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Fort Irwin’s booming celebration

Fort Irwin celebrated our nation’s birthday with a mud run and a festival that included a concert and fireworks here, July 2. The fun began with the “Mud and Guts Run” that Wednesday morning, a couple of days before Independence Day. Approximately 600 participants attended the five-kilometer obstacle course run and children participated in a…

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MP professional development provides for safer installation

G.A. Volb Fort Irwin military police perform training on managing a combative suspect. Fort Irwin’s military police recently concluded professional development, holding several weeks of both classroom and hands-on instruction. The intent of the course was to improve on basic law enforcement skills of Fort Irwin’s military police, who already received three weeks of law…

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What have we done for you lately?

Day in and day out, our Soldiers and Families go through the daily struggles of living on an isolated installation, such as Fort Irwin. Family and MWR is committed to providing exceptional quality life experiences to ensure the community receives services that are truly commensurate with the sacrifices and services our servicemembers and Families give…

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NCOs graduate Battle Staff course

Gustavo Bahena (Bottom row) Sergeant 1st Class Dawn Garcia, Sgt. 1st Class Alex Garcia-Martell, Staff Sgt. Gilbert Morales, Sgt. 1st Class Landis Titman, Sgt. 1st Class David Shreve and Staff Sgt. Jontrel Evans-Brown. (Top row) Sgt. 1st Class RoDerick Jones, Staff Sgt. Mark McLaughlin, Staff Sgt. Brando Oakley, Master Sgt. Derek Swanson, Sgt. 1st Class…

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Cheetahs dash to track and field competition

Courtesy Photo The Cheetahs track team, coaches and parents gather for a group photo. Known as the “Cheetahs!,” the Fort Irwin CYS Sports Track and Field Team made up of 25 children (ages 7-14) ventured as far as their little feet could carry them – all the way to the state finals for the 37th…


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Military lending protection

Posted  January 10, 2014

The 2006 Department of Defense’s Report on Predatory Lending Practices, found that military families have characteristics that can make them a market of choice for predatory lending. For example, 48 percent of enlisted Soldiers are younger than 25 years old, typically have limited financial education, and perhaps most significantly, they receive a steady paycheck. In…

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The importance of appointment accountability

Posted  January 10, 2014

Medical appointments are critical to the continued performance of Soldiers at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. The staff members of our medical facilities work hard to provide medical attention to Soldiers and family members, so it is extremely important to ensure medical appointments are kept. There are many reasons why maintaining accountability for…

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Fort Irwin Middle School ‘Students of the Month’

Posted  December 6, 2013

SUPPORTIVE LEADER: Ethan Mellinger, a 6th grader with the distinction of being September’s student of the month, works hard in class. He helps others and he helps around the classroom. He is respectful and responsible. He goes above and beyond what is expected of him. He is willing to help others with content. He is…

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Great digger makes rare appearance

Posted  December 6, 2013

On the evening of Oct. 27 a badger was observed digging outside a residential fence in cantonment

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The ever present coyote on Fort Irwin and how to avoid unnecessary conflicts

Posted  December 6, 2013

A silhouetted coyote howling at the moon is an iconic symbol of the wild American West. Coyotes play an important ecological role by controlling rabbit and small mammal populations. They are opportunistic predators that also eat fruits, insects, and food discarded by humans. Over-abundant coyote populations in proximity to human settlements can lead to several…

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Fox Sports In the Box

Posted  December 6, 2013

Sgt. 1st Class Ellington Releford, of the 916th Support Brigade, here, with Fox NFL Sunday commentator Eddie George asks FOX Sports network experts about his favorite team during the Fox NFL Sunday’s special Thanksgiving broadcast from Fort Irwin.   Fox Sports Girls helped NFL football fans on Fort Irwin celebrate game day during the warm-up…

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End of era for ‘Tonight Show’ and NTC

Posted  December 6, 2013

“The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno hosted Soldiers from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin for the taping of a Thanksgiving Day show, Nov. 27.

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Southern California community reaches out to Fort Irwin Soldiers and Families

Posted  December 6, 2013

For the fourth year, Fort Irwin received more than bundles of good cheer from a Southern California based non-profit, For Families of Active Military (FFAM). On Nov. 23, a busload of students from La Salle High School, a private high school in Pasadena, landed at Fort Irwin’s Town Center to spend their day to help…

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Local congressman holds town hall, views flood damage recovery at Fort Irwin

Posted  December 6, 2013

On his first visit to Fort Irwin, Congressman Paul Cook said he was impressed at how the Fort Irwin community came together after a freak thunderstorm on Aug. 25

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October 2013 birth announcements

Posted  December 6, 2013

Photo by Dawn Duckels SIMPLY ADORABLE: Savannah Grace Duckel was born Aug. 29 at 7:40 p.m. to Staff Sgt. Woody and Dawn Duckels. The baby girl was seven pounds and 19.5 inches. Dad serves with A Company, Cobra Team in Operations Group. Aria Hope – girl Oct. 1 at 5:50 a.m. 8 lbs., 4 oz,…

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