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240th Army birthday

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(Left to right) Pfc. Jan Crelencia, Pfc. Jose Perez and Spc. Robert Castro stand next to an ice sculpture at the 240th Army birthday celebration in dining facility 1 here, June 15. The Soldiers serve in the DFAC as culinary specialists. Enjoying a special meal during an Army birthday celebration (clockwise, from left): Spc. Alexis…

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A guide to avoiding, dealing with investigations of property loss

Posted July 2, 2015 by By Capt. R. Tristan de Vega

Financial liability investigations of property loss (FLIPL) are a common occurrence in the Army. However, just because FLIPLs are common doesn’t mean that they aren’t preventable. The property accountability principles we learned upon first entering the Army still apply long after you leave the TRADOC environment: maintain your hand receipts, don’t lend your equipment out,…

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Full scale exercise opportunity to collaborate, prepare

Posted July 2, 2015 by Story and photos by Gustavo Bahena

From a distance, the scene on a street here certainly appeared catastrophic. Soldiers with apparent injuries and smoke emanating from a large vehicle on the side of the road gave the impression of an industrial accident, or something deliberate and malicious. Fortunately, it was neither and, intentionally, the road to the scene had been blocked…

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NTC bids farewell to post CSM, hails interim

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photos by Leslie Ozawa

In a ceremony here April 30, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers relinquished responsibility of serving as the National Training Center’s senior enlisted advisor to its commanding general, Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin. Assuming the duties of overseeing the policies, standards, and conduct of all Soldiers serving on Fort Irwin is former NTC Operations Group Command Sgt….

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Garrison command team will miss installation, great people

Posted June 5, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria Col. Jon Braga For the command team of Col. Jon Braga and Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria, leaving Fort Irwin in July will be a bittersweet moment. The two have been at the helm of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison, the organization that manages the cantonment area of this…

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11th ACR Horse Detachment demonstrates tradition

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photos by Capt. Christinea Wagner

Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse welcomed the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment to their former home station after 75 years of being away from the Monterey Bay area in California to celebrate the history of U.S. Army Cavalry, May 9. The Blackhorse Regiment and the City of Marina share a unique cavalry history….

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Stepmother not liable in Cinderella civil suit

Posted June 5, 2015 by Story and photo by Leslie Ozawa

At Fort Irwin’s Law Day on May 1, Fort Irwin Middle School 5th graders gathered in their school gym to participate and watch a mock civil trial, Cinderella v. Evil Stepmother, staged by Fort Irwin’s Staff Judge Advocate Office. Could Cinderella, newly married to Prince Charming, sue her stepmother for back wages for chores she…

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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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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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Soldiers, community in Denim Day Walk support victims

Posted May 1, 2015 by By Gustavo Bahena

Leadership, Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and community members of this installation took part in the 2015 Denim Day Walk here, April 8. The community event demonstrated support for victims of sexual assault and one of this month’s national observances – Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention. The Department of Defense theme for this year’s…

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