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Tax Center opens for 2019, hopes to provide free services for more than 1,000 clients

Posted February 1, 2019 by Story and Photos by Janell J. Lewis Ford

FORT IRWIN — The Tax Center on post celebrated its official open with a ribbon cutting ceremony, tour and treats, as the office hopes to prepare more than 1,000 tax returns at no cost to soldiers and their families. The center opened on Jan. 22 and will assist through April 18. The office can prepare…

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Get Moving in the New Year

Posted February 1, 2019 by by Janell J. Lewis Ford

Runners kick-off 2019 with ‘New You Fitness Resolution’ FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Nearly 50 participants started off the new year with a dedication to health and fitness. They ran in the “New You Fitness Resolution” event, hosted by the MWR’s Sports Fitness and Aquatics and Child and Youth Services. The event took place at Jack…

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NTC’s commanding general greets community leaders for New Year’s Reception

Posted February 1, 2019 by Story by David Dupree

FORT IRWIN, Calif.  — The National Training Center’s Commanding General Brig. Jeff Broadwater and Command Sgt. Maj. Matthew Lowe, greeted more than 200 military and civilian senior leaders at the Fort Irwin Event and Catering Center on Jan. 7. Alicia Broadwater and Jennifer Lowe, wives of General Broadwater and Sergeant Major Matthew Lowe, also welcomed…

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How to take care of your enemies: A Biblical perspective

Posted February 1, 2019 by Story by Chaplain (Cpt.) Anselmo Brillon

FORT IRWIN, Calif.— King David has to be one of my favorite characters in the Old Testament.  King David, the second King of Israel, was described as a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14, KJV).  He experienced some circumstances in life we can all learn from as people and Soldiers.  King David faced…

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MCSC kicks off new year with breakfast-themed luncheon event

Posted February 1, 2019 by Story and Photos by Bonnie Conrad

FORT IRWIN, Calif — The Military and Civilians Spouses’ Club hosted their monthly luncheon in January and the theme’s inspiration came from the classic movie, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Each month, along with a new theme, the MCSC hosts a luncheon to support non-profit organizations in the Fort Irwin community. The spread included a fancy brunch…

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First RTU of 2019 challenged but successful at the NTC

Posted February 1, 2019 by 1st Squadron

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­—  On the morning of Jan. 17, the 1/11 ACR OPFOR in the role of guerrilla fighters, were tasked to defend the town of Razish from the Rotational Unit (RTU), 3/1 CAV. Sixty-five OPFOR fighters battled the RTU’s movement into the city with artillery, armored vehicles, and machine gun teams. The 3/1…

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Food, snacks make a comeback at Bowling Center after four years

Posted February 1, 2019 by Story by Marion Taylor

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Fort Irwin Family MWR held the grand opening of the Snack Center at the Fort Irwin Desert Winds Bowling Center on Jan. 31.  With much anticipation, Fort Irwin residents can now enjoy a typical bowling menu at the Desert Winds Bowling Center.  The snack bar closed in 2014 when the…

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Rolling in, rolling out day with Blackhorse Troopers

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Fort Irwin, Calif. — Warm food, camaraderie, comfort!  These are the things that come to mind when Blackhorse Troopers think of Roll-In Day.  Whether it’s been a long, hot rotation in the dead of summer, or a blustery, wet, miserable trip to the Box in the winter, Roll-In Day lifts our spirits and provides every…

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Holiday Time in Fort Irwin

Posted January 4, 2019 by by Janell J. Lewis Ford

Moments from the Christmas events at the National Training Center FORT IRWIN, Calif. —  Residents participated in several events around post to get into the holiday spirit. The Holiday Market and Tree Lighting ceremony and a “Breakfast with Santa” event kicked off all of the celebrations. Santa at the Helipad There were also photos with…

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Bringing blessings to the Box

Posted January 4, 2019 by Story and photos by Janell J. Lewis Ford

NTC Chaplain Brown, fellow chaplains charter new programs, offer counseling & communion during rotational trainings in the field, as they ‘plant a spiritual rose in the desert’ FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Post Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Ric Brown wasn’t even a teenager when he first knew he had a calling to minister to the masses—specifically, servicemembers….

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