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Acts of kindness — painting rocks

Posted August 4, 2017 by by Jason Miller

A popular trend has begun to take hold within the Fort Irwin community this year in the form of painting rocks and placing them throughout the community for a random pedestrian to find. The movement has one goal, to promote random acts of kindness to unsuspecting community members. The act of painting rocks and leaving…

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What is MATES?

Posted August 4, 2017 by By Kenneth Drylie

As motorists enter the National Training Center at Fort Irwin it’s hard to miss the large buildings off to the East on Outer Loop Road. Most people pass them twice every day, but have no idea what their purpose is. The facility is the home of the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site or MATES, and…

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Fort Irwin celebrates summer

Posted August 4, 2017 by by Dave Dupree

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Fort Irwin community celebrated the summer season at an event held on July 8 at Army Field here. Over 2500 community members attend the annual Summer Jam event hosted by Fort Irwin Family Morale, Recreation and Welfare directorate. The event featured games, giant water slides, vendors, food and beverages and…

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11th ACR support National Night Out

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On Aug 1, Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment supported National Night Out in the community of Helendale, Calif. Held the first Tuesday of every August, National Night Out events bring awareness to police programs and other anti-crime efforts. National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie…

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Fort Irwin serves up summer fun

Posted August 4, 2017 by

The weather may be hot, but that isn’t stopping the action at Fort Irwin. Programs and facilities on post are offering a wide range of activities this month, from tried and true favorites like bowling to the all-new paddle board jousting. Whether you are looking to relax or find some thrills, here are a few…

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Operation Mend; solidifying partnerships

Posted August 4, 2017 by by Renita Wickes

UCLA Operation Mend was established in 2007 as a groundbreaking partnership among UCLA Health, the United States military and the Department of Veterans Affairs to help heal the wounds of war. Operation Mend provides advanced surgical and medical treatment, as well as comprehensive psychological-health support for post-9/11-era service members, veterans and their families at no…

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Col Taylor Signs Off

Posted August 4, 2017 by

(Editor’s Note: The following is a farewell message from Col. G. Scott Taylor and his family. It was originally posted to the Ft Irwin Connection Facebook page) This is my final post on this page, at least under this picture and profile…it has been my privilege to serve the great Soldiers, Civilians, and Families of…

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New RV park coming to Fort Irwin

Posted July 10, 2017 by Ken Drylie

The U.S. Army Garrison Command Team celebrated the beginning of a new construction project that will eventually lead to an improved camping experience at the recreational vehicle park at Fort Irwin, Calif.

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Fort Irwin Gets Ready to Jam! American Idol Winner David Cook Headlines Summer Jam

Posted July 7, 2017 by

Fort Irwin, Calif — Fort Irwin gets ready for the annual summer celebration set for Saturday, July 8th, here. This year’s event will feature a concert by 2008 American Idol winner David Cook, who is making Fort Irwin a stop on his latest 38 city headline tour which kicked of Jun 29th in Cincinnati Ohio….

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