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Paintball course opens at old golf driving range

Posted April 3, 2015 by By Leslie Ozawa

Splattered paint marked the beginning of a new phase in the life of an underused pitch-and-putt course and driving range here. On March 12, a crowd of about 60 mostly teens and 20-somethings saw acting garrison commander Lt. Col. Graham Swenson and Command Sgt. Maj. Carl Esmurria initiate the paintball course, by racing through the…

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Tough love in this harsh, beautiful desert

Posted February 6, 2015 by By Col. Todd Kimura, Commander

The month of February may bring to mind many things, such as Valentine’s Day, flowers, candy, and a special dinner or meal with a significant other. Special holidays may generate special memories and special expectations. There may be times when we feel the pressure to perform or to demonstrate our love and commitment to one…

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11th ACR field ammunition supply point opens

Posted July 2, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

A new field ammunition supply point opened during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, June 16. The new 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment FASP is situated south of the cantonment area of this installation and on the edge of the training area. Sergeant 1st Class Charles Price, non-commissioned officer in…

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You have to start with a dream

Posted April 3, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Fort Irwin celebrated Women’s History Month with a ceremony at a packed venue here, March 11. Sandy Basin Community Center was standing room only for an event that featured Col. Cathy Walter, deputy commander of Nursing Services with United States Army Medical Department Activity here, as the guest speaker. The theme for the annual observance…

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Ensuring reliable electrical power at Fort Irwin

Posted March 4, 2016 by By Leslie Ozawa

On Saturday, March 12, all of Fort Irwin will undergo a power outage as its primary electricity provider, Southern California Edison, will upgrade its power grid from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the outage, SCE will conduct maintenance work on its power grid. In the summer of 2013, a SCE power line fell on…

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“We Serve” 2015 Soldiers Show comes to Fort Irwin

Posted October 13, 2015 by By Michael Beaton, Public Affairs

The 2015 United States Army Soldier Show “We Serve” presented by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command came to the Fort Irwin Freedom Fitness Center Gym, Sept. 9. The popular show is a high-energy 90-minute live musical singing and dancing production that showcases the talents of Soldiers from across the Army. The event was attended…

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Fort Irwin celebrates Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photos by Leslie Ozawa

More than 400 Fort Irwin community members got to experience America’s diverse ethnic cultures from across the Pacific on May 13 with various performances and demonstrations focused on the theme “Many Cultures, One Voice: Promote Equality and Inclusion.” The late morning program began with a speech by Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen who spoke of his…

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Cub Scouts: earning rank, becoming leaders

Posted March 6, 2015 by Story and photo by Sgt. David Beckstrom, Public Affairs

Fort Irwin’s Cub Scout Pack 67 held its annual Blue and Gold banquet here, Feb. 11. The ceremony recognized each of the 60 Cub Scouts for proficiency in fishing, reading a map and compass, and learning geography and good manners. There were two special awards and four Arrows of Light given at the event. Dakota…

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NTC, Fort Irwin commends civilians, servicemembers

Posted August 7, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Leadership and community members of this military installation congratulated Department of the Army civilians and servicemembers for their service and accomplishments during a ceremony here, July 13. National Training Center and Fort Irwin Deputy Commander Col. Matthew Moore presided over the ceremony, which honored seven DA civilians, one non-commissioned officer and two Soldiers. The civilians…

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April 15 is around the corner

Posted April 3, 2015 by Submitted by Capt. Joseph Galli, Legal Assistance Attorney

The Fort Irwin Tax Center has been providing free tax preparation services to Soldiers, retirees, and their dependents, as well as all Reservists and members of the National Guard (on orders for more than 30 days), since Jan. 20. However, the tax center will only operate through April 15. United States taxpayers have until that…

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