Mother’s Day Brunch

The Smokehaus Restaurant, 6633 Sportsman’s Lane, will host a Mother’s Day Brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 13. Smokehaus favorites will be available on the buffet including several dessert selections. Reserved seating times are available for 10 and 11:30 a.m., or 1 p.m. Reservations can be made until 3 p.m. May 11. The a la carte menu will not be available on May 13. Cost is $16.95 for ages 12 and older, $8.95 for children ages 4-11, and brunch is free for children ages 3 and younger. To make a reservation, call 270-798-4993.

‘GIVE AND GET BACK’ AT THE EXCHANGE

The Fort Campbell Exchange is making it easy for shoppers to help Soldiers and military Families in need during the first of three “Give and Get Back” donation periods.

May 15-20, Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can donate to Army Emergency Relief and Air Force Assistance Fund that provide emergency assistance, sponsor educational programs and offer community programs that improve the quality of life for service members and their Families. During the donation period, for every $5 donated at the register, shoppers will receive a coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase at the Exchange.

This year, the Exchange is increasing the number of donation periods from two to three. In addition to the May opportunity, shoppers can donate Aug. 1-5 and Nov. 30-Dec. 5.

There is no limit to the number of coupons shoppers can earn, and the coupons can be redeemed in stores or online at ShopMyExchange.com.

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY ELIGIBILITY SURVEY

The Army has been asked by Congress to consider what might be done to preserve Arlington National Cemetery as an active military cemetery well into the future for generations to come. Based on current eligibility standards, Arlington National Cemetery will run out of space in approximately 23 years and at that time will no longer be an active cemetery. Decision-makers seek feedback from stakeholders through a survey where they can share their opinions about eligibility for burial in Arlington National Cemetery. The survey and a video for further explanation can be found online at www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/eligibility-survey.

BECOME A CID SPECIAL AGENT

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is seeking first lieutenants and captains, from all military occupational specialties, interested in becoming CID Special Agents to submit applications to transition to a CID Special Agent warrant officer. MILPER Message No. 18-054, Officer Application Requirements for Appointment to CID Warrant Officer, outlines the specifics of the program.

Applications will be accepted through May 18. Approved applications will be considered by the warrant officer accession board that convenes in July, so qualified applicants are encouraged to visit the closest regular Army CID office to start the process. A Police background is not a requirement to qualify to be accepted into this specialized program. In addition to the CID Agent application, qualified officers must also prepare a warrant officer application. The warrant officer application requirements, packet submission checklist, and Warrant Officer Recruiting Team points of contact are located on the U.S. Army Recruiting Command website at www.USAREC.army.mil/hq/warrant. Qualified officers who are interested in becoming CID special agents are encouraged to contact the CID Special Agent Accessions Branch for specific details at USArmy.Join-CID@mail.mil. For more information, call 571-305- 4041.

BLOOD DONATIONS NEEDED

Upcoming American Red Cross blood donation opportunities are listed below. For information or to make a donation appointment, call 800-733-2767.

•10:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 14 and 21 at the American Red Cross, 1760 Madison St. Clarksville.

•10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18 at the Fort Campbell Commissary, 2606 Indiana Ave.

•10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 22 at Blanchfield Army Hospital, 650 Joel Drive.

EXCHANGE PET PHOTO CONTEST

Fort Campbell Exchange shoppers can compete to show off their furry, feathered or fuzzy friends during the worldwide Patriot Pet Just Say Treat Photo Contest. The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is partnering with Blue Buffalo and Hills Science Diet to award the cutest animal members of the military community. The grand-prize winner will receive a $1,000 Exchange gift card, while $500 gift cards will be awarded to two first-place winners. Eight runner-ups will win $250 gift cards. Photo entries can be submitted May 4-June 1 at ShopMyExchange.com/sweepstakes, where shoppers can also find the complete rules of the contest. Winners will be selected at the end of June. For more information, call 270-439-1841.

BABY EXPO

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will host a Baby Expo 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 25 at Fort Campbell’s Family Resource Center, 1501 William C. Lee Road. The expo is for new parents and couples who are expecting a baby. More than 40 educators and vendors will be on hand to answer TRICARE beneficiaries’ questions and discuss available services. Topics include, hospital packing list, new parent support group, swaddling and diaper changes, epidurals and labor medications, breastfeeding, car seat safety, nutrition, TRICARE, immunizations and well-baby care. Army Community Service, Child, Youth and School Services, American Red Cross and the USO will also have information booths available. For more information, call 270-798-8400.

JOINT COLLEGE GRADUATION CEREMONY

The annual Joint College Graduation Ceremony will be hosted at 1 p.m. June 8 at Wilson Theater, 93 Screaming Eagle Blvd. Recent graduates and students within 12 credit hours of graduating are invited to participate in the ceremony. Participants must register by May 15. Ceremony applications can be picked up at the front desk of the Staff Sgt. Glenn H. English Jr. Army Education Center, 202 Bastogne Ave. Completed applications can be returned to the front desk or emailed to lavor.k.rogers.civ@mail.mil. For more information, call 270-798-3201.

NEW TO THE ARMY

New to the Army Nights, an interactive networking workshop for new Army spouses, is hosted by Army Community Service 6:30-8 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Family Resource Center, 1501 William C. Lee Road. For more information, call 270-798-4800.

TYC RECYCLING

Teenagers at Taylor Youth Center, 82 Texas Ave., are collecting empty Gatorade bottles to build kayaks that will be raced this spring. Caps must be removed from donated bottles. For more information, call 270-798-3643.

LEADERSHIP APPLICATIONS

Applications are now available for the 2018-19 Leadership Hopkinsville-Christian County class. Applications are available online at www.leadershiphopkinsville.com. Applications can also be picked up at the Hopkinsville Chamber of Commerce Center, 2800 Fort Campbell Blvd., Hopkinsville. The application deadline in June 1. For more information, call 270-885-9096.

DOG PARKS

Fort Campbell Morale, Welfare and Recreation maintains the South Dog Park on Bastogne Avenue and the North Dog Park on Morgan Road. The parks are open dusk to dawn every day. Puppy playtime, for dogs younger than 5 months, is offered 8-10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays in the small dog area of the South Dog Park. For more information, call Outdoor Recreation at 270-412-7855.

ATHOC REGISTRATION

Fort Campbell Emergency Operations Center’s AtHoc system delivers notifications via email, text, phone calls and social media about severe weather and other emergencies. EOC officials strongly encourage people to register for AtHoc to be alerted of emergency situations. In the Fort Campbell portal, located on the installations’ Intranet home page, users who have not yet registered with the AtHoc system will see a pop-up notification. Once the user clicks on the notification, a series of slides will be made available to walk the user through the registration process, ensuring that setup is quick, easy and accurate. While registration requires a CAC, Family members may also be added to the system by the CAC holder. Registration for the mass-notification system is a pertinent step in ensuring the safety of the entire installation.

SOCIAL MEDIA IMPERSONATION

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command warns that scammers are claiming online to be U.S. Soldiers. Unbeknown to the Soldier, an online scammer uses the Soldier’s name and available social media photos to perpetrate a crime. Online scammers also are impersonating Army civilians and contractors. Scammer capitalize on the trustworthy reputation of individuals associated with the Army. By monitoring your social media identity, you can protect your Army Family and your reputation. For more information, visit ww.cid.army.mil/701st.html#sec6.

S.A.F.E. CAMPAIGN

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office announces its fifth annual Seat Belts Are For Everyone campaign. This statewide initiative is designed to increase seatbelt and child passenger safety restrain usage through implementation of occupant-protection programs, public events and checkpoints throughout local communities across Tennessee. the S.A.F.E. campaign continues through Aug. 1. For more information, visit tntrafficsafety.org.

SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM REGISTRATION

Online registration for the Clarksville Parks and Recreation 2018 Summer Youth Program continues through June 1. To register online, visit www.cityorclarksville.com. The Summer Youth Program is an active and entertaining six-week summer camp experience for children ages 6 to 15. The program runs weekdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. from June 4 to July 13, at 15 sites around Clarksville, including school gymnasiums, city recreation centers and Clarksville Housing Authority facilities. Registration is also available in person at the Clarksville Parks and Recreation main office, 102 Public Square, Clarksville. For more information, call 931-645-7476.

MILITARY REUNION

Veterans of the former 326th Medical Battalion and 50th Medical Company Air Ambulance-Eagle Dustoff will host a military reunion July 6 and 7 at Fort Campbell. For more information, call Jose A. Maldonado, reunion primary coordinator, at 270-363-5157.

GENEALOGY CLASS

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library, 350 Pageant Drive, hosts a free beginner’s genealogy class 10-11 a.m. the first Saturday of each month. For more information call 931-648-8826.

CLARKSVILLE CHESS CLUB

The Clarksville Chess Club meets 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays in classroom 134 of the Science and Technology Building at Austin Peay State University, 601 College St. All ages are welcome to join this free club. For more information, email Patrick Wilkerson at prwilkerson@bellsouth.net.

SENIOR SAFE DRIVING CLASS

AARP Safe Driving Classes meet noon-4 p.m. the last Thursday and Friday of each month at the Clarksville +50 Activity Center, 593 Clark St. This class is free. For more information, call 931-648-1345.

RELATIONSHIP WORKSHOP

Fort Campbell Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program offers a Relationship 101 Workshop 9-11:30 a.m. or 1-3:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at ACS, 2601 Indiana Ave. The workshop equips participants with relationship skills that include techniques and resources for emotional self-regulation. Even the strongest relationships have disagreements, but when emotions get high, effective communication stops and the ability to resolve conflict decreases. By assisting couples who get in heated verbal altercations risks can be mitigated. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 270-412-5500.

MONTHLY STEEL SHOOTING MATCH

Monthly steel shooting match is the first Saturday of each month at Range 16. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and a safety briefing at 9 a.m. The events are open to ages 13 and older. All youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Handgun, holster and additional magazines are required. Centerfire pistol calibers only. No rimfire. The cost is $20 for the first gun and $10 for additional guns. For more information, call 270-798-5579.

WEEKLY PLAY MORNING

Fort Campbell Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program offers a free play morning 9-10:30 a.m. every Thursday at Taylor Youth Center, 80 Texas Ave. For more information, call 270-412-5500.

CABIN BOOKINGS

Fort Campbell Outdoor Recreation has eight rustic cabins and cottages and three deluxe cabins in Flecher’s Fork RV Park on Fort Campbell available for rent. Rustic cabins and cottages are $40 per night and deluxe cabins are $60 per night. For reservations and more information, call 270-798-3126.

CHILD CARE PROVIDERS NEEDED

For on-post residents who are interested in becoming a child care provider, Child and Youth Services-Family Child Care provides free training and incentives to earn a Child Development Associates credential and/or a National Association for FCC accreditation. For more information, call 270-798-4959.

SPOUSE-TO-SPOUSE SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

Fort Campbell Army Community Service Relocation Readiness Program can connect spouses with other spouses in the sponsorship program to answer questions, address concerns and provide information about connecting with resources both on and off post during a move. Contact ACS Relocation at 270-798-0513 or 270-798-6313 or at ftcampbellascrelocation@gmail.com.

GOLF CART CROSSING SAFETY

Fort Campbell Golf Cart Crossings are located along Robert C. Lee Road. The warning signs, flashing lights and painted crossing, constitute official Fort Campbell traffic signals. Vehicles traveling on the road, must stop and allow the carts (and walking golfers) to cross safely. Walkers and golf cart drivers should always push the button for the flashing lights and then watch to make sure vehicles are slowing or stopping. Golf Cart Crossing Safety is the responsibility of everyone using Cole Park Golf Course and Robert C. Lee Road. For more information, call 270-798-4906.

ADAPT PROGRAM

After deployment, adaptive parenting tools is a research-based parenting program developed to assist previously deployed military Families with school-aged children. Participants can earn up to $520 in gift cards by completing activities. This is a Department of Defense-funded study. For more information, call Elizabeth K. Eversole at 612-418-2491.

 

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

SKIESUnlimited, 3411 Bastogne Ave., offers a large variety of classes and activities for children ages 18 months to 18 years of age. Cost varies per class. To register online, visit webtrac.mwr.army.mil. For more information, call 270-412-5811.

BUY AND SELL YOUR VEHICLE

Fort Campbell Air Assault Auto’s U-Buy or U-Sell Resale Lot, 5300 Airborne St., can help facilitate the buying and selling of personal vehicles, motorcycles, ATVs, recreational vehicles and boats. The lot is also secured on all sides by a perimeter fence and lit with flood lights after dark, giving you peace of mind while helping to minimize the risk of damage that could be done.