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Intermediate school charts strategy for continued success

Posted March 4, 2016 by By Gustavo Bahena

Tiefort View Intermediate School at Fort Irwin hosted a strategic planning meeting with school district officials, administrators, teachers, students and parents, Feb 19. The meeting served as a collaboration and brain-storming session at the local level within the Silver Valley Unified School District, which manages seven schools in the high desert. Three of those schools…

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Lending a hand to temporary housing

Posted August 5, 2016 by Story & Photos by Jason Miller

For incoming Army Soldiers and families waiting for housing here, temporary lodging can be challenging. When on post accommodations are at full occupancy, service members, contractors and distinguished guest are left searching for lodging in Barstow, Calif., some 35 miles away. “During the PCS season, Soldiers and families can be on a wait list from…

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Operation: Angel Ascendant

Posted December 9, 2016 by

Staff Sgt. Wayne Payne, Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, provides suppressive fire from an over-watch position during an air assault mission at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016. The Blackhorse Regiment partnered with the 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, to conduct the planning…

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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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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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Army Infantry School command sergeant major visits NTC

Posted December 4, 2015 by By Public Affairs Office

The senior enlisted advisor for the United States Army Infantry School at Fort Benning, Ga., visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for several days during training rotation 16-02 in November. Command Sgt. Maj. Wilbert Engram met with National Training Center and Fort Irwin Command Sgt. Maj. Edison Rebuck, and other command sergeants major…

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Irwin, High Desert communities look toward energy conservation

Posted March 6, 2015 by Story and photo by G. A. Volb

Good stewardship of taxpayer funding and natural resources is a Department of Defense priority, with facilities worldwide looking toward more efficient methods of operating. Fort Irwin and the National Training Center are no different, even leading by example when it comes to embracing high-tech solutions to energy requirements and natural resource conservation. Several major projects…

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Legal assistance office provides immigration, naturalization services

Posted May 6, 2016 by By 1st Lt. Amanda Sejba, Legal Assistance Attorney

Applying for citizenship can be a very daunting and drawn out process for everyone. Fortunately for Soldiers and their families, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of Defense have worked out ways to fast track this process. If you are not a U.S. citizen and have not already applied to become…

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11th Armored Cavalry Regiment’s change of responsibility

Posted October 7, 2016 by

Army photograph by Sgt. David Edge Troop leaders and guidon bearers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment salute the national colors during the 11th ACR’s Change of Responsibility ceremony at Fort Irwin’s Fritz Field, Sept. 20, 2016. U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. James T. Gandy, relinquished responsibility of the Blackhorse Regiment to Command Sgt. Maj….

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Back to Work

Posted January 6, 2017 by

Fort Irwin, CA – After a well-deserved break for the holiday season, the National Training Center and Fort Irwin is getting ready to host 1st Stryker Brigade Combat, Team 25th Infantry Division for rotation 17-03. Elements of the 1st SBCT started arriving over a week ago, most of the unit’s personnel and equipment will be…

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