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Congratulations graduates!

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

A consolidated graduation ceremony honored graduates of higher education here, May 12. The 18th annual ceremony hosted by the Fort Irwin Education Center recognized military servicemembers, family members and civilian employees of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. Almost 80 graduates completed a course of study leading to qualifications ranging from certificates of achievement…

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Homeschoolers learn about Fort Irwin’s natural, prehistoric worlds

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photo by Leslie Ozawa

In late March, about 50 Fort Irwin homeschool students got an up-close and (a little) dirty look at life in the sands, brush and rocks that make up most of the National Training Center. Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division and NTC G3 Integrated Training Area Management staff hosted about 30 children, 9 years and…

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Fort Irwin celebrates Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photos by Leslie Ozawa

More than 400 Fort Irwin community members got to experience America’s diverse ethnic cultures from across the Pacific on May 13 with various performances and demonstrations focused on the theme “Many Cultures, One Voice: Promote Equality and Inclusion.” The late morning program began with a speech by Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen who spoke of his…

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Garrison company welcomes new commander

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photos by Leslie Ozawa

At a May 18 ceremony on the lawn of the Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison headquarters, Capt. J. Kenneth Sandifer took command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Fort Irwin USAG, from Capt. Frank Lenart III. Lenart served as HHC commander since February 2014 and leaves Fort Irwin for his next duty assignment in Germany….

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Choosing to act, intervene for fellow humans

Posted May 1, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The Fort Irwin community honored the annual Days of Remembrance observance with a ceremony here, April 8. The national commemoration period this year is April 12-19 and the 2015 theme is “Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act.” Congress established Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United…

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Community Calendar 05/01/2015

Posted May 1, 2015 by emmauribe

Spotlight event “Aladin the Play” sponsored by SKIESUnlimited. Ingalls Recreation Center. Register by May 22. June 6 performance; auditions, June 1, 9-11 a.m.; rehearsals, June 1-6, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. For youth, first through 12th grade. Approximately 50 roles available for local students. No advance preparation is necessary. Most students rehearse approximately 4.5 hours each…

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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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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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New era of NTC leadership begins

Posted April 3, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony here, March 24. Brigadier Gen. Joseph Martin took hold of the NTC colors from Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue II, deputy commanding general of United States Army Forces Command. Outgoing commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin, and wife Stephanie, will…

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Honoring Holocaust victims

Posted April 3, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

The nation observes Days of Remembrance to remember the Holocaust and honor the victims and survivors of that genocide. This year, the week-long commemoration is from April 12 through April 19. The theme is “Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act” and was designated by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. An observance…

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