The Frontline 1B
February 26, 2009
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.
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
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
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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
and Jacqueline Ritz. Tuttle’s meeting is scheduled for 1
• 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 email@example.com.
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.
Kids Church Fort Stewart Chapel
Saturday Vigil Mass
Main Post Chapel
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or Ronald Calhoun at 786-5787 extension 209 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.