Events

July 5, 2012

News Briefs – July 5, 2012

Guard Start Program

SKIES Unlimited brings to you “LifeGuarding for Tomorrow,” which is a program for 11-14-year-olds that provides a foundation of aquatic and leadership knowledge, attitudes, and skills for future successful completion of an American Red Cross Lifeguarding course. Instruction takes place July 16-27, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fee for the course is $105 and includes a t-shirt. The Guard Start curriculum contains multiple units in five categories: Prevention, Fitness, Response, Leadership and Professionalism. Your child must a strong swimmer in order to take this course. Children must also be responsible, reliable, mature and be able to handle professional instructions. Benefits of this course can lead to experience and becoming an intern for the Hired! program. Sign up with Parent Central Services at Building 109 or online through Webtrac at www.fortirwinfmwr.com. For more information, call 380-7751 or email kathy.l.pinsky.naf@mail.mil.

 

Celebrating Unity during Ramadan

The Fort Irwin EO/EEO Offices along with 51st Tactical Interpreter Company with Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, invites the community to attend the “Celebration of Unity during Ramadan” at the Sandy Basin Community Center on July 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The ceremony will commemorate contributions to the United States by people of the Muslim culture. It will highlight the struggles and triumphs of many Muslim American citizens and recognize their contributions to American society and the world. The event fosters awareness and develops cultural sensitivity for differences between the traditions and customs of people from Muslim nations. The celebration is aligned with the start of Ramadan, the fasting month. Being one of five pillars of Islam, Ramadan falls on the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and begins on July 20. There will be music, food samplings provided by an authentic Middle Eastern caterer, and traditional deserts provided by 51st TICO Family members.




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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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