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September 20, 2012

Community Briefs – September 20, 2012

Military munitions that were used, but fail to function as intended are called UXO or unexploded ordnance. The United States has always maintained a trained and ready military to protect its national interests. As a result of the munitions-related activities (e.g., live-fire training, testing, disposal operations) required to maintain this force, and other actions (e.g., souvenir collecting), UXO’s may be found in various locations.
Although installations control access to areas known or suspected to contain UXO’s, areas once used heavily by the military may have been transferred to public use.
When anyone encounters or believes they may have encountered a UXO, they should consider it extremely dangerous. To protect family, friends and neighbors, everyone should learn and follow the 3 R’s of explosives safety:

  • Recognize: realize that you may have encountered a UXO and the potential danger
  • Retreat: do not touch, move or disturb a UXO
  • Report: notify local law enforcement (call 911) of what you saw and where you saw it.

For more information, contact the Fort Irwin Explosives Ordnance Deposal Team at 380-4092.

Community Calendar

The following events are displayed in the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Check out the calendar online to view many more events for the month of September.
TODAY
• Fort Irwin Shopping Tour.
8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Transportation to Walmart, The Home Depot, and Tanger Outlets. Army Community Service, 380-3598/4781
TOMORROW
• Storytime at the Post Library!
10 – 11 a.m. All toddlers and preschoolers are welcome. Listen to stories, sing songs, and make a craft. Building 331, 380-3462.
SATURDAY
• Cosmic Bowling.
8 p.m. to midnight. Strike Zone Bowling Center, 380-4249
SUNDAY
• NFL Football Sunday Ticket
Enjoy exclusive food and drink specials during the games.
Shock Wave, 380-8646
MONDAY.
• EDGE! Circus Stars.
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Balance on a rolla bolla board! Learn juggling, plate spinning, clown acts, and much more! Coyote Activity Center, 380-5816.
TUESDAY
• Protestant Women of the Chapel.
9 – 11 a.m. Auxiliary group for Protestant, Bible studies, praise and worship, fellowship. Center Chapel.
WEDNESDAY
• University of Maryland University College visit.
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Susan Thornton of UMUC will be visiting the Fort Irwin Education Center to give out information and answer questions. Building 1020, 380-4218.

Middle School and Teen Center

Middle School Activities
Hours: Monday – Friday, 3:15 – 6 p.m.
Thursday: Cooking Club and Paparazzi Club
Friday: Art Club
Monday: Paper collage
Tuesday: Glow putty
Wednesday: Sports Club, Smart Girls Club and Ultimate Journey

Teen Activities
Hours: Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, 3:30-11 p.m.; Sundays and holidays, closed.
Friday: MST Teen Night – Candy Apples
Saturday: MST Teen – Basketball at School Age Services

For more information call Zev Paul at 380-3732




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