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ACS serving Soldiers, Families for 50 years

Posted August 7, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Fort Irwin celebrated the 50th year of Army Community Service with a ceremony attended by program staff, leadership and community members here, July 22. Kevin Ware, director of ACS, spoke at the event and explained that on July 25, 1965, Gen. Harold Johnson – then the Army Chief of Staff – dispatched a letter to…

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Center Chapel re-opens!

Posted April 3, 2015 by By Chaplain (Maj.) Vincent Manuel

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin Religious Support Office celebrated the re-opening of the Center Chapel Sanctuary with two ribbon-cutting ceremonies at Sunday services, March15. The first one was held at the 9 a.m. Catholic Mass, with the second ribbon- cutting at the 11 a.m. General Protestant Service. Excitement and jubilation were clearly visible…

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Tax Center opens for business

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

Fort Irwin’s Tax Center opened Jan. 20 with a ribbon cutting ceremony by National Training Center Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers. The tax center offers free tax preparation services by tax preparers certified by the Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board. The center is located at…

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New NTC, Fort Irwin signs installed on I-15

Posted July 2, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

For the first time, the National Training Center and Fort Irwin have been designated together on highway signs near the off-ramps for Fort Irwin Road on Interstate 15. A crew from California Department of Transportation District 8 (San Bernardino and Riverside County) installed the new signs, June 11. The signs were placed on the northbound…

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Army Surgeon General lauds realism in training

Posted April 3, 2015 by Story and photo by G.A. Volb

The Unites States Army surgeon general and commanding general of U.S. Army Medical Command visited the National Training Center, March 2-3, to assess the readiness of the hospital here and get a better feel for the medical support provided Soldiers, families and retirees making up the Fort Irwin community. Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho’s visit also…

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Leadership, FMWR employees sign covenant of service

Posted October 13, 2015 by By Joshua Villagomez

Installation leadership and approximately 50 employees of Fort Irwin’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate gathered to sign together an Employee and Customer Covenant, Sept. 16. The covenant, established five years ago by Installation Management Command, is an affirmation of commitment to Soldiers, families, retirees and civilians. Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander…

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Garrison company welcomes new commander

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photos by Leslie Ozawa

At a May 18 ceremony on the lawn of the Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison headquarters, Capt. J. Kenneth Sandifer took command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Fort Irwin USAG, from Capt. Frank Lenart III. Lenart served as HHC commander since February 2014 and leaves Fort Irwin for his next duty assignment in Germany….

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Fort Irwin construction season in full swing

Posted March 6, 2015 by By Leslie Ozawa

With warmer weather and longer days, you’ll see more of them – in their optical green and orange safety vests and hardhats, working on the other side of construction cones, barriers and fences. They are part of a changing workforce of about 5,500 contractor and subcontractor personnel who may work here for a day, to…

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Dental unit welcomes new commander

Posted August 7, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Dental Clinic Command received a new leader during a change of command ceremony here, July 7. Lt. Col. Kelley Tomsett took hold of the colors for the Fort Irwin dental unit from Col. Michael Mahoney, who presided over the change of command and is commander of Fort Carson Dental Activity. Tomsett arrives from Fort Leavenworth,…

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Paintball course opens at old golf driving range

Posted April 3, 2015 by By Leslie Ozawa

Splattered paint marked the beginning of a new phase in the life of an underused pitch-and-putt course and driving range here. On March 12, a crowd of about 60 mostly teens and 20-somethings saw acting garrison commander Lt. Col. Graham Swenson and Command Sgt. Maj. Carl Esmurria initiate the paintball course, by racing through the…

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