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A fort gordon family and mWR publication


December 2013


an old fashioned

Christmas Festival December 5, 2013 • 4:00 p.m. Fort Gordon’s Barton Field

Festival Highlights

Live Entertainment

d Christmas Carols d Lighting of the Christmas Tree d FREE Cookies & Hot Cocoa d FREE Children’s Crafts d FREE Hay Ride thru Lighted Scene d FREE Bonfire d FREE Photos with Santa d Trees for Troops starting at 4:00 p.m.

d The U.S. Army Signal Corps Band d The Garden City Chorus d The Fort Gordon Pre-K Singers

Refreshments d Free Pizza and a Soft Drink starting at 5:00 p.m. (limit 1 slice per person while supplies last)

Kris Kringle Market d Gift and Craft vendors with something for everyone on your list to include jewelry, home décor, personalized items and much more!

For more information, please visit or call 706-791-6779 (Times and events subject to change)

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The Fort Gordon FYI is a publication produced by the Marketing Office of the Fort Gordon Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation. The appearance of sponsorship and/or advertising does not imply an endorsement by the U.S. Army.

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THIS MONTH IN MWR: Community Services 14 15


MG LaWarren V. Patterson Commanding General COL Samuel G. Anderson Garrison Commander

DFMWR Administration

James T. Green Director, DFMWR Tiffany Olds Chief, NAF Support Services Heather Addis Marketing Director

Around Town Calendar From the Bookshelf Facility Focus: The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre Movie Review Wrapping up the Year with Family and MWR

Army Community Services (ACS) Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS)

Conference & Catering Services 16

Gordon’s Conference & Catering

Sports, Recreation & Leisure 17 17 18 18 19 19 20 21 22

Aladdin Travel BOSS Gordon Lanes Bowling Center Pointes West Army Resort Outdoor Recreation Hilltop Riding Stable Gordon Lakes Golf Club The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre Woodworth Consolidated Library

Fort Gordon and MWR Dining


Molly Swift Editor Nathan Hoeller Creative Director Bartley Harper Senior Graphic Designer/Webmaster Jenifer Immer Graphic Designer Crystal Tyson Staff Writer

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Big Mama’s Soulfood Bogey’s Grill Java Café Gordon’s Café Kegler’s Café Me Me’s & Bo Bo’s Express Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant

“Need to Know” Directory In Focus

FYI Advertising and Sales

Anna Gaillard Corporate Sponsorship & Sales Manager

Contact Information

Bldg. 44401, 44th St., Ste. 149 P.O. Box 7180 Fort Gordon, GA 30905 Office.................................................. 706.791.6779 Fax...................................................... 706.791.7189 Editor................................................... 706.791.6234 Sales.................................................... 706.791.3912

from the Cover We wish you all the happiness of the season, and we are so happy to share with you the joys of the past year. From reviewing the Family and MWR events of the past, to a look at the special productions planned for the coming Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre season; we look forward to creating even more memories on Fort Gordon for our service members, families, retirees and civilians. Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year! A FORT GORDON FAMILY AND MWR PUBLICATION





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Fort Gordon Fisher House LOCAL CFC CODE: 82565 (706) 787-7100

For More Information, Call 706-829-5924

Provides a home away from home for families of inpatients receiving medical care at Eisenhower Army Medical Center. POC: Francisco Cruz, (706) 787-7100 With your help and contribution to the Fort Gordon Fisher House through the CFC it will help:

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To continue to support, keep and expand the program, thus ensuring its continued comfortable, caring and compassionate environment for the Families when it is needed most.

Keeping it a no-cost haven for families, thus

Help families stay in touch with loved ones back home.


December Holiday Gingerbread Village For the 7th year, the Augusta Museum of History invited 10 local bakers to create these amazing gingerbread creations of historic structures of the CSRA. Each historic-themed gingerbread creation is available through silent auction, with proceeds benefiting Museum programs and exhibitions. The display and the opportunity to bid on the structures are free to the public during regular Museum hours. The exhibition opened November 21; December 1 is the last day it is open. Hours: 1-5 p.m. See for more information.


Augusta Museum of History | 560 Reynolds Street | Downtown Augusta GA

The Nutcracker The magic of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece comes to life on the Imperial stage as the Columbia County Ballet sets this Christmas classic to dance. The Nutcracker is the story of Clara, a young girl who dreams of toy soldiers battling giant mice and a Nutcracker doll who comes to life in time to save her. The Nutcracker then transforms into a handsome Prince and takes her on a journey. Clara and her Prince travel through a land of snow and into the Kingdom of Sweets where they meet the Sugar Plum fairy. For tickets, go to


Imperial Theatre | Broad Street | Downtown Augusta GA

A Christmas Carol A fond seasonal memory for many, this production brings to life the seasonal lessons of family, love and giving. Described as “brimming with music and dance, love and laughter,” the Augusta Players will give the holiday spirits the full Broadway treatment with the musical version of the Charles Dickens classic. With a score filled with beautiful melodies and emotional lyrics, join the many that make this theatrical event part of their annual holiday traditions. Tickets start at $20 – for more information, go to


Imperial Theatre | Broad Street | Downtown Augusta GA

Messiah and More! It’s two Christmas concerts in one evening! The first half contains highlights from G.F. Handel’s “Messiah.” The second half is “full of fun and frivolity” as the Augusta Choral Society undertakes some other Christmas “classics.” Stretch your holiday entertainment dollars and hum along through “Messiah” and then enjoy “The Night Before Christmas,” carol medleys, “A Musicological Journey through the 12 Days of Christmas,” and more! For more information, call 706-826-4713.


Saint Paul’s Church | 605 Reynolds Street | Downtown Augusta GA | 5

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fromthe bookshelf Yadira Payne, Acting Director, Woodworth Consolidated Library

Movies/TV: Nothing Like the Holidays Actors: Alfred Molina, Elizabeth Peña, Freddy Rodriguez, Luis Guzmán, Jay Hernandez, John Leguizamo, Debra Messing, Vanessa Ferlito, and Melonie Diaz Director: Alfredo De Villa Year: 2008 Rating: PG-13 The Holidays are upon us. Time to curl up with hot cocoa, a quilt, and a marathon of your favorite holiday movies. After you have glued on Zuzu’s petals, washed Ralphie’s mouth out with soap, and rattled chains for Scrooge’s ghosts, join the Rodriguez family as they go on a Parranda. [FYI: Parranda is the Puerto Rican version of Christmas caroling and progressive dining. Yes, you must roll your rrr’s.] Nothing Like the Holidays is a funny, heart-warming film that follows the Rodriguez family, a Puerto Rican-American family living in Chicago. As with all

families that come together to celebrate the holidays, there are highs and lows; arguments and laughter; and understandings and misunderstandings. Unlike the food from the National Lampoons Christmas movie, all the food in this film is visually stunning and delectable. One of the special features is actually a 30 min. cooking show featuring some of the traditional foods every Puerto Rican family prepares for the holidays. Mucho gusto y Feliz Navidad.

Book: Sun Tzu: The Art of War for Managers: 50 strategic rules, updated for today’s business Author: Gerald A. Michaelson and Steven W. Michaelson, 2010 ISBN: 9781605500300 Wait! I know what you are thinking. Why is this crazy woman reviewing a management strategy book rather than a Christmas or holiday based one? Shouldn’t we read fluff, pop culture, nobrainer books if anything at all? The answer is simple; this is the perfect time to plan for your new year. Personally, I think it is always a good idea to take refreshers on leadership, management, customer service, and personal development. What better time

than while surrounded by family, away from work, and in a good mood? This should be a positive strategy for the coming year. Planning isn’t always negative. However, if you are in need of serious “strategizing” this book does break down Sun Tzu’s lessons to help you move from manager to leader and vanquish your competition! Happy hunting and, to quote The Hunger Games, “may the odds be ever in your favor.”

Books, movies, CDs and more are available for free check-out to Service Members & DOD Civilians at Woodworth Consolidated Library, 549 Rice Road, Building 33500, Fort Gordon, GA 30905 | For more information, call: (706) 791-7323 or visit our website at






Molly Swift, Editor

The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre certainly is a surprise to many the first time they venture about on our installation. How is it a military community would support the arts? Surely there’s a catch? Compromises in set design, choreography, or talent? Less than professional productions? Poor production selection? Nope. The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre has won multiple awards for its productions, set design, choreography, direction and more. An annual season, selected and managed by the talented Steven Walpert, consists of highly popular productions that span all genres from musicals to drama, punctuated by participation in Army Entertainment programs such as 8 | FYI December 2013

Operation Rising Star and The Soldier Show. A popular destination for the local arts community, the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre is open to the public and welcomes volunteers. In fact, without volunteers it would be near impossible for the Theatre to operate. Auditions are held for each production and anyone is welcome to audition and participate in the production, whether as a cast member or behind the scenes. I asked director, Steve Walpert, about this awesome program and his hopes for the coming year.

When did the Dinner Theatre program come into existence and were you part of this development? The Dinner Theatre became part of the Music and Theatre program in about 1978-9; and yes, I was the first – and so far only – director of the Dinner Theatre Program. What does the Theatre offer the community? The theatre offers a well-rounded season of live theatre comedies, musicals and mysteries for both patrons and also participants onstage and off.

What about individuals who want to get involved?

Thank you Steve – is there anything you would like to add?

We are always looking for new folks to get involved. They can contact us through the box office, 706-793-8552, or email me directly at

I am especially proud of our Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Fort Gordon and the Army, who recognize the value of a program like ours. Participating in the creation of a live theatrical or musical production is an amazing opportunity to have fun while learning team-building, self esteem, public speaking, performing techniques, carpentry, and a wide variety of other skills.

You have a wonderful season lined up for the coming year! What are you most looking forward to? I am looking for what I always want when I begin a new season or production, the opportunity to create something special onstage for our patrons, with a group of enthusiastic actors, staff and crew who all share the same goal.

It also shows the community that we care about and recognize the importance of enriching Service and Family members’ lives via the Fine Arts. It’s important we are able to offer this

opportunity as part of the Military community’s overall quality of life; and it has been very forward-thinking of the Army to continue this tradition since the formulation of the U.S. Army Music and Theatre program back in the mid 1960’s. ___________________________________ For a complete listing of the upcoming 2014 season, go to, or become a fan of the Dinner Theatre on Facebook: | 9



by Tom Dudzick

December 5, 6, 7, 2013 Dinner 7:00 p.m. | Show 8:00 p.m.

It’s Christmas Eve, as we experience the story of the Nowak family, living amidst the urban rubble of Buffalo, NY’s East Side. Maybe the neighborhood is depressed, but not Clara, the family matriarch. She happily runs her soup kitchen and tends to the family heirloom – a twenty-foot shrine to the Blessed Mother which adjoins the house. This neighborhood beacon of faith commemorates the day in 1942 when the Blessed Virgin Mary materialized in her father’s barber shop! When the play opens, a family meeting is in progress. Daughter Ruth the family miracle by creating a one-woman play about the sacred event. The results are heartfelt and hilarious.


London Broil with Béarnaise Sauce Basil Chicken with Wine Sauce Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Wild Rice With Almonds • Squash Casserole Roasted Red Potatoes with Green Peppers and Onions Green Bean Almondine Spring Mix Salad with Assorted Dressings Yeast Dinner Rolls with Butter Starbucks Coffee • Iced Tea Deluxe Dessert Table

The Swap & Assist Shop will reopen in January, 2014 The Swap & Assist Shop provides items to all military personnel and is staffed entirely by volunteers. DONATED items such as clothing, shoes, baby items, and household goods are available free of charge to military pay grades E-4 and below. Military pay grades E-5 and above, retirees, as well as their family members, are asked to bring merchandise of equal or higher value to swap. The Swap and Assist Shop is located behind the PX, in Building 39101, at Avenue of the States and 40th Street. Hours of operation are Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. however it is closed during the Christmas Holidays from 12 December 2013 at 2 p.m. and reopens January 9, 2014 at 10 a.m. Donations of usable clothing and household items are always welcome. For after-shop hours there is a shed located in back of the building. Contact number 706-791-3579/2260


Civilians: $43 | Seniors (65 & over), Retirees, DA Civilians, Active-Duty E7 & above: $40 Active-Duty E6 & below: $35 | Show only: $25

For reservations, call 706-793-8552

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Submitted by: Yves Guillaume, Outreach Program Manager, ACS

moviereview Alice Wynn, Contributing Writer

It’s the most wonderful time of the year Well, we blinked, and now December is here once more; time for trees and red bows and multicolored lights, spiked hot chocolate, stockings hung by the chimney with care and all that fun stuff. Whatever your holiday traditions are, you might want to find time to squeeze in one of these flicks. It takes the pressure off of worrying about your turkey and whether or not your father-in-law will like the tie you bought him. While some of these movies I’m suggesting may not necessarily fall under what would be considered “traditional” holiday fare (I’ll leave that to the Hallmark channel and the constant loop of A Christmas Story), in the grand scheme of things, they have something to do with Christmas. G o – Te l l i n g t h r e e intertwined stories about a Christmas Eve drug deal, director Doug Liman gives a non-stop ride through LA (and Vegas) with some terrific performances from the likes of Taye Diggs, Sarah Polley and Timothy Olyphant. Keep an eye out for a pre-Bridesmaids Melissa McCarthy as well.

Gremlins – Sure, everyone knows the story of the Mogwai and what happens when you feed him after midnight. But when the Gremlins take over the town of Kingston Falls, it’s easy to forget that the movie actually takes place, you know, at Christmas. It’s also easy to forget that, despite the destructive nature of those little buggers, they actually have some pretty hilarious scenes.

About a Boy – Hugh Grant is the eternal bachelor, not doing much except hanging around his fabulous flat, living off of royalties from a Christmas song his father wrote. When a weird kid with a suicidal mother comes into his life, he learns that every man is, in fact, not an island.

Bad Santa – This is the one film I make it a point to watch every Christmas. Billy Bob Thornton is hilarious as a rude, crude, hard-drinking department store Santa who has plans with his elf for a major Christmas Eve heist. But when he meets a pitiful little boy who believes he’s the real Santa, he may change his view on things.

Die Hard – The film that made Bruce Willis a bona fide action star is another one that’s easy to forget takes place during the Christmas season. John McClane just wants to save his wife when her office building is under siege by the deliciously evil Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman). Yippie ki-yay.

Catch Me if You Can – Leonardo Di Caprio and Tom Hanks play cat and mouse in Steven Spielberg’s often-overlooked true tale of con man Frank Abagnale Jr. who posed as an airplane pilot, emergency-room doctor and lawyer all before turning 19.

The Nightmare Before Christmas – Sure, this can be a Halloween movie as well, depending on how you look at it. Jack Skellington tries to bring Christmas to his land of Halloweentown with some spooky results. Tim Burton shows us a true masterpiece and no, it’s not just for kids who shop at Hot Topic.

Love Actually – With a plethora of A-list actors including Liam Neeson, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Kiera Knightley, Colin Firth and that guy from the Walking Dead, this film is a must for the holiday. The romantic lives of interconnected Londoners show us the ups and downs of relationships from new marriages to unrequited love. The true highlight of this film, though, is Bill Nighy as a past-his-prime rocker.

When Harry Met Sally – I recently had a conversation with someone about whether or not this film counts as a holiday movie. My friend said no; I disagreed. The ultimate in romantic comedies, there are a number of scenes that take place during the holidays which, in turn, makes it perfect for viewing this time of year.

Home Alone – A given for the holiday season, Kevin McCallister (Macauley Culkin) and his hijinks are par for the course for one of the ultimate Christmas movies and shows us what Christmas is really all about. Also, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, because, why not? New York is a magical place during the holiday season and this time, we see it through Kevin’s eyes.

Metropolitan – Whit Stillman’s talk-fest follows a group of upper-crust Manhattanites during the holiday season as they attend a variety of balls and parties. Featuring a cast of unknowns, Stillman gives us some of the best dialogue ever written for the screen and offers a glimpse onto the lives of the young and privileged.

A Charlie Brown Christmas – Because it just doesn’t seem like Christmas without it. Happy holidays, everyone! | 11

Wrapping up the Year

with Family and MWR

M olly Swif t, Edi t or

During December we often take a moment to reflect on the accomplishments and events of the 11 months we’ve just survived. Let’s take it up a notch and celebrate the times we had together!

Spring Fest joins forces with the Military Child

2013 was the first time these two major events were combined to bring Fort Gordon an entire weekend of spring celebrations! Thousands joined us to enjoy Spring Fest’s wonderful mix of local music, vendors, sponsors and the carnival. The Month of the Military Child, celebrated in April of each year, emphasizes how vital our military children are to the Army Family – what better way to honor them than with their own festival? Family and MWR provided free food, carnival rides and activities to Fort Gordon’s military children on the Saturday of Spring Fest and the result was oodles of smiles!

Hooking a Soldier on Golf

Gordon Lakes PGA instructor, Dallas Cooke has described delivering this program as “an honor”; we describe it as a huge success! Gordon Lakes Golf Club – which is open to the public – offered free hour-long golf instruction for our Service Members every Saturday morning from March until September. All lessons were offered free of charge and the necessary golf clubs and balls were also provided. The succes of the program means it is anticipated to return in March of 2014.

The Dinner Theatre went Blonde

A surprise selection from the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Legally Blonde, The Musical, took to the stage in March to rave reviews! Not only was the score impressive, but the dancing and choreography were off the charts! Director, Steve Walpert, and his incredible crew put on a top-notch performance that blew the audience away. According to those who were lucky enough to catch it, as well as many Facebook fans, if ever there was a reason to go to the theater, this was it.

We Were Moved by Morale Call

This was the year Morale Call kicked off on a Friday and at a different location. The change, supported by Fort Gordon’s Command, saw Morale Call move back to The Courtyard, sparking off even more line dancing and even more chances to watch some regulars (Frank!) shake their stuff on the dance floor! DJ Tony Howard kept the tunes coming while free food was on offer from some of our amazing sponsors.

Cirque du Soleil Visits CYSS

The circus was in town, but not just any circus! The Cirque Du Soleil – an award-winning combination of circus arts and street entertainment – was in Augusta to perform its show, Quidam. Children from Fort Gordon’s Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) were treated to a rare clinic delivered by Adrienn Banhegyi. A jump rope pro and world record holder, Adrienn got the kids – and some parents – to join in the jumping before wowing us further with some freestyle jump rope. The FYI was on hand to capture her incredible display of talent – check out our feature on FYI+! Search: “Cirque du Soleil” on

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Aquatics – More to do at the Pool

If you’ve been here for any amount of time, you’ll know Georgia can be rather steamy during the long, hot summer months. The heat makes sparkling blue pools, relaxing lounging decks and cooling spray parks all the more appealing, so thank goodness we have the best pools around! In 2013 the talented individuals at Aquatics brought us movies at the pool, a water safety program, aqua sculpt classes and more! Be sure to keep an eye on this department as we venture into another steamy spring/summer/ fall in the South.

A Rocking Independence Day!

To say this year was challenging is perhaps a bit of an understatement, but we rallied together to honor our Nation and celebrate our freedom on Barton Field, July 3. Not only did the rain hold off, but record crowds came out decked in their red, white and blue to hear live music, hang out with friends and family, and enjoy some yummy food! Thank you again to all who joined us to say “happy birthday, U.S.A.” and especially all you who shared your photos and videos with us on Facebook!

Gordon Lanes Beats the Heat

The best bowling center in the Army, Gordon Lanes had a sizzling hot year, delivering a plethora of special events and special prices. The center also ramped up its bar, Kegler’s Sports Bar, adding marble counter tops, new siding, lighting and new covers on its pool tables – a vital necessity for all us sharks! Be sure to head over to Gordon Lanes not just for your own special events, but for pizza bowls, cosmic bowling, NFL nights and all your sports viewing too!

ACS brings Christmas to Fort Gordon

We are always happy to see what Army Community Service brings to Fort Gordon – Military Spouse Appreciation Days are sooo much fun! - but Christmas is when they really take it up a notch. Christmas House has provided much needed support for Fort Gordon families during the holiday season for many years and 2013 was no exception. Volunteers put in thousands of hours to stock and staff the House which gives families the chance to give presents to their family members.

A Special “ T h a n k Y o u ”

to our Family and MWR Supporters

Anna Gaillard, Corporate Sponsorship & Sales Manager

The Sponsorship and Advertising office of Fort Gordon Family and MWR would like to send a special thank you greeting to all of our supporting partners. All sponsorship and advertising funds received stay within our military community to support events and facilities. As a community partner with Fort Gordon, your support of our events, and the advertising you conduct on our installation, is vital to the overall well-being of our service members and their families.


As a community partner with Fort Gordon MWR, our business supporters let our military know how much they are appreciated for their service. Thank you to these supporters and many more: | 13


Army Community Service Rm. 224, 155 & 172, Bldg. 33720, 307 Chamberlain Ave. 706-791-3579 | Toll Free: 1-877-310-5741 Military Spouses If you are a Military Spouse looking for creditable employment, please contact our office and make an appointment to register for vital employment information, job h i r i n g e v e n t s , Fe d e r a l a n d C i v i l i a n R e s u m e Wo r k s h o p s a n d m u c h m o r e . Our office is here to assist you in any way to obtain employment. Please visit Darling Hall, Room 155 or contact us by phone at 706-791-7878 or 0795. You can also messaged us on our face book page – – or find more information at

Survivors become Fast Friends Karen J. Lewis, LPC, SOS Support Specialist

Jasmine McCoy (10) and Caitlyn Burner (10) had never met until camp this past summer. While introducing themselves and talking, the two young campers discovered they attended the same school (Cedar Ridge Elementary), knew the same teachers, and lived in the same city. This was a huge surprise to both of the girls considering the fact that the camp they were attending was in Nashville, Tennessee. Both girls share an unfortunate experience that most kids their age could not begin to understand; they are both survivor children of deceased active duty military service members. Jasmine keeps her great personality and beautiful smile intact despite the loss of her mother, LTC Monique Glasford McCoy, in May of 2012. Caitlyn has a great personality and is super friendly to others despite the loss of her father SGT John F. Burner III in September 2010. Caitlyn and Jasmine are two of the Army’s many child survivors who have lost a parent serving on active duty. They are both enrolled in a great foundation – A Soldier’s Child. A Soldier’s Child was founded by Executive Director Daryl Mackin. Mackin’s 14 | FYI December 2013

motivation for the foundation was sparked when planning a birthday party for his son and thinking about the son of a family friend, who left a child behind when he was killed in action. Daryl chose to honor the memory of deceased active duty military parents (of all branches of service) by starting an organization that focused on giving a meaningful gift to these children on their birthday every year until they become an adult. Through this foundation, Caitlyn and Jasmine as well as Caitlyn’s older sister Celina Burner (13) had the opportunity to attend the weeklong Journey Camp, along with 31 other survivor campers, at Camp Widjiwagon in Nashville, Tennessee where they became fast friends. Both loved the experience and shared a little about what they liked best; Jasmine said “The Banana Boat” - a large float shaped like a banana used for tubing - “was my favorite water activity and horseback riding was my favorite land activity.” Caitlyn enjoyed swimming and the mini golf tournament, and “They had really good food and I always ate a salad with dinner.” Her favorite part of camp was participating in the Talent Show.

Caitlyn and Jasmine both agreed that having camp mentors that understood what happened in their lives was awesome. The Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) campers participated in Back Porch Devotion (kids support group for one and another) at the Journey Cabin, which allowed them to talk about their deceased parent with other kids their age who understand the feelings related to losing a parent. Jasmine thinks of her mom often and although she is very sad her mom is no longer with her, the happy memories bring a smile to her face. Caitlyn see’s her dad as a bright star and when she saw one in the sky while at camp she wrote in her letter to her mom, “I saw dad tonight”. Camp Widjiwagon offered Jasmine and Caitlyn many new and fun experiences and both girls can’t wait to go back next year. Meeting each other at camp this year and remaining friends is truly priceless.

Caitlyn Burner and Jasmine McCoy


Child, Youth & School Services Bldg. 28320, Lane Ave. | 706-791-4455/4722 For registration information call Parent Central Services: 706-791-5127 Hourly Care Program All CDC’s offer an Hourly Care Program for children ages six weeks to five years MondayFriday from 5:15 a.m.-6 p.m. at both the CDC East & CDC West. • Parents can use twenty-four hours per week, with a minimum 2 hour charge. • Reservations can be made to two weeks in advance and some drop in appointments are available.   • Hourly Care Reservations can be made at each center location or online two weeks in advance of current date at https://webtrac. Child Development Centers The CDC East (Bldg. 290) & CDC West (Bldg. 18407) programs enhance the development of children socially, emotionally, intellectually, creatively and physically. The staff develop an atmosphere in which program assistants and children work together to make the children’s time away from home happier and more secure.  • For children ages 6 weeks to 5 years • Professionally trained staff • Developmentally appropriate activities • Rooms equipped with state-of-the-art early childhood equipment • Daily served IAW USDA guidelines breakfasts, lunches, and snacks

Strong Beginnings at the CDC East The Army Strong Beginnings Pre-K is a program designed to prepare children to be successful to enter school. Curriculum focuses on the social, emotional, and physical development of children; equips them with basic academics and “Kindergarten Classroom Etiquette” skills to enhance “school readiness.” Children who will be entering Kindergarten the following fall (4 years old prior to September 1) are eligible to attend Strong Beginnings Pre-K. SKIES Unlimited SKIESUnlimited is working diligently to get off the ground for the New Year! SKIESUnlimited is looking forward to providing ballet, tap and jazz dance classes, drama Instruction, tumbling and gymnastics, martial arts, cheer-leading, Chinese studies, fashion design, drawing and painting, guitar, keyboarding/piano, and drumming to the Fort Gordon community. Enrollment available through Webtrac, Parent Central Services, or any CYSS facility. Call Grace Smith, SKIES Director, at 706-791-4722 with any comments, suggestions or questions. Youth Program The Youth Program is excited about the school year! We have so much for your teen to get involved in, such as: Keystone Club (High School), Torch Club (Middle School), 4-H Club, Smart Moves, Anime Club, Book Club, Crocheting Club, Sports events, and many others! The MST Open Recreation is a FREE program for registered youth. We are open Monday-Friday. Bldg. 45410, 46th Street 706-791-7575

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Youth Sport and Fitness Program Volunteer Basketball Coaches needed for 2014 Youth Winter Basketball Season! If you are interested, please stop by Parent Central Services, bldg. 28320, for a volunteer packet. Or call Parent Central Services at 706-7914722. For program information contact Curtis Dorsey, Youth Sports & Fitness Director at 706-791-5104. School Age Center: Before and After School Care Available! SAC provides care for children in grades 1 thru 5. A wide variety of activities are offered to include arts & crafts, cooking, science, homework assistance, and technology lab. Join us for our two week winter break camp, from December 23-January 3; activities and field trips are planned. The SAC is closed on Christmas and New Years Day. SAC is open before school at 5:15 a.m. and after school to 6 p.m. Transportation is provided to the following schools: Cedar Ridge, Deer Chase, Diamond Lakes, Willis Foreman, Grovetown Elementary, Sue Reynolds, C.T. Walker, Tobacco Road, Baker Place, Euchee Creek, Lewiston Elementary, Brookwood, Martinez Elementary, Westmont, Evans Elementary, Freedom Park (walk). Additional schools may be added as required. For programming information contact Darren Brown, SAC Director at 706-791-7575/5127. For program registration call Parent Central Services at 706-791-4722.


*A *A shop shop safety safety card card isis required required for for all all self-help self-help customers. customers. To To obtain obtain aa shop shop safety safety card card you you must must watch watch the the Safety Safety Orientation Orientation video. video. Building Building 29300, 29300, 30th 30th Street Street || 706-791-2390 706-791-2390 || | 15


Gordon’s Conference & Catering Bldg. 18402, 19th St. | 706-791-6780 After Duty Hours: 706-339-0827


Upcoming Holiday Events Now is the time to book your holiday event. Booking early allows you to choose the best room for your celebration!

Block Leave Closure Dates Gordon’s Conference & Catering will be closed from December 19th, 2013 to January 2, 2014 for Block Leave.

Join the Ten Star Card Program for Lunch After 10 stamps, your next lunch visit is free. Available from the register. (Minimum $7 purchase required.)

New to Fort Gordon? Gordon’s Conference and Catering offers a one-stop venue for all your catering and dining needs: • Gordon’s Café – Home to the best home-style lunch buffet • Conference and meeting rooms • Party rooms for all sizes of gatherings • Catering and hosting services Lunch is a Treat! Lunch hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. We provide busy professionals with a wide variety of home-cooked meals, a massive salad selection, soup and chili bar and the most delicious desserts on post! Blue Plate Specials are available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Host your special event during lunch and we’ll provide the room for free! Reservations: 706-791-6780 See our ad on page 27 for more details. Fast service and food you love!

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Celebrate All Your Milestones: Catering Made Easy Are you planning a celebration? We provide all the elements necessary for a successful event; seasonal menus, themed décor, and friendly, ontime service. Gordon’s Conference and Catering has got you covered! Take advantage of our experience and resources – we insure seamless planning, flawless execution and a successful event. Our catering service is available off post too! A Reason to Celebrate • The Company Dinner • Graduations • Christenings • Theme Parties • Home for Holidays

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Engagement Parties Rehearsal Dinners Birthdays Family Reunions Showers


Aladdin Travel Bldg. 36200, 36th St. | 706-771-0089 | Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Call for tickets to Local Attractions, Theme Parks and Holiday Destinations! BLUE MAN GROUP - Now More Wow! Blue Man Group has taken their indescribable live celebration of art, technology, and music to a whole new level. Forget what you know – that was then, this is WOW! Military Discount Ticket Prices: Adult: $44 | Child (3-12): $29

Disney Military Salute Promotion Promotion has been extended to September 2014! South Carolina Aquarium We now sell South Carolina aquarium tickets in Charleston. Call or come in for prices.

Bldg. 25429, 28th St. | 706-791-3025 Wed.-Fri., 3-8 p.m. | Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. | Sun., Noon-9 p.m. (Closed Mon. & Tue.)

Upcoming events: BOSS Snow Skiing & Snow Boarding Trips: Event Dates: January 17-19 Location: Gatlinburg, TN Deposit Due: December 27 Full Payment Due: January 6 Event Dates: Location: Deposit Due: Full Payment Due:

February 14-16 Gatlinburg, TN January 16 February 3

Day Room Come and enjoy a relaxed environment at the BOSS Day Room, located at the BOSS Headquarters – hours are listed above. FREE: Wi-Fi | Direct TV | Billiards | Darts | Ping Pong | Foosball Go to the online calendar for a full list of events:

Get Involved! BOSS is for Active, Guard and Reserve Single Soldiers, Single Parents and the Geographically Dispersed of all branches of the service, and includes Foreign Service Members. | 17


Gordon Lanes Bowling Center Bldg. 33200, 3rd Ave. | 706-791-3446 Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Fri., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. | Sun., 1-9 p.m.

Happy Holidays to all from the management and staff at Gordon Lanes! This Month at Gordon Lanes: • New Years Eve Party Unlimited Bowling 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Over $1000 in door prizes to be given away! Breakfast at midnight following the Champagne toast. Party favors included. $22.95 for adults, kids 10 and younger $12.95. A great family tradition! 24 lanes available. • Holiday Special Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 1 p.m.-10 p.m. Three games of bowling and shoe rental for only $8 per person. • Holiday Break Prices 1-10 p.m. Three games of bowling and shoes $8 per person! • Xtreme Cosmic Bowling Fridays, 10 p.m.-12 a.m. and Saturdays, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.

• Super Sundays 1-10 p.m. Three games of bowling and shoe rental for only $8 per person. • Bowlopolis Birthday Parties Bring the kids and the cake and we do the rest! Call for details! • Wild Wednesdays 1-6 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. $1.50 per game and $1.50 shoe rental (per person) The Holidays are Coming! Plan your holiday event with us! Call for details. We cater to all and for all occasions. • Birthday Parties • Church Groups • Military Functions • Family Reunions • Team Building If it’s not listed, we probably can do that too! Groups from 10-150

24-Number Bingo Great entertainment! Win up to $4,000! Kegler’s Café Great food at a fair price – and the best burgers on post! A few items we offer: Salads, Wings, Tuna Salad, BLT’s, Clubs Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Burgers (voted the best in the installation four years running!) And many other delicious items to choose from! Kegler’s Sports Bar Great Atmosphere • Friendly Staff • Your Favorite Beverages! The holidays are upon us – plan your event with us! Come see our newly renovated bar, we have the NFL package! Watch the big game on our 80” TV!

Pointes West Army Resort at Lake Thurmond | P.O. Box 67, Appling, GA | 706-541-1057 The Holidays at Pointes West Army Resort The holidays are full of traditions; gatherings with friends and family, creating priceless memories, laughter, and of course indulging in delicious homemade foods. The Conference Center at Pointes West Army Resort has everything you need for your next holiday gathering! Located on a beautiful point overlooking the lake, our rustic 4,000 square foot conference center has distinctive charm and a laid back atmosphere. 18 | FYI December 2013

To accommodate you and your guests, the conference center offers seating for 120 guests, two flat screen TVs, and comes equipped with a full commercial kitchen. Outdoors, enjoy our comfy cushioned furniture on the patio as you take in the relaxing views and peaceful atmosphere. For more information, or to view or reserve the conference center, contact Jenna Parker at 706-541-1057.


Outdoor Recreation Bldg. 00445, Carter Rd. | 706-791-5078 Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sun., 1-5 p.m. Recreational Shooting at the Range December 7 & 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $10 per person, $5 FGSC members and $2 for persons under the age of 16.

Bass Fishing Tournament at Butler Reservoir December 8, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Open to all ID cardholders and members of the public with a Fort Gordon fishing license guest permit (available at registration). $20 per person, $10 FGSC members with a $5 Big Fish Pot, $100 awarded to first place; $50 to second place.

Hunter Education Course (Online Review) December 11 The online review is 6-8 p.m. at the EAMC 1st floor auditorium. Hunters wishing to hunt on Fort Gordon must have a valid Hunter Safety Card. The online training is available at The course is free of charge and open to the public. Pre-registration recommended at for both courses.

Hilltop Riding Stable Bldg. 509, Range Rd. | 706-791-4864 Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Mon.-Tue., Closed Holiday Hours Hilltop Riding Stable will be closed December 24 and 25 for the holidays. It will reopen for business December 26 and January 2 at 9 a.m. for regular programming. Family Fun Day December 21, 1:30 & 3 p.m. Trail rides, ages seven and up. Children pay full price and parent pays half price. Please arrive 40 minutes before the ride time. All rides go out at appointed times. Riding Lessons Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays Spaces now available for lessons. Ages 7 and up. Call for more information. Single Day Youth Horse Camps December 23, 26, 27 & 30 For children ages 7-13. Trot on over and join the fun! Please call two weeks in advance for reservation.

Pony Rides Half hour and full hour rides available for children ages 0-6! Party with the Horses! Hilltop Riding Stables is taking reservations for birthday parties, holiday parties, conferences and team building events! Come see what we have to offer. Call for more information! Holiday Gift Certificates The best socking stuffer is now available for you to buy! Stop by to pick yours up today! Trail Day Use for Privately Owned Horses Sun.-Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 per day, per horses with Coggins. Park and unload in the trailer area next to our wonderful playgrounds and picnic areas and ride out 20 miles of marked trails.

Open Riding Guided trail rides: see our website for riding times. Sat. and Sun.: No reservation required; first come, first served. Weekdays: 11 a.m. 24-hour reservation required. All riders must arrive 40 minutes before ride time. Group rates available for groups of 9 or more with reservations. Event Calendar Pick up your 2013-2014 Event Calendars at our facility, or online at • 100% ID check with all equine activities. • Closed shoes are required for all equine activities. • This facility will close with heavy rain, thunder and lightning.

Youth Horse Camp Reservation Book is now open for winter 2013, and spring and summer 2014. | 19


Gordon Lakes Golf Club Bldg. 537, Range Rd. | 706-791-2433/6854/5796 Mon.-Thu., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Fri.-Sun., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Weather permitting For information on upcoming tournaments and events, please visit the information center in the clubhouse.

We Set the Standards in Golf! Gordon Lakes Golf Club now has new golf packages available for golf events; advertise your event weeks in advance on our GPS System! Let us post a video of your event on our GPS system and show fellow golfers how much fun your event is! Or how about becoming a Hole Sponsor? This unique feature is not available at any other golf club in the CSRA – get your name out there now! Please note: December weekend tee times begin at 8 a.m. on all three nines. Starting times will be determined by weather. Please call ahead if you have any questions. Thank you! Golf Memberships Come join one of the best golf courses in the CSRA (The Augusta Chronicle, July 10) and the #1 Army golf course voted by the PGA of America. Join an elite group and play the

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only 27-hole Robert Trent Jones Sr. course in Augusta open to the public!

December 31: Golf courses and facilities will close at 3 p.m.

Members receive discounts on greens fees, cart fees, tournaments, range balls, cart rides and merchandise! Members also receive preferential tee times!

January 1: Golf courses and facilities open normal business hours. Come join us for the Best Bloody Mary in town and a bowl of Black Eyed Peas to kick the new year off with a bang!

Golf Lessons Experience the finest in golf instruction with our PGA Golf Professionals Bill Vicain and Dallas Cooke! Book your appointment today by calling 706-791-2433: Individual Lesson:................................... $40 3-Series Lesson Package:........................ $100 5-Series Lesson Package:........................ $150 All lessons are 45-minutes. Holiday Schedule December 24: Golf courses and facilities will close at 3 p.m. In order staff may enjoy time with loved ones for the holidays. December 25: Golf courses and facilities will be closed all day in observance of Christmas Day.

Schedule Tee Times Schedule your tee times today by calling: 706-791-2433/6854/5796 (Ext 2) You may also schedule tee times by email: • • Tee times are taken four days in advance. Gordon Lakes Senior Dogfight Tuesdays and Thursdays. Must be 55 to be a member, valid handicap required. For more information please visit the website:


Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre Bldg. 32100, 3rd Ave. | 706-793-8552

Upcoming SHOWS: Lend Me a Tenor, by Ken Ludwig

Auditions: December 2, 3, 2013, 8 p.m., parts for 3 M 3 W Show Dates: February 21, 22, 28, and March 1, 13, 14 and 15 Winner! 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards Nominee! 2010 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play Lend Me a Tenor is set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello. The star arrives late and, through a hilarious series of mishaps, is given a double dose of tranquilizers and passes out. His pulse is so low that Saunders and his assistant Max believe he’s dead. In a frantic attempt to salvage the evening, Saunders persuades Max to get into Morelli’s Otello costume and fool the audience into thinking he’s Il Stupendo. Max succeeds admirably, but Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Il Stupendo. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy is guaranteed to leave audiences teary-eyed with laughter.

its characters. “Harling has given his women sharp, funny dialogue…The play builds to a conclusion that is deeply moving.” — NY Daily News. “…a skillfully crafted, lovingly evoked picture of eccentricity in the small-town South…Robert Harling is a new voice in the theatre and the qualities of Steel Magnolias suggest he may be an important one.” — Drama-Logue. “…suffused with humor and tinged with tragedy.” — NY Post.

The Hollow, by Agatha Christie Auditions: July 21 and 22 Show Dates: September 12, 13, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27

“One of two great farces by a living writer.” - The New York Times

An unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader explodes into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell. Dr. Cristow is at the center of the trouble when his mistress Henrietta, ex-mistress Veronica, and wife Gerda, simultaneously arrive at The Hollow. Also visiting are Edward (who is in love with Henrietta) and Midge (who loves Edward). Veronica ardently desires to marry Cristow and succeeds in reopening their affair but is unable to get him to divorce his wife. Veronica unwisely states that if she cannot have him, no one shall. Within five minutes Cristow is dead. Nearly everyone has a motive and most had the opportunity. Enter Inspector Colquhoun and Sergeant Penny to solve the crime.

Never Too Late, written by Sumner Arthur Long

“As good a stage whodunit as we have had for some time.” — London Observer

Auditions: February 24, 25, 2014, parts for 6 M 3 W Show Dates: May 2, 3, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17 This Broadway hit is about a married man in his fifties who suddenly learns he’s becoming a father again. His last child, a girl, was born 24 years ago and, considering the boob she married, he finds the prospect of another unthinkable. His daughter and son-in-law live with him; she gets up for breakfast at lunchtime and he is curiously addicted to solitaire. It’s not only the impending birth that startles him; his previously meek little wife begins to lay down the law. There’s to be a nursery, a new bath, and she’s to have her own checking account. Such dour capitulation you’ll never see again. “Good old fashioned domestic farce... with lots and lots of laughter.” - New York Daily News

Steel Magnolias, by Robert Harling

Auditions: May 20, 21. Parts for 6 women Show Dates: July 18, 19, 25, 26, 31, and August 1 and 2 A first play which met with immediate critical and popular acceptance in its premier production by New York’s WPA Theatre. Concerned with a group of gossipy southern ladies in a small-town beauty parlor, the play is alternately hilarious and touching—and, in the end, deeply revealing of the strength and purposefulness which underlies the antic banter of

The Perfect Wedding, by Robin Hawdon

Auditions: September 16, 17 Parts for: 4 W, 2 M Show Dates: November, 14, 15, 21, 22, and December 4, 5 and 6 An appalling situation. A bridegroom wakes on his wedding morning in his own bridal suite, with his bride-to-be about to arrive any moment, and finds a strange girl in bed beside him. What’s more an extremely attractive girl whom, in the depths of his post stag-night hangover, he can’t remotely remember even having been introduced to. Worse - during the ensuing panic to get the stranger dressed and out of the way, the bride arrives and the girl is trapped in the bathroom. The only way out of the dilemma is to persuade the best man to pretend that the hidden girl is his girl friend. Then the problem is that the best man’s real girl friend has to be kept ignorant of the fact. By the time the bride’s parents and half the hotel staff get in on the act, the chaos reaches nuclear proportions! The play has provoked waves of laughter in literally hundreds of productions around Europe and across America, and is due to be made into a Hollywood film. It is that rare combination - a riotous comedy and a touching love story at the same time. “Laughs abound in the American premiere...It all works out in the end, but not before playgoers have aching sides.” — Wisconsin Advocate | 21


Woodworth Consolidated Library Bldg. 33500, Rice Rd. | 706-791-7323 FREE REFERENCE/RESEARCH CLASS: Heritagequest Online* December 3, 4-7:30 p.m. Unique material for both genealogical and historical researchers, with coverage dating back to the late 1700s.

Game Night at the Library* Wednesday, December 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Featuring classic board games. Everyone is encouraged to attend and to bring any board or card game of their own. FREE candy and popcorn while it lasts!

Pre-School Story Hour Wednesday, December 4, 10-11 a.m. Lee Bryan the Puppet Guy!

Movie Day* Wednesday, December 18, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Come watch A Christmas Story! We will replay the movie all day long. FREE candy and popcorn while it lasts!

Santa, Signal Corp Band, and Cocoa! Wednesday, December 11, 10-11 a.m. Come meet Santa, Mrs. Clause, and their elves! Enjoy free hot cocoa and cookies! Sing along with the Signal Corps Band Carolers. And so much more! To sign up or for more information, call 706-791-7323 ask for Joyce Daniels or Evelyn Guzman.

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Music in the Library Enjoy music in the library and learn more about different genres and points of interest in history. Check out books, CDs, or downloads for all your favorites! This month the library will feature Swing Dance!

Books Around Town No meeting in December. eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMovies and eMusic Download your favorites free by registering with your I.D. card at the library, and then create a My Account at: http://mylibraryus. Login: to your ‘My Account’ and select ‘Free Downloads’. Find event flyers, online catalog, how-to guides, and more at the Library’s website: www.gordon.

*To sign up or for more information, call 706-787-0230 or email thomas.g.moss@

To subscribe to our texting service, Text Provide your feedback by visiting our homepage at Look for the “Gordon BE HEARD!� logo then click on the ICE Customer Feedback link.

MWR to 70720

Our texting service provides you with information about upcoming events and programs as well as competitions and give-aways!

Or better still, just code it! Now you can go directly to the ICE Customer Feedback page via smart phone and enter your comments directly! | 23

December 5 4-7 p.m. Barton Field

During Fort Gordon’s An Old Fashioned Christmas Festival

Active-Duty Enlisted Military & Their Family Members Only (ID Required)

Renee Martinez 706-791-2505

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Soul food In Bingo Palace, Bldg. 15500, Corner of Lane Ave. and 15th St. | 706-791-5106 Tue.-Fri.: 5-10:30 p.m. | Sat.: 4-10 p.m. Specializing in soul food, Big Mama’s is opened for dinner only at the Jackpot Café in the Bingo Palace. If you feel comforted by mac n’ cheese, baked turkey wings or fried pork chops, Big Mama’s is your place!

What’s on the Menu?

Fried Chicken | Meatloaf | Baked Turkey | Smothered Chicken | Pork Tenderloin | Fried Fish Select items available a la carte.

Sandwiches, grill & snacks Gordon Lakes Golf Club, Range Rd. | Phone: 706-791-2433 (ext. 4) Mon.-Thu.: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Beverages & Cold Sandwiches served until 4 p.m.) Fri.-Sun.: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Beverages & Cold Sandwiches served until 5 p.m.) For the best views on post, head over to Bogey’s Grill! A varied lunch menu and daily specials are the best accompaniments for a great game of golf, but you don’t have to play to eat.

What’s on the Menu? New at Bogey’s Grill: Our Stacked Grilled Ham and Turkey Breast with Bacon on a Ciabatta Roll with our awesome steak fries. Now offered every day for the same price of $7.30. Try our new specialty sandwich! The 10oz. Angus Beef Steak Burger served with steak fries and a fountain soda for $9.45. Hungry for BBQ? Bogey’s is now offers a Shredded Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich with coleslaw, fries and a drink for $7.30. Looking for something light? Try the House Salad with Tuna, Tomatoes and Pickle with a drink for $6.25. | 25


Java Cafés offer delicious smoothies, coffees and snacks. For your convenience, each location also offers ready-to-eat snacks, hot food or yummy items from the grill! Call in orders for pick up!

Java Café Too at Darling Hall

Grill, snacks, smoothies & coffee. Grab breakfast or enjoy a hot lunch special! In Darling Hall | Bldg. 33720, Chamberlain Ave. | 706-791-1330 Mon.-Fri.: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Java Escape at Alternate Escapes Recreation Center Grill, snacks, smoothies & coffee

In Alternate Escapes Recreation Center | Bldg. 25722, B St. | 706-791-0785 Mon.-Thu.: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. | Fri.-Sat.: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. | Sun.: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Java Express

Snacks, coffee & smoothies Bldg. MWR-023, Chamberlain Ave. | 706-772-4702 Fri.: 1-8 p.m. | Sat.: Noon-8 p.m. | Sun.: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed Mon.-Thu.)

Java Fitness at Gordon Fitness Protein shakes & smoothies

Bldg. 29607, Barnes Ave. | 706-791-2647 Mon., Wed., Fri.: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. | Tue., Thu.: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. | Sat.: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sun.: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Java Café at Signal Towers Grill, snacks, smoothies & coffee

In Signal Towers | Bldg. 29808, 506 Chamberlain Ave. | 706-791-5849 Mon.-Fri.: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Looks like you could use a refill.

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Home to the Best Home-Style Lunch Buffet Bldg. 18402, 19th St. | 706-791-6780 Mon.-Fri.: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. “The Club” as it’s affectionately called by many, serves a vast array of dishes and menu items, from hot to cold, whole plates and soups to self-serve buffet-style and a massive salad bar. With an affordable menu, Starbucks coffee and a delish dessert bar, Gordon’s Conference and Catering has everything busy professionals need and want for their midday meal. Whether you are with a large group or flying solo, Gordon’s Conference and Catering can accommodate you!

What’s on the Menu?

Buffet: $8.95 (Beverage included) Taco Salad: $5.50 German Schnitzel: $7.50 Other Lunch Specials Include: A Little Italy! Spaghetti and Meatballs, or Meat Sauce, Lasagna and other pasta! Pacific Rim Fridays: Szechuan Beef with Broccoli, Hawaiian Chicken, Shrimp Fried Rice and more! Exciting New Menu Items: Bourbon Chicken, Chili-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Ginger Glaze, Ham and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast, Grilled Mongolian Pork Chops, Baked Cod with Pineapple Salsa and Orange Sauce, The Cuban sandwich, Turkey on Focaccia | 27


Café Grill, salads, sandwiches, burgers & more Gordon Lanes Bowling Center, Bldg. 33200, 3rd Ave. | 706-771-6907 Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. | Sat., 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun., 1-9 p.m. | Breakfast: Sat. 8-11 a.m. Kegler’s boasts the best burger on post, and who are we to disagree? Kegler’s Café offers fresh and fast food for all, whether you’re bowling a game or two, or relaxing with friends – grab your food to dine in, or take away.

What’s on the Menu?

Omelet Platters: from $4.50 on up Breakfast Platters: Hot Cakes with the Works (includes 2 Eggs, Grits or Hash Brown Patty, choice of Ham, Bacon or Sausage with a Small Coffee) – $5.35 Cheeseburger: The best burger on post! – $2.75 Other Lunch Items Include: Hot Dogs, Foot Longs, Polish Sausage, Chili Dogs and more! Kegler’s serves almost anything you might want! Pretzels; French Fries; Chili; Potato Chips; Nachos; Chicken Wings; Flounder Sandwich; Shrimp Baskets and Salads.

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Chinese food Located at the Bus Station | Bldg. 36000, 3rd Ave. | 706-792-9774 Sun.-Thu.: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Fri.-Sat.: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fort Gordon’s only Chinese Restaurant offers a range of Chinese food to eat in or take out. Don’t see what you want on the menu? Just ask and they will make any dish upon request!

What’s on the Menu?

Combination Platters: $7.00 19 Platters to Choose From! Sesame Chicken, Beef with Broccoli, Boneless Ribs, and more! *All patters served with Fried Rice and Egg Roll or Two Chicken Wings

Mexican food In The Courtyard, Bldg. 36708, Brainard Ave. | 706-910-1044 Sun.-Fri.: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Sat.: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Happy Hour: 4 p.m.-7 p.m. | Delivery Available (Mon.-Sat.: 5-9 p.m.)

Teresa’s serves a wide variety of Mexican dishes – including authentic Mexican tacos – for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Want a speedy option for lunch? Teresa’s conveniently offers an Express Menu from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Ask about our party room for special occasions!

What’s on the Menu?

Speedy Gonzales: One taco, one enchilada and choice of rice or beans – $4.25 Lunch #10: Two grilled chicken soft tacos and Spanish rice served with pico de gallo – $6.00 Burrito California: 10-inch flour tortilla with your choice of grilled chicken or steak served with rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, guacamole and sour cream – $7.50 All specials come with an endless fountain drink Menu items price range: $4.25 on up | 29


Family and MWR ADMINISTRATION Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) 706-791-4140 Bldg. 33720, Ste. 382 307 Chamberlain Ave. FYI Advertising Sales 706-791-3912 Bldg. 44401, 44th St., Ste. 149 FYI Editorial 706-791-6234 For a complete list of DFMWR key personnel, visit

Community Services Army Community Services (ACS) 706-791-3579 / Toll Free: 1-877-310-5741 Rm. 224, 155 & 172, Bldg. 33720, 307 Chamberlain Ave. Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) 706-791-2820 Army Family Team Bldg. (AFTB) 706-791-2820 Army Volunteer Corps (AVC) 706-791-3880 Christmas House 706-791-3880 Domestic Violence Hotline 706-791-STOP (7867) EAMC Department of Social Work Service (SWS) 706-787-3656/5811 Employment Readiness Program (ERP) 706-791-7878 Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) 706-791-4872 Family Advocacy Program (FAP) 706-791-3648/6632 Family Outreach Center 706-791-5220 Financial Readiness 706-791-1918/8586 Fort Gordon Thrift Shop 706-791-2779 Bldg. 39102, Behind The Exchange

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Information and Referral Services 706-791-0792

Sports, Recreation AND Leisure

Military OneSource 1-800-342-9647

Aladdin Travel 706-771-0089 Bldg. 36200, 36th St.

Mobilization and Deployment Program 706-791-1958 Outreach 706-791-8358 Relocation Services Welcome Center: Darling Hall, Rm. 172 Lending Closet: Darling Hall, Rm. 172 706-791-4181/1922 Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) 706-791-8777 Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) 706-787-4767/1767 Swap and Assist Shop 706-791-3579 Behind The Exchange

Alternate Escapes 706-791-0785 Bldg. 25722, B St. Bingo Palace 706-793-0003 Bldg. 15500, Corner of Lane Ave. & 15th St. BOSS Headquarters 706-791-3025 Bldg. 25489, 28th St. Carlson Wagonlit Travel – Official Travel 706-798-0990 Room 117, Bldg. 33720, 307 Chamberlain Ave.

Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS)

Courtyard Outdoor Pool 706-791-3550 Ring Hall, Bldg. 36710, Brainard Ave.

Child Development Center Main 706-791-2701/6761 Bldg. 45300, 45th St.

Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre 706-793-8552 Bldg. 32100, 3rd Ave.

Child Development Center East 706-791-8707/8507 Bldg. 290, 225 East Hospital Rd.

Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club 706-791-5078 Bldg. 00445, Carter Rd.

Child Development Center West 706-791-0732 Bldg. 18407, 537 19th St.

Get Outdoors Gordon 706-791-2556

CYSS Family Child Care 706-791-3993/4440 Bldg. 28320 Lane Ave. CYSS GA Pre-K & Pre-K/Kindergarten Afterschool Programs 706-791-1306/4790 Bldg. 45400, 46th St. CYSS/Parent Central Services 706-791-4455/4722 Bldg. 28320, Lane Ave. CYSS School-Age Services & Middle School/Teen Programs 706-791-7575/6500 Bldg. 45410, 46th St. CYSS Youth Sports & Fitness 706-791-5104 Bldg. 45410, 46th St.

Gordon Fitness Center 706-791-2647 Bldg. 29607, Barnes Ave. Gordon Lakes Golf Club 706-791-2433 Bldg. 537, Range Rd. Gordon Lanes Bowling Center 706-791-3446 Bldg. 33200, 3rd Ave. Gym #3 706-791-2864 Bldg. 25510, Brainard Ave. Gym #5 706-791-7370 Bldg. 25713, 26th St.


Gym #6 – Fitness Center 706-791-6872 Bldg. 21713, 21st St. Hilltop Riding Stable 706-791-4864 Bldg. 509, North Range Rd. Indoor Swimming Pool 706-791-3034 Bldg. 21608, Brainard Ave. Leitner Lake Conference Center 706-791-5078 1.5 miles down Gibson Rd. from Range Rd. Pointes West Army Resort 706-541-1057 At Lake Thurmond Sports, Fitness and Aquatics 706-791-1142 Bldg. 29719, Barnes Ave. Woodworth Consolidated Library 706-791-7323 Bldg. 33500, Rice Rd.


ID Card Section/DEERS Office 706- 791-1927/1930 Darling Hall, Bldg. 33720

Army Volunteer Corps 706-791-3880 Room 169, Bldg. 33720, 307 Chamberlain Ave.

IHG Army Hotels 706-790-3676 Military Police Station 706-791-4380/4537

Commissary 706-791-3718 Bldg. 37200, 3rd Ave. By-Pass

NAF Civilian Personnel Office 706-791-6382

The Exchange 706-793-7171 Bldg. 38200

Office of the Staff Judge Advocate 706-791-3148

Southeastern Stages, Inc – Bus Station 706-793-0026 Bldg. 36200, 36th St.

Post Information 706-791-0110

Fort Gordon & Community Credit Union 706-793-0012 Bldg. 36305, Ave. of the States

Public Affairs Office (PAO) 706-791-7003 Bldg. 29801, Nelson Hall, 520 Chamberlain Ave.

Fort Gordon Housing Office 706-791-5116/7067/9658 Fort Gordon Recycling 706-791-7881/706-831-3409 (cell) Bldg. 997, 10th St. and Chamberlain Ave. Gordon’s Car Care Auto Skills Center 706-791-2390 Bldg. 29300, 30th St.

Signal Museum 706-791-3856 Signal Towers, Bldg. 29808, Chamberlain Ave. Veterinary Services 706-787-7375/3815 Bldg. 500, Range Rd.


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