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Stewart/Hunter Lifestyle
August 23, 2007 1B

Ops chief knows about unit movements


Jennifer Scales large movement of personnel and equipment, Maureen coming or going. We try to make their time away from their
Public Affairs Specialist Casey, unit movement coordinator and chief of deploy- Families as brief as possible.”
ment operations for Stewart-Hunter, can easily be found The rail yard, just outside of Casey’s office on Stewart,
Whether the 3rd Infantry Division is moving out for working side by side with the Soldiers and civilians. can hold one brigade worth of equipment, which is
deployment, training missions at the National Training Her job entails working with installation units for approximately 1200 pieces. “We do inspections on all the
Center, redeployment, or any other place that requires a Stewart-Hunter, as well as reserve units mobilizing and cargo to make sure they have the dimensions correct and
demobilizing. that the cargo is ready to be loaded on the vessel, truck or
“They meet with us here and update and prepare their train,” said Casey.
unit equipment list which is based on their property book,” At the Hunter Wheel Marshaling Area, the staff there
said Casey. “From that they make a deployment equip- handles cargo that needs to go out by air. “Our guys are
ment list. This is the first step to any movement.” certified to inspect and certify loads for C-17 and C-5 air-
When redeployments begin, the major commands will craft,” continued Casey. “When the division headquarters
determine how the units will flow back. Casey mentioned went out, all of their cargo went out by air. It was in excess
that during such times, she constantly maintains a working of twenty aircraft and a great experience and operation for
relationship with the division transportation office, G-3 us.”
and other liaisons for their return. Casey also mentioned that her working hours are the
As a hands-on person, Casey could remain on a port site furthest thing from the normal 8-hour day. “When I am at
for a couple of weeks to push out a brigade. the port, I may be there from 6:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. Once
“We receive equipment here and rail some of it up to we start back with full-scale deployments and redeploy-
port. That may be followed on by rolling stock and line ments, we could have operations occurring 24-hours a
haul cargo,” said Casey. “Vessel loading operations can be day.”
any where from 3-4 days.” This type of work is not unusual for Casey. As a former
Various Soldiers and civilians who participate in unit captain in the U.S. Army, she served in Kuwait and Iraq
movements range from a team provided by the Directorate during her five-year stint in the transportation career field.
of Logistics to Soldiers from the 258th Movement Control After her ETS from the Army, she took a two-year hiatus,
Team. but then found herself back here at Stewart.
Courtesy photo
Another part of her operations includes passenger and With an ROTC scholarship, Casey graduated from Lehigh
Maureen Casey, unit movement coordinator and chief of baggage flow at the Truscott Air Terminal, known as the University in Bethlehem, Pa. When it comes down to equal-
deployment operations for Stewart-Hunter, takes a moment DAACG, at Hunter. ity for women, Casey feels that if you work hard for some-
to pause during recent port operations. Casey embraces “Our object is getting the Soldiers and their baggage in thing, you can get it.
working shoulder-to-shoulder with others to ensure a and out of there in a timely manner,” Casey said. “A lot of years in the military have made me think this
smooth transition as equipment and personnel are moved “In any operation, we want to make things most efficient way. It has never been gender based. It’s never about what
from one place to another. for the Soldier because they are the ones that are always you are; it’s about who you are as a person.”

Local Bradwell student recognized nationally


Special to the Frontline sonal understanding of job requirements school and community violence prevention,
and the ability to perform them. physical as well as financial fitness, future
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Zachary Yates-Perrin, “I decided to research and do my job inter- career exploration and countless community
of Hinesville, recently participated in the view for personal chef’s assistant,” he said, service projects.
Students Taking Action with Recognition “because it is a career that possibly could A number of youth issues, such as the
events at Family, Career and Community have a personal, professional, and financial changing roles of men and women in the
Leaders of America’s 2007 National impact on me as I have not yet chosen a spe- home and workplace, traffic safety, and can-
Leadership Meeting. cific career in Culinary Arts. This project cer awareness, were also explored at the
Yates-Perrin, who is a junior at Bradwell taught me a great deal about organizing and meeting through presentations, workshops,
Institute, and son of Dorian and Shannon presenting information to others that youth and their own Relay For Life. FCCLA and the
Perrin, received a gold medal in the occupa- can make a difference. I loved California. I American Cancer Society are pleased to
tional job interview category; one of 16 enjoyed meeting and interacting with stu- announce the amount raised by FCCLA
national STAR events available to FCCLA stu- dents from other states and countries. I am chapters for the 2007 National Outreach
dents. thankful for the opportunity that Mrs. Project is more than $410,500. After two suc-
His medal was presented at a recognition Stevens and the Liberty County Board of cessful years with the American Cancer
session, which honored all participants at Education afforded me. ” Society, FCCLA chapters have raised an over-
the Anaheim Convention Center, July 12. Throughout the year, FCCLA members whelming amount of over $652,460.
More than 5,000 members, advisers, alumni, tackle issues such as teen violence preven- FCCLA is unique among youth organiza-
and guests from across the nation attended tion, traffic safety, Family issues, career tions because its programs are planned and
the meeting. He was one of nearly 3,000 stu- exploration, and much more. FCCLA pro- run by members. Participation in national
dents who advanced from the local, regional, grams enrich student learning, improve self- programs and chapter activities helps mem-
and state level STAR events to attend. esteem, and serve students with a range of bers become strong leaders in their Families,
Joining Yates-Perrin in California was ability levels, economic situations, and cul- careers, and communities.
Debra Stevens, a culinary arts teacher and tural influences. Yates-Perrin will continue to work with
one of three Bradwell FCCLA advisors. This year’s student-devised theme for the other FCCLA members and advisers in his
Yates-Perrin used his Family and con- annual national meeting was “Leadership local chapter to encourage others to discover
sumer sciences professional foods related Revolution,” and throughout the five-day their strengths, motivate members to target
occupation skills to develop a portfolio for convention, participants examined and dis- career goals, and initiate a plan to ignite
the competition. He communicated a per- cussed several issues including Family, youth leadership in their community. Zachary Yates-Perrin

Liberty County revises school uniform policy


Special to the Frontline attached are also acceptable. The (navy or khaki) and comes as part of the belt is acceptable. regarding noncompliance with the
hem length of shorts, skirts, skorts, the clothing item will be acceptable. Currently, it is difficult to find a dress code during the period of Aug.
The Liberty County Board of and jumpers must be no shorter Belts that tie or buckle are accept- navy, black, or brown belt in our 6 through Aug. 15 will have those
Education made the following revi- than three inches above the top of able. For instance, if a khaki skirt geographic area. In an effort to infractions removed as a result of
sions and clarifications for the the knee cap. assist the parents in having time to the Aug. 14 board action.
school dress code at a board meet- Shorts and pants cannot Students who received letters regarding locate this clothing accessory, par- For students in 9th through 12th
ing Aug. 14. The changes are to be have pockets on the legs. noncompliance with the dress code dur- ents and students will have a waiv- grade, the length of skorts, skirts,
enacted immediately. Items already Buttons and tabs that are er on this item until Sept. 20. We dresses, and jumpers must be no
identified as acceptable in the dress part of the garment when
ing the period of Aug. 6 through Aug. 15 ask that parents make every shorter than three inches above the
code will remain in place with these purchased are not considered will have those infractions removed. attempt to have their children top of the knee cap. If the article of
changes. ornamentation. Student’s compliant on this item prior to clothing contains a slit, the top of
For students in kindergarten clothing cannot contain Liberty County Board of Education Sept. 10 if possible. Students who the slit can not be no higher than
through 8th grade, jumpers (sleeve- ornamentation such as already have belts are expected to three inches above the knee cap.
less and of navy or khaki color) worn sequins and chains. continue to wear them. For more information regarding
with a shirt or blouse already speci- In addition to the navy, black, or has a matching khaki material belt Administrators of kindergarten the school uniform policy, contact
fied in the dress code will be accept- brown belts, a belt that is the same included in the purchase and through 8th graders have agreed David Smith, school liaison at 767-
able. Skorts and skirts with shorts solid color as the clothing item designed to be worn with that item, that students who received letters 6533.

TRICARE reminder, be prepared before diasaster strikes


Winn Public Affairs and first-aid items in an emergency kit. tions and their doses, in case they need to be replaced.
Because medical help may not be immediately avail- • List of each Family member’s allergies.
Hurricane season got off to a mild start in the Atlantic, able during a natural disaster, be sure to pack all of your • A properly-stored 30-day supply of all prescription
but the season isn’t over yet and tropical storms and hur- health related items in a waterproof emergency kit. These medications for each Family member.
ricanes are back in the news. In the wake of widespread items include: • For those who require Insulin, a 30-day supply as well
flooding in the Midwest this summer, and Texas in partic- • Copies of each Family member’s uniformed services as proper storage to keep it cool.
ular, TRICARE reminds beneficiaries to prepare before a ID card (or sponsor’s name and Social Security number, • Nonprescription drugs, such as pain relievers, anti-
storm, hurricane, or any disaster causes evacuations or Family members’ names, addresses, phone numbers, diarrhea medication, antacid, laxatives, bug spray, itch
limits access to health care. etc.) control, etc.
Preparing for a disaster ahead of time may alleviate • Copies of each Family member’s Medicare card or • List of medical devices’ style/model and serial num-
some stress they may face during the storm, and ease the other health insurance card, if applicable. bers, such as pacemakers.
burden on Family and loved ones. A few simple steps will • Copies of medical records for each Family member. • Extra wheelchair batteries or other special equip-
help military Families prepare for storm season or any • List of each Family member’s primary care manager ment.
disaster. other doctors names and phone numbers. • Extra eyeglasses and hearing-aid batteries.
TRICARE officials remind their 9.1 million beneficiaries • Emergency contact names and phone numbers. For more information and valuable tips, please visit
worldwide to make a plan as a Family and keep in mind • List of other important phone numbers, including TRICARE’s Disaster Relief Web page at
several simple things. Keep basic items such as water, your regional contractor, Medicare, and Express Scripts. www.tricare.mil/DisasterRelief/index.cfm. (See Page 3A
nonperishable food, a battery-powered radio, flashlights • List of each Family member’s prescription medica- for other Winn related articles.)
2B The Frontline
August 23, 2007

Pets of the Week MWR Briefs


Pet fostering available Saturday. For more infomation call 315-5695/6279.
Caring for your pet while your loved one is deployed can
be a difficult task and this valuable program can assure that Tumbling classes at CDC
your furry loved one receives the proper care he deserves, Tumbling classes for children ages 2 and older are avail-
in a secure and loving environment. able at the Child Development Center, building. 403 every
“Dogs of Deployed Soldiers” will help you find a foster Tuesday from 9 - 9:45 a.m. Children must be registered
Family for your dog during your Soldiers’ deployment. In through Child Youth Services.
order to be considered, your dog must be up to date on all
of their vaccinations and must be spayed or neutered. Mommy, Me Tumbling classes available
Current vet information must also be provided and only
Tumbling classes are offered every Wednesday at Jordan
Family-friendly breeds will be considered for the program.
Gym from 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. for ages 12 months - 2 years,
The program has been successful thus far placing at least
and from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. for ages 2 - 4. Sports physicals
10 dogs into foster care.
are required for all participants. Register by calling 767-
Those who are interested in having their dog fostered or
6071.
who are interested in becoming a foster Family should con-
tact Nancy Hanson at 598-4134.
Dance classes offered
Benefits for 15:12 Initiative Families Youth enjoy dance classes every Friday at Hunter Army
The following MWR facilities are offering discounts to Airfield School Age Services. Classes include creative
Families of deployed Soldiers who fall under the 15:12 movement from 5 - 6 p.m. for ages 3-5, ballet/tap/jazz
Initiative: from 6 - 7 p.m. for ages 6-9, and from 7 - 8 p.m. for ages
Taylors Creek and Hunter Golf: Receive $10 off on the 10-18. Interested particiapants should sign up at central
greens fee all day Monday - Thursday, receive $10 off on the registation, building 1286.
greens fee after 1 p.m. Friday - Sunday, and $10 off lessons. For more information, call 767-6071.
Call Stewart, 767-2370 or Hunter, 315-9115.
Stewart Lanes: $1 game and shoe rental 50 cents on After school transportation available
Monday nights. Participants must sign-in with their last Child and Youth Services offers free after school trans-
name, last four digits of their social security, and provide portation to Fort Stewart Youth Center for 6th grade stu-
deployed Soldiers unit name. Call 767-4273, for more infor- dents at Diamond Elementary School.
mation. Transportation is open to registered CYS members. For
Hunter Lanes: $1 game and shoe rental 50 cents, every more information, call 767-4491.

Z eke the kitten and Vigor the puppy are


some of the many homeless pets at the
Fort Stewart animal shelter. The shelter has
AAFES PRESENTS
pets of all kinds, sizes, and breeds in their
AUG. 23 THROUGH 29
care. If you are interested in adopting, call
Harry Potter and the Order Autobots and Deceptions, rains
the Fort Stewart Veterinary Clinic at 767- of the Phoenix destruction down on planet Earth -
2842. Today — 7 p.m. enormous aliens have chosen the
(Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson) third rock from the sun as their ulti-
As his fifth year at Hogwarts mate battleground, and as the vil-
School of Witchcraft and Wizardry lainous Deceptions struggle to
approaches, 15-year-old Harry obtain the key to unlimited power, a
Potter is in full-blown adolescence, young Earthling named Sam
complete with regular outbursts of Witwicky may stand as mankind’s
rage, a nearly debilitating crush, and last hope for survival.
the blooming of a powerful sense of Rated PG-13 (sci-fi action vio-
rebellion. It's been yet another infu- lence, sexual humor, language) 135
riating and boring summer with the min
despicable Dursleys, this time with I Now Pronounce You
minimal contact from our hero's
Chuck and Larry
non-Muggle friends from school.
Sunday — 7 p.m.
Harry is feeling especially edgy at
Aug. 29 — 7 p.m.
the lack of news from the magic
(Adam Sandler, Kevin James)
world, wondering when the freshly
Chuck Levine and Larry Valentine
revived evil Lord Voldemort will
are the pride of their fire station: two
strike. Returning to Hogwarts will be
guy's guys always side-by-side and
a relief--or will it?
willing to do anything for each
Rated PG-13 (fantasy violence,
other. Grateful Chuck owes Larry for
frightening images) 138 min
saving his life in a fire, and Larry
calls in that favor big time when
Transformers civic red tape prevents him from
Friday, Saturday — 7 p.m. naming his own two kids as his life
(Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel) insurance beneficiaries. But when
The earth is caught in the middle an overzealous, spot-checking
of an intergalactic war between two bureaucrat becomes suspicious, the
races of robots, the heroic Autobots new couple's arrangement becomes
and the evil Deceptions, which are a citywide issue and goes from con- Films are subject to availability. AAFES
able to change into a variety of strives to show films according to the pub-
fidential to front-page news.
lished schedule, but reserves the right to
objects, including cars, planes and Rated PG-13 (crude sexual con- reschedule, cancel, or substitute showings
other technological creations. The tent, nudity, language, drug refer- as needed. For more information, call 767-
interstellar battle, between the ences) 110 min 3069.
The Frontline 3B
August 23, 2007

TSGLI; helping Soldiers, dispelling myths


Special to the Frontline which Soldiers are eligible to receive this False. Any qualifying injury incurred yth #5: TSGLI denies the first
Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Army
along with the U.S. Department of Veterans
Affairs has completed their first review of
payment, based on the claim they file, and
then making sure eligible Soldiers receive
payment as quickly as possible, so this
money is available while they recover from
after December 1, 2005, is eligible for TSGLI
coverage — regardless of whether it was in
combat or not.
The only exception is the retroactive pro-
M claim attempt automatically.
False. Good documentation is
the key to a quick award of TSGLI. Loss
schedule one through 43 covers losses that
Traumatic Servicemembers’ Group Life their injury,” he said. gram, which covers Soldiers injured begin- have a defined and measurable loss. Loss
Insurance since its start in 2005. The “One of our biggest barriers,” according ning Oct. 7, 2001, through Nov. 30, 2005, but No. 44, the activities of daily living does not,
Congressionally-mandated insurance pro- to Sackett, “is the lack of knowledge and only if they were injured in a Combat Zone and further requires the medical provider
gram has provided about $250 million to general misconceptions that are out there Tax Exclusion area supporting Operation documentation to substantiate the dura-
traumatically-injured members of the regarding TSGLI. Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi tion (e.g. 30, 60, 90, or 120 days) of two or
Armed Services. Of that, about $136 mil- These barriers create situations where Freedom. more ADLs in which the Soldier was com-
lion was paid to Soldiers in the U.S. Army Soldiers who are not eligible file claims; or pletely dependent (defined as 75-100 per-
yth #2:

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— more than twice the next highest ser- Soldiers who are eligible file claims with- A healthcare
cent care by another person).
vice. out supplying the required documentation provider’s statement is all that
While those figures definitely represent allowing us to adjudicate their claim is needed to verify a TSGLI
By dispelling these five myths, TSGLI will
success in working towards the program’s quickly.” claim.
be better positioned to help the Soldiers
mission to provide financial help for trau- To reduce these barriers, the Army uses a False. While TSGLI claims won’t be
who are truly eligible for this benefit, and
matically injured Soldiers, TSGLI still faces robust outreach program including mes- approved without a certification from a
do so in an even more timely manner.
challenges with educating servicemem- saging, educational materials, media out- healthcare provider, additional documen-
“As claimants become better educated
bers about the program and dispelling reach, and a constantly updated dynamic tation must be provided to substantiate the
about TSGLI, it can’t help but speed up our
some myths that have grown around TSGLI Web site, along with numerous in-person certification.
processes, which allows us to better
during its short existence. appearances and briefings at significant The documentation may include medical
accomplish our objective of helping heroes
TSGLI was created to help servicemem- military events (i.e. Army Medical reports and tests that establish the type of
in times of need,” according to Col.
bers and their Families get through tough Holdover Conference, AMSUS, AUSA, etc.) injury and the time that the Soldier was
Sackett.
financial times that often happen when a and repeated visits to military treatment incapacitated as a result. Specific informa-
Col. Sackett and the outreach team rely
servicemember is severely injured. facilities such as Walter Reed Army Medical tion is available on the TSGLI website.
heavily on the Web site and Web-based
Approved TSGLI claimants receive a Center in Washington, D.C. and Brooke outreach e-tools to help in dispelling these
yth #3: TSGLI replaces a trau-
one-time payment of up to $100,000, based
on the type and severity of the injury. That
money might be the difference that allows
a Soldier’s Family to stay with him or her
during recovery, help with unforeseen
Army Medical Center in San Antonio,
Texas.
But more is needed, so Army TSGLI is
working hard to place “boots on the
ground” at major military treatment facili-
M matically injured Soldier’s
income.
False. TSGLI provides one-time, tax-free
payment that can help a Soldier and Family
myths and more.
“With a majority of the key information
online, Soldiers or Family members trying
to access the TSGLI programs benefits will
better understand the eligibility and claims
expenses or give them a financial head ties starting late this summer through this member get through short-term difficulties
process. In addition, people who care for
start on life after recovery. fall. related to his or her injury and has no affect
Soldiers, such as Family members, coun-
From the Army’s point of view, the pro- TSGLI counselors will provide a full on regular pay.
selors and healthcare providers, will have
gram faces some interrelated challenges: stance of claims assistance, medical staff information tailored specifically to their
ensuring that all Soldiers are aware of and caseworker education, and extensive yth #4: TSGLI is an entitle-

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particular roles in the process,” he said.
TSGLI, understand its purpose, and know Soldier records procurement on behalf of ment to Soldiers incurring any The TSGLI Web site has an array of fea-
how to file a correctly prepared claim; and the Soldier working through the Warrior traumatic injuries. tures including user-friendly graphics,
decreasing the claim processing time. Transition Units and Soldier and Family False. TSGLI provides an insurance bene- detailed program information, outreach
According to Col. John F. Sackett, who Assistance Centers. fit for one or more of a total of 44 scheduled materials, program statistics that detail
leads the TSGLI Division under the U.S. While the overall focus of the outreach physical losses due to external force or vio- claims and dollars paid to date; and an
Army Physical Disability Agency, the aver- program is on educating claimants and the lence. online discussion forum, where users can
age time to process a claim from receipt at people who care for them, specific mes- These covered losses include amputation, log in, post questions or comments and
Army through payment by Office of Service sages have been created to help dispel five burns, paralysis, brain injury or coma, loss interact with others to share best practices
Members Group Life Insurance is 30 days. myths that have grown up around the pro- of senses (e.g. blindness), or temporary loss- and answer common questions.
Sackett believes both situations can be gram: es of two of six activities of daily living For more information about TSGLI, con-
improved through outreach educating (ADLs) such as eating, bathing, dressing, tact the U.S. Army TSGLI service center at
yth #1: TSGLI is just for com-

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Soldiers, healthcare providers, counselors, continence, transferring, and toileting. 1-800-237-1336 or TSGLI@conus.army.mil.
and advocates. bat injuries. It does not cover post-traumatic stress Information also is available on the World
“Our main focus is on determining disorder (PTSD). Wide Web at www.tsgli.army.mil.

USCIS launches toll-free military help line


Special to the Frontine to ensure that the application ter specialists are available to for expedited processing. ensure the military community
process for immigrant service assist callers Monday through has accurate and up-to-date
WASHINGTON – Members of members is convenient, quick Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 Servicemembers and their information about immigration
the U.S. military and their and secure. These brave men p.m. (CST). Callers who receive Families stationed in the United services and benefits.
Families stationed around the and women, and their Families, assistance will: States or overseas may access USCIS offices and the desig-
world are now able to call U.S. deserve this service, and we are the help line using the toll-free nated point-of-contact at each
Citizenship and Immigration proud to assist.” • Track their application number, through their base tele- military installation will receive
Services for help with immigra- “This hotline honors the more for naturalization (Form N-400); phone operator or using the information about the Military
tion services and benefits using than 40,000 non-U.S. citizens • Notify USCIS of a new Defense Switched Network Help Line and other immigra-
a dedicated, toll-free telephone serving in the military today. If mailing address or duty station; (DSN). tion-related information and
help line, 1-877-CIS-4MIL (1- you are willing to fight and die • Check the status of an After hours callers will receive resources geared specifically for
877-247-4645). for America, you should be able application or petition; an e-mail address that they can the military and their Families.
“Thousands of immigrant to become an American,” said • Bring a spouse, fiancé(e) use to contact USCIS for assis- In addition to the help line,
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Senator Barbara Mikulski. “I will or adopted child to the United tance. Operators will ask mem- USCIS has developed a Web
Marines have made extraordi- continue to work to improve this States; bers of the general public to call page, http://www.uscis.gov/mili-
nary sacrifices for America,” said process, because servicemem- • Obtain posthumous citi- our main customer service line: tary that contains information
USCIS Director Emilio Gonzalez. bers and their Families have zenship for a deceased member 1-800-375-5283. and links to services specifically
“As such, at USCIS, we are com- enough to worry about.” of the Armed Services USCIS is working with the for the military and their
mitted to exhausting every effort USCIS customer service cen- • Submit an application Department of Defense to Families.
4B The Frontline August 23, 2007

Religious leadership leads to victory


Chap. (Capt.) Shannon K. Philio up to Michael and said, “Let’s fight!” Do your thoughts, words, and
703D BSB, 4/3 HBCT Michael replied, “I don’t want to fight actions show yourself to be a person
you. My camp counselor said I who takes to heart our national
Chief of Chaplains of the Army, should try to love others.” motto, “In God We Trust?”
Chap. (Maj. Gen.) David Hicks, And would you believe that the You do not have to be a chaplain to
defines religious leadership as “an bully, with both fists clenched, went be a religious leader. Religious lead-
intentional process by which person- up to Michael and then said, “Well, ership as a military Soldier, spouse,
al example extends from the individ- do you want to be my friend?” or child is important because it cre-
ual to positively influence a commu- Michael’s mother wanted to get her ates an environment of calmness,
nity for real change.” son back into camp the next week. strength, discipline, perseverance,
Probably one of the most reward- Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train a child and positive influence which leads to
ing jobs I have ever had was being a in the way he should go, and when he victory in times of difficulty.
camp counselor. One summer an is old, he will not turn from it.” It’s Your chaplains, religious writings,
eight-year-old-boy named Michael Joshua, that great military comman- prayer, worship, Bible study, or faith
entered my cabin. His answer to der who fought the battle of Jericho, group activities are great resources
everything was to fight. saying, “As for me and my household, for developing these religious leader-
For the whole week, whatever we we will serve the Lord” (Joshua ship muscles.
were doing, whether walking around 24:15). Make a commitment today to be
the lake or camping under the stars, I When we provide spiritual leader- an agent of salt and light and positive
C HAPLAIN ’ S encouraged him not to fight but to
love others as the Lord would have
ship, real change for the positive can
occur.
change!
Make a commitment today to be a
C ORNER him do.
He went home at the end of the
What type of leader are you in the
workplace, in the home, in your
religious leader in your thoughts,
words, and actions, and watch what
week. The neighborhood bully came school, or in the community? God will do!

Attend Marriage 101 Liberty County Mass Choir


he unit ministry team conducts a marriage 101 seminar the Rehearsals are 7 p.m. every Tuesday at First Presbyterian
T fourth Tuesday of every month from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Victory
Chapel.
Church, Hinesville.
Contact Cathy Goolsby to get your book and rehearsal CD
The session is for singles, engaged couples, newlyweds, and at machllube@coastal.net or 369-4818 and Ronald Calhoun
seasoned partners. The materials are provided as well as lunch. at rcalhoun@schoolofchurchmusic.org or 247-3424.
For more information or to make reservations, call the Family Life
Chaplain, at 767-7028.

Chapel Schedule Fort Stewart Chapel Youth Ministry


Junior and Senior High Students! Kids Church
Fort Stewart
Catholic Location Time
Join us for free games and pizza Exciting Bible Lessons
Sunday Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a.m. 6:30 - 8 p.m. Sunday, with music, puppets, videos, crafts, games
Saturday Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 p.m.
Protestant at Vale Chapel in Bryan Village.
Contemporary Worship . . . . . . . . . . . .Marne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m.
Gospel Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Victory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m.
For more information, 11 a.m. to Noon, Sunday
Traditional Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a.m. call 877-7207. at School Age Services
American Samoan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Vale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m.
Liturgical Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m. (across from Diamond Elementary)
Kids’ Church(K to 6th grade) . . . . . . . . .Across from Dia. Elem. . . . . . . . . .11 a.m.
PWOC (Tuesday) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9:30 a.m.
Islamic
Friday Jum’ah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30 p.m.
For all kids Grade K-6
Contact Staff Sgt. Aiken at 877-4053.
Jewish
Scheduled Bus Pick-up
Contact Sgt. 1st Class. Crowther at 332-2084. 10:15 a.m. - Liberty and Hendrich, Liberty and Sicily, Liberty
Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11:30 a.m and Anzio, Liberty and Rome
10:20 a.m. - Jasmine and Skyland Spruce, Jasmine and Liberty
Hunter Army Airfield Wood, Wild Fern and Golden Birch
Catholic
Sunday Mass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 a.m. 10:30 a.m. - Schofield and Sansidro, Schofield and Hollandia,
Rogers and Argyle
Protestant
10:40 a.m. - Naktong and New Guinea, Ormoc and New Guinea
Sunday Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chapel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a.m.
10:50 a.m. - Marne Chapel
Religious Education Contacts 10:55 a.m. - Victory Chapel
Stewart and Hunter, Director of RE, Mike Iliff, call 767-9789.
Stewart Catholic RE coordinator, Beth Novak, call 767-6825. Questions?
Hunter Catholic RE coordinator, Pamela Perez, call 315-5440. Contact Sara Fisher at (606) 204-6519
The Frontline 5B
August 23, 2007

Savannah Cultural Events The Reel Savannah Film Group presentations, 7 p.m., hiking between tee pads, players enjoy the rolling green
Activities sponsored by the Savannah Department of Sunday evenings at the Lucas Theatre. Tickets cost $6 and are scenery of this pastoral park. The cost is only $2 for parking
Cultural Affairs include these ongoing events: available an hour before showtime. and $1 per person to play. After a fun game in the field, visi-
Every first Friday of the month tors can enjoy watersports on Lake Richard B. Russell, explor-
Folk Music by Savannah Folk Music Society, 7:30 p.m., free, Visit AASU Arboretum ing hiking and biking trails, or relaxing at numerous picnic
at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. Armstrong Atlantic State University has an arboretum, spots throughout the park. Overnight accommodations
The Arts at City Market Center, upstairs, Jefferson and West which encompasses the 250 acre campus displaying more include lakeside cottages and shaded campsites. Richard B.
St. Julian Streets, free, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Call 232-7731. than 100 species of trees and 200 species of shrubs and other Russell State Park is located eight miles northeast of Elberton
Every first Saturday of the month off Hwy. 77.
woody plants. The Fern Collection, featuring 23 varieties of
Adult and youth basic ballroom dance classes, by Moon For more information, call 706-213-2045 or visit www.gas-
native and non-native ferns, is on the west side of Jenkins
River Dancers: 1-3 p.m. at the West Broad Street YMCA, 1110 tateparks.org.
Hall. Plants with white flowers or white variegated foliage
May Street. Admission is $3 per person. Call 925-7416 or visit
make up The White Garden behind the administration build- Join ballroom dancing
www.savannahusabda.org.
ing. The Ginger Collection focuses on seven groups of ginger
Every third Wednesday of the month Here are your opportunities to join together with Seaside
Open Mic Poetry Night - sign up at 7:45 p.m., Gallery plants and is at the south end of Hawes Hall. For more infor- Dance Association on Jekyll Island: The association has week-
Espresso, 6 East Liberty St. Call 233-5348 for more informa- mation or to schedule an educational tour, call AASU’s plant ly dance classes Thursdays: 7 p.m., welcome and registration;
tion. operations at 921-5472. 7:15 p.m., basic syllabus I dance class and advanced syllabus
Saturdays and Sundays II dance practice; at 8:15 p.m., advanced syllabus II dance
Flannery O’Connor Childhood Home Foundation tours 1- Frisbee golf offered at Richard B. Russell class and basic syllabus I dance practice.
5 p.m. every Saturday and 1-4 p.m. on Sundays. Located at Disc golf may not get much coverage by sports writers, but Cost is $4 per class for members and $7 for non-members.
207 E. Charlton St. on Lafayette Square. it has a loyal following of fans who enjoy exercising outdoors Membership costs $25 annually. For information, call 634-
Born in Savannah in 1925, writer, Mary Flannery while testing their throwing skills. The game is played much 9527.
O’Connor, lived in a Charlton Street house until 1938. like regular golf, only the players throw special discs into bas-
Today, it is maintained partly as a memorial to her and kets rather than hitting balls into holes. The typical course Telfair open six days a week
partly as a literary center for Savannah. Call 233-6014. features 18 “holes” with challenges of trees, streams and other The Telfair Museum of Art is on Telfair Square at 121
Every Sunday natural obstacles. Barnard St. in Savannah. Admission is $10. The museum is
Oldie Goldies Sunday at the American Legion Post 500, One of the most scenic and well kept disc golf courses in open 1-5 p.m., Sunday; noon-5 p.m., Monday; and 10 a.m.-5
1716 Montgomery St., 4-8 p.m. Call 925-7116. Georgia is at Richard B. Russell State Park in Elberton. While p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. For more information, call 232-1177.

GA Historical AFRC Sweepstakes: chance to win $100, more


Society offers Special to the Frontline All participants who log on www.afrcre- Portables and a set of golf clubs.
sorts.com/sweepstakes between now and The summer-long sweepstakes is
free presentation ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Winners of the Armed Aug. 31 have a chance to win a grand-prize designed to raise awareness within the
Forces Recreation Center Great Getaways vacation. The grand prize consists of an all- Department of Defense community about
Sweepstakes were awarded $100 gift cards inclusive vacation package for two, includ- the Armed Forces recreation centers, which
Special to the Frontline during the second of three monthly draw- ing a seven-night stay at the resort of the provide servicemembers, retirees, DoD
ings. A total of 20 individuals have won $100 winner’s choice, round-trip airfare for two, civilians and their Families a “Great
Georgia Historical Society pre- gift cards since the sweepstakes began June use of a rental car for seven days, and a set of Getaway” at four world-class resorts:
sents Equiano, the African, 1. Ten more gift cards will be awarded in a luggage. Dragon Hill Lodge in Korea, Edelweiss
Biography of a Self-Made Man. final drawing when the promotion ends Aug. Entrants can also win great prizes like Lodge and Resort in Germany, Hale Koa
The occasion will be presented 31. Sony digital cameras, Sony Playstation Hotel in Hawaii and Shades of Green on Walt
by Vincent Carreta, University of Disney World in Florida.
Maryland 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the AFRCs set the standard with resort hotel
Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm accommodations, restaurants and enter-
Street in Savannah. taining attractions designed for service-
In his day, Equiano was the members and their Families to create world-
English-speaking world’s most class vacation opportunities in unique
renowned person of African resort locations throughout the world.
descent. AFRCs are run by the Family and Morale,
Equiano’s greatest legacy is his Welfare and Recreation Command based in
classic 1789 autobiography, The Alexandria, Va. FMWRC’s mission is to pro-
Interesting narrative of the Life of vide Soldiers and their Families with the
Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus same quality of life they’re sworn to protect.
Vassa the African. For more information about the resorts
He was a sailor, adventurer, and to register for the sweepstakes, visit
entrepreneur, and jack-of-all- www.afrcresorts.com.
trades. The event is free and open The AFRCs are one of hundreds of ser-
to the public. For more informa- vices and activities the Family and Morale,
tion, call 651-2125. Welfare and Recreation Command oversees
Bill Bradner to support the quality of life for Soldiers and
The Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, nestled in the Bavarian Alps in the town of Garmisch, their Families. For more information on
Germany, is one of four Armed Forces Recreation Centers run by the FMWRC. FMWRC, visit www.ArmyMWR.com.

Book review: Back from War by 1st Lt Lee Alley


Commentary by: attitudes and receptions toward war hero and the other man who was headquarters commander dur-
Sasha McBrayer surviving veterans. He focuses contributors. I recom- ing Vietnam). Scarborough relates a "deep
Fort Stewart Museum upon a misunderstanding public mend this book, a por- personal awareness" and trusts his feelings of
and their effects upon former ser- tion of the sales pro- brotherhood to get himself and others
Back from War, at a little over 240 pages, is a vice men and women. He makes a ceeds of which are through the sometime lack of support born
concise and attention-holding aid for "finding clear call for honoring veterans, donated to the National from fighting in an unpopular war, no matter
hope and understanding in life after combat whether we agree with war, espe- Military Family the decade. He says, "…I also realize and am
for the American Soldier and their loved cially the war on terror, or not. Association's Operation proud and happy that the people of our
ones." Former Recon Platoon Leader of the With his vibrant, personal mem- Purple Summer Camps, United States still care about and pray for
60th Infantry in Vietnam, author Lee Alley oir coupled with the real letters a free program support- every one of its soldiers, sailors, airmen and
uses his non-fiction book, not just to tell his from others, readers find them- ing military children of marines… They… let us know we are not lost
own story, but also to spotlight the tales of selves in the shoes of veterans, deployed servicemem- and forgotten in a cause…I believe our
other veterans from WWII, Vietnam, Korea, able to more vividly understand bers. nation… realizes, as do we who have been in
Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as their their collective plight. 1st Lt. Alley My favorite contribu- combat, that war in any measure is always a
Family members and even psychologists, to also encourages Soldiers to open tor was Edmund terrible thing to endure—for any generation,
incite public awareness of the heavy toll of up about their experiences, not Christian Scarborough, for any era."
combat and the cavalcade of emotions, just to educate others, but put themselves on Kosovo and OIF veteran, who describes an Stories like these only further tout Alley's
including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and the road of healing. eerie, somehow beautiful "feeling of past con- overall message, "…As a nation, we fail miser-
general difficulty coping that comes after- Alley's easy to read style is fluid and poetic, nection" he noticed in theatre due to unbe- ably when it comes to the care of our veter-
ward, as Soldiers put away their uniforms and without being flowery or longwinded. The lievably coincidental similarities in his name ans." His chronicle is a must for any Soldier or
try to re-enter civilian life. result is a good read for any American from and his uncle's (killed in action in Vietnam) as veteran and anyone can appreciate its open-
Alley discusses America's often negative any walk of life. It is easy to identify with the well as in his commanding general (the same ness and timeliness.

Fort McAllister State Historic Park Volunteer Spotlight


Labor Day Weekend Program

T
atiana Araujo of Brazil, is an
American Red Cross volun-

C ome enjoy blacksmithing, woodworking and black


powder cannon firings. Take part in Civil War old
fashion games and have a cool slice of melon.
Hospital.
teer working in the Surgery
Clinic at Winn Army Community

Araujo is volunteering because


Bring the kids, pack a lunch, wear your plain clothes and she feels it is a great idea and she
wants to be a good example for her
take part in the games from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sept. 1 at Fort daughter. Her interests and hobbies
McAllister Historic Park. include helping people, learning
English and meeting people.
The park is located on Georgia spur 144/ Fort McAllister If you’d like more information
Road in Richmond Hill. about becoming a Red Cross volun-
The price is $4 for adults, and $2.50 for children. For teer at Winn, call Brigitte Roberts at
435-6903.
more information, call (912) 727-2339.
6B The Frontline
August 23, 2007

H EALTH M ATTERS Winn Briefs


Winn Army Community Hospital Winn/Tuttle observing Fed holiday Canceling your appointment
Sept. 3 is Labor Day, a Federal holiday. On If you need to cancel your scheduled appoint-
Sept. 3, services at Winn Army Community ment, please contact your provider within the
What is the Army Medical Action Plan? Hospital will be limited to inpatient care and appropriate time frame. In many specialties,
Winn Public Affairs Primary Care Management Teams, emergencies. Full operations will resume Sept. 4. such as pediatrics and Family practice, appoint-
each comprising of a nurse case man- All services at Tuttle Army Health Clinic and ments are in high demand — your early cancella-
The Army Medical Action Plan is the ager, a primary care manager and a the Lloyd C. Hawks Troop Medical Clinic will be tion will give another patient the opportunity to
U.S. Army’s initiative to develop a sus- squad leader. closed Sept. 3. Full operations will resume Sept. have access to timely medical care. Please call at
tainable system wherein wounded, 4. least one day in advance to cancel your appoint-
injured and ill Soldiers are medically Taking care of Wounded Soldiers and ment to allow someone else to receive medical
treated and vocationally rehabilitated Families New diabetic clinic at Tuttle treatment.
to prepare them for successful return Among the changes and or improve- Tuttle Army Health Clinic has started a diabet- Call 435-6633 or 1-800-652-9221 to cancel.
to duty or transition to active citizen- ments implemented by the Army’s ic clinic for patients that have been diagnosed Help us help you!
ship. senior leadership to help Soldiers and with diabetes.
This plan will ensure that the needs Families in transition are: The clinic is a disease management clinic for Tuttle Army Health Clinic hours
of operational units, the Soldier and - Bringing more case managers on the treatment of diabetes only. Diabetic patients Tuttle Army Health Clinic is open Monday-
their Families are jointly met. Its mis- board at Winn Army Community will continue to see their primary care provider Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The pharmacy, laboratory,
sion is to support the Army’s Warrior Hospital to reduce the case manager- for other healthcare concerns. Patients will be radiology and medical records are also open
Ethos of “I will never leave a fallen to-patient ratio. seen by an internist and a clinical pharmacist. Monday- Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
comrade” by identifying and imple- - Selecting and training an ombuds- For an appointment please call 435-6633 or 1- The clinic is closed the fourth Thursday of
menting improvements in the Army’s man to serve at Winn. 800-652-9221. every month from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for training.
system of caring for warriors in transi- - Planning a centrally located one- For more information, call 315-6500/6811.
tion, and to establish long-term solu- stop Soldier and Family Assistance Volunteers welcome at Winn
tions that provide a lifetime of care. Center at Fort Stewart. All the neces- Winn Army Community Hospital is seeking
sary services for Family assistance, adult volunteers who are interested in perform- Five steps to safer
Where things stand today finance and personnel actions will be ing administrative, clerical or clinical duties
The Army has made significant available in this organization. throughout the hospital.
health care
improvements in areas of infrastruc- - Instituting a notification system The next hospital volunteer orientation is
ture, leadership and process as it works that allows leaders to greet family scheduled for at 9 a.m., Aug. 28. For more infor- 1. Speak up if you have questions or con-
toward a Soldier-centric healthcare members at the airport and escort mation, call Brigitte Roberts, 435-6903, or e-mail cerns.
system wherein each Soldier is sup- them to the hospital. brigitte.roberts@se.amedd.army.mil. 2. Keep a list of ALL the medicines you
ported by the triad of a caring and - Surveying all of its facilities and will take.
energetic chain of command; a prima- prioritize renovation/repair projects to Warriors in Transition 3. Make sure you get the results of any
ry care physician; squad leader; and a improve accessibility for Soldiers in Brandon Yarber, ombudsman, is here at Fort test/procedure.
registered nurse case manager. transition. Stewart to assist Warriors in Transition and their 4. Talk with your doctor and health care
- Working to employ an information Families with issues and concerns regarding team about your options if you need hospital
Implication; Soldier and Army system that will provide to leaders both medical care. Please contact Yaber at 435- care.
The Army is committed to continu- management data and the Physical 6143/6225, e-mail: brandon.yarber@us.army.mil 5. Make sure that you understand what
ous infrastructure maintenance and Disability Evaluation System progress or visit his office in the Patient Service Center at will happen if you need surgery.
improvements at all of the medical of Soldiers in transition. Winn Army Community Hospital, Suite CH32.
centers and medical treatment facili- - Training all social work personnel,
ties. Here is some of the recent nurse case managers and psychiatric
progress the Army has made: nurse practitioners on Post-Traumatic
Stress Disorder and distributing
Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD
Warrior Transition Units awareness training packages to all
Regarding leadership issues, the commanders and Soldiers.
Army believes it has the right people
and the right mechanisms in place to Army leadership understands recent
make sure that all Soldiers in a transi- failures and is committed to identify-
tional status are managed with care ing necessary changes in an accelerat-
and compassion, and that they and ed manner. Much of this recent effort
their Families are satisfied. focuses on improvements to stream-
The Warrior Transition Unit at Fort line a patient-review process that does
Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield was acti- not always reflect today’s skillful
vated July 6. achievements in battlefield medicine.
At the heart of this unit are its com- Army medical personnel are providing
mander, Lt. Col. Leonard Porter and the most advanced medical care for
command sergeant major, Sgt. Maj. deployed Soldiers, resulting in more
Robert McRae. They lead numerous lives saved that ever before.

Army suicides up, prevention efforts strengthened


Steve Harding While the Army has looked very closely at the effect deploy- "We are now collecting data not only on every completed
Army News Service ment and sustained combat operations may have on the num- suicide, but also on every serious suicide attempt," she said.
ber of attempted and successful suicides among Soldiers, no "We're looking at a number of factors, (such as) the stressors on
An Army study released August 16 indicates that during cal- direct relationship among deployment, combat and suicide the Soldier, the motives, and the methods by which the Soldier
endar year 2006 Soldier suicides reached their highest level has yet been found, said Col. Elspeth C. Ritchie, behavioral either attempted suicide or succeeded. We looking at age and
since 1980. health psychiatry consultant to the Army's Surgeon General, gender, and we're taking the results of this information and
Produced by the Suicide Risk Management and Surveillance who spoke at the same news conference. putting it back in our training and education programs."
Office at Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Wash., the Ritchie pointed out that while the report lists a number of The Army is also committed to increasing access to care for
165-page 2006 Army Suicide Event Report lists 99 deaths by reasons for the completed suicide attempts - ranging from both Soldiers and their Families, Ritchie said.
suicide, with 27 of the deaths occurring in Iraq and three in financial problems to previous mental illnesses to having seen "Not only are we working to reduce the stigma that is often
Afghanistan. There were also 948 of what the report terms direct combat - failed marital relationships account for 55 per- attached to seeking mental-health care, we're working very
"serious attempts at suicide." cent of what the study terms "completed suicides" and 40 per- hard to increase the number of people who provide that care."
While the vast majority of the "completed suicides" in 2006 cent of the attempted suicides. She pointed out that the Army is currently seeking to recruit at
involved males, 10 of the victims were females, the report said. "We know that repeated deployments put a real strain on least 250 additional mental-health professionals, though she
Seventy percent of the Soldiers were under 25, 98 percent were relationships, so we believe that part of the (2006 increase in acknowledged that in that effort the Army is competing direct-
enlisted, and 91 percent were from the regular Army. And while suicides) is related to the increased stress on relationships," ly with both the Department of Veterans Affairs and civilian
the suicide methods included drug overdoses, strangulation Ritchie said. "That's part of the reason why such Army pro- health-care organizations.
and poisoning, the vast majority - 71 percent - involved grams as 'Strong Bonds' are intended to reinforce and Despite the many challenges associated with assessing and
firearms. strengthen marriages and other intimate relationships." monitoring Soldiers' mental health both in garrison and while
The report was compiled from data submitted by units The Army's suicide-prevention program has been in place deployed, and the continual need to adapt education and care
throughout the Army. Submission of such data is required for since 1986, Dingle said, but in 2006 the Army formed an addi- initiatives to fit ever-changing needs, Dingle emphasized that
all suicide-related behaviors that result in death, hospitaliza- tional team comprised of functional experts from the Office of the Army is committed to providing its Soldiers the best possi-
tion or evacuation, said Col. Dennis W. Dingle, the Army's the Surgeon General, the Office of the Chief of Chaplains, the ble mental-health assessment and care.
director of human resources policy. National Guard, the Army Reserve and other organizations to "Soldiers and their Families are our first priority," he said.
The information contained in the report is important, help fully integrate the Army's suicide-prevention efforts. "The Army recognizes the importance of this issue, and is tak-
Dingle said during a news conference following the report's By continuously gathering and analyzing data such as those ing deliberate steps to mitigate those risks that may contribute
release, "because the loss of any member of the Army Family is contained in the report, he said the Army is able to continu- to suicidal behaviors. Our prevention efforts help our Soldiers
a tragedy, and the Army has made the prevention of suicide a ously improve and adapt its training, intervention and support and their families deal with the challenges they face every day.
top priority." By analyzing the causes and outcomes of each programs. Our Soldiers and Families are resilient ... and the Army is com-
attempted or completed suicide, he said the Army is better able Among those programs are mental-health assessments con- mitted to enhancing that resilience."
to tailor its suicide-prevention programs and provide at-risk ducted for Soldiers before, during and after deployments, as Additional information on Army mental health and well-
individuals with greater access to the service's considerable well as continuous reports provided by deployed mental- being programs is available at
behavioral- and mental-health resources. health assessment teams, Ritchie said. www.behavioralhealth.army.mil.

Army's medical hotline continues to help Soldiers, Families


Gerry J. Gilmore Family Hotline is to ensure that Soldiers and resolve Soldier and Family medical issues as Military veterans have raised about 28 per-
American Forces Press Service their Families have access to every resource expeditiously as possible. cent of hotline issues. Veterans have been grat-
the Army has to offer," Mason explained. The hotline is managed and operated by ified to receive replies from U.S. Department
The Army's four-month-old Wounded Senior Army leaders established the hotline U.S. Army Human Resources Command, in of Veterans Affairs officials, Mason said.
Soldier and Family Hotline continues to find March 19 in the wake of a series of news Alexandria, Va. Since inception, the hotline The hotline operates 24-hours-a-day,
answers to Soldiers' and Families' medical reports in February that spotlighted short- has fielded more than 5,000 calls, involving seven-days-a-week. It is staffed by 50 Soldiers
questions, a senior U.S. military officer said. comings in patient care at Walter Reed Army more than 1,300 issues. and 50 Contractors.
The hotline provides a more direct way for Medical Center here. Callers' issues are staffed to subject-matter The Contractors are former Soldiers or
wounded Soldiers and their Families to obtain Top Army leaders receive regular reports experts for resolution. The hotline staff later Family members.
information for medical issues that couldn't and briefings on hotline operations, the contacts callers to ensure they've been helped. "They believe in the mission and have a
be resolved though local channels, Col. colonel pointed out. "Most of the time callers are very happy passion for helping Soldiers and Families,"
Edward Mason, the hotline's director, told The hotline wasn't created to bypass the someone listened to them and that we were Col. Mason said of the hotline's staff.
online journalists and "bloggers." chain of command, Mason emphasized, not- able to provide the information that they The Army's Wounded Soldier and Family
"The intent of the Wounded Soldier and ing that it was established to address and needed," Mason said. Hotline can be accessed at 1-800-984-8523.
The Frontline 7B
August 23, 2007

DeCA invites all to gather around the dinner table


Caroline Williams have fewer than three Family dinners per week, children and lasting rapport with your children and enjoy the physical and
DeCA Media Relations teens who have frequent Family dinners together are at 70 mental benefits you’re sure to get from eating a healthier
percent lower risk for substance abuse, are one third less like- meal made from scratch.”
FORT LEE, Va. – Commissary officials urge military ly to try alcohol, half as likely to try cigarettes or marijuana To create Family Day excitement among commissary cus-
Families to enjoy a meal together often, but especially Sept. and half as likely to get drunk monthly. tomers last year, Coca-Cola sponsored a worldwide sweep-
24, to support Family Day, a national movement that encour- DeCA plans to encourage commissary customers to partic- stakes for an all-expenses-paid, three-day trip to New York,
ages parental involvement in the lives of America’s children ipate in Family Day with a gift certificate sweepstakes, under- featuring a special dinner prepared by Sandra Lee, host of the
as a way of decreasing the odds of substance abuse. written by Family Day national sponsor The Coca-Cola popular Food Network show “Semi-Homemade Cooking.”
“Sharing a meal with someone is an age-old way of com- Company. Donna Shelton of Yorktown, Va., wife of Air Force retiree
municating cultural values and norms,” said Patrick Nixon, “During the month of September at commissaries around Scott Shelton, won the Family Day dinner sweepstakes and
director and chief executive officer of the Defense the world, customers can enter to win a commissary gift cer- recently flew with her husband, daughter, Brittany, and her
Commissary Agency. “Eating together feeds the soul as well tificate to help defray the cost of groceries for Family meals,” daughter’s friend, Annalisa, to New York to meet Sandra Lee
as the stomach. It’s the perfect opportunity for parents to said Phil Richardson, director of corporate customer devel- and enjoy one of her specially prepared meals.
transmit their beliefs and expectations about life choices to opment for Coca-Cola. “Each store will have a ballot box and “We had a great time,” Shelton said. “Sandra Lee is viva-
their children, and commissaries certainly support military entry forms near the Coke display.” cious and personable. She told us some great stories about
moms and dads as they rise to the daily challenge of bringing DeCA and Coca-Cola are also collaborating on the produc- her rise to success, and we were very impressed by her busi-
up healthy, well-adjusted young adults.” tion of special Family Day recipe cards to inspire moms and ness sense.
The Family Day initiative was founded by CASA, The dads to make dinner from scratch, a healthier option than “We were so well-taken-care-of … from the flight to New
National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at restaurant take-out and fast-food, drive-through meals. York, to hotel accommodations and a limo ride to and from
Columbia University. According to Joseph A. Califano, Jr., “Commissaries place special emphasis on health and well- the dinner with Sandra Lee, it was completely a class act. It
CASA chairman and president, “Parents are the most potent ness,” explained DeCA dietitian, Maj. Karen Fauber, “and was all about good food, good fun and good company!”
and underused tool in preventing substance abuse.” Family Day presents a unique opportunity to extend that For more information on Family Day, visit the official Web
The center’s 2006 report found that compared to kids who message. Eat a homemade dinner with the Family to gain a site at http://www.casafamilyday.org/index.html.

Local AAFES holds


sportsman’s contest
Special to the Frontline can register to win one of the
following nine prizes from
Soldiers hunting for bar- Aug. 24 through Sept. 6.
gains at the Fort Stewart and “It’s open season on outdoor
Hunter Army Airfield post adventure at AAFES,” said the
exchange can bag their share Fort Stewart PX manager,
of more than $20,000 worth of Robert Pickering. “Hunters
outdoor adventure prizes who stop by can not only track
including elk, deer and duck down a great deal on the latest
hunts, as well as a new all-ter- outdoor gear, but maybe even
rain vehicle. win a prize that will make the
Through a partnership with upcoming season one they
Maurice Simmons, Tru-glo, won’t soon forget.”
GSM, Rocky Boots and Drawing for the AAFES
Hunting Apparel, ARG, Arctic “Hunting Sweepstakes” will be
Shield, Whitewater Hunting held on or about Oct. 12.
Apparel and Simmons Optics, No purchase is necessary to Nancy Gould
authorized Army Air Force enter and winners do not need
Exchange Service shoppers to be present to win.
Hunter shop sews up loose ends
Prizes Nancy Gould
Hunter Public Affairs
brought in. Gordon said she spends most of her time
sewing insignia onto uniforms, hats and gear, and
Grand Prize - $10,000 Arctic CAT ATV
replacing velcrow.
1st prize - $5,000 elk hunt for one
Gloria Gordon, Hunter Sew Shop manager, The Sew Shop is co-located with the
2nd prize - $4,000 Southern Sportsman Lodge deer hunt for one
replaces velcrow on ACUs for Sgt. James Campbell, Transportation Motor Pool shop in building 612 on
3rd prize - $2,000 Arkansas duck hunt for one (two to be awarded)
Company A, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. Cook Blvd., and is open Monday through Friday, 7:30
4th prize - $150 Simmons telescope (two to be awarded)
Alteration and repairs are free for all enlisted Soldiers a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1 - 4 p.m. For more informa-
5th prize - $150 GSM wildlife viewing camera (two to be awarded)
at Hunter and work is usually completed the day it's tion, call 315-8802.

Public Notices
DPW Environmental Branch gives notices of sewage spill
Directorate of Public Works public of a release, which occurred on Aug. 20 from a installation personnel responded immediately, contain-
sewage force main located at a bridge near 6th Street on ing the sewage from further release. Once contained, a
In accordance with Georgia’s Water Quality Control Fort Stewart. The force main was accidentally broken by vacuum truck was used to remove the sewage from the
Regulation and the Fort Stewart Sewage Spill a contractor while working in the area which caused creek. Lime was used to neutralize any remaining resid-
Contingency Plan, notification is hereby made to the wastewater to flow into Mill Creek. Upon discovery, uals. For more information, call 767-2010.

Notice of Availability
Notice of public meeting Environmental Assessment and Draft
Finding of No Significant Impact
Directorate of Public Works the National Historic for Belmont cemetery enhancements and re-interments,
Preservation Act, and the Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.
The Department of the Georgia Abandoned
Army hereby gives notice of a Cemeteries Act. Any inter- Directorate of Public Works posed action. A copy of the EA and draft FONSI will be
public meeting to be held ested party or citizen may available for public review from Aug. 27 to Sept. 25, at
from 6-9 p.m., Aug. 30, at the utilize this opportunity to The Department of the Army hereby gives notice of the following public libraries. All public review com-
Mighty Eighth Air Force provide input in regards to availability of an EA and draft FONSI for the enhance- ments must be received no later than Sept. 25.
Museum, 175 Bourne this project. ments to and re-interments in the existing Belmont Fort Stewart main post library, open, 10:30 a.m. to 9
Avenue, Pooler. The meeting will provide a Cemetery on Hunter Army Airfield. p.m., Monday – Thursday; 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The subject of the meeting description of the undertak- The purpose of this proposed action is two-fold: Saturday and Sunday; closed Friday. The address is
is the archeological excava- ing, a description of the first, the respectful exhumation, relocation, and rein- building 411, 316 Lindquist Rd., Fort Stewart, Ga.
tion of a circa 1900 cemetery existing Belmont Cemetery, terment of both previously discovered and inadver- Hunter Army Airfield post library, building 1290, 165
recently discovered at Billy information on future tently discovered human remains at three separate Markwell Street. The hours of operation are 9 a.m. to
Mitchell Boulevard, Hunter actions to mitigate effects at locations on Hunter away from an area of ongoing and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday. The building is closed
Army Airfield, and the the Billy Mitchell Boulevard future development to an already-established ceme- Friday and Sunday.
respectful reinterment of Cemetery; information tery on Hunter; and secondly, the enhancement of the Liberty County Public Library, 236 Memorial Drive,
said remains at an existing regarding ongoing coordina- existing Belmont Cemetery, Hunter, to prepare it to Hinesville. The hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
cemetery, Belmont tion, via Memorandum of accept these remains. Monday – Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and
Cemetery, also located on Agreement, between This will ensure that the remains will, to the best of Saturday; and 2-6 p.m. Sunday.
Hunter. Stewart-Hunter and the the installation’s ability, remain under the protection Mall Branch Library, 7 Mall Annex, Savannah. The
The meeting will also dis- Georgia State Historic offered by its status as federal lands. hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday
cuss the discovery of a sec- Preservation Office; and It will also ensure that these human remains will be –Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and
ond cemetery at Hunter on information concerning the treated with appropriate sensitivity while still meeting 2-6 p.m. Sunday.
Neal Boulevard, and the pub- Neal Boulevard cemetery at the installation’s needs for future development and Request all comments be mailed to the following
lic is invited to share what Hunter. compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local address:
information they may have The environmental assess- laws and regulations.
concerning both. ment for this proposed The EA addresses the potential impacts to the Chief, Environmental Division,
The meeting will be con- action will also be available human environment to include wetlands, cultural Attention: Thomas C. Fry
ducted by Stewart-Hunter in for review at the public meet- resources, threatened and endangered species, and all Directorate of Public Works
accordance with provisions ing. other components of the surrounding environment. Headquarters, Fort Stewart
of the National For more information, call The EA, resulting in a draft FONSI, indicates that no 1550 Frank Cochran Drive, building 1137
Environmental Policy Act, 767-0992. significant adverse impacts would result from the pro- Fort Stewart, Ga. 31314-4927