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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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...
 
 
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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...
 
 

Love and resiliency

Relisa, Robyn and Col. Richard Wilson. “I love being with him.” Those were the genuine, expressive words of a young military family member here not shy about her feelings for her father. Robyn Wilson, 10, said those words about her dad, Col. Richard Wilson – who has been the chief of staff for the National...
 

 
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The Box debuts at Fort Irwin Resiliency Center

National Training Center and Fort Irwin leadership, and staff of the new Resiliency Center and “The Box” perform a ribbon cutting, June 15. Walk into Fort Irwin’s recently made-over fitness center and you see clues about ...
 
 
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11th ACR field ammunition supply point opens

Sgt. 1st Class Charles Price (right) briefs National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin on a new field ammunition supply point of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, June 16. Price is non-commissio...
 
 
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New NTC, Fort Irwin signs installed on I-15

A crew from California Department of Transportation District 8 (San Bernardino and Riverside County) lifts a sign to be installed on Interstate 15 for the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, June 11. For the first time, th...
 




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