.facebook.com/FortStewartHunterArmyAirfield. 

 

Spring cemetery and historic sites tour

The Fort Stewart Cemetery and Historic Communities Council holds the annual Spring Cemetery Tour, Thursday, April 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning at the Liberty Independent Troop Park/Stafford Pavilion located on Highway 84 behind the Liberty County Recreation Department Office at 609 Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville.  Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.  During the visit we will see Brannen, Bethany, DeLoach and Wells Cemeteries, and the Taylors Creek Campground historic site.  Lunch will be at an installation Dining Facility.  Lunch cost is $5.60 (cash only.)    Please make reservations with Dina McKain at 912 435-9874 or email dina.m.mckain.civ@mail.mil.

 

LULAC offers service award

Submit your nomination  no later than April 10 for the League of United Latin American Citizens 2018 Excellence in Service Uniformed Services Public Service Award. The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity is now soliciting military and civilian nominees. Award to be presented at the defenders of freedom breakfast on Thursday, July 19 at the League of United Latin American Citizens' 88th National Convention being held in the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ.  See https://lulac.org.  For more information on this award and/or the submission process, please contact Hatherlee Zeigler, at 912 767-1522 or  hatherlee.l.zeigler.civ@mail.mil.

 

BIG Meritorious Service Award offered 

Submit your nomination for the Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award no later than April 17. The Office of Equal Employment Opportunity is now soliciting Military and Civilian nominees.  The award is to be presented at the 2018 Annual National Training Institute in New Orleans, Louisiana,  Aug.  13-16.  See www.bignet.org. For more information on this award and/or the submission process, please contact Hatherlee Zeigler, at 912 767-1522 or  hatherlee.l.zeigler.civ@mail.mil.

 

Fort Stewart dining facility hours

Thunder Café, located in building 3003, 1600 West 6th St. and Spartan Dining Facility in building 8439 on Vanguard Road, will be open for weekday breakfast, lunch, and dinner meals, Monday – Friday in April.  The Fort Stewart weekday meal hours for breakfast at Thunder Café is 8-9:30 a.m.; and at Spartan DFAC from 8-9:30 a.m.  Weekday lunch hours are 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. for Thunder Café and noon-1:30 p.m. for Spartan DFAC.  Thursday lunch and dinner meal hours for Thunder Café and Spartan is noon to 1:30 p.m. and dinner is 5-6:30 p.m.  Weekday dinner hours are 5-6:30 p.m. for Thunder Café and Spartan DFACs, with the exception of the Friday dinner meal hours, 4-5:30 p.m.

 

Fort Stewart Weekend/Holiday hours 

Spartan and Thunder Café DFACs will be operational for weekend and holiday meals during the month of April.  Designated weekend and holiday meals begin with the dinner meal on Friday at 4-5:30 p.m.  Hours are brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner 5-6:30 p.m.  After the lunch meal on March 29, Thunder Café will be closed and Spartan DFAC will be the only operational weekend/holiday DFAC March 30 to April 2. On April 26, after the lunch meal Spartan DFAC will be closed and Thunder Café will be the only operational weekend and holiday dining facility, April 27 – 30. 

 

Hunter Dining Facility hours

Hunter Army Airfield Consolidated DFAC (Bldg. 110, 89 William Barksdale Cir) weekday meal hours are breakfast 8-9:30 a.m.; lunch from noon-1:30 p.m.; and dinner from 5-6:30 p.m. Weekend and holiday meal hours are brunch 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; and supper 5-6:30 p.m.

 

Gate hours: change

The Director of Emergency Services has reviewed community input regarding access control point closure on training holidays.  Based upon this input and the DES transition plan of ACP manning from Military Police Soldiers to civilian Department of the Army security guards, beginning Friday, the installation will open Fort Stewart Gates 3 and 8 on training holidays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Gate 3 is located at the intersection of Old Sunbury Road and Harmon Ave, near the Southern Oaks community, and Gate 8 is located on Veteran's Parkway.  Gates 1 and 5 will continue their normal 24/7 operations.


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