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News Briefs – August 30, 2012

Posted August 30, 2012 by

This Week TODAY Storytime at the Library will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Irwin Library. All toddlers and preschoolers and their parents are welcome to join library staff for stories, crafts, and songs. For more information, call 380-3462. TOMORROW Mary Walker Clinic closed .The Clinic will reopen Sept 4….

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Blackhorse bridges gap between Rotational Training Unit, Host Nation Security Forces

Posted August 30, 2012 by By 1st Lt. Joel Podbereski 1st Squadron

Are the local police your best friends, or worst enemies? When you get into a firefight, will the keepers of a city’s laws have your back?

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Adopt-a-pet, Auguust 30, 2012

Posted August 30, 2012 by

Dobbie is a friendly, 8-month-old Labrador mix. Shelley is an adorable, 2-year-old female Calico cat. Chanel is a timid, Terrier mix; she will do best in a home with no children. To meet these animals or their furry friends, visit the Fort Irwin Veterinary Clinic between 2-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Adoption fees are $60…

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Enlisted man sheds more than 100 pounds, graduates basic training

Posted September 6, 2012 by By Martha Yoshida

David West II holds up an a pair jeans he used to wear before shedding more than 100 pounds to enlist in the Army. FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Sept. 4, 2012) — Pvt. David L. West II, of Plato, Mo., graduated One Station Unit Training, Aug. 31, with the 2nd Platoon, Company A, 31st Engineer…

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Mississippi National Guard Special Forces boat teams rescue residents post-Hurricane Isaac

Posted September 6, 2012 by By Staff SGT. David Hamann

Special Forces Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Mississippi Army National Guard responded to Hurricane Isaac making landfall on the Mississippi gulf coast beginning Aug. 29, by patrolling the flooded areas of Hancock County in their zodiac inflatable boats.

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Do It Yourself and Save

Posted September 6, 2012 by

Brake maintenance, oil changes and tune-ups are all important, but the cost can add up fast. One way to save a little cash is to do it yourself, and a great place to work on the car is the Fort Irwin Auto Craft Shop.

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‘Black Knights’ field artillery gunners ready for long-range support

Posted August 23, 2012 by Story and Photos by Staff Sgt. Joseph Wilbanks

The “Black Knights” of Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment “Gunners,” stand ready to drop 155 mm of artillery on their enemies at Forward Operating Base Denver on a moment’s notice....

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FMWR hosts inaugural golf tournament

Posted August 23, 2012 by

Birdies, bogies, divots and hula-hoops…hula-hoops? There was something for everyone at the inaugural Fort Irwin golf tournament Aug. 18 in Apple Valley, Calif....

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Health & Safety

Join Operation Battle Blackout to help Irwin conserve energy

Posted August 16, 2012 by Information provided by Fort Irwin Garrison

What is Operation Battle Blackout and why should you make an effort to save electricity on post? Just like you receive an electric bill at home, Fort Irwin Garrison also receives a bill for its electricity usage. During the summer months and periods of extreme heat, Southern California Edison sends out the baseline for electricity…

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Highlights from Aug. 8 town hall meeting

Posted August 16, 2012 by By Caroline Keyser

A town hall meeting for all members of the Fort Irwin community was held Aug. 8 at Sandy Basin Community Center. Town hall meetings are held quarterly and are an opportunity for Soldiers and family members to get information about what’s going on around post, as well as to voice concerns and ask questions of…

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