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Outreach center provides Veterans, families home-style support

Posted October 4, 2013 by G. A. Volb

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Barstow, Calif., for “The Outreach Center” – a one-stop shop for grief counseling, benefit insight, resume building and job hunting for Veterans, their families and Department of Defense civilians. The Sept. 28 event was attended by Fort Irwin Garrison leadership, Barstow community members, ACS representatives, volunteers and employees…

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Fort Irwin community, Commissary donates food to Barstow residents

Posted October 4, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

The challenge was to double the contribution of food from last year. No problem.

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Leading the Way

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  Barstow Mayor Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre shares a laugh with 2916th Aviation Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Will Elliott, who presented her with his team jersey to thank her for speaking at Fort Irwin’s Women’s Equality Day event at Sandy Basin Community Center, Aug. 21. The event featured a video of leaders of the gender equality movement…

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2916th Aviation Battalion partners with School Age Center

Posted September 6, 2013 by Les Ozawa

At a brief ceremony on Aug. 21, Fort Irwin’s School Age Services Center celebrated its new education partnership with the 2916th Aviation Battalion.

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Hundreds gather for Vacation Bible School Fanfare finale

Posted September 6, 2013 by Angela Quixchan

Not quite an army, but a battalion’s worth of kindergarteners through teenagers, parents, spouses, Soldiers and other volunteers made this year’s Vacation Bible School at Fort Irwin one of its most memorable in many years

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Celebrating Middle Eastern and North African heritage

Posted September 6, 2013 by Les Ozawa

It was standing room only, at Fort Irwin’s Sandy Basin Community Center, as the National Training Center’s military and civilian community held its first annual Middle Eastern and North African heritage celebration, Aug. 14.

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Fort Irwin chapels sustain major flood damage

Posted September 6, 2013 by Les Ozawa

Fort Irwin’s two chapels, the Center Chapel and Black Horse Chapel, suffered major flood damage from the Aug. 25 storm.

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Local Briefs September 6, 2013

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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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September 2013 Middle School and Teen Center Events:

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Middle School Activities Sept. 2 Holiday – Closed Sept. 3 Fine Arts Club – Water Color Sept. 4 Smart Girls & Mixed Martial Art, 2 -3 p.m. Sept. 5 Cooking Club Sept. 6 Work Of Art Day – Free Choice Sept. 9 Nail Art Sept. 10 Fine Arts Club – Acrylic Painting Sept. 11 Smart…

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Supporting education and our future: A Fort Irwin tradition

Posted September 6, 2013 by Spc. David N. Beckstrom

The end of summer can be marked by children returning to school. This transition can be tough and even a little scary, but on Aug. 8, the Troopers of 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment assisted in this transition for the children of Fort Irwin Middle School, here.

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