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Fort Irwin breaks ground for 9/11 Memorial

Posted October 4, 2013 by Les Ozawa

Photo by Les Ozawa, Public Affairs Office Fort Irwin Soldiers, firefighters, and military and civilian security personnel stand behind a 9/11 ceremony display that included two, five-foot steel beams from the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The ceremony took place Sept. 11 and served as a ground breaking for a memorial to those…

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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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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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“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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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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Mother nature strikes, community rebounds

Posted September 6, 2013 by Les Ozawa and Gustavo Bahena

Fort Irwin rallies to repair, mitigate damaged caused by epic flash flooding Fort Irwin Fire Chief Ray Smith will tell you. Courtesy Photo This image shows the moment a destructive monsoon storm hit the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Aug. 25. Roads in garrison were washed out, water poured into homes, training area structures…

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Vigilance, awareness by community important in countering terrorism

Posted September 6, 2013 by Donald Bracey

Col. Jonathan Braga, commander of United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin, signed a proclamation Aug. 7 that recognized the month of August as Antiterrorism Awareness Month. The campaign urges Soldiers, Family members and civilians on Fort Irwin to work together to prevent terrorism. Community awareness is a key element in preventing terrorism. It identifies…

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A young man’s attention to safety

Posted September 6, 2013 by Command Sgt. Maj. Dale Perez

At approximately 7:25 a.m. on July 30, I witnessed young Raven Nickerson exit the Shoppette, hang his bag on his bike handlebars, put on his helmet and his eye-pro (which I think look pretty cool), then proceeded to look both ways in the parking lot to make sure he could safely move out! At the…

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Hispanics: Serving and leading our Nation with pride and honor

Posted September 6, 2013 by Sgt. 1st Class Darryl Avery

Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 recognized nationally as a time to celebrate Hispanic art, culture and achievements throughout the United States. It actually began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week, proclaimed by President Lyndon Johnson. It was then expanded by President Ronald Reagan to 30 days in 1988…

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In a time of crisis, this community gave 100%

Posted September 6, 2013 by Col. Jon Brag

The Fort Irwin community has been through a lot in the past few weeks. We got off to a great start with school starting on August 8 and back then everything looked happy and bright. Then two weeks later we were struck by our second power outage of the season and the flash flood on…

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