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Fun without Fear: Hallelujah Night

Posted November 2, 2018 by by Janell J. Lewis Ford

“Hallelujah Night” is another option for families to avoid the scary side of Halloween but still have a friendly celebration. Chaplain Brown held this year’s event at the Sandy Basin Community Center and dozens of families showed up, representing positive costumes and even Bible characters. Children were treated with candy, games, prizes, music, food and…

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One-Stop ribbon cutting, improving quality of life on post

Posted September 6, 2018 by By Casey Slusser

FORT IRWIN, Calif — After a year of construction, renovation, and planning, Fort Irwin’s, One Stop is complete. The U.S. Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), along with the Garrison Commander, Col. Seth Krummrich, welcomed the Fort Irwin community to participate in the grand opening Aug. 6. Leaders hailed the opening of the…

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2018 Army Arts & Crafts Contest

Posted July 6, 2018 by

Guide for Participants Authorized MWR patrons (see Army regulation, AR 215-1, chapter 7) are eligible to enter, with the exception of employees of the Army Arts & Crafts program, their family members and other individuals engaged in the development and implementation or direct execution of this promotion, to include the marketing staff and Army senior…

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NTC brings Soldiers, community together at Torrance Armed Forces Day celebration

Posted June 1, 2018 by Codi Kozacek

Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin made the trip to Torrance, Calif., to take part in the city's 59th annual Armed Forces Day parade May 19. Thousands of community members lined Torrance Boulevard to show their support and take part in the celebration.

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Children enjoy Stone Soup for National Nutrition Month

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Weed Army Community Hospital’s Nutrition Care Division, along with the children and staff of Fort Irwin’s School Age Center (SAC), performed “Stone Soup” March 15 in celebration of National Nutrition Health Month.  Fort Irwin’s adaptation of the play was designed to emphasize the pillars of health that increase an individual’s mental…

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Roller Derby skate-a-thon supports team training, travel

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin’s Heavy ArmHER competitive women’s roller derby team held its fourth annual skate-a-thon fundraiser March 4. The event helps support team training programs and defray the cost of travelling to competitions. Team members skated laps for nearly three hours at the basketball courts near Fort Irwin’s Splash Park. Many had secured…

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B Co., 229th Avn. Regt. Soldier remembered as warrior and friend at Fort Irwin memorial service

Posted March 2, 2018 by By Jason Miller

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — U.S. Army Spc. Javier Majak was deployed serving as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Maintainer in support of Operation Inherent Resolve with B Co. 229 Aviation Regiment, 2916th Aviation Battalion, when he fell ill from an aggressive form of cancer. He died Feb. 13. Majak, 32, was loved by many. His…

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A day at the races: Local Cub Scouts take part in 65th annual Pinewood Derby

Posted March 2, 2018 by By Casey Slusser

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Excited scouts filtered into Sandy Basin Community Center with their handcrafted wood cars in tow Feb. 24. Twenty-five Cub Scouts, both boys, and girls participated in the Pinewood Derby hosted by Fort Irwin Cub Scout Pack 67. The Pinewood Derby is a time-honored tradition of the Boy Scouts. “A little competition…

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During Civil War Days, battle reenactments are a step away from Fort Irwin

Posted March 2, 2018 by by Casey Slusser

YERMO, Calif. — Blustery 30 mph winds did not deter reenactors from the American Civil War Society (ACWS) who performed two battles commemorating Presidents’ Day at Calico Ghost Town. Nestled in the western Mojave Desert’s Calico Mountains near Yermo, about 30 miles south of Fort Irwin, the ghost town hosts family-friendly events several times a…

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Fort Irwin celebrates National Black History Month

Posted March 2, 2018 by By David Dupree

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin celebrated National Black History Month at Sandy Basin Community Center Feb. 7.  Lt.  Col. LaJohnne Morris, the Staff Judge Advocate for the National Training Center, was the guest speaker with Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, NTC commander, in attendance. For many years African American culture developed separately from mainstream American…

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