2018-02-09 / Community Events


Masters Badge Lottery

The Annual Masters Badge Lottery will run from Feb. 26 through March 16. Active-duty Servicemembers stationed at Fort Gordon who are interested can sign up between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at MWR Bldg. 28320 along Lane Ave. Winners to be notified March 19. Masters week is April 2-8.

Fort Gordon Retiree Council

The Fort Gordon Retiree Council’s mission is to identify issues and concerns of retirees and their dependents to the Fort Gordon Installation Commander for resolution. Retirees can contact the Retiree Council by email (ftgordonretcouncil@gmail.com) or stop by the Retirement Services Office (RSO) Room 237, Darling Hall on Fort Gordon to submit their requests/inquiries. The climax of the council’s mission to help host the annual Retiree Appreciation Day at Fort Gordon (stay tuned for future announcements on this event).

Range safety briefs

In accordance with the USA Cyber Co E&FG Regulation 350-19, safety briefs will be conducted the second and fourth Thursday of each month from January to October and the first and second Thursday in November and December at 9 a.m. Unit S-3s are required to submit memorandums to the Range Control Office by 4 p.m. Tuesday prior to the Thursday’s class. Memorandums must be signed by a battalion commander or higher and can be submitted electronically or delivered to Range Control in hard-copy. Briefings are designed for NCOs, sergeant and above, and officers who will fill the positions as officer-in-charge or range safety officer on live-fire ranges and training areas. For more information, contact Randy Harris at (706)791-5005 or email randall.l.harris4.civ@mail.mil.

Unit Recycling Challenge

Don’t miss out on making money and helping out the planet. The Unit Recycling Challenge is an opportunity to increase unit funds, $500 to be exact. All that is required is to collect the highest weight of the quarterly commodity. This quarter its plastic bottles and aluminum cans. This should be easy with all the bottles and soda cans purchased. If recycling bins are needed, call the recycling office for delivery. For more information, call (706)791-7881.

Parenting Academy

Fort Gordon Army Community Service, Family Advocacy Program presents The Parenting Academy, a series of 10 workshops covering different aspects of raising children. The sessions are led by Ashley Quamme, a licensed marriage and family therapist. Space is limited. Registration required. Tickets available on eventbrite.com: search “Parenting Academy.” Ask about child care (child must be registered with CYS). Sign up for one or all 10 sessions. For more information on The Parenting Academy, call (706)791-5220.

Youth sports

The Youth Sports spring season is open for registration. To register a child for a sport, contact Parent Central Services at (706)791- 4455/4722.

Tag Office

The Richmond County Tax Commissioner’s Office, Motor Vehicle Registration Division, provides services such as general motor vehicle inquiries, vehicle registration, tag renewals and cancellations, handicap placards, title transfers and insurance issues to Servicemembers, civilians and anyone who resides in Richmond County. Operation hours are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. For more information, visit arctax.com or call (706)821-2391.


Fort Gordon has switched to a new online system, iSportsman, that allows users to purchase permits for hunting, fishing, outdoor recreation and harvesting of forest products from a computer or mobile device. Users will use this program to check in and out of any recreation activities conducted in the Range Training Area Complex. To begin using the new program, visit https://ftgordon.isportsman.net to register and create an iSportsman profile.

CYS sports coaches

CYS Youth Sports programs are in need of coaches for sports this spring. For more information or to apply, contact Gerard Arnett at (706)791-5104 or at (706)831- 2666.

Photo studio hours

The photo studio, located in building 40709, has a walk-in photo studio for command and DA photos available on a first-come, first-served basis during the hours of 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. All other DA photos must be scheduled. To make an appointment, visit www.vios.army.mil, or call (706)791-3845.

Lunch workout

Get a quick sweat on during lunch at Cyber Fitness Center. The 30-minute full body bootcamp workout is held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 12:30 p.m. Call (706)791-7370.

Substance abuse

Fort Gordon ASAP is offering two one-hour presentations for Soldiers monthly at Alexander Hall through fiscal year 2018. This assists units in completing the yearly mandate of four hours of substance abuse training. Sign-in rosters will be available at each training and Soldiers will have to sign in to get credit for attendance. Monthly dates have been identified through taskers sent out to the installation and are also on the master calendar. For more information, contact Michael Reed at (706)791-5797 or 791-8500.

Catholic women

The Center Chaplain’s Office sponsors the Catholic Women of the Chapel at Good Shepherd Chapel on Barnes Avenue on the first Friday of the month starting with the Rosary at 5:45 p.m., then followed by Mass and dinner. All women are invited. For more information, call (706)726-0651 or email cwoc@saintmichaelparishfg.org.

Protestant women

The Center Chaplain’s Office sponsors the Protestant Women of the Chapel. The PWOC’s fall groups will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesdays at the Center Chaplain’s Office, Bldg. 29601 on Barnes Avenue, and 9:30 a.m., Thursdays at the Religious Education Center, Bldg. 13. Childcare is provided at the Thursday morning group for those who are centrally and locally registered with Child and Youth Services. For more information, email ftgordonpwoc@gmail.com.

Abuse & Neglect

Help prevent child abuse and neglect by standing up and speaking out. For more information, call at ACS Family Advocacy at (706)791- 3648 or (706)791-6632.

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