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Tax Season is Here

Posted February 3, 2017 by Story/Photo by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — United States Army Garrison command cut the ribbon marking the opening of the Tax Center on Jan. 24. U.S. Army Soldiers completed more than 120 hours of training with the IRS and California Franchise Tax Board to provide a free tax preparation service to the community.  Capt. Cadence Tuttle, Staff Judge…

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History of the NTC: Camp Irwin 1940-50

Posted July 7, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

Editor’s Note: This is part one in a series chronicling the history Fort Irwin and the creation of the National Training Center. On Aug. 8, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed legislation creating the Mojave Anti-Aircraft Range on 1,000 acres of desolate terrain in the Mojave Desert. The area was chosen because the remote location…

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Tax center provides free services

Posted February 5, 2016 by By Capt. Joshua Cumming

The Fort Irwin Tax Center opened its doors Jan. 25 and offers free tax preparation services by certified Soldier and civilian tax preparers. Tax services are available to active-duty military personnel from all services (including Army Reserves and National Guard on orders for 30 days or more), military retirees, and their dependents.  However, the tax…

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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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Lewis Elementary succeeding per district strategy

Posted February 6, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

A group of educators and parents met to provide input for the best strategy in sustaining success and making improvements at Lewis Elementary School here, Jan. 26. The meeting was part of the Silver Valley Unified School District’s strategy-building plan that involves each of its seven schools. Fort Irwin is site to three – Lewis,…

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Fort Irwin says Goodbye To the 51st TICO

Posted October 7, 2016 by Sgt. David Edge

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin held a de-activation ceremony for the 51st Translator Interpreter Company, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at the Fort Irwin Theater, Sept. 23, 2016.

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A deep space communications hub in desert

Posted June 15, 2018 by

When NASA engineers were looking for a place to build a network of large radio antennas in the 1950s, they knew they needed somewhere quiet. They were going to build a series of antennas with huge parabolic dishes and receivers that could detect extremely faint radio signals.

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Pins were flying!

Posted December 30, 2016 by Jason Miller

United States Army Soldiers and families took advantage of the newly renovated Desert Winds Bowling Center, during a soft opening at Fort Irwin, Dec. 15. After a 13-month renovation closure, the facility will be open for bowling during opportunity leave Wednesday through Sunday. During the holiday break the snack bar will remain closed. However, in…

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Intermediate school charts strategy for continued success

Posted March 4, 2016 by By Gustavo Bahena

Tiefort View Intermediate School at Fort Irwin hosted a strategic planning meeting with school district officials, administrators, teachers, students and parents, Feb 19. The meeting served as a collaboration and brain-storming session at the local level within the Silver Valley Unified School District, which manages seven schools in the high desert. Three of those schools…

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Fort Irwin Soldiers Lift Spirits of Hospitalized Children

Posted January 5, 2018 by By Jo Garrison

Loma Linda, Calif -Soldiers with 2916th Aviation Battalion from the National Training Center lifted the spirits of children at Loma Linda’s Children Hematology and Oncology Pediatric Clinic with donated toys Dec. 13. “A lot of these children don’t get to go outside and play with friends, get in the dirt and do normal kid things…

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