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Community Calendar

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For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil or the FMWR site at http://fortirwinfmwr.com/ Oct. 5 – 6 Mojave River Trail Days, Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., @ Helendale Community Park, 15425 Wild Rd, Helendale. Features Will Roberts, former Cirque du Soleil performer; Duke Michaels, Charlie Ray…

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Army Corps of Engineers leadership tours Fort Irwin flood damage

Posted October 4, 2013 by Brooks O. Hubbard

Brig. Gen. David Turner, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division, and Los Angeles District leadership toured flood-damaged areas of Fort Irwin, Sept. 19.

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Ghost stories to tell over tacos, bagels and stir fry

Posted October 4, 2013 by Les Ozawa

“I love it when babies come in,” said Anna Mai Taylor, foreman at Fort Irwin’s fast food restaurant, Manchu Wok.

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Mojave Desert rainfall: Your guess is as good as mine

Posted October 4, 2013 by Dr. Dave Housman

Illustration by Dave Housman, DPW Rainfall totals for the flash flood event that hit Fort Irwin, Aug. 25. Rainfall varied greatly across Fort Irwin landscape during Aug. 25 flash flood event The Mojave Desert is the driest desert in North America, and is characterized by low and unpredictable rainfall. On Aug. 25, parts of Fort…

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Outreach center provides Veterans, families home-style support

Posted October 4, 2013 by G. A. Volb

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Barstow, Calif., for “The Outreach Center” – a one-stop shop for grief counseling, benefit insight, resume building and job hunting for Veterans, their families and Department of Defense civilians. The Sept. 28 event was attended by Fort Irwin Garrison leadership, Barstow community members, ACS representatives, volunteers and employees…

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Fort Irwin community, Commissary donates food to Barstow residents

Posted October 4, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

The challenge was to double the contribution of food from last year. No problem.

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Leading the Way

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  Barstow Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre shares a laugh with 2916th Aviation Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Will Elliott, who presented her with his team jersey to thank her for speaking at Fort Irwin’s Women’s Equality Day event at Sandy Basin Community Center, Aug. 21. The event featured a video of leaders of the gender equality movement…

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2916th Aviation Battalion partners with School Age Center

Posted September 6, 2013 by Les Ozawa

At a brief ceremony on Aug. 21, Fort Irwin’s School Age Services Center celebrated its new education partnership with the 2916th Aviation Battalion.

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Hundreds gather for Vacation Bible School Fanfare finale

Posted September 6, 2013 by Angela Quixchan

Not quite an army, but a battalion’s worth of kindergarteners through teenagers, parents, spouses, Soldiers and other volunteers made this year’s Vacation Bible School at Fort Irwin one of its most memorable in many years

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Celebrating Middle Eastern and North African heritage

Posted September 6, 2013 by Les Ozawa

It was standing room only, at Fort Irwin’s Sandy Basin Community Center, as the National Training Center’s military and civilian community held its first annual Middle Eastern and North African heritage celebration, Aug. 14.

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