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The Frontline 1C

July 12, 2007

Sports
Sky is the limit for stuntmen, Soldiers
Sgt. Tanya Polk continued. “That’s what we’re here
Editor for – to put on a show.”
The professional stuntmen, ages
It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s…. 19 through 35, put on more than a
motorcycles? show for the Stewart-Hunter com-
Traveling top speeds, up an munity.
inclined ramp, professional stunt Joining Paolazzi, motor cross pro-
men soared through the Fort fessionals Cody Werner and Kyle
Stewart skies on motorcycles, skate- Lee demonstrated freestyle motor
boards and bicycles as a part of Fort cross stunts including no hand and
Stewart – Hunter Army Airfield’s one hand jumps, twists and turns.
Fourth of July celebrations. “Jumpin” Jeff Schneider, Cane
Performing for the first time on a Friesten, Aarron Cline, Monte
military installation, Everything Perlin, and Sam Minnich- added to
Events & Entertainment’s action the excitement with street bike
sports stunt division wowed the stunts including one-wheeled tricks
Stewart-Hunter Soldiers and and riding atop motorcycle handle-
Families with free style motor cross, bars.
skateboard, BMX, and street bike Skateboarder A.J. Kohn, and BMX
demonstrations in front of the professionals Ricardo Laguna, Jason
Newman Fitness Center. Rodriguez, Brian Cunningham, and
“This is just one way to show our Steve Muller were also on-hand to
appreciation,” said Josh Berman, perform crowd thrilling stunts.
EE&E president and talent manager. Although these stuntmen are pro-
Berman said in the past, individ- fessionals, accidents can happen to
uals had coordinated through anyone.
AAFES to perform motor cross “The biggest challenge is staying
stunts on military installations uninjured,” said Paolazzi. “It’s
overseas, but Stewart-Hunter important to always have your safe-
marked history as this was the first ty gear before you even start your
time professional stuntmen provid- bike.”
ed troops a combined “On the Edge” The stunt men encouraged
world-class competition level tricks Soldiers to always follow their
and stunts. dreams.
Jeff Paolazzi, who began freestyle “Don’t let any negative attitude,
motor cross in 2000, now travels or any negative feed back hold you
internationally performing motor down,” said Lee.
cycle stunts. This was the first time As most of the 3rd Infantry
he had ever stepped foot on a mili- Division is deployed fighting terror- Photos by Sgt. Tanya Polk
tary post. ism, the stuntmen shared insight Kyle Lee, with EE&T performs arial stunts on his motorcycle at the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield
“It means more to give back to the regarding safety. Independence Day Celebration held on July 4.
troops,” Paolazzi said. “We’re here “Always wear your helmet,” Lee
riding for them, because they are said with a smile. “Here and over
out fighting for us.” there (in Iraq), I guarantee you it
“This is for the Soldiers,” Paolazzi will help.”

Cane Friesten performs crowd inspiring maneuvers on his motorcycle on 6th St. during the 4th of
July celebration held at Fort Stewart.

Above: Skateboarders, motorcycle and BMX stuntmen performed grav-


ity defying tricks at the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Independence
Day Celebration.

Right: Steve Muller spins the handle bars in mid-jump at the Extreme
Events & Entertainment display, which showcased motorcycle, BMX,
and skateboard stunts during the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield
Independence Day Celebration July 4th.
2C The Frontline
July 12, 2007

1-15th Inf. uses soccer to befriend villagers


Spc. Ben Hutto bring a village to them.
3rd HBCT Public Affairs The Soldiers were able to give something to the girls
and smaller boys thanks to the parents of Pfc. Brian
FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER, Iraq – Jolley, Co. E, 1/15 Inf.
Soldiers from Company E, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry “My parents, Laura Stewart and Jeff Jolley, really got
Regiment were prepared for the worst when they the community back in Champaign to donate toys and
rolled outside the gates of FOB Hammer on June 23. things like that,” explained Jolley.
The engineering company had been clearing the Armed with a bag of Beanie Babies, Jolley made sure
roads in the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team’s area of the girls and small children had a stuffed animal as
operation since the day they had arrived. As part of their mothers started coming out to check on them.
Operation Marne Torch, a Multi-National Division- “I think it’s great that a mother in the United States
Center operation, they would provide security near an can help bring a smile to another mother’s face,” said
Iraqi police checkpoint outside the town of Al Jolley. “It’s always good when something like a small
Durai’ya. stuffed animal can help build relationship with a local
“We were supposed to take over that route for the mother. Once they saw what we were all out there
MPs (military police), during Bull Run,” explained Pfc. doing, they warmed up to us and started talking to our
James Jones, Company E, 1-15 Infantry. “We cleared interpreters.”
up until the check point. We held that spot all night. At While the mothers talked with the interpreters,
about eight in the morning, we went out into a small- some of the Co. E Soldiers got involved in a soccer
er village, and set up a temporary checkpoint.” game that the boys had started.
As the Soldiers manned their post, the children of Jones, who played midfielder at Killeen High
the village began to come out and look at the visitors School, enjoyed playing his old position, but decided
in their neighborhood. that playing goalie would be better for that game.
“It was tough to get them to come out at first,” said “I was running around for a little while, but the gear
Jones. “They weren’t used to seeing us out there and started getting heavy,” laughed Jones. “I decided I’d
really didn’t know what to make of us. When we broke stay still and let them kick it to me.”
out three soccer balls it helped, but they really just Jones believes the game helped break down much of
wanted to take them and run. We really just tried to let the misinformation that, he believed, insurgents may
them know through our interpreter that we were just be giving them.
there to help.” “When things like that happen you are showing
The number of children swelled as the news of free them that you are not there to hurt them,” said Jones.
soccer balls spread through the village. Soon after, the “You show people we are there to help. It shows them
Soldiers used 20 children and three soccer balls to that we are normal people like them.”

Photos by 1-15th Infantry Soldiers


Above: Pfc. James Jones, Co. E, 1/15 Inf. plays soccer with a
child in a village outside Al Durai’ya on June 23.

Right: Pfc. James Jones, Co. E, 1/15 Inf. protects the goal as
local children try to score, while playing soccer outside FOB
Hammer in Iraq.

Results from The Garrison Commander Golf


Scramble held June 29 has a six-
Confer. The closest to the pin was
John Folker.
Dane Barksdale.
Second place, with a score of 61
Klesek, Derrick Taylor, Charles Sapp,
and Kevin Parks.
the Garrison point difference between first and
third place. The results were not in
The first place finishers, with a
score of 56 from the 4th Brigade
went to the MATES team represent-
ed by John Folker, Joe Dickey, John
Community members
encouraged learn more about the
are

Commander by the publication time for the July 5


edition. The awards were as follows:
troop batallion, were Paul Confer,
Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Confer,
Smilley and Grady Braxton.
The third place team with a score
Golf opportunities at Stewart-
Hunter. For more information, call
Golf Scramble The longest drive went to Paul Lt. Col. Daryl Mcdowell and Lt. Col. of 61 was represented by Tony 767-2370.
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July 12, 2007

Hunter teams battle, prepare for championships


Nondice Powell the opportunity to battle each
Hunter Public Affairs

Strikes, home runs and cheer-


other again in a tournament with
teams from Stewart.
“I’m ready to go,” said Jackson.
224th wins 9-6!
ing; Soldiers and Family Members “I’m excited all the time. My team
from Hunter Army Airfield gath- is ready excited and the other
ered at the softball complex on team is excited. We’re going to
Duncan Dr. for the Hunter soft- represent Hunter and let Stewart
ball tournament championship know they can’t come in our town
game. and win.”
Soldiers from A Company, 224 The upcoming competitions
Military Intelligence battled are highly anticipated.
Soldiers from 10th Transportation “We want to keep the trophy
Company in the Hunter softball here,” said Spec. Euree Mecer,
championship July 6. The 10th Trans. Co. “It would be nice
Soldiers of 224 MI walked away to face [224 MI] again. We look
with first place. forward to that.”
“It was an awesome game,” said Jackson feels that team sports
Sgt. Rebecca Jackson, 10th Trans. help the units to build cohesion.
Co. “Both teams gave it their all.” “It gets all the players on the
Members from the opposing team to get to know each other a
team agreed. little bit better,” said Jackson.
“It was a great game,” said Chief “You get to know their strengths
Warrant Officer Guillermot and weaknesses. If you can play
Carrillo, 224 MI. “Everyone par- together in games, then you can
ticipated, including family mem- work together.”
bers. I appreciate them being The teams from Hunter will
around. They were total support- take on four teams from Fort
ers.” Stewart beginning July, in a dou-
The game will not be the last for ble elimination tournament at Soldiers from A Company, 224 Military Intelligence receive their first place trophies for the Hunter Army
the Soldiers. The teams will have Hunter. Airfield softball tournament championship game July 6.

CYS football and cheerleading


signup starts at Stewart-Hunter
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army sions are 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12 (or)
Airfield Child and Youth Services 11-13. Participants age 13 (as of
announced that applications for Sept. 1) will be placed on a waiting
football and cheerleading registra- list and will be called in to register
tion were being taken until Aug. if there are enough to form an 11-
10. Applications will be accepted 8 13 on-post league.
a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through All players will be able to partic-
Friday, and till 6 p.m. on ipate in their age division, regard-
Wednesday. Bring the registration less of weight.
to the CYS at the corner of Gulick Cheerleading is open to mem-
Avenue and Linquuist behind bers of Youth Services ages 6-13.
Corkan pool. Children must be at least age 6 and
Football season is open to mem- cannot be age 14 as of Dec. 31.
bers of Youth Services ages 7-13. Volunteer coaches are needed.
Photos by Nondice Powell Each participant must be between For more information, call Stewart
Private Chaise Archer, 10th Transportation Company, takes his turn at bat during the Hunter 7 and 14 as of Sept. 1. The age divi- CYS at 767-2312.
Army Airfield softball tournament championship game July 6.