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Fort Irwin Soldiers honored at Armed Forces Day event

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena Public Affairs Office

Leadership, Soldiers and civilian employees of this installation participated in a long-held event that brought out tens of thousands to salute and honor military servicemembers, May 15-17.

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11th ACR Horse Detachment demonstrates tradition

Posted June 5, 2015 by Capt. Christinea Wagner

Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse welcomed the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment to their former home station after 75 years of being away from the Monterey Bay area in California to celebrate the history of U.S. Army Cavalry, May 9.

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Congratulations graduates!

Posted June 5, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

A consolidated graduation ceremony honored graduates of higher education here, May 12.

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Stepmother not liable in Cinderella civil suit

Posted June 5, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

Stepmother, played by Deputy Staff Judge Advocate Maj. Carol Brewer, cheers a favorable verdict. At Fort Irwin’s Law Day on May 1, Fort Irwin Middle School 5th graders gathered in their school gym to participate and watch a mock civil trial, Cinderella v. Evil Stepmother, staged by Fort Irwin’s Staff Judge Advocate Office. Could Cinderella,…

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Homeschoolers learn about Fort Irwin’s natural, prehistoric worlds

Posted June 5, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

Redhorse Corporation archaeologist Dr. Katherine Burnett explains to homeschool students how early Native American hunters used the atlatl. In late March, about 50 Fort Irwin homeschool students got an up-close and (a little) dirty look at life in the sands, brush and rocks that make up most of the National Training Center. Directorate of Public…

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Two from B/229th AVN REGT named NCO, Soldier of the Year

Posted June 5, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

After a competition amongst four Soldiers and four non-commissioned officers, two were selected as National Training Center and Fort Irwin NCO and Soldier of the Year, May 22.

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Avoiding, dealing with credit reporting problems

Posted June 5, 2015 by Jessaka Menzie

So you’ve done thorough research on the automobile you want to purchase. You’ve carefully reviewed the purchase contract (also had a Fort Irwin Legal Assistance Attorney review it) and now you’re ready to negotiate with the financing agent. The loan agent takes your application, steps away for a while only to return and say you’ll…

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Fort Irwin celebrates Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month

Posted June 5, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

Event moderator Sgt. Monik Phan, dressed in traditional Vietnamese ao dai dress, introduces keynote speaker, Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen, who spoke about his experiences as a teenager after the fall of the South Vietnamese government in 1975 and his escape as a teenager three years later. Phan serves with B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment and…

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Garrison company welcomes new commander

Posted June 5, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

At a May 18 ceremony on the lawn of the Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison headquarters, Capt. J. Kenneth Sandifer took command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Fort Irwin USAG, from Capt. Frank Lenart III.

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Eagle Scout builds meditation garden for Advocacy Center

Posted June 5, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the completion of a meditation garden at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Advocacy Center here, April 30.

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