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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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Employee Assistance Program: a resource for the workforce

Posted March 1, 2013 by Valencia R. Barnes

As the Employee Assistance Program coordinator, I assist clients with life issues that might affect their well being, and their ability to perform work duties. The EAP services include: screening/assessment, referral, individual, group and family counseling. The EAP provides professional assistance for a wide range of personal and family concerns such as stress management, relationship…

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Our community strengthens as individuals respect each other

Posted October 3, 2014 by Jon Braga

I felt pride and honor as I joined the Fort Irwin community gathered for the Domestic Violence Awareness Lantern Walk, Oct. 1. I saw unity in the crowd of Fort Irwin residents assembled to show support in purging a problem that has divided families and couples in America. I saw leadership by individuals, Soldiers and…

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Lead 6 Sends – June 28, 2012

Posted June 28, 2012 by Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell

To all you warriors out there (regardless of MOS, in uniform or out, DA Civilian or contract employee) you have earned this opportunity leave.  You have earned this leave to re-charge after a challenging but beautifully executed series of rotations that have properly trained Soldiers to go to combat.  Well done! Please spend this time…

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I can’t compare this country to others Experiences, travels lead to settling here, becoming Soldier

Posted November 1, 2013 by Les Ozawa

Editor’s note: Coming to America stories are unique to each person who has chosen to make a home in the United States. A National Training Center Soldier, with ties to Armenia and Iran, who came here in the past few years, shares his story below. Courtesy Photo Spc. B, with the 51st Translator Interpreter Company,…

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April 15 is around the corner

Posted April 2, 2015 by Capt. Joseph Galli,

The Fort Irwin Tax Center has been providing free tax preparation services to Soldiers, retirees, and their dependents, as well as all Reservists and members of the National Guard (on orders for more than 30 days), since Jan. 20. However, the tax center will only operate through April 15. United States taxpayers have until that…

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No ‘scaredy’ cats this Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for pets

Posted October 25, 2012 by Dale Domek

Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! Here is American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not…

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This year’s Army Birthday theme is “America’s Army: Our Profession.”

Posted June 6, 2014 by Col. Jon Braga

As we celebrate the Army’s 239th birthday this June 14, I would like us all to take a moment to reflect on what it means to be a part of this long tradition of service to our nation. This year’s theme is “America’s Army: Our Profession.” We serve our country as a total force- Active,…

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Workplace gossip can be harmful to individual, organization

Posted March 1, 2013 by John Winkfield

Part 1 of 3 As the Director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Program at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, I have witnessed a growing concern in the effects of gossiping. As the EEO Director, I see too much of this, much too often. Repeatedly, I have had the duty of explaining the avenue…

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Pride and unity rose from the flames

Posted October 3, 2014 by G. A. Volb

G. A. Volb Fort Irwin Fire Chief Ray Smith speaks during the Fort Irwin 9/11 Memorial Wreath Laying and Remembrance Ceremony. Hundreds of Fort Irwin residents and guests gathered near the installation town center for a 9/11 Memorial Wreath Laying and Remembrance Ceremony, Sept. 11 The event, which included acceptance of F.D.N.Y. Ladder 152 –…

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