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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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Over 190 children attend Vacation Bible School

Posted July 7, 2017 by Story/Photo by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif ­— Every summer the Religious Services Office (RSO) holds a week long outreach program for the children of the community called Vacation Bible School (VBS) at the post main chapel.    During the week children learn different bible lessons geared to their age group to teach them the word of God with…

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History of the NTC: Camp Irwin 1940-50

Posted July 7, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

Editor’s Note: This is part one in a series chronicling the history Fort Irwin and the creation of the National Training Center. On Aug. 8, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed legislation creating the Mojave Anti-Aircraft Range on 1,000 acres of desolate terrain in the Mojave Desert. The area was chosen because the remote location…

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Tiefort Shuttle upgrades deliver faster, better public transit

Posted July 7, 2017 by Codi Kozacek

Fort Irwin’s free shuttle service offers service members, contractors, and families an easy way to get around post – and beat the heat. The Tiefort Shuttle service is in the midst of a major modernization effort that has already cut wait times in half and will soon include the construction of new shelters at all…

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New RV Park Coming to Fort Irwin

Posted July 7, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

Fort Irwin, Calif. ­— 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 here. The full project will add 59 new RV spaces, more than doubling the size of the park. Other amenities included in the…

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(Mississippi National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Veronica McNabb, 102d Public Affairs Detachment)
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238th ASOS at the National Training Center

Posted July 7, 2017 by emmauribe

Fort Irwin, Calif. — The 238th Air Support Operations Squadron, Mississippi Air National Guard, is conducting close air support at the National Training Center during the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team’s rotation. The Meridian, Mississippi, based 238th ASOS, has members with over thirteen years of experience in the Tactical Air Control Party field. The unit…

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