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Operation: Angel Ascendant

Posted December 9, 2016 by

Staff Sgt. Wayne Payne, Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, provides suppressive fire from an over-watch position during an air assault mission at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016. The Blackhorse Regiment partnered with the 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, to conduct the planning…

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Soldiers from Japan join Alaska’s Stryker Team during major NTC Training

Posted March 1, 2019 by by Janell J. Lewis Ford

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s 72nd Tank Regiment participated in a joint, bilateral, multi-domain training rotation with the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division’s Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) at the National Training Center in February. The JGSDF 72nd TKR is out of the Northern Army in Sapporo, Japan and the 1/25…

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Digging the Past

Posted January 6, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

Fort Irwin, CA – 10,000 years ago, the High Mojave Desert was home to Native Americans of several tribes. The ancient Mojave Desert was a much different place, it’s believed that the area was much less arid; with much more vegetation, marshes and with water filling what are now dry lakes. The identity and lifestyles…

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Cultural Exhibition Celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The sounds of the sacred drum and traditional Native American songs filled the Sandy Basin Community Center Nov. 8 for the annual Native American Heritage Month celebration hosted by the Fort Irwin Medical Department Activity and Equal Opportunity Office. The event highlighted the many contributions made by Native Americans to the…

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Briefs

Posted November 4, 2016 by

TACTICAL AND TECH DAY NOV. 16. Fort Irwin’s annual Tactical and Technology Day will be at the Fort Irwin Event and Centering Center (Sam Adams, Bldg. 37) on Wed., Nov. 16, 1000-1400. Leadership tour is 0930-1000. This is an educational forum that all are encouraged to attend. To pre-register: http://www.FederalEvents.com/FortIrwin, click ‘pre-register’ on the left-hand…

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BOSS Spreads Holiday Cheer

Posted January 6, 2017 by Story/Photos By Jo Garrison        

FORT IRWIN, Calif-  U.S. Army Soldiers with Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers (BOSS) handed out 168 Christmas trees to Soldiers and families here, Sat., Dec. 3. Every year BOSS spreads a little holiday cheer by distributing donated trees to Soldiers and families. This year, the trees were donated by Bridget Blehm, director, For Families of…

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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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American Red Cross Blood Drive

Posted March 3, 2017 by Story/Photo By Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif — Service to the Armed Forces Division (SAF) of the American Red Cross organized a Blood Drive, Feb. 10.  87 Soldiers, family member, and civilian employees came out to donate blood. “Every 2 seconds someone needs blood in the united states,” stated Robert Bahler, Account Manager for American Red Cross, Biomedical Services…

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Arctic Wolves prove their endurance

Posted February 6, 2015 by By Sgt. Sean Callahan

Photo by Sgt. Lindsay High, Operations Group Soldiers of Alpha Battery, 2-8 Field Artillery, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, handle a 155 mm artillery shell to be used in a M777 howitzer during training here. The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team “Arctic Wolves” from Fort Wainwright, Alaska conducted an 18-day training here…

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USAG Fort Irwin begins acculturation program

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

Leadership of United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin implemented a program that encompasses new employee orientation and workforce development for the garrison organization. The first Acculturation Program meeting took place Nov. 12 with directors, managers and supervisors in attendance to review the program and provide feedback at day’s end. The USAG Fort Irwin commander,…

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