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Students observe solar eclipse at Fort Irwin

Posted September 1, 2017 by

On Aug. 21, students at Lewis Elementary School, part of the Silver Valley Unified School District, joined with the nation to observe the first total solar eclipse visible from the contiguous United States since 1979. A partial eclipse was visible from Fort Irwin, and the students used protective glasses and pinhole cameras to view the event….

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Hearts, treats, sweets, kindness and love spread across Fort Irwin for Valentine’s Day

Posted March 1, 2019 by Stories by Janell J. Lewis Ford

Joshua Villagomez It was a chance to get a dirty AND get a little running in before Valentine’s Day. About two dozen runners came out for the MWR’s 3rd annual Dirty Hearts Powder 2K/5K on Feb. 9t. They braved the cold temperatures and drizzle, but there was still a good time had by all–especially the…

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Soldier, NCO of the Quarter selected after competition

Posted April 1, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

After a post-wide competition here recently among seven service members, a junior Soldier and a sergeant were selected as the National Training Center Soldier and Non-commissioned Officer of the Quarter for the third quarter in fiscal year 2016. Pfc. Alan Ibarra was named Soldier of the Quarter for the Third Quarter. Ibarra serves as 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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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

Posted January 13, 2017 by

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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Mardi Gras event honors military members, gold Star Families

Posted April 5, 2019 by By Garrison Public Affairs

VICTORVILLE, Calif. — Mardi Gras hit the desert as the first, Taste of the Bayou Casino Night, brought in dozens of guests on Feb. 23. The National Training Center/High Desert Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) hosted the fun-filled fundraiser with casino games, authentic Cajun and creole dishes, a live blues band,…

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