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Soldiers sustain Barstow’s Mardi Gras Parade tradition

Posted November 7, 2014 by Les Ozawa

Dozens of Fort Irwin Soldiers in battle gear, in service uniforms, in boots, on horses, and in Army vehicles, led the way for several hundred other participants that paraded down Barstow’s Main Street on a pleasant Saturday evening, Oct. 25.

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Fall Fest a blast

Posted November 7, 2014 by Public Affairs Office

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga kicked off Fall Fest with a tapping of a keg, Oct. 24.   The 2014 Fort Irwin Fall Fest combined Halloween and Oktoberfest activities for a fun-filled, two-day community event, Oct. 24-25. United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga initiated the Oktoberfest-type festivities with…

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Health & Safety

Maintain healthy weight, improve attitude, perform at your best

Posted November 7, 2014 by Capt. Tiffany Root,

Continuing with our Activity-Nutrition-Sleep educational series, this month I’m going to summarize some of the Performance Triad activity recommendations. Being physically active can help you: maintain a healthy weight; improve your attitude, behavior and mood; sleep better, and; perform at your best for your job, family and recreational interests. These guidelines are designed to help…

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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act protects consumers

Posted November 7, 2014 by Capt. Joseph Galli,

There are various laws that protect consumers during a debt collection process. One such law is the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The FDCPA is a federal law that is designed to protect consumers and debtors by regulating debt collector conduct during debt collection efforts. Below are some things to keep in mind if you…

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Transferring 50 million pounds a month

Posted November 7, 2014 by Sgt. David Beckstrom

The sound of a locomotive horn echoing across the rail yard is a common occurrence at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Yermo, Calif.

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Initiating improvements to quality of life

Posted November 7, 2014 by Public Affairs Office

More than 60 Fort Irwin officials and delegates from the community representing the diversity of people working and living here convened to discuss their top 22 concerns about Army and Fort Irwin quality of life issues, Oct. 7 - 8.

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Salutes & Awards

Blue ribbons that make a difference

Posted November 7, 2014 by Les Ozawa

From the back of a theater, Helice “Sparky” Bridges strode briskly down the center aisle to greet Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga.

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted November 7, 2014 by Chris Woodruff,

Fort Irwin’s water permit requires Fort Irwin to notify the public quarterly of the following: This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than 2 milligrams per…

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Legal counsel helps Soldiers with Integrated Disability Evaluation System

Posted October 3, 2014 by Tina Pazienza,

Soldiers undergoing a medical evaluation board sometimes feel lost and confused with the significant decisions they have to make that will affect their military careers and the rest of their lives. The Office of Soldiers’ Counsel is the Army’s team of qualified and trained attorneys and paralegals who assist Soldiers in the Integrated Disability Evaluation…

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The power to contract – use it wisely

Posted October 3, 2014 by Maj. Gilbert Comley

The basic memorialization or record of any business transaction is a contract. More often than not, this contract is the only evidence of any relationship between the parties to the transaction. Whether you are purchasing something as simple and routine as a grocery item off the shelf at a commissary or your first car, you…

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