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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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Health & Safety

Taking care of NTC and Fort Irwin community

Posted  September 20, 2012

Earlier this month, Lt. Col. Larry Patterson and Col. Luis Rivero, Deputy Commanders for United States Army Medical Department Activity Command here, went on the air at KNTC “The Heat” to answer questions from the NTC and Fort Irwin community. They covered a wide range of subjects, including West Nile Virus, flu shots and questions…

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Getting help is as easy as talking to someone

Posted  September 20, 2012

ACE stands for “Ask, Care and Escort.” It encourages Soldiers to directly and honestly question any battle buddy who exhibits suicidal behavior. The Soldier should ASK the battle buddy whether he or she is suicidal, CARE for the battle buddy and ESCORT the battle buddy to the source of professional help. For many people, it’s…

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Salutes & Awards

Honoring those lost on 9/11

Posted  September 20, 2012

National Training Center and Fort Irwin community members attended a service, Sept. 11, honoring the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 Community members of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin came together in honoring those killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, during a service at the post chapel,…

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Sexual assault prevention campaign on Fort Irwin kicked-off with “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event

Posted  September 20, 2012

A group of men from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin wore women’s shoes for the “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” event that kicked-off the “No Excuse” campaign to combat sexual assault, Sept. 15. There is “No Excuse” for perpetuating a sexual assault. There is “No Excuse” for not intervening. There is “No…

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Community Calendar

Posted  September 27, 2012

The following events are displayed in the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil. Check out the calendar online to view many more events for the month of September. TODAY Fort Irwin Job Fair. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sandy Basin Community Center. Open to the public. Dress appropriately and bring copies of your resume. Employment Readiness Program,…

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American Red Cross Youth Group assist Barstow Veterans with fund raiser

Posted  September 27, 2012

Jade Mooney and her mother, Amber. The American Red Cross Youth Group conducted a bake sale fund raiser in the Landmark Inn, here, Sept. 8. Funds raised went to a project called Adopt-A-Vet, which helps the California State Veterans Home in Barstow. The amount of money raised was $120. Congratulations to the Youth Group for…

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Helping Military Families with special needs

Posted  September 27, 2012

Moung Saephanh(Left) and Evelyn Villalobos(Right) The military life style can be challenging. One of the many challenges is moving to a new installation, which means starting your life in a new place, meeting new people, and finding things to do. If you have a family member with special needs, making sure that individual has all…

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America’s diversity a source of strength

Posted  September 27, 2012

Maritza Ramirez, Relocation Readiness Program Manager with Army Community Service, here, proudly displays her traditional Mexican dress. The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the 2012 National Hispanic Heritage Month observance with a ceremony that saw interviews, dancing and food, Sept. 19. National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15,…

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Desert University is an initiative allowing Soldiers to achieve educational goals while stationed at the NTC and Fort Irwin

Posted  September 27, 2012

The Education Center (building 1020) computer lab is available for Soldiers taking college courses under “DU.” “Desert University” is not a school, but an education initiative implemented through National Training Center Policy Letter 14. “DU” allows a Soldier two days a week, between Monday and Thursday, during the hours of 3 – 6 p.m., to…

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Volunteer with us!

Posted  September 27, 2012

Do you have some free time and are you not sure what to do what it? You should come down to the American Red Cross station, here. We are located at building 566, between 3rd Street and Inner loop Road. We are looking for folks willing to work with other people and help out in…

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