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National Training Center holds inaugural Pride Month celebration

Posted July 6, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The National Training Center held its inaugural Pride Month celebration June 20 at the Sandy Basin Community Center. The event highlighted the service of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals throughout the U.S. Armed Forces. National Pride Month is celebrated in June each year in commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall…

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3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division goes to the National Training Center

Posted June 29, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Felicia Jagdatt

Soldiers with 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division completed a month-long decisive action training rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., June 16, 2018.

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A deep space communications hub in desert

Posted June 15, 2018 by

When NASA engineers were looking for a place to build a network of large radio antennas in the 1950s, they knew they needed somewhere quiet. They were going to build a series of antennas with huge parabolic dishes and receivers that could detect extremely faint radio signals.

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Raising a blended family like a boss

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Bonnie Conrad

Do you know what is great about having a blended family? My son has the honor of having two amazing men in his life, his biological father and my husband. With Father’s Day right around the corner, I love sharing my family’s story. Co-parenting is never easy, and it is something that a lot of…

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Graduating seniors encouraged to reach for “endless opportunities”

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Casey Slusser

BARSTOW, Calif. — Sixty-three graduating seniors from Silver Valley High School walked across the stage to receive their diplomas May 22. Speakers at the school’s 39th commencement urged the Class of 2018 to make a positive impact wherever they reside. “We really made the most of our resources here,” said valedictorian Lydia Liu.  “We are…

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High Desert Farmers Market serves up local food in Victorville

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

VICTORVILLE, Calif. — On a Thursday morning, the High Desert Farmers Market at Victor Valley College bustles with a festival air. It is savory with the scent of empanadas and strung together by a hum of English and Spanish.  Under a parade of crisp white tents, growers from across the High Desert and Southern California…

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Be aware of summer heat risks for pets

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Fort Irwin Directorate of Public Works

Fort Irwin is located in the Mojave Desert and it gets extremely hot during the summer months. As it gets hotter, pets are affected by the heat just as humans are.  Pet owners need to consider ways to keep pets healthy and safe from the heat. Pets can get sunburn, heat stroke, and first-degree burns…

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Livin’ it up on Irwin Island: Beach Bash celebration kicks off summer

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — It’s a common joke newcomers hear at Fort Irwin: “We’ve got all the beach…but no water.” That changed May 23 as Army Field transformed into “Irwin Island” for the installation’s summer beach bash, a community event organized by Fort Irwin Family and MWR. Water slides, live music, fire dancers and a…

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Dancing together, Fort Irwin Pacific Islander community shares the joy of home

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Sandy Basin Community Center came alive with the music and dance of the Pacific Islands during Fort Irwin’s Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage celebration May 23. The dances were choreographed and performed by members of Toa O Samoa, a homegrown dance group comprised of active duty service members, retirees,…

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Fort Irwin small business outreach attracts outpouring response

Posted May 18, 2018 by Diane House

Approximately 120 representatives from small businesses and some large industry took part in an acquisition forecast open house May 1 hosted by members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Irwin, Calif.

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