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Save on your taxes by saving for retirement

Posted January 6, 2017 by CPT Cadence Tuttle

Tax season is rapidly approaching and we at the Fort Irwin Tax Center would like to provide some important information that may save you money on your taxes.  The tax code strongly influences the way we plan our finances and provides incentives for certain things like Education Credit which rewards taxpayers monetarily for continuing their…

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1034th CSSB rolls out to ‘the box’

Posted May 5, 2017 by Story by Spc. Tawny Schmit

Each morning at Fort Irwin, California, the sun creeps up behind the mountains of the Mojave Desert and throws shades of fire across the horizon as Soldiers walk between clusters of military vehicles and tents. Among them are Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers with the 1034th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB), 734th Regional Support Group….

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Flu Shots Increase Readiness at the National Training Center

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Weed Army Community Hospital increased the readiness of service members at the National Training Center by bringing the influenza vaccine to their area of operation, beginning Nov. 9. “Making sure [the shots] are done in a timely fashion and in a way that works for the units sometimes is a logistical…

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Opportunities for your future

Posted October 13, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Employment Readiness here hosted its annual job fair for the Fort Irwin community and public, Sept. 10. The job fair took place at Sandy Basin Community Center with approximately 30 employers providing representatives, including: the Los Angeles Police Department, the Exchange, the commissary, La Quinta Inn and Suites, Kaplan University, L.A. County Sheriffs, San Bernardino…

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Prepare for your summer move

Posted May 1, 2015 by Submitted by Maria Sanchez, Transportation Specialist

Moving in the summer months is especially challenging for military members, their families, and for the Defense Department’s Defense Personal Property System (DPS). Approximately 240,000 moves are processed during the peak moving season, which runs from May through August. The period from Memorial Day to Independence Day is the busiest part of the peak season….

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Making Fort Irwin “Go First Class”

Posted March 6, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

The commanding team of this installation presented a streamer to a unit for increasing the dental wellness of Soldiers here, Feb. 24. National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers attached a “Go First Class” dental streamer to the guidon of United States Army Dental Clinic…

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Bronco Team Saddles Up For Summer Safety

Posted June 29, 2016 by Story by Capt. Jennifer N. Simpson

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – As summer heats up, motorcycle riders from the Bronco Team, Operations Group, National Training Center, dust off their seats and prepare their bikes for a another great riding season here in the Mojave Desert. Army Sgt. 1st Class Leo Banaszak, whose call sign is Bronco 3B, the senior motorcycle mentor for…

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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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Coffee with a cop

Posted February 17, 2017 by Jason Miller

Army photograph by Jason Miller Left to right: Johnathan Drake, police officer, McGruff the Crime Dog, Mike Gardner police officer, and Wayne Stickels, police officer, during the community event “Coffee with a Cop.” The Directorate of Emergency Services held a community outreach event Feb. 1 at Fort Irwin to connect with Soldiers, families and the…

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