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April 19, 2012

News Briefs April 19, 2012

Pirate party

The Fort Irwin Arts and Crafts Center will host its annual pirate party beginning at noon on Saturday.  Kids can make crafts and participate in pirate-themed activities.  Cost is $15 per “pirate.”  For more information or to sign up, call 380-3431 or visit the arts and crafts center in Bldg. 976 on Inner Loop Road.

 

Children’s Earth Day celebration 

There will be an Earth Day celebration in conjunction with Month of the Military Child at Happy Hearts Child Development Center, Bldg. 1317, from 8:30-9:15 a.m. and from 3:30-5:15 p.m. Monday.  There will be planting, crafts, and food.  All are welcome.  For more information, call 380-1273.

 

Month of the Military Child fair and Olympics

The Fort Irwin Month of the Military Child fair and Olympics will take place April 28 at Jackrabbit Park and Coyote Activity Center.  The Olympics will start with a torch run at 10:30 a.m. and the fair will begin at 11 a.m.  Activities will include speed skating, bean bag toss, hula hoops, potato sack race, toddler basketball toss, and more.  Children can also compete in the Presidential Fitness Challenge.  For more information, call 380-4695 or visit www.fortirwinfmwr.com.

 

AUSA relay run

The Association of the United State Army’s annual relay race from Fort Irwin to the California Veterans Home-Barstow will take place beginning at 6 a.m. May 5.  Sign-up deadline is April 27.  Race length is 40 miles.  Each team can have a maximum of 20 members, with each person running a minimum of two miles.  Cost per person is $25 and includes lunch at the veterans home.  To register or for more information, call 760-267-8702.




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Gustavo Bahena

Flying Tigers activated

Gustavo Bahena The 2916th Aviation Battalion commander, Lt. Col. William Garber (right), hands a guidon to Capt. Jesse DeJaynes during a unit activation ceremony here, Oct. 16. DeJaynes leads the newly activated unit – B ...
 
 

Celebrating pride, spirit

From the Aleutian Islands to the Florida everglades, American Indians and Alaska Natives have contributed immensely to our country’s heritage. They have enhanced our nation through contributions in the fields of art, science, education, business and our military. Native Americans have bravely served and participated with distinction in U.S. military actions for more than 200...
 
 

Honoring cultural differences

National Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of the contributions and accomplishments of America’s Hispanic community, is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. In recognition of this year’s celebration, Weed Army Community Hospital and the National Training Center’s EO/EEO Office hosted “Hispanics, A Legacy of History, A Present of Action and a Future of Success,”...
 

 

Soldier, leader, Veteran

The Veterans Day observance provides the country an opportunity to recognize the contributions of past and current servicemembers, but it also gives Soldiers a chance to reflect on experiences and people who have impacted a career in defense of the United States of America. Deployment experiences, friends and family have been a huge influence in...
 
 

Sustainability involves repairs, latest technology, planning for future

The Directorate of Public Works here strives to keep this post, not only operational, but modern for personnel to conduct the mission of the National Training Center. In the past two fiscal years, DPW has been involved with numerous projects that continue the sustainability and upgrading of the installation, said DPW Director Mohammed Bari. Installation...
 
 
Photo courtesy of Lelan Daines

Ten-Miler team places fourth in division

Photo courtesy of Lelan Daines Fort Irwin Soldiers took fourth in their division at the 30th Army Ten-Miler road-race near Washington D.C., Oct. 11. A team of eight Soldiers placed fourth in a mix (male and female) division whi...
 




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