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December 20, 2012

Your Installation – December 20, 2012

CHECK IT OUT: The Maintenance Section of the 916th Support Brigade and the brigade commander, Col. James Kazmierczak, presented a check to the Christmas Food Basket Program in the amount of $1,000, Nov. 28. The section has worked all year to raise money for Soldiers of the National Training Center. Every year, Department of the Army civilian employees of the Maintenance section presents a check to assist Soldiers and their Families.

 

By Cherie Cain, School Liaison Officer, CYSS, NTC and Fort Irwin

GO WILDCATS: In a stunning display of skills and determination, the Fort Irwin Middle School Lady Wildcats Volleyball team, on Dec. 6., defeated host team Riverview Middle School in straight sets (25-19 and 25-6) to capture this year’s High Desert Athletic League Small Schools’ Volleyball Championships and their back-to-back Champions title. Pictured (top row, left to right): Madison George, Aundrea Godfrey, Keila Williams, Chloe Allen, Wendy Ruelas, Lillian Bautista, Katelynn Juarez, and Kaylee Pennington. bottom row left to right: Izzy Knott, Kimberly Liker, Krista Minick, Nyai Robinson, Isabella Kious-Hattery

 

By Bob Lucas, AER Officer ACS, NTC and Fort Irwin

SUCCESSFUL TRIP: Command Sgt. Maj. Dale Perez, the Fort Irwin Garrison command sergeant major, led a group of Fort Irwin volunteers to Yorba Linda, Nov. 17, to pick up 86 donated boxes of food and donated furniture to furnish the soon to be renovated ACS Barstow Outreach Center. The trip was met with total success. A local business, Barstow Transfer and Storage, benevolently donated a moving truck and driver to assist in picking up items on behalf of the Fort Irwin Outreach Center and the Soldiers of Fort Irwin. All of this was accomplished on a weekend day by several of our hard chargers. The picture displayed (left to right) includes Mr. and Mrs. Blehm (FFAM So. Cal., a Charitable Non-Profit Organization), Lori Picard (Fort Irwin Survivor Outreach Services Coordinator), and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers volunteers to include the BOSS President, Spc. Kendrick Barnett. A big thank you goes out to all of those who made this trip a success.




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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

The Fort Irwin Exchange plans to complete improvements to some of their facilities and enhance their provided services to the community by this spring. “Currently, the Service Station on Langford Lake Road is undergoing an image upgrade to make it look more appealing for our customers and to increase efficiency related to customer service,” stated...
 
 
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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