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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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Cub Scouts: earning rank, becoming leaders

Posted  March 6, 2015

Fort Irwin’s Cub Scout Pack 67 held its annual Blue and Gold banquet here, Feb. 11.

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Black Jack brigade finishes training

Posted  March 6, 2015

Photo by Sgt. Henrique Luiz de Holleben, Operations Group Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, plan a casualty evacuation during decisive action rotation 15-05 here, Feb. 24.   The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, completed 14 days of training…

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Happy 114th anniversary!

Posted  March 6, 2015

Military and civilian medical personnel gathered for a celebration of the 114th year of the Army Nurse Corps at Weed Army Community Hospital here, Feb. 2.

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Fort Irwin construction season in full swing

Posted  March 6, 2015

With warmer weather and longer days, you’ll see more of them – in their optical green and orange safety vests and hardhats, working on the other side of construction cones, barriers and fences.

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Touching lives by appreciating, thanking others

Posted  March 6, 2015

Helice “Sparky” Bridges, a world-renown motivational speaker, calls for volunteers to demonstrate the Blue Ribbon ceremony to express their appreciation and thanks to others they know, during a student and community rally at Fort Irwin Freedom Fitness gym, Feb. 20.   World-renown motivational speaker Helice “Sparky” Bridges worked with 400 Fort Irwin Middle School fifth…

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Tank gunnery simulator: getting back to basics

Posted  March 6, 2015

Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment participated in the Senior Instructor Trainer Course at the Advanced Gunnery Training Simulator here, Feb. 9-13.

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Irwin, High Desert communities look toward energy conservation

Posted  March 6, 2015

Good stewardship of taxpayer funding and natural resources is a Department of Defense priority, with facilities worldwide looking toward more efficient methods of operating.

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Fort Irwin water system explained

Posted  March 6, 2015

Fort Irwin’s Water System is operated under a privatization contract with CH2MHill. As the system ownership is not transferred to CH2MHill, compliance responsibilities still reside with the United States Army. Fort Irwin has two water systems – a reverse osmosis and a domestic use system. The DU water is higher than the California standard in…

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted  March 6, 2015

Fort Irwin’s water permit requires Fort Irwin to notify the public quarterly of the following: This is an alert about your drinking water and a cosmetic dental problem that might affect children under 9 years of age. At low levels, fluoride can help prevent cavities, but children drinking water containing more than 2 milligrams per…

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NTC leadership honors DA civilians, Soldiers, NCOs

Posted  February 6, 2015

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin pins an Army Commendation Medal on the uniform of Sgt. Joseph Bailey, Non-commissioned Officer of the Year for fiscal year 2014 during a ceremony here, Jan. 12. Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers (center) served as part of the official party for the…

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