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Fort Irwin progressive motorcycle training

Posted March 4, 2016 by Submitted by Kim Garcia

The Army Progressive Motorcycle program is designed to keep motorcycle operator training current and sustain or enrich rider skills. Fort Irwin offers courses for servicemembers and the program consists of the following: Basic Riders Course, Experienced Riders Course/Basic Riders Course 2, Military Sport Bike Riders Course, Advanced Rider Course, Motorcycle Refresher Training and Motorcycle Sustainment…

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted March 4, 2016 by By Chris Woodruff

Fort Irwin’s water permit requires Fort Irwin to notify the public quarterly of the following: This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than 2 milligrams per…

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MEDEVAC drill prepares crews for crises

Posted February 5, 2016 by By Jason Miller

United States Army Soldiers with C Company, 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Sustainment Brigade, initiated a downed aircraft MEDEVAC exercise along with firefighters from the Fort Irwin Fire Department just outside the training village of Razish, Jan. 13. Fort Irwin Air Traffic Controllers received a mayday transmission from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, carrying four crewmembers, just…

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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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Military, DA police tryout for Special Reaction Team

Posted February 5, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Five candidates took part in tryouts for a Fort Irwin team of law enforcement officers that will enhance the security and safety of this installation, Jan. 19-21. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin hosted the tests for four military policemen and one Department of the Army civilian police officer. The…

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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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Fort Irwin supports Rose Bowl game

Posted February 5, 2016 by Public Affairs Office

A joint service military color guard and the commander of this installation supported the Rose Bowl college football game, Jan. 1. The color guard consisted of eight servicemembers from the Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy and Army with a senior non-commissioned officer-in-charge. The detail presented the services’ flags and the colors of the nation…

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Experts emerge: 33 awarded EFMB

Posted January 8, 2016 by Story and photos by Michael Beaton, Public Affairs Officer

Given the traditional 15 to 20 percent pass rate, the Expert Field Medical Badge stands apart as one of the most prestigious and hard won awards an Army medical professional can obtain. Soldiers know and speak of the badge chiefly by its acronym, EFMB, and it is synonymous with three ‘T’s”: technical ability, tactical proficiency…

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Military spouses compete for silver spurs

Posted January 8, 2016 by By Capt. Dawne Divine

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – One hundred military spouses from Fort Irwin and the Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow kicked up their heels, Dec. 3, to compete for silver spurs during the annual Spouses Spur Ride. Each year, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment sponsors a Spouses Spur Ride to focus on building camaraderie among military spouses…

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Garrison receives new command sergeant major

Posted January 8, 2016 by Public Affairs Office

United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin welcomed a new senior enlisted advisor to the organization and community during a change of responsibility ceremony here, Dec. 16. Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel O’Brien became the garrison’s command sergeant major after being charged with that responsibility by USAG Fort Irwin Commander Col. Scott Taylor. That moment occurred…

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