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Don’t be fast, furious when buying a car

Posted May 1, 2015 by By Capt. R. Tristan de Vega

The key to avoiding legal issues with big ticket purchases is to remove emotion from the equation. Let’s take a look at how this applies to a popular big ticket purchase among Soldiers: the automobile. Before you drop a chunk of change on that new tricked-out “whip,” remove the emotion from the equation; do the…

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Prepare for your summer move

Posted May 1, 2015 by Submitted by Maria Sanchez, Transportation Specialist

Moving in the summer months is especially challenging for military members, their families, and for the Defense Department’s Defense Personal Property System (DPS). Approximately 240,000 moves are processed during the peak moving season, which runs from May through August. The period from Memorial Day to Independence Day is the busiest part of the peak season….

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New era of NTC leadership begins

Posted April 3, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony here, March 24. Brigadier Gen. Joseph Martin took hold of the NTC colors from Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue II, deputy commanding general of United States Army Forces Command. Outgoing commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin, and wife Stephanie, will…

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Honoring Holocaust victims

Posted April 3, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

The nation observes Days of Remembrance to remember the Holocaust and honor the victims and survivors of that genocide. This year, the week-long commemoration is from April 12 through April 19. The theme is “Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act” and was designated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. An observance…

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You have to start with a dream

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

Fort Irwin celebrated Women’s History Month with a ceremony at a packed venue here, March 11. Sandy Basin Community Center was standing room only for an event that featured Col. Cathy Walter, deputy commander of Nursing Services with United States Army Medical Department Activity here, as the guest speaker. The theme for the annual observance…

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Army Surgeon General lauds realism in training

Posted April 3, 2015 by Story and photo by G.A. Volb

The Unites States Army surgeon general and commanding general of U.S. Army Medical Command visited the National Training Center, March 2-3, to assess the readiness of the hospital here and get a better feel for the medical support provided Soldiers, families and retirees making up the Fort Irwin community. Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho’s visit also…

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Dedicated to helping victims

Posted April 3, 2015 by By SHARP and PAO

Leadership, professionals and community members of this installation came together for a ribbon cutting of a facility supporting some of the Army’s most significant programs, Feb. 27. The ceremony unveiled the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Advocacy Center, which supports the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program, the Family Advocacy Program and Social Work services at…

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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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Culture of safety

Posted April 3, 2015 by Story and photo by Leslie Ozawa

United States Army Forces Command Deputy Commanding General Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue presented the 2916th Aviation Battalion and its three helicopter companies the FORSCOM Commander’s Aircraft Accident Prevention Award during a ceremony here, March 3. This marks the fourth time that the 2916th AV BN has received this prestigious award. “Four thousand hours with no…

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Community Calendar

Posted April 3, 2015 by emmauribe

Ongoing Free tax filing services. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday, through April 15. Tax center, building 230. Available to active duty military personnel (including Reserves and National Guard on orders for 30 days or more), their dependents, and military retirees. Call 380-3604. Holy Week and Easter Services April 3, 3 p.m., Stations…

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