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Celebrate National American Indian Heritage Month, Nov. 13

Posted November 1, 2013 by Sgt. 1st Class Darryl A. Avery

This year marks the 23rd anniversary of the signing of House Joint Resolution 577 (Public Law 101-343) that designated November 1990 as National American Indian Heritage Month. President George H.W. Bush approved the resolution on Aug. 3, 1990 and issued Proclamation 6230 on Nov. 14, 1990. Within that significant proclamation President Bush included the following…

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Fort Irwin teaches master resiliency to incoming Soldiers

Posted November 1, 2013 by Les Ozawa

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Charlie Guevara (right), Fort Irwin Waste Management supervisor (with sub-contractor Sullivan International), speaks to the Bear Den Cub Scouts from Troop 67 at the Fort Irwin Recycling Center, Oct. 9. The Scouts visited the facility to learn about the recycling program on post. In September, Fort Irwin revamped…

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Community Calendar

Posted October 4, 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/ Oct. 5 – 6 Mojave River Trail Days, Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., @ Helendale Community Park, 15425 Wild Rd, Helendale. Features Will Roberts, former Cirque du Soleil performer; Duke Michaels, Charlie Ray…

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“I’m joining the U.S. military”

Posted October 4, 2013 by Leslie Ozawa

Photo courtesy Sgt. M As an Iraqi citizen in 2008, Sgt. M (left) worked as a translator for U.S. Special Forces training Iraqi Special Forces units. Immigrant to America inspired to enlist after interpreting for U.S. Special Forces in Iraq Editor’s note: Coming to America stories are unique to each person who has chosen to…

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I ask you to think about the American Spirit and what it means to be an American

Posted October 4, 2013 by Col. Jon Braga

Photo by Les Ozawa Public Affairs Office Two steel beams from the World Trade Center twin towers will be part of a 9/11 Memorial being built at Fort Irwin. (Editor’s note: Col. Jon Braga’s speech has been re-printed here after he spoke to an audience gathered at a ground breaking ceremony for a 9/11 Memorial…

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Distracted driving: Law enforcement is cracking down

Posted October 4, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

Courtesy of NHTSA Do you ever send text messages or e-mails when you are driving? Focus on driving when behind the wheel; the statistics on distracted driving are proof of its dangers Many of us do it. Talk on a cell phone, change a CD in the stereo, scold our kids, eat, or even send…

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New Garrison commander speaks about his core values, leadership philosophy

Posted August 2, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga met with employees and Soldiers for his first commander’s call, here, July 29. Braga has already conducted meetings with individual directorates and their staff, but the commander’s call follows a tradition of meeting with a unit as a whole. He made it clear he was not there…

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August is Antiterrorism Awareness month

Posted August 2, 2013 by Donald Bracey

Throughout the month of August 2013, Fort Irwin and all United States Army installations, facilities and forces will focus their efforts to heighten awareness and vigilance to prevent and protect Army communities from acts of terrorism. By integrating Antiterrorism doctrinal principles with constant AT awareness the Army ensures the safety and security of its people…

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Fort Irwin Garrison welcomes new commander

Posted August 2, 2013 by Les Ozawa

Photo by Les Ozawa Fort Irwin’s new garrison commander, Col. Jonathan P. Braga (left), receives the Fort Irwin colors from Mr. Thomas J. Schoenbeck, director of Installation Management Command’s Central Region, during a change of command ceremony, here, July 11. At center is former commander Col. Kurt J. Pinkerton, whose next assignment is with U.S….

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Green thumbs up

Posted June 7, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

Photos by Gustavo Bahena Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton (right, top) and Capt. Jose Gutierrez (right, bottom), a nurse corps officer with MEDDAC, here, and president of the Garden club, lead the ribbon cutting of the Fort Irwin Community Garden, May 1. It’s official. The National Training Center and Fort…

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