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Celebrating Middle Eastern and North African heritage

Posted September 6, 2013 by Les Ozawa

It was standing room only, at Fort Irwin’s Sandy Basin Community Center, as the National Training Center’s military and civilian community held its first annual Middle Eastern and North African heritage celebration, Aug. 14.

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Fort Irwin chapels sustain major flood damage

Posted September 6, 2013 by Les Ozawa

Fort Irwin’s two chapels, the Center Chapel and Black Horse Chapel, suffered major flood damage from the Aug. 25 storm.

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Supporting education and our future: A Fort Irwin tradition

Posted September 6, 2013 by Spc. David N. Beckstrom

The end of summer can be marked by children returning to school. This transition can be tough and even a little scary, but on Aug. 8, the Troopers of 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment assisted in this transition for the children of Fort Irwin Middle School, here.

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Education Fair shows community higher learning opportunities

Posted September 6, 2013 by Mary Schlickenrieder

The Fort Irwin Education Center held its annual Education Fair at the Fort Irwin Event and Catering Center, Aug. 1.

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Hope springs eternal

Posted September 6, 2013 by Liana Aker

On a sweltering July morning in the middle of the National Training Center, the distinctive beat of a fast-approaching helicopter cuts the heat.

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted September 6, 2013 by Chris Woodruff

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the United States Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems. A Reverse Osmosis, or RO system, and a domestic use (DU) system. The DU water is higher than the…

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Yes, drill sergeant!

Posted September 6, 2013 by Sgt. Maj. Rodney Rundblade

With her daughter Nailah at her side, National Training Center’s Operations Group Schools NCO Staff Sgt. Maria Deogracia (Grace) Elisan was administered an oath by NTC’s commanding general, Brig. Gen. Ted Martin, during her reenlistment, Aug. 19.

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Changing of the Stole

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Photo courtesy of Center Chapel The Contemporary Protestant Worship Service that meets at 11 a.m. every Sunday morning at the Fort Irwin Center Chapel was able to participate in the “Changing of the Stole Ceremony” between Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Doug Prentice and Chaplain (Maj.) Bart Herndon, July 28. Chaplain Prentice was departing for a follow-on…

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Generous Community

Posted September 6, 2013 by

  The Feds Feed Families campaign on Fort Irwin concluded with a donation of food totaling almost 15,000 pounds to several programs that help community members of Barstow, Calif. The Fort Irwin Commissary, directed by Cynthia Hernandez, loaded onto a delivery truck and van: canned food, dried food items, watermelons, potatoes and bottled water for…

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Parent to Parent to host reading workshop, book exchange

Posted September 6, 2013 by Karen Knott

The Fort Irwin Parent to Parent team and the Post Library are offering parents a chance to exchange gently used books their kids have outgrown for “new” ones.

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