2013-10-25 / Front Page

Community Information Brief focuses on speeding and distracted driving

By Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Jo Bridgwater
Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office


Jerome Lyles, deputy director of the Georgia National Guard Youth Challenge Academy, visits with Brandi Grubb, left, management analyst with the Fort Gordon Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation; and Elizabeth Acevedo, with the 706th Military Intelligence Group, after the Community Information Brief Oct. 16 at the Gordon Club. 
Photo by Bill Bengtson / Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office Jerome Lyles, deputy director of the Georgia National Guard Youth Challenge Academy, visits with Brandi Grubb, left, management analyst with the Fort Gordon Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation; and Elizabeth Acevedo, with the 706th Military Intelligence Group, after the Community Information Brief Oct. 16 at the Gordon Club. Photo by Bill Bengtson / Fort Gordon Public Affairs Office A crackdown on speeding and distracted driving was one of the highlights of the Community Information Brief Oct. 16 at the Gordon Club with representatives from installation directorates sharing an overview of key installation events, operations, and information specific to Fort Gordon and the Central Savannah River Area.

Speeding and distracted driving were two hot topics mentioned by Lt. Col. Hollis Bush, installation provost marshal and emergency services director, who added that while cell phone use while driving has declined on Fort Gordon, speeding has increased.

“It’s getting better (people not using their cell phone while driving),” said Bush. “But know, we will stop you if we see you. However we are seeing an increase in speeding. I would appreciate you (drivers) doing 25 miles per hour.”

Bush talked about the upcoming distracted driver campaign, saying, “We are asking folks to put your smartphones in your glove box or set them in the seat next to you but not have them in your lap as you are driving. Keep your eyes on the road.”

In addition to stressing the importance of safe driving Bush added that there was no change to gate hours of operation due to the government shutdown. “This is a good news story,” he said.

Stefan Marks, post Exchange general manager, announced there will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the Post Exchange at 9 a.m. today, the store’s main location at building 38200. The grand opening of the remodeled store is scheduled for summer of 2015.

Also taking place today is the second annual Combined Federal Campaign golf scramble at 10 a.m. at the Gordon Lakes Golf Club.

Upcoming calendar events:

• Ready for a bit of a fright? If so, you may want to participate in Fort Gordon’s annual Zombie 5-K Run tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. at the Old Golf Course on the ninth hole at 9 a.m. The event is sponsored by Better Opportunity for Single Service Members.

• The United States Marine Corps Tribute Run will begin 10 a.m. Oct. 29 at Barton Field and continue through Nov. 7 with a closing ceremony at 8:30 a.m.

• The installation newcomer’s brief sponsored by Army Community Service will take place Oct. 31 at Darling Hall in room 229 B at 1 p.m.

• Halloween and “Hallelujah Night” will take place Oct. 31 with trick or treating in family housing areas from 6 to 8 p.m., and the chaplain-sponsored Halloween alternative, “Hallelujah Night,” taking place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the U.S. Army Reserve Center, building 14401, located at 15th Street and Lane Ave.

• Medal of Honor recipient U.S. Army (retired) Col. Donald E. Ballard will be the guest speaker for the commanding general’s leadership professional development program Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. at Alexander Hall.

• Flu shots will be given Nov. 6 from 5 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Gym 5 sponsored by Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center.

• A training holiday in recognition of Veteran’s Day is scheduled for Nov. 8.

• The Marine Corps Ball will take place Nov. 8 at the Doubletree Inn in Augusta at 6 p.m.

• The Augusta Veterans Day parade will take place Nov. 11 from 10 to 11 a.m. on Broad Street.

• There will be an All Wars Monument Veterans Day ceremony at the All Wars Monument located at 4th and Broad Street in Augusta from 11 a.m. until noon.

• The Augusta Richmond Country Historical Society annual Veterans Day ceremony (Hero’s Overlook) will take Nov. 11 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Augusta river walk near 10th Street.

• The city of N. Augusta Veterans Day ceremony with American Legion Post 71 will take place Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. until noon.

• The Hiring Our Heroes Fair will take place Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion in Augusta.

• The Operation Warfighter Hiring Fair will take place Nov. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the U.S. Army Reserve Center on Fort Gordon.

• The German-Italian Prisoners of War Remembrance ceremony will take place Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. at the old Gate 2 cemetery.

The next CIB will take place Jan. 15, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Gordon Club.

Additional information for Fort Gordon and the CSRA may be found by visiting www.gordon.army. mil/.

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