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 For more information, call 380-7751 or email


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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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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