Events

May 24, 2012

News Briefs May 24, 2012

Home run derby 

Come participate in home run derby today from 4-8 p.m. at the Fourplex field across from Coyote Activity Center.  Each batter will have 15 pitches to hit as many home runs as possible.  Each participant will receive a STRONG B.A.N.D.S. wristband to show support of National Sports and Fitness Month.  Cost is $5 per person and all are welcome to participate.  For more information, call 380-3685.

 

Asian-American/Pacific Islander heritage celebration

There will be a celebration in honor of Asian-American Pacific Island heritage month Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jackrabbit Park.  There will be music and dancing from Fort Irwin’s Samoa Mo Samoa group, a Chinese dragon performance, traditional dress display, cultural information, a Hawaiian Luau, and Japanese drums.  Bounce houses will be available for children and food.  All are welcome at this free celebration.  In case of inclement weather, the celebration will be held at Reggie’s.  For more information, call 380-4963.

 

New hospital groundbreaking

There will be a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Weed Army Community Hospital at 3 p.m. Wednesday.  All are welcome.   Parking will be available at the National Training Center and 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment museum, with a shuttle to take observers to the groundbreaking location beginning at 2 p.m.




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Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC

A Day of Gratitude

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Gold Star and Blue Star families assemble with leadership and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for a photo during the “Day of Gratitude” event here, Nov. 25. In an ongoing...
 
 
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Gustavo Bahena

Defense Secretary: NTC prepares Soldiers for future threats, challenges

Gustavo Bahena Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with Soldiers during a visit to the training area here, Nov. 16. The Secretary of Defense for the United States observed training and spoke with Soldiers during a visit her...
 
 
Courtesy Photo

Holiday season a time to honor the spirit of gratitude

Courtesy Photo Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Rodriguez, command sergeant major for 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, speaks with community members enjoying a Thanksgiving meal here, Nov. 25. Leadership greeted and served...
 

 
Gustavo Bahena

New Parent Support Program provides gift baskets

Gustavo Bahena Stephanie Ferguson, a registered nurse with New Parent Support Program, Family Advocacy Program, holds items for a “Welcome Home Baby Basket” gift. Ferguson meets new babies’ families at home and provides a...
 
 
Photo courtesy of Sue Ollar

Worth the journey

Photo courtesy of Sue Ollar Steven Shopa, Colt Boehringer and Blake Bair make the Scout sign during a ceremony in which they were awarded the Eagle Scout medal. Three Boy Scouts achieved the rank of Eagle Scout during a ceremon...
 
 
Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC

Thanksgiving meal brings community together

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC A Gold Star Family child receives a Thanksgiving meal from a Fort Irwin commissioned officer at a dining facility here, Nov. 25. The Fort Irwin community was treated to a Thanksgiving feast at both ...
 




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