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Over 190 children attend Vacation Bible School

Posted July 7, 2017 by Story/Photo by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif ­— Every summer the Religious Services Office (RSO) holds a week long outreach program for the children of the community called Vacation Bible School (VBS) at the post main chapel.    During the week children learn different bible lessons geared to their age group to teach them the word of God with…

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Spouses Club Gives $33,000 to Support Units, Schools

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Military and Civilian Spouses Club of Fort Irwin awarded 33 grants totaling $33,000 to support Fort Irwin units, schools and community groups in November. The grants represent a key component of the club’s mission: to give back to the Fort Irwin community, according to Emilie Lamb, MCSC’s Second Vice President…

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3rd Cav. Regt. troopers finish the fight at NTC

Posted March 28, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Taresha Hill

Troopers from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment completed a successful 14-day decisive-action rotation Feb. 23, at the National Training Center, here. Col. Jonathan Byrom, the 3rd Cav. Regt. commander, said that while the training was brutal and unforgiving, it was also invaluable.

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Burros on Fort Irwin

Posted July 6, 2018 by Kelsey Bedford

Feral donkeys, or “burros”, were first brought to the mainland of North America by the Spanish in the 1500s. Burros were used primarily as pack animals and are still economically important today in undeveloped areas. Burros can be found on public and private lands in California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah andOregon.  When they occur on federal…

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Food, snacks make a comeback at Bowling Center after four years

Posted February 1, 2019 by Story by Marion Taylor

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Fort Irwin Family MWR held the grand opening of the Snack Center at the Fort Irwin Desert Winds Bowling Center on Jan. 31.  With much anticipation, Fort Irwin residents can now enjoy a typical bowling menu at the Desert Winds Bowling Center.  The snack bar closed in 2014 when the…

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“We Serve” 2015 Soldiers Show comes to Fort Irwin

Posted October 13, 2015 by By Michael Beaton, Public Affairs

The 2015 United States Army Soldier Show “We Serve” presented by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command came to the Fort Irwin Freedom Fitness Center Gym, Sept. 9. The popular show is a high-energy 90-minute live musical singing and dancing production that showcases the talents of Soldiers from across the Army. The event was attended…

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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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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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Forty-fourth Army Surgeon General visits Fort Irwin

Posted May 6, 2016 by Story and photos by Michael Beaton

The Army’s first female African-American lieutenant general, 44th Army Surgeon General and the highest-ranking woman to graduate from the United States Military Academy toured facilities, met staff members, spoke with patients and consulted with leadership of Weed Army Community Hospital and the National Training Center, April 7-9. Dual-hatted as the commander of U.S. Army Medical…

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Fort Irwin celebrates Halloween

Posted November 2, 2016 by Jennifer Simpson

Army photograph by Jennifer Simpson Scarlett and Violet Polston decorate skulls at the Fort Irwin Halloween Trunk or Treat Oct. 31. Soldiers, family members, and civilians celebrated Halloween with coloring potion sheets, skull decorating, a zombie bus, a witch hunt, costume contests, and the post Trunk or Treat contest and candy collection Oct. 31. With…

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