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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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The most memorable 25 months of my military life

Posted March 6, 2015 by By Maj. Gen. Ted Martin, Commander

I love the mission, I love the people and I love the Mojave Desert. For those reasons, I will the miss the National Training Center as, I and my wife Stephanie, go to our next assignment in the Republic of Korea, where we will serve in the 2nd Infantry Division. I was fortunate to have…

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A service invested in your community

Posted March 6, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

The Fort Irwin Exchange plans to complete improvements to some of their facilities and enhance their provided services to the community by this spring. “Currently, the Service Station on Langford Lake Road is undergoing an image upgrade to make it look more appealing for our customers and to increase efficiency related to customer service,” stated…

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Fort Irwin student wins first place in 12th annual Spelling Bee

Posted March 6, 2015 by By Brooke Self

A packed room of nervous children and anxious parents looked on as the 12th annual Daily Press and Desert Dispatch Spelling Bee was underway inside the Desert Mountain Education Center in Apple Valley, Calif., Feb. 21. Forty-nine spellers were whittled down to four top contenders in four rounds. Kaylee Kim, 12, a seventh grader at…

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Cub Scouts: earning rank, becoming leaders

Posted March 6, 2015 by Story and photo by Sgt. David Beckstrom, Public Affairs

Fort Irwin’s Cub Scout Pack 67 held its annual Blue and Gold banquet here, Feb. 11. The ceremony recognized each of the 60 Cub Scouts for proficiency in fishing, reading a map and compass, and learning geography and good manners. There were two special awards and four Arrows of Light given at the event. Dakota…

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