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Ensuring reliable electrical power at Fort Irwin

Posted March 4, 2016 by By Leslie Ozawa

On Saturday, March 12, all of Fort Irwin will undergo a power outage as its primary electricity provider, Southern California Edison, will upgrade its power grid from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. During the outage, SCE will conduct maintenance work on its power grid. In the summer of 2013, a SCE power line fell on…

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Celebrating African American History Month

Posted March 4, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated African American History Month during a ceremony at Sandy Basin Community Center here, Feb. 3. The event was coordinated by Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and the Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity office. The event included a video presentation, singing by Soldiers, Soldiers performing as famous…

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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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AER campaign kicks off

Posted March 4, 2016 by Public Affairs Office

The Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign has kicked-off at Fort Irwin and will go through May 15. The Army-wide campaign takes place annually and aims to garner contributions for the program that helps Soldiers and their families with financial challenges. This year’s theme is “Never Leave a Soldier in Need.” According to an AER news…

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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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