CHECK IT OUT: The Maintenance Section of the 916th Support Brigade and the brigade commander, Col. James Kazmierczak, presented a check to the Christmas Food Basket Program in the amount of $1,000, Nov. 28. The section has worked all year to raise money for Soldiers of the National Training Center. Every year, Department of the Army civilian employees of the Maintenance section presents a check to assist Soldiers and their Families.
GO WILDCATS: In a stunning display of skills and determination, the Fort Irwin Middle School Lady Wildcats Volleyball team, on Dec. 6., defeated host team Riverview Middle School in straight sets (25-19 and 25-6) to capture this year’s High Desert Athletic League Small Schools’ Volleyball Championships and their back-to-back Champions title. Pictured (top row, left to right): Madison George, Aundrea Godfrey, Keila Williams, Chloe Allen, Wendy Ruelas, Lillian Bautista, Katelynn Juarez, and Kaylee Pennington. bottom row left to right: Izzy Knott, Kimberly Liker, Krista Minick, Nyai Robinson, Isabella Kious-Hattery
SUCCESSFUL TRIP: Command Sgt. Maj. Dale Perez, the Fort Irwin Garrison command sergeant major, led a group of Fort Irwin volunteers to Yorba Linda, Nov. 17, to pick up 86 donated boxes of food and donated furniture to furnish the soon to be renovated ACS Barstow Outreach Center. The trip was met with total success. A local business, Barstow Transfer and Storage, benevolently donated a moving truck and driver to assist in picking up items on behalf of the Fort Irwin Outreach Center and the Soldiers of Fort Irwin. All of this was accomplished on a weekend day by several of our hard chargers. The picture displayed (left to right) includes Mr. and Mrs. Blehm (FFAM So. Cal., a Charitable Non-Profit Organization), Lori Picard (Fort Irwin Survivor Outreach Services Coordinator), and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers volunteers to include the BOSS President, Spc. Kendrick Barnett. A big thank you goes out to all of those who made this trip a success.