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Local Briefs September 6, 2013

Posted September 6, 2013 by

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil or the FMWR site at http://fortirwinfmwr.com/ Ongoing SKIES Unlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from six weeks old to adolescence. Sign up your child for Reading and Math tutoring, Piano and Vocal lessons, Karate or Dance. Call 380-7751 for…

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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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Fort Irwin homeschool students learn about Native American Indian culture, insects, tortoises

Posted April 4, 2014 by Gustavo Bahena

Living or working on Fort Irwin puts its community well into the desert, but it also provides a great opportunity to learn about the unique environment of the Mojave.

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11th ACR, Fort Irwin celebrates diversity

Posted September 5, 2014 by Sgt. David Beckstrom

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Col. Eric Sabety, chief of Weed Army Community Hospital’s orthopedic clinic here, spoke about his Iranian heritage during Fort Irwin’s Middle East and North Africa Heritage Celebration, July 30. Sabety’s parents immigrated to Philadelphia, where he was born, eventually joining the Army after graduating from Columbia University and John Hopkins…

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K Troop Soldiers fire first TOW missiles in more than a decade

Posted April 19, 2012 by By Sgt. Zachary A. Gardner

Soldiers from K Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment fired a BGM-71 Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire command data link guided missile at the Desert King Mortar Range on Fort Irwin…

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Join us for your next meal

Posted May 31, 2012 by anradmin

Garrison Dining Facility 1 (Building 254) is staffed and operated by Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and 916th Support Brigade and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The building is near the Garrison Headquarters and the NCO barracks. The facility is open to all who are serving, working or just visiting Fort…

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511th MICO Smoke Platoon’s mission unique in Army

Posted August 16, 2012 by Story and Photos by Sgt. Anthony J. Lecours

A cloud of thick smoke rises over the city allowing Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment concealment while infiltrating the objective at the National Training Center Aug. 10...

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Plot comes to fruition

Posted October 11, 2012 by Ken Drylie

Timothy Moffitt, an employee with The Home Depot at Barstow, uses a Ditch Witch to dig trenches for the irrigation system at the new Fort Irwin Community Garden, Oct. 5. Volunteers from The Home Depot came to the National Training Center and Fort Irwin over the weekend to start building a new community garden on…

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Supplemental Site Inspection continues on site of future new hospital

Posted December 20, 2012 by Directorate of Public Works and Public Affairs NTC and Fort Irwin

Map Key—Yellow: Supplemental Site Inspection Study Area.—Blue:Laydown Area.—Purple: Safety Arc: The need for temporary evacuation during this effort is considered unlikely. However, this arc represents the maximum area in which temporary evacuation could be required under the most extreme circumstance considered possible. A Supplemental Site Inspection continues on two former Fort Irwin range areas, also…

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Fort Irwin stands down for SHARP training

Posted July 5, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office NTC and Fort Irwin

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin took part in a stand down to participate in Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention training, June 7. Soldiers and civilian employees of this High Desert military installation spent that Friday gathered in small groups to receive briefings from Soldiers versed in the SHARP program. Groups also dialogued amongst…

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