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A Day of Gratitude

Posted December 5, 2014 by G. A. Volb

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Gold Star and Blue Star families assemble with leadership and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for a photo during the “Day of Gratitude” event here, Nov. 25. In an ongoing effort to ensure members of the Fort Irwin community recognize the sacrifices of those who serve,…

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Cleared for takeoff

Posted April 3, 2015 by Gustavo Bahena

A ribbon cutting ceremony signaled the conclusion of construction for a landing strip project in the training area of this Army combat training center, March 3.

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Girl Scouts donate to food pantry

Posted April 12, 2012 by Photos by Caroline Keyser

Members of Brownie Troop 710 pick out canned foods at Fort Irwin’s commissary April 6 to donate to the Helping Hands food pantry at Center Chapel.  The girls used funds earned from selling Girl Scout cookies to purchase food to donate to the food pantry, as well as cat and dog food to donate to…

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Fort Irwin family shares common bond through violin

Posted May 17, 2012 by By Caroline Keyser

During his recent deployment to Afghanistan, Spc. Joshua Crippen carried a precious item in a dark case, and it wasn’t a weapon. The item was his violin, and during long days and nights spent thousands...

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Lewis Elementary transforms kindergarten and increases instructional minutes

Posted August 2, 2012 by Information provided by Silver Valley Unified School District

Congressman Jerry Lewis Elementary School will be implementing California’s new Transitional Kindergarten Program for the 2012-2013 school year as mandated by Senate Bill (SB) 1381 and sanctioned by the Board of Trustees. Children with birthdays between Sept. 1, 2007 and Dec. 2, 2007 are being enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten. While SB 1381 provides a phase-in…

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Crowning moments

Posted October 18, 2012 by Gustavo Bahena

A group of Soldiers from 1916th Support Battalion “Desert Warriors” staffed a supporting effort for the annual Homecoming Game at Silver Valley High School, Oct. 12. Silver Valley High, the only high school in the Silver Valley Unified School District, is populated by many teenagers from military families living at the National Training Center and…

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A Dodger blue Christmas for Fort Irwin children

Posted January 11, 2013 by Renita Wickes

For some Fort Irwin children the colors of Christmas included blue – Dodger Blue that is. The group of children that made a school trip, Dec. 12, to the Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium came from Tiefort View Intermediate School. Their visit with Dodger players of past and present, included photo opportunities, gifts, and story time….

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Tarantula Team conducts airborne operation in conjunction with family day

Posted July 5, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Taylor

Soldiers from the Tarantula Team with Operations Group conducted airborne operations from a V-22 Osprey alongside the Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron 165 (VMM 165), in conjunction with a team family day event, here, June 5-6.

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2916th Aviation Battalion partners with School Age Center

Posted September 6, 2013 by Les Ozawa

At a brief ceremony on Aug. 21, Fort Irwin’s School Age Services Center celebrated its new education partnership with the 2916th Aviation Battalion.

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A tradition of giving

Posted January 10, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Courtesy Photo The commander of 916th Support Brigade, Col. James Kazmierczak (left) holds a ceremonial check with Joe Madrid, supervisor of the section. The maintenance section contributed $3,000 to the Fort Irwin Food Basket Program. Traditions are meant to be sustained. So, when the 2013 fall and winter holiday season arrived, staff of the maintenance…

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