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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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Adopt-a-pet August 23, 2012

Posted  August 23, 2012

Willie Shelley Piglet Willie is a male dachshund who is very loving and good with kids. Shelley is a friendly 2-year-old female Calico cat. Piglet is an energetic grey and white tabby kitten. To meet these animals or their furry friends, visit the Fort Irwin veterinary clinic between 2-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Adoption fees…

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Robots, bomb suits, help EOD perform mission at NTC

Posted  August 23, 2012

Bomb suits and robots have become popular fodder for movies, television, and video games for the last ten years, but the portrayal is not always accurate....

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First rotation, but not first time training at NTC

Posted  August 30, 2012

Specialist Jacob Alfonso Rodriguez trained as a teenager at the National Training Center numerous times with the Applied Leadership Program under the California Cadet Corps.....

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News Briefs – August 30, 2012

Posted  August 30, 2012

This Week TODAY Storytime at the Library will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Fort Irwin Library. All toddlers and preschoolers and their parents are welcome to join library staff for stories, crafts, and songs. For more information, call 380-3462. TOMORROW Mary Walker Clinic closed .The Clinic will reopen Sept 4….

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Blackhorse bridges gap between Rotational Training Unit, Host Nation Security Forces

Posted  August 30, 2012

Are the local police your best friends, or worst enemies? When you get into a firefight, will the keepers of a city’s laws have your back?

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Adopt-a-pet, Auguust 30, 2012

Posted  August 30, 2012

Dobbie is a friendly, 8-month-old Labrador mix. Shelley is an adorable, 2-year-old female Calico cat. Chanel is a timid, Terrier mix; she will do best in a home with no children. To meet these animals or their furry friends, visit the Fort Irwin Veterinary Clinic between 2-4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Adoption fees are $60…

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Lead 6 Sends

Posted  August 30, 2012

Suicides in our ranks continue to be a critical challenge for our Army Family; and the numbers are simply staggering! In the first 155 days of the year, 154 of our fellow service members took their own lives. In July alone, 26 active-duty Soldiers took their own lives; 50 percent more than the number of…

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Labor Day 2012 Safety Tips

Posted  August 30, 2012

On Monday, millions of American workers will celebrate Labor Day. Wrapping up summer fun, and beginning school, this will be the last summer holiday. Labor Day became a federal holiday in the United States in 1894, and is always observed the first Monday in September. Labor Day is also known as the second deadliest holiday…

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171st MCC in charge of safe, efficient movement of personnel, equipment to NTC

Posted  August 30, 2012

A Soldier with 171st Movement Control Company, 1916th Support Battalion of the 916th Support Brigade, directs the off-loading of a vehicle at Marine Corps Logistic Base in Yermo, Calif., Aug. 24. The movement of vehicles and equipment for NTC Rotational Training Units is coordinated by the 171st MCC. In the hot, dusty rail-yard at the…

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Enlisted man sheds more than 100 pounds, graduates basic training

Posted  September 6, 2012

David West II holds up an a pair jeans he used to wear before shedding more than 100 pounds to enlist in the Army. FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Sept. 4, 2012) — Pvt. David L. West II, of Plato, Mo., graduated One Station Unit Training, Aug. 31, with the 2nd Platoon, Company A, 31st Engineer…

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