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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

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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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Happy 114th anniversary!

Posted March 6, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Military and civilian medical personnel gathered for a celebration of the 114th year of the Army Nurse Corps at Weed Army Community Hospital here, Feb. 2. Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and leadership with United States Army Medical Department Activity commemorated the anniversary, which has a theme this year of “The Army Nursing Team:…

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Annual Fort Irwin Education Fair highlights expanding opportunities

Posted October 6, 2017 by by Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— Representatives of more than 50 universities, colleges, career centers, and military benefit programs offered guidance and information to the Fort Irwin community at the annual Education Fair on Sept. 25 at the Sandy Basin Community Center. This year’s event showcased the expanding array of opportunities available for Soldiers and family members…

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Torrance Celebrates Armed Forces Days

Posted June 3, 2016 by by Kenneth Drylie

Torrance, CA — The City of Torrance paid tribute to the five branches of the military during the 57th Annual Torrance Armed Forces Days Celebration, May 20-22. This year the honored service was the U.S. Army. The 2016 parade Grand Marshal was General Robert “Abe” Abrams, commanding general U.S. Army Forces Command. Abrams’ command is…

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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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