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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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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted  October 4, 2012

October brings national awareness to one of the leading causes of death to women – breast cancer. In an effort to bring awareness, the Breast Cancer Awareness Committee of Weed Army Community Hospital will be hosting events for the Fort Irwin community this month. To kick off the campaign, the BCAC will host a luncheon…

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Army Profession applies to Civilians, Soldiers at the National Training Center

Posted  October 4, 2012

The Army’s new program – the Army Profession – applies to every Department of the Army and non-appropriated Civilian and Soldier at the National Training Center. I consider everyone serving and working at the NTC a professional! One of the many reasons I conducted, Sept. 17, an inaugural Town Hall meeting with NTC Civilian supervisors…

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Stop the bullying!

Posted  October 4, 2012

Raina Hoy and Alyssa R. Avilas show their support for the anti-bullying campaign at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. The girls are members of the Middle School and Teen Center program on the installation. Our children are being bullied here. Our campaign to stop it officially begins October 10. Join us in this…

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Don’t do it

Posted  October 11, 2012

The first all enlisted court-martial, convened in France in July 1953. The UCMJ was drafted in 1949, approved in 1950, and took effect on May 31, 1951 during the Korean War. It was the most comprehensive change in military law in America’s history, providing individual Soldier’s with needed legal safeguards and establishing a system of…

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New Army Child & Youth Fee Policy implemented

Posted  October 11, 2012

On Oct. 1, the Army Child & Youth Fee Policy for fiscal year 2012-13 was implemented for Child Development Centers, School Age Care, Middle School & Teen Programs, SKIES Unlimited Instructional Programs, Youth Sports & Fitness, and Army Community Based Programs. New Family Child Care fees will be implemented on Nov. 1. Ten percent will…

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Collaborative effort increases safety, saves resources

Posted  October 11, 2012

Fort Irwin Ammo Supply Point personnel assemble Vehicle Emergency Signal Kits and improve safety by maintaining the integrity of the pyrotechnics inside the container. Proper reporting and feedback from National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilian and contract employees to the United States Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center resulted in the…

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Road rage, aggressive driving dangerous

Posted  October 11, 2012

The term “Road Rage” originated during the years 1987 and 1988, when a local television station reported on the rash of freeway shootings occurring on Interstates 10, 110 and 405 in Los Angeles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, road rage is defined as “an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous…

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Thank you for your hospitality, love, support, and significant contributions to our healing

Posted  October 11, 2012

Recently the Fort Irwin community hosted my husband, retired Capt. Ed Colley, and me for the Suicide Prevention Stand-Down, Sept. 18. We were impressed by many things. We understand that in today’s fiscal climate, where every military member and organization is pushed to “do more with less,” carving out an entire day to address issues…

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Statistics show bullying increasing, but mitigating problem possible

Posted  October 11, 2012

Military servicemembers and civilian personnel attended the recent International Violence Abuse and Trauma Conference, where experts provided information and possible solutions to a wide range of problems afflicting our families. I had the opportunity to attend the conference and learn about the problem of bullying in greater detail. Statistics, descriptions, and mitigating techniques were discussed….

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Breast Cancer Prevention: Are we what we eat?

Posted  October 11, 2012

Research suggests that the typical American diet may be at least partly responsible for about 30 to 40 percent of all cancers. However, it is doubtful that diet alone is the “cause” or “cure” of cancer. There is no “magic bullet,” whether it is medicine, food, dietary supplements, or herbals, to prevent breast cancer. Although…

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