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School Age Services children learn about safety, helicopter mission

Posted April 4, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

For some kids, having a day off from school might allow for a few more video games before mom or dad gets home.

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NFL great tells Soldiers: ‘It’s OK to ask for help’

Posted September 5, 2014 by G. A. Volb

G. A. Volb Former NFL running back Herschel Walker shared personal lessons he’s learned on meeting life’s challenges during Fort Irwin’s Resiliency Week, July 28-30. His visit was in support of Suicide Prevention during the training. Former NFL running back Herschel Walker visited Fort Irwin July 28-30 to share personal lessons he’s learned on meeting…

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New Parent Support Program provides gift baskets

Posted December 5, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Stephanie Ferguson, a registered nurse with New Parent Support Program, Family Advocacy Program, holds items for a “Welcome Home Baby Basket” gift. Ferguson meets new babies’ families at home and provides a free package of baby items and informational literature for parents. A baby is born at Fort Irwin, on average, once a…

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Army Emergency Relief Campaign update

Posted April 26, 2012 by By Bob Lucas

Established in 1942 by the Secretary of War, Army Emergency Relief (AER) is proud to have helped more than three million soldiers and their families overcome financial emergencies during these last 67 years. Since its founding, AER has always been where soldiers are stationed when they needed help. While active duty soldiers receive the bulk…

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Chapel food pantry program revamped

Posted June 7, 2012 by By Fort Irwin chapel offices

The Fort Irwin Chapel Community is thrilled to announce some wonderful new changes to the Food Pantry Program. The new program, put in place June 1, will greatly improve the chapel’s ability to provide Soldiers and family members with emergency assistance. The food pantry is funded through donations to the Chapel’s Operation Helping Hand account….

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‘Black Knights’ field artillery gunners ready for long-range support

Posted August 23, 2012 by Story and Photos by Staff Sgt. Joseph Wilbanks

The “Black Knights” of Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment “Gunners,” stand ready to drop 155 mm of artillery on their enemies at Forward Operating Base Denver on a moment’s notice....

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Got to love that small-town feel

Posted October 18, 2012 by Ken Drylie

Photo by Gustavo Bahena Devin Willis, 13, student at Fort Irwin Middle School, receives a handshake from Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander, Col. Kurt Pinkerton, after the signing of the Anti-Bullying Proclamation. The signing took place during the Town Hall meeting at Sandy Basin Community Center, Oct. 10. The leadership of the National…

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Your Installation – December 20, 2012

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CHECK IT OUT: The Maintenance Section of the 916th Support Brigade and the brigade commander, Col. James Kazmierczak, presented a check to the Christmas Food Basket Program in the amount of $1,000, Nov. 28. The section has worked all year to raise money for Soldiers of the National Training Center. Every year, Department of the…

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June 2013 birth announcements

Posted July 5, 2013 by Jaime Slocum

Liam Shamus – boy June 1 at 11:43 a.m. 7 lbs., 7 oz., 21 inches Spc. Cory and Kayla Murphy Unit: Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Aria Mae – girl June 5 at 5:20 p.m. 7 lbs., 20.1 inches Anthony and Alexandria Malear Unit: 11th ACR Brodie Raimund – boy June…

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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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