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NTC, Fort Irwin celebrates 240th Army birthday

National Training Center and Fort Irwin Soldiers, leadership and the community paid homage to the Army’s 240th birthday at a celebration here, June 15.

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Escape to freedom as a teenager from communist Vietnam

At Fort Irwin’s Asian-American Pacific Island Heritage Celebration on May 13, Lt. Col. Thomas Nguyen, shared this story with the Fort Irwin community: what life was like under the Vietnamese communist regime, and how he escaped with his two older brothers

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The Box debuts at Fort Irwin Resiliency Center

Walk into Fort Irwin’s recently made-over fitness center and you see clues about what it used to be – a gym with hardwood floors and basketball backboards.

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Leadership honors Army’s 240th birthday with Barstow Veterans

Leadership of Fort Irwin United States Army Garrison celebrated alongside Veterans of the California Veterans Home in Barstow the Army’s birthday, June 12.

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Sergeant Audie Murphy Club honors Vietnam Veterans

Non-commissioned officers of a prestigious Army organization recognized military Veterans in Barstow during a ceremony, June 15.


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New Garrison commander speaks about his core values, leadership philosophy

Posted  August 2, 2013

United States Army Garrison Commander Col. Jon Braga met with employees and Soldiers for his first commander’s call, here, July 29. Braga has already conducted meetings with individual directorates and their staff, but the commander’s call follows a tradition of meeting with a unit as a whole. He made it clear he was not there…

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Medical Service Corps supporting the nation’s defense missions for 96 years

Posted  August 2, 2013

Courtesy photo Pictured are commissioned officers serving with United States Army Medical Department Activity, here. They also are part of the Army’s Medical Service Corps, which celebrated its 96th birthday, June 30. The Medical Service Corps is comprised of a wide diversity of medical administrative, scientific, and provider specialties ranging from the management and support…

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Ensuring comprehensive, coordinated, community support

Posted  August 2, 2013

Services available to families with special needs Soldiers stationed all over the world may have a family member with special needs, and the Army’s Exceptional Family Member Program is designed to support those family members with ongoing medical, mental health or educational needs. All Soldiers are required by the governing authority, Army Regulation 608-75, to…

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Two guilty pleas, two sex offenders, several scars to heal

Posted  August 2, 2013

On June 19, Sgt. Enos Miller pled guilty to violating Uniform Code of Military Justice Article 120b for committing lewd acts upon a child. The military judge overseeing his plea sentenced him to seven months confinement and a bad conduct discharge. The following day, Spc. Kevin Rodriguez pled guilty to violating UCMJ Article 120b and…

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Community Calendar

Posted  August 2, 2013

For additional events and on-going, scheduled activities see the Community Calendar at www.irwin.army.mil or the FMWR site at http://fortirwinfmwr.com/ Ongoing SKIES Unlimited encompasses instructional programs for children and youth ranging from six weeks old to adolescence. Sign up your child for Reading and Math tutoring, Piano and Vocal lessons, Karate or Dance. Call 380-7751 for…

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Legal Assistance Office can help with paperwork notarization

Posted  August 2, 2013

Have you ever needed to get something notarized or get a certified copy of a document? Some may be unsure about the notarial services offered by their local Legal Assistance Office. This article is intended to clear up any misconceptions about what can be notarized or certified at the Fort Irwin Legal Assistance Office. It…

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Off-duty attire policy reflects pride in appearance, culture conducive to professional development

Posted  August 2, 2013

Editor’s note: Blue flyers (see previous page) depicting the policy for off-duty attire have been placed in facilities throughout this military installation. Anyone violating the policy will be denied service at that facility. The following text provides additional information about the flyers. 1. What prompted this policy? Not one single act prompted this policy; it…

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Fort Irwin breaks ground for new water treatment plant

Posted  August 2, 2013

A June 28 ground-breaking ceremony marked the beginning of a construction project that will replace Fort Irwin’s two-system water distribution pipelines with a single water system to supply potable water

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The boom (and the beat) goes on

Posted  August 2, 2013

Fort Irwin celebrated our country’s independence with music, games, food and fireworks at the annual “Red, White and Boom” event at Army Field on this High Desert military installation, July 4.

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Can you believe it? It’s time to go back to school

Posted  August 2, 2013

August 8 is the first day of school for children on Fort Irwin for the 2013-14 school year. Opening their doors that day will be Lewis Elementary, Tiefort Intermediate, Fort Irwin Middle School and Silver Valley High. Parents, if you just arrived or haven’t finished the enrollment process for your children, you can go to…

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