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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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Why Denim Day?

Posted April 3, 2015 by By Maj. Robyn Boehringer, SHARP manager

On April 8 at 9 a.m., residents of Fort Irwin will walk through the community in support of the Third Annual Fort Irwin Denim Day. Many have asked about the meaning behind Denim Day. The history of Denim Day begins with a story and unfortunately this was a true story. In Rome in 1997, an…

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Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office
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Focused on eliminating sexual assault

Posted April 3, 2015 by By SHARP and PAO

The Department of the Army selected Fort Irwin’s deputy manager of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program here as the recipient of a prestigious honor. Captain Nicole Myers was named the 2015 DA Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. She was selected from a field of 330 Army-appointed SARCs and will compete for the honor of top SARC…

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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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April 15 is around the corner

Posted April 3, 2015 by Submitted by Capt. Joseph Galli, Legal Assistance Attorney

The Fort Irwin Tax Center has been providing free tax preparation services to Soldiers, retirees, and their dependents, as well as all Reservists and members of the National Guard (on orders for more than 30 days), since Jan. 20. However, the tax center will only operate through April 15. United States taxpayers have until that…

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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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Center Chapel re-opens!

Posted April 3, 2015 by By Chaplain (Maj.) Vincent Manuel

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin Religious Support Office celebrated the re-opening of the Center Chapel Sanctuary with two ribbon-cutting ceremonies at Sunday services, March15. The first one was held at the 9 a.m. Catholic Mass, with the second ribbon- cutting at the 11 a.m. General Protestant Service. Excitement and jubilation were clearly visible…

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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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Inspiring a bright future from the past

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

Fort Irwin celebrated African American/Black History Month with a ceremony here, Feb. 11. This year’s theme was “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture.” The commander of the Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment – Lt. Col. James Stephens – said the event commemorated the “culture and accomplishments of our African American citizens…

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