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New issue facility opened at Fort Irwin

Posted December 30, 2016 by Jason Miller

The Logistics Readiness Center has opened a new Central Issue Facility, during a ribbon cutting here, Dec. 16. The new facility will help reduce wait times during the issuing of uniforms and gear. “At our previous building, we were working out of storage containers, it made it real difficult when you ran short on items,”…

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Military Spouses Showcase Their Handmade Creations and Grow a Community of Entrepreneurs

Posted May 5, 2017 by By Loretta Sponsler

Much as the name suggests, Kaleidoscope Crafts and Creations (KCC) is filled with a variety of handmade items from sewing to woodwork, crochet to etched glass. All the items are made by members of the community, mostly military spouses. The store has been thriving since its establishment in 2015, when it was opened by a…

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Fort Irwin Gets Ready to Jam! American Idol Winner David Cook Headlines Summer Jam

Posted July 7, 2017 by

Fort Irwin, Calif — Fort Irwin gets ready for the annual summer celebration set for Saturday, July 8th, here. This year’s event will feature a concert by 2008 American Idol winner David Cook, who is making Fort Irwin a stop on his latest 38 city headline tour which kicked of Jun 29th in Cincinnati Ohio….

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Fort Irwin Sergeant Audie Murphy Club inducts new member

Posted October 13, 2015 by By Public Affairs Office

In a ceremony at Sandy Basin Community Center on Sept. 2, the coveted Forces Command Sergeant Audie Murphy Award bronze medallion was presented to B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment, 2916th Aviation Battalion’s Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Clapp. Honoring Clapp with this singular honor were National Training Center Commander Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin and Command Sgt. Maj….

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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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