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Fort Irwin police win state law enforcement award

Posted November 6, 2015 by Story and photo by Leslie Ozawa

At the Fort Irwin garrison’s monthly commander’s call, Oct. 27, at the Fort Irwin events and catering center, Fort Irwin’s police department was presented the California Highway Patrol’s award for the best traffic safety program for 2014 in the military police category. Fort Irwin Police Department Deputy Chief Dennis Johnson accepted the award for the…

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Your future firefighters

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

Fire explorers from the Inland Empire Fire Explorer Association graduated, Dec. 6, from an annual academy that has been held at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin the past 15 years. The 168 explorers completed the 24th IEFEA academy after conducting four days of training that included: structural fire control, firefighter safety and survival,…

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Changes to retention control points providing increased promotion opportunity for mid-grade Soldiers

Posted June 3, 2016 by by C. Todd Lopez

Sergeants first class seeking another stripe saw increased opportunity during the fiscal year 2016 master sergeant promotion board, as the selection rate jumped 35 percent, from 8.4 in fiscal year 2015, to 11.8 in fiscal year 2016. Those increased opportunities to serve come as a result of projected openings in the master sergeant ranks that…

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With Unified Challenge, TRADOC shapes future Army

Posted January 25, 2017 by Amy Robinson

Army image U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will take another step toward designing the future force as it conducts the latest iteration of the game-based experiment Unified Challenge Jan. 23 through Feb. 3. Army Training and Doctrine Command will take another step toward designing the future force as it conducts the latest iteration of…

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Christmas in January

Posted February 3, 2017 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Directorate of Emergency Services (DES) put together Christmas in January for Soldiers and families in the Town Center, Jan. 6. Santa Claus arrived on a firetruck and handed out bicycles, razors, and toys donated by Phil and Mary Leatherman of Extreme Automotive.  Over the last couple years Extreme Automotive has graciously…

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Super Sign Up

Posted September 6, 2018 by By Bonnie Conrad

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — What is more fun than spending a few hours with a group of encouraging and enthusiastic army spouses? On Aug. 16, the Military & Civilian Spouses Club of Fort Irwin held their 2018 Super Sign-Up event. With 48 vendors and 12,800 square feet of space, the MCSC was able to transform…

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9/11 remembrance and resilience in the face of tragedy

Posted October 4, 2018 by

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Seventeen years after Newspapers across the country printed headlines that read “Hijacked Jets Destroy Twin Towers and Hit Pentagon,” the memories of that day and the days to follow are still fresh in the minds of many Americans. This year Fort Irwin’s September 11th Remembrance Day, started as a somber walk…

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VIP Box Tour connects Hollywood/Vegas with Soldiers and their families

Posted November 2, 2018 by by Janell J. Lewis Ford

A host of celebrities, filmmakers, corporate executives and business leaders joined soldiers at Fort Irwin’s VIP Box Tour as apart of an Immersive Experience event. The Box Tour brings in about three dozen VIP guests with three, main goals: Connecting soldiers with companies/businesses/executives/leaders who can assist them (and their spouses) with jobs and transitioning into…

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Fire training is a blast at NTC during Annual Inland Empire Fire Explorer Academy

Posted January 4, 2019 by

FORT IRWIN (December 2018) — Fort Irwin hosted 152 men and women for the 27th Annual Inland Empire Fire Explorer Academy from Dec. 5-9. Members conducted training that included fire control, firefighter safety and survival, ventilation, structural firefighting, and Fighting Flammable Liquid and Gases fires. This is a five-day mini academy where Explorers ages 14-21…

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Popular comedian brings big laughs to Fort Irwin

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FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Los Angeles native, “JT Turner” brought laughs and jokes to the National Training Center’s Warrior Zone on Jan. 26, putting a very special and personal touch on the show. Turner grew up in Victorville, California, and connected with the crowd, making them apart of the entertainment. Turner is also a businessman…

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