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May 17, 2012

News Briefs May 17, 2012

Sandy Basin Pool now open

The Sandy Basin swimming pool is open for the summer.  The community is reminded that this is a community pool and no lifeguard is on duty.  Parents must monitor and maintain the safety of their children.  Please be respectful of all using the pool.  The pool will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, from noon to 7 p.m. Monday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

 

Torrance Armed Forces Day

The city of Torrance, Calif., in Orange County, will hold its 53rd annual Armed Forces Day Celebration this weekend.  Events will kick off with military static displays beginning at 10 a.m. Friday in the Del Amo Fashion Center, and the Air Force Band will perform concerts at 1:30 and 7 p.m.  On Saturday, a parade will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Crenshaw and Torrance boulevards.  Military static displays will be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Del Amo Fashion Center on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.  Fort Irwin Soldiers and leaders have participated in this event for many years.  For more information, visit www.torranceca.gov.




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Fort Irwin student wins first place in 12th annual Spelling Bee

Photo by David Pardo, “Daily Press” Fort Irwin Middle School seventh grader Kaylee Kim, 12, spells out a word during the third round of the 12th annual Daily Press and Desert Dispatch Spelling Bee in Apple Valley, Calif., F...
 
 
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Happy 114th anniversary!

First Lt. Alene Gregerson (left), a staff registered nurse with United States Army Medical Department Activity here, and Col. Cathy Walter, deputy commander of Nursing Services with MEDDAC, cut a cake during a celebration of th...
 
 
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On the cutting edge of fun

Photo courtesy of Desert Discovery Tour Children with the EDGE! program here enjoyed a Desert Discovery Tour aboard Polaris RZR off-road vehicles, Jan. 10. Local military kids enjoyed a trip to Inscription Canyon with the EDGE!...
 

 
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More Mud and Guts Run fun

  Hundreds braved an early-morning chill Oct. 18 for the latest Fort Irwin “Mud and Guts Run.”   Getting sweaty, dirty and wet was all part of the fun as runners overcame obstacles and mud pits.  The event received t...
 
 
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Soldiers sustain Barstow’s Mardi Gras Parade tradition

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga and wife Melanie waved at the crowds from a humvee.   Dozens of Fort Irwin Soldiers in battle gear, in service uniforms, in boots, on horses, and in Army vehi...
 
 
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Fall Fest a blast

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga kicked off Fall Fest with a tapping of a keg, Oct. 24.   The 2014 Fort Irwin Fall Fest combined Halloween and Oktoberfest activities for a fun-filled, two-day...
 




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