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A Bankruptcy Primer for Soldiers

Posted November 4, 2016 by Capt. Michael H. Chen

There are different reasons why we may become saddled with debt.  Sometimes, it is because we take out loans for necessary expenses.  Other times, it is through no fault of our own.  For example, we may incur debt because of unanticipated medical expenses or because someone else applied for credit cards in our name.  Regardless…

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Get a refund for gasoline taxes

Posted August 7, 2015 by By Capt. Jacob Gadd, Administrative Law Intern

The California gasoline tax refund could save you hundreds of dollars every year. In order to maintain California’s many highways, the state taxes every gallon of fuel that you put into your car (even gas purchased on post). This is reasonable, because we all know what it is like to drive on poorly maintained roads,…

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Military, DA police tryout for Special Reaction Team

Posted February 5, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Five candidates took part in tryouts for a Fort Irwin team of law enforcement officers that will enhance the security and safety of this installation, Jan. 19-21. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin hosted the tests for four military policemen and one Department of the Army civilian police officer. The…

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Weed Army Community Hospital Commander Bids Fort Irwin Farewell

Posted June 29, 2016 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Against the backdrop of the new Weed Army Community Hospital under construction in the distance and the bramble covered hills of the Mojave desert beyond it, Col. Jason S. Wieman, Weed Army Community Hospital (WACH) Commander, turned over his command to Col. Martin Doperak Monday, June 6 during a change of…

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TAX CENTER OPENING SOON

Posted December 2, 2016 by 1LT Cadence Tuttle

Starting January 24, 2017, the Tax Center will offer free tax preparation services by certified Soldier and Civilian tax preparers.  The Tax Center is located at Building 230 and is operated by the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Legal Assistance Office.  The hours of operation are every Monday through Friday, 0900 – 1600 and…

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Delegates discuss issues during Army Family Action Plan conference

Posted December 4, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

During two days of dialogue, Fort Irwin Soldiers, military family members and community members discussed several issues of concern and decided on three for further review. The talks took place during the 2015 Fort Irwin Army Family Action Plan conference, Nov. 3-4, spearheaded by the AFAP department under Family and Morale, Welfare, Recreation here. The…

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Santa’s Workshop provides holiday cheer

Posted January 8, 2016 by By Gustavo Bahena

The Fort Irwin Center Chapel brought smiles to children’s faces this holiday season with gifts through the Santa’s Workshop program. The program was established to assist Soldiers and their families by providing up to three gifts, a book, and a family game per child, said Delilah Wieman – a military spouse here and volunteer coordinator…

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Fort Irwin team sizzles at cooking contest

Posted April 1, 2016 by Submitted by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Joey Espanola

Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin won seven medals in the 41st annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event at Fort Lee, Va., in early March. Team Irwin, comprised of four culinary specialist Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, represented the NTC by wining gold, silver and bronze medals, and taking…

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Army explores using cyber teams to aid maneuver commanders

Posted September 2, 2016 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. (Army News Service) — A pilot program known as Cyber Support to Corps and Below, or CSCB, is now providing some maneuver commanders with an improved situational awareness of the information environment and tools to shape that environment. According to Lt. Col. Jon Burnett Burnett, chief of Army Cyber Command’s CSCB, cyber…

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