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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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No tickets here

Posted  September 13, 2012

K-1 offers electric indoor kart racing at nine locations in California, including one in Ontario, about 2 hours from post.

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Suicide prevention: A healthy force is a ready force

Posted  September 13, 2012

WASHINGTON (Sept. 4, 2012) — The Army designated September as Suicide Prevention Month and joined the nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 10-14, and World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10. The Army expanded its observance with events occurring during the entire month of September, focusing efforts on total Army family well-being, resilience, stigma…

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Timely contribution to Barstow social services agency

Posted  September 13, 2012

National Training Center and Fort Irwin community demonstrate loyalty and generosity to Barstow by donating food purchased at the Commissary....

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Fort Irwin’s new Volleyball Champions!

Posted  September 13, 2012

Fort Irwin Middle School students are shown in file photos after having clinched the 2011 championship in girls volleyball in the High Desert Athletic League and during a pep rally at FIMS, March 16. The middle school is part of the Silver Valley Unified School District. The district’s mission is to maximize the use of…

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Security, safety of NTC and Fort Irwin community first priority of command

Posted  September 13, 2012

Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton addressed a community audience Sept. 7 about the response to the discovery of training simulators at Fort Irwin Middle School

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News Briefs – September 13, 2012

Posted  September 13, 2012

Army Campaign “A Healthy Force is a Ready Force” September 2012 is recognized by the Army as Suicide Prevention Month. The campaign emphasizes Total Force awareness of Health Promotion, Risk Reduction, Suicide Prevention (HPRRSP) and Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) resources that are available to promote the resilience of Soldiers, Family members and Army…

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O’zapft is! (It’s tapped!)

Posted  September 20, 2012

Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Kurt Pinkerton and Command Sgt. Maj. Lance P. Lehr, command sergeant major for the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, share a laugh at Oktoberfest, Sept. 15. The annual Oktoberfest celebration kick-off on Fort Irwin saw revelers enjoy activities, food and drinks at Shock Wave, Sept. 15….

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FMWR, DPW team-up to improve your facilities

Posted  September 20, 2012

We are proud to announce that refurbishments to Freedom Fitness Center are moving forward. The center’s basketball court closed today for a much needed renovation. The first phase of the renovation will include the basketball court, the flooring, bleachers and walls. The women’s locker room will then be upgraded in approximately a month (dates and…

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Community Briefs – September 20, 2012

Posted  September 20, 2012

Military munitions that were used, but fail to function as intended are called UXO or unexploded ordnance. The United States has always maintained a trained and ready military to protect its national interests. As a result of the munitions-related activities (e.g., live-fire training, testing, disposal operations) required to maintain this force, and other actions (e.g.,…

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Healthy smiles, healthy kids!

Posted  September 20, 2012

Capt. Kristy Hayes One of the many unique benefits that Families have at Fort Irwin is the available resource of a Pediatric Dentist on post. Q: Who is eligible for treatment with the Pediatric Dentist? A: Dependent children, from birth to 8 years of age and currently residing at Fort Irwin, are eligible for treatment….

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