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Fort Irwin celebrates Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photos by Leslie Ozawa

More than 400 Fort Irwin community members got to experience America’s diverse ethnic cultures from across the Pacific on May 13 with various performances and demonstrations focused on the theme “Many Cultures, One Voice: Promote Equality and Inclusion.” The late morning program began with a speech by Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen who spoke of his…

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Practice Makes Perfect

Posted May 5, 2017 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Flaring with a menu of diverse tastes, smells, and textures, kitchens across the Armed Forces sizzle with creation around the clock in preparation for the ultimate competition, the Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event. The MCACTE is held in Fort Lee, Va., March 4th through the 9th, and has served as…

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Fort Irwin community shows unity at annual Denim Day Walk

Posted May 6, 2016 by Story and photos by Leslie Ozawa

Braving blustery, chill winds from the Pacific, an estimated 3,000-strong army of Soldiers, family members and civilians lined up in formation at the Fort Irwin commissary parking lot at 9 a.m. on April 25. Led by the 11th ACR horse detachment, the citizens of Fort Irwin, some with children, others with strollers and babies, then…

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Forty-fourth Army Surgeon General visits Fort Irwin

Posted May 6, 2016 by Story and photos by Michael Beaton

The Army’s first female African-American lieutenant general, 44th Army Surgeon General and the highest-ranking woman to graduate from the United States Military Academy toured facilities, met staff members, spoke with patients and consulted with leadership of Weed Army Community Hospital and the National Training Center, April 7-9. Dual-hatted as the commander of U.S. Army Medical…

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Procedures set for reporting, reclaiming stray animals

Posted November 2, 2018 by Directorate of Public Works

Since we began full operations in October 2017, the Animal Control Facility has captured 288 stray pets. Of those, 238 were reclaimed by their owners, 41 were adopted after being unclaimed, and another eight long-term residents were transferred to a local humane society for a better chance at adoption. Below are some things to consider…

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Eight fascinating takeaways from Fort Irwin’s ‘Soldier for a Day’ experience

Posted November 22, 2017 by Katie Lange

Fort Irwin recently hosted several business leaders and Hollywood executives to showcase just how extensively the military trains for deployments.

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Notice of annual water quality report

Posted June 5, 2015 by By Chris Woodruff, Water Resources Manager

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the U.S. Army. Fort Irwin has recently completed the Year 2014 Water Quality Report for Fort Irwin. CH2MHill routinely monitors (on behalf of Fort Irwin) for constituents in the…

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Bye-bye beloved burros Some of our small donkeys to be moved to safer, healthier environment

Posted March 1, 2019 by Story and Photo by Janell J. Lewis Ford

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Some, not all, of the (mostly) beloved burros at the National Training Center will be removed, as a part of a project to provide a safer, healthier environment for the small donkeys. There are more than 1,000 burros estimated to be on our military installation and they’ve been a staple of…

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Military Spouses Showcase Their Handmade Creations and Grow a Community of Entrepreneurs

Posted May 5, 2017 by By Loretta Sponsler

Much as the name suggests, Kaleidoscope Crafts and Creations (KCC) is filled with a variety of handmade items from sewing to woodwork, crochet to etched glass. All the items are made by members of the community, mostly military spouses. The store has been thriving since its establishment in 2015, when it was opened by a…

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Last-minute ways to reduce your taxable income

Posted April 6, 2018 by By the Fort Irwin Tax Center and Legal Assistance Office

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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