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April 4, 2014

News Briefs April 4, 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.

Signups for Operation Kids Camp at Camp Nawakwa in the Barton Flats Area of the San Bernardino Mountains. June 22-27. Open to youth 8 to 14 years of an active duty or retired family member; $395 fee. Fort Irwin personnel receive a 25 percent discount. Archery, cookouts, team building, swimming and more. Go to www.campfiretoday.org.

April 7-9

Fort Irwin Desert Bombers softball team tryouts. 5:30-7 p.m. Softball Fourplex. Open to Active Duty and DOD civilians, 18 or older. Must attend all tryout dates. Bring your own equipment. Final roster will be posted by April 10. Call 713-0812, (626) 533-3001 or (706) 573-8844.

April 10

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Army Field and Mary Walker Clinic. Bring your old and expired prescriptions or over the counter medicines to have them disposed correctly.

April 10, 17, 24

Xbox Battle Rattle. 5:30 p.m. Warrior Zone. Show off your video game skills. Fort Irwin Gamers meet on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. A Soldiers-only facility. 380-3585.

April 12

Family Movie Night. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Town Center. Free family movie; bring your own chair, blanket, food and beverages. 380-6880.

April 19

Free Easter breakfast for children. 9:30 – 10 a.m. Commissary. Serving breakfast to children, ages 1 -10. RSVP at 380-3560 (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-2p.m.) by April 17. Breakfast will include waffles or French toast sticks, baked goods, orange juice and two percent milk.
Easter Egg Hunt. 10 a.m. Blue track field at corner of Inner Loop Road and Barstow Road. PWOC invites the Fort Irwin community to bring children, fifth grade and younger, to an Easter Egg hunt.

May 14

Ribbon cutting ceremony for AbilityOne Base Supply Center. 9 a.m. The Lighthouse for the Blind will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the center at South Depot Road and Inner Loop Road. The center provides supplies for government agencies, whose purchases support the employment of people who are blind.

School Events

Lewis Elementary School

  • April 29 – Lewis Kindergarten Round-Up, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fort Irwin Middle School

  • April 14 – 9th Grade Orientation at SVHS, 6 p.m. (current 8th graders)
  • April 28 – 8th Grade CST in Science
  • April 30 – Drama Club Musical/Play Performance in FIMS gym, 5:30 p.m.

Silver Valley High School

  • April 26 – Prom at Historic Harvey House in Barstow, 6 p.m.



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