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Special bulletin for current and former students at Corinthian-owned schools

Posted March 6, 2015 by Jessaka Menzie-Kwakye

On Sept. 16, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued Corinthian Colleges, Inc., owner of Everest, Heald, and WyoTech, for using illegal tactics to induce students into taking out private student loans called Genesis loans and EducationPlus loans. The CFPB’s lawsuit also alleges that Corinthian violated the law by harassing borrowers to make payments by…

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Events

Fort Irwin student wins first place in 12th annual Spelling Bee

Posted March 6, 2015 by Brooke Self

A packed room of nervous children and anxious parents looked on as the 12th annual Daily Press and Desert Dispatch Spelling Bee was underway inside the Desert Mountain Education Center in Apple Valley, Calif., Feb. 21.

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Salutes & Awards

Cub Scouts: earning rank, becoming leaders

Posted March 6, 2015 by Sgt. David Beckstrom,

Fort Irwin’s Cub Scout Pack 67 held its annual Blue and Gold banquet here, Feb. 11.

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Local

Black Jack brigade finishes training

Posted March 6, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Photo by Sgt. Henrique Luiz de Holleben, Operations Group Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, plan a casualty evacuation during decisive action rotation 15-05 here, Feb. 24.   The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, completed 14 days of training…

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Events

Happy 114th anniversary!

Posted March 6, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Military and civilian medical personnel gathered for a celebration of the 114th year of the Army Nurse Corps at Weed Army Community Hospital here, Feb. 2.

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Local

Fort Irwin construction season in full swing

Posted March 6, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

With warmer weather and longer days, you’ll see more of them – in their optical green and orange safety vests and hardhats, working on the other side of construction cones, barriers and fences.

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Touching lives by appreciating, thanking others

Posted March 6, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

Helice “Sparky” Bridges, a world-renown motivational speaker, calls for volunteers to demonstrate the Blue Ribbon ceremony to express their appreciation and thanks to others they know, during a student and community rally at Fort Irwin Freedom Fitness gym, Feb. 20.   World-renown motivational speaker Helice “Sparky” Bridges worked with 400 Fort Irwin Middle School fifth…

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Army

Tank gunnery simulator: getting back to basics

Posted March 6, 2015 by Sgt. David Beckstrom,

Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment participated in the Senior Instructor Trainer Course at the Advanced Gunnery Training Simulator here, Feb. 9-13.

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Irwin, High Desert communities look toward energy conservation

Posted March 6, 2015 by G. A. Volb

Good stewardship of taxpayer funding and natural resources is a Department of Defense priority, with facilities worldwide looking toward more efficient methods of operating.

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Fort Irwin water system explained

Posted March 6, 2015 by Chris Woodruff,

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the United States Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems – a reverse osmosis and a domestic use system. The DU water is higher than the California standard in…

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