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Charles Cobb, treasurer of the Mossy Oak Gun Club, presents a $1,000 check at a Hunter Skeet Range ceremony, April 27 to Ray Gaster, chairman, USO Savannah, to use for activities which support USO services to the local military. Charles Cobb, Mossy Oak Gun Club treasurer, Chris Polsin, Mossy Oak Gun Club president, Ray Gaster, USO Savannah chairman, Mary Adams, Hunter USO volunteer coordinator, and Lt. Col. Jose Aguilar, Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander.

HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. - Representative from the USO gladly accepted a $1,000 check from the Mossy Oak Gun Club Treasurer Charles Cobb, at the Hunter Skeet Range, April 27.

USO leaders and their staff depend on donations and support from private organizations to buy the supplies and refreshments they give to Soldiers at Truscott Air Terminal before they leave for Iraq and Afghanistan and when they return.

Under the leadership of Mary Nelson Adams, the volunteer coordinator at Truscott, volunteers have dispersed coffee, tea, soft drinks, donuts, cookies and goodie bags at every deployment and redeployment from the air terminal over the last several years.

"About 99 percent of the funds donated to USO are used for refreshments and care packages here at Hunter and for troops visiting the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in our Military Reception Center," said Ray Gaster, the Savannah USO chairman who accepted the check at the DFMWR Skeet Range.

Polsin said his 179-member gun club is pleased to support Service members with donations that come from membership dues and fund raisers, which they have frequently.

"Our club consists of civilians, retirees and military members," he said, adding that club members have exclusive use of the Hunter Skeet Range 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

Polsin said membership to the Mossy Oak Gun Club is free for active-duty Service members and $40 annually for civilians and retirees.

Hunter Outdoor Recreation Center operates the range Thursdays, 1 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to Noon and is free for active-duty service members, Family Members, DoD employees and retirees.

Chase Howell, the Outdoor Recreation director, said the cost to shoot skeet is $4 per round from eight stations; weapons can be rented any time with prior coordination through Howell's staff.

If you want additional information about the skeet range, contact Howell at 912-315-9554 or Polsin at 912-661-3831.

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