March 29, 2012

Fort Irwin Community Calendar March 29, 2012

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The Fort Irwin Shopping Tour runs Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  It provides transportation to and from Fort Irwin, Walmart, Home Depot, and Tanger Outlets in Barstow.  Cost is $2.75 each way, free for children under 5.  It is open to anyone with a valid ID to access Fort Irwin.  For more information, call 380-3598 or 380-4784. 



The BOSS softball world series will take place March 30-31 at the Fourplex field across from Coyote Activity Center.  All are welcome to come out and cheer on the players.  For more information, call 760-267-1726.



There will be a 2/5/10K fun run and walk at 8 a.m. at Coyote Activity Center.  Cost is $3 in advance or $5 the day of the race.  Registration forms are available at Memorial Fitness Center, Freedom Fitness Center and Coyote Activity Center.  For more information, call 380-7240 or 380-7242.



Sunday is the last day to RSVP for the annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony, which will be held at 3 p.m. April 25 at Sandy Basin Community Center.  The ceremony will honor volunteers in the community.  Volunteers can earn a free raffle ticket for each hour of service they have performed.  For more information or to RSVP, call 380-8422.



In honor of April being the Month of the Military Child, the Family Advocacy Program will have an informational booth set up at the commissary from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with information on child abuse prevention.  For more information, call Susan Alderman at 380-4470 or 380-4470.



An informational meeting for incoming freshmen and parents at Silver Valley High School for the 2012-2013 school year will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the SVHS cafeteria.  Registration will be held Wednesday at Fort Irwin Middle School starting at 8:30 a.m.  For more information, call 760-254-2916, ext. 2106 or 2105.

Oasis Pool will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday while the cover is removed in preparation for summer.  It will reopen Friday.  For more information, call 380-4588 or 380-3046.



In support of April being Alcohol Awareness Month, there will be a rollover DUI simulator in the parking lot of The Exchange from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The simulator gives participants an idea of what it would be like to beinvolved in an alcohol-related car accident.



Saturday: 5107 B Sweetwater Springs.  Items available include toys, tools and clothes.



Amnesty Day will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 5.  Small arms ammunition up to and including 50-caliber can be dropped off at the 759th EOD Safe Holding Area behind Bldg. 6111 at the rear entrance on South Loop Road near the intersection with Barstow Road.  Signs will be posted to direct personnel to the location.  For items above 50 calibers or if you are unsure of the type of item, call the 759th EOD company at 380-4092.

Gary Sinise and  the Lieutenant Dan Band are coming back to Fort Irwin April 14 at 7 p.m. at Army Field.  No pets, firearms, weapons, glass containers or outside alcohol will be allowed.  The band loves to interact with the crowd so this is a show you don’t want to miss!

The Fort Irwin Women’s Conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 19 at Reggie’s.  All are welcome.  Some workshop topics include photography, military traditions and protocol, sushi preparation and safe social networking.  The guest speaker will be Mollie Gross, military wife, comedian and motivational speaker.  Registration is $15 and includes workshops, lunch, a T-shirt, drawings and giveaways and free child care for the first 40 people to sign up.  Additional child care slots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Register at The Exchange from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and April 6, or by visiting and downloading the registration form.  Deadline to register is April 6.

In support of Alcohol Awareness Month, Mothers Against Drunk Driving will host a guest speaker at the Main Post Chapel at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  All are welcome.  For more information, call 380-9092.



Aerospace Exploration Gallery

The Aerospace Exploration Gallery in Palmdale, Calif., is located about two hours from Fort Irwin and offers exhibits including the cockpit of an AV-8 Harrier jet and displays that show the history of NASA in the Antelope Valley.  It is open to the public for free on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9-3 p.m.  It is located at 38256 Sierra Highway in the Palmdale Civic Center next to Palmdale City Hall.  For more information, call 661-276-2376 or visit  

Free balloon rides 

Orange County Great Park in Irvine offers free rides in its tethered helium balloon, which reaches heights of up to 400 feet.  The park also offers a variety of events, including a farmers’ market every Saturday, stargazing, music, and gardening and sports programs.  For more information, visit or call 1-866-829-3829. 



EFMP support group

The Exceptional Family Member Program will be starting support groups for parents of exceptional family members, adult EFMs and teen EFMs.  Individuals with special needs and parents of EFMs are invited to connect socially with others who have experienced or are currently experiencing similar challenges, frustrations, and successes.  Attendees can gain support from others in similar situations, network within the community, share experiences and ideas, receive information and resources, gain moral support, provide input for future support groups, and develop peace of mind knowing you’re not alone.  If you do not see a support group that fits your needs, please let us know.  For more information, or to get involved, call the EFMP office at 380-3698 or visit Bldg. 109, Room 110.

Army MWR services survey

Give us feedback on Fort Irwin’s MWR program and services. Selected active duty personnel, civilians, spouses and retirees from Fort Irwin have been invited to complete the Army MWR Services Survey. If selected to participate, you will be notified by mail or e-mail inviting you to complete the survey. The goal of this survey is to hear from YOU, an Army MWR patron, and obtain your opinions, perceptions, attitudes and desires of MWR programs. With this data, you can make an impact on the quality of life for our Army communities. We ask that you take the 15 minutes to complete the survey, should you receive an invitation. For more information about the survey, please visit: 

Volunteer mayors needed

Openings are available for volunteers to serve as mayor of the Dove Gulch, Sage Brush, and Crackerjack Flats housing areas, as well as vice-mayor of the Dove Gulch, Sage Brush, Crackerjack Flats, Sandy Basin, and Tiefort View housing areas.  Mayor responsibilities include organizing and promoting neighborhood events, serving as a “good neighbor ambassador,” and bringing housing issues to light.  Mayors can earn $100 off their ETS/PCS move cleaning bill, a letter of recommendation, a parking pass, and 10 hours of free child care per month.  For more information, call 380-8422.


Youth And School Activities

Middle School Activities

  • Thursday: 4-H Cooking Club
  • Friday:  French Cuisine Mousse au Chocolate
  • Monday: 4-H Art club Bead Buddies
  • Tuesday: 4-H Sports Decorate basketball goals
  • Wednesday: Smart Girls & Ultimate Journey

Teen Activities   

  • Friday:  3 on 3 Basketball
  • Saturday:  Tie Dye t-shirts 


Hours of Operation

Middle School :  M-F 3:15 until 6 p.m.


Teen Center:

  •    Friday:  6-11 p.m.
  •    Saturday: 3:30-11 p.m.


Sundays and holidays: Closed

More information:  Meagan Silva  at  380-3732

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