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Listening to the community

Posted April 3, 2015 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

Department of the Army officials and leadership of this installation addressed Barstow civic and business leaders about Army-wide reductions during a meeting in Barstow, March 17. The “Listening Session” is one of many the Pentagon is holding in communities near military installations to give details about Army-wide reductions and to receive input from the community….

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Tax tips to maximize your financial position

Posted March 2, 2018 by By Joe Acfalle

After a decade of providing tax services to thousands of service members and other qualified clients, nothing is more gratifying than sharing tax pointers to help clients maximize the tax law to advance their financial position.  Below are not just tips, but true stories from my eventful years of providing this annual service: Rental Income:…

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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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Avoiding, dealing with credit reporting problems

Posted June 5, 2015 by By Jessaka Menzie

So you’ve done thorough research on the automobile you want to purchase. You’ve carefully reviewed the purchase contract (also had a Fort Irwin Legal Assistance Attorney review it) and now you’re ready to negotiate with the financing agent. The loan agent takes your application, steps away for a while only to return and say you’ll…

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Pressure on adversary requires refuel on the move

Posted November 6, 2015 by By Sgt. Shawn Zandy

The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment has a reputation for being the most formidable contemporary operating environment force in the United States Army. Troopers maintain this reputation by being experts in their craft and masters in maneuver warfare as they challenge rotational training units at the National Training Center. In order for the 11th ACR to…

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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon announced June 30 that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan declaring that “Americans who want to serve and…

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Barstow shooting competition brings nine police agencies together

Posted June 3, 2016 by By Mike Lamb

BARSTOW — More than four years ago Andy Espinoza with the Barstow Police Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Randy Duran engaged in a friendly shooting competition. The competition, according to Duran, forged a relationship between the two, who have known each other since serving on the Barstow SWAT team. His friendly competition…

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3rd Cav. Regt. troopers finish the fight at NTC

Posted April 6, 2018 by By Staff Sgt. Taresha Hill

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Troopers from the 3rd Cavalry Regiment completed a successful 14-day decisive-action rotation Feb. 23 at the National Training Center. Col. Jonathan Byrom, the 3rd Cav. Regt. commander, said that while the training was brutal and unforgiving, it was also invaluable. “I can’t replicate it anywhere else unless we’re in combat,” Byrom…

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State-of-the-art Army Wellness Center opens

Posted December 4, 2015 by By Michael Beaton, Public Affairs Officer

Soldiers, civilians and family members celebrated the opening of the new Army Wellness Center in the garrison Resiliency Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony here, Nov. 19. The new facility, the 24th Army Wellness Center to open across the Army since 2005, is a program of the U.S. Army Medical Command and an integral part of…

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Tank gunnery simulator: getting back to basics

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

Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment participated in the Senior Instructor Trainer Course at the Advanced Gunnery Training Simulator here, Feb. 9-13., The AGTS system is a cost effective way to master the basic tank gunnery skills prior to attending a live fire range. The 11th ACR can utilize this system to become better…

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