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What is happening for areas military community
Col. Jeffrey Britton, incoming commander of the 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, hands over the brigade colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Shontina Edwards, senior enlisted advisor to the brigade, during a change of command ceremony on Cottrell Field on Fort Stewart Tuesday. Following the passing of the brigade colors from one colonel to the next, the new commander hands them off to the command sergeant major, who is charged with protecting them. - photo by U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class Ben K. Navratil

Here’s a little of what MWR is bringing to the military community on Fort Stewart:

Free school supplies
Online registration begins Wednesday, June 21 for free backpacks and school supplies provided by Operation Homefront for children of Active Duty, E1-E6. Families must pre-register at to receive a backpack. Supplies are limited.
The backpacks and supplies will be given out during Community Activity Information Registration and Back to School Fairs Tuesday, July 25 at Newman Fitness Center on Stewart and Thursday, July 27 at Tominac Fitness Center on Hunter. The fairs offer a one-stop place to gather information about schools and community events.
For more information, call 912-767-6212.

Golf scrambles
All are invited to the Welcome All New Hunter Commanders’ Golf Scramble, hosted by Hunter’s garrison commander, beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, June 23 at Hunter Golf Course. Scramble is a great opportunity to welcome the new commanders, for team building and camaraderie, and to get acquainted with the course. Cost is $35 for non-members, $30 for members. For more information, call 912-315-9115.
On Fort Stewart, enjoy golf, camaraderie and team-building during the Commander’s Scramble Friday, June 23 at Taylors Creek Golf Course. Start time is 1 p.m. The cost of $30 for members and $35 for non-members includes greens fee, cart fee, range balls, mulligans, lunch, course contest and prizes. For more information, visit or call 912-767-2370.

Movies Under the Stars
“Pete’s Dragon,” the adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who happens to be a dragon, will be shown Saturday, June 24 as part of the Holbrook Pond “Movies Under the Stars” series. The film is rated PG. The movies are free and begin 15 minutes after sunset. Popcorn and drinks will be available for sale (cash only). Movie-goers are asked to bring chairs or blankets. For more information, call 912-435-9313.

Club championship
The Taylors Creek Club Championship will be played Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9 at the par 72 course on Fort Stewart. Champions will be crowned in the men’s, women’s, senior (50 to 59) and super senior (60 and older) division. Play is open to the public. PGA professional John Fesperman Jr. said all players will be given a tee time. The cost of $75 per player includes greens fee, cart fee, range balls, prizes and lunch on Sunday. Players are asked to register before July 6. For more information, call 912-767-2370.

Whitewater rafting
Shoot the rapids and feel the splash of the cool water and the thrills of whitewater rafting on the Chattahoochee River Saturday, July 8.
It’s part of MWR Outdoor Recreation’s 2017 River Adventures Series and it’s open to all. The trip features classic river rapids, the ducky ride, and a demo ride. Lunch will be catered on the island at the river. The cost is $75 per person. Ready for an adventure? Call today to register: 912-435-9313 or 912-435-8205.

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