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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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Breaking the gossip cycle in the workplace

Posted  April 5, 2013

Let’s say you’re not a gossiper. You simply listen to your coworkers, so as not be rude. But here’s the thing that most people don’t realize – as a listener, you are a co-narrator to the gossip. In other words, the act of active listening actually supports and promotes gossiping. The more you listen, the…

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Retired general promotes memorial for military women

Posted  April 5, 2013

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught spoke at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin Women’s History Month celebration, March 6. Vaught detailed the contributions of women in the military and expounded on the importance of the Women in Military Service For America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. Vaught is the president of the…

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Fill out those surveys

Posted  May 3, 2013

Have a great provider? Wait times too long? We want to know! Patients are the most important part of our job at Weed Army Community Hospital and we need your feedback to improve and make changes. Did you know that by responding to your APLSS survey, you help fund new staff and programs? Army Provider…

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Health & Safety

Respite Care benefit available for EFMP Families

Posted  May 3, 2013

The Exceptional Family Member Program offers Respite Care as a temporary rest period for Family members responsible for regular care of persons with disabilities. Respite Care may be provided in the EFMP Respite Care user’s home or other settings, such as special needs camps and enrichment programs. Respite Care is not an entitlement or a…

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Life of the party, death on the streets

Posted  May 3, 2013

Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes. The following is some information to consider before you begin enjoying beverages at home or at an event: • Prior to drinking alcohol, designate a non-drinking driver when…

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Happily coexisting with wildlife in the desert

Posted  May 3, 2013

Wildlife activity at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin is increasing as winter has transitioned into spring.

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May 2013 Middle School and Teen Center Events:

Posted  May 3, 2013

Middle School Activities May 1 Leadership Day Classes, Girl Scout book drive (May 1-15) May 2 Paparazzi Club, Cooking Club May 3 “The Bully Project” movie showing in the Town Center at 8 p.m. May 8 Leadership Day classes: SMART Girls, Passport to Manhood, Torch Club, Keystone Club, Youth Resiliency Class May 9 Paparazzi Club,…

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Fort Irwin Garrison Facility Holiday Hours for Memorial Day, May 27

Posted  May 3, 2013

Exchange Exchange Main Store building 918: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Starbucks building 323: 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Starbucks Town Center: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. 24 Hour Express building 34: Normal operating hours Einstein Bagel building 21: 7 a.m.-noon Blackhorse Shoppette: Closed Taco Bell building 21: 10:30 a.m-7 p.m. MCS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Manchu Wok building 21: 11 a.m.-6…

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Fort Irwin eighth grader to compete at Scripps National Spelling Bee

Posted  May 3, 2013

Because she is a voracious reader, perhaps it’s no surprise that Zerin Wetzel, 13 years old, is a regional spelling bee champ and scheduled to compete at the national level, May 27.

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Salutes & Awards

Battle ready

Posted  May 3, 2013

  Battle Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Class 09-13 graduates: Staff Sgt. Fabrizio A. Bustos, Staff Sgt. Elias Bonilla, Master Sgt. Bobby Estrada, Staff Sgt. Jerard Brown, Sgt. Jose Gutierrez, Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Flagg, Sgt. 1st Class Troy Barnes (assistant instructor), Staff Sgt. Madeorgracia Elisan, Sgt. 1st Class Donald Ploger, Command Sgt. Maj. Noel Foster (graduation…

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