1. Viper Friday Flight For 27 May 2011 Congratulations to the Class of 2011 from Effingham County Schools! Upcoming Events: -29 May @ 2000 Candlelight Vigil in remembrance of Fallen Soldiers (Cottrell Field FS) -1 June @1000 603rd Change of Command between Hangar 850 and 860 -11-12 June 0800-1700 Teenage Baby Sitters certification Bldg 1284 -15 June @ 1000 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade Change of Command -23 June @ 1000 Hunter Garrison Change of Command (DAACG) TOW TO GO:This weekend, AAA is teaming up with Budweiser to keep the roads safe with Tow-To-Go. Since 1998, Tow-To-Go has safelyremoved more than 13,600 drunk drivers from the roads. By calling 1-800-AAA-help, a tow truck will take the vehicle and driverhome safely. This service is free for both AAA members and non-members.The campaign runs May 27 through May 30. You can call the Installation Safety Office @ 767-7880 or 315-5814 if you have anyquestions. RECREATION AREAS CLOSED:Fort Stewart recreation areas flanking the Ogeechee River are closed until further notice due to the Georgia Environmental ProtectionDivision (EPD), DNR Wildlife Division and U.S. EPA responding to a fish kill occurring on an approximate 35-40 mile segment ofthe Ogeechee River in the Counties of Screven and Bulloch with possible effects in Bryan, Chatham, and Effingham Counties. FortStewart recreation areas B-23, B-24, C-16, C-17, and C-18 are closed until the cause of the fish kill is determined. Citizens areadvised to avoid swimming or consuming fish taken from the Ogeechee River in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham and Screven Counties.For more information please contact the Fort Stewart Fish and Wildlife Office at 912-767-2584. Don’t Miss OUT! AFRC’s Great Getaways Sweepstakes!Have you visited any of the five Armed Forces Recreation Centers operated by Army Family and MWR?Nows your chance to win a fantastic trip to an AFRC location by entering AFRCs Great Getaways Sweepstakes, sponsored by USAAand GM Military Discount.Enter to win a trip for two to the AFRC Resort Destination of your choice!Armed Forces Recreation Centers (AFRC) full-service resort hotels are Joint Service Facilities that provide quality, wholesome,affordable, family-oriented vacation and recreation opportunities. Service members, their families, and other authorized patrons(including official travelers) are eligible (Total Defense Force).The grand prize winner will receive round-trip airfare for two to the AFRC resort of their choice PLUS $2,500 spending cash. Visitwww.AFRCResorts.com and click on the "Great Getaways" banner to enter and a chance to win.Dont delay! The contest ends on June 15. One entry per day allowed. No Federal Endorsement of Sponsors Implied. SUMMER READING PROGRAM STORYTIME SPECIAL KICKOFFJune 1: Children up to age 12 are invited to a Special Kick Off to Midsummer Knights Read 2011 Summer Reading Program atGeorge P. Hays Library, Bldg. 411. Come see a spectacular show combining awesome animation, puppetry, comedy-theater, magicand music into one incredible innovative childrens show. Sean Driscoll, a professional youth entertainer, will present his "Wand ofDreams" program, a mathematical fairy tale. There will be two showings, first show from 3-4 p.m., and the second show from 4-5p.m. Limited space, so sign up now for either show, at the Library or call 767-2828 for more information.
2. UPDATE EFMP RECORDS:If you are a Soldier who has a Family member enrolled in the Armys Exceptional Family Member Program be sure to remain currentby updating their records at least every three years or when health conditions change. When soldiers who have Family Membersenrolled in EFMP and are nominated for assignments, HRC career managers coordinate with gaining commands and use theinformation to determine whether medical services are available for the EFMP member. Stewart-Hunter Soldiers can arrange to updateEFMP records by calling Winn Army Community Hospital at 435-6970 or 6505. For more information, visitwww.myarmyonesource.com/familyprogramsandservies/familyprograms/exceptionalfamilymemberprogram/default.aspx/. ACS SURVEY-YOUR PARTICIPATION IS NEEDEDOngoing: To better serve you, please take the time to have your voice heard! Army Community Service is encouraging Soldiers andFamily Members to complete the Need Assessment Survey online. The information you provide will help us to deliver the mosteffective programs and services and highlight issues that are important to you. The Need Assessment Survey can be found onwww.myarmyonesource.com/survey_Fort_Stewart. Call (Stewart) 767-5058 or (Hunter) 315-6816 for additional information. FORT STEWART/HUNTER AAF OUTDOOR POOLS OPENHunter Outdoor Pool (behind Hunter Club, Bldg. 6015) is opening May 27 thru Sep. 5 for the 2011Summer Season. The pools will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday thru Sunday. Thepool passes are $3 daily, $34 individual, and $60 for Family season passes. Remember, if youpurchase your season pass on opening day, you will receive half off the price. For more informationcall 315-5786 (Hunter). VFW Post 7331 MEMORIAL DAY GOLF SCRAMBLEMay 27: The Richmond Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7331, hosts a Memorial Day Golf Scramble 8 a.m. May 27 at the SterlingLings Golf Course. The event starts with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. and the driving range opens at 7 a.m. Registration fees are $160 fora 4-person team, $45 for individuals and includes green fees, golf cart and lunch. (No metal spike shoes allowed, shirts much havecollars.) For more information or to register, contact SFC Frederick Jackson (Ret) at 271-4146 or email@example.com. WALTHOURVILLE HOSTS MILITARY APPRECIATIONMay 28: City of Walthourville hosts 3rd Annual Military Appreciation on 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 28. A parade will start the event at9am at the City Hall and travels to Johnnie Frasier Park. There will FREE food, fun and family time for all. We will have activitiesand entertainment for all. For more information, contact Margaret Bess at 368-7501 or firstname.lastname@example.org. TEEN SKATE JAMMay 28: Calling all Teens (ages 13-18) for a fun night out from 8-10 p.m. on May 28 at Corkan Family Fun Center, Bldg. 449. Cometo our skate jam under the cool lights and music. Bring your favorite music and we will play it on the sound system. Remember,Stewarts curfew rules apply. The cost is $5 per person which includes skate rental. For more information, call 767-4273. SOS CANDLELIGHT VIGILMay 29 at 8 p.m.: The Stewart-Hunter Survivor Outreach Services would like to invite all members of the community to a candlelightvigil held at Fort Stewart’s Cottrell Field/Warriors Walk. Come out to honor and remember all of the Fallen Soldiers who have madethe ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. The Color Guard from the Fort Stewart Youth ChalleNGe Academy will be performing. Call435-9761 for more information. HUNTER GOLF GREENS AERATEDMay 31 & June 1: Hunter Golf Club closes nine holes each day to aerate the front or back greens. The nine holes not aerating areavailable for play once or twice to make up for 18 holes of golf. For updates, call 315-9115. ACS SURVEY-YOUR PARTICIPATION IS NEEDEDNow until June 30: To better serve you, please take the time to have your voice heard! Army Community Service is encouragingSoldiers and Family Members to complete the Need Assessment Survey online. The information you provide will help us to deliverthe most effective programs and services and highlight issues that are important to you. The Need Assessment Survey can be found onwww.myarmyonesource.com/survey_Fort_Stewart. Call (Stewart) 767-5058 or (Hunter) 315-6816 for additional information. Hunter AAF Traffic Warning! Beginning Monday, 2 May, eight road intersections will be closed to traffic on Hunter Army Airfield, Monday through Friday, 6:30 –7:30 a.m. during physical training. The locations are Horace Emmett Wilson Blvd. and Lightning Road; Leonard Neal St. andLighting Road; William Barksdale Circle and Lighting Road; Billy Mitchell Blvd. and Lighting Road; Hickam Blvd. and Billy
3. Mitchell Blvd.; Billy Mitchell Blvd. and William Barksdale Cir.; N. Perimeter Road and Stephen Douglas St.; and North PerimeterRoad and the area north of the 117th ACS Complex. Baby Loves Disco Free tickets for Baby Loves Disco, whose Lemonade Tour music and fun had Club Stewart rocking forthree hours last November, are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Stewart and Hunter LeisureTravel Offices.Distribution of tickets, which are needed for admission to the event, began on Monday (2 May).The dance party for kids ages four months to 7 yrs will be held in the Club Stewart Ballroom from 1700-2000on 31 May. Children will dance to groovy 70’s and 80’s disco music and have a ball with games and activities suchas face-painting, sock puppets, an art wall and more. At Stewart, the Leisure Travel office is at building 419 inthe PX Furniture Mall complex. At Hunter, the office is in building 1286. Call 912-767-2841 at Stewart and 912-315-3674 at Hunterfor more information. WOUNDED WARRIOR GOLF CLASSIC SEEKS PARTICIPANTS May 23: The Wounded Warrior Foundation of the Low Country is planning their first annual Golf Classic at the Hampton Hall GolfCourse in Bluffton, SC. The tournament is a best ball scramble format. The organizers are requesting the presence of 19 WoundedWarriors to be honorary guests. Soldiers participating will be paired up with other tournament players if they choose to play in thetournament. Soldiers will be provided lunch, refreshments, golf clubs and a cocktail party after the tournament at no cost. Round triptransportation will be provided. To sign up or for further details contact CPT Ash Thomas at 435-9741 or email@example.com.Slots will be filled at a first come first serve basis. Deadline is May 13. All proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Foundation. REGISTER FOR THE OUTLAW OFFSHORE FISHING EVENT, NOW:The word is out to register by June 2 for the June 4 fishing event at Fort McAllister, GA. Like the previous event, it is popular amongSoldiers, so do not hesitate to sign-up. There are limited spaces available for Active Duty Soldiers, National Guard and Reservist.Outlaw Offshore Fishing Club out of Fort McAllister is offering this opportunity to fish in their June tournament. Soldiers selected arerequire to attend a mandatory captains meeting 6-9 p.m. June 3 at the Fort McAllister Marina restaurant (dinner provided), where boatcaptain pairing and Saturday departure times will be determined. Bait and equipment will be provided, however you must have aGeorgia fishing license which may be purchased on line at http://www.dnr.state,.ga.us. For more information call Hunter LeisureTravel Offices at 315-3674 (Hunter). REGISTER FOR HUNTER VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL,Hunter Religious Support Office conducts their 2011 Vacation Bible School, 9 a.m. to Noon, June 20-24. Registration is open toChapel/DOD/Military Children from Kindergarten/4 Years old to 6th graders. The theme is "Big Apple Adventure - Where Faith andLife Connect." Space is limited. Registration started May 1 and continues until May 30 or until all slots are full. Volunteers are alsoneeded to teach classes and assist with the setup/cleanup; a background check must be made before anyone can assist. Teenagers canvolunteer as assistants with parents permission. To register or learn more, contact Charles Archer at 315-5934. iWatch - REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITYThe iWatch Program encourages Community Members to keep security in mind throughout your day. Our continued safety isenhanced by the number of Soldiers, Family Members, and Civilian personnel who are aware of what type of suspicious behaviorshould be reported and then doing so. If you want a presentation on the iWATCH Program youre your group or organization contactMr. Gordon Bartholf at 767-0999 or by email at Gordon.H.Bartholf@conus.army.mil (Fort Stewart) or Mr. Tony Mabrey at 315-5350or by email at Anthony.Mabrey@conus.army.mil. If you see suspicious behavior which you believe is threatening call the iWATCHReporting number at 315-6133 at Hunter Army Airfield. Teen High Adventure Camp RegistrationRegistration will close 2 June for the action-filled Teen High Adventure Camp, scheduled 12-17 June in the Nantahala National Forestin North Carolina.The trip is sponsored by the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Child, Youth and School Services and is open to CYSS-registeredyouth 12-18 years of age.Youth can learn lifetime outdoor adventure skills through activities such as hiking on the Appalachian Trail, climbing what isdescribed as one of the best ropes challenge courses in the Southeast, tubing in the Smoky Mountains and white water rafting downthe Nantahala River. Meals, transportation and cabin accommodations are included.The cost is $100 per person. Register in person through Stewart/Hunter CYSS Parent Central Services. No re-funds will be grantedafter 2 June. For more information call the School Liaison Office at 767-6533 or 315-6586.
4. CDC Grand Opening on HAAF!A ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of the Child Development Center, building 148 at 131 Leonard Neal Street onHunter Army Airfield, will be held beginning at 0930 on14 June.The full-service facility will provide 144 additional child care spaces for Family Members ages 0-5 years of the Hunter Community.It contains 13,153 square feet of space and was built at a cost of $4.3 million.Soldiers, Family Members and members of the local community are invited.Hours of Operation will be 0530-1800 Monday through Friday, closed weekends.Registration and enrollment information is available by calling the HAAF Parent Central Services Office, located in building 1286, at912-315-5425. Celebrate Independence Day on FS/HAAF!The following are scheduled at Stewart and Hunter during the ―Worth Fighting For‖ Independence Day Weekend Celebration. Visitthe FMWR Website at http://www.stewartmwr.com/ for parking info, event maps, & other details.July 1 (Fri) Fort Stewart9 a.m. – ―Worth Fighting For‖ Independence Day Weekend Celebration 4-person Golf Scramble at Taylors Creek Golf Course. $30per person. 767-2370July 2 (Sat) Hunter Army Airfield8 -11 a.m. Kids Fishing Event at Hallstrom Lake. 912-315-9554.8 a.m. ―Worth Fighting For‖ Independence Day Weekend Celebration 4-person Golf Scramble at Hunter Golf Club. $30 per person.315-911511:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free admission for Soldiers & Family Members at Hunter Outdoor Pool. 315-57861 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free bowling, including use of bowling shoes free, for Soldiers & Family Members at Hunter Lanes BowlingCenter. 315-62794 p.m. to 8 p.m. Activities at the Family Day Field will include a large & small Moonwalk, a Rock Climbing Wall, Air Ball Shot,soccer goal kick, a 72-foot obstacle course, a trampoline, 4-in-1 Basketball and a Rapid Fire inflatable game. Food vendors also willbe on site. Entertainment will include the Disc-Connected K9s Frisbee dog show. Sam’s Path Petting Zoo will bring some exoticanimals for Family Members’ enjoyment. The celebration at Family Day Field also will include musical entertainment. A fireworksdisplay will bring the evening to a close.July 3 (Sun) Fort Stewart6-7 p.m. ―Salute to the Nation‖ atCottrell Field. Citizens from communities surrounding Fort Stewart are invited to attend thisstirring ceremony. There is no charge.July 4 (Mon) Fort Stewart10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sam’s Path Petting Zoo. Pet & feed various animals!10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Up to three performances by the Disc-Connected K9s Frisbee dog show10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CYSS activities, free to Soldiers & Families, will be held at Newman Field. Activities will include a bouncehouse, Turbo Slide, Wild One Slide, climbing wall, trampoline jump, spin art, character drawing, mechanical bull, video arcade,balloon artist, video arcade, outdoor laser tag, CYSS games & face-painting. Food vendors will be present. 767-4316.10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission for Soldiers & Family Members at the ―The Springs Splashpark,‖ the outdoor pool and otheractivities in the Corkan Family Recreation Area. Free bowling at Stewart Lanes. 767-4273.11:15a.m. to 2:15p.m. Hinesville Military Affairs Committee food court: Soldiers & Family Members will enjoy a wide varietyof food such as barbecue, bratwurst, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers & more in the vicinity of AAFES Service Center.6 -10 p.m. FREE Independence Day concert at Donovan Field featuring Grammy winners Fantasia and the Zac BrownBand!Following her triumph in the 2004 edition of American Idol, the song ―I Believe‖ made Fantasia Monique Barrino the first recordingartist in history to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard charts with a debut single.
5. Her third studio album, Back to Me, was released in August 2010 and features the single "Bittersweet," which peaked in the top ten onthe R&B chart and brought her the Grammy in February for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Her other albums are FreeYourself (2004) and Fantasia (2006). Fantasia, featured the No. 1 R&B hit ―When I See U. ―In addition to her musical success, she also coveted a 2007 Theatre World Award for her performance as Celie in the Broadwaymusical The Color Purple & published her New York Times Bestseller memoir, Life is Not a Fairy Tale and starred as herself in theLifetime Network adaptation. Recently, she returned to the spotlight with the VH1 reality series Fantasia for Real.Described as an ―overnight success‖ that was years in the making, Zac Brown Band has recorded four studio albums, and charted sixNumber One singles on the Billboard country charts: "Chicken Fried," "Toes," "Highway 20 Ride," "Free," "As Shes Walking Away"and "Colder Weather." The single "Whatever It Is," peaked at number 2 on the Billboard chart.Among awards the band won this year were a Grammy for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals — ―As Shes Walking Away‖with Alan Jackson and the Academy of Country Music’s ―Top Vocal Event of the Year‖ award, also for "As Shes Walking Away‖ In2010, the band also won a Grammy as Best New Artist in addition to the Country Music Association’s ―New Artist of the Year‖award.10-10:30 p.m. Fireworks over Donovan Field. The display begins immediately at the close of the Zac Brown Band’s concert.Reminder… Pets & coolers are prohibited at all locations. Video cameras are prohibited at the concert.