2015-06-05 / Community Events

Community:

Accordion auditions

The Community’s all Accordion Band is auditioning through July 12 music-reading accordionists for Octoberfest performances. Call (706) 736-6775 for appointment and location.

Hourly care

CDC West offers hourly care from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Breakfast, lunch and small snacks are included. There is a minimum of two hours and maximum of 24 hours per week, per child. For more information, call (706) 791-3993.

Photo contest

Enter your photos that show a special moment on the battlefield, downtime with your battle buddies, encounters with Vietnam citizens, or any special memories of your days spent in Vietnam. Four winning will be selected and each will receive a GoPro Camera. Contest details can be found at www.shopmyexchange.com/patriot-family/ contests.

Free golf

Through June 30, E1-E5, active duty, can enjoy free green fees at Gordon Lakes Golf Club, located at Bldg. 537 Range Road. For more information call (706) 791- 2433 or go to www.fortgordon.com. Carts, clubs, etc. are not included.

ID walk-ins

The ID Card Section is located in Darling Hall, Room 161. Walk-ins are accepted Monday- Friday, 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and again from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Although individuals are encouraged to schedule an appointment online www.gordon.army.mil, or by calling (706) 791-1930.

Veterans Employment Center

The Veterans Employment Center is the federal government’s online tool for connecting transitioning service members, veterans and their families to meaningful career opportunities in the public and private sectors. The VEC can be found at www.ebenefits.va.gov/jobs.

Reed Creek

The Reed Creek Nature Center, 3820 Park Lane, Martinez, holds several educational events throughout the year for children ages 5 & up. For a schedule go to columbiacountyga.gov or call (706) 210-4027.

Georgia free veteran driver’s license

The Georgia Department of Driver Services offers a free state driver’s license to honorable discharged veterans who have served on active duty or active duty in a reserve component, including the National Guard, during a time of war. If you enlisted while a resident of Georgia or who have been a resident of Georgia for at least two years immediately preceding the date of application for the license you can qualify for the free veteran’s license. Take your DD Form 214 to the local VA office to receive a certificate of eligibility, which you will take to a Georgia DDS with proof of residency. For more information, visit www.dds. ga.gov.

Upcoming races

June 27, Greatest American Superhero 5K and 1-Mile Run/ Stroller Walk, 8 a.m.; July 25, Fort Gordon Army Ten-Miler, 7 a.m.; Aug. 22, GLOW Run 5K, 8 p.m.; Sept. 26, Tutu’s for Cancer Awareness, 9 a.m.; Oct. 24, Poker Run, 9 a.m.; Nov. 7, Turkey Trot, 9 a.m.; Dec. 12, Army/Navy Game 5K, 9 a.m. For more information on these exciting events and so much more, please go to www.fortgordonrunseries.com.

Unit health

The Fort Gordon Army Wellness Center’s Team of Health Educators is available to provide education at the unit level on a variety of health and wellness topics. Unit health assessments are also offered. To schedule an education session for your unit, please contact us at (706) 787-6756 or stop by Bldg. 29605 Barnes Ave.

Chaplain services

The Chaplain Family Life Center offers many services to help community members. Located at Academic Drive, Bldg 38804, the Family Life Center and Chaplains provide free, unlimited and confidential counseling. The center is open during duty hours, 9 a.m. until 4 or 5 p.m. Hourly sessions are available for individuals, couples, and families who either need to address concerns or who seek education, relationship enrichment, and personal improvement, religious and spiritual growth. For more information, call (706) 791-7421.

Parenting classes

The Army Community Services offers New Parent Support parenting classes and support groups. Classes are scheduled at the Family Outreach Center 1 to 3 p.m. each 2nd Tuesday: Prenatal Support, 2nd Wednesday: screamfree parenting, 3rd Tuesday: breastfeeding support, 3rd Wednesday: Dads 101, 4th Tue day: single parenting support, 4th Wednesday: baby basics. For more information, and to register, visit the ACS front desk or call (706) 791-3579.

Stress management

Army Community Service will offer Total Force Stress Management classes to all active duty, National Guard, Army Reserve, family members, retirees and DoD civilians, at no cost. Call ACS at (706) 791-3579 to register.

Tutors available

Funded by the DoD MWR Library Program, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program, the Army General Library Program, and Navy General Library Program, www.tutor.com/military for military families is able to offer homework and studying help from a professional tutor any time of day or night. Free for K-12 students in Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, National Guard and Reserve families. Expert tutors are available online 24/7 to help students in more than 16 subjects, Math, Science, English and Social Studies.

Fort Gordon Retiree Council

The Fort Gordon Retiree Council is made up of 20 members who are military retirees or the widow/ widower of a military retiree. The volunteers meet quarterly for the purpose of presenting issues of a local nature and suggest improvements for the well-being of retired Soldiers, family members and survivors to the Fort Gordon Garrison Command and to the chief of staff of the Army’s Retiree Council at Department of the Army. For more information, contact the Fort Gordon Retirement Services Officer at (706) 791-2654, (706) 791-1950 or send email to gordrsoftgordon@conus. army.mil.

Flickr photos

Have you recently participated in a Fort Gordon event or have an interest in installation imagery? If so, check out the Fort Gordon Flickr site by visiting: www.flickr.com/photos/fortgordon. Featured photos include the garrison command change of responsibility, the Airmen’s Tournament, CID activation ceremony, Oktoberfest and so much more. If you would like to share or save a photo simply right click on the image and save it to your electronic device. If you have questions or comments please contact the PAO at (706) 791-7003.

Kroc Center

The Kroc Center in Augusta has several events and classes for families throughout the year to include Crafters Night, activity hours and Toddler Tuesday. For more information, visit www.krocaugusta.org.

Plasma donors

Fort Gordon’s Blood Center needs volunteers for freeze-dried, combat ready blood plasma. Donors must be male, weigh at least 175 pounds, and have A, B, or AB blood types. For more information, call (706) 787-1014, 787-3234, or visit www.facebook.com/fortgordonbloodcenter.

Triad survey

The Performance Triad is a comprehensive plan to improve readiness and increase resilience through public health initiatives and leadership engagement. The focus of the Triad is on Sleep, Activity, and Nutrition among Army family members. Please take a minute to conduct a short survey on this ongoing program: go.usa.gov/P6j4.

HVAC filters

All units and activities are reminded of their responsibility for obtaining and changing filters in all accessible HVAC units, every 30-45 days. The preventive maintenance team is responsible for changing filters in areas which are secured and controlled by maintenance. Failure to change filters on a regular basis, affects proper operation of HVAC systems. Filters are available at the U-Do-It store, Building 40101. For more information, call (706) 791- 3942.

Life consultants

Military and Family Life Consultants (MFLCs) provides solutionoriented consultations to individuals, couples, families, and groups. The program is designed to provide support and assistance to active duty Soldiers, National Guard and Reserves, military Family members and civilian personnel. Consultants can help people who are having trouble coping with concerns and issues of daily life. The consultant can do one-on-one sessions, couples sessions, family sessions or even teach classes. Please contact a Fort Gordon Military and Family Life Consultant at (706) 288-5488 or (706) 691-7338.

Indoor swimming

Every Friday night from 4 until 7 p.m. half of the indoor pool is open for recreational swim for anyone authorized to use the pool. A diving board will be available for use. There will still be lap lanes available during this time. A swimming lessons scheduled for the spring are available on the Fort Gordon Aquatics Facebook Page and at the indoor pool.

Inprocessing briefs

The Fort Gordon Education office provides inprocessing briefings on Monday and Thursday at 1 p.m. for all ranks. Service members should arrive 10 minutes prior to start time. This is a new process for the education office. All questions should be directed to (706) 791-2000.

U-Do-It training

U-Do-It training classes are on the first Wednesday of each month in Building 40101 at 8 a.m. for units and activity coordinators. A variety of tools and supplies are available. For more information, call (706) 791-3942.

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