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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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Army Transportation command sergeant major visits NTC

Posted April 1, 2016 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

The senior enlisted advisor for the Army’s Transportation Corps and Transportation School, headquartered at Fort Lee, Va., visited the National Training Center to meet with Soldiers and leadership, March 10. Regimental Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia Howard attended several meetings including a Warrior Time Training, the Women’s Mentorship Network lunch, and a professional development session with…

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Tarantula Team maintains proficiency

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Photo by Jason Milller, Public Affairs Office A Soldier with Tarantula Team, Operations Group here, jumps from a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter during a static line parachute jump at Drop Zone Noah in the training area, Feb. 2. Tarantula team members conducted the currency jump to maintain proficiency. For more photos and the story turn to…

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Your federal income taxes after the new health care law

Posted March 4, 2016 by By Jessaka Menzie-Kwakye

The individual shared responsibility provision of the Affordable Care Act (26 U.S. Code Section 5000A) went into effect on January 1, 2014. This provision of the Affordable Care Act requires individuals of all ages, and their dependents, to have “minimum essential coverage” of health care for the year or to qualify for an exemption. If…

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Water treatment plant progress

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Photo by Leslie Ozawa, Public Affairs Office Sean McCarthy, district engineer for San Bernardino, California State Water Resources Control Board, examines water tapped from the EDR (electro-dialysis reversal) filtration pipes at Fort Irwin’s new water treatment plant. The plant is scheduled to be completed in May. McCarthy was on a tour, Feb. 23, conducted by…

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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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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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Landlord and tenants: both have rights, responsibilities

Posted January 8, 2016 by By Capt. Nicholas Bartholomew, Legal Assistance Attorney

Recently, the National Training Center and Fort Irwin legal assistance office hosted a workshop covering several landlord/tenant issues that are commonly seen in California. The intent of the workshop was to educate our community on what their rights and responsibilities are as both a landlord and a tenant. As always, if you have any questions…

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Brent Lewis (right), professional drummer, plays a djembe drum (from West Africa) for personnel from the Fort Irwin Army Substance Abuse Program and Solutions Recovery of Las Vegas.
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Creating, diffusing emotions through music

Posted January 8, 2016 by Story and photo by Gustavo Bahena

The drum. One of the most basic musical instruments and probably the oldest. It can be played by anyone; all that is needed is the bottom of a plastic bucket. Some say the reverberations of drums can heal. In the hands of an accomplished percussionist, they can at least sound great. In late November personnel…

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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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