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State announces $28.4 million settlement with rent-to-own business

Posted December 5, 2014 by Legal Assistance Office NTC and Fort Irwin

The California attorney general announced a $28.4 million settlement with Aaron’s, Inc., the second largest rent-to-own business in the nation, to resolve allegations that the company violated California consumer protection and privacy laws. “Aaron’s Inc. concealed its illegal privacy and business practices from customers in a deceptive attempt to avoid California’s robust consumer protection laws…

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NTC supporter has a blast

Posted December 5, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Soldiers of the 759th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company hosted a visit by a young, devoted friend of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Nov. 25.

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Blackhorse motor pool hosts school auto shop

Posted December 5, 2014 by Sgt. David Beckstrom

Students of the Burroughs High School automotive shop class in Ridgecrest, Calif., found out what Army mechanic’s do each day during a visit here, Nov. 6.

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Aviation Soldiers train with Iron brigade

Posted December 5, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Grady Jones

Sand, dust and debris was kicked up in the air as two UH-60D Blackhawk helicopters landed near tactical assembly area Iron in the training area here, Nov. 14.

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Suit up!

Posted December 5, 2014 by G.A. Volb

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga speaks with Jay Landers, senior vice president of A&R at Verve/Universal Records, during the tour.   Members and leaders of civic, entertainment and non-profit organizations attended a tour here, Nov. 7. Leadership and Soldiers of this installation and the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment hosted the…

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Showing support for non-violence in relationships

Posted November 7, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Tokgnar and Tungsten Davis, both ages 5, walk in their Halloween costumes with dad, Maj. Randy Davis, and mom, Kaye. Dad serves with United States Medical Department Activity here. Soldiers, leadership and Fort Irwin families held purple, paper lanterns during a walk to show support for Domestic Violence Awareness month here, Oct. 1….

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News Briefs November, 2014

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Nov. 11 Veterans Day ceremonies: 11 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery in Barstow; 11:11 a.m. luncheon at Big Bear Convention Center; 6-9:30 p.m. “Troops and Trains” tribute at Harvey House in Barstow, and; 3:30 p.m. parade, concert and fireworks at Palm Springs. Nov. 17 Sign-ups open for Start Smart and youth basketball. Parent Central building…

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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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Girl Scouts build houses for strays

Posted November 7, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Gustavo Bahena Girl Scouts, left to right: Mystery Karr, Cheyenne Karr, Hailey Kepple, Samantha Kepple and Alexis Brunney. In the back, Provost Sergeant Major Sgt. Maj. Danny Knell and, right, Director of Emergency Services, Lt. Col. Graham Swenson. Five Girl Scouts from Fort Irwin delivered three dog houses to the Police Department here, Sept. 26….

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Transferring 50 million pounds a month

Posted November 7, 2014 by Sgt. David Beckstrom

The sound of a locomotive horn echoing across the rail yard is a common occurrence at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Yermo, Calif.

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