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Health & Safety

Road rage incidents not the only form of aggressive driving

Posted November 1, 2013 by Kim D. Garcia

Eight out of 10 drivers surveyed in the AAA Foundation’s annual Traffic Safety Culture Index rank aggressive driving as a “serious” or “extremely serious” risk that jeopardizes their safety. They’re right. Aggressive driving accounts for more than half of all traffic fatalities. Although “road rage” incidents provide some of the most shocking views of aggressive…

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September 2013 birth announcements

Posted November 1, 2013 by Jaime Slocum

Hunter Michael – boy Sept. 1 at 5:10 p.m. 7 lbs., 15 oz Jacob and Amanda Below Unit/Company: 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Lia Kendall – girl Sept. 3 at 6:35 a.m. 7 lbs., 10 oz., 20.5 inches Sgt. Aaron and Stephanie Brooks Unit/Company: 1st Squadron, 11th ACR Emma Rose – girl Sept. 4 at 2:08…

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Salutes & Awards

Wounded Warrior honored at Washington event

Posted October 4, 2013 by Lisa A. Ferdinando

Commander of 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Col. Lanier Ward (right), holds a scholarship check of $3,000 for Caitlyn Mitts, left, during a ceremony, Sept. 25. The scholarship was provided by ThanksUSA, an organization created by two girls inspired by Ward during his recovery from a combat injury sustained in Iraq, 2003. The organization has awarded…

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Salutes & Awards

SOCAL eighth grader collects school supplies for Lewis Elementary

Posted October 4, 2013 by Pamela Portland

When 14 year old Adam Wolf read on Facebook that the Lewis Elementary School at Fort Irwin had been flooded and that the kids in kindergarten through the second grade had lost most of their school supplies he immediately decided to do something about it.

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Events

Fall Festival to incorporate many activities Oct. 17-19

Posted October 4, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

Get your pumpkin-carving tools out, your clog shoes dusted, your grandpa’s venison chili recipe ready, and your haunted house scream warmed up. The Fort Irwin Fall Festival is set to take place Oct. 17-19, brought to you by Directorate of Family, Morale and Welfare, here. The three day event will feature a pumpkin decorating event,…

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Local

Ghost stories to tell over tacos, bagels and stir fry

Posted October 4, 2013 by Les Ozawa

“I love it when babies come in,” said Anna Mai Taylor, foreman at Fort Irwin’s fast food restaurant, Manchu Wok.

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Local

Outreach center provides Veterans, families home-style support

Posted October 4, 2013 by G. A. Volb

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Barstow, Calif., for “The Outreach Center” – a one-stop shop for grief counseling, benefit insight, resume building and job hunting for Veterans, their families and Department of Defense civilians. The Sept. 28 event was attended by Fort Irwin Garrison leadership, Barstow community members, ACS representatives, volunteers and employees…

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Army

The CTC Program

Posted October 4, 2013 by Col. Michael Barbee

There are three Army Combat Training Centers which serve as premier leader development and collective training venues in the world – the largest being the National Training Center, here.

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Local

Army Corps of Engineers leadership tours Fort Irwin flood damage

Posted October 4, 2013 by Brooks O. Hubbard

Brig. Gen. David Turner, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division, and Los Angeles District leadership toured flood-damaged areas of Fort Irwin, Sept. 19.

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Mojave Desert rainfall: Your guess is as good as mine

Posted October 4, 2013 by Dr. Dave Housman

Illustration by Dave Housman, DPW Rainfall totals for the flash flood event that hit Fort Irwin, Aug. 25. Rainfall varied greatly across Fort Irwin landscape during Aug. 25 flash flood event The Mojave Desert is the driest desert in North America, and is characterized by low and unpredictable rainfall. On Aug. 25, parts of Fort…

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