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11th ACR competes at Sullivan Cup

Photo by Jason Miller, Public Affairs Office A M1 Abrams main battle tank from C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, fires during preparation here for the 2016 Sullivan Cup Precision Gunnery Competition hosted by the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga., May 2-6. Each active component army division is invited to…

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Forty-fourth Army Surgeon General visits Fort Irwin

The Army’s first female African-American lieutenant general, 44th Army Surgeon General and the highest-ranking woman to graduate from the United States Military Academy toured facilities, met staff members, spoke with patients and consulted with leadership of Weed Army Community Hospital and the National Training Center, April 7-9. Dual-hatted as the commander of U.S. Army Medical…

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Dangers, consequences of prescription drug abuse

Army regulation 600-85, paragraph 1-8 indicates the personal, organizational and professional consequences of substance abuse when it states: “Alcohol and drug abuse by Soldiers and civilian corps members can seriously damage their physical and behavioral health, jeopardize their safety and the safety of those around them, and can lead to criminal and administrative disciplinary actions….

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The 82nd comes a-knockin’

For paratroopers of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, a locked door is no obstacle. To be more specific, when Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd ABN DIV, need to gain entry, they breach doors with explosives and the old fashion way – with a good, hard kick….

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Leadership honors superb volunteers

The National Training Center and Fort Irwin recognized approximately 60 community members who served as volunteers during a ceremony here, April 25. The volunteers were honored in various categories and were the finalists from 278 active volunteers from this installation, according to Ray Johnson, installation volunteer coordinator with Army Community Service. Active volunteers provided more…


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Fort Irwin firefighters partners in battling wildland blazes

Posted  October 13, 2015

With a years-long drought affecting the state of California, and an annual fire season, partnerships have been crucial this year in the battle against wildfires. Partnerships, based on agreements created years ago, allows for several state and federal agencies to request assistance from fire departments in California, said Ray Smith, chief of the Fort Irwin…

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October Calendar

Posted  October 13, 2015

Ongoing Army Criminal Investigation Command recruiting Soldiers for CID special agents. As sworn federal law enforcement officers, agents are on the cutting edge of criminal investigative tactics and techniques. Go to www.cid.army.mil. Online Army Readiness Assessment Program Survey for Soldiers, DA civilians and NAF civilians assigned to USAG Fort Irwin. See your supervisor for access…

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Going for 80!

Posted  October 13, 2015

William Latham, comptroller of G8 for the National Training Center, has his sights on riding 80 miles for the MS Coastal Ventura to Santa Barbara ride, Oct. 10 and 11. The weekend event is a fund raiser organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Most participants will be on road bicycles. Latham is using a…

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Having fun learning fire safety at open house

Posted  November 6, 2015

The Fort Irwin Fire Department held an open house in support of national Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7. Families, children, Soldiers and community members attended the occasion at Fort Irwin Fire Station 1 – one of two fires stations here. The community outreach event has been hosted annually for the past 30 years, said Fort…

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The Great American SMOKEOUT is Nov. 19

Posted  November 6, 2015

TIME TO QUIT? The Weed Army Community Hospital no-cost Smoking Cessation program Are you a smoker thinking of quitting? It’s your decision, but there are plenty of people who support it, including your family, co-workers and the staff of the Weed Army Community Hospital on Fort Irwin. Whether your plan is to go “cold turkey”…

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