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Fort Irwin’s booming celebration

Fort Irwin celebrated our nation’s birthday with a mud run and a festival that included a concert and fireworks here, July 2. The fun began with the “Mud and Guts Run” that Wednesday morning, a couple of days before Independence Day. Approximately 600 participants attended the five-kilometer obstacle course run and children participated in a…

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MP professional development provides for safer installation

G.A. Volb Fort Irwin military police perform training on managing a combative suspect. Fort Irwin’s military police recently concluded professional development, holding several weeks of both classroom and hands-on instruction. The intent of the course was to improve on basic law enforcement skills of Fort Irwin’s military police, who already received three weeks of law…

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What have we done for you lately?

Day in and day out, our Soldiers and Families go through the daily struggles of living on an isolated installation, such as Fort Irwin. Family and MWR is committed to providing exceptional quality life experiences to ensure the community receives services that are truly commensurate with the sacrifices and services our servicemembers and Families give…

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NCOs graduate Battle Staff course

Gustavo Bahena (Bottom row) Sergeant 1st Class Dawn Garcia, Sgt. 1st Class Alex Garcia-Martell, Staff Sgt. Gilbert Morales, Sgt. 1st Class Landis Titman, Sgt. 1st Class David Shreve and Staff Sgt. Jontrel Evans-Brown. (Top row) Sgt. 1st Class RoDerick Jones, Staff Sgt. Mark McLaughlin, Staff Sgt. Brando Oakley, Master Sgt. Derek Swanson, Sgt. 1st Class…

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Cheetahs dash to track and field competition

Courtesy Photo The Cheetahs track team, coaches and parents gather for a group photo. Known as the “Cheetahs!,” the Fort Irwin CYS Sports Track and Field Team made up of 25 children (ages 7-14) ventured as far as their little feet could carry them – all the way to the state finals for the 37th…


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Rabbit, Don’t be Late

Posted  March 1, 2013

The Drama Club at Fort Irwin Middle School is preparing for their biggest production. Approximately 40 students in the club will be participating in three renditions of the musical “Alice in Wonderland JR,” March 27 and 28.

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Anytime, anywhere, anyone: brain injuries do not discriminate

Posted  March 1, 2013

Brain Injury Awareness Month helps bring awareness, keeps topic in forefront Did you know that 1.7 million individuals in the United States will suffer a traumatic brain injury each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention? This number includes approximately 262,065 U.S. military servicemembers. Not all cases of TBI are combat related,…

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Messages that resonate

Posted  March 1, 2013

The campaign to eliminate the bullying problem among youth at Fort Irwin has resulted in recent visits by individuals with messages that are very relevant.

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You are a Soldier for Life

Posted  March 1, 2013

“Soldiers past and present are selflfless, disciplined, and innovative. They have lived, served, and led with moral and ethical courage. They are Soldiers for Life and their attributes will make them a welcome addition to any organization.”

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Fort Irwin professionals active with Army Engineer Association

Posted  March 1, 2013

The Martin H. Cesana chapter of the Army Engineer Association recently met at Fort Irwin to: elect and install a slate of chapter officers; discuss the promotion of AEA scholarship opportunities to the Fort Irwin community, and; conduct an engineer professional development session. The group routinely meets to facilitate cohesion, interaction, and networking within the…

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January 2013 birth announcements

Posted  March 1, 2013

Marika Noelle Dianne – girl Jan. 5 at 10:20 a.m. 10 lbs., 8 oz., 22 inches Spc. Brittany Wilson Unit/Company: 699th Maintenance Company Ricarlos Marcell Jr. – boy Jan. 5 at 12:44 p.m. 7 lbs., 7 oz., 19.7 inches Maj. Ricarlos and Audrey Caldwell Unit/Company: Operations Group Paisley Lorene – girl Jan. 7 at 8:28…

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If you own weapons, be familiar with your rights and responsibilities

Posted  February 1, 2013

Privately owned weapons are a hot topic right now. If you own weapons, it is more important now, than ever, to be familiar with your rights and responsibilities. As a general rule, current federal law prohibits the Department of Defense from issuing any requirement, or collecting or recording information, relating to privately owned weapons that…

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Survey to determine how well leadership administers Civilian Human Resources program management responsibilities

Posted  February 1, 2013

The Office of the Assistant G-1, Civilian Personnel – Proponency and Evaluations Division is conducting a survey of civilian employees and supervisors of the United States Army Garrison and Medical Command activities at Fort Irwin. The survey is being administered as an integral element of the Civilian Human Resources Program Management Evaluation scheduled at these…

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Local unit ensures smooth arrival and departure of rotational Soldiers

Posted  February 1, 2013

The responsibility for the movement and accountability of an Army brigade rotating through the National Training Center falls on the shoulders of the 171st Movement Control Company. The 171st MCC serves under the 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Sustainment Brigade at the NTC. The company is partitioned into sections that oversee the movement of personnel and…

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171st MCC senior NCO active with Civil Air Patrol

Posted  February 1, 2013

In addition to overseeing the safe arrival and departure of rotational Soldiers, Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Nicholson is actively involved with Civil Air Patrol Voyager Squadron 120 headquartered in Victorville, Calif. She is a member of the CAP and recently hosted a tour for Squadron adult members and youth cadets to the Southern California Logistics…

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