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Dailey: NCOs should strive to serve at NTC

Posted September 4, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Sergeant Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey emphasized the importance of the mission of the National Training Center, which trains 10 brigades per year, and was the site of Exercise Joint Forcible Entry Dragon Spear (Aug. 5-6) during a visit here, Aug. 4-6. “The National Training Center is the premier training location for the…

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39th Chief of Staff of the Army: Initial Message to the Army

Posted September 4, 2015 by Gen. Mark A. Milley

We have the most skilled, ethical, and combat hardened Army in our Nation’s history. No matter where we are around the world, America’s Soldiers are displaying courage, commitment and character. We are demonstrating unparalleled competence and agility. And no matter the challenge, no matter how complex the environment, or how dangerous the situation, our Soldiers…

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Fire Prevention Week: check smoke alarms

Posted September 4, 2015 by Provided by Tina Rhodes

During fire prevention week, Oct. 4-10, the Fort Irwin Fire Prevention Bureau will be sharing important safety tips with Fort Irwin and surrounding communities regarding fire awareness, fire prevention, as well as home fire safety – home fires being the leading cause of loss of life and property. This year’s theme is “Hear The Beep…

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Special Victim Counsel Program advocates for sexual assault victims

Posted September 4, 2015 by By Capt. Nick Bartholomew, Special Victim Counsel

Sexual assault is one of the most pressing and difficult issues in today’s Army. As part of the Army’s efforts to combat sexual assault within our ranks, the Special Victim Counsel Program was developed to strengthen our support of victims of sexual assault and enhance their rights within our military justice system, while neither causing…

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‘A store for the military by the military’

Posted September 4, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Kaleidoscope Crafts and Creations opened for business after a ribbon cutting at the Exchange, Sept. 1 The store sells decorative and artistic home décor items made by Fort Irwin military spouses. Cathy Jacobi, a military spouse here who spearheaded the establishment of the venue, said everything in the store is hand made. Customers can also…

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Army observes Suicide Awareness Month in September

Posted August 7, 2015 by Michael Duncan, Suicide Prevention Program Manager

Fort Irwin to host motivational speakers In support of the nation’s observance of Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 7 -13, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, the United States Army focuses on a campaign about the importance of building resiliency and suicide awareness during the entire month of September. The Army Resiliency Directorate has communicated…

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Your bus ride just got better

Posted August 7, 2015 by Leslie Ozawa

Photo courtesy of VVTA The Victor Valley Transit Authority has acquired five new “luxury coaches” which will be used on the commuter routes between Hesperia, Victorville, Silver Lakes, Barstow and Fort Irwin in mid-August. The Victor Valley Transit Authority has acquired five, new 53-passenger buses which will begin running on the morning and afternoon weekday…

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Love and resiliency

Posted July 5, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

Relisa, Robyn and Col. Richard Wilson. “I love being with him.” Those were the genuine, expressive words of a young military family member here not shy about her feelings for her father. Robyn Wilson, 10, said those words about her dad, Col. Richard Wilson – who has been the chief of staff for the National…

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A guide to avoiding, dealing with investigations of property loss

Posted July 5, 2015 by Capt. R. Tristan de Vega

Financial liability investigations of property loss (FLIPL) are a common occurrence in the Army. However, just because FLIPLs are common doesn’t mean that they aren’t preventable. The property accountability principles we learned upon first entering the Army still apply long after you leave the TRADOC environment: maintain your hand receipts, don’t lend your equipment out,…

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Garrison command team will miss installation, great people

Posted June 5, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

For the command team of Col. Jon Braga and Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria, leaving Fort Irwin in July will be a bittersweet moment. The two have been at the helm of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison, the organization that manages the cantonment area of this military installation, since mid-2013. It will be 24…

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