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News Briefs December 2014

Posted December 5, 2014 by timchisham

Dec. 8-12 Resiliency Week Training. 3k Fun Run: 6:30 a.m., Dec. 8, Blue Track; Spouse Resiliency training: 10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 10 and 11, Sandy Basin annex; Spiritual Resiliency: 10 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m., Dec. 10 and 10 a.m.-noon, Dec. 11, Blackhorse Chapel; Military Family Life Consultants presentations: 1-4 p.m., Dec. 10, Sandy Basin Annex and…

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Head of Pakistani army visits National Training Center

Posted December 5, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center Chief of Staff Col. Richard Wilson (right) describes training of rotational units during a visit by Gen. Raheel Sharif (second from left), chief of army staff for the Pakistani army, to the NTC, Nov. 21. The chief of army staff for Pakistan visited this installation, Nov. 21. General Raheel Sharif…

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Best season for Trojans

Posted December 5, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Players of the Silver Valley High School football team gathered for a photo during a practice, Nov. 19. The Silver Valley High School football team played its best season, going 10-2 for the year. The Trojans won their league, Desert Mountain, with a 7-0 record. Although their season came to an end when…

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Decking the halls of Town Center

Posted December 5, 2014 by Les Ozawa

Les Ozawa A La Salle High School student painting a mural on the Pizza Hut’s shop window has fun having a photo taken with customers waiting for their pizza. An all-volunteer force of a different kind answered the call to serve on Nov. 22. A platoon of high school students from La Salle High School…

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How to get a 25-foot tree to really stand tall

Posted December 5, 2014 by Les Ozawa

Les Ozawa The 25-foot white pine is raised to its position at the Towne Center courtyard. Staff of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation and High Desert Support Services took delivery of a 25-foot, white pine tree and focused was on how to stand it up at the Fort Irwin Town Center in late November. Once…

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Flying Tigers activated

Posted November 7, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena The 2916th Aviation Battalion commander, Lt. Col. William Garber (right), hands a guidon to Capt. Jesse DeJaynes during a unit activation ceremony here, Oct. 16. DeJaynes leads the newly activated unit – B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment. An activation ceremony established B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment within 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade…

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Celebrating pride, spirit

Posted November 7, 2014 by Sgt. 1st Class Chadd Breit

From the Aleutian Islands to the Florida everglades, American Indians and Alaska Natives have contributed immensely to our country’s heritage. They have enhanced our nation through contributions in the fields of art, science, education, business and our military. Native Americans have bravely served and participated with distinction in U.S. military actions for more than 200…

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Honoring cultural differences

Posted November 7, 2014 by Serina Viers

National Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of the contributions and accomplishments of America’s Hispanic community, is celebrated from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. In recognition of this year’s celebration, Weed Army Community Hospital and the National Training Center’s EO/EEO Office hosted “Hispanics, A Legacy of History, A Present of Action and a Future of Success,”…

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Leaders: knowing your Soldiers key to preventing suicide

Posted September 5, 2014 by Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers

I didn’t see it coming. Five years ago – as a battalion command sergeant major – I served a Thanksgiving meal to a Soldier, who committed suicide the next day. It was very tragic. The Soldier did not directly serve under me and I didn’t know him very well. I never would have known he…

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Local Briefs September 6, 2013

Posted September 6, 2013 by

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil or the FMWR site at http://fortirwinfmwr.com/ Ongoing SKIES Unlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from six weeks old to adolescence. Sign up your child for Reading and Math tutoring, Piano and Vocal lessons, Karate or Dance. Call 380-7751 for…

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