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Be aware of summer heat risks for pets

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Fort Irwin Directorate of Public Works

Fort Irwin is located in the Mojave Desert and it gets extremely hot during the summer months. As it gets hotter, pets are affected by the heat just as humans are.  Pet owners need to consider ways to keep pets healthy and safe from the heat. Pets can get sunburn, heat stroke, and first-degree burns…

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Livin’ it up on Irwin Island: Beach Bash celebration kicks off summer

Posted June 1, 2018 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — It’s a common joke newcomers hear at Fort Irwin: “We’ve got all the beach…but no water.” That changed May 23 as Army Field transformed into “Irwin Island” for the installation’s summer beach bash, a community event organized by Fort Irwin Family and MWR. Water slides, live music, fire dancers and a…

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Dancing together, Fort Irwin Pacific Islander community shares the joy of home

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Sandy Basin Community Center came alive with the music and dance of the Pacific Islands during Fort Irwin’s Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage celebration May 23. The dances were choreographed and performed by members of Toa O Samoa, a homegrown dance group comprised of active duty service members, retirees,…

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Fort Irwin small business outreach attracts outpouring response

Posted May 18, 2018 by Diane House

Approximately 120 representatives from small businesses and some large industry took part in an acquisition forecast open house May 1 hosted by members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Irwin, Calif.

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Atomic Jazz concert brings world class musicians to Barstow

Posted May 4, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

BARSTOW, Calif. – If you hear the word “jazz” and think “elevator music,” think again. From big band tunes to soul, a big part of the genre’s allure is its versatility, according to Barstow High School Band Director Dan Barilone and members of Barstow High’s ‘Jazztecs’. On May 10-11, the Jazztecs will host guest artists…

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Battling mountains (and lake monsters), Fort Irwin cyclists put themselves to the test

Posted May 4, 2018 by Story and photos by Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Maj. Kim Dortelus remembers the first big hill she encountered as a new cyclist. “I looked at it, and I didn’t even try to ride up it. I walked,” she said, laughing. She was working in Texas at the time and, as a registered nurse, had started riding bikes along with…

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Eggstravaganza! Library Egg Drop Competition encourages development of STEAM skills

Posted May 4, 2018 by Story and photos by Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – An array of straws, balloons, popsicle sticks, plastic cups and other sundry items greeted participants at the Fort Irwin Library’s Eggstravaganza egg drop competition April 18. The event, aimed at teens but open to all ages, challenged kids to use the materials to build an “egg armor” capable of protecting an…

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NutraVerity health and nutrition store opens at Fort Irwin Resiliency Center

Posted May 4, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — NutraVerity, a new fitness food establishment contracted by Fort Irwin Family and MWR, began serving up smoothies, supplements and prepared meals last month during a soft opening at the Resiliency Center. The grand opening will take place May 19. The store aims to be a one-stop shop for athletes, community members…

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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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NTC strengthens interoperability with joint service partner

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Jason Miller

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — More than 700 Marines and Sailors joined forces with the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment during a February training rotation at the National Training Center. The exercise helped enhance interoperability in terms of communications, tactics and operations for both joint service partners. As the NTC’s professional opposing force, the 11th ACR’s job…

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