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Exceeding standards by enhancing dining experience

Posted April 3, 2015 by By 1st Lt. Aaron Renaud, Executive Officer and Food Service Officer

You’ve heard it, you’ve sang it: “They say that in the Army, the chow is mighty fine.” That’s a phrase from a cadence heard throughout the Army, and at dining facility 1 here, the Soldiers go above and beyond to truly make the chow fine. The DFAC staff is comprised of food service specialists, Soldiers…

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Civil affairs teams sharpen skills during NTC rotation
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NTC rotation introduces conventional warfare to civil affairs teams

Posted March 4, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Gregory Williams

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Surrounded by sand and rocks protruding out of the ground like thorns, two civil affairs Soldiers prepare for a key leader engagement (KLE) mission. As the Soldiers approach an abandoned building, a four-man security squad emerges out of a dark corner to greet them. As the group moves out, an observe…

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Household Goods Personnel Claims

Posted May 5, 2017 by CPT Alexander Quagge

Although many “household goods” moves occur without incident every day, unfortunately, some Servicemembers experience lost or damaged goods during their moves and are unsure of the reimbursement process.  With PCS season right around the corner, it is important to be aware of the claims process in case the move is not as smooth as it…

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Black Jack brigade finishes training

Posted March 6, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, completed 14 days of training in “the box” today. The four-week decisive action rotation, 15-05, for the “Black Jack” brigade wraps up with regeneration and after action reviews the next few days. Equipment and vehicles are being cleaned and readied for transport…

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Gateway to SOCAL: Town of Needles survives the rise and fall of train travel and Route 66

Posted May 4, 2018 by By Ken Drylie

NEEDLES, Calif. — In 1850, the US Army established Camp Colorado on the east bank of the Colorado River near the present day city of Needles, California. The Army built the installation to protect settlers moving through the area to various locations in California. Some settlers would head for the gold fields of Northern California,…

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Justice Department obtains $700,000 for servicemembers to resolve allegations that two finance companies conducted illegal auto repos

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LOS ANGELES — The Justice Department announced Sept. 27 that two Los Angeles-based consumer finance companies have agreed to pay a total of $760,788 to resolve allegations that the companies violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) by repossessing 70 vehicles owned by SCRA-protected servicemembers without first obtaining the required court orders. Westlake Services, LLC…

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NCOs now Battle Staff ready

Posted May 1, 2015 by Story and photo by Jason Miller

Fourteen United States Army Soldiers graduated from a Battle Staff Non-commissioned Officer Course after a demanding 25 days of instruction here, March 31. During the graduation Sgt. Maj. Joe Chadwick III, operations sergeant major with Operations Group, spoke on the opportunities the course gives to the newly graduated. “You have had the privilege of learning…

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11th ACR supports deployment exercise

Posted July 2, 2015 by Story and photo by Capt. Christinea Wagner

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment supported an emergency deployment readiness exercise by Soldiers traveling with equipment from Fort Carson, Colo., to the National Training Center, May 21. The Fort Carson Soldiers – of C Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division – conducted the EDRE to prepare for…

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The Harvey House Story

Posted February 3, 2017 by By Ken Drylie

Barstow, Calif. —  Just a couple of blocks off old Route 66 in the city of Barstow, sits the historic Harvey House, one of many attractions in the area that offers a look into the past. Long before people began to “get their kicks on route 66,” Fred Harvey created the very first chain restaurants,…

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted December 4, 2015 by By Chris Woodruff, Water Resources Manager

Fort Irwin’s water permit requires Fort Irwin to notify the public quarterly of the following: This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than 2 milligrams per…

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