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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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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