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Scientists set aside lab coats to interact with Soldiers

Posted December 4, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Scientists from various fields and serving in Department of Defense laboratories visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Oct. 16. The eight scientists arrived to this installation with escort by Lt. Col. Mary Miller, a microbiologist and surgeon cell chief with 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Command from Aberdeen Proving Ground,…

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NTC hosts visitors from business, entertainment industry

Posted December 4, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin hosted approximately 90 distinguished visitors during two tours of the training area here, Nov. 6 and 7. The groups were composed of people in the business and entertainment industry, said Renita Wickes, community relations officer for this installation. The NTC and Fort Irwin commander, Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin,…

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Community celebrates Thanksgiving

Posted December 4, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Soldiers, family members and the Fort Irwin community joined leadership of this installation and from units for a feast celebrating Thanksgiving here, Nov. 24. National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin and Command Sgt. Maj. Edison Rebuck served patrons of dining facility one, which set out a spread that included turkey,…

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Delegates discuss issues during Army Family Action Plan conference

Posted December 4, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

During two days of dialogue, Fort Irwin Soldiers, military family members and community members discussed several issues of concern and decided on three for further review. The talks took place during the 2015 Fort Irwin Army Family Action Plan conference, Nov. 3-4, spearheaded by the AFAP department under Family and Morale, Welfare, Recreation here. The…

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Lantern Walk rallies Fort Irwin against domestic violence

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

Fort Irwin’s Family Advocacy Program hosted the third annual Lantern Walk here in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Oct. 7. National Training Center and Fort Irwin leadership, unit commanders, Soldiers, and family members participated in the event that included the signing of a proclamation, remarks by leadership and a procession of attendees through several…

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Community Calendar

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Nov. 7 Newberry Springs Pistachio Festival. 9 a.m. 30884 Newberry Road. Free admission. Pistachio, food, barbecue, crafts vendors. Bounce house and games. Coloring contest. T-shirts. Vendors needed; call Jill at 257-1072. Nov. 8 USO Show. 4 p.m. Sandy Basin Community Center. Free music show by Bob Hope USO of Ontario performing patriotic, holiday, Big Band,…

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Annual Lantern Walk against domestic violence set for Oct. 7

Posted October 13, 2015 by By Fort Irwin Family Advocacy Program

Since October 2014, Fort Irwin has averaged six reported incidents of domestic violence a month. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, and couples in the military are no exception. To raise awareness about this problem and to…

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Opportunities for your future

Posted October 13, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Employment Readiness here hosted its annual job fair for the Fort Irwin community and public, Sept. 10. The job fair took place at Sandy Basin Community Center with approximately 30 employers providing representatives, including: the Los Angeles Police Department, the Exchange, the commissary, La Quinta Inn and Suites, Kaplan University, L.A. County Sheriffs, San Bernardino…

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October Calendar

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Ongoing Army Criminal Investigation Command recruiting Soldiers for CID special agents. As sworn federal law enforcement officers, agents are on the cutting edge of criminal investigative tactics and techniques. Go to www.cid.army.mil. Online Army Readiness Assessment Program Survey for Soldiers, DA civilians and NAF civilians assigned to USAG Fort Irwin. See your supervisor for access…

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Fort Irwin firefighters partners in battling wildland blazes

Posted October 13, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

With a years-long drought affecting the state of California, and an annual fire season, partnerships have been crucial this year in the battle against wildfires. Partnerships, based on agreements created years ago, allows for several state and federal agencies to request assistance from fire departments in California, said Ray Smith, chief of the Fort Irwin…

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