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Community Calendar

Posted April 3, 2015 by emmauribe

Ongoing Free tax filing services. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday, through April 15. Tax center, building 230. Available to active duty military personnel (including Reserves and National Guard on orders for 30 days or more), their dependents, and military retirees. Call 380-3604. Holy Week and Easter Services April 3, 3 p.m., Stations…

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted March 4, 2016 by By Chris Woodruff

Fort Irwin’s water permit requires Fort Irwin to notify the public quarterly of the following: This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than 2 milligrams per…

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Watch out, stay away from Burros on Fort Irwin

Posted August 5, 2016 by

Summer, when temperatures soar and the desert landscape has dried to a crisp, the burros abound, seeking refuge on the garrison, the oasis of the National Training Center. These furry, wild, and seemingly shy animals arouse in us a sense of wonder and curiosity, but they pose a real safety concern, for us as well…

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DES Gives Back

Posted December 2, 2016 by Photos and Story by Ken Drylie

Fort Irwin, Calif – The Department of Emergency Services held a Thanksgiving Holiday food basket and decorating contest for the benefit of some deserving Fort Irwin community members on November 21. The second annual competition was held at the DES headquarters where eight different teams created holiday meals and table decorations, which were later donated…

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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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15th Sgt. Maj. of the Army attends National Training Center Non-Commissioned Officer, Soldier of the Year banquet

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

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The 15th Sgt. Maj. of the Army (SMA), Daniel A. Dailey, along with Soldiers, family members and civilians gathered at Sandy Basin Community Center to recognize excellence in 2016’s National Training Center (NTC) and U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the Year and Soldier of the Year during…

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Soldiers of 2916th Battalion deploy to support U.S. Army mission in Iraq

Posted November 3, 2017 by By David Dupree

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — On Oct. 2, deploying Soldiers from the 2916th B-229 Company arrived for a sendoff ceremony at the Freedom Fitness Center to a gym filled with friends, family members and loved ones. The Soldiers will deploy to strategic locations in Iraq in support of the U.S. Army’s mission there. They will relieve…

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Tiefort Mountain summit attracts Fort Irwin locals, visitors alike

Posted March 2, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Rising more than 3,000 feet above the surrounding desert, Tiefort Mountain is a constant backdrop to life at the National Training Center. Its twin peaks are often off-limits due to their location in the “Box”, but when weather and training schedules allow, guides from Fort Irwin’s Outdoor Recreation lead group climbs…

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Scientists set aside lab coats to interact with Soldiers

Posted December 4, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Scientists from various fields and serving in Department of Defense laboratories visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Oct. 16. The eight scientists arrived to this installation with escort by Lt. Col. Mary Miller, a microbiologist and surgeon cell chief with 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Command from Aberdeen Proving Ground,…

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Military spouses compete for silver spurs

Posted January 8, 2016 by By Capt. Dawne Divine

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – One hundred military spouses from Fort Irwin and the Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow kicked up their heels, Dec. 3, to compete for silver spurs during the annual Spouses Spur Ride. Each year, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment sponsors a Spouses Spur Ride to focus on building camaraderie among military spouses…

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