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Beat The Heat! Editor Melissa Wells


Tina Beach Andrea Latimore Charlene Mazure Keri McPeak Tess Peterson Tracy Ann Starek Brittany Taylor Molly Van Dyke

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Advertising David Loos Creative ink 931-206-4459 Disclaimers: Fort Campbell’s MWR Life Magazine is a monthly magazine produced by the Fort Campbell MWR Marketing Department under the authority of AR 215-1. Facilities and activities publicized are open to authorized patrons. The purpose of Fort Campbell MWR Life is to provide current information about Fort Campbell MWR activities and events; to share ideas which will help readers become educated about Fort Campbell MWR activities and motivate them to take full advantage of these programs that contribute to our Fort Campbell Soldiers and Military Families’ better quality of life. Views and opinions expressed are those of the authors. The mention or appearance of commercial advertisers, commercial sponsors and/or their logos does not constitute endorsement by the Federal Government. The information in this issue is current at the time of publication; activities and events are subject to change.

With July and the official kick off of summer, the number one thing on everyone’s mind is staying cool. We all know that the summer weather in Tennessee and Kentucky can be unpredictable and sometimes dangerous, so it is important to stay safe while you have fun in the summer sun. Be sure to read more about sun safety and skin protection on page 6 as well as child safety on page 8. We also have some great activities and ideas for you to beat the heat while having a great time. Turn to page 16 to read all about Hooper Bowling Center, page 20 to learn more about the Skeet program, and don’t forget the upcoming carnival and 4th of July activities also on page 16! Also, make sure that you check out the calendar of events in the center section. MWR has multiple resources to keep you informed. Be sure to become a fan at and sign up for our weekly enews newsletter at Stay cool!

Melissa Wells, Editor

Gardening Tip With the blistering sun and the high heat, your flowers and plants may begin to look a little droopy, and if rain is scarce, the water bill can start to soar as high as the heat-inducing sun. There is another alternative that also helps the environment. Consider a rain barrel for watering your plants. A rain barrel is a simple device that is attached to the downspout connected to the gutters on your house. The rain from the roof runs down and is captured in the barrel for later use. These barrels can be purchased, or made with simple plans from the internet. Food for thought: Just a half inch of rain falling on a 1,000-square-foot roof will yield 300 gallons of water! ( • Rain barrels conserve water and help lower costs (a rain barrel can save approximately 1,300 gallons of water during peak summer months). • Rain barrels reduce water pollution by reducing storm water runoff, which can contain pollutants like sediment, oil, grease, bacteria and nutrients. • Rain water also contains less chlorine and other chemicals, so plants love it! My husband and I have actually put this idea into practice. After the first rain with our barrel installed, we had to purchase another because the 50 gallon barrel filled up so quickly! I was amazed at how much water we were able to collect. We have quite a bit of landscaping around our house and use the rain barrels for almost everything. Keep in mind that rain barrels are used primarily for agricultural and landscaping purposes. Without proper filtration, it is not safe to drink.

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By Charlene Mazur


hen the temperature of the summer sun turns up the heat on your Family, cool down with a splashing adventure.

There are several local water attractions sure to thrill, without a spike of your water bill! I know that I am a country girl, but when I was a kid a water adventure consisted of hooking up the hose in the front yard and frolicking through a sporadic spurt of water. As an adult, I know the price of water and understand that it is a precious commodity that should be preserved. This summer, I challenge you to beat the heat, go a little green, and save. MWR Leisure Travel Services has researched some of the local aqua amusement parks for your Family to explore this summer. Some attractions listed may not be available for ticket purchase at our office, please call us first at (270) 798-7436/0509 to ensure the best discount for your Family. Just down the road in Hopkinsville, Kentucky you will find Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center. Get wet n’ wild at “Hurricane Alley” or the “Riptide Express.” You can refuel at “The Snack Attack” then head out for more fun at “Ripple River” or “The Splash Zone.”

How about an hour trip to Nashville Shores or Venture River Water Park? Nashville Shores is located on Percy Priest Lake, Nashville, Tennessee, where they have recently doubled the size of the park. A few new attractions are a 25,000 square foot wave pool and a 1,000 foot long lazy river! They have several attractions within the park to include mini golf, Timber Tree House, Jet Ski and boat rentals, as well as many more aquatic escapades. Venture River Water Park is located in Eddyville, Kentucky and has 12 water adventures just waiting to be discovered. Choose from a wave pool, tube slide, speed slides and more! Beech Bend Park located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is a 379 acre Family recreation destination; home to an amusement park, water park, campground and nationally recognized drag strip and stock car track. Beech Bend has recently made several changes and upgrades to include a wave pool, lazy river and water play structure, two new rides, and a new amphitheatre. This playground also offers free soft drinks, sunscreen, and parking. Head to Santa Claus, Indiana, home of Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari Amusement and Water Park. 17 exciting aqua adventures will have your Family diving in for more fun in the sun, not to mention the 4 roller coasters, 16 Family rides and 13 rides just

for the little ones! They also offer free soft drinks, sunscreen, and parking. When the summer heat makes you sweat, just pack up the kids for a road trip and get away to some place cool and wet. MWR Leisure Travel Services has everything that you need to discover summer adventures both near and far. Stop by our office, located in the PX Mall, and see what we have to offer. You can also check out our website at or give us a call at (270) 798-7436. Plan your summer adventures today!


By Jan Wagner & Melissa Wells


taying cool and having fun is everyone’s ultimate goal for summertime activities. What better way to accomplish that than to take a refreshing dip into an inviting swimming pool.

Pools and swimming are a staple of summer fun in the sun and a great way to beat the heat! MWR Aquatics has two great pools for your splashing needs: Baldanado Pool on Screaming Eagle Blvd. and Dolan Pool located just inside Gate 1. This recreation time spent in the great outdoors is fun for the whole Family, but it is also important to remember to be safe in order to maximize the fun and minimize the risk. One important safety precaution is taking care of your skin. Skin is considered the largest organ in the body and its protection is vital to your health. This year, there is a lot of discussion revolving around sunscreen products, how effective they are, what they protect against, and whether or not they are actually making you more likely to develop skin cancer lesions or Vitamin D deficiencies. After reviewing the most recent studies and information, there is contradictory information. Some studies state that sunscreen can in fact be harmful and constant use can result in a Vitamin D deficiency, while others, including the Skin Cancer Foundation, argue against this “since all unprotected UV exposure contributes to cumulative skin damage, accelerating aging and increasing our lifetime risk of skin cancer.” We have been told for years to apply sunscreen liberally to protect ourselves from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays. In recent years they have added recommendations for hats, rash guard shirts and limited exposure. So what are we to do? Let’s start with SPF ratings. Most

people believe that as you go up in your SPF rating you are getting better protection from UVA/UVB rays; in fact, an SPF 15 blocks 93% of rays, SPF 30 blocks 97%, and SPF 50 blocks 98%. It may seem like a small difference, but everything helps. Additionally, SPF only refers to the UVB; you must look for a product that specifically provides UVA protection. Then we look at a common additive in sunscreens – Vitamin A. Vitamin A is an anti-oxidant that slows skin aging; however, in a recent study they discovered sunscreen containing Vitamin A is potentially dangerous and should be avoided when used in sunscreens. Despite the conflicting reports that we see in the media, skin cancer is on the rise; a fact not in dispute. We recommend you start the summer by selecting a good sunscreen. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends SPF 15 or higher. You can check out the Skin Cancer Foundation website at for information on aging, Vitamin D, sunscreen, guidelines and more. The website provided by the Environmental Working Group also gives you the opportunity to look at the sunscreen you currently use and allows you to search safer more effective products, This website provides a very comprehensive list of available sunscreens and is very user friendly to research options. It is also important and recommended to do head-to-toe skin examinations every month to look for changes in skin coloration or abnormalities, and add a skin check to your annual physical. Check out the following tips and don’t forget to have some safe and healthy fun in the sun!

Don’t forget natural sunscreen options: 1. Wear a hat or visor that protects your face and/or ears from direct exposure. 2. Use clothing options that protect the sensitive skin: shoulders, elbows, knees and feet. 3. Look into rash guard shirts to wear in the water. 4. Use trees, pavilions, and umbrellas to avoid direct exposure to the sun, especially when the rays are strongest and most harmful; between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. 5. Don’t forget sunglasses to protect your eyes! 6. Take precautions even on cloudy days; you can still get a sunburn! Other tips for a safe day at the local pool! 1. Hydration & nutrition: drink lots of water and bring healthy food options with you to the pool. 2. Shower: before you get in to rinse off body oils, and after to rinse off chlorine. 3. Plan breaks out of the water and out of the sun: kids are not always aware of how cold they are or how much water they need.


By Tess Peterson


he summer months are here, and school is out! Now every parent’s question is: What should I do with the children during these long, hot summer days? One of the best activities for children is playing outside. Fresh air and exercise keep kids fit and healthy. There are, of course, threats young children face as they frolic at parks and have fun on playgrounds. Read these tips and learn how you can keep your little ones safe while they have fun in the sun this summer. One of the most important safety rules a parent needs to follow is supervision. No matter what age, children should be well-tended. Close adult supervision ensures child safety in countless ways. When children are old enough, the buddy system is another method of child safety, especially for swimming. Never let children into water by themselves; pair younger children with a responsible older child or an adult. You can make the buddy system a non-negotiable rule on Family outings. Another thing to keep in mind during the hot summer months is the time of day your children play outdoors. For young children, it is especially important not to play during the hottest part of the day. Generally, children should play outdoors before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. When children play outside, parents should always remember to keep them well hydrated. No matter what age, children usually play hard when they are outside. Always have a bottle of water ready for your child to drink from throughout playtime. Sunscreen is another essential part of summer playtime. Generally speaking, using an SPF 15 or higher will

protect your little one’s young skin. Insect repellent is also another useful tool to have handy because during twilight hours, bugs can be quite pesky. Helmets are another must on a parent’s safety list. Whether it’s a bike, roller skates, a skateboard, or a scooter, children need head protection. Parents should check helmets regularly for chips or cracks that could be potentially hazardous. At the neighborhood playground, parents should keep a few things in mind. If railings or fences look unsteady, try to steer children away from them. When playing on play structures, parents should check for hot surfaces. Metals and even plastics can become extremely hot during the summer months. Check for harmful debris around the playground such as broken glass or insect nests. If you do find anything, warn the children to stay clear of the hazard. Another important safety feature is shade. Children may become overheated in the sun, so make sure there is a tree or shaded area for them to rest. Playing outside can be fun but tiresome as well. When you are at home in the comfort of your own yard, there are still things to remember to keep your children safe. If you have a play structure in your yard, be sure to inspect it regularly for any broken or failing equipment. Look for screws or bolts coming loose. Check for any rust or cracks in the structure, too. If you find damages, tend to them

immediately. If you cannot fix the problem, call a professional. The longer you wait, the more dangerous the hazard could become. Parents should always remember to keep their lawns mowed as well. Keeping grass well maintained can reduce the risk of tripping accidents or run-ins with lurking outdoor creatures. If your Family is lucky enough to have a pool, always keep it secured, unless children are allowed in the pool, and they can be well supervised. These safety tips are just some rules that parents should try to remember when their children are playing outdoors. Parents should always remember to supervise their children and be aware of what they do outside, whether it is in their own yard, neighborhood, or at a local park. These safety precautions help to ensure a safe summer full of fun in the sun. For more advice and information on activities for children this summer, Parents can contact CYSS Parent Central Services at (270) 798-0674. Outdoor Play and Safety Tips • Always supervise children • Use sunscreen to protect young skin • Helmets are a must when children are on wheels • Check for hot surfaces at the playground • Make sure there is no harmful debris at playgrounds • Check your home play structures regularly • Keep your grass well maintained • Lock your pool • Have children use the buddy system • Always keep children well hydrated


By Melissa Wells Summer is here in full force. The blazing sun and sweltering heat make all of us long for something light, cool and refreshing. As a child, the best thing in the world was coming in from a long, hot day at play to an icy cold drink or a cold and sweet frozen treat. Additionally, one of the surest sounds of summer is the ice cream truck driving through the neighborhood, playing music like the summertime Pied Piper, calling all children for icy refreshments. Whatever your favorite treats or flavors, there is no need to call for reinforcements this summer as once again Chef Bob has provided us with delicious and timely treats perfect for cooling down the summer heat. Kids aren’t the only ones who need to keep cool; these refreshing treats are good for adults as well. These recipes are easy to prepare and great for making ahead of time; perfect to keep on hand for quick summertime enjoyment! So don’t waste any time, grab a piece of shade, kick off those flip-flops, and enjoy a refreshing, cool treat!

6 oranges 1/4 tsp rum extract or vanilla extract 1 cup diced pound cake 1/2 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate or mini semi-sweet chocolate morsels 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/4 cup heavy cream, whipped

Frozen Yogurt Fruit and Crunch Pops

1 (9inch) graham cracker crumb crust 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1/4 cup water 2 cups (16 oz.) light strawberry yogurt 1 cup (1/2 pint) whipping cream 1/2 cup sugar In a medium saucepan, sprinkle gelatin on water; heat slowly, stirring until dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in yogurt. In small mixing bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and continue beating until stiff. Fold into yogurt mixture and pour into crust. Chill for two hours or until set.

Danish Orange Delights

Cut off and discard a 1 inch slice from the top of each of 4 oranges. Using a sharp knife, cut a zigzag edge around the top of the oranges. Using a spoon, scoop out the pulp and process in a blender or food processor to make juice. Reserve orange juice and shells. Peel remaining 2 oranges and section; cut sections into 1/2 inch pieces. In a bowl, mix orange pieces with 2/3 cup of the orange juice and rum or vanilla extract. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours. Just before serving, add cake, chocolate and nuts; spoon into orange shells. Top with whipped cream, serve immediately.

Fruited Swiss Yogurt Pie

1 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt 1 cup mashed strawberries 1 Tbsp honey (if desired) 1/4 to 1/3 cup granola or cereal (crushed) 8 (3 oz) paper drinking cups 8 wooden sticks In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, strawberries and honey; mix well. Place about 1 tsp crushed cereal/granola in the bottom of each cup. Then spoon 1/4 cup yogurt mixture into each cup. Gently pack mixture into cups and insert sticks into the center of yogurt mixture. Freeze 3 to 4 hours until firm. To serve, remove drink cups.

Chocolate Marshmallow Pops 1 cup light or fat free plain yogurt 1/3 cup marshmallow flavored syrup 1/4 cup chocolate flavored syrup 4 wooden popsicle sticks 4 small paper cups Blend all of the ingredients together in a blender, stopping once to scrape sides of container (mixture may be lumpy). Fill 4 small paper cups 1/2 full with yogurt mixture. Freeze about one hour or until partially frozen. Insert a stick into the middle of each cup; freeze another hour or until firm. To serve, peel off paper cup.


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By Andrea Latimore


o you have innovative vision and the urge to create? Have you ever presented your ideas to someone and their interpretation of your vision wasn’t quite what you had in mind? Do you think to yourself, if I only had the skill, I would do it myself? Make that vision a reality and do it yourself at Guenette Arts and Crafts Center!

Nestled between the Fort Campbell Welcome Center and Wilson Theater, you will find the Guenette Arts and Crafts Center. They provide a wide range of creative options for all levels of artists and craftsmen in the Fort Campbell community. Built in 1975, the center is home to a ceramic shop that offers over 4000 ceramic molds, ranging from elegant bookends to much larger pieces like bowls and statues. The shop owns four kilns, and stocks brushes, acrylics, and various glazes. Beginners in this area should take the Pouring Class, where you learn how to pour mold, clean your green ware, and glaze your piece. If pottery is what you are interested in, the center has three potters’ wheels, a slab roller, wedging tables and all the materials needed to produce various styles of pottery. They also offer a Wheel Throwing Class, where students are taught the basics of throwing clay pots on potters’ wheels. If you want to learn different techniques by making clay trays, coil bowls, and jewelry, consider the Hand Building Class. If you don’t mind getting a little dusty, visit the Wood/Metal Shop. The Wood Shop is fully equipped with band saws, table saws, scroll saws, planers, joiners, and all types of sanders. A wide variety of hand tools are also available for use as well as a resale area which stocks woods such as pine, oak, cherry and walnut. On the other side of the room is the Metal Shop, which is equipped with a milling machine, hydraulic press, polisher and more.

What about that picture that needs to be framed? The Arts & Crafts center offers a do-it-yourself framing area equipped with glass and matte cutters, frames, and v-nailers. Need

to redo the chairs in your dining room? Take the upholstery class. For those interested in making more delicate pieces, check out the stained glass room. This room is equipped with work tables, grinders, and soldering units. The center also offers stained glass, lead cane, and foil for resale. There are a variety of classes for children as well. For instance, the children’s workshops include various arts and crafts activities like clay projects, paper making, painting and more. In addition, there are classes available for home schooled and special needs students, Girl and Boy Scout troops, and Family Readiness Groups (FRGs). Regular classes are offered every Wednesday and Thursday from 12:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:30a.m. until 5:30p.m.; walk-ins are welcomed. There is $2 a day shop fee, which is waived when patrons participate in a class. For little or no cost, other than your time, you can discover a new hobby at the Guenette Arts & Crafts Center. There are flyers, pamphlets, and literature on the ample programs and classes available to the Fort Campbell community as well as information on our website Whether you come for personal recreation, stress relief, or just want to get crafty and try something new, the Guenette Arts & Crafts center has it all. For more information on classes and hours, visit the Guenette Arts & Crafts at 89 Screaming Eagle Blvd. or call them at (270) 798-6693/3625.


By Tina Beach Carnivals, Carnivals, Carnivals! Remember when you were a child and your eyes lit up when you passed by a carnival? You planned to go on every ride from the merry-go-round to the fastest, scariest ride there. The smells of carnival food drifted through the air, making your mouth water. Corndogs, pizza, funnel cakes, and that delicious big pink cotton candy that made you sticky from your head to toes were all just so irresistible. Don’t let all of those sweet thoughts be just another memory. Come to Fort Campbell’s 2010 USAA Independence Week Carnival! Fort Campbell’s 2010 USAA Independence Week Carnival starts June 30 and continues through July 5. Rides for adults and children will be available. Individual ride tickets will be sold for $1, or you can buy 25 tickets at a discounted rate of $20; wristbands can also be

purchased for $20. Most adult rides will be a maximum of four tickets per ride, and children’s rides will be three tickets. Skill games will not exceed $3 per attempt. Opening day, June 30, is Dollar Day and all rides only cost $1 each! On the Fourth of July holiday, armbands will cost $25, and the carnival is open from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Activities for the day include the Parachute Demonstration Team, a FREE Budweiser Stage concert featuring Chelsea Field with One Night Rodeo, Dan Varner, and Sam Tate, the 1812 Overture, and a spectacular fireworks display! The concert will begin at 5 p.m. All sales are final on armband purchases. Absolutely no glass bottles, cans, pets, outside food or alcohol will be allowed. An adult or guardian must accompany all children under the age of 18. All vehicles and items are subject to search

at any time. Patrons with non-military decal vehicles must bring a driver’s license, proof of insurance, and vehicle registration and enter through gate 4 or 7 for a pass. Bring your Family, friends, and neighbors to Fort Campbell’s 2010 USAA Independence Week Carnival at the Division Parade Field. Come and spend America’s Independence Day at Fort Campbell. You will surely have an exciting night. Thanks to our sponsors, Luigi’s Pizza, Daymar Institute, Griller’s Choice, NCI, Purity Dairies, Budweiser, and USAA. For additional information on the Fort Campbell 2010 USAA Independence Week Carnival, please call (270) 798-7535. Mention of sponsors does not imply government endorsement.

Dates and Times Wednesday, June 30 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. (wristbands and discount sheets NOT sold this day)

Thursday, July1 Friday, July 2 Saturday, July 3 Sunday, July 4 Monday, July 5

5 p.m. - 11 p.m. 3 p.m. - 12 a.m. 12 p.m. - 12 a.m. 12 p.m. - 12 a.m. 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.

By Tracy Ann Starek As the sweltering heat of summer is upon us, what better way to beat the heat than with a fun, exciting indoor activity such as bowling! Hooper Bowling Center has a fun filled atmosphere as well as the perfect opportunity for cool indoor excitement. Hooper Bowling Center has 32 lanes, including a separate party room with eight lanes, for all of your needs. Also, If the long hazy days of summer have left you hungry and parched for something to eat and to quench your thirst, visit Hooper Bowling Center’s amazing snack bar for great food and refreshments. Hooper Bowling Center is a great place to beat the heat! Hooper Bowling Center is open Monday through Sunday and offers many specials throughout the week for Soldiers

and Families. Mondays are Dollar Days, Tuesdays offer Virtual Red Pin Bowling, and for a different type of bowling experience and something out of the ordinary, immerse yourself into a different world with Cosmic Bowling on Friday and Saturday evenings. Sundays are Family Bowling Day, so come enjoy the day with the Family and enjoy the refreshing cool, and fun atmosphere. Summer is not only a great time to bowl but a great time to join a bowling league. At Hooper Bowling Center, summer leagues have already begun; adult leagues play on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings and kid’s leagues play on Thursday evenings. In the

fall, leagues begin bowling the second week of September. Hooper also offers a wonderful Pro-Shop with a great selection of bowling balls, bags, and shoes. Bowling is a great indoor activity for Soldiers and Families to beat the heat from those hot sweltering summer days and Hooper Bowling Center is the perfect place to do it while staying cool and having fun. Bowling is fun and a great way to build friendships and bring Families closer together. If you would like your group to beat the heat from the hot summer days and are interested in availability and reservations, please contact Hooper Bowling Center at (270) 798-5887. You can also find out more information by visiting our website at



any places on military installations are named after important and prominent people who have influenced history. Joe Swing Recreational Facility and Park is named after Major General Joseph Swing.

Swing was in command of the 11th Airborne Division, nicknamed “The Angels,” from February 1943 until January 1948. As a tribute to everything that MG Joseph Swing accomplished for the 11th Airborne Division, it was only fitting to name such a beautiful area of Fort Campbell after a great man. Located just inside Gate One, behind Richardson Army Lodging, lies one the best kept secrets of Fort Campbell; a true place of peace and tranquility, Joe Swing Park. The park is shaded by numerous trees and has stone picnic benches sprinkled atop a small hill overlooking the rock quarry. Although the rock quarry still remains on the Fort Campbell “off limits” lists for swimming, climbing, and playing in/on, it is still a wonderful place to enjoy the serenity of the natural landscape. In the fall of 2009, construction began on a state of the art facility located

By Keri McPeak inside the Joe Swing Park area. With construction completed in the spring of 2010, this beautiful facility is now available for reservations. The breathtaking view overlooking the lake makes this perfect place for a wedding and/or wedding reception, military function, Family reunion, or any other special event. This large A-Frame structure will seat two hundred people inside with additional seating available on the patio that looks out over the picturesque rock quarry. Functionality of the Joe Swing Recreational Facility can serve many purposes as it is outfitted with a state of the art audio and visual support system and kitchen equipment. Tables and chairs are provided and available for use by those who rent the facility. If a catered meal is desired, coordination with Cole Park Commons Eagle Catering is required. Cole Park Commons Eagle Catering has a wide variety of food and beverage options from which to choose. The facility can also be rented

between the hours of 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and from 5 p.m. until 8 a.m. the following morning. These hours of operation are perfect for any event. Whether you are having a sweet sixteen, wedding, wedding reception, hail and farewell, graduation, quinceañera, anniversary, bar mitzvah, or any other special occasion event, Joe Swing Recreational Facility can accommodate your needs. Reservations can be taken up to one hundred and twenty days in advance. Rental prices vary depending on reserved rental time and other rules, restrictions, and fees may apply. For more information, to schedule a tour, or to reserve for an event, please contact the Eagle Catering Office in Cole Park Commons at (270) 798-4610, extension 119.


By Tess Peterson


t is time to get outside and enjoy the weather! The only question is, what activity will you most enjoy?

Family and MWR has just the activity for you. Whether you are new to the sport or it is second nature to you, Family and MWR’s Skeet program is exciting for everyone. Skeet is a recreational and competitive activity where participants attempt to break clay disks flung into the air at high speeds from a variety of angles. The firearm of choice for this task is usually a high-quality, double-barreled over and under shotgun. The event is meant to simulate the action of bird hunting. Sound like fun? Come on out and enjoy the Fort Campbell Outdoor Recreation Skeet Range Facilities, located conveniently outside of Gate 10 on 11th Airborne Division Road, past the Fletcher’s Fork Campground where a brand new clubhouse is located for customers to utilize. Do not miss out on these super skeet opportunities.

The Skeet Range offers skeet and trap shooting as well as five-stand shooting. If you’re new to the sport, the staff is more than happy to address any questions you may have. The Outdoor Recreation Skeet and Trap Range is open to military ID card holders and the public. There are shotguns available for use by active duty Soldiers and retired military for $5 per day. A twenty-five target game of skeet or trap is $5, and a game of five-stand is $7.50. Unit or organizational training days can also be scheduled for groups of 10 or more. Reservations for organizational days are required at least one week in advance. Organizational rates are $4 per game of skeet or trap. There are several events that happen throughout the year. There are two leagues currently running through the Skeet Program. One is a five-stand league, and the other is a skeet league; the Eagle Skeet Club that meets every month. For more information on these programs, be sure to give the Skeet Range a call. If you are still not convinced that skeet is the sport for you, perhaps you

should hear what Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Major General John F. Campbell has to say about the program. We “always want to highlight new opportunities out there for Soldiers, Families, and units. [I] had a chance to shoot with my son at the MWR skeet range today; absolutely addictive. Don Donnelly and the folks there have a great program that we ought to make sure Soldiers know about. [T]hey also have great opportunities for unit gatherings, etc...” The Outdoor Recreation employees work hard to bring Family and MWR patrons an outstanding skeet program. If you have any questions about shooting skeet or trap, the staff will answer any questions you have. If you are a beginner and need instruction, the staff will be more than happy to assist. The Outdoor Recreation Skeet Range is a great way to get out into the community this summer and learn a new skill. To get more information on the Skeet Program at Fort Campbell, please call (270) 412-4015.


By Brittany Taylor Pet safety is very important in the summer because of the high temperatures. There are things that you can do to keep your pet safe and comfortable in the heat. Pet care and safety should be taken seriously. The two most important rules that you should follow when leaving a pet outside in the summer heat are: have an endless supply of water, and many different areas of shade. Water should be kept cool throughout the day. Plastic or ceramic bowls are the better choice because they do not absorb the heat like metal bowls. Water bowls should be kept in shaded areas as this will keep your pet’s water cool and safe to drink. Next, you will need to make sure that your pet has plenty of shade to keep cool and move around outside, preferably with a blowing breeze. Also, remember that the sun changes direction throughout the day and you will need to have shade in

different locations for their protection. Even keeping your pet in the car for a quick errand can be extremely dangerous, even deadly. An interior of a car can reach over 100 degrees, even with a window cracked. It is against Fort Campbell’s regulation to keep your pet locked in a car. Please keep your pet at home for their safety.

Another idea that could keep your pet cool in the summer is a children’s swimming pool with about an inch of water. Keep in mind that this water can heat up as well, so the swimming pool will need to be kept in shade, and refreshed often. Another product is a canine cooling bed; this should not be used in direct sunlight because the bed is filled with water so that your dog can cool down. Also, taking your pet to the park or for a walk should be done in the morning or after the sun has gone down. Pets can become quickly dehydrated from the heat. If you do go for a walk or to the park in the middle of the day, allow shade for your pet, and bring water. For more information on pet safety, contact Fort Campbell’s Veterinary Office at (270) 798-3614.

By Molly Van Dyke Do You Know? Perhaps it is your neighbor, your mail carrier, your child’s teacher, or your hairdresser. It could even be a friend from church. Survivors come in all forms; mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, daughters and sons, friends or anyone that has lost a Soldier. Often times you may be acquainted with someone and never know they are a Survivor. A new program at Fort Campbell’s Army Community Service, Survivor Outreach Services (SOS), is designed to reach Survivors of Fallen Soldiers who reside in parts of Kentucky and the state of Tennessee. This program presently serves hundreds of Families of Fallen Soldiers. The program was developed as the result of a strong voice from Survivors who saw a need for a continued connection with the military community. Survivors also sought a link to other individuals that

had also experienced a loss of a Service Member. The ACS SOS team is first introduced to a Surviving Family as the Casualty Office winds down its assistance. The team steps in to provide long-term case management through streamlined access to resources by providing direct assistance from support coordinators and financial counselors. The ultimate goal of this assistance is to expand and improve resiliency of Survivors. To accomplish this mission, ACS SOS collaborates closely with other Army Casualty and Family Programs, as well as many non-governmental organizations. The staff offers various events focusing on resiliency, ranging from classes on mental wellness such as

coping with grief and stress to do-it-yourself remodeling projects. The program also provides regular classes on financial topics like money management and saving for college. Survivors are welcome to participate in any of the program events or obtain other assistance for as long as they desire. If you are or you know someone who is a Survivor, please contact the SOS Team at (270) 798-0272/0277 or email us at SOS is currently located in the ACS Financial Readiness Building, 5662 Screaming Eagle Blvd. Upcoming Events: July 8 Time Management and Organization for Teens & Healthy Living for Adults July 13 Kids & Finances July 15 Civilian Personnel Advisory Center briefing July 22 Money Management July 23 Over the Counter Drug class July 27 Kids n’ Crafts For additional information, please visit us at


Faith Outreach Church 731 Windermere Dr. Clarksville, Tn 37043


7-10 MWR Life  

Fort Campbell MWR Life magazine for the Soldiers and Families of the 101st Airborne Division "Air Assault".

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