Weekly Community Info 18 January 2013 MLK OBSERVANCE:The Warrior Transition Battalion will host a Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance 12 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18 atMoon Theater. The theme of the event is "The Life of a King: a Day On not a Day Off", and the Honorable Al Williams, 165th District Georgia State Representative, will be the special guest. This event is open to the public. NCO AND SOLIDER OF THE QUARTERThe Deputy Commanding General-Rear and the Senior Command Sergeant Major of the 3rd Infantry Divisionwould like to congratulate the winners of the 3rd Infantry Division Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier ofthe Quarter Board for the 4th Quarter, FY13. Sergeant Micah E. Chabo, Charlie Company, 3rd BSB, 1ABCT,was selected as the NCO of the Quarter and Specialist Nancy J. Cardoza, 473rd Quartermaster Company, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, was selected as the Soldier of the Quarter. If you see these outstanding Soldiers, congratulate them on a job well done! SEW SHOP CLOSURE: In observance of Martin Luther King Day, the Sew Shop on Fort Stewart and HAAF will be closed 18 - 21 January. For additional information, contact the COR, Ms. Malveria McIver at 435-0075. NEW HOURS OF OPERATION AT STEWART FITNESS CENTERS, Jan. 28: New hours of operation will take effect Jan. 28 at Newman, Caro and Jordan fitness centers on Fort Stewart. Effective on that date, Newman will extend its hours until 9 p.m. Monday-Friday; Caro will open at 5 a.m.Monday-Friday; and Jordan will be closed on weekends. 4 IBCT Fitness Center is not affected by the changes. For more information, call the fitness center involved. FREE TICKETS TO AASU PIRATES vs. COLUMBUS STATE BASKETBALL GAME, Jan. 19 Limited number of free tickets available to ID cardholders for the AASU Pirates Military Appreciationbasketball game Jan. 19 at AASU. Pick up at Leisure Travel, Bldg. 419 (Stewart) or Bldg. 1286 (Hunter). Game times 1:30 p.m. (women), 3:30 p.m. (men). Free parking, with no campus permit required, available in the Sports Center lot, marked as "P1" at http://www.armstrong.edu/images/about/Armstrong_campus_map.pdf." 8 FOR 8 BOWLING LEAGUE AT STEWART LANES, Jan. 19-Mar. 9: Eight for Eight Bowling League is open for kids (ages 4-12) from 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, starting Jan.19 atStewart Lanes Bowling Center, Bldg. 450. Children bowl two games per week and at end of program receive afree bowling ball. Cost of $8 per week covers shoe rental, instructional fees, equipment, one-year membershipto USBC Basic Youth, USBC Membership Card and League Award Emblems. For details, call 912-767-4273. NFL CHAMPIONSHIP FOOTBALL AT ROCKY’S ZONE, Jan. 20: Watch the AFC and NFC Championship games Jan. 20 at Rocky’s Zone, where there’s no charge for admission and there’s not a bad seat in the house. The Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots battle for the AFC title. The San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons play for the NFC championship. Winners play in Super Bowl XLVII. Doors open at noon. Drink specials will be offered. For more, call 912-767-4316. CLUB NIGHT AT ROCKY’S FEATURES LIVE SALSA BAND, Jan. 26: Club Night, featuring Sal Pal Son salsa band, will be held from 9 p.m. -1 a.m. Jan. 26 at Rocky’s Zone, Bldg. 703. Prize given to best-dressed Soldier or guest in Latin attire. Cost is $5 per person. Drink specials, snacks
available. Patrons must be 18 years old to enter and 21 to purchase a drink. For more information, call 912-767- 4316. MANAGED HOG HUNT REGISTRATION: Register until Jan. 27 for tree-stand managed hog hunt scheduled Feb. 2 by FMWR. Apply at Stewart Pass & Permit Office, Bldg. 8093, or Hunter Pass & Permit, Bldg. 1286. Hunt is for Active Duty and Retirees. Fifty slots available, with five reserved for Military Retirees. Participants will be chosen in lottery type drawing 2p.m. Jan. 28. A $10 per hunter fee is payable upon selection. More information: 912-435-8061 (Stewart) or 912- 315-5163 (Hunter). HUNTER AEROBIC-THON & HEALTH FAIR, Jan. 26: Aerobic-Thon on Jan. 26 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Tominac Fitness Center, Bldg. 919 will showcase aerobic classes taught by certified instructors. Styles include kick-boxing, step, Zumba, and more. Health Fair portion features nutrition consultation, body composition testing, blood pressure and blood glucose screenings andpersonal trainer. Active Duty Soldiers, Family Members, Retirees, Army Civilians and civilian guests invited to take part. There’s no charge. For details, call 912-315-5078. FAMILY NITE-DINNER AND BOWLING SPECIAL AT STEWART LANES, Jan. 27:Families are invited to take advantage of Family discount night Jan. 27 from 4-8 p.m. at Stewart Lanes Bowling Center, Bldg. 450. For $30, Family of (5) receives 10-total games bowling, 5 shoe rentals and dinner. For details, call 912-767-4273. FITNESS CENTERS TO STOP PROVIDING WORK-OUT TOWELS, Feb. 1: Family and MWR’s fitness facilities at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will stop providing work-out towels for its patrons beginning Feb. 1. Although an inconvenience for customers, the change will result in areduction in water consumption that will significantly contribute to overall Stewart/Hunter conservation goals,and cost savings that will allow basic programming and customer service to be maintained or increased at each center. FREEDOM TRAIL TOUR, Feb. 9:(Register by Feb. 2). Leisure Travel offers Freedom Trail Tour in Savannah Feb. 9 at 11:30 a.m. See remnants of Underground Railroad as well as where “free persons of color” lived during slavery times, port of entrywhere slaves were bought and sold, and African American Monument. Cost is $25 for adults, $20 for children. Includes transportation and tour. For details, call 912-767-2841 (Stewart) or 912-315-3674 (Hunter). MARDI GRAS MASQUERADE BASH AT THUNDER RUN, Feb. 8: Enjoy a taste of New Orleans Mardi Gras on Feb. 8 from 8 p.m. until midnight at Thunder Run. Heavy hors d’oeuvres and live Zydeco and Cajun Music, plus various casino games such as Infinity Bingo, Blackjack and Texas Hold’em. Cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple in advance, $30 per person, $50 per couple at the door. Tickets available at Club Stewart. More information: 912-368-2212. YOUTH SOCCER, TRACK & FIELD SIGN-UPS through Feb. 15:Fort Stewart Youth Sports will enroll Track & Field (ages 7-14 as of March 1) and soccer (ages 4-13 as of Dec. 31), continues until Feb. 15. Contact Parent Central Services at 767-2312 or stop by Bldg. 442 to join a team.Cost is $30 per child. Also, volunteer coaches are needed! For more information on coaching, call Youth Sports at 767-4371/9270.
FACEBOOK EDUCATION FORUM, Feb. 21: The first DoDEA/Liberty Co Schools Facebook Education Forum is scheduled Feb. 21 from 5-6 p.m. Representatives from the schools will answer school-related questions on a variety of topics. Fort Stewart CYSS/School Liaison Office invites all interested parties to be a part of the forum. Additional details will be announced. For more information, call 912-767-6533. MARNE TAX CENTER TIP FOR THE WEEK: Under certain circumstances, contributions to a traditional individual retirement account (IRA) can be tax- deductible in the year you make them. There may be a cap on how much of your contributions are deductible. If you qualify, contributing to an IRA can be a great way to reduce this years tax bill. Furthermore, you can deduct contributions made all the way until tax filing day (April 15). Call the Marne Tax Center for more information at (912) 767-1040. The Tax Center opens on January 30. We look forward to providing you with excellent tax preparation services. STEWART/HUNTER AAFES NOW HIRING:Positions at Fort Stewart/Hunter AAFES are open for transitioning military members, Spouses and Families and veterans. To learn more about what jobs are available and to apply for them, go to: www.applymyexchange.com. For additional information call 912-876-2494. SKIES OFFERS SAT PREP WORKSHOP: Fort Stewart SKIES is partnering with Athletes Global to offer a SAT Preparation Workshop for youth ingrades 10th-12th, Jan. 25-26 at the SKIES Unlimited Ft. Stewart, Bldg. 6571. Times: Friday, 6-8 p.m. Saturday,9 a.m.-1 p.m. Price/per Session: $100. CYSS Members can register at Parent Central Services, Bldg. 442, 912- 767-2312 or online https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/stewartcyms.html. For more information, contact SKIES, 912-767-3781. CGS GREEN TO GOLD: 3rd ID and tenant unit Soldiers interested in competing for the Commanding General’s Green to Gold HipPocket Scholarship Program will submit a nomination packet to their unit S-1. Completed nomination packets are due to the MSE G-1 NLT Feb. 1. The CG, 3ID will consider nominations and forward the FSGA nominations to Cadet Command by 1 Apr 13. Eligibility requirements are located in the MOI at http://www.goarmy.com/content/dam/goarmy/downloaded_assets/pdfs/hip-pocket-moi-12-13.pdf. All applicants must be medically qualified by the Department of Defense medical examiner review board beforeany award of scholarship is final. POC: Mr. Terry Taylor, MSE G1 Chief Personnel Actions at 912-435-9534. RESILIENCY TRAINING OFFERED: Kick off 2013 right by attending ACS’s Resiliency Training for Family members, Couples and DA Civilians.The entire course will be presented as a 7 Day course on Fort Stewart, Feb. 4-8 and Feb. 11-12, 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Learn how Bart Simpson, Rocky Balboa and Winnie the Pooh are tied to Resiliency and why thesecharacters are important. Advanced sign up is recommended. Child Care may be provided thru CYSS. Sign up on line or by calling 912-767- 1257/3863. FREE ENTRANCE DAYS IN THE NATIONAL PARKS: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day kicks off the first round of free entrance days in U.S. National Parks in 2013. All park entrance fees will be waived for 11 days in 2013. National Park Service fee-free dates in 2013 are Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Monday), National Park Week (April 22-26), the National Park Service’s Birthday (August 25), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 28), and the weekend of Veterans Day (Nov. 9-11). More information on free entrance days in the National Parks can be found at www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.
SPECIAL LODGING RATES IN SAVANNAH: The Hampton Inn and Suites Historic Savannah offers special rate of $89.00 from Feb. 1-8 off its hotelaccommodations. Happenings this week also include Georgia History Festival and Black Heritage Festival. For more information, call Mindy Klauss Shepard, 912-721-1604. DARRYL WORLEY COMING TO HINESVILLE, April 6: Darryl Worley announced as kick-off performer for the newly-built, Amphitheater at Bryant Commons. The live performance will celebrate the completion of the 1,500 hill-side, grass seating venue (bring your ownblanket), located in the beautiful Downtown Hinesville. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the gate and can bepurchased at www.etix.com. Worley frequently performs for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. He played a key role in the organization of the American Freedom Festival, an annual concert that benefits U.S. veterans. Transportation and parking information will be updated on www.hinesvilledowntown.com as the event approaches. Receive promotions and updates at: www.facebook.com/HinesvilleDowntown