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In the arms of loved ones

Posted January 10, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

171st Movement Control Team returns from deployment to Kuwait, Iraq Photo by Pamela Portland, pao BEST GIFT EVER: Sergeant Jared Ellenwood, of the 171st Movement Control Team, receives a hug from wife Tabitha and daughter Madeline after redeploying in time for the holidays, here, Dec. 14. Soldiers of the 171st Movement Control Team from the…

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Celebrating 50th year of the Civil Rights Act

Posted January 10, 2014 by Sgt. 1st Class Darryl Avery

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a landmark piece of civil rights legislation that outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and…

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School move fosters a sense of community

Posted January 10, 2014 by Major Thomas Laybourn

Major Thomas Laybourn Volunteers gather for a photo after moving classroom materials into Lewis Elementary School here, Jan. 2. On the second of day of 2014, Soldiers, family members and faculty from Lewis Elementary School and the Silver Valley Unified School District moved classroom materials from their temporary facilities back to a renovated Lewis. After…

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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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Salutes & Awards

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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