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Jay Leno thanks Fort Irwin Soldiers, families

Posted July 2, 2015 by Story by Gustavo Bahena

Former “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin with his “tank car,” June 1. Soldiers, leadership and families of this installation had an opportunity to meet and take photos with Leno and his custom vehicle, which is powered by an engine from a 1952 M-47 Patton tank. Leno is…

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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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MEDEVAC drill prepares crews for crises

Posted February 5, 2016 by By Jason Miller

United States Army Soldiers with C Company, 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Sustainment Brigade, initiated a downed aircraft MEDEVAC exercise along with firefighters from the Fort Irwin Fire Department just outside the training village of Razish, Jan. 13. Fort Irwin Air Traffic Controllers received a mayday transmission from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, carrying four crewmembers, just…

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Army Surgeon General lauds realism in training

Posted April 3, 2015 by Story and photo by G.A. Volb

The Unites States Army surgeon general and commanding general of U.S. Army Medical Command visited the National Training Center, March 2-3, to assess the readiness of the hospital here and get a better feel for the medical support provided Soldiers, families and retirees making up the Fort Irwin community. Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho’s visit also…

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Atomic Jazz concert brings world class musicians to Barstow

Posted May 4, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

BARSTOW, Calif. – If you hear the word “jazz” and think “elevator music,” think again. From big band tunes to soul, a big part of the genre’s allure is its versatility, according to Barstow High School Band Director Dan Barilone and members of Barstow High’s ‘Jazztecs’. On May 10-11, the Jazztecs will host guest artists…

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AER campaign kicks off

Posted March 4, 2016 by Public Affairs Office

The Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign has kicked-off at Fort Irwin and will go through May 15. The Army-wide campaign takes place annually and aims to garner contributions for the program that helps Soldiers and their families with financial challenges. This year’s theme is “Never Leave a Soldier in Need.” According to an AER news…

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Tax Center opens for business

Posted February 6, 2015 by Story and photo by Leslie Ozawa

Fort Irwin’s Tax Center opened Jan. 20 with a ribbon cutting ceremony by National Training Center Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers. The tax center offers free tax preparation services by tax preparers certified by the Internal Revenue Service and the California Franchise Tax Board. The center is located at…

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High Desert Farmers Market serves up local food in Victorville

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

VICTORVILLE, Calif. — On a Thursday morning, the High Desert Farmers Market at Victor Valley College bustles with a festival air. It is savory with the scent of empanadas and strung together by a hum of English and Spanish.  Under a parade of crisp white tents, growers from across the High Desert and Southern California…

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Livin’ it up on Irwin Island: Beach Bash celebration kicks off summer

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — It’s a common joke newcomers hear at Fort Irwin: “We’ve got all the beach…but no water.” That changed May 23 as Army Field transformed into “Irwin Island” for the installation’s summer beach bash, a community event organized by Fort Irwin Family and MWR. Water slides, live music, fire dancers and a…

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TAX CENTER OPENING SOON

Posted December 2, 2016 by 1LT Cadence Tuttle

Starting January 24, 2017, the Tax Center will offer free tax preparation services by certified Soldier and Civilian tax preparers.  The Tax Center is located at Building 230 and is operated by the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Legal Assistance Office.  The hours of operation are every Monday through Friday, 0900 – 1600 and…

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