NIGHT STALKER NEWS
Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah, GA
Edition Date: 13 July 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 the fallen crewmembers of Aircraft Tail #845. CW4 Larry Jones, CW3 Thomas Crossan III, CW2 James Jansen, SSG Luis Sanchez, SSG Mark Cornwell and SSG Mark Rielly lost their lives on 10 July 1983 when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed at South Fox Island, Michigan. They were planning and developing new doctrine, tactics and techniques that have made the 160th SOAR(A) what it is today. NSDQ!
We remember SGT Michael Bielamowicz who lost his life on 11 July 2009. NSDQ!
We remember the fallen crewmembers of Aircraft Tail #290. CW2 Bobby Crumley lost his life on 17 July 1980 in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter crash in the San Bernadino Mountains in California. A member of Alpha Company, 159th Aviation Battalion (TF 160), CW2 Crumley was the first Night Stalker casualty. NSDQ!
We remember the fallen crewmember of Aircraft Tail #679. CW3 Carlos Guerrero lost his life on 20 July 1994 after completion of aerial gunnery when his AH-6G Little Bird helicopter crashed at Range 29 on the Fort Campbell military reservation. NSDQ!
3rd Battalion, 160th SOAR (Abn)
C CO, 3-160TH SOAR (ABN) CHANGE OF RESPONSIBILITY CEREMONY 3 AUGUST
The Officers and Soldiers of Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion,
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)
request the honor of your presence at the
Change of Responsibility Ceremony from
1SG Steven J. Reid to 1SG Robert K. Shawver
on Friday, August 3rd at 11:30 a.m.
Hunter Army Airfield
HAPPENINGS, EVENTS, WORKSHOPS & OTHER INFORMATION
3/160TH MARRIAGE RETREAT, SAWGRASS MARRIOTT GOLF RESORT & SPA, 17-19 AUGUST
The 3/160th SOAR Religious Team is holding a Marriage Retreat (17-19 August) at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa in beautiful Ponte Vedra, FL. They currently only have 25 slots available so be the first one to complete the registration form and email it to Chaplain Huenefeld and his Chaplain Assistant (see below 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: 17-19 August 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.
BN FRG TUMBLER FUNDRAISER
BN FRG FUNDRAISER
This beautiful design never goes out of fashion in our community! We will get some more in in the next couple of weeks. Reserve yours today by emailing the FRSA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost per necklace is $25!
SPOUSES WHO SOAR - MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR UPCOMING DATES IN OUR GOLF CLINIC SERIES
160th SOAR (ABN) REGIMENT NEWS
FISCAL YEAR 2018 USASOC HOLIDAY AND DONSA SCHEDULE
NIGHT STALKER ASSOCIATION - SAVANNAH CHAPTER IS ON FACEBOOK
NIGHT STALKER ASSOCIATION FORT CAMPBELL
2018 SAFARI TO AFRICA FOR BIG GAME WITH LIKHULU SAFARIS DRAWING 30 AUGUST
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 email@example.com and include the additional information and the full name of your Soldier for verification. Thank you!
HHC COMPANY FAMILY DAY ON 27 JULY
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.
***NEW: AMERICA'S RUN FOR THE FALLEN - SAVANNAH 17 JULY
(July 10 - 17) AMERICA'S RUN FOR THE FALLEN:
Run or cheer on those participating in America's Run for the Fallen while in Georgia July 10 - 17. They will begin the Georgia 8 day route (Day 95) on July 10 travelling through Rome, Cartersville, Emerson, Lithia Springs, Fairburn, Stockbridge, McDonough, Macon, Dublin, Statesboro, and SAVANNAH. See the full route here: https://www.runforthefallen.org/georgia
The nation-wide Military Tribute Run began on April 7, 2018 in Fort Irwin, Ca. and continues daily until it’s closing on August 7th, at Arlington National Cemetery. America’s Run for the Fallen — honoring every fallen military service member that died while serving or as a result of service, during the War on Terror. Rotating teams of dedicated runners, both military and civilian, traversing more than 6,000 mile, through 19 states, to respectfully honor every fallen hero since the attack on the USS Cole in 2000.
***NEW: OPERATION CARPENTER SAVANNAH RACE 11 AUGUST
Below is the flyer for the annual Operation Carpenter 5k Walk/Run (11 AUG at 0800) at Lake Mayer Park to honor all Fallen Night Stalkers.
Who: All 3-160th Soldiers, Families & Friends
When: Saturday, 11 August 2018 @ 0800
Where: Lake Mayer Park, 1850 E Montgomery Cross Rd, Savannah, GA 31406
Go to http://www.operationcarpenter.com to register for the race. The OPTIONAL registration fee goes to Operation Carpenter Scholarship Fund.
JULY 9 DEADLINE - OPERATION CARPENTER SHIRT ORDERS
Shirt Deadline - Order by Wed., July 11!
Registration for the 2018 Operation Carpenter Virtual 5K is now open! This is an event to honor all Fallen Night Stalkers and to financially support 160th community members in need.
Please note, a few things have changed this year. There will only be one registration deadline to receive race shirts - Wed., July 9. There will no second mailing.
Operation Carpenter will run Saturday, August 11 - Sunday, August 19. Please help us spread the word and make sure to register for the 5th Annual Operation Carpenter Virtual 5K.
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.
SPOUSE PERFORMANCE PROGRAM 21-28 SEPTEMBER
Overview: THE STATION presents a Spouse Performance Program on September 21-28, 2018. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com?subject=Spouse%20Application%20Request> to request an application. Suspense for application submission is 5 pm EST on May 31, 2018. Due to limited opportunities, spouses will be selected on an individual basis.
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THE STATION FOUNDATION
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Bozeman, MT 59715
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.
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
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.
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.
"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.
The 2018 hurricane season. Do you have a plan for your family if a hurricane is threatening our community? Check out http://ready.army.mil/Hurricane%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf and www.ready.ga.gov to learn more on how to prepare now for possible future storms. Follow this page and your local government social media accounts to stay up-to-date on weather threatening our community.
Find resources to help you be prepared for the hurricane season from the Team Stewart website by clicking the link below:
ALL ARMY TEN-MILER QUALIFYING RACES
The second of three Stewart/Hunter Qualifier Races for the 34th Annual Army Ten-Miler will be held at 6 a.m. Saturday (July 14) at Donovan Field. Active Duty Soldiers can earn the honor of representing the Third Infantry Division by being a top finisher. Based on best times, two females and four males will qualify. Runners can register on-site beginning at 5 a.m. Only Active Duty may qualify, but Family Members, retirees and DOD civilians are welcome to participate. For more information, call 912-767-8238. The third and final Stewart/Hunter qualifier will be held at Donovan Field Aug. 11. The Army Ten-Miler will be held in Washington, D.C., Oct. 7.
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
Tuesdays - 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Fridays - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sacred Space Yoga
23316 Hwy 80 E
Statesboro, GA 30461
Teacher: Angel Coughlin
GEORGIA'S DISTRACTED DRIVERS LAW EFFECTIVE 1 JULY
The Military Police would like to notify the public of the new Hands Free Law that will go into effect on July 1. This law will make it illegal to hold your cellular device in your hand at any time when operating a motor vehicle. A breakdown of the law and FAQ can be found at http://ow.ly/2B9730jW2e8 and the final text of the law can be found at http://ow.ly/uK0L30jW2ha. Visit both and familiarize yourself. Hands-Free Law: headsupgeorgia.com
Hunter Golf Course
FOOTGOLF OFFERED AT HUNTER GOLF COURSE & TAYLORS CREEK
HUNTER GC'S RED, WHITE & BLUE GOLF SCRAMBLE ON 13 JULY
HAAF Religious Services & Programs
***NEW: PROTESTANT WOMEN OF THE CHAPEL (PWOC) FALL KICK-OFF ON 16 AUGUST
Join in on the friendship, fellowship, and fun!! Protestant Women of the Chapel have their fall kickoff event on August 16, 2018 from 9:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at the Hunter Army Airfield Chapel. Childcare will be provided. If you have questions, please contact Amity Krestyn at 305-619-4599
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
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
(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.email@example.com
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!
OUTDOOR RECREATION EQUIPMENT RENTAL
Check out the Low Country Adventure Center’s equipment rentals before you go on that camping trip or plan your next cookout! For a complete list of items available for rent go to:
FT. STEWART & HUNTER AAF AUTO SKILLS CENTERS AT YOUR SERVICE!
SUMMER 2018: MOVIES UNDER THE STARS
Grab your chairs, blankets and pillows to come watch a free outdoor movie at Holbrook Recreation campground area. The showings are open to all and begin 15 minutes after sunset. Concessions will be available for purchase!
MOVIES & TIMES
JUMANJI: Welcome to the Jungle - Sat. 21 Jul.
CARS 3 - Sat. 18 Aug.
Beauty and the Beast - Sat. 15 Sep.
Justice League - Sat. 27 Oct.
KIDS BOWL FREE ALL SUMMER AT MARNE OR STEWART BOWLING CENTERS STARTING 2 APRIL UNTIL 29 SEPTEMBER
•Go to KidsBowlFree.com to register each child
•2 Apr-29 Sept for kids ages 15 & under
•Two free games a day Monday-Friday (not available on weekends or holidays)
•At Marne or Stewart Bowling Centers
•Shoe rental is $2.50
•Discounted Family passes available so parents can bowl with children.
ØStewart Bowling: 912-767-4273
ØMarne Bowling: 912-767-4866
OUTDOOR POOLS @ STEWART / HUNTER
Stewart/Hunter outdoor swimming facilities open Memorial Day Weekend (starting Saturday, May 26) for the new season. At Stewart, Corkan Outdoor Pool, building 446, will be open Thursday-Monday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays) and Bryan Village Pool (building 7098) will open weekends only 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Hunter Outdoor Swimming Pool and Water Spray Park, behind Hunter Club, will be open Thursday-Monday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays). Pricing is as follows:
Daily fee: $4 per person (Kids under 4 admitted free).
Season Family Pass:
• $80 E1-E4
• $90 E5-E6, W1, W2, O1, O2
• $110 E7-E8 O3, O4
• $130 All other ranks and DoD employees
Pool telephone numbers are: Corkan 912-767-8575, Bryan Village 912-767-2701 and Hunter 912-315-5786. Any questions before May 26, please call Newman Pool at 912-767-3034 or 912-315-2819.
SUMMER READING PROGRAM 2018 FROM 1 JUNE TO 31 JULY AT FT. STEWART
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD BACK TO SCHOOL & CAIR FAIR ON 30 JULY ***REGISTRATION FOR FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR E1-E6 OPENS ON 6 JULY
Everyone is invited to the upcoming annual Community Activities, Information & Registration (CAIR) & Back to School Fair on 30 July at the Tominac Fitness Center from 10am-2pm.
This one stop shop is a great place for Families to learn from local associations & vendors regarding upcoming fun events within the community. In addition, the CAIR & Back to School Fair is a wonderful opportunity for parents & students to make one on one contact with area school districts and learn about educational activities in regards to their student's upcoming school year.
E1 - E6 can register for free school supplies at www.events.operationhomefront.net
starting 6 July until all available pre-registration slots are filled.
Any remaining school supplies will be offered to others on July 30th at 2pm after the Cair Fair event while supplies last.
For more info call (912) 767-6212
TIPS FOR REGISTERING FOR THE BACK TO SCHOOL BRIGADE (BTSB) FOR THE RANKS OF E1-E6
If you do not already have a profile with Operation Homefront on Rally Point, please visit events.operationhomefront.org to create one. Click Military Family Login and then Create New Profile....
If you have registered for BTSB before, please login and update your children's grade levels BEFORE registering. This is especially important for children who are entering Kindergarten. Our events are registering for K-12. Children must be added BEFORE registration is started. Be sure to also check and update your address!
LOW COUNTRY ADVENTURE WATER TRIPS - WHITE WATER RAFTING ON 14 JULY
On the Chattahoochee River, Columbus GA
Registration required by Tues,10 Jul
$75 pp (includes transportation, classic river rapids, ducky ride & demo ride)
Depart 5 a.m. from Outdoor Recreation Equipment Rental, Bldg 8325
Lunch will be catered on the island at the river
Will be back at Fort Stewart at 7:30 p.m.
***NEW: LOW COUNTRY ADVENTURE WATER TRIPS (KAYAKING) ON 28 JULY
Take a kayak trip on a Georgia waterway Saturday, July 28. Trip starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Low Country Adventure Center, building 8325 (in the Holbrook Recreation area). Return about 2 p.m. Kayaks provided at a cost of $25 per person. No personal kayaks allowed. Bring snack, drinks and insect repellent. Register by Tuesday, July 24 at the Low Country Adventure Center (912-435-8205).
***NEW: LONG RANGE SHOOT AT STEWART ON 4 AUGUST
A long range shoot will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at Red Cloud Echo Range on Fort Stewart. Open to rifles (up to .50 caliber) only. Cost is $15 per two-hour block. Paper targets 100-500 yards, steel targets at 750 and 1,000 yards. For more information, call 912-435-8205. All payments cash only. To reach Red Cloud Echo Range, take Highway 119 north. The range is on the right.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUAR TICEKTS ARE ON SALE AT LEISURE TRAVEL
Tickets for all pre-season and regular season Jacksonville Jaguars home games go on sale Friday (June 1) at the Stewart/Hunter Leisure Travel Offices. Ticket prices will vary according to the game. The Jaguars play their home games at EverBank Field in Jacksonville. They will open the 2018 exhibition season in Jacksonville Aug. 9 against the New Orleans Saints and regular season play at home Sept. 16 against the New England Patriots. The Fort Stewart Leisure Travel Office (912-767-2841) is in the PX Furniture Mall Complex. The Hunter office (912-315-3674) is in the Hunter PX Exchange.
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
Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) program
UPCOMING BOSS EVENTS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
President: SPC Droegemueller, Lynn
Vice President: PFC Cox-Davis, Jarvis (713) 315-7862
Vice President HAAF: SGT Slater, Scott (530) 354-6261
Secretary: SPC Cunningham, Zachary (607) 377-2043
Senior Military Advisor:
MWR Advisor: Vacant
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)
ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE 53RD BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ON 19 JULY
Army Community Service (ACS) celebrates 53 years of assisting Service Members, Civilians and Family Members in maintaining readiness, self-reliance and resiliency. We cordially invite the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Community to come out and celebrate with us. There will be Food, Fun, Music & Games at our Fort Stewart ACS complex, 201 Lindquist Rd; Ft. Stewart. For more questions about the ACS Birthday, please call 912-767-5058/5059.
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!
REAL FRG FUND CUSTODIAN TRAINING 1 AUGUST AT HUNTER ACS
Have shortages in your unit’s FRG Program? The next REAL FRG Fund Custodian training will take place, 9am – Noon on August 1st. The Informal Funds Custodian training is dedicated to teaching volunteers the specific role to handle the informal fund account and responsibilities that come with this position. This training will be conducted in ACS Building #1286 and you can register by calling (912) 767-1257 or register on the ACS Eventbrite page. Remember, SOLDIER READINESS + FAMILY READINESS = UNIT READINESS.
INTRODUCING NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM
NEW PARENT SUPPORT PROGRAM PLAY MORNING ON THURSDAYS
Did you know that play is important to healthy brain development? Please join us to learn and play at the Army Community Service Play Morning. Play Morning features music, story time, crafts, interactive play and an awesome way for parents and children to make lasting friendships. FS Play Morning is located inside the Youth Sports & Fitness Center, bldg. 7338 on Thursdays from 10:30 am- 12:00 pm. HAAF Play Morning is located in bldg. 6054 on Tuesdays from 10:00 am- 11:30 am. For questions or concerns please contact the ACS New Parent Support Program at 912-767-2882 (FS) or 912-315-3816 (HAAF).
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.firstname.lastname@example.org or (912) 767-3863. You can make a difference.
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
EFMP SWIM PARTY FORT STEWART & HAAF ON 21 JULY
Join the ACS Exceptional Family Program to beat the heat as they conduct a swim party for EFM’s. Enjoy swimming on both Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield from 9am – 11am and meet other EFMP Families. Please call (912) 767-5058 to let us know you’ll be there. This event will take place on both Fort Stewart at the Corkan Pool and Hunter Pool July 21st.
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
The Special Needs Parent Tool Kit has comprehensive information and tools that are geared towards helping families with special needs children navigate the maze of medical, special education services, community support and benefits and entitlements.
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!
USO FORT STEWART & HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD
USO PATHFINDER PROGRAM
MANAGING A CHANGE?
THE USO PATHFINDER PROGRAM IS HERE
Whether you and your service member are transitioning to a new location or on
to life after the military, the USO Pathfinder program will help you create a plan and get connected to what you need to achieve your personal and professional goals. Connect with a Pathfinder Scout to develop a personalized Action Plan and discover the resources that will make your transition successful.
Pathfinder Scouts can connect you with the services and resources that are the best fit for you in the following focus areas:
Family Strength & Wellness
USO Pathfinder at Fort Stewart
1639 Gulick Avenue, Building 703, Fort Stewart, GA 31314
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
DATES ARE SET FOR SCCSS NEW STUDENT SUMMER REGISTRATION
Dates are set for SCCPSS Summer Registration for New or Existing families who have had a change in address that will require their students to attend a different school.
Savannah Chatham County School System: New Student Summer Registration
Registration will be held at Eli Whitney in the Professional Learning Center
2 Laura Ave., Savannah
June 25-29; 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
July 9-13; 8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Saturday, June 30th; 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Saturday, July 14th, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Southwest Chatham Branch of Live Oak Public Libraries, 14097 Abercorn Street, Savannah
Saturday, June 30th; 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
LIBERTY COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM MILITARY REGISTRATION WEEK 16-19 JULY
Liberty County School System will host a Military Registration Week for all families looking to register for the upcoming school year.
Start your registration Online at the provided link or head in to the LCSS Board of Education to complete your registration.
For Questions or further information please contact the Fort Stewart School Liaison Office @ 912-767-6533 or the LCSS Military Family Coordinator @ 912-877-5937
FORT STEWART AND HAAF AREA 2018-2019 SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDARS
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.
PRINCETON REVIEW'S SAT/ACT ESSENTIALS PROGRAM FOR MILITARY STUDENTS
Students can take a full-length practice test, get a detailed score report, do drills, and watch videos as they prepare for their target test date in either or both exams.
9 FREE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND PROGRAMS FOR MILITARY KIDS
Tuttle Health Clinic, WINN Army Community Hospital & TRICARE Information and Updates
SCHOLL HEALTH SCREENINGS
NURSE ADVISE LINE (NAL)
What: The MHS NAL is available 24/7
Who: For all TRICARE beneficiaries in the U.S. and
countries with established MTFs around the world
When: 1 April 2018
How: Provide Services (1-800 TRICARE or www.mhsnurseadviceline.com) RN Triage Consultation
Access to Self-care instructions, NAL encounters & “Sick Slip” Contemporary Telehealth Services
Secure Website, Web-chat, & Video Teleconference
Provider Locator Services for Urgent Care
Healthcare Locator Services during your travels
RELAY HEALTH'S NEW LOOK
Relay Health’s New Look…..
WHEN: Starting late May through September 30, 2018 WHERE: Secure Messaging in All Tricare areas
WHO: For All Tricare Beneficiaries
WHAT: Change Healthcare (formerly RelayHealth) will be implementing several changes for Secure Messaging: Branding name change from RelayHealth to Change Healthcare with cosmetic changes to the current application.
While the RelayHealth brand name will change, the product name – TOL Patient Portal Secure Messaging - will remain the same.
CHILDREN RESILIENCY CAMPS AVAILABLE AT WINN
Child and Family Behavioral Health School Behavioral health Program presents the Children's Resiliency Training Summer Program! The program serves dependents in grades kindergarten to 6th grade or youth, ages 5-13 enrolled in TRICARE. The program is designed to build resilience in our children through yoga, art therapy, mindfulness, social skills training, coping skill development and so much more! The first session is June 11-29. The second session is July 9-27. To register or for more please contact Jacqueline Auberger at 435-5725 or Jacqueline.email@example.com.
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.
***UPDATED: FIVE UPCOMING HIRING EVENTS ARE ON THE JOB BOARD NOW!
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.
***NEW: DOD PARTNERS WITH LINKEDIN; OFFERS MILITARY SPOUSES FREE MEMBERSHIP
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)
SFL JUNE UPDATE
SFL-TAP Hiring Event (Gulfstream and CSPs), 23 May from 10-1400 hours at Bldg. 1289
POC: Jeffrey Lee, Jeffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org , 912-315-2289
Ryder Diesel Technician Training, Thursday’s at Bldg. 1289
Start Date TBD
POC: Jeffrey Lee, Jeffrey.email@example.com , 912-315-2289
Career Skills Program Briefing, Thursday’s, 1130-1200 hours at Bldg. 1289
POC: Jeffrey Lee, Jeffrey.firstname.lastname@example.org , 912-315-2289
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
***NEW: UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR FREE WEBCAST FOR MILITARY SPOUSES 19 JULY
Military Spouses - Tips and Tools to Help You Achieve Your Career Goals July 19, 2018 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST
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
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!
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
HAAF YOUTH SPORTS FALL SOCCER REGISTRATION BEGINS ON 2 JULY
Registration begins July 2 and continues until July 31 for Youth Sports fall soccer at Hunter Army Airfield. For ages 4-13. Participants develop skills, character while having fun, learning from a certified NYSCA coach. Games played at HAAF Sports Complex and the local YMCA. Cost is $25 for ages 4-5; $45 for ages 6-13. To register, call 912-315-3659, 912-315-5851 or Parent Central Services at 912-315-5425.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR FT. STEWART/HAAF SUMMER CAMPS FOR FIRST-FIFTH GRADERS
The School Age Centers at Stewart/Hunter are an ideal place for first to fifth-graders to spend their free time this summer. Summer Camp weekly themes at Stewart include Art Camp, Sports Camp, Science Camp and Gardening Camp and a Just for Fun Camp. At Hunter, the themes include Rolling Into Summer, International Week, Exploring Under the Sea, Military Heroes and Healthy Habits. For details, visit StewartMWR.com or call Parent Central Services at 912-767-2312 (Stewart) or 912-315-5425 Hunter.
KINDERGARTEN SUMMER CAMP
Stewart/Hunter children who have finished Kindergarten during the 2017-18 school year are eligible to attend Kindergarten Summer Camp. Exciting programming and activities are planned for a summer full of fun. For additional information, visit StewartMWR.com or call Parent Central Services at 912-767-2312 (Stewart) or 912-315-5425 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.
This Department of Defense (DoD) program makes it easier to find the child care your family needs. Now military and DoD civilian families can search for child care options through a single website. Using MilitaryChildCare.com, you can find comprehensive information on child care programs worldwide, conduct a customized search for the care you need, and submit a request for care at any time and from any location.
- Step 1: Create an account. Go to MilitaryChildCare.com to create an account containing information about your family, or to login in using an existing username and password.
- Step 2: Search and request care. Search the system for the child care option that best fits your needs and submit your requests for care.
- Step 3: Manage your requests. You can manage your requests for care from anywhere in the world.
- Step 4: Update your profile. Keep your My Profile page up to date with important information.
For questions or support, please call MilitaryChildCare.com at (855)696-2934
This is the website that you will request full time/part time/ part-day services along with other programs. You can even request projected services - for transitioning Families or expecting mothers. Sorry - No payments can be made on this program.
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.
SKIES OFFERS COMPETITIVE CHEER, TUMBLING CLASSES:
School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration & Skills (SKIES) is now offering Competitive Cheer and Tumbling classes for youth 5-18 years old at both Stewart and Hunter. Participants must be enrolled in Child & Youth Services. The cost for Competitive Cheer is $50-55/month and the cost for Tumbling is $45-50/month. To register, or for more information, call Parent Central Services at 912-767-2312 (Stewart) or 912-315-5425 (Hunter).
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!
OPERATION PURPLE CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN
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.
Other Resources and Information available to Military Families
HURRICANE SEASON IS ALMOST HERE
Tips from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security:
If you plan to ride out a hurricane at home, make sure it’s in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Have the proper plywood, steel or aluminum panels to board up windows and doors, and remember - the garage door is the most vulnerable part of the home, so it must be able to withstand dangerous high winds.
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.
UNIFORMED SERVICES BLENDED RETIREMENT RESOURCE FOR SPOUSES
EQUAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITY ACT
MILITARY DISCOUNTS - LEGOLAND - FLORIDA RESORT
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?
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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
TICKETS FOR TROOPS AT THE SAVANNAH THEATER
Tickets for Troops. As a way to thank service members we would like to invite you and your family to come see for free! If you are active military or a dependent of someone who is, a ticket to one of our great shows has already been purchased for you. Just show your active military I.D. to the Box office to redeem your tickets. Call the Box Office directly at 912-233-7764 to reserve your seats and receive this special offer. http://www.savannahtheatre.com/
FREE BOATER SAFETY COURSE OFFERED ON THE 3RD SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Chatham County Marine Patrol and Georgia Department of Natural Resources Rangers will be offering a free Boater Safety Course on the third Saturday of every month beginning in April and running until September. The first class is Saturday, Apr. 21. The course will cover all required equipment and laws to operate in Georgia waters. The course is a legal requirement for anyone born after Jan 1, 1998 who wants to perate any tipe of watercraft in Georgia waters. The course runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will be conducted in the Savannah Mall Conference Center (first floor, adjacent to the Burlington Coat Factory). To register, call (912) 264-7237. Also: Hunter's Outdoor Recreation has boats available for the military community to rent
FREE ADMISSION TO BLUE STAR MUSEUMS STARTING MEMORIAL DAY
All active duty and reserve U.S. military and their families (up to five Family members) receive free admission to our museums from Memorial Day to Labor Day!
Plan your museum trip at https://www.arts.gov/national/blue-star-museums
SPEND YOUR NEXT VACATION AT A NATIONAL PARK WITH THE AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL MILITARY PASS PROGRAM
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)
SAVANNAH CHILDREN'S MUSEUM 2018 SUMMER PROGRAM SCHEDULE
NIGHT AT THE ZOO EVENTS AT JACKSONVILLE ZOO
Beat the summer heat during our Night at the Zoo events! Join us from 6:30-10:00 pm for live music, food trucks, cash bars, plus your chance to see the animals on exhibit until 8:30 pm. There will be animal encounters, keeper talks, and much more!
New this year to Night at the Zoo: Dinosauria - Experience Pangea after the sun sets and catch the dinos before they go extinct!
Members: $7/adults and $5/children (3-12)
Non-member: $14/adult and $12/children (3-12)
Child 2 and under: free (but still require a ticket)
Event dates and themes are listed below:
June 22 – Friday Night Fever
This 70s themed party will encourage you to break out the bell-bottoms and get down to live music from the Boogie Freaks. We’ll also have a DJ on the Great Lawn, a groovy costume party, and entertainment from Miss Marie’s Kids.
Note: Land of the Tiger will be closing at 8 pm.
July 13 – ZOOperstition
This Friday the 13th, join us for an unnerving night full of superstitions. Kim Reteguiz & the Black Cat Bones will be here for some live music, and our keepers will be out to dispel common myths about a few of our more misunderstood animals. We’ll also have games and a DJ on the Great Lawn to liven up this dreaded evening.
July 27 – The Great Catsby
Welcome to the Jazz Age, old sport. This Roaring Twenties themed party will include live music from Tasty Tuesday, a DJ on the Great Lawn, and a costume contest that is sure to be the cat’s meow. Bring your friends and family and enjoy this trip back to the past.
August 10 – Zoo Odyssey: 3000
The future is here at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens! While we won’t have flying cars or visitors from Mars, we will have two DJs with interactive projections and trivia, LED performers, and our keepers will be out to talk about some of our new babies! It’s a futuristic night you won’t want to miss.
WWW LIVE ON 5 AUGUST
Wrestling has come a long way ever since WWE took the reins in its hands. There are many other wrestling organizations holding events throughout the year but it's the Raw and SmackDown that brings hordes of fans to the live arenas. Wrestling tickets are not just purchased by the men and boys but the non-top drama, action and theatrics it presents also lure the females to the live shows. WWE in particular has turned it into a family extravaganza. WWE Live Savannah GA tickets are rising in demand so if you want to attend the upcoming event then you better hurry.
Savannah Civic Center
SOUTHEAST CRAB FEAST ON 11 AUGUST
Please join us for the SouthEast Crab Feast event this summer in Savannah, GA. This event offers the Low Country Coastal Heritage of outdoor cooking of fresh seafood. This highly anticipated event will offer ALL YOU CAN EAT fresh Blue Crabs, one side of Fish & Chips, Snow Crab Legs Platter (Optional), Music and a Family Friendly Environment for the entire family.
***NEW: POOLER FOOD TRUCK FEST ON 23 SEPTEMBER
Pooler Chamber of Commerce is calling all Foodies and Festies to the Pooler Food Truck Festival on 23 September. Join us for great food and fun for the entire family
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www.americaspromise.org/militaryfamilies - America's Promise - Initiative for Military Families
http://www.armymwr.com/ - Army MWR
www.myarmyonesource.com – Army One Source
www.armywives.com – Army Wives
www.bluestarfam.org - Blue Star Families
www.militaryonesource.com – Military One Source
www.military.com/spouse – Military Spouse Career Center
www.myarmybenefits.us.army.mil – My Army Benefits
www.operationhomefront.net - Operation Home Front
https://www.facebook.com/pages/United-States-Army-Special-Operations-Command-Family-Programs/137320766437841 - USASOC FPMD Facebook Page