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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 moving ahead from summer storm disasters

Posted January 10, 2014 by Les Ozawa

While Fort Irwin has resumed normal operations, efforts are continuing to repair damage caused by last summer’s powerful, localized storms that resulted in millions of dollars of damage over five weeks in July and August. Three major power outages, on Jul. 22 and Aug. 18 and 29 were all caused by downed power lines in…

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Bidding farewell to Wounded Warrior unit

Posted June 6, 2014 by Serina Viers

United States Army Medical Department Activity conducted an inactivation of Warrior Transition Unit/Company A (WTU-A) during a ceremony here, May 23.

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News Briefs October 2014

Posted October 3, 2014 by timchisham

Ongoing The AFAP Conference is an annual event where Soldiers, family members and civilians discuss issues submitted by the community, and recommend solutions. Local issues may be sent to higher levels for review and resolution. Conferences are held at installations Army-wide and have resulted in 128 pieces of legislation in 31 years. The Post 9/11…

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Wildcat Spirit!

Posted March 27, 2012 by Staff

The Fort Irwin Middle School boys and girls basketball teams take victory laps around the school March 16 to celebrate their championship wins.  During the High Desert Athletic League championship games March 10 at Victorville High School, the boys came back from a 9-point deficit to defeat Riverside Prep 38-34, while the girls defeated Riverside…

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Swimming, swimming in a swimming pool!

Posted May 3, 2012 by anradmin

Emma Saelens, 13,poses with the smiley face cap she earned by swimming a mile in Oasis Pool with the Fort Irwin Sandsharks swim team April 26. Saelens was the first to finish the mile in 40 minutes...

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News Briefs June 28, 2012

Posted June 28, 2012 by anradmin

Red, White, and Boom! bash Come on out to Fort Irwin’s second annual Red, White, and Boom! bash on the  Fourth of July beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Army Field.  There will be live  entertainment, carnival games, children’s activities, and of course, fireworks.  Tickets for the carnival games and activities are on sale at Leisure…

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Off the beaten path

Posted September 6, 2012 by Story and photos by Don Ross

As a motorcyclist, taking the long way home, bypassing the interstate highways in favor of the road less traveled is something that I’ve always done and enjoyed, for the most part. It’s not the destination, but the journey—right?

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Troopers from 58th Engineering Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment construct mine boxes

Posted November 15, 2012 by Sgt. Anthony J. Lecours

Troopers from the 58th Engineering Company, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment constructed mine boxes at Fort Irwin, Calif., Oct. 28. The boxes were designed to safely transport simulated mines to the box for use in the rotation.

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Local unit ensures smooth arrival and departure of rotational Soldiers

Posted February 1, 2013 by Gustavo Bahena

The responsibility for the movement and accountability of an Army brigade rotating through the National Training Center falls on the shoulders of the 171st Movement Control Company. The 171st MCC serves under the 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Sustainment Brigade at the NTC. The company is partitioned into sections that oversee the movement of personnel and…

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