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Celebrating 50th year of the Civil Rights Act

Posted January 10, 2014 by Sgt. 1st Class Darryl Avery

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a landmark piece of civil rights legislation that outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and…

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Mother nature strikes, community rebounds

Posted September 6, 2013 by Les Ozawa and Gustavo Bahena

Fort Irwin rallies to repair, mitigate damaged caused by epic flash flooding Fort Irwin Fire Chief Ray Smith will tell you. Courtesy Photo This image shows the moment a destructive monsoon storm hit the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Aug. 25. Roads in garrison were washed out, water poured into homes, training area structures…

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Understanding Federal Income Taxes

Posted February 1, 2013 by Capt. Nate Mealy

Ben Franklin once said that “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Well, it is tax season again and the Fort Irwin Tax Center (building 288 Barstow Road) is here to help you with your filing needs. The most common ways to file taxes are: (a) as a…

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Mississippi National Guard Special Forces boat teams rescue residents post-Hurricane Isaac

Posted September 6, 2012 by By Staff SGT. David Hamann

Special Forces Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Mississippi Army National Guard responded to Hurricane Isaac making landfall on the Mississippi gulf coast beginning Aug. 29, by patrolling the flooded areas of Hancock County in their zodiac inflatable boats.

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1/11 Soldiers become U.S. citizens

Posted August 2, 2012 by By Caroline Keyser

Two Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment can finally claim the rights and responsibilities of citizens of the country they’ve been defending in uniform.

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9th MSC Soldier rescues abandoned newborn puppies

Posted April 19, 2012 by anradmin

MAKAHA, Hawaii (April 10, 2012) — Beefy, Creamy, Flash, Mr. Henry, Snoopy and Stumpy owe their lives to Spc. Erik Lowe, 9th Mission Support Command, and his wife, Martina. During a routine morning run by his home, here, Jan. 29, a faint whimpering in nearby bushes brought Erik Lowe to a halt.

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Mass Transportation Benefits Program (MTBP)

Posted April 12, 2012 by

Information Sheet What is the Mass Transportation Benefits Program (MTBP)? a.  The Mass Transportation Benefit Program provides partial reimbursement for mass transit commuting costs “in order to reduce Federal employees’ contribution to traffic congestion and air pollution and to expand their commuting alternatives” (Executive Order 13150, April 2000). b. MTBP is available for all Army employees…

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U.S. forces fight in Atropian city of Razish

Posted April 5, 2012 by Story by Capt. Chad Cooper

Many people are not aware of the war between the countries of Donovia and Atropia over the border city of Razish, and for good reason — it’s not real. The countries aren’t real and the battles are only a training simulation. But no matter how…

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Officials offer tips to beat summer moving rush

Posted March 28, 2012 by anradmin

WASHINGTON (March 21, 2012) “” With military moving season about to kick into high gear, officials are urging service members to book their moving dates early and to remain as flexible as possible when doing so. Careful planning is vital to ensuring a smooth move, especially during the busiest…

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Advice for prospective owners includes choosing pets with care

Posted March 24, 2012 by anradmin

Pet overpopulation is a sad reality in the U.S. Up to 7 million animals enter U.S. shelters every year, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Of this number, about 60 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats are euthanized, and less than two percent of cats…

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