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Fort Irwin copes with 24-hour power outage

Posted August 2, 2013 by Les Ozawa

Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees coped with a full day of High Desert summer heat when electrical power to Fort Irwin shut down shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday, July 22.

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Get on the bus

Posted August 2, 2013 by Jason Miller

Commuter bus program changes to benefit riders Customers of NTC Commuter buses will soon benefit from changes to the transportation program. According to the Victor Valley Transit Authority, riders will travel in refurbished buses, utilize a new system for obtaining their bus passes, and get around Fort Irwin on VVTA buses – which will take…

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Fort Irwin Soldiers enjoy their ride in Big Bear parade

Posted July 5, 2013 by Les Ozawa

Blue skies and temperature in the 70’s meant T-shirts and shorts for everyone who celebrated the San Bernardino mountain lake community’s 60th edition of its Old Miners Day Parade.

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Health & Safety

Heed a few tips for a safe summer

Posted July 5, 2013 by Sgt. Danica Spaulding

The summer season has arrived and the temperature is quickly rising. This is also a time when the potential for heat injuries increase

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Dragon Team Soldiers train, compete

Posted July 5, 2013 by Capt. Jeffrey Tebo

Soldiers of Dragon Team with Operations Group performed weapons qualifications and competed in a condensed triathlon, here, May 16, 23 and 30.

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Use that GI Bill money

Posted July 5, 2013 by Jason Miller

August 1, 2013. What does that date mean to you? If you have the GI Bill, read on. Currently, Soldiers with over 20 years of active duty service can transfer their Post 911 GI Bill education benefits to their Family members with either no service obligation, or in some circumstances, a minimal obligation back to…

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Transitional Kindergarten: Our first year

Posted July 5, 2013 by Amber Baker and Rebecca Armstrong

Being experienced teachers, we were excited about the newest grade to education, Transitional Kindergarten, also known as TK. We set out with specific skills in mind that we, teachers, see year after year as areas of struggle in Kindergarten. These include fine motor skills, gross motor skills, maturity, independency, handwriting, problem-conflict resolution and many others….

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CYSS offers discounted childcare rates for furloughed civilians

Posted July 5, 2013 by Martina Shipman

In light of the announcement that Department of Army Civilians will be furloughed 11 days beginning July 8, Family and MWR has made arrangements to offer reduced childcare fees for furloughed families during the 11-week period. FMWR hopes that this reduction will relieve some of the financial burden for Fort Irwin families during the furlough….

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Tarantula Team conducts airborne operation in conjunction with family day

Posted July 5, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Taylor

Soldiers from the Tarantula Team with Operations Group conducted airborne operations from a V-22 Osprey alongside the Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron 165 (VMM 165), in conjunction with a team family day event, here, June 5-6.

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June 2013 birth announcements

Posted July 5, 2013 by Jaime Slocum

Liam Shamus – boy June 1 at 11:43 a.m. 7 lbs., 7 oz., 21 inches Spc. Cory and Kayla Murphy Unit: Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Aria Mae – girl June 5 at 5:20 p.m. 7 lbs., 20.1 inches Anthony and Alexandria Malear Unit: 11th ACR Brodie Raimund – boy June…

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