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New commander for U.S. Army Garrison Fort Irwin

Leslie Ozawa United States Army Garrison Fort Irwin Commander Col. G. Scott Taylor (left) receives a guidon from Thomas Schoenbeck, director of Central Region for Installation Management Command, during a change of command ceremony here, July 15. The son of a former commander of the National Training Center took the leadership role for the garrison…

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Army observes Suicide Awareness Month in September

Fort Irwin to host motivational speakers In support of the nation’s observance of Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 7 -13, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, the United States Army focuses on a campaign about the importance of building resiliency and suicide awareness during the entire month of September. The Army Resiliency Directorate has communicated…

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Your bus ride just got better

Photo courtesy of VVTA The Victor Valley Transit Authority has acquired five new “luxury coaches” which will be used on the commuter routes between Hesperia, Victorville, Silver Lakes, Barstow and Fort Irwin in mid-August. The Victor Valley Transit Authority has acquired five, new 53-passenger buses which will begin running on the morning and afternoon weekday…

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Bringing connectivity to GCSS-A in the field

11th ACR Staff Sgt. Don Nottingham from Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry sets up the Very Small Aperture Terminal here, March 17. During a field training exercise March 16 to 18, here, Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment became the first unit in the Army to apply the Very…

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Commissary awards scholarship

Jason Miller From left: Stephen MacAfee, S & K Sales associate; Qahir Abdur-Rahman, Fort Irwin Commissary store director; Alex Nguyen, scholarship recipient; Michele Nguyen, Alex’s mom and; Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry Nguyen, Alex’s dad. Alex received a $2,000 educational scholarship as part of the 2015 Scholarships for Military Children program here, July 8. The Fort…


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Events

BBADD goes to Vegas

Posted  April 12, 2012

Officers and members of Fort Irwin’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program pose in front of the BOSS Battle Buddies Against Drunk Driving Van in Las Vegas April 5.  The Soldiers brought the van to Las Vegas to provide free rides for Soldiers attending the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment annual ball.  The van provides free…

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Health & Safety

Suicide intervention training comes to Fort Irwin

Posted  April 12, 2012

Leaders at Fort Irwin got a chance to learn how to better serve those they lead last week. On April 2, 3, and 5, Walter Morales, chief of the Army’s suicide prevention program, and James Cartwright, designer of the Army’s ACE program, visited Fort Irwin to conduct ACE-SI training workshops. ACE, which…

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Researcher aims to help Soldiers recover faster from wounds

Posted  April 12, 2012

NATICK, Mass. (April 9, 2012) — An injury he suffered during a high altitude-low opening parachute jump 15 years ago ended his own career as a Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance combat medic, but Wayne Matheny never stopped caring about others in uniform. After collecting a bachelor’s degree in…

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Disaster preparedness can save lives

Posted  April 12, 2012

Disasters can occur in just a few seconds. Preparedness lessens the impact on families, workplaces, and communities. On Thursday, April 19, 2012 Weed Army Community Hospital and the Mary E. Walker Clinic will be conducting a disaster exercise based on an Active Shooter scenario.  The event will take place from 1300 to 1700 hours. There…

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Army Emergency Relief Campaign update April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

This past year found our Soldiers and family members in severe financial need, some of which could have been devastating to their well-being if not for Army Emergency Relief. Aside from the AER loan funding of emergency leave travel for Soldiers and family members, AER also assisted Soldiers…

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Fort Irwin Community Calendar April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

THURSDAY In recognition of Month of the Military Child, Shockwave is offering a free lunch buffet meal to children under 12 with a paid adult during the month of April.  For more information, call 380-8646.   FRIDAY Storytime at the Library will take place from 10-11 a.m. for toddlers and preschoolers.  Come sing songs, listen…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Isac Esparza

Posted  April 12, 2012

Where do you volunteer?   I volunteer with the American Red Cross.   What you do as a volunteer?  I participate in the ARC Youth Program helping with fund raisers, special events, and short term projects. I also assist the station office with light administrative work.     What you get out of volunteering?  It…

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Adopt-a-pet April 12, 2012

Posted  April 12, 2012

Donkey is a four-month-old male terrier mix who is very friendly and loves to play.  Farquadt is a male medium-haired cat who is about 3 years old.  Fiona (pictured above) is a mixed-breed small female dog about 1 year old.  Sebastian is a male Jack Russell Terrier with lots of energy who is about 3…

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Tour de Irwin

Posted  April 12, 2012

Team Coyote of the National Training Center Protocol Office pose with their first-place trophy after the sixth annual Tour de Irwin bicycle race April 7.  Pictured from left are Maj. Paul Lashley, Capt. Zachary Knoebel, and 1st Lt. Michael Keyser.       Paul Barnes receives an award from Col. Kurt Pinkerton, Garrison commander, after…

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Living within our means…

Posted  April 12, 2012

Have you felt the $23.4 million budget shortage over the past seven months?  It has been our goal that necessary changes would have minimal impact on the community.  In February, I wrote an article that discussed the overall budget situation for fiscal year 12 and what it meant to Fort Irwin.  Since last summer we…

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