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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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Army to enforce standards, retain quality Soldiers during drawdown

Posted  March 24, 2012

FORT BLISS, Texas (March 14, 2012) — During the next five years, the Army plans to reduce the active-duty force from 570,000 to 490,000 by taking a look at who should stay and who should go. Soldiers who wish to remain in the Army will need to be committed and flexible. One in 10 Soldiers…

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Fort Irwin NOW

Posted  March 24, 2012

Community members listen to information presented by representatives from the Fort Irwin veterinary clinic and Sgt. Fuzzbuddy’s kennels during Fort Irwin N.O.W. at Sandy Basin Community Center March 19. The Fort Irwin N.O.W. program provided information about community services and opportunities to newcomers.

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Army to invest $7 billion in renewable-energy projects

Posted  March 24, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Army plans to invest more than $7 billion in renewable-energy sources — wind, solar, biomass and geothermal — and has released a draft request for proposal, or RFP, that could allow multiple projects to begin nationwide. Speaking at a media roundtable March 15, Katherine…

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Army Enterprise Exchange Migration is coming soon to an e-mailbox near you!

Posted  March 24, 2012

The Army is migrating this year from locally controlled email to a large Department of Defense (DoD)-wide email system.  The Network Enterprise Center is gearing up to guide you through the migration process with minimum impact.  So what does this mean for you? Your email will be accessed much as it is now: Outlook on…

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Salutes & Awards

Middle School Teen Center’s Youth of the Year

Posted  March 24, 2012

Every year the Middle School Teen Center selects one Youth of the Year that has stood out to be actively involved in the community, Child, Youth & School Service’s programs, and extracurricular activities. MST is a Boys and Girls Club affiliate and takes part in this with the Boys and Girls Club annually.

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Health & Safety

Kids Caught Being Safe: Cruz, Devin, James and Jasmine

Posted  March 24, 2012

Cruz Bautista and Devin Fonseca were “Caught Being Safe” on their way to school on their bikes. Both boys showed great safety skills by wearing approved helmets properly with the chin strap securely fastened. In addition, the boys dismounted from their bikes and walked across all pedestrian zones.

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Events

DENTAC ribbon cutting

Posted  March 24, 2012

Members of Fort Irwin’s leadership cut a ribbon at the official re-opening of the renovated Shuttleworth Dental Clinic March 14.

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Army works to improve women’s health

Posted  March 24, 2012

With six new occupational specialties and more than 13,000 new positions opening to women — positions that will be co-located with direct combat units, as well as battalion-level…

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Practical ways to enjoy food while eating less

Posted  March 24, 2012

Food is meant to be enjoyed, but eating less is the key to weight management and disease prevention, according to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. During National Nutrition Month, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association) encourages everyone to “Get Your Plate in Shape.” “One way to accomplish this is…

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AER campaign update

Posted  March 24, 2012

Beginning January, AER added four new categories of assistance: family member dental care, basic furniture requirements, rental vehicles and replacement vehicles. These additions were made to meet the changing needs of today’s Soldiers and families. Based on feedback from AER officers worldwide, nine new categories have been added in the last two years.   Also,…

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