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A nearby place where it feels like autumn

Posted November 1, 2012 by Ken Drylie

Nestled in the hills above Yucaipa, Calif., is the community of Oak Glen. About two hours from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Oak Glen is home to several apple orchards and related businesses that offer a great break from High Desert living. During the fall months, the orchards in Oak Glen are full…

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Need to unwind? Get in the zone – the Warrior Zone!

Posted February 1, 2013 by Kathleen Hutchinson

The Fort Irwin Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is proud to announce the grand opening of the Warrior Zone and Habañero restaurant on Feb. 13 at 4 p.m. The grand opening celebration will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony, a tour of the facility and a cake cutting. After the official ceremonies, the celebration…

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CYSS offers discounted childcare rates for furloughed civilians

Posted July 5, 2013 by Martina Shipman

In light of the announcement that Department of Army Civilians will be furloughed 11 days beginning July 8, Family and MWR has made arrangements to offer reduced childcare fees for furloughed families during the 11-week period. FMWR hopes that this reduction will relieve some of the financial burden for Fort Irwin families during the furlough….

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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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First sergeant talks about life within and outside a tribal reservation

Posted February 7, 2014 by Les Ozawa

“It completely blindsided my family,” said 1st Sgt. Taylor Tahbo of A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, about his decision to join the Army in 1999.

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Hottest trucking crews in the High Desert

Posted July 3, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

When rotational units need a tank or Stryker vehicle moved at the National Training Center there are certain Soldiers who can take their call – truckers – or motor transport operators, to be exact.

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Having fun learning about fire safety

Posted November 7, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Sgt. 1st Class Lonzo Shelley, a flight medic with 2916th Aviation Battalion here, took his children to an open house at Fire Station 1, Oct. 8. His daughter Alynnn, 2, won a contest to name a new puppet, “Firwin Blaze.” His sons, Lonzo IV, 4, and Lonzo III, 8, are receiving giveaways. The…

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Defeat Monster Mouth!

Posted February 6, 2015 by Maj. Kristy Hayes

February is Children’s Dental Health Month and at the Fort Irwin Pediatric Dental Clinic we love to see kids smile! Here are some tips to help keep those smiles sparkling. Brush: Brushing twice daily with toothpaste that contains fluoride is an important part of your child’s routine. Fluoridated toothpaste may be used as early as…

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Fort Irwin Soldiers honored at Armed Forces Day event

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena Public Affairs Office

Leadership, Soldiers and civilian employees of this installation participated in a long-held event that brought out tens of thousands to salute and honor military servicemembers, May 15-17.

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Adopt-a-pet March 29, 2012

Posted March 29, 2012 by anradmin

Donkey is a four-month-old male terrier mix who is very friendly and loves to play.  Farquadt is a male medium-haired cat who is about 3 years old.  Fiona is a mixed-breed small female dog about 1 year old.  All of these animals are extremely friendly and would love to have you take them home.  To…

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