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Opportunities for your future

Posted October 13, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Employment Readiness here hosted its annual job fair for the Fort Irwin community and public, Sept. 10. The job fair took place at Sandy Basin Community Center with approximately 30 employers providing representatives, including: the Los Angeles Police Department, the Exchange, the commissary, La Quinta Inn and Suites, Kaplan University, L.A. County Sheriffs, San Bernardino…

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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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Making Fort Irwin “Go First Class”

Posted March 6, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

The commanding team of this installation presented a streamer to a unit for increasing the dental wellness of Soldiers here, Feb. 24. National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers attached a “Go First Class” dental streamer to the guidon of United States Army Dental Clinic…

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Commissary awards scholarship

Posted August 7, 2015 by Story and photo by Jason Miller

The Fort Irwin Defense Commissary Agency awarded a $2,000 educational scholarship to Alex Nguyen as part of the 2015 Scholarships for Military Children program here, July 8. Nguyen, 18, was selected based on her meritorious achievement in academic studies, citizenship, community activities and leadership. She recently graduated Silver Valley High School and plans to attend…

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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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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted March 4, 2016 by By Chris Woodruff

Fort Irwin’s water permit requires Fort Irwin to notify the public quarterly of the following: This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than 2 milligrams per…

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Scientists set aside lab coats to interact with Soldiers

Posted December 4, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

Scientists from various fields and serving in Department of Defense laboratories visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Oct. 16. The eight scientists arrived to this installation with escort by Lt. Col. Mary Miller, a microbiologist and surgeon cell chief with 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Command from Aberdeen Proving Ground,…

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Military spouses compete for silver spurs

Posted January 8, 2016 by By Capt. Dawne Divine

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – One hundred military spouses from Fort Irwin and the Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow kicked up their heels, Dec. 3, to compete for silver spurs during the annual Spouses Spur Ride. Each year, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment sponsors a Spouses Spur Ride to focus on building camaraderie among military spouses…

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Annual Lantern Walk against domestic violence set for Oct. 7

Posted October 13, 2015 by By Fort Irwin Family Advocacy Program

Since October 2014, Fort Irwin has averaged six reported incidents of domestic violence a month. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three women and one in four men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, and couples in the military are no exception. To raise awareness about this problem and to…

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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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