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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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Commissary awards scholarship

Posted  August 7, 2015

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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Get a refund for gasoline taxes

Posted  August 7, 2015

The California gasoline tax refund could save you hundreds of dollars every year. In order to maintain California’s many highways, the state taxes every gallon of fuel that you put into your car (even gas purchased on post). This is reasonable, because we all know what it is like to drive on poorly maintained roads,…

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Notarial services available here

Posted  August 7, 2015

Have you ever needed to get something notarized or get a certified copy of a document? This article is intended to clear up any misconceptions about what can be notarized or certified at the Fort Irwin Legal Assistance Office. It is important to understand that there are two types of notaries in the Legal Assistance…

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Salutes & Awards

NTC, Fort Irwin commends civilians, servicemembers

Posted  August 7, 2015

David Goetsch, Spc. Jonathan Tanner and Calvin Phillips. Tanner is the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldier of the Year for fiscal year 2015; he is an unmanned aircraft systems operator with B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment here. Goetsch is the president of the High Desert chapter of the Association of the United States…

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Dental unit welcomes new commander

Posted  August 7, 2015

Commander of Fort Irwin Dental Clinic Command, Lt. Col. Kelley Tomsett, speaks at her change of command ceremony, July 7. Dental Clinic Command received a new leader during a change of command ceremony here, July 7. Lt. Col. Kelley Tomsett took hold of the colors for the Fort Irwin dental unit from Col. Michael Mahoney,…

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West Point Cadets assist with storm water management plan

Posted  August 7, 2015

Photo courtesy of Col. Fred Meyer, USMA United States Military Academy Cadets Addison Bieger and Marshall Kobylski (kneeling) work with Reuben Sasaki of the Los Angeles District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take a distance measurement. From the lush, western banks of the Hudson River, some 50 miles north of New York City, two…

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Fort Irwin July 4th celebration a blast!

Posted  August 7, 2015

On stage: National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin, “Liquid Blue” and the previous garrison commander, Col. Jon Braga. Martin and Braga presented the band with a framed certificate for their performance at the “Red, White and Boom” celebration here, July 4.   The Fort Irwin community honored the nation’s birthday…

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Health & Safety

Reward exceptional patient care by filling out five-minute survey

Posted  August 7, 2015

Have you received an Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey in the mail about your visit and care at Weed Army Community Hospital facilities here? Filling out the APLSS is your opportunity to provide WACH leadership with anonymous feedback, which is taken very seriously at all levels. The APLSS is fielded by the Office of the…

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Brotherhood of professionals protecting lives, property

Posted  August 7, 2015

Fort Irwin Fire Department personnel heeding the call to assist in the Lake Fire: Wayne Van Luven, engineer, who has served here 23 years; Eddie Plaxton, firefighter, who has served here nine years; Capt. Rhett Warsaw, captain of medic engine 411 for B shift, and; Eric Evans, firefighter paramedic, who has served here since September…

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ACS serving Soldiers, Families for 50 years

Posted  August 7, 2015

Cutting the Army Community Service birthday cake: ACS Director Kevin Ware, Mrs. Leann Martin, FMWR Director Sonia Betancourt and Fort Irwin U.S. Army Garrison Commander Col. Scott Taylor. Fort Irwin celebrated the 50th year of Army Community Service with a ceremony attended by program staff, leadership and community members here, July 22. Kevin Ware, director…

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