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Lewis Elementary succeeding per district strategy

Posted February 6, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

A group of educators and parents met to provide input for the best strategy in sustaining success and making improvements at Lewis Elementary School here, Jan. 26. The meeting was part of the Silver Valley Unified School District’s strategy-building plan that involves each of its seven schools. Fort Irwin is site to three – Lewis,…

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Blackhorse Pride

Posted June 29, 2016 by By Capt. Albert ‘Ryan’ Jernegan

FORT IRWIN, CALIF. – The 11th Cavalry Regiment was established in February 1901 at the conclusion of the Spanish-American War.  As the regiment was stood up, the First Colonel of the Regiment, Francis Moore, received a report proclaiming that “the men assigned have never seen a horse, horses that have never seen a man, and…

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Fort Irwin Soldiers interrupt evening commute to save a life

Posted November 4, 2016 by By Kristen R Schabert

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — What began as a typical commute home for two Fort Irwin Army Medical Command Soldiers quickly turned into a tense and potentially life-saving evening when they came across a serious accident. Staff Sgt. Sydney Norris and Maj. Vernice Favor-Williams were carpooling together from their duty station at Fort Irwin to their…

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Garrison Exceptional Member (GEM)

Posted March 3, 2017 by by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Hidden in a community of over 20,000 people is a rare individual who donates her time to the community in more ways than others.  Loretta Sponsler, local author of Goodnight Campsite, spends her days devoted to not only her family but to all the children, here. Sponsler is devoted to promoting reading…

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Fort Irwin Honors the Fallen During Memorial Day

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Fort Irwin, Calif ­— Soldiers from The National Training Center and Fort Irwin spread across the High Desert and surrounding areas to commemorate those who have given their all in defense of the Nation during Memorial Day Ceremonies Monday. From Barstow to Big Bear, ceremonies were held at local cemeteries and veteran’s memorials to honor…

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Task Force Wraith Soldiers conduct joint training with four-legged troops

Posted September 25, 2017 by Maj. Jeremy Duffy

Soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade's Task Force Wraith conducted joint tactical training with the U.S. Marines from Area Support Group -- Kuwait's Directorate of Emergency Services at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in early September.

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Your bus ride just got better

Posted August 7, 2015 by By Leslie Ozawa

The Victor Valley Transit Authority has acquired five, new 53-passenger buses which will begin running on the morning and afternoon weekday routes to Fort Irwin from Hesperia, Victorville, Silver Lakes and Barstow in mid-August. The VVTA, which provides the commuter bus service for Fort Irwin’s federal mass transit benefits program, is now putting graphics, fare…

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Culture of safety

Posted April 3, 2015 by Story and photo by Leslie Ozawa

United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue presented the 2916th Aviation Battalion and its three helicopter companies the FORSCOM Commander’s Aircraft Accident Prevention Award during a ceremony here, March 3. This marks the fourth time that the 2916th AV BN has received this prestigious award. “Four thousand hours with no…

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Fort Irwin progressive motorcycle training

Posted March 4, 2016 by Submitted by Kim Garcia

The Army Progressive Motorcycle program is designed to keep motorcycle operator training current and sustain or enrich rider skills. Fort Irwin offers courses for servicemembers and the program consists of the following: Basic Riders Course, Experienced Riders Course/Basic Riders Course 2, Military Sport Bike Riders Course, Advanced Rider Course, Motorcycle Refresher Training and Motorcycle Sustainment…

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Fort Irwin Family Wins Tickets to Disneyland

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U.S. Army Spouse, Megin Stearns and children, graciously accepted four tickets to Disneyland, awarded by Purina and Nestle in support of Military Child Appreciation Month, at the Fort Irwin Commissary, June 30. Stearns entered to win the tickets at a promotional kiosk near the pet food isle. “I never win anything, but thought I might…

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