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History written in stone: Sam Hunter’s quest to preserve the Black Mountain battleground

Posted January 10, 2014 by Les Ozawa

When retired first sergeant Sam Hunter was hired to work as a tank simulator technician at the National Training Center, little did he know that he would be spending much of his life outside Fort Irwin documenting a great battle that happened 7,000 years ago in a 25-square mile battle space west of Fort Irwin.

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Scorpions scale Tiefort summit

Posted January 10, 2014 by Public Affairs Office

The oldest Operations Group team, the Green Team, became the tallest after the unit and family members reached the top of Tiefort Mountain, here, Nov. 26.

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Strength, generosity, respect – they have defined our community all year

Posted December 6, 2013 by Col. Jon Braga

As this year comes to a close, and I reflect upon my tenure as commander of Fort Irwin Garrison, I can truly say that the community here – Soldiers, Families and civilians – has been a group of people who embody the American spirit of strength, generosity and respect. In the Army, strength is synonymous…

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Local Briefs December 6, 2013

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Ongoing Sportman’s Club. If you’re a gun enthusiast, go hunting, or like to fish, join this club. The club operates a shooting range on post and can also organize fishing and hunting trips. Contact John Antes at 380-6372 or john.r.antes.mil@mail.mil. Dec. 13-14 Winterfest 2013. Dec. 13, 5-9 p.m.; Dec. 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m….

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Lewis Elementary School to reopen Jan. 13

Posted December 6, 2013 by Les Ozawa

Lewis Elementary School students will return to the school’s campus and classrooms on Jan. 13, said Jesse Najera, Silver Valley Unified School District Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services and Personnel, during a Nov. 13 town hall meeting on Fort Irwin. Parents are encouraged to bring their children on Jan. 13, like on the first day…

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Great digger makes rare appearance

Posted December 6, 2013 by Heidi Erickson Wildlife Biologist, and Dave Housman,

On the evening of Oct. 27 a badger was observed digging outside a residential fence in cantonment

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Fox Sports In the Box

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Sgt. 1st Class Ellington Releford, of the 916th Support Brigade, here, with Fox NFL Sunday commentator Eddie George asks FOX Sports network experts about his favorite team during the Fox NFL Sunday’s special Thanksgiving broadcast from Fort Irwin.   Fox Sports Girls helped NFL football fans on Fort Irwin celebrate game day during the warm-up…

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End of era for ‘Tonight Show’ and NTC

Posted December 6, 2013 by Public Affairs Office

“The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno hosted Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for the taping of a Thanksgiving Day show, Nov. 27.

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Southern California community reaches out to Fort Irwin Soldiers and Families

Posted December 6, 2013 by Les Ozawa

For the fourth year, Fort Irwin received more than bundles of good cheer from a Southern California based non-profit, For Families of Active Military (FFAM). On Nov. 23, a busload of students from La Salle High School, a private high school in Pasadena, landed at Fort Irwin’s Town Center to spend their day to help…

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Local congressman holds town hall, views flood damage recovery at Fort Irwin

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On his first visit to Fort Irwin, Congressman Paul Cook said he was impressed at how the Fort Irwin community came together after a freak thunderstorm on Aug. 25

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