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New commander for U.S. Army Garrison Fort Irwin

Leslie Ozawa United States Army Garrison Fort Irwin Commander Col. G. Scott Taylor (left) receives a guidon from Thomas Schoenbeck, director of Central Region for Installation Management Command, during a change of command ceremony here, July 15. The son of a former commander of the National Training Center took the leadership role for the garrison…

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Army observes Suicide Awareness Month in September

Fort Irwin to host motivational speakers In support of the nation’s observance of Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 7 -13, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10, the United States Army focuses on a campaign about the importance of building resiliency and suicide awareness during the entire month of September. The Army Resiliency Directorate has communicated…

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Your bus ride just got better

Photo courtesy of VVTA The Victor Valley Transit Authority has acquired five new “luxury coaches” which will be used on the commuter routes between Hesperia, Victorville, Silver Lakes, Barstow and Fort Irwin in mid-August. The Victor Valley Transit Authority has acquired five, new 53-passenger buses which will begin running on the morning and afternoon weekday…

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Bringing connectivity to GCSS-A in the field

11th ACR Staff Sgt. Don Nottingham from Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry sets up the Very Small Aperture Terminal here, March 17. During a field training exercise March 16 to 18, here, Maintenance Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment became the first unit in the Army to apply the Very…

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Commissary awards scholarship

Jason Miller From left: Stephen MacAfee, S & K Sales associate; Qahir Abdur-Rahman, Fort Irwin Commissary store director; Alex Nguyen, scholarship recipient; Michele Nguyen, Alex’s mom and; Command Sgt. Maj. Jerry Nguyen, Alex’s dad. Alex received a $2,000 educational scholarship as part of the 2015 Scholarships for Military Children program here, July 8. The Fort…


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First sergeant talks about life within and outside a tribal reservation

Posted  February 7, 2014

“It completely blindsided my family,” said 1st Sgt. Taylor Tahbo of A Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, about his decision to join the Army in 1999.

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Military & Civilian Spouses’ Club to host “Viva Las Irwin” casino night fundraiser

Posted  February 7, 2014

The Military & Civilian Spouses’ Club of Fort Irwin will host its fourth annual Casino Night Fundraiser, “Viva Las Irwin,” here, March 1. Inspired by rat-pack-era casino parties, this fundraising gala will transport you to the glitz and glamour that was Las Vegas in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Enjoy buffet-style dining and tasty cocktails, live…

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‘Night of the Arts’ showcases student creativity

Posted  February 7, 2014

Fort Irwin Middle School band members perform during the “Night of the Arts,” here, Jan. 16. Fort Irwin Middle School hosted an evening where students were able to show off their creative talents, Jan. 16. “Night of the Arts” allowed students to display artwork and perform in a variety of talents for parents and the…

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January 2014 birth announcements

Posted  February 7, 2014

Darion Damari – boy Jan. 4 at 12:11 a.m. 8 lbs., 6 oz., 21 inches Sgt. 1st Class Damion Clark and Sgt. 1st Class Carlet Clark Unit/Company: Mission and Installation Contracting Command Cain Joseph – boy Jan. 4 at 2:03 p.m. 6 lbs., 6 oz., 19 inches Spc. Cody Sparks and Spc. Selina Sparks Unit/Company:…

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Art for the ages, 6 weeks to 5 years

Posted  February 7, 2014

Cactus Corner Child Development Center hosted a “CYSS Art Show” which was open to the public on Jan. 31. All CDC teachers were challenged to have their children create works of art to display for the art show. Some of the criteria included three-dimensional art, most creative use of supplies, and best display of children’s…

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In the arms of loved ones

Posted  January 10, 2014

171st Movement Control Team returns from deployment to Kuwait, Iraq Photo by Pamela Portland, pao BEST GIFT EVER: Sergeant Jared Ellenwood, of the 171st Movement Control Team, receives a hug from wife Tabitha and daughter Madeline after redeploying in time for the holidays, here, Dec. 14. Soldiers of the 171st Movement Control Team from the…

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Celebrating 50th year of the Civil Rights Act

Posted  January 10, 2014

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a landmark piece of civil rights legislation that outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and…

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School move fosters a sense of community

Posted  January 10, 2014

Major Thomas Laybourn Volunteers gather for a photo after moving classroom materials into Lewis Elementary School here, Jan. 2. On the second of day of 2014, Soldiers, family members and faculty from Lewis Elementary School and the Silver Valley Unified School District moved classroom materials from their temporary facilities back to a renovated Lewis. After…

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Fort Irwin moving ahead from summer storm disasters

Posted  January 10, 2014

While Fort Irwin has resumed normal operations, efforts are continuing to repair damage caused by last summer’s powerful, localized storms that resulted in millions of dollars of damage over five weeks in July and August. Three major power outages, on Jul. 22 and Aug. 18 and 29 were all caused by downed power lines in…

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A tradition of giving

Posted  January 10, 2014

Courtesy Photo The commander of 916th Support Brigade, Col. James Kazmierczak (left) holds a ceremonial check with Joe Madrid, supervisor of the section. The maintenance section contributed $3,000 to the Fort Irwin Food Basket Program. Traditions are meant to be sustained. So, when the 2013 fall and winter holiday season arrived, staff of the maintenance…

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