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Fort Irwin’s booming celebration

Fort Irwin celebrated our nation’s birthday with a mud run and a festival that included a concert and fireworks here, July 2. The fun began with the “Mud and Guts Run” that Wednesday morning, a couple of days before Independence Day. Approximately 600 participants attended the five-kilometer obstacle course run and children participated in a…

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MP professional development provides for safer installation

G.A. Volb Fort Irwin military police perform training on managing a combative suspect. Fort Irwin’s military police recently concluded professional development, holding several weeks of both classroom and hands-on instruction. The intent of the course was to improve on basic law enforcement skills of Fort Irwin’s military police, who already received three weeks of law…

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What have we done for you lately?

Day in and day out, our Soldiers and Families go through the daily struggles of living on an isolated installation, such as Fort Irwin. Family and MWR is committed to providing exceptional quality life experiences to ensure the community receives services that are truly commensurate with the sacrifices and services our servicemembers and Families give…

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NCOs graduate Battle Staff course

Gustavo Bahena (Bottom row) Sergeant 1st Class Dawn Garcia, Sgt. 1st Class Alex Garcia-Martell, Staff Sgt. Gilbert Morales, Sgt. 1st Class Landis Titman, Sgt. 1st Class David Shreve and Staff Sgt. Jontrel Evans-Brown. (Top row) Sgt. 1st Class RoDerick Jones, Staff Sgt. Mark McLaughlin, Staff Sgt. Brando Oakley, Master Sgt. Derek Swanson, Sgt. 1st Class…

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Cheetahs dash to track and field competition

Courtesy Photo The Cheetahs track team, coaches and parents gather for a group photo. Known as the “Cheetahs!,” the Fort Irwin CYS Sports Track and Field Team made up of 25 children (ages 7-14) ventured as far as their little feet could carry them – all the way to the state finals for the 37th…


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Special Victim Counsel Program update

Posted  August 1, 2014

As you may be aware, the Army launched the Special Victim Counsel Program on Nov. 1, 2013 as part of the Army’s efforts to combat sexual assault within our ranks. The SVCP is designed to strengthen our support of victims of sexual assault and enhance their rights within our military justice system, while neither causing unreasonable delay nor infringing upon the rights of an accused.

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New commander arrives to MEDDAC

Posted  August 1, 2014

Col. Jason Wieman   United States Army Medical Department Activity at Fort Irwin welcomed Col. Jason Wieman as its new commander during a change of command ceremony here, May 30. Commander of Western Regional Medical Command, Brig. Gen. John Cho, presided over the ceremony, where he received the organizational colors from outgoing commander Col. Cheryl…

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New leaders take reins of Blackhorse regiment

Posted  August 1, 2014

Troopers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a combined change of command and responsibility ceremony here, July 1.

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916th Support Brigade receives new commander

Posted  August 1, 2014

The 916h Support Brigade at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony here, June 25.

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Operations Group welcomes 22nd commander

Posted  August 1, 2014

The National Training Center’s Operations Group has a new commander. Colonel Jeffery Broadwater took command of the battalion-size unit during a ceremony, July 1.

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Alcohol use and consent explained

Posted  August 1, 2014

What is consent? The Uniformed Code of Military Justice defines consent as words or overt acts indicating a freely given agreement to the sexual conduct at issue by a competent person. The Manual for Courts Martial, Article 120 clearly states that a person may be incapable of giving consent if they are mentally impaired or…

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Warrior Renew: A unique trauma recovery program for sexual assault survivors

Posted  August 1, 2014

The Fort Irwin SHARP program is teaming up with MEDDAC to implement a six-week, full-time trauma recovery program for active duty servicemembers and dependents, who are survivors of sexual assault – the first of its kind in an active duty setting. The Warrior Renew Program uses an integrated curriculum specifically designed to address the unique…

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What is the Special Victim Counsel?

Posted  August 1, 2014

Courtesy photo The Fort Irwin SHARP Team partnered with the Marine Corp Logistics Base SHARP Team for the “NO More” 5k event. The Special Victims Counsel is a legal assistance attorney who has received special training to provide legal representation to victims of sexual assault. At this time, Active Duty military members, their adult dependents,…

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Shuttle available to off-post hospitals

Posted  August 1, 2014

Fort Irwin Logistics Readiness Center operates a medical shuttle weekdays (except on federal holidays) to outlying hospitals in San Diego, Camp Pendleton and Loma Linda. All active duty personnel are eligible to be transported. Family members and military retirees may ride on a space-available basis. All reservations must be received before 2 p.m. for the…

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Riding in comfort

Posted  August 1, 2014

Those new, shiny buses you might have seen on post can take you in air-conditioning comfort to lunch and to your next meeting. The Logistics Readiness Center here, recently introduced two new vehicles as the Tiefort Shuttles on two routes that operate Monday through Friday (except federal holidays) from 7:50 a.m. to 4:03 p.m. Besides…

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