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Month of the military child Spring Fling celebration

Posted May 5, 2017 by Story/Photo by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — After posting the National colors Fort Irwin’s Boy and Girl Scouts of America surrounded the Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey D. Broadwater, as he kneeled amongst them reading the Month of the Military Child Installation Proclamation, in an opening ceremony dedicated to military children, at Jack Rabbit Park, on April 15….

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Acting Army secretary ‘very impressed’ by readiness training at NTC

Posted April 15, 2017 by Jason Miller

Robert M. Speer, acting secretary of the U.S. Army, visited the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., April 8, 2017, to observe readiness training in a realistic operational environment that simulates the conditions today's U.S. Soldiers face in combat.

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Doctor Glassey, Drumstick teach community about animals, safety

Posted April 7, 2017 by By Loretta Sponsler

FORT IRWIN Calif. — It’s hard to say who is more of a Fort Irwin icon, Dr. Glassey or his owl Drumstick. “I got Drumstick 28 years ago. He had been hit by a car and needed to have his wing amputated,” said Dr. Michael Glassey, a medical entomologist, who has worked as a contractor…

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Beginning of a tradition

Posted April 7, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

Every morning, hundreds of Fort Irwin community members drive past the famous “Painted Rocks” that sit just outside of the installations front gate. Most people know that the distinctive unit insignia represents the units that have completed training rotations at the National Training Center. However, not everyone knows how the tradition started, and that not…

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Office offers legal assistance, special victim counsel services

Posted April 7, 2017 by CPT Thomas Neumann

As many of us have found out the hard way, the civilian world keeps moving even after we have signed on the dotted line, raised our hands, and taken our oath to protect and defend the Constitution of United States.  Unfortunately, what happens in the civilian world doesn’t always stay in the civilian world, and…

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Some last-minute ways to reduce your taxable income

Posted April 7, 2017 by CPT Cadence Tuttle

The end of tax season is rapidly approaching and we want to give you some last minute information about how to reduce your taxable income.  Taxable income is your gross income after you subtract all of the deductions that the IRS allows. One of these deductions is a contribution to a traditional Individual Retirement Account…

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Growing community through gardening

Posted April 7, 2017 by By Loretta Sponsler

FORT IRWIN Calif. — Thomas Jefferson may have said it best in 1811, “No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” This same spirit lives on in the community garden at Ft. Irwin. “The goal of the garden is to develop…

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Community Calendar

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April Middle School and Teen Center Events: April 7 Youth Fun/Teen Choice April 8 Fine Art April 14 Youth Fun/Teen Choice April 14  Easter Egg Hunt April 15 Spring Fling Activities April 15 Fine Art April 19 Middle School News April 21 Youth Fun/Teen Choice April 22 Fine Art April 26 Dodgeball Tournament April 28…

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Army Emergency Relief Campaign underway

Posted April 7, 2017 by Story by Jason Miller

Fort Irwin senior leaders gathered during breakfast to launch the annual Army Emergency Relief (AER) campaign and to spread awareness on the important topic of giving back, March 13. During the function, Soldiers from various units spoke on personal experiences of being struck with financial emergency situations and how Army Emergency Relief filled the gap,…

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Commissary renovation to increase efficiency, create better shopping experience

Posted April 7, 2017 by By Loretta Sponsler

FORT IRWIN Calif. — An 11-month renovation of the post commissary is currently underway, with big changes and improvements planned for shoppers. The major changes include: installation of new refrigeration cases; upgrade of all refrigeration cases to more energy-efficient models, consolidation of the bakery and deli, expansion of the sushi section and a general reorganization…

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