Local

April 12, 2012

Army Emergency Relief Campaign update April 12, 2012

By Bob Lucas
Fort Irwin AER officer
AER-graphic

This past year found our Soldiers and family members in severe financial need, some of which could have been devastating to their well-being if not for Army Emergency Relief.   Aside from the AER loan funding of emergency leave travel for Soldiers and family members, AER also assisted Soldiers when they received eviction notices to vacate quarters or when the bare basic needs such as food was required.   AER assisted families when their vehicles required costly repairs, when it was their only vehicle or the spouse was in the field at Fort Irwin or even deployed overseas.   We helped out many of our families whose spouse needed emergency dental work, or a family who needed a place to stay when their child is at Loma Linda Medical Center, or a family who could not afford a safe car seat for their child.  Fort Irwin’s AER program assisted 955 Soldiers and families in 2011 with a total of $ 1.01 million.  Of that amount, close to 20 percent was given as a grant to those Soldiers who do not have the ability to pay back a loan.  The AER campaign is still accepting donations from Soldiers, both active-duty and retired.   Please seek out the AER key worker in your organization and fill out a pledge form.  For more information, call 380-3513.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Gustavo Bahena

NTC leadership honors DA civilians, Soldiers, NCOs

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin pins an Army Commendation Medal on the uniform of Sgt. Joseph Bailey, Non-commissioned Officer of the Year for fiscal year 2014 during a cere...
 
 

Celebrating a century of life, history, culture

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin invites the community to celebrate African American/Black History Month at Sandy Basin Community Center at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 11. The theme for this year’s observance is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.” The theme was proclaimed by the 100-year-old organization, Association for the Study of African...
 
 
Winkfield_leads_march

My transformation

A well-known Department of the Army civilian here, and friend of many, spoke at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration, Jan. 7. John Winkfield, director of the National Training Center Equal Employment Opportunity office, s...
 

 
Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office

Tough love in this harsh, beautiful desert

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office The commander of Fort Irwin Dental Clinic Command, Col Todd Kimura, and his daughter, Hannah, participated in the December Resiliency Week chili cook-off with their recipe, “Boil...
 
 

Defeat Monster Mouth!

February is Children’s Dental Health Month and at the Fort Irwin Pediatric Dental Clinic we love to see kids smile! Here are some tips to help keep those smiles sparkling. Brush: Brushing twice daily with toothpaste that contains fluoride is an important part of your child’s routine. Fluoridated toothpaste may be used as early as...
 
 

News Briefs February 6, 2015

Ongoing Tax filing services. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. Tax center, building 230. Free tax services available to active duty military personnel (including Reserves and National Guard on orders for 30 days or more), their dependents, and military retirees. Call 380-3604. feb 11 African American/Black History Month Celebration. 11:30 a.m. – 1...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin