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My transformation

Posted February 6, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

A well-known Department of the Army civilian here, and friend of many, spoke at a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration, Jan. 7. John Winkfield, director of the National Training Center Equal Employment Opportunity office, shared a personal story of transformation he attributed to several factors, including seeing Dr. King speak in the 1960’s. At…

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Lewis Elementary School Hosts annual Fall Carnival

Posted November 3, 2017 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The playground of Lewis Elementary School was transformed into a family-friendly Fall Carnival by the Parent Teacher Association Oct. 5. “It was pretty well done, it actually looked like carnival games,” said Tamara Ureno, a parent of a transitional kindergarten student at Lewis. Lewis Elementary is part of the Silver Valley…

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Happy 241st anniversary of the Chaplain Corps

Posted August 5, 2016 by By Mr. Jin Sang Woo

USAG YONGSAN – The Unit Ministry Team (UMT) and Chaplains of Area II gathered July 29, at the South Post Chapel of U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan to celebrate the 241st anniversary of the Chaplain Corps. “As long as armies have existed, military chaplains have served alongside soldiers, providing for their spiritual needs, working to improve…

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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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Fort Irwin July 4th celebration a blast!

Posted August 7, 2015 by Photos by Gustavo Bahena

The Fort Irwin community honored the nation’s birthday by celebrating at the “Red, White and Boom” bash on Army Field here, July 4. Leadership, Soldiers of this installation, families, civilians and servicemembers of the rotational training unit attended the extravaganza that included food, games, music, camaraderie and a fireworks display. The band “Liquid Blue” covered…

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Pop-Up Santa treats expecting parents to baby supplies

Posted December 7, 2018 by

150 expecting parents received more than a dozen complimentary gifts through the USO (United Service Organizations). They were all given a stroller-car seat combo, changing mattress, diapers, wipes, swaddler, baby monitor, baby books, music device, crib gift certificate and several other gift certificates.

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Celebrating a century of life, history, culture

Posted February 6, 2015 by By Public Affairs Office

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin invites the community to celebrate African American/Black History Month at Sandy Basin Community Center at 11:30 a.m., Feb. 11. The theme for this year’s observance is “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.” The theme was proclaimed by the 100-year-old organization, Association for the Study of African…

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Fort Irwin walks to end domestic violence

Posted November 3, 2017 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Soldiers, civilians and family members gathered at the Fort Irwin Blue Track for a Walk to End Domestic Violence led by Commanding General Brig. Gen. Jeff Broadwater Oct. 12. “Domestic violence affects family, friends, co-workers and the entire community,” said Broadwater. Participants were asked to spend time during their walk talking…

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San Diego Padres honor Soldiers on field for Army birthday

Posted August 5, 2016 by Story and photos by Renita wickes

The San Diego Padres major league baseball organization honored the U.S. Army and Army National Guard with a pre-game celebration that included Soldiers and leadership of this installation, Jul 17. Sgt. Stephanie Jones, of the Fort Irwin Protocol office, sang the National Anthem She returned during the bottom of the eighth inning and sang God…

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