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Contents SEPTEMBER 2013
The Fort Gordon FYI is a publication produced by the Marketing Office of the Fort Gordon Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation. The appearance of sponsorship and/or advertising does not imply an endorsement by the U.S. Army.
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THIS MONTH IN MWR: Community Services 14 15
MG LaWarren V. Patterson Commanding General COL Samuel G. Anderson Garrison Commander
James T. Green Director, DFMWR Tiffany Olds Chief, NAF Support Services Heather Addis Marketing Director
Around Town Calendar Green Corner Movie Review From the Bookshelf Trust, Loyalty and Responsibility: An Interview with COL Anderson
Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) Army Community Services (ACS)
Conference & Catering Services 16
Gordon’s Conference & Catering
Sports, Recreation & Leisure 17 17 18 19 19 20 20 21 22
Aladdin Travel Gordon Lanes Bowling Center Gordon Lakes Golf Club BOSS Hilltop Riding Stable Outdoor Recreation Woodworth Consolidated Library Dinner Theatre Pointes West Army Resort
Fort Gordon and MWR Dining
Molly Swift Editor Nathan Hoeller Creative Director Bartley Harper Senior Graphic Designer/Webmaster Jenifer Immer Graphic Designer Crystal Tyson Staff Writer
FYI Advertising and Sales
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Big Mama’s Soulfood Bogey’s Grill Java Café Gordon’s Café Kegler’s Café Me Me’s & Bo Bo’s Express Shishkebab Café Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant
“Need to Know” Directory In Focus
Anna Gaillard Corporate Sponsorship & Sales Manager
Darling Hall, Room 337 P.O. Box 7180 Fort Gordon, GA 30905 Office.................................................. 706.791.6779 Fax...................................................... 706.791.7189 Editor................................................... 706.791.6234 Sales.................................................... 706.791.3912
from the Cover You are at the heart of our community. Fort Gordon service members, Family members, prior service, civilian employees; we each invest in making our mark, as the new Garrison Commander, Colonel Anderson, comments upon in the feature interview on page 12. Let your voice be heard, but let your actions show how much you care.
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September Border Bash
This year’s Border Bash celebrates the event’s 20th anniversary and will feature Blackberry Smoke as the headlining artist. Border Bash 2013 will also see the return of fan faves The Joe Stevenson Band, University of Georgia and University of South Carolina cheerleaders as well as mascots Cocky and Hairy Dawg. All of these plus great vendors, food, drinks and fun games make Border Bash the place to be with your family and friends! Starts at 4 p.m. $10 advance, $15 at gate and kids 12 and under are free. Info at www.borderbash.net.
Augusta Common | Downtown Augusta GA
Concert for Kids: Born to Run in the USA 7th annual Concert for Kids: Born to Run in the USA and People Who Must album release. Reserved tickets are on sale for $35/$25/$15 in advance. Each ticket purchased includes a digital download of the new People Who Must album. The show will begin with a People Who Must set celebrating new release, The Silver Screen EP. The band will then perform Bruce Springsteen’s hits with Atlanta artist Tim Brantley and other guest musicians. This year’s concert will raise money for Golden Harvest Food Bank, The 12 Bands of Christmas, Child Enrichment and Fisher House. Tickets and info at www.ImperialTheatre.com.
Imperial Theatre | Broad Street | Downtown Augusta GA
Arts in the Heart of Augusta The Greater Augusta Arts Council will hold the 33rd Annual Arts in the Heart of Augusta Festival in historic downtown. Enjoy the Fine Arts and Crafts Market, featuring 115 artisans, and a wide and varied selection of handmade goods. The Global Village, located on the Augusta Common, will host ethnic food from around the world. New countries that will be represented this year are France, Bulgaria and Trinidad and will stand next to favorites from years past such as Germany, China, India, Pakistan and more. $5 tickets at the gate. Children 10 and under admitted free. ArtsInTheHeart.com 706-826-4702.
Augusta Common and Broad Street | Downtown Augusta GA
Intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta A true test of strength and endurance, athletes start the day with a 1.2 mile swim in the Savannah River then take on a one-loop, hilly bike course through Georgia and into South Carolina. The day ends with a run through downtown Augusta allowing spectators to see their athlete several times throughout the course.
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greencorner The One Thing Oprah Isn’t an Expert in (and 7 Pieces of Advice We Would Give Her) Paul Henri, Manager, Fort Gordon Recycling Center
You’ve probably seen the cover of the June issue of O Magazine: Oprah is knee-deep in kale with her health guru Bob Greene. They’re sporting matching gingham shirts, cargo pants and thousand-watt smiles at their new vegetable farm in Maui, Hawaii. Now, we love Oprah. And we obviously love food gardens. And we love that Oprah is building buzz for the grow-your-own movement. But even though Oprah’s cover article has lyrical moments (like when Oprah describes working as a child with her grandmother in the Mississippi vegetable garden that fed their family) and some laugh-out-loud moments (like when she dubs her giant fuschia radishes “baboon-butt radishes”), it also has some glaring blind spots. The story and Oprah’s Hawaiian-farm endeavor more broadly, reflects a narrow view of local homegrown foods, and at times lacks both the pragmatism and the vision that Oprah is known and loved for. So, here are seven pieces of advice we have for the ultimate advice-giver. -By Jeanne Nolan and Amanda Little
1. Grow Closer to Home
Let’s start with the fact that the farm is in Maui, Hawaii - that’s just over 2,500 miles from Oprah’s home in Montecito, California. Her private jet produces more than 5000 pounds of CO2 per hour of air travel, which translates to tens of thousands of pounds of CO2 for a trip to Maui - a big planetary price to pay to get to your personal lettuce patch.
2. Get Dirty
Not one of the 12 pictures of Oprah’s farm shows her touching or even kneeling in the dirt. (There are four pictures of gorgeous vegetables held by dirt-caked hands, but they’re not her hands.) Oprah, the queen of feel-good, might be happy to know that soil actually acts as a serotonin booster, and has a neurochemical impact on the brain that is a natural antidepressant.
3. Lose the $245 Straw Hat
One of the great attributes of backyard farming is that it does not call for expensive accessories. This NPR blog post notes that the $245 straw hat by Anne Moore which Oprah wore in her Hawaiian-farm photo shoot might have been a little excessive. Our gardening outfits tend to exceed $15, but not by much.
4. Paradise Not Necessary!
Oprah relishes the optimal food-growing conditions on Maui, where the soil is so rich and the sun and rain are so copious that, “we can grow tomatoes all year long, and they taste like real tomatoes.” Lest readers think that DIY farmers need such conditions to grow food, we want to emphasize that there are lots of ways to grow tomatoes year-round.
5. Start a Food Bank or a Farmer-Training Program
There’s an awkward moment in Oprah’s story when she confesses that she hasn’t decided what to do with the 145-pounds-per-week of vegetables that are growing on her farm: “We’re still figuring out the best way to make use of our bounty, but for now I walk down the road with bags of lettuce, going, ‘Hi, would you like some lettuce?’” There’s got to be a better strategy. Why not set up a fresh-food bank for local Mauians in need?
6. Go Urban
We love Oprah’s infectious enthusiasm for farming, and we’re excited that she’s excited. One last idea: We hope she’ll extend her enthusiasm beyond Maui into the urban communities she’s a part of in LA and her longtime home of Chicago. The urban farming movement is taking hold in every major American city, providing healthy, nutritious food to communities in need and creating jobs where they are needed most.
7. “(If We May Be So Bold…) Read This Book!”
One of the best lines in Oprah’s story comes in the last paragraph: “I’ve come to see the process of growing things as a metaphor for living. In life, as on a farm or in a garden, we get out of it what we put into it.” We couldn’t agree more. This statement is the very essence of Jeanne’s forthcoming book, “From the Ground Up: A Food-Grower’s Education in Life, Love, and the Movement That’s Changing the Nation” (Random House: Spiegel & Grau), which will be released July 16. For 25 totally clever gardening tips and tricks, visit Babble: www.babble.com
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moviereview What do you dream about?: Jiro Dreams of Sushi Alice Wynn, Contributing Writer
Jiro Ono is 85 years old. He lives in Tokyo. He takes the same route to work every day. He owns and operates a 10-seat sushi restaurant in the basement of an office building near the Ginza train station. His restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, has the unique distinction of being the only sushi restaurant to earn three stars in the Michelin Guide and people make reservations a month in advance. He doesn’t serve appetizers and a full meal consists of 20 pieces of sushi per person. It only takes about 15 minutes to finish a meal and starts at 30,000 yen (about 300 dollars). Jiro is the subject of David Gelb’s documentary, Jiro Dreams of Sushi, currently streaming on Netflix. Jiro is known as a shokunin, which translates to more of a craftsman or artisan rather than chef. And his vision of sushi is perfection. Forget California rolls and little side dishes of soy sauce. Jiro’s sushi is simple: only fish and rice. In fact, Jiro’s philosophy is that “ultimate simplicity leads to purity.” But the technique and skills he has mastered over the years have translated something so basic into a true art form. He not only frets over the perfection of his product, he agonizes over the place settings and which hand his guests eat with. Jiro is never fully satisfied; he feels that his sushi “has to be better than last time,” and he is dedicated to that pursuit. It really doesn’t come as a surprise that Jiro is a workaholic in every sense of the word. He follows the same routine every day. He never takes time off except for national holidays, and the time when he was hospitalized after a heart attack at age 70. In fact, we’re told, the only difference between the Jiro of today and the Jiro of 40 years ago is that he’s since stopped smoking. His relentless work ethic made him pretty much absent at home, and he admits he wasn’t much of a father
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to his sons, although both work for him today. One manages Sukiyabashi Jiro and the other runs a second affiliated restaurant in a different section of Tokyo. It is traditional in Japan to follow in your father’s footsteps, which while both of his sons have taken that route, Jiro himself left home at the age of 9 and soon became an apprentice. However, becoming an apprentice for Jiro is a 10-year undertaking. Since each guest is presented with a hot towel before their meal, an apprentice must learn how to properly squeeze out a towel before he is let anywhere near fish. One apprentice tells the story of how he had 200 pieces of tamago (egg) sushi rejected before he was able to meet Jiro’s high standards. Jiro has just as high of standards for the ingredients he uses as he does for his techniques. Every fish vendor is an expert on their particular type of fish, be it tuna (lean, fatty and everything in between) or horse mackerel. While Jiro himself no longer goes to the fish market, he has passed on his abilities for picking out the very best to his son. His son carefully examines each fish with a flashlight before purchasing it, digging out chunks of the flesh with his
fingers. Since Jiro’s menu varies from day to day, whatever fish happens to be best that day is purchased for the restaurant. Jiro is an interesting man, but reveals very little about himself. We never see his wife, for example, or his home – but it’s safe to say his restaurant is probably more his home than where he lays his head at night. His work may be viewed by some as mundane, but it’s fascinating to see someone take so much pride in their work. He states that you should “always strive to elevate your craft.” And he strives to do that every day. Jiro Dreams of Sushi will make you pause and reflect on your own life. While we, especially as Americans, are always looking for something better in our own lives, it is almost comforting to meet a man that takes pride in the routine of his life. He is content with repeating the same schedule day after day, but so painstakingly dedicated to his work, it is nothing short of remarkable. Even if sushi isn’t your thing, Jiro will inspire you to at least give it another shot.
fromthe bookshelf Yadira Payne, Acting Director, Woodworth Consolidated Library
Book: Monstergarten, 2013 Author: Daniel J. Mahoney Illustrator: Jef Kaminsky For the military child, fall usually means you have moved to a new country or state, you’re in a new home, and are going to a new school. There is that mix of excitement and fear. I always looked forward to shopping for school supplies and clothes. By the same token, I always dreaded the first days of school. Would I be the only new kid? Did I wear the right thing? Do I know the language? That is why I chose this particular kids book as this month’s book selection. Synopsis: “Feeling that he is not
ready to start monster kindergarten, Patrick practices roaring, sneaking up on people, and baring his teeth despite his parents’ reassurances that he need only be himself in school.” Sounds like Patrick’s parents gave him some pretty good advice. It is always best to be yourself no matter the situation. This book was an easy and fun read. I think we can all relate regardless of the new scary situation we have to face. Enjoy!
Movies/TV: Taking Chance Actor: Kevin Bacon Rated: PG Year: 2009 The synopsis for this somber made-for-TV-movie is as follows: “The remarkable true story of one soldier’s death in battle, another soldier’s journey of discovery and a nation’s reverence and gratitude toward its war dead. After hearing of the heroic death of a young Marine in Iraq, veteran officer Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl volunteers to escort the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming. As Strobl crosses America’s heartland, he will find himself on an unexpectedly emotional journey into the soul of a country mourning not only Chance, but all of our country’s fallen heroes.” There is so much more to this quiet, heart-warming, understated
film. I promise you that there will not be a dry eye among you watching this movie. There was a deep reverence from all actors on the cast towards this story but most resoundingly from Kevin Bacon. Even in interviews, he was unable to maintain his composure when speaking about this film, the making of it, and our fallen troops. It is unlike any home-front or war movie I have ever seen. I dare you to take a chance on Taking Chance (sorry for the pun, I couldn’t resist). This film was a worthwhile journey and it paid tribute to those who have died preserving our freedoms. All I can end with is THANK YOU!
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YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE! A special thank you to our AER Campaign Coordinator, AER Audit Officer and Unit Project Officers listed below who were instrumental in the success of the Fort Gordon Army Emergency Relief (AER) Campaign 2013! And another thank you to everyone who participated in this annual fundraising event. This year $140,842.60 was donated in support of AER. Because of you, we exceeded our goal by $20,842.60! During CY 2013, loans and grants totaling $871,521.79 were disbursed to 1014 Soldiers and Families of the Fort Gordon community to assist with financial needs. AER Campaign Coordinator: AER Audit Officer: Fort Gordon AER Officer: 2013 Unit Project Officers: SGT Javier Acosta SSG Christopher Adell SSG Tyson Allison SGT Laquisha Bates SFC Michael Benamon SGT Ronnie Blue Ms. Renee Brent SSG Miranda Brooksher SSG Nicholas Canale CPT Carlos Canales SSG Lisa Cash SFC Cindy Clark SFC Felix Cook SGT Athena Daly 2LT Patrick Davis SSG Karel Dominguez SSG Thomas Feliciano SGT Hector Flores SSG Darrell Fulks SFC Piedad Garcia
SSG Jason Nelson CPT Miguel Vegalozada Jolane “Jo” Williams
1LT Joshua Geiger 2LT Michael Gibson SFC Christina Gordon SSG David Griffin SPC Jeannine Harrison SGT Terrence Hill 1SG Joshua Hoy SPC Benjamin Jackson SSG Tia Jefferson 1SG Michael Jiggetts SFC Timothy Jones SGT Anthony Knickerbocker SSG Tawanda Lindsey SFC Kathy Manglona SFC Shane McGrew SSG Vincent Mendiola SFC Tamika Mitchell SSG Collin Moore SFC Samuel Moore SSG Joe Nelson
CPT Jessica Ortiz SSG Aaron Patzke SPC Stephanie Pocaigue SFC Marie Powell SSG Sakeena Rainey 1LT Jaydon Reed SSG Gregory Reynolds SGT Shaunta Shepard SPC Michael Shomo SFC Danny Simmons 1LT Merrill Soundararajan SSG B. A. Townsend SSG Michael Trantham 1LT Felipe Vargas MSG Keith Walker CPT Melonie West SFC Monte White SSG John Wischmeier
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Colonel Samuel G. Anderson:
Trust, Loyalty and Responsibility
Molly Swift, Editor
Colonel Samuel Anderson grew up in a small town in Virginia, which happened to be near the Virginia Military Institute. The Institute was attended by his friends’ parents and it became a desired destination for him. It wasn’t so much he wished to serve in the military, but just that he wanted to go to that school – which eventually he did. While in college, Colonel Anderson attended Airborne School which was the genesis of his Army career, and he became hooked on Army life. He fulfilled a couple of assignments as a Lieutenant at Fort Drum and Fort Gordon, following which he was provided an opportunity to serve in the 75th Ranger Regiment in Fort Lewis, Washington. The Colonel explained, “That job really had a transformational impact on me and my understanding of what it took to be a leader, what it took to be a professional Soldier, because I was really surrounded by the best NCOs and officers in the Army.” It also allowed him to work in subsequent rewarding and diverse assignments in the Special Operations field. I asked the Colonel – father to two young girls – what it was about the Army that really hooked him; “It was the values of the organization; the “Esprit de Corps” and the professionalism – the Ranger Regiment in particular created an environment whereby everybody understood the mission, each others’ roles, trusted one another and achieved great things. It was a mission-focused environment and I responded to that; I certainly enjoyed the camaraderie and the expectation of hard work. It was a great opportunity.” As we talked further, more was revealed about what drives the new Garrison Commander and where his focus will lie in the coming weeks and months of his command. 12 | FYI SEPTEMBER 2013
What kind of attributes do you feel you will bring to your new position? Trust, loyalty and responsibility. Those attributes aren’t necessarily unique to me, but they do help shape the way I approach any position and certainly my role as the Garrison Commander. Trust in my Garrison teammates – trust in their competence and their character. Loyalty to the organization, loyalty to the service members, Families and civilians that we support. And a sense of responsibility that we have not only the opportunity, but the responsibility to make life better here every day. That there is always something we can do to improve the quality of life, to improve the environment, the workforce, and to take ownership of those opportunities and turn them into action. It’s one thing to say “It sure would be nice if we could do something like this.” It’s another thing for the whole organization to feel that what they do matters and that what they do every day can make a difference. I truly believe that.
Do you have any immediate plans for change on the installation you can share with us? No plans for any immediate change. Colonel Barker initiated many great programs while he was here and my task is to build on the momentum he established, to make every aspect of the support we provide here better than it’s ever been. Really, to capitalize on that initiative is the first order of business. I’m very interested in formalizing or improving some specific areas such as sponsorship initiatives, our transition programs for people exiting the workforce – whether that is service members, civilians or family members – and really focusing on how we measure ourselves. How we measure our levels of effectiveness. We have
a lot of programs – Gordon Be Heard, ICE, the Facebook Town Halls – and I only know about those superficially right now, but I want to see how we see ourselves and how the customers communicate the things they think we should do. Certainly we can’t do everything due to fiscal and legal constraints, but feedback from our customers is how we’re going to affect real change on this installation if that’s what we want to do.
How do you perceive the role of Family and MWR in terms of the Army’s mission and the mission of Fort Gordon? I believe that we have a moral obligation to tirelessly work to ensure the Soldiers, Families and civilians that constitute our Army have the quality of life commensurate with the quality of their service – in particular to our Wounded Warriors. I read the Employee and Customer Covenant and I think they really have it right: “We are committed to providing Soldiers and Families a quality of life that is commensurate with their service.” What I think that means here on Fort Gordon is access to world-class childcare for our children, fun and rewarding programs for our single Soldiers and facilities that allow the Fort Gordon citizens to participate in a wide variety of interests that they currently have, and hopefully find some new interests that ultimately allows them to achieve balance in their life. Balance between their work life, personal life and family life. Those are the types of things the Family and MWR program are charged to do – the Covenant captures this vision.
What motivates you? I am a very competitive person by nature and I’m always looking for new ways to challenge myself, to see if I can accomplish something
I didn’t think possible before. That trait, or characteristic, translates to my personal life and my professional life. For example, I’ve always been an avid runner and that has motivated me to set certain personal goals in that activity. A couple of years ago I decided I was going to try to do triathlons. I’d never swam in my life, I’ve never really biked in my life and so I just started doing it. I decided shortly thereafter that, what’s the top of the mountain in triathlon – it’s an IRONMAN, so I decided “I’m going to do an IRONMAN.” So, I spent a considerable amount of time training, getting myself physically and mentally ready to attempt it and I completed my first full Iron Man in June. It was a great personal accomplishment. I challenged myself with something that two years ago I would have never thought possible and I pushed myself to accomplish it. I think I bring those traits to my professional life – we can achieve things we didn’t think was possible; you just have to put the goal out there and say “this is what I hope to achieve, here’s the work needed to get to that objective.” With the right motivation, drive and commitment, you will probably achieve it.
Are you happy to return to Fort Gordon? I know you commanded C CO, 369th Signal Battalion of the 15th Sig in the mid-nineties. How has the installation changed? I was here 1994-1995. It really has changed so much. The first is the barracks upgrade – compared to what I had as an AIT Company Commander and what my Soldiers had to live in and what they have to live in today; it is an astronomical difference, it’s phenomenal. The programs that we have on this installation to take care of Soldiers, Families and civilians, it really is the envy of the Army. All the outreach services, gymnasiums, bowling, theatre, youth service centers, the bingo that’s very popular and Pointes West. The third thing that has changed is that back in the mid-nineties, Fort Gordon was just the home of the Signal Regiment and now there is so much more to Fort Gordon. All the tenant organizations that reside here probably outnumber the Signal Soldiers – it truly is a multi-disciplined installation.
Is there a message you would like to convey to the members of our community? I look forward to serving the community, and even though there may be some fiscal constraints that may impact the Army in a variety of ways, I’m committed to making the quality of life of the Soldiers, Families and civilians of Fort Gordon commensurate with the quality of their service. And I encourage everyone to use the customer feedback systems to let us know how we are doing. The Garrison team takes that feedback very seriously; they go to great lengths to try to take action on that feedback. I am going to do everything I can to make life here better than it was yesterday and by making incremental improvements and I need their feedback to guide those efforts. My family and I are really excited to be here and we’re really excited to take advantage of the opportunities that Family and MWR provide as well. I’ve got two young girls that have been to many functions already – they love the pool and Pointes West – and they are really excited, as we are, to be here.
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This Month in MWR COMMUNITY SERVICES
Child, Youth & School Services Bldg. 28320, Lane Ave. | 706-791-4455/4722 Fort Gordon Family Child Care: What is Army FCC Online? FCC Providers are dedicated to delivering high quality, emotionally secure and educational child care to children of all ages. Army FCC online is a “state of the art” information and research tool for parents considering using Family Child Care as their child care option. FCC online presents a “virtual tour” of an FCC home through pictures and text, addressing the things parents really want to know. It helps make all characteristics of FCC visible, so FCC is not “behind closed doors”. Call 706-791-4440/3993 or visit our FCC office at Building 28320 Lane Avenue.
Child Development Centers The CDC programs enhance the development of children socially, emotionally, intellectually, creatively and physically from ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. All CDCs offer an Hourly Care Programs for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years of age, Monday-Friday , 5:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Contact Scellstine Weaver, CDC Main/Pre-K Facility Director at 706-791-2701/6761. Contact Tasha Martin, CDC East/West Facility Director at 706-791-8707/8507.
Fort Gordon CYSS SKIES Unlimited SKIES Unlimited currently teaches Ballet and Culinary Arts. Drama, Cheerleading, Spanish, and Guitar are being added soon. Check for the most current information on www.facebook. com/FortGordonCYSS. For more information or to learn about being an instructor, contact Grace Smith, the Instructional Programs Specialist, at 706791-0718. For FREE registration, call Parent Central Services at 706-791-4722.
Youth Sports and Fitness Contact Curtis Dorsey, Director, for programming information. Registration is FREE! 706-791-5104.
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Army Community Service Rm. 224, 155 & 172, Bldg. 33720, 307 Chamberlain Ave. 706-791-3579 | Toll Free: 1-877-310-5741
Looking and obtaining a Federal Job should not be a stressful process.
It is important that you understand the different hiring categories and who may apply. Each job opportunity announcement will state: who may be considered, who may apply, or define an area of consideration. Understanding the different terms of consideration will make the process more user friendly. In addition, certain veterans eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunities ACT (VEOA) may also apply and be considered under vacancy announcement limited to status applicants. To see if you qualify for Veteran Preference for Hiring, you can complete the quiz at: http://www.dol.gov/elaws/vets/vetpref/mservice.htm. Military spouses should contact the Employment Readiness office, Army Community Service, Darling Hall, Room 155, immediately upon arrival at the Installation to access valuable information and resources to help with gainful employment. Here is a list of tips which will hopefully make the process smoother: • Create an account on usajobs.gov • Update and create your profile under the “My Account” heading. • Build your resume using the resume builder: usajobs will allow you to either upload or build up to 5 different resumes. • Scan and Upload any supporting documents i.e., Military orders, DD 214, SF 50, SF 15, College Transcripts and any certification. • Attend one of our Monthly “Steps to Federal Employment Workshops”. Classes are held the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 09:30. Registration is required. Contact Melissa Smith, Employment Readiness Program Manager at 706-791-7878 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CONFERENCE & CATERING SERVICES
Gordon’s Conference & Catering Bldg. 18402, 19th St. | 706-791-6780 After Duty Hours: 706-339-0827
New to Fort Gordon? Gordon’s Conference and Catering offers a one-stop venue for all your catering and dining needs: • Gordon’s Café – Home to the best home-style lunch buffet • Conference and meeting rooms • Party rooms for all sizes of gatherings • Catering and hosting services Lunch is a Treat! Lunch hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. We provide busy professionals with a wide variety of home-cooked meals, a massive salad selection, soup and chili bar and the most delicious desserts on post! Blue Plate Specials are available Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Host your special event during lunch and we’ll provide the room for free! Reservations: 706-791-6780 See our ad on page 27 for more details. Fast service and food you love! Upcoming Holiday Events Now is the time to book your holiday event. Booking early allows you to choose the best room for your celebration!
Join the Ten Star Card Program for Lunch After 10 stamps, your next lunch visit is free. Available from the register. (Minimum $7 purchase required.) Celebrate All Your Milestones: Catering Made Easy Are you planning a celebration? We provide all the elements necessary for a successful event; seasonal menus, themed décor, and friendly, ontime service. Gordon’s Conference and Catering has got you covered! Take advantage of our experience and resources – we insure seamless planning, flawless execution and a successful event. Our catering service is available off post too! A Reason to Celebrate • The Company Dinner • Graduations • Christenings • Theme Parties • Home for Holidays
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Engagement Parties Rehearsal Dinners Birthdays Family Reunions Showers
It’s bigger. It’s better. It’s BRAGGING RIGHTS. Fort Gordon’s Barton Field • 8 a.m.- 12 noon
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Contact your Unit’s Team Leader or call BOSS for more info (706) 791-3025
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SPORTS, RECREATION & LEISURE
Aladdin Travel Bldg. 36200, 36th St. | 706-771-0089 | Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. BLUE MAN GROUP - Now More Wow! Blue Man Group has taken their indescribable live celebration of art, technology, and music to a whole new level. Forget what you know – that was then, this is WOW!
Disney Military Salute Promotion Promotion has been extended to September 2013! Call for tickets to local attractions!
Military Discount: $44 Adult Tickets.
Gordon Lanes Bowling Center Bldg. 33200, 3rd Ave. | 706-791-3446 Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. | Fri., 10 a.m.-midnight Sat., 9 a.m.-midnight | Sun., noon-10 p.m. This Month at Gordon Lanes: • Pizza Bowl September 14, 5-9 p.m. Two games, shoe rental, two slices of Domino’s Pizza and a Soda. Adults: $6 / Kids 12 and younger: $5. • Beat the Heat Sundays, 1-10 p.m. Bowl 3 games and shoe rental only $8 per person. • Xtreme Cosmic Bowling Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m.-midnight. • Bowlopolis Birthday Parties You bring the kids and the cake, we do the rest! Call for more information about our birthday party packages and party room.
• Wild Wednesdays 1-10 p.m. $1.50 per game and $1.50 shoe rental. • Fall Leagues Now Forming! For details, go to FortGordon.com. Kegler’s Bar Newly Renovated • 18 TVs • Great Atmosphere • Friendly Staff • Your Favorite Beverages. It’s time to come in with friends and unwind!
Celebrate at Gordon Lanes! • Birthday Parties • Church Groups • Military Functions • Family Reunions If it’s not listed, we probably can do that too! Groups from 10-150 • Snack Bar • Bar Pro Shop • Arcade Games
Kegler’s Café Great food at a fair price and the best burger in town! 24-Number Bingo Great entertainment! Win up to $4,000!
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Gordon Lakes Golf Club Bldg. 537, Range Rd. | 706-791-2433/6854/5796 Mon.-Thu., 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Fri.-Sun., 6:45 a.m.-6 p.m. | Weather permitting
L L A Fs w i m m i nsg lesson
Adult Group Lessons Private Lessons
Tee Times via Email • email@example.com • firstname.lastname@example.org Tee times are taken four days in advance. Golf Tournaments The time to set up your 2013 fall golf tournaments is now! Please contact Bill Fumai/ Dallas Cooke at 706-791-2433/6854 to set your event up today! We Set the Standards in Golf! Gordon Lakes Golf Club now has new golf packages available for golf events; advertise your event weeks in advance on our GPS System! Let us post a video of your event on our GPS system and show fellow golfers how much fun your event is! Or how about becoming a Hole Sponsor? This unique feature is not available at any other golf club in the CSRA – get your name out there now!
Children’s Group Lessons
Please note: • Saturdays in September: 8 a.m. shotgun start on all three nines.
• Sundays in September: We will begin tee times at 7:30 a.m.
Monthly Registration: September 7 at 9 a.m. October 5 at 9 a.m. November 2 at 9 a.m. Registration must be made in person Full schedule available online at www.fortgordon.com
Indoor Pool: Bldg. 21608, Brainard Ave. 706-791-3034
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• Weekdays in September: We will begin tee times at 8 a.m. Starting times will be determined by weather. Please call ahead if you have any questions. Hook a Soldier on Golf The Hook a Soldier on Golf program will conclude at the end of this month. This program takes place 11 a.m.-12 p.m. every Saturday morning – enjoy a free golf lesson on the driving range at Gordon Lakes. PGA instructor Dallas Cooke and PGA apprentice Bill Vicain provide complimentary golf lessons for all Active Duty Service Members, and their families. Range balls and clubs are provided by Gordon Lakes; just show up!
Hook a Spouse on Golf Gordon Lakes Golf Club offers Hook a Spouse on Golf, once a month until September. This golf clinic is a free hour golf lesson on the driving range at Gordon Lakes. Our PGA instructor Dallas Cooke and Bill Vacain will be on hand to help out any Military Spouses who are interested in the game of golf. Range balls and golf clubs will be provided by the staff of Gordon Lakes, just show up! Spouses are encouraged to play nine holes following play and enjoy lunch in our snack bar Bogey’s Grill. Check with the Pro Shop for dates and times. Play 9 and Dine On Thursday, September 19 everyone is invited to play in our first 9-hole Blitz Golf Scramble! Join us for a 4-person scramble golf tournament, blind draw by handicaps, starting at 5:30 p.m. Call Thursday mornings at the Pro Shop to sign up or register in person by 5 p.m. Enjoy golf and a hamburger or hot dog and a cold beer after a long day’s work! Cost is $15 for GLGC members, E1-E5 for $20 for Military and Civilians $25. Patriots Golf Day On Saturday, September 7 GLGC will host Patriot Golf Day! 8 a.m. shotgun start on all three nines. Cost is $30 for members of GLGC; $40 for E1-E5; $45 for E6–above/DOD and $50 for civilians. Cost includes greens fees, cart fees, range balls, lunch and prizes. Sign up in the pro shop or call 706-791-2433 for more details. This event is in conjunction with the Fold of Honor Golf Foundation. Gordon Lakes Senior Dogfight Tuesdays and Thursdays at Gordon Lakes. Must be 55 to be a member, valid handicap required. For more information please visit the website: http://tinyurl.com/seniordogfight Please look at our information center in the clubhouse for all information regarding tournaments and events.
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Bldg. 25429, 28th St. | 706-791-3025 Wed.-Fri., 3-8 p.m. | Sat., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. | Sun., Noon-9 p.m. (Closed Mon. & Tue.)
Upcoming events: Iron Unit Competition Event Date: September 4 Six Flags and Paintball Trip to Atlanta Event Date: September 14-15 Bentley’s to Beaters Car Cruise-In Event Date: October 5 See ad on page 2 Zombie 5k Event Date: October 26 See ad on page 23
Combatives Tournament Event Date: November 16-17 at Gym 5
FREE: Wi-Fi | Direct TV | Billiards | Darts | Ping Pong | Foosball
Get Involved! BOSS is for Active, Guard and Reserve Single Soldiers, Single Parents and the Geographically Dispersed of all branches of the service, and includes Foreign Service Members.
Contact BOSS for more information: Email: email@example.com Visit: www.fortgordon.com/boss
Day Room Come and enjoy a relaxed environment at the BOSS Day Room, located at the BOSS Headquarters – hours are listed above.
Hilltop Riding Stable Bldg. 509, Range Rd. | 706-791-4864 Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Mon.-Tue., Closed Family Fun Day September 21 & October 19, 1:30 & 3 p.m. Trail rides, ages seven and up. Children pay full price and parent pays half price. Please arrive 40 minutes before the ride time. What a wonderful way to spend a sunny day with your child!
Youth Horse Camp The reservation book is now open for fall and winter. We offer single day camp sessions for ages 7-13 years. Learn to ride along with other horse activities. Open Riding Guided trail rides: see our website for riding times.
Horse Back Riding Lessons Lessons will start September 4; come in and sign up.
Sat. and Sun.: No reservation required; first come, first served.
Think Hilltop for your next Event! We host birthday parties; holiday parties; conferences and team building events! Play grounds and picnic areas are open to the general public. Call for more information.
All riders must arrive 40 minutes before ride time.
Weekdays: 11 a.m. 24-hour reservation required. Ponies available for children ages 0 thru six years. 2013/2014 Event Calendars Come by and pick up an event calendar!
Volunteer Class October 26 & 27 for age 14 and up this is a two day class. Trail Day Use for Privately Owned Horses Sun.-Sat., 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $10 per day, per horses with Coggins. Book your play group, parties and family gathering for fall. Come horse around with us. • Play grounds and picnic areas are open to the general public. • 100% ID check with all equine activities. • Closed shoes are required for all equine activities. • This facility will close with the heat index at 101˚F, or at times of thunder and lightning. www.fortgordonfyi.com | 19
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Outdoor Recreation Bldg. 00445, Carter Rd. | 706-791-5078 Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sun., 1-5 p.m. Recreational Shooting at Range 14 September 7, 14 & 21: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed., Thu. and Fri.: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Kid’s Shooting Day at Range 14 September 28: 1-5 p.m.
$10 per person, $5 FGSC members and $2 for persons under the age of 16.
Kids are invited for instruction and recreational shooting. An adult must accompany the kids while on the range.
Kids Fishing Derby at Claypit Lakes September 28: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Instruction offered for Archery, Skeet and Trap and Known Distance Shooting.
Registration: 7:30 a.m. at the Claypit Lakes, fishing 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).
For more information call 706-791-5078/ 3317. Fishing Tournaments: Daylight-Noon September 8: Crappie Tournament at Butler Reservoir September 15: Bass Tournament at Butler Reservoir
Open to all ID cardholders and members of the public with a FG fishing license guest permit (available at registration). $20 per person, $10 FGSC members with a $5 Big Fish Pot, $100 awarded to first place; $50 to second place. Hunter Education Course September 11 & 12 (2-night course) September 18 (Online Review course) The online review is 6-8 p.m. at the EAMC 1st floor auditorium. Hunters wishing to hunt on Fort Gordon must have a valid Hunter Safety Card. The online training is available at www.beasafehunter.org. The course is free of charge and open to the public. Pre-registration recommended at www.georgiawildlife.com.
Woodworth Consolidated Library Bldg. 33500, Rice Rd. | 706-791-7323
Books Around Town Book Club The Book Club will be on hiatus September 2013. We will resume the program very soon.
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Music in the Library Enjoy music in the library and learn more about different genres and points of interest in history. Check out books and CDs for all your favorites! This month the library will feature unforgettable classic lounge music. eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMovies and eMusic Download your favorites free by registering with your I.D. card at the library, and then create a My Account at: http://mylibraryus.fmwr.net/ search~S25 Login: to your ‘My Account’ and select ‘Free Downloads’. Find event flyers, online catalog, how-to guides, and more at the Library’s website: www.gordon.army.mil/library
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Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre Bldg. 32100, 3rd Ave. | 706-793-8552
Announcing our 2014 Major Musical!
and the adventure of the suicide club
by Jeffrey Hatcher
September 20, 21, 27 & 28, October 10, 11 & 12, 2013
Follies, Book by James Goldman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Show dates: March 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22, 2014
Show dates: November 16, 17, 22 & 23, Dec. 5, 6 & 7, 2013 Audition dates: October 7 & 8, 7 p.m.
In FOLLIES the time is 1971, and theatrical impresario Dimitri Weissmann hosts a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, setting the stage for a parade of brilliant pastiche numbers, including “Losing My Mind,” “I’m Still Here,” and “Broadway Baby.” Amid the reminiscing, two middle-aged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present and come face to face with the future.
“It’s Christmas Eve, as we experience the story of the Nowak family, living amidst the urban rubble of Buffalo, NY’s East Side. Maybe the neighborhood is depressed, but not Clara, the family matriarch. She happily runs her soup kitchen and tends to the family heirloom – a 20foot shrine to the Blessed Mother which adjoins the house. This neighborhood beacon of faith commemorates the day in 1942 when the Blessed Virgin Mary materialized in her father’s barber shop! When the play opens, a family meeting is in progress. Daughter Ruth divulges her plan to finally “go public” with the family miracle by creating a one-woman play about the sacred event. The results are heartfelt and hilarious.”
Surreal, sophisticated, compelling, heartwrenching and epic in scope, FOLLIES uses the musical theatre as a metaphor for the collapse of American innocence and naivete in the post-Kennedy years. It is a showcase for powerful dramatic actors, featuring a large cast rich in character, which provides opportunities for seasoned older performers.
You can call the Box Office at 706-793-8552 for tickets and information. And, as always, we hope to see YOU at the theatre in the very near future.
Spectacular and grand in scale, FOLLIES is a must see production!
Playwright Jeffrey Hatcher takes Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous characters and drops them into a story inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella The Suicide Club to create a thrilling comic mystery. Miracle on South Division Street, by Tom Dudzick
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Pointes West Army Resort at Lake Thurmond | P.O. Box 67, Appling, GA | 706-541-1057 Conference Center Summer in the south is full of traditions; gathering with friends and family, creating priceless memories, laughter, and of course eating good BBQ, and homemade ice cream. The Conference Center at Pointes West Army Resort has everything you need for
your next family reunion, church retreat, or friendly gathering! Located on a beautiful point overlooking Clarks Hill Lake, our 4,000 square-foot Conference Center seats up to 120 guests and is equipped with a full commercial kitchen. Two 55- inch flat screen TVs are
positioned on the wall to watch that sports game that you just can’t miss! Outdoors, enjoy our comfy cushioned furniture on the patio as you take in the relaxing views and peaceful atmosphere. Let Pointes West Army Resort become a part of your summer tradition.
MAKING YOUR DAY SPECIAL Looking for a unique venue for your wedding ceremony and reception? Look no further than Pointes West Army Resort! Say “I do” on the lawn! Our eloquent, lakefront Conference Center is the perfect setting for any outdoor ceremony; you will love the breathtaking view of the lake and the stunning surroundings. Move indoors for an intimate reception – enjoy the Center’s charming atmosphere and elegant décor. Let Pointes West be a part of your special day! Call Jenna Parker today to schedule an appointment to view the Conference Center or to make reservations. 6703 Washington Road Appling, GA
Phone 706-541-1057 Fax 706-541-1963 Office Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
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5 kilometer Zombie-Filled Haunted Trail Run October 26, 2013 | 9 a.m. Register online at: tinyurl.com/jw9b9yv
For more information, call 706-791-2556 or email Zombie5kfortgordon@yahoo.com
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FORT GORDON & MWR DINING
Soul food In Bingo Palace, Bldg. 15500, Corner of Lane Ave. and 15th St. | 706-791-5106 Tue.-Fri.: 5-10:30 p.m. | Sat.: 4-10 p.m. Specializing in soul food, Big Mama’s is opened for dinner only at the Jackpot Café in the Bingo Palace. If you feel comforted by mac n’ cheese, baked turkey wings or fried pork chops, Big Mama’s is your place!
What’s on the Menu?
Fried Chicken | Meatloaf | Baked Turkey | Smothered Chicken | Pork Tenderloin | Fried Fish Select items available a la carte.
Sandwiches, grill & snacks Gordon Lakes Golf Club, Range Rd. | Phone: 706-791-2433 (ext. 4) Mon.-Thu.: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Beverages & Cold Sandwiches served until 4 p.m.) Fri.-Sun.: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (Beverages & Cold Sandwiches served until 5 p.m.) For the best views on post, head over to Bogey’s Grill! A varied lunch menu and daily specials are the best accompaniments for a great game of golf, but you don’t have to play to eat.
What’s on the Menu? New at Bogey’s Grill: Our Stacked Grilled Ham and Turkey Breast with Bacon on a Ciabatta Roll with our awesome steak fries. Now offered every day for the same price of $7.30. Try our new specialty sandwich! The 10oz. Angus Beef Steak Burger served with steak fries and a fountain soda for $9.45. Hungry for BBQ? Bogey’s is now offers a Shredded Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich with coleslaw, fries and a drink for $7.30. Looking for something light? Try the House Salad with Tuna, Tomatoes and Pickle with a drink for $6.25.
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Java Cafés offer delicious smoothies, coffees and snacks. For your convenience, each location also offers ready-to-eat snacks, hot food or yummy items from the grill! Call in orders for pick up!
Java Café at Darling Hall
Grill, snacks, smoothies & coffee. Grab breakfast or enjoy a hot lunch special! In Darling Hall | Bldg. 33720, Chamberlain Ave. | 706-791-1330 Mon.-Fri.: 7:30 a.m.-2.30 p.m.
Java Café at Alternate Escapes Recreation Center Grill, snacks, smoothies & coffee
In Alternate Escapes Recreation Center | Bldg. 25722, B St. | 706-791-0785 Mon.-Thu.: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. | Fri.-Sat.: 9 a.m.-11 p.m. | Sun.: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Snacks, coffee & smoothies Bldg. MWR-023, Chamberlain Ave. | 706-772-4702 Thu.: 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. | Fri.: 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. | Sat.: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. | Sun.: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (Closed Mon.-Wed.)
Java Fitness at Gordon Fintess Protein shakes & smoothies
Bldg. 29607, Barnes Ave. | 706-791-2647 Mon., Wed., Fri.: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. | Tue., Thu.: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. | Sat.: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Sun.)
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Home to the Best Home-Style Lunch Buffet Bldg. 18402, 19th St. | 706-791-6780 Mon.-Fri.: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. “The Club” as it’s affectionately called by many, serves a vast array of dishes and menu items, from hot to cold, whole plates and soups to self-serve buffet-style and a massive salad bar. With an affordable menu, Starbucks coffee and a delish dessert bar, Gordon’s Conference and Catering has everything busy professionals need and want for their midday meal. Whether you are with a large group or flying solo, Gordon’s Conference and Catering can accommodate you!
What’s on the Menu?
Buffet: $8.95 (Beverage included) Taco Salad: $5.50 German Schnitzel: $7.50 Other Lunch Specials Include: A Little Italy! Spaghetti and Meatballs, or Meat Sauce, Lasagna and other pasta! Pacific Rim Fridays: Szechuan Beef with Broccoli, Hawaiian Chicken, Shrimp Fried Rice and more! Exciting New Menu Items: Bourbon Chicken, Chili-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Ginger Glaze, Ham and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast, Grilled Mongolian Pork Chops, Baked Cod with Pineapple Salsa and Orange Sauce, The Cuban sandwich, Turkey on Focaccia Spring into summer with our soft-serve ice cream bar featuring Banana Splits!
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Café Grill, salads, sandwiches, burgers & more Gordon Lanes Bowling Center, Bldg. 33200, 3rd Ave. | 706-771-6907 Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Fri., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Sat., 9:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun., 1-9 p.m. | Breakfast: Sat. 8-11 a.m. Kegler’s boasts the best burger on post, and who are we to disagree? Kegler’s Café offers fresh and fast food for all, whether you’re bowling a game or two, or relaxing with friends – grab your food to dine in, or take away.
What’s on the Menu?
Omelet Platters: from $4.50 on up Breakfast Platters: Hot Cakes with the Works (includes 2 Eggs, Grits or Hash Brown Patty, choice of Ham, Bacon or Sausage with a Small Coffee) – $5.35 Cheeseburger: The best burger on post! – $2.75 Other Lunch Items Include: Hot Dogs, Foot Longs, Polish Sausage, Chili Dogs and more! Kegler’s serves almost anything you might want! Pretzels; French Fries; Chili; Potato Chips; Nachos; Chicken Wings; Flounder Sandwich; Shrimp Baskets and Salads.
Chinese food Located at the Bus Station | Bldg. 36000, 3rd Ave. | 706-792-9774 Sun.-Thu.: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Fri.-Sat.: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fort Gordon’s only Chinese Restaurant offers a range of Chinese food to eat in or take out. Don’t see what you want on the menu? Just ask and they will make any dish upon request!
What’s on the Menu?
Combination Platters: $7.00 19 Platters to Choose From! Sesame Chicken, Beef with Broccoli, Boneless Ribs, and more! *All patters served with Fried Rice and Egg Roll or Two Chicken Wings
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Turkish/Mediterranean Cuisine In Signal Towers, Bldg. 29808, Chamberlain Ave. | 706-791-5849 Mon.-Fri.: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | Breakfast served until 10:30 a.m.
For delectable Mediterranean cuisine, head over to Signal Towers! Serving both breakfast and lunch, Shishkebab serves a range of omelet platters and breakfast sandwiches, as well as salads, lunch plates, pastries and much more!
What’s on the Menu?
Stuffed Grape Leaves: 4 pieces – $3.00 Mediterranean Salad with Drink: Lettuce, onion, green onion, parsley, red bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, pickled red cabbage, boiled egg, black olives – $5.50 Gyro Wrap Combo: Gyro, fries, soft drink and Tzatziki sauce – $7.99 Grilled Salmon Platter with Drink: Grilled Salmon with Turkish spices, served with rice, salad, pita and Tzatziki sauce – $9.25
Mexican food In The Courtyard, Bldg. 36708, Brainard Ave. | 706-910-1044 Sun.-Fri.: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Sat.: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Happy Hour: 4 p.m.-7 p.m. | Delivery Available (Mon.-Sat.: 5-9 p.m.)
Teresa’s serves a wide variety of Mexican dishes – including authentic Mexican tacos – for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Want a speedy option for lunch? Teresa’s conveniently offers an Express Menu from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Kids eat free on Saturdays with the purchase of an adult meal.
What’s on the Menu?
Speedy Gonzales: One taco, one enchilada and choice of rice or beans – $4.25 Lunch #10: Two grilled chicken soft tacos and Spanish rice served with pico de gallo – $6.00 Burrito California: 10-inch flour tortilla with your choice of grilled chicken or steak served with rice, beans, lettuce, cheese, guacamole and sour cream – $7.50 All specials come with an endless fountain drink Menu items price range: $4.25 on up
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Family and MWR ADMINISTRATION Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (DFMWR) 706-791-4140 Room 382, Bldg. 33720, 307 Chamberlain Ave. FYI Advertising Sales 706-791-3912 Room 337, Bldg. 33720, 307 Chamberlain Ave.
Fort Gordon Thrift Shop 706-791-2779 Bldg. 39102, Behind The Exchange
CYSS Youth Sports & Fitness 706-791-5104 Bldg. 45410, 46th St.
Information and Referral Services 706-791-0792
Sports, Recreation AND Leisure
Military OneSource 1-800-342-9647
Aladdin Travel 706-771-0089 Bldg. 36200, 36th St.
Mobilization and Deployment Program 706-791-1958
FYI Creative Director 706-791-3218
FYI Editorial 706-791-6234
Relocation Services Welcome Center: Darling Hall, Rm. 172 Lending Closet: Darling Hall, Rm. 172 706-791-4181/1922
For a complete list of DFMWR key personnel, visit www.fortgordon.com/staff.php
Community Services Army Community Services (ACS) 706-791-3579 / Toll Free: 1-877-310-5741 Suites 224, 155 & 172, Bldg. 33720, 307 Chamberlain Ave. Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) 706-791-2820 Army Family Team Bldg. (AFTB) 706-791-2820 Army Volunteer Corps (AVC) 706-791-3880 Christmas House 706-791-3880 Domestic Violence Hotline 706-791-STOP (7867) EAMC Department of Social Work Service (SWS) 706-787-3656/5811 Employment Readiness Program (ERP) 706-791-7878 Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) 706-791-4872 Family Advocacy Program (FAP) 706-791-3648/6632 Family Outreach Center 706-791-5220 Financial Readiness 706-791-1918/8586
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Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) 706-791-8777 Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) 706-787-4767/1767 Swap and Assist Shop 706-791-3579 Behind The Exchange
Alternate Escapes 706-791-0785 Bldg. 25722, B St. Bingo Palace 706-793-0003 Bldg. 15500, Corner of Lane Ave. & 15th St. BOSS Headquarters 706-791-3025 Bldg. 25489, 28th St. Carlson Wagonlit Travel – Official Travel 706-798-0990 Room 117, Bldg. 33720, 307 Chamberlain Ave.
Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS)
Courtyard Outdoor Pool 706-791-3550 Ring Hall, Bldg. 36710, Brainard Ave.
Child Development Center Main 706-791-2701/6761 Bldg. 45300, 45th St.
Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre 706-793-8552 Bldg. 32100, 3rd Ave.
Child Development Center East 706-791-8707/8507 Bldg. 290, 225 East Hospital Rd.
Fort Gordon Sportsman’s Club 706-791-5078 Bldg. 00445, Carter Rd.
Child Development Center West 706-791-0732 Bldg. 18407, 537 19th St.
Get Outdoors Gordon 706-791-2556
CYSS Family Child Care 706-791-3993/4440 Bldg. 28320 Lane Ave. CYSS GA Pre-K & Pre-K/Kindergarten Afterschool Programs 706-791-1306/4790 Bldg. 45400, 46th St. CYSS/Parent Central Services 706-791-4455/4722 Bldg. 28320, Lane Ave. CYSS School-Age Services & Middle School/Teen Programs 706-791-7575/6500 Bldg. 45410, 46th St.
Gordon Fitness Center 706-791-2647 Bldg. 29607, Barnes Ave. Gordon Lakes Golf Club 706-791-2433 Bldg. 537, Range Rd. Gordon Lanes 706-791-3446 Bldg. 33200, 3rd Ave. Gym #3 706-791-2864 Bldg. 25510, Brainard Ave. Gym #5 706-791-7370 Bldg. 25713, 26th St.
“NEED TO KNOW” DIRECTORY
Gym #6 – Fitness Center 706-791-6872 Bldg. 21713, 21st St.
Fort Gordon & Community Credit Union 706-793-0012 Bldg. 36305, Ave. of the States
Hilltop Riding Stable 706-791-4864 Bldg. 509, North Range Rd.
Fort Gordon Housing Office 706-791-5116/7067/9658
Indoor Swimming Pool 706-791-3034 Bldg. 21608, Brainard Ave. Leitner Lake Conference Center 706-791-5078 1.5 miles down Gibson Rd. from Range Rd. Pointes West Army Resort 706-541-1057 At Lake Thurmond Sports, Fitness and Aquatics 706-791-1142 Bldg. 29719, Barnes Ave. Woodworth Consolidated Library 706-791-7323 Bldg. 33500, Rice Rd.
Miscellaneous Army Volunteer Corps 706-791-3880 Room 169, Bldg. 33720, 307 Chamberlain Ave. Commissary 706-791-3718 Bldg. 37200, 3rd Ave. By-Pass The Exchange 706-793-7171 Bldg. 38200 Southeastern Stages, Inc – Bus Station 706-793-0026 Bldg. 36200, 36th St.
Fort Gordon Recycling 706-791-7881/706-831-3409 (cell) Bldg. 997, 10th St. and Chamberlain Ave.
Connect with MWR:
Gordon’s Car Care Auto Skills Center 706-791-2390 Bldg. 29300, 30th St. ID Card Section/DEERS Office 706- 791-1927/1930 Darling Hall, Bldg. 33720
IHG Army Hotels 706-790-3676
Military Police Station 706-791-4380/4537 NAF Civilian Personnel Office 706-791-6382 Office of the Staff Judge Advocate 706-791-3148 Post Information 706-791-0110 Public Affairs Office (PAO) 706-791-7003 Bldg. 29801, Nelson Hall, 520 Chamberlain Ave. Signal Museum 706-791-3856 Signal Towers, Bldg. 29808, Chamberlain Ave. Veterinary Services 706-787-7375/3815 Bldg. 500, Range Rd.
Text “MWR” to 70720 & get updates on upcoming events & special offers!
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Additional Connections: Fort Gordon Garrison Town Hall Meetings: www.facebook.com/ftgordonga
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Chief of Staff COL Barker at the Kids Fishing Derby | Photo by Molly Swift
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Published on Aug 27, 2013
You are at the heart of our community. Fort Gordon service members, Family members, prior service, civilian employees; we each invest in mak...