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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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Salutes & Awards

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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Commentary

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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Events

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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Local

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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Army

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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Veterans

Thank You Vietnam Veterans

Posted May 1, 2015 by Sgt. 1st Class Carlos Lazo

He stood up in front of them all – atop the stage and having just completed his introduction – and, looking across the audience, he clapped and said something many had told him before, “Welcome home.”

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Commentary

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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Health & Safety

Texting, speeding, high beams – a reminder for all drivers

Posted May 1, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

California Highway Patrol public information officer Ryan Camara was interviewed by the installation’s Public Affairs Office. His comments are supplemented with related highway safety information from the AAA Foundation and CHP public Web sites.

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