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Winterfest 2012 brings holiday festivities to Fort Irwin

Posted December 20, 2012 by Sgt. 1st Class Joe Todd

The 2012 Winterfest event at the Fort Irwin Town Center was attended by Soldiers and their Families, Dec. 15. The day’s festivities began with breakfast with Santa at the Samuel Adams Grille. Families then enjoyed a photo opportunity with Santa. The Holiday Market and Craft Fair took place all day at the Event and Catering…

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Using or possessing ‘Spice’ will get you charged and then dismissed from the Army

Posted December 20, 2012 by Gustavo Bahena

“There is no tolerance for ‘Spice.’” Those were the clear and concise words from a man who investigates offenses on Fort Irwin involving “Spice” – a controlled substance that is being used by Soldiers at this military installation. Special Agent Scott Baillargeon, team chief for the Drug Suppression Team with Criminal Investigation Division, here, said…

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Winterfest December 15

Posted December 13, 2012 by
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Health & Safety

Quarterly Domestic Water Public Notice

Posted December 13, 2012 by Chris Woodruff

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin’s water system is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the U.S. Army. The installation has two water systems. A reverse osmosis or RO system and a domestic use system or DU system. The…

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New Hospital by 2016

Posted December 13, 2012 by

The new hospital is scheduled to be completed by 2016 and will be located just north of the current hospital, which was built in 1966. The new facility will be a community based hospital providing emergency, obstetrical, and general surgery services. It will have a full contingent of ancillary services to include pharmacy, laboratory, and…

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Tentative Schedule of Initial Field Activities

Posted December 13, 2012 by

Mobilization of Contractor to Site and installation of site fencing: Dec. 17 – 21, 2012 Initial surface clearance and digital geophysical survey of site: Dec. 24, 2012 – Jan. 31, 2013 Investigation of anomalies and soil sampling: Feb. 1 – 28, 2013 Evaluate data to determine need for further action: March 1, 2013 Note: All…

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If evacuations are required they will not be scheduled on Christmas or New Years Day

Posted December 13, 2012 by

Important Information Due to the potential safety hazards associated with investigating munitions, the public is required to remain a safe distance away from the site for the duration of the project. To protect the public, the Army will work with the community to ensure safety while minimizing inconveniences to residents and personnel near the Supplemental…

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Site inspection to be performed prior to construction of new hospital

Posted December 13, 2012 by Directorate of Public Works and Public Affairs NTC and Fort Irwin

In support of the Fort Irwin Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division, the Army Environmental Command and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District are conducting a Supplemental Site Inspection of two former Fort Irwin range areas, also known as Munitions Response Sites. The work is being conducted under the U.S. Army Military Munitions Response…

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Health & Safety

Holiday depression help

Posted December 6, 2012 by Serina Viers

As the holidays approach, people generally look forward to spending time with family and friends, taking a few days off of work, and just enjoying the season. Unfortunately for some Service Members and their Families, the holiday season is nothing more than a reminder of how they will miss these very opportunities. Distance from extended…

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Are you Desert Strong?

Posted January 11, 2013 by Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr

Courtesy Photo Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness is a long-term, enduring initiative that broadens the assessment and training of every member of the Army beyond the standard physical and technical abilities. Just as everyone enters the Army with a variable amount of strength in each of the dimensions of strength (physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and…

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