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Let’s “Speek About It” – Wreaths!

Posted December 2, 2016 by Story by Jennifer N. Simpson

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – As the holiday season approaches, each family gears up in their own, special way by decorating their house, inside and out, and Melissa Speek’s house will be the one house on the block you won’t want to miss. Speek is a United States Army spouse here at Fort Irwin with a…

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TAX CENTER OPENING SOON

Posted December 2, 2016 by 1LT Cadence Tuttle

Starting January 24, 2017, the Tax Center will offer free tax preparation services by certified Soldier and Civilian tax preparers.  The Tax Center is located at Building 230 and is operated by the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Legal Assistance Office.  The hours of operation are every Monday through Friday, 0900 – 1600 and…

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NTC and Fort Irwin Celebrate Veterans Day

Posted December 2, 2016 by

Soldiers and Commanders from all major units stationed at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin joined with members of several Southern California communities to honor the service of members of the Armed Forces during Veterans Day ceremonies on Friday Nov 11th. Veterans Day events included parades in Los Angeles and Victorville, as well as…

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FOR HDW NTC Soldiers vie in Las Vegas Military Culinary Competition

Posted December 2, 2016 by

While most of Fort Irwin Soldiers were chilling out on the Veterans Day holiday weekend, maybe with some backyard grilling and football watching, eight National Training Center Soldiers got in closer to some action in the heart of Las Vegas, at the 13th Annual Military Hospitality Alliance Military Culinary Competition. Eight culinary specialists from the…

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311th ESC Brigades conduct joint operations

Posted November 28, 2016 by Capt. Fernando Ochoa

Brig. Gen. David Elwell, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, visited Col. Toni Glover, 650th Regional Support Group commander, and Col. Chris Barra, 304th Sustainment Brigade commander, at the Fort Irwin National Training Center Nov. 17-20.

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Native-American vets to bring fresh produce, healing to LA food desert

Posted November 23, 2016 by David Vergun

Once upon a time, the oak-tree-lined Los Angeles River meandered for 48 miles from Simi Hills to the Pacific Ocean. Native Tongva people collected acorns along the banks, fished for chinook and salmon and drank the water.

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Boy Scouts visit new hospital site at Fort Irwin

Posted November 4, 2016 by Kristen R. Schabert

Members of the Fort Irwin WEBELOS Cub Scout pack 67 recently visited the site of the new Weed Army Community Hospital, still under construction, to work on a badge and learn about what is involved in building such a large structure.

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Briefs

Posted November 4, 2016 by

TACTICAL AND TECH DAY NOV. 16. Fort Irwin’s annual Tactical and Technology Day will be at the Fort Irwin Event and Centering Center (Sam Adams, Bldg. 37) on Wed., Nov. 16, 1000-1400. Leadership tour is 0930-1000. This is an educational forum that all are encouraged to attend. To pre-register: http://www.FederalEvents.com/FortIrwin, click ‘pre-register’ on the left-hand…

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Fort Irwin Soldiers interrupt evening commute to save a life

Posted November 4, 2016 by By Kristen R Schabert

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — What began as a typical commute home for two Fort Irwin Army Medical Command Soldiers quickly turned into a tense and potentially life-saving evening when they came across a serious accident. Staff Sgt. Sydney Norris and Maj. Vernice Favor-Williams were carpooling together from their duty station at Fort Irwin to their…

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Haloween Trunk or Treat

Posted November 4, 2016 by Story by Jennifer Simpson

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Soldiers, family members, and civilians celebrated Halloween with coloring potion sheets, skull decorating, a zombie bus, a witch hunt, costume contests, and the post Trunk or Treat contest and candy collection here Monday. With over 19 different Trunk or Treat opportunities, children of all ages collected candy while dressed in fun…

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