Local

November 21, 2012

CYSS celebrates the Month of the Military Family

Nicole Chacin and son Grayson.

The web site Military.com states that each year the President signs a proclamation declaring November the Military Family Month. Last year President Obama said that our nation owes “each day of security and freedom that we enjoy to the members of our Armed Forces and their Families. Behind our brave service men and women, there are Family members and loved ones who share in their sacrifice and provide unending support.”

This annual proclamation marks the beginning of a month-long celebration of the Military Family in which the Department of Defense and the nation will honor the commitment and sacrifices made by the Families of the nation’s servicemembers.

On Nov. 10, Child Youth and School Services held their Eighth Super Saturday of the year. November Super Saturday was special because it was in celebration of The Military Family Month. All Families who signed up received four, free hours of care. We had 70 children attend the event, making it the most successful Super Saturday of the year. Everyone was in good spirits and all the children had a great time.

Jamie Cook’s little girl even asked Mindy Hayes, CYSS employee, if she could spend the night with much excitement. Some parents like Patricia Cook took advantage of the time to have a Girl’s Night Out, while others such as Tori Taylor used it to enjoy some time alone riding her Harley.

Nicole Chacin heard about the event at the monthly Newcomer’s Orientation Welcome, or N.O.W., and spent some quality time with her husband.

“It was great!” said Chacin. “It was a good way to spend a night out, being new in the community, and not knowing a babysitter.”

Krista Moore used the time to volunteer at the Chili Cook Off, and “Loved it!” She also said, “Having the first four hours free was excellent. I loved the hours and always, really enjoy the Super Saturday. Thank you.”

The Military Family Appreciation Month is a way to recognize military Families for their commitment and the many contributions they make every day in support of the military and our nation. Child Youth and School Services thank you for serving this beautiful country and we hope to see you again at our upcoming events.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Gustavo Bahena

NTC leadership honors DA civilians, Soldiers, NCOs

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin pins an Army Commendation Medal on the uniform of Sgt. Joseph Bailey, Non-commissioned Officer of the Year for fiscal year 2014 during a cere...
 
 

Celebrating a century of life, history, culture

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin invites the community to celebrate African American/Black History Month at Sandy Basin Community Center at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 11. The theme for this year’s observance is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.” The theme was proclaimed by the 100-year-old organization, Association for the Study of African...
 
 
Winkfield_leads_march

My transformation

A well-known Department of the Army civilian here, and friend of many, spoke at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration, Jan. 7. John Winkfield, director of the National Training Center Equal Employment Opportunity office, s...
 

 
Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office

Tough love in this harsh, beautiful desert

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office The commander of Fort Irwin Dental Clinic Command, Col Todd Kimura, and his daughter, Hannah, participated in the December Resiliency Week chili cook-off with their recipe, “Boil...
 
 

Defeat Monster Mouth!

February is Children’s Dental Health Month and at the Fort Irwin Pediatric Dental Clinic we love to see kids smile! Here are some tips to help keep those smiles sparkling. Brush: Brushing twice daily with toothpaste that contains fluoride is an important part of your child’s routine. Fluoridated toothpaste may be used as early as...
 
 

News Briefs February 6, 2015

Ongoing Tax filing services. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. Tax center, building 230. Free tax services available to active duty military personnel (including Reserves and National Guard on orders for 30 days or more), their dependents, and military retirees. Call 380-3604. feb 11 African American/Black History Month Celebration. 11:30 a.m. – 1...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin