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Bringing cavalry tradition, teamwork to family

Posted January 9, 2015 by Sgt. David Beckstrom,

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted its annual Spouses’ Spur Ride to share the traditions of the cavalry with family members and National Training Center partners, Nov. 26.

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Future fire fighters train at annual academy

Posted January 9, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

For the 13th year, Fort Irwin hosted 190 Fire Explorers from 25 Explorer posts from San Bernardino and Riverside counties at the Inland Empire Fire Explorer Association’s annual fire academy.

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Five things that prevent a good night’s sleep

Posted January 9, 2015 by Michael Haenelt,

Tossing and turning, trying to fall asleep is a familiar feeling for many. Get on the path to sleeping well by identifying the following five things that prevent good sleep and mitigating those factors. An uncomfortable or noisy environment: An area of the brain called the thalamus, blocks the flow of information from our senses…

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Winterfest celebration brings holiday spirit to Fort Irwin

Posted January 9, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Carolyn Wood, Chardonnay Jaimes and Wendy Kurhajian ran the “Daisy Mae’s Cakes” booth at the 2014 Fort Irwin Winterfest. They are from Barstow, Calif.   The lighting of a 25-foot Christmas tree at the Fort Irwin Town Center, camaraderie, activities, food, and Santa brought out the community to the 2014 Fort Irwin Winterfest, Dec. 12-13….

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Decking the halls of Town Center

Posted December 5, 2014 by Les Ozawa

Bridget Blehm (center), founder of For Families of Active Military, briefs volunteers and Fort Irwin staff, shortly after arriving at Fort Irwin with volunteers from Pasadena.   An all-volunteer force of a different kind answered the call to serve on Nov. 22. A platoon of high school students from La Salle High School in Pasadena…

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100 percent compliant

Posted December 5, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin, received a commanding general’s award for accomplishing 100 percent flu inoculations, Oct. 31.

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State announces $28.4 million settlement with rent-to-own business

Posted December 5, 2014 by Legal Assistance Office NTC and Fort Irwin

The California attorney general announced a $28.4 million settlement with Aaron’s, Inc., the second largest rent-to-own business in the nation, to resolve allegations that the company violated California consumer protection and privacy laws. “Aaron’s Inc. concealed its illegal privacy and business practices from customers in a deceptive attempt to avoid California’s robust consumer protection laws…

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NTC supporter has a blast

Posted December 5, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Soldiers of the 759th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company hosted a visit by a young, devoted friend of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Nov. 25.

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Blackhorse motor pool hosts school auto shop

Posted December 5, 2014 by Sgt. David Beckstrom

Students of the Burroughs High School automotive shop class in Ridgecrest, Calif., found out what Army mechanic’s do each day during a visit here, Nov. 6.

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Army Engineers: more than just construction

Posted December 5, 2014 by Spc. Gregory Summers

Soldiers from the 588th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were tasked to provide stabilization and security by constructing security perimeters for operations during a training rotation here, Nov. 8.

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