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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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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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HALLOWEEN SAFETY

Posted October 7, 2016 by

Everyone wants to have a safe and happy Halloween for themselves, their guests and especially their children. Using safety tips and some common sense can help you make the most of your Halloween season, keeping it as enjoyable for your kids as it is for you!  There are lots of simple ways to help keep…

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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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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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Absentee voter tips for military members

Posted September 28, 2016 by

DOD photograph Members of the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team pass on the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s message for U.S. military and overseas citizens to submit their absentee ballots in time for the upcoming general election. With less than two months until the general election on Nov. 8, absentee voters are beginning to receive their…

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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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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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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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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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