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Kids Vision For Life event provides glasses to Fort Irwin children

Posted January 10, 2014 by Public Affairs Office

Courtesy Photo The Kids Vision for Life program visited Fort Irwin and provided children with eye exams and glasses, Dec. 7. During the stopover to this installation, the program attended to 108 children. Forty-one patients received glasses that day and 50 others were ordered glasses. Also, 95 gift certificates for VSP® Vision Care were provided….

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Building for the community

Posted January 10, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

If you went to the Fort Irwin Town Center during the holidays, you saw them – a giant gingerbread house and Santa’s sleigh.

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MWR offers digital eBooks, audiobooks, music, videos

Posted January 10, 2014 by Kathleen Hutchison

Army MWR Libraries offer free access to more than 25,000 eBooks and audiobooks through the Army Digital Media Library. Patrons may browse the Army Digital Media Library, borrow titles with a library account, and enjoy them on all computers and majors devices, including iPhone®, iPad®, Nook®, Android™ phones and tablets, and Kindle®. The Army Digital…

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Spouse stays committed, loses 115 pounds

Posted January 10, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Some say that losing weight is one of the hardest personal goals to accomplish; that starting a diet or exercise plan may be easy, but succeeding can prove a bit more elusive.

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School flooding results in unforeseen positive for local Veterans program

Posted January 10, 2014 by Les Ozawa

High Desert school districts and Veterans recently echoed the team spirit shown by the Fort Irwin community after Lewis Elementary School was shut down by last year’s devastating flood, here, Aug. 24.

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History written in stone: Sam Hunter’s quest to preserve the Black Mountain battleground

Posted January 10, 2014 by Les Ozawa

When retired first sergeant Sam Hunter was hired to work as a tank simulator technician at the National Training Center, little did he know that he would be spending much of his life outside Fort Irwin documenting a great battle that happened 7,000 years ago in a 25-square mile battle space west of Fort Irwin.

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Scorpions scale Tiefort summit

Posted January 10, 2014 by Public Affairs Office

The oldest Operations Group team, the Green Team, became the tallest after the unit and family members reached the top of Tiefort Mountain, here, Nov. 26.

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Strength, generosity, respect – they have defined our community all year

Posted December 6, 2013 by Col. Jon Braga

As this year comes to a close, and I reflect upon my tenure as commander of Fort Irwin Garrison, I can truly say that the community here – Soldiers, Families and civilians – has been a group of people who embody the American spirit of strength, generosity and respect. In the Army, strength is synonymous…

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Local Briefs December 6, 2013

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Ongoing Sportman’s Club. If you’re a gun enthusiast, go hunting, or like to fish, join this club. The club operates a shooting range on post and can also organize fishing and hunting trips. Contact John Antes at 380-6372 or john.r.antes.mil@mail.mil. Dec. 13-14 Winterfest 2013. Dec. 13, 5-9 p.m.; Dec. 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m….

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Lewis Elementary School to reopen Jan. 13

Posted December 6, 2013 by Les Ozawa

Lewis Elementary School students will return to the school’s campus and classrooms on Jan. 13, said Jesse Najera, Silver Valley Unified School District Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services and Personnel, during a Nov. 13 town hall meeting on Fort Irwin. Parents are encouraged to bring their children on Jan. 13, like on the first day…

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