Army

June 6, 2014

News Briefs June 6, 2014

Ongoing
Registration for Vacation Bible School “Wilderness Escape: Where God Guides and Provides” at www.groupvbspro.com. Free and hosted at the Fort Irwin Center Chapel, July 28-Aug. 1. Step back in time at “Wilderness Escape,” exploring some of the adventures faced by Moses and the Israelites. Kids and adult volunteers participate at the Israelite Camp, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, dig into Bible-times snacks, visit Moses, and collect Bible Memory Buddies. For more information call 380-4211.
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.

June 10
Cake Decorating Class. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Commissary.
380-3560.

June 11-27
Youth Sports Camps. Sign up now with Parent Central. Golf Camp: June 11-27; Cheer Camp: June 16-20; Boot Camp: June 23-27. $35. Call 362-2855.

June 12
Mini Job Fair for Fort Irwin community. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sandy Basin Community Center. 380-5165.

June 13-15
Healthy Lifestyle Festival. Commissary. 380-3560.

June 14
Old Miners Big Bear Heritage Parade. 11 a.m. Pine Knot and Village Drive at Big Bear, Calif. Soldiers of 916th Support Brigade will be supporting this event. www.oldminers.org

June 14 and 28
Wear Blue: Run to Remember. 8 a.m. Bluetrack. Support network paying tribute to fallen servicemembers.

June 16-20
Spouse Resiliency Training. 8:30 a.m.-noon. Sleepy Hollow Community Center.380-5165/2399.

June 28
Snorkeling Leopard Shark Encounter or Kayaking 7 Caves in La Jolla. Register by June 14 with Outdoor Rec. 380-3771.

July 2
Red, White and Boom Bash. 4 p.m. Army Field. July 4th celebration with food, games, music and fireworks.




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Gustavo Bahena

Making Fort Irwin “Go First Class”

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin (second, from left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers attach a “Go First Class” dental streamer to the guidon of United States Army D...
 
 

‘Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives’

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Gustavo Bahena

Inspiring a bright future from the past

Gustavo Bahena Maj. Kiryenski Jones, officer in charge of Sustainment Automation Support Management with 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, spoke at the Fort Irwin African American/Black History Month celebration here, Feb. 11. For...
 

 
Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office

The most memorable 25 months of my military life

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Major Gen. Ted Martin stands in his office next to a photo of his father, Ephraim Martin III. Martin senior, who has since passed away, served in the Navy during World War II. Afte...
 
 

A service invested in your community

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DoD

Farewell message from Secretary Hagel

To the men and women of the Department of Defense: When I joined the United States Army 48 years ago, I could not have imagined one day serving as secretary of defense. It has been a tremendous privilege to serve with you. As I leave office, I am immensely proud of what we have accomplished...
 




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