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Fort Irwin families lend helping hand during government shutdown

Posted February 1, 2019 by Story by Janell J. Lewis Ford

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — With 800,000 federal employees out of work in the longest government shutdown in U.S. history (35 days), a cry for help came out right here in Fort Irwin—an obvious hub of government workers. Michelle Garin works on post and was still receiving her paycheck…but for more than 30 days, her husband…

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Local

Tax Center opens for 2019, hopes to provide free services for more than 1,000 clients

Posted February 1, 2019 by Story and Photos by Janell J. Lewis Ford

FORT IRWIN — The Tax Center on post celebrated its official open with a ribbon cutting ceremony, tour and treats, as the office hopes to prepare more than 1,000 tax returns at no cost to soldiers and their families. The center opened on Jan. 22 and will assist through April 18. The office can prepare…

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Events

Christmas in January

Posted February 1, 2019 by Story by 1st Lt. Colton Begley Directorate of Emergency Services

DES, Car Club play Santa during extra holiday event on post and give away more than 2,000 gifts and 30 bike raffles FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Hundreds of children were treated to a second round of treats and gifts during the 8th annual Christmas in January event, hosted by the Directorate of Emergency Services (DES)….

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Health & Safety

Flu season spikes in February

Posted February 1, 2019 by by Janell J. Lewis Ford

More than 42 Californians have died from the flu between September 2018 and January 2019: Health Officials FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Medical professionals say the flu season typically reaches its peak during this month of February, so some people have asked their doctors if the flu shot vaccine can wear off or if you can…

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Local

Get Moving in the New Year

Posted February 1, 2019 by by Janell J. Lewis Ford

Runners kick-off 2019 with ‘New You Fitness Resolution’ FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Nearly 50 participants started off the new year with a dedication to health and fitness. They ran in the “New You Fitness Resolution” event, hosted by the MWR’s Sports Fitness and Aquatics and Child and Youth Services. The event took place at Jack…

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Army

Fort Irwin has big presence at 2019 Rose Bowl

Posted February 1, 2019 by

About 900 Fort Irwin soldiers and their families got the opportunity to attend the 2019 Rose Bowl football game at no charge. The tickets were donated from the Tournament of Roses through the USO and some families even chose to enjoy the popular Rose Bowl parade. Top leadership at Fort Irwin also had the opportunity…

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News

A different kind of mission:

Posted February 1, 2019 by Janell J. Lewis Ford

Fort Irwin Soldiers Volunteer on Los Angeles’ Skid Row, helping clothe and feed less fortunate FORT IRWIN — When Sgt. Shaquille Gardner was a child, he would visit Los Angeles, but his grandfather would avoid taking him near certain parts of the city. Years later the Birmingham, Alabama, native now lives in Fort Irwin and visited…

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Army

02/01 Public Notice 2

Posted February 1, 2019 by emmauribe

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Notice Five Year Review Report for the National Training Center Fort Irwin, California National Training Center (NTC) Fort Irwin, in association with the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Army), is conducting a Five Year Review of remedial actions (environmental cleanup measures) implemented at the NTC Fort Irwin, California….

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Army

Box Tour

Posted February 1, 2019 by

We appreciate the 16 participants who joined in on January’s Box Tour. The event provides an up-close-and-personal experience for civilians to see how soldiers train at the National Training Center. The tours are conducted each month and the next Box Tour is Feb. 8. Those who are interested can sign up on the main Fort…

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Army

02/01 Public Notice 1

Posted February 1, 2019 by

Fort Irwin, California Formation of Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) – Membership Solicitation The Department of Defense recognizes the importance of stakeholder participation in the Installation Restoration Program (IRP) process. Therefore, Ft. Irwin is soliciting interest in establishing a Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) to improve public participation and involve the community in the restoration decision-making process….

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