Fort Irwin To Host Cali Swag Car Show

By Staff Reports

High Desert communities invited to participate, attend free event, June 23

(Victor Valley)–The National Training Center and Fort Irwin will host the “Cali Swag Car Show,” June 23. This free event is produced by Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, which is the military installation’s program that organizes events and outings for single Soldiers. This year’s car show is sponsored by GM Military Discount.

“BOSS is a vital program for our single Soldiers across the Army that is facilitated by the Soldier, for the Soldier,” said Michael Owens, Fort Irwin BOSS advisor. “Community service, quality of life, and recreation and leisure are the three pillars which encompasses the foundation of the program. The BOSS program allows Soldiers to have input into activities, programs and services that affect the single Soldier directly. The annual Cali Swag Car Show is their event and we are all looking forward to the new partnership with GM Military Discount Program.”

This year there will be 16 categories of cars ranging from kids bike, classic import and export, and even a worst clunker class. The event will include food, music, a skate boarding tournament, 3-on-3 basketball, and video games.

“We’re anticipating that this year’s car show will be the best car show within the military community,” said Sgt. Quentin Davis, Fort Irwin BOSS President.

GM Military Discount will be unveiling seven display vehicles and host the “GM Military Discount Ride and Drive.” The company will also display four hand air brushed Camaro hoods, each designed as a tribute to the Armed Forces.

For those wishing to enter their cars into the car show, the early entry fee is $15 and $20 the day of the event. For more information and to download a registration form, visit or call (760) 267-1726. Visitors to Fort Irwin must provide a government-issued identification, vehicle registration and insurance.

Event date and time: June 23, 2012; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Event location: Coyote Activity Center (Building 127) at Fort Irwin, Calif., 92310

About the National Training Center at Fort Irwin: Located approximately 37 miles northeast of Barstow, Calif., in the High Mojave Desert, between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. The NTC provides world class training to joint, interagency,

intergovernmental, and multi-national units preparing for deployment to any operating environment across the world. The scenario and training area at the NTC matches the real-world operating environment. Our enduring priorities are to: train for the warfight; care for Soldiers and Families; forge partnerships, and; preserve the all-volunteer force. Military units on the installation include the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, 916th Support Brigade and Operations Group; all are dedicated to training America’s warfighters for combat. The NTC conducts 10, 28-day training rotations per year. Approximately 50,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines were trained in fiscal year 2011.

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