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Town halls address housing, barracks concerns at Fort Irwin, across military

FORT IRWIN, Calif.  — Fort Irwin military leaders are addressing a recent, national report that looked into the living conditions of families in privatized military housing. Commanding Brig. Gen. Jeffery Broadwater, as well as Garrison Commander, Col. Seth Krummrich and their staff have been working with RCI/Housing to ensure residents have housing that is safe,…

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Speaker attributes Civil Rights Leader for his personal, career achievements FORT IRWIN, Calif. ­ — Soldiers, Fort Irwin leadership and members of the Fort Irwin community attended an observance celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Sandy Basin Community Center on January 30. The Fort Irwin community celebrated the Civil Rights leader and…

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Strange snowflakes fall in the desert

A white Christmas in … February? Not quite but thousands of Fort Irwin residents woke up to a thin blanket of snow on their grass (rocks, roads or ground.) Snow dropped at levels of just 1,500 feet altitude. According to the National Weather Service, Victorville got about a half-inch of snow. Apple Valley and Hesperia…

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Soldiers from Japan join Alaska’s Stryker Team during major NTC Training

FORT IRWIN, Calif. — The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s 72nd Tank Regiment participated in a joint, bilateral, multi-domain training rotation with the 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division’s Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) at the National Training Center in February. The JGSDF 72nd TKR is out of the Northern Army in Sapporo, Japan and the 1/25…

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Black History Month speaker says “Don’t ever forget where you came from,” and honors ancestors

Hundreds packed into the Sandy Basin Community Center to hear Fort Irwin Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Key speak about the importance and meaning behind Black History Month. He said, as thousands of African-Americans migrated away from the south (between World War I and the 1970’s), they had the words of their ancestors in mind-”Don’t ever…


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Garrison receives new command sergeant major

Posted  January 8, 2016

United States Army Garrison at Fort Irwin welcomed a new senior enlisted advisor to the organization and community during a change of responsibility ceremony here, Dec. 16. Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel O’Brien became the garrison’s command sergeant major after being charged with that responsibility by USAG Fort Irwin Commander Col. Scott Taylor. That moment occurred…

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OTC tests latest Apache helicopter radar signal detecting set

Posted  September 1, 2017

Thirty of U.S. Army's finest accomplished the Follow-on Test (FOT) of the AN/APR-39D(V) Radar Signal Detecting Set at Inyokern, California, both increasing unit readiness and informing acquisition fielding decisions for the Army.

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‘A store for the military by the military’

Posted  September 4, 2015

Kaleidoscope Crafts and Creations opened for business after a ribbon cutting at the Exchange, Sept. 1 The store sells decorative and artistic home décor items made by Fort Irwin military spouses. Cathy Jacobi, a military spouse here who spearheaded the establishment of the venue, said everything in the store is hand made. Customers can also…

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Army

Exceptional Family Member Program provides support to Airmen, families

Posted  October 17, 2016

Air Force photograph by Airman Grace Nichols Special Agent Adam Boccher and his wife Brittany Boccher push their son, Blake, in a swing, Sept. 9, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The accessible therapeutic swing was unveiled at the playground near the base’s Exceptional Family Member Program building. Military families are often asked…

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Fort Irwin housing gets major upgrade

Posted  September 1, 2017

Renovations are underway in some of Fort Irwin’s oldest neighborhoods to create a more pleasing living environment for Soldiers and their families. The upgrades are part of a five-year housing improvement initiative that also includes projects to promote modernization, energy savings, and beautification across all residential communities on post. Work began earlier this year to…

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