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The Great Hamburger Taste-Off The FYI staff is all about serving its customers. So when local facilities started making noise about who served the best burger, we decided it was our duty to settle the score. Who had the tastiest combination of bun, burger and cheese? Turn to page 39 to find out!

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Spring Fest We had a great time welcoming in the spring and we hope that you were able to celebrate with us! Whether you were on the field for the fairground attractions, the food or the music, there was certainly plenty of action on Barton Field.

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Reflections Your Health Tech Ninja From the Bookshelf

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Gary Sinise The actor, best known for his portrayal of Lt. Dan in Forrest Gump, visited Augusta in April. Receiving the key to the city, Sinise was a gracious and humble participant in the ceremony, but he most captivated the audience in his speech to the service members and retirees who attended.

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How to Celebrate Father’s Day Sometimes we need inspiration for Father’s Day and it isn’t always easy coming up with new and exciting ways to tell your dad he’s the greatest. So we’re giving you a helping hand! From the geek to the sports freak, we’ve got you covered.

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Allstar Weekend at Fort Gordon Radio Disney band, Allstar Weekend, rocked the house in honor of the Month of the Military Child (April). We were there and so were hundreds of adoring, screaming fans!

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whatshesaid by Molly Swift, Editor

JUNE 2011

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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Giving of ourselves is not something that always comes easily. We enjoy distinguishing ourselves from one another; we want to be recognized as individuals, so often we strive for a sense of identity or differentiation. But, at what cost? In the workplace, there is little room for the lone agent. We are expected to engage as a unit, become part of the team and work well with others for the sake of the greater good. This holds true in all services, too. It is not always easy. We are lucky if we wind up on a “good” team, one in which all members are truly there for one another and can honestly work together without allowing egos to override rationale. But there are times when it is appropriate, if not encouraged, to stand alone, or to take the lead. We must be the example we wish others to be. In this issue you will see a few examples that perfectly illustrate this point. Gary Sinise impressed me during his speech at Alexander Hall when he revealed just how much of his sense of self he owes to our service members. Upon attending a convention hosted by the Disabled Veterans Association, he realized he had made a difference through his portrayal of Vietnam vet Lt. Dan in the 1994 blockbuster, Forrest Gump. Ironically, although his role in that movie distinguished him from other actors because of the nature of the character, it also resulted in people relating to him more as the disabled lieutenant than as Gary Sinise. Not that he minds; his band, the Lt. Dan Band, and his countless appearances at installations and combat sites throughout the world have provided him with a sense of service and fulfillment. Priceless rewards for the small sacrifice of being popularly known as Lt. Dan. In the same vein, Daryl Walker has been working for the Army in various roles for over 30 years. He could have pursued a more corporate career, but he feels he is being led by his desire to have an impact with people through grassroots interaction. A front-desk clerk, Daryl’s acknowledgment of the creative talent of one Soldier has led to other Warriors creating their own arts program. The Warrior Art Initiative is still in its developmental stages, but the impact it is having is already far-reaching and the pace at which it is growing is testament to a man who only wants to build bridges between talented men and women who are healing. We can take from the examples set by these men. Yes, embrace how unique you are and enjoy success as it manifests itself in your life. But when you are in a position to pay it forward – whether that is in the workplace or elsewhere – do so. The reward may not be immediate, and it may not even directly benefit you, but it will mean a lot to somebody. That’s what service means; that’s what is important.

Contributors Heather Addis

Mike Reed

Jeff Haskell

Kathleen Haskell

Molly Swift

Nathan Hoeller

Jerry Swain

Susie Joyner

Randy Taylor

www.fortgordon.com

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Installation Readiness

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Energy and Water Efficiency and Security

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craftcorner Tight Wad By Heather Addis A wallet is more than just a money holder, it’s a fashion statement! This year for Father’s Day, make your dad the hottest, new trend – a duct tape wallet! This is a perfect gift to help your dad score a few cool points, while also giving him a place to store those crisp $20 bills you plan on getting for allowance!

Materials: Duct tape Scissors Gift card or credit card to be used as a measuring tool

Instructions: 1. Cut four pieces of tape, about 10” long, and lay them on the work surface sticky side up. 2. Connect them all together by sticking the top of the second one to the bottom of the first one, and then connect the third to the second and the fourth to the third. 3. Cut another piece, the same length, and press it sticky side to sticky side, against the bottom strip of tape. 4. C o n t i n u e with 3

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more strips until you have a solid sheet made of tape. Use scissors to trim the ends. 5. Fold the sheet in half to resemble a wallet shape. 6. Fold it in half the other way to create a bi-fold wallet. If it’s too large for your liking, you can trim more off the ends. Don’t trim too much, as you will need room for credit card slots. 7. Cut a long strip of tape, about 18 inches long, and place it, sticky side up, on the work surface. 8. Cut another piece, the same length as the first, and tape it, sticky side down, onto the other piece (sticky to sticky). 9. Cut another 18” length and tear it in half lengthwise. Set aside one half and use the other half to create a smooth top seam on your long strip of tape. 10. U  se the second half strip to do the other side. Trim the ends.

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11. Using a credit card or gift card as a measuring guide, cut the length of tape into “credit card pockets” leaving about 1/4” on each side of the card. 12. Set the card aside and use the first one that you cut to use as a guide and cut three more, for a total of four. 13. Cut a piece of tape a little bit longer than the length of your wallet. Tear the strip in half and create smooth seams on both sides by taping one side, then flipping it over and folding the tape over to the other side 14. With the tape sheet folded in half like a wallet, place the four credit card pockets in place. 15. Cut a piece of tape about 4” long and tear it in half lengthwise. Press the tape up the center, covering the pockets. Fold the end of the tape over only one layer - you don’t want to tape your money pocket shut! Tuck it inside the wallet. 16. Use similar sized pieces to cover the outer edges of the pockets, folding over to secure. 17. Use scissors to trim the ends. 18. Put a strip of tape across the bottom to secure the pockets. 19. Important: You will want to make sure that the back part of the wallet is slightly higher than the front so that when it is folded shut it will look right. 20. Make sure you have taped all your edges. If necessary, use scissors to snip any closed tape at the edges of the paper-money pocket. Personalize the wallet with your dad’s initials, stickers, favorite color or personal trademark. Duct tape comes in an assortment of colors – from the standard silver to bright yellow and camouflage! So, let your imagination run wild… For visual intructions, visit the website at www.craftsbyamanda. com/2010/04/how-tomake-duct-tape-wallet. html.

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swamisays The “Dog Days” of Summer Are Upon Us. by Jerry “Swami” Swain Thank you for joining Family and MWR for our Spring Fest, which was a total success because of your participation. Can you believe the “dog days” of summer are upon us? And you know what that means...Independence Day celebrations! Fort Gordon and FMWR will host one of the largest fireworks displays in the CSRA. If you’re new to the community, you will be celebrating American history with some of the greatest people on earth, our Wounded Warriors and service members, retirees and civilians that serve this great country of ours. The Independence Day celebration will start at 3 p.m. Friday, July 1, on Barton Field with a larger amusement park and more rides than ever before. There will be water rides, plenty of cold beverages and great food around the entire field; so no matter where you put your chairs and blankets,

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you will be just steps away from refreshments for you and your family throughout the night. Speaking of which, dance the night away to the sounds of the A1A Band – a Jimmy Buffet cover band. And of course, our wonderful Signal Corps Band will be playing patriotic music to accompany the fireworks display, which will start at dusk. Folks always ask, “why does Fort Gordon celebrate the 4th of July early?” The answer is so the City of Augusta can host their celebration on the actual day, allowing the community the chance to attend both celebrations or any other celebration going on that weekend. If you have any suggestions or comments about our events, or events you would like to see, please contact me at jerry.swain@us.army.mil or leave me a message at (706) 791-6433. I would love to hear from you. Thank you for your unending support for our troops. Swami out!

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customercarezone Own Your Job! by Jeff Haskell Owning your job includes a wide range of actions. Owning your job means you take responsibility for your job and the work of your team and organization. Owning your job also means you have an obligation to continually seek personal and professional improvement. For this month’s article, I will focus on professional development. There are many ways to improve our professional knowledge and capabilities. Some methods include, but are not limited to, attending formal classes and training events, reading books or trade publications, “reverse engineering” equipment to understand how it works, or being coached by a more seasoned team member. Professional development tends to be more effective when there is an accompanying plan. A professional development plan is a roadmap to help identify where you want to go in your career and what must be done to get there. It also helps ensure you are competitive in your career field and have the most current information, trends and methods to provide the best service or product to your customers. According to the American Planning Association or APA (yes, there really is such an association), a personal professional development plan is a document that helps focus, evaluate and prioritize professional development activities. This provides an opportunity to assess current professional development needs and anticipate future needs. If shared with your supervisor and you both agree, it may provide greater justification to employers for granting participation or financial assistance for particular activities already identified in the plan. How to Develop a Plan: • Begin by writing down all the tasks you are currently responsible for, areas you must be knowledgeable about, the skills you need to possess and changes that are likely to occur in the next one to five years. • Consider any short-term or long-term goals for developing or adapting your career. Be realistic about your ambitions and the time needed to achieve them. • Develop ideas regarding continuing education needs and prioritize each need for whatever timeframe you’ve chosen. • Remember to consider your current professional responsibilities AND career development possibilities. Look at what skills are required for positions one or two levels above yours and begin developing and strengthening these skills. The APA suggests dividing your plan into two categories: Activities needed to be competent in your current work and activities to help career progression. It is important to remember your personal professional development plan is a flexible document. Review your plan periodically to reassess it, add new ideas and revise portions that

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may no longer be relevant. Ultimately, YOU are responsible for achieving the goals in your personal professional development plan. You can achieve your goals by attending training, joining professional associations, continuing education, obtaining certifications, and reading professional literature. You can also achieve professional development experience by volunteering on special projects, community initiatives, company committees, etc. In short, don’t be reluctant to take on extra tasks. The experience and visibility you gain might open doors and present opportunities not imagined. In carrying out your plan, always remember to conduct yourself in a highly professional manner. Be punctual, reliable, detail-oriented and maintain a positive attitude. Many companies offer formal and informal educational opportunities for free or a nominal charge. All military ID card holders (active, reserve, guard, retired and their beneficiaries) and DoD civilians can access over 5,000 free online courses through Skillport. These courses cover a wide variety of topics, such as the well-known Rosetta Stone foreign language courses, Business courses, IT courses, Human Resources, etc. These courses do not require CAC login and can even be accessed from a mobile device through Books, 24x7. To access Skillport log on to AKO (Army Knowledge Online either via CAC card or password login), click on Self Service in the upper left portion of the screen (just under the AKO Logo), scroll down to and click on My Education. Then click on the Army E-Learning portion of the screen. Follow the instructions to register or log in if you have an account. Once you establish an account, you can access Skillport from your mobile device through https://usarmy.skillport.com and click on the Books24x7 link located on the top right side of the web page. I hope this information is helpful and everyone makes a commitment to own their job by striving for increased professional growth and competency in carrying out duties and responsibilities. Doing this not only benefits our customers but all our stakeholders, including Fort Gordon, the IMCOM family and our nation. No one operates in a vacuum and we all rely on each other to be successful. I think we owe it to ourselves, and each other, to be the best we can possibly be. Our customers certainly deserve our very best. Sources: American Planning Association, Personal Professional Development Plan Paige Turner, Career Growth: Strategies For Achieving Career Success

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101 Critical Days of Summer:

Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend By Michael Reed ASAP PC/EAP Don’t let alcohol put a chill on your summer. By following these simple guidelines, you can prevent an alcohol-related accident or health problem. • If you drive, don’t drink. If you drink, don’t drive. • There is NO safe level of alcohol for drivers because everyone reacts differently to alcohol on different occasions. • Never drink and pilot a boat of any kind. The same things that makes drinking and driving dangerous (impaired judgment, information processing and coordination, among other alcohol effects) can be as deadly on water as they are on land. • Don’t swim or dive if you have been drinking. Remember that alcohol will inhibit your swallowing and breathing reflexes, both of which are necessary for swimming, and make you feel warmer than you really are, putting you at risk for hypothermia in cold water. In addition, drinking affects your ability to judge distances and may lead you to swim too far out into a lake or ocean. • If you are riding in a boat, remember that alcohol will impair your balance and increase your chances of falling overboard. This danger, compounded by alcohol’s effects on your swimming ability, is a common cause of drowning. • If you are a heavy drinker, remember that during the summer alcohol consumption can:

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• More rapidly dehydrate you • Raise your blood pressure • Increase your chances of developing hypoglycemia, a condition that cause weakness and interferes with the body’s temperature regulation • Increase your chances of becoming a heat prostration or stroke victim Each year in the US: • 3,500 drown • 4,500 injured while boating • 700 killed while boating • P  ersonal Flotation Devices (PFD) could reduce fatalities by 90% • Contributing factors include: alcohol, lack of PFDs, horseplay, and underwater obstructions Survival plan: • Use a “designated Captain” • Don’t overload the boat • PFDs on weak swimmers • Explore water feet first • Keep throwable PFD nearby • Use the engine kill switch Again, keep yourself and your loved ones safe during the summer months. If you use alcohol, do it in a manner which will protect you and the things you value. If additional information is needed, contact Michael Reed, Prevention Coordinator/EAPC, Fort Gordon Army Substance Abuse Program, 791-5797.

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yourhealth Cataract Awareness By Kathleen Haskell According to Prevent Blindness America, cataracts are a leading cause of blindness among older adults in the United States. More than 20 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts. More than half of all Americans have cataracts by the time they are 80 years old. Cataracts can also sometimes be found in young people or even newborn babies.

What is a Cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens, which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. The lens of the eye is located behind the pupil and the colored iris, and is normally transparent. The lens helps to focus images onto the retina – which transmits the images to the brain. Your vision may become blurry or dim because the cataract stops light from properly passing through to your retina.

Am I at risk for developing cataracts? The exact cause of a cataract is unknown. Most often, a cataract is part of getting older. As you age, you are at greater risk of developing a cataract. There are also several possible risk factors for cataracts, such as: • Intense heat or long-term exposure to UV rays from the sun • Certain diseases, such as diabetes • Inflammation in the eye* • Hereditary influences • Events before birth, such as German measles in the mother • Long-term steroid use • Eye injuries • Eye diseases • Smoking * “Inflammation” is the body’s response to injury. This injury, or trauma, may be caused by a blow or wound, eye surgery, a disease such as a virus, bacterial infection or a parasite. It may be caused by problems with the body’s immune system or genetic disease. For many people with uveitis, the exact cause of their inflammation is unknown. Inflammation is the body’s attempt to rid itself of the cause of trauma and to heal any damage caused by it. Often, however, the inflammation itself can damage the w w w. f o r t g o r d o n . c o m • J u n e 2 0 1 1

body. In the case of uveitis, the inflammation can lead to problems that cause loss of vision, or even blindness.

What are the symptoms of a cataract? Generally, a cataract does not cause pain, redness or tears. The following problems may indicate you have a cataract: • You have blurred vision, double vision, ghost images, or the sense of a “film” over your eyes. • Lights seem too dim for reading or close-up work, or you are “dazzled” by strong light. • You change eyeglass prescriptions often and the change does not seem to help your vision. • You may also be able to see the cataract in your eye. It may look like a milky or yellowish spot in your pupil.

What treatments are available for cataracts? The key to preventing vision loss is regular eye exams. If you are 65 or older you should get a complete eye exam every one or two years, even if you have no problem seeing well. Be sure to ask your eye doctor for a dilated eye exam.

What treatment is available at Eisenhower Army Medical Center? All ophthalmology services are available at Eisenhower. If you are a DoD eligible beneficiary, regardless of your age or if you have a physician outside Eisenhower, you are entitled to use any of the 30 specialty services within the medical center. The Specialty Care Coordination Center handles all specialty clinic referrals and provides a onestop shop for appointment management and consultation with external doctors.

What if my physician or optometrist says I need cataract surgery now? As a DoD eligible beneficiary, if you require cataract surgery and would like to coordinate an appointment and schedule specialty procedures at Eisenhower, have your family practice physician or optometrist refer you to our Specialty Clinic Coordination Center by calling (706) 7870297 or toll free (877) 667-5828. Cataract information source: www.preventblindness.org 15


foodforthought We’ve Got Your Back By Randy Taylor I put together an article a few months ago on back injury and back exercise. I had such a big response to that article I wanted to do a follow up piece. I have put together another article on the lumbar spine and different problems individuals have. I have also listed exercises to help with each back problem listed. These exercises should help maintain a healthy back. Please, if you do have an injury to your back, consult your healthcare professional before attempting any of the listed movements. Your physician may recommend rest, limited activities and specific exercise restrictions.

Lumbar Spine Anatomy The spinal cord begins as an extension of the brain. It is surrounded by the bony vertebral column, which acts as a protective mechanism. Any information (sensory or motor) the brain needs to relay to the body travels via the spinal cord. The spinal cord is protected by vertebrae, so spinal-cord injuries are not common and most people in post rehabilitation for low-back pain will have lesser impairments.

Vertebral Bodies, Disks and Nerves The lumbar spine consists of five articulating segments that move to flex, extend, side-bend and rotate the torso. The lower in the vertebral chain the vertebrae are, the larger they are, since the lower lumbar vertebrae are important in load bearing. Between the vertebral segments are intervertebral disks consisting of a central fibrogelatinous mass containing 80%-90% water and a peripheral annulus formed by cartilaginous fibers. Individual nerve roots exit on each side of the vertebrae to become nerves that enable sensation and movement in the lower body.

Muscles There are three groups of muscles in the back: superficial (trapezius, latissimus dorsi); intermediate (serratus posterior); and deep (erector spinae, multifidus). The superficial and intermediate groups are extrinsic muscles that are concerned with limb movements and respiration, respectively. The deep group consists of intrinsic back muscles that enable movements of the vertebral column. Even if you get the go-ahead to resume exercise you must avoid any movements that elicit pain. Extend the normal warm-up and stretching routines to ease the transition back to activity.

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can begin exercise. Core Strengthening – Perform these exercises within a comfortable range of motion. 1. Isometric abdominals (30 reps) • Lie supine with knees bent. • Contract abdominals by drawing two sides of ribs closer together. • Hold for 7 seconds, then release. 2. Bridge (3 sets, 10–15 reps) • Lie supine with knees bent and feet planted under knees. • Contract abdominals, tighten gluteals and push through heels up into bridge position. • Hold for a count of 3. Then slowly relax down to starting position. 3. Cat/camel (10 reps) • Kneel on all fours, with spine in neutral position. • Exhale, tighten abdominals and round the back, drawing belly button toward spine. Hold for full exhalation. • Inhale in slightly arched or neutral spine position (as comfortable). 4. Side bridge (3 sets, 5–10 reps) • Begin in side-lying position, with knees bent to 90 degrees and one elbow placed directly under shoulder. • Exhale up into side bridge position (straight line from top shoulder to top knee). • Hold for 7 seconds. Then relax down to starting position. Flexibility – Tight hip flexors will pull the pelvis anteriorly and cause extension hypermobilities of the lumbar spine. Conversely, tight hamstrings can pull the pelvis down posteriorly. Tight hip rotators can influence the kinetic chain and cause increased stress on the joints, disks and extensor muscle attachments. 1. Hip flexors (3 reps per side) • Kneel and lunge either leg forward while keeping spine upright. • Hold for 30 seconds. 2. Assisted hamstrings (3 reps per side) • In supine position, individual raises one leg. • A friend or spouse manually stretches hamstrings of raised leg while individual maintains neutral rotation of opposite leg. • Hold near comfortable end range of motion for 30 seconds. 3. Piriformis (3 reps per side) • In supine position, hug one knee to opposite shoulder. • Hold 30 seconds. Aerobic Conditioning – Perform 5–30 minutes at low to moderate intensity. • Treadmill/elliptical / walking • Swimming J u n e 2 0 1 1 • w w w. f o r t g o r d o n . c o m


• Recumbent cycling Modifications and Lifestyle Strategies – Avoid lunges, step-ups, squats and other exercises that require increased use of core-stabilizing muscles. Perform leg extensions/curls unilaterally or bilaterally, according to tolerance. Initially avoid running and exercise on rowing machines and elliptical trainers with moving arm extensions. Begin with treadmill walking, recumbent cycling or aquatic activity, as tolerated.

Sciatica Sciatica is a term used to describe pain felt along the distribution of the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body, which exits from the lumbar spine and travels through the buttocks region and into the lower leg. Sciatica can cause numbness, tingling, muscle weakness and pain in the affected leg. Afflicted individuals may complain of symptoms with flexion-based activities, such as bending or sitting. A diagnosis of sciatica can be made only by a healthcare professional, who may prescribe medication and physical therapy to ease the irritated or inflamed nerve. Causes of this irritation or inflammation can include a herniated (displaced) disk in the lower spine or pressure on the nerve from arthritic growths. Core Strengthening • Prone opposite arm/leg lifts (3 sets, 10 reps per side). • Quadruped opposite arm/leg lifts (3 sets, 10 reps per side). • Bridges (3 sets, 10–15 reps). Flexibility • Assisted hamstrings (hold 30 seconds, 3 reps per side). • Piriformis (hold 30 seconds, 3 reps per side). • Abdominals (10 reps): In prone position, with hands gently tucked under shoulders and pelvis down on mat, press up through palms until stretch is felt in abdomen or until pelvis begins to lift. Hold for 3–5 breaths, and then lower. Aerobic Conditioning • Perform 5–30 minutes at low to moderate intensity. • Treadmill/water walking. • Swimming. • Recumbent cycling. Modifications and Lifestyle Strategies – Practice good posture throughout the day. Increased spinal flexion can aggravate the sciatic nerve. Avoid w w w. f o r t g o r d o n . c o m • J u n e 2 0 1 1

sitting or standing for long periods and avoid wearing high heels. When lifting, use hips and legs with good ergonomic positioning, even if the weight seems light. Stretch, stretch, stretch!

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Lumbar spinal stenosis is generally recognized by radiating pain in the buttocks and lower extremities and is aggravated by standing or walking. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the space in the spine that contains the nerves going to the lower extremities. This space is very small to begin with and may become even smaller when additional bone and tissue grow inside it. Arthritis, trauma and years of wear and tear on the bones and joints can also play a role. The narrowed space for the nerve may result in pressure on the nerve and cause back or leg pain, or leg weakness. Core Strengthening 1. Supine marching (3 sets, 10 reps per side). Begin supine with neutral spine, arms resting at sides, knees bent and feet planted. Contract abdominals and lift one foot off mat without altering spine position. Lift only as high as possible while maintaining neutral spine. 2. Supine opposite hand to knee (3 sets, 10 reps per side). Begin in same position as supine marching but with arms extended overhead. Raise one knee and move opposite hand toward that knee while maintaining neutral spine and contracting abdominals. 3. Traditional crunches (3 sets, 10–15 reps). Perform in supine position, with knees bent and feet planted. Flexibility • Single knee to chest (hold 30 seconds, 3 reps per side) • Double knees to chest (hold 30 seconds, 3 reps per side) • Seated hamstring stretch (hold 30 seconds, 3 reps per side) Aerobic Conditioning • Perform 5–30 minutes of low to moderate intensity: water aerobics; stationary cycling; elliptical training. Modifications and Lifestyle Strategies – Choose seated weight exercises instead of standing ones. Avoid long periods of standing or walking, and take breaks between exercises: sit, or stretch knees toward chest. Remember, if you are having back pain; see your health care professional first, before using the exercises listed in this article. Resources: International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine ISSLS • IDEA Health & Fitness Association • United States Sports Academy

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Carne Asada: Welcome the Meat!

Carne Asada (Grilled Steak) is most commonly a marinated and grilled flank or skirt steak which can be used in a wide variety of ways. Of course, you can eat it alone. However, slicing it for tacos and adding some grilled cambray onions (like green onions, but with a larger bulb), grilled nopales (from the prickly pear cactus), guacamole, pico de gallo and freshly squeezed lime juice makes it absolutely mouth-watering. Remember, genuine Mexican tacos feature small, soft tortillas, stacking two at a time for each taco. Carne Asada is also featured in tortas, delicious Mexican sandwiches using big telera bread rolls. For tender Carne Asada, marinating the flank or skirt steak anywhere from 1-8 hours does the trick. Traditionally, the marinade includes freshly squeezed lime juice, garlic, onion, cilantro and black pepper, but you can experiment with other fruit juices, such as orange and papaya. You can even try adding some hot peppers and a little beer to it as well. And remember, for best results, grill the meat over a nice, hot fire. In many places, you can buy Carne Asada already marinated, which makes preparation easier, but that takes all the fun and experimentation out of it, doesn’t it? Not to fear, a lip-smacking recipe follows.

Marinade: • 4 Cloves garlic, minced • 1/2 Cup fresh cilantro leaves and stems, chopped finely • 1 Jalapeño, serrano or habanero pepper, minced (optional, if you don’t like it spicy) • 2 Freshly squeezed limes • 1 Freshly squeezed orange • 1/2 Cup olive oil • 1 Teaspoon cumin • Freshly ground black pepper • Kosher salt (but go easy on it because you’ll salt the steak again just before putting it on the grill) • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar • Beer (like negra modelo, corona or dos equis), optional, to taste • Using a mortar and pestle, mash the garlic, hot pepper, cilantro, cumin, salt, and pepper into a paste. Gradually add the lime juice, orange juice, oil, vinegar and beer, stirring to mix well.

Other ingredients: • 2 Lbs flank or skirt steaks • 1 Onion, chopped • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper • Olive oil for the grill • Corn or flour tortillas • Additional limes, wedged • Pico de Gallo salsa, optional • Cambray onions, or greenons, whole, optional • Nopales, optional.

Preparation: • Place the steak in a large pan or baking dish and add the chopped onion. Pour the marinade over it. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate from 1-8 hours. • Preheat an outdoor grill (for best results), or you can use an indoor grill or even the broiler option of your oven. Brush the grill with a little olive oil to prevent sticking. Take the steak out of the marinade and place it on the grill or under the broiler. When the juices begin to rise on the surface, season with salt and pepper. As soon as the salt liquefies on the surface, flip the meat to the other side and repeat. Grilling time is anywhere from a few minutes to 10 minutes each side, depending on the thickness of the meat and your preference for doneness. • Remove the steak and let it rest for about 5 minutes to allow the juices to settle. Thinly cut the steak across the grain for tacos. Keep the Carne Asada warm in a covered dish. (If you’re grilling cambray onions and nopales, it’s best to do this before or concurrently with the meat, and set aside, keeping it warm.) You can also sauté the onions used in the marinade in a skillet to add to the tacos. • Warm the tortillas for about 30 seconds on each side in a skillet or on the grill. Stack the tortillas to keep them warm. To each tortilla, add some steak, the optional cambray onion and nopales, pico de gallo and some juice squeezed from a lime wedge. • Enjoy! (Serves 4-6) Source: www.mexicofoodandmore.com

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Art has long been seen as a means of therapy. In fact, being creative is often a channel for sorting through difficult-to-process emotions, memories and experiences. It is also a means of bringing joy to others, something that is familiar to Daryl Walker. Daryl works for the Warriors in Transition Battalion at Bldg 329 as a desk clerk and he has brightened up the days of not just one person, but many by creating a gallery in the building’s lobby. It all began with Spc. Jose Fernandez. Fernandez was taking a model motorcycle to a NCO who was leaving when Daryl saw it and stopped the Soldier. ‘What have you got there?’ I asked him,” Daryl recalls, “and when he told me, I said I like it. Then I asked could he make me one?” Fernandez said he could and left. Daryl was pleasantly surprised when Fernandez brought a beautiful, black bike to the lobby a couple of weeks later; and he

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him to display the bike in the lobby instead of his home; he felt it would generate conversation. And he was right. A Soldier came in and asked Daryl where he got the bike, so he told her the story of how he’s asked for one, to which she replied, “Really? Well, I paint pictures.” Daryl asked her to paint him something, which she did, and Daryl proudly displayed the canvases in the office. Another Soldier asked about the paintings, which are abstract, revealing that he painted too. Daryl responded the same way he had before – by asking for one of the Soldier’s paintings. In the meantime, Fernandez brought in more art. By this time, Daryl was collecting pieces of art like they were going out of style. He thought about becoming a proud ambassador of these Soldiers’ gifts and decided he needed a portfolio to carry around with him just so, when the opportunity arose in conversation, he could whip it out and “bother you to death.” He named it the Warrior Art Initiative. The pictures in the portfolio are of every piece Daryl has been given. One of them, a model living room, is a beautifully crafted collection of furniture handmade by Sgt. Broderick. The setting is quaint and proportionately

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perfect. In addition to the living room, Broderick provided Daryl with a miniature computer desk replete with computer, as well as a tiny bust of an angel. The models now sit to the right of the desk at which Daryl sits, flanked by other pieces of art, to include a funky canvas-backed painting by Spc. Wilson. Sgt. Wilson’s talent would have remained undiscovered if it weren’t for an administrator in Charlie Company. As Wilson tells it, the administrator’s surroundings were so bland it prompted Wilson to poke fun at the lady for not having any color around her. After the joking, Wilson offered to make something for her and later gave her a painting of the head of a woman without eyes. One day, while “bumming around” in Charlie Co., Daryl spotted the painting and made his usual enquiries. He left with the picture in hand – and a desire to meet Wilson. “What people don’t seem to understand is that, while the Soldiers may benefit from doing it, I benefit from having it. I like sitting back and just looking at it. I think it’s the same for everyone.” And Daryl has worked hard to get to this point, but it has been all of three months since Fernandez walked passed Daryl with the model bike. In the third month of her deployment to Iraq, Spc. Wilson

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fell down a flight of stairs. After getting checked over, she was given an ankle brace and was then told to carry on and complete her mission. Her ankles kept bothering her – she couldn’t walk or stand for long periods of time, but because she was deployed she was focused on her mission, not the pain. Upon her return from deployment, she was checked over again and it was found that the tendons that were supposed to be attached to her ankles were not – they were completely torn. Wilson was placed on med-hold in April 2010. Since that time, she has had two surgeries to re-build her ankles and now must reassess her career. Prior to joining the Army, Wilson was in law enforcement and had been working her way into the fashion industry neither of which she feels she can pursue in her current condition. “I went into something of a depression. I had trouble reintegrating, which is how I started painting and writing. I was trying to find joy, because I couldn’t find it.” But then Wilson warmed to Ms. Dylan, the administrator at Charlie Co. She thought of her as a motherly-figure, but couldn’t believe her desk area wasn’t decorated with anything, not even flowers. So she painted her the picture of the lady without eyes, with which Daryl later absconded!

she is now getting involved with art gallery exhibits and the Warrior Art Initiative. “It is something special, something different for me. Things are happening that weren’t part of my original plan, but I’ve come up with a new plan!” The possibilities for expanding the Initiative are there, according to Walker. Plans are in the works for a show at other venues, of which one will be in a professional art studio in downtown Augusta. Anticipating a great deal of involvement from the artists that have already contributed to his collection, Daryl has welcomed musicians to the fold – jazz will accompany the art show. The studio may also host instructional classes in which interested service members can learn about specific artistic techniques. Walker stresses that the Initiative is all-inclusive and wants to see the joy it brings extend to a wider community, “This is something that everyone can come together to do: Soldiers, spouses, kids, grandparents. I don’t care who you are, if you are part of our community, this can benefit you too!” To learn more, contact Daryl via e-mail at daryl.k.walker@us.army.mil.

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When word got out that Gary Sinise was coming to town, I began hearing people quote the uber-famous blockbuster, “Forrest Gump”. Sinise played Lt. Dan, the fated soldier carried to safety by Forrest after being ambushed in Vietnam, a role for which he won numerous awards and an Oscar nomination. But, Gary (as he insisted on being called) was not here to promote a movie, or even CSI: New York, the show he currently stars in as Detective Mac Taylor. He was here to spend some time with our service members. The trip to Augusta was a result of a few key incidents aligning perfectly; first, Gary was bent on fulfilling a promise he made to Sgt. Tom Morrissey, one of the first Wounded Warriors to use the network established by the Wounded Warrior Care Project, which was that he would one day make it to Augusta. Second, his band – the Lt. Dan Band – was scheduled to play in Savannah, just a few short hours drive from here. So on April 21, after visiting the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, Gary Sinise found himself sitting on the stage at Alexander Hall waiting to address veterans and active-duty service members of Fort Gordon. Laurie Ott of the Wounded Warrior Care Project was the first to speak. Ms. Ott introduced Sgt. Morrissey, who she described as “a tremendous friend, not only to all in the room, but to all Wounded Warriors who come from all across America to heal here.” Morrissey, she went on to say, has worked as a tireless advocate for Eisenhower Medical Center and the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center since he was injured at close

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range on his third combat tour to Afghanistan. Sgt. Morrissey told the audience he was present to say that recovering wounded service members need to listen to their doctors, because there is life after transitioning back into the civilian world. “All I know is that I was going to be whatever I could be; but, there is another world after ... there’s a plan out there, you just have to come out with that plan and stick to it. Pursue your goals.” Morrissey then welcomed Gary Sinise, describing him as a “great American, a committed person” for his support of the military-–the wounded Soldiers in particular. As the actor approached the podium, he looked out at the crowd and spoke, “Life is like a box of chocolates.” The line elicited cheers and, with encouragement from Gary, many in the audience in turn responded with their own favorite lines from Forrest Gump. Referring to the blockbuster, he said, “I don’t get tired of hearing that because it was actually a very positive story.” Sinise recounted how shortly after the release of Forrest Gump, Gary received an invitation to attend a convention as a guest from the organization Disabled American Veterans (DAV). At the time, he says, he really didn’t know anything about the DAV, but they wanted to give him something for his performance as Lt. Dan. So he went to the convention not knowing what to expect. While standing behind the doors that led to the stage, he could hear something; scenes were being played from Forrest Gump. He walked out to the stage and he was greeted by over 2,250 disabled and wounded veterans. “I was so touched because they were standing up and they were applauding me for playing this injured soldier. And I just wasn’t really prepared for that.” At that time, the character of Lt. Dan was actually one of the first positive portrayals of Vietnam vets; something the members of the DAV

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Continued from pg 29 appreciated. “Lt. Dan was a veteran who was able to be resilient, get through it, put his sacrifice in perspective – with the help of a friend, Forrest Gump. He was able to overcome some of the obstacles.” Since that time, Gary has found that the name “Lt. Dan” has stuck, because it means something to people to include veterans and Wounded Warriors, so much so that his band is called the Lt. Dan Band. His band travels with the USO; so far this year, the band has already performed over 15 times. The band, the tours and visiting with service members are Gary’s way of serving the country and showing his appreciation, he says. “We have an all volunteer service. You don’t have to serve, we don’t have mandatory service. We would be in trouble without our volunteer defenders. But I want you to know that I do not take your service, your choice or your sacrifice for granted. I am here to say thank you and tell you I get a lot more from what you give than I can possibly give back.” Following his address, Gary received the key to the city of Augusta from Augusta mayor Deke Copenhaver. He then requested he meet each and every person in the room, insisting on having his picture taken with all that wanted it. He took time to speak with all the service members that approached him and even called the father of one navy seaman on her cell phone. The entire process took some time but, looking at him, you could see Gary was in his element. Kinda reminded me of when Lt. Dan got his sea legs. 30

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June 19 isn’t all that far away; and for many it’s a day that presents a few quandaries such as: What do we get dad? What would he want to do? Should we take him out to eat? Does he even want anything? Since Father’s Day lacks in appeal what Mother’s Day has in spades, we are ramping it up with some unique suggestions that will make your Father’s Day a day to remember! The FYI wishes a very happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there – thank you for being our victors, our guardians and our guides. You rock! See How to Celebrate Father’s Day, pg 34

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Continued from pg 33 What to get… Star Wars ABC Book: What better way to honor your fatherhood than to impart upon your young child great words of wisdom and import? “Yep, that’s right little Joey, S is for Stormtrooper. A Stormtrooper serves on Imperial Star Destroyers.” We’re convinced all children would benefit from this knowledge, but they would benefit even more from spending time with daddy. $12.99 from Think Geek (www.thinkgeek.com)

All you want is a place to call your own; to be yourself, watch what you want, eat what you want and hang with who you want. We know. So, go ahead and grab that chunk of privacy; hang your Personalized Man Cave Sign on the door and enjoy the silence. Or the game. Whatever. $38.99 on up from Home Wet Bar (www.HomeWetBar.com)

Kick it in Converse! The iconic footwear is not only a retro hero but it is also very much a modern masterpiece! Another way to score points all-round is to be the proud owner of some customized canvas uppers especially the Converse (PRODUCT) RED shoes. 5% of the net wholesale price of these Converse shoes is paid to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. $39.99 on up from Converse (www.converse.com)

Relive the 80s…and 90s on up to the present with Depeche Mode’s Remixes 2: 80-11. This collection of new and classic mixes of material covers their entire career and the album includes remixes of tracks from their 1981 debut, “Speak and Spell”, through to 2009’s “Sounds of the Universe”. A must-have for any Depeche Mode fan, for sure, but also a refreshing walk down memory lane for anyone born in the later part of the last century. From $12.71 on Amazon (www.amazon.com)

What to do… It’s Father’s Day weekend and you want to do something different and special. Enter parasailing!

Run for the title of Coolest Sporty Dad Ever! Reminiscent of 80’s sports bands, these headphones deliver pristine, CD-quality music sound or bass-rich, Bluetooth music. There’s no competition here between form and function, so grab your Sportsband Bluetooth Cordless Headphones and hit the road! $89 from Amazon (www.amazon.com)

Splurge…on Yourself! Lego has always been cool, but the Lego Architecture Series of real-world construction models takes it to the highest level of coolness. Build the Sears Tower, Rockerfeller Plaza and more. Capture the thrill of Lego while enjoying the patience and skill that comes of being an adult! From $19.95 from Barnes & Noble (www.barnesandnoble.com)

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Parasailing is a popular sport in which the rider is hitched to a parachute like canopy, known as a parasail, and is set aloft in the air. The parasail is attached to a long towrope, which is pulled along by a speeding form of transportation. When the speed exceeds the stalling speed, the parasail rises, hoisting the pilot up into the air. That’s the theory, at least! Parasailing at Pointes West Army Resort began its inaugural season in May. Pointes West offers single and tandem rides over the weekend and expects to expand operations according to customer demand. Parasailing is offered to service members and their families as an amenity to the Pointes West operations. Pricing for parasailing is as follows: Single riders, $35.00 per flight – tandem riders, $50.00 per flight. Feed Me Seymour! FMWR’s Gordon’s Conference and Catering Center will host a Father’s Day Brunch on Sunday, June 19, from 10.30 a.m. – 2 p.m. The brunch includes an extensive menu (see page 10 for more information), but though the food might be the main focus, it certainly isn’t the inspiration for creating the event. Instead, FMWR wants to encourage people to celebrate Father’s Day with the same kind of effort as they celebrate Mother’s Day. With this in mind, Gordon’s Conference and Catering Center is going all out to pamper fathers by creating a brunch that is more of a family-oriented feast.

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Read This: Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams by Nick Tosches Only a handful of showbiz biographers can lay claim to posessing the literary acumen of writers like Michael Holroyd and Peter Ackroyd. Nick Tosches is one of these writers, and his unauthorized biography of Dean Martin stands as a testament to his genius. Several inimitable sequences in which Tosches adopts his subject’s perspective (most of which are regrettably unsuitable for quotation here) make the book a real standout. Dino is a fascinating portrait of a man who had it all – money, fame, women – and couldn’t have cared less about any of it and suggests that, even as he wallowed in the excesses of Hollywood and the Rat Pack, Martin stayed critically aloof from that world, albeit often in a booze-and-pill-addled haze. He got into showbiz precisely because it required so little effort of him: “I can’t stand an actor or actress who tells me acting is hard work,” he once said. “It’s easy work. Anyone who says it is hard never had to stand on his feet all day dealing blackjack.” Nobody could impress Martin. While Frank Sinatra would do anything just to hang out with reputed Mafioso, the Mob would have to make special trips to ask Martin in person to play a show at one of their casinos. Tosches’ portrait, written only a few years before Martin’s death in 1996, depicts its subject as nothing so much as a Zen master without the spiritual anchor; after sampling everything that life had to offer and finding it lacking, Martin spent the last years of his life waiting to die in virtual seclusion.

For the Kids – Make your Father Loud! Monogrammed items are usually gifts reserved for mothers, but no more! The website Kaboose has a rather unique gift idea that is right up almost every man’s alley – a monogram painted hammer. We love this because it’s a one-of-a-kind present that will probably never be replicated, but it serves a purpose too. Every nail hammered will forever be driven into the wall by love!

2. Decorate the rest of the hammer in whatever fashion you like! You will need to paint one side, let it dry, and then paint the other side. Let dry completely. (See photo 2, 3.) 3. Use a black fine point marker to add any details, such as outlines. It’s important to let the marker dry for a good 30 minutes otherwise your sealer may cause the marker ink to bleed. 4. To monogram the hammer, paint the first letter of dad’s name toward the bottom of the handle (T for Tom, B for Bob, etc). (See photo 4.) 5. In a well ventilated area, have an adult spray the hammer with a clear sealer or glaze. Let dry and repeat for a second coat. Allow to dry overnight. Tips: 1. This project will require some patience because there’s quite a bit of dry time involved. For small children, a coat of white and a few different colors of finger painting or brush painting is usually fine. For older kids, they may want to be more intricate, adding stripes, lines and polka dots. Just be sure to allow dry time for each layer. 2. You can get cheap hammers at the dollar store. 3. You can speed up the process of this project by sanding the hammer and painting it white ahead of time and just allowing kids to decorate. 4. Crayons or markers are also an alternative to paint! Have kids color directly on the white painted surface and then spray with sealer afterward. http://crafts.kaboose.com/painted-hammer.html

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Truly, hamburgers are a staple of the United States. This statement was garnered less from trolling through numerous websites and more by making my own cultural observation; if you would like to dispute it, by all means, call me out. But do your research first, because I have done mine. For the sake of this article, and rather than just relying on my gut (no pun intended), here are some stats to slap on your bun: • The meat and poultry industry is the largest segment of United States agriculture • Americans consume on average in excess of 200

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pounds of meat Of that, Americans consume approximately 33 pounds of hamburger and over 30 pounds of other beef cuts, per capita The average American eats three hamburgers every week 72% of these hamburgers are prepared and eaten somewhere other than private residences. People in the North Central and South Atlantic regions consume the most burgers

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Continued from pg 39 So it’s a mega-phenomenon that cannot be ignored, but how did we get here? Cookery writer Thodora FitzGibbon,once examined the journey the hamburger underwent to get to our shores: “They originated on the German Hamburg-Amerika line boats, which brought emigrants to America in the 1850s. There was, at that time, a famous Hamburg beef which was salted and sometimes slightly smoked, and therefore ideal for keeping on a long sea voyage. As it was hard, it was minced and sometimes stretched with soaked breadcrumbs and chopped onion. It was popular with the Jewish emigrants who continued to make Hamburg steaks, as the patties were then called, with fresh meat when they settled in the U.S.” The numerous claims regarding who made the first hamburger and bun in the U.S. makes it virtually impossible to say for certain who was actually first, although it is

believed that Oscar Weber Bilby served the first-known hamburger on a bun in his farm, west of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1891 (www.greendesignetc.net). The food item became so popular that, in 1904, the New York Tribune reported that Fletcher Davis served hamburgers at the World’s Fair. Enough is enough – there is a purpose to our article other than throwing facts and figures at you. An ongoing and highly contested rivalry on post needed to be settled once and for all: who sells the best burger? So far, Gordon Lakes Golf Club, Gordon Lanes and Slinger’s in Darling Hall have all claimed to offer the most lip-smacking, juicy burger you could buy; but who was right? Well, to find out we sacrificed our usually healthy lunches of grilled tofu and arugula (ha, ha) and conducted our own highly technical taste tests. To be fair to the major contenders, we threw Gordon’s Conference and Catering Center into the mix as kind of a control – kind of, because we don’t know how to do a control. We just wanted more burger.

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Slingers: Slingers, located in Darling Hall, are confident in their handmade burgers. And rightly so; priced at $3.25, this patty is a beast! Available Monday–Friday from 10 a.m.–3.30 p.m., be sure to get some seasoned fries with these beauties!

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Gordon’s Conference and Catering: Want to avoid the crowds at a fast food restaurant but still want a burger? Head over to 19th Street between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday – Friday, and grab a cheeseburger. $4.25 is reasonable for this mighty contender.

Gordon Lakes Yes, the golf club boasts beautiful greens, a grand pavilion and an excellent Pro Shop; but can they cook? Try out their hamburgers for yourself because no, you don’t need to be a golfer, or even a member, to eat in the clubhouse. Priced at $4.50, this cheeseburger comes with pickles and your choice of toppings.

Gordon Lanes Gordon Lanes has long claimed – yes, even in the pages of the FYI – that it serves the best burger on post! It certainly is one of the most affordable at $3; a bonus if ever I saw/ate one. Another bonus? The ladies at the grill sure know how to make you feel welcome!

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One of the Firsts: Hamburger Hero

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1885 – Charlie Nagreen of Seymour, Wisconsin, at the age of 15, sold hamburgers from his ox-drawn food stand at the Outagamie County Fair. He went to the Outagamie County Fair and set up a stand selling meatballs. Business wasn’t good and he quickly realized it was because meatballs were too difficult to eat while strolling around the fair. In a flash of innovation he flattened the meatballs, placed them between two slices of bread and called his new creation a hamburger. He was known to many as “Hamburger Charlie.” He returned to sell hamburgers at the fair every year until his death in 1951, and he would entertain people with a guitar, mouth organ and his jingle: “Hamburgers, hamburgers, hamburgers hot; onions in the middle, pickle on top. Makes your lips go flippity flop.” The town of Seymour, Wisconsin is so certain about this claim they even have a Hamburger Hall of Fame that they built as a tribute to Charlie Nagreen and the legacy he left behind. The town claims to be “Home of the Hamburger” and holds an annual Burger Festival on the first Saturday of August each year. Events include a ketchup slide, bun toss and hamburgereating contest, as well as the “world’s largest hamburger parade.” (www.whatscookingamerica.net)

The hierarchy of toppings when Americans choose what to have with their burger: 38% include ketchup 30% include mustard 28% include cheese 21% include onion Gordon Lanes! With a fresh sesame seed bun and some serious full grilled flavor, this burger won three votes out of five in our taste test. Congratulations to the Bowling Center – now their “proven fact” is truly proven!

20% include mayonnaise\ salad dressing 20% include tomatoes 19% include lettuce 17% include pickles 4% include relish 2% include BBQ sauce (bNet.com)

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A Different Side of Them: Allstar Weekend Plays at Fort Gordon By Molly Swift

The excitement leading up to the Allstar Weekend gig prior to and following the concert. Entertainment Director was something I’ve not experienced in a while. The FMWR Steve Walpert had this to say: “This was a terrific event allMarketing office was getting around. The band was amazing. phone calls from anxious They completely engaged the parents and frantic, fanatical audience with their music and tweens, all asking whether energetic stage presence. We What a great the young Disney Radio stars had a fantastic turn-out. Over were really playing for free. It 650 eager music fans, ages way to celebrate was a wonderful feeling to be 14-40, rocked the house for a the Month of the able to respond with a smile solid 90 minutes. What a great and a “Yes!” way to celebrate the Month of Military Child! To host a concert the Military Child! Thanks to - Steve Walpert specifically for our military Army Entertainment Division children was monumental and for bringing us this wonderful a great honor for Family and show – and to everyone who Morale, Welfare and Recreation. contributed to the effort.” It certainly didn’t hurt that the band We look forward to seeing who was keen to interact with its doting fans will rock the house next year!

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Allstar Weekend – Live! By Charmain Z. Brackett

Zach Porter knows some of the challenges facing military children. “My dad was in the Navy; he retired three or four years ago in San Diego. We moved around a lot. I know about the lifestyle,” said Porter, lead singer of the band, Allstar Weekend, which presented a free concert at Alexander Hall on April 15. Fort Gordon was the fourth stop on a five-Army base tour during the Month of the Military Child. Other venues included Fort Jackson, S.C., and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The band also toured Europe in January as part of an Army Entertainment Armed Forces Entertainment tour. About 600 people attended the hour-long concert. The band played some of its own songs such as its new release “Not Your Birthday”, which is part of the soundtrack for the Disney movie, “Prom”, scheduled to be in theaters on April 29. The band arrived in a bus emblazoned with

the movie’s logo. Other songs drawing screams from the teen and preteen crowd included “Come Down with Love”, “Different Side of Me” and “Dance Forever”. The band also played a couple of songs from other artists, including Shania Twain’s “Still the One”. Porter said band members have enjoyed traveling to the different military installations. “This is unique from the clubs we usually play,” he said. “We are traveling to different parts of the country and playing for people who are really excited.” Guitarist Nathan Darmody said playing for the military audiences was meaningful. “I want to give back,” Darmody said about the opportunity. After the Month of the Military Child concerts, Allstar Weekend has big plans. The band is set to tour this summer with Selena Gomez, star of Disney Channel’s “Wizards of Waverly Place”, who is headed out on her first major tour. “We’re super-stoked,” Porter said.

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techninja Tablet MANIA By Nathan Hoeller Odds are, you either own a tablet or know someone close to you who does. Since the release of the iPad in April 2010, tablet computers have become an epidemic! Everyone wants one. But what makes a tablet so unique? And is it truly beneficial for everyone? Before you run out and buy your first tablet, let’s take a moment to go over some of the key reasons people use tablets and see if it matches your needs. A tablet is a touch screen computer that varies in screen size anywhere from around 7” - 12”. It has a limited amount of storage space and processing power when compared to a regular laptop or desktop computer, but is far greater than a smart phone. In fact, a tablet is much like the smart phone’s big sister. You’ll find that the tablets running the Android or Apple operating systems are very similar in appearance and functions to their smart phone counterparts, the Droid and iPhone. Both have an app store sharing many of the same apps as their little sister versions. The operating systems are practically identical. So why invest in a tablet if you already have a smart phone? First, you’re working with a much larger screen, which makes Apples Face Time app much easier to see (an app that allows you to see live video of the person speaking to you, much like a web cam conversation). It also improves your Internet browsing experience; no more tunnel vision from that small smart phone screen. One of the biggest selling points for a tablet is the e-book reading functions. This is especially popular in the Kindle and Nook tablets, which are structured primarily for e-book reading. The size of the tablets are perfect for reading and have many more options than a standard book, like search options within the text, highlighting and taking notes within the book, marking favorite pages, as well as the thin device itself storing complete libraries. Also, there are communication capabilities with some tablets with apps like Skype and Google Voice. These will allow you to use your tablet to call phones. Now, obviously I’m not suggesting you replace your smart phone with a tablet, as it would look pretty awkward holding a tablet up to your ear to call your friends. I’m simply pointing out the similarities and subtle differences in the two devices.

the enormous storage space and processing speed. Well, one benefit is the tablet fits much better on your lap or the armrest of your sofa as you couch-surf the Internet. Also, the portability of a tablet is far greater than a laptop; it’s small enough to fit in a purse, suitcase or other small bag, much easier than even a small, 13” laptop. I would have to say the most extreme benefit of a tablet in contrast to the laptop is the touch screen capabilities and GPS functionality. Overall, a tablet offers extreme portability and a large array of apps on some models. It is perfect for cloud computing, taking notes, keeping entertained or reading your favorite books. On the flip-side, a tablet is limited as far as its processing speed and storage space and isn’t really the best device to store your picture or video archive on. You’re also not able to install all of those great programs you get on your laptop. I hope this overview of tablets in general has helped you decide whether or not a tablet is right for you. This is a new market that is growing fast and technology is constantly changing and improving; choose with care.

How does a tablet compete against a laptop? It is true the functionality of a laptop matches most of the benefits of a tablet, to include the better browsing experience and the web cam options, plus you have a physical keyboard as opposed to a touch screen, not to mention

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musicbox Sanj – A Wickedly Nice Devil’s Advocate By Molly Swift A while back, I was driving in the evening and I turned on 95 Rock. Some guy was on there making a few cerebral comments about decency that made me smile, and then he slapped on a track that I loved. Then another, and so on. That guy was Sanj, a DJ with plenty to say; Sanj caters to those who enjoy all kinds of rock and who also want to talk up a good topic. I asked him to open up about his love for Augusta, golf and polka.

Where are you from? And can you produce a long-form birth certificate for our records? You know the state rules, so I can get you the short form…I was born and raised in Chicago and lived there for about 15 years, right outside of Reuben Field in the suburbs. I didn’t make my way down to Georgia until about ‘95/’96 – Mom got a job down here so we moved. I graduated from Greenbrier High School, went to Georgia Southern, graduated from there and came right back to Augusta. Always in radio or is this your first gig? I did it in college as a joke, actually; it wasn’t supposed to happen. My buddy was doing a radio show on Fridays and I wasn’t doing anything, so I went up to the studio with him and we kinda did like a tag-team deal. He got bored with it and left and I stayed on – did it for four years after that. I thought, “This is fun, I like doing this.” My first show was a hip-hop show; you didn’t get to pick your genre until your senior year, so it was hip-hop, hip-hop and R & B, country and then finally rock. But we couldn’t play top 40’s rock, so it was all the alternative stuff, plus if there was a good local band from like Statesboro or Athens I could play their stuff, which was cool. I had a lot of fun doing that. After that when I came here, Chuck (Williams) gave me a break. So, why 95 Rock? It’s the genre I like listening to and there’s, I guess you could say, a little bit more leeway to get away with what you want. Not to say there aren’t rules, Chuck has rules, but we all have fun together. And the ratings do reflect that, sure. Everyone’s got their own niche. Chuck’s all about the 90’s Nooner and here’s the music deal; you’ve got the Ra boys who are more about shock-comedy, Troy does metal and the Witching Hour and then there’s mine. I call it more a social commentary because I play music, but there is always something going on in my head that I want to talk about, so I do. I don’t know how to be funny, I just kinda bitch and moan about everything I’m looking at – I have an opinion on everything!

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Jordan Zeh and Matt Stone give you a hard time about being nice – you were known as the Friendly Everyday Indian – is that a vicious rumor, or are you a closet nice guy? That came about because when I first started I needed to come up with something that everyone would recognize, so I started calling myself the Friendly Everyday Indian guy and I guess that’s stuck. Well, that’s fine. But when I started doing the night show, it became all about the Third Degree. I don’t mind! What do you do when you aren’t on air? There was mention of a band somewhere… I haven’t been a musician in a while; I just got married about a year ago and we bought a house, so now I’m doing the whole “adult” thing. How’s that “adult thing” working out for you? It sucks! It’s not exactly fun paying bills and stuff like that! But yeah, Matt Stone and I are golfers – I have only played for the last two years or so. I’m big into sports! Whenever possible we get outdoors, do some grilling, but not outdoorsy stuff like camping or anything – I’m a city guy. I’m not the most active person; I’ll go with you on the boat out at the lake, but I’m not going to jump on the jet skis! We were your 1,000th friend on Facebook – why should people be your friend? I try to make it as entertaining as possible, but I’m also the devil’s advocate at the same time. I will say something that people are thinking, just to start an argument. I would hope that those who have become my friend know that most of what I say is tongue in cheek, or just because. And when you go on there, there’s a thread that has 300 something posts about something completely stupid! It’s a great way for me to tell people about local music, we (95 Rock) are always trying to sell out those shows; it also promotes my own show – I’m trying to be witty and entertaining and, if there’s something I think will make other people laugh, I’ll post it on there as well. It’s fun for me. I enjoy the social networking. Name 3 things about Augusta that you love and 3 things you don’t so much: I love the fact that Augustans want to be better. You know, they’ve always had this mentality that they are stuck back-in-time and nobody cares; but if you talk to people, they are very optimistic. They want to see progress, just look at downtown. In the past 15-20 years it has grown big

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time. They want to be the next event; I love that! The first time I moved down here from Chicago, we were driving into our neighborhood and people were waving at us. And in the city, you just don’t make eye contact. So, people were waving and my sister and I were amazed. But I love that; if I’m walking along and see someone and say “hey,” that person will respond with “hey.” I always thought that was cool. Last, I do like that Augusta is far more diverse than people give it credit for. With the transient people that come to the post and all the different cultures – Indian, Jewish, Muslim, Mexican, whatever – it’s all here. That’s what I like about Arts in the Heart, because you get to see it all then! What don’t I like? It would be nice if the racial overtones would just go away. Seems like people bring it up more than it’s actually there, and that kinda bums me out because I don’t see the racism as much as other people think they do. I’m Indian; I’m more than a minority! If people would just stop worrying about it, it would go away. The weather, yes. The heat here sucks. And the pollen, of course. But I can’t come up with anything else – I don’t have a third thing. I’ve adopted Augusta and I wouldn’t want to say anything bad about it.

Anytime I play them I’m good! It’s like that question, “If you could be in any band, dead or alive, which would it be?” Foo Fighters, absolutely! What about our local music scene – is it thriving, or is the best yet to come? I’m extremely supportive of it; if something’s coming up I want people to tell me about it so I can mention it on my show. It’s definitely getting better. Now they actually have venues to play – 1102, the Playground, Sky City, Soul Bar, Stillwater. They are giving all kinds of people an opportunity to play and it’s fun! I think it will get better as long as the competitions stop. Local musicians should not be competing against one another like in the readers’ polls of local media. They should be helping each other out; there shouldn’t be competition at all! Is there anything you would like to say to our military men and women?

What kind of music should be banned from all airwaves?

They should get the respect of everyone who sees them. If they don’t, they should because they are choosing this profession. These men and women are making a choice to be part of this – a lot of people take that decision for granted and they shouldn’t. And they make this city what it is, if you don’t believe it you need to open your eyes!

Polka? Well, that’s not really fair. If you look at what I am listening to, there’s Fear Factory which is a metal band, then I’ll have something like Mumford and Sons, and then Alison Krauss, and then I’ll have Coheed and Cambria. My wife really likes hiphop and rock; she’ll listen to Marilyn Manson and Lil’ Wayne. I’ve always enjoyed all genres.

The thing that sucks is the lack of a shuttle or something; for service members that are here for a short time, who don’t have a car and they have to walk to get out – that’s crap. But no, we always raise our glasses to the men and women in uniform; they are fighting for the greatest country in the world. Thank you.

Although, if there is one kind of music that I don’t want to hear on the radio, it’s that hardcore techno drum and bass. That’s awful and it doesn’t make any sense to me – it’s like you’re processing binary numbers in your head!

Listen to Sanj on The Third Degree on 95 Rock, Monday to Friday 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Or become his friend on facebook: facebook.com/ sanjonair

Which five bands should be mandatory listening for our readers? Fear Factory, if you want the metal stuff. If you want to go concept, Coheed and Cambria, which is great music, but you have to deal with that high-pitched kinda Geddy Lee voice. Foo Fighters is my favorite band in the entire world, they do slow songs, they do pop songs, aggressive songs, so they will be number one. Outkast is always going to be up there, it’s fun. You can work out to it, you can drive your car to it, you can go to the beach with it and you can do whatever you want. And then last, Rob Zombie – he always seems to fit everything. Is there a particular song that makes you feel justified in doing what you do? As in, every time you play a particular track, you think, “yeah, this is absolutely what it’s all about?” It’s a cop-out again, because it would be anything Foo Fighters.

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fromthebookshelf by Susanna Joyner

Book: Dune, 1984 Author: Frank Herbert “I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.” Check out an awesome summer read and sci-fi classic in Frank Herbert’s most excellent, other-world creation! Dune, and all its subsequent sequels, will easily transport you to an alien landscape full of religious, political and technological intrigue. Meet monster sand-worms, desert planets and the time-traveling, prescience-inducing substance Spice. Quick-paced and intricately woven, Dune parallels its greatness with Lord of the Rings, and matches it in recognition for excellence with numerous awards. Check out the original, and then check-out the other 25+ books in the series! An EXCELLENT way to meet your Summer Reading goals!

Army Library Program, FREE Audio, eBooks and MOVIES!!

Thousands of freely available Audio, e-books and MOVIES for AKO account holders; quick and easy download right to your computer or mobile device! Did you know your Army Library Program provides all AKO account holders with free and easy online access to thousands of books and audio books? For kids, adults, school and leisure – that’s right, it’s free and convenient – and the title selection is immense! You can download titles right to your computer or mobile device, free of charge, anytime. 1) Login to AKO 2) Select Self Service 3) Select My Library

4) Click on Read or Listen to a Book 5) Pick from any of the listed programs and enjoy!

***To browse available MOVIES, Select Army Digital Media Library, then Video. Books, movies, CDs and more are available for free check-out to Army/DOD Soldiers & Army/DOD Civilians at Woodworth Consolidated Library 549 Rice Rd. Bldg. 33500, Ft. Gordon, GA 30905 For more information call: (706) 791-7323 or visit our website at http://gordon.army.mil/dhr/library

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HERE ON THE FLIGHT PATH by Norm Foster

Announcing our hilarious summer show, HERE ON THE FLIGHT PATH, by Norm Foster. This play is guaranteed to make you laugh! It is a riotous look at a would-be ladies man’s relationships with three attractive women. For John Cummings, living in a big city building on the edge of an airport, the coming and going of jet planes is simply a metaphor for the way life flies by. When you don’t grab tomorrow by the tail, you’re left on the edge of the runway, on the outskirts of life. “A comedy that rips the lid off male-female relationships. It’s a “two-hour laugh fest!”

SHOW DATES

July 15, 16, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Location: The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre, Bldg. 32100, 3rd Avenue, Fort Gordon at 7:00 p.m. Reservations...

706.793.8552

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FORT GORDON’S FULL SERVICE AUTOMOTIVE CENTER

GREAT PRICES, CLOSER TO HOME! RV/SELF STORAGE

AUTO SERVICES Bay & Storage: Lift Bay Flat Bay Flat Bay Storage Lift Bay Storage Indoor Storage Cage Floor Space Storage (no cage) Outdoor Storage

$4.00 per hr. $3.00 per hr. $3.00 O/N $4.00 O/N $1.00 per day $1.00 per day $1.50 per day

Shop Service: Bench Work $2.00 per hr. Welding $12.00 per half hr. Leak Detector (smoker) $12.00 UV Dye Leak Test $15.00 Motor Cycle Lift $4.00 per hr. Tire Rotation $14.50 Turn Rotor/Drum $9.00 each Fuel Injection Flush (3 Stage) BG System $96.95 Full Trans. Service w/ BG Synthetic $189.95 Diagnostic Check $29.95 Alternator Electric Chg. Sys. Ck. $14.95 Battery Charge $5.95 2 Wheel Alignment $49.95 4 Wheel Alignment $69.95 Oil/Filter/Lube Service $26.95 & up AC Service Ck. (no Freon) $44.95 Tire Service: Tire Change Tire Balance Tire Repair Tire Disposal

$6.95 each $6.95 each $7.95 each $3.00 each

Other Services Offered: Brake Jobs, Front End Repair, Drive Shaft repair, TuneUps, Transmission Services, Timing Belts and Chains, Gasket Replacement, Engine Repair Etc.

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Self Storage Fees: 5x5 5x15 10x10 10x15 10x20

$25.00 a month $45.00 a month $50.00 a month $65.00 a month $75.00 a month

Deposit required is same as 1 month dues.

RV/POV Storage Fees: RV/trailer POV

$25.00 a month $25.00 a month

RV/Self Storage Hours: Wed. - Fri. 0930 - 1900 Sat. & Sun. 1000-1800 (Payments Only)

Wed. - Fri. 0900 - 1700 (All Other Transactions for Storage)

HOURS OF OPERATION Full Service Drop-Off: Mon. - Fri. 0830 - 1700 Closed Sat. & Sun. Open Shop: (For the Do-It-Yourself Folks) Wed. - Fri. 1130 - 2000 Sat. & Sun. 1000 - 1830 Closed Holidays Clean-Up Starts One Hour Prior to Closing

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The Fort Gordon Community will observe the Army’s 236th Birthday on June 14, 1:30 p.m., at Gordon’s Conference and Catering Center. Join us for a re-signing the Army Family Covenant at this special celebration! For more information, contact Gwendolyn Pugh at (706) 791-3579

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Fort Gordon’s FULL SERVICE Travel Agency

Fort Gordon Youth Program

Father’s Day Celebration Friday June 17, 2011 BLDG 45410 Youth Services 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Youth members, bring your dad for a night full of fun, games, and FREE food!

Let’s celebrate Father’s Day! For more information contact Ms. Evelyn Guzman (706) 791-4446 For FREE Registration (706) 791-7062

Buy your Military Promotional Tickets Now! 2011 Disney Military Salute. Call Aladdin Travel @ (706) 771-0089 for details. Aladdin also sells discounted attraction tickets to: • Georgia Aquarium • Six Flags of Georgia • White Water Atlanta • Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park • Carowinds • Riverbanks Zoo - Columbia, SC Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed on all major and government holidays.

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Get Outdoors Gordon (GOG) is an Outdoor Recreation program offering learning opportunities and encouragement to members of our military community to get outdoors! Kayaking, biking, whitewater rafting, snow skiing, hang gliding scuba, hiking, and zip lining are just a few exciting trips we are looking forward to this year. Our activities range from half-day trips to overnight and weekend getaways. Look at all we are planning:

JUNE Windsurfing at Pointes West Army Resort (4th) *Ocoee Whitewater (10th-11th) Co-Sponsored by BOSS *Must be 60 Ibs or more and must be 9 or older to participate.

SEPTEMBER Deep Sea Fishing (2nd-3rd) Hiking (17th) Mountain Bike Ride (18th)

JULY U.S. National Whitewater Center (2nd) Nantahala Whitewater (9th-10th) Skydiving (16th) Co-Sponsored by BOSS

OCTOBER U.S. National Whitewater Center (1st) Zipline Adventure (15th) Paddle and Ride (29th)

AUGUST Paddle and Ride (6th) Paddle and Ride (7th) Ocoee Whitewater (12th-13th) Hang Gliding (27th)

NOVEMBER Hang Gliding (5th) Tallulah Gorge Overnight Backpacking Trip (11th-12th)

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MEETING ALL YOUR CATERING NEEDS: Available for catering seven days a week! Booking Hours: • Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. No appointment needed. • Mon. – Fri., after 5 p.m. By appointment. • Sat. & Sun. By appointment. Caterer: Janice Ivey Tel. (706) 791-6780 | Fax (706) 793-7414 All new menu items • Exciting hor d’oeuvres • Great theme parties We do weddings and receptions, retirement dinners, Hail and Farewells, promotions

Lunch Program:

DELIVERY SERVICES: We provide deliver services to various locations, to include providing you with staff to support your event. For prices please check with our caterer. EQUIPMENT: State of the art audio visual equipment, to include cordless microphones, audio system for playing dinner music, and the best and most up-to-date catering equipment available. FACILITY: Rooms accommodate from 50 to 550 seated guests, and up to 700 guests for cocktail type events. Two recently renovated grand ballrooms with large dance floors.

Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Enjoying good food in the company of friends should be a cause for happiness and celebration. Our lunch program is composed of a variety of dishes that guarantee something for everyone. The management and kitchen staff takes pride in serving you food that looks good, but also tastes good! We hope that you have enjoyed our lunch buffet, and look forward to your continued patronage. Buffet: $7.50 add a drink for $1.20 more Sandwich Line: Create Your Own Sandwich: Hand Carved Turkey, Rosemary Grilled Chicken, Smoked Turkey Hot Sandwiches Grilled Cheese, BLT, Corned Beef, Philly Cheese Steak, Cajun Chicken

Custom Wraps Grilled Chicken, Buffalo Chicken, Italian Tuna, Chicken Caesar, California Grilled Hamburgers Mushroom Burger, Cheeseburger, Bacon Burger, Bacon Cheese Burger Signature Sandwiches Smoked Turkey, Roasted Turkey, Rosemary Grilled Chicken, Old Fashioned Tuna or Chicken Salad, Grilled Chicken, Taco Salad Every Wednesday All New Salad Bar: We Have Added More Fresh Items! Create your own salad with our 50 plus salad bar; mixed greens, Iceberg lettuce, fresh fruit, array of toppings and assorted dressings ** Get your Customer Appreciation card from the cashier and start earning stamps towards a free lunch**

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“Hook a Soldier on Golf” Program: Every Saturday, from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., enjoy a free hour golf lesson on the driving range. PGA instructor Dallas Cooke and the Gordon Lakes staff are available for complimentary golf lessons for all active duty service members and their families. Range balls and golf clubs are provided; just show up! “Hook a Retiree on Golf” Program: Our newest program, “Hook a Retiree on Golf” takes place every Wednesday morning. The program will continue until the end of September 2011. From 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., enjoy a free golf lesson on the driving range. PGA instructor Dallas Cooke and the Gordon Lakes staff are available for complimentary golf lessons for all retiree service members and their spouses. Range balls and golf clubs are provided; just show up! Gordon Lakes Senior Dogfight: Tuesdays and Thursdays Must be 55 or older to be a member. Valid handicap required. For more information, visit: http://bellsouthpwp.net/l/a/ larryoham12/SeniorDogFight.htm

Golf Tournaments: There is still time to set up your 2011 golf tournament events for the summer and fall! Golf Lessons: Get in the summer swing with golf lessons from our PGA Instructor Dallas Cooke. Dallas is PGA certified and has over 10 years of experience. Individual Lesson: ............................................................. $40 3 Series Lesson Package: ............................................. $100 5 Series Lesson Package: ............................................. $150 All lessons are 45 minutes. Call Dallas at (706) 831-4654 Junior Clinics: ATTENTION ALL KIDS, school is almost out for the summer! Junior golf clinics will be held June 20-23; July 18-21; and August 8-11. 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. $10 per child, per day Golf instruction includes driving, iron play, chipping and putting. All kids will receive a certificate and prizes! Call the golf shop for more information.

Thinking about a Membership?: Come join the elite group of members of the only 27hole Robert Trent Jones Sr. design in Augusta. Members receive discounts on green fees, cart fees, range balls, merchandise and tournament entries. Enjoy the latest technology with our GPS UpLink system: • Exact yardage to the pin • Hole by hole playing tips • Order food and beverages anywhere on the course Call the golf shop for rates at (706) 791-2433. Make tee times via e-mail: william.fumai@us.army.mil dallas.cooke@us.army.mil valerie.m.villela@us.army.mil amanda.perry@us.army.mil Tee times are taken four days in advance. Parent-Child/Grandparent-Child Golf Outing: Wednesday, June 15 Bring out the kids for an exciting day of golf and fun! Two-man golf scramble • 12:30 p.m. shotgun start • Great food and prizes! • $50.00 per team

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Hours of Operation (Weather Permitting): Monday - Thursday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday - Sunday, 6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. We welcome all military and civilian members! For tournament and event information, please check our Information Center in the clubhouse. www.facebook.com/GordonLakesGolf

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This Month at Gordon Lanes!

24-Number Bingo

Great Entertainment - Win Up to $4000 WIN! WIN! WIN!

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Father’s Day Bowling: Sunday, June 19, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Bring Dad bowling and he bowls free! All other players pay only $2.00 per game & $2.00 shoe rental (per person)

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Wild Wednesdays: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. $1.50 per game, $1.50 shoe rental

Great Food at a Fair Price!

Kegler’s Bar

Great atmosphere • Friendly staff • Your favorite beverages! Now open until 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights If you haven’t been in Kegler’s Bar in a while, It’s time to come in with friends and unwind.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Friday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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Voted by readers of Columbia County Magazine as the best local place to ride!

Hilltop Riding Stable wants YOU to experience its stunning trails – miles of wooded trails ranging in difficulty, suitable for all abilities. Summer Horse Youth Camp: Now accepting registration ages 7-13. Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Space is limited, call now! Sponsored $200.00 Unsponsored is $225.00 (Full week reservations only) Family Fun Day: June 18 & July 16, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. rides. Child pays full price, parent pay half price. Good for trail rides only. Ages 7 and up. Fantastic meeting rooms available to rent for your next office meeting or team building exercise! •

Boarding: $275.00 per month

Trail day use for privately owned horses Sunday – Saturday $10.00 per day, per horse (with coggins) Sunday –Saturday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

No reservations needed for open riding on weekends. First come, first served. See our website for riding times. Weekday pony rentals and guided trail rides @ 11:00 with 24-hour reservations. All riders must arrive 40 minutes before ride time for sign in.

Recreational Shooting Tactical Advantage Sportsman’s Complex/Range 14 Pistol and Rifle Range Hours: Saturdays June 11, 18 & 25: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays & Thursdays: 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. $9.00 per person, $4.00 FGSC members and $2.00 for persons under the age of 16 Fishing Tournament June 12: Bass Tournament @ Butler Reservoir June 26: Crappie Tournament @ Butler Reservoir Daylight-Noon Open to all ID cardholders and members of the public with a FG fishing license guest permit (available at registration). $20.00 per person, $10.00 FGSC members with a $5.00 Big Fish Pot, $100.00 awarded to first place; $50.00 to second place. Kids Fishing Derby June 4 @ Claypit Lakes Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., fishing starts at 8 a.m. Trophies will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and in each of four age groups for the most pounds of fish caught. Free T-shirts for the first 300 kids! Free hot dogs and sodas will be available to each participant. Kids need to bring their own fishing pole (limit of one fishing pole per child). Leitner Lake Campground Leitner Lake Campground has 18 full hook-up sites with 30/50 amp electric service, water & sewerage, picnic tables, a grill and fire ring. Two areas are primitive with beautiful lake front views. We have a new comfort station with bathroom, showers and washer & dryers. For the campsites, all sites are rented on a first-come, first-served basis. All campers must register at the Outdoor Recreation Office (Bldg 00445 Carter Rd). Campers under the age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Hours of operation: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday - Saturday (First come, first served). Hilltop Riding Stable will be closed for all riding July 2 - 8. *This facility will close when heat index reaches 101 f, or instances of thunder and lightning. 100% ID check with all Equine activities Closed shoes are required for all equine activity (no exception).

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Summer is Here!

THE GREEN CORNER First things first, a little R & R & R: The aphorism is so tired it almost might seem like “reduce, reuse, recycle” should go without saying. But in fact, most of us have only really heard the last third of the phrase, and they’re ranked in order of importance. The first step is to reduce the amount that we consume, and we can do this by shifting our consumption to welldesigned products and services. Finding constructive uses for “waste” materials is next: reuse. And tossing it in the blue bin is last. (The garbage can is not on the list, for good reason.)

Have a break at Pointes West Army Resort. Come enjoy our stunning log cabins, sandy beaches and familyfriendly amenities! We also offer picnic sites, hiking trails, camping grounds, playgrounds, boating, fishing and more. The perfect location for unit activities, special events and weddings: ask us about our new conference center. NOW AVAILABLE Parasailing at Pointes West Single Riders: $35.00 per Flight Tandem Riders: $50.00 per Flight Call for more information!

Through a balance of these three principals you can easily see your landfill-destined waste dwindle fast. A good example of recycling is setting your empty water bottles in the bin on the curb. But, by using a water filter and reusable container you can reduce or completely eliminate your need for disposable plastic bottles.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Mr. Paul Henri, Manager 706-831-3409 (cell)

Pointes West is proud to announce its latest additions: 111-spot Marina and Conference Center! Call for more information!

SEASONAL HOURS/RESERVATIONS: (706) 541-1057

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Bus Schedules Operate 7 Days/Week Daily Services to Hartsfield Atlanta Airport and Daily Connecting Serivce with Greyhound Lines for all Points in Continental US.

Offering Reasonably priced services to patrons with a valid ID card and enrollment in DEERs.

- Every Day Discounts -

Preventative healthcare • Vaccinations Heartworm Testing • Micro-chipping Travel Guidance and Health Certificates Sick Call Exams • X-ray • Blood work • Ultrasound

May be purchased day of travel 10% Military Discount • $198.00 Military Max Fare (Passenger riding must have Military ID as Active Duty - Retired - Spouse - Dependent) Online Purchase Available at:

www.Greyhound.com

(Online Ticket Purchases must be picked up at Fort Gordon Bus Station during Regular Business Hours) Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Closed weekends and all major holidays

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Service include:

All pets residing on Fort Gordon must be registered at the Vet Clinic, be micro-chipped and up to date on vaccines. Please call for an appointment. Are you PCSing? Make sure your pet is ready to go with you! Call the Vet Clinic as soon as you know your PCS location. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Free Reference/Research Classes: • WOODWORTH LIBRARY CATALOG (GLIS) Find Books, DVDs, Music CDs, and more June 1, 15 & 20 • TUMBLEBOOKS Ebooks for ekids! Read, listen, play games. Ages 4-12 June 1, 14 & 23 • AUTO REPAIR REFERENCE CENTER Contains info about domestic and imported vehicles from 1945 to present with drawings and step-by-step photographs, enhanced wiring diagrams and much more June 6, 27 & 29 • HOME IMPROVEMENT REFERENCE CENTER Home improvement assistance on maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, and plumbing. June 7, 16 & 28 • EBSCO Find full-text information in magazines, journals, and scholarly publications June 8, 13 & 22 • TUTOR.COM Learn about the library resource you can use to get help with all math, science, social studies and English subjects-from elementary to advanced levels. Work one-to-one in a secure classroom and everything is anonymous. June 2, 9, 21

UPCOMING 2011 RESUME/RESUMIX HOW-TO CLASSES All workshops will be held at the Family Outreach Center (FOC), Building 33512 (behind the Library), unless specified otherwise. Training is a collaboration between ACS (Army Community Service) and Woodworth Consolidated Library. For more information, please contact Ms Patricia Martin, ERP Program Support Assistant at 791-0795 or Mr. David White, Librarian at 791-2449 DATE June 14 June 28 July 19 July 21 Aug 2 Aug 18 Sept 6 Sept 20

CLASS Resume Writing Resumix Workshop Resume Writing Resumix Workshop Resumix Workshop Resume Writing 101 Resume Writing 101 Resumix Workshop

TIME 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

BOOKS FOR BUCCANNEERS BOOK CLUB June 7, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Aaargh...attention all ye mates and matrons, the Woodworth Consolidated Library presents the first ever Young Pirate Book Club! Parents come read your favorite pirate treasures and let the lads and lasses play buccaneer. And remember, Dead Men Tell No Tales, but YOU can! For more information, call the reference desk at (706) 791-2449 or e-mail Mr. Jeff Gluff at jeffrey.a.gluff@us.army.mil

All Classes: 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

MUSIC IN THE LIBRARY: Enjoy music in the library and learn more about different genres and point of interest in history. Check out books and CDs for all your favorites!

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S READ SUMMER READING PROGRAM: For children, teens, and adults! Meet your summer reading goals and win prizes!

June 1: On this day in 1999, Napster was launched: Celebrate with 90’s music

Sign up, see roster of events, log your reading, and more at: https://usarmy.evanced.info/woodworth/sr/ homepage.asp For a schedule of events, see page 38.

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June 7: Every year on this date from 1942 to the present, the Bahamas observe Labor Day: Celebrate with Island/ Tropical tunes June 21: Summer Solstice: Celebrate this multi-cultural day with World/Eclectic tunes

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administration Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare & Recreation (DFMWR) Room 382, Building 33720, Chamberlain Ave. 706-791-4140 .................................................................................................................................... FYI Advertising Sales Room 337, Building 33720, Chamberlain Ave. 706-791-3912 .................................................................................................................................... FYI Editorial 706-791-6234 .................................................................................................................................... FYI Creative Director 706-791-3218 .................................................................................................................................... Marketing Assistant 706-791-6779 .................................................................................................................................... Webmaster 706-791-2925 ....................................................................................................................................

dining & clubs Bogey’s Grill at Gordon Lakes Golf Club Building 537, Range Rd. 706-791-2433 .................................................................................................................................... Chef Redd’s Café Bldg 29808, Chamberlain Avenue 706-267-4700/394-2797 .................................................................................................................................... Domino’s Building 25722, B Street 706-863-6211 .................................................................................................................................... Gordon’s Conference & Catering Center Building 18402, 19th St. 706-793-7636/0220 706-791-6780/2205 .................................................................................................................................... Gordon Lanes Snack Bar Building 33200, 3rd Ave. 706-771-6907 .................................................................................................................................... Huddle House 267 Avenue of the States 706-798-3722 .................................................................................................................................... Java Café Located in the Gordon Fitness Center 706-791-2369 .................................................................................................................................... Java Express Bldg. MRW-023, Chamberlain Ave. 706-787-3803 .................................................................................................................................... Me Me’s & Bo Bo’s Building 36000, 3rd Ave (At the Bus Station) 706-792-9774 .................................................................................................................................... Slingers Express at Darling Hall Building 33720, Chamberlain Ave. 706-790-5505/5504 .................................................................................................................................... Teresa’s at The Courtyard Building 36708, Brainard Ave. 706-910-1044 ....................................................................................................................................

family services Army Community Service Darling Hall, Building 33720, Chamberlain Ave. 706-791-3579 .................................................................................................................................... Army Volunteer Corps Room 169, Building 33720, Chamberlain Ave. 706-791-3880 .................................................................................................................................... Child Development Center Building 44401, 44th St. 706-791-2701/6761 .................................................................................................................................... CYSS / Central Registration Building 28320, Lane Ave. 791-4455/4722 .................................................................................................................................... CYSS Family Child Care Building 28320 Lane Ave. 706-791-3993/4440 .................................................................................................................................... CYSS GA Pre-K & Pre-K/Kindergarten Afterschool Programs Building 45400, 46th St. 706-791-1306/4790 .................................................................................................................................... CYSS School-Age Services & Middle School/Teen Programs Building 45410, 46th St. 706-791-7575/6500 .................................................................................................................................... CYSS Sports 46th St., Building 45410 706-791-5104 ....................................................................................................................................

miscellaneous Commissary Building 37200, 3rd Ave. By-Pass 706-791-3718 .................................................................................................................................... Fort Gordon Bus Company Building 36200, 36th St. 706-793-0026 .................................................................................................................................... w w w. f o r t g o r d o n . c o m • J u n e 2 0 1 1

Fort Gordon Federal Credit Union Building 36305 Avenue of the States 706-793-0012 .................................................................................................................................... Fort Gordon Lodging Building 250, Chamberlain Ave. 706-791-3676 .................................................................................................................................... MP Station 706-791-4380/4537 .................................................................................................................................... NAF Civilian Personnel Office 706-791-6382 .................................................................................................................................... Post Information 706-791-0110 .................................................................................................................................... PX Building 38200 706-793-7171 .................................................................................................................................... Recycling Center Building 997, Chamberlain Ave. 706-791-7881 .................................................................................................................................... Veterinary Services Building 500, Range Rd. 706-787-7375/3815 ....................................................................................................................................

recreation & leisure Aladdin Travel – Leisure Travel Building 36200, 36th St. 706-771-0089 .................................................................................................................................... Alternate Escape Lounge/IET Center Building 25722 706-791-0785 .................................................................................................................................... Bingo Palace Building 15500, Corner of Lane Ave. & 15th St. 706-793-0003 .................................................................................................................................... BOSS Headquarters Building 28320, Lane Ave. 706-791-3025 .................................................................................................................................... Carlson Wagonlit Travel – Official Travel Room 117, Building 33720, Chamberlain Ave. 706-798-0990 .................................................................................................................................... Courtyard Outdoor Pool Ring Hall, Building 36710, Brainard Ave. 706-791-3550 .................................................................................................................................... Fort Gordon Outdoor Recreation Program Building 00445, Carter Rd. 706-791-5078 .................................................................................................................................... Gordon’s Car Care & Auto Care Center / Mini-Storage Warehouses Building 29300, 30th St. 706-791-2390 .................................................................................................................................... Hilltop Riding Stable Building 509, N. Range Rd. 706-791-4864 .................................................................................................................................... Indoor Swimming Pool Building 21608, Brainard Ave. 706-791-3034 .................................................................................................................................... Pointes West Army Resort at Lake Thurmond P.O. Box 67, Appling, GA 30802 706-541-1057 .................................................................................................................................... Signal Museum Signal Towers, Building 29808, Chamberlain Ave. 706-791-3856 .................................................................................................................................... The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre and Music Program Building 32100, 3rd Ave. 706-793-8552 .................................................................................................................................... Woodworth Library Building 33500, Rice Rd. 706-791-7323 .................................................................................................................................... Gordon Fitness Center Building 29607, Barnes Ave. 706-791-2369 ....................................................................................................................................

sports & fitness Gordon Lakes Golf Club Building 537, Range Rd. 706-791-2433 .................................................................................................................................... Gordon Lanes Bowling Center Building 33200, 3rd Ave. 706-791-3446 .................................................................................................................................... Gym #3 Building 25510, Brainard Ave. 706-791-2864 .................................................................................................................................... Gym #5 Building 25713, 27th St. 706-791-7370 .................................................................................................................................... Gym #6 – Fitness Center Building 21713, 21st St. 706-791-6872 .................................................................................................................................... Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Building 29719 706-791-1142 .................................................................................................................................... 65


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FYI_June11  

The FYI is a monthly magazine. We provide current information on events, programs, facilities and general news pertinent to the Fort Gordon...