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Homeschoolers learn about Fort Irwin’s natural, prehistoric worlds

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photo by Leslie Ozawa

In late March, about 50 Fort Irwin homeschool students got an up-close and (a little) dirty look at life in the sands, brush and rocks that make up most of the National Training Center. Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division and NTC G3 Integrated Training Area Management staff hosted about 30 children, 9 years and…

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Fort Irwin student wins first place in 12th annual Spelling Bee

Posted March 6, 2015 by By Brooke Self

A packed room of nervous children and anxious parents looked on as the 12th annual Daily Press and Desert Dispatch Spelling Bee was underway inside the Desert Mountain Education Center in Apple Valley, Calif., Feb. 21. Forty-nine spellers were whittled down to four top contenders in four rounds. Kaylee Kim, 12, a seventh grader at…

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A soldier’s sendoff: Ft. Irwin Commander addresses Silver Valley High grads

Posted June 3, 2016 by By Jose Quintero

BARSTOW — Cheers and the sounds of blasting confetti bombs were rampant at inside the Barstow Community College gymnasium for the 2016 Silver Valley High School graduation ceremony on Tuesday night. Things were a lot different during this ceremony compared to 28 years ago, when Fort Irwin Garrison Commander Col. G. Scott Taylor graduated from…

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Fort Irwin Ten-Miler Team Completes Successful 2016 Campaign “Train the Force!”

Posted November 4, 2016 by emmauribe

“Runners, set.” *BOOM* goes the artillery as over 24,000 participants careen through a blanket of smoke at the start line of the 32nd Annual Army Ten-Miler, Oct. 9.  Year after year, Columbus Day Weekend marks a time of reunion, reverence, remembrance, honor, and pride in Washington, D.C.  Runners from across the world – service members,…

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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Induction

Posted February 3, 2017 by Story/Photo by Jo Garrison

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Three U.S. Army Soldiers were inducted into Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) near Brigade Hill, here on Jan. 23. The ceremony took place by a bonfire where Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) from Sergeant up to Command Sergeant Major paid homage to their newest members as they walked through “the arch” to join…

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106th Support Battalion sets up operational area at NTC

Posted May 26, 2017 by Spec. Justin Humphreys

Army photograph by Spec. Justin Humphreys Staff Sgt. Edward Love, the noncommissioned officer in charge of training for Company A, 106th Support Battalion, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard, starts a generator, helping the battalion set up its operations area May 27, 2017 at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. The…

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Notarial services available here

Posted August 7, 2015 by By Jessaka Menzie, Legal Assistance Attorney

Have you ever needed to get something notarized or get a certified copy of a document? This article is intended to clear up any misconceptions about what can be notarized or certified at the Fort Irwin Legal Assistance Office. It is important to understand that there are two types of notaries in the Legal Assistance…

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Students practice the scientific method

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

A group of leadership and community members grabbed clipboards and scoring sheets to judge science fair projects at Tiefort View Intermediate School here, March 9. The 58 projects scored came from approximately 200, which were created by students from the 11 classes of fourth and fifth grade, said Brenda Clark – third grade teacher and…

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51st TICO: supporting NTC mission and host nation partnerships

Posted February 5, 2016 by By 1st Lt. Derek Thomas, 51st Translator Interpreter Company

The United States Army faces an increasingly de-centralized enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan and this has resulted in the need for the Army to assume a larger role as an ally and advisor to host nations. Translators and interpreters are leading the Army in its partnerships with governments from Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Jordan. The…

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Fort Irwin, NTC, Wach Celebrate Army Birthday 2016

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 241st birthday with a special PRE-BIRTHDAY cake cutting ceremony at DFAC No. 1 for the general public and Soldiers June 10. Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, National Training Center (NTC) commander, was on hand to join the oldest Soldier present (the WACH’s Col. Eric Sabety) and…

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