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Memorial Fitness Center receives extensive upgrade

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Jason Miller

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— Last month, the Memorial Fitness Center completed a $140,000 upgrade to its strength training equipment, adding and replacing more than 60 machines and individual fitness mechanisms. The upgrade marks the largest equipment improvement to a gym facility on the installation in over eight years. Joshua Villagomez, fitness facility manager for Memorial…

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Fort Irwin firefighters partners in battling wildland blazes

Posted October 13, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

With a years-long drought affecting the state of California, and an annual fire season, partnerships have been crucial this year in the battle against wildfires. Partnerships, based on agreements created years ago, allows for several state and federal agencies to request assistance from fire departments in California, said Ray Smith, chief of the Fort Irwin…

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Notice of annual water quality report

Posted June 5, 2015 by 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 U.S. Army. Fort Irwin has recently completed the Year 2014 Water Quality Report for Fort Irwin. CH2MHill routinely monitors (on behalf of Fort Irwin) for constituents in the…

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The most memorable 25 months of my military life

Posted March 6, 2015 by By Maj. Gen. Ted Martin, Commander

I love the mission, I love the people and I love the Mojave Desert. For those reasons, I will the miss the National Training Center as, I and my wife Stephanie, go to our next assignment in the Republic of Korea, where we will serve in the 2nd Infantry Division. I was fortunate to have…

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‘Ghost Brigade’ Soldiers prepare for future conflicts

Posted June 3, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Since 1981, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., to prepare for missions around the world. These month-long rotations are usually geared to prepare a unit for an upcoming mission. For the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, their May 2016 rotation to…

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Fort Irwin Conducts Red Ribbon Week

Posted November 4, 2016 by Story/Photo by Jason Miller

The Fort Irwin Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) handed out bracelets at the Man Exchange to Soldiers, Families and civilians in support of Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 24. The drug free campaign of “You Only Live Once, Be Drug Free,” encourages the Fort Irwin community to take a stand against substance abuse and to educate…

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SAVE ON YOUR TAXES WITH THE MILITARY PAY ADJUSTMENT

Posted February 3, 2017 by CPT Cadence Tuttle

The Fort Irwin Tax Center opens Jan. 24, 2017, and in preparation, we want to provide you with information about one of the unique tax benefits available to you as a Soldier.  California Revenue and Tax Code Section 17140.5 provides a benefit to active-duty Soldiers who are assigned to Fort Irwin but who maintain a…

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SKIES unlimited dance academy put on their Spring Recital

Posted June 2, 2017 by Story/Photo by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The School of Knowledge Inspiration Exploration and Skills (SKIES) Unlimited Dance Academy conducted their annual spring recital, Dance Upon a Dream, in front of a packed audience at Tiefort View Intermediate School, May 12. Members of the community came amassed to watch twenty picturesque routines put on by children ranging in…

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Fort Irwin housing gets major upgrade

Posted September 1, 2017 by

Renovations are underway in some of Fort Irwin’s oldest neighborhoods to create a more pleasing living environment for Soldiers and their families. The upgrades are part of a five-year housing improvement initiative that also includes projects to promote modernization, energy savings, and beautification across all residential communities on post. Work began earlier this year to…

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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Donates 200 Coats to Homeless

Posted January 5, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — During the month of November, the Fort Irwin Sergeant Audie Murphy Club collected more than 200 coats, sweaters and other cold-weather gear during its community coat drive. The club donated the coats to the Desert Manna homeless shelter in Barstow. The coat drive asked members of the Fort Irwin community to…

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