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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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Fort Irwin’s high-quality job seekers in demand at local job fair

Posted November 3, 2017 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Representatives of 34 different employers met with veterans, military spouses and other Fort Irwin community members during the job fair hosted by Army Community Services on Oct. 19 at the Samuel Adams Ballroom. The biannual event gives jobseekers a chance to explore the breadth of opportunities available regionally and on-post, and…

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A relay for Old Glory, A Team for Life

Posted November 3, 2017 by By Codi Kozacek

Fort Irwin’s Team Red, White & Blue builds fitness and family in the High Desert. LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. — By midmorning on Sept. 30, traffic was already thick along the Pacific Coast Highway. Sgt. 1st Class Ric Chavez stood on the sidewalk and peered through a haze of sea mist to where the road disappeared…

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Ten Soldiers from Fort Irwin helped hold the American flag during pregame ceremonies for Game 2 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Oct. 25, 2017.
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NTC commanding general honored in World Series opener

Posted November 3, 2017 by

LOS ANGELES — Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commanding general of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, was honored as the Military Hero of the Game during the World Series opener at Dodger Stadium on Oct. 24. The game kicked off the baseball championship battle between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros. Broadwater…

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Garrison command team signs leadership pledge

Posted November 3, 2017 by

The Fort Irwin Garrison Command Team signed a Leadership Pledge during the Commander’s Call Oct. 24. The pledge outlines the leadership team’s commitment to creating an environment where Fort Irwin Garrison employees can succeed, including a smooth onboarding process, clear performance standards, opportunities for personal and professional development, recognition for excellent performance, and leadership engagement…

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Barstow Mardi Gras Parade features NTC Commanders, Soldiers

Posted November 3, 2017 by NTC / Fort Irwin Public Affairs Office

BARSTOW, Calif. — Commanders and Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin showed their support for the local community Oct. 28 by taking part in the annual Barstow Mardi Gras parade, one of the longest running parades in California. Riding in the parade were Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, commanding general of NTC and…

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