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Education fair a jumpstart to degree

Posted September 4, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

The annual Fort Irwin Education Fair provided Soldiers, family members and the community an opportunity to speak with representatives from 35 educational, military and Veterans service organizations, Aug. 13. The fair, hosted by the Fort Irwin Education Center, has become an annual event where those interested in starting or furthering higher educational goals can expect…

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MLK celebration held at Fort Irwin

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Army photograph Left to right: Dr. Julian Earls, guest speaker, Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater, NTC commander, and Capt. Ben Haygood, but the ceremonial cake. The 2017 Fort Irwin Martin Luther King celebration took place recently. With the theme, “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A day On, Not A Day Off,” the event featured guest speaker Dr. Julian…

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17th Annual Apple Valley Air Show, NAPA Auto Parts Car Display

Posted November 2, 2018 by byJanell J. Lewis Ford

People brought out their chairs, blankets, hats and sunblock to watch the aircrafts and pilots rip through the skies at the 17th Annual Apple Valley Air and Car show. Spectators also had to bring their umbrellas because this year’s aerobatics show was hit with spotty rain and dark clouds—cooler weather that pilots say actually makes…

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Touching lives by appreciating, thanking others

Posted March 6, 2015 by Story and photo by Leslie Ozawa

World-renown motivational speaker Helice “Sparky” Bridges worked with 400 Fort Irwin Middle School fifth through eighth graders and their teachers for three mornings, Feb. 18-20, to help them learn how to end bullying and prevent suicide. At school assemblies during the three days, Sparky helped the students learn how to appreciate, respect and love themselves…

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Fort Irwin Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month: A Q&A With Ted Alejandre

Posted October 6, 2017 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Music, dancing, ceviche and salsa marked the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin on September 27, hosted by the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and the Fort Irwin Equal Opportunity offices. The annual observance highlights the many achievements of Hispanic American Soldiers and Civilians, of…

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Leadership honors superb volunteers

Posted May 6, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin recognized approximately 60 community members who served as volunteers during a ceremony here, April 25. The volunteers were honored in various categories and were the finalists from 278 active volunteers from this installation, according to Ray Johnson, installation volunteer coordinator with Army Community Service. Active volunteers provided more…

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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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Having fun learning fire safety at open house

Posted November 6, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The Fort Irwin Fire Department held an open house in support of national Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7. Families, children, Soldiers and community members attended the occasion at Fort Irwin Fire Station 1 – one of two fires stations here. The community outreach event has been hosted annually for the past 30 years, said Fort…

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Run/walk promotes children’s dental health

Posted April 7, 2017 by Story/Photo by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Fort Irwin Dental Command (DENTAC) hosted its very first Tooth Decay 2K Run/Walk to promote children’s dental health awareness, here, March 11. Lt. Col. Kelley Tomsett, commander of Fort Irwin DENTAC, credited the idea to her senior non-commissioned officer’s (NCO) daughter who found it difficult to say tooth decay.  When…

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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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