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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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Transitional Kindergarten: Our first year

Posted  July 5, 2013

Being experienced teachers, we were excited about the newest grade to education, Transitional Kindergarten, also known as TK. We set out with specific skills in mind that we, teachers, see year after year as areas of struggle in Kindergarten. These include fine motor skills, gross motor skills, maturity, independency, handwriting, problem-conflict resolution and many others….

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CYSS offers discounted childcare rates for furloughed civilians

Posted  July 5, 2013

In light of the announcement that Department of Army Civilians will be furloughed 11 days beginning July 8, Family and MWR has made arrangements to offer reduced childcare fees for furloughed families during the 11-week period. FMWR hopes that this reduction will relieve some of the financial burden for Fort Irwin families during the furlough….

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Tarantula Team conducts airborne operation in conjunction with family day

Posted  July 5, 2013

Soldiers from the Tarantula Team with Operations Group conducted airborne operations from a V-22 Osprey alongside the Marine Medium Tilt Rotor Squadron 165 (VMM 165), in conjunction with a team family day event, here, June 5-6.

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June 2013 birth announcements

Posted  July 5, 2013

Liam Shamus – boy June 1 at 11:43 a.m. 7 lbs., 7 oz., 21 inches Spc. Cory and Kayla Murphy Unit: Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Aria Mae – girl June 5 at 5:20 p.m. 7 lbs., 20.1 inches Anthony and Alexandria Malear Unit: 11th ACR Brodie Raimund – boy June…

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Combating parental kidnapping

Posted  July 5, 2013

Parental kidnapping occurs when one parent wrongfully takes or keeps a child from another parent. Every state has a parental kidnapping law, most of which are similar. California’s law states that any person that “takes, entices away, keeps, withholds, or conceals a child” from someone with a lawful right to custody or visitation shall be…

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Salutes & Awards

We go where you go

Posted  July 5, 2013

Courtesy photo Chief Warrant Officer 5 Sharon T. Swartworth JAG Corps Soldiers have served in front lines since 1775 There are many components that make up the foundation of today’s Army. There is everything from infantry to special operations, support, and logistics – each one adding to the mission. There is one section however, that…

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ALL STAR

Posted  July 5, 2013

McKinley Viers took second place in Major League Baseball’s “Pitch, Hit & Run Team Competition” at Anaheim Angels Stadium, June 1. McKinley, who turned 8 just before the competition, was one of three girls in the 7 and 8-year-old girls division. To get to Anaheim stadium, McKinley qualified by winning in her local competition sponsored…

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Two named ‘NCO and Soldier of the Year’ after competition

Posted  June 7, 2013

Photos by Gustavo Bahena Sergeant Stella Hardcastle (left) has won the distinction of Non-commissioned Officer of the Year and Spc. Matthew Holiday earned the honors of Soldier of the Year for the fiscal year 2013 at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin after a competition, May 6-7. After a two-day contest in May amongst…

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‘Go For Broke!’ Veteran embodies spirit of Asian Pacific American Heritage celebration

Posted  June 7, 2013

Photos by Gustavo Bahena, Mas Takahashi and his son, Scott Takahashi, receive mementos and plaques of appreciation from the command team of 2916th Aviation Battalion – Lt. Col. Fernando Guadalupe (left) and Command Sgt. Maj. William Elliot (right). “Go For Broke!” That was the motto of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which fought in the…

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Achieving high state of training during current fiscal conditions

Posted  June 7, 2013

With the current fiscal uncertainty the Non-commissioned Officer Corps must become more imaginative in how we conduct small unit training opportunities. The focus of the NCO Corps must always continue to be on training our small units for combat. We can do this! As the old adage goes; “when given lemons – make lemonade.” Some…

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