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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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Garrison Exceptional Member (GEM)

Posted March 3, 2017 by by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Hidden in a community of over 20,000 people is a rare individual who donates her time to the community in more ways than others.  Loretta Sponsler, local author of Goodnight Campsite, spends her days devoted to not only her family but to all the children, here. Sponsler is devoted to promoting reading…

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Fort Irwin Honors the Fallen During Memorial Day

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Fort Irwin, Calif ­— Soldiers from The National Training Center and Fort Irwin spread across the High Desert and surrounding areas to commemorate those who have given their all in defense of the Nation during Memorial Day Ceremonies Monday. From Barstow to Big Bear, ceremonies were held at local cemeteries and veteran’s memorials to honor…

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Task Force Wraith Soldiers conduct joint training with four-legged troops

Posted September 25, 2017 by Maj. Jeremy Duffy

Soldiers from the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade's Task Force Wraith conducted joint tactical training with the U.S. Marines from Area Support Group -- Kuwait's Directorate of Emergency Services at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, in early September.

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February Community Calendar

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NOTICES: SGT Fuzzbuddy’s Closure for Renovations starting Feb. 1, 7:30 a.m. We regret to inform the community that effective 1 February 2018, SGT Fuzzbuddy’s will be closing for renovations.   We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  To help with the inconvenience during this time, a list of local boarding facilities and on post…

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Hiring Our Heroes summit brings employment training, mentorship to Fort Irwin Soldiers

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— Hiring Our Heroes, a nonprofit program focused on helping veterans and their spouses find employment, joined with the USO to host a day-long “transition summit” at Fort Irwin April 3. The summit was designed to educate Soldiers and their family members about resources and best practices that will allow them to…

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‘Red Feather Woman’ helps Fort Irwin celebrate Native American History through storytelling, music and dance

Posted December 7, 2018 by Story by Casey Slusser

Soldiers and family members gathered at Sandy Basin community center, to pay tribute to Native American soldiers during the Native American Heritage Month celebration on Nov. 14.

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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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