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					                                                                                                                                                                 The Frontline    1B
                                                                                                                                             February 26, 2009

Stewart/Hunter Lifestyle

                                                                                                                                                                    Spc. Gaelen Lowers
Young ladies from the Bradwell Institute perform popular dances from various eras during the 3rd Infantry Division Black History Obervance at Club
Stewart Feb. 24.

Division honors Black History Month
Staff Report                                 Main Post Chapel on Fort Stewart.             American history and culture.                   entrees available for the Soldiers’ dining
                                                                                              In the lobbies and hallways leading to       pleasure.
  The Marne Division reflected on the        Fort Stewart                                  the main stage for the program were                “The food is good,” said Sgt. Israel
accoplishments African-Americans in            Fort Stewart’s Black History Month          posters depicting African American her-         Clarke, an information systems analyst
February with events that included           celebrations culminated with its Black        itage and the students from Taylor Creek        for the 3rd HBCT. “I knew the Soldiers
poetry reading, a culinary competition,      History Month Program at Club Stewart         Elementary performed a real life “wax           that work here in the DFAC put a lot of
and culminated with a Black History          Feb. 24. The program included songs,          museum” for passers-by depicting such           effort into this meal, so I came down to
observance ceremony Feb. 24 at the           dances and poetry celebrating African         historical figures as Jackie Robinson,          support them.”
                                                                                           Harriet Tubman and John F. Kennedy.                Dandy, who served as an Army
                                                                                              Starting off the program were the            Military Equal Opportunity specialist
                                                                                           winners of the poetry contest from ear-         from 1972 until his retirement in 1986,
                                                                                           lier in the month. (See related Story on Page   explained how he has seen the Army’s
                                                                                           4B), followed by songs performed by             race relations improve dramatically
                                                                                           guests including the Taylor Creek               since he first joined the Army in 1960.
                                                                                           Elementary student chorus. Rounding                “The Army has come a long way,” he
                                                                                           out the entertainment was the Bradwell          said. “I think that as time has gone on
                                                                                           Institute treating the audience to popu-        we have discovered that by learning
                                                                                           lar dances throughout the ages.                 more about one another, we have fig-
                                                                                              The program’s guest speaker was              ured out that we really aren’t so differ-
                                                                                           Command Sgt. Maj. Marvin Hill, United           ent. As a result, I think our Army is
                                                                                           States Central Command’s command                stronger.”
                                                                                           sergeant major. Hill reminded the audi-            Dandy, who was serving as a race
                                                                                           ence that being first in something isn’t        relations instructor in Worms, Germany
                                                                                           necessarily a good thing. He also told of       when the Army celebrated African-
                                                                                           the importance of always striving to be         American History Month for the first
                                                                                           the best that you can be.                       time in 1972, remembers when the
                                                                                              “There were a lot of firsts,” said Hill,     Army forced Soldiers to start learning
                                                                                           “but I bet they would trade it all in to be     more about the Soldiers that looked dif-
                                                                                           the best.”                                      ferent than themselves.
                                                                                              The program finished by providing               “The Army changed and started
                                                                                           guests an opportunity to taste foods that       doing things it had never done before,”
                                                                                           were eaten by African-Americans in the          he said. “At the time, it was easy to shake
                                                                                           days of slavery.                                each other’s hand and pat each other on
                                                                                                                                           the back, but we needed to go deeper…
                                                                                           Fort Benning                                    What we found is that when you are in a
                                                                                              On Fort Benning, Soldiers of the 3rd         unit together, what somebody looks like
                                                                                           Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd                  goes out the window. A Soldier is a
                                                                                           Infantry Division, took time Feb. 19 to         Soldier. When you’re in combat togeth-
                                                                                           celebrate African-American History              er, all you have is one another.”
                                                                                           Month during a luncheon at the Kelley              The Black History celebration contin-
                                                                                           Hill Dining Facility.                           ued Feb. 19 at Fort Stewart with a poetry
                                                                                              Ellis Dandy, the Equal Employment            reading at Rocky’s sponsored by Soldiers
                                                                                           manager for the United States Army              from the 87th Combat Sustainment
                                                                          Spc. Ben Hutto   Infantry Center, was the featured guest         Support Battalion. (See story on Page 4B.)
Specialist Erica Johnson, a cook assigned to the Brigade Special Troops                    speaker at the event; which followed
Battalion 3rd HBCT, serves Soldiers at the Kelley Hill Dining Facility at Fort             trational “soul food” banquet prepared
Benning, Ga., Feb. 19. As part of the African-American History Month lunch-                by the Soldiers of the Kelley Hill DFAC.          Editor’s Note: Contributing information
eon, the Kelley Hill DFAC prepared and served traditional “soul food”, includ-             Fried catfish, barbecued ribs and chick-        provided by Spc. Ben Hutto, 3rd HBCT
ing fried catfish, barbecued ribs and chicken, ham hocks, red beans and rice               en, ham hocks, red beans and rice and           Public Affairs and Spc. Gaelen Lowers,
and ox tails.                                                                              ox tails were just a few of the many            Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs.

Marne dining facilities
celebrate Black History
Pat Young                                     Sergeant First Class Verna Bellamy,
Managing Editor                            87th Combat Service Support
                                           Battalion said preparation for the
   Dining facilities at Fort Stewart       displays wasn’t only for the food, but
and Hunter Army Airfield got into          included research into the meal.
the spirit of Black History with a culi-      “Our hats are off to all the dining
nary competition. The food service         facility managers and food service
personnel, military and civilians          personnel for a job well done,” said
joined together to provide culinary        Master Sgt. Dante Sampson Division
delights and displayed them in for-        Food Service non-commissioned
mats that were both ‘tasteful’ and         offier in charge. “We want to person-
informative.                               ally thank all the dining facilities for
   One of the examples of the presen-      the tremendous display and culinary
tations was at the Sustainment             expertise utilized in all the prepara-
Brigade dining facility where workers      tion. The hard work and dedication
like Spc. Ayala Metzaly, Pvt. te Desia     truly led up to the overall success of
Grapes, Sgt. Ann Lake, Stephanie           all the awesome meals served in all
Jenkins and Juanita Hudson, worked         dining facilities!”
on a menu that included items like            The winners for the culinary com-
corn bread, catfish, yams, “hop and        petition were announced at the
Johns” (black-eye peas) and hush           Black History Day Observance at
puppies. Servers dressed in attire of      Club Stewart Feb. 24. First place
19th century African-Americans to          went to the Warrior Transition
add to the flavor of the day.              Battalion DFAC; the 3rd ID Special
    “We eat with our eyes,” said           Troops Battalion DFAC earned sec-
Audrey Knox as she put the finishing       ond; and the 4th Brigade ‘Vanguard’
touches to her salad display.              dining facility placed third.

                                                                           Pat Young
 Food service workers dress in 19th centrury costumes at Sustainment
 Brigade’s dining facility Feb. 23 in honor of Black History Month.
2B   The Frontline      February 26, 2009

MWR Briefs
Gear up for Ranger Run                                       Delivery System Programmer Marline Parker, but no             St. Patrick’s Sunday Brunch at Hunter
  Sign up for the Ranger/Hunter Runway 10K, 9 a.m.,          cooking equipment will be available at either location.          The date for the St. Patrick’s Sunday Brunch for
Saturday on Hunter. Register by Friday; cost is $25.         Everyone who takes part will be given a Survivor T-           Hunter, which had been scheduled for March 8, has
The race is limited to the first 1,000 participants.         shirt. Families will divide into tribes the first night       been changed to March 15.
Proceeds benefit the 1st Ranger Battalion Family             (March 27).                                                     The brunch will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30
Readiness Group. Sign-up at the Ranger headquarters,            The Family with the best tribal flag and slogan will       p.m. at Hunter Club, building 6015. The cost is $11.95
Fleet Feet Sports of Savannah, Savannah Striders,            be honored Saturday (March 28) with a catered dinner.         per person, children (ages 5-10) half price and (ages 4
WTOC in Savannah or their respective Web sites.              Parker said Families will be required to start a fire with-   and under) free. For more information, call 459-7923.
                                                             out lighter or matches, and treat and build a litter for a
Family Survivor Weekend Offered                              Family Member with simulated “broken arm.” There
                                                                                                                           St. Patty’s Kids Cooking Class at Stewart
   Looking for a weekend event in which you and your         also will be arts and crafts, wheelbarrow races and
                                                                                                                              Join us for an afternoon of fun, games, crafts, and
Family can team up and get involved in a friendly, fun       other activities, she said.
                                                                                                                           more from 3-5 p.m. March 8 at Club Stewart, Building
competition with other Families?                                For details, call 767-4316. Fort Stewart registration
                                                                                                                           405. The cost is $5 per child (ages 5-12). Reservations
   The Family Survivor Weekend event scheduled for           will be at the Leisure Activities Center (767-2841).
                                                                                                                           required, as space is limited. For more information,
March 27-28 at Holbrook Pond at Fort Stewart and             Registration at Hunter will be at Outdoor Recreation
                                                                                                                           call 368-2212.
Lotts Island at Hunter might be just right for you. As a     (315-9554).
convenience to Families from Stewart and Hunter, the
competition will be offered simultaneously at both           St. Patrick’s Sunday Brunch at Stewart                        St. Patty’s Kids Cooking Class at Hunter
locations at a cost of $25 per family. Space is limited.        The brunch will be held from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.           Join us for an afternoon of fun, games, crafts, and
   The MWR-sponsored event is based on the popular           on March 8 at Club Stewart, building 405. The menu            more from 3-5 p.m. March 15 at Hunter Club, build-
CBS reality TV show, but with some distinctive differ-       features breakfast items, Irish stew, corned beef             ing 6015.
ences: the competition won’t be cutthroat and you do         w/horseradish sauce, steamed buttered cabbage, lamb             This is a change in date. It had previously been
not have to camp out overnight – unless you want to          stew, herb roasted chicken, salad bar, apple oatmeal          announced that the class would be held March 8. The
(at your own expense).                                       crisp and more. The cost is $11.95 per person, children       cost is $5 per child (ages 5-12). Reservations required,
   You will have to provide your own food. Coolers and       (ages 5-10) half price and (ages 4 and under) free. For       as space is limited. For more information, call 459-
other containers will be allowed, said, Recreation           more information, call 368-2212.                              7923.

                                                                  TODAY      THROUGH       MARCH 1                               Pets of the Week
Not Easily Broken                       Grand Torino
   Today — 7 p.m.                          Saturday — 7 p.m.
   (Morris Chestnut, Taraji Henson)        (Clint Eastwood, Christopher
   Dave's dreams of major league        Carley)
baseball success were dashed by an         Retired auto worker Walt, an iron-
injury in college, leading him to a     willed veteran living in a changing
steady but unfulfilling career as the   world, is forced by his immigrant
head of a small construction firm.      neighbors to confront his own long-
Rated PG-13 (sexual references, the-    held prejudices. Resentful of virtual-
matic elements) 99 min                  ly everything and everyone he sees,

My Bloody Valentine
                                        Walt is just waiting out the rest of his
                                        life...until the night his teenage
                                                                                                                                 B    olo the cat and Juggles the dog are some of the
                                                                                                                                      many homeless pets at the Fort Stewart animal
                                                                                                                                 shelter. The shelter has pets of all kinds, sizes, and
   Friday — 7 p.m.                      neighbor Thao tries to steal his                                                         breeds in their care. If you are interested in adopting,
   (Jensen Ackles, Jaime King)          prized '72 Gran Torino. Rated R (lan-                                                    call the Fort Stewart Veterinary Clinic at 767-2842.
   Tom, an inexperienced coal           guage throughout, violence) 122 min
miner, caused an accident in the
tunnels that trapped and killed five    Bedtime Stories
men and sent the only survivor,            Sunday— 7 p.m.
Harry, into a permanent coma. Ten          (Adam Sandler, Keri Russell)
years later, Tom returns to Harmony        Hotel handyman Skeeter's life is        Films are subject to availability.
on Valentine's Day, still haunted by    changed forever when the bedtime           AAFES strives to show films
                                                                                   according to the published
the deaths he caused. Rated R           stories he tells his niece and nephew      schedule but reserves the right to
(graphic & brutal horror, graphic &     start to come true.                        reschedule, cancel, or substitute
brutal violence, graphic nudity,           Rated PG (rude humor, mild lan-         showings as needed. For more
strong language 101 min                 guage) 99 min                              information, call 767-3069.
                                                                                                                                       February 26, 2009    The Frontline        3B

                                H EALTH M ATTERS Winn Army Community Hospital

 Winn, TRICARE hold behavioral health conference
 Ann Erickson                                of general behavioral health resources      and our veterans within the area of        als.
 Public Affairs Specialist                   and some of the current stressors on        Savannah and Hinesville, said Warner.          “It is a sign of moral courage for you
                                             Soldiers and their Family Members. It          “We really are one team,” said Col.     to step forward and say ‘I need help,’”
    The 3rd Infantry Division, Winn          also helped to strengthen and enhance       John Collins, Winn commander. “We          said Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, 3rd ID
 Army Community Hospital, Humana             the civilian and military relationship in   are all in this together, and we want to   commanding general. “As we reduce
 Military Healthcare Services and the        the behavioral health area.                 share information with you and some        the (behavioral health) stigma of those
 Department of Defense TRICARE con-             “This is a collaboration to help take    insights from our military healthcare      wearing the Army Combat Uniform, I
 tractor for the South region,               care of the most valuable resource-         providers as to what we are seeing so      think it’s also going to reduce the stig-
 ValueOptions, HMHS subcontractor            The military Family, Soldiers, veterans     we can all be on the same page in car-     ma in the community as we talk about
 for behavioral health and more than 50      and retirees,” said Maj. (Dr.)              ing for our Soldiers and Family            it.”
 regional civilian behavioral health         Christopher Warner, Chief of the            Members.”                                      We need to make sure the behavioral
 providers participated in the first         Department of Behavioral Medicine              One area of focus during the confer-    health care for our Soldiers and Family
 Behavioral Health provider collabora-       at Winn.                                    ence was suicide prevention and the        Members is accessible, professional
 tion event Feb. 20 at the Hunter Club.         The conference brought together the      importance of seeking help either          and gives them progress, said Cucolo.
    The purpose of the event was to          civilian mental health partners who are     through primary care physicians, chap-         “I hope this is just the kick-off for
 inform civilian mental health providers     taking care of our Families, our Soldiers   lains, or behavioral health profession-    future events like this,” Cucolo said.

  BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                                    Winn Briefs
                             Provided by Winn Army Community Hospital
                                                                                         Volunteers welcome                           Become a patient advisor
                                                                                            Winn Army Community Hospital is              Help us help you by joining the Patient
February 11                                pounds, 11 ounces, born to Pfc.
                                                                                         seeking adult volunteers who are             and Family Centered Care Advisory
  • Angel Shanel Marie King, a girl, 8     Christopher Ramos and Bethany
                                                                                         interested in performing administra-         Council meeting at Winn Army
pounds, born to Spc. Dexter King and       Ramos.
                                                                                         tive, clerical or clinical duties            Community Hospital or Tuttle Army
Pfc. Angela Felder.
                                              • Isabella Gantt Wingard, a girl, 5        throughout the hospital.                     Health Clinic.
                                           pounds, 11 ounces, born to Spc. Joseph           The next hospital volunteer orien-           Winn's meeting is scheduled for 11:30
  • Allison May Severino, a girl, 9
                                           L. Wingard and Tiffany S. Wingard.            tation is scheduled for 9 a.m., March 5      a.m., March 10 at Winn’s Patriot
pounds, 1 ounce, born to Sgt. Matthew
                                                                                         in the Patriot Auditorium at Winn. For       Auditorium. For more information, call
Francis Severino and Margaret                • Arianna Skye Ritz, a girl, 7 pounds,      more information, call Brigitte              Linda King at 435-6225 or e-mail
Severino.                                  11 ounces, born to Capt. Frank Ritz           Shanken at 435-6903.                         Linda.king2@amedd.army.mil.
                                           and Jacqueline Ritz.                                                                          Tuttle’s meeting is scheduled for 1
February 12
  • Kaiden Allen Green, a boy, 6           February 14                                   Save time book online                        p.m., March 4 at Aviation Brigade
                                                                                           Book your medical appointments             Classroom, Hunter Army Airfield. For
pounds, 14 ounces, born to Spc.              • Aalia Safi Abouzeid, a girl, 5
                                                                                         online.                                      more information, call Dennis Kelly at
Edward Cory Green and Tabithia Lynn        pounds, 6 ounces, born to Sgt. Gaber
                                                                                           Just register and log onto www.tri-        315-5731.
Green.                                     Abouzeid and Jana Abouzeid.
                                                                                         careonline.com today. If you have               Patient and Family Centered Care
                                                                                         problems or questions, call 1-800-           standards include involving patients and
  • Jasmine Sidney Moore, a girl, 7           • Kylee Rose Massey, a girl, 6 pounds,
                                                                                         600-9332 and choose option 8 or call         Families in all aspects of the planning
pounds, 3 ounces, born to Spc.             2 ounces, born to Sgt. Jonathan Massey
                                                                                         (210) 767-5250.                              and delivery of healthcare services.
Cleophus Sidney Moore Jr., and             and Melinda Massey.
Christina Geraldine Moore.
                                             • Emmalyn Kensington White, a girl,
February 13                                6 pounds, 7 ounces, born to Capt.
  • Nathan James Ramos, a boy, 9           Perry White and Amy White.
4B   The Frontline      February 26, 2009

Stewart-Hunter holds poetry night
Spc. Michael Adams                                ond season of “American Idol,” and singing
3rd ID Public Affairs                             the National Anthem on opening day of the
                                                  San Francisco Giants’ 1996 season.
  Soldiers from the 87th Combat Service             “Soldiers put a lot of hours and hard work
Support Battalion held a poetry reading to        to make it happen. I’m glad everyone came
honor Black History Month and the contri-         out here to support us,” Command Sgt. Maj.
butions of African-Americans Feb. 19 at           Cynthia B. Howard, the 87th CSSB command
Rocky’s.                                          sergeant major.
  “This is a time of celebration and pride. It      The night’s winning performance was a tie
shows the pride of America as a whole, the        between Spc. LaDonna Jenkins, a medical
walk through the valley to the top of the         supply specialist with the 26th Brigade
mountain,” said Warrant Officer Lacey             Support Battalion, and Pvt. Mark Porter, a
Washington, a supply systems technician           transportation specialist with the 396th
with the 226th Quartermasters Company.            Transportation Company.
  The event’s twenty four acts featured per-        “I feel good,” said Jenkins. “It lets you
formances from poets to dancers. Private          know hard work and determination pays off.”
Robert Wien, a chemical equipment repair-            The performers and the crowd were ener-
man with the 632nd Maintenance Company.           gized. I hope we can have events like this
Wien performed an acappella version of            more often,” said 1st Lt. Paula Stafford, exec-
“Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” by Otis          utive officer with the 226th Quartermasters
Redding that brought the crowd to loud            Company who was in charge of the event.
applause.                                           Soldiers do a number of things to honor
  “It meant a lot to be a part of something       our country, and on this night these perform-
that means so much,” he said.                     ers and audience members got together to
  Wien has a long performance history,            celebrate a very strong and proud part of our
including making it to the top 32 on the sec-     country, black history.

                                                                                                                                                       Spc. Michael Adams
                                                                                                    Warrant Officer Lacey Washington, a supply systems technician
                                                                                                    with the 226th QM Co., performs a spiritual dance at Rocky’s
                                                                                                    Feb. 19 in honor of Black History.

                                                                                                    The 87th CSSB Choir made up of Spc. Mauricio Ayala; Sgt.
                                                                                                    Monic Burchette; Lt. Paula Stafford, and Sgt. Kyle Baker, sing
                                                                                                    during the Black History Month Poetry reading Feb. 19 at

African-American Soldiers’ legacies still remembered
Pfc. Crystal M. Bradley                                  Museum and avid historian, said that the treatment       at soldiering,” said Meeks.
2nd BCT Public Affairs                                   Soldiers receive today has drastically improved             Marshall died in OIF1 on a convoy into Baghdad
                                                         compared to how it was before the integration law        April 7, 2003, taking supplies to Soldiers ahead.
   African-Americans have fought in every war that       was passed.                                                 Today, it is common to see African-American
the United States has had including the Civil War,          “The regard the Army has for racial equality in the   Soldiers in the Army successfully joining the fight
both world wars, the Korean War, Vietnam and             Army has been very consistent over the years. The        for America’s freedom and leading troops of all col-
today during Operation Iraqi Freedom and                 public attitude of Soldiers displayed here at Fort       ors, creeds and nationalities.
Operation Enduring Freedom.                              Stewart is outstanding,” said Meeks.                        At Fort Stewart, Command Sergeant Major Jesse
   The Buffalo Soldiers, nicknamed by Native                “The Equal Opportunity program the Army has is        Andrews serves as the 3rd ID and Fort Stewart com-
American tribes they fought, attained the nickname       extremely efficient at eliminating discriminatory        mand sergeant major. Command Sergeant Major
because of their dark, curly hair, which the Native      problems,” he said.                                      Valmond A. Martin is the command sergeant major
Americans said resembled a buffalo. The Buffalo             Sergeant Tyrah Gardner, HHC, 2nd BCT, 3rd ID,         for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team Spartans.
Soldiers were the first all-black regiment in the reg-   said that since she’s been in the Army she has never        Staff Sergeant William Black, Headquarters and
ular U.S. Army and fought during the Indian Wars of      been racially discriminated against because she is       Headquarters Company, 2nd BCT, 3rd ID, said that
the West and the Spanish-American War.                   black.                                                   he is extremely proud of the advancement of
   Despite the popular belief that African-American         “As a black Soldier I haven’t had any setbacks or     African-Americans and he celebrates it daily.
Soldiers were incapable of performing their tasks as     anything regarding my race to prohibit me from              “I know Black History month is celebrated during
white Soldiers; the Tuskegee Airmen, piloted the         advancing in my career,” said Gardner.                   February, but personally, I celebrate being black
skies in fighter planes, fighting to defend the United      “In fact, some days when I feel down or if I’m hav-   and how far we’ve come as a people every day. I
States during World War II.                              ing a bad day at work, I think about all the Soldiers    remember Soldiers like the Buffalo Soldiers, and
   Though their contributions to the Army and the        of color who have gone before me and I know if they      they motivate me daily to do what I need to do as a
military as a whole date back well before the 1900s,     made it through, I can overcome anything,”               Soldier and as a person,” Black said.
it wasn’t until 1947 when President Harry S. Truman      Gardner added.                                              Chief Warrant Officer Charmaine Hilliard, HHC,
passed a law stating that there would be no more            Meeks said that one of 3rd ID’s greatest Soldiers     2nd BCT, 3rd ID, said the integration law of 1947
segregation due to race, creed, or color in the mili-    was a black man whom he found to be a very well-         bettered opportunities for the Army in its entirety.
tary. With that, African-Americans were lawfully         rounded Soldier.                                            “The Army has really progressed dramatically
given equal rights as American Soldiers.                    “Sergeant first class John W. Marshall, the oldest    since they passed the integration laws of 1947. I feel
   This law began to put an end to some of the racial    Soldier to die in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 3rd       as if the Army’s total work force was strengthened,
prejudice and racial profiling blacks had been sus-      ID, was an outstanding individual. Soldiers just         and it’s good to see our Army fight as one despite all
ceptible to while helping fight in America’s wars.       wanted to be around him, you know, be just like          the different racial backgrounds it represents,” said
   Walter Meeks, director of the Fort Stewart            him. He had a sound mind and was just plain good         Hilliard.

CSM reads to children, teaches value of education
Spc. Michael Adams                          ing and learning how to write.”
3rd ID Public Affairs                          Torres also learned the value
                                            of reading from the book.
  Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews,          “When you grow older, you
the command sergeant major for the          could probably read your chil-
3rd Infantry Division, took time out of     dren a bedtime story. If you
his busy schedule to read the book          become a teacher you could
“More than Anything Else,” by Marie         read to your class.
Bradby to a group of young children at         Torres also liked Andrews
Club Stewart, The book is a story           telling the story. “I think he’s a
about civil rights leader, Booker T.        really good guy. He’s doing the
Washington learning to read as a child.     best he can to help our coun-
Andrews said he was proud to read the       try be safe.”
story during Black History Month.Feb.          The event was also a success
22 with his wife Frankie.                   for adults.
  “This is a very important event for          Kerry Fuller, a cadre mem-
us,” said Andrews. “One of these peo-       ber with the Military Child
ple here in 15 to 20 years might raise      Education Coalition, who
their right hand and be the next 3rd        helped organize the event,
Infantry Division Command Sergeant          thought it was a success.
Major.                                         “I thought it went very well,”
  “We’re proud to be NCOs. We just          she said. “He’s like a superstar
don’t just work Monday through              to these kids. He’s a great                                                                            Spc. Michael Adams
Fridays. We’re proud to be cultivating      example of how successful Kayla Casto, 9, hands her book, More than Anything Else’ to 3rd ID Command Sgt.
young soldiers for tomorrow,”               these kids can be.”                Major Jesse Andrews to sign Feb. 22 at Club Stewart. Andrews read the book to
Andrews said to book readers who cel-          Fuller also acknowledged all about 100 children for MCEC’s Tell Me A Story program.
ebrated the year of the NCO.                the help she got for the event.
  Daysha Torres, one of the children           “Thanks to all of the volun-             A Soldier has a busy schedule. They reading to a group of children, some-
in the audience, liked listening to the     teers and everyone who has been so do so much for our country and some- thing that not only serves our country
story. “I liked it when Booker was talk-    supportive,” she said.                    times they do something as simple as but educates our country as well.
                                                                                                                                            February 26, 2009    The Frontline    5B

                  Enjoy March Coastal Empire festivities
Commentary                                     Center. Tickets cost $8.                     the Savannah Civic Center. Tickets cost          March 19 - April 5 – Enjoy Georgia’s
Bruce Muncher                                     March 5-7 - Azalea International Folk     $15-$50. For more information, call           largest musical arts festival, Savannah
DOIM                                           Fair comes to Valdosta, Ga. Tickets cost     651-6556.                                     Music Festival. For more information,
                                               $6. For more information, call (229)            March 9 – Olivia Newton-John               call 525-5050.
                                               506-1973.                                    Concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at            March 19-31 – The 62nd Annual
   Welcome to the month of March; that            March 5-8 - Charleston Food and           the Savannah Johnny Mercer Theater.           Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens
magical month of blooming azaleas              Wine Festival comes to Charleston, S.C.      Tickets cost $45-$55. For more informa-       comes to Charleston, S.C. For more
and green shamrocks that usher in              For more visit www.charlestonfoodand-        tion, call 651-6556.                          information, call (843) 722-3405.
those gorgeous days of springtime in           wine.com/2009.                                  March 11 – Stewart Spring Travel              March 20 - Vernal Equinox Begins;
the South.                                        March 6 - Officers’ Spouses Club          Show comes to Club Stewart from 10            the first day of Spring
   The mornings start out crisp, but by        hosts Monte Carlo Casino Night from 7        a.m. to 4 p.m.                                   March 21 - GO-pher a Carnival
midday, the blue skies and mild tem-           – 11 p.m. at Club Stewart. Tickets, avail-      March 11 - Jeff Dunham Spark of            comes to Skidaway Island State Park in
peratures, make it the perfect time for a      able at Shop of the Marne, are $15. For      Insanity, Savannah Civic Center, 1930,        Savannah from 1 – 6 p.m.
relaxing walk or puttering in the gar-         more information, call (845) 596-1331.       $40, 651-6556                                    March 21 - Rickey Smiley and
den. It is that time we southerners rel-          March 6 - March of Dimes 5K                  March 11-15 - Hilton Head Wine and         Friends will be featured at Savannah’s
ish; right after the cold of winter and        Shamrock Run jump starts at 6 p.m. at        Food Festival comes to Hilton Head            Johnny Mercer Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets
right before the gnats and summer              the Savannah City Market. For more           Island, S.C. Tickets cost $5-$99 for vari-    cost $35-$55. For more information,
humidity set in. It makes you want to          information, call 354-5900.                  ous events. For more information, visit       call 651-6556.
play hooky from work or school and                March 6 - Murder Mystery Dinner           www.hiltonheadhospitality.org/sec-               March 25-27 - Swing Central Jazz
just get away for the day.                     Show will be featured from 7 – 9 p.m. at     tions/wine-fest/ .                            Competition comes to the Savannah
   They don’t call it spring fever for         Hunter Club. Tickets cost $40. For more         March 13-14 – Enjoy Georgia’s              Trade and Convention Center, free.
nothing. And with the time changing,           information, call 459-7923.                  longest yard sale, Peaches to the                March 27-31 - Thomasville Antique
the day light elongates into more out-            March 6-8 - Beaufort International        Beaches, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 212         Show and Sale comes to Thomasville,
door time made for Family fun. So              Film Festival comes to Beaufort, S.C.        miles Hwy 341 Perry to Brunswick.             Ga., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets cost
enjoy your March with Family and               Tickets cost $5-$35. For more informa-          March 14 - Tybee Island St Patrick's       $12-$15. For more information, call
friends and take advantage of each per-        tion, call (877) 548-3237.                   Heritage Parade is scheduled for 3 p.m.       (229) 225-9354.
fect day. Put on shorts and sneakers and          March 7 – First Saturday on the River     For more information, call 786-5444              March 31 - The Rat Pack is Back is
enjoy the charm of coastal living. And,        will be held at Savannah River Street.          March 14 – Enjoy Keith Urban in con-       scheduled for Savannah’s Johnny
be sure to take in a bit of the Irish green.   For more information, visit www.river-       cert at the Wild Adventures Theme Park        Mercer Theater beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Each new event and festival will bring         streetsavannah.com.                          in Valdosta, Ga. Tickets cost $20-$40.        Tickets cost $20-$45. For more informa-
with it a new adventure and southern              March 8 - Swingin’ Medallions             For more information, call (229) 219-         tion, call 651-6556.
style. Venture off your normal path and        Concert will play at the Savannah            7080.                                            You can check out all of the above
enjoy some of the following events and         International Boat Show from 1 – 4 p.m.         March 14-15 – The 42nd Annual              local events and many others in the sur-
festivities.                                   Tickets cost $8.                             Claxton Rattlesnake Roundup returns           rounding area by checking out
   March 1 – Georgia Bridal Show is               March 8 - Daylight Savings Time           to Claxton, Ga. For more information,         www.stewart.army.mil, the Quality
slated to be held 12:30 – 5 p.m. at the        begins at 2 a.m. Turn your clocks for-       call 739-1391.                                Time magazine, Quality Time Calendar,
Savannah Civic Center. Admission is            ward and change smoke alarm batter-             March 17 – The Saint Patrick's Day         festivalandevents.com,
$10.                                           ies                                          Parade begins at 10:15 a.m. in                web.georgia.org/events/ or www.con-
   March 1-8 – Enjoy the 68th Annual              March 8 – Enjoy Saint Patrick's Day       Savannah.                                     nectstewarthunter.com.
Bike Week at Daytona Beach, Fla.               Brunch at Club Stewart and Hunter               March 19 - Harlem Globetrotters               Enjoy March with Family and friends
   March 3-9 - Savannah International          Club from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.            World Tour comes to Savannah Civic            but be safe. Do not over indulge and do
Boat Show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to            March 8 - World Wrestleing Extreme        Center at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $18-$70.        not drink and drive. Always think safety
7 p.m. at the Trade and Convention             Wrestlemania is scheduled for 5 p.m. at      For more information, call 651-6556.          first.

Blessing of the Fleet Festival comes to Darien
Special to the Frontline                                        • 10 a.m., Street Parade
                                                                • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Art in the Park in Vernon
   See why 35,000 visitors at last year's event recog-        Square
nized the Blessing as the best ever festival! The 41st          • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Helicopter Rides at McIntosh
Annual Blessing of the Fleet in Darien, Ga., will take        County Middle School Football Field
place March 27-29.                                              • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Classic Car Show at Mountain
   It will have something for everyone including a            Streams Gift Shop
street parade with Ronald McDonald, sumptuous                   • 2 p.m., Shrimpbox Derby
food booths, lots of vendor booths, Art in the Park,            • 3 p.m., Kid's Fishing Rodeo at Butler Island Pond
5K river run, classic car show, shrimp eating contest,          Waterfront Park, with live entertainment.
helicopter rides, fireworks, a Shrimpbox Derby and              • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., community performances
the largest Shrimp Fleet Parade in the United States.           • 4 p.m., shrimp eating contest by age groups
   The entertainment Friday night includes county               • 4 p.m., Coast Guard Rescue & Survival exercise
stars, Rhett Akins and Vic Waters and Saturday night            • 7 p.m., Sensational sounds of Motown
the Sensational Sounds of Motown.                               • 9:30 p.m., fireworks
   Admission is $18 for adults and $13 for youths age
12 and under. Visit www.BlessingoftheFleet.com for            March 29
more information or call 437-6684. The following                • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Art in the Park in Vernon
festivities are scheduled:                                    Square
                                                                • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Helicopter Rides at McIntosh
March 27                                                      County Middle School Football Field
 • 5-9 p.m., Vendor booths open in Historic Darien              • 11 a.m to 5 p.m., Vendor booths open in historic
Waterfront Park with live entertainment                       Darien
 • 7 p.m., local legend - Vic Waters                            • Noon, worship service and gospel singing at
 • 8:30 p.m., country star Rhett Akins                        Waterfront Park
March 28                                                        • 2 p.m. The Shrimp Boat Blessing Marine Parade                                                          Courtesy photo
 • 8 a.m., start of Darien River Run/Walk                       • 4 p.m. Awards presentation and Lucky Ducky               Rhett Atkins is slated to perform at the 41st Annual
 • 9 a.m., Vendor booths open in historic Darien              drawing                                                      Blessing of the Feet in March.

Live Oak Public Libraries Programs                            event is 10 a.m. March 12 at the Liberty Branch Library.        Staff will be ready and able to assist you with the ques-
   Preschool Storytime                                        The event is for children, ages 5 and up.                    tions that you might have.
   Live Oak Public Libraries invite children, ages 3-4           Introduction to Internet Searches                            This class is offered 10:30 March 12 and 26 at the
10:30 a.m. each Monday in March to Preschool                     A beginner's course on using the internet is taught       Liberty Branch Library, 368-4003.
Storytime. Join the fun with stories, songs, and more.        10:30 a.m. March 19 at the Liberty Branch Library. The
   Tree Tots Storytime                                        class will cover using the Internet Explorer browser to      Enjoy arts, crafts in Jesup
for children 1-2 is held 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday and also     navigate through the Internet and print web pages.             The South Georgia Gourd Patch, in affiliation with the
includes stories, songs, and more.                               Introduction to Windows or equivalent knowledge are       Wayne County ArtsCouncil, Georgia Gourd Society, and
   Read Across America                                        prerequisite: To register, call the library at 368-4003.     the American gourd Society invite community members
   Come and celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday with this             Introduction to Internet Searches (College Edition)
                                                                                                                           7 p.m., every third Monday of the month to enjoy art-
special program 10:30 a.m. March 2. The program for              Introduction to Internet Searches is slated for 10:30     sand crafts at Cracker Williams Recreation Park, on
children, ages 3 and up invite Families to bring your         a.m. March 14 at the Liberty Branch Library. The class,      South Brunswick Street in Jesup. Monday's class is
favorite Seuss to read aloud (parents are welcome to          for individuals 13 and up, will cover colleges and univer-   painting gourd birdhouses..
read, too), or choose from our selection.                     sities, financial aid opportunities, summer programs for       There are no dues. A cost of $5 to $10 covers the
   Introduction to Word 2007                                  high school students and other tools offered to help stu-    gourds, paint and supplies. For more information, call
   This is a beginner's course on using this popular word     dents reach the goal of a college degree.                    294-7394 or e-mail catsewg@bellsouth.net.
processing software. Learn how to create, print, and save        Spring Fling
a document 10:30 a.m. March 5 at the Liberty Branch              Help us celebrate the arrival of Spring with an hour of
                                                                                                                           National Infantry Museum to open
Library. Prerequisite: Introduction to Windows or equiv-      family fun! We'll have spring stories, activities, and
                                                              crafts, 5 p.m. March 18 at the Midway Branch Library.          The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center
alent knowledge. To register, call the library at 368-4003.                                                                dedication and opening is scheduled for March 19 in
   PowerPoint 2007                                            Also, the event will be at the Liberty Branch Library 2
                                                              p.m. March 21. For more informatin, call 884-5742. The       Columbus, Ga.
   A beginner's course on how to create multi-media                                                                          The Soldier Center, which includes an IMAX theater,
presentations for school and business. Prerequisite:          event is for youth, ages 4 and up.
                                                                 Work Smarter, Not Harder!                                 restaurant, gift shop, lobby, 2nd Regiment gallery, class-
Introduction to Windows or comparable experience                                                                           rooms and Ranger and Officer Candidate School Halls of
10:30 a.m.., March 7. To register, call the library at 368-      Work Smarter, not Harder, presented by Tommy
                                                              Johns, allows learners to handle wheels, pulleys, levers,    Honor will open as scheduled March 20. For more infor-
4003.                                                                                                                      mation, visit www.nationalinfantryfoundation.org.
   Introduction to Excel 2007                                 wedges, incline planes and screws in a way that makes
   Learn how to create a simple spreadsheet and add           abstract concepts concrete. Kids learn how simple
                                                              machines make work easier, 2 p.m. March 28 at the            Enjoy Savannah Winds
graphs 7 p.m. March 11 at the Liberty Branch Library .
Introduction to Word or similar skills are prerequisites.     Liberty Branch library.                                         The Spring concert of the Savannah Winds will be
Call 368-4003 to register.                                       Computer Practice Session                                 given 7:30 p.m., March 10 in the Armstrong Atlantic
   It's Cat in the Hat!                                          Want to practice skills that you discovered at the last   State University Fine Arts Hall, 11935 Abercorn St.
   Come celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a visit from       computer class? Or if you want to brush up on some           Tickets are available at the door or you can call
the Cat in the Hat. Sing songs and have lots of fun! The      computer techniques, come on in.                             344-2801, or visit www.finearts.armstrong.edu/tickets.
6B   The Frontline      February 26, 2009

Army Community Service
                                                              held at Stewart from 6 to 7:30 p.m., March 5. Designed      move a smooth one. Family Members are highly
  W      elcome to the Army Community Service Family
         Page. Our mission is to provide services to sup-
port readiness of Soldiers, their Families, and commu-
                                                              for commanders, FRG leaders, and treasurers within
                                                              the FRG, this class covers the rules and regulations
                                                                                                                          encouraged to attend. Call to 767-5058/5059 to regis-
                                                                                                                          ter for the overseas briefing at Stewart on Tuesday or
nities to promote self-reliance, resiliency, and stability.   that govern the FRG to include financial resources,         call 315-6816 for the March 4 briefing at Hunter.
We offer training classes, support groups, and Family         fundraising rules, and responsibilities. Call 767-             Also ask about Kids on the Move, a new program to
advocacy programs. Services are offered to active,            5058/5059 to register. Also ask about child care. FRG       help children learn about their new home.
retired, Reserve, and National Guard Soldiers and their       trainings can also be scheduled at your location for
Family Members, regardless of branch of service.              the convenience of your unit and volunteers.                Employment help available
Department of Defense Civilian Employees are also eli-                                                                       Your Employment Readiness team offers a variety of
gible for most services, as are their Family Members.         Attend Home Buying Workshop                                 free workshops to help you succeed in your job search.
ACS is a member of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation            If you are considering purchasing a home, register          Job Hunting 101 offers instruction on various topics
Family, proudly serving America’s military.                   now to attend a Home Buying Workshop, offered at            in the job search process to include resume writing,
   For information or to register for programs at Fort        both Fort Stewart and Hunter locations. Learn to com-       networking, interviewing, and dressing for success, 11
Stewart, please call 767-5058/5059. For information           pare the benefits of purchasing versus renting, deter-      a.m., March 12 at Hunter. The session repeats March
and registration at Hunter Army Airfield, please call         mine how much you can really afford, and successful-        26.
315-6816.                                                     ly navigate through the home buying process. Call              Resume Writing helps you identify skills to enhance
                                                              315-6816 to register at Hunter for the March 11 work-       your resume development, offered at Hunter 10 a.m.,
Get tips on preparing for deployment                          shop, or 767-5058/5059 to register at Stewart for the       March 5 and March 19 and at Stewart 2 p.m., March 9,
   Join the military and family life consultants for an       March 21 workshop. Both workshops begin at 9 a.m.           16 and 23.
informative discussion entitled Living the Military           Take advantage of this educational workshop and                If you are seeking a job with the federal government,
Life: Preparing for Deployment, today at the Hunter           become an informed home buyer.                              learn the insider’s tips for entering your resume in the
Theater. You’ll learn helpful tools on how to prepare                                                                     electronic system, searching jobs, and maximizing
yourself mentally for deployment, helping your Family         Learn and grow with AFTB                                    your skills for the most impact. Resumix is offered at
stay “Army Strong.” There are seats available for the            Living within an Army Family culture can be chal-        Hunter, 1 p.m., March 17 and at Stewart beginning at
afternoon session from 1 to 3 p.m. or the evening ses-        lenging, and Army Family Team Building offers sever-        3 p.m., March 11.
sion from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call ACS-Hunter at 315-           al classes to help Families thrive in the military             You must pre-register for employment readiness
6816 for more information.                                    lifestyle.                                                  workshops; please call 767-5058/5059 at Stewart or
                                                                 Level III: “Lead” teaches skills to enhance leader-      315-6816 at Hunter. Also request a personal employ-
Don’t let emotions control you                                ship abilities. Topics include coaching and mentoring,      ment counseling session and let us help you prepare
   Come to a full-day workshop and learn healthy              communication skills, how to build cohesive teams,          to find the job you want.
techniques for coping with life’s many stressors, posi-       manage group conflict, delegate, manage meetings,
tive ways to react to an angry person, healthy outlets        and more. Sign up now for the Level III class at            Join spouse-support groups
for releasing angry emotions, and information on the          Stewart, offered from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 3-5.
                                                                                                                             Hearts Apart is open to any spouse whose loved one
many community resources available to help when                  Other upcoming AFTB classes include AFTB Level I:
                                                                                                                          is away, whether in training for more than two weeks,
stress, anger, or conflict disrupt your home or work          “Learn the Army” which teaches basic skills and
                                                                                                                          on assignment far from home, or deployed. Come
life. To register for the stress and anger management         knowledge to succeed in the military environment,
                                                                                                                          chat with others who are also experiencing their
workshop, call 767-5058/5059 for tomorrow’s session           March 10-12 at Stewart and (for the convenience of
                                                                                                                          Soldier’s absence. Hearts Apart meets at Stewart 11
at Stewart or 315-6816 for the March 5 workshop at            those living off-post) March 11-12 in Richmond Hill,
                                                                                                                          a.m., March 4 at the relocation office located in build-
Hunter. Both workshops run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.              and Level II “Grow!” which teaches skills to enhance
                                                                                                                          ing 443. The group meets at Hunter March 10.
                                                              personal growth and development, March 18-20 at
                                                                                                                             Our Foreign-Born Spouse Network provides an
Bowl with EFMP                                                Hunter and March 24-26 at Stewart. To register for free
                                                                                                                          opportunity for members from various cultures to
   A fun night of bowling for Family Members enrolled         AFTB classes, please call 767-5058/5059 at Stewart, or
                                                                                                                          share resources, discuss the American way of life and
in the Exceptional Family Member Program begins at            315-6816 at Hunter. Also ask about child care.
                                                                                                                          develop friendships. Meet at ACS-Hunter on Neal
6 p.m., Monday at Marne Lanes. This is a great oppor-                                                                     Boulevard (building 1279) beginning at 11 a.m., March
tunity to socialize with other Army Families and enjoy        Survive credit card debt                                    17. At Stewart, meet at the relocation office beginning
an evening of active bowling with your Family and the           Even in today’s tightening credit market, it’s easy to    at 11:30 a.m., March 18. Bring a dish to share, if you
EFMP staff. For more information on EFMP, call 767-           get in over your head. A straightforward and easy-to-       can. Children are always welcome at spouse groups,
5058/5059 at Stewart or 315-6816 at Hunter.                   understand workshop entitled “Surviving Credit Card         and feel free to invite a friend! For information on
                                                              Debt” will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., March 11 at      spouse groups, call 315-6816 at Hunter or 767-
Newcomers Expo                                                Stewart. This workshop offers tools and guidelines to       5058/5059 at Stewart.
  Soldiers and Family Members who are new to                  prevent problems in the future and cure problems that
Hunter Army Airfield are invited to discover the many         may already exist. Call 767-5058/5059 to register.
services available at Hunter and in the Savannah area.                                                                    Bring the kids to Play Mornings
Meet other Families who are new to the area and learn         Join Baby Bootcamp                                            Parents are invited with their children (ages 0 to 5)
more about your community. The expo will be held at              Men who are expecting a baby or have children up         to spend time playing together. Led by an energetic
Hunter Club from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 12. For             to age two are invited to an interactive class where        and playful adult from our New Parent Support
more information, call ACS-Hunter at 315-6816.                you’ll learn the correct way to hold, diaper, dress, and    Program, the play mornings are designed for meeting,
                                                              bathe your little one. Challenge the stereotype and         sharing, and playing with other military Families in a
Attend job fair                                               take the initiative to be a hands-on Dad. Mom will be       fun, upbeat atmosphere. At Stewart, Play Mornings
                                                              thrilled, and you will reap the reward of building a spe-   are held each Thursday at the Bryan Village Youth
   Job seekers are invited to the Army Spouse
                                                              cial bond with your child that will last a lifetime. Call   Center. At Hunter, Play Mornings are held each
Employment Partnership Job Fair at Hunter Club from
                                                              315-6816 to register for the 11:30 a.m. class at Hunter,    Tuesday at the New Gannam Community Center. The
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 19. You will meet representa-
                                                              March 12 or 767-5058/5059 for the 10 a.m. class at          fun begins at 10 a.m. at both locations. Come on down
tives from a multitude of local companies recruiting
                                                              Stewart, March 25.                                          and see what all the fun is about!
for various positions in customer service, education,
retail and the medical field. Call 315-6816 for more
information.                                                  Learn about your toddler                                    Need to talk?
                                                                 Parents with children ages 1 to 4 are invited to            Military and Family Life Consultants are available to
Deal with redeployment                                        attend a three-week workshop entitled 1,2,3,4 Parents!      provide free and confidential support when you are
   Learn how to best prepare for and deal with the            Mom and Dad will learn techniques for bonding with          having difficulty coping with issues related to daily
changes for you, your children, and your Soldier upon         your child, how to keep your child safe, why your child     life. At Hunter, appointments can be made by calling
redeployment (challenges of the reunion, intimacy             acts like he/she does, and why taking care of yourself      704-9505 or 655-8327. Appointments at Stewart can
issues, communication and conflict resolution skills          is important. At Stewart, the class begins March 9 and      be made by calling 492-6367, 492-6428, 432-1033, 536-
and more) and develop tools to make the transition a          continues each Monday from 10 a.m. to noon. At              7854, or 432-1798. If you prefer to meet with a coun-
smooth one. Soldiers and spouses are invited to meet          Hunter, the class begins March 10 and continues each        selor somewhere off-post, please call 432-0013 to
at ACS-Hunter beginning at 12:30 p.m., Monday. The            Tuesday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Advance registration is         schedule an appointment and request a location that
session repeats at ACS-Stewart beginning at 10:30             required. Please plan to attend all three sessions.         is convenient for you.
a.m., March 4. For directions or information, please                                                                         Walk-in services are also available without appoint-
call 315-6816 at Hunter or 767-5058/5059 at Stewart.          Attend overseas briefing                                    ment at these local community locations: Richmond
Also ask about child care.                                       If you are moving to Korea or Germany, come learn        Hill Library, 1 p.m. each Friday; Glennville Welcome
                                                              about your new duty station! You will receive a packet      Center, 1 p.m. each Thursday, Pembroke Senior
Attend FRG training                                           of information pertinent to your new duty station, as       Center, 2 p.m. each Monday, and Hinesville National
  Family Readiness Group Treasurer Training will be           well as learn about services that will help make your       Guard, 1 p.m. each Wednesday.
                                                                                                                                             February 26, 2009    The Frontline    7B

Navy JROTC students get up-close look at Army
Pfc. Crystal M. Bradley                                          “This is my first year in JROTC, and I’ve done a lot of was a great opportunity for the Soldiers as well as the
2nd BCT Public Affairs                                        cool things already, but this trip was amazing, said students.
                                                              Emily Day, a ninth grade Navy JROTC student. “It was          “It all starts here,” he said. “These students are now
   Several Brunswick High School, U.S. Navy Junior            definitely cool learning about the tanks. I really want to more knowledgeable of the military as a whole. These
Reserve Officer Training Course students got a chance         be in the military after I graduate, and now, I think work- are the people who will replace us one day.”
to see equipment used by U.S. Soldiers up-close and           ing around tanks is something I’d like
personal at 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd           to do,” she said.
Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division motor                 Day’s plans are encouraging to
pool, Feb 18.                                                 Wheeler, who hopes they learned
   The students’ visit to the motor pool allowed them to      something.
view the 3/7 Cavalry static display, including the M3            “It’s important for these kids to be
Bradley and the M1A1 Abrams tank.                             able to visit different military posts so
   Retired Marine Corps Sergeant Major Fred Wheeler           that they see the military up close;
escorted the JROTC students to Fort Stewart and down          maybe they’ll like what they see and
into the 3/7 motor pool.                                      be influenced to make the military a
   “This is our first trip here this year, and the kids are   career after graduation,” Wheeler said.
very excited to be this close to actual war-fighting          He added he thought it was important
machines,” said Wheeler. “I think being able to climb         to expose them to all the branches of
aboard the tanks is what has them smiling the most.”          the military, not just the Navy.
   The students, ranging between grades nine and 12,             Lieutenant Colonel William C.
listened attentively as 1st Sgt. Todd Crawford, Troop A,      Lindner, 3/7 Cav. commander, told
3/7 Cav., shared with them information on the history,        the young visitors that it didn’t matter
data, and variants of the equipment.                          what uniform they decided to wear,
   The first sergeant then turned the students over to        the military had endless opportunities                                                                Pfc. Crystal Bradley
Sgt. James Lawson, Troop A, 3/7 Cav., who gave them a         regardless of the branch.                   First Sergeant Todd Crawford, Troop A, 3/7 Cav., 2nd BCT, tells
hands-on tour of the Bradley and showed them how the             The lieutenant colonel also said that Brunswick High School, U.S. Navy JROTC students the history of
Bradley worked inside and out.                                the students' visit to the motor pool the M3 Bradley Feb. 18 at the 3/7 Cav. motor pool.

Notice of Availability: EA, draft finding for new Hunter school
Courtesy of DPW                                  The Savannah – Chatham County               adverse impacts would result from the          Friday – Sunday, closed
                                              Public School System proposes to build a       proposed action. A copy of the EA and          Liberty County Public Library
   Environmental Assessment and Draft         new elementary school as a replacement         draft FNSI is now available for public         236 Memorial Drive, Hinesville, Ga.
Finding of No Significant Impact for the      for the existing Pulaski Elementary            review through March 21 at the public          Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Establishment of a Savannah – Chatham         School in Chatham County, Ga.                  libraries listed below. All public review      Friday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
County Elementary School at Hunter            Approximately 525 students from                comments must be received no later             Sunday, 2-6 p.m.
Army Airfield, Ga.:                           Chatham County and Hunter currently            than March 21.
   The U.S. Army proposes to lease prop-      attend Pulaski Elementary School.                                                             Mall Branch Library,
erty lying within the boundary of Hunter         The elementary school would provide                              .
                                                                                             Lieutenant George P Hays Library,              7 Mall Annex, Savannah, Ga.
Army Airfield to the Savannah –               education and recreational space for           building 411, 316 Lindquist Rd.,               Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Chatham County Public School System           approximately 687 elementary school            Fort Stewart, Ga., 31314                       Friday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
to the Chatham County Board of                children.                                      Monday–Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.          Sunday, 2-6 p.m.
Education for the purpose of building a          The EA addresses the potential              Friday, closed
new elementary school. Georgia law (20-       impacts to the human environment to            Saturday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.          Request all comments be mailed to:
2-260) requires all school systems to         include wetlands, cultural resources,                                                         Acting Chief, Environmental Division
develop and maintain a long-range com-        threatened and endangered species, and         Hunter Army Airfield Library,                  Attention: Tressa M. Rutland
prehensive facilities plan that is updated    all other components of the surrounding        building 1290, 165 Markwell St.,               Directorate of Public Works
every 5 years to be eligible to participate   environment. The EA, resulting in a draft      Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., 31409               1550 Frank Cochran Drive, bldg. 1137
in Georgia’s Capital Outlay Program.          FNSI, indicates that no significant            Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.         Fort Stewart, GA 31314-4927
8B   The Frontline   February 26, 2009

                                                       Soldier earns trip to Germany
                                                       Pfc. Crystal M. Bradley                 winner of the competition and            year,” Shedd said. “You just get bet-
                                                       2nd BCT Public Affairs                  awarded an opportunity to take a         ter with time and practicing it
                                                                                               five-week Iraqi dialect course in        repeatedly also helps a lot.”
                                                          Third Infantry Division Soldiers     Germany.                                    Shedd said she was excited
                                                       have proven their efficiency and           Shedd, who holds the position of      when she won the contest and
                                                       accuracy in the career of soldiering    cryptologic linguist as her military     learned that she would be spend-
                                                       repeatedly since the beginning of       occupational specialty, said that        ing five weeks in Germany at the
                                                       the division’s time.                    taking the trip was very rare for a      George C. Marshall Center taking a
                                                          Soldiers, such as 2nd Lt. Audie      Marne Soldier.                           course to improve her language
                                                       Murphy, have accomplished valor-           “Some of the other linguists sta-     skills even more.
                                                       ous feats throughout 3rd ID’s histo-    tioned here have traveled to places         “At AIT, I learned a lot about the
                                                       ry, giving the division a stand-up      like Fort Gordon to take training        Arabic language but the course was
                                                       reputation for tough, fit-to-fight,     courses, but I am the first Soldier      more in depth and covered a lot
                                                       and knowledgeable Soldiers.             on Fort Stewart to travel abroad to      more of modern standard Arabic,”
                                                          Sergeant      Michelle    Shedd,     take a course,” said Shedd. “This        she said. “The instructor himself
                                         Nancy Gould   Company A, 2-3 Brigade Troops           definitely is an honor.”                 was native Iraqi and very hands-
                                                       Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat              Shedd’s military occupational         on. We got a chance to hear the

 Hunter welcomes                                       Team, 3rd ID, continues to uphold
                                                       the Marne legacy.
                                                          The sergeant added her own
                                                                                               skill, which requires Soldiers to be
                                                                                               fluent in speaking as well as in
                                                                                               writing in at least one foreign lan-
                                                                                                                                        language correctly spoken a lot.”
                                                                                                                                             He also brought his wife and
                                                                                                                                        daughter around a lot so that we

  new residents                                        special piece of history to the divi-
                                                       sion’s outstanding track record
                                                                                               guage, gave her the opportunity to
                                                                                               learn the Arabic language.
                                                                                                                                        could hear more people interact-
                                                                                                                                        ing and speaking the language, she
                                                       when she earned a trip to                  She trained at the Defense            added.
 Lieutenant Colonel Dan Whitney, Hunter Army           Garmisch, Germany for five weeks        Language Institute in California            Shedd said that the course
 Airfield garrison commander, speaks to 158            of training after winning a contest     during her Advanced Individual           helped her to become even better
 members of the Savannah Newcomers Club at             held during Marne Week of 2008 at       Training to become sufficient at         at her MOS.
 their monthly luncheon held Feb. 18 at the            Fort Stewart.                           her skill.                                  “Though I did win that contest
 Hunter Club. The group meets at different loca-          Shedd competed in the linguist          Shedd said that after advanced        and have been doing my job as a
 tions in Savannah to familiarize new residents        competition held at the division’s      individual training, it still took her   linguist for quite a while, the
 of the coastal community with different aspects       language lab against several other      a year to become more familiar           course taught me a lot,” she said.
 of Savannah. After lunch, the group visited the       Soldiers from each brigade on           with the language.                       “I’ll be going back down range
 75th Ranger Memorial, accompanied by Lt. Col.         post.                                      “To really become familiar with       soon and sharpening my skills is a
 Brian Mennes, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger                 After scoring the highest on an      any foreign language, a person has       good thing because they really
 Regiment commander.                                   Arabic test, Shedd was declared the     to speak and write it for about a        come in handy while deployed.’
                                                                                                                                                      February 26, 2009   The Frontline   9B

Gain spiritual strength during lent                                                                                                                                 Stations of
                              Chaplain (Maj.) Raymond Koop            gained: spiritual strength, disci-             their old sinful habits and lusts              the Cross
                              WTB Chaplain                            pline, and deepened faith. Faith               and to begin a new way of living                Hunter Chapel
                                                                      helps believers to control their               (Ephesians 4:14-5:20).           The
                                                                                                                                                                    Catholic: 6 p.m.,
                                 No kissing, no hugging, no pet-      natural instincts, passions, and               change is for a lifetime, not just for
                              ting and no sex is what the charac-     lusts. sFaith helps to distinguish             40 days and 40 nights.                            each Friday,
                              ter ‘Matt’ vowed to do after ‘Nicole’   need from want. Faith helps to                    During the season of Lent, be                starting Feb. 27
                              brutally broke up with him in the       channel our natural instincts and              transformed by the renewing of                 through April 10
                              movie “Forty Days and Forty             passions into positive actions and             your minds (Romans 12:1-2). The
                              Nights.” Matt vowed to be celibate      relationships.     The     spiritual           apostle Paul put it this way,
                                                                                                                                                                  Main Post Chapel:
                              for 40 days and 40 nights during        dimension is essential. Fasting is             “Whatever is true, whatever is
                              Lent in order to prove to himself       one means used by people of faith              noble, whatever is right, whatever           Catholic: 5:30 p.m.,
                              and to others that he could finish      to accomplish these goals.                     is pure, whatever is lovely, what-            Fridays, Feb. 27
                              what his mind determines to do.            During the 40 days and nights               ever is admirable—if anything is              through April 3
 C HAPLAIN ’ S                Through this process he sought to       of Lent, Christians are encouraged             excellent or praiseworthy—think
                              gain mastery over his natural           to forego certain foods or activities          about such things.” (Philippians                 Protestant:
   C ORNER                    instincts and passions.                 prior to Resurrection Sunday in                4:8)                                          each Wednesday,
                                 The focus of Lent, however,          order to gain spiritual strength                  Set your minds on higher                      5:45 p.m. at
                              should not be on what is being          and discipline. Scripture exhorts              things, rather than the base things            Heritage Chapel
                              denied, but on what is being            Christians at all times to remove              of this world.

         Chapel Schedule
                      Fort Stewart
                                                                      Kids Church                                                        Fort Stewart Chapel
Saturday Vigil Mass
                           Main Post Chapel
                                                 5 p.m.
                                                                      Where God rocks                                                      Youth Ministry
Sunday Mass                Main Post Chapel      9 a.m.
                                                                        10:45 a.m. to noon, Sunday                                               J unior and Senior
Contemporary Worship       Marne              11 a.m.         at Stewart School Age Services, across from
Gospel Worship             Main Post          11 a.m.          Diamond Elementary; or at Hunter Chapel
Traditional Worship        Marne               9 a.m.              Fellowship Hall, Sunday at 9:15 a.m.
Liturgical Worship         Heritage           11 a.m.
Kids’ Church               Diamond Elementary 11 a.m.                                                                                                   Join us for
PWOC (Wednesday)           Main Post Chapel 9:30 a.m.             For all kids Grade K-5
Friday Jum’ah              Marne              1:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                           free games and
                                                                        Fort Stewart bus pick-up
Contact Yahya Hassan at 876-5546.
Jewish                                                           10:15 a.m. - Liberty and Hendrich, Liberty and Sicily, Liberty
                                                                 and Anzio, Liberty and Rome
                                                                                                                                        pizza Sunday • 6 to 8 p.m.
Contact Sgt. 1st Class. Crowther at 980-9295.
Friday                     Marne              11:30 a.m          10:20 a.m. - Jasmine and Skyland Spruce, Jasmine and Liberty              at the Stewart Youth Activity
                                                                 Wood, Wild Fern and Golden Birch
Latter-Day Saints                                                                                                                              Center, building 7338.
Sunday      220 Sandy Run Drive, Hinesville      9 a.m.          10:30 a.m. - Schofield and Sansidro, Schofield and Hollandia,
                                                                 Rogers and Argyle
                                                                                                                                               For more information,
              Hunter Army Airfield                               10:40 a.m. - Naktong and New Guinea, Ormoc and New Guinea
                                                                                                                                      contact jerry.e.thompson@comcast.net
Sunday Mass                Chapel               11 a.m.          10:50 a.m. - Marne Chapel
                                                                                                    For more information, email                                or
Protestant                                                       10:55 a.m. - Main Post Chapel fortstewartkidschurch@yahoo.com
Sunday Service             Chapel                9 a.m.                                                                                                  call 877-7207

                                                          Mass Choir rehearsals announced
   The Liberty County Community Mass Choir is looking for interested participants. If you would like to sing with this choir, please contact Judy Forshee at 977-5918 or
                   e-mail judith.forshee@us.army.mil or Ronald Calhoun at 786-5787 extension 209 or e-mail rcalhoun@schoolofchurchmusic.org.