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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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Irwin, High Desert communities look toward energy conservation

Posted March 6, 2015 by Story and photo by G. A. Volb

Good stewardship of taxpayer funding and natural resources is a Department of Defense priority, with facilities worldwide looking toward more efficient methods of operating. Fort Irwin and the National Training Center are no different, even leading by example when it comes to embracing high-tech solutions to energy requirements and natural resource conservation. Several major projects…

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Fort Irwin water system explained

Posted March 6, 2015 by Article and photos by Chris Woodruff, Water Resources Manager

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the United States Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems – a reverse osmosis and a domestic use system. The DU water is higher than the California standard in…

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Tough love in this harsh, beautiful desert

Posted February 6, 2015 by By Col. Todd Kimura, Commander

The month of February may bring to mind many things, such as Valentine’s Day, flowers, candy, and a special dinner or meal with a significant other. Special holidays may generate special memories and special expectations. There may be times when we feel the pressure to perform or to demonstrate our love and commitment to one…

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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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Arctic Wolves prove their endurance

Posted February 6, 2015 by By Sgt. Sean Callahan

Photo by Sgt. Lindsay High, Operations Group Soldiers of Alpha Battery, 2-8 Field Artillery, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, handle a 155 mm artillery shell to be used in a M777 howitzer during training here. The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Arctic Wolves” from Fort Wainwright, Alaska conducted an 18-day training here…

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Replicating accurate unconventional warfare threats

Posted February 6, 2015 by By Capt. Jessica Edmonds and 1st Lt. Evan FitzGerald, Commander and Executive Officer

Throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, the prevalence of roadside bombs and unconventional tactics brought about the development of counter insurgency operations. At the National Training Center, the unconventional or irregular fight is one that occurs at the same time as force-on-force battles during training rotations. One organization that deals with irregular tactics…

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Lewis Elementary succeeding per district strategy

Posted February 6, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

A group of educators and parents met to provide input for the best strategy in sustaining success and making improvements at Lewis Elementary School here, Jan. 26. The meeting was part of the Silver Valley Unified School District’s strategy-building plan that involves each of its seven schools. Fort Irwin is site to three – Lewis,…

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