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Fort Irwin Soldiers honored at Armed Forces Day event

Leadership, Soldiers and civilian employees of this installation participated in a long-held event that brought out tens of thousands to salute and honor military servicemembers, May 15-17.

Sgt. Erik Thurman Salutes & Awards

Memorial Day ceremonies supported by 11th ACR

Sgt. Erik Thurman Major Bradley Lang addresses an audience during a Memorial Day ceremony at Desert View Memorial Park in Victorville, Calif., May 25. The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment had the honor of participating in three Memorial Day observances in the Victor Valley area, May 25. The ceremonies were held at Desert View Memorial Park,…

Leslie Ozawa Salutes & Awards

NTC bids farewell to post CSM, hails interim

Leslie Ozawa National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin congratulates Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers. Travers received a Legion of Merit award for his service to the NTC as post command sergeant major from November 2013 to April 2015. In a ceremony here April 30, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers relinquished…

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11th ACR Horse Detachment demonstrates tradition

Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse welcomed the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment to their former home station after 75 years of being away from the Monterey Bay area in California to celebrate the history of U.S. Army Cavalry, May 9.

Berenschot_COLJacobi Salutes & Awards

Congratulations graduates!

A consolidated graduation ceremony honored graduates of higher education here, May 12.


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Avoiding, dealing with credit reporting problems

Posted  June 5, 2015

So you’ve done thorough research on the automobile you want to purchase. You’ve carefully reviewed the purchase contract (also had a Fort Irwin Legal Assistance Attorney review it) and now you’re ready to negotiate with the financing agent. The loan agent takes your application, steps away for a while only to return and say you’ll…

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Fort Irwin celebrates Asian American and Pacific Island Heritage Month

Posted  June 5, 2015

Event moderator Sgt. Monik Phan, dressed in traditional Vietnamese ao dai dress, introduces keynote speaker, Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen, who spoke about his experiences as a teenager after the fall of the South Vietnamese government in 1975 and his escape as a teenager three years later. Phan serves with B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment and…

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Garrison company welcomes new commander

Posted  June 5, 2015

At a May 18 ceremony on the lawn of the Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison headquarters, Capt. J. Kenneth Sandifer took command of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Fort Irwin USAG, from Capt. Frank Lenart III.

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Eagle Scout builds meditation garden for Advocacy Center

Posted  June 5, 2015

A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrated the completion of a meditation garden at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Advocacy Center here, April 30.

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Operational Camouflage Pattern Army Combat Uniforms available July 1

Posted  June 5, 2015

Photo by PEO Soldier The Operational Camouflage Pattern will be available for purchase in select military clothing sales stores beginning July 1. WASHINGTON (June 1) – The Army announced today the release of the Operational Camouflage Pattern in Soldier uniforms. The Operational Camouflage Pattern will be available for purchase in select military clothing sales stores…

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Thank You Vietnam Veterans

Posted  May 1, 2015

He stood up in front of them all – atop the stage and having just completed his introduction – and, looking across the audience, he clapped and said something many had told him before, “Welcome home.”

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Choosing to act, intervene for fellow humans

Posted  May 1, 2015

At the ceremony, a lighting of seven candles remembered the victims of the Holocaust. The Fort Irwin community honored the annual Days of Remembrance observance with a ceremony here, April 8. The national commemoration period this year is April 12-19 and the 2015 theme is “Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act.” Congress established Days…

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Health & Safety

Texting, speeding, high beams – a reminder for all drivers

Posted  May 1, 2015

California Highway Patrol public information officer Ryan Camara was interviewed by the installation’s Public Affairs Office. His comments are supplemented with related highway safety information from the AAA Foundation and CHP public Web sites.

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Soldiers, community in Denim Day Walk support victims

Posted  May 1, 2015

Leadership, Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and community members of this installation took part in the 2015 Denim Day Walk here, April 8.

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News Briefs May 2015

Posted  May 1, 2015

May 3-9 is Public Service Recognition Week By The Partnership for Public Service Celebrated the first full week in May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week is a time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. Our theme for PSRW 2015 is…

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