June 21, 2012

News Briefs June 21, 2012

BOSS Cali Swag Car Show

The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program will host the second annual Cali Swag Car Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Coyote Activity Center.  There will be product giveaways, photo ops with the military show vehicles First Responder Silverado and American Pride Camero, video games, a three-on-three basketball tournament, skateboard tournament, and of course lots of cars!  The “Wild Thang” 1931 Chevrolet coupe that shoots fire will be here, too!  Cars will be judged in 16 categories, with prizes for first, second, and third place.  Awards ceremony will take place at 2:30 p.m.  All are welcome to attend.  Admission is free.  Car entry fee is $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event.  For more information, call 760-267-1726 or visit


The NTC has a TV station!

Did you know that the NTC and Fort Irwin have their very own television station?  You can tune in to channel 29 on Verizon-served TVs or channel 18 on MDU-served TVs to watch original programming all about the National Training Center and Fort Irwin.  NTC-TV is also seeking volunteers interested in all aspects of video production.  No experience is necessary.  For more information, call Ken Drylie at 380-2452 or email


Changes of command

Several Fort Irwin units will be changing leadership this week.  There will be a change of command ceremony between outgoing Operations Group commander Col. Tobin Green and incoming commander Col. Paul Calvert at 8 a.m. Monday in front of the Operations Group headquarters, Bldg. 990.  A section of the parking lot will be reserved for ceremony guests.  It is recommended that personnel find other places to park prior to and during the ceremony.  All are welcome to attend. There will be a change of command ceremony between outgoing 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment commander Col. Antonio Aguto and incoming commander Col. John Ward at 8 a.m. Tuesday at Fritz Field.  All are welcome. There will be a relinquishment of command ceremony for both the 1916th Support Battalion and the 916th Support Brigade at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Fort Irwin helipad.  All are welcome to attend.

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Photo by 11th ACR PAO

Community celebrates unity during Ramadan

Photo by 11th ACR PAO Sgt. Senan Zangana, 51st Translator Interpreter Company, speaks to audience members about her experiences as a Muslim U.S. Soldier and immigrant during Fort Irwin’s Celebration of Unity during Ramada...

News Briefs – July 26, 2012

916th assumption of command There will be an assumption of command ceremony for incoming 916th Support Brigade commander Col. James Kazmierczak at 9 a.m. tomorrow at Sandy Basin Community Center. All are welcome.   Fort Irwin Resource Expo The Fort Irwin Resource Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Sandy...

BOSS Battle of the Barracks

Pvt. Daniel Espinoza displays his winner’s belt with Sgt. Quentin Davis, president of the Fort Irwin Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, after winning the Battle of the Barracks video game tournament for â...


Fort Irwin Community Calendar – July 26, 2012

TODAY A kindergarten preparation course will be offered July 26, 31, and Aug. 2 from 9:30-11 a.m. at Happy Hearts Child Development Center, Bldg. 1317. Children will go over language and literacy, math, social skills, and fine motor skills. Cost is $40. For more information, call 380-7751 or 380-2257.   TOMORROW There will be a...

Water, water, everywhere!

Danielle Flores and Jesus Gonzalez dodge an incoming water bottle during a water activity with Child, Youth and School Service’s Wet n’ Wild camp at Bldg. 1300 July 20. Michael Guy squirts a friend with a spray bott...

News Briefs – July 19, 2012

Vacation Bible School Vacation Bible School will take place at Fort Irwin’s Center Chapel from 9 a.m. to noon next week starting Monday. For more information, call 380-6310 or email To register, visit and click on the link to Vacation Bible School in the slideshow.   British soccer camp British soccer camp will...


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