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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Casey Slusser
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Fort Irwin runs 2k for Tooth Decay

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Casey Slusser

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin’s Dental Command (DENTAC) hosted their annual ‘2k for Tooth Decay’ road run, March 24. The community event focused on raising awareness for dental health. The length of the run was meant to attract kids and families to participate, and it did – the course was filled with dogs, strollers…

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Jo Garrison
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MEDDAC FRG hosts ‘A Night in Paris’ Daddy Daughter Dance

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Young girls were whisked away for “A Night in Paris” at the Daddy Daughter Dance at Fort Irwin’s Sandy Basin Community Center March 8. Several home-based businesses and community organizations joined the U.S. Army’s Medical Activity Family Readiness Group to put together an evening of father-daughter bonding time. MEDDAC FRG coordinated…

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Jason Miller
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Memorial Fitness Center receives extensive upgrade

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Jason Miller

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— Last month, the Memorial Fitness Center completed a $140,000 upgrade to its strength training equipment, adding and replacing more than 60 machines and individual fitness mechanisms. The upgrade marks the largest equipment improvement to a gym facility on the installation in over eight years. Joshua Villagomez, fitness facility manager for Memorial…

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Community Calendar 04-06-18

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APRIL 07 Run for the Fallen, 7 a.m., Painted Rocks Run for the Fallen is a national event honoring every service member who has died during the War on Terror while on active duty or as a result of active duty. The route covers 6,000 miles across 19 states on its way to Arlington National…

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