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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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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Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office
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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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JPMorgan Chase to pay millions in restitution, fines

Posted December 4, 2015 by Submitted by OSJA

On Nov. 2, 2015, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced a stipulated judgment resolving allegations that JPMorgan Chase committed credit card debt-collection abuses against tens of thousands of Californians. The settlement specifically addresses debt collection wrongdoing that includes collecting incorrect amounts, selling bad credit card debt, and running a debt collection mill that involved…

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Water Report

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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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Photo courtesy of 11th ACR
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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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Active duty alerts help protect your identity

Posted November 6, 2015 by By Jessaka Menzie-Kwakye

If you expect to deploy or to be away from your usual duty station and do not expect to seek new credit, consider placing an “active duty alert” on your credit report. An active duty alert requires creditors to verify your identity before granting credit in your name. The alert may specify a telephone number…

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