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Flying Tigers activated

Gustavo Bahena The 2916th Aviation Battalion commander, Lt. Col. William Garber (right), hands a guidon to Capt. Jesse DeJaynes during a unit activation ceremony here, Oct. 16. DeJaynes leads the newly activated unit – B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment. An activation ceremony established B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment within 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade…

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Ten-Miler team places fourth in division

Photo courtesy of Lelan Daines Fort Irwin Soldiers took fourth in their division at the 30th Army Ten-Miler road-race near Washington D.C., Oct. 11. A team of eight Soldiers placed fourth in a mix (male and female) division while representing Fort Irwin during the 30th Anniversary of the Army Ten-Miler race, held in the Washington…

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Showing support for non-violence in relationships

Gustavo Bahena Tokgnar and Tungsten Davis, both ages 5, walk in their Halloween costumes with dad, Maj. Randy Davis, and mom, Kaye. Dad serves with United States Medical Department Activity here. Soldiers, leadership and Fort Irwin families held purple, paper lanterns during a walk to show support for Domestic Violence Awareness month here, Oct. 1….

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Having fun learning about fire safety

Gustavo Bahena Sgt. 1st Class Lonzo Shelley, a flight medic with 2916th Aviation Battalion here, took his children to an open house at Fire Station 1, Oct. 8. His daughter Alynnn, 2, won a contest to name a new puppet, “Firwin Blaze.” His sons, Lonzo IV, 4, and Lonzo III, 8, are receiving giveaways. The…

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Girl Scouts build houses for strays

Gustavo Bahena Girl Scouts, left to right: Mystery Karr, Cheyenne Karr, Hailey Kepple, Samantha Kepple and Alexis Brunney. In the back, Provost Sergeant Major Sgt. Maj. Danny Knell and, right, Director of Emergency Services, Lt. Col. Graham Swenson. Five Girl Scouts from Fort Irwin delivered three dog houses to the Police Department here, Sept. 26….


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More Mud and Guts Run fun

Posted  November 7, 2014

  Hundreds braved an early-morning chill Oct. 18 for the latest Fort Irwin “Mud and Guts Run.”   Getting sweaty, dirty and wet was all part of the fun as runners overcame obstacles and mud pits.  The event received the following comments from attendees and community members at our Facebook page: Janette Rivera: “Great job…

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Salutes & Awards

Recognizing our Soldiers

Posted  November 7, 2014

Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin assisted in holding an American flag on the field of Dodger Stadium prior to the Dodger’s playoff game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Oct. 3   Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga salutes prior to a game at Dodger Stadium, Sept. 28….

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Soldiers sustain Barstow’s Mardi Gras Parade tradition

Posted  November 7, 2014

Dozens of Fort Irwin Soldiers in battle gear, in service uniforms, in boots, on horses, and in Army vehicles, led the way for several hundred other participants that paraded down Barstow’s Main Street on a pleasant Saturday evening, Oct. 25.

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Fall Fest a blast

Posted  November 7, 2014

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga kicked off Fall Fest with a tapping of a keg, Oct. 24.   The 2014 Fort Irwin Fall Fest combined Halloween and Oktoberfest activities for a fun-filled, two-day community event, Oct. 24-25. United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga initiated the Oktoberfest-type festivities with…

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Health & Safety

Maintain healthy weight, improve attitude, perform at your best

Posted  November 7, 2014

Continuing with our Activity-Nutrition-Sleep educational series, this month I’m going to summarize some of the Performance Triad activity recommendations. Being physically active can help you: maintain a healthy weight; improve your attitude, behavior and mood; sleep better, and; perform at your best for your job, family and recreational interests. These guidelines are designed to help…

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Fair Debt Collection Practices Act protects consumers

Posted  November 7, 2014

There are various laws that protect consumers during a debt collection process. One such law is the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The FDCPA is a federal law that is designed to protect consumers and debtors by regulating debt collector conduct during debt collection efforts. Below are some things to keep in mind if you…

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Transferring 50 million pounds a month

Posted  November 7, 2014

The sound of a locomotive horn echoing across the rail yard is a common occurrence at the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Yermo, Calif.

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Initiating improvements to quality of life

Posted  November 7, 2014

More than 60 Fort Irwin officials and delegates from the community representing the diversity of people working and living here convened to discuss their top 22 concerns about Army and Fort Irwin quality of life issues, Oct. 7 - 8.

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Blue ribbons that make a difference

Posted  November 7, 2014

From the back of a theater, Helice “Sparky” Bridges strode briskly down the center aisle to greet Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga.

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Quarterly domestic water public notice

Posted  November 7, 2014

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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