Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA

Edition Date: 7 November 2018

The information contained herein is compiled from many sources and contains official and unofficial information. The 160th SOAR(Abn), U.S. Army, or Department of Defense does not endorse or recommend any commercial products or services mentioned in this e-mail. Forwarding this e-mail link through Family Readiness Group channels is solely for information purposes and the convenience of the reader. It does not constitute endorsement and/or approval and does not mean the 160th SOAR(Abn), USA, or DOD is liable in any way for the performance of any commercial products or the provision of any services mentioned in this e-mail.

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< Honoring the Fallen - November Remembrances >

"I serve with the memory and pride of those who have gone before me, for they loved to fight, fought to win and would rather die than quit."

We remember fallen Night Stalker, SP4 Timothy Hensley, 4 November 1980. SPC Hensley was taking part in an exercise while playing the role of a "downed pilot". When the OH-6 Little Bird helicopter lifted him and began to fly away, the carabineer hook on the harness failed, and he was dropped in the trees at the end of the airfield at Eglin AFB, FL. NSDQ!

We remember the fallen crewmembers of aircraft tail #999. CW3 William Tuttle and SP4 Richard Thompson lost their lives on 4 October 1983 when their UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter crashed in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Panama during a training mission. NSDQ!

We remember SGT Justin LaJoieGrosvenor who lost his life on 19 November 2017. NSDQ!

We remember SSG Thomas Nelson who lost his life to an aneurism on 27 November 1999. NSDQ!

We remember PFC Blaine Adams, who lost his life on 29 November 2008 after he suffered a shallow water black-out during company swim training at Fort Lewis, Washington. NSDQ!


< Families of Fallen Night Stalkers >

***Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) Holiday Luncheon (November 15)

Annual Holiday Luncheon, lunch buffet, games, tips on holiday stress reductions and alot of fun with Friends and Team SOS.

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***Surviving Families Trees for Troops program - Deadline (November 26)

If you are interested in a Christmas Tree let your SOS Team know before 26 Nov. The tree is free of charge 1 voucher per Family give us a call at 912-435-9598/9633.

USASOC Gold Star Families - Army Navy Game (December 8)

USASOC Soldier, Family and Command Support Association is looking for 30 Gold Star Family members and a guest to attend the Army Navy Game on their behalf.

See attached flyer for more information.

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< Veteran's Day Discounts & Free Offers >

***Free Admission - Six Flags over Georgia (10-11 November)

During this weekend (10-11 November), there will be complimentary admission for current (active) military members and up to three dependents. If a military service member is currently deployed during this day, a spouse and up to three dependents can receive complimentary admission with a current military ID card. Active service members can purchase an unlimited amount of additional tickets for family members or friends for 50% off plus tax per ticket.

All admission tickets must be purchased at the front gate to receive these special military discounts and a valid military ID card is required.


Military Appreciation Days on Veterans Day Weekend, November 10 and 11.

Free Lunch for Veterans at Texas Roadhouse (11 November )

Texas Road House Savannah Mall is offering “FREE LUNCH” on Veterans Day (Sunday - November 11th) for all our Military Personnel (Active, Former or Retired) from 11:30 – 2PM.

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Free Admission & Special Pricing for Military at Legoland & Kennedy Space Center (November)

LEGOLAND (Florida) - For the month of November all Veterans can receive FREE admission. Family member tickets can be purchased for 50% off (up to 6). Active Duty members are always free entrance.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER (Florida) - Active duty, Reserve, Retirees: FREE entrance to Kennedy Space Center Veteran’s Day weekend (Nov 9-11). Tickets can purchase (up to 4 tickets) for 50% off at the ticketing gate.

***List of Veterans Day celebration in our local area

Skidaway Island Veterans Day ceremony, 11:15 a.m. to noon, Friday, Nov. 9, Lt. Col. William Hansen is the keynote speaker, 3rd ID band and color guard.

Richmond Hill High School Veterans Day assembly, 9-11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9, keynote speaker from Recruiting Command.

Ebenezer Middle School Veterans Day ceremony, noon to 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, Lt. Col. Clay Livingston, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd ID, is the keynote speaker.

Savannah Vietnam Veterans of America Veterans Day ceremony, 6:30-8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, Command Sgt. Maj. Lavander Wilkerson, Hunter Army Airfield senior enlisted leader, is the keynote speaker, 3rd ID band, 3rd CAB firing party.

Sun City Veterans Association Veterans Day ceremony, 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, 3rd Sustainment Brigade chaplain.

Richmond Hill Veterans Day celebration, 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 10, Lt. Col. Joshua LaMotte, 3rd SB, is the keynote speaker, 3rd SB color guard and firing party.

Daffin Park, Savannah, 100th anniversary of 1918 Armistice Day, 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Nov. 11, Lt. Col. Robert Stanton, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd ID, and 3rd ID band and color guard.

Hilton Head Lake 2018 Veterans Day, 11 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Nov. 11, 1st ABCT providing a chaplain and color guard, 3rd ID band providing bugler for Taps.

Savannah Children’s Choir Veterans Day concert, 3-5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, 3rd ID color guard.

Chatham County Veterans Day banquet 6-9 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield command teams, 3rd ID color guard and band.

Savannah Veterans Day parade, 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, 3rd CAB provides 100Soldier marching element, 3rd ID provides band and color guard.

Hilton Head Island Veterans Day celebration, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, Nov. 12, Lt. Col. Ken Dwyer, Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander, is the speaker.

Liberty County Veterans Day parade, 3-4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, 3rd SB providing a 32-Soldier marching element, 3rd ID providing band and color guard.


< 3rd Battalion, 160th SOAR (Abn) Happenings >

3/160th SOAR Strong Bond Marriage Retreat (November 16-18)

Here is a flyer and registration form for an upcoming Marriage Retreat (16-18 November) at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in beautiful Ponte Vedra, FL. We have 30 slots available so be the first one to complete the registration form and email it to me and cc: my Chaplain Assistant (see attached flyer for address). These are awesome opportunities to connect with your spouse and learn principles and techniques that will help your marriage flourish.

WHO: ALL 3BN Married Couples

WHAT: 3/160th Strong Bonds Marriage Retreat

WHERE: Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa (Ponte Vedra, FL)

WHEN: 16-18 November 2018

WHY: To enhance relationship-building skills, communication techniques and couples resiliency in a fun and relaxing environment away from home.

** If you have attended a Strong Bonds Marriage Retreat in the last year please understand we will accept your registration form as a "stand-by" to allow for those who have yet to attend.

CH (CPT) Neil D. Huenefeld

Battalion Chaplain, 3/160th SOAR (Abn)

Office: (912) 315-8639

BB: (912) 401-4912

Cell: (701) 535-1396

Secure: 423-3440

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< The Station Foundation >

The Station Foundation Spouse Performance Program (January 11-18)

Overview: THE STATION presents a Spouse Performance Program on January 11-18, 2019. Set in a secluded location just outside Bozeman, MT spouses enjoy the privacy and discretion required to strengthen and enrich their personal lives.

Requirements: All applicants must be spouses from within Special Operations Forces who seek an opportunity to ease the pressures of their lives and reconnect to their identity. Participants must be able to commit completely to the dates of the workshop.

Application: Please contact Lucey at to request an application. Suspense for application submission is 5 pm EST on November 19, 2018. Due to limited opportunities, spouses will be selected on an individual basis.

***The Station Foundation Transition Azimuth Check (TrAC), Bozeman, Montana (29 January 29, 2019 - February 9, 2019)

Transitioning SOF Families -- Application for our upcoming winter session of TrAC [Transition Azimuth Check] is open. Please click the link below to download the application.

This program integrates Spouses into the process to ensure that families leaving the military approach the journey as a healthy, connected, supportive team. This goes beyond simply getting a job. This is about taking ownership of your life beyond uniform and connecting meaning and purpose to the next chapter.

Submit applications to no later than 3 December 2018. Be prepared for telephonic interviews during the selection process. Notification of acceptance occurs prior to 14 December 2018.


< Hunter AAF & Ft. Stewart Installation Happenings >

Community Calendar (November)

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Community Calendar (December)

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Hunter Turkey Trot 5k Walk / Run (November 17)

•Sat, 17 Nov

•Registration at 0930, race begins 1000

•Starts at Stephen Douglas St &

N. Perimeter Road


•Participants have the option of

running a 5K or 1.5 miles

•Water and healthy refreshments will be served at end of the race

•Participants will be entered into a drawing with a chance to win a Thanksgiving turkey

The Hunter Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run will get under way at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, from Stephen Douglas and Perimeter Road. The free, fun event is open to Active Duty, Family Members and DOD civilians. Participants who complete the race will be entered into a drawing for a turkey (only one winner per Family). Register on site beginning at 9:30 a.m. All ages welcome. This is a stroller-friendly event. For more information, call 912-315-5078.

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***Red Cross Blood Drive (November 28)

Every two sconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood.
Give blood - Wednesday, Nov. 28, Tominac Fitness Center, Hunter Army Airfield (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.). To make an appointment, call (912) 398-2978. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Hunter AAF Tree Lighting & Trees for Troops (November 30)

Fri, Nov. 30, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Lighting of tree at Hunter Club celebrates beginning of holiday season

Members of 3rd ID Band will provide music

Sing-along carols

Santa arrives!

Take a ride on the Mini-Train

Trees for Troops distribution begins in the Exchange Parking Lot

immediately after the tree lighting

Trees donated by Christmas Spirit Foundation, FedEx

and National Christmas Tree Association


Ft. Stewart Tree Lighting (December 4)

Tues, Dec. 4, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Outside Club Stewart

Members of 3rd ID Band, High School Chorus to perform.

Sing favorite holiday songs along with Santa’s Elf and her helpers.

Santa Claus arrives! Take photos with him.

Sponsored by:

Coca-Cola, Liberty Chrysler, Comcast, Chick Fil A,

Mike Reed Chevrolet, Geo Vista and Brown Law Firm*

More information: 912-767-6212


< U.S. Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Fort Stewart & Hunter AAF >

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Family & Morale, Welfare, and Recreation website - Click this link for programs, happenings, calendar and more!

All Armed Forces Marne Classic Bodybuilding Competition (November 10)

Sat, Nov. 10 / Woodruff Theatre, Bldg. 410

Pre-judging 9 a.m. - Finals, 6 p.m.

Bodybuilders from surrounding military communities will compete

Cost to compete: $35 pp Active Duty; $50 all others

Spectator fees:

$15 per person Pre-judging, $20 per person finals


Sponsored by 5 Star Nutrition & Coca-Cola*

Register via WebTrac. Learn more here.

Bodybuilders from surrounding military communities will compete for their pro card in the All Armed Forces Marne Classic Bodybuilding Competition on Saturday, Nov. 10 at Woodruff Theater. Pre-judging begins at 9 a.m. and the finals at 6 p.m. Cost is $35 for Active Duty and $50 per person for all other. Spectator fees are $15 for pre-judging and $20 for the finals. Registration is under way and can be completed through Webtrac. For more information, call 912-767-3031. Sponsored by 5 Star Nutrition and Coca-Cola (no federal endorsement implied).

***Turkey Egg Hunt at Cypress Creek Mini Golf at Stewart (16 November)

Turkeys who have escaped the table have left some eggs for the children to find on Friday, Nov. 16 in our Adventure Golf facility, building 448 in the Corkan Recreation Area. The annual “Turkey Egg Hunt” is free and is open to children ages 0-5 years old. Hunt starts promptly at 10 a.m. and the eggs are found quickly, so don’t be late. For more information, call 912-767-4273.

Long Range And Turkey Shoot at Stewart (17 November)

A long range shoot, along with a turkey shoot, will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17 at Red Cloud Echo Range on Fort Stewart. Open to rifles (up to .50 caliber) only. Cost for long range shoot is $15 per two-hour block. Paper targets 100-500 yards, steel targets at 750 and 1,000 yards. Cost for a chance to win a turkey certificate is $3 per try. Six shooters at a time will participate, with each getting three shots. Closest hole to center wins. Shoot will continue until all turkeys are won. 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.

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***Lifeguard Hiring Fair at Johnson Fitness Center Indoor Pool (19 November)

A Lifeguard Hiring Fair will be held Monday, Nov. 19, from 5-7 p.m. at Johnson Fitness Center Indoor Pool on Stewart. The fair is designed to streamline the hiring process for qualified applicants. Candidates must be 16 years old or older and will be required to take a swim test. If they pass, Human Resources will have them in-processed on-site. Candidates should bring swimming attire as well as dry clothes to wear after swimming. They also should bring a photo ID, their Social Security card and a resume. For more information, call 912-767-5145.

***Family Bingo Night at Stewart / Hunter (28 November)

Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 5-7 p.m. is Family Bingo Night at Stewart/Hunter Bingo. Prizes will include a bicycle, gaming systems and more! Children ages 10 and older are welcome to play. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Advance tickets at Eventbrite online at are $20 each, which includes 10 games, one free bingo marker and free hot dogs and chips. Event day ticket price is $25 each. Stewart Bingo is in building 405 (912-767-4200) and Hunter Bingo is in building 6015 (912-315-4606). (Patronage Notice: Only authorized DoD ID cardholders and their guests are permitted to play Stewart/Hunter Bingo.)

***Third and Final Managed Hunt of Season at Stewart (December 29) / Registration (December 18)

Registration for the third of three Managed Hunts for Active Duty Soldiers and Retirees only —on Dec. 29 at Fort Stewart – will remain open until Dec. 18. Participants are chosen by lottery drawing. Register at the Lowcountry Adventure Center, building 8325, or Hunter Outdoor Recreation, building 8454. Fee is $25 per person for those selected. DPW, Fish and Wildlife Branch will provide a game cleaning station to assist sportsmen in processing their harvest. All weapons must be registered with Fort Stewart before the hunt. For more details, call 912-435-8205 at Stewart or 912-315-9354/9554 at Hunter. Sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods and Coca-Cola (no Federal endorsement implied).

Ft. Stewart Holiday Hayride & Light Festival (December 7-8)

Fri, Dec. 7, and Sat, 8 Dec. 8 from 6-8:30 p.m.

Holbrook Pond Rec Area

$15 Per Vehicle (Cash Only)

•Hayride lasting 15-20 minutes to see light displays in campground area

•Visit with Santa and Ms Claus •S’mores•Boat Rides

•Pony Rides • Kiddie Train • Kringle Market •Costumed Characters

FREE drive-through only 6-8:30 p.m. nightly

Sponsored by:

Coca-Cola, Liberty Chrysler, Comcast, USAA and Brown Law Firm*

More information:

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< Leisure Travel >

Leisure Travel Services Ticket Price List is just a click away!

How much are tickets to the Jacksonville Zoo? Six Flags? Hershey Park in Pennsylvania? A price list for the many attractions to which Leisure Travel Services sells tickets has been posted at The listing breaks down the cost of child/adult prices to help Stewart/Hunter Soldiers and Families plan their day trips or vacations. See the list by clicking the link below!


Click here for a list of tickets available!

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Great Smoky Mountains & Gatlinburg Tennessee (February 15-17, 2019)

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Swim with the Dolphins at Sea World Discovery Cove

•Let Stewart/Hunter LTS plan your trip to Sea World Discovery Cove

- Dolphin Swim only $181 for adult and child ages 3 and older

- Ultimate Dolphin swim ($253) includes food.

•For more information:

- Stewart: 912-767-2841

- Hunter: 912-315-3674

Dollywood / Silver Dollar City Savings

•Stewart/Hunter Leisure Travel: your place for great rates, effortless trip planning


- Adult tickets starting at $52

- Child tickets starting at $42

•Silver Dollar City:

- Adult tickets starting at $61

- Child tickets starting at $51

•For more information:

- Stewart: 912-767-2841

- Hunter: 912-315-3674

Leisure Travel Savings at Universal Orlando Resort

Active Duty Soldiers their Families & DoD Civilians can enjoy Orlando Resort at substantial savings!

4 Day 2 park-to-park ticket

- $179 Adult/ $174 Child (3-9 years)

4 Day 3 park-to-;park ticket

- $235 Adult/ $230 Child (3-9 years)

Call or visit Leisure Travel today!

FS 912-767-2841/ HAAF 912-315-3674


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ACS- STEWART - 201 Lindquist Road - Building 87 - FORT STEWART, GA 31314 Phone: (912) 767-5058/5059 ACS-HUNTER - 171 Haley Avenue - Building 1286 - Hunter AAF, GA 31409 Phone: (912) 315-6816 FAX: (912) 315-2601 DSN Prefix = 729

ACS Family Readiness Group (FRG) Training Calendar

Registration for any type of training has now become easier. Click on the link below to register for any training class!


Registration for any type of training has now become easier. Click on the link below to register for any training class!

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Tuttle Health Clinic, WINN Army Community Hospital & TRICARE Information and Updates

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Hunter AAF Flu Drive Thru Events & Flu Plan

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< Marne Community & Spouses' Club >

A Night Out (November 13)

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< USO Ft. Stewart & Hunter AAF >

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VA Home Buying Class (December 4)

Please join the Fort Stewart, GA USO on December 4, 2018 for the USO Pathfinder VA Home Buying Class Sponsored by BBMC Mortgage. This will be a great event starting at 11:30 a.m. and finishing at 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served and class will prepare you to navigate the VA Home Buying Process. As always, this is a totally free class and there will be NO Solicitation for your business. This is strictly educational. Please see the attached flyer and register early.

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< Operation Homefront >

Military Child of the Year Award (December 5)

Military Child of the Year competition is open for nominations. Winners receive a $10,000 cash award, a laptop computer, and a 2-night stay in Washington, D.C. for them and a parent.

Nominate one of our amazing teens today! Deadline is December 5, 2018. See below flyer for more information.

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< Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) >

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Parent Central Services Ft. Stewart: 500 Lindquist Road, Bldg. 438 Phone No.: (912) 767-2312 Parent Central Services HAAF: 304 N. Perimeter Road, Bldg. 6054 Phone No.: (912) 315-5425

Fall Basketball & Cheerleading Sign-ups at Hunter ( November 19)

Enroll now at Parent Central Services, building 1286 (912-315-5425), to play youth basketball or be a cheerleader. Registration closes Nov. 19 for co-ed basketball (ages 4-17), cheerleading pep squad (ages 4-12). Games played at Hunter Youth Gym and local YMCA. Fees are: basketball (ages 4-5) $25; cheerleading pep squad (ages 4-5), $25; basketball (ages 6-17), $45; cheerleading (ages 6-12), $45. Current sport physical required. For more information, call 912-315-3659/5851/1011

CYS Certified Teen Babysitter Training Schedule for Hunter AAF & Ft. Stewart

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< Public School Information >

Savannah-Chatham County Public School System - Administrative Placement to include Pulaski K-5th Grade (November 13-16)

The enrollment window for Administrative Placement is November 13 - November 16, 2018. Transportation will not be provided and is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.

For more information, list of other schools included, application, please visit the SCCPSS website link below


< Military Specials / Discounted Tickets >

Spend your next vacation at a national park with the "America the Beautiful" military pass program

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Legoland Florida Resort - Military Discounts

Disney salutes U.S. Military with special rates (2018)


Members of the U.S. Military Enjoy Specially Priced Theme Park Tickets in 2017! Click on the link below for more information!

Member of the U.S. Military can enjoy specially priced theme park tickets (2019)


For a list of promotional theme park tickets offered by Walt Disney World Resort click on the link below!


< Coastal Happenings >

Coastal Empire Fair (November 1-11)

The 2018 Coastal Empire Fair kicked off on Thursday and will run thru 11 November at 4801 Meding Street. Enter the fairground off of Montgomery Street on 62nd Street. Parking is free. Visit or on Facebook for more information!

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There is lots to do in Savannah and our surrounding area! Check out the links below for more ideas and activities...


Calendar of events in the greater Savannah area

DO SAVANNAH COMMUNITY CALENDAR is the companion website of DoSavannah, the region's largest-circulation weekly arts and entertainment publication.


The News, Arts, and Entertainment Weekly


Upcoming races, race passes, registration etc.


Local things for kids to do


For savvy parents in Savannah & the Lowcountry


Discover Tybee Island


Your connection to news, events, and information you care about!


Find upcoming events on Hilton Head Island


Birgit Jones

Work: (912) 315-8980 ~ BB: (912) 401-4903

Useful Phone Numbers

Staff Duty: 912-315-7680

Chaplain: 912-315-8639

BN Admin Assistant: 912-315-8232

BN Psychologist: 253-670-2971

BN MFLC: 912-433-7135

Useful Websites - America's Promise - Initiative for Military Families - Army MWR – Army One Source – Army Wives - Blue Star Families – Military One Source – Military Spouse Career Center – My Army Benefits - Operation Home Front