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Changing of the Stole marks transition in pastoral duties

Posted May 1, 2015 by Submitted by Valerie Adams, Family Life Coordinator

Pastoral duties for two religious services transitioned to three pastors during ceremonies at the main post chapel here, March 22 and 29. A Changing of the Stole ceremony March 22 was presided over by National Training Center and Fort Irwin Chaplain (Col.) Terry McBride. McBride oversaw Chaplain (Capt.) Wayne VandeKrol relinquish Multi-Cultural Gospel pastoral duties…

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Evening marks end of scouting year

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

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Tables covered with blue and gold decorations, pool noodles transformed into Star Wars sabers, and children of all ages joyously ran around the Sandy Basin Community Center in celebration to mark the end of another scouting year for Pack 67 on March 14. Moderator for the evening, Cub Master Richard Lewis…

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Children enjoy Stone Soup for National Nutrition Month

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Weed Army Community Hospital’s Nutrition Care Division, along with the children and staff of Fort Irwin’s School Age Center (SAC), performed “Stone Soup” March 15 in celebration of National Nutrition Health Month.  Fort Irwin’s adaptation of the play was designed to emphasize the pillars of health that increase an individual’s mental…

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Students observe solar eclipse at Fort Irwin

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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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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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Annual Armed Forces Day parade honors military

Posted May 24, 2017 by MC2 Hansel Pintos

Navy photograph by PO2 Billy Ho A Soldier assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin directs an armored vehicle during the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in Torrance, Calif. The City of Torrance hosted its 58th Armed Forces Day Celebration and Parade to honor the sacrifices of our nation’s military. TORRANCE, Calif.–The city…

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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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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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Law Enforcement Run

Posted October 7, 2016 by

To Fort Irwin Directorate of Emergency Services held a week of events to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Military Police Corps Regiment. The week began with a golf outing at the Marine Corps Logistics Base on Monday and concluded on Friday with a barbeque lunch at Fort Irwin. A highlight of the week was…

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Oktoberfest 2018

Posted November 2, 2018 by by Janell J. Lewis Ford

The smell of bratwursts and the sound of live, traditional German music filled the air at this year’s Fort Irwin Oktoberfest. Garrison Commander, Col. Krummich, helped kick off the event with the tapping of the keg. “Eins, zwei, drei, vier, prost!” That is ‘1, 2, 3, 4, cheers’ in English. As with past Oktoberfest events,…

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