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New Central Issue Facility Opens

Posted January 6, 2017 by Story/Photo by Jason Miller

The Fort Irwin Central Issue Facility has moved locations with more modern conveniences and is now open for business after a ribbon cutting here, Dec. 16. The new facility operated under the Logistics Readiness Center provides Soldiers with modern fitting rooms, sewing support and proper uniform wearing displays in a warm and modern store like…

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Roller Derby Team Promotes Strong Women

Posted May 5, 2017 by By Loretta Sponsler

The crash and bash of the Heavy Arm-Her Roller Derby (HARD) Team could be heard for miles, during the third-annual Skate-a-Thon held April 1 at the basketball court near the skate park on Fort Irwin. Skate-a-Thon Raised Funds for Team Expenses and Scholarship “Our annual Skate-a-Thon is the only fundraiser we put on all year,”…

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Operation Mend; solidifying partnerships

Posted August 4, 2017 by by Renita Wickes

UCLA Operation Mend was established in 2007 as a groundbreaking partnership among UCLA Health, the United States military and the Department of Veterans Affairs to help heal the wounds of war. Operation Mend provides advanced surgical and medical treatment, as well as comprehensive psychological-health support for post-9/11-era service members, veterans and their families at no…

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Cultural Exhibition Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The sounds of the sacred drum and traditional Native American songs filled the Sandy Basin Community Center Nov. 8 for the annual Native American Heritage Month celebration hosted by the Fort Irwin Medical Department Activity and Equal Opportunity Office. The event highlighted the many contributions made by Native Americans to the…

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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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Annual Lantern Walk against domestic violence set for Oct. 7

Posted October 13, 2015 by By Fort Irwin Family Advocacy Program

Since October 2014, Fort Irwin has averaged six reported incidents of domestic violence a month. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, and couples in the military are no exception. To raise awareness about this problem and to…

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Don’t be fast, furious when buying a car

Posted May 1, 2015 by By Capt. R. Tristan de Vega

The key to avoiding legal issues with big ticket purchases is to remove emotion from the equation. Let’s take a look at how this applies to a popular big ticket purchase among Soldiers: the automobile. Before you drop a chunk of change on that new tricked-out “whip,” remove the emotion from the equation; do the…

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Lewis Elementary succeeding per district strategy

Posted February 6, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

A group of educators and parents met to provide input for the best strategy in sustaining success and making improvements at Lewis Elementary School here, Jan. 26. The meeting was part of the Silver Valley Unified School District’s strategy-building plan that involves each of its seven schools. Fort Irwin is site to three – Lewis,…

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Blackhorse Pride

Posted June 29, 2016 by By Capt. Albert ‘Ryan’ Jernegan

FORT IRWIN, CALIF. – The 11th Cavalry Regiment was established in February 1901 at the conclusion of the Spanish-American War.  As the regiment was stood up, the First Colonel of the Regiment, Francis Moore, received a report proclaiming that “the men assigned have never seen a horse, horses that have never seen a man, and…

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Fort Irwin Soldiers interrupt evening commute to save a life

Posted November 4, 2016 by By Kristen R Schabert

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — What began as a typical commute home for two Fort Irwin Army Medical Command Soldiers quickly turned into a tense and potentially life-saving evening when they came across a serious accident. Staff Sgt. Sydney Norris and Maj. Vernice Favor-Williams were carpooling together from their duty station at Fort Irwin to their…

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