By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Army's own Idol competition organizing
Weekly FMWR briefing for July 4
Placeholder Image

Visit the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website for information about what FMWR has to offer soldiers and the families of soldiers at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield. The site is at
Also, you can follow the activity maker on Facebook at

Smoothie Bar Open at Newman
The new Smoothie Bar at Newman Fitness Center is open. Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday. All are welcome to enjoy smoothies, protein shakes, Starbucks coffee, lattes, frappuccinos, snacks and more. For more info call 767-3031.

Hunter GC Golf Scramble
The Hunter Garrison Commander's Four-person Golf Scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. July 15 at Hunter Golf Club. The event will accept the first 25 four-person teams. Register your team by July 13.
The cost is $35 for Taylors Creek and Hunter Golf Club members, active duty, retirees and Army civilians, $45 for civilian guests.
For more information, call 315-9115.

"National Hot Dog Day" at Stewart Lanes
July 16 is National Hot Dog Day, and to celebrate, Stewart Lanes Bowling Center is offering hot dogs any way you like them for just $2 per dog. Hours are 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 767-4273 for more information.

Missoula Children's Theater Auditions at Stewart/Hunter
Auditions for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of "The Little Mermaid" musical will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 18 at School Age Services, building 7338.
About 75 youth, 7-18 years old, will have an opportunity to learn about and experience drama, public speaking and acting through the Missoula production.
Rehearsals will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 19-22 at SAS.
"The Little Mermaid" performance, free and open to the public, will be at 3 p.m. July 23 at Woodruff Theater. For more information, call 767-6071.
Auditions for the Missoula presentation at Hunter Army Airfield will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 25 at Hunter's building 1289. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" will be performed at Hunter. About 75 youth will be chosen to participate. For more information about the Hunter presentation, call (912) 767-6071.

Liberty County Schools Military Registration Day
Liberty County Schools will have a Military Registration Day from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1-3 p.m. July 26 at their specific school for families needing to register students for 2011-12.
To help ease the Military Families' transition into the system, all Liberty County Schools will register students, give school and district information, give class assignments and create schedules, as well as answer academic and school-related questions for enrolling students.
For registration, families will need to bring the following: Social Security card; birth certificate; Georgia Certificate of Immunization (Form 3231) Georgia Certificate of Ear, Eye, and Dental Screening (Form 3300); two proofs of residence; proof of enrollment and attendance (report card/school transcript) in an accredited school; and departing school address.
For more information, call the Fort Stewart School Liaison Officer at 767-6533.

Back to School Fair at Club Stewart
The Child, Youth and School Services' "Back to School Fair" will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27 at Club Stewart.
Fair attendees will be able to talk with local school representatives, learn more about Family and youth-related services on Fort Stewart and see the "Back to School Fashion Show."
Students were invited to model school uniforms and youth fashions from the AAFES PX in the fashion show, which begins at 11:30 a.m.
The event also will include a number of prizes and giveaways, as well as children's activities.

GC Golf Scramble at Stewart
The Garrison Commander's Four-Person Golf Scramble at Taylors Creek Golf Course will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. July 29.
The cost is $35 for active duty, military retirees, Army civilians and Golf Club members. It is $45 for civilian guests. The event will accept the first 25 teams. Register your team by July 27.
For details, call 767-2370.

Dog Days of the Marne Youth Football Clinic
A two-day, all position Dog Days of the Marne Youth Football Clinic will be start at 8 a.m. July 30 and July 31 at the Youth Sports football field. Youth ages 7-13 may take part.
There is no charge, but space is limited, and participants are encouraged to pre-register at Jordan Youth Gym. All participants must be registered with Child, Youth and School Services.
For more information, call 767-1428 or 767-4316.

CYSS Youth Sports Registration
Registration for tackle football/cheerleading and fall soccer will close Aug. 15 or when all slots are filled.
Registration is open to all CYSS members. Football is open to ages 7-12 (age as of Aug. 1), cheerleading is open to ages 6-13 (age as of Dec 31) and soccer is open to ages 4-13 (age as of Aug 1).
Register online at or call Parent Central Services at 767-2312. Parent Central Services is open by appointment only on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Walk-ins welcome on Wednesdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
For more information on sports programs, call the office at 767-4371 or 767-9342. Volunteers are always welcome and needed to coach. If interested, call those numbers or visit Jordan Youth Gym on West 6th Street. All new volunteers are required to submit to a background check.

Operation Rising Star Contestant Sign-up
Singers from Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield can sign up to compete in Operation Rising Star, the Army's version of "American Idol," at Rocky's Zone. There is no charge.
The competition is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and is open to active duty, National Guard or Reserve from any branch of service, or family members who are 18 or older. The sign-up deadline is Aug. 19.
The local Operation Rising Star opens its 2011 competition at Rocky's Zone on Aug. 30. Subsequent rounds will be on Sept. 6 and Sept. 13, with the finals scheduled for Sept. 20.
The first-place winner will receive $500 and advance to the 2011 finals. Second place will receive $250 and third place will receive $100. The Army-wide winner will receive an all expense paid, three-day professional recording studio experience in Los Angeles.
The Spirit Award - $300 toward the winner's unit funds or Family Readiness Group fund - will be given to the best supportive unit or FRG. Any unit or FRG may compete for the Spirit Award regardless of contestant participation. Support will be determined each night of the contest by level of applause. A cumulative score from each night will determine the winner. All local decisions are final.
For more information, call 767-4316.

Pass & Permit Wildlife Photo Contest
Registration is under way for the Wildlife Photo Contest to be Nov. 16 at the Fort Stewart Pass & Permit Office. Registration will close Nov. 3.
The theme is wildlife photography, not pets. Photo dimensions are four by six inches or larger and there is no limit to the quantities entered.
The contest is open to amateur photographers and entry fees are $5 (ages 2-15) per photo and $10 (ages 16 and older) per photo.
For details and entry forms, call 435-8061 at Stewart or (912) 315-5163 at Hunter.

Sign up for our E-Newsletters