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High energy, camaraderie at Silver Valley High cross country meet

Posted October 13, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Student athletes cheered and shouted motivation to their teammates and competitors as they ran during a cross country meet hosted by Silver Valley High School in Yermo, Calif., Sept. 15. Most high-school age students (military family members) of Fort Irwin attend Silver Valley High, within Silver Valley Unified School District, and ride buses to the…

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Let’s talk about…. Baklava

Posted November 4, 2016 by Story by Jennifer Simpson

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Family members on Fort Irwin are unique in every way and Saideh Zam, who goes by Sally, is an exceptional U.S. Army spouse who loves to cook and share her love of cooking with others. A native of Iran, Zam is from the northern, Turkish, city of Tabriz. “The Turkish are…

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Parole in Place for the dependents of U.S. servicemembers

Posted October 13, 2015 by Jessaka Menzie

Parole in Place (PIP) is a process by which the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service makes otherwise ineligible dependents of servicemembers, eligible to remain in the United States legally and to adjust status to become permanent residents of the United States. Eligible dependents include a spouse, children, and parents of those serving, or who…

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Going for 80!

Posted October 13, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

William Latham, comptroller of G8 for the National Training Center, has his sights on riding 80 miles for the MS Coastal Ventura to Santa Barbara ride, Oct. 10 and 11. The weekend event is a fund raiser organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Most participants will be on road bicycles. Latham is using a…

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Former NFL player’s personal loss helps others

Posted October 13, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Speaking about personal success and the best of times – most can do that. Describing the account about the suicide of a son – not a common occurrence. When hearing of both from the same person, the juxtaposition can be stirring. Eric Hipple shared just those experiences with the National Training Center and Fort Irwin…

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Online misconduct, texting while driving inconsistent with Army values

Posted October 13, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

Most of us are connected to others wirelessly, either through social media, or by way of a simple text message. Eight years since the debut of the iPhone and approximately 25 years since the proliferation of the Internet, there are some things we should be aware of regarding our behavior and safety when using a…

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Thirty-one Army years of commitment, leadership, fulfillment

Posted December 4, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

“It’s been an immeasurable experience being in the Army this long, but it’s been a fulfilling time – the entire time.” Those are the words of Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria, the senior enlisted advisor for United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin. By Dec. 16, he will have been in that position for two…

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Exercise right to vote by registering first

Posted February 5, 2016 by By David Johnson

There is a question that is often asked around voting season, “Why should I vote?” My response is: anyone that has the ability to vote should register to vote. Recently I had the opportunity to meet with servicemembers and their families and conduct a census at the Exchange, commissary and both dining facilities here. After…

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Arrive safe by mitigating risks when driving

Posted February 5, 2016 by Submitted by Kim Garcia

Consider these factors before you get behind the wheel to mitigate risk and arrive safe at your destination: Environment: The Scripps Howard News Service has compiled a list of the most dangerous roads in the country. You may be surprised to know that almost half of them are located near Fort Irwin. These dangerous highways…

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Vehicle lemon law, warranty protects consumers

Posted April 1, 2016 by By Capt. Nick Bartholomew

Purchasing a car is always a difficult process that can be made even more burdensome when there are issues with the car. In California, consumers are protected by several warranties and “lemon laws.” Understanding these laws, as well as your rights, will help the consumer to deal with any issues that arise after they purchase…

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