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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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Holocaust survivor shares his story at Fort Irwin Days of Remembrance

Posted June 1, 2018 by By Codi Kozacek

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin held a Days of Remembrance ceremony April 25 to commemorate the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Guest speaker Ben Lesser, a Holocaust survivor, was 10 years old when the Nazis came to Krakow, Poland, where he lived with his parents and four siblings. “Life of course changed when…

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Regimental logisticians adapt to force-on-force environment

Posted September 4, 2015 by By Capt. Kimberly DeFour, Support Operations

During counterinsurgency operations in deployment areas, Army logisticians’ concept of support for maneuver units originated from the perspective of being near a forward operating base, with logistical support already in place. However, with the battlefield changing, FOB logistics is no longer a viable way to support maneuver units – including the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment…

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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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Fort Irwin senior headed to Fresno State to pursue education, football

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Fort Irwin student-athlete E.J. Ane signed a letter of intent Feb. 9 to join the San Jose State Spartans and continue his education at San Jose State University this fall. Growing up in a military family, Ane, the son of Master Sgt. Eteru Ane and Mrs. Fionna Ane lived in Germany,…

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West Point Cadets assist with storm water management plan

Posted August 7, 2015 by By Leslie Ozawa

From the lush, western banks of the Hudson River, some 50 miles north of New York City, two cadets from the U.S. Military Academy elected to enjoy their summer in the High Desert of Fort Irwin. Cadets Addison Bieger and Marshall Kobylski, both senior civil engineering majors, were here with their faculty advisor, Col. Fred…

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Kaleidoscope a success for military spouses

Posted February 5, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

When Kaleidoscope opened here Sept. 1, 2015, there were only eight consignors displaying and selling their home-made crafts, artworks and apparel to the community. Today the venue, located in the main Exchange lobby, has 58 individuals who have articles for sale. Cathy Jacobi, a military spouse here who headed the store’s establishment, explained that Kaleidoscope…

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The Eyes in the Sky: Company B, 229 UAS supports OIR

Posted May 4, 2018 by By Staff Sgt. Leticia Samuels

UNDISCLOSED LOCATION — Units in the U.S. Army are always pushing the boundaries and accomplishing great feats. Company B, 229th Aviation Regiment “Flying Tigers” is the sixth Gray Eagle Company in the Army and an example of a trailblazer since its recent inception in 2014. Company B is currently deployed in the Southeast Asia region…

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Eagle Scout builds meditation garden for Advocacy Center

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

A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the completion of a meditation garden at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Advocacy Center here, April 30. The garden was the Eagle Scout project of Tyler Stoeger, 14, who wanted to do something bigger for the community, he said. He described the garden as a quiet place to…

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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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