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Roller Derby Team Promotes Strong Women

Posted May 5, 2017 by By Loretta Sponsler

The crash and bash of the Heavy Arm-Her Roller Derby (HARD) Team could be heard for miles, during the third-annual Skate-a-Thon held April 1 at the basketball court near the skate park on Fort Irwin. Skate-a-Thon Raised Funds for Team Expenses and Scholarship “Our annual Skate-a-Thon is the only fundraiser we put on all year,”…

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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 housing gets major upgrade

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Renovations are underway in some of Fort Irwin’s oldest neighborhoods to create a more pleasing living environment for Soldiers and their families. The upgrades are part of a five-year housing improvement initiative that also includes projects to promote modernization, energy savings, and beautification across all residential communities on post. Work began earlier this year to…

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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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“We Serve” 2015 Soldiers Show comes to Fort Irwin

Posted October 13, 2015 by By Michael Beaton, Public Affairs

The 2015 United States Army Soldier Show “We Serve” presented by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command came to the Fort Irwin Freedom Fitness Center Gym, Sept. 9. The popular show is a high-energy 90-minute live musical singing and dancing production that showcases the talents of Soldiers from across the Army. The event was attended…

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Operation: Angel Ascendant

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Staff Sgt. Wayne Payne, Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, provides suppressive fire from an over-watch position during an air assault mission at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016. The Blackhorse Regiment partnered with the 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, to conduct the planning…

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Commissary awards scholarship

Posted August 7, 2015 by Story and photo by Jason Miller

The Fort Irwin Defense Commissary Agency awarded a $2,000 educational scholarship to Alex Nguyen as part of the 2015 Scholarships for Military Children program here, July 8. Nguyen, 18, was selected based on her meritorious achievement in academic studies, citizenship, community activities and leadership. She recently graduated Silver Valley High School and plans to attend…

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Vacation Bible School attendance soar

Posted July 7, 2017 by Jo Garrison

Army photograph by Jo Garrison Eighty-one volunteers from the Fort Irwin community come together to teach children Bible lessons with age appropriate activities during Vacation Bible School at Main Post Chapel, June 9. Every summer, the Religious Services Office holds a weeklong outreach program for children of the community called Vacation Bible School at Main…

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Here comes the boom!

Posted June 29, 2016 by Story and photos by Sgt. William Boecker

FORT IRWIN, California – “Earthpig One-Six, this is Bravo Six, you are clear to advance on the objective,” is heard over the radio within the crowded, oven-like Bradley Fighting Vehicle operated by engineers of the 334th Brigade Engineer Battalion in the middle of the Mojave Desert on June 15, 2016. The platoon, consisting of two…

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51st TICO: supporting NTC mission and host nation partnerships

Posted February 5, 2016 by By 1st Lt. Derek Thomas, 51st Translator Interpreter Company

The United States Army faces an increasingly de-centralized enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan and this has resulted in the need for the Army to assume a larger role as an ally and advisor to host nations. Translators and interpreters are leading the Army in its partnerships with governments from Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Jordan. The…

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