30 Things to Do Near Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Georgia

first_imgIntroductionWelcome to Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, home to the historic 3rd Infantry Division. The installation offers a number of recreational activities to enjoy during your time here: bingo, bowling, camping, golfing, swimming, and more. Off post, there’s even more to explore.For more information on things to do around Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, visit the Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Leisure Travel Services website. LTS offers special military discount tickets to many local attractions, as well as national favorites like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Whatever travel destinations you seek, LTS staff can help you plan your trips with assistance with airline tickets, hotels, rental cars, and even cruises.Read on to learn about 30 things to do in Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.Suggested Read: Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Georgia: In-Depth Welcome CenterCOVID-19 NoticeDue to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, the following venues may be operating under limited hours of operation or closed due to post or local community restrictions. Check the venue’s website or call for current hours of operation and information on attendance guidelines and restrictions.30 Things to Do Near Fort Stewart and Hunter Army AirfieldKnow what you are looking for? Click the number(s) to go right to where you want to go:(1) Stewart’s Special Events(2-3) Indoor Recreation(4) Bowling(5-9) Gyms(10-16) Pools(17-18) Outdoor Recreation(19) Fishing(20-22) Golfing(23-25) Parks, Rivers, and Lakes(26-27) Shooting Ranges(28-30) AttractionsFort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Special Events1. Stewart’s Special EventsFort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield offer the military community a number of special events and programs throughout the year. Events include the fall and spring carnivals, with games, amusement rides, food, and more. And the annual Independence Day Celebration has live music and a spectacular fireworks display. For a full list of upcoming events, visit the Stewart-Hunter Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation website.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Indoor RecreationCheck out these post venues for indoor fun away from the sun.2. Hunter/Stewart Bingo1020 Hero RoadBuilding 405, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-4200135 Duncan DriveBuilding 6015, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-4606Hunter/Stewart Bingo hosts bingo games at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield simultaneously. The caller is at Hunter Army Airfield and is live-streamed to players at Fort Stewart. Paper and computerized options are available. The average payout is $8,300 per night!3. Club Stewart1020 Hero RoadBuilding 405, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-4717Club Stewart serves up great food and has a variety of venues for special events. Professional catering and party planning services are available. Special events at Club Stewart include holiday brunches, dinner theater, comedy nights, festivals, and military and civilian social events. Visit the club’s website for menus and details on upcoming events.Fort Stewart Bowling Alley4. Marne Bowling Center54 Steele Ave.Building 402, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-4866Strike up family-friendly fun at Marne Bowling Center. The center has 36 lanes, bumper lanes for children, leagues, and party packages. If you get hungry, grab a snack at the center’s Strike Zone Cafe.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield GymsFort Stewart has four fitness centers and Hunter Army Airfield has one. Facilities are free of charge to authorized patrons. The centers offer an array of state-of-the-art exercise equipment, exercise classes, sports courts, running tracks, saunas, and more. Amenities vary at each center, so be sure to visit the Stewart-Hunter Family and MWR website for more information.5. Caro Fitness Center1592 William H. Wilson Ave.Building 708, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-47636. Johnson Fitness Center370 Vanguard RoadBuilding 8437, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-93067. Jordan Fitness Center496 W. Sixth St.Building 608, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-57428. Newman Fitness Center215 W. Sixth St.Building 439, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-30319. Tominac Fitness Center314 Billy Mitchell Blvd.Building 919, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-5078Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield PoolsThe aquatics program at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield offers lap swimming, water aerobics, open swimming, swimming lessons, and drown-proofing. Visit the installation’s Family and MWR website for more information on pool and splashpark hours of operation and programs.10. Bryan Village Outdoor PoolBuilding 7098, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-270111. Corkan Outdoor PoolBuilding 446, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-857512. Corkan Splashpark440 Lindquist RoadBuilding 444, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-988413. Hunter Outdoor Pool and SplashparkBehind Building 6015, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-578614. Johnson Indoor Swimming Pool270 Vanguard RoadBuilding 8437, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-930615. Newman Indoor Swimming Pool215 W. Sixth St.Building 439, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-303416. Tominac Fitness Center Indoor Pool314 Billy Mitchell Blvd.Building 919, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-2819Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Outdoor RecreationWant to explore the great outdoors? Check out these post attractions.17. Corkan Recreation AreaIntersection of Hero Road and Lindquist RoadFort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-9884The Corkan Recreation Area offers affordable indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family. The area includes an outdoor swimming pool, a splashpark, miniature golf, picnic areas, Cypress Sam’s, and a recreation center. Cypress Sam’s is a multilevel, indoor play structure with slides, ball blasters, volcanoes, and more than 6,000 balls to throw, shoot, and play with. The recreation center has roller skating, laser tag, and bounce houses. Party packages and inflatables rentals are also available.18. Low Country Adventure CentersAddress 1Fort Stewart Road 48 South, off Highway 144 eastBuilding 8325, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-8213Address 2313 Stratofortress RoadBuilding 8454, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-9354 or 1 (912) 315-9554The Low Country Adventure Centers at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield have everything you need for your outdoor recreation pursuits. The centers have information on post campgrounds, picnic areas and pavilions, shooting ranges, and more. The centers also have a variety of equipment and boats available for rent. You can rent party gear, inflatables, games, campers, trailers, skiffs, deck boats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, kite boards, and more.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Fishing19. Fishing and Hunting at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army AirfieldThere are many opportunities for hunting and fishing in Georgia, including several on post. Fishing season is year-round in ponds and rivers. Prime bass, redbreast, and crappie are found each spring. Alligator and deer hunting is also allowed during applicable seasons. For information on post access, permits, and gun registration on post, visit the Stewart-Hunter Family and MWR website.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Golf Courses20. Hunter Golf Course1548 S. Perimeter RoadBuilding 8205, Hunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-911521. Taylors Creek Golf Course1766 Gulick Ave.Building 2150, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 767-2370The 18-hole Hunter Golf Course features play among Spanish Oaks and Georgia Pines. The 18-hole, par-72 Taylors Creek Golf Course features a clubhouse with a pro shop and a driving range. Both courses are part of the Southeastern Georgia Adaptive Golf Program.Taylors Creek Golf Course and Hunter Golf Course also offer FootGolf. FootGolf is a sport that combines elements of soccer and golf, with players kicking a soccer ball into a 21-inch cup instead of the regulation 4.25-inch golf hole.22. Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa1 Resort DriveSavannah, GA 31421Phone: 1 (912) 201-2000Found on the Savannah River near Savannah’s historic district, the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa is a great place to stay while you take in Savannah sights. The hotel has a day spa, tennis courts, and the only PGA championship golf course in the Savannah area. Fine and casual dining can be found at the resort’s Champions Bar & Grill, Escape Pool Bar & Grill, and Midnight Sun Lounge, as well as coastal dining at Aqua Star.Parks, Rivers, and Lakes23. Hallstrom LakePerimeter Road, across from the AAFES gas stationHunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-9354Hallstrom Lake has two playgrounds, a fishing pier, and restrooms.24. Holbrook Pond and CampgroundFort Stewart Road 48 South, off Highway 144 EastBuilding 8325, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-8213 or 1 (912) 435-8205Primitive and RV campsites are available at Holbrook Campground. Reservations can be made at Fort Stewart’s Low Country Adventure Center.25. Lotts Island Campground and MarinaLotts Island Road, off Rio RoadHunter Army AirfieldPhone: 1 (912) 315-9354Lotts Island has basketball and volleyball courts, a fishing pier and cleaning station, a playground, picnic tables, grills, boat slips, and primitive and RV campsites. Visit the website for information on campsite reservations and fees.Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield Shooting Ranges26. Paintball Course574 Fort Stewart Road 48 S.Building 8323A, Fort StewartPhone: 1 (912) 435-8213Challenge your friends at Fort Stewart’s paintball course. Equipment rentals and paintball supplies are available. The course is open to patrons 8 years of age and older. Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.27. Shooting Sports at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army AirfieldAccess to the rifle, pistol, archery, and skeet and trap ranges is granted through the Low Country Adventure Centers. For more information on the ranges and their regulations, visit the Stewart-Hunter Family and MWR website.Attractions Near Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield28. The Historic Savannah Theatre222 Bull St.Savannah, GA 31401Phone: 1 (912) 233-7764Built in 1818, the Historic Savannah Theatre is one of the oldest continually operating theaters in the country. The venue now operates as a stage theater and presents multiple shows throughout the year. For a list of upcoming shows and performances, visit the theater’s website.29. Savannah Historic DistrictMuseums, monuments, historic landmarks and homes, parks, shops, restaurants, and more can be found throughout the Savannah Historic District. Take a guide-led tour, ride a ferry along the Savannah River, climb aboard a horse-drawn carriage, or hop on the trolley and take in all the sights. For more information on Savannah’s historic district, check out the Visit Savannah tourism website.30. Tybee Island802 First St.Tybee Island, GA 31328Phone: 1 (912) 786-5444A popular vacation spot, Tybee Island is a barrier island near Savannah. This 3-square-mile hot spot has white sand beaches, bike trails, shops, restaurants, and lots of opportunities for fun in the sun.ConclusionFort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield are full of fun opportunities, and the surrounding area offers even more things to do. Whether you want to camp under the stars of the Georgia sky, play a round of bingo, or explore historic Savannah, you’re sure to make plenty of wonderful new memories.The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.last_img read more

H1N1 mutation’s proposed link to severe illness debated

first_imgMar 4, 2010 (CIDRAP News) – Norwegian scientists today reported a pandemic H1N1 virus mutation that appears to be associated with severe disease, but a leading US flu expert said global data on the mutation don’t show a clear connection with severe illness.A team from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo reports that it found the mutation in 11 of 61 severe illness cases that were analyzed between July and December 2009. The mutation was not found in any of 205 mild cases that were analyzed between May 2009 and January 2010.”This difference is statistically significant and our data are consistent with a possible relationship between this mutation and the clinical outcome,” says the report by A. Kilander and colleagues, published today in Eurosurveillance. “To our knowledge, this is the first identification of a change in the pandemic virus that correlates with a severe clinical outcome.”However, Dr. Nancy Cox, director of the Influenza Division at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said global H1N1 data so far do not show a clear association between the mutation and severe illness.”If you look globally you can see that this mutation is neither necessary nor sufficient for a severe or fatal outcome,” Cox told CIDRAP News.The mutation the Norwegians found in the severe cases is called D222G (a change from aspartic acid to glycine in position 222 in the HA1 subunit of the hemagglutinin protein), according to the report. The team found it by sequencing viruses from the 61 severe cases and 205 mild cases. D222G mutant viruses were detected in severe cases throughout the sampling period of July to early December.Because the mutation is found in the receptor binding site of hemagglutinin, it may influence which types of cells and which parts of the respiratory tract the virus binds to, the report says.”Our observations are consistent with an epidemiological pattern where the D222G substitution is absent or infrequent in circulating viruses, with the mutation arising sporadically in single cases where it may have contributed to severity of infection,” the scientists write.They suggest that the mutation may increase the virus’s ability to bind to lung cells, leading to more severe illness. But it is also possible, they say, that the mutation is more likely to occur in patients who fail to fend off the virus quickly and end up with the infection in their lungs.A “large proportion” of the patients with severe cases had underlying health conditions that increased their risk, but some of the patients were previously healthy and had an initially mild illness that later became much more severe, the report says.”We consider it likely that there is a causal relationship between the occurrence of the D222G mutation in this virus and severe disease,” it states. But it adds that the mutation is clearly not required for a severe outcome, since most of the severe and fatal cases did not feature it.Cox, however, said it’s too soon to conclude there is a causal relationship. She pointed to possible holes in the Norwegian analysis, along with global surveillance data and experimental data.”They haven’t adjusted for a whole variety of confounders that could influence the appearance of the mutation, such as time between onset of illness and collection of specimens, which might differ in mild and severe cases,” she said. Another possible confounder, she added, is the fact that some of the patients with severe illness had underlying conditions, which increase the risk of severe flu.Some countries have reported the D222G mutation only in mild cases, while others have seen it as statistically linked with severe illness, but the latter didn’t rule out possible confounders, Cox said. She reported that the CDC has found the mutation in a total of eight cases, of which five were nonfatal. Some of the nonfatal cases were mild.Cox also said a lab experiment in ferrets did not support a causal link with severe disease. Virologist Dr. Richard Webby infected ferrets with a wild-type H1N1 virus or with a strain virus engineered to contain the D222G mutation, and found that those infected with the mutant strain had no worse disease than the others, she said.”So, so far what’s been done in animal models doesn’t reflect the association of severity with this mutation,” Cox said.Referring to the Norwegian report, she commented, “It’s intriguing, and there could be some association, but it’s certainly not as clear as they’ve painted it.””I think additional work needs to be done before we conclude that there is a causal relationship,” she said.Kiland A, Rykkvin R, Dudman SG, et al. Observed association between the HA1 mutation D222G in the 2009 pandemic influenza A(H1N1) virus and severe clinical outcome, Norway 2009-2010. Eurosurveillnace 2010 Mar 4;15(9):2 [Full text]See also: Nov 20, 2009, WHO statement on previous report of mutation seen in severe cases in Norwayhttp://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/notes/briefing_20091120/en/index.htmllast_img read more

Manny diagnosed with heart ailment days before fight

first_imgManny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse trade punches. AP MANILA – Newly-crowned WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao might be forced to halt his boxing career. He was diagnosed with a heart ailment days before his victory over Lucas Matthysse on Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Pacquiao’s publicist Aquiles Zonio wrote in an article at Philboxing.com that Pacquiao underwent an angiogram at Cardinal Santos Memorial Hospital on July 8 after having difficulty breathing during training.“Pacquiao was rushed to the hospital around 3 p.m. on July 8 after complaining having difficulty breathing several times during the duration of his preparation for the July 15 fight,” said Zonio.He added: “Pacquiao claimed that after the angiogram, the doctors told him he is suffering from an ‘inborn heart ailment’ and was even advised to call off the July 15 fight.” According to Zonio, Pacquiao kept the episode a secret from his family and team members and that only a handful of close friends accompanied him to the hospital.In an interview with Bombo Radyo Iloilo on Thursday evening, Pacquiao confirmed he went through an angiogram but insisted it was part of his checkup ahead of his fight.“Nag-undergo ako ng angiogram kasi nag-ECG ako tapos lumabas na parang may bara sa ugat sa puso ko. Kasi baka pagdating sa laban atakihin ako doon at pwede kong ikamatay,” Pacquiao said.“Nung sinabi na i-postpone ko ‘yung laban, I protested. I was required to run on a treadmill then an ECG was conducted. The result was quite amazing. The result showed my heart rate and rhythm improve as my physical activity increases,” he added.Pacquiao did not show any signs of his ailment during his match. He scored three knockdowns on Matthysse en route to a seventh round stoppage victory./PNlast_img read more

Jalen Ramsey reiterates he wants to stay with Jaguars after cryptic tweet

first_imgRamsey has expressed frustration as the team fell to 3-6 entering Week 11. Ramsey tweeted Monday, a day after losing to the Colts, 29-26: “When I’m gone from here, y’all gone miss me. I ain’t even trippin lol.”When I’m gone from here, y’all gone miss me. I ain’t even trippin lol— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) November 12, 2018Ramsey addressed the tweet Thursday, saying it was for the Jaguars’ “fake fans” who haven’t stuck with the team through a disappointing 2018 season. “If that’s what people want to do or if that’s how people feel, then it’s certain people, like y’all going to miss … we bring some good things,” Ramsey said. “And, yeah, we slipped up here recently. Not executed and played like we know we can. But, like whoever, the fake fans, if y’all [the media], whoever, if y’all want to jump ship, then, look, it is what it is.”But y’all going to miss us when we either gone or when stuff back popping. We don’t want y’all no more.”The Jaguars went 10-6 and won the AFC South last season, but they have lost five consecutive games after starting the season 3-1. The team sits at the bottom of the AFC South, three games behind the division-leading Texans (6-3), with the AFC North-leading Steelers (6-2-1) coming to Jacksonville on Sunday. Jalen Ramsey reinforced his commitment to the Jaguars on Thursday, days after sending a cryptic tweet that caused many to question his intentions. “I’ve said multiple times, over and over and over and over and over and over and over again that I want to play for one team my whole career,” Ramsey said, via the team’s website. “I don’t control that, but, I mean, it is what it is.” Jimmy Graham injury update: Packers TE has broken thumb, report says The 24-year-old cornerback has one year remaining on his rookie contract, and the Jaguars could keep him through 2020 on the deal’s fifth-year option. If given the opportunity, Ramsey says he is hopeful he can stay with Jacksonville.”If they wanted, they could extend me,” Ramsey said. “And if it’s right, then we’ll get that done and I’ll be here for a number of years. If not, I have a fifth-year option they can pick up and they can franchise me. I mean, I could be here for a while.” Related Newslast_img read more

Peter Houston: Falkirk now have the nerve for Premiership play-offs

first_imgManager Peter Houston believes his Falkirk side are better equipped than ever before to hold their nerve in the Premiership play-offs.His side are on the brink of clinching one of the three Championship spots after Queen of the South lost 3-2 to Morton on Tuesday evening. They need only a point from their remaining seven matches to guarantee their place after missing out last season to James Fowler’s men.Houston says his side’s run to the Scottish Cup final last year has helped them take on the bigger matches and hopes to see them put their experience to the test. “Finishing second would be a massive boost to us but there’s still an awful lot of games to be played and points to be won and lost. It’s who holds their nerve the best that will get that second place.” He said: “I firmly believe that, not so much a one-off situation because it’s two games [in the Premiership Play-Off final], but in the pressure of the matches, who can hold their nerve better is a big, big thing. “I feel Falkirk, over the last year have been playing cup finals and semi-finals, huge matches, so we’ve experienced it. Prior to that Falkirk had never experienced that for a couple of years.” “If it comes to that I’ll be more than delighted because I feel that I’ve got a group of players who could handle the pressure. “Obviously if we’re doing well and being up the top then we’re a team who are going in with confidence if we get there but there’s still a lot of work to be done before that. last_img read more