2018-08-10 / Community Events

HAPPENINGS

Change of Command

The 116th Military Intelligence Brigade will hold a change-of-command ceremony 8:30 a.m. today at the Barton Field for outgoing Col. Daniel Mettling and incoming Col. Ernesto Cortez. Inclement weather location is Alexander Hall.

Dental Care

Free dental care for those who least can afford it will be hosted by the Georgia Mission of Mercy today at the James Brown Arena – the target audience are veterans, retirees, and financially disadvantaged in the Augusta community. To sign up, visit gadental.org/gmom.

Change of Command

The 480th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group will hold a change of command ceremony on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at Alexander Hall for outgoing Col. Mark Mitchem and incoming Col. Abraham Jackson.

Change of Command

The Navy Operations Information Command – Georgia will hold a change of command ceremony 10 a.m. Aug. 17 at Alexander Hall for outgoing Capt. Patrick A. Count and incoming Capt. William Kramer.

BOSS ComicCon

The Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers is hosting a ComicCon 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 18-19 at the Cyber Fitness Center. All service branches, units, and surrounding community are invited to participate. There will be comic stands, comic book characters, video games, tabletop games, trading card games, and Anime. For more information, call (706)791-3477.

Hiring Fair

The Army Community Service Program Employment Readiness Program will be hosting a Hiring Fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Army Community

Service Annex Bldg. 39109, located behind the Main Exchange. More than 20 employers are expected to attend. Job seekers will have the opportunity to meet local employers from various sectors, to include business services, public schools, retail and government. Job seekers should bring several copies of resumes and be prepared for interviews. The event is open to the public. For more information, call (706)791-0368.

Unit-Level Flag Football

As part of the Army Sports Program, units form teams to compete on the installation against other units for the right to play in the Post Championship. Units receive Commanders Cup Points for participation and for how well they perform in the end of season playoffs. Units will use Unit-Level play to assist in the determination of their battalion teams for play in the Battalion-Level season. For more information, visit Gordon. armymwr.com.

Women’s Equality Day

The Fort Gordon Equal Opportunity Office will host the Women’s Equality Day program Aug. 23 at 1:30 p.m. in Alexander Hall. This year’s guest speaker is retired Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia A. Pritchett, who served as the Combined Forces Command – Afghanistan command sergeant major from 2004 to 2006. She was the first senior enlisted female to serve as the command senior enlisted leader of a sub-unified combatant command during a time of war. She serves on many councils and boards focusing on women in military service and entrepreneurship. Women’s Equality Day is celebrated each year in August, around the commemoration of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote.

Fitness Challenge

Get your sweat on with the Gordon Fitness Challenge. This is a 12-week program starting Aug. 27, which is designed to challenge participants to live a healthier lifestyle by completing a fitness assessment and track their exercise activity on the treadmill, elliptical or bike. The top two participants will win prizes. Visit www.gordon.armymwr.com for more information.

Troops to Teachers

The Education Services Division hosts a briefing the second Thursday of each month from 10 a. m. to noon at the Command Support Center, Bldg. 35200, located at 271 Heritage Park Lane. Benefits, financial assistance and incentives, counseling/referral services will be covered. Program is open to current and former Servicemembers with “Honorable” period of service. For seating, call (706) 791-200 and for more information, visit www.proudtoserveagain.com to apply or email TTT@navy.mil.

Retiree Appreciation Day

The Fort Gordon Retiree Appreciation Day is scheduled for 8 a.m. Nov. 3 at Darling Hall. Briefings and medical screenings will be available from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. A lunch choice of soup and salad or the taco bar will be served at noon in the Gordon Conference and Catering Center for $10. To attend, RSVP before Oct. 19 with the Retirement Services Office at (706)791-1950, or email ftgordonretcouncil@gmail.com.

Infant Massage

Bond with your baby and learn to soothe them during rough nights with a quick massage. New Parent Support is hosting infant massage instructional classes at the Family Outreach Center. For dates and to register, call (706)791-5220

Parents Night Out

Have a night out on the town or watch a movie in a quiet home. Child & Youth Services offers Parents Night Out on select dates each month from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Children 6 weeks to 17 years must be registered with CYS to participate. The cost is $28 per child for up to five hours of care to have some free time. For more information, call (706)791-4455/4722.

Gardening Club

Get your green thumb on point at the Fort Gordon Community Garden Gardening Club. The club meets the fourth Thursday of every month and covers various topics and techniques for expanding and preserving a harvest. Join them at the Woodworth Library across from Barton Field. For more information, call (706)791-4300.

Knitting Circle

Join the Knitting Circle every Saturday at the Woodworth Consolidated Library from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn new knitting patterns, tricks to get that perfect purl and make new friends in the process. For more information and to register, call (706)791-7323.

New Parent Support

Join New Parent Support for different fun and family-centered activities. This event is open to families with children 0-4 years old (older siblings welcome). New Parent Support has prenatal and postpartum yoga groups. For more information on dates and times, call (706)791-5220.

Morale Call

Join us for food and fun at Heroes Sports Bar inside Gordon Lanes Bowling Center. Morale Call is every month on the third Friday. There will be delicious finger foods from our very own Kegler’s Cafe, as well as live music from DJ Tony Howard. Show up early and get in a free game of bowling between 4 and 5 p.m. For more information, call (706)791-3446.

Breastfeeding Support

Come meet other mothers and learn new techniques, tips and tricks as well as just to have fun with your baby. The group meets every third Tuesday from 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call (706)791-5220.

SurvivorOutreachServices

Join Survivor Outreach Services every third Wednesday for lunch. Gather with other SOS members and enjoy socialization. To RSVP, call (706)791-9483.

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