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May 2, 2014

News Briefs May 2014

Ongoing

Army & Air Force Exchange provides “You Made the Grade” coupon booklet for free products and discounted offers for students in grades 1-12, who maintain a “B” or better average. Contact the Fort Irwin Exchange at 386-1500 for information on how to obtain the booklet.

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.

May 8

National Day of Prayer and Chapel Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Samuel Adams Grille. Uplift our nation and military in prayer and recognize amazing chapel volunteers. For ticket information contact David Deguzman at 380-4807.

May 14

Spring Stable Days. 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 11th ACR Horse Detachment stables on Goldstone Road. Fort Irwin community is invited to cavalry demonstrations, dunk tank, bounce castle, food and drinks.

May 14-16

Racquetball Tournament. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Freedom Fitness Center. Sign up by May 10. Singles and doubles events for men and women. Contact Richard Sanchez at 380-6735 or
fortirwinsports@yahoo.com

May 15

Ribbon cutting ceremony for customers of AbilityOne Base Supply Center. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The Lighthouse for the Blind will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and barbecue for the BSC 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.

May 22

Consolidated College Graduation Ceremony. 6-8 p.m. Contact the Fort Irwin Education Center for more information at 380-4218.

May 26

Memorial Day observances in the High Desert: Desert View Memorial Park, 11500 Amargosa Road in Victorville; Sunset Hills Memorial Park, 24000 Waalew Road in Apple Valley; Mountain View Cemetery in Barstow.

School Events

Lewis Elementary School
May 8 – Transitional kindergarten and kindergarten round-up, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The school is located at 1800 Black Hawk Drive and the phone number is 386-1900. Requirements include: parent/guardian contact information and two local emergency contacts.
Enrollment packets will be available and representatives from Mary Walker Clinic and DENTAC will be there to schedule appointments for physicals or dental screenings. For more information go to http://www.silvervalley.k12.ca.us/lewis/.




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