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FOR HDW NTC Soldiers vie in Las Vegas Military Culinary Competition

Posted December 2, 2016 by

While most of Fort Irwin Soldiers were chilling out on the Veterans Day holiday weekend, maybe with some backyard grilling and football watching, eight National Training Center Soldiers got in closer to some action in the heart of Las Vegas, at the 13th Annual Military Hospitality Alliance Military Culinary Competition. Eight culinary specialists from the…

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The Box debuts at Fort Irwin Resiliency Center

Posted July 2, 2015 by Story and photo by Leslie Ozawa

Walk into Fort Irwin’s recently made-over fitness center and you see clues about what it used to be – a gym with hardwood floors and basketball backboards. Now, as you enter the Fort Irwin’s new Resiliency Center, you’ll find a Fit Foods display counter and refrigeration cases with sandwiches, fresh fruits, and salads. Turn the…

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Honoring Holocaust victims

Posted April 3, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

The nation observes Days of Remembrance to remember the Holocaust and honor the victims and survivors of that genocide. This year, the week-long commemoration is from April 12 through April 19. The theme is “Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act” and was designated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. An observance…

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Fort Irwin prescription drug take-back day is April 27

Posted April 1, 2016 by By Ronney Hester

The National Prescription Take-Back Day was initiated on September 24, 2010 by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. The campaign encourages American citizens to turn in unused or expired prescribed medication for proper disposal. It gives the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused,…

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A Soldier’s Guide to Avoiding and Dealing with Common Legal Problems: Tax Scams

Posted September 2, 2016 by Ms. Jessaka Menzie

In an April 2016 publication, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a warning that scammers may prey on hard-working taxpayers by impersonating the IRS.  The IRS urged taxpayers to be diligent in protecting themselves.  The military community is not immune to the criminal tactics used by scammers to defraud taxpayers out of their money. The…

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New issue facility opened at Fort Irwin

Posted December 30, 2016 by Jason Miller

The Logistics Readiness Center has opened a new Central Issue Facility, during a ribbon cutting here, Dec. 16. The new facility will help reduce wait times during the issuing of uniforms and gear. “At our previous building, we were working out of storage containers, it made it real difficult when you ran short on items,”…

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Fort Irwin Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inducts new member

Posted October 13, 2015 by By Public Affairs Office

In a ceremony at Sandy Basin Community Center on Sept. 2, the coveted Forces Command Sergeant Audie Murphy Award bronze medallion was presented to B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment, 2916th Aviation Battalion’s Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Clapp. Honoring Clapp with this singular honor were National Training Center Commander Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin and Command Sgt. Maj….

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Homeschoolers learn about Fort Irwin’s natural, prehistoric worlds

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

In late March, about 50 Fort Irwin homeschool students got an up-close and (a little) dirty look at life in the sands, brush and rocks that make up most of the National Training Center. Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division and NTC G3 Integrated Training Area Management staff hosted about 30 children, 9 years and…

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Fort Irwin student wins first place in 12th annual Spelling Bee

Posted March 6, 2015 by By Brooke Self

A packed room of nervous children and anxious parents looked on as the 12th annual Daily Press and Desert Dispatch Spelling Bee was underway inside the Desert Mountain Education Center in Apple Valley, Calif., Feb. 21. Forty-nine spellers were whittled down to four top contenders in four rounds. Kaylee Kim, 12, a seventh grader at…

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A soldier’s sendoff: Ft. Irwin Commander addresses Silver Valley High grads

Posted June 3, 2016 by By Jose Quintero

BARSTOW — Cheers and the sounds of blasting confetti bombs were rampant at inside the Barstow Community College gymnasium for the 2016 Silver Valley High School graduation ceremony on Tuesday night. Things were a lot different during this ceremony compared to 28 years ago, when Fort Irwin Garrison Commander Col. G. Scott Taylor graduated from…

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