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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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Posted  July 5, 2015

Fort Irwin Fire personnel carry a “casualty” to an air medical evacuation helicopter of the 2916th Aviation Battalion here.   Exercise incident command post personnel: (left to right) Fort Irwin Fire Chief Ray Smith, Physical Security and Crime Prevention Officer Tom Boggs, Provost Marshall Lt. Col. Graham Swenson and Sgt. Maj. Danny Knell, sergeant major…

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Fort Irwin Soldiers honored at Armed Forces Day event

Posted  June 5, 2015

Leadership, Soldiers and civilian employees of this installation participated in a long-held event that brought out tens of thousands to salute and honor military servicemembers, May 15-17.

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News Briefs June 2015

Posted  June 5, 2015

Now through Aug. 5 SAC Summer Camp. 6 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Friday. 1322 Pork Chop Hill. The Fort Irwin School Age Center Summer Camp Program accommodates children from kindergarten to fifth grade. SAC encourages physical, emotional, and social development through the following service areas: sports, fitness, and health options; life skills, citizenship…

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Memorial Day ceremonies supported by 11th ACR

Posted  June 5, 2015

Sgt. Erik Thurman Major Bradley Lang addresses an audience during a Memorial Day ceremony at Desert View Memorial Park in Victorville, Calif., May 25. The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment had the honor of participating in three Memorial Day observances in the Victor Valley area, May 25. The ceremonies were held at Desert View Memorial Park,…

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Garrison command team will miss installation, great people

Posted  June 5, 2015

For the command team of Col. Jon Braga and Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Esmurria, leaving Fort Irwin in July will be a bittersweet moment. The two have been at the helm of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison, the organization that manages the cantonment area of this military installation, since mid-2013. It will be 24…

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NTC bids farewell to post CSM, hails interim

Posted  June 5, 2015

Leslie Ozawa National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin congratulates Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers. Travers received a Legion of Merit award for his service to the NTC as post command sergeant major from November 2013 to April 2015. In a ceremony here April 30, Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Travers relinquished…

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11th ACR Horse Detachment demonstrates tradition

Posted  June 5, 2015

Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse welcomed the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment to their former home station after 75 years of being away from the Monterey Bay area in California to celebrate the history of U.S. Army Cavalry, May 9.

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Congratulations graduates!

Posted  June 5, 2015

A consolidated graduation ceremony honored graduates of higher education here, May 12.

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Stepmother not liable in Cinderella civil suit

Posted  June 5, 2015

Stepmother, played by Deputy Staff Judge Advocate Maj. Carol Brewer, cheers a favorable verdict. At Fort Irwin’s Law Day on May 1, Fort Irwin Middle School 5th graders gathered in their school gym to participate and watch a mock civil trial, Cinderella v. Evil Stepmother, staged by Fort Irwin’s Staff Judge Advocate Office. Could Cinderella,…

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Homeschoolers learn about Fort Irwin’s natural, prehistoric worlds

Posted  June 5, 2015

Redhorse Corporation archaeologist Dr. Katherine Burnett explains to homeschool students how early Native American hunters used the atlatl. In late March, about 50 Fort Irwin homeschool students got an up-close and (a little) dirty look at life in the sands, brush and rocks that make up most of the National Training Center. Directorate of Public…

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