By J.ManigrossAugust 18, 2009
Visit Fort Irwin
Community Programs and Services
Quarterly Soldier Recognition
Every quarter, the Barstow Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Army, Airman, Marine, and Sailor of the Quarter, both NCO & Soldier. They award a plaque, $200 saving bond, and a certificate of achievement.
Annual Military Mixer
The Chamber of Commerce, along with the Military Affairs Committee, coordinates an annual Military Mixer held in October each year. This event brings the services leadership together with the community leadership, as well as the local businesses to interact and have a night of fellowship. The local businesses donate money so 50 to 100 junior enlisted personnel from Fort Irwin or veterans from the Barstow VA Home can attend and interact with the community.
Soldier/Family Member Enrollment Fee Waiver
Barstow Community College, in collaboration with the Fort Irwin Education Center, provides an enrollment fee waiver for eligible Soldiers and their Family members while stationed in California. This state program waives the enrollment fees for Community College courses provided at Fort Irwin or Barstow. This waiver replaces the need for Soldiers to use tuition assistance dollars. Barstow Community College provides courses at Fort Irwin that are designed around the National Training Center's training calendar, allowing flexible course scheduling. For more information call (760) 380-3905.