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Celebrating African American History Month

Posted March 4, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated African American History Month during a ceremony at Sandy Basin Community Center here, Feb. 3. The event was coordinated by Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and the Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity office. The event included a video presentation, singing by Soldiers, Soldiers performing as famous…

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Leadership, FMWR employees sign covenant of service

Posted October 13, 2015 by By Joshua Villagomez

Installation leadership and approximately 50 employees of Fort Irwin’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Directorate gathered to sign together an Employee and Customer Covenant, Sept. 16. The covenant, established five years ago by Installation Management Command, is an affirmation of commitment to Soldiers, families, retirees and civilians. Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander…

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Garrison company welcomes new commander

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photos by Leslie Ozawa

At a May 18 ceremony on the lawn of the Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison headquarters, Capt. J. Kenneth Sandifer took command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Fort Irwin USAG, from Capt. Frank Lenart III. Lenart served as HHC commander since February 2014 and leaves Fort Irwin for his next duty assignment in Germany….

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Fort Irwin construction season in full swing

Posted March 6, 2015 by By Leslie Ozawa

With warmer weather and longer days, you’ll see more of them – in their optical green and orange safety vests and hardhats, working on the other side of construction cones, barriers and fences. They are part of a changing workforce of about 5,500 contractor and subcontractor personnel who may work here for a day, to…

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Fort Irwin job fair providing opportunities

Posted May 6, 2016 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

If you were looking for employment, the Fort Irwin Job Fair was the place to be on April 7. With approximately 35 employers attending the event, and all of them with openings, the venue of Sandy Basin Community Center here was abuzz with activity. The fair was organized by the Employment Readiness Program and Transition…

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Dental unit welcomes new commander

Posted August 7, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Dental Clinic Command received a new leader during a change of command ceremony here, July 7. Lt. Col. Kelley Tomsett took hold of the colors for the Fort Irwin dental unit from Col. Michael Mahoney, who presided over the change of command and is commander of Fort Carson Dental Activity. Tomsett arrives from Fort Leavenworth,…

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Paintball course opens at old golf driving range

Posted April 3, 2015 by By Leslie Ozawa

Splattered paint marked the beginning of a new phase in the life of an underused pitch-and-putt course and driving range here. On March 12, a crowd of about 60 mostly teens and 20-somethings saw acting garrison commander Lt. Col. Graham Swenson and Command Sgt. Maj. Carl Esmurria initiate the paintball course, by racing through the…

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Tough love in this harsh, beautiful desert

Posted February 6, 2015 by By Col. Todd Kimura, Commander

The month of February may bring to mind many things, such as Valentine’s Day, flowers, candy, and a special dinner or meal with a significant other. Special holidays may generate special memories and special expectations. There may be times when we feel the pressure to perform or to demonstrate our love and commitment to one…

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Fort Irwin Spouse Earns Full University Scholarship

Posted June 29, 2016 by

Judy Lee, spouse of a Fort Irwin Soldier, was recently awarded a full scholarship from the American Freedom Foundation and Kaplan University to pursue her dream career. “Working as a forensic pathologist is my dream job,” Lee said. After researching for online criminal justice programs, Lee came across Kaplan University. When completing the enrollment process,…

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11th ACR field ammunition supply point opens

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

A new field ammunition supply point opened during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, June 16. The new 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment FASP is situated south of the cantonment area of this installation and on the edge of the training area. Sergeant 1st Class Charles Price, non-commissioned officer in…

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