Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"Military Discount - Rental Homes at Hunter Army Airfield

Military Redeployement Special....Selected rental property with Daley Real Estate is offering a military discount on rental homes near HAAF and FT Stewart. For more information call 912-247-7886 or visit www.MichelleMTucker.com

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Water park to break ground near Savannah,GA

After years of rumors and speculation about a water park being built in Chatham County, the permits are granted, the principals have finalized the deals, and the groundbreaking is set for this week.
Pirates Cove Water Park is slated to be open for business by next summer at the intersection of Interstate 95 and Ga. 204.
"This project has a lot of 'wow' factor associated with it," said Robert Welch, lead consultant and park general manager. "The investment has doubled to $12.5 million since the initial concept was presented, and the first phase is under way."
Highlights include:
-- A 10-acre facility with 5 acres of paved and lit parking
-- A million-dollar children's play structure
-- An 18,000-square-foot wave pool
-- Year-round operation
-- A performance stage
-- Local seasonal passes
-- A beach volleyball pit
-- A half basketball court
Welch, who worked for Walt Disney and helped develop the concept for Epcot Center and other attractions, has opened 17 water parks around the world.
"We take the Disney philosophy and focus on guest care and make the experience enjoyable," he said.
To make that happen, you need a well-informed staff and an atmosphere of accountability, Welch said.
"I use a 10/20 approach. You have 10 seconds to observe a problem and 20 seconds to fix it."
To eliminate long lines for refreshments, Welch said kiosks and carts will be placed throughout the park.
"At the end of the day, we ask all our guests to fill out a survey," he said. "I don't want anyone to complain that they had to wait in line for an hour just to get a soda or a bottle of water."
Welch said he realizes the park is part of the community, and it will use local vendors and domestic manufacturers for themed merchandise.
"We expect to be the model," he said. "We'll offer better prices and provide a different environment."
The project is expected to employ as many as 200 full- and part-time permanent and temporary workers, including lifeguards, security and medical personnel and typical theme-park employees.
"We understand not everyone will end up with a career in this field," Welch said. "So we'll have a mix of kids who want summer work and those who want to move up the ladder."
The investors recently approached the Savannah Economic Development Authority with the project. And although SEDA typically works with major manufacturers and large industrial companies, officials there are looking into how the agency may fit with their organization.
"Our focus is always on job creation and generating investment income in the area," said SEDA projects manager Gerald Mitchell. "We were recently made aware of the opportunity, and we're exploring the possibility of our involvement."
As far as tourism goes, Joseph Marinelli, president of Visit Savannah, said the water park would be a great addition to the family entertainment already offered.
"Our options for children and families are more unconventional with attractions such as the Juliet Gordon Low House, the Roundhouse Museum and Ships of the Sea Museum," he said. "This will be a great opportunity for families to extend their stay and see another side of Savannah."
Hotels near the park are sure to see a surge in visitors, he said.
"This has the potential, if marketed properly, to be a great halfway stop for people on their way to Fort Lauderdale or Orlando," he said. "There's an opportunity to grow a new customer base."
Coming summer 2011
The outdoor facility will offer a family-friendly atmosphere with slides, rides and other attractions for all ages. The park is expected to generate as many as 200 full- and part-time seasonal and permanent positions.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


AUSA Fall Golf Tournament Slated
WHEN:October 1 @ 9 a.m.
WHERE:Taylor's Creek Golf Course
2150 Gulick Ave # 2150
Fort Stewart, GA 31314

Your Coastal Empire Chapter of AUSA is hosting our fall golf tournament
. The
format is a four-person scramble, and there will be a shot-gun start at 9
a.m. There will be plenty of food, drink and prizes! Sign up
suspense is September 17. For cost or other information, contact Chapter President Mark Baker at (912) 877-4044.

WHEN:September 21 & 22
WHERE:Hunter Army Airfield PX Parking Lot and The Furniture Store Parking Lot (Bldg 419)

The DPTMS Security Division in partnership with the DPW Environmental Division is once again sponsoring the
FS/HAAF "SHRED IT - DON'T SHARE IT" Days! Scrutinize the Personally
Identifiable Information (PII) documents you maintain and those you've been
meaning to get rid of - protect yourself and your Family Members from
Identity Theft - SHRED IT! No appointment required. To expedite the process
PLEASE remove all metal objects from the documents. Positive security
control will be maintained until destroyed at the Fort Stewart Recycling
Processing Center. The locations for the shredding turn-in are: Hunter Army Airfield
PX Parking Lot, 1230 p.m. to 230 p.m. on September 21 and the Furniture Store Parking Lot (Bldg 419), 100 p.m.-300 p.m.
on September 22. Questions may be referred to the DPTMS Security Division 912-767-8613.

WHEN:September 25 @ 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WHERE:Hunter Splash Park

The Directorate of Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation Child and Youth Service offers a Boys and Girls
Day for Kids. The event is to provide an opportunity for adults and youth to stay involved with each
other and spend meaningful time together. Activities includes music, sack
races, tug of war, tattoos, ring toss, bean bag toss, jump rope contest, and
free food and drinks. There will also be a bike rodeo for children ages 6-9
years old. For more information, contact Jenny Setzer at 912-315-9781.

WHEN:September 25 @ 9 a.m.
WHERE: Banks of Bidd Sands Lake at the Evans County Public Fishing Area

Community Members are invited to the Ogeechee Riverkeeper's guided paddle
trip down the Canoochee River through Fort Stewart, 25 September 10. The
canoe trip is expected to travel approximately 5 to 6 river miles and is
recommended for experienced paddlers only. The paddle trip requires
advanced registration at
open to the public with a suggested donation of $5. The events start at 9
a.m. with coffee and pastries on the banks of Bidd Sands Lake at the Evans
County Public Fishing Area and continues with the Ogeechee Riverkeeper's
annual meeting at 10 a.m. (BYOC - Bring your own Chair). Guests are
encouraged to bring a sack lunch and to be prepared to launch for experience
paddlers down the Canoochee at 11 a.m. Leisurely paddle or fishing is
available at Bidds Sands Lake. The Canoochee Paddle Trip is expected to
last till approximately 5 p.m. For more information, visit

Child care
will be paid for the following FRG Trainings:
* FRG Basic Course- 6.5 hours
* Key Caller Training- 2.5 hours
* Treasurer Training- 2.5 hours
* Family Care Team Training- 3 hours
* Advanced FRG Training- 6.5 hours
* Advanced FRG Treasurer Training- 2.5 hours

To sign up, call Army Community
Service at (Stewart) 912-767-5058 or (Hunter) 912-315-6816. Children will go
to the Child Development Center (Stewart) building 475 or (Hunter)
1289. Reservations must be made no later than 72 hours prior to the class.
Cancellations must be made at least four hours prior to the start of the
training. If the training begins at 9 a.m., the cancellation must be made to
Army Community Service the day prior to training. More than two "no shows"
without appropriate cancellation to the Child Development Center will result
in the loss of free child care for FRG Training. Call ACS for additional

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Military Redeploying to FT Stewart / Hunter : The Housing Crunch

Over the past week, my phone and email has been going crazy!!! It must be that time of the year! We are closing in on the ONE YEAR anniversary date of the 2009 Deployment out of Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Air Field (HAAF).

Many wives are getting ready to move back to the "Home Post" while the soldiers down range are visiting all the rental sites, army housing websites to find the perfect home to return to.

Here are a few of my favorite sites I like to keep an eye on:

  • AHRN.com (Automated Housing Referral Network)
  • Militarybyowner.com
  • REMilitary.com
  • Craigslist.com (be careful of scams, always do your research, in doubt ask a Realtor)
  • Ask a Realtor to do a MLS search

If you are a homeowner in the area and will consider renting your home, please comment to this post! Rental homes are quickly disappearing from the market and the selection is few. HELP! We need more inventory to offer these soldiers who have been deployed for a year. They want a place to call home.

Are you on this end, getting ready for a PCS move out of the Savannah area? Will you need to rent your home while on PCS orders at another military installation? I have recently expanded my Real Estate Services to provide Property Management Services to the Military Families in the Hunter Army Airfield and Fort Stewart area! Help support a fellow Military Spouse and put your trust with Michelle M Tucker.