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February 7, 2014

News Briefs February 7, 2014

Ongoing

Free tax preparation services. Fort Irwin Tax Center, building 288. All Active Duty, Retirees, and their dependents, as well as Reserve and National Guard on orders for more than 30 days, can use the Tax Center for free tax preparation. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call for an appointment at 380-3604. Appointments are prioritized and recommended. Walk-ins are also welcomed.

Sportman’s Club. If you’re a gun enthusiast, go hunting, or like to fish, join this club. The club operates a shooting range on post and can also organize fishing and hunting trips. Contact John Antes at 380-6372 or john.r.antes.mil@mail.mil.

Now through Feb. 25 and March31

Applications available for Welfare Grants and Student Scholarships from Military & Civilian Spouses’ Club. Welfare Grants awarded to non-profit organizations and government entities based on merit and need. Scholarships for local students in need of tuition assistance. Welfare Grant applications due Feb. 25; scholarship applications due March 31. Visit www.mcscftirwin.org for eligibility criteria and applications.

Now – Feb.14

Signups for Start Smart youth baseball. Youth Sports and Fitness. Three to 4-year-olds learn fundamentals of baseball, March 11 – April 15. $20. Parent Central building 109. Call 362-2855.

Now – Feb. 28

Signups for youth t-ball and baseball. Youth Sports and Fitness. T-ball, 5 to 6 years; baseball, 9 to 15 years. Learn fundamentals of baseball and compete as a team. Season, March 29 – May 17. $60. Parent Central building 109. 362-2855.

Now – Feb. 28

Draw your favorite President and win a prize. Arts & Crafts. Categories: ages 4-5 and 6-7. Turn in your drawing at Arts & Crafts, building 976. Call 380-3431.

Feb. 8

Sign-up deadline for Big Bear Snow Play. Outdoor Recreation. Trip is Feb. 15. Adult transportation, $25; children up to 13 years, $18. Call 380-4327.

Feb. 13

MCSC “Speed-Friending-Fun” luncheon. 11 a.m. Sandy Basin Community Center. Join the Military and Civilian Spouses’ Club to meet fellow spouses and make new friends in a fun environment. Crafters, vendors and opportunity prizes. Register by Feb. 9 at www.mcscftirwin.org; $13. Accepting donations for Fort Irwin Stray Animal Facility such as unopened dog and cat food, laundry detergent and slightly-used towels and blankets. Receive two opportunity tickets per item donated.

Feb. 15

Sign-up deadline for San Diego Whale Watching. Outdoor Recreation. Trip is Feb. 22. Adult transportation, $35; children up to 13 years, $25. Purchase boat tickets at a discount with Leisure Travel Services. LTS, 380- 4767/3431; Outdoor Rec., 380-4327.

Feb. 22

7th annual Snowshoe the Bear. 10 a.m. The Village at Big Bear, Calif. Fun for the whole family. A 5k and 10k course to challenge every ability level. If you can walk, you can snowshoe. Enjoy scenic trails and unsurpassed views of beautiful Big Bear Lake. Dogs allowed. Snowshoes required. Register online at www.snowshoethebear.com (5k, $25; 10k, $45) or at the event (5k, $35; 10k, $55).




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A service invested in your community

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News Briefs March 2015

Ongoing Free tax filing services. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday. Tax center, building 230. 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. March 9 Army Emergency Relief Kick-off Breakfast. 8:30 a.m. Fort Irwin Event Center....
 
 
Photo by Sgt. David Nye, 204th PAD

Reserve Soldiers train, broadcast on ‘The Heat’

Photo by Sgt. David Nye, 204th PAD Pfc. Nicholle Salvatierra, a broadcast journalist with the 222nd Broadcast Operations Detachment, jumps feet first into the pool at a drown-proofing training session at here, Feb. 7. Soldiers ...
 

 

Water purifiers hit their targets

Soldiers of the 968th Quartermaster Company conducted battle training assembly including range operations here, Feb. 7. The Tustin, California-based unit practiced their water purification mission and honed their marksmanship proficiencies during their two-day stay. “We’re out here doing realistic training and also trying to get more experience on the water purification systems,” said Sgt...
 
 
Photo by Spc. Randis Monroe, Operations Group

Black Jack brigade finishes training

Photo by Sgt. Henrique Luiz de Holleben, Operations Group Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, plan a casualty evacuation during decisive action rotation 15-05 ...
 
 
Photo by G.A. Volb, Public Affairs Office

Fort Irwin construction season in full swing

Photo by G.A. Volb, Public Affairs Office Ashton Walker, contract employee on a new water treatment plant here, welds on the plant’s clarifying tanks, Feb. 10. The $100-million water treatment plant will recycle/reuse nearly ...
 




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