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Fort Irwin Family Wins Tickets to Disneyland

Posted August 5, 2016 by

U.S. Army Spouse, Megin Stearns and children, graciously accepted four tickets to Disneyland, awarded by Purina and Nestle in support of Military Child Appreciation Month, at the Fort Irwin Commissary, June 30. Stearns entered to win the tickets at a promotional kiosk near the pet food isle. “I never win anything, but thought I might…

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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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Experts emerge: 33 awarded EFMB

Posted January 8, 2016 by Story and photos by Michael Beaton, Public Affairs Officer

Given the traditional 15 to 20 percent pass rate, the Expert Field Medical Badge stands apart as one of the most prestigious and hard won awards an Army medical professional can obtain. Soldiers know and speak of the badge chiefly by its acronym, EFMB, and it is synonymous with three ‘T’s”: technical ability, tactical proficiency…

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DES building SRT team, partnering with agencies

Posted May 6, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The Directorate of Emergency Services selected leadership for a special reaction team and has begun a partnership with an Army National Guard military police unit to support the security and safety mission of Fort Irwin. The DES sergeant major, Sgt. Maj. Randy Cheadle, stated that Capt. Dennis Johnson has been designated as the officer-in-charge and…

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Community Calendar

Posted November 6, 2015 by

Nov. 7 Newberry Springs Pistachio Festival. 9 a.m. 30884 Newberry Road. Free admission. Pistachio, food, barbecue, crafts vendors. Bounce house and games. Coloring contest. T-shirts. Vendors needed; call Jill at 257-1072. Nov. 8 USO Show. 4 p.m. Sandy Basin Community Center. Free music show by Bob Hope USO of Ontario performing patriotic, holiday, Big Band,…

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Community Calendar 05/01/2015

Posted May 1, 2015 by emmauribe

Spotlight event “Aladin the Play” sponsored by SKIESUnlimited. Ingalls Recreation Center. Register by May 22. June 6 performance; auditions, June 1, 9-11 a.m.; rehearsals, June 1-6, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. For youth, first through 12th grade. Approximately 50 roles available for local students. No advance preparation is necessary. Most students rehearse approximately 4.5 hours each…

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Replicating accurate unconventional warfare threats

Posted February 6, 2015 by By Capt. Jessica Edmonds and 1st Lt. Evan FitzGerald, Commander and Executive Officer

Throughout Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, the prevalence of roadside bombs and unconventional tactics brought about the development of counter insurgency operations. At the National Training Center, the unconventional or irregular fight is one that occurs at the same time as force-on-force battles during training rotations. One organization that deals with irregular tactics…

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Movie in the Park

Posted June 29, 2016 by By Diamante Byrne

FORT IRWIN -The Fort Irwin Community gathered together to watch the comedy adventure ZooTopia at the Cracker Jack Flats housing area here, on Monday, June 27, 2016. Over 150 eager people enjoyed complimentary smoothies and organic popcorn provided by the Cracker Jack Flats Mayors and several community volunteers. Parents and children anxiously awaited the desert…

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New commander for U.S. Army Garrison Fort Irwin

Posted August 7, 2015 by Story and photos by Leslie Ozawa

The son of a former commander of the National Training Center took the leadership role for the garrison here during a ceremony, July 15. Colonel G. Scott Taylor became the commander of United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin after receiving a guidon from Thomas Schoenbeck, director of Central Region for Installation Management Command. During…

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‘Making a Difference’

Posted April 3, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Leadership of this installation kicked-off the annual Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign here at a morning ceremony, March 9. The AER breakfast guest speaker Guy Shields, communications and public affairs officer for AER headquarters and retired Army colonel, highlighted the theme of this year’s campaign called, “Making a Difference.” Fundraising for the AER fund is…

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