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Cultural Exhibition Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The sounds of the sacred drum and traditional Native American songs filled the Sandy Basin Community Center Nov. 8 for the annual Native American Heritage Month celebration hosted by the Fort Irwin Medical Department Activity and Equal Opportunity Office. The event highlighted the many contributions made by Native Americans to the…

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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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Community Calendar Dec.

Posted December 1, 2017 by

DEC 01 Holiday Market and Tree Lighting, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., Samuel Adams Event Center Join Family and MWR for the most wonderful time of the year! The annual Holiday Market and Tree Lighting will offer shopping, crafts, food, a hot cocoa bar, and more! The Tree Lighting will take place at 6 p.m….

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Fort Irwin Supports Marine Memorial Golf Tournament

Posted December 1, 2017 by David Dupree

BARSTOW, Calif. — Fort Irwin leadership participated in the Marine Golf Tournament Nov.14 at the Memorial Golf Course in Barstow. The golf tournament brought together Marines of all ranks, employees, sponsors and friends. The Marine Memorial Golf Course is a 9-hole golf course that challenges the best of golfers.  The golf tournament included over 25…

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Fort Irwin Commissary Begins Accepting Military Star Card

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin’s commissary began accepting the Military Star card as a form of payment for groceries Nov. 8. The change is part of a pilot program allowing the use of the Military Star card at local commissaries on military installations that launched Oct. 3 at Fort Lee, Virginia. “We look forward…

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Tripod Gets A Home for the Holidays

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — After more than five months on the lam, Fort Irwin’s most famous Equidae has found a new home just before the start of the holiday season. The wily jack burro, affectionately known as “Tripod,” wandered into the Fort Irwin landfill Nov. 22. Quick-thinking employees closed the gates to the landfill and…

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Spouses Club Gives $33,000 to Support Units, Schools

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Military and Civilian Spouses Club of Fort Irwin awarded 33 grants totaling $33,000 to support Fort Irwin units, schools and community groups in November. The grants represent a key component of the club’s mission: to give back to the Fort Irwin community, according to Emilie Lamb, MCSC’s Second Vice President…

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News Briefs

Posted December 1, 2017 by

2916th Christmas Toy Drive  2916th is doing a Christmas toy drive to benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.  Collection boxes have been placed inside the Barstow Walmart (near the customer service desk) and inside the main PX in front of the old Petals and Blooms store. Donations accepted through Dec. 12. For more information contact…

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Ironhorse Brigade tests its mettle at the National Training Center

Posted November 27, 2017 by Cody Kozacek,

In late November, fierce winds stir up sand storms across the Mojave Desert and obscure the sharp mountain ridges that jut above the horizon.

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Eight fascinating takeaways from Fort Irwin’s ‘Soldier for a Day’ experience

Posted November 22, 2017 by Katie Lange

Fort Irwin recently hosted several business leaders and Hollywood executives to showcase just how extensively the military trains for deployments.

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