NIGHT STALKER WEEKLY NEWS
Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA
Edition Date: 15 March 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.
HONORING THE FALLEN
"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, SGT Edward Palacio, who lost his life on 4 March 1997 following a PT run at Fort Kobbe, Panama. NSDQ!
We remember fallen Night Stalker, SGT Philip Svitak, who lost his life to enemy fire on 4 March 2002 while conducting a rescue mission during Operation Anaconda. NSDQ!
We remember fallen Night Stalkers, SSG Edwidge Pierre and SSG Jeffrey Tarbox, who lost their lives on 7 March 1995 when their M925A2 5-ton truck rolled over after hydroplaning when they were in convoy on the way from Hunter Army Airfield, GA to Camp Shelby, MS for training. NSDQ!
We remember the fallen crew-members of Aircraft Tail #465. CW5 Walter Fox, CW3 Pierre Desroches, CW3 William Monty, SSG Tracy Tidwell, and SSG Bradley Beem lost their lives on 7 March 1996 when their MH-47E Chinook helicopter crashed near Russellville, Kentucky during a night training mission. NSDQ!
We remember SPC Eric Roudybush who lost his life on 9 March 2014 in a motor vehicle crash. NSDQ!
We remember SGT Alexander Chase who lost his life on 15 March 2008 in a motor vehicle crash. NSDQ!
We remember SPC John Snyder who lost his life on 18 March 2006 in an all terrain vehicle accident. NSDQ!
We remember the fallen crew-members of Aircraft Tail #527. CW4 Ralph Thompson, CW2 Donald Alvey, SGT Claude Dunn, SP4 Jerry Wilder, and PFC Gregory Eichner lost their lives on 20 March 1983 when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed off the coast of Virginia during over-water training operations. NSDQ!
We remember CW4 Robert Turns who lost his life on 21 March 2005 from colon cancer.
We remember fallen Night Stalker, SPC Robert Lund, who lost his life on 23 March 2004 during over-water aircraft training in Key West, Florida. NSDQ!
We remember the fallen crew-members of Aircraft Tail #984. SGT Ricky Zizelman lost his life on 29 March 1982 when his UH-60A Black Hawk crashed during a training flight just outside of Fort Stewart, GA. It was the first Fort Campbell Black Hawk to crash. NSDQ!
3rd Battalion, 160th SOAR (Abn)
BATTALION CHANGE OF RESPONSIBILITY CEREMONY
You are cordially invited to attend the
3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)
Change of Responsibility Ceremony
CSM Phillip K. Peguese transfers responsibility to CSM Brandon C. Roush
Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.
Hangar 7902 (Turbine 33 Hangar)
1475 North Lightning Road, Hunter AAF
HHC CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY
You are cordially invited to attend the
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) Ceremony
CPT Joseph B. Wiley relinquishes command to CPT Landon K. Cheben
Friday, May 4th, 2018 at 11:00 A.M.
1190 North Lightning Road, Hunter AAF, Georgia
HAPPENINGS, EVENTS, WORKSHOPS & OTHER INFORMATION
AD VALOREM TITLE TAX EXEMPTION INFORMATION
The Form PT 471, also known as the Service member’s Affidavit for Exemption of Ad Valorem Taxes for Motor Vehicles is used when registering a vehicle in the state of Georgia. It allows Soldier’s and their dependents to be exempt from the Ad Valorem tax imposed during registration. This document will help defray the large amount of fees for Soldiers of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. If you have purchased a vehicle or changing registration to the state of Georgia, you will need to get the form notarized by the 3-160th SOAR (Abn) Paralegal or the Hunter Army Airfield Legal Office. Also you need the Certificate of Statement signed by the Commander or S1. You can contact the 3-160th SOAR (Abn) Paralegal at 912-315-8212.
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE FOLLOWING FORT CAMPBEL WEEK OF NIGHT STALKER ACTIVITIES (WONSA)
Saturday, May 19th at 9:00am - NSA Memorial Motorcycle Ride (open to everyone, see flyer below with all information)
Monday, May 28th is MEMORIAL DAY (NO events scheduled for the holiday)
Tuesday, May 29th at 6:30am - Punisher Tournament (Crossfit style workout, registration details coming soon. Spouses can participate this year!)
Tuesday, May 29th at 7:00am - Softball Tournament (Soldier only tournament)
Tuesday, May 29th at 8:00am - Combatives Tournament (Soldier only tournament)
Wednesday, May 30th at 6:00am - Night Stalker Association Golf Tournament (sign up information coming soon, must be an NSA member or Associate member to participate)
Thursday, May 31st at 10:00am - Annual Memorial Ceremony at the Night Stalker Memorial Wall (open to everyone)
Thursday, May 31st following the Memorial Ceremony - Family Readiness Group Fundraiser and Aircraft Static Display is open
Thursday, May 31st at 1:30pm - Night Stalker Association Awards Ceremony location TBD (open to everyone)
Friday, June 1st at 5:00pm - Night Stalker Formal at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville - MORE INFO COMING SOON on discounted hotel room rates, ticket prices, band, guest speaker, etc.
FISCAL YEAR 2018 USASOC HOLIDAY AND DONSA SCHEDULE
NIGHT STALKER ASSOCIATION - SAVANNAH CHAPTER IS ON FACEBOOK
***NEW: 3/160TH SOAR (ABN) ST. PATRICK'S DAY ANNUAL CELEBRATION ON 17 MARCH
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE PARTICIPATION
The Night Stalker Association (NSA), Savannah Chapter is sponsoring a float in this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade. Our very own 3BN Senior Warrant Officer, CW5 Michael Larson will have the honor of pulling the float (a helicopter) through the parade route. The NSA has extended an invitation to all Night Stalkers, and their Families, to participate in the parade by walking alongside the helicopter. There is no registration necessary, and you can link up with the float at any point along the route. You are welcome to walk for as little or as much of the parade as you would like. To walk the entire route, please stage at the beginning of the parade route and wait for Mr. Larson to pass (we do not know where he will be located in the overall float order). He will be driving a tan Silverado 2500, pulling a trailer with a helicopter on it.
If you and your family want to participate, please wear a Night Stalker shirt (preferably the St. Patty's shirt you can buy from Ms. Linda), but Company shirts are authorized as well. Please ensure they are serviceable as you will be representing the Night Stalker Association.
Hope to see you there!
160TH MEMORIAL BRICK PROJECT
This project is a way to honor the service of each Night Stalker Soldier, GS Civilian or Contractor in the 160th on an individual Brick. The Bricks can be requested by friends, family or by the individuals themselves.
You can engrave the Brick with up to three lines of text and also include one of the six optional clip art designs. You may also order a smaller keepsake tile to remind you of your memorial Brick.
The NSA is responsible for the maintenance of the 160th Memorial. The NSA Board will review and validate all requests and be responsible for installing the Bricks. The first installment will be completed in time for the WONSA Memorial Ceremony the week of 29 May 2018. After that, the NSA Board will install Bricks at intervals of approximately every 6 months.
Income generated by this Memorial Brick Project will be used by the NSA to support the Night Stalker community to include funding of the NSA Scholarships and other special projects.
NSA-NSF 2018 SCHOLARSHIPS - APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 19 MARCH
The Night Stalker Association and Night Stalker Foundation are proud to announce the continuation of the Night Stalker scholarship program that will provide an opportunity for qualified applicants to receive financial assistance in pursuit of their higher education.
The NSA/NSF Scholarships are awarded annually and limited to qualified applicants only per the instructions on the website in the Category and Requirements paragraphs.
Read all instructions carefully before completing the application. You are required to provide documentation as requested by the NSF approval committee. If you are not able to answer or provide specific information, you must explain why.
You will need to be able to log into the NSA web site as a member to download and submit an application.
The deadline for submitting your application is March 19th, 2018. Any applications or documentation received via email or postmarked after this date will be ineligible.
The NSF is a non-profit, tax exempt IRS 501(c)(3) organization. The NSA is a non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)(19) Veterans organization. Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, or physical ability.
Congratulations on your pursuit of higher education and good luck to you in your future endeavors. In 2017, $200,600.00 was given to Night Stalkers and their families in scholarships!
PLEASE NOTE: You MUST be an NSA member in order for applicants to qualify for any of these scholarships. Instructions and the application are on the NSA website at www.nsa160.com under the scholarship tab. All NSA members have usernames and passwords to access the application - contact the NSA Store at 270-439-1220 if you need assistance with your username and password or if you need assistance with updating membership.
BATTALION FACEBOOK GROUP UPDATE
We have changed the BN Facebook group from a closed to secret group to ensure the online safety of our current and future membership. The group is no longer searchable for non-members. To request membership, please search for Birgit Jones, Family Readiness Support Assistant (see picture below!) Please send her a friend request. Once verified that you are a CURRENT 3rd Battalion Soldier/Spouse, you will be added to the group. If your Facebook name is different from your legal name, please email Birgit at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the additional information and the full name of your Soldier for verification. Thank you!
3/160TH SPOUSES WHO SOAR MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Families of Fallen Night Stalkers Information
It is our mission at the 160th SOAR (Abn) to ensure that every Family member of our Fallen Night Stalkers, those lost in combat or training and those lost to us by any other circumstance, are always part of our Night Stalker Family. Our Gold Star Family members will always have a family at the 160th.
CHILDREN OF THE FALLEN SCHOLARSHIP FOR DESERT SOUTHWEST EXPEDITION PRGORAM (APPLICATION DEADLINE 1 APRIL)
We are excited to announce, in partnership with Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation, students of fallen military service members can now apply for our fully-funded Children of the Fallen rafting expedition in the Desert Southwest.
WHEN: July 23 – 30, 2018
WHAT/WHERE: Multi-day expedition on the San Juan River in Arizona and Utah
WHO: Students, ages 14 – 18. A total of 20 students will be selected.
COST: Thanks to generous scholarship support, this is a fully-funded program for the students who are chosen.
EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1 April 2018
For more information about this program, including a downloadable brochure and application instructions, please visit us online. https://www.nobarriersusa.org/youth/programs/expeditions/children-of-the-fallen-old/children-of-the-fallen-applicant-reference-form/
This program invites children of fallen service members to heal, grow, and carry on the legacy of their loved ones as they experience the transformational power of rafting down the the San Juan River. This challenging and empowering expedition will provide opportunities to unite adversities and embrace vulnerability to live a No Barriers Life.
We believe a No Barriers Life is the relentless quest to overcome any obstacle and contribute your absolute best to the world. This program provides students with the tools to be resilient, explore and innovate, all while building community and fostering lifelong friendships.
Apply now as space is limited or forward this email to a family who would benefit from this amazing opportunity.
RECONNECTING GOLD STAR CHILDREN WITH THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMUNITY 1-12 JULY
Reconnecting Gold Star Children
with the Special Operations Community
01-12 July 2018
Outside Bozeman, MT
The Crossing is a 12-day wilderness experience presented by The Station for the Sons and Daughters of our Fallen Special Operations Warriors. It is our way to make good on promises made to our Fallen Warriors: you are never forgotten, your family is taken care of and your life serves as a source of strength and love.
Set in a private location in Montana, The Crossing connects Gold Star Children with Mentors from the Special Operations Community in an experience like no other. Through a combination of comprehensive survival training and a three-day crucible, participants: apply leadership principles to move confidently through unfamiliar terrain, develop lifelong bonds with members of both Special Operations and the Gold Star Communities, and most importantly, honor our Fallen Warriors by accomplishing a demanding adventure based on real-world mission scenarios.
The Crossing embodies The Station’s commitment in delivering authentic Homecoming experiences for both our Warriors and Gold Star Children. Children gain a greater insight into their Fallen Warriors’ legacies, and Mentors serve as critical links in strengthening the bonds between the Special Operations Community and our Gold Star Families. The Crossing fulfills a rare opportunity for participants to share, learn, and grow together in an environment that demands teamwork, tenacity and trust. The Crossing cultivates their minds and ethos to believe in themselves, cross personal thresholds, and return home equipped for success. We are honored to present this program and come together to preserve our Gold Star Children through an authentic opportunity to discover their voice and harness the strengths they already possess.
PARTICIPANTS: We invite Gold Star Children of adolescent age from all components of Special Operations. We seek enthusiastic, driven children who enjoy challenges and amazing bonding adventures. Participants must possess the maturity and independence to be away from home for an extended period of time.
MENTORS: Mentors are hand-selected, sharing a common path as our Fallen Warriors, possessing the character and competence that distinguishes them as role models. Mentors must be fully committed to creating a safe, nurturing environment for our Gold Star Children to thrive, connect and triumph. We require Mentors to be completely available from 30 June – 13 July, 2018 without any pending external requirements.
Additionally, we are seeking SOF Medical Professionals interested in serving as volunteer medics for the duration of the exercise. Medics must be SOCM qualified with honorable service in SOF. Medics are responsible for providing hands-on first responder training to participants, and serve as a medical advisers throughout the duration of the program.
To apply, please contact Lucey at: lgagner <mailto:email@example.com> @thestationfoundation.org <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=The%20Crossing%20Application%20Inquiry%20> .
CAMP CORRAL - NO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ENDORSEMENT IMPLIED
Camp Corral is a leading nonprofit advocate for military families, announced that registration for its 2018 summer camps will be available on January 12th online at www.campcorral.org. Camp Corral provides a week of free summer camps for children of wounded, ill, injured or fallen military service members.
The 2018 summer camp schedule spans 19 states, including new locations at YMCA Camp Grady Spruce in Graford, Texas, and YMCA Camp Wewaw in Apopka, Florida. Camp Corral projects more than 3,600 youth between the ages of 8 and 15 will attend a camp. Camp Corral has proven to be a "week of a lifetime," providing Gold Star kids non-stop fun with activities like canoeing, swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, ropes course challenges, horseback riding, and more. Campers have the priceless opportunity to connect with other kids who understand the unique challenges that come with having a military loss. Each of the host camps provides top-quality programming that teaches the skills needed to build emotional resilience. The positive effects may follow a child for a lifetime.
For more information, visit www.campcorral.org
Special Operations Forces (SOF) Resources
USSOCOM CARE COALITION
USSOCOM's Care Coalition supports Special Operations Forces (SOF) Wounded, Ill, or Injured service members and their families.
The goal of the Care Coalition is to accomplish the mission by, through, and with government and non-government organizations.
Special Operation Forces, Active Duty or Veteran, who is wounded, ill or injured can use this program. Learn more at the website.
THE STATION FOUNDATION
Based in Bozeman, Montana, THE STATION is a 501(c)(3) organization changing the way our Nation returns home from War. Providing premier support and resourcing to Warriors and Families of the Special Operations Community, THE STATION tailors performance programs to assist our most elite war-fighting community pursue the same level of performance in their personal lives as they enjoy in uniform. Complemented by trained professionals and experts in critical areas of support, THE STATION harnesses strengths and reconnects participants to what matters most in life, developing lifelong opportunities to serve our Nation as leaders within their communities.
A BONDING EXPERIENCE FOR SOF WARRIORS & THEIR CHILDREN
14-23 June 2018
20-29 July 2018
Outside Bozeman, MT
Set in a remote location in Montana, RESTORE is a 10-day survival course for Special Operations Warriors and their adolescent children. Through a combination of comprehensive survival training, and a realistic crucible mission, RESTORE reconnects our Warriors and their children in a private, safe, relaxed environment. It provides Warriors the opportunity to share with their children the meaning and value of service in Special Operations, and inspires relationships between our warriors and their children to thrive.
RESTORE exposes children in the Special Operations Community to the physical, mental, and emotional strengths their parents possess to earn a spot in their elite units. It not only prepares children with skills to move confidently through unfamiliar and challenging terrain, but also cultivates their minds to overcome personal thresholds. With the powerful opportunity to share this with their warrior parent, children return home equipped to serve as leaders of character in their communities.
OVERVIEW: Uniting the children and parents from the Special Operations Community encourages all participants to share, learn and grow together in a setting that demands teamwork, tenacity and trust.
"I cannot express enough the appreciation I have for what you do for the families of SOF. It is a life of continuous demand not only on the warriors but the families as well. The time I was able to spend with my son during RESTORE was irrefutably the most quality and effective bonding I've had with him in the past 3 years. It was instructive and challenging in many ways and I was able to go through and work with my relationship in a new way with him. We will be able to continue what we learned and build upon that in many ways."“ MARSOC father, RESTORE participant
PARTICIPATION: We invite teams of Special Operations Service Members with children of adolescent age (9-17 years old). Participation is limited to 8 Teams. To apply, contact Lucey at: email@example.com and indicate which dates you would like to apply for.
FAMILY FOUNDATIONS WORKSHOPS (SPRING 2018)
Overview: Set in a secluded location in Montana, SOF Families enjoy the privacy and discretion required to honor what matters most in their personal lives. Removed from the intensity and pressures of their journey, Families begin to focus on their relationships, their priorities, and most importantly, their happiness.
During the ten-day workshop, Families receive tailored programs designed around their experiences, values, and goals. Participants learn to better understand, harness, and translate strengths throughout the full spectrum of their lives, particularly as they relate to family and personal goals. Through a series of powerful applications, The Station guides participants to build effective lines of communication, create cohesive teams, and strengthen trust at all levels. Together, we restore consistent quality in our personal lives and return home with the resources necessary for success.
Requirements: Applicants must be members of the Special Operations Community who seek an opportunity to ease the pressures and reconnect to loved ones. Families must be able to fully commit to the workshop without external conflicts or requirements. This program demands the same level of focus, energy, and dedication expected on a Team.
Application: Please contact Lucey at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application. Please indicate date preferences in your email. Families are selected on an individual basis. Due to the high demand for these services, we recommend submitting your application at your earliest convenience. Based on the importance we place on privacy we limit the number of Families per workshop.
MILITARY & FAMILY LIFE COUNSELOR (MFLC) ~ (912) 433-7135
Military Families face unique challenges. Families may struggle with readiness related stress, reintegration, and pressures of managing finances, parenting while a loved one is serving. To support our Families facing these or additional challenges, the MFLC program can provide services on or off installation to individuals, couples, Families and groups.
Some areas of focus, but not limited to:
Life Skills:Anger Management, Communication, Relationship issues, Conflict Resolution,
Parenting, and Decision-making skills
Military Lifestyle: Deployment Stress, Coping skills, Sadness, grief and loss, Relocation Adjustment, Reintegration Separation
The MFLC program provides Night Stalkers and Spouses with FREE confidential Non-medical counseling!
Hunter AAF & Ft. Stewart Installation Information
Top Stories, News, Events on and around our community
This is the official Facebook presence of the Hunter Army Airfield Garrison.
This is the official Facebook presence of the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Garrison.
FORT STEWART HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD FACEBOOK TOWNHALL ON 11 APRIL
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 on the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/FortStewartHunterArmyAirfield/
CONNECTED WARRIORS CLASSES AVAILABLE!
Still working on restarting a class at HAAF but in the meantime, there are Connected Warriors classes available in Savannah/Statesboro:
Wednesdays - 6:00am - 7:00am
Savannah Power Yoga (SPY)
7360 Skidaway Rd Unit J-3
Savannah, GA 31406
Teacher: Stephanie Mobley
Mondays - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wednesdays - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Sacred Space Yoga
23316 Hwy 80 E
Statesboro, GA 30461
Teacher: Angel Coughlin
HUNTER TAX CENTER IS NOW OPEN
Tax season is almost here! The Marne Tax Centers at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield will be open for service Jan. 23, 2018 and will continue service through April 17, 2018. Tax Preparers will be available to assist Solders, Family Members, and Retirees on a walk in basis beginning at 10 a.m. - 6:15 p.m., Mondays through Wednesdays; 1 p.m. - 6:15 p.m., Thursdays, and 10 a.m. - 6:15 p.m., Fridays. Please bring military IDs, Social Security Cards, all statements of income (i.e., W-2 forms and 1099 forms), rental property documents, and mortgage interest statements, etc. The Marne Tax Centers will begin assisting with returns involving single rental properties on 1 March. For more information, please call the Fort Stewart Tax Center at (912) 767-1040 or the Hunter Army Airfield Tax Center at (912) 315-3675.
LIST OF APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS NEEDED TO FILE YOUR RETURN
OTHER TAX FILING OPTIONS
MILITARY ONESOURCE FREE TAX FILING SOFTWARE AVAILABLE TO MILITARY MEMBERS
With the new year bringing a new tax season, Military OneSource has launched its free tax software to support military members and their families in the annual task of filing. Military members and their families can speak via phone with a Military OneSource tax expert, and in-person tax filing assistance is available on military installations at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance location.
The secure and confidential e-filing software, provided by the Department of Defense, walks you through a series of questions to help you accurately complete your tax return. The software is tailored to military life– so you get all the tax deductions and credits you qualify for.
You can complete your taxes anytime, anywhere, at your own pace. Plus, calculations are guaranteed by the software provider to be 100 percent accurate.
OTHER ONLINE TAX FILING OPTIONS
Through the IRS FREE FILE SOFTWARE (FREE if your income is below $66,000):
Through the Turbo Tax website (FREE for E-5 and below, DISCOUNTED for E-6 and above):
COMMUNITY RESOURCE APP NOW AVAILABLE!
Access up to date information on Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield resources at the touch of your finger. Download the community resource guide phone app today. Just visit the app store and type in "community resource guide". The free app has an I-phone and android version, and will provide you with a searchable database of all the installation resources.
INTERACTIVE CUSTOMER EVALUATION (ICE)
Have you had a wonderful experience using Programs and services on Hunter? Or maybe you hadn't and want to make sure no one else does... Then ICE the service provider!
The Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) system is a web-based tool that collects feedback on services provided by various organizations throughout the Department of Defense (DoD). The ICE system allows customers to submit online comment cards to provide feedback to the service providers they have encountered at military installations and related facilities around the world. It is designed to improve customer service by allowing managers to monitor the satisfaction levels of services provided through reports and customer comments.
ICE Comments are a great way to improve the quality of installation services and/or let someone know that they are doing a great job!
Click here to leave an online comment about a person, program or service
ID CARD & DEERS INFORMATION
The ID Card Sections are located at:
Hunter: 171 Haley Avenue, Building 1286-1st Floor, Hunter AAF, GA 31409
Ft. Stewart: Soldier Services Center, 55 Pony Soldier Avenue, Fort Stewart, GA 31314
This link will take you to the online appointment system for Hunter/Ft. Stewart ID Card Sections. Click here to make an appointment for a new ID, or make updates in DEERS!
HUNTER'S VETERINARIAN TREATMENT FACILITY OPEN 1ST AND 3RD WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Hunter's Veterinarian Treatment Facility is open to see patients on the first and third Wednesday's of every month commencing Sept. 7. Hours of peration will be 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. The Vet Clinic is located at 110 Flying Fortress Road. Call 315-6232 to make an appointment and/or additional information.
SAFE RIDE - SHUTTLE TO SAVANNAH OFFERED PAYDAY WEEKENDS
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.
HUNTER GARRISON COMMANDER’S 2018 KICKOFF GOLF SCRAMBLE ON 23 MARCH
Hunter Garrison Commander LTC Kenneth M. Dwyer will hold the 2018 Kickoff Golf Scramble on Friday, March 23, starting at 9 a.m. at Hunter Golf Course. The $35 entry fee includes greens fee, cart, range balls & prizes. Registration open until COB Thursday, March 22. Spouses, FRGs are encouraged to participate. For more information, call 912-315-9115.
HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD GOLF CLINIC - 28 MARCH
FOOTGOLF OFFERED AT HUNTER GOLF COURSE & TAYLORS CREEK
"HUNTER MILE" OBSTACLE COURSE IS NOW OPEN!
The HAAF MILE obstacle course is officially open for business! This 1.25 mile course combines a balance of endurance focused physical training with challenging obstacle to provide Soldiers a full body workout. Its open to all but children need adult supervision.
Community Calendar of Events (Dates/Locations are subjects to change)
***NEW: KIDS GOOD GRADES = REWARDS
Turn Your Good Grades into Rewards! Bring your child’s report card to your Ft. Stewart- Hunter AAF Main Exchange customer service desk along with a valid military I.D. Qualifying students will then receive a booklet with FREE food offers and discounts from the Exchange.
Students must be authorized Exchange customers in grades 1-12. Home-schooled students will need to provide written affirmation of their scholastic aptitude from a parent or other community-authorized education provider.
Marne Community & Spouses' Club
MARNE SPOUSES' CLUB MEMBERSHIP
NEED CHILDCARE TO ATTEND MCSC LUNCHEONS?
YMCA of Coastal Georgia has agreed to partner with us in providing daycare for you during MCSC Luncheons!
We are excited to announce that day care will be available! The YMCA in Richmond Hill will provide care for 4 hours $8 per child when the lunch is held at Fort Stewart and 3 hours at $6 per child when luncheons are at Richmond Hill. When you purchase your lunch you can purchase your child care as well.
We hope this helps Fort Stewart , Hunter A.A.F & Richmond Hill Mom’s a child care solution to help make them able to participate in all MCSC Events!
MCSC SCHOLARSHIP 2017-2018 FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR - APPLICATION DEADLINE 1 APRIL
The Marne Community and Spouses Club (MCSC) Scholarship Fund falls under the support of the Marne Comm...unity and Spouses Club to provide merit based scholarships for eligible military family members. The Community Outreach Committee along with the MCSC Governing Board will award the scholarships based on the following categories: academic achievement, community and extracurricular involvement, essay, letters of recommendation. Applicants will be considered without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, rank of sponsor, sex, age or financial need. Application deadline is 1 April 2018!
For more information and to download the application form, visit http://www.marnecommunityclub.com/2014-2015-scholarship-information/
HAAF Religious Services & Programs
HUNTER CHAPEL SERVICES AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Worship Service: Sundays, 9am
Navigators Bible Study: Tuesdays, 6pm
Protestant Women of the Chapel Meeting: Thursdays, 9:30am
Mass: Sundays, 11am
Catholic Religious Education: Sundays, 9:30am
Religious Studies and Catholic Women of the Chapel Meeting: Wednesdays, 6pm
SCHEDULE FOR LENTEN & EASTER SERVICES
HAAF/FT. STEWART FAMILY LIFE CHAPLAIN
HUNTER CHAPEL COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND YOUTH PROGRAMS
Boy Scouts: Sundays, 4pm, Religious Education Center
Girl Scouts: Thursdays, 6pm, Religious Education Center
Teens Chapel Youth Club: Thursdays, 6pm, SAC/MST Center
(Ongoing) HAAF BOY SCOUT TROOP 8 MEETING:
The Hunter Boy Scout Troop 8 meets in the HAAF Religious Education Center, building #129 (Adjacent to the Hunter Chapel) every Sunday at 4 p.m. If you have a boy interested in joining the Scouts, come and discuss it with the Scout Leader Steve Wurtz or Assistant Scout Leader Stephen Dant. For more information contact the HAAF Dir. Rel. Edu. Charles Archer, (912) 315-5934 or via email at Charles.Archer1.email@example.com
(Ongoing) HAAF GIRL SCOUT TROOP MEETING:
The Girl Scout Troop that meets in the HAAF Religious Education Center, building #129 (Adjacent to the Hunter Chapel) on Thursdays at 6 p.m. are welcoming new members. If you have a girl interested in joining one of the different levels of Girl Scouts, come and discuss it with the Scout Leader Barbara Reynolds before or after the Girl Scout Meeting. For more information contact the HAAF Dir. Rel. Edu. Charles Archer, (912) 315-5934 or via email at Charles.Archer1.firstname.lastname@example.org
Fort Stewart & Hunter AAF MWR
Morale, Welfare, and Recreation website - Click on this link, choose the Ft. Stewart or Hunter for programs, happenings, calendar and more!
GET MWR'S "ROCK SOLID" EMAIL
Sign up for the Family & MWR Rock Solid Email and start making your plans for fun and relaxation. “Rock Solid” is filled with upcoming events, services and promotions for you to enjoy while stationed at Stewart/Hunter. Free to join and easy to opt-in: just click the 'Rock Solid' link on our home page at stewart.armymwr.com. It’s never shared, always awesome!
FT. STEWART & HUNTER AAF AUTO SKILLS CENTERS AT YOUR SERVICE!
SCOUTS DISCOUNTS SERVING STEWART & HUNTER
MARNE TRAIL BASS TOURNEY AT GLISSON POND ON FORT STEWART 17 MARCH
The first of five catch-and-release Marne Trail Bass Tournaments will be held at 6:30 a.m. March 17 at Glisson Pond on Fort Stewart. Cash prizes are $250 for first-place (total weight, five-fish maximum per person) and $100 for the largest bass. Door prizes awarded after weigh-in at 11 a.m. Fee is $20 during Early Bird Registration (Feb. 22-28) for Active Duty Soldiers, Retirees and their Family Members and youth (15 years old and younger). Early sign-up is $30 for the civilian community. Fees increase by $5 after Feb. 28. Fee of $5 for boat entry. Register at Low Country Adventure Center, building 8325. For additional details, call 912-435-8205 or 912-435-8213. Other tournaments are scheduled April 21 at Metz Pond; May 19 at Pineview Lake; Sept. 22 at Glisson Pond and Oct. 13 at Metz Pond. Angler of the Year award of $400 will be awarded at October event.
OKEFENOKEE WILDLIFE ADVENTURE 0N 21 APRIL
Explore the wonders of nature, with a chance to see hawks, alligators, bears and other wildlife during this Leisure Travel trip Saturday, April 21 to the Okefenokee Wildlife Refuge at Waycross, GA. Cost is $30 for adults, $20 for children ages 5-11, and $10 for children 4 and under. Depart 7:30 a.m. and return at approximately 5 p.m. Cost covers transportation and admission, including a 90-minute boat ride through Suwannee Canal. Guests required to bring their own bagged lunch. For more information, call 912-767-2841 (Stewart) or 912-315-3674 (Hunter).
***NEW: ZOMIBIE SHOOT ON 24 MARCH
Small Arms Romeo Range is hosting a zombie pistol shoot (pistols only & .45 cal max). Zombie targets & targets decorated as zombies. 8 targets per lane at different distances and set on pop up the entire time.
Location is off of FS Road 38. Signs will be directing you to range from 15th street just up from 6th street.
Cost is $15 for 2hr block.
For more info, call (912) 435-8205.
TODDLER EGG HUNT AT CORKAN ON 30 MARCH
***NEW: POST-WIDE YARD SALE AT STEWART AND HUNTER ON 14 APRIL
Semi-annual Post-Wide Yard Sale happening at Fort Stewart & Hunter Army Airfield in the housing areas.
Fort Stewart Flea Market will take place at the Club Stewart parking lot. DoD cardholders who do not want to sell from their homes and would like to become vendors: $15 to rent a space + $5 per table. Register by calling (912) 767-8238.
Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program
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
Family Advocacy Program- committed to strengthening the lives of Servicemembers and Families, preventing and providing treatment for domestic violence and child abuse. 24/7 Safe Line: (253) 966-7233/SAFE (for Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy)
ACS FAMILY READINESS GROUP TRAINING SCHEDULE 2018
ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR REAL FRG TRAINING
Registration for any type of training has now become easier. Click on the link below to register for any training class!
ANGER MANAGEMENT CLASS AT FORT STEWART ACS ON 26 MARCH
Is Life giving you LEMONS, well let’s turn those lemons into lemon meringue pie!
Learn how to manage the stressors of life, and get Anger under control. Sign up today for Stress and Anger management classes at #ACS. The next class will be held on Fort Stewart March 26th from 9am - 2pm Bldg. 82. Call (912) 767-2882 for more information or to sign up.
INTRODUCING NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM
INTRODUCING FINANCIAL READINESS PROGRAM
Most Soldiers and Army Families know about AER but they really don't understand how our Financial Readiness Program (FRP) can assist. Using these services in the Civilian sector can run you $75.00 per hour. Our services are FREE and INFORMATIVE.
Budgeting, Home Buying, Debt Consolidation and dealing with creditors is just a sampling of what they do. Get to ...know our staff and all our programs.
ACS EMPLOYMENT READINESS PROGRAM
FOREIGN-BORN SPOUSES MEET 2ND TUESDAY AT FT. STEWART
FOREIGN BORN/HEARTS APART SUPPORT GROUP HUNTER
You asked for it, now you got it! ACS on Hunter Army Airfield will host a Foreign Born Spouse/Hearts Apart Support Group starting in January 2018. This group is for Spouses who are awaiting the return of their love ones who are deployed or are on an unaccompanied tour. Meetings will be held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at HAAF from 10 AM – 12 PM in Bldg. # 1286. Please join us for this exciting experience!! Our events provides an opportunity for a cultural blended experience to interact with others and build friendships that will last a life time. Children are also welcome to attend. For more details, please call FS (912) 767-5058, or HAAF (912) 315-6816.
HEARTS APART PROGRAM MEETING - Ongoing
The Army Community Service (ACS) Relocation Program invites Ft. Stewart and Hunter Family Members to attend our monthly Hearts Apart Program meetings at both Ft. Stewart, building 86 and Hunter, building 1286 at 10 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. The Hearts Apart Support Group is designed to provide a networking environment where spouses can comfortably meet fellow spouses who are going through the same things – a lengthy TDY, an unaccompanied tour, or a deployment. Here, you are able to learn more about the programs and resources that are available to you and your family during a military separation. For more information, please call (912) 767-5058.
ONGOING - ARMY FAMILY ACTION PLAN (AFAP)
Why use the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP)? AFAP is the Army's primary tool communication to leadership issues of importance for Soldiers, Family Members, retirees and DA Civilians. It helps adjust and make improvements that will increase recruitment, retention and work-life satisfaction. LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD: Make recommendations and submit to Team Stewart website or contact Miguel Cruz at Miguel.email@example.com or (912) 767-3863. You can make a difference.
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
DID YOU KNOW?
EFMP respite care is a program that provides a temporary rest period for Family members responsible for regular care of persons with disabilities. Care may be provided in the EFMP respite care user’s home or other settings such as special needs camps and enrichment programs. It is time limited based on the exceptional Family member’s (EFM) medical condition and availability of funding. EFMP respite care is not an entitlement or a guaranteed benefit. See your EFMP manager for information on educational and medical requirements and eligibility
SHINE A LIGHT ON AUTISM WORKSHOP ON 26 APRIL
The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) will host a Autism Workshop with the purpose of informing and providing more information to Families and Spouses. Please call (912) 767-5058 for more details.
Hunter AAF & Ft. Stewart School Liaison Office
The School Liaison Officer (SLO) serves as a conduit of school information and is the primary point of contact for public and private school matters. The School Liaison Officer at Hunter AAF is here to assist you and your Family with all facets of school life as your child transition to the Hunter AAF Area.
Local/National Scholarships for Military Students Information • How to Use the GI Bill • College Admission and Scholarship Essay Writing Tips • FAFSA/HOPE Workshop For more info, contact the School Liaison Office: 912-767-6533.
Address: Building 1286, 171 Haley Ave, Hunter AAF, GA 31405. Phone: (912) 315-6586 / (912) 767-6533
SCHOOL TRANSITION CHECK LIST
Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families is a DoD-funded program that allows eligible students in U.S. military families to connect to a live tutor online at any time for one-to-one help with homework, studying, test prep, proofreading and more. The service is available at no charge to all grades K-12 students and some adults in Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve families. Click on the link below and your family’s branch of service above to determine your eligibility and to create an account.
Eligible military families get free access to Tutor.com through the DoD online tutoring program.
9 FREE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS FOR MILITARY KIDS
Tuttle Health Clinic, WINN Army Community Hospital & TRICARE Information and Updates
URGENT CARE NOW EASIER TO ACCESS
As of Jan. 1, 2018, most TRICARE Prime enrollees no longer need a referral for urgent care visits and point-of-service charges no longer apply for urgent care claims. This change replaces the previous policy, which waived referrals for the first two urgent care visits per year. Active duty service members (ADSMs) should continue to visit military hospitals and clinics for care. ADSMs enrolled in TRICARE Prime Remote who don’t live near a military hospital or clinic don’t need a referral when seeking an urgent care visit. These visits are unlimited (non business hours)
WINN NOW HAS MOBILE APP FOR ANDROID DEVICES
WINN NOW HAS MOBILE APP FOR ANDROID DEVICES:
Winn Army Community Hospital now has an App available for Android devices only for now. Search for Winn Army Community Hospital in the Google Play store to download the App. The purpose of the App is to provide our customers with important information at the touch of their fingers. The Winn App provides a phone directory to many of the various clinics, help desk, and appointment lines. Users now have access to Relay Health and TRICARE Online. The Winn App also provides useful phone numbers such as the Veterans Crisis Line, and the local Sexual Assault Response Coordinator as well as helpful websites. The App offers convenient features like the local weather, and has a direct feed into Winn's Facebook and Twitter pages. Users will also have the ability to receive notifications from Winn and place Interactive Customer Evaluations (ICE) from their personal cell phone or tablet. The Apple version of the App is coming in the near future. Stay tuned.
TRICARE PHARMACY CHANGES EFFECTIVE 1 FEBRUARY
or phone, regional contractors are now processing those applications. If you made no enrollment or PCM changes, you were not affected.
ONLINE FOOD HANDLERS COURSE
Anyone interested in taking the food handler's course now has the ability to do it online. Certification is good for one year. They can register online at eventbrite.com and we also now offer it online.
Log on to www.winn.amedd.army.mil
Click on the tab that says Healthcare Services Then click Preventive Medicine & Wellness Then click Environmental Health.
At the bottom of that screen is the Basic Food Handlers Course Study Material and Quiz.
AFTER HOURS CARE AT RICHMOND HILL MEDICAL HOME AFTER HOUR CARE CLINIC
TUTTLE ARMY HEALTH CLINIC NEW PATIENT ORIENTATION - 1ST TUESDAY EVER MONTH
"Come learn about the "Tuttle Difference!" as they help explain:
Communication options/ Relay Health
-Pharmacy/ self care
-Patient-Centered Medical Home
-Expanded services to support HAAF families
-Meet the Tuttle Command Team and staff
TIME: 1100 Hours, 1st Tuesday (monthly)
LOCATION: Tuttle Army Health Clinic
*Special briefings also available for units and FRG’s, etc. Just ask!
VIRTUAL PATIENT ORIENTATION BRIEFING
U.S. Army Medical Department Activity - Tuttle Army Health Clinic (TAHC) is proud to offer a digital version of our Patient Orientation briefing.
This briefing provides an in depth look at the services provided by TAHC
and introduces the Soldiers and Civilians that work to provide high quality
health care services to our Beneficiaries.
TUTTLE HEALTH CLINIC CHILD & FAMILY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINIC
WHO: Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist
WHAT: Provides individual therapy for spouses and dependents (including children 8 years old and older). Also provides marital and family therapy.
WHEN: Child and Family Behavioral Health hours are Monday-Friday from 0730 to 1630.
WHERE: Child and Family Behavioral Health is located at the Department of Behavioral Health Clinic at Tuttle Army Health Clinic.
WHY: To promote resiliency among Army Families.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE FORT STEWART AMERICAN RED CROSS INTRODUCTION INTO THE DENTAL ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM on 1 MAY
On Tuesday May 1st we will be having an introduction into the Fort Stewart Dental Assistant Training Program. Come meet the Dentac Instructors, pickup your application, brush up on your interview skills, and communication skills, and much more! You must already have an account on www.VolunteerConnection.RedCross.org. The event is from 9-2, we ask that you please make arrangements to stay the entire time if you can attend the Introduction.
Military Spouse Employment Partnership
The Presidential Study Directive-9 Report, Strengthening Our Military Families: Meeting America’s Commitment, published January 25, 2011, highlights the need for a unified Federal government approach to help develop career and education opportunities for military spouses. Among the target activities to accomplish this goal is increasing opportunities for military spouses to obtain private sector careers. As a result, the Department of Defense (DoD) leveraged the successful partnerships created under the Army Spouse Employment Partnership by expanding the program to Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force spouses. The expanded program -- the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) -- officially launched in June 2011 during a ceremony at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) is a targeted recruitment and employment solution by partnering spouses and Fortune 500 Plus companies
FIND A JOB AFTER YOU PCS
Kick off your job search with the resources for military spouses on the move by clicking the link below!
UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FOR ELIGIBLE SPOUSES DUE TO RELOCATION
Did you know if you have to quit a job because of your spouse’s new assignment, you may be eligible for unemployment compensation? Forty-six states have laws or regulations that may qualify you for unemployment insurance (UI) when you resign from your position to move with your service member.
The In’s and Out’s of Unemployment Compensation for Military Spouses
SPOUSE EDUCATION AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES REBRANDING
Great news from the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program — we're now on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Your Military Spouse Employment Partnership Facebook, Twitter and Instagram has expanded to cover all things related to the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program. This change will make it easier than ever to connect, find support and work toward your goals.
We've also given the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities eNewsletter a fresh new look. Sign up today.
MILITARY SPOUSE EMPLOYMENT PARTNERSHIP SPOUSE GROUP ON LINKEDIN
Join the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Spouse Group on LinkedIn to connect one on one with employers who want to hire you. Engage directly with certified career counselors from the Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program for the latest in employment trends and advice. By joining, you’ll be able to:
- Connect with key human resources professionals from top partner employers
- Network with other military spouses who’ve been down the same road before
- Find out about helpful employment resources and services
MILITARY SPOUSE CORPORATE CAREER NETWORK & CORPORATE AMERICA SUPPORT YOU
CASY & MSCCN operates as an employment partner to all branches of the Armed Forces, including the National Guard and Coast Guard, through Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs)
helping transitioning veterans and military spouses find employment.
MSCCN for military spouses: https://www.msccn.org/
Corporate America Supports You - for military and veterans: https://casy.us/
For those interested, you also have the option to contact Marchelle Syktich at Msyktich@casy.us or 912-499-0865) and register on the corresponding site.
Soldier for Life Transitional Assistance Program (SFL-TAP)
VETERANS AND MILITARY SPOUSE HOSPITALITY CAREERS
HIRE HEROES USA - VCTP
TEAM GEORGIA CAREERS
The State of Georgia has launched Team Georgia Careers, a fully automated, robust and user-friendly recruiting and onboarding careers website, powered by Taleo. Team Georgia Careers is an important statewide talent management solution for recruiting and retaining talented employees who will handle the business of State government, and offers many benefits for both job seekers and State recruiters.
Current and prospective employees will find it easier to search open positions, upload resumes and required materials, track their application throughout the recruiting and hiring process, and submit employment forms after accepting a job offer. Improved automation of current recruiting and onboarding processes means employers can quickly find, interview and hire job candidates.
In addition to this careers website, Georgia’s state government, or “Team Georgia,” offers traditional and unique career and development opportunities to applicants. Professional development, specialized training, coaching and mentoring opportunities, succession planning, tuition assistance for specialized jobs within specific organizations, and cross-agency team stretch assignments are all career-enhancement programs offered by the State.
Access to career opportunities within Georgia state government using the most up-to-date tools for candidates to search jobs, match interest to job opportunities, monitor applications through the application process, and complete required documents
VET² 101- RESUME BUILDING AND INTERVIEW SKILLS FOR SERVICE MEMBERS
Develop the skills necessary to successfully transition from military service to the civilian workforce. The Georgia Tech Veterans Education Training and Transition (VET2) 101 – Resume Building and Interview Skills for Service Members course introduces you to the best practices of the “new millennium” job search. Learn to identify the most dominant and growth-oriented industries and tap into the hidden job market. Identify the most veteran friendly employers using job boards and social media. Create a resume that is customized to the available job with your new employer and translate your military experience and skillsets into terms easily understood in the civilian workplace. Secure your new job with expert advice on what to do before, during and after the interview. The VET2 101 program is 100% online and may be completed at your own pace.
For information and to sign up please click here
Education Information & Opportunities
DANTES MyVoIEdPath MOBILE APP
Looking for education assistance can be challenging sometimes. There is an App for that! The DANTES MyVolEdPath mobile app makes getting information quick and easy. It allows you to navigate the resources and programs available to military, including Tutor.com: Tutoring for Military Families! Download it today! www.myvoledpath.com ~ www.dantes.doded.mil
GET TUITION ASSISTANCE UP TO 60 DAYS PRIOR TO CLASS
GoArmyEd allows Soldiers to request tuition assistance up to 60 calendar days prior to the class start date. In accordance with DoD policy, all TAs must be requested and approved prior to the start date of the class. To allow time for processing, review, and approval, Soldiers should submit TA requests to GoArmyEd not later than five business days prior to the class start date for which TA is being requested. This policy applies to all schools in GoArmyEd.
For more information, please visit https://www.goarmyed.com/.
ONLINE CREDENTIALING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SOLDIERS
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR SOLDIERS, SPOUSES, MILITARY CHILDREN, SURVIVORS, AND VETERANS
Special Operations Association: http://www.specialoperations.org/scholarship.html
Night Stalkers Association: http://www.nsa160.com/scholarshipinfo.htm
Army Aviation Corps: http://www.quad-a.org/index.php/scholarships/application-procedure
Chemical Corps: http://www.ccrassn.org/scholarship.htm
Military Intelligence: http://mica-national.org/scholarships/
Quartermaster Corps: http://aoq.wildapricot.org/page-1548240
Signal Corps: http://www.scra-agc.org/scholarship/scholarship.htm (Fort Gordon/Augusta area)
Adrian & Corena Swanier Scholarship: http://ketia4kidz.org/scholarship-military-kids/
AFCEA Educational Foundation: http://www.afcea.org/site/?q=foundation/scholarships/war-veterans
American Legion: https://www.legion.org/scholarships/legacy
Army Health Care/ Undergraduate Health Care Education: http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/education/undergraduate-health-care-education.html
Army Health Care/ Health Professions Scholarships: http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/education/hpsp.html
Army Health Care/Post Graduate Health Care: http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/education/postgraduate-health-care-education.html
Army Scholarship Foundation: http://www.armyscholarshipfoundation.org/index.html
Army Women's Foundation: http://www.awfdn.org/
Association of the United States Army: https://www.ausa.org/resources/scholarships
Disabled American Veterans: https://www.dav.org/help-dav/volunteer/jesse-brown-scholarship/
Fallen Patriots: http://fallenpatriots.org/for-families/the-process/
Fisher House Foundation: http://www.militaryscholar.org/sfmc/index.html
Folds of Honor: www.foldsofhonor.org/scholarships
Liberty University Hero Funds Scholarships: http://www.militaryfamily.org/get-info/spouse-education/
Military Families United with The Art Institutes: www.militaryspouses.artinstitutes.edu
National Military Family Association: http://www.militaryfamily.org/get-info/spouse-education/
Pat Tillman Foundation: http://www.pattillmanfoundation.org/
Survivors and Dependents Assistance (for disable veterans): http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/other_programs/dea.html
Veterans of Foreign Wars: http://www.vfw.org/Community/Programs/
Yellow Ribbon Program: http://gibill.va.gov/benefits/post_911_gibill/yellow_ribbon_program.html
College Scholarships search engine: http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/dependents.htm
HUGE LIST OF SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS FOR MILITARY SPOUSES
Thinking about going back to school? As you’re doing your research, don’t forget the hundreds of grants and scholarships available for military spouses! I’ve collected quite a few here– from round-up pages that list tons of scholarships to individual opportunities, there are many options beyond MyCAA. Click on the link below to read more!
BALFOUR BEATTY SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY - APPLICATION DEADLINE 30 MARCH
Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation awards post-secondary annual scholarships (ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 with the potential of being larger for exceptional submissions) to residents living in a community owned and managed by Balfour Beatty Communities who are or will be attending a post-secondary accredited educational/technical institution in the 2018-2019 term and can demonstrate a financial need. Applicants must have an active lease in effect and be living on site at the time of the application.
All forms and supporting documents must be submitted on-line at https://bbcfoundationscholarships.communityforce.com and no applications or supporting documentation will be accepted through the postal service or in email form. If you have questions regarding your application, you may
write to Sharon Marcone at firstname.lastname@example.org who can address your inquiries.
Scholarships will be awarded for the 2018-2019 school year based on review of the applicant’s academic performance, financial need, community involvement and extra-curricular activities. In addition, the applicant's essay is evaluated based on originality and content.
Submissions will not be accepted after March 30, 2018 (11:59 pm PT). The Foundation is not responsible for lost applications. Scholarship winners are anticipated to be notified by the Foundation by end of May of the same year. Upon award notification, the applicant must verify the technical school, college or university that he or she will attend including the school’s address for the scholarship payment. Once the information has been provided and verified, the Foundation will issue a check payable to the applicant's trade school, college or university.
CONNECT TO FREE EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT SERVICES FOR MILITARY FAMILIES
VETERANS CAREER TRANSITION PROGRAM (VCTP) - EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY
The Veterans Career Transition Program, operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, is delivered at no cost to post-9/11 veterans, their spouses, and spouses of active duty military. Paid for in entirety by a grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co, VCTP offers solutions to the above challenges, as well as connections to specific education and training programs, business/industry coalitions focused on veteran employment and information about national and state-level opportunities and benefits for veterans and their families.
Effective immediately, military spouses can:
Apply to the Professional Skills Track to learn professional (or "soft") skills necessary to gain and maintain employment outside the military, including content developed in partnership with MOAA specifically for military spouses.
Apply to the Tech Track to learn industry related skills surrounding information technology, project management, and human resources.
Apply to the Independent Study Track for next-business day enrollment in learning paths surrounding information technology, project management, human resources and more!
In the Tech Track and the Independent Study Track, the program will pay exam fees associated with industry certification (student must meet any professional experience requirements and pass relevant practice exams)
Read more at http://vets.syr.edu/education/employment-programs/#x0riucsRbeg6mRdi.99
MyCAA AND THE LANDINGS MILITARY FAMILY RELIEF FUND
The Landings Military Family Relief Fund will donate a total of $40,000 to the newly created Landings Military Spouse Academic Assistance Fund. The scholarship fund will provide tuition assistance to military spouses eligible for The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) program, but have exhausted their benefits. The Landings Military Spouse Academic Assistance Fund will award a maximum of $2,000 annually for up to two years, for a total of $4,000 per student. The fund will be available at Armstrong State University and Savannah Technical College.
Who is eligible for the MyCAA Scholarship?
Spouses of service members on active duty in pay grades E-1 to E-5, W-1 to W-2 and O-1 to O-2 who can start and complete their coursework while their military sponsor is on Title 10 military orders, including spouses married to members of the National Guard and reserve component in these same pay grades.
What will MyCAA pay for?
The MyCAA Scholarship pays tuition costs for education and training courses and examinations leading to an associate degree (excluding associate degrees in General Studies, Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies that do not have a concentration). The scholarship also covers the costs for obtaining a license, certificate or certification at an accredited college, university or technical school in the United States or approved testing organization that expands employment or portable career opportunities for military spouses.
How to establish a MyCAA Account
Spouses can visit the MyCAA Spouse Portal online at https://aiportal.acc.af.mil/mycaa and provide the required Spouse Profile information. A real-time DEERS eligibility check will confirm if spouses meet MyCAA eligibility requirements. Once confirmed, spouses can move forward and establish a MyCAA Account. Those who do not pass this check will be provided additional guidance.
Who is eligible for the MyCAA Scholarship?
What will MyCAA pay for?
How to establish a MyCAA Account
My CAA is a workforce development program that provides up to $4,000 of financial assistance to eligible military spouses who are pursuing a license, certification or Associate’s degree in a portable career field and occupation.
Children Resources & Childcare
CHILD, YOUTH AND SCHOOL SERVICES
Hunter Army Airfield Child, Youth and School Services offer a variety of affordable, quality care programs for children and youth from six weeks to 18 years, as well as sports, fitness, and instructional programs. We recognize the challenges of our Soldiers and their Families. Therefore, we strive to reduce the conflict between mission readiness and parental responsibility through our various programs, services, and our support of the Army Family Covenant. Our goal is to provide your Family a safe, healthy, and pleasant environment in which to grow.
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
MST ADVENTURE LOCK-IN, 16-17 MARCH
A free MST Adventure Lock-in, one of three planned as part of CYS’ Family Deployment Programs & Events, will be held from 8 p.m. Friday, March 16 until 8 a.m. Saturday, March 17 at Hunter’s building 6054. The Stewart/Hunter Middle School & Teen Centers are getting together for a fun night of food, games, karaoke, contests, movies and more. A field trip to Tominac Fitness Center is also on the agenda for the night. Lock-In is open to CYS-registered 6th-12th graders. This event supports the Marne Star Families Program. For more information, call 912-767-4491 (Stewart) or 912-315-9795 (Hunter).
HUNTER CYS SERVICES WEBTRAC
This is the place to request hourly care and to make childcare payments. Parent Services will talk you through the webtrac system once registered.
CYSS REGISTRATION PACKETS
New applicants will need to fill out the appropriate CYSS registration packet. If the Night Stalker Family has 4 or more kids to register, they will need to fill out the 3 kid registration packet plus an additional 1,2 or 3 kid registration packets (i.e. 5 kids = 3 kids registration packet + 2 kid registration packet). To help speed the registration process please complete these prior to taking them to the Registration & Enrollment at Parent Central Services at 304 N. Perimeter Rd, building 6054, on Hunter. Phone number is (912)315-5425 or (912)315-6586.
GET HELP FINDING AND PAYING FOR CHILD CARE
Army Child Care Fee Assistance was created to provide authorized Reserve and Active Duty personnel assistance in locating, selecting, and offsetting the cost of civilian child care when on-base child care is not available or a viable option for the service member and their family. The programs available through Child Care Aware® of America provide subsidies for eligible military dependents enrolled in quality commercial child care programs throughout the United States. Child Care Aware® of America authorizes subsidy amounts based on Total Family Income (TFI) for those eligible Army families, and supplies monthly payments directly to the prospective child care provider.
For application and Information on the eligibility, programs, providers Child Care Aware offers please use this button
SKIES Unlimited Program Overview
The name SKIESUnlimited is an acronym for "School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration, and Skills" with the word "Unlimited" representing the unlimited possibilities this program can offer Army children and youth. SKIESUnlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from six weeks old to adolescence. Through SKIESUnlimited, children and youth have access to opportunities that expand their knowledge, inspire them, allow them to explore, and acquire new skills. SKIESUnlimited has a four-school system. The four schools are: School of Sports, School of Arts, School of Life Skills and School of Academic Skills.
YOUTH SPORTS & FITNESS
Sports & Fitness Program provides Team Sports, Individual Sports, Fitness and Health Programs and programming in the Child Development Centers, School Age and Youth Programs. Pre-registration is required for Sports & Fitness programs. Children and Youth that are currently registered in CYS Services can be enrolled in Sports & Fitness using WebTrac.
** Sign-ups and seasons are subject to change due to weather conditions and/or availability of instructors or coaches and league rules.
To view current activities and sign-up visit WebTrac.
SESAME STREET FOR MILITARY FAMILIES
SESAME STREET HELPS MILITARY KIDS WITH TOUGH TRANSITIONS
It can be tough for young children to learn to cope with the difficulties of military life. Relocations, deployments and other transitions mean a lot of changes that can be hard for anyone, let alone preschoolers. Sesame Street is an online community for sharing military and veteran family resources!
Access the website, sign up for the workshop newsletter, download the App and so much more!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR OPERATION PURPLE CAMP REGISTRATION OPENING ON 5 MARCH
Does your family have a service member returning from a deployment, gearing up to deploy, or finding a new normal after an injury? Let us help your child prepare and cope. When your military kid attends Operation Purple Camp (OPC), they’ll thrive in an environment with fully trained counselors and camp staff experienced in helping children adapt and overcome the stressors of military life.
MILITARY TEEN ADVENTURE CAMPS
Military teens (14-18 years old of Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, and Retired personnel) will have an opportunity to participate in adventure camps at little to no cost. These high energy, high adventure, and high experience camps are planned across the United States from Washington to New York and the states in between. This is the perfect chance for you to experience the outdoors as you never have before! Below are camps being offered in the State of Georgia
Florida Water Adventure Camp ~ Georgia
Adventure through the great Suwannee River, swamps, sloughs and crystal clear springs on team adventures that will absolutely amaze the adventurer in all of us. This 12 day, 11 night camp will bring you to beautiful Florida parks and river camps. Learn survival skills, teambuilding and leadership skills that will follow you through life. This camp adventure combines water, problem solving and thirty-six military teens who will build skills in kayaking, hiking, primitive survival, and snorkeling among some of the United States’ greatest parks. Six previous attendees will be accepted to serve as mentors for the camp and arrive on June 10. Register: http://www.georgia4h.org/militarycamp/
Contact: Marilyn Huff-Waller, 706-542-4444, email@example.com
Dates: June 12-23; July 10-21
Joint Reserve Component Teen Leadership Summit ~ Georgia
This 6-day, 5-night experience offers teens an opportunity to grow and develop not only in their own leadership abilities, but also as reserve component military youth. Reserve component teens will experience high adventure elements including a climbing wall, rappelling down a rock-face, whitewater rafting, and other high-rope elements. Teens will have opportunities to meet other military youth from around the globe and share experiences while making new friends. The objective of this summit is to introduce military teens to not only their parent’s military service branch, but also to the growing joint nature of their work.
Contact: Marilyn Huff-Waller, 706-542-4444, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: June 18-23
Other Resources and Information available to Military Families
UNIFORMED SERVICES BLENDED RETIREMENT RESOURCE FOR SPOUSES
EQUAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITY ACT
FREE CONNECTED WARRIOR YOGA FOR VETERANS, SERVICE MEMBERS, AND FAMILIES
Georgia Connected Warriors , Inc. Yoga Classes at no cost to Service Members, Veterans, and their Families!
Connected Warriors Trauma Conscience Yoga - Connected Warriors is a non-profit organization offering free classes to veterans, service members, and their families that facilitate healing and wellness through proven yoga, meditation and relaxation techniques at local establishments nationwide.
Each class is designed and taught for students of all levels of physical ability and experience. Even those who experience stiffness, inflexibility, injuries, limited mobility, amputation, hypertension, high blood pressure, and other medical concerns will experience immediate benefit.
Savannah Power Yoga
7360 Skidaway Road, Unit J-3
Wednesdays 6:00 a.m.
YMCA of Richmond Hill
154 Thunderbird Drive
Mondays 5:30 p.m.
Tuesdays 10:05 a.m. & 6:20 p.m.
Thursdays 10:05 a.m.
Sacred Space Yoga Statesboro
15 Courtland Street
Wednesdays 5:30 p.m.
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS HERO CARE APP
This app is designed to help members of the military, veterans and their families identify and access both emergency and non-emergency Red Cross services from anywhere in the world. The Hero Care app by the American Red Cross is a complete solution for members of the military, veterans, and their families to prepare for, cope with, and respond to the challenges of military service.
The Red Cross is the only civilian organization authorized to serve as the emergency communications link to service members with their families back home. Hero Care enables families to easily set up and submit an emergency request should circumstances at home require it - 24 hours a day, 365 a year, no matter where in the world service members are stationed.
The app also guides users through the various services offered by the Red Cross to assist families before, during, and after deployments. It contains critical information including VA facility locations, benefits information, mental health/substance abuse, job resources, and caregiver support. Whether you’re the parent of a child joining the military or a member of the military/veteran communities, Hero Care will connect you to important resources that can help you through both emergency and nonemergency situations.
Download the app today: http://3cu.be/sharehc (this link will sniff which device it is being opened on and will take you to the store directly if you’re on your phone or to the RCO landing page) or you can download Hero Care free of charge on the App Store or Google Play. Or text: "GETHEROCARE" to 90999
The Red Cross has a variety of other mobile apps for first aid, emergency, and disaster response. Check out other Red Cross apps here or visit redcross.org for more information.
MILITARY ONESOURCE OFFERS CONFIDENTIAL, NON-MEDICAL COUNSELING ...
We offer confidential, non-medical counseling, specialty consultations and other forms of free confidential help to DoD service members, immediate family members and in some cases, DoD civilians.
Military families have proven their strength in weathering unique issues such as frequent moves, deployments and separations from loved ones. But because everyone struggles now and then, the Department of Defense provides confidential non-medical counseling, specialty consultations and other forms of free confidential help to DoD service members, immediate family members and in some cases, DoD civilians. Confidential help is available in person, via secure video, over the phone and online.
www.MilitaryOneSource.mil - Your One Stop Shop for resources, referrals, consultations and counseling services on the issues that concern military families. Toll Free 1-800-342-9647
DID YOU RECEIVE PCS ORDERS?
1-800-342-946 Connecting with confidential help is simple with Military OneSource 24/7.
PCS WITH CHILDREN AND THE MILITARY INTERSTATE COMPACT
The Military Interstate Compact was designed to help resolve most of the common issues military families face when their child transitions to a new school - understanding it is the first step in advocating for your child.
CHECK IT OUT! SPACE A TRAVEL FOR DEPENDENTS OF DEPLOYED MILITARY MEMBERS
Space-A travel is authorized for eligible dependents to and from the continental U.S. and outside continental U.S. locations, between CONUS locations, and within/between OCONUS theaters.
The new rule became effective with a recent memorandum signed by Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. The memo states that the policy change is "in recognition of the sustained efforts of the spouses and dependent children of our deployed military members."
Space Available travel is a great program for our Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Retired and their eligible family members.
CHECKLIST FOR NEW MILITARY SPOUSES
Welcome to the military Family. As the husband or wife of a service member, you are an active participant in the military lifestyle. You are also eligible for many benefits, including health care, shopping privileges on base, and access to base recreation facilities and other programs. You'll find it helpful to attend orientations and briefings for military spouses, and to read information that comes to you. Once you arrive at the military installation, visit the Community Service Center or Family Support Center as soon as possible to get up-to-date information on benefits and services as well as to enroll in a spouse orientation program. In the meantime, here is a quick checklist to get you started.
Your spouse, also known as your sponsor, is required to fill out all paperwork that will allow you to receive military benefits. To learn more about your benefits as a new military spouse visit the following web site: http://www.military.com/spouse/military-life/newbies-and-brides/checklist-for-new-military-spouses.html
ST. PATRICK'S DAY EVENTS IN THE CITY OF SAVANNAH
ST. PATRICK'S DAY FESTIVAL 16-17 MARCH
If you’re looking for the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day party, then head over to River Street and City Market. These two places will be jamming with a three-day St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Not only will there be live entertainment and activities to partake in, but there will also be interactive artists, photo booths and food and beverage areas. River Street just might be the place with the biggest St. Patrick’s Day party in Savannah. They go all out. Restaurants, bars, beer and food vendors line the street with all kinds of green goodies to gulp down. The music starts early in the day and keeps going all night across the multiple stages set up downtown, and by sunset, just about every inch of the street will be full with festive celebrators.
***NEW: ENHANCED SECURITY FOR ST. PATRICK'S DAY ON 17 MARCH
Please be aware that a large portion of downtown Savannah will be placed under enhanced security early Saturday morning in preparation for Vice President Mike Pence's appearance in the Savannah St. Patrick's Parade.
A large area between Whitaker Street and Drayton Street from West Bay Street and East Oglethorpe Avenue will be subject to additional security measures and magnetometer check points. Certain items will be banned in the area.
Beginning at 12:01 a.m., no one will be permitted to park on any of these streets:
Saint Julian Street
All lanes between streets
Vehicles will be permitted to pass through the zone until 2 a.m.
No one will be allowed to enter the zone from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. because of a security sweep. At 7 a.m. the zone will re-open for pedestrians, but they must enter the zone through a magnetometer check point. Those checkpoints will be located at the following roads intersecting with Whitaker Street:
Saint Julian Street
Additional check points will be at the following streets intersecting Drayton Street:
If it’s green beer you’re looking for, then be sure to purchase a $10 wristband before taking it out in the festival area, also known as a “Control Zone.” To party with a pint in hand all festival-goers must buy a wristband at one of many booth locations downtown. They can be purchased with cash and credit cards by anyone 21 years and older, who shows a valid I.D. There will be different wristbands for each day, so if you’re looking to join the party for more than one day, then you must buy a separate wristband each day. They are only required in the festival area, which stretches from River Street to Broughton Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to East Broad Street.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE MAP FOR 17 MARCH
Floats and marching units will hit the streets at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2018 for Savannah’s 194th St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will feature more than 350 marching units and up to 15,000 people
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARKING
Get ready for St. Paddy’s Day and find out where to park, because the roads will be full of fun Irish celebrations. More than 300,000 people will flood Savannah to join in the festivities. Several streets will close for the parade, which will have over 350 floats and groups marching.
Get there early because parking space is limited. Event parking can cost anywhere from $5 to $25 dollars. Most of the garages downtown cost $20 per vehicle for parking on St. Patrick’s Day. Check out the St. Patrick’s Day parking map below for downtown parking options.
Available parking on St. Patrick’s Day:
Parking Lots on River Street (1-3)
Located on the three roads leading down to River Street
Around 10 spaces in each lot
Whitaker Street Parking Garage (4)
7 Whitaker Street, between Bay and Bryan streets
Bryan Street Parking Garage (5)
100 E. Bryan Street, between Bay and Bryan streets, entrances on Drayton and Abercorn streets
Robinson Parking Garage (6)
132 Montgomery Street, at the intersection of York Street
State Street Parking Garage (7)
100 East State Street, between Abercorn and Drayton streets
Visitor Center (8)
301 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Liberty Street Parking Garage (9)
401 W. Liberty Street, at the intersection of Montgomery Street
Parking spaces for pre-sale
The Mobility & Parking Services of Savannah are selling parking spaces for St. Patrick’s Day. One parking space costs $20 per vehicle, per day and are available at the following locations:
Curtis V. Cooper Parking Lot
122 Barr Street (between East President Street and East Broughton Street)
53 parking spaces
Only offered on Thursday, March 17, 2016
Visitors Center Parking Lot
301 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
298 parking spaces
Space available for Motor homes
Offered Thursday, March 17-Saturday, March 19
Bryan Street Parking Garage
100 East Bryan Street
Call (912) 651-6477 or (912) 651-6470 to inquire about purchasing a space here.
Convention Center Parking Lot
Across the river there will be parking at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center for $20 per vehicle, per day, which includes a round trip on the Savannah Belles water ferry or CAT Shuttle Service across the Savannah River to Downtown Savannah.
Visitors can catch the ferry at the Trade Center Landing located between the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center and the Westin. The ferry will run on Monday from 6 a.m. until midnight between the City Hall and the Trade Center Landing.
From 2-6 p.m. and 11 p.m.-4 a.m., guests can catch a free bus back to Hutchinson Island at Indian and Fahm streets. To get there, just walk west on River Street to Fahm and then turn left and head south one block to Indian Street.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Parking: 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
Ferry: 7 a.m.-midnight, Waving Girl Landing to Convention Center
Shuttle: Noon-1 a.m. between the Trade Center and Indian & Fahm
Friday, March 18, 2016
Parking: 3-11 p.m.
Ferry: 7 a.m.-midnight, Waving Girl Landing to Convention Center
Shuttle: 7 p.m.-3 a.m. between the Trade Center and Indian & Fahm
Saturday, March 19, 2016
Parking: 3-11 p.m.
Ferry: 7 a.m.-midnight, Waving Girl Landing to Convention Center
Shuttle: 7 p.m.-3 a.m. between the Trade Center and Indian & Fahm
POOLER SHUTTLES TO SAVANNAH'S ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION
ENJOY ALL THE FESTIVITIES AND PARADE. RIDE BACK AND FORTH AS OFTEN AS YOU WANT. NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT PARKING, HAVING FUN AND DRIVING HOME. FREE PARKING AT SURF LAGOON. BUSSES PROVIDED BY KELLY TOURS LEAVE EVERY 1/2 HOUR FROM MOLLY MACPHERSON'S IN POOLER. A FREE BREAKFAST SANDWICH IS ALSO PROVIDED.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL POOLER CHAMBER 912-748-0110
SPEND YOUR NEXT VACATION AT A NATIONAL PARK WITH THE AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL MILITARY PASS PROGRAM
SAVANNAH DOWNTOWN NEW PARKING RATES
That means citations will be issued Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and warnings will be issued after 5 p.m. and on Saturdays.
The City will begin issuing citations on vehicles that do not follow the new Parking Matters plan on January 29.
The parking changes include:
New rate zones—the price to park in the core downtown area (North of Oglethorpe Ave. between MLK, Jr. Blvd. and Habersham St.) is $2/hour. Outside that area motorists can expect to pay $1/hour or less. (see attached flyer). The new parking changes only effects on-street parking north of Liberty Street.
Meter enforcement times have been extended from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and this now includes Saturdays.
Motorists can park as long as they would like at any metered space
Public Parking garages will still be available for use at regular rates and discounted rates for afternoon/evening employees.
For more information about the changes and the parking app visit: www.savannahga.gov/parking
SAVANNAH BANANAS 2018 SCHEDULE
To include, July 7th - Salute the Troops Night (All military members will receive a free Military themed Savannah Bananas hat upon arrival)
***NEW: SOUTHERN WOMEN'S SHOW 23-25 MARCH
Shop, sample and share the fun at Savannah’s favorite event for women. Discover hundreds of boutiques filled with the latest fashions, trendy jewelry, gourmet treats, health and beauty, and so much more. Enjoy fashion shows, top chefs, and celebrity guests. Bring your mom, sister, and best friend and spend the day doing everything you love!
BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY HOSTED BY CHIK-FIL-A POOLER - 24 MARCH
Join us for a morning of fun with the Easter Bunny and Baby Cow! Crafts, yummy treats and more! Registration is REQUIRED, follow the "Get Tickets" link to Eventbrite to reserve your spot TODAY!!
8TH ANNUAL MILES FOR MEALS 5K RUN/WALK, 24 MARCH
The 8th Annual Miles for Meals 5K Run/Walk presented by Chatham Parkway Subaru is a great way to have fun, get some exercise, and do good. Bring your four-legged friends, kids in strollers, dress as your favorite food and help Senior Citizens Inc. (SCI) FIGHT SENIOR HUNGER in our community!
Special group pricing for high school track team, youths of 4 or more, and teams of 4 or more.
Must register by March 9 to be guaranteed a Miles for Meals T-shirt!
Participants can earn back part of registration fee by helping to raise money.
Miles for Meals is a fun 5K run/walk perfect for all ages. Race proceeds will benefit SCI’s Meals on Wheels, which brings friendly smiles and hot, healthy meals to more than 1,000 seniors throughout Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and Effingham counties.
Race starts at Senior Citizens, Inc. on Bull Street, goes down the picturesque Washington Avenue, through Daffin Park and back to Senior Citizens, Inc.
8:00 am Kids Run ( 400 yards, Ages 8 & under) (Deadline to enter is March 9.)
8:30 am 5K - 3.2 mile Run/Walk
Packet Pickup Friday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Senior Citizens, Inc., 3025 Bull Street, Savannah, GA, 31405
***NEW: SAVANNAH DERBY DEVILS ON 31 MARCH
First home game of the 2018 season!
5 p.m. Savannah Derby Devils All-Stars vs. Beachside Brawlers Roller Derby (Palm Coast, FL)
7 p.m. Hostess City Hellions vs. Montgomery Roller Derby (Montgomery, AL)
Adult – $12
Children (ages 3-12) - $2
Family (2 adults, 2 children) – $25
Have a birthday or bachelorette party? Maybe you'd like to bring your scout troop. Contact us about group rates!
All proceeds of the night's raffle sales benefit Savannah Children's Choir
29TH SAVANNAH MUSIC FESTIVAL - 29 MARCH TO 14 APRIL
***NEW: JURASSIC QUEST 6-8 APRIL
This event has DOUBLED IN SIZE!
Savannah International Trade Center
1 International Dr, Savannah, GA 31421
Fri 3pm-8pm Sat & Sun 9am-8pm
(Active Duty Police, Firefighters, Paramedics as well as Active and In-Active Military Personnel, their spouses and kids save $2 on each ticket. Must present ID at event )
FREE ADMISSION TO RBC HERITAGE PGA GOLF TOURNAMENT 9-15 APRIL
REGISTER NOW FOR THE INSANE INFLATABLE 5K ON 14 APRIL
Coming to Hunter AAF (SABER HALL) From start to finish the Insane Inflatable 5K is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. When we say INSANE, we mean it. At the Insane Inflatable 5K it’s not all about running, what we care about most is you having a Crazy Fun day. Just show up ready to make some Crazy Fun memories with your friends and family, we’ll do the rest. When it’s time to take on our GIANT inflatables, feel free to be a kid again; you’ll laugh until you cry!
***NEW: SAVANNAH TATTOO FESTIVAL 13-15 APRIL
Savannah Tattoo Fest is a 3 day event being held from 13th April to the 15th April 2018 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, USA. This event showcases products like Live music, unusual vendors, hotrods, motorcycles, sideshows, suspensions, body painting, murals, pin up girls, and contests & prizes etc. in the Consumer & Carnivals, Gifts & Handicrafts, Lifestyle & Fashion industries.
21 APRIL IS FREE ADMISSION DAY AT FORT PULASKI
---January 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
---April 21 - First Day of National Park Week
---September 22 - National Public Lands Day
---November 11 - Veterans Day
These FREE admission days include Fort Pulaski National Monument near Savannah. Admission to Chickamauga National Military Park, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and Andersonville National Historic Site is always free. 912-786-5787, www.nps.gov/fopu/index.htm
6TH ANNUAL SAVANNAH BLUES FESTIVAL ON 21 APRIL
Savannah Blues Festival featuring Sir Charles Jones, Tucka, Latimore, Pokey Bear, Clarence Carter and Theodis Ealey
Saturday, April 21st at 7-11pm
Tickets availale at www.etix.com
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www.bluestarfam.org - Blue Star Families
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