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11th ACR competes at Sullivan Cup

Photo by Jason Miller, Public Affairs Office A M1 Abrams main battle tank from C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, fires during preparation here for the 2016 Sullivan Cup Precision Gunnery Competition hosted by the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga., May 2-6. Each active component army division is invited to…

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Forty-fourth Army Surgeon General visits Fort Irwin

The Army’s first female African-American lieutenant general, 44th Army Surgeon General and the highest-ranking woman to graduate from the United States Military Academy toured facilities, met staff members, spoke with patients and consulted with leadership of Weed Army Community Hospital and the National Training Center, April 7-9. Dual-hatted as the commander of U.S. Army Medical…

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Dangers, consequences of prescription drug abuse

Army regulation 600-85, paragraph 1-8 indicates the personal, organizational and professional consequences of substance abuse when it states: “Alcohol and drug abuse by Soldiers and civilian corps members can seriously damage their physical and behavioral health, jeopardize their safety and the safety of those around them, and can lead to criminal and administrative disciplinary actions….

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The 82nd comes a-knockin’

For paratroopers of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, a locked door is no obstacle. To be more specific, when Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd ABN DIV, need to gain entry, they breach doors with explosives and the old fashion way – with a good, hard kick….

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Leadership honors superb volunteers

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin recognized approximately 60 community members who served as volunteers during a ceremony here, April 25. The volunteers were honored in various categories and were the finalists from 278 active volunteers from this installation, according to Ray Johnson, installation volunteer coordinator with Army Community Service. Active volunteers provided more…


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Santa’s Workshop provides holiday cheer

Posted  January 8, 2016

The Fort Irwin Center Chapel brought smiles to children’s faces this holiday season with gifts through the Santa’s Workshop program. The program was established to assist Soldiers and their families by providing up to three gifts, a book, and a family game per child, said Delilah Wieman – a military spouse here and volunteer coordinator…

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Delegates discuss issues during Army Family Action Plan conference

Posted  December 4, 2015

During two days of dialogue, Fort Irwin Soldiers, military family members and community members discussed several issues of concern and decided on three for further review. The talks took place during the 2015 Fort Irwin Army Family Action Plan conference, Nov. 3-4, spearheaded by the AFAP department under Family and Morale, Welfare, Recreation here. The…

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Posted  December 4, 2015
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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted  December 4, 2015

Fort Irwin’s water permit requires Fort Irwin to notify the public quarterly of the following: This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than 2 milligrams per…

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Flying Tigers deploy to support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

Posted  November 6, 2015

The “Flying Tigers” company from this installation deployed in mid-October to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The unit – B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment, 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade – operates MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems and was activated here October 2014. The mission of the Soldiers in the company is…

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