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Posted: July 26, 2018 1:18 p.m.
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Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Briefs

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 at 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 Sept.  The selection board convenes Dec. 3-4. The results will be posted in January 2019 at www.jagcnet.army.mil. Please see the Milper message for further details at https://www.hrc.army.mil/Milper/18-081.

 

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 767-9789 or william.f.agnew4.civ@mail.mil.

 

Prescribed burns scheduled

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 767-2010. Up to date burn notices are posted to the Fort Stewart Hunter Army Airfield Facebook page, www.facebook.com/FortStewartHunterArmyAirfield.  

 

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 Friday. If you have any question please contact us at  767-2197 or FortStewart@redcross.org. 

 

Summer safety

Water safety - To prevent drowning, avoid alcohol when swimming or boating. Wear a lifejacket whenever you are on a boat. Make sure young children are supervised at all times when near the beach, on a boat, or by a pool or hot tub. Don't swim alone or in bad weather. Learn to swim and teach your children to swim. We also recommend that you learn CPR in case of an emergency. 

Sun safety - Protect against sunburn and heat stroke. Wear sunscreen with at least a sun protection factor 15 or higher and apply it generously throughout the day. Wear a hat outdoors and a good pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes. Drink plenty of water, especially when in the sun or if you are sweating heavily. If you feel faint or nauseous, get into a cool place immediately.

Travel safety - Do not drink and drive or travel with anyone who has been drinking. Take along a first aid kit to help you be prepared for common emergencies. Wear your seatbelt at all times. Make sure your vehicle has been properly serviced and is in good working shape before a long road trip. Familiarize yourself with your surroundings if you are in an unfamiliar place and know where the nearest emergency room is. Also, avoid talking or texting on a cell phone while driving.

 

Back to school brigade (C.A.I.R. fair)

Speak directly to school district officials and get the information you need for a great start to the school year at the Back to School Brigade C.A.I.R. Fair from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. July 26 at Tominac Fitness Center. 

 

Golf scramble on Fort Stewart

Garrison Commander Col. Jason Wolter will host a golf scramble starting at 1 p.m. Friday,  July 27, 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 767-2370.  

 

Hunter youth soccer registration ongoing

Registration continues until July 31 for Youth Sports fall soccer for ages 4-13 at Hunter Army Airfield. Participants develop skills, character while having fun and learning from a certified coach. Games played at Hunter Sports Complex and the local  YMCA. Cost is $25 for ages 4-5; $45 for ages 6-13. To register, call 315-3659, 315-5851 or Parent Central Services at 315-5425.

 

Employee empowerment survey offered

The Plans, Analysis, and Integration Office is conducting an Employee Empowerment Survey for all U.S. Army Garrison civilian employees through Aug. 10.  This is a local tool to assess employee’s perception of conditions within an organization, which contribute to an organization’s success.  Your input to the survey is voluntary and confidential and will assist the garrison in identifying areas for organizational improvement and measure employee engagement and empowerment within the garrison. This online survey will takes on 3 minutes to complete and is available through directorate training coordinators.  You may also access the survey through any device and online at  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/P6V7FSL or through the Fort Stewart Plans, Analysis, and Integration Office website  http://www.stewart.army.mil/index.php/about/Garrison/garrison-staff-offices/plans-analysis-integration-office, just click on the survey link. We appreciate your honest feedback in order to improve the organizational environment.  

For more information please contact Phyllis Taylor, 767-0443, or email phyllis.l.taylor.civ@mail.mil.

 

Post-9/11 GI Billl changes  

The Department of Defense issued a change to Department of Defense Instruction 1341.13, "Post-9/11 GI Bill," updating policy on the transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits by service members to eligible family members. Effective one year from the date of this change, eligibility to transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits will be limited to service members with at least six years, but not more than 16 years, of total creditable service. There is no change to current provisions requiring service member to have at least six years of service to apply to transfer benefits, and making a four-year commitment in the Armed Forces. Visit the following link for more information. https://www.milsuite.mil/book/

 

CPAC HR for supervisor

The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center will host  human resource training for supervisors class, Aug. 21-23, at the Army Education Center, Room 243. All supervisors must apply for the class at the CHARTAS website (https://www.atrrs.army.mil/channels/chrtas/student/main.aspx).  If you have any questions, please contact the Mrs. Kaskha Anthony at 912-767-1261.

 

Garrison commander brown bag lunches

The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander will conduct Brown Bag Lunches in July with employees in a non-supervisory status. Bring your own lunch.  Inform your supervisor(s) if you would like to attend. There will be other opportunities throughout the year to participate if you are unable to attend a session.  Encourage colleagues to attend and share thoughts and ideas with the Garrison Commander. Maximum participation from the workforce is desired in order for a multitude of viewpoints to be discussed. For more information contact  Phyllis Taylor, phyllis.l.taylor.civ@mail.mil or 767-0443.

 

Long range shoot at Stewart

A long range shoot will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at Red Cloud Echo Range on Fort Stewart. Open to rifles (up to .50 caliber) only. Cost is $15 per two-hour block. Paper targets 100-500 yards, steel targets at 750 and 1,000 yards. For more information, call 912-435-8205. All payments cash only. To reach Red Cloud Echo Range, take Highway 119 north. The range is on the right.

 

Fuel for health

Learn the fundamentals of nutrition by joining the Army Wellness Center for Fueling for Health on September 27, 2018 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Army Wellness Center, Building 201A.  To reserve a seat, please contact the Employee Assistance Program Manager, Lisa Pokorny at 767-5672 or email lisa.m.pokorny.civ@mail.mil.

 

Garrison commander golf scramble

Garrison Commander Col. Jason Wolter will host a golf scramble starting at 1 p.m. July 27, 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 767-2370.    

 

Civilian employee assistance

The Employee Assistance Program will conduct a Dealing with Difficult People Class, Aug. from 11 a.m. to noon in Building 201C, 807 Worcester Avenue, Fort Stewart.  This training is designed to increase awareness of difficult behaviors, learn ways to effectively respond to get your needs met, and react to difficult people!  To reserve your seat, call Lisa Pokorny at 767-5672 or email lisa.m.pokorny.civ@mail.mil.

 

Readership survey offered

Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Public Affairs values your feedback.  We are conducting a readership survey regarding The Frontlinen newspaper with respect to the Team Stewart website, social media platforms, and Marne Messages.  Help us determine how we can better assist the community in getting information to you.  The survey only has 20 questions and is anonymous.  A link to the survey is on the Team Stewart Website or can be reached at https://www.quicktapsurvey.com/survey/3bf6d3eeeff845a07f8d096e3825569f. 


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