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Making Fort Irwin “Go First Class”

Gustavo Bahena National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin (second, from left) and Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers attach a “Go First Class” dental streamer to the guidon of United States Army Dental Clinic Command during a ceremony here, Feb. 24. Sgt. 1st Class Terry Scott, senior dental non-commissioned officer with…

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Inspiring a bright future from the past

Gustavo Bahena Maj. Kiryenski Jones, officer in charge of Sustainment Automation Support Management with 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, spoke at the Fort Irwin African American/Black History Month celebration here, Feb. 11. Fort Irwin celebrated African American/Black History Month with a ceremony here, Feb. 11. This year’s theme was “A Century of Black Life, History and…

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The most memorable 25 months of my military life

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Major Gen. Ted Martin stands in his office next to a photo of his father, Ephraim Martin III. Martin senior, who has since passed away, served in the Navy during World War II. After the war, he joined the ROTC at the University of Maine and was commissioned…

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Defense secretary outlines his priorities

Ash Carter, who was sworn in as the 25th secretary of defense Feb. 17, laid out his top priorities in a message to the Department of Defense workforce. Carter’s message: I am honored to become your secretary of defense. I am proud to lead men and women who devote their lives to the highest calling…

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Course prepares NCOs for successful outcomes

Gustavo Bahena Graduates of Battle Staff Non-commissioned Officer Course 06-15: Sgt. 1st Class Eduardo Gomez, Sgt. 1st Class Maurice Carter, Staff Sgt. Jennifer Cummings, Sgt. 1st Class Jonathan Sentilles, Sgt. 1st Class Demetri Alston, Staff Sgt. Aaron Bascom, Staff Sgt. Rodolfo De La Cruz, Sgt. 1st Class Nathan Francis, Sgt. 1st Class Judith King, Sgt….


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Distracted driving: Law enforcement is cracking down

Posted  October 4, 2013

Courtesy of NHTSA Do you ever send text messages or e-mails when you are driving? Focus on driving when behind the wheel; the statistics on distracted driving are proof of its dangers Many of us do it. Talk on a cell phone, change a CD in the stereo, scold our kids, eat, or even send…

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I ask you to think about the American Spirit and what it means to be an American

Posted  October 4, 2013

Photo by Les Ozawa Public Affairs Office Two steel beams from the World Trade Center twin towers will be part of a 9/11 Memorial being built at Fort Irwin. (Editor’s note: Col. Jon Braga’s speech has been re-printed here after he spoke to an audience gathered at a ground breaking ceremony for a 9/11 Memorial…

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“I’m joining the U.S. military”

Posted  October 4, 2013

Photo courtesy Sgt. M As an Iraqi citizen in 2008, Sgt. M (left) worked as a translator for U.S. Special Forces training Iraqi Special Forces units. Immigrant to America inspired to enlist after interpreting for U.S. Special Forces in Iraq Editor’s note: Coming to America stories are unique to each person who has chosen to…

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Community Calendar

Posted  October 4, 2013

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil or the FMWR site at http://fortirwinfmwr.com/ Oct. 5 – 6 Mojave River Trail Days, Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., @ Helendale Community Park, 15425 Wild Rd, Helendale. Features Will Roberts, former Cirque du Soleil performer; Duke Michaels, Charlie Ray…

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Wounded Warrior honored at Washington event

Posted  October 4, 2013

Commander of 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Col. Lanier Ward (right), holds a scholarship check of $3,000 for Caitlyn Mitts, left, during a ceremony, Sept. 25. The scholarship was provided by ThanksUSA, an organization created by two girls inspired by Ward during his recovery from a combat injury sustained in Iraq, 2003. The organization has awarded…

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SOCAL eighth grader collects school supplies for Lewis Elementary

Posted  October 4, 2013

When 14 year old Adam Wolf read on Facebook that the Lewis Elementary School at Fort Irwin had been flooded and that the kids in kindergarten through the second grade had lost most of their school supplies he immediately decided to do something about it.

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Fall Festival to incorporate many activities Oct. 17-19

Posted  October 4, 2013

Get your pumpkin-carving tools out, your clog shoes dusted, your grandpa’s venison chili recipe ready, and your haunted house scream warmed up. The Fort Irwin Fall Festival is set to take place Oct. 17-19, brought to you by Directorate of Family, Morale and Welfare, here. The three day event will feature a pumpkin decorating event,…

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Army Corps of Engineers leadership tours Fort Irwin flood damage

Posted  October 4, 2013

Brig. Gen. David Turner, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division, and Los Angeles District leadership toured flood-damaged areas of Fort Irwin, Sept. 19.

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Ghost stories to tell over tacos, bagels and stir fry

Posted  October 4, 2013

“I love it when babies come in,” said Anna Mai Taylor, foreman at Fort Irwin’s fast food restaurant, Manchu Wok.

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Mojave Desert rainfall: Your guess is as good as mine

Posted  October 4, 2013

Illustration by Dave Housman, DPW Rainfall totals for the flash flood event that hit Fort Irwin, Aug. 25. Rainfall varied greatly across Fort Irwin landscape during Aug. 25 flash flood event The Mojave Desert is the driest desert in North America, and is characterized by low and unpredictable rainfall. On Aug. 25, parts of Fort…

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