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March 10, 2014

News Briefs March 10, 2014

Army Campaign

During March, the country observes National Women’s History Month.  The theme, “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment,” honors the extraordinary and often unrecognized determination and tenacity of women. Against social convention and often legal restraints, women have created legacies that expand the frontiers of possibility for their character, courage and commitment as mothers, Soldiers, educators, relief workers, institution builders, CEO’s, and as leaders in communities, politics, labor, and religion.

This legacy inspires girls and women to achieve their full potential and encourages boys and men to respect the diversity and depth of women’s experience.

Brain Injury Awareness Month is also recognized in March and serves to inform us that a brain injury can happen anytime, anywhere to anyone – brain injuries do not discriminate.  Did you know that 2.4 million people sustain a brain injury each year? An injury that happens in an instant can bring a lifetime of physical, cognitive, and behavioral challenges, but early, equal, and adequate access to care will greatly increase overall quality of life. Help honor the millions of people with brain injury, who with proper acute care, therapeutic rehabilitation and adequate long-term supports, are living with the successes and challenges that each day brings.

Your Community

Fort Irwin’s Spring Fling event takes place March 28-31, starting with a Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony and Motorcycle Ride. Spring Fling will feature children’s activities, food vendors, music, educational and safety demonstrations, and carnival rides.

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. Walk-ins also welcomed.

MARCH 31

Applications available for student scholarships from Military & Civilian Spouses’ Club. Scholarships are for local students in need of tuition assistance. Visit  www.mcscftirwin.org for eligibility criteria and applications.

MARCH 9

BOSS car wash. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Blue Track parking lot. Support the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers at their fundraiser event. 267-1726.

MARCH 11

Battle Color Ceremony. Noon. Marine Corps Logistics Base in Barstow. Featuring the world famous U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, Silent Drill Team and Color Guard from the historic Marine Barracks in Washington D.C. Free. 577-6430.

MARCH 15

Deadline to nominate volunteers for Volunteer of the Year.  Anyone can nominate a volunteer at http://fortirwinfmwr.com/

Also, make sure to RSVP your volunteers for the Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony by April 1 (ceremony is April 11). RSVP at 380-8422; provide names and count of volunteers attending ceremony.

MARCH

Spouse Resiliency Training. 8:30 a.m. to noon. Sleepy Hollow Community Center. A free training hosted by Army Community Service. Free childcare with advance registration. 380-5165.

MARCH 29

Clever Clover 5k/2k fun run. 8-10 a.m. Freedom Fitness Center. Pre-register for $3 or $5 on race day. 380-7720.

APRIL 2

Autism Awareness Day Walk. 9-10:30 a.m. Blue track. Wear something blue; learn about autism, other community programs, and events at information booths. 380-3698.

TIEFORD VIEW INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL EVENTS

March 7. Read Across America “Crazy Socks Day” (Dr. Seuss theme)

March 25-27. Parent Teacher conferences; minimum day for students.

 




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