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Showcase, travel shows next week
Weekly FMWR briefing for Sept. 4-9
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The Community Showcase and Travel Shows will be from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Hunter Club and from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Club Stewart ballroom.

The Jacksonville Jaguars Cheerleaders will attend the Fort Stewart Showcase.

The events let Fort Stewart and Hunter soldiers and families learn about travel, education and recreation opportunities in the area.

The travel show features activities such as tours, resorts and travel tips. The showcase also will include information about what is available in communities throughout Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.

For more information about the Hunter event, call 315-3674. For more information about Stewart's, call 767-2841.


Hunter GC Golf Scramble

The Hunter Garrison Commander's four-person Golf Scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at Hunter Golf Club. The tourney will accept the first 25 four-person teams.

Register your team by Sept. 12. The cost is $35 for Taylors Creek and Hunter Golf Club members, active duty, retirees and Army civilians. It is $45 for civilian guests. For more information, call 315-9115.


Racquetball tournament

A men’s and women’s Racquetball Tournament using a double elimination format will be Sept. 20-22 at Newman Fitness Center and the 4thIBCT Fitness Center. There is no charge.

Registration to compete in three divisions of men’s and women’s singles play is under way at both facilities. Registration closes Sept. 17. First and second place medals will be awarded in all divisions.

Tournament rules include:

• One event per person

• Games will be played first 15 points

• Tie breaker games will be played first to 11 points, best two out of three; match losers must referee.

•  All differences of opinion will be replayed.

For more information, call Newman Fitness at 767-3031.


Wild hog competition

Registration is under way for the 2012 Wild Hog Competition, which begins Sept. 9. The contest runs through Dec. 31.

Register by Oct. 5 at the Stewart Pass & Permit Office or the Hunter Pass & Permit Office. All participants must be a valid permit holder. There is a $5 entry fee.

Judging will be based on the number of hogs harvested during unmanaged hunts on Stewart and Hunter. All hogs must be submitted at the Pass & Permit Office or at the Fish and Wildlife Office on Fort Stewart.

For more information, call Pass & Permit at 435-8061 at Stewart or 315-5163 at Hunter.


Managed deer hunt

Registration is under way for managed deer hunts offered again this season by FMWR’s Outdoor Recreation Division.

Applications will be taken at the Pass & Permit Offices on Fort Stewart and Hunter. The hunts are for active duty and retirees.

Fifty slots are available for each hunt, with 10 per cent being offered to retirees.

The first hunt will be in Training Area Delta on Oct. 20. The deadline to register is 5 p.m. Oct. 8. The second hunt will be Nov. 17 in the Red Cloud Area, with a registration deadline Nov. 5.

For each hunt, the 50 participants will be selected in a lottery when registration ends.

Individuals selected will take part in both a morning and afternoon hunt, with lunch provided during the break. Game check and cleaning station will be provided by Fish and Wildlife. A $10 fee per hunter will be charged. Assistance also is provided by DES game wardens.

For more information, call the Fort Stewart office at 435-8033 or Hunter office at 315-5163.


Horses 101 trip

Find out if you are a horse person by joining Leisure Travel on Sept. 29 at the Bluff Creek Stables in Midway for basic horse care and a ride.

Registration continues until Sept. 24.

There is more than 100 acres of pasture for riding. Participants will be divided into two groups. While one learns horse care, the other group will ride. Each session will last 45 minutes to an hour.

Youth younger than 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. The $45 cost includes transportation, ride and lesson. Space is limited on the bus, which will depart at 8 a.m. from Fort Stewart.

For those who would like to visit Bluff Creek Stables with the group, but not participate in the ride or lesson, the cost is $5 per person. For more information, call 767-2841/8609 at Stewart or 315-3674 at Hunter.


FMWR on the web

Visit the Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation website for information about what FMWR has to offer soldiers and families at Fort Stewart/Hunter. The site is at

Also, like the action on Facebook at


Blues & BBQ in Hinesville

Downtown Hinesville will be filled with music and great barbecue from 4-11 p.m. Sept. 29 at the annual Blues & BBQ. It will be behind the new Judicial Center on Main Street.

The event will feature Jimmy Wayne Renfro, Everready and headliner Joey Gilmore.

In addition to great blues, the family event will include a tasting contest, a sweet tea tasting competition, a sidewalk chalk art contest for all ages, beer-tasting, and vendors.

The Hinesville ARTS Council, Fort Stewart’s FMWR and the Downtown Development Authority look forward to seeing you there.

For more information, call the Hinesville DDA at 877-4332. Additional information also is available at


Big Buck Contest

Register now for a chance to win cash for the largest buck harvested on Fort Stewart or Hunter. Registration continues until Oct. 19.

Early bird registration fees are in effect until Sept. 8. They are $25 for Active duty, retiree and family members, and $35 for civilians. Beginning Sept. 9, registration fees will be $30 and $40, respectively.

All deer harvested must be turned in to the Fish & Wildlife Branch during operating hours for scoring. Only two bucks can be entered, with the higher-scored buck counting. The contest runs through Dec. 31, and winners will be announced at the Wildlife Gala on Jan. 26.

For more information, call the Pass & Permit Office at 435-8061 at Stewart or 315-5163 at Hunter.


Wildlife photo contest

Registration is open until Nov. 9 for the 2012 Wildlife Photo Contest for amateur photographers at Fort Stewart and Hunter.

Entries must be turned in to a Stewart Pass & Permit Offices by Nov. 9. The competition includes a youth and adult group. The entry fees are $5 per photo (ages 4-15) and $10 per photo (16 and older). 

For details and contest rules, call Pass & Permit at 435-8061 at Stewart or 315-5163 at Hunter.


Hunter Lanes hours

Hunter Lanes has new hours. Hours are 5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 5-11 p.m. Fridays; 2-11 p.m. Saturdays; and 2-8 p.m. Sundays and holidays.

The change won't affect special events, hail and farewells.

For more information, call 315-6279.


Soccer, Cheerleading Coaches Needed

Fort Stewart’s Youth Sports needs soccer and cheerleading coaches for the fall season. 

Coaching lets you fun and earn volunteer hours. Volunteers work two evenings a week for practice and on Saturdays for games. Volunteers must submit to a background check.

For more information or to learn more about volunteering with Youth Sports, call 767-9270 or 767-4371.


Post-wide yard sale

Registration is under way for the Great DFMWR Post-Wide Housing Area Yard Sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 20 at Fort Stewart and Hunter.

There is no charge for on-post residents to conduct a yard sale, but registration is necessary to map the sale locations for shoppers.

This year, sale maps for housing areas on Stewart and Hunter will be available online only at the FMWR website and Facebook page.

Interested residents should call the Sports Office for Stewart at 767-8238 or the Tominac Fitness Center 315-5078 for Hunter.

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