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News Briefs November, 2014

Posted November 7, 2014 by

Nov. 11 Veterans Day ceremonies: 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Barstow; 11:11 a.m. luncheon at Big Bear Convention Center; 6-9:30 p.m. “Troops and Trains” tribute at Harvey House in Barstow, and; 3:30 p.m. parade, concert and fireworks at Palm Springs. Nov. 17 Sign-ups open for Start Smart and youth basketball. Parent Central building…

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Having fun learning about fire safety

Posted November 7, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Sgt. 1st Class Lonzo Shelley, a flight medic with 2916th Aviation Battalion here, took his children to an open house at Fire Station 1, Oct. 8. His daughter Alynnn, 2, won a contest to name a new puppet, “Firwin Blaze.” His sons, Lonzo IV, 4, and Lonzo III, 8, are receiving giveaways. The…

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Girl Scouts build houses for strays

Posted November 7, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Girl Scouts, left to right: Mystery Karr, Cheyenne Karr, Hailey Kepple, Samantha Kepple and Alexis Brunney. In the back, Provost Sergeant Major Sgt. Maj. Danny Knell and, right, Director of Emergency Services, Lt. Col. Graham Swenson. Five Girl Scouts from Fort Irwin delivered three dog houses to the Police Department here, Sept. 26….

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Department of Defense official views training area

Posted October 3, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin motions while speaking with Jamie Morin, director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation for the Department of Defense. The director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation for the Department of Defense visited this installation, Aug. 21-22. As head of CASE, Jamie Morin…

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IMCOM command sergeant major visits Fort Irwin

Posted October 3, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Fort Irwin USAG Commander Col. Jon Braga points to an illustration of the installation’s future new hospital while speaking with Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Hartless, of United States Army Installation Management Command, Aug. 19. The command sergeant major for United States Army Installation Management Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, visited this fort, Aug….

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Our community strengthens as individuals respect each other

Posted October 3, 2014 by Jon Braga

I felt pride and honor as I joined the Fort Irwin community gathered for the Domestic Violence Awareness Lantern Walk, Oct. 1. I saw unity in the crowd of Fort Irwin residents assembled to show support in purging a problem that has divided families and couples in America. I saw leadership by individuals, Soldiers and…

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Pride and unity rose from the flames

Posted October 3, 2014 by G. A. Volb

G. A. Volb Fort Irwin Fire Chief Ray Smith speaks during the Fort Irwin 9/11 Memorial Wreath Laying and Remembrance Ceremony. Hundreds of Fort Irwin residents and guests gathered near the installation town center for a 9/11 Memorial Wreath Laying and Remembrance Ceremony, Sept. 11 The event, which included acceptance of F.D.N.Y. Ladder 152 –…

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Choosing to be a survivor

Posted October 3, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Comedian Steve Verret interacts with the audience at a suicide awareness presentation here, Sept. 4. Evita De La Cruz shared a very compelling and emotional experience with the Fort Irwin community, Sept. 4 and 5. De La Cruz is the Army Gold Star widow of Sgt. James De La Cruz, who committed suicide…

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Creating strong, violence-free families

Posted October 3, 2014 by Mary Chipman

Relationships should be safe, respectful, and positive. That simple message is the theme of this year’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month at Fort Irwin. The observance is sponsored by the Family Advocacy Program, whose tasks include preventing violence through educational programs and helping victims cope should domestic violence occur. Building strong, violence-free families is the goal…

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Taking care of personal, community health

Posted October 3, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers receives a flu shot from Pfc. Alfred Muthangya, a medic with United States Army Medical Department Activity, here, Sept. 29. Leadership of this installation and its units received flu vaccinations at the National Training Center headquarters, Sept. 29. The NTC and Fort…

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