Casey Slusser
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Military women highlighted at Fort Irwin Women’s History Month observance

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin celebrated Women’s History Month with an event at the Sandy Basin Community Center March 28, featuring guest speaker retired Rear Adm. Sandy Adams. The event, hosted by Operations Group, highlighted stories from women’s 117-year record of official service in the U.S. military. More than 174,000 women currently serve in…

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Ken Drylie
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Some like it hot!

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fire Explorers from all over San Bernardino County traveled to the dusty Mojave for the 21st annual Inland Empire Fire Explorer Academy, held here March 7-11. The yearly event gives young adults, ages 14-21, a chance to get an up-close look at the life of a firefighter. The multi-day event allowed…

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#KnowYourMil: Sgt. Faatali Siaea

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Jason Miller

U.S. Army Sgt. Faatali Siaea, an 89B Ammunition Specialist for Operations Group, reenlisted at the National Training Center’s iconic painted rocks March 19.  Originally from American Samoa, Siaea joined the Army for the educational opportunities. However, now that he’s only three classes shy of an associate degree, he has shifted directions to stay in the…

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Air Force, Army collaborate during joint training

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Senior Airman

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — In the heart of the Mojave Desert in southeastern California, U.S. Army ground forces engaged in fierce combat with mock insurgents. As the grueling battle intensified with no standstill in sight, these combat warriors remained confident, knowing aerial support was a radio call away. To the ground troops’ relief, loud booms…

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Jason Miller
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Fort Irwin kicks off 2018 Army Emergency Relief Campaign

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin Garrison Commander Col. Seth Krummrich kicked off the 2018 Army Emergency Relief Campaign March 6 at an event attended by senior National Training Center and Fort Irwin leadership. The AER program is the Army’s emergency financial assistance organization, dedicated to “helping the Army take care of its own” by…

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Ken Drylie
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Ridgecrest students get a taste of military life

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Ken Drylie

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— About 40 students from the Sherman E. Burroughs High School got a glimpse into Army life on a tour of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin March 19. The students are part of the school’s career technical program. They had a chance to visit with Soldiers in the 11th Armored…

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Dave Dupree
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Fort Irwin Denim Day raises awareness, promotes prevention of sexual assault

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin Soldiers, families and community members marched to raise awareness of sexual assault and harassment during the sixth annual Denim Day walk at the National Training Center April 2. The event coincided with the kickoff of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Representing all of Fort Irwin’s major command groups, hundreds…

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Snake bite season begins

Posted April 6, 2018 by NTC Safety Office

March is the beginning of snake bite season in Southern California.  Rattlesnakes are typically active from April until September.  About 221 snake bites are reported in the state annually, however the fatality rate for snake bites is less than one-half of one percent.    There are seven different species of rattlesnakes found in Southern California,…

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Last-minute ways to reduce your taxable income

Posted April 6, 2018 by By the Fort Irwin Tax Center and Legal Assistance Office

The end of tax season is rapidly approaching, and we want to give you some last minute information about how to reduce your taxable income. Taxable income is your gross income after you subtract all of the deductions that the IRS allows. One of these deductions is a contribution to a traditional Individual Retirement Account…

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Fort Irwin Animal Control helps ‘Runaway Rae’ return home

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Dave Housman

After wandering the desert for 12 days, a lost dog was reunited with her owner. FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Jan. 16, 2018 started out as a typical day for the Fort Irwin Animal Control Facility (ACF). Mid-morning, the ACF was contacted by a resident regarding a stray dog. Staff responded to the call and brought…

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