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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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NTC, Fort Irwin celebrates 240th Army birthday

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin, Pvt. Nathan Sotelo and Sgt. Maj. Stephen Young cut a cake during the 240th Army birthday celebration here, June 15. Sotelo represented the youngest Sol...
 
 
Photo by Leslie Ozawa

Escape to freedom as a teenager from communist Vietnam

Photo by Leslie Ozawa Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen speaks about life under the communist regime after the collapse of the government of the Republic of Vietnam in 1975. At Fort Irwin’s Asian-American Pacific Island Heritage Celebra...
 
 
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San Diego Padres honor Soldiers on field for Army birthday

Three Soldiers of 2nd Transportation Company here staffed a static display inside the stadium. (From left) Spc. Ryan Diedrich, Sgt. Aaron Jones and Pfc. Marshall Peterson spoke with the public and answered questions regarding a...
 

 
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Fort Irwin celebrates Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month

Event moderator Sgt. Monik Phan, dressed in traditional Vietnamese ao dai dress, introduces keynote speaker, Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen, who spoke about his experiences as a teenager after the fall of the South Vietnamese governmen...
 
 
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Soldiers, community in Denim Day Walk support victims

Photo by Guy Volb, Public Affairs Office National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin, his spouse Lean Martin, and NTC staff led the procession through several streets on Fort Irwin. Leadership, So...
 
 
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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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