On 7 February 2009, sixteen (16) members of the Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC) 251A Class 010-08 stop by the Fort Gordon Fisher House and did some deep cleaning in the common areas (living room, dinning room, kitchen area and some rooms).

THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS OF THE WOBC 251A CLASS 010-08:

W01 Liburd, Amy – Project leader
W01 Wright, Jason P. – Asst. Project leader
CW2 Dunn, Thomas
W01 Johnson Jay M.
W01 Hsu, Y.
CW3 Stufflebeem, Terry
W01 Whited, Scott A.
W01 Coppage, Michael H.
W01 Lourenzo, David A.
W01 McKinney, Craig
W01 Barrett, Klark
W01 Tomlinson, Fernando
W01 Torres, Theresa
W01 Best, Ronald
W01 Harris, Timothy
W01 Green, Tomicko

COL (Ret.) Mary Hammond, President of the local chapter of the Federally Employed Women (FEW), presents a check to Mr. Cruz for the Fisher House. Also present and pictured from left to right is COL (Ret.) Hammond, Chaplain (LTC) Clark (EAMC Pastoral Care Chaplain – who visits and meets with Fisher House Families several times a week at the Fisher House), Mr. Francisco Cruz (Fisher House Manager) and Mr. Harold Lewis (Fisher House volunteer).

Audriana Llinas, a student with the Greenbreir High School Navy JROTC program, presented the Fort Gordon Fisher and the Warrior in Transition Battalion each with a check and some local area restaurant gift certificates from a charity event she successfully put together. Audriana Llinas chose as her high school project to coordinate, and setup a fundraiser and in this a case run (5K) also known as the “Warrior Challenge Run” held on the January 31, 2009 to help support the Fisher House and Wounded Warriors.

THANKS to the local chapter of the GA Power employees, families and friends that came out on Martin Luther King’s Birthday, 19 January 2009, to the Fisher House and help beautify the grounds. From removing old, diseased, and dead shrubberies and plants to planting new plants, trees, shrubberies, flowers etc., They also cleared the small nature path to Eisenhower Army Medical Center (EAMC) from the Fisher House and pressure washed the fence with the additional help from soldiers from Bravo Company 447 (25Bravo Course) and the Warrant Officers Course (WOBC 254A 007-08). They also brought coffee and doughnuts for all as well as having a cookout for all and all the Fisher House Families were also invited too partake of and enjoy the day. Thanks also the Health Services Auxiliary which helped in getting some of the plantings needed and thanks to the Fort Gordon’s ground crew for the prep work done prior to the project, thus ensuring a successful landscaping project at the Fisher House.

Ms. Sofie Goode the Zaxby’s Area Manager in Savannah, Georgia coordinated a fundraiser for the Fort Gordon Fisher House. In where the Zaxbys, in Vidalia, Pooler, Chatham Parkway, Port Wentworth and Ogeechee Road Georgia raised funds for the Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center’s Fisher House at Fort Gordon. On 21 January 2009, Ms. Goode and Zaxbys’ representatives visited the Fisher House and presented a check for $8,983.16. The majorities of the funds were generated by Mr. Craig Jones’ Zaxbys’ locations. BG Bradshaw, SERMC/DDEAMC Commander, was also present for the presentation and also presented to Ms. Goode and Zaxbys’ representatives an Army Fisher House coin.

Thanks to the following soldiers pictured between Mrs. Amy Watson and Mr. Harold Lewis (Fisher House Volunteers) that came out on January 7, 2009 and helped in taken down the holiday decorations.

1.Tovar, Michael
2.Dollar, Jeffrey
3.Wright, Glenn
4.King, Antonio
5.Taylor, Ondre
6. White, Akheem
7.Blackburn, Cameron
8.Rogers, Brock
9.Aseltine, David
10.Lira, Ricardo
11.Bikrev, Olga
12.Perez, Oscar
13.Littrell, Edward
14.Richardson, Katrina

Pictured are Kathy Gregory, manager of the Landstuhl Fisher House, LTG (retired) John Dubia visiting from Washington D.C., and Jess Giles, new Eagle Scout. They are cutting the ribbon on the renovated garden area for the families to enjoy while spending time at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the local Fisher House.

Jess says: “For my Eagle project, I knew that I wanted to help the Fisher House because of all they do for the military community, so I decided to re-do the side garden area under the pine trees for my project. It will give the families a quiet area when they want to be in the pretty outdoors. Kathy Gregory, and Bridget Koenig, the assistant manager, and I decided on a Japanese theme. I put in a solar water fountain for soothing sounds, and solar lights at the path for light on the short winter days. I did some research and found which kinds of Japanese plants would live in this environment. Then we went from planning to planting with the support of my fellow scouts, friends and family. None of this would have been possible without the donations from many organizations, my friends and family members and the Anneliese Moore family. It turned out to be a great project and everyone’s help was greatly appreciated!

Mrs. Valentine and Mrs. Peterson with MOAA Ladies Auxiliary present a check for $1000 to the Fort Gordon Fisher House on 8 February 2006. BG Bradshaw, CSM Brock, COL McFerran and Mr. Valentine were present.

Thanks to the following Youth Challenge Academy cadets, who came out to the Fisher House on 4 February and prepared a nice valentine evening meal for the Fisher House guest(s): Corporal Bearden, Hollie; PFC Slaven, Melody; PFC Winfrey, Siera; Corporal Yenson, Sade; Corporal McKibben, Carisma; Corporal Caruso, Xiomara; PFC Travis, Kenyana; Corporal Graham, Kati; Corporal Kendrick, Latifanp; Corporal Greason, Holly; Corporal Hampton, Shayvora.

Soldiers’ Angels’ volunteer in Germany. Willie Amfmkolk, brought Easter gifts for the Landstuhl Fisher House families. The gifts include phone cards, great German candy and a bunny. Willie and Mary Ann from Munich are constant supporters for the American soldiers in Europe.