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Tripod Gets A Home for the Holidays

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — After more than five months on the lam, Fort Irwin’s most famous Equidae has found a new home just before the start of the holiday season. The wily jack burro, affectionately known as “Tripod,” wandered into the Fort Irwin landfill Nov. 22. Quick-thinking employees closed the gates to the landfill and…

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Jo Garrison
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Spouses Club Gives $33,000 to Support Units, Schools

Posted December 1, 2017 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Military and Civilian Spouses Club of Fort Irwin awarded 33 grants totaling $33,000 to support Fort Irwin units, schools and community groups in November. The grants represent a key component of the club’s mission: to give back to the Fort Irwin community, according to Emilie Lamb, MCSC’s Second Vice President…

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Posted December 1, 2017 by

2916th Christmas Toy Drive  2916th is doing a Christmas toy drive to benefit Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.  Collection boxes have been placed inside the Barstow Walmart (near the customer service desk) and inside the main PX in front of the old Petals and Blooms store. Donations accepted through Dec. 12. For more information contact…

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Ironhorse Brigade tests its mettle at the National Training Center

Posted November 27, 2017 by Cody Kozacek,

In late November, fierce winds stir up sand storms across the Mojave Desert and obscure the sharp mountain ridges that jut above the horizon.

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Eight fascinating takeaways from Fort Irwin’s ‘Soldier for a Day’ experience

Posted November 22, 2017 by Katie Lange

Fort Irwin recently hosted several business leaders and Hollywood executives to showcase just how extensively the military trains for deployments.

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Edwards EOD hosts realistic training for fellow bomb squad members

Posted November 17, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

It may not sound that attractive, but a lot of the 308,000 acres at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., resemble the same landscape deployed service members find in the Middle East and Southwest Asia.

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Jo Garrison
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Soldiers of 2916th Battalion deploy to support U.S. Army mission in Iraq

Posted November 3, 2017 by By David Dupree

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — On Oct. 2, deploying Soldiers from the 2916th B-229 Company arrived for a sendoff ceremony at the Freedom Fitness Center to a gym filled with friends, family members and loved ones. The Soldiers will deploy to strategic locations in Iraq in support of the U.S. Army’s mission there. They will relieve…

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Fort Irwin prepares for earthquakes with Great California ShakeOut Drill

Posted November 3, 2017 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — As part of the Great California ShakeOut drill, emergency services personnel at Fort Irwin reminded the community to practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” in the event of a major earthquake. The drill took place on Oct. 19 at 10:19 a.m. and involved millions of participants around the world….

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Ruth Pepito
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Fort Irwin celebrates Physician Assistant Week 2017

Posted November 3, 2017 by By CPT Courtney Legendre

FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­— The Fort Irwin community and Weed Army Community Hospital (WACH) celebrated Physician Assistant (PA) week Oct. 5 with a luncheon and cake ceremony, calling attention to the importance of the profession to the Army’s mission. PAs are nationally certified and state-licensed medical professionals who are certified in general medicine and are…

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Codi Kozacek
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Wendy’s High School Heisman Award recognizes Fort Irwin senior

Posted November 3, 2017 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. —  E.J. Ane, the son of Master Sgt. Eteru Ane and Mrs. Fionna Ane, was named a School Winner by the national Wendy’s High School Heisman competition Oct. 19. The award recognizes student athletes who exemplify excellence in the classroom, on the field and in their communities. Ane is a senior at…

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