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Veterans

Going the distance for Veterans

Posted January 9, 2015 by Sgt. Erik Thurman,

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment carried-out the 18th annual Long Walk, Dec. 15 -16, by walking the 38 mile stretch of highway that connects Fort Irwin to the Veterans Home of California in Barstow.

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Local

Giving back to families

Posted January 9, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

The 916th Support Brigade commander, Col. Matthew Ruedi (center, right), holds a ceremonial check for $3,000 with his maintenance section staff, Dec. 9. The other check is for $1,000. Continuing a tradition for the past few years, civilian employees of 916th Support Brigade donated $4,000 to support Fort Irwin families during the winter holiday season,…

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Local

Youth gives donated toys to Angel Tree

Posted January 9, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Photo by Silvia Moreno, Army Community Service Adam Wolf, 15, and his mom, Ali Wolf, delivered a load of toys for the Angel Tree program here, Dec. 13. A young man, no stranger to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, has delivered again. Adam Wolf, 15, a resident of Irvine, Calif., – and honorary…

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Local

Toy drive benefits Fort Irwin families

Posted January 9, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Staff and volunteers of the non-profit Front Sight and Army Community Service here gather for a group photo in front of donated toys, Dec. 15.   A toy drive in the Inland Empire added to the Fort Irwin Angel Tree program after approximately 850 toys were delivered here, Dec. 15. Army Community Service took receipt…

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Local

Making families smile

Posted January 9, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Sgt. Shad Hebert has a photo taken with Santa and his children, JJ, 3, and Holly, 6. They attended the Army Community Service toy giveaway here.   Children of the Fort Irwin community got to meet Santa at a toy giveaway with Army Community Service here, Dec. 19. Families with children arrived to the ACS…

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Local

Tax Center opens January 20

Posted January 9, 2015 by 1st Lt. Rene Devega

It’s the start of a new year and if 2015 is like any other year, millions of people will resolve to make a change in their lives. While promising to lose weight, drink less, and eat healthier are perennial favorites, many people also vow to save more. Yet every year, millions of people choose to…

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Local

Energy transformed into support for Soldiers, families

Posted January 9, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

“It started as a personal gesture eight years ago,” said Bridget Blehm...

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Local

Bringing cavalry tradition, teamwork to family

Posted January 9, 2015 by Sgt. David Beckstrom,

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted its annual Spouses’ Spur Ride to share the traditions of the cavalry with family members and National Training Center partners, Nov. 26.

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Local

Future fire fighters train at annual academy

Posted January 9, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

For the 13th year, Fort Irwin hosted 190 Fire Explorers from 25 Explorer posts from San Bernardino and Riverside counties at the Inland Empire Fire Explorer Association’s annual fire academy.

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Health & Safety

Five things that prevent a good night’s sleep

Posted January 9, 2015 by Michael Haenelt,

Tossing and turning, trying to fall asleep is a familiar feeling for many. Get on the path to sleeping well by identifying the following five things that prevent good sleep and mitigating those factors. An uncomfortable or noisy environment: An area of the brain called the thalamus, blocks the flow of information from our senses…

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