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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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Growing community through gardening

Posted April 7, 2017 by By Loretta Sponsler

FORT IRWIN Calif. — Thomas Jefferson may have said it best in 1811, “No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.” This same spirit lives on in the community garden at Ft. Irwin. “The goal of the garden is to develop…

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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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Community Calendar

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Nov. 7 Newberry Springs Pistachio Festival. 9 a.m. 30884 Newberry Road. Free admission. Pistachio, food, barbecue, crafts vendors. Bounce house and games. Coloring contest. T-shirts. Vendors needed; call Jill at 257-1072. Nov. 8 USO Show. 4 p.m. Sandy Basin Community Center. Free music show by Bob Hope USO of Ontario performing patriotic, holiday, Big Band,…

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Delegates discuss issues during Army Family Action Plan conference

Posted December 4, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

During two days of dialogue, Fort Irwin Soldiers, military family members and community members discussed several issues of concern and decided on three for further review. The talks took place during the 2015 Fort Irwin Army Family Action Plan conference, Nov. 3-4, spearheaded by the AFAP department under Family and Morale, Welfare, Recreation here. The…

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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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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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Community Calendar: January

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JAN 05 Dive-In Movie Night – Central Intelligence, 6 p.m., Oasis Pool, Second St., Bldg. 325 Watch Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kevin Hart bring their comedic personalities together for this hilarious film! Bring your inner tube and kick back and relax! Contact (760) 380-3046. JAN 06 Fitness Resolution Fair, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.,…

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WACH ensures continuity of leadership with CSM Change of Responsibility

Posted March 2, 2018 by By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Command Sgt. Maj. Albert H. Harris relinquished Weed Army Community Hospital’s colors to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Santiago in a ceremony on the patio of Oasis Café Feb. 15. “[Fort Irwin] has been phenomenal. We would stay here much longer if we could, but the Army has its plans…

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NTC hosts visitors from business, entertainment industry

Posted December 4, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin hosted approximately 90 distinguished visitors during two tours of the training area here, Nov. 6 and 7. The groups were composed of people in the business and entertainment industry, said Renita Wickes, community relations officer for this installation. The NTC and Fort Irwin commander, Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin,…

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