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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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Culture of safety

Posted April 3, 2015 by Story and photo by Leslie Ozawa

United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue presented the 2916th Aviation Battalion and its three helicopter companies the FORSCOM Commander’s Aircraft Accident Prevention Award during a ceremony here, March 3. This marks the fourth time that the 2916th AV BN has received this prestigious award. “Four thousand hours with no…

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Fort Irwin progressive motorcycle training

Posted March 4, 2016 by Submitted by Kim Garcia

The Army Progressive Motorcycle program is designed to keep motorcycle operator training current and sustain or enrich rider skills. Fort Irwin offers courses for servicemembers and the program consists of the following: Basic Riders Course, Experienced Riders Course/Basic Riders Course 2, Military Sport Bike Riders Course, Advanced Rider Course, Motorcycle Refresher Training and Motorcycle Sustainment…

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Fort Irwin Family Wins Tickets to Disneyland

Posted August 5, 2016 by

U.S. Army Spouse, Megin Stearns and children, graciously accepted four tickets to Disneyland, awarded by Purina and Nestle in support of Military Child Appreciation Month, at the Fort Irwin Commissary, June 30. Stearns entered to win the tickets at a promotional kiosk near the pet food isle. “I never win anything, but thought I might…

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Wine Shop… At Home?

Posted December 2, 2016 by Story by Jennifer N. Simpson

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – As a brand new United States Army spouse, Bethany Vogel has adjusted to her new Army life by becoming a Wine Shop At Home consultant giving the Fort Irwin community new reasons to get together. Recently, Vogel teamed up to host a Jewelry & Wine evening event here at the Sandy…

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Office offers legal assistance, special victim counsel services

Posted April 7, 2017 by CPT Thomas Neumann

As many of us have found out the hard way, the civilian world keeps moving even after we have signed on the dotted line, raised our hands, and taken our oath to protect and defend the Constitution of United States.  Unfortunately, what happens in the civilian world doesn’t always stay in the civilian world, and…

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238th ASOS at the National Training Center

Posted July 7, 2017 by emmauribe

Fort Irwin, Calif. — The 238th Air Support Operations Squadron, Mississippi Air National Guard, is conducting close air support at the National Training Center during the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team’s rotation. The Meridian, Mississippi, based 238th ASOS, has members with over thirteen years of experience in the Tactical Air Control Party field. The unit…

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Edwards EOD hosts realistic training for fellow bomb squad members

Posted November 17, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

It may not sound that attractive, but a lot of the 308,000 acres at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., resemble the same landscape deployed service members find in the Middle East and Southwest Asia.

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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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Raising a blended family like a boss

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Bonnie Conrad

Do you know what is great about having a blended family? My son has the honor of having two amazing men in his life, his biological father and my husband. With Father’s Day right around the corner, I love sharing my family’s story. Co-parenting is never easy, and it is something that a lot of…

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