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Weekly FMWR briefing for Aug. 10-16
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After August's "How to Train Your Dragon 2" showing, the popular Holbrook Movies Under the Stars series has two more nights of entertainment this year. - photo by FMWR graphic

Stewart/Hunter’s Operation Rising Star starts next month. The first round of the American Idol style competition is Sept. 3at Thunder Run in Club Stewart, with semi-final and final rounds at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 and 18.

Soldiers, spouses and family members 18 and older with a DoD ID card are eligible to compete.

First prize is $750; second is $350 and third is $200.

The winner is also eligible to compete in the Army-wide finals in San Antonio. Last year, Fort Stewart Army spouse Celeste Betton was runner-up in the finals.

To apply, fill out an application at Stewart or Hunter Leisure Travel, or at Building 443, Room 125.

Family Readiness Groups and units are eligible to win a Spirit Award, $300 toward their unit funds, even if they don’t have a competitor. The second place Spirit Award is a $150 gift certificate and third place gets $100 toward rent of equipment or pavilion for a function.  

Support will be determined by applause.

For additional information, call 767-4316.


GC’s Foot Golf Scramble

Hunter Garrison Commander LTC Michael Squires will host a Foot Golf Scramble at 9 a.m. Friday at Hunter Golf Course. The $20 per player cost covers greens fee, cart, prizes and beverages following the event. Cost is $15 for those who don’t use a cart. Participants are asked to register Thursday. For more information, call 315-9115.


Long range shooting

Soldiers, retirees, Army civilians and guests can site in large caliber weapons from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Red Cloud Range Complex-Echo off Highway 119 North. Bring your rifles or muzzle loaders of any caliber. No pistols or shotguns. Targets at 100-500 meters (paper) and 750-1,000 meters (steel). Cost is $15 per two-hour block/person. Another calibration opportunity for large caliber weapons will be Aug. 21 at the Small Arms November Range. Paper targets will be at 25, 50 and 100 meters. Cost is $10 per two-hour block/person.

For more information, call 435-8061, or 767-4316.


Bowling tourney

Bowl in a company-level tournament from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 20 at Marne Bowling Center, and prove who has best bowlers in the division. Companies interested need to submit a memo to their sports office by Aug. 17. The cost of $8 per person (four-member team) includes four games and shoe rental. For more information, call 767-8238 at Stewart and 315-4160 at Hunter.


Flag football

Register by Aug. 21 for Company-Level Flag Football League at Stewart and Hunter. Play begins Sept. 8. Game times are 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays at Bennett Sports Complex on Stewart and Squires Sports Complex on Hunter. There is no charge. Companies interested need to submit memos to their sports office. For more information, call 767-8238 at Stewart or 315-4160 at Hunter.


Movie Under the Stars

"How to Train Your Dragon 2," rated PG, is next in the Holbrook Movies Under the Stars series. It will be shown at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 22. There’s no charge. Movie-goers are asked to bring chairs or blankets. Popcorn and drinks will be sold. For more information, call 767-4316.


Newman closed Aug. 26-27

Newman Fitness Center will be closed Aug. 26-27 for maintenance. Patrons can use Johnson, Caro or Jordan fitness centers. Newman will re-open on Aug. 28.


Bodybuilding contest

The Rock Bodybuilding, Physique and Figure Contest will be Aug. 29 at Woodruff Theater, with weigh-in 8-9 a.m., pre-judging at 10 and the finals at 6:30 p.m.

Free bodybuilding seminars will be held at Newman Fitness Center at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 and 22. Topics will include posing and presentation.

The contest is open to military ID cardholders 17 and older and civilians. Entry costs $35. There is an additional fee of $15 for crossovers.

Contestants will be judged on muscularity, symmetry and posing. First to third-place awards and trophies will be awarded.

There will be eight divisions.

Fees for spectators are $5 during pre-judging and $10 for finals. No charge for 13 and under. For more information, call 767-3031.


Light Up the Night

Register now for the Light Up the Night Glow 5K Run/Walk and After Party on Sept. 11 at Newman Field.

The cost for adults is $20 per person through Friday, $30 Aug. 14-Sept. 3 and $40 Sept. 10-11. Cost for youths 11 and younger is $10.

Register at Stewart/Hunter Leisure Travel or online at

Participants will get T-shirts, race bibs, glow glasses and glow necklace.

The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. with a Patriot Day message and the National Anthem.

The start/finish line will be on Sixth Street adjacent to the Quick Track. The run will wind through Taylors Creek Golf Course.

The After Party will have a black light zone, bounce houses, giant Jenga, life-size Pong and other outdoor games. A deejay will play hits.

For more information, call 767-2515.

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