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You have to start with a dream

Posted April 3, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Fort Irwin celebrated Women’s History Month with a ceremony at a packed venue here, March 11. Sandy Basin Community Center was standing room only for an event that featured Col. Cathy Walter, deputy commander of Nursing Services with United States Army Medical Department Activity here, as the guest speaker. The theme for the annual observance…

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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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Facebook Round-Up Goes Live

Posted September 2, 2016 by NTC Public Affairs

Fort Irwin, CA — The National Training Center and Fort Irwin garrison command team is a familiar visitor on the postís radio station, KNTC 88.5 FM, where, along with host Jason Miller, they take questions from the community every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. The community can now watch the live broadcast on Facebook Live and…

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Pins were flying!

Posted December 30, 2016 by Jason Miller

United States Army Soldiers and families took advantage of the newly renovated Desert Winds Bowling Center, during a soft opening at Fort Irwin, Dec. 15. After a 13-month renovation closure, the facility will be open for bowling during opportunity leave Wednesday through Sunday. During the holiday break the snack bar will remain closed. However, in…

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Mississippi National Guardsman dies in California training

Posted May 31, 2017 by AP

FORT IRWIN, Calif.–One Mississippi National Guard soldier has been killed and three others have been injured during a training exercise in California. The Guard said in a news release May 30 that investigators are trying to determine what caused the death and injuries May 29 night at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin. The…

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Acts of kindness — painting rocks

Posted August 4, 2017 by by Jason Miller

A popular trend has begun to take hold within the Fort Irwin community this year in the form of painting rocks and placing them throughout the community for a random pedestrian to find. The movement has one goal, to promote random acts of kindness to unsuspecting community members. The act of painting rocks and leaving…

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New Hospital, New Year, New Baby

Posted January 5, 2018 by Story/Photo by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— The Mother Baby Unit within the Weed Army Community Hospital here, began the New Year by welcoming the first baby of 2018 to the National Training Center, Jan. 2. “We weren’t expecting to be the first baby since it was so late in the day.  We thought there was going to…

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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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Fort Irwin celebrates Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photos by Leslie Ozawa

More than 400 Fort Irwin community members got to experience America’s diverse ethnic cultures from across the Pacific on May 13 with various performances and demonstrations focused on the theme “Many Cultures, One Voice: Promote Equality and Inclusion.” The late morning program began with a speech by Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen who spoke of his…

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Cub Scouts: earning rank, becoming leaders

Posted March 6, 2015 by Story and photo by Sgt. David Beckstrom, Public Affairs

Fort Irwin’s Cub Scout Pack 67 held its annual Blue and Gold banquet here, Feb. 11. The ceremony recognized each of the 60 Cub Scouts for proficiency in fishing, reading a map and compass, and learning geography and good manners. There were two special awards and four Arrows of Light given at the event. Dakota…

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