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Posted December 1, 2017 by

2916th Christmas Toy Drive  2916th is doing a Christmas toy drive to benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.  Collection boxes have been placed inside the Barstow Walmart (near the customer service desk) and inside the main PX in front of the old Petals and Blooms store. Donations accepted through Dec. 12. For more information contact…

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‘Raider’ Brigade takes on NTC

Posted March 2, 2018 by by Capt. Terez Little

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — A chilly Mojave Desert greeted more than 4,000 Soldiers as they prepared to aggressively face a world-class opposing force during a grueling month-long exercise at the National Training Center (NTC). Soldiers with the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, performed in unforgiving rocky terrain with constant climate changes far…

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MEDDAC FRG hosts ‘A Night in Paris’ Daddy Daughter Dance

Posted April 6, 2018 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Young girls were whisked away for “A Night in Paris” at the Daddy Daughter Dance at Fort Irwin’s Sandy Basin Community Center March 8. Several home-based businesses and community organizations joined the U.S. Army’s Medical Activity Family Readiness Group to put together an evening of father-daughter bonding time. MEDDAC FRG coordinated…

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Battle for Razish

Posted January 20, 2017 by

Army photograph by Austin Anyzeski A Soldier from Assassin Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment positions himself to provide better support during the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division’s attack on the city of Razish during Rotation 17-03 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017.   Army photograph…

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Ironhorse Brigade tests its mettle at the National Training Center

Posted November 27, 2017 by Cody Kozacek,

In late November, fierce winds stir up sand storms across the Mojave Desert and obscure the sharp mountain ridges that jut above the horizon.

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Fort Irwin celebrates summer

Posted August 4, 2017 by by Dave Dupree

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Fort Irwin community celebrated the summer season at an event held on July 8 at Army Field here. Over 2500 community members attend the annual Summer Jam event hosted by Fort Irwin Family Morale, Recreation and Welfare directorate. The event featured games, giant water slides, vendors, food and beverages and…

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‘Red Feather Woman’ helps Fort Irwin celebrate Native American History through storytelling, music and dance

Posted December 7, 2018 by Story by Casey Slusser

Soldiers and family members gathered at Sandy Basin community center, to pay tribute to Native American soldiers during the Native American Heritage Month celebration on Nov. 14.

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Movie in the Park

Posted June 29, 2016 by By Diamante Byrne

FORT IRWIN -The Fort Irwin Community gathered together to watch the comedy adventure ZooTopia at the Cracker Jack Flats housing area here, on Monday, June 27, 2016. Over 150 eager people enjoyed complimentary smoothies and organic popcorn provided by the Cracker Jack Flats Mayors and several community volunteers. Parents and children anxiously awaited the desert…

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Fort Irwin’s Joint Color Guard at World Series

Posted November 2, 2018 by by Janell J. Lewis Ford

Fort Irwin’s Joint Color Guard helped fans kick off their World Series experience in Los Angeles. Game No. 3 was the longest game in World Series (and post-season) history, with 18 innings over seven hours. Nine members of the National Training Center’s (NTC’s) joint color guard helped present the U.S. flag in ceremonies at Dodger…

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Tax Season is Here

Posted February 3, 2017 by Story/Photo by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — United States Army Garrison command cut the ribbon marking the opening of the Tax Center on Jan. 24. U.S. Army Soldiers completed more than 120 hours of training with the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board to provide a free tax preparation service to the community.  Capt. Cadence Tuttle, Staff Judge…

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