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Fort Irwin moving ahead from summer storm disasters

Posted January 10, 2014 by Les Ozawa

While Fort Irwin has resumed normal operations, efforts are continuing to repair damage caused by last summer’s powerful, localized storms that resulted in millions of dollars of damage over five weeks in July and August. Three major power outages, on Jul. 22 and Aug. 18 and 29 were all caused by downed power lines in…

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A tradition of giving

Posted January 10, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Courtesy Photo The commander of 916th Support Brigade, Col. James Kazmierczak (left) holds a ceremonial check with Joe Madrid, supervisor of the section. The maintenance section contributed $3,000 to the Fort Irwin Food Basket Program. Traditions are meant to be sustained. So, when the 2013 fall and winter holiday season arrived, staff of the maintenance…

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Kids Vision For Life event provides glasses to Fort Irwin children

Posted January 10, 2014 by Public Affairs Office

Courtesy Photo The Kids Vision for Life program visited Fort Irwin and provided children with eye exams and glasses, Dec. 7. During the stopover to this installation, the program attended to 108 children. Forty-one patients received glasses that day and 50 others were ordered glasses. Also, 95 gift certificates for VSP® Vision Care were provided….

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Bringing the gridiron to ‘the box’

Posted December 6, 2013 by Les Ozawa and Gustavo Bahena

Soldiers, Families part of FOX NFL Thanksgiving broadcast from NTC training area Photo by Guy Volb, Public Affairs Office Fort Irwin Soldiers and Family members atop an M1 Abrams tank yell out a cheer during a FOX NFL Sunday pre-game show. The show was broadcast live from a National Training Center training village before the…

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National American Indian Heritage celebration informs community about local history, culture

Posted December 6, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

Courtesy Photo Joseph Jimenez and Curtis Martin, singers for the Black Mountain Birdsingers, sang during the National Training Center and Fort Irwin National American Indian Heritage Month celebration, here, Nov. 13. Five members of the Black Mountain Birdsingers sang and danced traditional songs of the Mohave tribe, which is part of the Colorado River Indian…

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PASSING OF THE NCO SWORD

Posted December 6, 2013 by Casey Slusser

Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers (center) takes hold of a non-commissioned officer sword from National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Ted Martin during a change of responsibility ceremony, here, Nov. 1. Travers became the command sergeant major for the NTC and Fort Irwin, taking on the post held previously by Command Sgt….

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Strength, generosity, respect – they have defined our community all year

Posted December 6, 2013 by Col. Jon Braga

As this year comes to a close, and I reflect upon my tenure as commander of Fort Irwin Garrison, I can truly say that the community here – Soldiers, Families and civilians – has been a group of people who embody the American spirit of strength, generosity and respect. In the Army, strength is synonymous…

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Fort Irwin Garrison receives new command sergeant major

Posted December 6, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria receives a non-commissioned officer sword from Col. Jon Braga during a change of responsibility ceremony, here, Nov. 15. On a clear, breezy morning on this High Desert military installation, Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison welcomed its new command sergeant major, Nov. 15….

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51st TICO Soldier recounts her journey to the United States

Posted December 6, 2013 by Les Ozawa

Editor’s note: Coming to America stories are unique to each person who has chosen to make a home in the United States. A National Training Center Soldier, with ties to Armenia and Iran, who came here in the past few years, shares her story below. Her name is not used, because of the changing political…

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Rising to the occasion

Posted December 6, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

One of Fort Irwin’s very own has been selected as a finalist for the Army-wide competition, Operation Rising Star. First Lt. Derrick Bishop, executive officer of H Company, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, here, will represent Fort Irwin and is one of 12 finalists announced by Army Entertainment to vie for the top spot…

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