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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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Army helo crashes at Fort Irwin, two dead

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A U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter crashed at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The crash, at approximately 1 a.m., Jan. 20, killed two soldiers on board.

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Army Surgeon General lauds realism in training

Posted April 3, 2015 by Story and photo by G.A. Volb

The Unites States Army surgeon general and commanding general of U.S. Army Medical Command visited the National Training Center, March 2-3, to assess the readiness of the hospital here and get a better feel for the medical support provided Soldiers, families and retirees making up the Fort Irwin community. Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho’s visit also…

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Military Spouses Showcase Their Handmade Creations and Grow a Community of Entrepreneurs

Posted May 5, 2017 by By Loretta Sponsler

Much as the name suggests, Kaleidoscope Crafts and Creations (KCC) is filled with a variety of handmade items from sewing to woodwork, crochet to etched glass. All the items are made by members of the community, mostly military spouses. The store has been thriving since its establishment in 2015, when it was opened by a…

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Fort Irwin Animal Control helps ‘Runaway Rae’ return home

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Dave Housman

After wandering the desert for 12 days, a lost dog was reunited with her owner. FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Jan. 16, 2018 started out as a typical day for the Fort Irwin Animal Control Facility (ACF). Mid-morning, the ACF was contacted by a resident regarding a stray dog. Staff responded to the call and brought…

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1034th CSSB rolls out to ‘the box’

Posted May 5, 2017 by Story by Spc. Tawny Schmit

Each morning at Fort Irwin, California, the sun creeps up behind the mountains of the Mojave Desert and throws shades of fire across the horizon as Soldiers walk between clusters of military vehicles and tents. Among them are Iowa Army National Guard Soldiers with the 1034th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB), 734th Regional Support Group….

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Digging the Past

Posted January 6, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

Fort Irwin, CA – 10,000 years ago, the High Mojave Desert was home to Native Americans of several tribes. The ancient Mojave Desert was a much different place, it’s believed that the area was much less arid; with much more vegetation, marshes and with water filling what are now dry lakes. The identity and lifestyles…

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Planned power outage will allow necessary maintenance, upgrades

Posted March 2, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — There will be a post-wide power outage Saturday, March 10. The outage is one of two scheduled each year to complete the repairs, upgrades and maintenance necessary for ensuring Fort Irwin and the National Training Center have reliable electricity. The outage will begin at approximately 6 a.m. and last until approximately…

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NTC, Fort Irwin celebrates 240th Army birthday

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

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers, leadership and the community paid homage to the Army’s 240th birthday at a celebration here, June 15. The NTC and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin addressed an audience gathered at dining facility 1  prior to the cutting of a cake and a special meal. Martin described…

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Your bus ride just got better

Posted August 7, 2015 by By Leslie Ozawa

The Victor Valley Transit Authority has acquired five, new 53-passenger buses which will begin running on the morning and afternoon weekday routes to Fort Irwin from Hesperia, Victorville, Silver Lakes and Barstow in mid-August. The VVTA, which provides the commuter bus service for Fort Irwin’s federal mass transit benefits program, is now putting graphics, fare…

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