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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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Moving in the right direction

Posted  October 18, 2012

Community members walk for Domestic Violence Awareness The National Training Center and Fort Irwin community participated in a walk in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month at the Multipurpose Field, here, Tuesday. The event was hosted by Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program, here, as a way to raise awareness of domestic violence issues at…

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No ‘scaredy’ cats this Halloween: Top 10 Safety Tips for pets

Posted  October 25, 2012

Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! Here is American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not…

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Make it a safe Halloween for the kids

Posted  October 25, 2012

Follow some basic guidelines for a fun and safe Halloween: Trick or Treaters Carry a flashlight. Walk, don’t run. Stay on Sidewalks. Obey traffic signals. Stay in familiar neighborhoods. Don’t cut across yards or driveways. Wear a watch you can read in the dark. Make sure costumes don’t drag on the ground. Shoes should fit…

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Volunteer spotlight

Posted  October 25, 2012

STACY CARDONA Where do you volunteer? Army Community Service What you do as a volunteer? I am the Crackerjack Flats Residential Area Mayor What do you get out of volunteering? Volunteering provides me with an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends, and strengthen my ties to the community. How did you get started…

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Caught … following all the rules

Posted  October 25, 2012

Kamyra Childs was “Caught” being safe on her way to school. Kamyra was riding her bike while mom jogged alongside her to insure her safe arrival. Kamyra was wearing an approved helmet and following all pedestrian rules when Garrison Safety spotted her. Kamyra received a “Caught” being safe back pack with a $30 Exchange gift…

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Bishop from Archdiocese of Military Services visits Fort Irwin

Posted  October 25, 2012

Catholic Bishop Neal Buckon, from the Archdiocese of Military Services, conducted a pastoral visit to Fort Irwin’s Catholic community, Sept. 25.

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Be safe when walking, be aware of pedestrians when driving

Posted  October 25, 2012

Nearly 6,000 pedestrians and cyclists are killed nationwide every year, and an additional 85,000 to 90,000 suffer from injuries inflicted on them by a moving vehicle, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Nearly one-half (48 percent) of all pedestrian fatalities occur on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (16 percent, 17 percent and 15 percent…

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Up close

Posted  October 25, 2012

BLOCK PARTY: Crowds gathered to watch the space shuttle Endeavour arrive to Exposition Park in Los Angeles, Oct. 14, after several days of traveling by street from Los Angeles International Airport. The Endeavour was NASA’s fifth and final space shuttle to be built. Construction began on Sept. 28, 1987 and left its assembly plant in…

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Lifestyle changes part of overall plan to prevent breast cancer

Posted  October 25, 2012

Although more and more people are becoming aware of the fact that breast cancer is a significant concern for females across the population, many fail to realize the role lifestyle plays in its prevention and management. Recent evidence supports the link between obesity and breast cancer risk. Thus, controlling one’s weight would also contribute to…

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Gen. Odierno visits JRTC, Fort Polk for Decisive Action rotation

Posted  October 25, 2012

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Fort Polk Soldiers, Oct. 9, during the start of a Joint Readiness Training Center Decisive Action training rotation for thousands of airborne, Special Operations and support Soldiers. Earlier this month, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited Fort Polk during a Joint Readiness Training…

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