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A Day of Gratitude

Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC Gold Star and Blue Star families assemble with leadership and Soldiers of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for a photo during the “Day of Gratitude” event here, Nov. 25. In an ongoing effort to ensure members of the Fort Irwin community recognize the sacrifices of those who serve,…

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Defense Secretary: NTC prepares Soldiers for future threats, challenges

Gustavo Bahena Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks with Soldiers during a visit to the training area here, Nov. 16. The Secretary of Defense for the United States observed training and spoke with Soldiers during a visit here, Nov. 16. Chuck Hagel, the nation’s 24th Defense Secretary, flew on a helicopter to ‘the box’ and…

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Holiday season a time to honor the spirit of gratitude

Courtesy Photo Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Rodriguez, command sergeant major for 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, speaks with community members enjoying a Thanksgiving meal here, Nov. 25. Leadership greeted and served meals to attendees, who included Gold Star families and Veterans from the California Veterans Home in Barstow. Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays! The…

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New Parent Support Program provides gift baskets

Gustavo Bahena Stephanie Ferguson, a registered nurse with New Parent Support Program, Family Advocacy Program, holds items for a “Welcome Home Baby Basket” gift. Ferguson meets new babies’ families at home and provides a free package of baby items and informational literature for parents. A baby is born at Fort Irwin, on average, once a…

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Worth the journey

Photo courtesy of Sue Ollar Steven Shopa, Colt Boehringer and Blake Bair make the Scout sign during a ceremony in which they were awarded the Eagle Scout medal. Three Boy Scouts achieved the rank of Eagle Scout during a ceremony here, Oct. 21. Blake Bair, Colt Boehringer, and Steven Shopa received the Eagle Scout Medal,…


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Legal Assistance Office can help with paperwork notarization

Posted  August 2, 2013

Have you ever needed to get something notarized or get a certified copy of a document? Some may be unsure about the notarial services offered by their local Legal Assistance Office. This article is intended to clear up any misconceptions about what can be notarized or certified at the Fort Irwin Legal Assistance Office. It…

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Off-duty attire policy reflects pride in appearance, culture conducive to professional development

Posted  August 2, 2013

Editor’s note: Blue flyers (see previous page) depicting the policy for off-duty attire have been placed in facilities throughout this military installation. Anyone violating the policy will be denied service at that facility. The following text provides additional information about the flyers. 1. What prompted this policy? Not one single act prompted this policy; it…

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Fort Irwin breaks ground for new water treatment plant

Posted  August 2, 2013

A June 28 ground-breaking ceremony marked the beginning of a construction project that will replace Fort Irwin’s two-system water distribution pipelines with a single water system to supply potable water

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The boom (and the beat) goes on

Posted  August 2, 2013

Fort Irwin celebrated our country’s independence with music, games, food and fireworks at the annual “Red, White and Boom” event at Army Field on this High Desert military installation, July 4.

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Can you believe it? It’s time to go back to school

Posted  August 2, 2013

August 8 is the first day of school for children on Fort Irwin for the 2013-14 school year. Opening their doors that day will be Lewis Elementary, Tiefort Intermediate, Fort Irwin Middle School and Silver Valley High. Parents, if you just arrived or haven’t finished the enrollment process for your children, you can go to…

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Tips for a safe school year

Posted  August 2, 2013

Traveling to and from school Walking to school • Make sure your child’s walk to a school is a safe route with well-trained adult crossing guards at every intersection. • Be realistic about your child’s pedestrian skills. Small children are impulsive and less cautious around traffic; carefully consider whether or not your child is ready…

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Fort Irwin School Bus Routes

Posted  August 2, 2013

Silver Valley High School Route 06 SVHS PU 6:10 a.m. Apennines Park (across from Tiefort at yellow fire hydrant) PU 6:15 a.m. Barstow Road and Commander’s Loop Drop 7:00 a.m. SVHS Route 08 SVHS PU 6:10 A.M. North Loop BST 22 (Garlic Springs/Spanish Canyon) Drop 7:00 a.m. SVHS SVHS (Wednesdays) Drop 1 p.m. Apennines Park…

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Fort Irwin copes with 24-hour power outage

Posted  August 2, 2013

Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees coped with a full day of High Desert summer heat when electrical power to Fort Irwin shut down shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday, July 22.

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Get on the bus

Posted  August 2, 2013

Commuter bus program changes to benefit riders Customers of NTC Commuter buses will soon benefit from changes to the transportation program. According to the Victor Valley Transit Authority, riders will travel in refurbished buses, utilize a new system for obtaining their bus passes, and get around Fort Irwin on VVTA buses – which will take…

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Fort Irwin Soldiers enjoy their ride in Big Bear parade

Posted  July 5, 2013

Blue skies and temperature in the 70’s meant T-shirts and shorts for everyone who celebrated the San Bernardino mountain lake community’s 60th edition of its Old Miners Day Parade.

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