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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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Notarial services available here

Posted August 7, 2015 by By Jessaka Menzie, Legal Assistance Attorney

Have you ever needed to get something notarized or get a certified copy of a document? This article is intended to clear up any misconceptions about what can be notarized or certified at the Fort Irwin Legal Assistance Office. It is important to understand that there are two types of notaries in the Legal Assistance…

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Students practice the scientific method

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

A group of leadership and community members grabbed clipboards and scoring sheets to judge science fair projects at Tiefort View Intermediate School here, March 9. The 58 projects scored came from approximately 200, which were created by students from the 11 classes of fourth and fifth grade, said Brenda Clark – third grade teacher and…

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51st TICO: supporting NTC mission and host nation partnerships

Posted February 5, 2016 by By 1st Lt. Derek Thomas, 51st Translator Interpreter Company

The United States Army faces an increasingly de-centralized enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan and this has resulted in the need for the Army to assume a larger role as an ally and advisor to host nations. Translators and interpreters are leading the Army in its partnerships with governments from Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Jordan. The…

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Fort Irwin, NTC, Wach Celebrate Army Birthday 2016

Posted June 29, 2016 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Fort Irwin celebrated the Army’s 241st birthday with a special PRE-BIRTHDAY cake cutting ceremony at DFAC No. 1 for the general public and Soldiers June 10. Maj. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, National Training Center (NTC) commander, was on hand to join the oldest Soldier present (the WACH’s Col. Eric Sabety) and…

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NTC, Fort Irwin celebrates 240th Army birthday

Posted July 2, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers, leadership and the community paid homage to the Army’s 240th birthday at a celebration here, June 15. The NTC and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin addressed an audience gathered at dining facility 1  prior to the cutting of a cake and a special meal. Martin described…

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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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Fort Irwin voter assistance officers prepare to inform

Posted April 1, 2016 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Who will get your vote this election season? No one if you don’t register. And it’s easy to do so. That’s according to Brian Griffiths, senior program analyst with the Federal Voter Assistance Program with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, who spoke to approximately 55 Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians here,…

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Kaplan University offers health science degree program

Posted October 13, 2015 by By Leslie Ozawa

Kaplan University, nationally known for its diverse, online college degree programs, has opened its doors at Fort Irwin with a new, “hybrid delivery” program – a blend of weekly lecture classes and web-based classes. The first class now underway is for students seeking an associate of science degree in health science. The class – an…

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