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Escape to freedom as a teenager from communist Vietnam

Posted July 5, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

At Fort Irwin’s Asian-American Pacific Island Heritage Celebration on May 13, Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen, shared this story with the Fort Irwin community: what life was like under the Vietnamese communist regime, and how he escaped with his two older brothers

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A guide to avoiding, dealing with investigations of property loss

Posted July 5, 2015 by Capt. R. Tristan de Vega

Financial liability investigations of property loss (FLIPL) are a common occurrence in the Army. However, just because FLIPLs are common doesn’t mean that they aren’t preventable. The property accountability principles we learned upon first entering the Army still apply long after you leave the TRADOC environment: maintain your hand receipts, don’t lend your equipment out,…

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Full scale exercise opportunity to collaborate, prepare

Posted July 5, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Soldiers with apparent injuries and smoke emanating from a large vehicle on the side of the road gave the impression of an industrial accident, or something deliberate and malicious. Fortunately, it was neither...

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Your Installation

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Fort Irwin Fire personnel carry a “casualty” to an air medical evacuation helicopter of the 2916th Aviation Battalion here.   Exercise incident command post personnel: (left to right) Fort Irwin Fire Chief Ray Smith, Physical Security and Crime Prevention Officer Tom Boggs, Provost Marshall Lt. Col. Graham Swenson and Sgt. Maj. Danny Knell, sergeant major…

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Choosing to act, intervene for fellow humans

Posted May 1, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

At the ceremony, a lighting of seven candles remembered the victims of the Holocaust. The Fort Irwin community honored the annual Days of Remembrance observance with a ceremony here, April 8. The national commemoration period this year is April 12-19 and the 2015 theme is “Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act.” Congress established Days…

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Operational Camouflage Pattern Army Combat Uniforms available July 1

Posted June 5, 2015 by Army Press Release

Photo by PEO Soldier The Operational Camouflage Pattern will be available for purchase in select military clothing sales stores beginning July 1. WASHINGTON (June 1) – The Army announced today the release of the Operational Camouflage Pattern in Soldier uniforms. The Operational Camouflage Pattern will be available for purchase in select military clothing sales stores…

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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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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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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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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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